Category Archives: Features

Scene Better Days: Albums of 2015

Congratulating a period of time may seem slightly absurd, but I would like to applaud 2015 for being a stellar year for new music. I don’t know whether the last 12 months have genuinely been stronger than previous years, or … Continue reading

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A Short Article about A Short Fanzine About Rocking

You may never have known who Nick Mann was. Truth be told, I only met him once or twice, but we had conversed via email as we were brothers in zine-making. He, creator of the successful A Short Fanzine About … Continue reading

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Looking back on: Howards Alias

Back in the late 90s/early 00s, it felt like the UK punk scene was booming. There were strong scenes in many towns across the country, lots of bands on the gigging circuit and many small DIY labels were releasing lots … Continue reading

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I fucking love Record Store Day

I figured I’d start this article/rant/whatever with a bold statement. I really do fucking love Record Store Day and I’m sick of seeing a constant stream of negative articles about it. So much so, that it inspired me to write … Continue reading

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Focus on: Germany, with No Weather Talks

Germany has a thriving DIY music scene, with squats, youth centre spaces and bars/clubs across the country putting on excellent gigs featuring bands from all over the world and, of course, with a strong backbone of local talent. One of … Continue reading

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Scene Better Days: Ian’s favourites of 2014

One of our regular contributors, Ian Perry, owner of Aaahh!!! Real Records, has taken the time to get down his five favourite albums of last year. Find out below what he deemed worthy of inclusion. I’ve been thinking I should … Continue reading

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Scene Better Days: Albums of 2014

After a personally poor year in terms of listening to new releases in 2013, I made a half-arsed resolution at the start of 2014 to make sure I listen to more music. For the most part, I succeeded. There are … Continue reading

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