Category Archives: Interviews

Petrol Girls – Fuck it. Let’s do it

Feminist hardcore is a fundamentally wonderful thing. If you don’t agree, then you probably think Julien Blanc is a harmless and maybe found Dapper Laughs just a little bit funny. And you can fuck off. South East London’s very own … Continue reading

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Escaping Reality with Wank For Peace

Watching any melodic hardcore punk band live – who are at least competent enough to play their instruments at the required speeds – is nearly always a visceral and exciting experience. But when you see a band who usurp the … Continue reading

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Living artfully with Hard Girls

San Jose’s Hard Girls have had a busy 2014, showcased perfectly by their well-deserved position on the Fest schedule. Although that’s to be expected considering several of the members are also in Shinobu, Pteradon, Classics of Love, The Bruce Lee … Continue reading

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Grand Collapse: …It’s Fast

Thrash-punks Grand Collapse are busy. Described by the Venerable Bede of UK Punk Ian Glasper as “the single best punk band in the UK right now”, they are a pokey and intense prospect on all counts. With a shitnails fast … Continue reading

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Direct Effect: Testy, Febrile, Monumental Fuck-ups

Direct Effect are a fractious bunch of new-wave-of-noisecore youngbloods from the greater Eastern Seaboard of the US of A. They also happen to be signed to the impossibly boutique US post-hardcore label Tiny Engines (home of Dikembe, Signals Midwest and … Continue reading

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Crazy Arm: Still Here and Making a Difference

Some people claim politics and music shouldn’t mix, but those people are, quite frankly, stupid. From The Clash to Propagandhi, some of the best music has been written with politically-minded lyrics, and have influenced many people along the way. Undeniably … Continue reading

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Still Bust get Literate and Technical

Gloucester-ites Still Bust are one of the most established ‘core bands on the Greater Midlands roster – and, like Worcester’s Fights and Fires, have blazed a trail across the mainland Euro Punk scene for some years now. Not short of … Continue reading

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