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Project Mork – Smell The Blade

Project Mork are a weirdo punk band from East Anglia, England. They cast forth a car crash of The Vandals, Devo, Voodoo Glow Skulls and Bomb The Music Industry. There’s a lot going on on this record, which comes in … 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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Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man / Bootscraper – The Bear And The Tiger

When I get sent split EPs, I assume that the bands will be pretty similar sounding. This expectation was ignored by The Bear And The Tiger, which features Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man and Bootscraper. The tracks are all reworked … 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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Guerrilla Monsoon – Big City Plans

Emotional hardcore – emo – didn’t begin and end with teenage boys in eye makeup and skinny black jeans. Actually, it never did. Back in the mists of the 90s a whole movement of intelligent and reflective hardcore punk kids … 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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Calculator – This Will Come To Pass

You have to envy any band that can come close to doing a good job of taking the jagged-edged, organised chaos of neo-punk noise that At The Drive-In championed over a decade ago now and drive it forwards, not replicating … Continue reading

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