Tag Archives: hardcore

Direct Effect – Sunburn

Direct Effect combine all the best aspects of old school and new school hardcore punk. Do you like it wild and loose, with songs that sound like the only thing holding them together is the intense fury of the band … Continue reading

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Atterkop – Atterkop

I always thought the term ‘skacore’ was grossly overused back in its parent genre’s heyday in the early noughties. The likes of Capdown, Antimaniax and Five Knuckle were rightfully linked with the phrase, but at one time it seemed bands … Continue reading

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Looking back on: The Steal

Every now and then, a band comes along, playing music completely against the grain of what’s ‘popular’ – and blows people away. In 2005, that band was The Steal. Under four years later, it was over, but as bass player … Continue reading

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Compilation – Giantly Rad: Volume One (Giant MKT)

Free samplers are interesting little things to review. Firstly, as with all compilations, you have to try and judge a number of bands (in this case, 21) in the space of a few paragraphs and with just a single song … Continue reading

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Focus On: The Netherlands, with Antillectual

In the first of our country-themed features, we find out about what hidden musical gems the Netherlands has to offer, with the help of technical punk trio Antillectual. One of Holland’s more illustrious punk bands, Antillectual are a relentless gigging … Continue reading

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Boston Manor / Throwing Stuff – Split

Splits often work better when the bands involved sound nothing alike, which is certainly the case with this release. Throwing Stuff treat us to their two-track aural assault first. They are certainly one of the ‘bands to watch’ at the … Continue reading

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The Gathering of the 500 (Conflict, Subhumans + more) – The Underworld, Camden – December 7, 2013

Camden Underworld is one of my favourite venues. It’s dark, not too big, it has that ‘sticky floor’ feeling and bogs that stink like fuck – perfect for a punk all-dayer. The doors open an hour late – so far, … Continue reading

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Our version of events

Slovenia is a stunning country. For such a small nation it is impressively packed with a shit-ton of mountains, some beautiful lakes, enchanting caves and a great capital city. There is also a thriving punk scene, with plenty of bands … Continue reading

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