Tag Archives: hardcore

Haze – Clouds Surround & Breathe

My first play of Haze’s debut album was in the office, and it didn’t really work for me there. I also tried the car on a bright sunny day, and again, no joy. However, through headphones, running around Richmond Park … 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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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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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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