Tags : punk

Album Review: On All Fours // Goat Girl

Nearly three years have passed since Goat Girl announced their unmistakably defiant presence with their self-titled debut album, and On All Fours is irrefutable evidence that their quest for change is far from over. Keeping hold of producer Dan Carey, On All Fours says goodbye to the two-minute jaunty-punk hits from their first offering and […]Read More

Album Review: Drunk Tank Pink // Shame

Ironically for an album conceived in a womb-like room after a straight run of 350 gigs – according to frontman Charlie Steen – Shame’s Drunk Tank Pink makes you long for the sweaty intensity of a gig, because that’s where the driving guitar and existential angst of this album deserves to be heard. But at […]Read More

Punk and Politics: Nobody Has Complete Control

What even is this ‘punk’ thing, anyway? If there’s any musical genre that’s truly transcended the boundaries mere of sound and come to represent a set of ideals – even a lifestyle – then surely it has to be punk. Even the word ‘punk’ is more than just an adjective to describe music. It’s also […]Read More

Track Review: mars // Yungblud

Yungblud’s forthcoming album WEIRD! is self-described as being “like a series of Skins”, but perhaps Misfits is a better TV comparison: his new single ‘mars’ is an anthem for anyone who has ever felt uncomfortable in their skin. The track dropped on 27th November, ahead of the release of his new album, expected via Locomotion […]Read More

Album Review: War Beats // DEF NEON

DEF NEON are back with War Beats, four years after the release of their self-titled debut in 2016. The North Wales based duo, consisting of vocalist and bassist Emily Gresham and producer and multi-instrumentalist Michael Harmina, have fought against categorisation since their debut, describing themselves in a borderline oxymoronic fashion as “Daft Punk meets Siouxsie […]Read More

Live Review: Young Fathers \\ The O2 Academy Brixton

Still fresh off the release of their third studio album, Cocoa Sugar, Edinburgh heroes Young Fathers took to the stage for their last show of the year and tour finale at the imposing O2 Academy Brixton venue, where they commanded a sold-out show in tremendous style. Supported by Petite Noir, the band drummed the crowd up into a stifling frenzy, […]Read More

Is Punk possible in 2017?

This year marks 40 years since the Sex Pistols released Anarchy in the UK’, regarded by many to be the greatest and most iconic, encapsulating punk song ever written. So, we must ask: is punk even possible today in 2017? Joe Corre, son of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McClaren and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood certainly seems […]Read More

Introducing: SIDEMAN

Meet SIDEMAN, a Canadian punk rockin’ duo consisting of Justis Krar (JMAN) and Ross Miller (BIG MILL). After feeling a lack of challenge and musical freedom as part of various other bands (such as Single Mothers and Northern Primitive), the sidemen decided to create SIDEMAN, taking their name from the professional musicians who are hired to perform with a group […]Read More

Track Review: Thick Skin // False Heads

“You just pick up a chord, go twang, and you’ve got music,” so Sid Vicious famously said of the very DIY ethos of punk rock. Whilst boasting slightly more credible guitarmanship than the notorious Sex Pistols bassist, energetic East London trio False Heads (that’s Luke Griffiths, Jake Elliott and Barney Nash) possess the same unpolished, […]Read More

Single Review: Fallback // Astroid Boys

It’s palpable that grime and punk as genres are both driven by the energy of youth. Constructed by the sheer talent of the marginalized – who use music as a vehicle to express their inner frustrations – whether it be with the government, society or personal issues. Hailing from Cardiff, Astroid Boys take the nuances […]Read More

Track Review: Poison // Mouses

The frantic and ferocious ‘Poison’ is the latest release from Teesside DIY punks Mouses. Steven Bardgett and Nathan Duff are the duo behind the Weezer meets lo-fi track, as they pull both together in a barrage of fuzz. There are plenty of transatlantic vibes on show, with more than a hint of Ty Segall and fellow garage rocker King […]Read More

A look at Slam Dunk Festival 2016

Slam Dunk Festival is a day-long music festival created by Leeds independent label, Slam Dunk Records, in 2006. Since then, the indoor festival has grown in popularity, subsequently adding two more dates in the Midlands and the South. It has also won Best Festival at the Kerrang! Awards in both 2014 and 2015. This year […]Read More