They said “Don’t Ask”, however after Cheltenham based DIY label Don’t Ask Records kept throwing consistently great releases at us we decided to ask anyway. Fortunately Don’t Ask Records co-founder and Austeros frontman Jeremy decided to rebel against their name and answer our questions. “When we were trying to think of names, I asked our […]
Monthly Archives: January 2015
News: Isaac release new video / Beastie Boys homage
Our friends from Nottingham, Isaac, have released a new live video for their song “Coast to Coast” which also serves as a homage to the Beastie Boys! Good fun, good song. You can expect a new full-length from the band this year.
Album Review: Revenge of the Pyschotronic Man/Bootscraper – The Bear and the Tiger
I had no idea what to expect from this record, in fact I didn’t even know about Bootscraper before I heard it. Let it suffice to say I was unprepared for what was waiting! The Bear and The Tiger opens with tracks written by the kings of double speed punk rock, Revenge Of The Psychotronic […]
EP Review: I, The Lion – Run
A sublime release of melodic punk by Cheltenham’s I, The Lion; the Run EP is ready to be met with success. Having toured aggressively since forming in 2010, I, The Lion have shared stages with the likes of Gallows and DZ Deathrays. Their hard work is finally paying off – the Run EP will solidify […]
Album Review: Choke Up – Black Coffee, Bad Habits
Choke Up describe themselves as “four best buds from Boston.” This provided the opportunity for them, by creating music with the people they are closest to, to release a raw, real and emotional sound whilst having a true understanding of each other. These themes of being raw and emotional are all extremely prevalent throughout Black […]
Photos: SYS DIY #4 w/ Petrol Girls, Laughing in the Face Of and Holy Pinto
Yesterday we put on the amazing Petrol Girls, Laughing in the Face Of and Holy Pinto at JT Soar in Nottingham. Thanks everyone for coming. Here are some pics, courtesy of James Birtwhistle.
Review: Lanterns – This Is Not My Home
What I love about the British punk scene is its depth in variety. When I scour the internet (more often than not: Bandcamp) for hidden gems I almost always find myself pleasantly surprised. Not because of the amount of thriving bands and artists touring up and down the country or the amount of EPs and […]
News: The Swellers announce final UK tour
The Swellers have announced their final UK tour as part of the “Call it a Night” tour. April 2015: 21: Birmingham – The Rainbow 22: Manchester – Sound Control 23: Glasgow – Audio 24: Leeds – Key Club 27: London – Dome Tufnell Park 28: Brighton – The Hope
News: Seeing Your Scene show with Wank For Peace and Guerrilla Monsoon
On April 23rd we’re putting on the amazing Wank for Peace from France and Birmingham’s Guerrilla Monsoon who got our AOTY spot last year! The show is at JT Soar in Nottingham. It’s all ages, bring your own beer, and £5 entry with a couple more bands to be announced. The Facebook event can be found […]
Session #7: Holy Pinto – “Matches”
After supporting Chris Farren, the lovely Holy Pinto joined us outside in the alley by The Chameleon in Notts to treat us to a little acoustic number.