A short Seeing Your Scene guide to Halloween

It’s that time of year again to listen to the Misfits and carve weird punk related things into your pumpkins. What else can you do to make it more exciting? Well, for starters, make sure you listen to Good Mourning by Alkaline Trio. Between Matt Skiba’s scratchy vocals, and the eerie lyrics – specifically “This Could be […]

Live Review: Birdskulls + support (Brighton, 10/10/15)

Despite being a relatively new venue, Bleach in Brighton has already hosted a relentless stream of worthy shows gigs. On October the tenth, Munez, The New Tusk, Rough Hands, Abattoir Blues and Birdskulls crammed themselves and their fans in for the Birdskulls Trickle EP release show. Munez (Myoonz? Moonz? Munneez?) sparked the gig; a band I’d […]

Split Review: Don’t Ask! Records Four-Way Split

The 7” split recently released on Don’t Ask! Records features one song from each of four well established DIY punk bands commande le viagra. The split is also available digitally through Don’t Ask! Records’ Bandcamp. The first track, “We Seem Okay” is provided by Cheltenham’s Austeros. Austeros, much like bands such as The Kimberley Steaks and T-Shirt Weather have […]

Run Wild: Lydia on change, songwriting, and the past

Arizona’s Lydia are used to change. They started out as a rocky emo band with their debut, This December; It’s One More and I’m Free which set them up perfectly for the follow-up: the cult classic, swelling winter record, Illuminate. In 2010, backing vocalist and keyboardist Mindy White, who now fronts States, decided to leave […]

The Burnt Tapes

SYS Exclusive Stream: The Burnt Tapes – “South to Motherboy”

London based punk-rockers The Burnt Tapes are exclusively sharing their new track “South to Motherboy” (catch the Arrested Development reference) for Seeing Your Scene readers. Recorded by Mark Bell, the band put together the track for the US charity compilation Hope: a compilation for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, also featuring performers such as Off With Their […]

Label Spotlight: Sub Pop Records

Sub Pop is a much loved record label founded in 1988 by Bruce Pavitt who then later formed Sub Pop Records LLC with Jonathon Poneman in Seattle, Washington. The label were key players in the Seattle grunge scene movement in the late 80’s and early 90’s and an early home for many iconic and pioneering […]

In Appreciation Of… Pop Music

Corey Taylor, the front man of Slipknot, recently was quoted criticising pop music. He commented: “it’s so auto-tuned and it’s so beat corrected and it’s so canned and processed and lifeless. You might as well be listening to a fucking piece of wood at that point.” I couldn’t disagree more. Wikipedia says: The terms “popular music” and “pop […]

Band Interview: Brutal Youth – DIY from Toronto to Europe

We sat down and had a chat with Toronto’s Brutal Youth about their hometown scene, their favourite bands right now, and their upcoming touring plans. Imagine a spotlight on your local scene: Where is it? Toronto, Ontario, Canada, North America, Western Hemisphere, Earth, Milky Way (although we’re originally from St John’s Newfoundland where the scene is equally […]