2015: A timeline of our favourite releases

Brace yourself. This is probably going to be quite long. In 2015, we put on a ton of shows across a few different cities, released our first compilation and published over 250 posts. Here, we’re going to go through our favourite releases by month and also our favourite articles we posted from each month. And […]

Looking back at 2015 with… Mallcops

Seeing Your Scene chats to one of the best new bands of 2015, Mallcops! How was 2015? 2015 was incredible. We started this band, released an EP, went on tour and made really, really awesome friends. What was your favourite moment of the year? On tour we ate pizza in a parking lot with our friends […]

EP Review: Gnarwolves – Adolescence

Gnarwolves are a skate-punk trio from Brighton, England consisting of Thom Weeks (guitar/vocals), Charlie Piper (bass/vocals) and Max Weeks (drums). Swiftly following up from last year’s superb and well received, self-titled album, Gnarwolves go back to their hardcore roots with their latest 4 track E.P Adolescence, released through Pure Noise Records. The opening tracks “Waiting […]

Looking back at 2015… with Oxygen Thief

In the first of our series on 2015 we spoke to Barry of Oxygen Thief about his year! How was 2015? Excellent thanks! Kicked off opening for Frank Turner at Independent Venue Week, did a couple of full band tours, a solo acoustic one, and did some writing. Roll on 2016. What was your favourite moment […]

China Shop Bull

Band Interview: China Shop Bull

Having recently released their first album for five years, Public Disorder: Act 1, it’s time for Seeing Your Scene to catch up with Leeds’ punk/ska/rave nutters China Shop Bull to reflect on their 2015. You recently did a 10 date UK tour… How did it go? We toured with a Czech ska band called Chaska and as it […]

“That’s not punk because…”

In the music community, especially online, you will hear, “that’s not punk because…” People tend to take things like this, in my opinion, too seriously. Obviously it wouldn’t make sense to categorize DJ Mustard, or other similar artists as punk. But typically these arguments aren’t things based off of the important things, like music or […]

Label Spotlight: Big Scary Monsters

Big Scary Monsters is an East London based independent record label specialising in no genre in particular. It was formed soon after the millennium and in the last decade has put out music by Tall Ships, Caspian, Matt Pryor, DZ Deathrays, Gnarwolves, Pulled Apart By Horses, Kevin Devine, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly., Woahnows, This […]

SYS Exclusive Stream: Lions and Creators – “Better Days”

We’re excited to share with you the debut record from Minneapolis ambient-indie duo, Lions and Creators. Made up of Tanner Groehler & Ryan Worthley, they first released an EP, Growing, in 2011. Now, they’re ready to share their debut album, Better Days, after a two year break. It will be released on the 18th of December, and can also […]