Album Review: The Menzingers – After the Party

“Oh yeah, oh yeah, everything is terrible.” That’s how the new Menzingers record, After the Party, starts (and I’m sure countless other reviews). We’re immediately hit by the intro of “Tellin’ Lies”, which has a heavy dose of Jeff Rosenstock influence. The track shows the band at their tightest and their knack for consistently writing great […]

Looking back at 2016 with… Home Schooled

Home Schooled had a good 2016! The emo band from the Midlands answered our classic end of year questions. Stay tuned for more! How was 2016? Aside from the incalculable grief of Alan Rickman passing away and current political shitstorm, 2016 has been incredibly fun! What was your favourite moment of 2016?  We were lucky enough to […]

Looking back at 2016 with… Jaded

First in our series looking back at 2016, we’ve got Birmingham emo band Jaded! Keep an eye out over the next couple of weeks for more! How was 2016? A mixed bag from start to finish, we finally released our third EP but also Ronnie Corbett died so swings and roundabouts. What was your favourite […]

Live Review: Sorority Noise (Nottingham, 09/10/16)

Sorority Noise took to the stage at a packed out Bodega and immediately launched into a set which saw the band showcase their past two records Joy, Departed and Forgettable.  The band have gone from strength to strength lately, yet it was still rather surprising to see just how full the venue was and that the majority of […]

Vinnie Caruana

Keeping Busy: Vinnie Caruana on balancing his projects

Seminal pop-punk band from the early 2000s, The Movielife, announced their reunion at the end of 2014, and it seemed perhaps frontman Vinnie Caruana would spend some time focused on that project. But that would be very unlike Vinnie. Between The Movielife and chant-along punk band I Am the Avalanche, he certainly has his hands […]

Live Review: Sorority Noise + Little Bribes (Nottingham, 22/02/16)

Little Bribes kicked things off at a surprisingly busy Rock City Basement. It’s always nice to see a local band doing so well, and even better when they’re actually really good. After building up into “Reboot”, with its catchy riff and raging chorus, the band continued to blast through their songs – with each one […]