SYS Exclusive Stream: Facing Up stream demo

New band Facing Up have put their demo up for streaming – which can be found below. The band is from Brighton and made up of ex Fighting Fiction members. We had a chat to vocalist/guitarist Jacob Glew about the project. Below is what he had to say: This is a rehearsal room/bedroom demo kindly recorded by […]

News: Plaids call it a day

One of Nottingham’s finest, and the people behind our favourite venue JT Soar, Plaids, have called it a day. After releasing their fantastic debut album earlier in the year after a string of EPs, the band this morning posted on Facebook: “Plaids is fucking dead. No final show.” RIP Plaids 2012-2014

News: Groezrock 2015 first announcement

Yes! Europe’s biggest and most fun punk festival Groezrock, which takes place in Meerhout, Belgium, May 1-2, have just announced a ton of bands. Headlining are Refused and Social Distortion who will be joined by Lagwagon and Millencolin. Other bands include Against Me!, The Swellers and Bane on their final EU tours, as well as the return […]

Thank you

Thanks to everyone for coming out to the homelessness show on Thursday! It was a great night. Big thanks to JT Soar for being the best venue around and Guerrilla Monsoon, Perkie, Magpies & Vagabonds and Mixtape Saints for playing amazing sets. Here’s everything we raised! Baked beans x20 Soup x19 Noodles x12 Tinned tomatoes […]

SYS Exclusive Stream: Magpies and Vagabonds release new single, “Start of a Century”

Our friends in Magpies and Vagabonds have today released new single “Start of a Century” for free download available from After releasing the stunning GIVER earlier in the year, this new single shows the band evolving their sound; crossing honest singalong punk rock with distorted rock influences. The band will be playing the next […]

Band Interview: Rise Against

Rise Against are one of the world’s biggest bands to come out of the punk scene. Currently on tour in the UK supported by Pennywise and Swimmers, we caught up with lead singer Tim McIlrath to talk about the band’s maintained ideals and political beliefs, along with their roots in Chicago and new album The Black […]

Band Interview: Lydia

Lydia are currently on their first UK tour supporting The Maine. We caught up with them before their Nottingham show and spoke about their classic record Illuminate finally being pressed on vinyl, the reception on tour and their future plans. So it’s your first UK tour. What’s the reception been like? Justin Camacho (guitar): Super, […]