Label/Record Shop Interview: Rich Perri of Speedowax/Ignite

We spoke to Rich Perri about his experiences starting up Ignite Record Store located in Birmingham’s Oasis Market and running the Speedowax record label. How did you start up Speedowax? When I was about 15 John Peel used to play records I loved. I just thought I wanted to do a label. I spent about 2 years saving […]

Band Interview: The Traders (France)

The Traders (Lyon, France) are currently on tour in the UK with Guerrilla Monsoon. We caught up with them after their show at Subside in Birmingham for a chat about their DIY roots, the French punk scene and their future. How did you guys start out? Jérémy McCheucle (vocals/bass): We had a band that’s dead […]

Band Interview & Session #1: Isaac

Isaac are one of the best known DIY bands in Nottingham, fronted by Andrew Shankland who also plays acoustic shows. We caught up with Shankland after their show at Clear Your Throat fest for a session and interview. Below is the session; an acoustic version of new song “Slab Square”. Video credit: Sam Moloney Interview: […]

Band Interview: Drones

Drones are one of the fastest rising bands in the UK punk scene. They have a distinctive melodic, aggressive sound, and after the stunning Free Marked Kid, it’s no wonder they ended up on the Download Festival bill earlier in the year. We caught up with singer Daly for a chat about the band. So, […]

Seeing Your Scene Launches

About Seeing Your Scene Seeing Your Scene was founded in July, 2014. Our aim as a website is to cover the UK DIY punk scene, but with a twist. We feature: Interviews with DIY bands Interviews with promoters Interviews with record shops Interviews with venues Articles from around the world, showing how different punk scenes […]

Band Interview: Imperial Leisure

Imperial Leisure are a ska punk band from Plymouth So, phow did you guys get started? Was it difficult starting up in DIY fashion? like any self respecting rap punk ska band, we started out drunk in a park. When we started out DIY was easy, just had to know how to suck your own […]

Ducking Punches – Dance Before You Sleep

Dance Before You Sleep is the new nine-track record by Norwich’s Ducking Punches. The band fall neatly into that category of uncategorisable punk music. It’s acousticy, folky, punky, yet it skirts the edges of the genres and sounds fresh. After supporting Frank Turner in Europe and playing Download festival, the band are certainly gaining momentum. […]

Promoter Interview: Fishlock Promotions (Reading)

Chris Fishlock (aka Fishstock Promotions) is a promoter based in Reading. Having put on great bands like Tyrannosaurus Alan, WIll Tun & The Wasters and Drones, along with a yearly birthday celebration/festival called Fishstock, Chris is one of the area’s most well known DIY promoters. How did you get into the DIY scene? I guess […]

Band Interview: The Swellers

This interview was originally posted on Sound Revoltuion, 02/05/14. The Swellers are finally back in the UK for the first time since 2012, following the release of their latest record, The Light Under Closed Doors. We caught up with drummer Jonathan Diener before their headline show at Nottingham’s Rock City Basement. So how’s tour going?  It’s great. It’s […]