Album Review: Atterkop – Liber Abaci

Liber Abaci, the new album from Bristol based anarcho-punk outfit: Atterkop. This album is a bit of an anomaly. There is so much ambition, so many ideas crammed in; it’s hard to get your head around. You can tell by listening a lot of heart and elbow-grease has gone into creating this impressive blend of […]

Wake & Break

Album Review: Captain Accident – Wake & Break

Wake and Break is the 3rd album from Captain Accident. Quietly confident with playful flair; this feels like a real step forward in terms of songwriting and production. Given the exceptional quality of this Cardiff based band’s preceding releases, this is high praise indeed. Instrumentation-wise, there is bright, uncluttered mix of clean sharp sounds. Muted […]

Colossal Velocity

Album Review: Revenge of the Psychotronic Man – Colossal Velocity

Contemporary punk is usually all about hyphens: ska-punk, folk-punk, gabba-punk.. Okay, the last one is probably made up. While it is great to explore the possibilities such fusions offer, it is also refreshing that Revenge of the Psychotronic Man offer something which is straight-up, no caveats: punk rock. But don’t get the idea this band […]

DIY Music Isn’t Glamorous, But it Is Damn Good

Ska-punk legends Jaya the Cat once sang “don’t wanna make this life seem glamorous ‘cos it’s not, working shit jobs just to play rock.” Now you may think that is the kind of nihilistic sentiment you would expect from this crusty outfit, but do they have a point? What exactly has your favourite DIY band […]

Album Review: Tim Vantol – If We Go Down, We Will Go Together

If We Go Down, We Will Go Together, is an accomplished album which showcases Tim Vantol’s impressive talent. While it may not revolutionise the singer/songwriter genre, it contains catchy tunes, thought provoking lyrics and some nice surprises that make it certainly worth checking out. The album kicks off with some raucous chorus vocals before sliding […]