Album Review: Billy Talent – Afraid of Heights

Billy Talent are an iconic punk rock band from Toronto, Canada consisting of members Benjamin Kowalewicz (vocals), Ian D’Sa (guitar), Jon Gallant (bass) and Aaron Solowoniuk (drums). After several years of groundbreaking success since their first self titled release Billy Talent, they follow up with their fifth studio album Afraid of Heights. With the band […]

Label Spotlight: Epitaph Records

Epitaph Records is an independent music label founded in Los Angeles, California by Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz in the early 1980’s. The iconic label released an incredible amount of hit albums in the 90’s and was also responsible for breaking through bands such as Rancid, NOFX, Pennywise, The Offspring and Bad Religion themselves into […]

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 […]

Album Review: Pentimento – I, No Longer

Pentimento are a punk rock band from Buffalo, New York consisting of Jeramiah Pauly (vocals/guitar), Vincent Caito (bass), Lance Claypool (guitar) and Michael Hansen (drums). After several years since their first release, the NY quartet follow up with their highly anticipated second full album I, No Longer through Bad Timing Records. The album (especially the […]

Label Spotlight: Sub Pop Records

Sub Pop is a much loved record label founded in 1988 by Bruce Pavitt who then later formed Sub Pop Records LLC with Jonathon Poneman in Seattle, Washington. The label were key players in the Seattle grunge scene movement in the late 80’s and early 90’s and an early home for many iconic and pioneering […]

Band Interview: Hora Douse

Hora Douse are an up and coming alternative punk trio from Manchester, England. After releasing their excellent EP Crash (which I reviewed for Seeing Your Scene back in February), we caught up with the band to see how the first ever Seeing Your Scene tour with Petrol Girls went. First up, how did you get into punk? We all […]

Album Review: Millencolin – True Brew

Millencolin are an iconic skate-punk band from Örebro, Sweden consisting of Nikola Sarcevic (vocals and bass), Mathias Färm (guitar), Erik Ohlsson (guitar) and Fredrik Larzon (drums). After several years since their last studio album, they follow up with their new self-recorded release True Brew through Epitaph Records. With their sound returning to the roots of their earliest […]

Band Interview: Millencolin

Millencolin are one of the most successful bands to come out of the skate-punk scene. With their new album True Brew about to be released through Epitaph Records, we caught up with the bands drummer Fredrik Larzon to discuss it. Growing up in the south of England, my first introduction to Millencolin was the track “No […]

EP Review: Slowlight – Slowlight

Slowlight are a post hardcore punk band from Glasgow, Scotland and have been active in the scene for around just over a couple of years. Consisting of band members Colin O‘Hara (vocals, guitar), Beth Black (vocals, bass), Neil Jarvie (guitar) and Steven Hill (drums). They draw their main influence from punk rock favourites Fugazi, Jawbox, […]

EP Review: Hora Douse – Crash

Hora Douse are an alternative punk rock trio currently located in Manchester, England originally from the neighbouring city of Leeds. Band members including Tom Lee, Jonny Russell and Reece Gibson. Adding elements of punk, indie, post-hardcore and emo, they have already created a buzz in the underground scene for their energetic live performances. Releasing their […]