Band Interview: The Lawrence Arms

After a lengthy departure, The Lawrence Arms burst back onto the scene earlier this year with the release of Metropole. Now, the band are back for a UK tour supported by Sam Russo and Bangers. We caught up with them to ask about the new record, the inspiration behind it, and the reception on this tour. So […]

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, […]

Band Interview: Crazy Arm

Crazy Arm are one of the most recognised names in the UK DIY punk community; playing fast-aggressive-political-punk rock with acoustic roots, the band have an extremely distinctive sound. Lead vocalist Darren Johns had a chat with us about the band’s DIY journey. So, how did you guys get started? Was it difficult starting up in […]

Band Interview: Signals Midwest

We caught up with Signals Midwest after their Birmingham show, supported by Guerrilla Monsoon and Isaac. The band, who are embarking on their first European tour, weave progressive influences into their melodic punk rock to create a distinctive sound. We spoke about their experiences working with Tiny Engines, their current tour and their hometown scene […]

Band Interview: Modern Baseball

Modern Baseball are in the UK for their first headline tour supported by Spraynard and Losing Sleep. We had a chat with bassist Ian about the band’s success, Riot Fest and their local scene in Philadelphia.  How’s the tour been so far? This tour’s been awesome. We’re only on like our third day but we’ve […]

Band Interview: And We Danced

Today comes the first in a series related to Paper + Plastick, featuring And We Danced from Minnesota. Covering rock, emo and punk in their music, we spoke to the band about their experiences starting up the band, their local scene, and Jaq Zrust (vocals/guitar) and Jeremy Tappero (guitar/vocals)’s experiences with former Fueled by Ramen bands […]

Band Interview: A Wilhelm Scream

A Wilhelm Scream from New Bedford, Massachusetts are one of the most technically proficient and respected bands in the scene today. We caught up with singer Nuno Pereira following their UK/Europe tour for a brief chat about their band’s experiences, their stunning album Partycrasher and their views on DIY punk. How did A Wilhelm Scream […]

Band Interview: Perkie

Perkie is a punk singer-songwriter with a twist; she has shed the traditional acoustic set up to play endearing and heartfelt songs on the keyboard. She released her first full length, Time Machines, with a full backing band earlier this year through the Creative Collective Dovetown. We got the chance to ask her a few questions about her inspirations, recording process and future […]

Album Review: Plaids

Plaids are a four-piece punk band from Nottingham. The band are an important part of the DIY community, as well known for running the venue JT Soar as they are for the raw intensity of their music and electric live performances. We got the chance to review their first full length which will be released later this month with a European tour in […]