Promoter Interview: Deadpunk Promotions

We caught up with Dave Brent and Matthew Otridge from Bristol-based Deadpunk Promotions. We spoke to the guys about their upcoming annual festival; Deadpunk Bank Holiday Special and their experiences throughout the years. How did Deadpunk Promotions start? Matt: I was in a band and were tired of playing shows at local venues where we […]

Band Interview: Scribble Victory

Scribble Victory are an acoustic-folk/pop band from Derby. Made up of Jamie Thompson (vocals and guitar) and Tomas Ward (percussion and backing vocals), the band have a unique sound which transcends multiple genres. We caught up with the band to talk about their DIY roots and their future plans. How did you guys meet? We […]

Band Interview & Sessions: Guerrilla Monsoon

Birmingham’s Guerrilla Monsoon are having a big year. After recently signing to Paper + Plastick, they’ve just been confirmed for Florida’s The Fest. We caught up with the band before their show in Swansea with The Traders. We also filmed a couple of sessions (including one in Subside’s toilets) which can be viewed below: Rome: […]

Label Interview: Punkalicious Records

Punkalicious Records is an independent record label born from ex-band members, promoters and marketers. They offer support to  independent punk, metal and indie bands. They release compilation albums to spread the word about great artists and work closely with bands to help them self-promote. We had a chat about them to discuss their background, ethos and valuable advice for new […]

Promoter Interview: Derby DIY Collective

Derby DIY Collective is made up of Dean Wheeler and Rob Fisher. Based in Derby, the promoters put on a wealth of amazing shows, from local DIY bands to huge touring acts. We had a chat with Dean about his experiences. How did you get into the DIY scene? There used to be a collective in derby that […]

Band Interview & Session #2: Mixtape Saints

Mixtape Saints are a punk rock band from Leamington Spa. We caught up with lead singer Sam after their set at Clear Your Throat fest for a chat and a session. Below is the session; an acoustic version of “Lights and Signs”.   Interview: How did Mixtape Saints get together? “Mixtape Saints” started off as […]

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: […]