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 […]

Album Review: The Hotelier – Goodness

The Hotelier are an indie rock band from Massachusetts. Well established within both the emo revival movement and the DIY punk scene, they have a reputation for extremely powerful live performances, being ambitiously creative and for the raw honest quality of their lyrics and music. Goodness is The Hotelier’s third recognised album and marks a […]

Geistfight

EP Review: Geistfight – Ruin or Worse

It’s easy to look at ska-punk, particularly skacore as a dead genre, with its peak in the early 00’s and many of the more recent successes have split up in the last couple of years (Anti-Vigilante, Random Hand and Beat the Red Light amongst others). If this EP proves anything it’s that interesting releases can still […]

Album Review: Yr Poetry – Rocket Season

Yr Poetry’s new mini-album, Rocket Season, is an explosive follow up to 2014’s No Tribes EP, and is easily the best DIY UK release this year. Yr Poetry is a conglomeration of Yr Friends and Fridge Poetry, Johnny Foreigner side-projects belonging to Alexei and Junior respectively. In their interview and stream on Goldflake Tapes, the band stated that the […]

Album Review: Marvelous Mark – Crushin’

There’s a fine line between homage and throwback. Much like punk rock, power pop is a genre that’s as indebted to the past as it is to progression. For every torchbearer there are countless stagnant piss pools, each mere steps away from becoming the next dad band. Without so much as a squeak of integrity, […]

Live Review: Sorority Noise + Little Bribes (Nottingham, 22/02/16)

Little Bribes kicked things off at a surprisingly busy Rock City Basement. It’s always nice to see a local band doing so well, and even better when they’re actually really good. After building up into “Reboot”, with its catchy riff and raging chorus, the band continued to blast through their songs – with each one […]