Atterkop

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 […]

Album Review: Medictation – Warm Places

If you were to form a supergroup of the most underrated, hard working musicians in punk rock you’d be hard pressed to do better than Medictation. In 2013, Dickie Hammond and Graeme Philliskirk (of Sunderlands legendary Leatherface) joined Hugo Mudie, Fred Jaques and Julien Blais (all of Montreal, Canada’s The Sainte Catherine’s) and proceeded to […]

Album Review: Happy Accidents – You Might be Right

Happy Accidents are a super catchy indie/pop band from London. They specialise in introspective lyrics combined with sing-along choruses and generally being a charming and infectiously cheery group of humans. You Might Be Right is their first album and has just been put out by Alcopop! Records. Following their initial release Not Yet Jaded (2014), […]

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 […]