Live Review: Flogging Molly & Beans on Toast (Leeds, 12/08/15)

Flogging Molly kicked off their short UK run around their appearance at Boomtown with a show at Leeds University. Beans on Toast kicked things off with his “drunk folk” songs, immediately setting the tone for the evening as he had the entire crowd laughing, singing and occasionally making chicken noises. His song “I’m Going to […]

Album Review: Walleater – I/II

Signing a band from a foreign country is not an easy decision, but for Tiny Engines, it’s easy for anyone to see why they chose Leeds, UK’s Walleater to join the likes of Restorations and The Hotelier as well as emo favourites Tigers Jaw on the Tiny Engines roster. Tiny Engines will release the band’s […]

Album Review: Delta Sleep – Twin Galaxies

I first saw Delta Sleep playing with Tera Melos at the eclectic Green Door Store in Brighton, and was instantly won over. Each member of the band showed tremendous skill, as often expected with math-rock bands (I don’t claim to be an expert at all; I am fond of the genre, but as an amateur […]

Live Review: Touché Amoré + supports (Nottingham, 10/08/15)

Touché Amoré earlier in the year announced a four-date tour of the UK to follow their appearance at Hevy Fest. Seemingly due to the exclusivity of their Hevy show, all of the shows announced were up past the Midlands, and we were lucky enough to catch them at Rescue Rooms in Nottingham. New Moon kicked things […]

Live Review: Hevy Fest 2015

Hevy Fest has had a well-known rough few years, but the lineup announcements this year seemed to show a new energy in the festival. Taking place at Port Lympne in Kent, the festival showcases some of the biggest bands in the heavier genres. Kicking things off for us on Friday afternoon was CHON who brought […]

Album Review: Ralph Cola – National Zero

You may be asking: “what is a DIY Punk webzine doing, writing about pop-music?” My answer is: “fuck you”. You like Mac DeMarco? Good, you’ll be digging the newest adventure of Ralph Cola, National Zero. Well, maybe ‘adventure’ is a bit of a strong word. As delicious and sweet as opener “Doing Nothing” sounds, it […]

EP Review: Contrail – Demo

Contrail, a brand new alternative punk shoegaze-esque band from Poznan in Poland, have just released a promising demo. Their songs aren’t the most complex, but are catchy with a relaxed feel and highlight what they could achieve in the future. Intro track “I Just Want To” is short but sweet, consisting of only a guitar […]

Split Review: Attila the Fun / Middle Distance Split

The split released digitally and on cassette through Small Avenue Records features two London based-bands; Attila the Fun and Middle Distance. Young in appearance as well as songwriting, each song is a document of British emo and DIY punk ethics. First song “Mantis Toboggan” by Attila the Fun twinkles into being with a faster take […]

Live Review: 2000 Trees Festival 2015 – Thursday & Friday

2000 Trees Festival is the forest bed of the UK’s alternative music scene. It’s a thriving underground eco-system which has cultivated some of the most promising artists over its nine years of existence, and an environment which allows both musicians and their fans to flourish in the most fantastic ways. This year provided festival-goers with […]

Live Review: 2000 Trees Festival 2015 – Saturday

This was my first 2000 Trees experience, and I’d only heard good things about it in the past. Alkaline Trio was enough to get me excited enough after missing their shows with NoFX earlier in the week. As I walked through the arena I was amazed at the friendly nature of the crowd and how […]