Album Review: Great Cynics – I Feel Weird

From the slick feel-good tunes of debut album Don’t Need Much in 2011 to the summery punk hits of sophomore record Like I Belong two years later, London & Devon based trio Great Cynics are set to release 11 new tracks full of pop hooks and youthful simplicity in the form of third record I Feel […]

In Appreciation Of… The Replacements (Live @ Roundhouse – 2/6/15)

The Replacements are the greatest band that (n)ever was. Chaotic, self destructive, trashy, beautiful, heartbroken and completely brilliant. The only thing that stopped them from being the biggest band in the world was their own compulsions. This is the band who, when playing hardcore shows in their home state of Minneapolis would refuse to play […]

Live Review: So Punk Fest (Southampton, 30/05/15)

So Punk Fest at Avondale House in Southampton was a great celebration of our DIY punk scene, with over ten bands playing from across the genre. As good as the line up was, the turn out was surprisingly underwhelming. It unfortunately seems that less and less people are bothered about the scene, small bands, and going […]

EP Review: Janowski – Songs We’ve Gone And Done

Janowski are a three piece punk rock band from London. Their latest EP, Songs We’ve Gone and Done, is a “collection of the best songs” they have written to date. There are certain themes within the EP and the bandcamp page that suggest Janowski are going full Blink 182 punk rock and not taking themselves very […]

Single Review: Little Bribes “Reboot / Blood Bank”

When listening to the debut single release “Reboot / Blood Bank” it is hard to believe that Nottingham’s Little Bribes have only been a band for a matter of months. Both “Reboot” and “Blood Bank” (originally by Bon Ivor) were recorded live at JT Soar (home to many recent great punk shows, including Seeing Your […]

Live Review: Dot to Dot Festival (Nottingham, 24/05/15)

This year’s Dot to Dot Festival took place across May bank holiday weekend, in Nottingham, Manchester and Bristol. It’s always been a more indie/indie-pop oriented festival, but this year they peppered in some wonderful surprises including The Hotelier and Single Mothers. We were lucky enough to head down to the Nottingham date. Rather than Slam […]

Live Review: Bayside & Creeper (Nottingham, 21/05/15)

Last Thursday marked the return of Bayside to Nottingham. Last time they were here was last April when they supported Alkaline Trio, but this time they managed to get a huge turnout on the top of the bill. Subbing were Southampton punks Creeper, who managed to put on an impressive show. Kicking things off with “We Had […]

Album Review: Millencolin – True Brew

Millencolin are an iconic skate-punk band from Örebro, Sweden consisting of Nikola Sarcevic (vocals and bass), Mathias Färm (guitar), Erik Ohlsson (guitar) and Fredrik Larzon (drums). After several years since their last studio album, they follow up with their new self-recorded release True Brew through Epitaph Records. With their sound returning to the roots of their earliest […]

Album Review: Tim Vantol – If We Go Down, We Will Go Together

If We Go Down, We Will Go Together, is an accomplished album which showcases Tim Vantol’s impressive talent. While it may not revolutionise the singer/songwriter genre, it contains catchy tunes, thought provoking lyrics and some nice surprises that make it certainly worth checking out. The album kicks off with some raucous chorus vocals before sliding […]

Rail-27 - The Great Unwashed

Album Review: Rail-27 – The Great Unwashed

“The Great Unwashed” from one of Reading’s few ska punk bands left is a short but sweet release, barely reaching  25 minutes and only one out of 13 tracks reaches three minutes in length. Having grown as a band after the release of their first few EP’s , Rail-27 certainly haven’t matured based on some […]