EP Review: Storyteller – A Place By Your Hopes

The latest release from Storyteller, A Place By Your Hopes, gives them a good footing into the pop-punk scene. The band say they listen to a multitude of different genres and this has certainly helped them to understand how to create successful melodies throughout their EP. Opener to their EP, “Walls & Boundaries” begins by sounding eclectic with […]

EP Review: Alright – Self-Titled

Formed by current and former members of Late Bloomer and It Looks Sad, Charlotte, NC’s Alright released their self-titled debut EP on 300 coloured 7” vinyl at the end of March through Negative Fun and Self Aware. Following premiers and streams on popular sites Stereogum and Brooklyn Vegan, the trio’s debut captures the sonic mix […]

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 […]