EP Review: Princess Reason – Your Divorce

In moments of boredom I often wonder what music would work really well in a cute indie film. You know the type. The ones that have an overly ambiguous conclusion in which you never know if the sad people get through their problems okay. The answer, to my ridiculous daydream scenario, is the band Princess […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]