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 […]

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 […]

Album Review: Airs and Nevermind Me Split

Music is everywhere. Think about what you’ve been exposed to in just the last 24 hours: TV adverts, background songs on your favourite shows and films, even casually on the radio in the car. When we are permanently exposed to sound it becomes difficult to not just differentiate between it all, but to actually listen. […]

EP Review: Slowlight – Slowlight

Slowlight are a post hardcore punk band from Glasgow, Scotland and have been active in the scene for around just over a couple of years. Consisting of band members Colin O‘Hara (vocals, guitar), Beth Black (vocals, bass), Neil Jarvie (guitar) and Steven Hill (drums). They draw their main influence from punk rock favourites Fugazi, Jawbox, […]

EP Review: Honey Pot – Demo 2014

Honey Pot are a band consisting of two members; Alex Hall, Jake Griffith, an acoustic guitar and their soft, sweet voices, with their demo grounding them as an acoustic emo act. Their music has been released through a small independent label, Local Colour Records, who have released music from similar bands such as Bohica and Jaded. […]

EP Review: Football, Etc. – Disappear

Count Your Lucky Stars, have been gaining speed across the past few years, having released the highly acclaimed The Albatross (2014) by Foxing and Intersections (2013) by DIY’s hardest working man, Evan Weiss. This month CYLS are set to co-release the latest EP by Houston, TX’s Football, Etc. with strictly no capital letters records. Disappear sounds like an […]

Jake & The Jellyfish - Dead Weight

Album Review: Jake & The Jellyfish – Dead Weight

The last album from Jake & The Jellyfish, 2013’s Credit Cards & Overdrafts, was in one word; brilliant. With a debut that strong it’s hard to see how a band could progress more. However, after what I assume is a lot of hard work, Jake & The Jellyfish have gone next level. Dead Weight is a finely […]