News: Triple Sundae release new track “Avoiding Everything is Not Your Only Option”

Melodic London punks Triple Sundae have released a new track on their Bandcamp page for pay what you want called “Avoiding Everything is Not Your Only Option”. Vocalist/guitarist Hassan Afaneh said: “It’s about facing your fears when it comes to social anxiety, and realising that it’s time to make a change. And that time shouldn’t be wasted […]

Album Review: The Menzingers – After the Party

“Oh yeah, oh yeah, everything is terrible.” That’s how the new Menzingers record, After the Party, starts (and I’m sure countless other reviews). We’re immediately hit by the intro of “Tellin’ Lies”, which has a heavy dose of Jeff Rosenstock influence. The track shows the band at their tightest and their knack for consistently writing great […]

Looking back at 2016 with… Jaded

First in our series looking back at 2016, we’ve got Birmingham emo band Jaded! Keep an eye out over the next couple of weeks for more! How was 2016? A mixed bag from start to finish, we finally released our third EP but also Ronnie Corbett died so swings and roundabouts. What was your favourite […]

Young Adventurers

Band Interview: Young Adventurers

We caught up with Exeter’s excellent Young Adventurers ahead of the release of their EP ‘Short Sighted’, out on cassette tape via Circle House Records on Friday 21st October…   What can we expect from the new EP? How does it differ from the ‘Dentures Demo’? Catherine: I think it’s much more melodic and a bit more sure […]

Band Interview: Ducking Punches’ Dan Allen chats Fizzy Brain, crowdfunding and mental health

Ducking Punches released Fizzy Brain a few months back now, and we sat down and had a chat with vocalist/guitarist Dan Allen about their decision to crowdfund the record, the importance of discussing mental health openly, and their future plans. Congratulations on funding the new record, and hitting almost double the target! What made you decide […]

Johnny Foreigner + Papayer + The Blue Period

Seeing Your Scene + Coffee Beat – DIY Nottingham + Collective Midlands present….. Johnny Foreigner – Yep, we’ve got everyone’s favourite brummies, JoFo, back at JT Soar for one of the smallest shows you’ll be able to catch em at these days! It’s gonna be so cool, make sure you come and check em out before […]

How to be in a band during the worst gig of all time

On a good day playing a
 show anywhere across mainland Europe means you are met warmly by staff
 at the venue, fed well, given plenty of beer to drink, people show up, enjoy the show, they chat afterwards, buy merch, everyone generally
 feels validated at their choices in life. Then you are given somewhere 
decent […]

Live Review: Beach Slang + Petal (Nottingham, 22/01/16)

Petal took to the stage at a quiet Bodega and quickly started playing songs from her first album, Shame. Usually a full band affair with touring members including those from Tigers Jaw and Three Man Cannon, tonight saw just vocalist/guitarist Kiley playing the songs solo. She powered through songs such as “Tommy” with huge singalong […]