Album Review: Billy Talent – Afraid of Heights

Billy Talent are an iconic punk rock band from Toronto, Canada consisting of members Benjamin Kowalewicz (vocals), Ian D’Sa (guitar), Jon Gallant (bass) and Aaron Solowoniuk (drums). After several years of groundbreaking success since their first self titled release Billy Talent, they follow up with their fifth studio album Afraid of Heights. With the band […]

Colossal Velocity

Album Review: Revenge of the Psychotronic Man – Colossal Velocity

Contemporary punk is usually all about hyphens: ska-punk, folk-punk, gabba-punk.. Okay, the last one is probably made up. While it is great to explore the possibilities such fusions offer, it is also refreshing that Revenge of the Psychotronic Man offer something which is straight-up, no caveats: punk rock. But don’t get the idea this band […]

Deadlines - Sprawl

SYS Exclusive: Watch the new Deadlines video for “Fermi”

Having revitalised themselves with a new line up and EP last year, Cardiff punks Deadlines are ready to unleash another EP, Sprawl in July on new Bristol based label A Jingle Four Records. We have been lucky enough to give you the first look of the first track “Fermi”. Deadlines member Charlie had this to say about the video: […]

Queens of the Neighbourhood vol. 1 with Petrol Girls

Happy International Women’s Day! Welcome to Queens of the Neighbourhood, a brand new SYS feature. If there’s one thing that is obviously frustrating about alternative music, a scene that is meant to exude diversity and equality, it is the underrepresentation of women. It doesn’t take much to look through any alternative magazine or even looking at […]

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 […]

A guide to touring in a Honda Civic over a few days when the drives don't clock in at more than 4 hours or so. Daniel England

Watch movie online Fifty Shades Darker (2017)

Quality : HDTitle: Fifty Shades DarkerDirector : James Foley.Release : 2017-02-08Language : EnglishRuntime : 115 minGenre: Drama, Romance.Synopsis : Movie Fifty Shades Darker (2017) was released in February 8, 2017 in genre Drama. Fifty Shades Darker is movie directed by James Foley. and starring by Dakota Johnson. Movie Fifty Shades Darker (2017) tell story about […]

News: The Owl Sanctuary, Norwich forced to close

Some pretty awful news from The Owl Sanctuary camp in Norwich. Please support the venue across their last few weeks before they shut down for good on the 31st. Read the whole statement below: This is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to write and apologies for the heavy read. I had a […]

Looking back at 2015… with Oxygen Thief

In the first of our series on 2015 we spoke to Barry of Oxygen Thief about his year! How was 2015? Excellent thanks! Kicked off opening for Frank Turner at Independent Venue Week, did a couple of full band tours, a solo acoustic one, and did some writing. Roll on 2016. What was your favourite moment […]

“That’s not punk because…”

In the music community, especially online, you will hear, “that’s not punk because…” People tend to take things like this, in my opinion, too seriously. Obviously it wouldn’t make sense to categorize DJ Mustard, or other similar artists as punk. But typically these arguments aren’t things based off of the important things, like music or […]