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 […]

Label Spotlight: Big Scary Monsters

Big Scary Monsters is an East London based independent record label specialising in no genre in particular. It was formed soon after the millennium and in the last decade has put out music by Tall Ships, Caspian, Matt Pryor, DZ Deathrays, Gnarwolves, Pulled Apart By Horses, Kevin Devine, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly., Woahnows, This […]

Label Spotlight: Art is Hard Records

Art is Hard Records is a small DIY label founded in 2010 in Exeter, but is now based in both London and Bristol. Run by only two people, Art Is Hard has put out releases for many bands now dominating the scene; Joanna Gruesome, Playlounge, Best Friends, The Black Tambourines, Nai Harvest, King Of Cats and Diet […]

Live Review: Birdskulls + support (Brighton, 10/10/15)

Despite being a relatively new venue, Bleach in Brighton has already hosted a relentless stream of worthy shows gigs. On October the tenth, Munez, The New Tusk, Rough Hands, Abattoir Blues and Birdskulls crammed themselves and their fans in for the Birdskulls Trickle EP release show. Munez (Myoonz? Moonz? Munneez?) sparked the gig; a band I’d […]

Split Review: Don’t Ask! Records Four-Way Split

The 7” split recently released on Don’t Ask! Records features one song from each of four well established DIY punk bands commande le viagra. The split is also available digitally through Don’t Ask! Records’ Bandcamp. The first track, “We Seem Okay” is provided by Cheltenham’s Austeros. Austeros, much like bands such as The Kimberley Steaks and T-Shirt Weather have […]

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 […]