EP Review: Prolebait – Self-Titled

Sometimes your friends write an EP. Sometimes it’s really good. I think that highlights my bias with Prolebait – but, honestly, I’m so impressed with this EP. They are a four piece band from across the country, having come together in Nottingham and as such they are a really good example of a met-at-University band. […]

Band Interview: The Lawrence Arms

After a lengthy departure, The Lawrence Arms burst back onto the scene earlier this year with the release of Metropole. Now, the band are back for a UK tour supported by Sam Russo and Bangers. We caught up with them to ask about the new record, the inspiration behind it, and the reception on this tour. So […]

EP Review: Boston Manor – Driftwood

Boston Manor are a band from Blackpool that broadly straddle the pop punk and emo genres. They are currently signed to Failure by Design Records, previously having released an EP and split with Throwing Stuff. They have continued to build on the success of Here/Now with a new six track release titled Driftwood due for release mid-October. […]

Promoter Interview: Paul Edwards

Paul Edwards took a break from selling t-shirts and doing beer bongs to talk to us after a sold out Front Bottoms show in Nottingham. Paul puts on house shows at Rathaus (previously at Number 3), helps to run Cats? Aye! Records and helps out with WrongWayRound promotions in Southampton. We asked him about how […]

Band Interview: Perkie

Perkie is a punk singer-songwriter with a twist; she has shed the traditional acoustic set up to play endearing and heartfelt songs on the keyboard. She released her first full length, Time Machines, with a full backing band earlier this year through the Creative Collective Dovetown. We got the chance to ask her a few questions about her inspirations, recording process and future […]

Label Interview: Punkalicious Records

Punkalicious Records is an independent record label born from ex-band members, promoters and marketers. They offer support to  independent punk, metal and indie bands. They release compilation albums to spread the word about great artists and work closely with bands to help them self-promote. We had a chat about them to discuss their background, ethos and valuable advice for new […]

Band Interview & Session #2: Mixtape Saints

Mixtape Saints are a punk rock band from Leamington Spa. We caught up with lead singer Sam after their set at Clear Your Throat fest for a chat and a session. Below is the session; an acoustic version of “Lights and Signs”.   Interview: How did Mixtape Saints get together? “Mixtape Saints” started off as […]

Clear Your Throat Fest (Nottingham, 03/08/14)

Everyone descended into a small venue above a card shop in Nottingham city centre, on a quiet Sunday afternoon for Clear Your Throat. The Chameleon, an arts café and venue, seemed like the perfect venue as the sun lit up the colourful art and graffiti while first band, Mixtape Saints, were setting up. They opened with an […]