The Interrupters – Fight The Good Fight

Ska punk is a genre that is often accused (and often rightly so) of being same-y and derivative, but, every now and then a band comes along that captures something special in that sound. That's just what Rancid leader Tim Armstrong's latest protégés, The Interrupters, did on their second album Say It Out Loud, and now... Continue Reading →

Frank Turner – Be More Kind

At least since his second album, Love, Ire And Song, Frank Turner has been accompanied by a permanent full band, The Sleeping Souls, but it was on his past two outings, Tape Deck Heart and Positive Songs For Negative People, that this full band sound really took over from the solo singer-songwriter style that made... Continue Reading →

The Limit Club – Painless (single)

For over a decade Nick Feratu and his band of rock 'n' roll misfits, The Limit Club, have been carving out a niche for themselves in the punk and rockabilly scenes of America's south-west. In that time they've played shows alongside the likes of Tiger Army while touring both in the US and Europe. Now,... Continue Reading →

Nervous Twitch – Promised Me The World

I first encountered Nervous Twitch when I saw them supporting Tiger Army at Sound Control in Manchester back in November 2016 and, after quickly introducing myself to charismatic front woman and bassist Erin Van Rumble, picked up their then current album Don't Take My TV. Now the Leeds based three-piece, completed by Jay Churchley (guitar)... Continue Reading →

The Damned – Evil Spirits

Though it remains a reasonable description of The Damned, it seems fair to say that 'punk rock pioneers' or similar is a somewhat overused description of the band that misses out much of their history which has seen them grow and develop over five decades to the release of what is, arguably, their most highly... Continue Reading →

Idles – Brutalism

I first encountered Idles via their track Mother and international British wrestling star Zack Sabre Jr who has taken to using it as his entrance music in Progress Wrestling, where it instantly stood out and left me wanting to explore them further. Having formed back in 2012 the Bristol based band spent time finding their... Continue Reading →

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