Against Me! – New Wave

10 years ago as I write this Floridian punk rockers Against Me! released an album that was, for better or worse, to become a landmark one in their career, New Wave. Following something of a falling out with indie label Fat Wreck Chords over their Searching For A Former Clarity record the band signed a... Continue Reading →

Rancid – Trouble Maker

The better part of three decades into their career it's fair to say Rancid have slipped into the territory of being, at least to a degree, elder statesmen of the Californian punk scene and the wider global punk scene with it, possibly even more so than relative contemporaries like Green Day (another band to release... Continue Reading →

Milk Teeth – Vile Child

Last December I caught Stroud based four-piece Milk Teeth supporting Against Me! as part of their UK tour and was suitably impressed by the young band’s punk rock sound and attitude and their debut album, Vile Child, released earlier in 2016, certainly impresses as well. Kicking off as it means to continue with the blunt... Continue Reading →

Blink-182 – California

In summer 2016 two of the biggest bands in the world of pop punk released records that had something of a comeback feel to them. I’ve already taken a look at Green Day’s effort, Revolution Radio, so now I’ve had a listen to Blink-182’s California. Originally forming in the wake of the pop-punk explosion caused... Continue Reading →

Green Day – Revolution Radio

Back in 2004 Bay Area punk trio Green Day reached something of a milestone moment in their career with the release of their George W. Bush baiting concept opus American Idiot. While that launched them into being one of the most commercially successful punk rock bands of all time (despite causing something a rift amongst... Continue Reading →

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