The Damned – Machine Gun Etiquette

Continuing my looks at records I've been meaning to listen to (or re-listen to) for sometime with the third full length album from The Damned, Machine Gun Etiquette. While I've always appreciated The Damned, until seeing them live, early in the day at a big Green Day show in Hyde Park a few years ago,... Continue Reading →

The Gaa Gaas – Self-titled

Formed out of the rather fertile indie music of the Channel Islands in the mid 2000s Jersey originated, now London and Brighton based, The Gaa Gaas may have taken a while to release their self-titled debut album but now they have it's a great one for fans of noisy, abstract, indie rock. The whole thing... Continue Reading →

Amyl And The Sniffers – Self-Titled

My ongoing, if somewhat unintentional, quest to find new things that fall loosely into the area of punk in 2019 has led me to a new and nicely scuzzy low, thanks to Aussie quartet Amyl And The Sniffers. Originally based out of Melbourne their first album proper, a self-titled affair following EPs Big Attraction and... Continue Reading →

Subhumans – Crisis Point

From the moment Trotsky's frantic, classic punk, drumming, of Terrorist In Waiting open Subhumans latest album, Crisis Point, it's clear that, despite being the best part of four decades into their career the band have as much drive, power and passion as any punk band out there today. I'll admit that I'm late getting to... Continue Reading →

NoFX – Punk In Drublic

25 years ago punk rock was, at least in the eyes of the mainstream, undergoing something of a resurgence. Green Day had just released Dookie and The Offspring had dropped Smash and into this, like the fly in the ointment they always seem to strive to be, came NoFX with Punk In Drublic - arguably... Continue Reading →

Cokie The Clown – You’re Welcome

Over the years NoFX have, along with increasingly blistering social and political commentary and their fair share of juvenile humour, featured a darker, often more personal, streak than many other bands who grew out the 1980s California punk rock scene. This now seems to have reached its peak with You're Welcome, a new album from... Continue Reading →

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