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Punk News review
15.04.15

Progressive rock/metal two-piece The Unravelling are dripping with blood in most of their promo photos, which gives you a pretty fair idea of what to expect from their music. You...

Punk News review
15.04.15

Corporate Fandango a seven-piece ska band out of Greensboro, North Carolina that self-released The Proof Is In The Pizza EP in February 2015. Judging from this EP, this band...

Punk News review
15.04.15

Dance Gavin Dance will always hold a special place in my heart. Downtown Battle Mountain I was an explosive screamer and really showed what Jonny Craig is capable of, shenanigans...

Clash review
15.04.15

Edinburgh trio deliver showstopping third album...

Under The Radar review
14.04.15

While much of modern pop surrounds itself in bravado, Villagers are a curious anomaly. The Irish quintet are as honest as they come. More

Clash review
20.04.15

Impressive yet introspective return...

Under The Radar review
14.04.15

Doldrums are admirable for, if nothing else, a sincere striving. Airick Woodhead is Doldrums, and if at 25 years of age he's not yet setting the world on fire, he's certainly...

Punk News review
14.04.15

Unwed have never hidden their stance as a band that pays tribute to the '90s. There's a hard-edged rock feel that takes you back over a decade with a lot of sub-genres influencing...

Punk News review
14.04.15

There was quite a buzz around the UK's Gallows before the release of their debut album, 2006's Orchestra Of Wolves. Fortunately, that LP delivered in the face of all the hype. It...

The Quietus review
14.04.15

Suuns' last release, Images Du Futur, was, for me at least, a classic example of an album that slowly invades the brain's pleasure centres rather than immediately overwhelming the...

Clash review
14.04.15

A regeneration, an accessible triumph...

Under The Radar review
13.04.15

Lord Huron's songs are steeped in an adventurer's vocabulary. From the initial EPs when Ben Schneider made music on his own to 2012's debut LP Lonesome Dreams, Lord Huron's...

Punk News review
13.04.15

Five years, several stray songs, an EP on Triple B Records, and a number of infrequent shows later, southern New England’s often dubbed hardcore supergroup, Sweet Jesus, gets a...

Punk News review
13.04.15

Poison Idea formed in Portland, Oregon way back in 1980. Their first big influence was Darby Crash and The Germs. Their earliest material shared that same sense of nihilism and...

Sonic Router review
13.04.15

Sagat’s Melting The Earth Onto The Body Without Organs is out now on VLEK. Buy it on Bandcamp.

The Quietus review
13.04.15

It's often difficult to pinpoint how exactly self-awareness is communicated through music, but when it's there, it's tangible. For Elias Bender Rønnenfelt, it's the factor that...

Punk News review
13.04.15

In August 1994, while much of the music world was still reeling from the loss of Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers would release The Holy Bible the...

Punk News review
10.04.15

In 2003, Dischord Records released Minor Threat’s First Demo Tape. It was recorded in 1981 at Inner Ear studios a few months after the band’s formation. While it’s jarring to hear...

Clash review
10.04.15

Hold tight, he can still impress...

Under The Radar review
10.04.15

Anyone craving a carbon copy sequel to 2013's exemplary Cerulean Salt should probably re-assess their expectations. Katie Crutchfield was a four-year veteran of punk pop band P.S...

The Quietus review
10.04.15

I'm aware that the urban dictionary defines 'farage' as "to masturbate in an angry or confused way using unconventional stimuli," and that the estimable Mark Thomas has been...

Under The Radar review
09.04.15

Matt and Kim's live shows are riotous, high-flying (literally, in Kim's case) celebrations of pure joy, and whether or not their albums quite match the levels of that buzz, they...

Punk News review
09.04.15

The cover of the new Real McKenzies album looks like the label of a whiskey bottle, and prominently proclaims to be aged 23 years. Formed in Vancouver in 1992, the band has been...

Punk News review
08.04.15

Chain of Strength were a straight edge hardcore band from Southern California that were active in their initial run from 1988-1991. The release The One Thing That Still Holds True...

Under The Radar review
08.04.15

North Carolina-based singer/songwriter John Darnielle has been busy since The Mountain Goats' last album, Transcendental Youth, was released in 2012. In addition to raising two...

The Quietus review
08.04.15

I'm not normally one for the tacky clichés of love at first sight, but I can make exceptions: there are undoubtedly times when I've met someone, or heard the first notes of a...

The Quietus review
07.04.15

Into The Diamond Sun, Stealing Sheep's 2012 debut album, effortlessly picked a path through the kraut/psych/folk/indie hinterland, and was as dazzling as its title suggests. It...

Clash review
14.04.15

A bit bonkers, a bit brilliant...

Under The Radar review
07.04.15

Chaz Bundick, the recording artist whose music most often bears the name Toro y Moi, is a busy chameleon of a producer. More

Punk News review
07.04.15

Cover art featuring a skull-faced, bullet-riddled Statue of Liberty. Check. Intro with sirens, gunshots and foreboding news clips. Check. Songs against police brutality and war...

Punk News review
07.04.15

Since the formation of Swingin’ Utters in 1987, Darius Koski has been a songwriting force, responsible for an amazing string of great albums over three decades. On top of killing...

Punk News review
07.04.15

The Weaks have quickly shaken off the dull moments from their debut EP in 2014's The World Is A Terrible Place And I Hate Myself And Want To Die. This time around they seem much...