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Punk News review
20.03.15

Blind Mice's EP last year, Comedown was a great little snippet of what the band offered. They incorporate a crunching '90s sound that has subtle tones of pop-punk embedded. But...

Punk News review
19.03.15

Future Crooks can best be described as Weatherbox's younger brother. There's a strong musical similarity and it could well be due to Brian Warren (the latter's lead) on the guitar...

The Quietus review
18.03.15

Make a cursory search on the Internet for John T. Gast (presumably not his real name) and it won't be long before the words Hype Williams pop up. Gast worked as a co-producer with...

Under The Radar review
18.03.15

The first thing that needs to be said about Moon Duo: if you can't bear repetition, they're probably not for you.  More

Punk News review
18.03.15

Harm’s Way is one of those band names that is perfectly appropriate. Their sound is unbridled in its intensity and hostility. Their live show is just as accurately defined. And...

Punk News review
17.03.15

Barcelona, Spain's Mourn openly cite PJ Harvey as a major influence of theirs. While other '90s bands such as Sleater-Kinney and to a lesser extent Exile In Guyville-era Liz Phair...

Punk News review
17.03.15

Document Untold, the second album from Radiator King, aka Alan Silvestri, is a perfect record for those punks into poetic, gritty alt-country. It's music sung from the perspective...

Under The Radar review
16.03.15

Almost a year ago, Twin Shadow (aka George Lewis, Jr.) released "To the Top," a sonically massive, emotionally direct ballad that foretold a new direction for his in-progress...

The Pier review
16.03.15

The album starts off strong with a catchy horn line that introduces the listener to the overall feel of the album, which is relaxed and laid back. Karim Israel’s section in the...

Clash review
16.03.15

An excellent return...

Under The Radar review
17.03.15

Modest Mouse return from years of silence with maturity and sophistication, but maintain their established patterns of building worlds within their songs. Strangers to Ourselves...

Punk News review
16.03.15

John McCauley likes to party. The new Diamond Rugs' album proves that. Cosmetics, the follow up to 2012’s self-titled debut, is the work of friends coming together to record...

Punk News review
16.03.15

I've connected with a lot of bands over the past few years battling my own demons. Bands like Thursday, Touche Amore, La Dispute, Hop Along, All Get Out, Code Orange and The Front...

Punk News review
13.03.15

The Tuts are an all-female three-piece band hailing from West London. Their second EP, time to move on, combines new material with a live rendition of their most popular song...

Punk News review
13.03.15

Rotting Out has had an incredible seven years as a band, thus far. They’ve managed to become a staple in the hardcore community, blending their own fusion of punk into hardcore...

Clash review
13.03.15

A warm tribute to persistance...

Under The Radar review
13.03.15

Perhaps 2015 is the year that Dad Rock becomes officially cool as opposed to a running gag. Steely Dan is a featured band at Coachella, Billy Joel is headlining Bonnaroo, and...

Clash review
16.03.15

Smoky, late night listening...

Punk News review
12.03.15

Don Blake's simplistic yet catchy punk rock is a fresh spin on the genre. The Manchester group deems themselves as Ramonescore and have a nice dynamic between their three-chord...

Punk News review
12.03.15

Venom are one of the most important bands in the history of heavy music. They had a hand in the creation of thrash metal, death metal and black metal (even giving the latter genre...

Punk News review
12.03.15

Melbourne is proving to be quite the fertile ground for punk bands lately. The city previously known for the grim post-punk of The Birthday Party and the goofy pop punk of Bodyjar...

Punk News review
12.03.15

Griever, after a few years of semi-activity, offer up their first proper full length in Our Love is Different on Vitriol Records. With members Alex and Corey also having been part...

The Quietus review
11.03.15

There are many records that have been praised for being ahead of their time. But what of those that arrive too late? In the world of dance music, many producers would rather...

Under The Radar review
11.03.15

Purity Ring's debut was one of 2012's most lauded releases. A sublime future-pop gem, Shrines combined astral beats, ethereal electro, and deceptively dark lyrics; surviving the...

Clash review
13.03.15

Confounding electronica breaks down barriers...

Punk News review
11.03.15

The Anubis is a three piece band from New York City. They recorded their debut album Multiverse at Fenix Recording studios on Staten Island. The album is a fantastic specimen of...

Punk News review
11.03.15

Upon the first couple listens of Dwayne's Self Titled record, it's easy to hear their influences and how they use them in their songwriting. I have to admit, the first time I...

Punk News review
11.03.15

For those of you who don’t know Blackbird Raum, they are a folk-punk band from Santa Cruz, California. And when I say “folk,” I mean that Blackbird Raum is a very traditional folk...

Punk News review
10.03.15

The Rezillos formed in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1976. They were a legitimate first generation punk band, but even early on their sound tended toward what would later be considered...

Under The Radar review
10.03.15

"Nobody in this world is better than us," sings Matthew E. White part way through his sophomore LP Fresh Blood. From anybody else it would sound like impossible bravado, but from...

The Quietus review
10.03.15

From a first glance at the stark sleeve image of a shadow hand sinking beneath stylised wave and the opening thud of a reverberant drum, it's clear that Closure is not going to be...

Under The Radar review
10.03.15

It's an odd decision for Carl Barât to be releasing what is essentially his second solo album not long before the release of the eagerly anticipated album from his perennially...

The Quietus review
09.03.15

Starts loud, stays loud. Hallelujah. From the first seconds of this debut album proper from Dublin-based trio No Spill Blood onwards, there's no diversion from the memo, from the...