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Punk News review
20.11.14

The Doughboys were a pop-punk band from Montreal that existed in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Playing an almost (but not quite) radio-friendly style of punk, it could be argued...

Punk News review
18.11.14

Chumped was a band I tagged as a near-perfect blend of indie meets pop-punk, especially after their 12-inch. As time elapsed, I wondered if they could maintain this momentum...

Clash review
17.11.14

Imperfect, obviously, but still absolutely bloody essential...

Clash review
14.11.14

Not an album to listen to unless you’ve known what it is to struggle…

Punk News review
14.11.14

I have never been a fan of American Hi-Fi. Yeah, I remember when Flavour of the week came out, a fun catchy song, but that's about it. This time, though, the first single...

Punk News review
14.11.14

Years ago, there was a time or two when I tried to “skank.” I may have even “toasted” at some point. It wasn’t pretty and I have since made a vow to never do it again. Don’t lie...

Spotinews recomendation
13.11.14

Hey. From a recent Spotify update comes this new album by Dream Police. Genre: rock. Read some reviews and enjoy! Dream Police – HypnotizedFiled under: 2014, Rock

Punk News review
11.11.14

Reviewing a Swingin' Utters record is not an easy task. The long-running band is constantly evolving, and in their 25-plus years they've moved from a heavily street punk...

Punk News review
10.11.14

Ever read so much hype about a major change in direction for an upcoming record, that when it drops the shift isn't as seismic as everyone touted, so you're kinda let down? The...

Punk News review
07.11.14

The world probably wasn't crying out for a Hüsker Dü live record in 1994. But seven years after the band had acrimoniously parted ways, it got one. Maybe someone at Warner Bros...

Punk News review
28.10.14

If you talk to anyone in the late 20s to late 30s demographic that is a fan of the offshoot genres of punk music, most will probably have a favorite band from the golden years of...

The Pier review
17.11.14

The album starts off with, “Burden Of Proof,” a mostly acoustic song that welcomes the voice of vocalist, Joey Cape, who, despite the lack of studio albums in the past ten years...

Punk News review
28.10.14

Restorations pretty much established themselves with LP2 in a bigger and more expansive way. This was the album that announced them in the way most bands want to be viewed or...

Punk News review
27.10.14

I remember seeing Amoebas for the first time in 2009, opening for Agent Orange. I was impressed by how together they were. They really seemed to have their sound down, especially...

Punk News review
22.10.14

I was at a pop punk show the other night in Cambridge and it occurred to me how important three British bands were to the birth of American pop punk: The Buzzcocks, The Clash, and...

Alt Press review
22.10.14

Punk News review
29.10.14

It’s been around five years since Rancid’s last album, Let the Dominoes Fall, which is widely considered by fans to be their worst effort. In the meantime, Tim Armstrong has put...

Punk News review
28.10.14

Rancid's latest effort, ...Honor Is All We Know, is a declaration of the band's strengths spanning their long-running career. While the songs seperately celebrate the many aspects...

Punk News review
20.10.14

Let me preface this all by saying that I don’t know a whole lot about Typesetter. I know they’re Chicago-based. I know they’ve got four members. I saw them open for Restorations...

Punk News review
16.10.14

If people weren't flocking to Dads after Pretty Good, they'll definitely be doing so now. As they continue jamming indie rock with emo and punk, what they manage to paint yet...

Spotinews recomendation
16.10.14

Hey. The debut album by The Bots is quite charming. Genre: rock. Enjoy! The Bots – Pink PalmsFiled under: 2014, Rock

Spotinews recomendation
31.10.14

Hey. The debut album by The Bots is quite charming. Genre: rock. Enjoy! The Bots – Pink PalmsFiled under: 2014, Rock

Punk News review
14.10.14

For close to 30 years, Sick Of It All have been the definitive name in hardcore. Although they have never been a band to reinvent the wheel in a vein similar to the likes of...

Alt Press review
08.10.14

Punk News review
22.10.14

With so many bands changing, evolving and doing everything they can stay relevant, the familiar sound in New Found Glory’s Resurrection is refreshing. The band holds steadfast to...

NME review
08.10.14

The Danish nihilists obliterate their past on brutal third album

Punk News review
24.10.14

In some ways, Iceage's Plowing into the Field of Love is a kinder, gentler beast than its predecessor, 2013's You're Nothing. It finds the group hopping from genre to genre...

Clash review
15.10.14

Woefully lacking in coherency, and fails as its makers’ next evolution…

Alt Press review
14.10.14

Spotinews recomendation
09.10.14

Hey. The intense new album by Iceage was recently added to Spotify. Genre: alternative rock/post-punk. Enjoy! Iceage – Plowing Into the Field of LoveFiled under: 2014, Rock

Under The Radar review
08.10.14

Connections are growing into a distinctive sound, away from the classic-era Guided By Voices vibe they cultivated early on. More

Punk News review
07.10.14

Single Mothers are full of negative qualities. Lyrically, it's obvious. But music-wise, it's totally the opposite. Remember "Winter Coats" from these dudes? One of the most jacked...

The Pier review
06.10.14

The first song on the album, “Black Out,” catches the listener’s attention by having a mix of the classic reggae offbeat guitar riff during the verse followed by a well crafted...

Punk News review
02.10.14

If you've not heard of Pete Bentham and the Dinner Ladies, then the first thing you need to do is go and track down the albums The New Underground, Hip Potater (yes it is spelt...

Punk News review
01.10.14

The Independents are sometimes referred to as Joey Ramone's favorite band. He was an early champion of the group and produced some of their first recordings. He also managed the...

Punk News review
29.09.14

It's been almost exactly ten years since the industry that is "American Idiot" emerged. I have fond memories of this album, most notably purchasing the deluxe edition the day it...

Punk News review
17.09.14

For their 7th studio album, Greatest Hit......S, [spunge] decided to re-record a bunch of their songs handpicked by their fans. The intro to the first track is highly reminiscent...