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Punk News review
25.01.15

Daggers Down is the debut LP from Chicago skate punks The Ridgelands. This album is pretty much just straightforward skate punk all the way through. The melodies and lyrics are...

Punk News review
24.01.15

Canadian (Kingston based) alternative-rock band Headstones have undeniable punk influences, especially evident within their live shows (Hugh Dillon, it would appear, is, in many...

Punk News review
24.01.15

Anarchist folk punk artist Pat "the Bunny" (also known as Pat Schneeweis) is the leading force of bands such as Ramshackle Glory and Wingnut Dishwashers Union. Now, he has...

Punk News review
24.01.15

Change appears to be the only constant in the world of the Sidekicks. The Ohio group have never shied away from taking risks and as such their artistic evolution has been absolute...

Punk News review
23.01.15

Signals Midwest's Light on the Lake reminds me of being back in 2001... in a good way. Not one of those, “God, why was I into this?” choices, but more like nostalgia with a...

Punk News review
23.01.15

Cloakroom's haunting dynamic was the main reason I got into their 2013 EP. Infinity was emo without being too emo. Shoegaze without being too shoegaze. Dour, depressing and...

Punk News review
21.01.15

Poor Lily make a lot of noise for a three-piece and that's a good thing. The Bronx NY trio have another solid release on their hands and they're 3 for 3 with their second full...

Punk News review
20.01.15

It’s crazy to think that Leftover Crack’s last full-length, Fuck World Trade, was released ten years ago already. But just in time for the President’s (of America) annual State of...

Punk News review
18.01.15

Rodrigo Alfaro was the main reason I got into Atlas Losing Grip. His vocal strength's the driving force behind the band and fits the amazing musicians this Swedish group boasts. I...

Punk News review
16.01.15

Are you tired of 90s style epi/fat skate punk? Good cause neither am I! Chicago's own Counterpunch is back with a new full length for 2014! Bruises sounds like it was made in the...

Punk News review
15.01.15

For Black Friday, MDC reissued their classic album, Millions of Dead Cops. The CD version also includes the Multi Death Corporations EP, the Millions of Dead Children EP, the...

Punk News review
13.01.15

Since 2010, Turnstile have been reviving and infecting the hardcore community with their unique groovy metallic sound. The band is reminiscent of Warzone with their aggressive...

Punk News review
13.01.15

Die Mannequin out of Toronto have only been around since 2005, but everything they have released up to now has had a definitive sound. Perhaps not the greatest of female-fronted...

Punk News review
12.01.15

Not Half Bad's Sorry Dudes EP is a much better introduction to this folky pop-punk band from Ft. Worth, TX than their 2013 full length Good People was. In the span of only 6 songs...

Punk News review
12.01.15

By now, we know the story: L.A. punks relish in traditional Mexican folk and create non-ironic mariachi music. But I can’t imagine anyone saw it lasting III full albums. Lucky for...

Punk News review
09.01.15

I arrived late to the SNFU crowd, missing their glory years by about a decade. I first heard about them from Todd of Propagandhi during a conversation at Louis’ Pub in Saskatoon...

Punk News review
08.01.15

There’s something mysterious going on in Canada. How do they rule pop punk so hard? It’s incredible, the wave of quality punk flooding from our charming neighbors to the north. Is...

Punk News review
05.01.15

This is my first review for the year and I'm pretty glad that it's one that shoved all my doubts about this particular band right out the door. I have always found Shinobu to be a...

Punk News review
23.12.14

There's a difference between melodic punk and pop-punk to me. Lost Love falls under the former because they're doing more than making catchy anthems and songs that'll have you...

The Quietus review
19.12.14

On their debut Belly, Snack Family announced themselves with four excellent tracks of squawking saxophones and rumbling, hellish rock. Their second EP, Pokie Eye sees them...

Spotinews recomendation
18.12.14

Hi. The final album update of the year is the latest one by Beach Beach. Genre: pop. Enjoy! (Note: Tomorrow you will get part 1 of my Albums of 2014 list.) Beach Beach – The...

Punk News review
12.12.14

All Mod Cons is the kind of great punk (hell, rock n' roll) album made by guys who have developed enough as players and as songwriters to make something confident and powerful. At...

Punk News review
09.12.14

Many of us have grown up, and even grown old with NOFX. Some of us still eagerly anticipate each new major release. NOFX has always been good over the years at giving fans plenty...

Punk News review
04.12.14

The '90s were a great decade for alternative music. As a native and resident of Dayton, Ohio, my hometown was a great city for alternative music in the '90s, producing such bands...

Punk News review
02.12.14

To describe The Brokedowns as just another Midwestern pop-punk band would be to sell the Elgin, Illinois four-piece extremely short. Yes, they’re from the Midwest, and yes, there...

Punk News review
26.11.14

If you're anything like me, you've been waiting for AFI to return to their hardcore roots for years now. While I do enjoy their later records (I'll get my share of hate for this...

Punk News review
25.11.14

In 1989, the Ramones were at a crossroads. Bassist and founding member Dee Dee Ramone left the band shortly after the release of the band’s eleventh album, Brain Drain. Rather...

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...

Punk News review
25.11.14

26 years ago, after playing only ten shows together, Fugazi decided to make a cassette tape to distribute free for their earliest fans to enjoy and share with others between gigs...