Seaway – ‘All In My Head’

‘All In My Head’ is the latest EP from Ontario’s Seaway, released on Pure Noise Records this November. The Canadian quintet are considered as one of the most exciting new pop-punk acts in North America right now and no doubt these four tracks will add to their momentum. So what makes them so appealing? They […]

Hands Like Houses – ‘Reimagine’

Hands Like Houses are Australia’s hottest new band, having released their second album ‘Unimagine’ last year, gaining a whole legion of fans. Hitting the road, they’ve played every where they can and are back in the UK later this year supporting Bury Tomorrow on their UK Headline Tour, taking in venues like The Institute in […]

Fights & Fires / Idle Class – Split

What happens when 2 of the most promising and hardest working punk bands around right now get together? Something brilliant right? That’s definitely the case when British punks, Fights & Fires teamed up with German outfit, Idle Class to release a 7″ split. Fights & Fires have a more robust, unrefined style to their music, […]

Solemn Sun – ‘Solemn Sun’

Earlier this year, much-loved folk-punks Jim Lockey and The Solemn Sun decided that they weren’t prepared to simply tread water in the scene that had been so far been their home, and they would “reinvent the band we are and restart our journey again on our own terms”. Now known simply as Solemn Sun, retaining […]

State Champs – ‘The Acoustic Things’

If you were to ask, “Who are State Champs?”, you’d most probably be given a look that suggested that you’d A) been dropped on your head at an early age, or B) been living under a rock for the last four years. Because State Champs are one of the newer bands on the pop-punk scene, […]

Boston Manor – Driftwood

‘Driftwood’ is the new EP from Blackpool’s Boston Manor, released this October on Failure By Design Records. It’s six tracks of positive, up-tempo pop punk that matches anything we’ve heard from a UK band in the genre this year. It’s also a marked improvement on the band’s debut EP, 2013’s ‘Here / Now’ and that’s […]

Twothirtytwo – ‘The Hope We Had’

There’s a fine line between genres these days. The likes of The Gaslight Anthem have been instrumental in recent years in pulling what is in essence Americana into the punk-rock scene, leading to a wealth of bands channelling Bruce Springsteen’s style with a concoction of outside influences. On first listen, ‘The Hope We Had’ shares […]

Atlas / In Arms – Split EP

Leeds hardcore outfit Atlas have recently teamed up with Sheffield lot In Arms for a 4 track split. The result? More melodic hardcore than you could wish for in one EP. Both bands bring their own unique style to the table in a record that’s completely filled to the brim with the emotion and atmospheric […]

Still Bust – ’77 For You (57 For Me)’

Still Bust may not have built up the largest of back catalogues during their career but ’77 For You (57 For Me)’ immediately makes a very persuasive argument for the benefit of quality over quantity as ‘It’s Your Fault (And You’re Stupid Kind Regards Barbaros Icoglu)’ gleefully throws itself from your speakers in a riot […]

Darko – ‘Sea Of Trees’

Bands that sit at the more technical end of the punk scale often seem to go under the radar of many, receiving just a fraction of the attention and praise lavished upon those who ply their trade in poppier, more accessible sub-genres. However, with the accomplished and original ‘Sea Of Trees’, Darko emphatically readdress that […]

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