Creeper – ‘Creeper’

Holy crap, this is great. Like some kind of three-chord dairy, the UK is churning out quality punk rock at the moment and the latest vat of melodic butter to roll off the production line comes courtesy of Southampton’s Creeper. The band themselves make a fair deal of their pedigree, being formed as they are […]

Basement – ‘Further Sky’

Basement have never been a band to do things by halves. From announcing a hiatus at almost exactly the same time as sophomore album ‘Colourmeinkindness’ was released, to returning earlier this year with nothing but a simple “Hi” on Twitter, it’s easier to always expect the unexpected. This was much the case again when out […]

Four Year Strong – ‘Go Down in History’ EP

After a harsh and wholly unnecessary backlash from some fans on Four Year Strong’s last major release ‘In Some Way, Shape or Form’, the pop-punk/hardcore maestros rightly decided to reassess their own music, stance, situation and plans. At the time such animosity was unexpected from such a slight change in style from the album; it […]

Sirens – ‘Resistant To Change | Destined To Fail’

With typical metalcore firmly at its heart, ‘Resistant To Change | Destined To Fail’ – the new record by Birmingham based Sirens – injects heaps of originality through its reluctance to settle on a single style. Although the striking drum patterns and brutal riffs dominate throughout, the thirty minute EP/mini-album retains a celestial melodic atmosphere […]

New Town Kings – ‘Pull Up & Rewind’

With this boiling summer that the UK’s been having so far, there’s absolutely nothing better than chilling in a field at a music festival with an ice-cold cider / beer / some form of alcoholic beverage. And with that, you’ll always need some decent music to really get into the summer vibe. This is where […]

Little Big League / Ovlov – ‘Split’

Little Big League and Ovlov find themselves in good company as label buddies that have a similar sound, and that helps make this split a delightful listen. The two songs Little Big League bring out are bright with fantastic guitar riffs paired with the singer’s combined feminine and aggressive vocal approach. Michelle Zauner sings every […]

O Captain – ‘Ghetto Hikes’

Every now and again, an EP bursts fully-formed from your speakers and grabs your attention without hesitation or delay. There’s plenty of room in this world for ‘growers’ or works which you ‘need to live with for a bit’, and it’s this variety which prevents the world from stagnating into a congealed lake of aural […]

Andrew Cream / Don Blake – ‘Split’

When most punks think of acoustic music from the UK, it’s probably a given that Frank Turner is the first artist to come to mind. The genre has definitely gotten much more recognition in recent years, with musicians like Turner and Sam Russo in the UK and Dave Hause in the US, among many others. […]

Whipped – ‘Future No Brainers’

The Midwest produces a lot of things. Corn, tornadoes, soybeans, punk bands… Chicago’s Whipped are another product of the area, and they really pick up the pace in their EP ‘Future No Brainers’. They play the kind of catchy punk that’s so visible these days, but with differences that make them stand out — especially […]

Guerrilla Monsoon / Gameday Regulars – ‘Split EP’

It’s immediately obvious from the opening track of New York punk-rockers Gameday Regulars and Birmingham’s (UK) Guerrilla Monsoon that you’ve entered a world of unfaltering melodic punk. In essence, these 11ish minutes are the epitome of pop-punk – fast paced drums and gritty vocals up against insatiably catchy melodies and upbeat rhythms – yet “pop-punk” […]

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