Interview: Frank Turner – Independent Venue Week [January 2015]

Hi Frank! How are you doing? Hope you’ve had a great Christmas and New Year! I’m good thanks, had a hectic festive season: my birthday is around then and a couple of friends got married, so it wasn’t very sober or sensible. But fun. You’re the ambassador for Independent Venue Week this year, which started […]

INTERVIEW: Spot – Sounds Of Two Eyes Opening [January 2015]

If you were to pull out your favourite LP’s from legendary punk label SST Records you will notice the name Spot appearing in the credits of most of them. Wether it was the volatile hardcore of Black Flag’s debut album ‘Damaged’, or the shredding alt-punk of ‘Zen Arcade’ by Husker Du – to name but a […]

INTERVIEW: Little Elephant [January 2015]

Left to Right: Brian Gross-Bias, Rob Courtney, and Mark Metzger It’s 2015 now, and a lot of people are saying a lot of things about the way the landscape of punk music looks. It’s easy to make value judgments about what social media and streaming services have done to the genre and how its fans […]

Interview: The Brokedowns [January 2015]

Hailing from the small, yet musically inclined town of Elgin, Illinois, The Brokedowns are the type of punk band that you either love to death or have never heard of at all. Regardless, they have put on some of the most insane shows I’ve seen over the years in Chicago, and to say that all […]

Interview: New Found Glory [January 2015]

Sitting in the confines of The Forum’s dressing room upstairs, with Jordan and Chad from New Found Glory, was a surreal experience. Read on for our full interview. Hey guys, how’re you both? Chad: Awesome man. Jordan: Very well thank you. So you’re currently on and about to end the ‘Pop Punk’s Not Dead’ Tour. […]

Video Interview: Roam (Part 2)

At the end of 2014, we met up with ROAM to have a chat about their year in 2014, what’s coming up in 2015, and how they feel about releasing their new EP next week. Here’s the second and final instalment of our video interviews with them, focusing on what they’re looking forward to in […]

Introducing: Swing Hero

If you listened to Swing Hero without any prior knowledge, you probably wouldn’t believe that it was conceived by a man who tours with 3OH!3. Although Marshall Gallagher is indeed a touring guitarist for the band, his solo project could not be further away. Marshall cites Basement, Superheaven and Nothing as bands with a similar […]

Interview: Pete Wentz – Fall Out Boy [January 2015]

Fall Out Boy need no introductions. Last week they came to the UK to play a super intimate show at the Islington Assembly Hall, and the next day they had to fly home after the tragic news that guitarist Joe Trohman’s mother had passed away. This week they released their sixth album ‘American Beauty/American Psycho‘. […]

Interview: Northlane [January 2015]

Last month, Northlane came over to the UK to play a few shows with their fellow Australians Parkway Drive. We caught up with guitarist Josh Smith to find out about life with their new singer, the touring lifestyle, and what to expect from their new album later this year. Hi Josh! How’s your tour going? […]

VIDEO INTERVIEW: ROAM (PART 1)

At the end of 2014, we met up with ROAM to have a chat about their year in 2014, what’s coming up in 2015, and how they feel about releasing their new EP at the end of this month. Here’s part one of two video interviews, focusing on how 2014 was for them. Enjoy! LAIS […]