Interview: Jesse James [June 2014]

Jesse James split up back in 2007, but they’ve reformed this summer for a couple of special occasions, one being our very own Punktastic show at the Borderline on July 5th. We spoke to frontman Donagh O’Leary (AKA DKO) and guitarist Rich Warren to ask just why they reformed and what the future holds for […]

Introducing: Glass Giants

Glass Giants – formed of vocalist Ross Dixon, guitarists Alyn Evans and Alex Williams, bassist Liam Toomey and drummer Martyn Howell – hail from South Wales, the home of many incredibly talented bands. We talked to bassist Liam about their new single, working with producer Romesh Dodangoda and what the future holds for them. Glass […]

Interview: Up River [June 2014]

Turn back the clock a few years and you might remember the rush of melodic hardcore in the UK with bands like More Than Life, Landscapes and Departures all finding a sizeable voice within the UK scene. However, these days it’d be fair to say most of those bands seem a little more spent than […]

Interview: Marmozets [Slam Dunk 2014]

Alarmingly, it’s already been two weeks since the weekend of carnage that was Slam Dunk 2014, but we’ve still got some snippets from the festival for you. At Slam Dunk South, we managed to grab Becca and Sam MacIntyre from the mighty Marmozets for a quick chat about tour stories and playing Warped Tour this […]

INTERVIEW: Rob Lynch [Slam Dunk 2014]

We caught up with the one and only Rob Lynch at this year’s Slam Dunk festival ahead of his big trip to the US for Warped Tour 2014. How was Slam Dunk North yesterday? Amazing. It was the best set I’ve ever done at Slam Dunk before and I’ve played it loads of times. The […]

INTERVIEW: Front Porch Step [June 2014]

If you haven’t yet listened to ‘Aware’, the debut album from Front Porch Step (it came out at the end of 2013) and you are in the market for an acoustic, emotional treat, then we recommend you head over to Pure Noise’s Bandcamp page immediately. Front Porch Step is Jake Mcelfresh, his acoustic guitar and a […]

Interview: The Menzingers

Philadelphia band the Menzingers, are hitting the road with Lemuria, PUP, and Cayetana this summer on a must-see US tour, and a phenomenal new record in tow. Nicole Carter sat down with vocalist and guitarist Greg Barnett before their Philly show at Union Transfer to talk about taking Rented World on the road, the Philly […]

Introducing: Little Matador

There’s one particular thing about Little Matador that may make you biased against them, so let’s get this out of the way: frontman Nathan Connolly is also frontman for a rather well-known band called Snow Patrol. With that out of the way, you can cast any preconceptions aside, because Little Matador sound absolutely nothing like […]

Introducing: Nothing More

Nothing More have actually been around for a long time, but not as the machine they are today. Today’s line up – which consists of frontman Jonny Hawkins, bassist Daniel Oliver, Mark Vollelunga on guitar and Paul O’ Brien on drums – are ready to smash up your eardrums and do nothing less than change […]

In The Studio With Lewis Johns: Pariso/Svalbard & exclusive track stream

We’re back with Lewis Johns in the studio today, taking a look at the process behind the new Pariso/Svalbaard split, which features new tracks from, both bands and two collaborative songs! We’ve also got an exclusive play of a track from the release too, so have a read while you take a listen… Who are […]