LIVE: Frank Carter’s ‘Modern Ruin’ Exhibition / Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes @ Sang Bleu

Photo by Jenny McCord What do you do after being named the coolest person in the world by NME? If your artist, musician, tattooer and all-round punk icon Frank Carter you form a new band, expand your art career and launch it all in your place of work; the Sang Bleu Tattoo Studio in Dalston. […]

The Story So Far – ‘The Story So Far’

The Story So Far’s début album ‘Under Soil And Dirt’ came at a time when bands such as The Wonder Years and Fireworks were shifting the focus of pop-punk away from the stereotypical three-chord sugary sweet sound and towards something more thoughtful and creative. It was a release that helped re-invigorate the scene and marked […]

LIVE: Slaves @ The Cluny, Newcastle upon Tyne

Amidst the constant mumblings of distaste regarding their name, Slaves have stepped into the limelight these last five months or so. With a nomination into the BBC Music Sound of 2015 shortlist and a performance on Later with Jooles Holland, the duo really are proving that punk can be successful in today’s mainstream. On Monday […]

Silverstein – ‘I Am Alive In Everything I Touch’

Fifteen years after their inception, Silverstein are still going strong and their latest release, ‘I Am Alive In Everything I Touch’ proves just why they’re one of the biggest names in the post-hardcore scene. Split into four ‘chapters’, this concept album is the first to be release via Rise Records, after deals with Victory and […]

Prolong the Agony – ‘All We Are’

 Prolong the Agony have released a killer EP in the form of ‘All We Are’. They come prepared with a wealth of touring experience, having supported the likes of Crossfaith, iwrestledabearonce, Bury Tomorrow, and Glamour Of the Kill over the last six years, as well as a run on the famous US Warped Tour. In […]

Trash Boat – ‘Brainwork’

It’s a tried and tested formula: fast songs, raw vocals and straightforward chords. Pop-punk is alive and well in the UK, and Trash Boat are testament to this. The band’s second EP ‘Brainwork’ takes the band on a natural progression. The sound remains similar to previous releases but the songs each are a lot more […]

Zebrahead – ‘The Early Years Revisited’

From their place on teen comedy film soundtracks to their gigs and festival appearances, Zebrahead have always been the quintessential party band, concerned with little more than getting as many people to have as much fun as possible. Their rap/rock stylings may not be the most popular genre these days, but as co-vocalist Ali notes, […]

Calls Landing – ‘Heirlooms’

Calls Landing have been tip-toeing around the suburbs of West Yorkshire for the past four years. In that time they have released 2 EP’s and 2 splits; a collection of angsty pop-punk ditties taking influence from 2010’s rebirth of American pop-punk, evoking The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Transit and Man Overboard. After a couple of line-up […]

LIVE: American Football @ Electric Ballroom, London

This review is redundant. Allow me to explain why. Over their seven UK dates, including two at London’s Electric Ballroom, American Football will have been worshiped by a significant proportion of their adoring fans. Excuse the blasphemy; no other word seems to adequately represent the audience’s reaction to the Illinois emo pioneers. Devoted American Football […]

LIVE: Deez Nuts / Stick To Your Guns / Trash Talk / Being As An Ocean @ ULU Student Union

Being As An Ocean opened this mammoth four band musical morsel which had most hardcore fans salivating at the prospect of such a great lineup. Their post-hardcore rhythms were well received and crowd pleaser ‘Wrecking Ball’ would be a no brainer for the title of ‘proper good tune’. Lead singer Joel Quartuccio spent most of […]

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