Category Archives: pop punk

Scene and Heard – CCCXXXIII : Head vs. Heart  – Dreams of Vertigo (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Head vs Heart was the second single from the bands Reject University, Pt.1: Freshman 15, so it isn’t exactly new but it was a milestone in the band’s story and if for no other reason than it is a cracker … Continue reading

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Rad Science  – Eleventyseven (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said that there were no second acts in American lives. He also said a bit about trombone players and jazz music. He also predicted that pop-punk has had its day. Maybe. He was wrong about a … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CLXIV: You and Me – A New Nowhere

There was a point just before the music kicked in that I had a few doubts about what was going to follow. Rock dude wandering through the forest, Donnie Darko-esque creepy, out of context rabbit suit, the distant clattering of … Continue reading

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Iktelan – Zoo Harmonics (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If you chose to see 2014’s Business in the Front, Party in the Back as a mission statement, that pop-punk can be cleverer and more demanding of itself, then you will also see Iktelan as nothing short of delivering on … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CLIV: Radio – Peter 118

Having been championed by tastemakers across the globe from Vive The Rock in the UK to LA’s KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer, it isn’t hard to see the appeal of Peter 118’s latest single. Peter Field takes the punk swagger of … Continue reading

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Cupcake Diaz & The Felt Tip Pens (e.p.) – Cupcake Diaz & The Felt Tip Pens (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I got to see the band in all its glory before hearing this recently recorded E.P: I’m not sure if that is the equivalent of seeing the film before reading the book or the other way around. Still, in the … Continue reading

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