Category Archives: punk

Die Miss America – Suburban Vermin (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Music historians will tell you that Punk, in its original form, evolved from two separate sources. In America, the nucleus was a New York scene of garage rock bands, musical hustlers and street urchins, in the UK bored London art … Continue reading

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Cult Drugs – Blood Command (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I like to play a game when the CD of a band I haven’t come across before slides from the review pile towards the player. Before its dulcet tones spring forth I try to second-guess the nature of the band … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CLXXIX : Berlin – Kamikaze Girls

  Good things…no, make that great things are happening for Leeds-based duo Kamikaze Girls. Not only have they just signed to Big Scary Monsters Recording Company but they also release their forthcoming debut album Seafoam on 9th June 2017. Add … Continue reading

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Brutalism – Idles (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If Divide and Conquer hinted at a snarling, confrontational beast of an album to follow, I don’t think many were expecting it to be quite this bruising, this aggressive, this visceral, this intense. It’s our own fault, they tried to … 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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Admission – Dearly Beloved (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

If opening salvo RIP comes at the listener like a train crashing headlong through the worse storm in living memory whilst the brakeman plays early Black Sabbath tunes on broken bagpipes, at least you can’t say that you haven’t been … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CXXXVIII: My Disregards – GagReflex

An enigma wrapped in a riddle wrapped in a conundrum wrapped in a fucking loud noise! A four-legged, melodic punk beast that not only brings a level of musical intricacy and detail to the genre but who pepper their lyrics … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CXXXVII : Divide and Conquer – Idles

For those who say that there isn’t any politically charged, challenging music happening any more…I give you Idles. Rhythmic punk shot through with a dose of Sleaford-esque brutality and putting social and political discussion back on the table, in this … Continue reading

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New Music of The Day – CXXXIV : Kat, I’m Sorry – Raze*Rebuild

All bands have their token “slow song” it is part of the rock and roll template. Thankfully alt-country-core rockers (that is a genre honest) Raze*Rebuild are smart enough that rather than use this space to tread musical water they instead offer … Continue reading

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Journey To X – The Brainiac 5 (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Things I like: Weird pop music. Intelligent lyrics. Bands that stick two fingers up to the idea that rock and roll is a young man’s game. Musical ideas that have no business being in the same song. Existentialism. Genuine punk … Continue reading

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EP Two – Glitch Trip, Death Drive (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The fantastically named Glitch Trip, Death Drive continue their mission to subvert musical expectation with the economically titled EP Two, though that seems only logical considering the title of their first offering. But if the name of the record (yes, … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CXXVII: Castaway – The Franklys

If there is a better garage rock band operating on the circuit today then I’m yet to stumble across them and just like bands such as The Runaways back in the day and IDestroy at the moment, they capture all the … Continue reading

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