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ALBUM REVIEW: Dope Body – ‘Crack A Light’: shriekin’ and howlin’ at the altar

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LIVE: The Clashed at The Georgian Theatre, Stockton (Tribute band)

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Track: Horror In Clay – Burnt Hands

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On 14th May Demon Records will release three Frank Black albums which have never been available on vinyl before. ‘Francis Black Francis’, ‘Honeycomb’ and ‘Fast Man Raider Man’  Each is lovingly issued on 140g coloured vinyl: ‘Frank Black Francis’ will be available as 2LPs on white vinyl, ‘Honeycomb’ on translucent-honey vinyl and ‘Fast Man Raider Man’ as 2LPs on …

Crash & the Crapenters don’t like you very much. Not you personally but the general world out there. The world of sheep and platitudes. And they don’t like the world of cheesy optimism, blank-eyed obedience and pre-digested mass consumption. The cynical title of their new song says it all really – ‘We’re All In This …

Four-piece punk rock band from Toronto, ‘Bad Waitress’ have shared the video for their new single ‘Too Many Bad Habits’ via Royal Mountain Records.  Speaking about the track, the band said “Bad Habits. We all have them and the guilt surrounding them eats us up. This song is a cathartic expression of the frustration that emerges from constantly …

Brighton, UK punk rock powerhouse Harker continues to roll out singles in advance of the upcoming album ‘Axiom,’ out April 23rd on Wiretap Records, Disconnect Disconnect Records, Shield Recordings, Fixing A Whole Records. Guitarist/vocalist Mark Boniface talks about the track:  “‘Adulthood’ is based on the feeling of security and identity we develop as we mature into adult life. …

London punks Talk Show have been working on a collaborative two-part project with Polydor Records-signed producer Eli Brown (known to many as part of Calvin Harris’ Love Regenerator project) and Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard. Last month, Part 1 of the project was launched, which saw Talk Show’s Harrison Swan lend his distinctive vocal to the …

South London punk newcomers Play Dead released their debut EP Skint last month via Blitzcat Records. Following the release of eagerly-received lead single ‘Shaun’ earlier this year, the band are today sharing latest single ‘Hide’  Commenting on the track, guitarist Joe Blair says: “’Hide’ was written on a very hungover morning in late 2019. I was being asked by a few mates to …

Sunshine Coast band Swimsuit Issue pinned back our collective ears earlier this year with the thundering and visceral track ‘Addict’ (reviewed by me here). Now they are back with the announcement of their debut album for release later in 2021 and a new single, ‘The Feeling’. ‘The Feeling’ considerably pumps on the brakes and shows …

Sydney-based band Down for Tomorrow have just released an anthemic and thundering single ‘Good Person’ that shouts a positive message in an effervescent quite/loud blast. It is a song of many parts – reflective verses that are smashed aside by a vaulting chorus and razor-sharp guitars. The track takes a massive turn half way through …

Ireland’s For Those I love is essentially the work of David Balfe and is dedicated to the memory of a close friend who died suddenly in 2018. The grief seeps through the album and haunts every refrain while travelling at high speed velocity on a electronic dance floor. Given Balfe’s previous history in punk band …

After a 3 year long hiatus London’s heaviest post punk outfit Shrines return with new EP ‘Ghost Notes’. The 4-track strong EP, which is the follow up to Shrines 2015 self-titled full length debut, sees the band push into a new more post punk direction yet maintaining a similar sense of melancholy. ‘Ghost Notes’ was recorded by Steve Long & James Burke, mixed …