Reviews

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Passionflower – ‘Picture Perfect’ (18/07/20)

Passionflower – Warrington, England, United Kingdom Passionflower is set to release ‘Picture Perfect’ this very month. The Warrington-based solo-project of one Kyle Richardson-Nickle has been a work in progress since 2017 and is testament to an important, undeniably crucial and intrinsic characteristic of the underground music scene. Inspiration both past, formative and contemporary. They say

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‘A Tribute To Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man’ (10/07/20)

Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man – Manchester, England, United Kingdom If you’ve kicked-about in the UK Punk scene within the last ten years or so, the title of this piece probably piqued some interest or raised an eyebrow. A Tribute To Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man enters into the mass of audio delight that has been

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High Visions and ‘A First Date With Imposter Syndrome’

High Visions – Leeds, England, United Kingdom High Visions and A First Date With Imposter Syndrome enter into 2020 via INiiT Records. This is notable for two reasons. Primarily, the above is the latest in the chronicle of the contemporary melodic Punk hybridisation that is the Leeds based High Visions, but also that this third release

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Joy Killed The Duke – ‘Would You Still Like Me’

Joy Killed The Duke – Utrecht, The Netherlands Nowadays, when the word “Grunge” is used to describe a new band, it is often greeted with an eye roll. Joy Killed The Duke and Would You Still Like Me are very much a band existing to dispel this. The self-labelled “Neo-Grunge” four-piece and their flamboyant attire hail

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Padme – ‘The Fine Line Between Being Conscious and Self Harm’

Padme – Istanbul, Turkey This review was written by Community Contributor, Adam Brown. No need for introductions, we’ve met before. Ah screw it, this is Padme – a four-piece Punk band from Istanbul, Turkey and formed by Arda (Bass), Toprak (Guitars/Vocals), Ozan (Guitar/Vocals/Slave Stuff) and Orhi (Drums). Back in the murky depths of times-gone, we treated our

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Mighty Magic Animal – ‘Shucks’

Mighty Magic Animal – Salisbury, England, United Kingdom Mighty Magic Animal and Shucks add credit to the statement I made regarding their last EP. Something, something, don’t underestimate a two-piece band. If you want to break-down said release in a little more detail or rather read my own break-down, gyrate over to – Here. Mighty Magic Animal

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TANKENGINE – ‘TANKENGINE TAKENGINE’

TANKENGINE – Newcastle, England, United Kingdom TANKENGINE – TANKENGINE TAKENGINE is a collection of words denoting to the cliché (but apt) description of the words “powerhouse trio”. In fact, couple those very words with a cacophony of eerily inviting groove, playful Noise Rock “why nots” and complicated, spasmodic Post-Hardcore energy and it actually becomes a

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Bards and The ‘Barricades’ Single

Bards – Manchester, England, United Kingdom Progressive Rock is an ambiguous moniker indeed. Bards and their ‘Barricades’ single very much fit into this term mired in pre-listen mystery. The Manchester band’s career has ebbed, flown, soared and swam through various sonic landscapes since 2018, always accompanied by an emotional introspection itself flowing and ebbing at

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