Hometruths – Newcastle, England, United Kingdom Pop-Punk is the undefeatable facet of the Punk music scene. Hometruths and the ‘Daydream’ single fit into this very facet, one that despite minimal adaptation, has managed to well-survive its initial explosion way-back-when. Hometruths hail from Newcastle and via the North American stylistic, purvey a melodic, riff-laden, jagged Easycore
This Party Sucks – Leeds, England, United Kingdom The Party Sucks – Pop Up Yer Arse. Is it a statement with some historical ties to a faithful night that actually wasn’t quite so faithful and actually quite disappointing? Or is it a debut EP? Perhaps even both? We’ll go with the latter of the two
Always The Same – Helsinki, Finland. It’s time for another short one, this time introducing Always The Same, a Pop-Punk band from Helsinki, Finland. A band taking influence from the golden age melodic Punk music and repurposing to their needs through a lens constructed primarily from the Pop-Punk music of the early 2000s and 2010s.
Campbell’s Wild – Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. Pop-Punk is a genre that just as much as its Punk-Rock (sometimes distant and estranged) father is continuing to evolve and incorporate other styles both far into the depths of the Punk music vault as well as stylistic climes really very removed. It’s a genre that does indeed
Have No Clue – Esztergom, Hungary. Since 2012 Have No Clue of Esztergom, Hungary, have been stuck between three distinct points in Pop-Punk music history and in truth, it seems to be working for them. As you do a digital-flick through the band’s back catalogue you’ll find buzzsaw rhythms and melodic leads, relentless thundering drums
CF98 – Kraków, Poland. Skate Punk is a genre that has been very much ubiquitous and omnipresent since its initial drop down the halfpipe, populating the airwaves with some of the biggest names in the global Punk-Rock scene for over a generation. It’s genre that in the past ten years has seen something of a
The Unicorn – Camden, London, United Kingdom. Cover photo – Saving Sebastian. A London Pop-Punk band by the name of Cuecliché are preparing to release their follow-up EP this coming January, which read more about – Here. The band releasing their second EP is excellent news don’t get me wrong! They may even show off a
Switch Hitter – Hagerstown, Maryland, USA. Will Pop-Punk ever die? Likely not. Similar to it’s Punk-Rock father it continues to evolve and generate fans and scenes in an out of it’s traditional locales. The Maryland four-piece Switch Hitter are another to use the ambiguous term “Aggressive Pop-Punk” that at first comprehension could mean anything from Easycore to
Xadium – Malmesbury, England, United Kingdom. Bands experimenting and finding their feet is always an interesting thing to observe and I have to say, progressing through Xadium’s short but incredibly diverse catalogue to date is really something. I first discovered the band at a local show in Bath at a venue that will remain nameless.