Melodic Hardcore

SHIIVA and Their ‘Groove’

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SHIIVA – Lancaster, California, USA California is fertile ground for Punk-Rock and Hardcore and from this sonically nutritional soil, SHIIVA and their Groov(e) enter 2020. The four-piece in this past July unleashed their debut defiance set across seven tracks durationally set between 1:32 and 2:39. That latter piece of information is simply an important bonafide morsel

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Spillage and Their Debut Self-Titled

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Spillage – Manchester, England, United Kingdom The open and inherent disdain of Punk-Rock as a medium has increased exponentially in 2020. Spillage and their debut Self-Titled enter such a time to be alive (negatively) in a flurry of disdain and entrenched grit in a cross-reference of infused melody via Rad Noise Records. The Manchester four-piece who

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EP Premiere: The Brass – ‘Mob Neutrality’

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The Brass – Portland, Oregon, USA Today is a day of new music, specifically denoting to the EP Premiere of The Brass and Mob Neutrality. After some considerable time away from the studio circuit since there original release of grit-laden chugging Melodic Hardcore, Skate Punk-crossover that was the debut Armsreach, The Brass have returned. Although

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Heathcliff and ‘Stay Posi – Not Zombi’ (21/08/20)

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Heathcliff – Munich, Germany After a 2019 that marked their debut blast of Skate Punk rooted, genre-crossing fast Punk, Heathcliff and ‘Stay Posi – Not Zombi’ enter 2020. A year that through its unprecedented upheaval, has only proved to be positively consistent through its sonic output. The alternative music scene has held on and despite

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Motion Sickness and ‘Isolate’

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Motion Sickness – Hamilton, Ontario, Canada The musical medium of Punk-Rock is and always has been one unto which disdain is cathartically expressed. Motion Sickness and Isolate, through their very existence, enter 2020 riding high upon such via Hamiton, Ontario. Motion Sickness move through thirteen songs in sixteen minutes via such an illuminated disdain of

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Riviera Kid and ‘Stay Positive’

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Riviera Kid – Margate, England, United Kingdom As is apparently the way, the great catch-up regarding UK underground releases continues. Riviera Kid released Stay Positive in this here 2020 via Back From The Dead Records this past May. This time around, the band are but a two-person outfit and the aforementioned Stay Positive is the latest

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Video Premiere: Ructions – ‘Resignation Day’

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Ructions – Newcastle, England, United Kingdom If lockdown has yielded anything at all, it’s a seemingly ceaseless abundance of surplus time. Enter the video premiere of Ructions and ‘Resignation Day’. The Newcastle Skate Punk straddling Melodic Hardcore five-some first entered the (sadly) metaphorical side-stage with ‘Design Accident’, which you can bone-up on – Here. The band’s harrowingly-apt

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High Visions and ‘A First Date With Imposter Syndrome’

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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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A Happy Accident: Chris From Much The Same

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Much The Same – Chicago, Illinois, USA Undisputedly, the hardest part of the interview process is ascertaining a title. It’s only fitting then that “A Happy Accident: Chris From Much The Same” became the title as a happy accident in itself. I had a whole script to choose from after the interview you are about to read

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Much The Same – ‘Quitters Never Win’ Reissue (03/07/20)

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Much The Same – Chicago, Illinois, USA “Much The Same and the Quitters Never Win Reissue” are a set of meaningful and determined words that very recently captivated the global fast-melodic Punk scene. In doing so, this collection of characters resulted in a response itself well within the realm of ecstatic from the bands OG

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