Melodic Hardcore

Sketchy Trench and ‘Born In A Ditch’

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Sketchy Trench – San Antonio, Texas, USA The words Sketchy Trench and Born In A Ditch are wonderfully related and conjure some interesting imagery; quickly. The San Antonio band released their debut full-length of sorts via Beefcake Records at the end of 2020 and in the spirit of the Skate Punk tempo, let’s get on with

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TNSrecords Vol​ 4: Cheap Cans Broken Vans and Basement Bar Bands (19/02/21)

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TNSrecords – Manchester, England, United Kingdom TNSrecords Vol​ 4: Cheap Cans, Broken Vans and Basement Bar Bands is a release marking a considerable milestone. In the world of underground, independent and DIY record labels, every release is an achievement. However, to reach a hundred separate releases on a label that only really started as a

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Heathcliff and ‘Stay Posi’ (22/01/21)

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Heathcliff – Munich, Germany Heathcliff and Stay Posi, after a slight delay due to the year of “ugh what now” will soon release via SBÄM as the European staple continues in its quest to propagate the soundwaves with a steady supply of fast-Punk. Punk & Disorderly Records of Canada and Milestone Sounds of Japan will be assisting

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May Have Missed Volume 2

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The Expanse Of The Internet “May Have Missed Volume 2” is an attempt to counter the volume of requests I receive in the various Ear Nutrition inboxes as I type away. The venture of EN, when it boils down to the barebones of itself, is a spare-time hobby. I try to do what I can,

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The Last Mile and ‘II’

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The Last Mile – Montreal, Québec, Canada The Last Mile and II are the product of a long journey through the myriad of obstacles, deviations and general curveballs that exist within the realm of underground bands. That is all the time I am going to spend on that because today is primarily focussed on the current

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Thousand Oaks and ‘Hell Is Empty’ (27/11/20)

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Thousand Oaks – Rome, Italy Thousand Oaks and Hell Is Empty. The former is a band of blistering technical Punk-Rock and the latter; a statement that is no longer as outlandish as it once blissfully and idly was. Mud Cake Records are on board and pushing the mainline vinyl run of the latest from the harmonised,

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I See Vultures and ‘Neversafe’

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I See Vultures – Leicester, England, United Kingdom It’s been a rough-year to debut as a band but I See Vultures and ‘Neversafe’ enter 2020 none-the-absolute-less. The band’s resolute determination is to be commended, even if they should “retrain” and look for other work. The Leicester band have thus far fallen upon Hardcore Punk with their own

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waterweed and The ‘Diffuse’ Vinyl Issue (04/12/20)

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waterweed – Osaka, Japan Although the album itself was a 2019 entry into the Punk-a-sphere, waterweed and the Diffuse vinyl issue are words worth heeding, noting and if you’re so inclined, celebrating. The Osaka band, who have been slogging it out since 2003 and in 2018, 2019 and to a point, 2020 respectively, have populated

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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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