Ska/Ska-Punk

Smash Mouse Records: ‘A Tribute To Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2’

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Smash Mouse Records – Newport, Wales, United Kingdom Smash Mouse Records and A Tribute To Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2. If I were to describe, recap or educate on what this forthcoming compilation is attempting, the only real result would be an abject fall into banality-ridden inertia. It is fair to assume that

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

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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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Stay Out – ‘Always Late’

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Stay Out – Oakland, California, USA Green Day, Operation Ivy, Rancid, Descendents, Lagwagon, NOFX and countless more. Such household names are the very reason for Stay Out and Always Late coming into play in late 2019. Such seminal names, resulted in the rejuvenation of US and then global Punk music, and ultimately got it where it

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MPF 2020 and Other Tall Tales: Ian ‘Tree’ Robinson

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Manchester Punk Festival “MPF 2020 and Other Tall Tales: Ian ‘Tree’ Robinson” is relevant to the question above. A question that is in its sixth iteration of annual linger. MPF 2020 is indeed fast approaching, that much is true but it simultaneously seems to be taking its sweet and possibly sentient time. As much as

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Why Manchester Punk Festival 2020?

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Manchester Punk Festival “Why Manchester Punk Festival 2020?” – Is the title of this written piece and the poster created by the festival that you can gaze and probably quite reasonably salivate over placed above is your answer! There’s no need for me to bore you away from your busy lives anymore, hooray! We can

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The Liverpool Punk-Rock All-Dayer 3: The Bands #2

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The Liverpool Punk-Rock All-Dayer – Studio 2, Liverpool, United Kingdom The Liverpool Punk-Rock All-Dayer 3: The Bands #2 – It’s really very self-explanatory why we are here. However, if this is the first instance of which The Liverpool Punk-Rock All-Dayer 3 or the event as a whole has graced your ability to decipher characters into words and

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Side Missions Are Missions Too: Dean and Lewis Of Side Mission Records.

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Side Mission Records – England/Wales, United Kingdom. This is unambiguously the age of the underground Record label, rejoice! If you’ve even paid even the slightest bit of notice to your HUD, radar, map or quest list these past few months (no one is forcing you – yet) then Side Mission Records may have made an

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The Donald Trumpets – ‘Waterboarding At Guantanamo Bay’.

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The Donald Trumpets – Perth, Western Australia, Australia. In truth, Ska and Ska-Punk have had a proportionally less prevalent presence in my play order and apparent never ending ear abuse for quite some time now. I find the genre very hit and miss and not as engaging as I once did and I’m not afraid

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Padme – ‘IBAN TR75 0006 2000 7170 0006 6006 13’

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Padme – Istanbul, Turkey This review was written by Community Contributor, Adam Brown. ‘WE REALLY LIKE LAGWAGON’ – proclaims their official Facebook page. And with that please welcome to the stage Padme: a fast-paced melodic Punk band from Istanbul, Turkey. Padme are Arda Turan (Bass); Topri (Guitars/Vocals); and Orhi (Drums). As the statement on Facebook

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Upper Downer – ‘S\T’.

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Upper Downer – Los Angles, California, USA. When you here Los Angles based Punks Upper Downer you wouldn’t necessarily think that they hailed from the locale they actually do. The west coast Punk and Alternative music scene has always been associated with melodic Punk styles from Hardcore to the predominant Skate Punk, with a more

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