Skate Punk

Launch Control and The ‘Attention Economy’ (02/10/20)

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Launch Control – Reading, England, United Kingdom It’s been three long years of political strife since their last commentary and now Launch Control return with the Attention Economy. The Reading band’s evocative, poignant and societally resultant emotional-drudgery-drenched socio-political musings are now in their fourth phase. Although today concerns phase four, I shall but briefly implore you

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Winning Streak – ‘Stop Screaming’ (08/09/20)

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Winning Streak – Texas, USA Winning Streak and their ‘Stop Screaming’ single marks another prominent waypoint in the microcosm that is the band’s 2020. However, before that, some context is required. 2018 saw a debut album that witnessed the Texas-founded band soar over melodic Punk-Rock and technical Skate Punk that saw more harmonies that you

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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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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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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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A Different Kind Of Show: Alex From Mute

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Mute – Québec City, Québec, Canada Despite the golden age of Skate Punk often being attributed to the ’90s, it was only the beginning. “A Different Kind Of Show: Alex From Mute” is an interview title that exists wholly because of this. Although many of those seminal bands continued to speed-through the early 2000s and onward

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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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