Elm Tree Circle and ‘NO FOMO’

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Elm Tree Circle – Iserlohn, Germany Situated somewhere between a contrastingly more mature Emo Rock, Pop-Punk and Alternative Rock, Elm Tree Circle and NO FOMO export their craft from Iserlohn, Germany, via Vancouver, Cologne and Dortmund on the back of the prolific Krod Records. Elm Tree Circle, it is safe to say, are both a mainstay

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Goodbye Cassini and ‘Lightning Strikes’

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Goodbye Cassini – Worcester, England, United Kingdom Stewart Smyth, Colin Henderson and “Mystery Girl” are relevant to the words Goodbye Cassini and ‘Lightning Strikes’ and within a greater scope, yet another lockdown project of self-perpetuating fruition. The two (and a bit) piece are within the context of their chosen moniker, new to the game. But

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Shellycoat and ‘Hide The Knives’

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Shellycoat – Hamburg, Germany The legacy of ’90s Punk is a lucrative well of sonics that outdoes itself. Shellycoat and Hide The Knives enter via the influence of the seminal period but in a manner open and free in its exploratory desires. The Hamburg band have been slogging it out since the early “twenteens” and in

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Burnt Tapes and ‘Grower’

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Burnt Tapes – London, England, United Kingdom 2020 has been a peculiar one, perhaps, some would be inclined to remark, even somewhat of a weird one. A year that Burnt Tapes and Grower enter via some variant of normality regarding the underground music scene. However, the London-based, Lockjaw Records mainstays have twisted the very normal act

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Thysen and ‘Into The Water’ // ‘No Rest’

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Thysen – Leeds, England, United Kingdom Post-Punk is certifiably one of those often attributed to its original format and then disregarded. Thysen and ‘Into The Water’ // ‘No Rest’ through said Post-Punk and partnerings with permeating Shoegaze and abrasive Alternative Rock, seek to dispel this. Thysen hail from in and around both Leeds and Huddersfield

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Early Stream: Squidge – ‘Cardboard Box’ (28/08/20)

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Squidge – Bristol, England, United Kingdom Today is straight to the point, or rather within the context of my waffle that is. But yes, the early stream of Squidge and ‘Cardboard Box’. Squidge. The band whose name I never tire of typing, uttering and squashing with my ham-fisted, Isle Of Wight-originating under-articulating speaking arrangement. Words. Squidge are

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Disgraceland and ‘Dose Em’ Up’

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Disgraceland – Exeter, England, United Kingdom In habiting a plain of existence that pertains to a no-fuss approach to both music and catharsis, we have Disgraceland and Dose Em’ Up. The former is a band rife with reckless abandon but also emphatic honesty. The latter being the formers’ latest and third blast of down and

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Honeyspider and Their ‘Marbles’

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Honeyspider – Lancashire, England, United Kingdom Honeyspider and their ‘Marbles’ entered 2020 this past July and regrettably, I missed that party or rather its initial stages, and I am now in fact late. Whichever cliché unfunny excuse you wish to take, it is largely now irrelevant. Why? Because I am finally finding the time to

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Turfboy and ‘At Tension’ (08/08/20)

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Turfboy – Dublin, Ireland Grunge. The “its been done” genre. One that has begrudgingly limped along parallel to its own fuzz staring up at the big names. Turfboy and At Tension find themselves in this camp and very much, like all underground bands in this vein, exist to dispel this apparent gazing at greats and

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