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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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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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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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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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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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Fabled Mind and The Forthcoming Debut – ‘Passenger’ (22/11/19)

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Fabled Mind – Copenhagen, Denmark Fabled Mind and The Forthcoming Debut – ‘Passenger’ (22/11/19) – heed those words! The album will soon be released via UK/EU Punk-label stalwart Lockjaw Records in their quest to collate and expand the contemporary melodic Punk and Hardcore scenes. We all wish Lockjaw the best in their endeavours and thank

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HavenHurst – The ‘Grounded’ EP

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HavenHurst – Montreal, Québec, Canada Hailing from the city of Montreal in Canada, it is safe to bluntly describe the four-piece known as HavenHurst as ambitious, determined and technically proficient, with the band’s third release, Grounded, only perpetuating such a straightforward labelling. In short, the band adore melody but juxtapose this prominent love with a

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Bussieres – ‘Sunny Side Up’

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Bussieres – Montreal, Québec, Canada Cover photo – Marie-Christine Gobeil . It’s safe to say that this Montreal four-piece are very much part of the strength that is the Canadian Punk scene. The band’s debut EP from 2016 – Orange Glow purveyed the modern rendition of the never-gonna-die stylistic that was and is 90’s melodic Punk, ranging from

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