Burnt Tapes

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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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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FLAGPOLERS/Bar Tape – Split EP

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FLAGPOLERS/Bar Tape – Dublin/Vancouver, Ireland/Canada Music is ubiquitous. Is that an excuse unto why I missed the FLAGPOLERS/Bar Tape and their split EP the first time around? Perhaps, but it’s still a true-enough statement nonetheless. Bandcamp is a wonderful place of discovery and split releases a staple in the Punk music diet. Bar Tape hail

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Movin In Stereo – ‘New Blood’ EP.

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Movin In Stereo – Gothenburg, Sweden. Wiretap Records are another growing Punk music label worth taking note of. This is especially relevant to the words – Movin In Stereo and New Blood. Why? well, isn’t it obvious? The Gothenburg, Sweden based band are among many now calling the label home, one that includes the likes of the

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Resuscitators – ‘Pretend It’s Not Over’

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Resuscitators – London, England, United Kingdom After a two-year wait, the word “Resuscitators” was placed in front of another set of words denoting to an EP release. Resuscitators – Pretend It’s Not Over has landed in 2020. Notably, it’s also the band’s debut EP following their double-single release from distant 2018. Said initial debut tracks

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ESC Life – ‘Born To Be Mild’

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ESC Life – Zagreb, Croatia The words ‘ESC Life’ – ‘Born To Be Mild’ are enough to intrigue anyone. Why? Well “ESC” is keyboard-speak for”escape” and with the world “life” in the immediate following, it’s more than likely that introspective songs about life are about to follow. That is effectively what happened upon pressing play

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The Waiting Game – ‘Underneath The Surface’

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The Waiting Game – Belgium Admittedly I am a little late to the party with this one but with the age-old maxim that music never really dies I feel I am excused. The Waiting Game hail from Belgium and sit as veterans of their local Punk scenes plying their collective experience and amalgamating it into

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Clay Lake – ‘The Manly Toughness Trophy’.

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Clay Lake – Stoke, England, United Kingdom. Emo was/is/always will be such a strange phenomenon and talking point within the music scene. Most people will think of the My Chemical Romance, Panic At The Disco fringe-laden days of school ridicule towards anyone wearing black or stripes, while others will cite the time – whether they

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Foreign Bier – ‘Losing Control’.

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Foreign Bier – Norwich, England, United Kingdom. Punk is very diverse and no that isn’t an under-developed, ill-thought out or lazy throwaway statement – it’s simply the truth. The genre has many forms and stylistics with some breakneck and fast and others simply not. Sometimes it’s a little on the politically serious side and others

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