Dillinger Four

afewyearslater/Trophy Jump – Split EP

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afewyearslater/Trophy Jump – Budapest/Zagreb, Hungary/Croatia If there is one thing we can hold on to in these times, its music. This is where afewyearslater/Trophy Jump and their Split EP comes into play. The release is one part Hungary and one part Croatia and was unveiled to the sound waves at the end of March. So

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Raincheck and The ‘Cleaned Out’ Single

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Raincheck – Lyon, France In this here 2020, Raincheck have returned with the The ‘Cleaned Out’ single. Based in Lyon, the French five-piece have had somewhat of a radio and studio silence since their 2016 release, True Love. The band’s rough-cut, jagged approach to riff-heavy late ’90s Skate Punk was cut with the anthemic emotion of

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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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Stage Banter and Their ‘Tightrope Walking’

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Stage Banter – Beverwijk, The Netherlands Tightrope walking is a precarious activity indeed! Enter Stage Banter – Tightrope Walking, a band and a release endeavouring to be the very fuel you need to overcome the terror of it all. The band take on this monumental task via fast, melodic, social-political commentary in true Punk-tradition but

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Kill The Rooster – ‘And Then What Happened Was…’ EP

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Kill The Rooster – Copenhagen, Denmark Kill The Rooster And Then What Happened Was… is an EP in-line with a trend that permeates much of the Disconnect Disconnect Records catalogue. The London label has a knack, a habit and a skill at collecting releases via bands getting back at it. This is precisely the case in

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Maybe Not – ‘It Could Be Worse…’.

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Maybe Not – Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Ah European Skate Punk, a scene that continues to populate the greater global scene with some of the best new bands atop a legacy of contributions down-right impossible to ignore. Maybe Not hail from Amsterdam and are very much another to add to the ever-growing list of bands that

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Debt Neglector – ‘The Kids Are Pissed’ EP.

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Debt Neglector – Orlando, Florida, USA. I feel I must place a disclaimer before this review. Despite this Floridian band hailing specifically from Orlando, coming across up-beat and as if they’re having fun, their fast, melodic yet gritty Punk-Rock packs a serious lyrical punch, crucial in these what-ever-the-hell-is-going-on times we sadly inhabit. The Kids Are

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Shackleford – And The ‘Shackleford II’ EP.

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Shackleford – Nuneaton, England, United Kingdom. Shackleford are a band not messing around. They play Pop-Punk in the fashion of the old-school before all else. That’s not to say that the contemporary scene isn’t producing stellar music but Shackleford are now two EPs in and have made their bed, with mid-to-fast tempo sheets and ’90s-styled

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