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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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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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Foreign Bier – ‘I Don’t Believe In Anything, Anymore!’

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Foreign Bier – Norwich, England, United Kingdom Punk music is a cathartic medium and with Foreign Bier – I Don’t Believe In Anything, Anymore! 2020 sees more credit given unto such a statement. If you mosey on over – Here – you can see our 2019 dissection of the Norwich band’s debut, where sounds aware

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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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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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Burnt Tapes – ‘Never Better’ (22/02/19)

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Burnt Tapes – London, England, United Kingdom Three Greeks and an Englishman walked into a Bar by the name of London and formed not an uninventive joke or near banal (un)humorous remark but rather a Punk-Rock band, one that has seen said venture through to success and notoriety via their own spin on gruff, gritty

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Our Souls – ‘I Might Drink Myself To Death’ EP

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Our Souls – Leicester, England, United Kingdom  Gruff-Punk is a pseudo-genre or rather a description that has been churning out some of the best and most emotionally resonating Punk bands and albums for quite some time now. The moniker is doing particularly well of late, after a resurgence of a style championed by the likes

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Misgivings and The Debut ‘Hermitage’ (07/12/18).

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Misgivings – Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom. As they are prone to do, Lockjaw Records have returned again with another successful hunt in their bid to showcase some of the the best game (sound) of the contemporary Punk music scene. The label’s latest coerced sonic collective inducted into their growing Punk-themed audio-Zoological conservation and propagation project

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