Manchester

Spillage and Their Debut Self-Titled

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Spillage – Manchester, England, United Kingdom The open and inherent disdain of Punk-Rock as a medium has increased exponentially in 2020. Spillage and their debut Self-Titled enter such a time to be alive (negatively) in a flurry of disdain and entrenched grit in a cross-reference of infused melody via Rad Noise Records. The Manchester four-piece who

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Bruise Control and Their Self-Titled

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Bruise Control – Manchester, England, United Kingdom Bruise Control and their Self-Titled enter into a 2020 that, for lack of a better everything else, has kept full-capacity in-ear live gigs to a recurring maximum. In other words that aren’t quite so ridiculous and do have some functional meaning when collated into a sentence, 2020 is

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Red Mask and ‘The Only Way’

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Red Mask – Manchester, England, United Kingdom Regarding bands renaming or rising from the ashes of their former selves, I find it best not to dwell unnecessarily. Enter, Red Mask and ‘The Only Way’. The Manchester four-piece upon reorganising into Red Mask via their former moniker of Salvo, who those aware of the Manchester scene

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‘A Tribute To Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man’ (10/07/20)

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Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man – Manchester, England, United Kingdom If you’ve kicked-about in the UK Punk scene within the last ten years or so, the title of this piece probably piqued some interest or raised an eyebrow. A Tribute To Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man enters into the mass of audio delight that has been

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Bards and The ‘Barricades’ Single

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Bards – Manchester, England, United Kingdom Progressive Rock is an ambiguous moniker indeed. Bards and their ‘Barricades’ single very much fit into this term mired in pre-listen mystery. The Manchester band’s career has ebbed, flown, soared and swam through various sonic landscapes since 2018, always accompanied by an emotional introspection itself flowing and ebbing at

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Arms & Hearts – ‘Polarity’ // ‘Time Flies When It’s Meaningless’

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Arms & Hearts – Manchester, England, United Kingdom Hailing from the musical hub that is Manchester and in light of the music industries’ standstill, Arms & Hearts released ‘Polarity’ this past May. The one person and occasionally “full-band” formula is known for its emotive, gruff-to-melodic alternation of Folk and Acoustic Punk telling tales both personal

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Adam Carpenter – The ‘Obliterate/Ugly’ EP

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Adam Carpenter – Manchester, England, United Kingdom This review was written by Community Contributor, Alex Blanchard. Welsh Folk-Punk act Adam Carpenter (currently residing in Manchester) by his own admission wears his ‘heart firmly sewn to his sleeve‘. After having spent some time with his latest EP I can confirm this common and potentially over-used statement

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Lifecore: Nathan Miles Of Fatalist

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Fatalist – Manchester, England, United Kingdom What became “Lifecore: Nathan Miles Of Fatalist” was supposed to be another interview conducted at or around the sadly cancelled 2020 edition of Manchester Punk Festival. Fatalist, who were set to play, are very much one of newer Hardcore collectives born from the Manchester and greater UK Punk scene.

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Haest and ‘Anomie’

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Haest – Hastings, England, United Kingdom Haest and Anomie entered into 2020 via TNSrecords. The Manchester label is one synonymous with UK Hardcore Punk for the most part but is also known to foray into other aspects of the scene. This is where Hastings‘ Haest come in. The band’s base in Hardcore Punk is certifiable

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The Cuza – ‘Underwater’

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The Cuza – Manchester, England, United Kingdom After the success of the debut ‘Bite Ya’. The Cuza have returned with ‘Underwater’. If you either missed it or simply require some reading and listening material for later, mosey on over – Here. The Manchester Indie-Rock five-piece are a band that self-label but far from self-confine. The

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