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TNSrecords Vol​ 4: Cheap Cans Broken Vans and Basement Bar Bands (19/02/21)

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TNSrecords – Manchester, England, United Kingdom TNSrecords Vol​ 4: Cheap Cans, Broken Vans and Basement Bar Bands is a release marking a considerable milestone. In the world of underground, independent and DIY record labels, every release is an achievement. However, to reach a hundred separate releases on a label that only really started as a

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Video Premiere: Incisions and ‘No Shame’

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Incisions – Manchester, England, United Kingdom Following this band’s debut full-length, we have been drip-fed the bare minimum. Therefore, the video premiere of Incisions and ‘No Shame’ is now here as your next audio-comestible. Today is the day and it’s all plated up, with ‘No Shame’ being presented loud and proud, sweet, sticky and competitive.

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Arms & Hearts and ‘The Distance Between’ (13/11/20)

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Arms & Hearts – Manchester, England, United Kingdom It is safe to remark that Arms & Hearts and The Distance Between as a focussed title has been a long time coming. The Manchester-based artist and project, although often strumming-solo, is often joined by others. Joined by others in a room moving through gruff yet approachable mostly-acoustic Punk music

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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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