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The Cryptics – ‘Continuous New Behavior’.

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The Cryptics

The Cryptics – Dover, New Hampshire, USA. With the planet going the way it is, Punk-Rock music, though never leaving per se, has found new relevance. Enter The Cryptics and Continuous New Behavior. Pine Hill Records have decided to usher in the return of The Cryptics after the four-year gap since Make Me Digital which you can

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Complete! – ‘Disappointment & Hope’.

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Complete!

Complete! – Ivano Frankivsk, Ukraine. The long wait for Complete! – Disappointment & Hope is now over. To date, the Ukranian band’s back-catalogue consists of two EP’s of melodic Punk-Rock flirting equally with Skate Punk, Pop-Punk and an occasionally Melodic Hardcore. You’ll be able to find the band’s past-work linked later-on but for now, let’s

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Incomplete – ‘Incomplete’.

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Incomplete

Incomplete – Perth, Western Australia, Australia. After living in the country briefly, I developed an interest in Aussie Skate Punk. So when Incomplete – Incomplete landed in my inbox, I knew I would eventually get round to spewing some text about it. Hailing from Perth, in November the four-piece released their debut full-length rather than that

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Melodic Disaster – ‘Melodic Disaster’.

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Melodic Disaster

Melodic Disaster – Sunderland, England, United Kingdom. Melodic Disaster – Melodic Disaster. Four words that elude to exactly what you would expect them to from the very moment you saw them and connected the dots. ’90s Punk, it’s a ’90s Punk release.   A three-piece from Sunderland, the band released their debut EP in October of 2019

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Freedumb – ‘Post Modern Dark Age’.

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Freedumb

Freedumb – Østfold, Norway. ’90s melodic Punk-Rock and Skate Punk are the itch that simply won’t go away. Freedumb – Post-Modern Dark Age are a part of that itch. It’s an itch that despite repeated scratching only seems to bolden in its determination to always be there and let’s be honest now, the Punk scene of the

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United Defiance – ‘Cool Kids Club’ (Single/Video).

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United Defiance – Concord, California, USA. With United Defiance releasing ‘Cool Kids Club’ as the new single and taster of their next major release and triumphant singing to Thousand Islands Records, I feel I should say a few words.  The five-piece are unambiguously the absolute archetype of the struggling underground band. Line-up changes, hiatus, deaths of friends,

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Drunktank and The ‘Return Of The Infamous Four’.

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Drunktank – The Hague, The Netherlands. ‘From five to six to four again, we’ve changed along the way’ Drunktank are a band fond of three things, 90’s Skate Punk, 80’s Metal and beer. Their latest album boasts two of those and can be suggested to imply the consumption of the third if you are so

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Give You Nothing – ‘Give You Nothing’.

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Give You Nothing – Santa Cruz, California, USA. In the contemporary speed-fest that is the current reigning Skate Punk and Melodic Hardcore scene – and I say scene in a symbiotic sense – bands will champion either style or seamlessly blend and cross over these two Punk music sonic-stalwarts as often as they wish to

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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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Ugly Aglet – ‘Idiotic Tales Of Major Fails’.

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Ugly Aglet – Stange, Italy. People bang on about how “90’s Punk is having a huge resurgence” and that it will “never die” and has “never been stronger” quite frequently. It’s everywhere to be frank and to be even more frank, said people are unequivocally correct. Specifically this is correct in regard to the Italian,

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