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Elm Tree Circle and ‘NO FOMO’

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Elm Tree Circle – Iserlohn, Germany Situated somewhere between a contrastingly more mature Emo Rock, Pop-Punk and Alternative Rock, Elm Tree Circle and NO FOMO export their craft from Iserlohn, Germany, via Vancouver, Cologne and Dortmund on the back of the prolific Krod Records. Elm Tree Circle, it is safe to say, are both a mainstay

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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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Introducing: Good Friend

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Good Friend – Newcastle, England, United Kingdom Introducing Good Friend. Why now when they haven’t released music since 2016? Well, firstly the band are still together, have been touring across Europe and the US alongside the likes of MakeWar, The Copyrights and Brendan Kelly and obviously because music is eternal. However, relevant to 2020, the

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Movin In Stereo – ‘New Blood’ EP.

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Movin In Stereo – Gothenburg, Sweden. Wiretap Records are another growing Punk music label worth taking note of. This is especially relevant to the words – Movin In Stereo and New Blood. Why? well, isn’t it obvious? The Gothenburg, Sweden based band are among many now calling the label home, one that includes the likes of the

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Fire In The Radio – ‘Monuments’ (03/04/20)

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Fire In The Radio – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Fire In The Radio and their forthcoming Monuments are together a band name and an album title that you may want to note down. Why? Because the band’s last release, New Air, supplemented an already healthy Philadelphia music scene and its own predecessor, Telemetry, was itself a skillful glide

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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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The Waiting Game – ‘Underneath The Surface’

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The Waiting Game – Belgium Admittedly I am a little late to the party with this one but with the age-old maxim that music never really dies I feel I am excused. The Waiting Game hail from Belgium and sit as veterans of their local Punk scenes plying their collective experience and amalgamating it into

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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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