Folk/Folk-Punk

Jason Stirling & The Blue Moon Band and ‘Locked Doors & Lost Keys’

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Jason Stirling & The Blue Moon Band – Hastings, England, United Kingdom Jason Stirling & The Blue Moon Band and Locked Doors & Lost Keys appeared this past February 2021. Already in this year of “seriously, what now” also known as 2020.1 and 2021 “officially”, it’s been difficult to keep…

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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…

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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…

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Knife Club and The ‘Lockdown Acoustic’ EP (06/11/20)

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Knife Club – The Knife Cave, England, United Kingdom Ah, post-lockdown, sort of. It is here that Knife Club and the Lockdown Acoustic EP enter the 2020 music scene, one the band themselves entered under methods quite unorthodox. However, that’s all crumbs under the knife-rack. The band’s debut We Are Knife Club can…

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Smash Mouse Records: ‘A Tribute To Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2’

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Smash Mouse Records – Newport, Wales, United Kingdom Smash Mouse Records and A Tribute To Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2. If I were to describe, recap or educate on what this forthcoming compilation is attempting, the only real result would be an abject fall into banality-ridden inertia. It…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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David Delinquent and ‘You’re So Boring You Make Me Wanna Die’

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David Delinquent – Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom There is a lot to be said for solo-releases from Punk-vocalists. David Delinquent and You’re So Boring You Make Me Wanna Die enter into this fray. Truthfully, you never really know what a different set of inspirations or influences will yield in these…

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