Vegan Mosquitoes and ‘A Beautiful Slaughter’

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Vegan Mosquitoes – Athens, Greece The words “Vegan Mosquitoes and A Beautiful Slaughter” conjure some interesting imagery but within and outside of that, they exist and propagate the lucrative well of Alternative Rock that often seems under-represented in today’s DIY scene. With such a variety of Punk music from Skate…

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Premiere: This Is Hell and ‘Sieve-Fisted Find’ (Fugazi) Via Ripcord Records

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This Is Hell – Long Island, New York, USA Ripcord Records – Scotland, United Kingdom Today, I am pleased to be a part of the premiere of This Is Hell and ‘Sieve-Fisted Find’ (Fugazi) via Ripcord Records. Ripcord Records are yet another tenacious record label and distro based in Scotland…

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Please Use Right Excuses and ‘Pure Quarantine’

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Please Use Right Excuses – São Paulo, Brazil Please Use Right Excuses (P.U.R.E) and Pure Quarantine are living proof and its product that the lockdown-centric releases aren’t quite spent. Though various lockdowns are still phasing in and out in other parts of the world, generally, the post-lockdown period is upon…

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A Very Special Episode – ‘Cowboy’ // ‘Weather The Storm’

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A Very Special Episode – Brooklyn, New York City, USA A Very Special Episode released ‘Cowboy’ // ‘Weather The Storm’ not too long ago from their Brooklyn home and as per usual, I’ve been meaning to get to it for some time. Now, feeling somewhat spaced and confused after my…

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  • Small Mercy – London, England, United Kingdom Small Mercy and The Sinuous Nature Of Losing Your Touch then. A band and their debut entering into a period where the words “Post-Hardcore Revival” are reverberating around to the same spasmodic structures of the genre itself. Post-Hardcore, despite a huge diversity and many nuances of itself, continues to be been a crucial aspect of the greater Punk and heavy music scene. This is where Small Mercy come in via five offerings released back in March 2021. Shall we? To London. ‘Skin The Fur’ was the band’s debut single and is instantaneously in…

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  • Fast Blood – Newcastle, England, United Kingdom It’s been some time for reasons not worth mentioning due to ubiquity but Fast Blood and ‘Pulling Teeth’ are soon to arrive. The Newcastle four-piece released their debut “some time ago” and in those two years have no doubt been working away, situation permitting of course. Fast Blood akin to many in a particularly strong facet of the great Punk scene, sing about life. They play a hybridised, gruff, melodic yet defiant existential Punk that sounds as required air its cathartic self. Inflexions of Alt. Rock, Post-Hardcore and even Emo nuanced the band’s melodic Punk…

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  • Auld Blue Eyes – Cork, Ireland Born from a history traversing comparatively more frantic, violent soundscapes, we have Auld Blue Eyes and The Early Years. A project owned, operated, fronted and arranged by one Ian O’Callaghan of Cork, Ireland, with the help of some fellow noise-makers, aims to take the comparative intensity of a musical past and contort it into something on par with said intensity but fuelled by an uplifting, shifting spirit. Heavily influenced by Post-Rock and charged with an energetic and at times spasmodic Post-Hardcore, Auld Blue Eyes bursts past a cycling exuberance in the intro to ‘The…

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