Kibou Records

Tokyo Lungs and Their ‘Soul Music’ (23/04/21)

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Tokyo Lungs – Suffolk, England, United Kingdom After a well-received debut EP consisting of nine songs in eight minutes, it is obviously only right for Tokyo Lungs and their Soul Music to debut their full-length self in a ripping nineteen minutes dispersed between TWENTY-FOUR tracks. I know what you are thinking and…

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Zero Again and ‘Revert To Nothing’ (19/03/21)

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Zero Again – Bristol, England, United Kingdom (is it?) Ah, yes, the perpetual anger of Hardcore Punk. Can I keep up? No, not really. However, Zero Again and Revert To Nothing are an aggravated two-some of earnest Punk-Rock reverberating dirge that are very much apart of this hurtling and not-remotely bottled…

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KÖRD VÄRLD and ‘TOTAL DISTORTION’ (26/02/21)

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KÖRD VÄRLD – England/ United Kingdom, Gothenburg/Sweden Here we are in 2020.1 and Kibou Records are still on the same release-bender. KÖRD VÄRLD and TOTAL DISTORTION is the latest on this wild ride of seamlessly unending Hardcore that is not only pushing the goals of the label but is simultaneously…

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Froggy & The Ringes and ‘Soft G’ (05/11/20)

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Froggy & The Ringes – A Pond Somewhere, England, United Kingdom Froggy & The Ringes and Soft G. Well, where to start. I should think a blunt introduction is best. The five-piece are yet another addition to the vast and growing roster and amalgamation of weird, wonderful and heavy that is…

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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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The Domestics x Pizzatramp – ‘No Life/This Is Your Life’ 12″

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The Domestics/Pizzatramp – Modern Drudgery, United Kingdom As of today, clarity regarding The Domestics x Pizzatramp – No Life/This Is Your Life 12″ has reached emphatic transparency. In other words, the cat is out of the bag. During its pre-order period, no real hint was given to the format of…

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PI$$ER – ‘Wretched Life’ 7″ (13/07/19)

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PI$$ER –  England/Gothenburg, United Kingdom/Sweden Ah, underground Hardcore scenes, ever-shifting locales full of “those bands”. “Those bands” a term ubiquitous and often used within and for more than one context. However, for the purpose of this review and to introduce PI$$ER, I shall quote their own explanation of such: ‘So,…

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