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Fair Do’s and ‘1000 Miles’

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Fair Do’s – Manchester, England, United Kingdom Fair Do’s and ‘1000 Miles’. The latter being the fourth from the former’s most recent metamorphic contortion of their stylistic roots. Roots resembling tendril-like hooks submerged in earth, equally fed, encumbered and downtrodden by hyperaware existentialism and the fervent Punk catharsis inexorably determined to emanate…

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Our Darkest Days and ‘Snakes & Ladders’ (19/11/21)*

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Our Darkest Days – Quebéc City, Quebéc, Canada It is safe to say that the incoming album from Our Darkest Days entitled Snakes & Ladders has, though rapidly approaching, been a long and arduous time coming. In the interest of expedition and getting to this review as fast as the Quebéc…

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Video Premiere: Fair Do’s With ‘Love & Light’

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Fair Do’s – Manchester, England, United Kingdom Ah, yes, the video premiere of Fair Do’s with ‘Love & Light’. A band moniker used in a variety of ways and nuances depending on the mood, flanked by a painfully positive and often forced term of pseudo-optimism, itself synonymous with toe-the-line societal appearances. Well,…

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Fair Do’s and Our ‘Casket’

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Fair Do’s – Manchester, England, United Kingdom Fair Do’s and Our ‘Casket’. Where to begin? Well, ‘Casket’ is a song concerning the ever-widening death-box society is building itself. Such a tomb is being constructed in double-time and its workers are mired in an intoxicating miasma of their own incredulity and…

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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…

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A Happy Accident: Chris From Much The Same

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Much The Same – Chicago, Illinois, USA Undisputedly, the hardest part of the interview process is ascertaining a title. It’s only fitting then that “A Happy Accident: Chris From Much The Same” became the title as a happy accident in itself. I had a whole script to choose from after the interview…

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Much The Same – ‘Quitters Never Win’ Reissue (03/07/20)

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Much The Same – Chicago, Illinois, USA “Much The Same and the Quitters Never Win Reissue” are a set of meaningful and determined words that very recently captivated the global fast-melodic Punk scene. In doing so, this collection of characters resulted in a response itself well within the realm of…

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