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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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Spillage and Their Debut Self-Titled

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Spillage – Manchester, England, United Kingdom The open and inherent disdain of Punk-Rock as a medium has increased exponentially in 2020. Spillage and their debut Self-Titled enter such a time to be alive (negatively) in a flurry of disdain and entrenched grit in a cross-reference of infused melody via Rad Noise…

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Bruise Control and Their Self-Titled

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Bruise Control – Manchester, England, United Kingdom Bruise Control and their Self-Titled enter into a 2020 that, for lack of a better everything else, has kept full-capacity in-ear live gigs to a recurring maximum. In other words that aren’t quite so ridiculous and do have some functional meaning when collated…

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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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Bards and The ‘Barricades’ Single

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Bards – Manchester, England, United Kingdom Progressive Rock is an ambiguous moniker indeed. Bards and their ‘Barricades’ single very much fit into this term mired in pre-listen mystery. The Manchester band’s career has ebbed, flown, soared and swam through various sonic landscapes since 2018, always accompanied by an emotional introspection…

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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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Lifecore: Nathan Miles Of Fatalist

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Fatalist – Manchester, England, United Kingdom What became “Lifecore: Nathan Miles Of Fatalist” was supposed to be another interview conducted at or around the sadly cancelled 2020 edition of Manchester Punk Festival. Fatalist, who were set to play, are very much one of newer Hardcore collectives born from the Manchester…

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