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Celebration Summer and ‘Against The Gun’

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Celebration Summer – Suburbs, Washington DC, USA And today, enter Celebration Summer and Against The Gun. The ever-seminal influence of the Washington DC Punk and Hardcore scene and those who champion, propagate and proliferate the fruits of its progression elsewhere can be grouped together under the uncontestable term “ubiquitous”. It…

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Long Birds and ‘I Had A Dream I Was Skateboarding’

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Long Birds – Chicago, Illinois, USA Earlier in November, Long Birds and I Had A Dream I Was Skateboarding made their play into the Skate Punk-a-verse. A “verse” that now varied in its penchant for Post-Hardcore, Pop-Punk and various veins of Metal, continues to venerate its genealogical ties to the…

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United Defiance and ‘Change The Frequency’

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United Defiance – East Bay, California, USA Ah yes, United Defiance and Change The Frequency. A band from the East Bay Area of California that in more ways than one, epitomise the existence of a DIY Punk band. United Defiance, a band that through multiple formats, personnel changes, loss, uncertainty…

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Desperate Acts and ‘State Secrets’

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Desperate Acts – Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Ah, yes. The world of emotionally drenched gruff and melodic Punk-Rock. Desperate Acts and State Secrets as of a few short days ago, stumbled (in a possibly inebriated state) into this fray with their debut full-length sustained by its own emotional mass. The band, in…

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Premiere: GILT and ‘No Surprise’ (Fugazi) Via Ripcord Records

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GILT – Jacksonville, Florida, USA Ripcord Records – Scotland, United Kingdom Here we are again, but this time for the premiere of GILT and ‘No Surprise’ (Fugazi) via Ripcord Records. As you may or may not know, Ripcord Records of sunny Scotland are putting together a forty-three track compilation in ode to…

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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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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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