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21 Bricks and ‘Happy Pills’

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21 Bricks – Los Angeles, California, USA April this year saw 21 Bricks and Happy Pills enter its collective effort into the huge swathe of music that has exploded from the confines of lockdowns and restrictions that many have faced these past years. This seemingly unending tirade of tenacious noise can…

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No Honor Among Thieves and ‘Death Is Only The Beginning’

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No Honor Among Thieves – Bristol, Connecticut, USA Akin to many huge swathes of noise, No Honor Among Thieves and Death Is Only The Beginning has been a long time coming. I shan’t bother stating the obvious unto why but compile what needn’t be mentioned alongside and in tandem with…

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Introducing: SkyTigers

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Sky Tigers – Lowell, Massachusetts, USA Ah yes, the inextricable tendrils binding Punk, Hardcore and Thrash and the invariable tendency they have to coalesce. Introducing SkyTigers is relevant to that sentence and the meaning drawn from it. The Massachusetts band started in 2010 and until recently were unknown to me,…

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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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