4130s – One for the Road

4130s One for the road 13 Stitches Records So what do you know about Ipswich? They have a football team and a group putting on punk shows. If you know anything else about it them you're ahead of me One of the bands involved in promoting gigs is the 4130s and this is their debut … Continue reading 4130s – One for the Road

The Pukes – Too drunk to pluck

The pukes Too drunk to pluck hoo ha records By now you've probably heard about the movable feast that is the pukes. Movable in that they can range from 12 to 30 members on any one night depending on who has brought the ukeleles. They mainly do covers of classic punk songs and live they … Continue reading The Pukes – Too drunk to pluck

Caves – Betterment

Caves Betterment Bombed Out Records Caves are one of a number of great uk hardcore bands doing the rounds these days. Ironically In the disposable era of music it is hard for any scene to flourish. In times gone by we would be writing to each other and using word of mouth to clump bands … Continue reading Caves – Betterment

Rebellion 2014 Day 1

Rebellion 2014 - Day 1Living in ireland means there has to be an annual journey to Blackpool for rebellion. There are many ways to get there including a direct flight but finances directed me to fly to Manchester from Dublin and then get the train north west. I Started the day listening to bitchin bajas, … Continue reading Rebellion 2014 Day 1

Down By Law – Revolution Time

Down By Law - Revolution Time Dry Heave Records I have a fear of dentists. it all stems back to me as a 10 year old boy being terrified of a tall man in a white suit with sharp instruments in his hand. I can't begin to explain this irrational phobia. But there hasn't been … Continue reading Down By Law – Revolution Time

Bear Trade – Blood And Sand

bear trade Blood and sand Waterslide Records Where bear trade make a mockery of the concept of The difficult second album. Paint a picture in your mind of Northern England and a band singing in the ruins of a derelict building, singing through the grime and dirt and greyness of a country split. There's a … Continue reading Bear Trade – Blood And Sand

Luvdump – Age of Austerity

Luvdump Age of austerity (Pumpkin Records) As someone born in 68 and introduced to music by punk rock I grew up with the protest song. That could have been the clash, the jam, crass or new model army bands seemed to have something to say about the state we lived in. Of course that has … Continue reading Luvdump – Age of Austerity

Personnel – ep review

Personnel ep dot dash records available here Shitty limits brought out an album of carefree punk rock a few years ago. Live they were great as they brought this two minute slabs to the stage. Sadly they were short lived but one of them has reappeared on personnel. The attitude hasn't changed. Brash. The sound … Continue reading Personnel – ep review

Barry McCormack – Cut Throat Lane

Barry McCormack Cut Throat Lane hags head records Barry McCormack is a modern day story teller. His tales are from the streets of Dublin. The words are stories from the darker side of these streets. Not the gloss and shine of the newly built areas but the reality of the grim world that people are … Continue reading Barry McCormack – Cut Throat Lane

New Model Army – Between Dog And Wolf

New Model Army played a huge part in my life. There I've said it. When Conflict had their only stupid Bastards sign to EMI t-shirt I was devastated. Here was my band, new Model Army, a band I had almost befriended. a band I had bought every record by, believed in and now they jumped … Continue reading New Model Army – Between Dog And Wolf