Book of the week – Lights in the distance

Lights in the distanceExile and refuge at the borders of Europe Daniel trillingVerso books I have been going through a bad time for the past 12 months. When my father died last February I was 49. I had a lifetime of memories of him. A life of sporting events we travelled together to. A lifetime … Continue reading Book of the week – Lights in the distance

Book of the Week – Office Girl

Office GirlJoe MenoAkashic Books This is a love story with a difference. Two individually unassuming people with lives heading down blind alleys. Their paths cross one day and keep crossing. As a reader you want to jump in and say what you think their next steps should be. These steps don’t necessarily happen. As a … Continue reading Book of the Week – Office Girl

Play of the Day – Bad Sam

Bad SamBring me the head of..Bad Sam records Again in today’s internet age the Bad Sam record has no context details but sure if you’re not like me buying records from record shops then you can head straight to band camp and order this. When I was buying this in All Ages I was told … Continue reading Play of the Day – Bad Sam

Play of the Day – Moving targets

Moving Targets The other side - demos and sessions expandedBoss Tuneage Formed in Boston, USA as a hardcore punk power-trio moving targets showcased the songwriting, guitar work and emotive vocals of Kenny Chambers. the band were an important part of the Boston underground rock scene of the 80s, releasing 4 albums over a 7 year … Continue reading Play of the Day – Moving targets

Book of the Week – Burning Down George Orwells House

Burning down George Orwell’s HouseAndrew ErvinSoho Press Hard to 1984 was 35 years ago. Even harder to comprehend that the book was written 36 years previously. You know all those tales of people throwing caution to the wind and picking a direction with your life? As a settled worker with the same employer for three … Continue reading Book of the Week – Burning Down George Orwells House

This weeks Gigs – Sep 23 -30

Fibbers will keep you busy this weekend with Shithatt, the Nilz and Buck Eejit there on Friday and Headstone Horrors playing on Saturday with Audible Joes and Four Men Dead. That might keep you from the Vulpynes on Sturday in the Academy. If you still have some energy pop down to the Wild Duck for … Continue reading This weeks Gigs – Sep 23 -30

Play of the day – A Page of Punk

A page of punk / werewolves on motorcycles split 7”Drunken sailor records Sometimes I cycle to work, I would like to do it more but events tend to conspire against me at the best of times. It’s great heading in (better heading home) and going at a nice sedentary speed listening to whatever podcast or … Continue reading Play of the day – A Page of Punk

Play of the day – Dan Padilla

Dan Padilla / Down and OutsSplit 7”All in vinyl The perfect way to release your songs. Get a like minded band or individual, split the costs and have 2 songs each for people to get a feeler. I would prefer more information as a record sleeve can be a blank canvas for your band. In … Continue reading Play of the day – Dan Padilla

Play of the day – Epic problem / Slow Death

Epic Problem / Slow DeathSplit 7”Brassneck records 2 bands on similar lines. Gruff punk rock with heartfelt feelings. Slow to death sing of a life with little meaning while epic problem give us the hope to battle through and make the change we all need or want. 4 punk tunes to sing along to. Refreshing.