Antagonizers ATL – Hold Your Ground

Antagonisers ATL Hold Your Ground EP This is Singalong street punk rock from Atlanta, USA. Antagonizers Atl sing about fighting for what you believe in, whereas for gold blade it is the power of rock and roll these punksters want you to believe in something, whatever that is.. Maybe it's living in the city which … Continue reading Antagonizers ATL – Hold Your Ground

Rebellion 2014 Day 4

Rebellion 2014 day 4 It's always good to talk and listen so Ian glasper told us his story around his punk books. Great to hear the tales behind the book and its reason for existence joey shithead is with terry chimes and Patrik Fitzgerald so missed his interview but I got to see 16 guns … Continue reading Rebellion 2014 Day 4

Rebellion 2014 – Day 3

Rebellion 2014 day 3 There's just so much to get through at this festival even as I arrive today For instance Hannah rickard and the relatives playing their doo wop rockabilly or Louise Distras discussing here career to date The literary stage had a great lineup his afternoon. The clashes first drummer Tory crimes (better … Continue reading Rebellion 2014 – Day 3

Rebellion 2014 – Day 2

Rebellion 2014 day 2 I eased into the second day listening to Peter from paranoid visions talking about punk in Dublin in the 80s and their link with Steve Ignorant I had a quick listen to the city saints and their brand of Swedish street punk. Nice to hear them singing about people on the … Continue reading Rebellion 2014 – Day 2

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

Colum McCann – TransAtlantic

Colum McCann TransAtlantic Bloomsbury Press If there's one thing that our history should teach us is that we shouldn't forget our history. This is a decade for centenaries in Ireland, The Lockout was remembered last year. Battling is now taking place over who will be Lord Mayor in our cities when the 1916 Rising is … Continue reading Colum McCann – TransAtlantic

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

Positive Creed *23

These keep coming thick and fast. For anyone to do more than 2 zines in 12 calendar months is a huge achievement. Positive creed is regular as you can be when you are doing it all yourself. Basic enough Interviews with the vibrators, cockney rejects and Chokin' Susan are supplemented by more wordy efforts from … Continue reading Positive Creed *23