Angelic Upstarts – Bullingdon Bastards

Angelic upstarts Bullingdon bastards Boss Tuneage Like any angelic upstarts record this is not just music. It’s a reflection of society and a request for those not happy to do something about it. Musically it’s sing along mid tempo punk rock but the upstarts are still trying to smash the system. Or, failing that, those … Continue reading Angelic Upstarts – Bullingdon Bastards

Spoilers – interview

I saw spoilers play a couple of years ago and their punk pop blast caught my attention straight away.  Their stay afloat album is a gem, capturing that punk rock community feel down to a tee.  Their singer Dan keeps looking to try and get the band over to Dublin to play a gig and … Continue reading Spoilers – interview

Bear Trade Interview

  Anybody who has followed this blog will know of my respect and admiration for uk band Bear Trade. Last week I described as "think Leatherface, the replacements and wedding present getting together to write some songs with northern sensibility" for Thursday Tunes. Or when I reviewed their excellent new album, Silent Unspeakable and described … Continue reading Bear Trade Interview

Another Epic Record

Epic Problem '11-'14 Boss Tuneage http://bosstuneage.bigcartel.com/product/epic-problem-11-14-digipack-cd   I have raved about Epic Problem many times in the past and hope to be able to do in the future. They mark this 2015 with a compilation of releases from the previous 4 years. 17 songs from varioius ep's since 2011 All tracks have that gruff vocal … Continue reading Another Epic Record

This weeks News – August 31

This weeks news August 31 Instigators were a UK hardcore band who played Ireland in 1988. I remember being blown away by their onstage antics as singer Andy Turner used the wooden stage as a springboard. he moved trampoline like from amp to amp, corner to corner. Their first album was re-issued on Skuld last … Continue reading This weeks News – August 31

HDQ – When Worlds Collide 7″

HDQ - When Worlds Collide 7" Boss Tuneage Melodic Hardcore punk from the legends that are HDQ. You may not know the history but HDQ have their roots in 80's hardcore. There was a time when the highly influential Leatherface were just starting and on their poster were ex HDQ as 3/4's of them came … Continue reading HDQ – When Worlds Collide 7″

Hope Show 35 – The Lowdown

Tonights show, the lowdown 1. THe Blades - Last Man IN Europe 2. Bangers - Blind Hindsight 3. NoFX - US Aholes 4. The Great St Louis - DOnt ASk 5. The Jam - Down IN the Tube Station 6. BL'AST - SSSHHH 7. Fury - Resurrection 8. Rudimentary Peni - The Rain 9. HDQ … Continue reading Hope Show 35 – The Lowdown