Play of the day it’s not just mush it’s a classic

What a game changer this album was. It took the punk rock bits many of us had grown up with, for some we had discovered us hardcore and the tunes that were going with that. We felt that music was changing trajectory, it didn't have to continue to be confrontational, it could be conversational. Leatherface were the band that made the next leap.

Manchester Punk Festival April 2022 Dare We Dream

As the world is starting to dream again the announcement that the Manchester Punk festival will be back next year is exciting news. High point for me is that Jeff Rosenstock is playing as we will all be rushing, hoping we can get in to see him.

Pilgrims are causing trouble once more

The first single from the highly anticipated new album from Trouble Pilgrims is out today. 21st Century Girl investigates the changing and modern attitude of total respect for women by men and the acceptance of interchangeable roles within any relationship. Kudos to the band for speaking out in such a way considering the ground breaking path the Radiators From Space laid for many in 1977

Diary of Hope Week 2

I’m writing this listening to Bob Vylan’s 'we live here' record. A punk rock Benjamin Zephaniah with some amount of anger for society. Interesting in the week that England placed her faith in the Tory party once more. Sure they’ve been in power for 80 of the last 100 years so there should be no … Continue reading Diary of Hope Week 2

Hope Show 160 GabFest 10 1983 a year of punk

It's now 1983 and the door may have closed on the first wave of punk. There's bands like the Avengers and UK Subs from that wave still releasing music. Hardcore is speeding through the States. ohn Lydon is changing his ways where money applies. meanwhile Yorkshire and Germany are pushing boundaries