Tension Span are an Oakland California based trio that unites Noah Landis (Neurosis, Christ On Parade), Geoff Evans (Asunder), and Matt Parrillo (Dystopia, Kicker). They released their album, The Future Died Yesterday late last year on Neurot Recordings. The sound takes the dark doomy bits from their previous bands and mixes in some post punk with bits of New Model Army at times.
Canadian punks, the last mile are coming to Ireland and the UK this week and next. It is a throwback, for me, to the diy tours I was involved in helping out with in the 80's and 90's. Everything based on trust, things backfiring and a real feeling of camaraderie amongst it all. I helped organise the Dublin leg tomorrow and in advance sent the band off some questions
Some words with Padraig from Australian Irish noise duo Chimers in advance of their appearance at the We Shall Overcome Festival in Bohs bar on Friday
Some words with Dylan From Derry pop punkers Parker in advance of their upcoming tour with Canadian Punkers the last mile
This is emo without the emotion, songs that are all meaningful to these three lads in Waterford but I'm sure any samll group of working class individuals may feel something similar as they grow up wondering what's going on. If the young Offenders moved across the border from cork and started a punk band this is what it would be like
Weekend Interview - Petrol Girls Petrol Girls are one of a small number of bands I have seen over the past couple of years that have made me think about music and my position as a consumer of songs. They wear their hearts firmly on the sleeves and spit out a message of distrust and … Continue reading Weekend Interview – Petrol Girls
I had Burnt tapes down as Play of the Day recently and mentioned that "the songs are heartfelt about people and relationships or friendships that evolve". Songs that touch all our lives. https://youtu.be/V6NsXpFRzbk I sent some questions over to Phil and here is a selection of what he has to say Some history? We all … Continue reading Weekend Interview – Burnt Tapes
I have Pardon Us as todays Play of the Day and with that in mind thought I'd send the band some questions. Their live set at Rebellion was a refreshing taste of low-fi pop punk played with a reverance to the punk scene but sounding nothing like many of the other bands who played. Regardless … Continue reading Weekend Interview – Pardon Us, Pop Punk from Liverpool
When Niall and myself wanted to raise money/awareness for the Syrian refugee crisis, we came up with the idea of collecting gig memories from the music community. Between us, we knew a few people, so we figured we'd ask them. Niall was far more effective than I was. He quickly gathered really interesting gig … Continue reading “Punk arrived…. We were saved!!!” The Jude Carr Interview
Karl Tsigdinos doesn't sugar-coat the truth, nor does he hide his passion for the music he loves. Like Nick Kent, he isn't afraid to be unfashionable; he doesn't follow trends...he follows his own star and is an inspiring truth-teller. Unlike Nick Kent, Karl was penning his love letters to the musicians he admired from Dublin, … Continue reading “The MC5 scared the crap out of us”. Karl Tsigdinos the Ramones zealot who championed the Pistols and the Clash.