Acoustic Melvins on the way

Lockdown sent everyone crazy. Electric gigs and performances dwindled as bands took to doing Lockdown sessions. The Melvins have never been a band to jump on any bandwagons over their 4 decade history and while their next record will be a stripped down version of the band it was done because it was time.

Play of the day – the dressing rooms are starting to unlock

Continuing on with the excellent series of benefits is the latest Locked in the dressing Room comps. As the light is starting to emerge on live music once again it will be more difficult to remember how many venues and staff were left with no income. For most reading this blog live music was a pulse we clung on to. We looked forward to the camaraderie of gigs, the explosion of sound and sight on stage as our world revolved so much around music. That came to a halt as we re-assesed and some tried to recreate that experience online. But it was difficult. Live In the Dressing Room was created to show support to venues by the musicians.

Play of the day Sympos like their punk rock and free chips

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

Play of the day – the man is (not) Ignorant

The sound here is as good as any recording I’ve heard Steve play on. The feeling bleeds through the speakers. It’s not something that would win a song contest and I’m sure Steve is fine with that. It’s him stripped bare and raw.

Play of the day – the boys are getting Oily

Take a journey through the darkness and intense world of oily boys. where each song merges into the other exploding through your speakers. It almost feels like they are trying to wake you from a comfort zone and unsettle through the noise. 

Play of the day Canadian Anti Fascist Street Punks Back Breaker

Kitchener punks with 5 songs saluting the working class and those fighting fascism. Back breaker are wearing their heart on whatever patch they put on their harrington jackets. They want us to raise our fists and voices, for workers to stick together and most importantly of all avoid blaming the vulnerable for the issues of the world.

Play of the day – Bobby is a singer

When Olivier wanted to put a project together on the noisier sphere of punk rock he couldn't find anyone to assist so in true punk rock fashion he has done it himself. This album is a complete find for me. One that has me screaming phonetically along to the noise on offering from this French musician.