Play of the day may cause some damage to your ears

13 songs of tuneful fast punk rock. 3 albums in and there is no sign of the easing off on this punk rock formula. Gruff vocals snarled at you in that way of saying they aren’t too bothered whether you like it or not. Punk rock tunes for you not to break school windows to.

Play of the day doesn’t come in half measures

Half OrphanThe knocking shopBlue Potato Records Prepare yourself for a bite size history lesson. The knocking shop appeared briefly in the 1990’s around Dublin's burgeoning indie music scene . It was a scene that had roots in alternative music and dipped its toe in some hardcore but lots of people were trying different things. One … Continue reading Play of the day doesn’t come in half measures

Play of the day is very Domestic

With little riffs going on in the background James tells it how it is. Yeah, things are tough. Life can be hard and this displayed that reality. It’s a perfect Monday morning record, headphones on as you start another week ready to change all your wrongs but in reality it’s a trip to work, some trips to the shop and a wish that you will change that world tomorrow.

Play of the day brings trouble

This is not the sound of the crowd. It’s certainly not the sound of the spirit level on immaculately, generically identikit city streets. This is the sound of the cracks in the concrete, the splinter in the grandfather clock. The flower in the dustbin. The torn page, full of wisdom, trampled underfoot in the rain.

Play of the day sees the descendents rise again

the new record from reconvened band isn't quite full of new tracks. Their sound was genre defining at the time. The perfect bridge between Ramones, new wave and hardcore. The Descendents were a band that spoke to people for their ordinary lifestyle. It wasn’t rock and roll, it wasn’t hedonistic. It was just good tunes played fast by good people.