Play of the day – Satan’s Rats

With a name like Satan’s Rats you may be expecting some d-beat offering with vocals gruffly exploding through your speaker. This is not the case here as they are power pop gems from a fresh era.

Play of the day: Pardon Us, Wait

Wait Pardon Us Everything sucks music  Trying to keep hopeWhen everything’s so hopeless Believing in the sunshine thoughThis life is cold and grey, try not to lose heart.  I’ve written about pardon us in the past. From seeing them live at rebellion through to play of the day and then their interview a couple of years … Continue reading Play of the day: Pardon Us, Wait

Play of the day – Natterers

NatterersHead in threatening AttitudeBoss Tuneage Sometimes you want to just lock the door, close the curtains put on a record, turn the volume up full and let the noise envelope you. Sometimes the world makes no sense, we see the world dying yet deny it in places. We see a way out and yet ignore … Continue reading Play of the day – Natterers

Play of the day – Misfortune Cookie

Play of the day - Misfortune cookie Danger from heavy seas Everything Sucks Music My listening pile is not quite as large as my to read collection. It is close and I try not to let bands skip the queue.  This was impossible with misfortune cookie. I was so excited when I heard of this … Continue reading Play of the day – Misfortune Cookie

Play of the Day – Ineptitude

Honest ThievesIneptitudeBrassneck Records Guitars exploding everywhere in the vein of iron Chic or Hot Water Music. The songs have hooks a plenty, anthems rising and sing along chorus. it's high octane punk rock at its glorious best

Play of the day: Bedford Falls

Play of The Day Bedford Falls In true punk rock co-operation Boss Tuneage, Brassneck and Deadbroke Records have teamed up to bring out the album from Bedford Falls. 6 years since the last record it continues with those fuzzed up guitars beloved of Husker Du or Donasaur Jnr. Top class and great to see the … Continue reading Play of the day: Bedford Falls

Play of the day: Autonamads

Play of The Day Autonamads I was hoping to get to see Autonomads on their recent Irish tour with captain hotknives but the real world kicked in and I couldn't get out. Their "One day All This Will be Gone was a great collection of Citizen Fish esque punk. The new record has more of … Continue reading Play of the day: Autonamads

Who are the Young Conservatives

Young conservatives Non exist Total recall records Fast and frenetic but not altogether memorable this is a solid release. 5 songs of angry thrashy hardcore. There’s bits of articles of faith in here which is certainly no bad thing. There is little information in the sleeve but the internet tells me “Young Conservatives. Not young. … Continue reading Who are the Young Conservatives

Maid of Ace S/t

Maid of ace s/t Shamefully I have to say I was sceptical when I saw maid of ace for the first time. How can a band be this good and I have heard nothing of them? Not only was I unaware of their existence but the fact that the four siblings from Essex hadn't … Continue reading Maid of Ace S/t

USA Nails – Sonic Moist

USA Nails Sonic Moist Smalltown America 10 slabs of discordant and manic noise. Cries of Drive Like Jehu or Circus Lupus, where you have screams, noise, tunes and manic playing. This is so good. They played Dublin late lat year and selfishy I can't believe I wasn't there. I hope you made it. It's full … Continue reading USA Nails – Sonic Moist