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.
Sounding like they have brought a Sons of Southern Ulster album and travelled back in time to the West Coast Hardcore scene of the 80's there is something very appealing in the Long Knives
New album from Melodic hardcore punks screaming and singing about this mess all the way from South London
Punk rock community sing along from Hard Skin. We may be isolated but we are never alone
SpoilersRoundaboutsBoss Tuneage / Little rocket / Brassneck / SBAM In the true spirit of punk rock collegiality Spoilers didn't allow a chase for their signature to win out for this record. That may yet happen but in the meantime 4 little labels have pooled their resources together to help this release see the light of … Continue reading Play of the day – Spoilers
Play of the day - bangers Bird Specialist subject records Guitar terrorists, Bangers, decommissioned their instruments a couple of years ago but we still have the memory of three albums. Bird was their final one and saw the band singing tunes for you to just enjoy listening to. I never tire of them.
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
Anybody who has followed this blog will know of my respect and admiration for uk band Bear Trade. Last week I described as "think Leatherface, the replacements and wedding present getting together to write some songs with northern sensibility" for Thursday Tunes. Or when I reviewed their excellent new album, Silent Unspeakable and described … Continue reading Bear Trade Interview
Catchy post punk sound from London based 4 piece Primetime. This is their second 7" but the band are new to me. I'm sure they haven't taken their name from the RTE current affairs programme and their sound is a post punk barrage that Kleenex would have been proud of. Angular Gang of four type … Continue reading Primetime – Going Places 7″
This is the third in a series all taken from the Fanzine Hope *.2. The fanzine sees a collection of 70 contributors from the punk rock world. All asked the same question What is Your Favourite Gig. The zine is €5 including postage to anywhere It is a benefit for Pikpa Refugee Centre, Lesvos Pay … Continue reading My Favourite Gig by Beki Bondage