Play of the day – Get it out of the Sewer

Following on from the debut album ‘Cute Aggression’, the Sewer Cats further explore their wide pool of influences while harnessing the chaotic sounds of the live performances the duo are known for across the DIY punk scene.

Play of the day it’s not just mush it’s a classic

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.

Play of the day – Spoilers

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

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. 

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

Bear Trade Interview

  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

Primetime – Going Places 7″

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″