Antillectual – Engage

Antillectual Engage Waterslide Records This record somehow slipped into my grasp. It was on my pile of ones to get around to for a while. Along with a growing number of books this pile is getting bigger. I promised myself over Christmas i would try and tackle it. Songs about materialism and a better way … Continue reading Antillectual – Engage

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

Thursday Tunes

Thursday tunes This week we have mostly been listening to Paranoid visions - Rebellion Prolific Irish punks have another record out in tribute to the great punk festival that is rebellion. Of course the songs aren't about the festival, instead they are songs of rage Get the new record here Bear Trade Bleedin' Heart Trouble … Continue reading Thursday Tunes

Cigarette Crossfire s/t

Cigarette Crossfire Cigarette Crossfire Waterslide Records Finland believe it or not has a great reputation for melodic hardcore. Manifesto Jukebox were my introduction to this countries capacity for playing such tunes and it has continued since with Combat Rock Industry being the home to many Finish outfits. This is their second album and first for … Continue reading Cigarette Crossfire s/t

Bear Trade – Blood And Sand

bear trade Blood and sand Waterslide Records Where bear trade make a mockery of the concept of The difficult second album. Paint a picture in your mind of Northern England and a band singing in the ruins of a derelict building, singing through the grime and dirt and greyness of a country split. There's a … Continue reading Bear Trade – Blood And Sand