Author: Matthew Mansell

About Matthew Mansell

Matthew Mansell likes to listen to music, eat Strawberry Pop Tarts and is also Cornish.

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SLONK and The Forthcoming ‘Songs About Tanks’.

SLONK – Bristol, England, United Kingdom. Photography Credit – Simon Holliday. Feeling sad? Trying to bathe and you keep find yourself covered in the same sad-ass records about potato faced women calling themselves Anne Frank and Buddy Holly? Well take a shower because the 90’s are over. Unless you work...


El Yunque – ‘Boxes’ Album Review.

El Yunque – Hasselt, Belgium. For our previous work on the band – Click Here. Cover photo credit: Geert Braekers – Click Here. Michael Jordan and Hip-Hop, no wait, Basketball as a whole and Hip-Hop go hand in hand together. From pictures of Jay-Z, Drake and 50 Cent court-side, to Lil...


Norquay – The ‘Animal’ Single.

Norquay – Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. There’s a “creative roar” on the new EP from the Aberdeenshire based, Norquay. Lead single ‘Animal’ sounds like Matt Bellamy’s time travelling dog got lost in the desert and has accidentally dropped all of its money on floor next to a woman who can’t...


Sealow – The ‘Balancing In Both Worlds’ EP.

Sealow -Tilburg, Netherlands. Tilburg natives Sealow balance their world in between grief and isolation. By the end of the EP on ‘Passing Places’ we’ve run away and in emptiness fallen back home to find comfort. Sealow explore the discomfort of trying to balance all the worlds in our life, and...


Some Pulp – The ‘FA666’ EP.

Some Pulp – Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Ah, Some Pulp. We’ve covered them once before – Click Here – and now it’s Halloween(ish) the band have dusted off those pizza crusts to rock-on about all those scary grrrls who are witches and all of that lark that seems to happen in this general...


Cocaine Piss – ‘The Dancer’ Album Review.

Cocaine Piss – Liege, Belgium. If you didn’t dress up as a ball of glitter for Halloween this year then there is always next year, isn’t there? Imagine the conversation opener: ‘Oh hey there what are you this year?’ – ‘Oh, so I’m a human embodiment of this Belgian Punk...


Cocaine Piss – The ‘Elegance’ Single.

Cocaine Piss – Liege, Belgium. For our previous work on the band – Click Here. Photo credit – Thierry Tönnes. Cocaine Piss’ debut album The Dancer, is released tomorrow and features the previously released Sex Weirdos, which can find above. You can check out new track ‘Elegance’ as an extra preview before...


Sneaks – ‘Gymnastics’ Album review.

Sneaks – Washington DC, USA. Gymnastics has recently got a re-issue on Merge Records, I caught it when it was previously on Danger Records, but MF was on it’s hiatus – so now we are back, it seems perfect to be reviewing it now. Sneaks is making danceable electro-dotted Punk music...


LEGGY – Live @ The Fleece In Bristol 08/05/16.

Leggy – Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Well damn. Cincinnati Lush-Punk darlings Leggy made it over to the UK on a tour supporting the weird and wonderful Shonen Knife on their 25th anniversary tour. We’ve already covered the release of their two most recent EPs – Here and Here.  You can also buy their...