Category: Reviews

Ocean Sunset View – The ‘On Your Marks’ EP.

Ocean Sunset View – Bristol, England, United Kingdom. ‘You can take the kid of out of the Pop-Punk but you can’t take the Pop-Punk out of the kid‘ – A prospective and wannabe Maxim that I just created upon reading-up on Bristol Pop-Punk three-piece Ocean Sunset View. I like to...

Seven Crowns – ‘Lightning Rod’ – Released: 07/10/17.

Seven Crowns – Bath, England, United Kingdom. Bath isn’t somewhere you would usually associate with visceral Hardcore Punk but maybe it should be. Seven Crowns are very much the epitome and comparison you look for in regard to veteran status in this underground and DIY Punk scene. The band’s collected...

DOT – ‘DOT’.

DOT – Toulouse/Bath, France/United Kingdom. Cover photo credit: Imag’in Live – Click Here. The two-piece band dynamic is somewhat popular these days with big names such as Royal Blood, Slaves, Sleaford Mods etc… garnering the majority of the popularity and credit to the formula and fair play to them. However, it...

Black Tree Suns – ‘Wash Them All Away’.

Black Tree Suns – Plymouth, England, United Kingdom. For our previous work on the band – Click Here. The Plymouth based Black Tree Suns are a band for those whose taste primarily sits in a sea of riffs, a sea not too metallic but rather bluesy in nature while soaring...

GutterLIFE and The New Single/Video – ‘Road Sick’.

GutterLIFE – Long Island, New York, USA. For our previous work on the band – Click Here. Long Island Punks GutterLIFE have never played it by the book. The band hadn’t released music for two years up until recently and despite this have maintained such a following it’s impressive. If...

Our Lives In Cinema and The Debut EP.

Our Lives In Cinema – London, England, United Kingdom. Another from the London underground scene, Our Lives in Cinema have just release their debut three track EP that attempts to merge early 2000’s Post-Hardcore with that of earlier Pop-Punk and 90’s Punk bands such as Alkaline Trio, Blink-182 and New...

wych elm – ‘School Shooter/Bag Of Worms’ – 16/9/17.

wych elm – Bristol, England, United Kingdom. wych elm are a (now) four-piece from Bristol and the latest to be snapped but my emerging local label Quit Yr Job Records as they very much quest around Bristol and Bath digging-up the best in underground Alternative music and with the dreary...

The Take Down – ‘All Aboard The Sinking Ship’.

The Take Down – Ashford, England, United Kingdom. Cover photo credit: Matthew Sutton – Click Here. Ashford in Kent is the base of a Pop-Punk band by the name of The Take Down. A band with a penchant for the past and the indispensable household names that made the genre. Alkaline Trio?...

Ghostly Beard and The ‘Infinite’ EP.

Ghostly Beard – Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Montreal based and enigmatic Ghostly Beard gains brownie points for his name alone and the known but unknown way in which he operates. Patrick Talbot has taken to music later on life in lieu of regret at not doing such earlier. Mr. Talbot...

The Vinyl Reprisal and The ‘Graffiti’ EP.

The Vinyl Reprisal – Birmingham, England, United Kingdom. The golden age for Indie music? Where would you place it? The early 2000’s or later in the decade nearer to now? It’s certainly a question of some relevance now, especially with the underground Indie scene producing some considerable talent. For myself,...