Tagged: Poison Idea

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...

Brain Ape Return With ‘Auslander’.

Brain Ape – London, England, United Kingdom. For our previous work on the band – Click Here. Photography credit – Gregory Hesse-Wagner. Ah, Brain Ape. A strange band from London with revolving members quite literally in and out of humanity. For now the three-piece are to be believed wholly human although many...

The Phosphorus Bombs – ‘Cancers’.

The Phosphorus Bombs – Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Australian Punk-Rock music isn’t half bad and in this case Sydney and its scene have something for you. Enter The Phosphorus Bombs. The band are very much sat (well, not really) somewhere between 80’s Hardcore Punk and its eventual descendent Skate...

Bogans and The ‘Uno Mas!’ EP.

Bogans – Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom. The term Bogan is actually one used for the Australian equivalent of a British Chav or an American hick but that’s just a unrelated fact designed to break the worded ice of this review and I think it went quite well. Bogans in this...

Dusting Off The Cobwebs… This Is Spider.

Spider – Long Beach, California, USA. Cover photo credit – David Chi. When a band “calls it a day”, splits, goes on an indefinite hiatus or explains that they have done so via various other explanations of nullification, it’s never a good day. The band could have have thirty years...

UGLYBoNES – The ‘Growing Concerns’ Of Chicago Hardcore Punk…

UGLYBoNES – Chicago, Illinois, USA. ‘Four best friends that wanna take a chainsaw to each other’s gonads’ For our work on the 2014 UGLYBoNES/Step Right Up split – Click Here. For the band’s appearance in our fantasy Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater soundtrack – Click Here. The Chicago suburb’s UGLYBoNES formed...

E/M/P – Denver’s Sleazy Punk-Rock n’ Roll and A Yearning For A Visit.

E/M/P – Denver, Colorado, USA. Sometimes, a sense of humour and a lack of taking yourself seriously are needed in life. Particularly when playing scrappy Rock n’ Roll, filtered through several intentional, but also probably accidental, dirt covered old-school Punk-Rock lenses. Formed in 2013, in Denver, Colorado, I’m instantly envious...

UGLYBoNES/Step Right Up – Split EP Release

UGLYBoNES & Step Right Up – Chicago, Illinois, USA. Two of Chicago’s freshest heavyweights, combing their fast, furious and relentless Hardcore into a six track release that will probably blow your ears off. It’s lucky I had some spare ears, they called me insane and ridiculed me, but who’s laughing...