Tagged: Refused

Bash Brothers and Their ‘Life Lessons’.

Bash Brothers – Eksjö, Sweden. The moment I saw this request in our inbox, I found myself transfixed, determined and reaching for my “objective hat”. Why? Well in truth, any self respecting modern Punk fan can’t possibly ignore anything in the way of Punk-Rock from the country of Sweden, the country...

Lay It On The Line and ‘The Black Museum’.

Lay It On The Line – London, England, United Kingdom. London label Disconnect Disconnect Records have recently signed a band of considerable note and collected standing. This band is Lay It On The Line and they have just released their debut full-length, The Black Museum in grim description of the contemporary society...

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...

Fresh Picks: Super Unison – The Fruit Of Punk’s Loins.

Super Unison – Oakland/San Francisco, California, USA. Cover Photo credit: Angela Owens. Above photo credit: Reid Haithcock Photography – Click Here. I received a message recently from a friend in Baltimore in the US that I have semi-regular contact with. The conversations always end up on music and I often...

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...

Negative Bones – ‘Anandamide’ – Progressive Discordance

Negative Bones – Baltimore, Maryland, USA. ‘Negative Bones is a magic swamp where amps outnumber people…’ – He saw that… It’s great when bands challenge what has been established. Whether it’s through a full throttle change-up, or simply via the subtle changes that often becomes the quality that ultimately sets them apart. That was a...