Tag: punk

INTERVIEW: The Ethical Debating Society

The Ethical Debating Society (also known as T.E.D.S to their fans) is one of the most exciting D.I.Y bands around at the moment. They are a three-piece consisting of Tegan (Vocals and Guitar) Kris (Vocals and Guitar) and Eli (Drums)….

Interview: John Cooper Clarke

“What kind of creature bore you Was is some kind of bat They can’t find a good word for you, but I can… TWAT.” Rapid-fire delivery and satirical performance poetry uniquely defines John Cooper Clarke like no other punk. The…

ALBUM: So Pitted ‘Neo’

How can a trio make so much noise? How have So Pitted managed to make noise sound so alluring? With Nathan Rodriguez and Liam Downey often switching positions between vocals and instruments, an unwonted kind of energy comes battling through,…

Thee Oh Sees LIVE @ The Fourm, London 30.11.15

The first band to take to the stage after Noreen McShane’s DJ set was Iceage, the Danish Post-Punkers from Copenhagen. And they were greeted by loud screams, as frontman Elias Bender Rønnenfelt stalked the stage clutching a can of Stella,…

INTERVIEW: THE LOVELY EGGS

Upon first hearing The Lovely Eggs you will be hooked; their raw punk rock sound mixed with sometimes strange, sometimes haunting, and often hilarious lyrics, is incredibly addictive. They are a married duo from Lancaster, England consisting of Holly Ross (Singer and Guitarist)…

AN OPEN LETTER TO: SLEAFORD MODS HATERS

To the haters of Sleaford Mods, As soon as I heard that Sleaford Mods would be making their Later Live…With Jools Holland debut, I knew that you’d all come out of the woodwork and your reaction to the duo from…

ALBUM: The Garden ‘Haha’

Rating: Established in 2011 by fraternal twins Wyatt and Fletcher Shears, The Garden are a “conceptual punk band” based in Orange County, California. On their website, the duo state their sound “consistently defies categorization” and that they “continue to break…

Discovery of the Week: Mowbird

Often the theme of an evening when you head over to “a mate’s gig” is generally their dodgy band’s first ever performance. This usually involves someone spilling their beer on a pedal board, getting punched, or general shit going down….

LIVE: Slaves @ The Cluny, Newcastle,11.05.2015

Rating: In support of their upcoming album ‘Are You Satisfied?’, Kent duo Slaves are currently taking their unique brand of snarling punk fury around to sold out venues across the country. After a triumphant two nights selling out London’s Scala,…

ALBUM: Downtown Boys – ‘Full Communism’

I made a typo. I put Downton Boys into Google rather than Downtown. It came up with an article by Woman Magazine about the “dashing hunks of Downton Abbey”. It’s quite the read, but I could have done without seeing…