IDLES tackle everything from Brexit to gym lads on ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance’

Brexit, immigration and gym lads – nothing is ignored on this great release from Bristol punk outfit Idles.

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Parquet Courts get “woke” on their latest LP ‘Wide Awake’

A refinement of Parquet Courts’ unique strengths, Wide Awake sees the NYC-based band at the peak of their lyrical and creative powers

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The Garden continue to search for the perfect balance on latest LP ‘Mirror Might Steal Your Charm’

Raucous but occasionally excessive, it’s clear The Garden are still looking to strike the sweet spot between weirdness and quality

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EP Review: The Dunts – Not Working Is Class

The Dunts serve up a raucous, rebellious set of in-your-face tracks with their new EP Not Working Is Class.

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PUP + TRASH BOAT @ QMU – 04/02/2017

By Liam Menzies (@blinkclyro) Seeing as both Canadian punk act PUP and British pop punkers Trash Boat had an amazing with 2016 with the release of The Dream Is Over and I Know That Nothing I Write You Can Change What You’ve Been Through respectively, it was a no-brainer that The Wonder Years would invite the…

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TRACK REVIEW: Slaves – Spit It Out

Having stated that their upcoming LP titled Take Control would be “heavy and very different” to their debut, it’s no surprise how colossal Slaves sound on Spit It Out. Opening up with a broody and sinister guitar, the Kent duo don’t hesitate to turns thing up to 11 and deliver an instrumental clusterfuck that will…

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ALBUM REVIEW: Pup – The Dream Is Over

In the same way that it’s near impossible to find a Californian punk act who don’t sing about drugs, so to is difficult to talk about PUP’s sophomore album without falling into a cliche that every review has fell into by addressing this album’s title: after visiting a specialist, frontman Stefan Babcock was bluntly told “the…

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TRACK REVIEW: NEWGIRLS – Beanstalk

Opening up with a riff loud and gnarly enough to melt your face off, NEWGIRLS have definitely made good on that potential they showed on their debut single earlier this year. It’s no surprise that the re-recorded Beanstalk is their most popular track yet as this is punk rock in its purest form, a rollercoaster ride that punches you in the…

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EP REVIEW: Fake Boyfriend – Mercy

  RELEASE OF THE WEEK Looking at the tags on  Fake Boyfriend’s bandcamp will tell you all you need to know about them before diving right into this punk rock rich release: existential crises, heartbreakers, heartbroken, and philly sad girls. On Mercy, their first EP, it’s clear that they’ve hit all these tags quite well, most of all…

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TRACK REVIEW: Modern Baseball – Apple Cider, I Don’t Mind

Pennsylvanian emo, punk rock act  Modern Baseball showcase new material from their forthcoming album Back in the 90’s, pop punk was fairly content in delivering jokes about fucking mums, getting drunk and farts, perfectly accompanying any and every party you could ever attend due to its catchiness and simplicity that made it accessible to pretty…

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