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TV Crime – Man In The Pub

Nottingham glam punks TV Crime release their debut long player Metal Town in September. It includes their previous singles including the brilliant debut Hooligans. Man In The Pub is the first new song to be previewed and it’s packed to the rafters with punk attitude and pub rock riffs. Play loud and party like it’s … Continue reading

Las Densas – N ♡ T

N ♡ T is the result of a self-imposed challenge to see if an album could be recorded in seven days by Argentinian act Las Densas. Given the quality of the seven indiepop songs contained within I would say the challenge was well and truly smashed. For me, Las Densas are at their most effective … Continue reading

The Body Shop – False 9

I cannot find any information on this Leeds based punk influenced band so let the music speak for itself. On False 9, which I presume is their debut, they make tuneful, shouty punk/post-punk music over the course of three tracks none more so than on the pretty fine The Story of Dust. As for the … Continue reading

Support Women In Punk

Support Women In Punk is a new compilation series which promises “a new compilation every 11th day of each month, 11 tracks, 11 bands, 11 female voices.” The tracks seem to be compiled from releases over the past year or so and could well be a worthy “modern” successor to the epic A Reference Of … Continue reading

Personal Best – Baby

Baby is the first track to be taken from the forthcoming album What You At by Portsmouth based Personal Best. It’s a thriving punk-pop/powerpop track about a failing relationship which contains some damn fine guitar riffs you can jump around too. What You At is out in June. You can pre-order the digital version from … Continue reading

Something For The Weekend – Three Punk Derivatives

This weeks pack of three looks (hears) at three releases that tagged themselves as punk derivatives. This Girl Will Self-Destruct – This Band Will Self​-​Destruct This Band Will Self​-​Destruct is the debut release from this new impressively named band who hail from Cologne. Mixing punk and riot grrrl to good effect they deliver two strong … Continue reading

twompsax – eight

Eight is possibly the shortest song I have ever featured on these pages. However, what is there not to like over 47 seconds of catchy pop punk with a vocal style and delivery that embeds itself in your brain? Yep – as I thought. Nothing!

Fresh – Going To Brighton

Going To Brighton is the second single to be lifted from the forthcoming album Withdraw by London’s Fresh. It’s a pleasing track and easily remembered because of the earworms it contains. Singer Kathryn’s voice is sharp and strong which suitably matches the band’s pop-punk sound. Fresh? Pretty confident more like. Withdraw is out in June … Continue reading

Something For The Weekend? Three, Maybe Four, From Bruxelles

Continuing my recent exploration of music released in the past three months tagged as Brussels or Bruxelles on Bandcamp. Route 77 – Route 77 Post-punk yesterday and some punk today in the shape of this self titled effort from Route 77. There are seven songs with the longest rolling in at 01:52 which may give … Continue reading

Something For The Weekend? Three From Bruxelles

A bit of a bonus this weekend! Despite the power of WordPress scheduling making it look like I am around, updating this blog regularly, I am currently in Brussels for a few days, getting away from what was supposed to be the Brexit weekend. Whilst I sup the many Belgian beers on offer here are … Continue reading

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