The Brainiac 5: Another Time, Another Dimension – album review

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The Brainiac 5: Another Time, Another Dimension (Reckless Records) CD | DL Released 7 May 2021 Compilation album of unreleased material from Cornish prog/punk/psych band The Brainiac 5. This set is made up of ten songs from their initial incarnation from 1976 to 1980, Pain In A Bowl from 1995, Sludge by the current live […]

The Outsiders – Count For Something – album review

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The Outsiders – Count For Something Cherry Red 5CD/DL Released 23 April 2021 5CD set bringing together the two albums released by Adrian Borland’s pre-Sound punk outfit The Outsiders, plus the One To Infinity EP, extensive demos and a live set which seems to be the only one of the band in existence. All of […]

Pink Suits: Political Child – album review

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Pink Suits – Political Child    (Self released album) Vinyl (out soon) / DL (available here now) Keith Goldhanger introduced us recently to Pink Suits claiming recent single Fake Great Britain to be one of his favourite tunes so far of 2021. Now he’s back to tell us about the debut album. This isn’t an easy […]

Blowers: S/T – album review and interview.

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Blowers: S/T (Spooky Records / Chaputa!) Out now DL | LP Melbourne’s BLOWERS’ debut self-titled deepens the needle in the garage-punk skin. A bestial blitzkrieg of proto-garage sonic-noise hostility; a motive to make your body move in ways sex or/in an electric chair could never. By Ryan Walker.  Nothing is figurative for these sick minds. It’s […]

Various – Riot City Complete Singles -album review

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Various Artists: Riot City Complete Singles Collection (Captain Oi!) 4CD | DL Released 19 March 2021 New 4CD set which brings together every single side released by Bristol punk label Riot City, plus the 1982 Riotous Assembly compilation album as a bonus. Contributors include label founders Vice Squad (and their satirical doppelgangers Chaotic Dischord), The […]

The Wall: A New Way To Peroxide – album review

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The Wall – A New Way To Peroxide Spectacle Music Ltd CD/DL Released 26 January 2021 New collection featuring Sunderland punk band The Wall, combining their two singles for the Small Wonder label plus four unreleased demos from 1978-79, including the first version of Ghetto. The set was all put together by David Lowery, the […]

The Battery Farm: Endless Unstoppable Pain – EP review

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The Battery Farm Endless Unstoppable Pain EP Self release DL all streaming formats Friday 27th November The Battery Farm unleash this furious EP on the back of the excellent Maggot Line featured here. fastly becoming one of the best new bands stirring the pot on the Manchester scene at the moment. Wayne AF Carey gets […]

EST19XX – Meet the Brotherhood and Band Behind Machine Gun Kelly

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Ohio natives, Machine Gun Kelly and his crew EST19XX go hard! Mix in punk rock with hip-hop and this band delivers a killer live performance that is laced with vicious lyrics, heavy guitars, sick beats and drummer who is just nasty behind the kit. We caught up with the talented mix of musicians who make […]