Gig Review: Camden Rocks Festival – Part 1

Thousands of people flocked to the north London borough of Camden for a feast of the finest emerging British rock, metal and punk talent at the annual Camden Rocks Festival on Saturday (2 June). The action kicked off at 12pm with music running into the early hours of Sunday morning at various afterparties, as rock…

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Introducing: Matilda’s Scoundrels

As far as eclectic music goes Hastings’ Matilda’s Scoundrels are among the most diverse you’re likely to encounter. The six-piece freely admit they fall into a ‘pretty tough category on the punk spectrum,’ trying to distance themselves from the clichés of folk punk with a sound that can land anywhere between traditional folk, sea shanties…

Introducing: The Wild Strays

Deep within the heart of the Black Country something feral and wild has taken shape, evolved, harnessed the power of rock and readied itself to be unleashed upon the world next month. Stafford quartet The Wild Strays were conceived this time last year from the ashes of a previous project of vocalist and guitarist KT…

Introducing: Ronx

New York punk trio Ronx are taking us on board a time machine back to the good old days of late ’90s and early 2000s punk rock, honing a sound that they describe to us as “punk as fuck.” Not only that, they’re on a mission to reignite a love for guitar bands in The…

Introducing: The Gulps

Camden Town in north London is renowned for being a bit cool and trendy yet grungy and dirty at the same time, probably best epitomised by it having erected a statue of Amy Winehouse within its iconic busy market. And those characteristics are perfectly apt for describing emerging Camden-based band The Gulps. The quintet of Harry All…

Introducing: Mountains To Move

Belgian punk rockers Mountains To Move are not a band that you’ll find taking themselves too seriously. Having started out as merely a fun drunken evening project, the Antwerp quartet have gradually focused more on their music although, as they tell us, not much more – which is evidenced by their self-description “Your girlfriend’s new…

Pulled Apart By Horses to headline Fluffer Pit Party this May

Fluffer Pit Parties have gained a reputation for being fine purveyors of all-out, face melting fun. After all, the concept is simple and fail-safe. Set up a 360-degree stage in the middle of a room. Invite the hottest scuzz, thrash, noise and punk act to play, and let punters go wild as they get a…

Introducing: Salt The Snail

These days it’s harder than ever to catch peoples’ attention. If it’s not the fascinating latest activities of Kim Kardashian and her equally talentless friends or the real-time delights of Instagram and Snapchat, then it’s the never-ending stream of content from the likes of Sky Sports and Netflix. People are so busy doing nothing that they just…

EP Review: Pretty Pistol – Welcome To The Dead Club

The unmistakable raucous punk sound of south London’s Pretty Pistol returns with a second EP that sees the London band stamp their mark on the UK’s punk scene. Led by the trademark vocal attack of frontwoman Laura Le Rox alongside Billy Larsen (guitar), Rich Cooper (bass) and Emma Waller (drums), our New Band of the…

Introducing: Who Killed Nancy Johnson?

If you’re after a bit of edgy, energetic new punk in your life, then let us introduce you to the brilliantly named Who Killed Nancy Johnson?. The Reading-based band have honed a punky sound that they describe to us as “intense, energetic and spiky.” Addressing the elephant in the room, so to speak, the quartet…

Introducing: Excuses Excuses

Not content with crafting an engaging punk meets rock sound that they describe as “passionate, explosive and empowering,” Canada’s Excuses Excuses are also on a mission to make the modern society we find ourselves lumbered with a better place for everyone to live in. The Toronto-based trio’s story began way back when Kyle Wilton (vocals and guitars)…

Introducing: Fall Flavored

Some people are confused about French rockers Fall Flavored. The band have honed an edgy rock meets punk sound that it’s hard not to love but, apparently, some are being led astray by the powerful vocals of lead singer Yasmine Senoussi. As guitarist Benji Delecourt tells us: “Some people think that it’s a man singing…