The Decline of the Toilet Scene Venue?

Coming from the small seaside town of Hastings, one that has a constantly fluctuating music scene, there has always been some kind of hope that at least one local venue has the potential to bring in fairly reputable bands. Lately, that just doesn’t feel the case and it feels like the negative stance on smaller … Continue reading The Decline of the Toilet Scene Venue?


Level Up Festival: Preview

New Cross Inn appears to take influence from the multi-promotional DIY festival formula that Manchester Punk Festival is built on. The combination of Be Sharp Promotions,  El Topo Bookings and Fishlock Promotions is building to be one of this summer’s most enjoyable weekends for ska and punk fans. The weekend of the 21st to 23rd … Continue reading Level Up Festival: Preview

Interview with Adam Sedgewick of King Leviathan

Easter Sunday is usually a chilled-out day for many people, time to catch up with family and stuff your face full of chocolate. The same can’t be said for King Leviathan guitarist and singer Adam Sedgewick, who was busy working as a stage manager on a Mammothfest event which brought death metal icons, Vader, to … Continue reading Interview with Adam Sedgewick of King Leviathan

Dugstock 2017: Live Review

Umlaut Records took on board a similar idea to the TNS Tour, showcasing their own talent. This was, however, a two date event at the New Cross Inn, for the annual weekend known as Dugstock. Twenty bands flocked to South London, a mixture of subgenres from hardcore to skate punk, all of them packing the … Continue reading Dugstock 2017: Live Review

The Five Hundred Release Lyric Video for ‘The Rush’

Nottingham based tech metallers, The Five Hundred have unveiled a lyric video for ‘The Rush’. The first video that is taken from their EP, ‘The Veil. The video shows gruesome, horror movie-like imagery, including a creepy dolls head and bloody knives. You can find the video at the bottom of the page. Guitarist Mark Byrne … Continue reading The Five Hundred Release Lyric Video for ‘The Rush’

Bleed Again Release Lyric Video For ‘Decimate’

Worthing based modern metal act, Bleed Again, have dropped their lyric video for ‘Decimate’, the second track which is taken from their debut album, ‘Momentum’. The album will be released through recently signed US label Sliptrick Records on May 1st. Vocalist, James Dawson say: "Decimate has definitely been influenced by my love for mainstream hardcore. … Continue reading Bleed Again Release Lyric Video For ‘Decimate’

Interview with Synaptik

On March 10th, Norwich metallers, Synaptik released their second album, 'Justify & Reason', just a couple of months following a re-released and remastered version of their debut album, 'The Mechanisms of Consequence'. In the build up to the release, I caught up with the band, speaking to guitarist Ian Knight, his brother and the band's … Continue reading Interview with Synaptik

Bolshy – Reap The Storm: Album Review

The more you search DIY punk scene, the more gems you seem to find. Bolshy is one of these gems — the ska-punks from Liverpool have taken the UK underground scene by storm and they aren’t stopping as they release their debut album, “Reap the Storm”. This is an album that combines elements of skacore, … Continue reading Bolshy – Reap The Storm: Album Review

TNS Tour: Live Review

TNS Records have become arguably the most popular Punk DIY label over the last couple of years. With an ever growing roster of great bands, they have decided to show them off on all TNS bands tour across the country. The second night of the tour took them to the iconic Camden Underworld, which was … Continue reading TNS Tour: Live Review