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How The Great Escape Festival Has Changed The Course Of New Music

WORDS BY : JOSH ABRAHAM “It is the most life-affirming experience, to see your favorite performer on stage, in the flesh” is how Dave Grohl describes the live...

Under The Influence: Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface

WORDS : JO CROSGROVE 2015. The midpoint of the 2010s was an important milestone for most young punk fans. For many, it was the beginning of their punk...

Programme Skate & Sound – A Match Made in Punk Heaven

WORDS BY : OLIVER LINDOP Sticking through this tough time is a challenge that everyone is facing right now. Stores are closed, businesses are dying and everyone's hair...

Merch Ado About Nothing: Forager Takes Creativity to the Next Level

WORDS BY : MICHAEL WOODWORTH With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing isolation around the world, it's harder now for bands to connect with...

Accentuate the positive / Eliminate the negative : The Hayley Williams Philosophy

WORDS: MALVIKA PADIN Through the looking glass that her own errors, Paramore’s Hayley Williams redefines herself, and the feminist outlook of the 21st century by growing with the times. It was 2005 and setting a precedent...

KULTURE: CAN’T SWIM SQUARE UP TO THE POWERS THAT BE WITH THEIR TOP 10...

In a time of political turbulence the need for anthems of solidarity are never far away. Whether this is Rage Against The Machine shutting down Wall Street in the early 2000s, or the likes...

KULTURE: WACO – THANK YOU IN THESE HARD TIMES

WACO are a band that have been based on positivity, and a part of a strong punk ethos is to spread that. So when it came to their latest single, Good Days, it was no surprise that...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: THE GHOST INSIDE – GET WHAT YOU GIVE

WORDS: OLIVER LINDOP Formed in 2004 and starting life as “As A Dying Dream”, the Los Angeles-based band The Ghost Inside put their stamp on the scene with their first release “Fury for the Fallen...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: Malevolence – Reign of Suffering

WORDS: JACK THORNE | PHOTO: KIM QUINT  The early 2010s were a thriving time for UK hardcore with legendary names such as Broken Teeth, Brutality Will Prevail and Breaking Point, to name a few, all...

UNDISCOVERED SINGLE PREMIERE: PHILLIPP RUMSCH ENSEMBLE – A1

FROM: LEIPZIG, GERMANY Based on the idea of transferring the musical language of ambient and avant-pop into an orchestral format, Leipzig-based pianist, composer and sound designer Philipp Rumsch founded his own ensemble in 2015. Consisting...

FORMAT: 10 Photographers to Check Out and Support Right Now

It's no secret that live music's current standstill has impacted a whole host of professionals, and photographers are no exception. With that in mind, we've handpicked a collection of some of our favourite music...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: LETLIVE – FAKE HISTORY

WORDS: LUCA CESCON What’s post-hardcore and what’s not? This question has been dividing the underground (and mainstream) music’s community for years, and it’s still unanswered today. Actually, we can’t talk of a real genre, since...

KULTURE: SXSW – THE MUSIC INDUSTRY’S BUTTERFLY EFFECT

WORDS: AMY ALBINSON It’s been a catastrophic month for the music industry as tour cancellations cascade across our newsfeeds. As the worldwide pandemic continues and future plans hover in an uncertain limbo, it’s an...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: YOUR DEMISE – THE KIDS WE USED TO BE

WORDS: LUCA CESCSON Come on, let’s be serious: have you ever listened to a better intro in hardcore music than Your Demise’s “MMX”? This year, their game-changer record “The Kids We Used To Be” will...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: COMEBACK KID – WAKE THE DEAD

WORDS: LUCA CESCON Let’s start from the end. Let’s start from “Final Goodbye” and its iconic closing 2-step, a 100% hardcore way to end of the best records of all time. We could easily confirm...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: YOUTH OF TODAY – STRAIGHT EDGE CULTURE

WORDS: SEAN HUBBARD Youth of Today, Project X, Judge, Shelter, even Limp Bizkit, Sammy Siegler has played the drums for them all and then some more. He’s been one of the stalwarts of the straight...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: AMERICAN FOOTBALL

INTERVIEW: GEORGIA RAWSON | WORDS: ROB KENT At some point in 2010, teenagers and young adults began to feel the emotional heartache that in is the whole package of coming of age and when you...

FORMAT: THE CREATIVE TURBULENCE OF LUIS APONTE (JESUS PIECE)

WORDS: GEORGIA RAWSON Camden Town is slowly becoming a place where punk simply ‘was’, and can only be found in small pockets of its former shadow. As the market gets taken over for corporate gain,...

ON RECORD: Stray From The Path discuss their love of vinyl

  WORDS: JACK MOBLEY Vinyl has been resuscitated over the past ten years with the art of collecting your favourite bands discography becoming more and more popular. The process of digging through independent shops to find...

IN THE STUDIO: SIGHTS & SOUNDS – BREAKING BOUNDARIES

WORDS: GEORGIA RAWSON The side project is often deemed as the side piece. It’s the project that artists turn to when the candle has been burnt from their main body of work, but that’s far...