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UNDER THE INFLUENCE : DEATH – AN ODE TO A BAND CALLED DEATH

WORDS: ROB KENT Three brothers sat down one evening in their family home in Detroit, Michigan to witness four men from Liverpool, known as The Beatles, perform...

Under The Influence: Rage Against The Machine – Self-Titled

WORDS : SEAN HUBBARD Rage Against The Machine are the most important band of the last 30 years.  Just about every single punk band talks about inspiring a...

10 Artists Supporting #BlackLivesMatter

WORDS : LUCA CESCON Alongside most of the world, the music industry has come together in support of Black Lives Matter after the murder of George Floyd...

HOW SLAM DUNK HAS IMPACTED UK ROCK, POP-PUNK, EMO AND ALTERNATIVE MUSIC FESTIVALS

WORDS: KATIE CONWAY-FLOOD Slam Dunk Festival has cemented itself as a central pillar to the UK’s rock, pop-punk, emo and alternative music festivals. From beginning its life in...

Festivals: Not Forgotten – TOP 10 SLAM DUNK MOMENTS FROM OVER THE YEARS

WORDS BY: KATIE CONWAY-FLOOD Slam Dunk Festival has had its fair share of memories over the years. Slam Dunk, which is currently held in UK towns Leeds and...

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...