Speedway – S/T 7” (Triple B Records / Svensk Hardcorekultur)

I am running a bit late with this one, but better late than never. Speedway is a relatively new youth crew hardcore group hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, and this is, what I firmly believe, their debut 7” recording. The group consists of Adam Hagerum (Blood Sermon and Wayside), Anton Larsson (Existence and Time To Heal),… Read More Speedway – S/T 7” (Triple B Records / Svensk Hardcorekultur)

Nowheres – The Way Back Home CS EP (Negative Aggression Tapes / Tromatized Tapes)

I can’t even express how desperately I needed to hear a band like this at the very beginning of 2021. This group represents the best melodic hardcore could probably offer right now. Nowheres is a brand new melodic hardcore punk quintet that emanates from Linköping, Sweden. If you’re profoundly into hardcore music, then you’re probably… Read More Nowheres – The Way Back Home CS EP (Negative Aggression Tapes / Tromatized Tapes)

Choice To Make – Vicious Existence 7” (Flatspot Records)

Today, I’ll talk about one of those records that went under my radar during 2020. Vicious Existence is a debut extended play by Choice To Make, a hardcore quintet that shares members from Wilkes Barre and Scranton, Pennsylvania. Choice To Make previously released a demo 7” in 2018 and a promo cassette EP in 2019.… Read More Choice To Make – Vicious Existence 7” (Flatspot Records)

Ten Foot Pole – Simmer Down LP (Bearded Punk Records / People Of Punk Rock / Disconnect Disconnect Records)

If you never heard about Ten Foot Pole, you probably missed quite a lot about skate punk music for years. This renowned group is standing firmly for nearly three decades by delivering nothing but pure quality recordings to the broader punk rock audience, but their history dates way back when they were known as Scared… Read More Ten Foot Pole – Simmer Down LP (Bearded Punk Records / People Of Punk Rock / Disconnect Disconnect Records)

The Stayawakes – Pop Dreamz CD (Engineer Records)

The Stayawakes are a dream-pop quartet originating from Portsmouth, UK. Since their formation, the group released a couple of recordings, such as a debut single named Don’t Have To Live Thru This / Summer Suicide, another single called When Your Heart Dreams Of Spring, a debut full-length record named Dogs and Cats / Living Together,… Read More The Stayawakes – Pop Dreamz CD (Engineer Records)

Elder Abuse – Take It Easy EP (Little Rocket Records)

Elder Abuse is a melodic punk rock quintet emanating from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The group consists of the members who previously played in bands such as Daggermouth and Ceilings. The current line-up comprises Alex Guidry on vocals, Michael Fardoe on guitar, Brendan McLean on guitar, Sean Kaye on bass guitar, and Max Power on drums.… Read More Elder Abuse – Take It Easy EP (Little Rocket Records)

Austin Lucas – Alive In The Hot Zone CD (Sabotage Records / Flight 13 Records / Cornelius Chapel Records)

Austin Lucas is an American indie artist from Bloomington, Indiana. He is famous for his work with Twenty Third Chapter, The K10 Prospect, Guided Cradle, Amputation, The Bold Party, Chuck Ragan, Frank Turner, plus many more. Since 2006, he has pursued a solo career as a solo artist and released an impressive amount of full-length… Read More Austin Lucas – Alive In The Hot Zone CD (Sabotage Records / Flight 13 Records / Cornelius Chapel Records)

Shirley Holmes – Die Krone der Erschöpfung CD (Rookie Records)

Shirley Holmes is one of those groups who’re defying the devotion to one music stream. The group refuses to be defined by the simplistic terms, phrases, and classifications of the singular genre. Sometimes these experimentations with sound have positive and negative aspects that may cause the band to sound a little bit off, but thankfully,… Read More Shirley Holmes – Die Krone der Erschöpfung CD (Rookie Records)

Frau Doktor – Onkel Punk CD (Rookie Records)

Frau Doktor is a longstanding German ska group originating from Wiesbaden. The group started by covering the essentials of sixties ska music with a little bit of punk rock lurking in the background. Gradually, they introduced more instruments, more improvisations, more experimentations, and evolved into something much more familiar to ska orchestra than a simplistic… Read More Frau Doktor – Onkel Punk CD (Rookie Records)