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THEATRE OF HATE – Live in Stockton

THEATRE OF HATE - Live in Stockton

03.12.15 – GEORGIAN THEATRE, STOCKTON-ON-TEES My first ever gig: 1980, Loughborough Town Hall, Theatre of Hate. Fast forward thirty-five years and my latest gig (at time of writing): 2015, Georgian Theatre, Stockton-on-Tees, Theatre of Hate. So what’s changed? In a word, nothing. We’ve just all got older

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FREIGANG – ‘People’s Will’ Review

FREIGANG - 'People's Will' Review

“You want to make a difference, take a different stance….Boom! Boom! U.S.A.” an excellent opener to Friegang’s third album, “People’s Will” – it would not sound out of place on an early Dead Kennedy’s album with a chugging guitar riff and lyrics critical of the U.S.A. The

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PiL – Live in San Francisco

PiL - Live in San Francisco

27.11.15 – THE CHAPEL, SAN FRANCISCO The third to last US show of Public Image Limited’s tour following the release of their What the World Needs Now album brought the band to San Francisco. The Chapel is an intimate venue and John Lydon’s first comment of the

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BACKFIRE – ‘Where We Belong’ Review

BACKFIRE - 'Where We Belong' Review

**WE NOW HAVE THIS CD IN STOCK** FOLLOW THIS LINK>>> TO GRAB YOURSELF A COPY!! If Black Flag (Henry Rollins era) could produce a child with Discharge, that offspring would sound like Backfire! Hailing from what they refer to as “M-Town” (Maastrict, The Netherlands to the rest

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EASTFIELD – ‘Another Boring Eastfield Collection’ Review

EASTFIELD - 'Another Boring Eastfield Collection' Review

Eschewing managers, promoters, agents and focused on a true DIY punk ethic, Eastfield have been bashing them out since 1996. The band have more than a passing interest in trains, train stations and the railways in general and have just released a collection of 33 songs. The

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“We’re a band who are the sum of our influences – everything from metal, punk, hardcore and the blues” – HTH. Hope Through Hostility reside in London and have recently released their self-titled debut album via bandcamp. It’s classic ‘punk meets metal’ and will certainly appeal to

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ARADIA – ‘Demo’ EP Review

ARADIA - 'Demo' EP Review

Hailing from Portland, Oregon and describing themselves as “ambient, instrumental, post-crust” Aradia have just released their demo E.P. Opening with the seven and half minute ‘Exile’ a track that builds from a Cello led instrumental opening to a crescendo reminiscent of Amebix and Anit-Sect before slowing down

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PUBLIC IMAGE LTD – ‘What the World Needs Now’ Review

PUBLIC IMAGE LTD - 'What the World Needs Now' Review

We’re a couple of months late reviewing the latest album from Public Image Limited, their 10th studio album and first since 2012’s ‘This is PiL’ but the latest effort is really worth the wait from Mr. Lydon and crew. Opening with the absolutely superb ‘Double Trouble’, an

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ROUND EYE – ‘Self Titled’ Review

ROUND EYE - 'Self Titled' Review

If there’s a lasting legacy of punk rock music, it surely has to be how the music and philosophy has influenced millions of people around the world to think for themselves. Many have gone onto form bands and try to become the influencers themselves. This morning, the

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ALTERNATIVE TV – ‘Viva La Rock ‘n’ Roll’ Review

ALTERNATIVE TV - 'Viva La Rock 'n' Roll' Review

Wow, this set of 4 CDs from seminal punk pioneers, Alternative TV and their stuff from the 1970’s is as comprehensive and varied as you would expect 68 tracks to be. ATV were lead by Mark Perry who was also the founder of the fanzine Sniffin’ Glue.

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POSTSCRIPT – ‘Postscript’ Review

POSTSCRIPT - 'Postscript' Review

Australian punk band Postscript have recently released their self-titled album which is influenced by the 90’s skate punk scene. Made up of Jess, Luke, Michael and Chem, the band started as an idea in Luke’s bedroom to write and record some punk rock tracks in order for

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KILLING JOKE (Live in Leeds)

KILLING JOKE (Live in Leeds)

04.11.15 – STUDENT UNION, LEEDS It’s been almost thirty years since I first saw Killing Joke live and then, and every time since they have failed to disappoint. After the recent release of their exceptional album ‘Pylon’ I thought it was best to dust down the “What’s

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