Popes Of Chillitown ‘Work Hard, Play Hard, See You In The Graveyard’ album cover

‘Work Hard, Play Hard, See You In The Graveyard’ by Popes Of Chillitown (Album)

May 18, 2018 in Music

The London ska-punk-dubsters combat life’s ugly side by injecting a dose of optimism into the world via their latest LP…

The Dub Righters ‘True Sound Killaz’ EP cover

‘True Sound Killaz’ by The Dub Righters (EP)

March 29, 2018 in Music

Warm your bones with some righteous dub-reggae that will provide a sense of summer you don’t get with other records…

Jaya The Cat 'A Good Day For The Damned' album

‘A Good Day For The Damned’ by Jaya The Cat (Album)

December 13, 2017 in Music

One of the hardest working bands in music return with another fine album packed with songs full of raw emotion…

Gold Class 'Drum' album artwork

‘Drum’ by Gold Class (Album)

October 18, 2017 in Music

Australian punk four-piece bring the world their record of defiance, written from a vulnerable place, lost in a dark world…

Leave Home 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

‘Leave Home 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition’ by Ramones (Album)

August 9, 2017 in Music

This three-CD/one-LP Deluxe Edition features a 40th anniversary mix, a remastered version of the original mix, rarities, and unreleased recordings…

88 Fingers Louie 'Thank You For Being A Friend' album artwork

‘Thank You For Being a Friend’ by 88 Fingers Louie (Album)

July 10, 2017 in Music

19 years is a long time between albums; some fans weren’t even alive. But now 88 Fingers Louie are back…

Slowcoaches 'Nothing Gives' cover

‘Drag’ by Slowcoaches (Single)

December 20, 2016 in Music

This London-based trio bring their loud and abrasive music to the masses. Well, that is what punk is all about…

The Franklys

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Castaway’ by The Franklys

October 27, 2016 in Music, News

Tonight’s first (that’s right folks) exclusive is courtesy of a superb London-based garage rock quartet who’ll have your toes tapping…

Dangers 'Kiss With Spit' single cover

‘Kiss With Spit’ by Dangers (Single)

October 25, 2016 in Music

This Californian four-piece prove they are true engineers of their craft, as they look to develop their sound once more…

Fuelling The Fire tour poster

Win a support slot on ska-punk UK tour

July 11, 2016 in Competitions, News

Local bands to compete to join ska-punk pioneers Less Than Jake, reggae group The Skints and LA’s Mariachi El Bronx…


‘Cut The Body Loose’ by Astronautalis (Album)

May 17, 2016 in Music

Hip hop is given the punk treatment, as Astronautalis proves why it is one of the world’s most diverse genres…

New Revival

‘Call It What You Want’ by New Revival (EP)

April 5, 2016 in Music

The debut EP from this Welsh rock outfit displays much potential, despite failing to quite hit the mark this time…

Live review: Bearded Theory festival, Derbyshire (22-24 May ’15)

June 12, 2015 in Events, Features

Songwriting takes a trip to the Derbyshire countryside to enjoy a weekend of ‘heritage’ alt-rock and a lot more besides……

The Replacements

The Replacements debut new song

April 27, 2015 in News

The US legends have been performing a new song called ‘Whole Foods Blues’ and have hinted at a new album…

Fawn Spots From Safer Place

From Safer Place by Fawn Spots (Album)

March 18, 2015 in Music

The York trio Fawn Spots hit a fine post-hardcore stride on their impressively frenetic debut long player ‘From Safer Place’…

Sylvana Joyce Rosie sleeve

Rosie by Sylvana Joyce & The Moment (Single)

September 14, 2014 in Music

Former winners of our Songwriting/ReverbNation competition come good with a genre-defying track that’s like Kate Bush given a punk/metal makeover…

Interview: Lizzie & The Yes Men

February 5, 2013 in Features, Interviews

Songwriting meets a band with one foot in the pubs of Dalston and Shoreditch, and one in the California surf…

Boomtown Opener

Live review: Boomtown festival

September 15, 2012 in Events

Electronic music is the main draw to ‘the UK’s maddest city’ but ska, punk and reggae get a look-in too…