Punk Reviews

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Cock Sparrer – Forever ()
31st May 2017 -

What happens when punks are dragged kicking and screaming into 2017? Iconic street louts Cock Sparrer celebrate 45 rebellious years together with seventh full-length venture ‘Forever’, crammed with huge hooks and an instrumental prowess befitting their longevity. Street punk wasn’t built to last – anarchy and social despondency only truly applied to a marginalised youth rebellion scene. London’s Cock Sparrer… Read More »

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7.5
Biters – The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be (, )
20th May 2017 -

Biters are a modern band with an old soul. They are determined to bring the classic rock & roll sound and spirit back. One listen to their new album The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be and I would safely say they have succeeded. This is a throwback to the heyday of rock and punk music wrapped in a modern casing…. Read More »

AFI - AFI (The Blood Album) Artwork Cover
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AFI – AFI (The Blood Album) (, )
13th January 2017 -

The extravagantly produced, theme-driven AFI have been left in the 2000s, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. ‘Miss Murder’ and ‘Summer Shudder’ are untouchable in their own right, and ‘The Blood Album’ realises that today’s goth punk scene needs something more substantial than blockbusting hits. Take the New Romantic tones of ‘Still a Stranger’ and the brooding Cure-esque goth… Read More »

Sum 41 13 Voices Album Cover
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Sum 41 – 13 Voices (, )
6th January 2017 -

If you were to ask someone to pick out a band from the early 00’s pop-punk scene that never really reached their full potential, some would choose Sum 41. After releasing perhaps one of the genre’s strongest debut albums in the form of ‘All Killer No Filler’, the Ontario natives went on to forge a career based on increasingly hard-hitting punk… Read More »

7.5
Green Day – Revolution Radio (, )
19th December 2016 -

I’ll be the first to admit that I have not always had the best relationship with Green Day. As a teenager I loved the band’s ’90s output, but from the year 2000 onwards I’ve been somewhat cold to what they have been doing. Outside of ‘American Idiot’, nothing has really interested me. I infamously compared the band’s ‘Dos!’ album to… Read More »