Punk Reviews

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Dead Frequency – Tough Tracks and Setbacks ()
7th December 2016 -

Playful melodic punks Dead Frequency come bearing the gift of the fun factor with some ‘Tough Tracks and Setbacks’. Northamptonshire’s hardly the sacred hub of anarchy in the UK, but Dead Frequency’s long awaited EP is a breath of fresh antisocial air. Armed with four lethally catchy odes to life and shitty friends, there’s only one anti-punk aspect to these… Read More »

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Lody Kong – Dreams and Visions (, , )
14th March 2016 -

Children of metal royalty have it hard. Having such established parentage always means that expectations will be piled upon you and we’ve seen many of these younger generations fail to live up to them, or see their careers curtailed altogether by the pressure. While Austin Dickinson has had some moderate success with Rise to Remain and now As Lions, Biff… Read More »

Aiden Self Titled Album Cover
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Aiden – Aiden (Self Titled) (, , )
19th November 2015 -

The bittersweet revelation that this self-titled will be Aiden’s last album looms tentatively over 2015. It’s fitting that the only original member remaining is charismatic frontman Wil Francis, harbouring the energy, dedication and emphatic emotion of the years that have passed since ‘Our Gangs Dark Oath’ graced teenage music collections. ‘Crawling Up From Hell’s opening profanities soon take a devastating… Read More »

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Neck Deep – Life’s Not Out To Get You (, )
12th August 2015 -

In early 2014, Neck Deep’s début album Wishful Thinking was hugely well received and helped to set them up as an important band in the new wave of pop-punk. Fresh, modern, but with the ear for melody and a catchy chorus that makes the genre so great, it’s easy to see what made this Wrexham five-piece so promising. But far… Read More »

Refused Freedom Album Cover
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Refused – Freedom (, , )
10th July 2015 -

August 13, 2012. It was my second night in a row at the London Forum to witness a defining moment in my time as a punk fan, something I thought I’d never see before that point, or ever again afterwards. Refused were back, although they were adamant this was a onetime thing. The band, which had been dead for about… Read More »