FESTIVAL REVIEW: Roadburn Festival 2024 Part 1 – Various Venues


Full disclosure there is in no way I can present an unbiased opinion about Roadburn. This is my seventh straight year and I’m gifted a much greater amount of privilege than the average attendee. I’ve earned lifelong friendships. It’s become more than just a music festival for me. It’s a second home for five days out of every year. I’m allowed to work alongside other extremely talented and hard-working photographers and for a limited time at the beginning of every set I’m granted the best spot in the house. For me music is my safe space vs photography which is my special interest.Continue reading


Militarie Gun Books Their First-Ever Headline Tour of Australia


Los Angeles-based punk band Militarie Gun are hitting the road this June & July playing their first-ever headline shows in Australia. Their Winter 2024 tour to the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne, Barwon Heads, Newcastle and Sydney. If this news wasn’t exciting enough, the band announces their headline tour with a double support line-up at each show. Special guests Blindgirls and Shock Value will join the tour at the Gold Coast and Brisbane shows, Geld and Human Noise are set to join in Melbourne and Barwon Heads, and dust and Antenna will provide support in Newcastle and Sydney. Tickets are on sale now at the links below. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Death Lens – Cold World


The latest band to come out of Epitaph Records’ fine collection of artists is Death Lens. With humble beginnings of being essentially a “party punk” band to today, Death Lens have truly evolved into a whole new beast, bringing politics to the forefront of their music, with all that they’ve experienced since beginning the band in the early 2010’s. Cold World is set to be the culmination of that process. “It’s the desire to thrive in a deteriorating world” stated the band. With the genre being as saturated as it is, what can Death Lens bring to the table of Punk?Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: AWOL – Tear ‘Em To Bits


One of the defining characteristics of the hardcore scene is its emphasis on community and companionship, especially between the artists and the fans.

Australian up-and-comers AWOL have debuted with Flatspot Records for their sophomore record Tear ‘Em To Bits and this is, by and large, a hardcore album for the people.Continue reading


PREVIEW: Record Store Day 2024 Essential Rock, Metal and Punk Releases


Another Record Store Day is upon us and we are still to bring you our pretty comprehensive list of what releases we think you should be picking up, and labels you ought to support. We get that commercialism and capitalism a kind of destroying the whole world, but at the same time if you love music, and if you especially love underground music, you want to support artists as hardcore as possible. The best way to do that is to put money in their pockets so they can keep doing what you love, and what they love. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Bob Vylan – Humble As The Sun


It’s been a wild few years for the Grime Punk hybrid duo, Bob Vylan, managing to pull out two of the most hard-hitting albums 2 years on the trot in the form of We Live Here and Bob Vylan Presents The Price Of Life. Displaying a range of venom and blunt wordplay that’s not been seen in the UK scene in years. The two-piece seem to not have faltered either, less than two years since the release of The Price of Life and the band are back at it again with the fourth album in their discography Humble As The Sun (Ghost Theatre Records) “This album is for the underdogs, the ones who come out swinging and those who refuse to bed defeated in the name of injustice.” stated Bobby Vylan. Clearly, from this mindset behind the new album, not a lot has changed since the previous release. How will Humble As The Sun stack up against such a high-caliber discography attained by the duo?Continue reading


INTERVIEW: Shybaby Is Ferocious and Romantic on the Debut Album “Is This Intimate”


Brooklyn-based DIY Punk Shybaby doesn’t shy away from screaming her heart out and expressing her unapologetic vulnerability on her debut album Is This Intimate. Released on March 1st, 2024, she admits this project was an attempt to say all the things she’s been longing to convey. Reminiscent of a modern-day Debbie Harry of Blondie, Shybaby infuses DIY punk with Ramones-esque bubblegum flavor to create a body of work that brings a brutal burst of color to the current punk scene.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Spaced – This Is All We Ever Get


As we close in on the end of the first quarter of 2024, our ear holes are blessed with some new spacey Hardcore in the form of Spaced and their debut, This Is All We Ever Get (Revelation Records). This album is a quick/ one with only eight tracks and the longest track being around two and a half minutes, but it gets its point across without going stale.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Kid Kapichi – There Goes The Neighbourhood


Rising from Hastings, England, Punk quartet Kid Kapichi unveils their third album There Goes The Neighbourhood (Spinefarm Records), the blunt and cheeky follow-up to 2022’s Here’s What You Could Have Won. The album maintains the distinct personality the group is known for, utilizing it to present their political ideologies while keeping the music light and fun. Continue reading