WILMETTE: ‘Anxious Body.’

Well – that’s a relief! There I was, sweating over what suburban Chicago band Wilmette would think if I mentioned they sounded like a band born too late – and I then read on their Facebook biography that ‘ … they aim to bring back the 2010-esque angstiness and raw energy that made pop-punk what… Continue Reading


BANDAID BRIGADE: ‘Travel Light.’

Bandaid Brigade are a new band out of somewhere, USA. The press bio doesn’t say. Not that it matters. But given the band’s instigators are Zach Quinn, of hardcore punk band PEARS fame, and Brian Wahlstrom (Scorpios, Gods of Mount Olympus) then I’ll take a punt on New Orleans and California. The band’s makeup is completed… Continue Reading


DISTRICT MOTION

District Motion are a four–piece rock / pop outfit from Lincolnshire. They came into formal being around 2009 and have to date released twenty-five ‘singles’ and received the backing of BBC Introducing. Their music styles are varied. Like the new single to be released at the end of June, ‘Faded Away,’ is a slow burning,… Continue Reading


RATTS: ‘Twig & Thread.’

I know very little of RATTS, other than they are a three-piece from Whistable, Kent and London. They seem to have been back gigging this past month or so (June 2019), although they are currently finalising their debut album for release towards the end of year, so that could possibly restrict future live shows. Their… Continue Reading


CRYSTAL AXIS.

I have to credit this month’s issue (July 2019) of Wire magazine for prompting me to include this little piece. There is absolutely no reason why I or anybody should be surprised at the fact that punk, and metal music are popular in Africa. But it seems the case that I / we, are indeed… Continue Reading


THE GOA EXPRESS: ‘The Day.’

Helpful Hint #1 for any budding music scribe: “where does your name come from?” is not a particularly good opening gambit when interviewing a band. In fact, it’s probably best avoid the question altogether. So I’m just going to dive straight in. The name of this five -piece band from Burnley is actually a bit… Continue Reading