Author Archives: Benji Walker

Graveyard Johnnys

Album Release Tour for Graveyard Johnnys

Chepstow based trio the Graveyard Johnnys hit the road in May across the UK and Europe in support of their new album ‘Dead Transmission‘ being released on the 11th May through Bomber Music. A mix of old school punk meeting classic rockabilly gives the Welsh three-piece one of the most exciting live bands around with the fun kicking off in ...

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Live Review: Toseland in Reading

The night isn’t off to a great start – I’m stood outside the venue for half an hour because of miss-information, but to put me in a better mood is the down right sleazy riffs of The Black Bullets – looking like they just fell out of London in the late 70’s. The only thing missing from front man Billy ...

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Bury Tomorrow

Live Review: Bury Tomorrow, in Reading

It’s always a hard ask to open a show like this – its early, people have been waiting around in a queue outside since God only knows when and the first thing they get is Confessions of a Traitor front man Stephen MacConville jumping over the barricade. Credit where it’s due, I thought MacConville was fighting a losing battle but ...

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The Graveltones

The Graveltones return with new Single and Album

UK based Austrailian duo The Graveltones look to to put to rest the comparisons between themselves and other two piece rockers such as Royal Blood and the White Stripes with their follow up to their 2013 debut ‘Don’t Wait Down’. New album ‘Love Lies Dying’ will be released on 31st May on Lagoon Dog Records. New single ‘World on a String‘ ...

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eureka machines

Eureka Machines release new video and  fourth album ‘Brain Waves’ thanks to crowd funding effort

Eureka Machines have announced the release of their fourth studio album ‘Brain Waves‘ for Monday 27th April. The power pop four-piece’s latest offering comes off the back of a crowd funding effort that saw them hit their target in a mere 80 minutes, and doubling it in two days. Currently there are over 1300 pre-orders from the Leeds based rockers ...

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Photos: Young Guns - (c) Benji Walker

Live Review: Young Guns – Bowery District, Reading

Before making my way down to the Bowery District for the first time, I worked out it was five years since I’d last seen Young Guns. The two year period before that seemed that they played every festival going and had either a headline or high profile support slot each month. Fast forward to now, coming back from a few ...

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Miss Vincent

Miss Vincent release new video for ‘How Much Further’

The moody punk quartet Miss Vincent have release a new video for ‘How Much Further‘ from their forthcoming EP ‘Reasons Not To Sleep’ on Engineer Records (Home of One Day Elliot, IRIS and wecamefromwolves). The EP is due for release on 11th May with a “much darker, aggressive, and unhinged” sound will be followed up by a stint on tour ...

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Fight Amp

Fight Amp release ‘Constantly Off’

Philedelphia noisemongers Fight Amputation (or Fight Amp as they are better known) have announced the release of their latest album “Constantly Off” through Brutal Panda Records (Whores, The Atlas Moth) for the digital, limited edition coloured vinyl and CD release, but there will also be a casette release on Man Overboard’s Lost Tape Collective label – all of which are ...

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bad sign

Bad Sign Album – De L’Amour

In the past I’ve mentioned that I like to write a music review by using two methods. Either make a clever word play or pun using the album title, or by using an anecdote about how I came across the band or something that makes you remember them. The latter would more than likely involve a packet of minstrels and ...

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Poorly Formed Coverart

Swingin’ Utters ‘Poorly Formed’ Album Review

There is a thought that crosses my mind fairly often when I listen to albums, read books or even watch a film. I take a second, look at the title of, in this case the latest offering from Californian Punk Rock legends Swingin’ Utters, and think, “are they trying to be ironic with the title?” I’ve been aware of the ...

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