Author Archives: Tom Rushmer

Photographer, Illustrator and lover of live music

For the true spirit of DIY Punk look no further than Wonkfest

Returning for its seventh year running promising some of the best UK punk acts on the scene, Wonkfest offers a great day of music, food and drunken revelry for all.  Not just a music festival, Wonkfest is also a community event embracing the true ethos of punk. This year the festival supported Hesita Crisis Support, a charity supporting those affected by ...

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Wonkfest 2019 – A Must See Punk Rock Festival this July!

Not all great fests are in fields and not all have to break the bank, in fact one of the best punk rock festivals in the UK takes place in the unassuming Dome in Tufnel Park, London. This year on July 27th Wonkfest returns for it’s 7th anniversary, bringing with it the best that UK Punk has to offer.  Put ...

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GosT bring their mix of black metal and synthwave to London supported by Orax

The past decade has seen Synthwave creep its way into pop culture, with film and TV shows such as ‘Drive’ and ‘Stranger Things’ adopting the 80s nostalgia fuelled genre as part of their incredibly distinctive soundtracks. With its ever growing popularity, producers have begun to shape synthwave into a much more versatile sound, ranging from the mellow works of HOME and ...

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The Slow Readers Club

The Slow Readers Club play Reading

Manchester alt-rockers The Slow Readers Club have gone from strength to strength in their 10+ year career, through playing a litany of festivals including Isle of Wight and last year’s Victorious, and releasing their first UK top 20 hit album Build a Tower. Showing no sign of stopping, they take on the country with a headlining tour, supported by the ...

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Random Hand

An Illustrated review of Random Hand, Popes of Chillitown, Riskee and the Ridicule

As a much-loved ska punk band hailing from West Yorkshire, the four members of Random Hand broke their fan’s hearts in early 2015 by announcing a hiatus. To add insult to pit-based injury, they would also release their much anticipated fourth album Hit/Reset the day after their last gig at the Underworld in Camden, but had no plans to tour this ...

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