Tag Archives: pop-punk

Anti-Flag - American Fall

Review: Anti-Flag – American Fall

If there was ever a year that called for an Anti-Flag album more, 2017 is surely it. We’re not going to bullshit you about the political climate, the instability of the fabric of society, or even the fact nuclear war is only a miscalculated sneeze away. We all know this and it is terrifying. The only thing that can truly ...

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Diet Cig — Swear I'm Good At This

Review: Diet Cig — Swear I’m Good At This

The New York pop-punk duo DIET CIG have announced their debut album Swear I’m Good At This will be released via Frenchkiss Records on April 7th. Alex Luciano and Noah Bowman have been playing together for three years and are already widely known for their snappy live shows. If 1975 Blondie had just comprised of just Debbie & Clem they might ...

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Review: Blink-182 – California

Twenty-one years since the release of their debut album, ‘Cheshire Cat’, a lot has happened in the Blink-182 camp within recent years. With 2011’s Neighbourhoods showcasing a more ‘mature’ sound for the trio known for their dick jokes and music video nudity, many listeners were pretty torn on the release. The problem is, when you hit an age where you’re ...

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Good Charlotte announce UK dates

Good Charlotte have announced a series of UK dates in Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham this summer around their appearances at Reading and Leeds festivals. Joining the pop punk icons, support comes in the form of a stellar roster of up and coming bands – Waterparks, Big Jesus and ROAM (Birmingham only). Dates are as follows: Wed 24th Aug – Glasgow, O2 Academy Thu ...

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Bowling For Soup

Live Review: Bowling For Soup, O2 Academy, Newcastle

If you don’t remember Bowling For Soup the first time around, they came to attention in the surreal punk-pop revival in the late 90s/early 00s along with Blink 182, New Found Glory and Good Charlotte. The good news is a lot of these bands are still around  (NFG,Jimmy Eat World) and for some it has been a bit of a ...

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The Dollyrots ‘feel the force’ with Star Wars themed single

Tied in with the largest film release ever, The Dollyrots released their own Star Wars themed single, ‘Be My Leia’. This is hot on the news of their latest E.P’s upcoming release ‘Momma’s Gonna Knock You Out’ and the news of a UK tour with a small known band, American rockers Bowling for Soup! The pop punk Dollyrots give a ...

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MC Lars To Support Bowling For Soup On 2016 Tour

Pop Punk Legends Bowling For Soup return to the UK in February for their “How About Another Round” Tour and have added MC Lars, as support, for all dates. Lars will be serving as MC and host for the tour and will be opening the show each night and also performing between the sets of the other bands, with further ...

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Neck Deep - Life's Not Out To Get You

Review: Neck Deep – Life’s Not Out To Get You

The British pop punk scene has certainly been having a ‘moment’ over the past 18 months or so, with up-and-coming songmakers taking the lead from American pop punk, dirtying up the squeaky clean parts and giving it its own UK spin. Leading the tribe of the riff-driven bouncemakers are Wrexham’s Neck Deep, whose debut album Wishful Thinking made big waves last ...

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Festival Preview: Hit The Deck 2014

This Easter weekend scores of rock fans will be pouring out onto the streets of Bristol (Saturday 19th) and Nottingham (Sunday 20th). But this is no Easter egg hunt – instead, these hungry music lovers will be in search of riffs, sing-alongs and the odd beer (or five). With a lineup covering a diverse range of genres, Hit The Deck ...

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All Time Low stream ‘Don’t Panic: It’s Longer Now’

British group All Time Low have begun streaming the new, deluxe edition of their latest album, Don’t Panic: It’s Longer Now. The new edition of the record, which was released on Monday, features 7 tracks of new material made up of 4 original songs and 3 acoustic versions of songs originally on the album. The physical release edition was limited ...

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