SONIC SNIPS


Whilst mooching around here and there in the electronic void that is the web world I come across numerous songs that are unreleased or which I don't have on CD (or occasionally do).  By luck, hook or crook a gem a month usually rears its sonic head and I get addicted to the all consuming vibe.  Well, as I get taken in to the melodic maelstrom, I have decided to share my treasure and hopefully get you as equally interested and help spread the word about some darn fine tunes.  Here we go!

September 2017'A Black/White Interpretation of Unrequited Love' by Idiot City - I have a liking for dirty, scuzzed up numbers and when such examples hold on to something akin to rhythmic refinery so much the better. This one is an unwashed peach consistently scratching at the flakes of discordant dermatitis - cruddy man!

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August 2017'Chronic' by Haters- The closing number and title-track of a 4 song EP, this one swung my way and blessed my buggered soul with a skipping beauty rarely found in the murky mire where I operate.  A scrubbed-pure piece with all areas solar-pecked and sweetly thoughtful.  A fine discovery!

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July 2017 -'Punch Little Babies' by Future Hate  - Taken from an album of crazed clattering this, and several other songs, had my head in a whirl and throbbing with zested delight. Turn up the volume, loosen your shackles and just enjoy this free-wheeling tear up.

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June 2017 -'Class Crime' by Terminal Rage  - An irritated band who have pleased me 'live' and recently pulled out a solid EP that real turned me on. This snippet is from that release and is a prime example of putting your balls on the line and letting rip in unadulterated punk style - baboom!

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May 2017 -'2*2' by Dirty Fences - A song I have reviewed before and one that as come around on a loop and reignited my favour for the rhythm,  What a totally marvellous snippet of lo-fi melody, a song that oozes easy talent and has many smooth flowing snags that really ensnare the attention - a real choice find.

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April 2017 -'Isolation' by Tripwire DC - This is one of the most unassuming punk songs on an album that is totally delicious and has many fine reggae/skank aspects. There are more crafted tracks, more cultured cuts but this little nagging snippet of noise really does get in the cranium - a positive sign indeed.

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March 2017 -'Elevate' by The Karma Party - Taken from a compilation constructed by Eye The Bomb Frontman Ric, this streetwise snip is an absolutely smart clad tune dealing with today's themes and cultural failings and pouring through a sound that isn't punk as such but as equal, if not with more clout. Slick and classy - a joyous find!

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February 2017 -'Mother' by Idles - A searing piece of noise straight from the heart rising onheavy duty bass with a vocal bitterness that chants and rants before becoming involved in an escalating explosion that oozes venom and seething desire.  A marvellous episode from an album that...burns very brightly.

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January 2017 - 'Biscuit Beard' by Frau Pouch - Dictated by a souped up bass line and hollered over with natural mania this is just one snippet from a band that are really turning me on at the moment.  A certain unpredictabilty adds to the excitement, a suggestion that full on head violence is never far away and when the song surges one gets even closer to those teasing threats - oh yes.

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December 2016 - 'I'd Like To Meet Your Parents' by Playboy Manbaby - A multifarious mish-mash of controlled mayhem that sees a very cute and able band splash the contents of the musical melting pot in many wayward directions and still come out with a fine degree of unmessy success.  This is a fine animated beast that wrestles with itself and slips out of the assessing grasp like a well-oiled dongler - I like the challenge.

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November 2016 - 'Disappear' by Chambers  - A song from the band of the moment this pulsing sex throb is sable, sinister and unsettling in equal measure and when it cresendoes with power the inner guts flip arse over tit in appreciation of true musical artistry coming to life - a most fascinating number.

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October 2016 - 'Piffle' by The Mobbs   - I can't get this out of my mind or indeed off the turntable since reviewing this CD when it first came out a few months back. Genuinely effective stripped down music that has that classy edge and deep rooted character to make it an absolute winner.

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September 2016 - 'This Is Planet Grot' by Ashley Reaks  - An opening gambit to a very DIY outburst of seething frustration and sobered observation.  The song is raging, rabid and rocking – it has an earthy effect and slams to the back of your throat without apology. I am an eager gobbler!

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August 2016 - 'I Like My Own Seat On The Train' by Pulco - Being a seeker of oddness and more often than not uncovering a gem here we have perhaps the most orthodox track taken from an album of unadulterated experimentation.  It is a snippet of sub-genius and has such a lemon fresh sugar sweet innocence that I for one am...impressed.

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July 2016 - 'City Bike/Factor Of 10' by Rainbow Reservoir - A sugar pie slice of consistent movement that is poppoid to the extreme and daintily delivered.  The vocals are chirpy, the observations incessant and the pace of the snippet exact - you can't beat a bit of pop punk cuteness.

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June 2016 - 'Hallucinations' by The Bordellos  - A genuinely haunting song that coasts on heels that are both strangely in control and almost detached from the job at hand.  It is a very gratifying drift of low brow emotion that has a care, has a consideration, has a cutting angle that is most sublime.

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May 2016 - 'Inject Me' by The Underdog  - A tough, gritty song only tempered down by the artistes determination to try and stay as cool and relaxed as possible.  Thankfully he fails here and lets real emotion spill inwards and expose a terrifying insight into the dead-end world of addiction/dependency.  A masterstroke from a man who knows the script.

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April 2016 - 'Skum Rises' by Skurvi  - A well delivered song coined by a volcanic spunker and delivered by a band who have just released their first album and are on a pleasing roll at the mo. This is one of many fine songs and the extra barbs and tight thrust are what make it one to stand out and take note of.

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March 2016 - 'Are You Reading A Dirty Book' by Wolf Girl  - A choice morsel from a CD that has me highly hooked. Popped and crackled noise of an indified leaning with many charming nuances thrown in as well as much positive sunlight. This is a 'Smiths-esque' jaunt though but still tickles many senses.

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February 2016 - 'Fighting On' by Wolf Bites Boy  - I gave this band their first gig, I was mightily impressed.  I expected much from their CD release and let me tell you their latest album is cracker.  The song here is one fine example of the mastery on show and is a sing-a-long anthem loaded with guts and muscle.

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January 2016 - 'Just Another Day' by Burning From The Inside  - A song from a band I know well, a crew who have given me much pleasure and a unit who just don't fit cosily enough into any local niche so as to lift them from under the radar. This is a pulsating pearler that immediately raises the receptors and gets one absorbed, class producing class..

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December 2015 - 'DIY' by Cosmic Slop  - I don't care what anyone says, scratching about beneath the radar is where the greatest sonic pleasures are found and this DIY anthem is a melodic, open-hearted and blatantly honest sing-a-long moment I shall be playing over and over again. Quite superb!

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November 2015 - 'Beat Goes On' by Penetration  - An old school band moving into new school pastures and really producing an absolute stunning moment of rhythm, simplicity and sing-a-long lucidity. The open acceptance of the situation and the positivity dripped forth is just added icing to a twinkling treat.

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October 2015 - 'Lighthouse' by The Pop Pigs  - This band impressed me 'live' and the track chosen here was a stand out moment. After reviewing this melodic snippet of cultured toneage on CD I was of the belief that I was dealing with a very special song by a quite special band.

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September 2015 - 'I'm Not Sure What I'm Gonna Do' by Archie and the Bunkers  - A new exciting double act who take 60's synthoid vibes, punk attitude and youthful exuberance and trash it all up, make an album and hit many schizoid highs. This is one exemplary cutlet from a well busted collection.

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August 2015 - 'Someday' by Dogtown Rebels  - Plucked from an album that oozes authority, insight and much musical nouse this acute piece of acoustic incandescently glows with several generic cultures and tuned in musicianship, quite a marvellous extract.

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July 2015 - 'Playin' God' by External Menace  - A fuckin' momentous bout of skanked up, punked up mesmerism created by a crew well versed in the spiked circle and who, for me, have never been given enough credit for the talent they have. Get this, soak it up and let the band know how good it really is!

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June 2015 - 'Oi Is' by Bad Engrish  - Not being a self-appointed ponse who feigns interest in musical delicacies I am always up for a bit of raw-boned streetpunk that never tries to be anything but. This is such an episode and has such a momentum and joyous pride that I can't help but ping and pogo!

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May 2015 - 'Shortstop' by War Waves - A mere delicacy served on a platter of brittle foundation and creamed over with sincerely beautiful vocals and soft adornments of musical tenderness.  An indified track that excels and is soaked in experience and know how - what else could I ask for?

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April 2015 - 'Ziggurat/Pyramid' by On Trial UK - A band who set a heady standard and who have many erudite constructions open up their latest CD with a this marvellous number that exudes numerous essences of classy musicianship and thoughtful song-writing.

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March 2015 - 'Believe' by Knock Off - A zipping cutlet of simplicity with sing-a-long zest, a superb clarity and a retrofied underscore that will attract many from the sonic yards of old and new.

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February 2015 - 'Corridors' by Nine Bullets - More often than not I usually come across an album that sets a standard early in the year and on that album are several tracks that hide some heady highs. The song here is taken from such an album and this feisty and well-orchestrated piece is a real inspiring song high on punked melody.

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January 2015 - 'MAD' by The Mobbs - A cutlet from a garaged album of wonderful chaos and crudity that shines forth as a real ramshackle delight capturing many old school soundwaves. This latter end chunk maintains a set theme of jaunty ravings.

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December 2014 - '3 Steps' by Muck and the Mires - A genuine cut of retrofied wonder via a band with many years and miles on the clock and who are utterly adept at the adopted noise and deliver it with such era defying accuracy. Simple, stunning and swinging with an easy gait, it certainly keeps me happy and intrigued.

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November 2014 - 'Just A Minute' by Scared - Taken from a 4 track EP this sub-poppy jaunt with adornments of new wave weavings is a sweet little delight that is so often lacking in this serious scene. It is a heartfelt piece of off the cuff sugariness that just does it for this enthused punk twat - lovely!

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October 2014 - 'The Lord's My Shepherds Pie' by Bamboo Vipers - I like wordsmiths, I like a bit of fun chucked into my musical menu and I like angularity within a song. The Bamboo Vipers combine all these favourable elements and come up with a smart dish of sub-textual anti-glutton produce I must gorge on over and over...again!

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September 2014 - 'Nothing To Display' by Eye Licker - Look, I make no bones about it, I like Eye Licker, they produce the type of hardcore passion I get off on and this song, a long time fave of mine, has been slapped on CD to show that the band have nouse within the noisy nuisance output - love it!

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August 2014 - 'Voodoo Chicken' by MFC Chicken - Simply a lively ass-bouncing track from an album of delectable treats to suck on over and over again. Retroed and modernised, a mix that appeals in many ways and this song is one of those moments that is without politic and just built on fun.

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July 2014 - 'Flatline Town' by Headsticks - The opening gambit from an album that, at the time of writing, is the best I have heard this year. This first flurry is folked up brilliance with a punk essence the likes of which you will rarely come across - excellence captured.

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June 2014 - 'Haunted House' by Gums/Callum Bird - A sugar filled pie of musical excellence from a crew I have sweet favour for and who are progressing all the while. This cracking snip combines wonderful he/she gobbage at such perfect levels to give us a most rewarding listen.

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May 2014 - 'I Need Your Hate' by Boy - A veritable punishing track delivered from an album that has that much searched for 'ooomph' factor and sizzles with an undercurrent of rock and roll know how. Boy are at the helm of their output and this fiery burst is a sheer joy.

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April 2014 - 'Something Rotten' by Gums and Callum Baird - Sincere honesty from a real world without pretence. The delicacies, the documentary style and the radiated warmth appeal and this very genuine sub-acousticised number is a delightful change from the usual explosions I encounter.

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March 2014 - 'Phantom Pimp' by Lemlæstet fosterbræk - Pure destruction built on flaming passion and untold amounts of pent up emotion. This one will rupture your internal organs with its raging built in powerpack that electrocutes everything in its path due to a frightening 'fuck you' severity - wow!

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February 2014 - 'Oscura Realidad' by 13 Krauss - A rich and ornate woven tapestry of Celtic folk tuneage via the hands of a very capable and efficient band. This is one of the more deliberate tracks from an album that has much to enjoy. Spin the CD and spin yer body - lose yourself in an intoxicating song.

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January 2014 - 'Crack Some Skulls' by Tough Skins - A slamming episode of aggression that has much threat in the noise as it does in the title. Oi-esque, rapid and with a consuming impetus that has much bulldozing beef - get it, explode, stomp like a good un'.

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December 2013 - 'Something To Drink About' by Stoj Snak - Wow, what a stunning song to finish 2103 with and one that has an ethos and emotive drive that we should all embrace and take with is into the following years. The guy produces many highs, this is a severe pinnacle.

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November 2013 - 'In 77' by The Outbursts - Reflective and loaded with a snottily delivered pride this one has many nostalgic touches that I usually turn away from but with a song as catchy as this, and the totally retroised sound, I have to hold my hands up and just enjoy.

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October 2013 - 'Secrets In Me' by The See No Evils - A beautifully captured essence from a certain era is wound forward, entwined around a new tuneful tower of hope and delivered by a crew who are bang in their chosen groove. A marvellous cut from a marvellous EP that showcases some believable talent.

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September 2013 - 'Terminal Boredom' by The Kimberley Steaks - Straight delivery, scuff marked around all peripheral tones, slightly snotted and utterly natural this is a number any punked fuck worth his weight in spittle and cider should adore, the title is punk incarnate, the delivery too - enjoy it man!

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August 2013 - 'Pempelem' by The Nine Ton Peanut Smugglers - What an absolutely cracking song to force forth a twitch, a waggle and a full on jig. Skankily bounced, vocally and musically perfect this is simplistic and yet so hard to replicate - what a massive moment of melody from a stunning album.

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July 2013 - 'Librarians Are Hiding Something' by The Swingin' Utters - The opening track of the bands very convincing latest CD sets a good tempo and immediately drags you along of what is the start of a pleasing journey. The band create numbers like this without almost thinking it seems.

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June 2013 - 'Eat Meat Vegans Die' by Corrosive Machine - A cacophonic cat amongst the superior feeling pigeons, feathers fly, guts are spilled - on both sides - this is dirty, obnoxious, awkward, sub-skanked in parts and bellowing in others - the result - utterly delicious.

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May 2013 - 'Attack' by The Franceens - Purist garage punk played by people without pretence but with much generic insight. They do it big time 'live' and on their recent 6 track CD backed up their potential. This is a sincere, thrashing, grime-laden beauty.

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April 2013 - 'I Don't Wanna Hang With You' by Destination Venus - I am going for an older track here and one by a band who are a prime example of being overlooked underdogs. What a fuckin' massive pop song that is exceptional dance-o-mania and highlighting a crackin' band that know their onions inside and out. Book em' now!

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March 2013 - 'Darkest Horse' by The Senton Bombs - When a band you utterly believe in rises higher and higher and starts convincing others of the utter potential one can't help take pride. This song from their latest album is a fuckin' superb example of this crews potential that is tapped and yet still has more to offer. Massive!
 
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February 2013 - 'Up Against The Wall' by The Cyanide Pills - A cracking old school pop punkoid tribe once again hitting a massive pinnacle with a song that pumps its pneumatic hips from the first screw in to the last luscious thrust. Taken from quite an impressive album too!
 
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January 2013 - 'Death Row' by The Brothel Corpse Trio - I am a sucker for a song that has plenty of vim and vigour, an easy appealing essence, a sound production and yet an underlying rawness that knows its place. This is a right cracker taken from a sound album - sniff it out and rock on down.
 
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December 2012 - 'Her Wish' by Total Bloody Chaos - Strong subject matter is never shied away from by the TBC crew and the chances are when they dig in and deal with the dirty, deviant ways of man they come up with a belter. This is a bold, black and blue gem and slams it into the face of the guilty with utter conviction.
 
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November 2012 - 'Stigmata' by Wonk Unit - Stunning mania fizzing up from a band on a very rewarding roll at the moment. The album this was taken from is class and what you have here is a song filled with wordage and noise in the realms of something very special - you'd be a fool to miss out on this one!
 
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October 2012 - 'Humpty's Wall' by The Hotknives - Taken from a Sun of a Bastard compilation this number stands head and shoulders above the other 21 tracks on show and is an erudite sub-skank moment of magnificence. Gentle, worded with wiseness and a pure joy to listen to - a simplistic red hot classic.
 
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September 2012 - 'Shit Bag' by Evil Eye - Raw and under-processed filth from a band that keep it in the gutter but stand-out due to an unrelenting style that perspires hard and is as nasty as you want. A scummy/yummy combo many will love, many will loathe - great stuff.
 
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August 2012 - 'Know Your Rights' by Bite Back - Routine rhythmic rock built on good punky insight and a determination to stick to traditional values. Bite Back take a tune, keep it honest and just capture something many should do but don't - a darn decent melody!
 
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July 2012 - 'Count Your Blessings' by Anti-Vigilante - Massive noise from a massive album filled with riffs that will tear your sonic soul in two. A band winging in with discordant defying blows and a crew you need to surely check out. You will do well not to be utterly crushed.
 
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June 2012 - 'Terrible Liar' by The Fizzy Pops - What a swift and unrelenting beauty with the flag of pop punk waving hard and into a headwind that can blow all it wants - this one will not be denied anything but high praise. Sugary buggery oozing irresistible rhythmic juice - get impregnated.
 
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June 2012 - 'Another Pack Of Lies' by Zoo Party - Loaded with old school riffage, equally rammed with top notch attention and production values. Zoo Party know how to compose a top rockin' tune that fizzes with energy and ensnaring melody - lush!
 
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May 2012 - 'Rabid Red' by Biting Elbows - Another good song from an album that has one on the back foot and considering the cryptic talent on show that will surely go on to bigger and better things. Go seek out this gem and get the album - on both fronts you win big time.
 
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April 2012 - 'The Young Conservatives' by Night of Treason - What a fuckin' great album this stunning effort has been taken from and what a monumental moment we have here. A subtle and accurately delivered piece of honest, heartfelt tuneage with many delicacies to admire.
 
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April 2012 - 'Don't Ask Me' by De Keefman - This Dutch band capture an often sought source of pure grimed garage and, unlike the many, nail it with desperate and submissive tones. The edge is gothic, the layers beneath haunting and the overall essence harks to something bleak but memorably enjoyable.
 
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March 2012 - 'Can't Buy Me Love' by The Beat Holes - The audacity to combine a hit by The Beatles and a hit by Motorhead is wonderfully punk and to then go and pull it off by using darn good musicianship and stunning insight is exciting enough. This Italian mob do just that and give us pure energy.
 
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February 2012 - 'Punk Rock Debauchery' by The Guntys - A rough-house sound that holds onto a good melody and a pure amount of passion and pours over a tale of a fondness for yesteryear and a still flaming spirit for the here and now. A terribly overlooked band - wake up - do not be guilty.
 
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January 2012 - 'Skin' by Criminal Brainstorm - A good band 'live' and proving to be a good band on CD. This tasty effort has many emotions running through but it's the old-skool punk vibe that is the major aspect. The guitar in parts is mouth-watering and adds to what already is a solid song.
 
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December 2011 - 'Hulk Hands 'Cryin' Into My Cafitere' by Cleavers - Rhythmic trash that has just one thing in mind - to create a discordance straight out of the shithouse for your punked and deviant pleasure. It is a nasty brew but definitely one that should be on your hit list if you like it raw.
 
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November 2011 - 'Drop The Bomb' by Loaded 44 - I have been too busy lately and so put this month's choice up rather late. Boy, and am I glad I was a little over time. Loaded 44 come up with a cracker here and appeal to all my primitive punk rock needs with a right good 'kick up the arse' number. The album ain't bad either!
 
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October 2011 - 'Sith Vicious' by Animal Train - If you are indeed a punk, if your thread of spiked DIY runs deep beneath the cacophonic cuticle then this admirable piece of 'fuck you defiance' will be right up your alley. To the point and with a joyous chorus that cunts like me live by - awkward and up front - success!
 
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September 2011 - 'Technol Freak' by Electro Punx - Beaming in from a stranger angle than is deemed the norm in many a pre-programmed bonse this music is punked, off the traditional route and filled with just enough electric vibe. The words swing my favour - its all about slavery ya know!
 
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August 2011 - 'Thin Blue Linen' by Celebrity Stalkers - Superb attitude, swaggering rhythm, excellent structure and with veins filled with pure spiked blood this is just a delightful song that hits all the right noisy hotspots for the punk rock seeker of something special - oh man!
 
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July 2011 - 'Needle' by Asezawallas - I love this band and the fact that they capture the dirty side of punk rock and yet somehow manage to grind out beautifully melodic mixes that bruise with an inner brutality. Harsh and hard - this band should be getting more noticed and I am still trying on their behalf. This song is a belter!
 
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June 2011 - 'This Chaos' by UK Subs - It is no great secret I am a UK Subs fan and to uncover another gem like this so late in the bands career is just bloody wonderful. Perfectly paced, flowing from several cacophonic creeks and with Harpers voice oozing familiarity this is an epic number.
 
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May 2011 - '3 From 6' by Random Hand - A strength soaked song from a very good CD this is a band who are firing at the top of their game at the moment. The confidence of the crew drips from the speakers and I suggest ye get on bended knees to lap it up.
 
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April 2011 - 'The Ballad Of Tobias Gill' by East Town Pirates - A tale told with sincerity, belief and precision and upheld by a darn thoughtful tune. This is one example of just how good these Pirates are on an album filled with pure plank wanking pips.
 
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March 2011 - 'Sea Of Tediocrity' by Thracia - A solid rock outfit who dabble on the fringes of the punk rock pool but don't go for a full on swim. Nevertheless their latest 4 track CD is class and this is the mightiest track of the lot. Powerful and slamming - go seek it out!
 
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February 2011 - 'My Country' by The Bullet Kings - A song that is a classic but here given the acoustic treatment and surprising and winning in big measurements. For big fat bastards these dudes pull off the delicate moments so well - this is the finest example to date.
 
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January 2011 - 'Devil On My Shoulder' by The Supatones - A golden oldie this one but one I've been playing again. Gentle skank with a delightful voice at the front and some well structured brass attacks this one should be sought out and pushed further.
 
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December 2010 - 'Chaos 200AD' by Total Confusion - A strong song oozing a saturated sensation that is an ideal way to resurrect a band who have long been away from the pit. I'm very excited by the intensity so here's wishing for more.
 
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November 2010 - 'Irony' by The Plimptons - The Plimptons create a sweet goonish tone during their latest album and this is a tiny snippet I for one utterly adore. Sub 60's, sub pop and highly sugared - glorious success in one tasty package.
 
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October 2010 - 'Scumbag' by Total Bloody Chaos - A tribute in some respects, a tirade in the main but one thing is sure - TBC get their point across with charming emotive venom and take no prisoners along the way. The pinnacle so far by a very convincing band.
 
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September 2010 - 'Nut Nougat' by Roughmute - Rough as old rope and liable to turn yer bowels to liquid if played loud but I like nasty punk when its done correctly and this surely is. Tangents come and go and all make for an interesting upheaval. Enjoy!
 
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August 2010 - 'Rough Justice' by Superyob - Textured, thought-provoking, engraved with passion and just an all round good fuckin' listen. This fine Oi band once again pull out an epic piece of song writing and showcase a talent that really deserves more acclaim.
 
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July 2010 - 'Guns In The Gobi' by The Pain - A superb piece of dub reggae cruising smothered in punk attitude and blended with high refinery and know how. The Pain produce the goods with this one and spring out one of the best songs of the entire year.
 
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June 2010 - 'Glory Days' by Sense Of Urgency - Compiling a disc of material for a US Fungalpunk special radio show I came across this gem I had recently reviewed. A great song and worthy of airplay and done by a great bunch of people with the right fuckin' attitude.
 
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May 2010 - 'This Guy I Know' by The Cellophanes - Ok I am a sucker for the garage sound and a bit of a push over for pop punk. When they are combined I hold my breath and when played so deliciously as this I can fuckin' whoop with utter delight. Whoopee!
 
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April 2010 - 'Your Ass Is A Storage Room' by The Horny Bitches - Taken from the album '13 Reasons To Fuck' this is nasty, vehement rage curled down into the sonic lavatory with nothing more than stinking intent. A 'cack'-ophony to sniff over and over again.
 
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March 2010 - 'Fleur De Lis' by Leather Zoo - Far removed from typical punk rock noisiness this sweet sub-ballad is accurately delivered, contains verdant individuality and captures a freshness of sound I have a real liking for.
 
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February 2010 - 'Tink' by Neck - Emerald green emotion spilled over with a song that charms every musical sensation within the soul and just forces you into wanting just one more play. A sub-genre encapsulated in one epic burst - sprinkle yer fairy dust on me.
 
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January 2010 - 'Sixteen' by The Stitches - Slag glam punk filth with a sneer, leer and fungal covered garage sound that I for one love parking in. There is a belief beneath the grime and a surging spittle soaked aggression which only black-lines the whole effort.
 
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December 2009 - 'Howards Alias' by Skylar - Emotively strained giving a unique style that I personally have taken to. Something tells me I shouldn't but alas I do think this is a sweet ditty. This was found on a recently acquired CD from Do The Dog by the way.
 
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November 2009 - 'The Movement' by Suburban Losers - What a purely delicious piece of emotive post-punk poppology from a band who don't apply too much polish to their products and thus keep things very real. A tucked away treat that may get overlooked (not if I can help it though).
 
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October 2009 - 'My Life' by Last Rough Cause - Rather than go all out for a typical Oi Boy noise the LRC crew play a blinder by relying on subtle melody and crafty composition - the result is fuckin' marvellous.
 
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September 2009 - 'Blood Bath At Burger King' by Teenage Bottlerocket - A great tuneful song with nasty lyrics - what a combo! A band to be admired knocking out a sweet pip of pop.
 
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August 2009 - 'Perry Boys' by DILE - Some people think this band are shite - or are they just blinkered and bitter. On this evidence (and the rest of the album) DILE are quality and this snippet is a peach.
 
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July 2009 - 'My Cage' by The Pandaz - Basic punk poison that some will pompously try and rise above but a noisy potion which I am more than happy to drink. Fuckin' punk fizz I love - no more needs adding.
 
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June 2009 - 'Break Down The Walls' by One Man Stand - a band that have hit a rich vein of form and just ain't letting up. This is a beauty and shows what can come of hard work and determination.
 
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May 2009 - 'Time' by 3 Black Dwarfs - almost a golden oldie now but this finely constructed song, from a band still finding their feet, is testament to some fine potential.
 
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April 2009 - 'Stand Proud' by Citizen Keyne - back to the modern day and this is one of those classics every punk should have in their grotty collection. An anthem, a masterpiece, a veritable classic of the 30 odd years of punk so far.
 
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March 2009 - 'All I Hear Is Static' by The Lillingtons - because The Lillingtons play pop punk like it should be played - sharp, to the point, quirky and full of all consuming melody. The album this is taken from is rammed to the rafters with excellence which somehow highlights the mervel we have at hand here.

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February 2009 - 'Spitball High School' by The Spitballs - an off shoot from pure popdogs The Mome Raths this is equally effective stuff and one which I am totally mesmerised by.  There is a bit of extra clout here but the incessant snatch and catch speedtrap is still there.  Transcends punks timescale with ease and is a total garage/barrage pleasure. 

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  January 2009 - 'Cellophane' by Wild Trash - pure unadulterated poppology with a pertinent theme as regards today's all embracing consumers.  A real beauty with a joyous chorus that brings tears of punk delight to my bloodshot eyes.  If you can't pogo to this gargantuan chorus rhythm then you really are finished!