Contributor Stuart Knapman

Refused - Dawkins Christ

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Refused - Dawkins Christ

In the years they’ve been away, Dennis Lyxzén and co. have been honing their edge.

June 12, 2015 10:48am

Hop Along - Powerful Man

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Hop Along - Powerful Man

Instantly distinctive, choppy pop-punk - get ready to hear a lot more from this Philadelphian outfit.

March 27, 2015 2:45pm

Warpaint - I’ll Start Believing

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Warpaint - I’ll Start Believing

This might be a direct and immediate shot in the arm, but it’s still quintessentially Warpaint.

March 12, 2015 8:00pm

Purity Ring - repetition

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Purity Ring - repetition

The Canadian duo’s latest expands out from dreamy synth-pop into almost pure unadulterated pop.

February 6, 2015 10:10am

Purity Ring - Begin Again

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Purity Ring - Begin Again

An enthralling, dark, slice of synth-pop, it’s impossible to resist being swept along,

January 15, 2015 1:34pm

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Yung - Nobody Cares

The Danish four-piece have been tearing up their home country on the live circuit - now they’re laying down the international gauntlet with ‘Nobody Cares’

January 9, 2015 1:00pm

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Mariachi El Bronx - III

If you enjoyed ‘I’ and ‘II’, ‘III’ is well worth a listen.

November 5, 2014 7:00pm

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The Gaslight Anthem - Get Hurt

The atmospheric, expansive sound signals a progression in in favour of a more nuanced approach.

August 6, 2014 12:00am

Trash Talk, Le Pub, Newport

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Trash Talk, Le Pub, Newport

Due to the chaotic, anarchic nature of their live shows people often forget the quality of Trash Talk’s performances.

July 14, 2014 3:30pm

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Fucked Up - Glass Boys

At heart Fucked Up are still very much a hardcore band.

May 28, 2014 2:37pm

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Goodtime Boys - Rain

An incredibly focused, polished effort that should cement their place at the very top table of UK hardcore.

May 26, 2014 12:00am