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St. Pineapple releases new video “Dart”!

Fresh off the back of his recent UK Tour, Australian punk rocker, St. Pineapple has dropped a music video for the song "Dart". Dart - A no-holds-barred punk rock banger about toxic friendships - is the opening track to his 2019 debut album "One Trick Pony", and...

Five British Pop Punk Bands You May Not Have Heard Of — July 2019

Last month, I showcased five bands that I felt displayed some of the best bands in the UK pop punk scene. Now, I’m going to show you five more. For being such a small country, the UK has a thriving pop punk scene filled with some amazing bands. In this segment, I’m...

Talking About Local Music With: Holding Out

Recently, I had the chance to chat to some good friends of mine in Newcastle-based pop punk band Holding Out. Having released their debut EP, ‘Fed Up’, in late 2018, the band have established a strong following in their hometown of Newcastle, and have managed to play...

May 2019

Five British Pop Punk Bands You May Not Have Heard Of — June 2019

Last month, I showcased five bands that I felt displayed some of the best bands in the UK pop punk scene. Now, I’m going to show you five more. For being such a small country, the UK has a thriving pop punk scene filled with some amazing bands. In this segment, I’m...

This Time Last Year release single and music video ‘Limbo’!

https://youtu.be/4SdaIazeAO0 Leeds-based pop punk four-piece This Time Last Year have just dropped their new single ‘Limbo’! The band say that ‘[Limbo] is about getting trapped in a relationship that is going nowhere and how easy it can be to get stuck in this...

A Pint and a Chat with: Weatherstate

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of seeing grunge-tinged pop punk outfit Weatherstate at the Sebright Arms in London, alongside punk powerhouses Havelocke and Triple Sundae. I managed to catch them after their set and ask a few questions, and this is what they had to...

Oso Oso: The Band So Good They Named It Twice

The measure of a good band – and I mean a really good band, the type of band that you tell your friends about and keep listening to religiously between their major releases – is if they sound better live than they do recorded. It’s a simple measure, and it’s why it’s...

WEATHERSTATE BURST ONTO THE SCENE WITH DEBUT ALBUM ‘BORN A CYNIC’

I’ve already written some words about grunge-infused pop punkers Weatherstate before. In a genre that, particularly in the UK, can feel stagnant and oversaturated, this Dorsetian four-piece have developed a distinct sound that’s set them apart from their...

A Day to Remember vs. All Time Low

On May 11, 2019, we came together at the Smiling Moose in Pittsburgh for a special set featuring a heavy focus on the music of A Day to Remember and All Time Low. This show was nearly a sell-out, with over 200 tickets sold. The crowd sang and danced all night!...
Talking About Local Music With: Holding Out

Talking About Local Music With: Holding Out

Recently, I had the chance to chat to some good friends of mine in Newcastle-based pop punk band Holding Out. Having released their debut EP, ‘Fed Up’, in late 2018, the band have established a strong following in their hometown of Newcastle, and have managed to play...

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