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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!...

CHARLIE KILO RELEASE DEBUT SINGLE ‘BORN TO LAST’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSwqebpuUj4 Coming straight out of Poland, pop punk band Charlie Kilo have just released their debut single ‘Born to Last’! This is the first single off of their upcoming EP, ‘Save Yourself’, to be released later on this year. I found...

BLINK-182 Release New Single

California pop punk iconsBlink-182 have released a new single from their upcoming eight studio album - second with guitarist and vocalist Matt Skiba. The announcement of a GMA performance on Friday, Jul 19 has lead to theories of that day being the release date for...

Blink 182 Announce Tour With Lil Wayne, Neck Deep

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Dpk2Hg-19Y&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3WystGpl3rEMeRNo0oSVy6s67uxvmTqyc62VrFOfn7gnmil2uhQVGkOOU Blink 182 will be going out on a summer co-headlining US tour with rapper Lil Wayne. Neck Deep will support on all dates according...

Stickup Kid Release Soul Drive

San Jose rock / pop punk band Stickup Kid have released their second full-length, Soul Drive, the follow up to their acclaimed 2013 LP, Future Fire released on Billie Joe Armstrong's now-defunct Adeline Records. Soul Drive is that “bridge” record for our band. After...
A Pint and a Chat with: Weatherstate

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

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...

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