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TO THE FRONT: THE WOMEN LEADING THE INDUSTRY – PART 1

Whilst we're all about seeing the women of the world, and of the music world up on the stage, like all industries and well oiled machines there are those ensuring that everything runs smoothly. Just...

REBEL WOMAN: WHY BIKINI KILL’S REUNION IS MORE CRUCIAL THAN EVER BEFORE

WORDS: EMMA MURPHY In 1989 Kathleen Hanna boarded a bus from Olympia to Seattle to meet her hero, feminist writer Kathy Acker. When Acker asked Hanna why she wanted to do spoken word she replied,...

LOUDER THAN WAR: THE ICONS WHO CHANGED THE WORLD OF MUSIC FOR WOMEN

WORDS: EMMA MURPHY | INTRO: GEORGIA RAWSON "Other people will call me a rebel, but I just feel like I'm living my life and doing what I do. Sometimes people call that rebellion, especially when...

NO ROOM FOR THE ‘FEMINAZI’ – WHY THE TERM NEEDS TO GO AS DISCUSSED...

WORDS: SERENA CHERRY “To Everyone Who Has Called Me a Feminazi, What exactly do you mean when you brandish the term “Feminazi?” Do you genuinely equate women fighting for equal rights with oppressive right-wing dictatorship? Where...

IN THE STUDIO: RENOUNCED

WORD: VINCENT LI Metalcore band, Renounced have finished the recording of their new music. We spoke with vocalist Daniel Gray about the new upcoming record. Over the month of January, Renounced began working with Lewis Johns...

IN DEPTH: VEIN – IMMEDIATE CONTROL

WORDS: HARRY HIGGINSON Hardcore has been experiencing something of a rebirth in recent years. Since the late ‘90s, the genre faded a little from collective musical consciousness; bands like Converge, Madball and Terror kept the...

IN DEPTH: AMERICAN FOOTBALL – COMING OF AGE

WORDS: AMY ALBINSON It has been almost two decades since the release of an album that managed to, quite by accident, spark an entire generation of emo-tinged, twinkling-guitar, trumpet-laced, indie rock. With its off-kilter time...

ALT: THE THIRD EYE OF BILLY HOWARD PRICE (PUPPY)

IN ASSOCIATION WITH  When it comes to the band Puppy, sure you may see three fun loving dudes from London, but under all of their artwork, and every concept the band portrays, whether it be...

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: Alkaline Trio – Goddamnit

WORDS: KEVIN FLINN Alkaline Trio has been around for over 20 years. In that time, the trio (ah that’s where it comes from!) has toured around the glove, put out 9 albums, with the most...

IN DEPTH: Basement – Becoming Household Names

WORDS: ADAM HOPKIN Since one of the UK’s hottest exports returned from hiatus in 2016 they wasted no time in firmly establishing their place releasing the phenomenal 'Promise Everything' and soon after taking their place...

IN DEPTH: POLARIS – Australia’s latest metalcore export

WORDS: ADAM HOPKIN The struggle for emerging talent is the same the world over; another creative bond and shared fight that unites all artists, regardless of scene or genre. It’s no secret that the structure...

IN DEPTH: FUCKED UP – A CELEBRATION OF ABNORMALITY

WORDS: GEORGIA RAWSON | PHOTOS: NATALIE WOOD /  JOHN LONDON 2009, Coachella. Blood spills so profusely onto the microphone in Damien Abraham’s hand that, post on stage shambles, he’s subsequently billed for the ruined piece...

UNDISCOVERED: COMMONWEALTH – CALIFORNIAN EMO’S UNSUNG HEROES

FROM: CALIFORNIA FOR FANS OF: MOVEMENTS, CITIZEN WORDS: JO COSGROVE Coming up from the California scene, alternative group Commonwealth did not let time nor distance stop them from getting together and doing what they are passionate about....

IN DEPTH: CANE HILL – A CONVERSATION ABOUT HATE

“I believe in the sun even when it is not shining.” Reads the inscription on the wall of a cellar in Cologne, Germany, a cellar harbouring those fleeing the German Nazi regime. Six hundred...

KULTURE: HOW ARCHITECTS RECENT STADIUM TOUR TURNS TIDES FOR BRITISH METAL

WORDS: YASMINE SUMMAN | PHOTOS: GEORGIA RAWSON / KAM HAQ Arena tours have been hailed as the pinnacle of success for all kinds of music, but as heavy music, in particular, begins to seep out from...

IN DEPTH: JAWBREAKER – 25 YEARS ON WITH THE ICONS OF PUNK – UK...

WORDS: BECTON SIMPSON | PHOTOS: JOHN DUNNE / CHRISSY PIPER September 17th 2017, and a packed out Douglas Park, Chicago is brimming with electric energy and nervous anticipation in the build up to Jawbreaker’s much...

ISSUE #56 OUT NOW – COUNTERPARTS

We're kicking off the new year by celebrating some of the biggest underdogs in post hardcore, COUNTERPARTS by giving them their FIRST EVER cover. ORDER THE MAGAZINE STRAIGHT TO YOUR DOOR HERE Issue #56 is out NOW featuring Culture Abuse...

IN DEPTH: FROM THE BAY TO LA – CULTURE ABUSE MAKE ANARCHY FUN

WORDS: ADAM HOPKIN | PHOTOS: ANTON SMEETON  Less than two seconds into 2018’s Bay Dreams, Culture Abuse’s sophomore album, and you get your first clue that this is going to be something truly special....

IN DEPTH: THE STORY SO FAR – OPENING UP

WORDS: ADAM HOPKIN | ISSUE #53 COVER FEATURE  “It definitely takes a toll for sure,” says Parker, talking about how life on tour with one of pop punk’s biggest acts has affected his relationships back...

IN DEPTH: LAURA JANE GRACE – RIP UP AND START AGAIN

WORDS: BECTON SIMPSON Earlier this month, Laura Jane Grace graced the world with ‘Bought To Rot’, a beautiful, incredible collection of songs from her new side project Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers. An...