Album Review: The Chris Rolling Squad – Cannonball Holocaust

This one just popped into our mailbox and I loved the album title so here we are! The band claim to be "The missing link between Bo Diddley and Slayer" and I like that. They play a blend of rock n' roll and fast heavy metal. I'd not quite class it as thrash, but it … Continue reading Album Review: The Chris Rolling Squad – Cannonball Holocaust

Album Review: Dropkick Murphys – Turn Up That Dial

Celtic rock, punk, Irish jigs with a punch... call them what you will, the songs of the Dropkick Murphys are always the kind of thing to bounce along to, and their live show invites this. Four years on from 11 Short Stories of Pin & Glory we're treated to another 11 boppers. The title track opens … Continue reading Album Review: Dropkick Murphys – Turn Up That Dial

EP Review: Action/Adventure – Pulling Focus

People of colour in pop punk are in pretty short supply but that seems all set to change with the multiracial Action/Adventure. Having released a tantalising trail of EP’s global recognition finally beckons thanks to their scoring a major deal with Pure Noise Records. They’re on a mission to create #PopPunkInColor it’s a remit they’ve … Continue reading EP Review: Action/Adventure – Pulling Focus

Album Review: Rapscallion – Maximum Splendid

We've featured a couple of videos from this band (and album) in recent weeks, so when I got word through that Maximum Splendid had been released it was one I just had to check out. It's posh rock and roll, for those who raise their pinkies as well as their fists. The only band I can … Continue reading Album Review: Rapscallion – Maximum Splendid

Album Review: Dunderbeist – Uro

Dunderbeist were last on these pages back in the heady days of 2014. Wow, time flies. When their new album dropped into the mailbox I knew the name was familiar so decided to give it a listen and I'm glad I did. Playing a fuzzy, dirty punk rock reminiscent of Turbonegro, the Norwegian band sing … Continue reading Album Review: Dunderbeist – Uro

EP Review: Wednesday 13 – ‘Necrophaze – Antidote’

A quick 4-track release from the master of shock rock, Necrophaze - Antidote is a nice little mix. Two re-recordings, two covers and a guest appearance. It's amazing what you can cram into four songs! So what do we have? The opener is a reworking of a song on the Frankenstein Drag Queens' album 6 Years … Continue reading EP Review: Wednesday 13 – ‘Necrophaze – Antidote’