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The Only Rule is Cool At Australia’s Best Punk Label

This article originally appeared on Noisey Australia. Image: Carmen Suarez Power’s “Slimy’s Chain” perfectly captures the feel and attitude of their Melbourne label Cool Death records. Taken from their upcoming LP, Electric Glitter Boogie, the track featuring a strutting kick and Nathan Williams surly snarl, represents the tough Aussie punk and non-bullshit style and approach […]

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Watch the Skuzzy Video for Never Young's "Like a Version"

After delivering a self-titled EP full of deliciously messy DIY guitar earlier this year, Bay Area punks Never Young are premiering their video for their first single "Like a Version." And, well, it rules. Basically, the clip features three scenes on repeat: a pale naked dude in a bathtub with a facemask on, a burning manneiquin, and a demon-esque hand grabbing […]

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PREMIERE: The OBGM's Video for "Torpedo" Blasts Through You Like a … Something

By now you’ve probably heard us mention Toronto punk rock quartet, The OBGM’s and how prone they are to instrumental carnage on top of their energetic live sets. If not, consider this your introduction as the band drop off their new video “Torpedo.” Directed by Ryan Enn Hughes, the visuals are a showcase in barely contained madness as […]

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Punk Rock Gandalf: Jerry A of Poison Idea on Pig Champion and the New LP ‘Confuse and Conquer’

Photo by May May Del Castro I grew up in Portland, Oregon even though I was deported by the FBI for Moral Turpitude-corruption, and involvement in organised crime. I’m a good wee boy now, back in Bonny Scotland milking cows, shagging sheep and hunting the elusive haggis. No, seriously, we’ve all either imploded, got ourselves buried […]

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Hey Metal Punks: Drop Everything and Listen to This New Iskra Song

Photo courtesy of Iskra A few months ago, long-running and much-loved Canadian anarchist black metal/crust collective Iskra announced the imminent release of Ruins, the follow-up to 2009's brilliant Bureval LP. While the global release will be split between contributing labels in Western and Eastern Europe, the British Isles, Canada, Russia, Scandinavia, and South America, it's just been announced that the US physical release […]

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Elephant Rifle Invites You on a "Bone Voyage" of Self-Hatred and Spiteful Noise Rock Fun

Apparently Reno has stuff other than strip clubs and songs about Reno. As Brad Bynum, singer for the very excellent rock group of amphetamined reptiles Elephant Rifle explains, it’s hard to separate the band from their town. Maybe they wanted to escape at some point but feeling things was a long time ago. As American popular intellectual […]


"Let's Get It Started" with Bill Mountain's Urgent Post Punk Firestarter

What happens when you add Fela Kuti horns and percussion, spazzed-out Contortions-y sax, wild Ian Svenonious vocal delivery to a rolling thunder post-punk burner? Bill Mountain, a sophisticated five-piece post punk band from the very rural Houma, Louisiana provide the nitro with their urgent new single, "Let's Get It Started," a call to arms if there ever was one. […]

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Listen to Mean Jeans and Their New Burner, the Garage-Punk Compilation 'Singles'

Before the kids discovered that you can (but maybe shouldn't) make rock on accordions, xylophones, or pretty much any instrument used in orchestra, they were making simple and fun garage-y rock n' roll. Remember those days? Mean Jeans do, and their compilation Singles attacks with driving nuggets of pure pop punk greatness.  Compiled from tracks orginiating […]