It'd be churlish to already earmark an album of the year candidate already, but with a rich blend of punk, grime, distorted synth and outright aggression, PENGSHUi's self titled debut full-length attacks from start to finish, with quality oozing from every pore.
Bringing punk back with a silly twist are Aussie nutters, The Chats. Tonight they've travelled half-way across the world to rock out at the O2 Academy Bristol. In the three years since the release of viral video Smoko the band have blossomed and fans were in line for a punk filled night to remember.
South Wales hardcore punk quartet Torchbearer have set sail on their latest EP, Against The Tide. After an active tour season and time back in the studio, how does their latest effort fare?
In 2014, Against Me! released the most important record of their career, as well as arguably one of the most important punk rock records of all time: Transgender Dysphoria Blues. 2016 sees the release of 'Shape Shift With Me; a worthy follow-up to a masterpiece, and a great addition to the band's catalogue for its solid songwriting and eclectic mix of styles.
Revenge of the Psychotronic Man's debut album, Colossal Velocity, could quite possibly be over by the time you read the band's name out loud. Clocking in at a little over 21 minutes, this is a no-frills, bare bones punk outing.
It’s been a few years since Canadian natives Billy Talent put together a new studio album, the last we heard from Kowalewicz and co was back in 2014. Proclaimed as one of Canada’s most successful rock acts there are high hopes pinned on this latest outing.
Right from the off, it's easy to identify New York noise rock outfit Big Ups' musical evolution on Before A Million Universes. A fine example of musical evolution it develops the band's sound without abandoning its core and is an excellent album in its own right.
April 2015 saw As It Is release their debut album Never Happy, Ever After. The album made its way into the UK Top 40 and the band managed to creep their way into the US Top 200 at 159. Met with much acclaim, the album was praised for its lyrics, emotions and fresh punk feel. A year down the line the band have re-released Never Happy, Ever After with some extra treats for fans.