Idles – Brutalism

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Band: Idles Album: Brutalism Label: Balley Records Release date: March Sounds like: Getting a medal. Rachel Khoo. Vomiting on art. Loss.   “GET ON YER BIKE SHE SAID! LET THEM EAT CAKE SHE SAID!” Subtlety doesn’t really exist to a band like Idles. Brutalism, their debut album, opens the door before you’ve had time to answer, staggers into your house, …

Ampwrecked 12: New Music For Your Ears

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Mutoid Man – Melt Your Mind (Sargent House) It’s Mutoid Man! Twirling a guitar around your head, air-drumming until your wrists fall off; it’s all part of the experience spliced together by Koller, Brodsky and of course, the master that is Nick Cageao. Melt Your Mind is just over 2 minutes of speed-thrash-excellence, that’s hella melodic in places (seriously, a lot …

The worst crime is faking it

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  If you were the kind of person to be interested in all things magical, mystical and occultish, you might recognise the power significance of the number 23. On April 5th (we presume) twenty-three years ago, Kurt Donald Cobain lead singer of Nirvana, husband to Hole frontwoman Courtney Love and father to Frances Bean, committed suicide by shooting himself in …

Incendiario Fanzine: A scream for liberation from Mexico

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READ FANZINES HATE FASCISM When did punk become really punk and not just a fashion statement? What are you rebelling against? How can a punk scene truly be one if it is depoliticized? What’s the impact of the lyrics on you? These are some of the questions that Incendiario Fanzine tries to answer on their first four issues; with album reviews, …

Prix Libre: An Introduction to the Gift Economy of DIY Punk

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“Free as in freedom, not as in free beer”—Richard Stallman Prix libre, from French is usually translated in English as Pay what you want (PWYW), or Pay what you can (PWYC), rather than a literal Free price. It is a term that is used to describe the way the equivalent value in money has to be determined by each person who …

Popscene’: 25 Years Since The Blur single that kick started Britpop

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Twenty-five years ago this month, during a time when a bands place in the UK singles chart mattered, Blur released ‘Popscene’ – a single whose chart performance almost signaled the end of the road for the group and have them lodged in musical history as little more than a 1990s one hit wonder.Sounds Magazine’s Michael Halpin spoke to those around …

Ampwrecked 11: New Bands For Your Ears

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 Mastodon – Show Yourself (Reprise) I don’t know about you, but I love that Brann Dailor is slowly becoming the frontman of Mastodon. Okay, so he’s not really, but ever since he started singing from Crack The Skye onwards, I’ve found their stuff utterly terrific. Remission/Leviathan purists are going to HATE this then, but fuck ’em, because Show Yourself, is …

Belgrade called: Mnjenje and VVhile in Sofia

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‘What happened to Sofia, when did the people get so bored of shows?’ that’s the question that marked this gig and the post show contemplation on the way home. Sadly not having enough people on good gigs is not a novelty so let’s focus on sharing with you what made this (more than) a good one. Names & Mokdad / photo …

Music has the power to rock the state, but youth movements will find the state always bites back

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Ravers party hard even when surrounded by police – but the law is not on their side. Clifford Williamson, Bath Spa University Among records recently released to the National Archives is a file from the 1980s entitled “Acid house parties” which details the government’s disquiet over the growing phenomenon of raves, the large, open-air dance events in which thousands of …

The Brymers

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BRYMERS BAKERSFIELD (1965) This is a brief story of a how a teen rock-n-roll band was formed in Lemoore, California in the early 1960’s then proceeded to sign with a record label, record, and tour through-out the United States during the 60’s. Many individuals have asked what it was like to be in a rock-n-roll band during the 1960’s.  It …