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Palaye Royale is Saved by the B – sides

Punk rock trio Palaye Royale is a band dripping with nostalgia. Soundwise, they host the sort of heart-bleeding, shout-your-lungs-out-and-burst-the-eardrums style that many would attribute to the early 2000s emo scene. Aesthetically they exist somewhere closer to 80s glam rock. They are nicknamed “the vampire, the pirate, and the gentlemen”, on account of the individual styles […]

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The two sides of slowthai: TYRON

★★★ Bursting on the scene in 2019 with his debut album Nothing Great About Britain, slowthai proved that his high-energy combination of grime, heavy hip hop, and punk influences could come together into something wholly unique. Propelling himself as one of the artists to watch, his off-stage antics as well as his manic music delivery […]

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IDLES miss the mark with Ultra Mono

The latest album by Bristolian rock band IDLES Ultra Mono, delivers hard hitting truths at a freight train-like unwavering velocity, scratching the anarchy itch that has plagued the British nation all year.  It is no wonder that with Ultra Mono, the boys have scored their first UK number one and bagged the title of fastest selling […]

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Art Culture

Cut and Paste at Modern Art Two

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two presents Cut and Paste: 400 Years of Collage. Spanning across six rooms, the exhibition traces the development of collage across the Western world from the 16th century to the modern day, tracking the art form as a mode of social critique alongside major art and political movements. […]

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Live Music

Parquet Courts put on an unmissable art-punk show in Glasgow

Parquet Courts are some of the most unique rock musicians in the industry right now and their tour promoting new album Wide Awake! has them performing at arguably their highest calibre. The Brooklyn-based band has been making consistently interesting and unique art-punk since 2011, with their 2012 debut studio release Light Up Gold bringing them […]

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POST- worrying with Jeff Rosenstock

Rating: 4/5 It would be difficult to argue that the 2010s have been, as yet, a strong decade for punk music; it’s lacked quality, quantity and the raw vitriolic energy we were so generously doused with in during the 70s, 80s and even 90s. Nonetheless, one name sticks out as the decade’s torchbearer for punk […]

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Culture Literature

Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl

Despite the fact that she is merely 42 years old, Carrie Brownstein, guitarist of the band Sleater-Kinney, has written her memoirs – right in time to coincide with the band’s reunion and new album. She narrates the band’s history from its origins in the town of Olympia to its separation in 2006, interweaving it with […]

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DEBATE: Punk is Dead. How do we treat the remains?

Lucas Galley-Greenwood: Traditional Burial As has been highly publicised recently, Joe Corre,  the son of Punks power couple Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood has announced that he will be burning £5 million worth of Punk memorabilia from his personal collection. This will take place in Camden Town on November 26th as a grand protest largely against […]