In-jokes, crowd participation and a dark lyrical tongue: Yard Act live at London’s Village Underground.

On the first night of their UK tour, Yard Act shine bright at “warm up” show full of humour, magic and hype. Photo: James Brown | Words: Karl Johnson Appearing in the midst of lockdown chaos in April 2020, Yard Act’s debut single ‘Trapper’s Pelts’ – released on their own Zen F.C. label – made quite the splash, after all we were knee-deep in the … Continue reading In-jokes, crowd participation and a dark lyrical tongue: Yard Act live at London’s Village Underground.

Live from a sold out 100 Club in London, Opus Kink induct themselves into punk rock history.

Notes that pulled no punches, and riffs that set the band apart from any other post-punk outfit you can name. Photo: Berhnard Deckert | Words: Jessie Smith The blood, sweat, and spit of punk rock history proudly stains the stage of the 100 Club on Oxford Street, and on February 3rd I watched as Opus Kink spilled out upon that hallowed ground to the tune … Continue reading Live from a sold out 100 Club in London, Opus Kink induct themselves into punk rock history.

Communal experience and shared memory: Home Counties on new EP ‘In a Middle English Town’.

Not only are they riotously fun, but they adeptly reflect the themes of misplaced British nostalgia for the past. Photo: Tatiana Pozuelo | Words: Brad Harris On the scale of egg to chain punk Home Counties are somewhat difficult to place. On the one hand, the music has that squelchy sound suggestive of the original eggers Devo and displays a self-effacing sort of humour like … Continue reading Communal experience and shared memory: Home Counties on new EP ‘In a Middle English Town’.