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Punchline (punk) stream new song “Friend From the Future” off upcoming album “LION”

Pittsburg pop-punk band Punchline have dropped a brand new song called “Friend From The Future.” The song is one off of their highly anticipated upcoming record, LION. It is a feel-good punk song that gives us a good taste of what we can expect from these mighty rockers.

You can check the song out here.

Lion will serve as a follow-up to 2015’s, Thrilled. 



Knocked Down release single titled “It’s Not Easy Getting Old”

Knocked Down (skate punk) have premiered a new track called “It’s Not Easy Getting Old”. You can listen to the track below. It will be a part of a new record the band is putting out later this year.

The band’s last release was their debut self-titled EP in 2017.



Starter Jackets (members of The Copyrights, Hospital Job, Attic Salt) release new album, play “Live From the Rock Room”

The world’s greatest power pop band that gets mistaken for a defunct sports clothing line has released their first LP, “Decisions”. I’ve been waiting for weeks to write about this, as I was granted a preview of the album after I did some awfully humiliating things behind a Casey’s General Store dumpster than involved day-old pizza, half a jar of mayonnaise, and the surrender of what little dignity I had left after I got drunk and gave out my phone number at my last family reunion. But hey, I’m in this because I love music, and I’m willing to give something like fifty-five percent or so to share the things I love.

Starter Jackets follow up their debut EP with even stronger hooks, kinkier synths, more powerier chords and even more powerier pop. Check out the stream of the album and their performance at Live From the Rock Room below to hear for yourself how great these guys are. You can buy a digital copy of the album at bandcamp.

Starter Jackets’ lineup includes Luke McNeill of The Copyrights and Hospital Job, Lanny Durbin of Attic Salt, and Fred Malcom of both Hospital Job and Attic Salt.



Blaming You release debut EP ‘Welcome to Life’

San Francisco based pop punkers Blaming You have released their debut EP. ‘Welcome to Life’ is available now via all the digital channels you know and love.

Check out ‘Welcome to Life’ below.



Booze Cruise (Hamburg) lands salty line-up

The mateys over at Booze Cruise booked one of Europe’s most exciting festival line-ups of the year. RVIVR, The Lillingtons, Not On Tour, Timeshares, Ray Rocket, Make War and many more will all be appearing at the festival that has actual boats for venues. Hands up if you’re excited as hell right now!

Booze Cruise takes place from the 7th until the 10th of June in Hamburg, Germany. Tickets are already on sale right here. Head down below to check out the full line-up.



Almost Made The Mixtape (pop punk) stream new EP “Attaboy!”

Michigan pop-punk act Almost Made The Mixtape are streaming their new EP, Attaboy!

You can give it a listen below.

Attaboy! was released on February 27th, 2018.



The Palatines (pop-punk) streaming new album “Death From Above”

Texas pop-punks The Palatines are streaming their latest masterpiece “Death From Above”. Hold your hats, this is an awesome album top to bottom, and no doubt will have you thrashing around the work space.

Do yourself and the office a favor and check it out here.

This is the second release for the Texas based trio, the last being 2016’s “Never Made It”. If your a fan of Face to Face or Teenage Bottlerocket be sure to give these guys a listen.



Fabulous Whip (France, pop punk) release new EP “Total Wreck”

French pop punks Fabulous Whip have released a four song EP via Melodic Punk Style. The EP was released March 1st on limited press CD, with order bundles up on the label Bandcamp now.

You can have a listen to the release below.



Victory Kid (pop-punk) stream new single “Tuck Frump” off upcoming album “Illenials”

California’s pop-punk outfit Victory Kid will release their debut full-length “Illenials” on May 11th.

The Los Angeles trio worked with producer Allan Hessler, (The Used, Avenged Sevenfold, Goldfinger) for “Illenials”, and you can stream the lead single ‘Tuck Frump’ below.



Chief State (pop-punk) signs to Mutant League Records, releases music video for new song “Broken Eyes”

Vancouver pop-punk five-piece Chief State has signed with Mutant League Records.

The band is debuting a new song/music video for the track, “Broken Eyes” and you can check it out below.

Watch for Chief State to release their debut EP in spring 2018.

The band says,

“We’re stoked to have this opportunity to work with MLR, the label has put out some incredible music and has helped propel the careers of a bunch of our favourite bands. We’re really honoured to be added to the roster and can’t wait to release the new EP!”

In the band’s short history, they have self-booked tours in Western Canada and the UK. Upon returning from the latter, they set straight to work on their follow up EP, engineered by Tim Creviston and mixed by Sam Guaiana (Like Pacific, Rarity, Coldfront, We Were Sharks).



Bricheros (Pop Punk, Denver/LA) Stream Video for “Bad Hombres”

A new pop punk band from Denver and LA are streaming their debut single and video. Bricheros are releasing “Bad Hombres” via No Affliction Records.

You can check out the video for “Bad Hombres” below. If you’re a fan, watch this space for more from the new three piece as and when it comes out.



Triple Sundae (pop-punk) stream new single “Indecisive”

London pop-punks Triple Sundae have recently released a brand new single titled “Indecisive” and you can stream it below.

If you dig what you hear you can download the track for free on bandcamp.



The Bombpops (pop punk) announce new EP “Dear Beer”, stream title track

San Diego pop-punk band The Bombpops will be releasing a brand new EP titled “Dear Beer” on April 6th via Fat Wreck Chords. Check out the title track below.

This is the band’s first release since 2017’s “FOMO”, also released on Fat Wreck Chords.



Forgetting Yesterday (Swedish pop-punk) release music video for “Engram”

I almost wrote this band off after seeing their oh so polished official website and professional cool-kid band photo. I hate to admit it but I almost wanted to write them off. But dutifully I gave their music video submission a listen/watch and in spite of myself I started nodding my head and tapping my foot along with the chorus. Yes, it’s poppy and yes, it’s pretty polished, and yes elitists will shit all over it, but for those of you open minded punks who appreciate a good punky-pop ballad, you’ll appreciate it. This one’s for you.

Check out the music video for “Engram” by Sweden’s Forgetting Yesterday below.



EP Review: Goodbye Blue Monday – “The Sickness, The Shame”

I love finding new music. To this day, as a show-going, vinyl-spinning, vest-wearing punk— nothing beats finding a young band with chops to spare. Goodbye Blue Monday is the latest to enter my rotation, based on the recommendation of other internet punks, and I think I have to jump on the bandwagon. If anything, I’m downplaying it. Their EP, The Sickness, The Shame is fantastic. Three perfect pop punk bangers from a Scottish four-piece, sang with a mouth that might as well an open wound. The worst I can say is I wish there was more.

I think the key appeal of The Sickness, The Shame, at least for me, is its confessional nature. We’ve seen it before in bands like Against Me! and Off With Their Heads, where vulnerable lyrics reach a level of intimacy they force you into a recoil. Goodbye Blue Monday is in the same game, with similarly personal lyrics focusing in on frontman Graham Lough’s bipolar disorder. The concept isn’t approached as much as it is attacked, it becomes a pinata that needs to be smashed, or an effigy that needs to burned– by the time the three songs finish, it becomes a picnic savaged by wild animals. But, that’s punk for you. There’s an aggression here, a plaintive, angry cry shouting down mental illness, and it’s a thrill to join.

The songs themselves are excellent, and there being only three, a dud would stand out a lot more. The EP opens with “Fungus,” a hearty pop punk number whose first lyrics state, “If you stare at a blank wall long enough/ You’ll start to see patterns where there are none. Little flecks of paint or smears or dry rot/ Little stains of what you’ve become.” It’s extremely catchy, like all the songs on The Sickness, The Shame, showing that at the core of this misery-punk outfit, there are some real songwriting chops as well.  “Take Your Pills” would probably be the single of the bunch, propelled by its opening guitar riff and declarative, shout-along title. “Choke ‘em all down, choke ‘em all down!” is the sort of lyric you can imagine on the lips of a couple hundred kids, crammed to capacity in a basement.

The EP ends with the title track. “The Sickness, The Shame” is a summation of the album’s concept, a grand rendering of life with bipolar disorder. It’s also just damn catchy, an ear worm that burrows into your brain with imagery from another life. One of the things I love most about this album, but also the title track in particular, is that these songs feel written. There are a lot of words here, and they explore their topics exceedingly well. The final product feels shaped by the words as their foundation, rather than just existing as a delivery system for a vocal melody.

The Sickness, The Shame is a triumph of songwriting as well as introspection. These are the types of bands that catch your ear and hold it tight, there’s a perspective here, something unique that can continue to grow and captivate. Goodbye Blue Monday is a band on the verge of joining the conversation, all they need now is more songs.

5/5