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Free Comp Download: “Manchester Punk Festival – Volume 13”

Manchester Punk Festival, who recently announced their final lineup, will be kicking off April 20th-22nd. To help raise awareness they’ve released a free digital compilation featuring a host of artists who will be performing at the event.

You can stream it below and download it for free on bandcamp.

There are still some tickets left for the three day event happening in April. If you want to grab one, or you’re planning on attending the festival this year, get over to their official website, for the latest festival news, ticket information, a bit about the bands, and of course the full lineup.

Manchester Punk Festival 2017 (UK) announces final wave of bands

As if the likes of Strike Anywhere, Belvedere, and Paint It Black weren’t enough, the team behind Manchester Punk Festival have announced yet more bands for their 2017 edition. Joining the already gigantic lineup are Inner Terrestrials, After the Fall, The Afternoon Gentlemen, Muncie Girls, and many, many others (listed below).

There are still some tickets left for the three day event happening in April. If you want to grab one, or you’re planning on attending the festival this year, get over to their official website, for the latest festival news, ticket information, a bit about the bands, and of course the full lineup.

Manchester Punk Festival (UK) announces Strike Anywhere as Friday headliner

The lineup for next year’s Manchester Punk Festival is going from strength to strength with latest addition Strike Anywhere. The Virginia five-piece will round off the Friday evening’s show in style, joining the likes of Paint It Black and Belvedere for a truly spectacular weekend of live music in the city of Manchester, UK. However, Strike Anywhere are not the only festival announcement this week. I have it on good authority that there will be another wave of bands added to the MPF lineup this coming weekend.

The festival will take place from April 20th- 22nd, 2017. Make sure to keep up to date with all the latest Manchester Punk Festival news by following their Facebook page or website.



Manchester Punk Festival release second wave of bands inc. Belvedere, Martha and AOS3

The ever growing Manchester Punk Festival has released its second lineup announcement. The schedule is really shaping up with stand out new additions including skate punk shredders Belvedere and squat punk party dubbers AOS3.

You can check out the current lineup below and get all the practical information (including ticket details) you need about the fest at their website.

Manchester Punk Festival is a combined effort from the cities top punk rock promoters. It’s a celebration of punk rock and its diverse sub-genres, over three days in April, 2017.

Manchester Punk Festival 2017 (UK) Announce First Bands

Manchester Punk Festival returns for its third installment next April and the lineup for the event is already starting to look pretty tasty. The festival has grown from strength to strength since its inception in 2014 and this year’s event looks to continue the trend. Bands announced so far include Paint It Black, The Toasters, Larrakia and Edward in Venice.

Manchester Punk Festival is the product of three of the cities best punk-rock promoters coming together to create a massive urban music festival that sprawls across multiple venues. Anarchistic Undertones, Moving North and TNS Records work tirelessly to make the event special and as such Manchester Punk Festival should be on every British and European punk-rockers to-do list for 2017.

If you’re planning on kicking next year’s festival season off in style, then check out the festival website for tickets and follow the event on social media for all the latest news.

Cassavetes (Paint It Black, The Holy Mess, etc.) stream new song “Tied Down”

Philadelphia, PA’s Cassavetes (ft. Paint It Black guitarist Josh Agran, The Holy Mess frontman Steve O, John Murphy of Sore Saints, and former Kill The Man Who Questions member Patrick McCunney) are streaming a new song called “Tied Down.”

You can give the track a listen below.

“Tied Down” comes from the bands upcoming debut album Oh So Long, which will be released this fall through Black Numbers.

Jade Tree Records makes full discography available for streaming

The folks at Jade Tree Records have made their expansive discography available for streaming! Head over to the label’s Bandcamp to listen to awesome records from Paint It Black, Dave Hause, Strike Anywhere, Kid Dynamite, and many other great bands.

Watch live videos by PUP, H2O, Paint it Black and more from Groezrock 2014

Punktastic has uploaded some live videos from Groezrock 2014. Among the bands included are PUP, H2O, Paint It Black and more.

You can check out the videos below.

Mineral, Paint It Black, Iron Chic, The Copyrights & more added to Fest 13 lineup

A bunch of bands have been added to the lineup for The Fest 13! Joining the already kick-ass lineup are Mineral (reuniting for their 20th anniversary), Paint It Black, Iron Chic, The Copyrights, Jeff Rosenstock of Bomb The Music Industry!, The Dopamines, and many more.

You can view the full list of all the bands currently slated to play the festival right here.

This year’s Fest will take place in Gainesville, FL October 31st – November 2nd. It’s prelude Big Pre-Fest In Little Ybor 2 will take place in Ybor City, FL October 29th and 30th. Passes for both are available for purchase right here.

HD Full Set Video: Paint It Black live @ Fest 12

Like Paint It Black and have half an hour to kill? Good news: a HD video of the Philly hardcore punk act’s full set at Fest 12 has made its way online and you can check it out below.

Paint It Black last released an EP entitled “Invisible” in April of 2013 through No Idea Records. Our ever-so-positive review of the record can be read right here.

Video: Paint It Black live (full set)

Philadelphia hardcore punks Paint It Black  recently played some shows in California and you can check out a full video of their set below.

The band is also slated to play Groezrock 2014 in May. They released an EP, titled “Invisible,” this past April on No Idea Records.

Andrew Jackson Jihad, Off With Their Heads, Paint It Black, more added to Fest lineup

The Fest 12 has added a second wave of bands to their lineup, including Andrew Jackson Jihad, Off With Their Heads, Paint It Black, Pianos Become Teeth, Banquets, and more. Click here to see the list of newly added bands.

For the full lineup and other information, head over to the official website.

Paint It Black, Off With Their Heads, Coffee Project & more added to Fest 12 lineup

A whole bunch of bands, including Paint It Black, Off With Their Heads, a reunited Coffee Project, Toys That Kill, Andrew Jackson Jihad, and After The Fall, have been added to the lineup for Fest 12.

Click here for a full list of bands added in this announcement, then head over here to check out the entire lineup.

This year’s edition of the Fest will take place from October 31st through November 4th. Prior to that, there will be a two day Pre-Fest taking place in Tampa on Oct. 28th and 29th. You can pick up tickets for both events here.


Album Review: Paint It Black – “Invisible”

While it in no way should’ve been, Paint It Black’s Invisible was a surprise to me. I had heard New Lexicon years ago, and while I remember enjoying it, the album failed to make a lasting impression on me. In retrospect, I blame my relative newness to hardcore. From where I sit now, no longer a novice listener, I see Paint It Black as one of the most relevant and interesting bands creating music in the genre. This is in large part due to Invisible.

What struck me most about Paint It Black and their latest EP was how it bridged the widening gap between hardcore and punk. There was a time when the two were synonymous, but for whatever reason, as time passed on, the two diverged. Hardcore now has its following in muscled-out gym-shorts-wearing tough guys, a far cry from the music’s punk roots. Invisible remedies this split with short, fast songs that carry an anger not only righteous but also relevant. Hardcore punk hasn’t been this good in a long time.

“Greetings, Fellow Insomniacs” opens with thundering chords and the alarm clock of a lyric: “No sleep. We are restless pestilence. Broken promises collect like bounced checks. Never penitent.” Yemin’s cadence goes from a staccato bark, taking the lyrics a couple words at a time, to a smoothly spewed run-on on of words that clear a sentence in a breath. It’s this sense of dynamics that allow these already powerful lyrics to stick like glue.

“Little Fists” is a lullaby, screamed from father to infant daughter. Because of its strong emotional, human element it almost feels as if vocalist Dan Yemin is reappropriating hardcore’s abrasive vocalizing by changing its context. Sure, it’s an angry song, it expresses rage at the sexism his daughter will eventually have to fight (“they’ll reduce you, sterilize you, try to cut you down to size too.”), but it’s also a call to fight back and never give up that resonates that much harder because of its grounded subject matter.

Musically, Paint It Black are as tight as ever, unafraid of melodizing their hardcore punk with guitar riffs and woah-ohs. It’s the title track and it’s triumphant guitar melody that gives the album one of its most transcendent moments. As Yemin screams out an apocalyptically toned verse, it’s this backing melody that transforms it into a battle cry for the here and now.

Invisible is an EP that feels every bit as complete and important as any full-length. There’s only six songs here, and every one of them is a homerun. Flawlessly combining hardcore rage and the social consciousness of punk, Paint It Black have created a powerful release that works as hard musically as it does lyrically. Invisible is perfect.

Paint it Black streaming title track off upcoming EP

Philadelphia hardcore punks Paint It Black are streaming the title track off their upcoming “Invisible” EP.

You can check it out here.

“Invisible” is set to be released on April 1st via No Idea Records