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Manchester Punk Festival 2019: Photographers’ Spotlight

This year’s Manchester Punk Festival was yet another sublime cacophony of smiles, sounds, and sozzles. As always, the organisers went above and beyond to make it an event to remember. The addition of even more styles of music, the addressing of previous years’ venue capacity issues, and the trial run of a new three-full-day format all enhanced what was already the obvious highlight of the UK festival calendar.

Rather than cover the event by way of endless stream of “and then I watched…., and they were good”, I thought it’d be great to shine a little light on some of the unsung heroes of festivals and live musical performance in general – the gig photographer. Seeing a wicked set of pictures can take you back to watching a band absolutely smash it or turn an idea of a punk rock road trip into a reality for next year. There’s always loads of great pictures of festivals too but it’s rare you get to see the work of (nearly) all the photographers in one place.

With that in mind I tracked down as many of the photographers covering Manchester Punk Festival as I possibly could; the idea being to showcase what they think to be their finest work from the event. Below, you’ll find their submissions, along with a few words from each about their experience of the festival and their work outside of documenting all things punk.


Martha (pop-punk, UK) stream new album “Love Keeps Kicking”

UK very-poppy-punk band Martha are streaming their new album, Love Keeps Kicking, which was released on April 5th via Dirtnap Records.

You can give it a listen below.

Martha last released Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart in July 2016.

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.

Music Video: Martha – “Ice Cream and Sunscreen” off upcoming “Blisters In The Pit of My Heart”

UK very-poppy-punk band Martha has just released a new music video for their song “Ice Cream and Sunscreen” and you can have a look below.

The song is “about getting it bad and getting it wrong…romanticising something that doesn’t exist. It’s an acknowledgement of some of the more murky places your mind goes when you’re figuring yourself out. Acting like a teenager (whatever that means) in your mid-twenties,” explains the band.

“Ice Cream and Sunscreen” appears on the band’s newest album “Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart” which is set for release this Friday, July 8th through Fortuna POP!, which you can also stream in its entirety below.

Martha’s last full-length “Courting Strong” was released in 2014.

Martha (pop punk) release split EP with Benny The Jet Rodriguez

UK very-poppy-punk band, Martha, just released a split 7″ with California beachy pop punks Benny The Jet Rodriguez, via Drunken Sailor Records.

Give it a listen below.

Martha last released Courting Strong in 2014, while Benny The Jet Rodriguez last released Home. Run in 2013.

Martha release video for “Sycamore”

UK very-poppy-punk band, Martha, have released a video for their song, “Sycamore”. The song is taken off of their new 7″, which is being triple released by Odd Box Records, Daniel’s Records, and Discount Horse Records.

You can watch the video below.