Search Results for "Skate Punk"
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 11:15 AM (PST) by forrestcook
Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 1:37 PM (PST) by Jeff Feuerhaken
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 1:49 PM (PST) by Carson Winter
I love being surprised. That’s the best part of going out to shows—seeing what your local scene has to offer. Punk rock is one of those ever-growing beasts that depend on the little guy to create, create, create—sometimes they move up and out and become a national touring act, sometimes they don’t. But make no mistake, every band you ever loved was a local band before they blossomed into scene-revered artists.
Portland’s Ground Score surprised me with their songwriting talents. Their album Old Theories on Society is a skate punk loveletter packed with big melodies and rousing lyrics. Look no farther than “We’re Still Here,” an anthemic, earnest rallying cry for all the people who’ve survived in the face of life’s tragedies. You could call it Ground Score’s “Bro Hymn,” if you needed a waterline. Other tracks, like “A Thought of You” are minor and atmospheric, without sacrificing the band’s chugging throwback sound. There’s enough subtle diversity here to make for an engaging listen, but the songwriting—Ground Score’s backbone—is an omnipresent highlight.
Old Theories on Society is a diamond in the rough, waiting to be discovered by lovers of sunny, skate-ready punk rock with just a hint of lived-in grime.
Check out: “We’re Still Here,” “A Thought of You,” “Lost in the Unknown”
Monday, March 25, 2019 at 1:32 AM (PST) by Chris Doughty
Polite Festival which takes place at the New Cross Inn in South London has announced some more bands for 2019. So far, 12 bands have been announced. Satanic Surfers, The Adolescents, CHASER, Darko & In Evil Hour are joined by For I Am, LineOut, City Mouse, WACO, Werecats, Fastfade, Müg, Snap Out, SKIV, Our Lives In Cinema, RxR and The Aversions. The New Cross Inn has become the centre of the punk scene in London and continues to host many leading bands.
The festival will take place June 28th-30th, tickets are available here.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7:47 PM (PST) by rick delaney
Political shredders The Human Project have just announced an eight date Canadian Tour. The four-piece melodic punk unit will perform their first gig on the continent in Guelph, Ontario on May 10 before hitting up a string of shows across Ontario and Quebec, culminating at the almighty Pouzza Fest a week later.
The latest release from The Human Project was the 2018 full-length, Clarion Call – without doubt one of the sub-genre’s finest albums of the year.
You can check out the full list of tour dates below.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 2:01 PM (PST) by Tom Aylott
Multi-continental skate punks Setbacks have released a new single called “Just Words”, featuring the talents of Dennis Jagard from Ten Foot Pole.
Check out the video for the track here.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 1:00 PM (PST) by forrestcook
Fallen Monuments is a rawkin’ little San Diego punk quartet for fans of Descendents and Strung Out that’ll get you up and moving this happy Tuesday afternoon, or I ain’t the damn Dolly Llama. Gary, Todd, Brandon, and Aaron are four old-timer best buds that whether it be through excretions of hyperintensive melodic leads or the sweet Bill Stevinson-esque bass kick snap tone, apparently secrete punk rock down to their very core. They’ve been making music together since 2016, and released the band’s debut full-length, Distance and Time, in May of last year.
To follow up on that well-received album (available here) Fallen Monuments is releasing a new EP, Experiments, which is set for release on April 2, this year of our lord, and will be again made available on the (previously linked) band’s bandcamp page for digital streaming and purchase.
“It Doesn’t Mean a Thing” is the first single off the EP, as well as the only original, where just for funsies they’ve included a couple of covers: “Overkill” by Men at Work, and “Under the Milky Way” by The Church. Of “It Doesn’t Mean a Thing”, it’s a damn-good song, and has the sounding of playability where you can listen to it on repeat for a while, or at least until you’re bashing your head on the rails and begging for …Men at Work to come on(?) Can you hear the thunder? I for one can’t wait for the rest!
“It Doesn’t Mean a Thing” talks of growing old and falling folly. It almost takes a sarcastic air with the thematic cant of a more insightful Nelson Muntz. “It’s just so sad that it happened to you. It doesn’t mean a thing.”
I’ve listened to it like twenty times and all I hear is “Ha-Ha,” but you tell me.
Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 10:02 AM (PST) by Johnny X
Buckle up, punk fans, Southern California skate-punk act Chaser are taking Europe by storm the Spring/Summer! Thanks to the tremendous work of Merit-Based Booking and Management you’ll be able to catch the guys at festivals like Groezrock in Belgium, SBAM in Austria, Polite Riot in London, and Jera On Air in Netherlands with a smattering of gigs across the continent in between. Check out the dates and locations below.
Chaser’s new album “Sound The Sirens” was released digitally through Dying Scene Records and physically through Effervescence Records on July 20th, 2018. Stream/purchase the digital release on bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes and pick up the vinyl/CD through Effervescence Records.
Friday, March 15, 2019 at 12:59 PM (PST) by forrestcook
Hell hath no fury like a riot girl scorned, and Hell Hath No Fury Records is letting you know exactly what’s up, dishing out some sweet poppy skate punk vibes here, centered on the Bristol and Manchester DIY female-fronted, non-binary and queer punk movement.
Swan Prince is a Birmingham band who’s been making all the right moves touring through the UK. They’ve only been around for two years and already have amassed quite the following and show portfolio, having shared the stage with such acts as Bad Cop/Bad Cop, MEST, The Murderburgers, The Bombpops, and Teenage Bottlerocket. Their newest EP, Enjoy the Rain, was released today, hot on the heels of their latest and pretty recent debut EP, Never Look Back, which just came out last summer to applause and affirmation. You can purchase both of those albums here. Enjoy the Rain is streaming below, and be sure to check out Swan Prince’s upcoming tour schedule as well so that you aren’t caught out of the loop. Cheers!
When the record will be released is unknown, but we’ll keep you posted as more details on it come to light.
Strung Out last released the acoustic EP Black Out the Sky about a year ago on Fat Wreck Chords, while their most recent full-length record Transmission.Alpha.Delta came out in 2015.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 10:26 AM (PST) by Goldfinger
Italy’s Thousand Oaks are streaming the track “The Roar of Consequence” off of their upcoming album Bound For Destruction. Scheduled for release April 19th through Punk & Disorderly Records this is an album you won’t want to miss. If the first song is any indication the rest of this album is going to be a peach.
Check out the new song below.
This is the first new release from Thousand Oaks since 2018’s split with One Hidden Frame titled Antipodes. If you enjoy 88 Fingers Louie, you’ll be thrilled with Thousand Oaks, so check them out.
Friday, March 8, 2019 at 12:00 PM (PST) by forrestcook
Formerly of California-based Sessions Records, Downway (ffo: Goldfinger, Lagwagon) have recently come out of retirement and signed with Thousand Islands Records to release a new album, Last Chance for More Regrets. It drops May 1, and is the band’s first release since their split with Belvedere in 2003.
15 years is a long time to be away from the studio, but all early previews of the new album indicate that Downway, who reformed in 2017 after a lengthy hiatus, haven’t quite lost their touch. Last Chance for More Regrets promises more of the same anthemic 90’s-style melodic skate punk that initially earned them a few stints on the Warped Tour docket, and even a video spot on the historically beloved MTV network, before it was taken over by the Kardashians.
Since the band’s newfound rejuvenation they have toured western Canada as well as Japan, with more Canadian tour dates to look forward to surrounding the release of the upcoming LP. Today, I’m proud to showcase for you all their latest single, “Wild Ones”. If you’re a fan of catchy hooks, poppy harmonies, and energetic palm mute sections to bounce your head to, then this jam is one you may want to consider. You can stream “Wild Ones” as well as view Downway’s fast-approaching tour schedule below. Cheers!
Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 1:00 PM (PST) by forrestcook
It’s new music day!! I mean, everyday. We’re punks not brainless Clear Channel amateurs, and today I’m here to wisen you up to a distinct group of so-Cal pop/skate punxx called We Found A Map. (There name has got to be a Goonies refernece, right? It just has to be.)
Earlier this week they streamed the first single, “Zelda is a Girl”, off their upcoming EP, To the Robot Graveyard, on their bandcamp page, which is also where you can stream and pre-order the EP that comes out in full on March 5. I’m happy to say that today I get to release the second single off that record, “Royal Blue”, which speaks largely of the band’s form and musical approach by design with intricate palm-mute patterns, and baroque bass lines that appropriately highlight the honest aspect in character of highly tangible lyricism and a fast-tempo pop punk backbone.
It’s a song about the team that can be seen as a metaphor for the American dream, and how we all chase it in our own varying ways, mostly in horse blinders.
To the Robot Graveyard is releasing on the heels of the band’s 2018 EP, To the Haunted Arcade. (Also available for streaming and download) There’s no telling where the great adventure will take us next. Stream “Royal Blue” below.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 12:52 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Ontario skate punk act Bonnavilles have released a video for their song “Better Part.”
You can check it out below.
“Better Part” comes from the bands’ debut EP, Back Alleys & Barstools, which was released earlier this month.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 7:55 AM (PST) by Goldfinger
California skate punks We Found A Map are streaming the song “Zelda is a Girl” off of their upcoming four song EP To The Robot Graveyard. Due out March 5th, if the first song is any indication, the other three will be pretty wicked.
You can check out the new song below.
This is the first new music from We Found A Map since 2018’s …To the Haunted Arcade. If you’re a fan of later era Ten Foot Pole or Millencolin you will enjoy these guys.