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DS Exclusive: No Matter premier new EP, “Excess Baggage”

Here’s a treat: some really great straight-forward pop punk out of Belfast the likes of Descendents, Screeching Weasel, and Millencolin. No Matter has a new 8-track EP on the way August 2 via Umlaut Records (their second Umlaut release) and man, is it a smasher! It’s full of witty lyricism, harmonizing vocals and that back-to-basics no-hesitation punk rock playing that has consistently drawn the faithful back to those three trusty chords.  “What’s the point in doing anything if nothing’s worth the while. Is it ok just to crack up when it’s hard to crack a smile?” – That’s just a sample of the ample head-turning smile inducing phrases you may catch yourself repeating throughout the day after listening to this album

Excess Baggage is up for grabs here ,with Cd + T-Shirt bundles available as well. You can stream Excess Baggage in it’s entirety below, two-days early and exclusively on-site for no other reason than that we love you. Excess Baggage is a total banger that’s going to take you on a nice little trip you can listen to on repeat again and again. I don’t want to call this No Matter’s Dookie for fear it might jinx them, but somebody somewhere definitely took a shit and something absolutely beautiful popped out.

Be sure to catch No Matter at Punk Rock Holiday in Slovenia which they will be visiting for the second time. Previously, No Matter has also toured Europe, made a stop at Pouzza, and played with Anti Flag, Gnarwolves, RVIVR and D.O.A.



DS Exclusive: The Murderburgers stream new album, “What a Mess”

Ever-touring Scottish pop-punk band, The Mudderbuggers have a new album, What a Mess, releasing March 15 in a spiffy little bundle, through Umlaut Records. Pre-orders for that are available here. It’s also being made available on vinyl through Asian Man (USA), Brassneck (Europe), and Waterslide Records (Japan), and we’ve got that album streaming in-full for you, below. What do ya’ know? Care for a gander?



Coral Springs – “Always Lost, Never Found”

Dutch 5-piece Coral Springs have been around since 2011 and, so far, have put out a few Eps and appeared on a couple of compilations. By their own, admission their output has not been particularly prolific to date, however a line-up change in 2016 seems to have provided sufficient impetus for the band to put out this, their debut album.

The band cite, amongst others, Rise Against and New Found Glory as inspiration – in fact Coral Springs is the name of NFG’s home town! They lean more heavily on the pop punk side of the spectrum however the album is interlaced with noodley guitar riffs to add some extra depth, as well as a few quieter introspective moments. Jo’s vocals sit somewhere between Haley Williams and Cinder Block, working really well with the poppier songs but with enough range to go big or dial it back when needed.

The album gets off to a great start: “I Lost Track”, driving punk rock with a slight metal edge; “Taking A Fall”, classic skate punk palm muting leading to the uplifting chorus; “Voices” with a definite No Use meets Tilt vibe. Next up is a slice of pure pop punk joy, “The Alluring Sea”, which brings to mind All We Know Is Falling era Paramore. The chorus will get stuck in your head instantly and, if you’re like me, you’ll listen to it several times on repeat (much to the delight of my nine-year-old daughter). “State Of Denial” continues in a similar vein before “Ghost” slows things down with a more emo, atmospheric feel building to a full on punk rock ballad. “Anchor” and “One Gesture” pick the pace back up again before “On A Hold” kicks in with its homage to the My Friends Over You riff by the aforementioned ‘Glory. The song also features guest vocals from UK thrashers Almeida which works really well. Next up, “Determined” rocks along nicely with pleasing gang style back-up vocals and “Easier To Hide” gives Jo an opportunity to show off her impressive vocal range. Album closer, “Roam” is another stand out track, similarly finding me reach for the repeat button again and again. It’s another pop punk belter with chugging guitars, awesome harmonies on the chorus and an opportunity for the whole band to get in on the act vocally. There’s a cheeky breakdown that builds back up to a repeat of the chorus (don’t forget the “woah-oh-oh-ohs” in the background) to close out the song. It’s glorious and a fitting way to sign off.

As far as debut albums go this is really excellent. Quality from start to finish with a very well-honed sound which is both recognisable and unique at the same time. Always Lost, Never Found is out on Umlaut Records and SBAM Records on 22nd February, I highly recommend you check it out.

4.5/5



DS Exclusive: Coral Springs (Netherlands) stream new album, “Always Lost, Never Found”

Melodic Dutch punkers, Coral Springs, have authorized, for the private listening pleasure of all you faithful young scenesters, the exclusive premiere of Always Lost, Never Found – their debut full-length coming at you via Umlaut, and SBAM Records, officially, on February 22.  However, you can take a listen super-duper-officially a couple days early, below.



DS Exclusive: Fastfade (ffo: old Blink 182, Lagwagon) stream new album, “Happy If You Aren’t”

STTOOOKKKAAAGGEE!!… Oh, sorry. Is this thing typing? My cat just crossed the keys – a Cheshire cat – and out the front door. No worries, though. This band seems perfectly capable of chasing after it.

Fastfade are a group of well-meaning young F.S.P’s (fast sloppy punks) out of London kicking some cool palm-mutes and starry-eyed riffs, aggressive basslines with big-band breakdowns, and a drummer who, as far as my drummer fetish is concerned, kind of does it for me with his sped up, pop-punk simplicity. With sophistication in simpatico skate punk delivery, Fastfade can go “boo boo da, boo boo da” on the snare drum of my heart all day long, and maybe/maybe not, I let them get away with it.

This is one for the snotty-nosed and broken-hearted – fourteen tracks of progressive pop punk blending the best of those great bands we’re all so comfortable with under the covers, but when it comes to date-night, “Yeah, they were good until Dookie came out.” Relax. Fastfade is all “Netflix and chill.” No reason to be antsy. These are the golden daze. Backing vocals are on point throughout, with moments of power-pop undertones reminding us that skateboarders get to have friendships and girlfriends too, sometimes, like that night you went to bed with Tell All Your Friends and realized that the back-and-forth was actually pretty pleasant… Maybe it was just beer goggles. Songs like “Naked Attraction” are supplemented with All-esque inspired riffage, where happy/poppy tunes capitulate to themes of overthinking, loneliness and being a fucking weirdo. “These days in between/ strung out on caffeine/ making sense of what don’t make sense to me.”

Fastfade is coming of age. Hell, if they ever make it stateside, these boys are going to need a friendly liaison at the bar. I know you’ll be there when the time is right. Their new album, Happy If You Aren’t, releases December 14 on Umlaut Records and is available here for pre-order. You can stream that album below, and if not… then why not just help me kill myself, then? ‘Cause that’s what’s gonna fucking happen. Gawd. WTF!? Peace.



Fastfade release video for “Walkie Talkie”

London, England melodic punk trio FastFade are to release their debut album, “Happy If You Aren’t” via Umlaut Records on December 14th. Ahead of that, they’ve released a video for advance single, “Walkie Talkie”, which you can watch below.

The album is the follow up to 2017 EP “Side Effects“.



DS Exclusive: Captain Trips (skate-punk) stream new EP, “Stand By”

Here’s a few fresh cuts from South Coast, UK skate-punk band, Captain Trips. Their latest release, Stand By, comes out on Umlaut Records on the 5th and they’ve graciously allowed DS the exclusive premiere a few days early. Here’s what it is: dope lyrics, super cool bass lines, dual-guitar harmonies, chants, and a mix of heavier metal influences with those most exquisite fine-tunings that make solid punk music punk music, all packaged fresh with the seal of a post-apocalyptic kiss and what one can only assume is the UK skate-punk-scene absolutely exploding around them.

“Come down the rabbit hole with [Captain Trips]… and burn that fucker right into the ground!” they say in their Siren Song as the world burns in the constant fast-paced drumming of Andi Farrar with the underlying leads of dual guitarists, Rich and Phil, bouncing off each other arioso, and bassist Lee Warren compounding a few leads of his own.

Captain Trips is a fast melodic skate-punk band, for fans of The Offspring, No Use For a Name and Pears. From “Bottom of the River” where the band calls you in with lines like, “You are all my brothers to me,” and bleed you dry, “who we were at the bottom, we found the strength to cut the head off the snake,” to the reason of “The Voice”, “You’re the voice. Try to understand it. Make a noise and make it clear,” and unfettered rage of “Siren Song” which breaks down in a cacophony of emotion, “for love not hurt there has to be some sense left in fucking humanity!” This music is cutthroat, like a tiny pebble under the wheel of your skateboard. Aimed at “the enemies of human progress,” and the “tired anthems” of the old ways, but made assuredly for you, young skate-punk-loving-zombie-scene-heads. Stream Stand By below and order your copy here.

Captain Trip’s self-titled EP was released in April, 2016.



Consumed release video for new track “What Would Cliff Burton Do?”

Nottingham, UK Punks Consumed have released a track from their upcoming EP, “A Decade of No”. “What Would Cliff Burton Do?” was premiered by the band in the form of a black and white video. You can watch the video below.

The EP is out on Umlaut Records on July 13th and is the band’s first output since 2002’s sophomore album “Pistols At Dawn”.



Triple Sundae (London, pop-punk) release EP “Peace of Mind”

London pop-punks Triple Sundae have released a new, three song EP on Umlaut Records. You can buy the record from the label store now. The band have a hometown release show at the end of the month,

Have a listen to the EP below.



DS Exclusive: Eat Dirt Premieres Music Video for “Pull Out”

Eat Dirt is about playing a lot of riffs, in the shortest amount of time as possible. No surprise they count pop/hardcore hybrid, PEARS among their influences. The energetic Englanders are on the cusp of releasing what will be the second of three albums being released this year! Impressive! To celebrate the EP’s impending debut, they sent over an exclusive video for the first single “Pull Out” and it’s a rager!  The album, Welcome to Shithouse on Sea is due out on April 27th via Umlaut Records with the third album to follow later in the fall. When asked about their unique sound, they said, We’re not looking to please people, or make money from this band. We just want to enjoy what we’re doing and make music we want to hear.” That’s the spirit, boys! Start streamingbelow!



DS Exclusive: Zombies No Premieres New Album

Album Cover – Divided We Fall – Zombies No

Fighting out of Paris by way of Venezuela, this political punk act has been playing their brash brand of politically charged punk rock since 2010. Over the seven year span, the quartet has released two studio albums with a third due out in late January via Umlaut Records. To get you stoked for the impending release of the LP,  the boys sent us an advance copy to stream for DS readers! If melodic hardcore laced with some classic skate punk riffage is your thang, you’re really gonna dig this one! Stream all eight tracks from the upcoming album Divided We Fall exclusively here at Dying Scene below!



Dowzer (Netherlands) Posts Teaser Video to Announce Release Date for New LP

2014 was the last time we heard from this Dutch quartet, when they were announcing their third LP, Bummercamp. Now, they’ve returned with another exciting announcement, this time in video format! The 45 second clip was posted earlier this week and includes release information for their newest ten track LP So Much For Silver Linings which is due out on September 22nd. As with most Euro releases there will be number of distributors based on geography. Vinyl, CD and digital releases will be brought to you by our good friends at Umlaut Records (UK) and Shield Recordings (EU) while fans in Japan can pick it up from the wonderful folks at Waterslide Records. Lastly (if you’re sadomasochistic), you can get a copy on cassette from Trilob Records. Netherlanders (that can’t be right), there’s a record release show planned on October 6th at PIER 15 Skatepark in Breda. Go support your local scene! Now, if you’d like all of this same information with a shredding soundtrack included, watch the teaser video below!


DS Exclusive: FastFade (Skate Punk) Premieres EP “Side Effects”

This tremendous trio from London, England plays a recognizable brand of skate punk, drawing influence from 90’s legends like NOFX, Face To Face, Millencolin, Lagwagon, and Pulley. Although it’s familiar in it’s sound, the youthful exuberance that these lads inject, elevates them above some their contemporaries. If you’re unfamiliar with FastFade, you’re in luck! They’re releasing their newest EP Side Effects via our friends over at Umlaut Records on June 30th (order here) and will be throwing a free release party on July 5th, where they’ll be opening for Irish pop-punk act No Matter and fellow Brits Triple Sundae! What an incredible lineup! What’s that? You don’t live in Jolly Old England and don’t have good enough credit to qualify for a credit card? Well fret not, irresponsible reader! The boys were kind enough to send the entire four track EP for us to stream exclusively for our readers! So, get’cho listen on, below!



Strange Planes release new EP “Night Terrors”


UK indie-punks Strange Planes (ex-The Misnomer) have released a new EP. “Night Terrors” is a five song affair, released on Umlaut Records.

You can listen to the EP now via the band’s Spotify.



Music Video: Launch Control – “My name is Santa, and I’m a punk rocker”

UK punks Launch Control have released a video for a new single called “My name is Santa, and I’m a punk rocker.”

You can check it out below.

Launch Control last released the EP We Hide Behind Redacted Lines on October 30th via Umlaut Records.