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?
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Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 12:00 PM (PST) by Dolly Llama
Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 10:13 AM (PST) by nickspit
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.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 12:00 PM (PST) by Dolly Llama
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.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 12:00 PM (PST) by Dolly Llama
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.
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“.
Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 5:00 AM (PST) by Dolly Llama
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.
Monday, May 7, 2018 at 4:18 PM (PST) by Mike Scott
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”.
Monday, April 9, 2018 at 3:21 PM (PST) by Mike Scott
Have a listen to the EP below.
Friday, March 16, 2018 at 1:00 PM (PST) by AnarchoPunk
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 streaming, below!
Friday, December 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM (PST) by AnarchoPunk
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!
Friday, July 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM (PST) by AnarchoPunk
Friday, June 30, 2017 at 2:00 PM (PST) by AnarchoPunk
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!
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 2:00 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
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.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 5:45 PM (PST) by milhouse
UK punks Launch Control have just released their newest EP entitled “
We Hide Behind Redacted Lines” and has made the entire work available to stream.
Have a listen below.
“Behind Redacted Lines” came out October 30th on Umlaut Records and is the band’s first release since 2012′s “Cardiac Arrest” EP.