Category Archives: Punk

SONG OF THE DAY Night Beats – Messiah

The best way to get low-down grimy and scuzzy this side of midnight!!? Any side of midnight to be fair, this song is just ravishingly sexy-dark and I love it! Seattle’s purveyors of all things psychedelic create some of the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Self Help – 1,000,000 MPH

As promised yesterday I have returned with yet another frenetic, frenzied offering from Oxford’s most live-wired outfit, Self Help. Definitely one of the more insane tracks on last months Organic Noise Kitchen EP, I love the way this song just unleashes all … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Self Help – Get On With It

Bursting out of Oxford with unyielding ferocity, Self Help are a hard-hitting four-piece that demand to be heard.  Their music dwells in a place where pop entwines seamlessly with punk and rock’n’roll merges briskly with indie; the fusion delivered in an … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Silverbacks – Just In The Band

Dublin/Kildare’s, Silverbacks attracted my attention earlier this year with their bustling, brash, post-punk gem, Dunkirk.  How their next single escaped my attention I do not know, but at the end of last month the art-punk outfit followed up their last single … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Birthday Party – King Ink

The deep, dark and very dirty-sounding King Ink is one of a handful of songs written by Nick Cave whilst he was in England during the Birthday Party’s brief residence in the UK in 1980. Featuring on the band’s 1981 debut LP, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Damned ~ These Hands

Any song that starts with the line, ‘these are the hands of a demented circus clown’ will fit perfectly into the LP’s haunted, howling Halloween playlist!  The Damned have secured their position in this chilling collection of spooky sounds with their 1979 … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Birthday Party – Release the Bats

Continuing with this weeks Halloween theme (for this is my most favourite time of year), I have been delving deep into the darkness to source some sinister sounds to spook your soul!  Today’s tomb shaker was performed by The Birthday … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Gun Club – Mother of the Earth

The warbling quiver of Jeffrey-Lee Pierce’s vocals and the melancholic howls of wispy guitars gives Mother of the Earth a haunting sound, and if you’re not already absorbed in a swirl of sadness by the intro alone, then the opening … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Television – Little Johnny Jewel (Parts 1 & 2)

Coming together in New York in 1973, Television were an early fixture of CBGB and the 1970’s New York rock scene and are considered by many to be one of the band’s that shaped and influenced the development of punk … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Night Shop – The Ship Has Sailed

One play of today’s song and you will surely be gripped by its soothingly dreamy spell as mellow tones envelop…. Nightshop is the solo project Justin Sullivan, the former drummer for Kevin Morby and The Babies.  Morby can’t say enough good … Continue reading

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