Read our top recommendations for Outbreak Fest 2022, the big hardcore festival hitting Manchester in July 2022. We aimed to highlight some of the newer or smaller bands, to give you a reason to get down for the opening acts. This weekend's like the hardcore punk Christmas - we'll see you down the front.
Shout Louder’s Top 10 Punk Rock Releases of 2021
A summary of Sarah's personal Top 10 releases of 2021, including plenty of punk rock plus a few esoteric extras. Featuring: Kali Masi, The JB Conspiracy, Sniff, Knocked Loose, Turnstile and more.
Time Doesn’t Stop #4: Loz Thackeray from Rhythmic Coughing
In the final instalment of Em Johnson's Time Doesn't Stop series, where she reflects on growing up punk, she speaks to Loz from Manchester's Rhythmic Coughing.
Top 10 Low-Budget Punk Rock Music Videos
Need inspiration for your next music video? This list includes 10 of the best DIY punk rock music videos out there, and highlights some of the best tropes the genre follows.
Time Doesn’t Stop #3: Ben Childs from Sonic Boom Six & No Name Ska Band
The third instalment in Em Johnson's series about punks growing up, featuring an interview with Ben Childs - previous member of Sonic Boom Six, now playing in No Name Ska Band and Kill Billies. Ben talks about alcoholism and substance use, and how that's shaped his life and experiences, alongside his forays into punk rock.
Time Doesn’t Stop #2: Tony Maher on Jilly’s Rockworld & Satan’s Hollow
The second instalment in Em Johnson's series about punks growing up, featuring an interview with Tony Maher about Manchester's 00's punk scene, including Jilly's Rockworld, Roadkill Records, Satan's Hollow and Refuse to Lose club nights. "It was also nice to get back to playing music I liked, instead of being forced to pander to the shitty tastes of turbo-melts and hating every last gruelling microsecond of it."
‘Normal’ Was Never Good Enough: Why We Still Need to Fight for Representation on Stage
An 18-month break from live music threatens to undo the hard work the punk scene did to make gigs more diverse and inclusive. Instead of ‘going back to normal’ we need gigs to be better than normal.
Gigs Are Back: Thoughts on Live Music After Lockdown
Sarah ponders her first gig back post-pandemic, and the way the live music landscape might be changing. Featuring Incisions @ The Peer Hat in Manchester.
Time Doesn’t Stop #1: Kelly Kemp from No Comply
A short story about growing up, written by guest writer Emily Johnson. #1 features an interview with Kelly Kemp from 00's ska-punks No Comply.
The Upsides of Being Locked Down #3: Being Impulsive
I've been finding positives in the COVID-19 lockdown, being more impulsive. If you're on furlough, try to appreciate being able shape the day however you feel.