Tim Louds lends a critical ear to the smashing new surf EP from The Zipheads. 'Surf Wars Vol. 1' nods towards punk, ska, soul and swing, whilst remaining true to that original garage surf sound.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Em Johnson condemns the insufficient toilet provisions for women; getting pissed off about pissing whilst getting pissed in a brewery.
"The biggest and best thing about a DIY zine is having the freedom to do and say exactly what you want. There are no rules and nobody to answer to so the possibilities are endless."
Rick Delaney taste tests Lockjaw Records' Coffee midway through Manchester Punk Festival. The result is this hilarious, hungover story, that'll resonate even if you don't have the slightest interest in coffee.
...and every woman you perceive to be perfect hates themselves anyway. Millie Manders explores the impossible beauty standards we face, and how that affects her as an artist.