A review of two gigs on Bruise Control and Sniff's debut tour - including The Boulevard in Wigan with Future Selves and The Old Pint Pot in Salford with The Latchkey Kids. Check out what we thought of two of the hottest up-and-coming punk rock bands around right now.
Enjoy this chat with the legendary Tommy Morris, drummer of Bruise Control and Terrorpins. Bruise Control are a hot new garage punk band from Manchester, who are heading out on their first UK tour this week. To celebrate, Tommy and Sarah talked about Christmas presents, homophobic punk lyrics and olives. Lots of olives.
Sarah speak to DIY punk hero Jeff Rosenstock about their No Dream tour, day-to-day creativity and composition, and the quirky day jobs he's had over the years. This is the full version of an interview originally published in the Manchester Punk Festival 2022 programme.
Sarah got together with Kaz (Follow Your Dreams) and Big Hands (Knife Club) to recount the highs and lows of Manchester Punk Fest 2022. Featuring all the bands we fell in love with, including Nosebleed, Snatch Game, Random Hand, Electric Press, Fatalist, Going Off, Forever Unclean, NEXO, Sewer Cats, Smoking Gives You Big Tits, Corrupt Vision, PMX and heaps more.
Sarah's personal write up of Manchester Punk Fest 2022, giving you the behind-the-scenes perspective. Featuring bands like A Wilhelm Scream, Svalbard and Random Hand, lots of running around and happy tears - the little moments you want to remember for years to come.
Tim Loud speaks to Keighley's latest musical export: Goo. They're a sparkling new indie-pop take on upbeat punk rock that'll provide a dreamy soundtrack to your summer. "The musicianship isn’t showy but it leaks skill from every carefully considered and expertly delivered note, and the more you listen to it and its many layers, the more you get absorbed into its swirling aura."
Tim Loud takes a listen to the latest masterpiece from Warrington folk-punks Roughneck Riot. "An album that shows a maturity in its lyrical and musical content, whilst still clearly powered by an airtight comradery and a burning passion to fight the world’s injustices one diddle-drenched banger at a time."
There's been a flurry of last-minute substitutions to the Manchester Punk Festival line-up, as bands pull out (mainly because of Covid). We wanted to give you a quick finger-on-the-pulse run down of the newly added bands! Get them ClashFinders updated!
Get geared up for Manchester Punk Festival with our conversation with one of the organisers - Kieran Kelly from Moving North! Listen to us chat about the evolution of the MPF, Kieran's 15 years of DIY promotion experience, The Fest as an inspiration, and tips for making the most of MPF2022.