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.
Instant Reply Culture… And Why I Haven’t Replied To Your Messages
Expecting an instant response is part of the way we work in 2020, but is it asking too much? Sarah explores why she's left you on read.
Punk Rock and Mindful Hope
Mark McConville reflects on the importance of punk rock in uncertain times, and its power to mentally uplift us.
Volunteers: The Unsung Heroes of Manchester Punk Fest
Manchester Punk Festival is a large multi-venue festival taking place in April each year. Remaining fervently DIY, it is staffed by a dedicated volunteers who come back every year. As part of that group, Sarah endeavoured to find out what makes MPF's volunteer team so special.
Advice for Surviving Lockdown from Someone Who’s Overcome Severe Depression
#MentallySound: tips for managing coronavirus panic and isolation, from someone's who's survived their own mental hell
Knife Club: The Power of Hype Marketing
We explore the intentions and hype of punk rock's new, secret band Knife Club.
Press Club: The Transformative Power of an Album
Sarah discusses the joy of falling in love with ‘Wasted Energy’, the new album from frenetic Melbourne indie-punks Press Club.
Territorial Pissings: Infuriating Queues To Women’s Loos
Em Johnson condemns the insufficient toilet provisions for women; getting pissed off about pissing whilst getting pissed in a brewery.
Top 10 Tips For Writing A Fanzine
"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."