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."
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.
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.
Sarah shares her story of a year of recovering from depression, exploring the challenges and the stigma attached to it.
Sarah speaks to the owners of small, independent record labels, to understand the best way people can support them and to demystify some preconceptions about small music businesses.
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.
"Great set, man!" The internal cacophony of anxiety and self-doubt is all too familiar to Lucias from Call Me Malcolm, as he describes in this amusing piece about impostor syndrome.