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.
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.
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.
Read the view from down the front at Incisions' 'Bliss' album launch, with Casual Nausea, Burning Flag, Fatalist and Going Off. "Incisions are a vicious outlet for all our distaste in the world; a product of the left-wing zeitgeist. They’re fiercely current."
Manchester's newest comedy gem tell us their origin story, transforming from a two-piece to a four-piece, and the balance of being daft and deadly serious all at once.