Come party with us in Manchester, with Drones, Fair Do's, Other Half, Brassick and more. We're invading Retro bar's basement on Saturday 22 January.
Time Doesn’t Stop #4: Loz Thackeray from Rhythmic Coughing
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.
Gig Review: Garlic Bread Club @ Retro, Manchester [17/09/2021]
Redeemon, Knife Club, The Sewer Cats, Burnout and Slap Rash at Manchester's quarterly DIY punk rock gathering - the first gig review we've written since 2019!
Time Doesn’t Stop #2: Tony Maher on Jilly’s Rockworld & Satan’s Hollow
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."
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.
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.
Girls To The Front: Female Promoters Revitalising UK Punk Rock
We explore the recent upsurge of womxn in putting on gigs in the North of England, the ingrained sexism in the DIY community and what we can do to challenge it.
Gig Review: Spanish Love Songs @ Soup Kitchen, Manchester
A sold-out Manchester show with Pkew Pkew Pkew and Goodbye Blue Monday showcased the future of melodic punk rock.
MPF Interview: Martha
We spoke to Martha ahead of Manchester Punk Festival, discussing their new album and the influence DIY punk's had on them.
MPF Interview: Screech Bats
Manchester Punk Festival will be Screech Bat's final gig - we spoke to them ahead of the funeral service.