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Louder, faster, angrier, and harder than punk ever sounded, second-wave punk in 1979 Britain kept the core instrumental ingredients but used and produced them in ways that boiled off any subtleties or sophistication.
Featuring Edith Crash, "The Place" is the buoyant, wispy new single from Sunny War that's releasing ahead of her forthcoming album, Shell of a Girl.
In her history of women in punk music, Revenge of the She-Punks, Vivien Goldman hefts the scene's virtues and the vices into one heap and concludes that some of it was necessary, some of it was fun, and some of it was evil.
This time we have shadowy, soulful house with a UK garage twist in the form of Quiet Man X Joy Anonymous, stuttering funk from Skinny Pelembe, downtempo synthpop from CC Honeymoon, fiery punk 'n' roll from Eyesore & the Jinx, and glam-infused psychedelia from Benedict Benjamin.
Jessica Hopper's Night Moves is a dozen thorny roses for the city that keeps blowing its windy-ness beneath her darkly comic wings.
Ask most punk fans today to name their top ten punk songs and bands and it's likely that the Ramones, Sex Pistols and the Clash will still be there.
Prepare to pop your conscious in a psychedelic tumble dryer and kiss goodbye to any shred of sanity you may have been saving for the weekend.
The first three albums from groundbreaking punk/post-punk band Wire still serve as a benchmark for what punk rock could be at its best as well as where underground music would go in the decades that followed.
The prominent Birmingham music festival Supersonic returned for three days of experimental goodness, partly curated this year by Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe.
PopMatters has scoured the musical spectrum for the best examples of the protest song form, including anthems of great popularity and obscurity alike. Stay tuned all week as we unveil the top 100.
Classic Punk Band the Split Seconds Document Their Time Growing Up in DC on New Album (album stream)
The Split Seconds channel their experiences into a tough, street savvy mix of the crisp, melodic punk power of the Buzzcocks, the working class spirit of Stiff Little Fingers and the activism of the Clash.
This four-CD sequel to 2016's Action Time Vision box set shows that UK punk burned brighter and hotter when it moved underground.
Ahead of new LP, Crooked Love, Ike Reilly gives listeners a glimpse into his fast-moving mind with "She Haunts My Hideouts".
They were the first and at this rate, they'll probably be the last. The least hip band of UK punk's first wave outlast the competition by 30-plus years and make a polished rock album.
There's nothing quite like a Peelander-Z song, except maybe a Peelander-Z video, to celebrate innocence and magic.
Spanish Love Songs' 'Schmaltz' Is Cathartic for Anyone Seeking Sanctuary From Life's Unpredictability
Spanish Love Songs channel life's struggle into 11 hook-filled indie-punk songs on Schmaltz.
"Blue Moon", the latest track from High Up's forthcoming debut album, You Are Here, is a plaintive, slow-burning soul ballad that highlights the effortless, intimate majesty of singer Christine Fink's voice.
London's biggest new punk act Shame bursts furiously onto the scene with their official debut.
Between 1978 and 1981, Terminal Mind helped shape the future of American punk rock and new compilation suggests the group is still at the cutting edge.
Forty years after its initial release, one of the defining albums of US punk rock finally gets the legacy treatment it deserves.
This definitive, five-CD anthology is a challenging and enlightening listen, a triumph of curatorship that provides near-encyclopedic insight into this important chapter of UK popular music history.
Protomartyr's story of the USA is the "Paradise Papers" of a country that officially considers itself a developed nation but in fact is developing in the wrong direction -- and everyone knows it.