Pretty Cruel – Hometown Misery EP

Brisbane bruisers, Pretty Cruel (so nearly wrote vacant) cite Fugazi and Norma Jean as influences,  with nods to punk rock heroes The Bronx in their sound, which is fairly apparent on this brief but bludgeoning EP

Ampwrecked 16: New Music For Your Ears

Happy New Year! We’ve been on holiday. Here’s some new music for you to absorb from Snapped Ankles, Heavy Lungs, USA/Mexico, The St. Pierre Snake Invasion and Tiny Moving Parts.

Lizard Hips – Top 10 Albums of 2018

Some surprises, some shocks, some “that’s shit mate, why’s that there?” are all present, probably. Or not. Enjoy, my top 10 albums of 2018.

Irk – Recipes From The Bible

Deliciously uncomfortable seems to be Irk’s mantra and they manage this over the course of the 9 track slab of warped, snarling wreckage that is Recipes From The Bible.

Idles – Joy As An Act Of Resistance

I’m not sure what the best part of Colossus is – I think it’s every single second that it rants, shouts and spits at you, even the moment where all you hear is ragged breathing.

Prayer Group – ICUP

Prayer Group are an excellently named noise bunch of lads from Richmond, Virginia. Why should you care? Read on to discover more.

Track by track: HEADS. – Collider

We love a bit of HEADS. at Keep It Fast, their angled, jagged, noisy concentrated sound is a raucous delight.  To celebrate, here’s a track by track breakdown of Collider, their second album.

PABST – Chlorine

You’ll be unfamiliar with Berlin-based power trio PABST – but never fear, you’ll want to cram the nuggets of spicy gold of their debut album, Chlorine, into your ears.