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A scrappy home for loud/crazy/weird music, for small Northern towns and for the weird people who love them!

Manchester Punk Festival 2022 – Day 3

It’s the final day of MPF! If you missed it, we did a blog for Day 1 and Day 2 as well!

After a quick detour to go to church – I mean, it is Easter Sunday – I jumped on the train and landed in the park in time for an acoustic show by Boom Boom Racoon!

Manchester Punk Festival 2022 – Day 2

It’s time for the second day at MPF! (Check out Day 1 if you haven’t seen it here).

We jumped on the train full of non-punks, apparently not heading to the best thing happening in Manchester all weekend. Suckers. I chatted to loads of them and not Tim who was not in a chatting mood.

Manchester Punk Festival 2022 – Day 1

All the punk rock has returned to its rightful home!

This year I have FINALLY had the honour of helping out at Manchester Punk Festival! Stupid COVID has delayed that joy too many times, but it’s finally a reality

I took the train over with two of my favourite people in the world: Jen and Tim.

Editorials

Getting Gig Ready with Shout Louder

Running to save our scene...

Shout Louder have organised a fitness challenge to get our scene ready for gigs again!

Warrington Ska Punk’s very own Chris is running 150km during March… That’s the distance from his house to The Salty Dog in Northwich. 7 times!

Click here to help MVT with yer dosh!

Interviews

Skaciety is dead! Long live The Long Game!

A quick chat with The Long Game about the fact you can actually pronounce their name now...

I had a chat yesterday with The Long Game. You’ve probably not heard of them before, but you will have heard of Skaciety. That particular well known Bad Granola act announced yesterday that they are officially changing name to The Long Game. So… it seemed like a good time to get in touch.

Hi, I’m Aiden. I’m the bassist/singer in The Long Game – formerly known as Skaciety.

Album Reviews

Shackleford III Review

Nuneaton's finest return with a solid spinner of grown-up pop-punk

The first time I saw Shackleford live, two things came to mind. First, I thought “These guys probably are probably the stupidest, most hilarious band I’ve ever seen live”. And secondly, I thought “Wow, how do they sound so good?”.

After several years touring on the back of their two EPs – the imaginatively named I and II – they’ve pulled their socks up and put together a full album.

Live Reviews

The Undercover Hippy live at the New Cross Inn

...with Ferocious Lopez and Smiley & The Underclass

A lucky happenstance found me in sunny London town this week, so I took the opportunity to visit the New Cross Inn for the first time.

For those of you who don’t know, the New Cross Inn is the spiritual home of much of the UK ska scene, with basically every band ever having played there nineteen times, it hosts the incredible Level Up Fest and, of course, its operated by the lovely Paul Smith and is the oft-home of the Be Sharp Promotions gang.

EP Reviews

Toodles & The Hectic Pity – Ghosts, Guilt and Grandparents

Vocal driven spangly lo-fi songs that some of you will love...

I’m not really sure why I am writing this review.

Perhaps its just the nature of obsessing about nothing during Lockdown. Sometimes, in our ephemeral hobby of being ‘into’ music, a particular record just grabs you. In this instance Toodles and the Hectic Pity absolutely grabbed me.