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The Warrington Ska Punk Podcast #5

The Warrington Ska Punk Podcast
The Warrington Ska Punk Podcast #5
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POOK IS BACK! Our usual eclectic mix of ska music, music that is definitely not ska, and arguing about technical support issues is here!

Pook shares a little about what’s going on with Pookout Records, including the very exciting upcoming Andy B & The World release – you heard it here first! Except you didn’t, because we recorded it months ago but didn’t put it out early enough…

Album Reviews

Harijan – Harijan

Dour, northern and brilliant. The ska punk that 2020 deserved.

I need to start this review with a confession. Cards on the table time. It’s this: I love what TNS Records represent, absolutely. I absolutely love who they are in the scene, I love their DIY ethic, their stand out values, their inclusivity. But… I struggle to love a lot of the music they release. The problem’s not them – its me.

They’re just a bit too ferocious for me. Their music? It’s wild, it’s untamed. It’s punk with the limiters taken off. And, I’ll be honest, I spent most of yesterday evening reading by the log burner, listening to Nina Simone, and some very chilled out Pama International reggae. And so, the brutal reality is… TNS Records are too punk for me?

The Warrington Ska Punk Podcast #4

The Warrington Ska Punk Podcast
The Warrington Ska Punk Podcast #4
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My friend Dave joins us for episode 4! Unfortunately, Dave apparently only listens to hardcore. Which makes him a rubbish guest for a ska show. He also runs the now defunct Zap Records, and loads of cool/weird zine stuff at Visions Press!

We cover a variety of things including his experience being homeless and how a degree in Archaeology is exactly what led him there. (Not true, before I get shouted at for joking about such things. His homeless experience was to improve his empathy, whilst he is still waiting for his Archaeology degree to lead him anywhere at all!)

The Warrington Ska Punk Podcast #3

The Warrington Ska Punk Podcast
The Warrington Ska Punk Podcast #3
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Rootin’ and tootin’ round the town with Colin Clark from Colin’s Punk Rock World

We cover a variety of captivating topics, such as “unexpected aisles in Sainsbury’s” and “what I have for Christmas dinner”. Plus I discover my new favourite game – putting Colin on the spot!

Millie Manders Taking Truth, Breaking Ties
Album Reviews

Millie Manders and The Shutup – Telling Truths, Breaking Ties

Female-fronted power punk that takes the listener by the horns

After half a decade as an absolute stalwart of UK Ska Punk, Millie Manders and The Shutup have finally put an album together.

Now, it’s always a challenge reviewing something by someone you are totally in awe of. Not only is Millie utterly ferocious in performance – whilst managing to be friendly and generous in person – she also lives with a cut-me-in-half-and-I-bleed-truth integrity. Whether its her youth musician development tutoring, or her unceasing championing of the under-funded and under-loved Norfolk Arts scene, she’s there. Plus she drew a unicorn mermaid that my 6 year old daughter thought was amazing. She’s slightly intimidating really, but that’s fine, because truly awesome people are meant to be.

The Warrington Ska Punk Podcast #2

The Warrington Ska Punk Podcast
The Warrington Ska Punk Podcast #2
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Getting down with The JB Conspiracy!

We interview Bob, Rikk and Lank from The JB Conspiracy. Discover exciting stuff like…

The Warrington Ska Punk Podcast #1

The Warrington Ska Punk Podcast
The Warrington Ska Punk Podcast #1
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Pook from Pookout Records joins Chris for our first ever Podcast!

Featuring tracks from a range of cool bands, with a weirdly high number of them based in Japan for some reason…