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Video: Muncie Girls – Social Side

Muncie GirlsExeter, UK’s Muncie Girls has premiered a music video for the song “Social Side,” from their debut LP, From Caplan to Belsize, which dropped back in March on Animal Style Records in the US along with Specialist Subject Records and Uncle M Music overseas.

Watch the video below.

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Interviews – Apologies, I Have None

Apologies, I Have NoneLondon’s Apologies, I Have None have just released their highly anticipated and already acclaimed sophomore record Pharmacie. Josh Mckenzie, songwriter and only remaining founding member took the time for a chat as the band was about to kick off their European tour in Antwerp, Belgium. We talked about London references on Pharmacie, the secrets to the Apologies, I Have None wall of sound and expectations from the new album.

Read the interview here.

 

Apologies, I Have None

Apologies, I Have None

Josh Mckenzie

Uncle M Music
By on September 21st, 2016 at Antwerp, Belgium

 

 
London’s Apologies I Have None have just released their highly anticipated and already acclaimed sophomore record Pharmacie. Josh Mckenzie, songwriter and only remaining founding member took the time for a chat as the band was about to kick off their European tour in Antwerp, Belgium. We talked about London references on Pharmacie, the secrets to the Apologies, I Have None wall of sound and expectations from the new album.

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Apologies, I Have None – Love & Medication

Apologies I Have NoneLondon alt-punk outfit Apologies, I Have None has premiered a new song.  The track is titled “Love & Medication” and is set to appear on their new album, Pharmacie, which is set to drop on August 26, 2016 on Animal Style Records. The band recently released a 4-track split EP with Australian punks Luca Brasi.

Pre-orders are live.  Listen to the song here courtesy Visions.

Muncie Girls – Balloon

Muncie GirlsExeter, UK’s Muncie Girls has premiered a new single.  The track is titled “Balloon” and will appear on their debut LP, From Caplan to Belsize, due out Match 4, 2016 on Animal Style Records in the US along with Specialist Subject Records and Uncle M Music overseas. Pre-Orders are now live.

Listen to the song here courtesy The AV Club.

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Second Youth

Glass Roof EP

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Rating: 4.5/5

 
 

 

 

With so many outlets to discover new music these days, band’s often feel they have to resort to corny marketing campaigns or other non-musical methods to grab people’s attention, but the reality is that, generally speaking, if you make good music, market yourself sensibly and crucially, get out and play live people will find you. Maybe not as many as would have 20 or 30 years ago, but in my opinion it all comes down to music, and that seems to be a mantra shared by Second Youth, an Italian/English punk rock outfit featuring longtime friends and touring companions Dick Smith and André Suergiu. This duo have embraced the freedom after ending long stints in their previous bands (The Legacy and Gold Kids respectively) and are playing the kind of music that inspired them to pick up instruments in the first place. That enthusiasm is obvious after about 5 seconds of the opening riff on their Glass Roof EP, as the title track is equal parts early Bombshell Rocks combined with the chaotic swagger of The Replacements and showcases the duo’s ear for melody.  The simple yet effective riffing, featuring fret runs and solos overlayed  onto a solid rhythm section whilst still telling a pseudo-tragic tale through lyrics like Promise me that when I’m gone you still listen to this song, nothing ever  really fades away really comes together to create a tune which is better than it has any right to be.

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Keep on Dreaming starts off with a slow, driving tempo which keeps threatening to burst to life, but rather than do what’s expected it simply ends after a minute. Surprising, but in this case it feels like a fucking good thing.

How It Was follows the same model as the title track, but with a better balance on the vocals, which is (dare I say it?) almost Rancid-esque. Lyrics follow a predictable nostalgic theme, pining for the freedoms of youth and lamenting past mistakes, but the fret runs and simple solos that featured on Glass Roof are prevalent here as well, and unsurprisingly, work just as well.

The Glass Roof EP provides a really impressive taste of what we can expect on the full length LP that Second Youth are reportedly working on at the moment.

The Glass Roof EP from Second Youth is out on December 4th via Uncle M Music.

 

Idle Class Announce New LP, Post Video

Idle-ClassMunster, Germany based punk outfit Idle Class have announced that their new LP, Of Glass and Paper is due to drop on September 25th via Uncle M Music. The record is the band’s sophomore full length and ahead of the street date the band have just posted a video for the track Worn Out Shoes.

Check out the video for Worn Out Shoes and the band’s upcoming shows in their home country below.

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