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Good Riddance : Interview - Interviews
Alex Halls speaks to Russ Rankin from Californian punk band Good Riddance, back for a second and last interview with us, about his group's recent decision to break up after twelve years together, and its farewell live CD, ' Remain in Memory : The Final Show'

Our Last Night : Interview - Interviews
Alex Halls chats to Matt Wentworth, the frontman with rising hardcore act Our Last night, about his group's recently released debut album, 'The Ghosts Among Us', and its songwriting process

Heideroosjes : Underworld, London, 9/11/2007 - Live Reviews
At their first British gig in seven years, Alex Halls watches under-rated Dutch punk act Heideroosjes play a fiery and energetic set to a small audience at the London Underworld

Rise Against : The Sufferer and the Witness - Favourite Album Reviews
In the latest in our Re : View series, in which our writers look back at albums from previous years, Alex Halls examines Chicago quartet punk Rise Against's fourth album 'The Sufferer and the Witness;, which he missed out on when it was released last year

Strike Anywhere and the Loved Ones : Joseph's Well, Leeds, 22/11/2006 - Live Reviews
In the humid atmosphere of Leeds Joseph's Well, Alex Halls enjoys a slightly rushed, but exciting set from Californian punks Strike Anywhere

Good Riddance : Interview with Russ Rankin - Interviews
Back with a new album 'My Republic' after a three year absence, punk band Good Riddance's Russ Rankin chats to Alex Halls to it, and how he combines his duties in Good Riddance with his other band Only Crime

Dead Pets : Profile - Features
Leeds band the Dead Pets have long lived in the shadows of punk. With their two albums, 'Revenge of the Village Idiots' and 'Two Little Too Late' now at last officially available after years of obscurity, Alex Halls examines their history

British Beef : Interview - Interviews
Originally from Swindon but now based in London, pop punk band British Beef released their debut single earlier this year. Now at work on their first album, they talk to Alex Halls about developing their sound and London life

Tsunami Bomb : Live at the Glass House - Features
Tsunami Bomb's new DVD 'Live at the Glass House' is a recording of the last show of their Definitive Act Tour at the Glass House in Pomona, California. Alex Halls looks at a DVD which will be enjoyed by already established and new fans

Smoke or Fire : Interview - Interviews
American punk act Smoke or Fire's debut album 'Above the Fire' came out on Fat Wreck earlier this year. Frontman Joe McMahon talks to Alex Halls about it and his band's recent appearance on the European Deconstruction tour

Briefs : Profile - Features
American punks The Briefs recently have had re-released both their debut album 'Hit After Hit' and third album 'Sex Objects.' Alex Halls looks at both albums, and The Briefs back-to-basics approach to punk

Bouncing Souls : Interview - Interviews
New Jersey punks the Bouncing Souls have recently celebrated a decade and a half in the music business. Alex Halls chats to guitarist Pete Steinkept about touring and their recent decision to shun MTV

Yankee Nine Niner : Brickmakers, Norwich, 22/3/20095 - Live Reviews
Yankee Nine Niner have been described as being a mixture of Guns ā€˜nā€™ Roses and Steve Tyler from Aerosmith, and also draw comparisions with AC/DC. Alex Halls watches them play an exhilarating set at the Norwich Brickmakers

Only Crime : Interview with Russ Rankin - Interviews
Only Crime is a new punk supergroup which is fronted by Good Riddances Russ Rankin. Rankin chats to Alex Halls about his new bands highly acclaimed debut album, 'To the Nines'.

Against Me, Vanilla Pod and Leif Ericsso : Joseph's Wells, Leeds, 29/5/2004 - Live Reviews
Against Me have gained a reputation as being one of the best live acts around. Alex Halls in Leeds watches them "play punk rock...with its original anarchic feel" and more than match up to the hype

Lawrence Arms : Joseph's Well, Leeds, 24/4/2004 - Live Reviews
In the secluded venue of Joseph's Well In Leeds. Alex Halls sees Chicago-based trio the Lawrence Arms "capture the audience with an array of sing-a-long tunes and fiery punk rock"

Re : View-Burning Heads : Taranto - Favourite Album Reviews
One of the least recognised bands on the punk rock circuit, the French group Burning Heads have now released seven exceptional albums. Alex Halls reflects on last year's 'Taranto', an unheralded classic and their best yet

Bouncing Souls : Interview - Interviews
New Jersey punks the Bouncing Souls have always played their music with a special passion and enthusiasm. Alex Halls speaks to bassist Brian Kienlen about what makes the band tick, and 'Anchors Aweigh', their seventh and latest album

Wild Evil Entertainment Dept : Doncaster Leopard, 10/8/2003 - Live Reviews
"One of the best rock ā€˜nā€™ roll bands to have hit the modern scene", Copenhagen's Wild Evil Entertainment Dept recently concluded their first British tour. Alex Halls catches them on "seething" form at the Doncaster Leopard

Voodoo Glow Skulls : Interview - Interviews
California based ska punk band Voodoo Glow Skulls have just brought out their sixth album, "Steady as She Goes' on the Victory label. Lead singer, Frank Casillas, chats to Alex Halls about the new album and the band's 14 years together

And None of Them Knew They Were Robots : Interview - Interviews
One of Leeds' finest punk talents, And None of Them Knew They Were Robots have released two mini albums, their eponymous debut, and a second album, 'Liebestod'. The four piece talk to Alex Halls about their increasing popularity and both CDs

Capdown/Vanilla Pod : Leeds Cockpit, 12/10/2002 - Live Reviews
Anti-capitalist and always good value for money, ska-core punks Capdown are becoming an increasingly formidable live presence. Alex Halls witnesses them on blistering form in Leeds

Dead Kennedys : Holidays in the Sun, Blackpool, 21/7/2002 - Live Reviews
Nearly twenty five years old, and having replaced frontman Jello Biafra with new singer Brandon Cruz, the Dead Kennedys prove to have lost none of their bite in a powerful performance at the climax of the Holidays in the Sun punk festival

Holidays in the Sun : Blackpool Winter Gardens, 19/7/2002-21/7/2002 - Live Reviews
The most well known punk festival in the UK, Holidays in the Sun this year took place at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. Alex Halls enjoys three days of punk chaos and energy

Lawrence Arms : Interview - Interviews
Punk group the Lawrence Arms' latest album. 'The Greatest Story Ever Told' takes some of its influences from literature. Guitarist and vocalist Chris speaks to Alex Halls about the trio's first four years together

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