Shellshock Rock: a humanistic record of the ’78/79 Belfast punk scene

Shellshock RockĀ is a punk rock documentary with an interesting history and provenance. Shot between 1978 and 1979, it’s a surprisingly affectionate record of the Belfast punk scene of the time. Now, it’s tricky for me to talk about this era with any degree of authenticity as I wasn’t born until ’82, but everything I’ve read […]

That Fucking Tank – Mr. Blood (video)

A quick Sunday treat for you: in anticipation of their gig here in Brighton on Tuesday I’ve been watching (and re-watching) the video for That Fucking Tank’s ‘Mr. Blood’, a song from an album I reviewed and liked a great deal. That was about a year and a half ago now and was written a […]


Sainte Catherines – live at The Fest!

I’m trying something a bit different here – a live stream of Montreal punk band the Sainte Catherines playing at The Fest in Gainesville. Hopefully the embed code will work, and thanks to Erica of for alerting me to this. This post goes live at 8pm and the set will begin at 9pm GMT. […]

M.I.A. – Born Free

M.I.A, Born Free from ROMAIN-GAVRAS on Vimeo. Brilliant, horrifying video.

The Offcuts – Flesh

Brighton’s Offcuts (disclaimer: my friends and some of my housemates) have finally released the video for their single ‘Flesh’ (warning: contains some graphic scenes of violence, gore and burgers): I say single, but it’s not been released as one. Maybe one day! Still, the video’s goddamn slick, huh?