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The Astronauts – It’s Got A Garden LP

Astronauts It's Got A Garden coverThe Astronauts
UK

It’s been twenty years since The Astronauts last bestowed a full-length album on the world. Based on what I’ve just heard, that was time well spent and well worth waiting for.

Proving, as they always have, that punk is beyond any simple musical categorisation, they’ve continued to create sounds and words that refuse to be pigeonholed yet […]

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Spots / Interpunkce – Split 12″

Spots / Interpunkce
Prague, Czech Republic

This is my first time with either band and it’s a sweet place to be.

Spots have been around for 25 years and, based on what I hear here, they must’ve been good and inspiring times. Whilst it may be a bit typical when it comes to the basics, they add a nice musical touch with a keyboard taking […]

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SlutBomb – Empathy/Apathy SP

SlutBomb
Ohio, USA

Ripping hardcore from the get go! With almost as many chord changes as there are words crammed into each two minutes of anger, there’s no time to get bored with SlutBomb. Those words take straight aim at legitimate targets in our fucked-up capitalist society, as well as some of the reactionary tendencies still sadly too prevalent in our supposedly radical and safe […]

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Antidoto – Romper España LP

Antidoto Romper Espana coverAntidoto
Madrid, Spain

Slightly fuzzed-out choppy hardcore with a classic European feel (i.e. more punchy than American stuff). There are also a lot of nice little hooks and licks that keep your attention. Nothing is much more than two minutes long, most songs are under, and they cram a lot in. Lyrics are more personal than in-yer-face political, but the connection between […]

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Dumange – Entre Ratas LP

Dumange Entre RatasDumange
Asturias, Spain

Sweet fucking Jeebus! This has to be one of the most enjoyably intense things that I’ve subjected my ears and brain to in a long time!

On their debut release, ‘Entre Ratas’ (Among Rats), Dumange dish out a single serving of exquisite dark metal crust that doesn’t let up from the opening scream of anguish to the last breath of […]

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Austerity – Anarcho Punk Dance Party LP

Austerity - Anarcho Punk Dance Party CD coverAusterity
Brighton, UK

It appears that this band have been around for a while but this is the first I’ve heard of them (unusual for me for a band from Brighton). Still, this is a nice intro to what they’re about.

The band place themselves at least in part in the post-punk box. Yeah, I can hear that, […]

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Kontakta – Life In A Cage EP

Kontakta - Life In A Cage coverKontakta
Southampton, UK

Kontakta’s third release follows very much in the mould of their first two. It’s frantic traditional anarcho-punk with the obligatory angry voice shouting across the top of it. Lyrics are a bit tired and don’t really say anything new (in fact, the song about the animal testing of cosmetics is about 20 years behind the times, […]

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Bombardement – Bombardement LP

Bombardement coverBombardement
Bordeaux, France

This isn’t just D-beat, this is ‘Hear Nothing…’-era Discharge worship with bells on. Switch out Cal for their vocalist, close your eyes, and you could easily be back in Stoke in 1982. Thankfully, you can listen to this and not have to go to Stoke or back to 1982.

If you’re going to do the D-beat thing, this is a fine […]

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45 Minutes Of Revolution #2

45 Minutes Of Revolution #2 cover01 – Rumours Of War – Declaration Of War (d) – From the ‘Sloganeering’ EP (‘pay what you want’ download from his Bandcamp page).

02 – Abrazos – We Pretend To Work Because They Pretend To Pay Us (d) – From the ‘Belligerent And Numerous’ EP (‘pay what you want’ download from their Bandcamp page).

03 – Scum Of Toytown – […]

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Hallo There… How’s Life?

45 Minutes Of Revolution logoAfter taking a little (ahem) time out to get on with other things, I’m back with a fresh attitude.

First things first, I’ll no longer be uploading complete rips of my music collection and all of the old download posts have been deleted. There are various reasons, but it mostly comes down to time and commitment. Sorry about that.

On the other hand, I plan on making this blog more like a proper zine. I’ll continue with reviews, […]

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