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Punk’s Not Dead
Culture & Literature, Music

Punk’s Not Dead

‘It's weird, on TV I see American high school bullies as the outcast punk kid, but every punk I've met has been the opposite of that. Violence is important, but we pick our battles wisely.’ Punk. It’s a movement that comes all the way from the throbbing heart of underground venues, where music becomes more than aesthetic expression. A culture that uses left-wing lyrics as scripture, and from there political presence as progressive change. Punk dwells loudly on the urban streets of anti-fascist, anti-establishment, and anti-consumerist action – the core values in which its anarchy is borne. It’s been fifty years since Punk became a fundamental part of the alternative scene, and still it resonates within contemporary society. Growing from its neo-liberal roots, Punk has now become a...
Punk’s Not Dead: 2019 edition
Culture & Literature, Music

Punk’s Not Dead: 2019 edition

Well, we somehow we made it to 2019, and I feel like I've been writing list after list for the past couple of months. Lists of the top albums of 2018, the best singles of the past year - if you can put it in a list, I probably have by this point. However, I'm not finished yet. I always bring you some of my favourite tracks in every edition of this column, but this time I'm going one step further: not only am I bringing you tracks I think you need to know about, but I'm going to set out to kick off your new year the right way, bringing you four of my favourite artists and bands that I'm really excited about in 2019. Plus, as this issue of Orbital is themed around the LGBTQ+ community, I'll be including some of my favourite queer artists that I'm a huge fan of, and think you should know abou...
Punk’s Not Dead
Culture & Literature, Music

Punk’s Not Dead

Well, last time I spoke to you, I was just about to head off to my final two festivals of the season - Reading and End of the Road - and boy, were they brilliant. I caught a number of bands I hadn’t gotten the chance to see before (The Orielles! Iceage! Thee Oh Sees!) and at Reading, we chatted to a huge number of incredible artists including Sunflower Bean, Yonaka, Sports Team, King Nun, and Bad Sounds! But, festival season is now but a distant memory, the nights are drawing in, Halloween has come and gone – but that doesn’t mean that the steady stream of gigs and artists releasing music has stopped. In fact, quite the opposite. I told you in my first column that I’d be bringing you the greatest and latest music news in every issue, and believe you me, I have a whole bunch to tell you....