Pizzatramp were already featured on the pages of this zine. Their side features two fast thrash punk songs not unlike their record we reviewed here a while ago. If you like your hardcore punk fast, gritty and thrashy with funny lyrics haha this is the right band forya. Incisions I heard for the first time and they are from Manchester and play a bit more crusty version of hardcore punk with some classic UKHC influences, metal and also d-beat carnage. Their two songs are fantastic. This is a nice little release for all you fans of fast diy hardcore punk.
Tio Rico are from Manchester, UK and this is their debut record coming out with Horn & Hoof Records. Formed in 2014.Tio Rico released 3 singles and an e.p. This is their first full length album and it contains 11 songs. The music of Tio Rico can simply be categorized as punk. It is a kind of dirty, rawer sounding version of punk, yet keeping enough melody in verses, guitars and choruses to be called melodic punk. There are some indie and pop influences here and there with some garage punk and noise too. The vocals are raspy, raw, but sing and fit perfectly to the music. The lyrics are personal and I think all of us can relate to the themes of the songs. The songs that I somehow find the best on the album are Plastic, Mon Femme and Don´t Tell Me To Smile. This is a good debut album and I am interested to see how they will sound in the future.
Manchester Punk Festival is back for the 6th year and it just keeps getting better and better. The 3 day event has become a much adored celebration of all things punk and hardcore and fans travel from around the world to join in the fun. 2019 saw the festival grow, adding a new 900 capacity stage and hosting a whopping 130 bands across the 8 city centre venues.
The first announcement for 2020 just dropped and features an anniversary show from THE FLATLINERS (playing their album Cavalcade in full), skate punk legends BELVEDERE, local ska favourites RANDOM HAND along with OI POLLOI, ROUGHNECK RIOT, ONSIND, CHEWING ON TINFOIL, WARWOUND, PMX, CHRISTMAS and many more.
Super Early Bird tickets sold out in minutes, before a single band was announced – a sign of high expectations from eager punters who have come to love not just the live music but the poetry, film screenings, vegan food, comedy acts, inner city discounts and much much more.
Buy your tickets HERE! (http://bit.ly/mpf2020-tix)
MPF2020 take place 24 to 26 April 2020.