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Alex Halls


Good Riddance

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
British Beef

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
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
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

James Summerfield
Bouncing Souls
Only Crime
Lawrence Arms

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
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
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'.
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

Bouncing Souls
Voodoo Glow Skulls
And None Of Them Knew They Were Robots

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
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
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
One of the freshest new bands to enter the punk arena in the last few years, Nerve have recently finished touring with Therapy. Alex Halls catchs up with the Glaswegian trio at a Sheffield date to talk about the tour.

Vegas Beat

Pillbox, from Norfolk, are another of those young, but very talented bands who are waiting for their first chance to burst onto the music scene. Finding the four-piece James Pearce (Vocals/Guitar),

Favourite Albums

Rise Against
Burning Heads
De Heideroosjes

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
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
Formed in 1989, Dutch Punk band ‘De Heideroosjes’ (HR) provide a challenge to both political and social ideals. Quite frankly they’re not wrong in doing so. ‘Smile... You’re Dying!’ is a compilation o


Dead Pets

Tsunami Bomb

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
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


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
The most well known punk festival in the UK, Holidays in the Sun year after year attracts punk fans from all over Europe. With this year's festival taking place in Blackpool in July, Alex Halls talks to founder Jennie Russell-Smith about what to expect
NOFX were founded in Los Angeles, California, USA in 1983 and despite a slow start, they have managed to become one of the most important names in punk. Musically NOFX have often been accused of


Mad Sin
Our Last Night
Loved Ones

Monotonous-sounding compilation from German psychobilly band Mad Sin of their 20 years ago, somewhat boosted by an extra live CD
Flawed, but also promising debut album from much derided American hardcore act, Our Last Night
Accessible punked up rock 'n' roll on eclectic second album from Philadelphia group, the Loved Ones
Energetic, but thought-inspiring sixth album from much admired Boston quintet, the Unseen

Society's Parasites
Zico Chain

Unpretentious and honest old school punk on 25 track compilation from durable Canadian band D.O.A.
Brazenly powerful debut album from Los Angeles-based street punks, Societys Parasites
Distinctive-sounding, but flawed new single from the much acclaimed Zico Chain who have toured with the Alkaline Trio and Wolfmother
Solid but mildly disappointing new album from London-based punks Deadline, which does not quite live up to the expectations met by its predecessor 'Take A Good Look'

Only Crime

Explosive, if occasionally contrived debut album from New England-based metal/post-hardcore act Vanna
Excellent experimental melodic hardcore on second album from punk supergroup Only Crime, which builds on the quality of its predecessore, the much acclaimed 'To the Nines'
Splendid eighth album of political punk from under-rated Dutch band and fromer Epitaph signings Heideroosjes
Edgy-sounding, political-in-tone fourth album from London-based hardcore punks, Deadline

Fucked Up
Roger Miret And The Disasters

Unpolished angst-ridden farewell offering on 7' from Stoke-based indie punks, Centrifuge
Long awaited, but overlong debut album from depressed Canadian hardcore act, Fucked Up
Uncomplicated, but classic punk on seventh album from British-sounding New York group the Casualties
Hit and miss rock 'n' roll inspired third album from former Agnostic Front frontman, Roger Miret and his latest band the Disasters

Breed 77
Strike Anywhere

Enjoyable punk rock from Californian band Samiam, back after an absence of four years
Excellent first single of original material in five years from acclaimed UK punks, Capdown
Diverse hard rock on third studio album from Gibraltar-based band Breed 77, whose unique sound integrates both Spanish / flamenco oriented guitar and Moroccan / Northern African rhythms
Provocative political hardcore punk from Virginia-based band Strike Anywhere, back after a three year absence with their third album

King Blues
Good Riddance

Latest Warped Tour punk compilation which includes tracks from Anti-Flag, the Casualties, Matchbnook Romance, Flogging Molly, NOFX and Saces the Day
Politically hard leftwing debut album from new London band the King Blues, which proves to be an intriguing mix of reggae, ska and punk rock
Fantastic and as usual uncompromising new album from California-based socially-conscious hardcore punks Good Riddance
Political, but enetertaining eleventh album from bestselling Californian punks Nofx

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