The Bouncing Souls / Pears / The Exchange / Bristol / August 5th 2016

The Bouncing Souls and Pears played a phenomenal show at The Exchange in Bristol hosted by our esteemed Deadpunk Promotions. Bouncing Souls have been around for as long as I can remember and in that time they’ve released some of the most authentic punk music that gets me and my friends singing along and moving about. They have definitely been a big influence for many of us growing up.

Pears were on support and since seeing them in Groezrock earlier in the year I knew that they were worth the price of admission alone. Their newest album ‘Green Star’ combines all the things I love about punk into a single record. The mix of melodic, harmonious punk rock and fast, aggressive hardcore gets me every time. We loved swinging about at the front headbanging and sing screaming along.

It was great to be able to get a photo of Pears before they did their show and chat shit with them afterwards. An important part of what makes the punk scene exciting is how friendly touring bands can be. It’s great to have conversations with people that have grown up in completely different countries and cultures that share a love for this music.

Great memories made!

Come baaaack! ^_^.


Drug Church / The Fleece / Bristol / April 23rd 2015

Blown away by the opening band for The Smith Street Band and Gnarwolves, held at The Fleece in Bristol, hosted by Deadpunk Promotions.  Never having really listened to Drug Church before, they encapsulated everything I love about going to gigs and seeing something new,  I could have gone home after that set a happy enlightened girl.

They are a mix of hardcore punk / alternative rock, founded in Albany, United States, and are currently signed to No Sleep Records.  They were gracious enough to let me take a couple of photos of them…makes me wonder why I hadn’t heard them sooner, maybe I will learn to take my head out of my ass more often from now on….can’t wait until they play again!  Fuuuuuuuuuuuuck!