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 / Y Plas / Cardiff / December 1st 2015

It’s the second time I’ve been able to take Drug Church‘s picture in a relatively short space of time. The first show of the UK tour in Cardiff, with Turnstile & The Story So Far, Drug Church touring their new LP, Hit Your Head.

They burst with character, their set always manages to blow me away with their grungy melodies. This was the best set of the night for me!

Y Plas, Students’ Union is a pretty large venue. I normally prefer gigs in smaller venues with everyone scrambling for the stage, bouncing off the walls and hanging off the ceiling. It felt like Drug Church showed a large, sold out (and pretty boring) crowd (mostly comprised of younger students) what they were made of. I’m sure they made a bunch of new fans.

It was great to see them play again! Maybe next time they come to the UK we’ll get a headline show?

We can hope!