Listening to this song is like shotgunning a four pack of Red Bull and shoving your fingers in a mains socket.  And that chorus is fucking boss!!! #wildhearts #suckerpunch #earthvsthewildhearts #1993 #ginger #gingerwildheart #rock #punk #awesome #fuckyeah

Listening to this song is like shotgunning a four pack of Red Bull and shoving your fingers in a mains socket. And that chorus is fucking boss!!! #wildhearts #suckerpunch #earthvsthewildhearts #1993 #ginger #gingerwildheart #rock #punk #awesome #fuckyeah

I was sent a copy of this to review for A Short Fanzine About Rocking recently.  Upon first listen, I pretty much went “urgh, more boring radio-rimming pop-rock shite,” wrote a fairly lazy and mildly scathing review and moved on.  But for some reason I was drawn to give it another chance, and found myself re-editing my review with every subsequent listen; from “mild slagging-off” to “fairly underwhelmed” to “just above average” and, by the time I finally submitted all my reviews, I’d reached a verdict of “surprisingly pretty good, except for one song that sounds like an X-factor reject.”  Since then, even that song (“Keep Swinging”) has grown on me exponentially along with the rest of the album.  There’s a significant chance this might make my “Best of 2014” list at this rate.  Well done on winning over a cynic and unlikely new fan, Blitz Kids.  Everyone else; check this out if you’ve ever enjoyed the poppier side of UK rock over the last decade-and-a-half.  You wont regret it, even if it takes a few listens to sink in… #blitzkids #thegoodyouth #redbullrecords #rock #uk

I was sent a copy of this to review for A Short Fanzine About Rocking recently. Upon first listen, I pretty much went “urgh, more boring radio-rimming pop-rock shite,” wrote a fairly lazy and mildly scathing review and moved on. But for some reason I was drawn to give it another chance, and found myself re-editing my review with every subsequent listen; from “mild slagging-off” to “fairly underwhelmed” to “just above average” and, by the time I finally submitted all my reviews, I’d reached a verdict of “surprisingly pretty good, except for one song that sounds like an X-factor reject.” Since then, even that song (“Keep Swinging”) has grown on me exponentially along with the rest of the album. There’s a significant chance this might make my “Best of 2014” list at this rate. Well done on winning over a cynic and unlikely new fan, Blitz Kids. Everyone else; check this out if you’ve ever enjoyed the poppier side of UK rock over the last decade-and-a-half. You wont regret it, even if it takes a few listens to sink in… #blitzkids #thegoodyouth #redbullrecords #rock #uk

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#christiefrontdrive #stereo #vinyl #record #magicbullet #emo #ohyeah

#christiefrontdrive #stereo #vinyl #record #magicbullet #emo #ohyeah

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This album is successfully distracting me from back pain, boredom, stress, and the knowledge that the latter is only going to increase a fuckload over the next week or two… #samiam #astray #punk #emo #jams (at Costa Coffee Newark)

This album is successfully distracting me from back pain, boredom, stress, and the knowledge that the latter is only going to increase a fuckload over the next week or two… #samiam #astray #punk #emo #jams (at Costa Coffee Newark)

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Hung out with this creepy motherfucker today…

Hung out with this creepy motherfucker today…

at Chester City Walls

at Chester City Walls

My favourite horror mask bit the dust in the great garage clearout of 2014 the other day.  R.I.P. Zombie Bert.  You had a good innings, buddy.  #halloween #nightmareonsesamestreet

My favourite horror mask bit the dust in the great garage clearout of 2014 the other day. R.I.P. Zombie Bert. You had a good innings, buddy. #halloween #nightmareonsesamestreet

One of the most truly beautiful, soulful and simply amazing songs I’ve ever heard.  I remember pre-ordering the album from Banquet Records and then immediately forgetting I’d done so.  It turned up a few weeks later, seemingly out of the blue and this song in particular hit so hard.  The lyrics in particular outlined a few home truths that I really needed to hear at that time in my life.

iraffiruse:

#justjesusythings

This may be the best thing ever.

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You stay classy, Boston.

You stay classy, Boston.

Sunny day jams make me want to dance!!! #sunnydayjams #sunnyday #savestheday #singalong #youknowthewords

Bloody hell!  I’d have just about declared my undying love to the postie if I’d been at home when this lot arrived!!!  #mailday #nothing #guiltyofeverything #malcommiddleton #abrighterbeat #mogwai #zidane #soundtrack #ginger #wildheart #albion

Bloody hell! I’d have just about declared my undying love to the postie if I’d been at home when this lot arrived!!! #mailday #nothing #guiltyofeverything #malcommiddleton #abrighterbeat #mogwai #zidane #soundtrack #ginger #wildheart #albion

Giant pumpkin.  We are halfway to Halloween after all… #halloween #pumpkin #art #sculpture (at Nottingham Castle)

Giant pumpkin. We are halfway to Halloween after all… #halloween #pumpkin #art #sculpture (at Nottingham Castle)

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Ahhh nostalgia… (at Nottingham Castle)

Ahhh nostalgia… (at Nottingham Castle)

banquetrecords:

by the way, i havent forgotten to write about The Peel. I been busy. But this is more immediate. Not since the Dev Hynes thing in The Guardian have i felt so “THIS IS TERRIBLE JOURNALISM"

This is an open moan / reaction to the piece by Lee Coan in The Telegraph. the article is here if you care…

A cracking takedown of a truly miserable Telegraph article.

If I didn’t have the most horribly sprain-prone ankles in the world, I’d have persevered past the odd failed ollie on a mate’s board in the park when I was 14. I still feel a pang of jealousy when I see someone skateboarding. The fact that anyone thinks they should give it up because they’re “too old” is ridiculous.

Hell, I’ve known people who have some hobbies far weirder and less “socially acceptable” than skateboarding, (war hammer games, the appeal of which I didn’t, can’t, and probably will never understand being the one that most comes to mind). But if they enjoy it, good luck to them! Nobody but themselves should be decided when or why they should stop, if ever!

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