Apologies for not releasing an episode last month, I’ve been putting the finishing touches to my new office as well as gigging and recording with my bands, so I didn’t have the time to get anything done, in fact I had to postpone a few interviews because of it all which is a reflection of how little time I’ve had.

I'm back now though to let you know what's been going on and what you can expect on the next episode, which will be released next week.

The news in this episode revolves around festival line up announcements, tour date announcements and cancellations, new album announcements, the controversy around the buy-out and subsequent lay-offs at Bandcamp, guitarist Jeff Schroeder quitting The Smashing Pumpkins, blink-182 playing a gig in a diner, Blondie's Chris Stein releasing an autobiography, Rat Scabies re-joining The Damned, and Shane MacGowan's ongoing health issues.

Singles and EPs by Millie Manders and the Shut Up, Feeder, Cherym, The Sleeping Souls, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, IDLES, Alkaline Trio, Sleaford Mods, Sigrid, Bob Vylan, Grade 2, The Beatles, Deap Valley, Pendulum, and Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes are reviewed.

Album reviews include: The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light by The Streets, Paint My Bedroom Black by Holly Humberstone, We Stand Against You by Mondo Generator, Be Lucky by Death Of Guitar Pop, Doom Loop by Dream Nails, Angst Music by Laurie Black, Hackney Diamonds by Rolling Stones, One More Time... by blink-182, Danse Macabre by Duran Duran, History Books by The Gaslight Anthem, 2RUFF, Vol. 1 by Chase & Status, and the sublime Theatre of the Absurd presents C'est La Vie by Madness.

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