“A singer that can’t sing, a mod that can’t play bass and a drummer that can’t see.” That’s how the Derry band Touts, Matthew Crossan, Jason Feenan and Luke McLaughlin like to introduce themselves the their byline. Of course, the city they hail from his a history of punk with the Undertones the most notable… Read more »

Posted on April 4th, 2017

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Just last night I  watched Good Vibrations, the film about Terri Hooley, the music-mad maverick bad businessman who opened a record shop during the Troubles in Belfast before going on to champion local punk like The Undertones, The Outcasts and Rudi. Today, Red Bull Music Academy released a short video doc shot during their weekender recently featuring the… Read more »

Posted on October 14th, 2014

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VerseChorusVerse has been Tony Wright, former guitarist with And So I Watch You From Afar’s new project for over a year now and to mark the occasion of 12 years since his mother passed away, he has recorded covers of Sonic Youth, Fugazi, The Undertones, Nirvana, Stiff Little Fingers and The Clash to raise money… Read more »

Posted on July 25th, 2012

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By now, you should be hooking yourself up with DJ Gaz Le Rock’s weekly 30 minute rush of amazing punk and garage tunes in The Loving Room Floor on 2XM, so to that end you should now also be hooking yourself up with the former Moutpiece singer’s new project Retarded Cop. The project started with… Read more »

Posted on January 5th, 2011

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I wouldn’t have had Ezra from Vampire Weekend down for a punk but he proves me wrong by ably joining Fucked Up during their 12-hour gig marathon in NY. Ezra joins the band for covers of ‘Someone’s Gonna Die’ by Blitz and ‘Parents’ by the Descendents. “What’s up Nerds?”

Posted on November 28th, 2008

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