Moving on…

November 28, 2011


First post on here in a very long time, and it’s under quite disappointing circumstances. Due to budget cuts, today will mark my final day at Female First. I’ve had a blast there, interviewing everyone from Skindred and Against Me! to The Saturdays and Il Divo. As of tomorrow, I’m starting to sort out freelance […]

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August 22, 2011


Despite only beginning my paid career in music journalism at the end of May 2011, I’ve been interviewing bands since I started university in 2008. I started my “career” interviewing Funeral For A Friend for PR1, the student magazine for the University of Central Lancashire. Before I started my job, I’d interviewed the likes of […]

Punk Ska Press Update

May 13, 2011


I should probably provide a bit of an explanation regarding the lack of posts on Punk Ska Press recently, and where this blog currently stands. I’ve just finished my Journalism degree, and will graduate in July. However, at the end of this month I’ll be starting my career in music journalism, as the music writer […]

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Review: Sharks – The Joys of Living 2008 – 2010

April 20, 2011


SHARKS are starting to build up a big following with the release of their debut album The Joys of Living 2008-2010, which is actually a collection of songs written since the band’s formation in, well, 2008. Kicking off with the fantastic “Sweet Harness”, the band’s strengths and influences are instantly identifiable. From the tone of […]

Posted in: Punk, Reviews

Q&A: Louise Distras

April 8, 2011


Punk Ska Press chats to Leeds singer-songwriter Louise Distras about her career. Punk Ska Press: Last time we chatted (for Female First) was back in January, and you’d just announced that you were joining Strummerville. What’s changed since then? Louise Distras: Hello! Yeah, quite a lot has changed in such a short of space of […]

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Video: Taking Back Sunday – El Paso

March 29, 2011


Taking Back Sunday have released video for new song “El Paso”. Take a look:

Posted in: General Rock, Music News

First Thoughts: Leeds Festival 2011 Line Up (Friday and Saturday)

March 23, 2011


On Monday, this year’s Leeds Festival Line Up was announced, with tickets going on sale. The reaction and public opinion seems to be split, with a lot of indie fans delighted at the chance to see The Strokes and Pulp perform on the closing night. However, there’s a lot less so far in terms of […]