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Dear Boy


Dear Boy

Posted May 26, 2019, 12:01 p.m.

"This sounds made up, so I apologise, but it’s totally not," says Dear Boy frontman and lyricist Ben Grey when explaining the inspiration behind the name of the band's Strawberry EP, which came about after he had a series of weird and wonderful dreams about the summer fruit. "I had these incessant dreams about strawberries -- it was insane!" he says. "I just kept dreaming about them in all kinds of ways: some were menacing, some were really weird and cool. "So I would write all this imagery down, and one of them was very vivid. I had this dream that I was at a play and a skeleton was performing the Hamlet soliloquy to a giant strawberry, and ...

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Hip-Hop vs Punk

Regular Columns Hip-Hop vs Punk

Posted May 26, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
era vulgaris

Hmmm, anti-authoritarian views and addressing social concerns and issues related to the government and public affairs? Tick! DIY ethic? Tick! Attire that deliberately deviates from ...

Walking On Cars

Interviews Walking On Cars

Posted May 11, 2019, 2:12 p.m.

Achieving phenomenal success with the release of your debut album is the kind of thing that most bands can only dream of, but what happens ...

KFAI - Root Of All Evil

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Trash Talk

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Trash Talk always has something on their plate. Whether it is a new release, a new tour, or a one-off festival performance, the band is always up to something. Scene Point Blank recently spoke with the band about reaching out to new audiences, the independent music world, life on the road, and some of their favorite places to eat. Scene Point Blank: Up to this point you've toured primarily with hardcore bands. Have you noticed any difference with this current tour and past ventures? Sam: This tour is fun because you get to get to play with different people ...

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Guest Column: Lamniformes - Sisyphean Director's Commentary

Regular Columns Guest Column: Lamniformes - Sisyphean Director's Commentary

Posted May 11, 2019, 1:40 p.m.

Released this March on Furious Hooves, Lamniformes’  Sisyphean is equal parts post-metal soundscape exploration and emotional, striving indie rock. The ...

Only Death Is Real #2

Regular Columns Only Death Is Real #2

Posted April 20, 2019, 6:40 a.m.
Only Death Is Real

Welcome to the second instalment of Only Death Is Real. This time round we swing from power electronics to decaying ...

Shook Ones

Interviews Shook Ones

Posted March 16, 2019, 3:31 p.m.

Shook Ones are a melodic hardcore band that formed around the Seattle area in 2004. The band has not consistently ...

Guest Column: Nick Soulsby - "Let the Sun Come in"

Regular Columns Guest Column: Nick Soulsby - "Let the Sun Come in"

Posted March 16, 2019, 3:19 p.m.

Swans Defy Music’s Law of Diminishing Returns Author Nick Soulsby picks nine highlights from the band’s extensive catalog ...

Justin Pearson (Three One G)

Interviews Justin Pearson (Three One G)

Posted March 2, 2019, 2:57 a.m.

The genesis of San Diego-based Three One G is a personal one for the head of its operations, Justin Pearson ...

Guest Column: Knaaves - "The Road To Return, The Path Of Forgiveness"

Regular Columns Guest Column: Knaaves - "The Road To Return, The Path Of Forgiveness"

Posted March 2, 2019, 2:52 a.m.

Amanda Daniels is a Milwaukee-based musician and dedicated vegan. She has had the opportunity to tour the United States, Europe ...

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