Dog Heaven (There Is Only) Dog Heaven Sometimes noise for noise’s sake is the purest joy of all. Take the debut album by Dog Heaven, for instance; a collection of pop songs absolutely teeming with a love of wild guitar squall and hard-hitting rock’n’roll. Consisting of long-term musical accomplices Jamie Morrison (vocals/guitar) and Reza Mirehsan (drums), along with guitarist Josh Ace and bassist Billy Morris, they’re a London-based band borne out of longstanding friendships and a mutual appreciation for hard-hitting riffology - crucially, they know how to make a deliriously thrilling racket together. Everything Sucks Music LP
Haters Chronic The 7" EP from Brighton's Haters, released through Everything Sucks. Self described as trashy pop-punk, they've got energy and a punk mindset whilst still incorporating moments of melodic indie-punkness. Chronic is a wonderful addition to Haters already sterling back-catalogue, four songs that promise and deliver so much. From what is on display here, Haters are definitely a band to keep close tabs on. - Too Many Blogs Everything Sucks 7"
The Whooperups Sensible Daydreams The four track EP from London based fuzzy indie-punk band The Whooperups, full of harmonies and noisey guitars. Everything Sucks 7"
Crumbs Mind Yr Manners The debut album from Crumbs, released through Everything Sucks. Fuzzy and raw indie-punk with a strong post-punk feel. Cha Cha Feels is a fusion of jittering post-punk bass, delightfully fuzzy guitar thrashing, and fabulously breezy, almost carnival tinged drum beats. Singer Ruth Gilmore’s vocals have the energy of The Raincoats and the snarl of The Slits, as she repeatedly comes back to the line, “it’s not up to you to save it”. The band have suggested the track, like much of the album, deals with, “the art of coping with not coping”. The lyrical content pairing with the anxious, repeated musical phrases and the winningly lo-fi production style which remains from their earlier demos. Everything Sucks LP
Honey Joy Honey Joy The debut album from London punks Honey Joy. Loud and abrasive punk tunes with flicks of indie-pop-rock. If you're into the likes of Muncie Girls, Martha or Jeff Rosenstock then give this a listen. Everything Sucks LP
Bear Trade Silent Unspeakable The second album from Bear Trade, following on from 2014's Debut. Awesome rough-around-the-edge punk with instant hooks and anthemic choruses. For fans of The Menzingers, The Flatliners. A personal and relatable 35-minutes of riotous punk rock that’s instantaneous and begs for repeat listens. Silent Unspeakable is an album that will put Bear Trade firmly at the top of the UK punk rock scene. While their contemporaries go down the indie punk, pop punk or emo punk routes, Bear Trade take a more traditional and endearing take on punk. Good, honest punk is the order of the day and quite frankly it’s wonderful. Everything Sucks LP
Megaflora Redwoods A super upbeat and catchy debut from London's punk-fuelled Indie band, Megaflora. This release is full of energy and optimism with some really interesting melodies throughout. For fans of: Martha and Adventures London’s Megaflora tell the tale of a band who somewhat fell into place, with a mixture of different lifestyles and experiences flowing throughout the band, the quartet’s musical style flutters along the boundaries of several genres. With ‘Redwoods’ Megaflora have created a record that while attacking serious issues such as anxiety and environmental pressures, brings a light-hearted feel with its infusions of pop, indie and punk. Everything Sucks LP
Pardon Us Seamless Following on from 2019's Wait, the Liverpool based Pardon Us bring another offering of their punchy-pop-punk gems. Seamless is packed with plenty of catchy melodies but, perhaps more importantly, it also contains intelligent and thoughtful lyrical content that is highly relatable and relevant to the world we live in today. Liverpool's finest Pardon Us, influenced by the punk bands they grew up listening to, such as Hüsker Dü, Leatherface and J Church, but there’s certainly other bands and genres that get acknowledgement in the energetic sound of Seamless. Definite nods to Snuff throughout and with the track Undertow there is a big vibe of the Hooton 3 Car / Broccoli jangly feel. Everything Sucks Music LP
Honey Joy II LP is on 'hot pink | black 50/50 split' coloured vinyl. The second album from the awesome London-based garage-punk-rockers Honey Joy, following on from their 2017 self-titled debut album. Don’t be fooled by their name – London punk quintet Honey Joy aren’t here to offer you a happy escape from the harsh realities of life. In fact, this second album is a deep dive into vocalist Meg Tinsley’s fluctuating mental health. Half of it was written when she was signed off from her work as a nurse because of it, while the rest of it is a reaction to her subsequent recovery – a collection of before and after snapshots that distil her experiences down into bite-sized but still substantial blasts of melodic indie-pop/punk rock. Everything Sucks Music LP