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Old 03-24-2012, 04:38 AM   #1
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the strength of the UK pop punk scene... (Pop 'o the Punx to Ya)

I saw somebody from the UK in the hardcore forum use the phrase "pop punk is a tiny deal in this country". I was sad. So I made this thread. Some of my favourites, from all over the musical spectrum:

Apologies, I Have None
The Arteries
Bangers
Calvinball
Caves
The Computers
Crazy Arm
The Cut Ups
Great Cynics (formerly Cynics)
ONSIND (One Night Stand In North Dakota)
Our Time Down Here
Sharks
Some Sort of Threat
The Steal

There are others. I'll try and update this if people post enough.

Discuss.
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:08 AM   #2
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Its getting better but bands like youmeatsix and all of that crap are getting called pop punk now. It will never be as strong as the US pop punk scene
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:20 AM   #3
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It's average in general.

There's Sharks, Save Your Breath, Me Vs Hero and Decade, for me at least.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:29 AM   #4
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Where are you finding this... the pop punk scene in my home county is abysmal...
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:24 AM   #5
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What? It's not average at all! Maybe those bands you listed are?

There are some really hardworking, funloving dudes playing club shows up and down the country, writing records full of anthemic, singalong tunes. What more could you possibly want? Just check out some of those bands I listed if you aren't already familiar. They are all different and all great (in my opinion).

I'm from near Exeter, we have the Cavern which is great for bands like The Computers, The Cut Ups, OK Pilot, Bangers, etc. And there are some good bands coming out of Plymouth too, like Crazy Arm. Elsewhere Kingston is pretty good for pop-punk, a lot of touring bands stop there and get put on by Banquet Records. My experience of the North is limited in general.

EDIT: And pretty much all the bands I listed are quite distinctly British. I hate it when UK bands try and sound overly American.
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:47 AM   #6
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It's average in general.

There's Sharks, Save Your Breath, Me Vs Hero and Decade, for me at least.

This is all at the poppier end of the spectrum. Look deeper, there's loads of good stuff.

Apologies, I Have None and Bangers are both brilliant. New OTDH record rules too. I've seen Bangers a bunch of times and played a few shows with them, nice guys and they always impress me. Apologies blew me away when they played here a year or so ago.

Other good new-ish bands: Gnarwolves, Big Success, As We Sink (not that poppy), Hounds.
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:18 PM   #7
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This is all at the poppier end of the spectrum. Look deeper, there's loads of good stuff.

Apologies, I Have None and Bangers are both brilliant. New OTDH record rules too. I've seen Bangers a bunch of times and played a few shows with them, nice guys and they always impress me. Apologies blew me away when they played here a year or so ago.

Other good new-ish bands: Gnarwolves, Big Success, As We Sink (not that poppy), Hounds.



It is indeed the poppier stuff, but they're the bands who actually seem to tour near me. I can't be going to see bands who never tour near me

Apologies, I Have None are great, but honestly Decade are my favourite UK pop punk band right now, it's more in the style of american stuff but I think the vocals retain quite a British flavour.

A lot of the stuff in the OP sounded almost indie.
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:23 PM   #8
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Bangers and Hounds are the shit(s?).
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:52 PM   #10
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I'm listening to the first link, this shit rules. I need to check all of these out, I've always been a sucker for English hardcore and post-rock but I'm pretty ignorant to the pop punk scene there.

Basement rules too, their LP they put out last year has been on repeat all winter.
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I wasn't aware that you guys actually listened to the bands I annoy you with. Glad to see appreciating Hounds. Good friends.
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I was thinking of posting Hounds in here tbh, along with a few other bands in the OP and otherwise. UK has a solid PP scene.
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This is all at the poppier end of the spectrum. Look deeper, there's loads of good stuff.

Apologies, I Have None and Bangers are both brilliant. New OTDH record rules too. I've seen Bangers a bunch of times and played a few shows with them, nice guys and they always impress me. Apologies blew me away when they played here a year or so ago.

Other good new-ish bands: Gnarwolves, Big Success, As We Sink (not that poppy), Hounds.

I got the new OTDH in the post yesterday. I did a pretty interesting interview with Will which I will upload soon. Describing how the whole thing is actually based on Bowie's 'Ziggy Stardust' record.

And the London LP should be arriving soon but as usual Banquet are taking their time
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I haven't heard it on vinyl yet, but either way it hasn't sunk in yet the same way Live, Love, Let Go and Last Lights did. "Black Ice and Bad Advice" is great though. I love their new direction.
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This is a good thread. Needs more Calvinball and ONSIND though.

And Leagues Apart.

*tries to think of more bands*

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I haven't heard it on vinyl yet, but either way it hasn't sunk in yet the same way Live, Love, Let Go and Last Lights did. "Black Ice and Bad Advice" is great though. I love their new direction.
I loved Last Lights, every track on that is gold.

I don't know of Hounds, some link me?
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I loved Last Lights, every track on that is gold.

I don't know of Hounds, some link me?

They're some friends of mine from up here.
EP: http://struggletownrecords.bandcamp...-to-just-get-by

Also, this compilation has lots of good pop punk from the UK (mostly Scotland) as well as a bunch of hardcore and emo.
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great band from wales
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ala gaslight anthem and frank turner

and our time down here are killer, as well as starters from dublin!
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