Let’s be honest, we get a LOT of stuff in to review at the zine and 90% of it is standard or shite. But when you get a release through and it just knocks you for six, well that’s one of the most amazing things about writing this zine. St. Louis melodic hardcore punk rock band, Better Days did just that! Their latest EP entitled “Nope” is out now on Encapsulated Records and it’s seriously good. After checking it out I rushed to grab an interview with the band. I’ve posted it online and it’ll also run in issue 33 of the zine (hopefully out end of June).
You really do need to check this band out and of course you can read the interview too!
Check the interview out here: BETTER DAYS
Things are as always pretty busy over here at Lights Go Out HQ. We’ve already started working on issue 33 and can today confirm the first interview. We had a chat with German punks Smile And Burn. They’ve just toured over here with Man Overboard and have a cracking new album out called “Action Action” so it’ll be really cool to be able to get them into the Lights Go Out pages.
We have been working on other interviews and features for the next issue, the plan is to see a release in July, if all goes to plan that is and we get back what we’d like too. Sadly too many bands never return interviews that we send them, which is very frustrating I can tell you. We could probably fill a zine with the interviews that never were list in fact….
Issue 32 is still instock, we upped the print run this time to stop the zine selling out so quickly and make sure everybody could get a copy, so please do pick one up and support us, we really do appreciate it.
OK, more news as and when we can, now we’re back to get through the review pile….
You can order the zine here: http://www.lightsgoout.co.uk/?product=lights-go-out-issue-32
Inside, you can interviews from the likes of: Swingin’ Utters, Slaves, Army Of Freshmen, Foxpunch, Brutal Youth, The Twin Dracula , The Burnt Tapes and Orchestrated Dystopia Records. Band Profiles: Blossom Hill & Five Minute Fall. And of course the usual – Reviews (music, zine, gig) & columns. And a stupid feature on Lights Go Out vs Tesco!
Starring interviews from the likes of: Swingin’ Utters, Slaves, Army Of Freshmen, Foxpunch, Brutal Youth, The Twin Dracula , The Burnt Tapes and Orchestrated Dystopia Records. Band Profiles: Blossom Hill & Five Minute Fall.
And of course the usual – Reviews (music, zine, gig) & columns. And a stupid feature on Lights Go Out vs Tesco!
You can now order the new issue from us here: http://www.lightsgoout.co.uk/?product=lights-go-out-issue-32 - and we’ll ship it out as soon as they arrive!
Thanks once again to everyone who helped this issue come together and for those who continue to support the zine, much appreciated!
I was really saddened to hear about the tragic death of Nick Mann, editor of A Short Fanzine About Rocking. Not only was ASFAR one of my favourite zines about, Nick had become a good friend over the past few years and I still can’t quite believe I’m not going to see his face at a show again. Nick was one of the most genuine chaps around and did so much for the UK music scene with ASFAR. His passionate approach to music and of course the love he had of Shrewsbury Town really did make him one of the best around. It still doesn’t seem real. The fact that we won’t get to hang out at shows and chat about hardcore bands still hasn’t quite sunk in. I was fortunate enough to be part of Team ASFAR a couple of years back as well, competing in a football tournament which was a real honour. Nick gave me the chance to play (and score) at Wembley! It still counts, even if it was in the sports complex they’ve built in part of the car park. I’m going to miss seeing his updates on lower league football as he travelled around the country following Shrewsbury. I still remember the time I spotted him at a cash point in Camden on our way to a hardcore show and did the classic finger in the back, gimme all that money scam on him. The UK scene really has lost one of the nicest guys around. My thoughts go out to his wife, Jen and all of his family, I can’t even begin to imagine what they’re going through. And of course his friends, which I am proud to have been one off. RIP dude, really gonna miss ya!