Introducing Brian Huntress to Folk Punk Fans (On Tour Now)

There’s a genre that is loved by so many, yet it’s still very underground. It’s called folk punk. It’s also called anti-folk by many. The genre has gained a cult following through acts like Paul Baribeau, Mischief Brew, Dead Blonde Girlfriend, Cranford Nix and AJJ. Now there’s a new folk punk star on the rise. Their name is Brian Huntress and they are currently on … Continue reading Introducing Brian Huntress to Folk Punk Fans (On Tour Now)

Forget MAGA, Let’s MPPA: Make Punk Political Again with AMERICAN HIGH

Punk rock and politics have long gone hand in hand. Sometimes the relationship is loose, a general distrust of government or desire for anarchy. Other times, punk has mobilized against leaders and candidates to fight injustices or policies. The punk landscape has always been rich with political songs and political bands, whether the brash Sex Pistols cry for “Anarchy in the UK” or NoFX’s anti-Bush … Continue reading Forget MAGA, Let’s MPPA: Make Punk Political Again with AMERICAN HIGH

I Set My Friends on Fire’s O.G. ‘Astral Rejection’ to Get Official Release

In 2011, I Set My Friends on Fire released Astral Rejection – a sweet, grating fusion of crunkcore, extreme metal and emo-pop. It continued what the band pioneered on their 2008 debut to largely negative reviews. What’s not as well known is that there was an original version of Astral Rejection. Epitaph Records shelved it in 2010. But now, the label has decided to release … Continue reading I Set My Friends on Fire’s O.G. ‘Astral Rejection’ to Get Official Release

Ren Stedman & Chuck SJ Announce European Tour

The queer folk-punk artists will depart on a 7 day European tour starting on April 11th, 2019! These two can really rock the acoustic guitar so be sure not to miss these shows across Europe! 11th April: Maastricht. Lbb Cafe 12th April: Amsterdam. Bajesdorp 13th April: Groingen. Viola 14th April: Leipzig. Rhizomia 16th April: Munich (secret gig) 17th April: Bavaria. Musik koelbl 18th April: Berlin … Continue reading Ren Stedman & Chuck SJ Announce European Tour

Youth Sector Releases Politically Inspired Banger “Run”

Inspired by the likes of Talking Heads, Ought, The Fall, Devo and Preoccupations, UK-based band Youth Sector, are the latest craze for indie music lovers. Their dark-politically-themed single “Run” is a great snap shot of their unique sound that features a heavy bass guitar, and fun-sounding synthesizers. Sounding a bit like early punk rock and 1980’s pop music, Youth Sector has hit the nail on … Continue reading Youth Sector Releases Politically Inspired Banger “Run”

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Eve Minor

Today is International Women’s Day. Rock the Pigeon is celebrating with one of the most powerful female fronted acts we know, Even Minor. The 5-piece touring outfit, Eve Minor, fronted by Eve herself, are punk rock legends. Eve Minor’s new self-produced music video “Heroin” demands lots of attention. The video has a DIY feel to it that adds to the grungy and punk sound that … Continue reading Celebrate International Women’s Day with Eve Minor

Keep Score Releases Punk Track about Surviving NYC

“I wrote ‘Metropolitan’ the week I moved to New York City. I was in-between jobs, didn’t know how to navigate the city, and only knew a handful of people. I spent that week hidden away in my empty apartment with my acoustic guitar and extreme anxiety.” – Pete Iannitto  Keep Score is out with a new indie-rock track titled “Metropolitan.” The song could be called … Continue reading Keep Score Releases Punk Track about Surviving NYC

NIP Releases 90’s Inspired Punk Song “Bear Pit”

“The song ‘Bear Pit’ was inspired by 90’s US punk which I grew up listening to, and it’s about facing up to consequences and realising that your actions have an effect on others. Sooner or later you’ll have to face the ‘Bear Pit’.” – NIP NIP has spent a lot of time performing in different London punk bands. He has now decided to do a … Continue reading NIP Releases 90’s Inspired Punk Song “Bear Pit”

Death by Horse’s ‘Summer’s Up’ Is Punchy Swedish Pop Punk

Death by Horse’s ‘Summer’s Up’ is a punchy, attitudinal interpretation of pop punk. This is a fun little tune from the Swedish rockers. As many Swedes do, these guys seem to have an affinity for the garage rock genre, but these guys are bringing a poppier, spunkier flavor to that sound. The female-led performance further separates these guys from the crowd. They have a meaningfully … Continue reading Death by Horse’s ‘Summer’s Up’ Is Punchy Swedish Pop Punk

Pedro the Lion’s ‘The Quietest Friend’ Is the Most Introspective Indie Rock

Pedro the Lion’s ‘The Quietest Friend’ is some deep, folky indie rock from this prolific singer-songwriter. “In August 2016,” a press release reads, “during what he now recognizes as his lowest point, David Bazan was touring the country alone in an aging minivan and found himself in his hometown of Phoenix.” Before taking off the next morning “Bazan gave himself the gift of a quick … Continue reading Pedro the Lion’s ‘The Quietest Friend’ Is the Most Introspective Indie Rock