Punk

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The Scientists, L-Fresh the Lion, Holiday Sidewinder: Australia’s best new music for May
Each month we add 20 new songs to our Spotify playlist. Read about 10 of our favourites here – and subscribe on Spotify, which updates with the full list at the start of each month

Nathan Jolly and Guardian Australia

07, May, 2021 @8:00 PM

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‘I’ve missed the crowdsurfers’: readers on the gigs they can’t wait to see
As Blossoms restart live music this weekend with a pilot event in Liverpool, readers tell us the bands they’ve been missing, from hardcore punk to jazz

Guardian readers

01, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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On the road with the trailblazing record label 2 Tone
Chalkie Davies’s 1979 shot of musicians from Madness, the Specials and the Selecter captures the cultural power of the emerging ska scene

Killian Fox

25, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘It reeked of hope and ambition’: 30 years of riot grrrl label Kill Rock Stars
Born in the Pacific north-west scene that produced grunge – but often in opposition to it – Kill Rock Stars pushed women to the front of the stage, and also gave Elliott Smith a platform

Daniel Dylan Wray

23, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘Nobody else could make this music’: the return of underground punks Rudimentary Peni
Namechecked in the Oscar-nominated Sound of Metal, frontman Nick Blinko explains how he negotiated serious mental health issues to make astounding visual art and music

Iain Aitch

20, Apr, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Robyn: how her banana-eating stage antics redefined my concept of punk
In our latest fan celebration, Katie Hawthorne recalls how a thrilling gig in a muddy field – and a fruit snack – encouraged her teenage self to follow her own eclectic musical tastes

Katie Hawthorne

14, Apr, 2021 @2:57 PM

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Platinum pop-punks the Offspring: 'We're outcasts among outcasts'
They scored a UK No 1 single and the biggest-selling independent album ever. Thirty-seven years into their career, the California band ponder middle-aged sex – and being denied respect

Stevie Chick

14, Apr, 2021 @9:02 AM

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The Members: how we made Sound of the Suburbs
‘At gigs we’d see all these punk kids from small towns who weren’t part of the metropolitan elite. I thought: “These people need a song”’

Interviews by Dave Simpson

12, Apr, 2021 @2:28 PM

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'I wanted to be a living work of art': why Jordan is the queen of punk rock style
Adam Ant claimed she invented punk, with a take on clothes that still shocks more than 40 years later. Now, as Maisie Williams plays her in Danny Boyle’s new series Pistol, Jordan’s story is finding a new audience

Lauren Cochrane

06, Apr, 2021 @7:11 AM

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Dry Cleaning: New Long Leg review - terrific post-punk poets of the everyday
Florence Shaw’s laconic spoken delivery is a highlight in a talented band making the quotidian exciting

Michael Hann

02, Apr, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Hayley Williams blazed a trail from teen angst to adult self-acceptance
The Paramore rebel was my idol at 13. Having made great music in the face of sexism and trauma, she is my idol now too

Jenessa Williams

29, Mar, 2021 @7:18 AM

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J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr's teenage obsessions: 'When I turned 13, I felt I had to drop out of society'
As he prepares to release Dinosaur Jr’s 12th studio album, the slacker icon discusses his conflicted attitude towards hippies and his unlikely affection for Harold and Maude and All My Children

As told to Dave Simpson

25, Mar, 2021 @3:00 PM

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