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Back to the 2000s: Avril Lavigne’s “Bite Me”

For this week’s singles review, it seems we are discussing the fashionable return of Avril Lavigne. In a bid to stay majorly relevant among the revitalised punk scene that is happening right now, Sk8er Boi punk-queen has since signed with Travis Barker’s DTA Records, and released snap-and-heel single of “Bite Me” in quick succession.

Since becoming more than acquainted with rap-punk protege Mod Sun, Lavigne has since eclipsed her days of bittersweet melodies – which comes with growing up – and entered the territory of angsty pop-punk yet again because it’s come full circle and returned in emphatic fashion.

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Nothing says the revitalisation of a genre than rekindling one of the old flames that was at the forefront of it all at the start of the 2000s. Certainly, the combination of Lavigne and Barker is a worthy team to bring it all back. Nostalgia for the ages.

Anyone up for sticking on MTV again?

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Travis Barker’s House of Horrors: Halloween Special

In all to celebrate the works of pop-punk, punk and alternative rock/rap collaborations, Barker brings along a list of punk confidantes including Machine Gun Kelly, Avril Lavigne, Mark Hoppus and Iann Dior.

Happy Halloween folks! You can grab it on stream afterwards until midnight tonight only if you wanted to share the live experience.

This show didn’t certainly do things by halves either – with mass projections brought into costume and make-up, lighting rigging, set props and camera work. With Barker adhering to many costume changes during the night – including a Squid Game-inspired performance set with Blackbear – it is certainly worth all the spooky twists and turns it takes throughout the hour and half or so length.

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Machine Gun Kelly’s Return: ‘Papercuts’

In an apt return to the world of punk, Machine Gun Kelly has come back to the threshold with his latest single, ‘Papercuts.’ Maintaining the status quo, Kelly rightfully rejoins with drumming prodigy, Travis Barker has ‘Papercuts‘ embarks on a new perilous journey into the pop-punk scene. Again.

After the enormity and success of his 2020 affair of Tickets To My Downfall, he’s righteously back with a second helping.

With a cleaner production, and a deeper depth of perception, it portrays a deeper distinction of artist and music.

Although not as prolific as his original singles from TTMD with the likes of Bloody Valentine and Concert For Aliens, with a not-as-prolific catchy chorus equipped with it, it brings a telling sign to Coulson’s approach to his second punky album.

If it brings the same fantastic anarchy as TTMD, then I’m all for it.

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KID BRUNSWICK – XFOREVER Album Review

Surrounding chaos, thumping swirls of bass and hideous thoughts of consciousness, KID BRUNSWICK blows up in the best way possible with his sophomore album,The Feel.

STOP FOCUSING ON NEGATIVE THINGS.

Taking respiratory aid with Kenny Hoopla, Dead Poet Society and POORSTACY, KID BRUNSWICK is the next listing in the rock charter to coast with angry electronica, ominous transparency and a defying character of mixing up the genre of rock into an eclipse of everything else.

4am, Prescription Kid and Bipolar Rhapsody are among the favourites to bring this new young talent into the punk lore of sharing the surrounding chaos of our lifestyle choices. Posing as all-nighter anthems, it tackles negativity, alcoholism and vulnerability, with the cacophony of music fanatics making comparisons to Yungblud. It’s uncanny when you hear their voices alongside one another – angsty, accentuated and embellished.

Merely a few songs deep in his album, Bipolar Rhapsody tops the lot for me with its explosive end-quarter with self-titled and self-proclaimed The Feel bringing in the polar opposite of extent this new project brings to KID BRUNSWICK’s range of work.