Underground Punk – Round-Up Review #2

I’m a big fan of punk music in general and I did a round-up review of underground punk music on our website earlier this year. I’m always looking to check out new music, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to check out some more underground punk bands. The artists featured below feature different elements in their sound, but they all have elements of punk of some sort within their music, so there should be something here for everyone into this genre of music.

By Jane Howkins

Photo by Jesse Grossi

Jesse Grossi – Sorry

Sorry is the first song on my list, with the track being an upbeat, ska-punk song created by Californian musician and singer- songwriter Jesse Grossi. It’s a really catchy song and I enjoyed the ska rhythm running throughout the piece – it sounds quite atypical in that there don’t appear to be any brass instruments present, but the guitar melodies are amazing and the track truly has a summery feel to it – it’s very evocative and you can really imagine yourself dancing along to Sorry on a Californian beach. Jesse seems to be quite proficient at writing and releasing songs so make sure you check out his website and socials below for more information!

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Wham! Bam – Outlaw Love

Wham! Bam! are a bit different from the other bands on the list, with their music also having a grungy feel to it. The band are a collaborative effort between South African musician Nico Tourelle and Gideon Kretschmer who resides in the Channel Islands. As well as the grungy sound, the song also has elements of punk and rock and roll and Wham! Bam! have a really unique sound to their music, with the vocals consisting entirely of vocal harmonies sung by both musicians. This lends a catchy feel to the song and it’s fantastic to hear a band trying something different, especially when they’re both based so far away from each other. Find out more here.

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Jesse Grossi – Grow Up

The next song on this list is another track by the aforementioned Jesse Grossi, with this song being called Grow Up. Grow Up is a little different to Sorry, with the song having more of a straight up punk feel to it. It’s quite a melodic song and it has more of a pop-punk sound to it than a hardcore punk vibe and it’s great to hear Jesse branching out and trying different styles. The vocals suit the song well and the guitar melodies and rhythm also sound fantastic. Check out Jesse’s website and his socials below.

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Luke Seymoup – Knife

Luke Seymoup is an Australian punk musician who creates his own pop-punk songs – he’s gained some traction recently within the music scene and looks set to hit the big time soon, so I thought it was time to check out his new song, Knife. This is the third release in a trilogy of songs (with the other two tracks being Friends Fall Apart & Average), with Knife having a darker feel to it. In terms of the music, the song is a pop-punk song with a classic pop-punk feel to it – fans of this type of music should love it. You can find his website here.

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Gentlemen Jackals – Preacher’s Son

Gentlemen Jackals are a Scottish rock band from Dunfermline who have something of a garage rock feel to their music, however there are also elements of punk in their music as well, with a sense of rock and roll attitude present that suits the punk genre right down to the ground. Preacher’s Son is their latest release and contains an upbeat, stomp of a rhythm. Lyrically, the song is about gun violence, showing a political side to the band, which fits the punk theme well. Check out their social media sites below.

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The Bare Mininum – Woah

Woah is possibly the heaviest song on this list, with the track having more of a hardcore/melodic hardcore feel to it. The Bare Minimum are a punk band from Toronto and manage to mix heavy riffs with a melodic sound. Woah kicks off immediately with a frantic rhythm and some killer guitars – the vocals are quite raw sounding but that suits the style of song perfectly. Despite this, there are some singalong moments and we can imagine The Bare Minimum being fantastic live so we hope they come to these shores at some point! Their website can be found here and their social media pages are below.

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