An Interview With / The Penny Antics /

The Penny Antics - Guilty PleasuresSo glad to bring this back! An Interview With is a series which I would love to bring to EHS a lot more, but due to having a proper job that isn’t involved in music takes up a lot of time (and I’ve recently started a long term save as Manager of Chelmsford City in Football Manager 2016, but less said about that the better [I’m doing really well, currently 4th in the league]) so I’m unable to get out there to do my thang properly. HOWEVER, the latest interview comes from fellow Essex band The Penny Antics who I raved about not too long ago because of their solid new single ‘Guilty Pleasures’. Huge thanks to Lewis from The Penny Antics for taking the time to answer these questions, and also a big thanks to you for reading. Much love to you all.

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Essex has a Pretty Great Music Scene Y’Know

THE EDGELast Thursday I went to The Edge in Basildon Town Centre to check out performances from three local acts: Dubious Misfits, Origami Noise and Jet Pack*.  The night was hosted by Hippy Joe, and it was awesome. You might not know any of the venues, bands and local legends I just mentioned in that last sentence, but this is an article all about how my hometown of Basildon, Essex has become home to a music scene that once started off stuck in a Metallic rut, but has since blossomed into something very special. Continue reading “Essex has a Pretty Great Music Scene Y’Know”

Hot New Bands / #5 / The Penny Antics

The Penny Antics - Guilty PleasuresHOT NEW BANDS is a series in which a particular band gets bigged up by yours truly every (nearly every) Wednesday. So far I’ve raved about No Hot Ashes, NARCS, Kassassin Street and Consolers, and today for the fifth addition to the list I’m very excited to proudly introduce you to THE PENNY ANTICS. These guys are a duo from my own home county of Essex and they perform a kind of grunge/punk rock that’s sure to get your blood pumping and your head banging. Awesome.

Having performed all over the place for the past year, The Penny Antics have been steadily growing a fanbase that appreciates their energetic and fist-pumpingly good live performances. They currently have a debut album in the works and their single Guilty Pleasures has a music video too. Sounds like these guys know how to get shit done. Continue reading “Hot New Bands / #5 / The Penny Antics”

Change The Channel by Zublue \ EP Review

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Zublue is a trio from Essex and this is their upcoming debut EP Change The Channel. I’ve only changed the channel only three times in my lifetime; the first was during an episode of Wacky Races when Dick Dastardly and Muttley clearly won the race for the first time and had it taken away from them, the second was when I came home and found my sister watching The Kardashians, and the third was on Easter Sunday when that awful film with the rabbits all killing eachother was on Channel 5. Anyway, as well as being from my personal ends of Essex Zublue are also influenced by the likes of Foo Fighters, Nirvana and Pearl Jam, and describe themselves as a Dave Grohl stunt double, a man “armed with a quiff of dangerous height” and a bassist who holds his bass the wrong way. Awesome.

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