NEW VIDEO – Emissaries Of Syn – Invested Interest

By |October 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Filmed in their hometown of Conwy in North Wales, Emissaries Of Syn bring you a video for their song Invested Interest.
Taken off their International Split EP (on bandcamp) the band have enough strings to their bow to actually take a bow! In their relatively short existence they have played in Belgium, Russia, Holland, Czech, Germany and Rhyl…!

GIG REVIEW – 2 Sick Monkeys, Rabo De Toro, Emissaries Of Syn, Maines, Spam Javelin @ The Marine, Old Colwyn

By |September 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Tonight’s (almost) stellar line up of 2 Sick Monkeys, Rabo De Toro, Emissaries Of Syn, Maines, Spam Javelin was quite mouthwatering. This was reflected by the numbers in attendance here in the backroom of The Marine Hotel in Old Colwyn. The early start did not hinder the figures, with attendees not having yet latched on to the Manchester / Liverpool trend of turning up late to avoid the support acts… No supports here though, no room for egos in our punk scene…
As I’ve reviewed four the bands several times and play in the other one, I’d best leave it to Rich Phillips to described the evening…

Agrotoxico, The Restarts, + 4 @ The Alma, Bolton

By |August 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Agrotoxico, The Restarts, Emissaries of Syn, Tout Suite, Sonnet 13, Better Reality

photos by The Peaker

The boys from Brazil to Bolton, via the Czech Republic and Rebellion in Blackpool.  I’d only just seen the hardcore punks for the first time in their 25 year history last week at Obscene Extreme and now had the opportunity not only to see them up close and personal but support them too.  What a time to be alive/deaf!

GIG REVIEW – Easter All Dayer @ The Pot, Rhyl

By |March 31st, 2018|1 Comment


Rhyl is currently quite notorious for non-attendees. Once the hub of all things bright and musical during the Breeding Ground, Dudley Arms and Bar Blu days things have nosedived over the years with venues and bands struggling to justify the efforts involved in hosting gigs.
There are still great nights going on, but with so much choice for gig goers it’s easy to see a band ‘next time’. So today it was heartwarming to have a good attendance from the word Go and a pile of great bands to boot.

GIG REVIEW – Amsterdam Red Light District, Emissaries Of Syn, Morvo @ The North, Rhyl

By |March 4th, 2018|0 Comments


Four gigs in four days, I’d happily do one every day, such has been the quality of this run… Liverpool, Conwy, Liverpool and now Rhyl (which is like the rough parts of Liverpool but with plywood for windows). We are back at The North for a Sunday night gig arranged for touring French band Amsterdam Red Light District who gave the few of us watching a lesson in Performance.