A review of Convent Crescent by Adam "Pancake"Hollingworth

So, a little belated (I had other books to finish!), but I finally finished Convent Crescent, the debut novel from Dischords Chris Newton and Zowie Swan, and from start to finish it was a fully captivating read!
So here's my review of this fine work of fiction. I have known Dischord a number of years and am fortunate enough to call them close friends but don't let that fool you into thinking I went into this with a positive bias.
I had a fair idea of what to expect from their short film released in 2018 and knowing them for a number of years I expected horror and horror is what I got! From the very first moment Newton and Swan invite you into the lives of the main protagonists of Adam, Lilith and their Grandfather, Bryn, and the spooky setting of The Mordrake. The characters are well rounded and have a lot of depth. Whereas some novels the characters can be somewhat wooden and unbelievable each character has a sense of their own identity who all have relatable personalities and …

Lickerish all dayer

For something that was planned so long ago it seemed to suddenly pop up and announce itself to us all before we were all ready, This day being on the whole all completely organised by Adam and his relentless pursuit of the right bands to make it work stressed and fussed over it in the days leading up to the big day but he needn't have, everything ran smoother then the black ice that was forming around us outside on a freezing cold day.
We had decided right from day one that if we were going to put on a gig it wasn't going to be any one style of music, why be so exclusive when we don't have to be, after all, we're fans of a lot of different styles of music so sticking to one didn't make any sense, if we were going to do this it had to be a broad spectrum, because music is a celebration and we should do all we can to celebrate it in all of it's many variations, and so a punk, metal, hardcore, grindcore collection of outstanding bands slowly came together.

And so…

A wonderfull discoverie of awesome

When we first met up with Dischord one of the first things they said was "you might not like this" but having been continually amazed by every release thus far we just became more curious,
When they played something they thought would scare us off, we became even more curious, and so a game of cat and mouse ensued with the band trying to warn us away and in return we became the proverbial moth to the flame, not out of sheer bloody minded stubborn petulance but because the more they opened the concept to us the more we fell in love, and we'd only heard 2 songs at this point, good day that 😊
And now here we are, the day before release, if you want to hear those very same 2 songs then head over to the bands Facebook page, or wait till tomorrow and let this entire Dischord and friends Various Artists mix of styles wash over you in a way you couldn't dare expect.
Watch the video, it became a book which then became a soundtrack, you'll realise that boundaries are jus…

Convent Crescent

If you haven't heard of Dischord your circle must be very small, here we have a band that can't and won't sit still and we don't want them to because they're too bloody good to just be happy with what they have, they instinctively push their boundries to limits that take them out of their comfort zone and that is where they excel, flourish and amaze, and we haven't even spoken about them as a live unit yet, if you haven't seen them live you need to fix that asap.
So to Convent Crescent, from here we'll redirect you to The Punk Site and Just Some Punk Songs respectively so you can get their take on the outstanding outfit that are Dischord.
You can get a pre-order package from the band directly on their Facebook page.

The Prologue

Dischord - Director's Cut 

Its been a while (Archive)

Yes, it's been a while since we last did any archive releases and we're a bit overdue but keep your eyes peeled for some nice surprises, things are already being put together to make that happen 🙂

Last Act Of A Desperate Man

For all of you raging metalheads who like your thrashy goodness to be raw, brutal, dark and heavy as a lead balloon then wrap yer lugs round the awesome Deathead from Ogden, Utah, of the United friggin States of America
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Deathead - Last Act Of A Desperate Man by Lickerish Records

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Last Act has landed

We've been fans of Deathead for some time now and it was a massive buzz to get the chance to re-release their Blessed In Blasphemy album in the UK , fast forward a few months and with the help of Doom Witch (aka BattleKath from the mighty BKZ) we have the new single "Last Act Of A Desperate Man" which is a great taster before the new EP comes out, either later on in the year or early next, this is awesome enough to keep you going until then.
Deathead - Last Act Of A Desperate Man by Lickerish Records