Round One is nearly done, but not before Bullet For My Valentine, The Gaslight Anthem, SBTRKT and The Joy Formidable have their say.
Today’s Strictly New Band, Savages, recapture the darkly unhinged atmosphere of post-punk.
Kyle Prangnell and Joe Hill go head to head on new music from Friends, Tenacious D, Azealia Banks, Sigur Ros, and Spector and big questions about Florence Welch and The xx.
Strictly Punk returns with a history of The Turbo A.c.s, a review of the new Joey Ramone album, and Adam’s take on a punk rock Eurovision.
This week we let our imaginations run wild as we countdown the Top Ten finishers in our alternative (rock friendly) Eurovision song contest.
Do albums still matter and should we mourn their decline? Three of Strictly’s top writers weight in on a subject dear to so many music fans’ hearts as album sales slump to an 16-year-low.