Greg Hyde


Greg Hyde is a freelance music and film writer living in South East London. His interests include noise-punk gigs and the books of John le Carre.

Articles by Greg Hyde

KEN mode – VOID

Overall, VOID shows KEN mode to be a band relentlessly focused on moving forward, rather than standing still, after nine albums.

Oxbow – Love’s Holiday

 Will Love’s Holiday ultimately stand out as one of Oxbow’s best albums? At this stage, I wouldn’t bet against it.

Fucked Up – One Day

Fucked Up have delivered a record that is an attention-grabbing, thoughtfully executed, and ultimately moving meditation on gentrification, grief, the passing of time, and the onset of early middle age.


Oxbow kindly take time out of their day to talk to Greg Hyde about their latest release ‘An Eternal Reminder of Not Today/Live at Moers’.

KEN mode – NULL

Canadian noise metal outfit continue innovating on their eighth album.

Why Patterns – Regurgitorium

Overall, Regurgitorium is a very impressive debut album. Why Patterns’ debut undoubtedly delivers the goods.  

GNOD – Hexen Valley

The new album from Salford’s finest isn’t their best work, but it still delivers the noise that fans of the band have come to know and love.

Eugene S Robinson from Buñuel

Eugene S Robinson explains what informed the making of Buñuel’s Killers Like Us.


“One of the most atmospheric albums you’ll hear all year.”


The album is one of the most energetic, confident, and fully formed debut punk rock albums that I’ve heard for quite some time.

tunic – Exhaling

No trace of sophomore slump in this blistering second album from Winnipeg’s best noise punk band.

Cloud Nothings – The Shadow I Remember

Satisfyingly punky indie rock from the Midwest.


Fourth full-length from frenetic Toronto noise punks.

Touché Amoré – Lament

Whilst I had some minor misgivings about it, Lament is still the best post-hardcore album that 2020 has given us, and it sees Touché Amoré maintain their status as the best post-hardcore band in the world.

Entry – Detriment

If you’re looking for music that reflects the current degenerative, regressive, dangerous state of the world, then this album does that and then some.

Jade Hairpins – Harmony Avenue

Uplifting power pop from Fucked Up’s core creative duo.

Less Win – Given Light

Innovative and spiky post-punk from Denmark.

Alex Vagenas from Krause

Greg Hyde talks to Alex Vagenas of Greek noise rockers Krause.

Bruxa Maria – Folklore, Hackney

The best gig I’ve seen so far this year . . . Bruxa Maria look set to become much bigger names within the UK’s growing psychedelic noise circuit.

The Great Black Shark – VOMIT

Dark debut from off-kilter Greek punks.


Japanese post-rockers revisit early gems with help from an old friend.

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