Greg Hyde

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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 – 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.

ZAHN – ZAHN

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

LOWER AUTOMATION – LOWER AUTOMATION

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.

METZ – ATLAS VENDING

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.

MONO – BEFORE THE PAST • LIVE FROM ELECTRICAL AUDIO

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

DEAD KENNEDYS – IGUANA STUDIOS REHEARSAL TAPE – SAN FRANCISCO 1978

An interesting historical document that gives a (literally) rough idea of what the Dead Kennedys sounded like as a five-piece.

Alexis SF Marshall from Daughters

Greg Hyde speaks to Daughters’ Alexis SF Marshall about touring, songwriting, and finally getting to be a ‘middle rung’ band.

John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies – Halloween: Expanded Edition

The established maestro of movie scores makes a triumphant return to form.

Tunic – Complexion

One of the best debut albums I’ve heard for quite some time.

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