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

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.


An interesting historical document that gives a (literally) rough idea of what the Dead Kennedys sounded like as a five-piece.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

Ceremony – In the Spirit World Now

Whilst the album’s possibly unlikely to stand the test of time as one of the band’s best, there’s no question that their desire to move forward rather than stand still has produced one of the year’s most interesting and innovative albums.

Uniform & The Body – Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back

Established industrial collaborators fail to break new ground. That being said, die-hard fans of both bands and industrial and electronic music in general may want to check this out.

Colored Moth – DIM

The record does not ooze originality, but it is very pleasurable to listen to and a lot of fun.

Self Defense Family – Performative Guilt

“Performative Guilt sees Self Defense Family successfully opting for a far more personal and confessional songwriting style.”

Touché Amoré – Dead Horse X

LA post-hardcore greats successfully re-record their debut.

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