The Team

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Name: Dan Stoten
Based: London
Expert Area: Festival guru and Editor-in-Chief (organiser extraordinaire)
TPA Member since: Day one…
About: Our Editor loves nothing more than to spend his weekends in a field somewhere being consistently deafened by the best in punk, ska and reggae. Having no actual musical talent himself meant he turned his attentions to writing about it, setting up The Punk Archive back in 2013 from his bedroom.
Favourite bands: The Story So Far, NoFX, The Skints, A Day To Remember, Rise Against, Neck Deep, EMP!RE, Red City Radio, The Menzingers, PUP, Mad Caddies, Less Than Jake, Colt 45

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Name: Jamie Kerr
Based: Birmingham
Expert Area: Live music photography, festival drunkard and resident pop punk expert who’s also partial to a bit of hardcore and math rock. Also our News & Singles Editor.
TPA Member since: March 2014
About: After numerous half-arsed efforts to play in bands during his teenager years, Jamie decided to spend the next 10 years attending countless gigs watching his favourites play live instead. Exploring and photographing abandoned buildings then became a keen pastime for a while but his eye was quickly turned when the opportunity to photograph bands came along.
Favourite bands: Neck Deep, Architects, blink-182, The Wonder Years, Issues, Enter Shikari, Thrice, Saosin, And So I Watch You From Afar, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!

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Name: Adam DT
Based: Bristol
Expert Area: Noisecore, Mathcore, Hardcore, A Tonal/Experimental stuff, Post-Rock, Stoner Rock, Blues
TPA Member since: 2014
About: Probably the tallest member of TPA, Adam got his degree in music and proceed to disappear into a cloud of pretentious loop based A Tonal noise. He emerges from time to time to give his opinion on any sort of music offered to him, mainly turning his blurry focus onto the various albums that fall into the “Metal” category.
Favourite bands: Tom Waits, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Lightning Bolt, Colour Haze, Code Orange (although these names change pretty regularly!)

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Name: Ben Chapman
Based: Bristol
Expert area: Arriving promptly. Teamwork. Rubbish puns.
TPA Member since: January 2014
About: Ben enjoys listening to, over-analysing, or just vaguely bobbing his head to most varieties of music. He also likes to play bass, mess around on guitars with friends, and indulge his ever-growing soft spot for dogs whenever possible.
Favourite bands: Blur, Delta Sleep, Sunny Day Real Estate, Cap’n Jazz, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Drive Like Jehu, This Town Needs Guns, Algernon Cadwallader, Yes

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Name: Lee Morton
Based: London
Expert Area: Skate-Punk, Nu-Metal
TPA Member since: January 2015
About: Defiantly fighting the battle against growing old by going to as many gigs as possible, and generally acting like a teenager (or idiot as his girlfriend would say…).
Favourite bands: Suicidal Tendencies, Rancid, NoFX, Beastie Boys, Korn

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Name: Kate Campbell
Based: Sydney, Australia
Expert Area: Australiana, party and RNB supaclub.
TPA Member since: January 2016
About: When not requesting learning Yellowcard covers from her bandmate in Angus & Julia Stoned, Kate is at as many Australian punk/hardcore gigs as she can be and also saves to go to overseas festivals to watch her favourite punk bands and drink shitty American beer out of shoes.
Favourite bands: Cancer Bats, Propagandhi, Luca Brasi, The Hotelier, Refused

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Name: Quinn
Based: London
Expert Area: Pop-punk / punk rock
TPA Member since: August 2014
About: Quinn is the former drummer of The Rivalries, currently hosts The Wasting Time Podcast and plays in Stinebeck with former British Teeth guitarist James Farrelly and former Janowski bassist Colin Henderson. He started his first band at 15 and has played in several bands since, gigging throughout the UK and Europe. With a preference for pop-punk, Quinn loves all forms of punk rock and wider music in general.
Favourite bands: blink-182, Broadway Calls, The Lippies, Manic Street Preachers, The Filaments, Star Fucking Hipsters, Rancid, Cock Sparrer

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Name: Will Bright
Based: Brighton
Expert area: ‘90s-esque alt ’n’ grunge
TPA Member since: September 2015
About: Punk rocker since early teens, like all the other punk rockers out there, Will plays bass in a punk rock band because he sucks at all the other instruments and he’s not the best at bass either. He loves to write, and he loves music. Makes sense that he works in a pub.
Favourite bands: Dinosaur Jr, The Cure, Eels, PJ Harvey, Smashing Pumpkins [2punk4u]

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Name: Toby Walkley
Based: London
Expert Area: Sound engineering and record production
TPA Member since: March 2015
About: Toby loves recording new and unsigned bands, writing short fiction novels and occasionally gracing the stages of backwards venues with the odd performance on guitar and vocals.  He’s most happy when lost in the stacks of record stores, finding long forgotten vinyl.
Favourite bands: Propagandhi, Future Of The Left, Iggy And The Stooges, Scratch Acid, Echo And The Bunnymen

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Name: Jonnie Miller
Based: South West UK
Expert Area: Film
TPA Member since: 2014
About: Jonnie spends the summer months in as many fields as possible, listening to as much music as possible with a refreshing can of tent-warmed cider in hand. Throughout the remainder of the year that time is replaced with extensive film and marathon TV series watching, with as many gigs as the bank balance will allow.
Favourite bands: Flogging Molly, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Bruce Springsteen…Taylor Swift, Coldplay

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Name: Homer Kelly-Tarrant
Based: Brighton
Expert Area: Classic skate / ska / pop-punk and grunge
TPA Member since: September 2015
About: Homer, from London, sings and writes songs in a punk band in Brighton. When he’s not doing that, he writes things for other people, be they songs or reviews, learns TV and dreams about the festivals he’ll be putting on in 15 years or less.
Favourite bands: The Smashing Pumpkins, blink-182, Wu Tang Clan, The Story So Far, Dinosaur Jr, Beastie Boys

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Name: Jarrad Cox
Based: Sydney, Australia
Expert Area: Hardcore / Punk rock with a political slant
TPA Member since: January 2016
About: Jarrad grew up listening to punk rock whilst surrounded mostly by the kind of people who never stop talking about Tool. He now relishes any chance he gets to discuss (and occasionally rant) about punk. He once wrote pretty terrible plays but now much prefers to write about music.
Favourite bands: Propagandhi, Bad Religion, Reagan Youth, Modern Life Is War, Nine Inch Nails, Madball

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Name: Irene McLean
Based: Southend-on-Sea
Expert Area: Leaping over tall buildings and talking (a lot)
TPA Member Since: May 2016
About: As a nipper, Irene was force fed an aural diet of Kiss, The Ramones, Metallica and Frank Sinatra: hence today’s confused musical tastes. She once learned and forgot forgot how to play guitar, winning first prize at school for music without having a clue how to read a note. She sings her heart out as often as possible. Sometimes in front of people.
Favourite Bands: Please don’t hold her to something as permanent as a list. She just can’t commit. But here’s a selection of her gigs for 2016: The King Blues, Lonely The Brave, Biffy, Rudimental, Sigur Ros, Trash Boat, MK and Aurora.

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Name: Mikaelie A. Evans
Based: Melbourne, Australia
Expert Area: The bar… Music journalism
TPA Member since: June 2016
About: After realising that she spent more time out at live shows (and still does) than focusing on beginning her own band, Mikaelie was encouraged to start writing about music events. Already filling her copious scrapbooks with poetry and doodling, it was a good idea. Still in awe of her bass guitar, Mikaelie also enjoys yoga, painting and apple cider.
Favourite bands: The Modern Lovers, Richard Hell and The Voidoids, The Stooges, Patti Smith, Pennywise, Black Flag.

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Name: Dave Mullins
Based: Perth, Australia
Expert Area: Punk rock and metal
TPA Member since: June, 2016
About: Dave comes from a background of playing bass in terrible punk bands, but has since graduated to playing bass terribly in a metalcore band. After studying communications he sought a career in journalism, but has since realised people don’t read things anymore. Dave spends his spare time diving in the ocean and thinks that sharks are just awesome.
Favourite Bands: NoFX, Sublime, No Use For A Name, Soulfly, Pantera

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Name: Montana Tudor
Based: Torquay, Australia (‘Straya mate)
Expert Area: Punk, writing and using humour to avoid difficult situations
TPA Member since: June 2016
About: Having no musical abilities herself, Montana lives vicariously through the musical abilities of others by running her own music management label, Wonderland, while reviewing gigs in Melbourne and along The Surf Coast. You’ll often find her being thrown around in a mosh, rolling around in a field at a festival while collecting sticks as she goes along (it’s a long story, don’t ask). Her favourite things are: Music, beer, festivals, mates, the pub, reading toilet graffiti, writing, collecting sticks and beer.
Favourite bands: Fugazi, Motorhead, The Stooges, The Doors, Dead Kennedys, Cosmic Psychos, Black Flag, Bowie, The Peep Tempel, Radio Birdman, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Bennies, Macondo Blowout and a shit load more, don’t ask her to choose favourites!

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Name: Duncan Stevenson
Based: Adelaide, Australia
Expert Area: The levels of potato production in the Caucuses: 1920 – 1925; and 80/90s Hardcore Punk.
TPA Member since: June 2016
About: Duncan has been listening to the same type of music for too long. He tried playing in a punk band once but realistically didn’t have the drive or energy (he was a lazy bastard) to really make a go of it. Luckily for him a number of people in the city he lived in did, and were really good at it, leading him to be able to see a number of bands growing up whenever he wanted. Duncan shares his life with his wife Lauren and their two kids. All three of these people have a better taste in music than he does. Duncan now spends his life drinking too much, listening to obscure Nordic noise records and smelling faintly like cabbage. If you want to know anything about the 1921 Kronstadt Rebellion or mid to late 90s Adelaide punk/hardcore bands, he’ll bore you with too much information.
Favourite bands: Raised Fist, Propagandhi, Failures, Mindsnare, Price of Silence, Jets To Brazil, The Hold Steady, No Fun At All, Refused, Les Savy Fav, The Vandals, Where’s The Pope?, Breach, Texas Is The Reason, Fucked Up, Comeback Kid, MDC, Jungle Fever, Descendents, Strife, Better Than A Thousand, Charles Bronson and many, many more.

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Name: Claire Coward
Based: London
Expert Area: Early 00’s emo, anything Scandinavian or Scottish, alt and indie
TPA Member since: June 2016
About: Studied journalism in Liverpool with the aim to become a full time music journalist (..never quite happened). Originally from Cumbria, moved to London in 2014 in pursuit of adventure and music. Drummer. Broad range of musical taste, penchant for emo music and not ashamed to admit it! Lover of accents.
Favourite bands: Coheed & Cambria, Fall Out Boy, The Rasmus, Kill Hannah, DON BROCO, AFI, The Audition, Haim, Blessthefall, Prides, blink-182, Elvis (The King) Presley, to name some long standing staples. Currently loving The Xcerts, Tom Odell, Cathfish & the Bottlemen and Creeper.

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Name: Vicky Handley
Based: Worcester, UK
Expert Area: Emo and punk
TPA Member since: July 2016
About: Having no musical talent and having plenty of opinions, Vicky recently decided to embark on writing these opinions down. Currently studying Criminology and Psychology, Vicky’s loves include passionately pointing her finger at punk shows, her pet bunny, Buzz, and singing, really really badly.
Favourite bands: The Menzingers, Touche Amore, Moose Blood, The Smith Street Band, Creeper.

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Name: Sheldon Sinnamon
Based: Basingstoke, UK
Expert Area: Poetry, films, pool and comedy
TPA Member since: August 2016
About: Sheldon lives by writing poetry under the alias King Of Clowns. He loves going to gigs/festivals and seeing as many enjoyable bands as he can. He likes anything from classical, jazz, all the way to death metal…he likes being diverse. He’s also a film junkie and a pool fanatic.
Favourite bands: Enter Shikari, Bullet For My Valentine, Asking Alexandria, The Doors, The Front Bottoms, Attila, The Smiths, Korn, Bring Me The Horizon, Twenty One Pilots, Escape The Fate.

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Name: Kami Provan
Based: Edinburgh
Expert Area: Old School Punk
TPA Member since: January 2017
About: I grew up listening to the first wave of punk bands and have never lost the excitement I got from those songs. I’m now half a century old and still seeking out new bands that can recreate that feeling I had when I first heard New Rose.
Favourite bands: The Clash, Ramones, The Damned, Rancid, Cock Sparrer, Stiff Little Fingers, Sex Pistols, The Specials, Dropkick Murphys, UK Subs, Vibrators & The Cramps

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