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New Noise Magazine 'Hardcore Heart' interview...

'A Hardcore Heart' author David Gamage loves hardcore music, of this there is no doubt. A veteran of obscure UK hardcore bands of the ’90s, Gamage decided to document a decade of experience, and Tom Osman of New Noise Magazine asked him a few questions about it all…

Packed with first-hand stories and unpolished nuggets, this hefty but very-readable book plots a path through UKHC in the ‘90s as it developed into an underground scene.


Focusing on the people; artists, promoters, venues, record labels and fanzines, and following the evolution of the author’s bands, it looks at the intricacies of the post-punk genre and bursts with ‘straight from the horse’s mouth’ hardcore anecdotes that’ll keep you turning the pages.


You’ll read about touring and gigs with hundreds of bands, including Green Day, NOFX, Alice Donut, Jailcell Recipes, The BBMFs, Majority Of One, Spermbirds, The Babies Three, Understand, Samiam, Down By Law, Alloy, Hot Water Music, Bob Tilton, Tribute, Discount, Blue Tip, Leiah, Leatherface, Spy Versus Spy, Hunter Gatherer, Dismemberment Plan, Burning Airlines, Piebald and many more.


If you were ever in a band, then you’ll recognise and empathise with much of the narrative. And if you’ve wondered what it would be like to tour and release records at the underdog end of the alternative music scene, then this book will take you on an invigorating and enlightening roller-coaster ride.


Officially launched back on 14th February 2023, Valentine’s Day, this book is a love letter the hardcore scene with all its friendships, frailty and positive possibilities.

You can pick up a copy here.

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