Ungagged Bands

The Agitator

Are you agitated? You should be… This rabble-rousing act feature 24yr-old Derek Meins on vocals, accompanied by both Robert Dylan Thomas and ‘T-Train’ on thunderous double-drums. Derek’s force-of-nature voice and rallying-call songs are unashamedly political but aim to inspire and energise rather than dictate some dubious ideology. The Agitator’s music is stripped-down, loud and in […]

Ungagged Bands


  A sound born in a storm. This is what happened when a bird fell from the sky and foxes followed us home. This is supernatural, homespun honesty. This is soup, at 4am. This is a map of the stars that trace our fate. This is paprika tea. This is animal instinct. This is our […]

Ungagged Bands

Chess Smith

Chess Smith, a singer-songwriter based in Kent, began her career working with local bands in London and the southeast. Her talent, strong work ethic and infectious personality soon brought her to the attention of international songwriter and producer Ben Copland. Ben mentored Chess, shaping her as the voice of electronica outfit ‘Mooli’ and wrote, produced […]

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Husky Tones

Husky Tones’ punk blues style favours the common rawness, simplicity and emotion shared between the punk and blues genres. Live it is delivered by the unique set up of a female drummer singer Victoria Bourne and guitarist Chris Harper. Their approach to music styles mirrors what they love as audience members: inventive, individual and fully […]

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Max Newland

Max Newland is not a professional writer, speaker, scholar, or columnist. Max is a cashier at a local food Co-Op and lives in Washington, USA (The west coast one with the mountains) with his wife and cat, Cassie and Lydia respectively. After training in acting and theatre for six years in his early adult life, […]


“FAKE NEWS” -propaganda churned by the Bernays school, owns your mind

‘Member WMDs? I remember. “Fake News” — it’s Propaganda, but not from Russia Fake news is everywhere now, so everybody must have an idea. I am developing on the fact that fake news isn’t just an honest crusade against hoaxes, but a deliberate and dangerous attempt at censorship. Things you hear like fake news, conspiracy theories, Corbyn unelectable, […]

Ungagged Fiction


The sky is low and grey and wet today. I walk as fast as my middle aged legs will take me towards the warmth of the overcrowded train, meeting no-one’s eye from the moment I leave my warm, tidy flat. Last night I watched TV as I do every night. It doesn’t entertain me. I […]