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Is something big happening in Norwich lately? It definitely seems like, with the spate of fanzines that have been flying out of it. Mild Peril‘s a prime example — as well as having a great title, there are interviews with the hardcore world and his wife and 8 whole pages of music reviews, which is exactly what I like out of a zine. (Never mind that it makes me feel like I’ve been living under a rock the past two years.) It also features a useful “Norwich Punk Rock Pin-Ups” section, showcasing the city’s prize punk kids for next time you’re lurking down the Marquee. Nil points for gobbing on your knuckledusters though. The zine’s queasy quota is filled by the Bad Tattoo Flash page, with its host of inked-in pole dancers, turkeys and phallic renderings — the stuff nightmares are made of. And for the more pastoral minded, there’s also a Gardening Notes page, so you can stop thinking about punk for five minutes and worry about pruning and frost damage instead.