JIMMY CLIFF IS BACK!

JIMMY CLIFF

For Immediate Release:

 

JIMMY CLIFF ANNOUNCES UK TOUR DATES & NEW ALBUM

 

"Reggae king Jimmy Cliff takes back his crown…Cliff cuts his best music in decades.” Rolling Stone

"Since 1972…Cliff has established himself as one of the most important — and profoundly influential — reggae artists ever to emerge from Jamaica.”- Stereogum

They say the world is spinning around -I say the world is upside down” Jimmy Cliff

 

 

Following his legendary appearance at Glastonbury Festival last year, Jimmy Cliff is set to return to the UK playing London’s indigO2 on May 18th and the Birmingham Ballroom on May 20th.

 

Singer, songwriter, musician and actor, Jimmy Cliff will be performing all of his greatest hits including “You Can Get It If You Really Want”, “The Harder they Come” (soundtrack to the film in which Jimmy starred) and “Many Rivers To Cross”.   The shows precede the release of his much-anticipated new album RE.BIRTH due this summer.

 

 

With a legacy stretching back nearly 50 years, the Honorable Jimmy Cliff is still standing as one of the prime movers and continuing shapers of modern music. With a catalogue that ranks among the most influential in global culture, Cliff  remains a forceful voice of power and conscience, creating new music as vital and vibrant as ever. Teamed with producer Tim Armstrong – the Rancid front man who has cited Cliff as his most admired artist – Cliff is set to release ‘RE.BIRTH’ his first full length album in seven years, a set which builds on his unparalleled history and points to a wide open future.

 

View a short clip about the new album here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=17IgE10P4fk

 

CONFIRMED TOUR DATES

14-17th March                    SXSW

13th April 2012                  COACHELLA

20th April 2012                  COACHELLA

18th May 2012                   indigO2 at The O2 London, UK

20th May 2012                   Ballroom, Birmingham, UK

23rd May 2012                   Mawazine Festival, Rabat, Morocco

25th May 2012                   Afro-Pfingsten Festival, Winterthur, Switzerland

26th May 2012                   Bataclan, Paris, France

 

 

Tickets are on sale now ranging from £20 – £45 + BF via www.ticketmaster.co.uk. Doors open 7pm.

 

www.jimmycliff.com

www.facebook.com/jimmycliffmusic

www.youtube.com/jimmycliffofficial

 

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UK SUBS PRINTS

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Click to enlargeThe ever-excellent Fishbones Glover (Fishbones Photography) who provided the photos for the U.K. Subs’ last studio album ‘Work In Progress’ is currently offering a magnificent limited edition U.K. Subs Canvas Print.

It features four stunning photos by Fish – of Charlie, Alvin, Jet and Jamie – and is strictly limited to TEN COPIES ONLY! Click the image to enlarge…

Priced at £90-00 plus £6-00 postage and packaging, this lovely printed canvas stretches over a 38mm true 100% pine gallery frame.

The canvas comes ready for hanging and measures 28" in height and 20" width. This is a never to be repeated piece of collectable Subs memorablia.More detaisl www.uksubstimeandmatter.net

 

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GIRLSCHOOL UK TOUR

Tickets

2nd March – Leamington, Assembly (UK)

 

Fri 2nd Mar Girlschool

The Assembly
Leamington Spa

Sat 3rd Mar Girlschool + Psychobabylon + Asomvel + NG26

Fibbers
York

Fri 9th Mar Girlschool

Manchester Academy
Manchester

Sat 10th Mar Girlschool

The Garage
London

Fri 23rd Mar Girlschool + Stop Stop

The Patriot Inn
Newbridge

Fri 15th Jun
Sun 17th Jun
Sonic Rock Solstice
See further details »

 

Penmaenau
Builth Wells

3rd March – York, Fibbers (UK)

9th March – Manchester, 03 Academy (UK)

10th March – London, Garage (UK)

23rd March – Crumlin, The Patriot, Wales (UK)

 

25th May – Rock Hard Festival (Germany)

 

8th June – Sweden Rock Festival (Sweden)

 

15th June –  Sonicrocksolstice Festival, Wales (UK)

 

17th June – Hellfest Festival (France)

 

15th September – EMF Festival (Luxembourg)

 

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RETROSONIC PODCAST

 we have now set up a Soundcloud page for the Retrosonic Podcast, where you can listen, download and pass comment. We've featured The Rezillos, The Playn Jayn, The Ruts, The Godfathers, Frowning Clouds, The Len Price 3, Dr. Feelgood, Chambers Brothers, The Jetsonics, Elephant Stone, Radio Birdman, The Carpettes, The Past Tense and The Saints amongst others. There's also a "Bonus Track" interview with legendary Rock Photographer Paul Slattery too. We hope you like it! http://soundcloud.com/retrosonic-podcast
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VIVE 6 IS OUT!

 JOHN LYDON & PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED?  The rise, fall and rebirth. As John Lydon prepares to re-stoke the fires of Public Image Limited, will it equal past glories? We talk to a host of people with varying opinions and look at the history of the seminal pioneering post-punks.   STIFF LITTLE FINGERS?  FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM  THE BUZZCOCKS  SLADE?  JOHN PEEL?  THE REZILLOS?  SUN RECORDS  THE RAMONES  JOHNNY MARR  THE SKINTS  DUFF McKAGAN  THE STRANGLERS  BOW WOW WOW?  THE CHAMELEONS  DROPKICK MURPHYS?  THE BOOMTOWN RATS  LEEE BLACK CHILDERS??     PLUS:?  FREE 14 TRACK CD W/?  FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM  DEMENTED ARE GO  THE SKINTS?  THE DOGS  PINK CIGAR?  THE MACHINES?  CRASHED OUT  & MANY MORE!    ORDER YOUR COPY NOW BY CLICKING HERE [http://www.mmtrack032.co.uk/15/link.php?M=4412485&N=2563&L=3729&F=T]  IN SHOPS (WH SMITHS, ALL GOOD NEWSAGENTS) NOW!     SUBSCRIBE (4 ISSUES & FREE CD!) NOW BY CLICKING HERE [http://www.mmtrack032.co.uk/15/link.php?M=4412485&N=2563&L=3277&F=T] AND GET ONE OF...     SHOTGLASS KILLERS’  ‘GHOST OF AN EMPTY BOTTLE’   BRIJETTE WEST’  ‘AND THE DESPERATE HOPEFULS’   THE HUMPERS’  ‘WAR IS HELL/MY MACHINE’   THE LOYALTIES’  ‘SO MUCH FOR SOHO’   CHOOSE ONE OF THESE FOUR BRAND NEW ALBUMS FREE FROM DEVILS JUKEBOX RECORDS WHEN YOU SUBSCRIBE TO VIVE LE ROCK FOR 4 ISSUES – ONE YEAR!   LIMITED TO FIRST 80 SUBSCRIBERS. PLEASE SPECIFY FIRST CHOICE OF CD WHEN ORDERING. TITLES SUBJECT TO AVAILABLITY, GIFT MAY VARY   PLUS, ALL NEW SUBSCRIBERS WILL BE ENTERED INTO A PRIZE DRAW TO WIN A FENDER DICK DALE SIGNATURE MALIBU SCE GUITAR!       ALSO, CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE VIVELEROCK.NET [http://www.mmtrack032.co.uk/15/link.php?M=4412485&N=2563&L=621&F=T] FOR WEB EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS, ALBUM REVIEWS, LIVE REVIEWS & PREVIEWS, INCLUDING:     ADAM ANT (WEB EXCLUSIVE) [http://www.mmtrack032.co.uk/15/link.php?M=4412485&N=2563&L=3278&F=T]   JOHNNY THUNDERS & THE HEARTBREAKERS (WEB EXCLUSIVE) [http://www.mmtrack032.co.uk/15/link.php?M=4412485&N=2563&L=3279&F=T]   COCKNEY REJECTS (NEW FILM 'EAST END BABYLON' PREVIEW) [http://www.mmtrack032.co.uk/15/link.php?M=4412485&N=2563&L=3280&F=T]   SHAM 69 & STIFF LITTLE FINGERS LIVE REVIEWS (WEB EXCLUSIVE) [http://www.mmtrack032.co.uk/15/link.php?M=4412485&N=2563&L=3281&F=T]   & loads more!  Unsubscribe me from this list [http://www.mmtrack032.co.uk/15/link.php?M=4412485&N=2563&L=83&F=T] 
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STIFF LITTLE FINGERS-VLR TOUR

  • Punk legends Stiff Little Fingers are featured in the latest issue of Vive Le Rock with a massive interview and history. Meanwhile they head out on their VIVE LE ROCK sponsored tour this March at-
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  • Wednesday, March 14
  • Lemon Tree
  • Aberdeen, Scotland (MAP)
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  • Saturday, March 17
  • Barrowland
  • Glasgow, Scotland (MAP)
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THE SDKINTS HIT ROAD!

 he Skints announce UK headline tour New album ‘Part & Parcel’ set for release 9th April, 2012  (Bomber Music)     www.facebook.com/theskints     London-based reggae & dub upstarts The Skints will embark on a long-awaited headline tour of the UK in October this year. All dates will be on sale from this Friday. Josh from the band has the following to say about The Skints’ excitement at announcing the run –     "We're extremely pleased and proud to announce that we'll be headlining our own tour this October in support of our new album "Part & Parcel"! These are easily the biggest headline slots we've ever done and we're so stoked to be doing a headline run after doing so many support slots with artists like Gym Class Heroes, Reel Big Fish, You Me at Six, Gogol Bordello… the list goes on! We can't wait to see what kinds of crazy cats will be at the shows to hang out, and after a few months of our record being out, this is gonna be a no holds barred, all singing, ALL dancing punky-reggae party! We're hitting all of our favourite UK cities, the other artists will be incredible, did I mention we're excited?"     The Skints will also be playing at Passing Clouds in London on 2nd March. The band release their second album ‘Part & Parcel’ on 9th April, 2012. Produced by Prince Fatty, the album mixes Jamaican styles with pop hooks, grimey raps, filthy basslines and a punk rock work ethic to create a sound familiar to newcomers, yet unique below the surface. The Skints’ first album ‘Live , Breathe, Build, Believe’ crossed the boundaries between the punk scene they grew up in and distinct reggae grooves, providing them with an underground hit.      HEADLINE DATES   Tue 02 Oct 2012     Bristol                     The Fleece              www.bristolticketshop.co.uk   Wed 03 Oct 2012    Cardiff                     Ifor Bach                 www.seetickets.com   Thu 04 Oct 2012     Nottingham            Maze                       http://bit.ly/x7CzAF   Fri 05 Oct 2012       Birmingham            Academy 2              www.gigsandtours.com   Sat 06 Oct 2012      Manchester             Academy 3              www.gigsandtours.com   Sun 07 Oct 2012     Glasgow                  King Tuts                 www.gigsinscotland.com   Mon 08 Oct 2012    Newcastle               Trillions     Tue 09 Oct 2012     Leeds                       Cockpit                    https://www.lunatickets.co.uk/   Wed 10 Oct 2012    Norwich                  Norwich Arts Centrewww.gigsandtours.com   Thu 11 Oct 2012     London                    The Scala                www.gigsandtours.com      FURTHER LIVE DATES   Fri 02 March 2012  Vibes & Pressure at Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Road, London E8 4AA  https://www.facebook.com/events/277055105701632/      SUPPORTING YOU ME AT SIX – March 2012          SAT        17           O2 Academy              Leicester  SUN       18           Rock City                    Nottingham  TUE        20           O2 Academy              Bournemouth  WED      21           Westland Centre        Yeovil  FRI          23           Great Hall                 Cardiff  SAT        24           University Guild of Students       Liverpool  SUN       25           O2 Academy              Newcastle Upon Tyne  TUE        27           SECC Hall 3                Glasgow  WED      28           Apollo                         Manchester  THU       29           Apollo                        Manchester  SAT        31           The Ballroom             Birmingham  April 2012             SUN       01           The Ballroom             Birmingham  MON     02           Brixton Academy        London  TUE        03          Brixton Academy        London    
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DeRELLAS SINGLE/TOUR

 The DeRellas "STICK IT TO THE MAN TOUR" new single out in Mach                                                     Thursday 15th March - DNA Cafe, Brussels, BELGIUM Friday 16th March - Hauptquartier, Aachen, GERMANY Saturday 17th March - Schäferei, Schaffhausen, SWITZERLAND Sunday 18th March - Les Passagers du Zinc, Besançon, France Monday 19th March - Thunderbird Lounge, St Etienne, FRANCE Tuesday 20th March -  United Club, Torino, ITALY (with the FLESHTONES) Wednesday 21st March - Titty Twister, Villadossola, ITALY Thursday 22nd March - to be confirmed, ITALY Friday 23rd March - to be confirmed, ITALY Saturday 24th March - Shack Club, Codroipo, Udine, ITALY Friday 30th March - Nambucca, London UK                             www.facebook.com/thederellas  www.thederellas.com                                               
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MC5 MICHAEL DAVIS-RIP

Vive Le Rock only recently interviewed this rock n roll legend. our thoughts go out to his family and friends.

MC5 Bassist Michael Davis Dead at 68

The rock band rose to prominence from 1964 to 1972, making waves with incendiary anti-establishment lyrics and a blistering early-punk sound.

Michael Davis, the bassist of legendary rock band the MC5, has died of liver failure, his wife said Saturday. He was 68.

Davis died at Enloe Medical Center in Chico, Calif., on Friday afternoon after a month-long hospitalization for liver disease, said Angela Davis.

Born on June 5, 1943, the bassist gained attention in the MC5 and later played in a version of the group called DKT-MC5 with former MC5 members Wayne Kramer on guitar and Dennis Thompson on drums. The latter two are now the only surviving members of the classic MC5 lineup: singer Rob Tyner died in 1991 and guitarist Fred "Sonic" Smith, who married singer Patti Smith in 1980, in 1994.


The original MC5 rose to prominence from 1964 to 1972, making waves with incendiary anti-establishment lyrics and a blistering early-punk sound, starting with their first album  Kick Out the Jams,  which was recorded live and released in 1969. The excellent studio albums Back in the USA  and High Time followed in 1970 and 1971 before the band imploded due to substance abuse and middling commercial success. The group soon received its due, at least in historic terms, as the the first wave of punk rock bands nearly universally cited the MC5, the New York Dolls and the Stooges as key influences. The bandmembers were active during those years — Davis with former Stooge Ron Ashton in Destroy All Monsters, Smith in Sonic’s Rendezvous Band — but did not break out of cult status.

A series of posthumous releases of varying quality have emerged in the years since the MC5’s demise, but several live recordings from the group’s peak years capture it in all its raucous glory.

An active bassist and also producer, Davis was planning to be in Belgium this week recording with punk rock musician Sonny Vincent, said Davis’ wife.

Davis had a scare in 2006 when he injured his back in a motorcycle accident on a Southern California freeway. He later co-founded the non-profit Music Is Revolution Foundation, dedicated to supporting music education programs in public schools.

In the last few years, Davis also returned to a love of painting, fostered when he first studied fine arts at Wayne State University in Michigan. He dropped out of the program in 1964 to play music, but started studying art again recently in Oregon and California, with the intention of finishing his bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

Davis is survived by his wife, their three sons, and a daughter from a previous marriage. Memorial plans were pending,


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LYDIA DATES POSTPONED

Unfortunately due to an injury to the Drummer of Lydia Lunch’s band the LYDIA LUNCH’S BIG SEXY NOISE shows scheduled for 15th Feb at Manchester Ruby Lounge, and Sunday 19th Feb at O2 Bar Academy2, London have had to be POSTPONED UNTIL A NEW DATE CAN BE ARRANGED. Gallon Drunk meanwhile will be playing in May, on the 24th at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton, and 25th at Nambucca, Holloway Road, London.

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INSIDE ISSUE 6

VLR6 COVER

Issue 6 will be in shops late next week and here’s what you can expect…

ISSUE 6

JOHN LYDON & PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED
The rise, fall and rebirth. As John Lydon prepares to re-stoke the fires of Public Image Limited, will it equal past glories? We talk to a host of people with varying opinions and look at the history of the seminal pioneering post-punks.

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS
FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM
THE BUZZCOCKS
SLADE
JOHN PEEL
THE REZILLOS
SUN RECORDS
THE RAMONES
JOHNNY MARR
THE SKINTS
DUFF McKAGAN
THE STRANGLERS
BOW WOW WOW
THE CHAMELEONS
DROPKICK MURPHYS
THE BOOMTOWN RATS
LEEE BLACK CHILDERS

PLUS:
FREE 14 TRACK CD W/


FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM
DEMENTED ARE GO
THE SKINTS
THE DOGS
PINK CIGAR
THE MACHINES
CRASHED OUT
& MANY MORE!

PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY NOW BY CLICKING HERE!

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ADAM ANT-AUSTRALIA/USA TOUR

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The mighty Adam Ant goes out on tour in Australia and America this year. We wish him well!! and Vive Le Rock!!!!

Australian tour

23rd – Sydney, Enmore Theatre
27th – Perth, Metro City
30th – Melbourne, Palace Theatre

April 2012

5th – Adelaide, Thebarton Theatre
8th – Brisbane, The Tivoli

June 2012

3rd – The Apple Cart

July 2012

13th – Ipswich
20th – Northampton
21st – Silverstone
22nd – Perth, Rewind
27th – Camp Bestival

August 2012

19th – Henley-on-Thames, Rewind
25th – Warrington

September 2012

North American tour

13th – Los Angeles, CA, The Mayan Theatre
14th – Las Vegas, NV, Hard Rock on the Strip
15th – San Diego, CA, 4th & B
21st – Dallas, TX, Granada Theater
27th – Tampa, FL, Hard Rock Seminole
28th – Miami, FL, Hard Rock Pavilion
29th – Orlando, FL, Hard Rock Live

October 2012

North American tour

3rd – Norfolk, VA, NorVa
5th – Philadelphia, PA, Trocadero Theatre
6th – New York, NY, Best Buy Theatre
11th – Pontiac, MI, The Crofoot Ballroom
13th – Chicago, IL, Cubby Bear
14th – Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall Ballroom
18th – San Francisco, CA, The Regency Ballroom
19th – Ventura, CA, Ventura Theater
20th – Anaheim, CA, The Grove of Anaheim

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SUBSCRIPTION OFFER

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SUBSCRIBE FROM ISSUE 6 & GET…


YOUR CHOICE OF THESE FOUR BRAND NEW ALBUMS FREE WHEN YOU SUBSCRIBE TO VIVE LE ROCK FOR 4 ISSUES (ONE YEAR)

SHOTGLASS KILLERS
‘GHOST OF AN EMPTY BOTTLE’

BRIJETTE WEST
‘AND THE DESPERATE HOPEFULS’

THE HUMPERS

‘WAR IS HELL/MY MACHINE’

THE LOYALTIES

‘SO MUCH FOR SOHO’


LIMITED TO FIRST 80 SUBSCRIBERS. PLEASE SPECIFY FIRST CHOICE OF CD WHEN ORDERING. TITLES SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY, GIFT MAY VARY

PLUS, ALL NEW SUBSCRIBERS WILL BE ENTERED INTO A PRIZE DRAW TO WIN A FENDER DICK DALE SIGNATURE MALIBU SCE GUITAR!

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PUBLIC IMAGE ON VIVE LE ROCK COVER!

John Lydon and his very own Public Image Limited are the cover stars of issue 6 of Vive Le Rock magazine-in stores next Tuesday. Kris Needs looks back on the past , present and fture of the band and it includes Kris’ first interview with PIL for Zig Zag magazine back in 1979.  The new issue also includes the Boomtown Rats, Fields Of The Nephilim, Duff Mc Kagen , The Smiths, Buzzcocks and  a whole lot more.You can preorder or subscribe from www.Vivelerock.net now. and the first airing of Public Images new song ‘One Drop’  can be heard here-

http://soundcloud.com/slicingupeyeballs/public-image-ltd-one-drop

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LONDON CALLING FILM

Photo:

Mick Jones and Paul Simonon working on Clash ‘London Calling’ film

Pair acting as advisors for new biopic

Photo:  

Photo Gallery: The Clash

Former

Clash

members

Mick Jones

and

Paul Simonon

are working on a new biopic based on the recording of their classic 1979 album

‘London Calling’

.

The pair are working as executive producers for the film, which is being written by playwright

Jez Butterworth

, reports

BBC News

.

Alison Owen

, mother of

Lily Allen

, is producing the film, along with

Ruby Film And Television

‘s

Paul Trijbits

.

Cast details are yet to be announced. Shooting will begin in 2011.

A new

biopic about The Clash’s late frontman Joe Strummer

is also in the works.

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THE CHORDS-IN LONDON

 THE CHORDS  Live at Islington Assembly Hall, Islington Town Hall Upper Street, London, N1 2UD  Friday 30 March 2012   Doors 7pm         Healing from South East London the Chords formed in 1978 when singer/guitarist Billy Hassett and his bassist cousin, Martin Mason, advertised for musicians in the NME and found guitarist and songwriter, Chris Pope. Original drummer Paul Halpin did not stay long, at least behind his drum kit, and eventually became the group's tour manager. In his place came Brett "Buddy" Ascott, and by March 1979 The Chords were taking the stage. They gigged continuously over the spring and summer, headlining two mod festivals at London's Marquee Club and recording their first BBC Radio 1 session for DJ John Peel in early July. Amongst their early supporters were Paul Weller, who caught one of their first shows, and Sham 69's Jimmy Pursey, who signed the group to his JP Productions company.     The quartet recorded a handful of demos for Pursey, before the relationship soured after he heckled The Undertones at a concert which the Chords had opened. Polydor then signed the band to a recording contract. For their debut single, the Chords chose one of the songs recorded for Pursey, "Now It's Gone", re-recorded it and had it released in September 1979. It rose to Number 63 in the UK Singles Chart.     They followed it up in January 1980 with "Maybe Tomorrow", which, bolstered by rave reviews in the press, shot in to the UK Top 40. A second Peel session was recorded in March, and the next month their third single, "Something's Missing", arrived. This taster for their debut album, So Far Away, reached number 55. The album made number 30 in the UK Albums Chart in May, bolstered by a UK tour. The album included two cover versions; Sam & Dave's "Hold On, I'm Comin'" and The Beatles' "She Said She Said". Allmusic gave So Far Away 4.5 stars, the second highest rating possible.     "The British Way of Life" single arrived in July and reached number 55, and "In My Street", released in October, topped out at number 50. The group continued touring, until a show at London's Music Machine in November 1980. Hassett was relieved of his duties and the former Vibrators' singer Kip Herring stepped in. The old line-up was featured on the cover of their next single, "One More Minute", which arrived in May 1981  In 1986 a live album entitled No One's Listening Anymore was issued, which was recorded back in 1980. A decade later, the two-CD compilation This Is What They Want gave fans precisely that, while the band's Peel sessions landed in shops the following year. In August 2010 The Chords were back out on the road promoting a new single 'Another Thing Coming'. 
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