Leeds hardcore mob JADED EYES are set to release their second album next month.
All veterans of the UK punk scene for many years, Jaded Eyes’ members have seen action with the likes of VOORHEES, JOHN HOLMES, DEAD PETS, SEX MANIACS and GEOFFREY OI!COTT, and unabashedly draw influence from the Dischord stable. They released their acclaimed debut Gods And Monsters through Boss Tuneage in 2013.
The Eternal Sea is out on 29 January, on CD and coloured vinyl, and can be pre-ordered here.
Jaded Eyes have three dates lined up in the New Year….
GANG OF FOUR make good on their return by announcing the release of a new live album in the New Year.
The legendary Leeds post-punk quartet, helmed by original guitarist Andy Gill, recorded Live In London at their show at Islington Assembly Hall in November, having recently returned from months touring in the USA. They released their latest studio album What Happens Next last March.
The album is available to pre-order through PledgeMusic in a variety of formats including download, CD and double vinyl, along with a DVD and visual download of their recent show at New York’s Irving Plaza. There are also VIP experiences and memorabilia from shows also available, with other items being added throughout the campaign.
Gang Of Four play the Outlines Festival in Sheffield on 27 February. Tickets are available here.
Read a review of Gang Of Four’s Islington Assembly Hall show in the new edition of Vive Le Rock!
GLAMWEAZEL, the Southeast London band put together by former members of ONE THE JUGGLER, are all set to hit the New Year running with a brand new album.
The Art Of The Meltdown, the band’s sixth album, is out through Real Vision Records and is available on download and CD here.
Formed in 2009, Glamweazel feature ex-One The Juggler bassist Lushi aka Jerry T Jones, now on guitar and vocals, and guitarist Colin Minchin, alongside bassist Paul Byfield and drummer Dave Lowe.
Eighties gypsy-punks One The Juggler originally signed to RCA, releasing two albums and grazing the charts, and during their brief career featured Mick Ronson and SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS’ Mick Rossi in their line-up. The band reformed last year for two gigs in celebration of the re-release of their classic debut Nearly A Sin.
SoCal hardcore tribe IGNITE have unveiled a new track as a taster for their forthcoming new album. They’ve also lined up a London date at Camden Underworld on 26 January.
‘This Is A War’ is taken from A War Against You, which is released worldwide through Century Media on 8 January. You can pre-order it here.
The Orange County quintet will spend much of January touring Europe as part of the EMP Persistence Tour, alongside TERROR, H2O, IRON REAGAN, TWITCHING TONGUES, RISK IT and WISDOM IN CHAINS. Dates are as follows…
The line-up for next year’s BEARDED THEORY FESTIVAL continues to take shape with the announcement that PUBLIC IMAGE LTD are to headline the Saturday night.
Jamaican reggae legends BLACK UHURU, another new addition, will play the main stage immediately before them.
As previously announced, DUB PISTOLS and THE LEVELLERS will headline the Thursday and Friday nights, with Sunday’s headliner still to be announced.
Taking place at Catton Hall, South Derbyshire, other acts appearing over the weekend of 26-29 May include KILLING JOKE, WILKO JOHNSON, BILLY BRAGG, COCKNEY REJECTS, FROM THE JAM, BAD MANNERS, ROUGHNECK RIOT, TALISMAN, ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER, BLYTH POWER, SENSER, DR & THE MEDICS, WONK UNIT, NEW TOWN KINGS, THE TUTS with loads more still to be announced.
SATELLITE PARADISO, the new project led by former PSYCHEDELIC FURS guitarist John Ashton, have issued a second single from their acclaimed debut album.
If you think ‘Angelic’ sounds unmistakably Furs-ish, that maybe because it features current Furs Mars Williams (sax), Paul Garisto (drums) and Amanda Kramer (keys). The UK post-punk quotient is upheld by former GANG OF FOUR bassist Sara Lee, while vocals are handled by Fred Schreck of US early-90s band CRUSH.
Based in Woodstock, NY, Satellite Paradiso feature a floating all-star line-up. While Schreck and drummer/pianist Frank Coleman are part of the live band, Ashton has also solicited contributions from the likes of Paul Ferguson of KILLING JOKE, Cheetah Chrome from THE DEAD BOYS and ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS, DAVID BOWIE bassist Gail Ann Dorsey and original Furs Duncan Kilburn and Roger Morris.
‘Angelic’ and Satellite Paradiso’s debut album are available from their webstore.
Original anarcho punks FLOWERS IN THE DUSTBIN have just issued a new mini-album.
The six-track I’m An Artist, Your Rules Don’t Apply is released through Grow Your Own Records on CD, download and limited edition red 10-inch vinyl in various packages, including an A5 booklet and button badge. You can buy it here.
Flowers In The Dustbin have two London dates in January. Catch them at Silver Bullet, Finsbury Park with ANTHRAX (UK), DOG SHITE and SHOCKS OF MIGHTY on Saturday 9 January as a benefit for the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. They then play The Bow Bells, Bow with HAGAR THE WOMB and ANARCHISTWOOD on Saturday 30 January.
South Coast all-sister punk band MAID OF ACE have made a brand new video and they’re launching it exclusively with Vive Le Rock!
The video for ‘Stay Away’, made by Mark Richards, presents the first new material from the Hastings quartet since their 2014 debut album. Touring widely in the past year, including dates in the USA, Europe and Rebellion, they’re currently planning their second album and more UK dates for 2016.
London psych-rock trio DESERT MOUNTAIN TRIBE have unveiled a video for the single ‘Runway’ from their forthcoming debut album.
Either That Or The Moon is due out on 4 March through Berlin-based label Membran, also home to GANG OF FOUR.
Compared favourably to BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB, the trio- who comprise the wonderfully-named guitarist/singer Jonty Balls alongside brothers drummer Felix and bassist Phillip Jahn – have put in several mainland European appearances, including Eindhoven Psych Lab and Lisbon Psych Fest, as well as headline tours of Scandinavia and Germany.
Pick up the latest issue with the Ramones on the cover (no.32 – order your copy from anywhere in the world HERE) and get a FREE live calendar.
It features stunning live photos from photographer Dod Morrison (www.dodmorrison.com) of Anti-Flag, Wilko Johnson, Killing Joke, Lee Scratch Perry, Motorhead, NOFX, Paul Weller, Sham 69, Steel Pulse, The Adicts, The Who and UK Subs!
See the calendar cover above and images from a couple of months below. All photos copyright Dod Morrison.
Rejuvenated Scottish punks REACTION are giving away an exclusive taster from their forthcoming album.
In honour of this month’s Vive Le Rock coverstar, you can download ‘(I Wanna Be Your) Dee Dee Ramone’ here.
Originally formed in 1978, Reaction gained a wild reputation across Scotland, gigging with EXTERNAL MENACE, OI POLLOI and many others. Reforming in 2012 with guitarist Joe Whyte of fellow Airdrie bands THE SNAP-ONS and END RESULT, the band have been readying their new album for release in 2016. They’re planning a tour in support of the album, but have already confirmed sets at Rebellion and Nice And Sleazy festivals.
CLASS OF ’76, a new punk-rock supergroup, have just released their debut single, and here’s the video for it!
Fronted by EDDIE & THE HOT RODS singer Barrie Masters, the band features original Hot Rods and sometime JOHNNY THUNDERS drummer Steve Nicol, MEMBERS and VIBRATORS guitarist Nigel Bennett and bassist Russ Strutter of WILKO JOHNSON and TONIGHT, who you may recall had a hit single with ‘Drummer Man’ in early ’78.
As the rain continues to fall, Cumbria band COLT 45 are doing their bit to help victims of the flooding in their region.
The band are rush-releasing the download single ‘I Remember When The Rain Came Down’ with all proceeds from sales going to Cumbria Flood Appeal. The track is available now on iTunes or alternatively, you can donate directly here.
In a statement, the band say: “We’ve all been affected by the terrible floods in Cumbria previously in 2005 and 2009 and now, again, right before Christmas this year. The community spirit here in Carlisle and Workington has been amazing – everyone’s helping each other out with the clean-up, sorting through destroyed possessions and trying to prepare for as normal a Christmas as possible. We’ve been lucky this time to not be directly hit ourselves, and our rehearsal room just about survived, but we have close family & friends whose homes & belongings have been destroyed – some for the second or third time in 10 years.
“We want to do what we can for the Cumbria Flood Appeal and this track (‘I Remember When The Rain Came Down’ from our debut album, The Tide Is Turning) is all about the effect of the 2009 floods on our community, so it seems quite appropriate to make this our download to help raise some funds for our friends & neighbours this time around. We can only hope that these sorts of situations can be prevented better in future – we all know Cumbria gets its fair share of crap weather, but our thoughts are with everyone affected by the awful storms and we send our best wishes to everyone for a quick recovery and a decent Christmas – good luck.”
Check out ‘I Remember When The Rain Came Down’ here.
COLT 45 play the following dates in January….
21.01.16 – Bristol – The Gryphon 22.01.16 – Plymouth – The Junction
23.01.16 – Brighton – Sticky Mike’s
24.01.16 – Derby – Victoria Inn
So, the new edition of Vive Le Rock – our last for this year – is now available to buy online!
This month our cover stars are all-American icons THE RAMONES, plus we’ve features on STIFF LITTLE FINGERS, KILLING JOKE, RUTS DC, GARY NUMAN, THE STRANGLERS, THE HELLACOPTERS, JON SPENCER, GINGER WILDHEART, EATER, SUZI QUATRO, PENETRATION, HOLLYWOOD BRATS, RICHARD HAWLEY, IGNITE plus our review of the year, including 2015’s top 50 albums!
All this and our very special Xmas present to you – the Vive Le Rock 2016 Calendar! So you can pencil in each issue of Vive Le Rock publication date, not to mention all those great gigs you’ll be going to in the year ahead!
WILKO JOHNSON has announced his first headline tour since receiving lifesaving treatment for cancer.
The former DR FEELGOOD guitarist plays six shows in April, culminating in a performance at The Forum in London’s Kentish Town on 23 April. It’ll be his first major London headline show since he played Shepherd’s Bush Empire with ROGER DALTREY in 2014. He and his band have just completed a run of support dates with STATUS QUO.
The BBC recently screened JULIEN TEMPLE’s film The Ecstasy Of Wilko Johnson, which followed the guitarist from the initial cancer diagnosis, through his refusal of treatment and acceptance of death, to the unexpected surgery which has now left him cancer-free. He plays the following dates….
14 April Glasgow O2 ABC
15 April Newcastle O2 Academy
16 April Manchester The Ritz
21 April Bristol O2 Academy
22 April Leamington The Assembly
23 April London O2 Forum Kentish Town
As previously reported, Johnson’s former Feelgood colleague LEE BRILLEAUX is the subject of a new biography by author Zoe Howe, wife of Wilko’s drummer, Dylan. Lee Brilleaux: Rock’n’Roll Gentleman is available here and from all good bookshops.
The 100 Club in London is to host a ten-night punk festival in January.
The RESOLUTION festival also serves to launch Punk London, a year-long series of events celebrating 40 years of punk culture.
Kicking off on Monday 4 January, you can expect headline sets from THE RAMONAS, THE MEMBERS, ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE, 999, GBH, DISCHARGE, ANTI-PASTI, ENGLISH DOGS (pictured), THE OUTCASTS and, bizarrely, Dr Who star Sir Tom Baker. One further headline act is still to be confirmed.
Supporting acts across the festival include LOUISE DISTRAS, TV SMITH, ED BANGER & THE NOSEBLEEDS, THE LURKERS, MENACE, GUITAR GANGSTERS, THE DUEL, CRIMINAL MIND and more.
Vive Le Rock is hosting its fourth annual Vive Le Valentine party at The Dome, Tufnell Park, London on Saturday 13 February.
This year, all you lucky young lovers will be treated to sets by many-headed ukulele-punks THE PUKES (pictured), South London glam-racketeers THE PECKHAM COWBOYS, trashabilly medicine men THE WITCHDOKTORS, plus our old friend PAUL-RONNEY ANGEL (out of URBAN VOODOO MACHINE) & THE BLUE VALENTINES.
On top of that there’s DJ sets from PJ (Dirty Water), Slim (Urban Voodoo Machine) and Vive Le Rock‘s own Dr Love, Eugene. Plus there’ll be fantastic cabaret, comedy and burlesque acts in between!
Earlybird tickets are available until 1 January, priced just £8, here. After that they’ll be £12 and if there’s any left, £15 on the night. You can get them here!