KILLING JOKE UNVEIL NEW VIDEO & SPECIAL LONDON SHOW!

KILLING JOKE have unveiled a brand new video and announced a special London headline show this autumn!

‘New Cold War’ is taken from the band’s latest album Pylon, which, on its release last year, gave the band their highest chart position in 21 years, and their third highest ever!

Killing Joke have announced that they’ll be headlining London’s Brixton Academy on Friday 4 November. The Great Gathering will feature a carefully selected supporting cast to be announced in due course. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 1 April here.

As previously announced, Killing Joke play the Bearded Theory Festival, Derbyshire on Friday 27 May and Rockaway Beach, Bognor Regis on Saturday 8 October.

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VICE SQUAD STAGE LONDON RAID!

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Ace punk promoters ROCKAWAY BEACH celebrate a year of gigs with a rare London show by Bristol legends VICE SQUAD.

Beki Bondage and co will be descending on the legendary Hope & Anchor in Islington on Friday 29 April. Support comes from THE PHOBICS and THE LOVE ME TENDERS.

Tickets priced £9.50 are available here.

Formed in 1978, Vice Squad became one of the most successful of second wave UK punk bands, regularly hitting the Top 10 of the indie chart and, having signed to EMI imprint Zonophone, making a sizeable dent on the mainstream single and album charts as well. With Beki quitting mid-80s to front glam rockers LIGOTAGE and BEKI & THE BOMBSHELLS, she returned with a new Vice Squad in the late 90s.

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PETER MURPHY ANNOUNCES LONDON SHOW!

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BAUHAUS frontman PETER MURPHY has announced a one-off London show.

The Northampton Goth Overlord plays the O2 Academy, Islington on Wednesday 18 May, where he’ll be performing music from across his four-decade career. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Thursday 31 March.

Peter’s last new studio album Lion – produced by KILLING JOKE bassist Youth – was released in 2014, while a live album Mr Moonlight Tour: 35 Years Of Bauhaus came out last autumn. This week he embarks on the Stripped acoustic tour of North America.

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CRIBS TO HEADLINE CAMDEN ROCKS!

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Wakefield indie-punks THE CRIBS have been announced as headliners for this years CAMDEN ROCKS!

Closing the festival at the Electric Ballroom on Saturday 4 June, it will be the band’s first London show since they tore the roof off the Roundhouse has year.

They’re just the latest addition to the Vive Le Rock sponsored festival, which in its fifth year is set to feature more than 200 acts across 20 Camden venues!

The Cribs join a bill that already includes PENETRATION, YASHIN, SONIC BOOM SIX, JOHNNY FOREIGNER, THE ST PIERRE SNAKE INVASION, SYMMETRY, SKY VALLEY MISTRESS, GUMBLE BEE, DESPERATE MEASURES, BLURRED VISION, THE FALLEN STATE, DUCHESS, JOANOVARC, EMILY LEE, CARL BARAT & THE JACKALS, GLEN MATLOCK, GINGER WILDHEART, YOUNG GUNS, BILLY BRAGG, THE GODFATHERS, CREEPER, INME, JIM JONES & THE RIGHTEOUS MIND, THE VIRGINMARYS, WARRIOR SOUL, GUN, REIGNING DAYS, QUEEN KWONG, ROLE MODELS, LOUISE DISTRAS, THE TUTS, THE MEN THAT WILL NOT BE BLAMED FOR NOTHING, THE MAIN GRAINS, FATHOMS, LOUNGE KITTENS and loads more with still more bands to be announced!

Tickets priced £35 are available here.

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FLAMIN’ GROOVIES UNVEIL NEW SINGLE!

San Francisco legends the FLAMIN’ GROOVIES have unveiled their first new single in thirty years!!!

‘Crazy Macy’, a slice of classic Groovies, is set for release through Burger Records on 16 April. Available on 7″ vinyl and cassette, you can pre-order it here!

As previously announced, the Groovies are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year, with a new album and a documentary film in the pipeline, with an extensive tour of europe and the UK thoughout April and May. Full dates are….

11/04 MON – Stereo Club – Alicante (SP)
12/04 TUE – Loco Club – Valencia(SP)
14/04 THU – Sala Caracol – Madrid (SP)
15/04 FRI – Gijon Sound Festival c/o Albeniz Club – Gijon (SP)
16/04 SAT – Intxaurrondo K.E. – San Sebastian (SP)
17/04 SUN – tba Europe
19/04 TUE – Whelan’s – Dublin (Ireland)
20/04 WED – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds (UK)
21/04 THU – Center of Contemporary Arts – Glasgow (UK)
22/04 FRI – Club Academy – Manchester (UK)
23/04 SAT – ATP Festival – Prestatyn (UK)
24/04 SUN – ATP Festival – Prestatyn (UK)
25/04 MON – Scala – London (UK)
26/04 TUE – The Globe – Cardiff (UK)
28/04 THU – De Zwerver – Leffinge (BE)
29/04 FRI – Le Petit Baine – Paris (FR)
30/04 SAT – tba Europe

01/05 SUN – Hafenklang – Hamburg (DE)
03/05 TUE – tba Europe
04/05 WED – Folk & Rock – Malmo (SW)
05/05 THU – John Dee – Oslo (NO)
06/05 FRI – Pustervik – Gothenburg (SW)
07/05 SAT – Nobelberget – Stockholm (SW)

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BELVEDERE LAY IT ON THE (HAIR)LINE!

Canadian skatepunks BELVEDERE have issued a new video for a track from their forthcoming fifth album.

‘Hairline’ is the first track to be taken from the appropriately-titled The Revenge Of The Fifth, which is out on 5 May (the fifth of the fifth, geddit?) through Lockjaw Records. It’s available to pre-order from the label, or from the band.

The album was recorded at Echo Base Studio in the band’s hometwon of Calgary and was mixed and mastered at the Blasting Room in Colorado, the studio built in 1994 by members of THE DESCENDENTS, ALL and BLACK FLAG which has played a part in seminal records from names including LAGWAGON, RISE AGAINST, THE SWELLERS and many more.

Formed in 1995 and originally never even meant to play a live show, Belvedere quickly grew a reputation on the underground punk scene for their blazing fast speed and melodic vocals. Influenced by the likes of BAD RELIGION and NOFX, they released their debut album Because No One Stopped Us in 1998 following up with three more full length records over the course of their career and leading to tours with Bad Religion, STRUNG OUT, DEATH BY STEREO and TSUNAMI BOMB and several appearances on the Warped Tour and at Groezrock.

The band broke up in late 2005 and after seven years apart Belvedere finally came back together for a reunion tour in 2012, after which they began work on the new record. Live dates are expected to be revealed over the coming months.

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JIM JONES VIDEO EXCLUSIVE!

JIM JONES & THE RIGHTEOUS MIND are releasing a brand new single next month and you can check out the ectoplasmic new video exclusively with Vive Le Rock!

The video for ‘Aldecide’ was produced and directed by Mr Jones himself. Describing it as  “Sex and Violence; and Jealousy from Beyond the Grave”, he adds “Welcome to a Nightmare world of Flame Headed Temptresses & Seductive Green Eyed Monsters. Where Russ Mayer is Popeye Doyle, locked in a dark basement room by Dennis Wheatley, and sustained on a strict intravenous diet of Laudanum and Absinthe to the jugular!”

‘Aldecide’ is out on 1 April as a download and limited edition 10″ green vinyl.

The band play London’s 229 Club on Saturday 26 March as part of Le Beat Bespoke Weekender before heading out around the country. They play….

2 Apr  The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge   Buy Tickets

3 April  Broadcast, Glasgow    Buy Tickets

4 April  The Cluny, Newcastle Upon Tyne    Buy Tickets

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GRAVEYARD JOHNNYS ARE READY TO ROLL!

Welsh punkabillies GRAVEYARD JOHNNYS have revealed a brand new video, as they dash off on an extensive tour of Europe, which will see them playing a rockabilly cruise off the coast of Sweden, before heading in and out of the UK for a quick run of dates.

‘Ready To Roll’ is taken from their Dead Transmission album, which is available now through Bomber Music. The video was shot while the Chepstow trio were touring the album over the course of the past year.

The band’s tour kicks off this Friday in Spain, before taking in Sweden, the UK, Germany, the Czech Republic and France before winding its way back to the UK at the end of May. Full dates are as follows….

FRI 25TH MAR – KAFE ANTZOKIA, BILBAO (ES)
SAT 26TH MAR – SALA TELVA, ASTURIAS (ES)
SUN 27TH MAR – SALA BABYLON, LEON (ES)
MON 28TH MAR – SCANDALO CLUB, ZAMORA (ES)
WED 30TH MAR – KING CREOLE, ESTEPONA (ES)
THUR 31ST MAR – SALA HOLLANDER, SEVILLE (ES)
FRI 1ST APR – SALA REVOLVER, MURCIA (ES)
SAT 2ND APR – PUB RAGTIME, BORGES BLANQUES (ES)
THURS 7TH APR – CRAZY ROCKABILLY CRUISE, STOCKHOLM (SWE)
FRI 22ND APR – VOODOO LOUNGE, STAMFORD (UK)
SAT 23RD APR – THE ALMA, BOLTON (UK)
SUN 24TH APR – MOON CLUB, CARDIFF (UK)
THURS 28TH APR – THE UNDERGROUND, PLYMOUTH (UK)
FRI 29TH APR – WINCHESTER ARMS, TAUNTON (UK)
SAT 30TH APR – DR MARTENS INSTORE, BRISTOL (UK)
SUN 1ST MAY – WUNDERBAR, MIDSOMER NORTON (UK)
FRI 6TH MAY – JUZ, ESCHWEGE (DE)
SAT 7TH MAY – SUPAMOLLY, BERLIN (DE)
SUN 8TH MAY – CROSS CLUB, PRAGUE (CZ)
TUES 10TH MAY – MOHAWK, MANNHEIM (DE)
WEDS 11TH MAY – LE TIGRE, SELESTAT (FR)
THURS 12TH MAY – GOLDMARK’S, STUTTGART (DE)
FRI 13TH MAY – AZ, AACHEN (DE)
SAT 14TH MAY – EL DIABLO, LILLE (FR)
FRI 27TH MAY – FROG & FIDDLE, CHELTENHAM (UK)
SAT 28TH MAY – STICKEY MIKE’S, BRIGHTON (UK)

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MORE NAMES FOR CAMDEN ROCKS!

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Yet more bands have been added to the bill of this year’s CAMDEN ROCKS festival, taking place on 4 June!

For its fifth year, the festival – proudly sponsored by Vive Le Rock! – brings more than 200 acts to 20 venues across London’s Camden Town!

Today’s additions include PENETRATION, YASHIN, SONIC BOOM SIX, JOHNNY FOREIGNER, THE ST PIERRE SNAKE INVASION, SYMMETRY, SKY VALLEY MISTRESS, GUMBLE BEE, DESPERATE MEASURES, BLURRED VISION, THE FALLEN STATE, DUCHESS, JOANOVARC and EMILY LEE.

They join a bill that already includes CARL BARAT & THE JACKALS, GLEN MATLOCK, GINGER WILDHEART, YOUNG GUNS, BILLY BRAGG, THE GODFATHERS, CREEPER, INME, JIM JONES & THE RIGHTEOUS MIND, THE VIRGINMARYS, WARRIOR SOUL, GUN, REIGNING DAYS, QUEEN KWONG, ROLE MODELS, LOUISE DISTRAS, THE TUTS, THE MEN THAT WILL NOT BE BLAMED FOR NOTHING, THE MAIN GRAINS, FATHOMS, LOUNGE KITTENS and loads more with still more than a hundred bands to be announced!

Tickets priced £35 are available here.

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RETURN OF THE SUPERSUCKERS!

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Following Eddie Spaghetti’s dice with cancer, SUPERSUCKERS return to the U.K this Summer.

Spaghetti was diagnosed with stage 3 oropharynx cancer in June last year, forcing the band to cancel a series of European shows. However, after extensive surgery and radiation treatment, he was declared cancer-free in February and has been keen to get back onstage.

The Supersuckers are currently touring the southern and Midwestern U.S.A., promoting their current country album Holdin’ The Bag, before heading to Australia at the end of April. They arrive in the U.K. in June for a show at London’s Islington Academy on 17 June, with more UK shows to be announced.

Support at the Islington show comes from the DERELLAS. Tickets are available here.

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BRAINIAC 5 UNVEIL NEW VIDEO!

Rejuvenated 70s psych-punks THE BRAINIAC 5 have unveiled a brand new video for a track from last year’s comeback album Exploding Universe.

The video for ‘Your Body’s Alright’ was shot on location at Reckless Records in Berwick Street, London and features a cameo appearance from original member, renowned poet and Cornwall County Councillor, Bert Bisoce.

Originally Coming together in Cornwall, where they recorded several sides with HAWKWIND’s Martin Griffin,  the Brainiac 5 relocated to London in the late 70s, recruiting members from Stiff Records legends PLUMMET AIRLINES. Sharing stages with the likes of the SOFT BOYS and THE BARRACUDAS, they came to the attention of John Peel and Alex Chilton, and received rave reviews for their now highly sought-after Mushy Doubt EP.

Reuniting in 2013, the band released the career-spanning anthology When Silence Was Sound the following year and Exploding Universe – mixed by Griffin and their first new album in more than 30 years! – in 2015.

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ANARCHO-PUNKS COMBINE FORCES!

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Two legends of 80s anarcho-punk have joined forces on a limited edition split single!

ANTHRAX (UK) and HAGAR THE WOMB have both contributed tracks to the release which is out now through Anthrax’s label Grow Your Own Records.

Anthrax perform ‘Fear’ and ‘Surprise Surprise’ while Hagar The Womb add ‘Hated By The Daily Mail’. It’s available as a download and limited edition orange “7 vinyl in a gatefold sleeve through Bandcamp.

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Anthrax play an anarcho-punk weekender at the Boston Arms, London on 29 April-1 May – tickets. A benefit for Love Sex / Hate Sexism and National Rape Crisis Helpline, they’re joined on the bill by THE MOB, DOOM, LIBERTY, ICONS OF FILTH, WARWOUND and more.

That same weekend, Hagar The Womb play Manchester’s 0161 Festival alongside BLAGGERS I.T.A., OPPRESSED, ANTI-SYSTEM, ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER, EASTFIELD, INNER TERRESTRIALS and more – tickets.

Both bands will be appearing at this year’s Rebellion Festival – tickets.

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THE GLOVES ARE ON FOR FLOGGING MOLLY!

U.S. based Celtic folk-punks FLOGGING MOLLY return this week with a lyric video for their first new single in six years.

Fronted by Irish émigré Dave King, former singer for Fast Eddie Clarke’s 80s band FASTWAY, the Los Angeles-based band have been stalwarts on the U.S. Celtic scene for nearly two decades.

Now signed to legendary roots label Vanguard, Flogging Molly now present ‘The Hand Of John L Sullivan’  a first track taken from their forthcoming new album. A paean to the late-19th Centrury Irish-American boxer, aka the Boston Strong Boy, the first ever heavyweight champ in gloved boxing, the song is available to download now from iTunes.

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FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM’S PROPHETIC NEW SINGLE!

Hertfordshire Goth legends FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM return today with their first new music in eleven years!

The new single ‘Prophecy’ breaks the drought in new recorded material following 2005’s Mourning Sun album, although Carl McCoy and co had debuted the track live in 2014. It’s available to download now from iTunes.

Hinting at a full album to follow, a statement on the band’s Facebook page offers, “As its title implies, ‘Prophecy’ is a taste of what’s to come, an early indication of the labours undertaken in the creation of a new Nephilim universe.”

A physical release on vinyl and CD with full artwork is promised “in due course”.

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COLT 45 BREAK OUT NEW E.P. & VIDEO!

Cumbrian punks COLT 45 have unveiled a video for a track from their brand new EP before heading off on a European headline tour.

‘All Hell Broke Loose’ is one of six tracks on the new Snakes & Ladders EP which is out on 29 April through Visible Noise Records. Pre-order the EP now through iTunes and you get this track as an instant download.

The trio head off for a sprint round Germany and the Czech Republic at the end of the month before returning for a hometown launch party at The Brickyard in Carlisle on the day of the EP’s release. Full dates are….

31.03.16 – Bielfeld – Desperado – DE
01.04.16 – Hamburg – Freundlich & Kompetent – DE
02.04.16 – Leipzig – Stoned – DE
04.04.16 – Halle – Brohmers – DE
05.04.16 – Fodebrady – Boss Bar – CZ
06.04.16 – Dresden – Zukunet – DE
07.04.16 – Berlin – Wild At Heart – DE
08.04.16 – Karlsruhe – Scruffys – DE (acoustic)
09.04.16 – Weinheim – Cafe Central – DE
29.04.16 – Carlisle – The Brickyard – UK

Speaking of the video, the band say, We worked on the video with our good friend Vincent Walden who did the artwork for our new EP, Snakes & Ladders. He’d never worked with video before and wanted a new challenge so we thought why not let him have a go?! We just wanted a fairly straightforward performance video, shot from different angles and quite dark & gritty to match the song. The emphasis is on the track and we like how it fits with the whole DIY aesthetic of COLT 45 and our new record.”

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FRANK CARTER AND MORE FOR GROEZROCK!

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FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES and a whole bunch of new names have been announced for this year’s GROEZROCK festival!

Bearing down on the Belgian town of Meerhout over the weekend of 29-30 April will be the likes of RANCID, MOOSE BLOOD, THE FALCON, BURY YOUR DEAD, THE BENNIES, CLOWNS, HELLIONS, HATEBREED, SUM 41, FACE TO FACE, ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES, THE DIRTY NIL, SICK OF IT ALL, KNOCKOUT KID, LESS THAN JAKE, EMMURE, FOUR YEAR STRONG, DILLINGER FOUR, JULIETTE & THE LICKS, IRON CHIC, DAG NASTY, TERRO, FRANK TURNER & THE SLEEPING SOULS, BROKEN TEETH, THE AGGROLITES, NO FUN AT ALL, YOUTH OF TODAY and loads more…. And still more to be announced!

Tickets and all other info are available here.

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