JAMES JOHNSTON UNVEILS SOLO DEBUT!

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GALLON DRUNK frontman JAMES JOHNSTON is to release his first ever solo album in November.

The Starless Room was recorded earlier in the year at the studio of Gallon Drunk’s label Clouds Hill in the Rothensburgsort area of Hamburg. It was produced by Johann Scheerer, producer of the band’s previous two albums, 2012’s The Road Gets Darker From Here and 2014’s The Soul Of The Hour.

Forming Gallon Drunk in North London in the late 80s, Johnston has spent a considerable amount of time working with others. A member of NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS for a number of years, he’s also collaborated with LYDIA LUNCH on BIG SEXY NOISE, German experimentalists FAUST and, for much of this year, he’s been recording and touring with P.J. HARVEY.

The Starless Room reveals a mellower, yet no less rewarding, side to Johnston, aided by Sebastian Hoffman’s lush string arrangements and slower, more even-tempered, songs. “Something I adore,” says Johnston. “Like a lot of the ISAAC HAYES or RAY CHARLES albums that I love. It almost feels like I’m listening to someone else’s record.”

“The band’s records have quite an earthy feel, but in a way this is more focused and direct, musically and emotionally. The last Gallon Drunk record’s my favourite, and it was certain elements of that which I really wanted to take further, to strip away the dissonance and anger, to reject the more familiar sounds in order to free it all up again. So the instrumentation is very different, led by piano and voice, and the overall sound is lush yet intimate. Overall it’s far more reflective of me, both as a person and the sort of music I actually listen to.”

The Starless Room will be released by Clouds Hill on 18 Novmber. It’s available to pre-order here.

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THREE’S A CHARM FOR TORMÉ!

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Irish punk/rock guitar legend BERNIE TORMÉ has announced a new album and tour for the Spring.

Following on from the success of 2014’s Flowers & Dirt and last year’s double Blackheart, he’s revealed that Dublin Cowboy will be a triple album – comprising an electric studio album, an acoustic disc and a live recording. And like those two albums, it’ll be crowdfunded all the way.

Speaking of the project, Tormé says, “I’m so psyched to be doing my third crowd-funded album on Pledgemusic, and in celebration of number three it’s also a triple album. Triple offender! Titled Dublin Cowboy – because that’s what I am, its going to be a studio album, acoustic album, and a live album altogether in a dinky little slip-box. It’s a totally new experience for me, and that’s the best thing about it! It’ll be released in March 2017, and we’ll be rocking it live throughout the UK in April 2017. Can’t wait!”

Prospective pledgers can go to Tormé’s Pledgemusic page, where a variety of exclusive rewards are on offer, including a guitar masterclass and a chance to play onstage with the man himself.

The album will be followed by a series of U.K. dates in April, kicking off in South Shields and taking in a London show at the Borderline. Full dates are….

1st April SOUTH SHIELDS The Unionist Club
2nd April GLASGOW Nice n Sleazy
3rd April EDINBURGH Bannermans
4th April GRIMSBY Yardbirds
5th April MANCHESTER FAC251
6th April WOLVERHAMPTON The Robin 2
7th April LONDON The Borderline
8th April BRIGHTON The Prince Albert

Arriving on the London scene at the advent of punk, and featuring on the iconic document Live At The Vortex, Bernie Tormé came to prominence playing with rock legends IAN GILLAN and OZZY OSBOURNE. Throughout his career, though, he’s been equally at home with punk and rock, working with members of GENERATION X, BETHNAL, SHAM 69, TWISTED SISTER and ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE along the way.

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JIM JONES ANNOUNCES SINGLE AND TOUR!

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JIM JONES & THE RIGHTEOUS MIND return with a new single and tour next month.

The latest project of the former THEE HYPNOTICS and JIM JONES REVUE frontman will issue ‘Till It’s All Gone’ backed with ‘Walk It Out’ as a CD and download on 25 November through their own MaSonic label.

The band have also set up a short U.K. tour in support of the release. They’ve also been added to the bill of People Powered, a concert for Jeremy Corbyn at Brighton Dome on 16 December. Jones says, “I’ve Been shouting all my life, but Jeremy Corbyn is the first person to make me feel like I actually had a voice !”

Full dates are….

18th Nov Ramsgate Music Hall tickets
20th Nov Camden Assembly tickets
23rd Nov Club Ifor Bach, Cardiff tickets
25th Nov Bedford Esquires tickets
16th Dec Brighton Dome tickets

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LONDON EDGE TAKES UP RESIDENCE IN ISLINGTON!

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Following the success of their Autumn event, LondonEdge, the proudly Vive Le Rock-sponsored London lifestyle fashion show, have announced that they’ll be taking up permanent residence at the Business Design Centre in Islington.

Running for two days this season, from 12th-13th February 2017, LondonEdge attracts key buyers from all over the world to the epicentre of alternative style and culture. Recorded as one of the original subculture stomping grounds, home to such iconic venues as The Hope & Anchor and the much missed Pied Bull and birthplace of legendary bands THE INMATES, INFA RIOT and inaugural Small Wonder signings PUNCTURE, Islington is filled with restaurants, shops and bars that all contribute to making a visit to LondonEdge the ultimate exhibition experience.

Managing Director of LondonEdge, Carole Hunter, says “We feel like we’ve really found our personal mecca in Islington – The Business Design Centre and North London feel like home. The location is great for everyone involved and this venue offers a convenient, beautiful and sociable environment in which to do business plus, with plenty of underground and mainline stations around, it’s so easy to find.”

With a vast amount of the floor space already allocated this season, the new home along with many exciting announcements in the coming months are all set to deliver an exciting dynamic to the fashion trade show scene making LondonEdge February 2017 an unmissable date in the diary for those at the forefront of fashion buying.

Register to visit LondonEdge February 2017 here.

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RUBELLA BALLET CELEBRATE SMALL WONDER!

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Day-glo punks RUBELLA BALLET and Noel Martin’s MENACE play a special show in East London next month.

The event at Leytonstone Ex-Servicemen’s Club on Friday 11 November celebrates the arrival of the acclaimed Small Wonder Exhibition at Leytonstone Library and is co-promoted by Punk Waltham Forest producers Beatroots Creative and local promoters What’s Cookin’. Further names are expected to be confirmed.

Founded out of the Small Wonder record shop on Hoe Street in nearby Walthamstow, Small Wonder Records was central to the U.K. punk scene, responsible for early releases by CRASS, BAUHAUS, THE CURE, THE COCKNEY REJECTS, POISON GIRLS and loads more, including Rubella Ballet precursors FATAL MICROBES and Menace’s classic ‘G.L.C.’ single.

Tickets for the gig are available here.

The exhibition highlights punk in the London Borough of Waltham Forest and forms part of the capitals’s wider 40th Anniversary of punk celebrations. Curated by Neil Meads of Music Like Dirt, it featured a host of memorabilia in a recreation of the original Small Wonder shop. A condensed version of the exhibition, featuring punk-inspired exhibits created by students from the Creative Industries department at Waltham Forest College, will be on display at Leytonstone Library, Church Lane, London E11 1HG from 7-26 November.

On Saturday 12 November, Rubella Ballet head to Brighton for the Get On With It 3 all-dayer, where they join T.V. SMITH & THE BORED TEENAGERS, BLYTH POWER, ONE-EYED GOD, ANDY T, INTERROBANG, BRAIN DEAD and more at the Green Door Store. Tickets are available here.

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CUBANATE FRONTMAN UNVEILS DEBUT ALBUM!

 

Frontman for industrial rockers CUBANATE, MARC HEAL has announced the release of his debut solo album with a single and video.

‘Adult Fiction’ is taken from The Hum, which is set for release through Armalyte Industries on 11 November. Album and single are available to pre-order here.

Recorded earlier this year in Singapore, where Heal is now based, the album takes its name from the mysterious throbbing and groaning sound that has been reported and occasionally recorded worldwide in recent years. No-one is certain of the cause of the noise. “Well, it was quite a mysterious process to me. I hadn’t been inspired to write music in such a long time. For years I did nothing. Suddenly I couldn’t stop. I wrote 16 songs in 5 weeks…” sys Heal. “If you like dark music, the later stages of life offer far richer creative pickings. When you’re young, you make mistakes – fall in love, get in a fight, take some drugs – who cares? It’s not for keeps. But now is when the real stuff happens – divorce, suicide, children, death, money, murder, success, failure. Now you’ve got history. Now it’s for real. This is when the ghosts come back to haunt you.”

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A published author – Heal’s first book The Sussex Devils was published in 2014 – he was inspired to write ‘Adult Fiction’ through his experiences of attending writers’ workshops in Singapore. “The writers were almost exclusively female,” he says. “The wives of expatriate bankers. In the evening you would turn up to their fabulous houses, wall-to-wall marble and mahogany. Often there were just two or three of you. You sat and listened to their work-in-progress novels: crime, historical, romance. But one of them had this bleak tale of a near-future England, post-biological catastrophe, with a handful of child survivors and a cool heroine. That set me off.”

Formed in 1992, Cubanate released four acclaimed albums as well as classic singles ‘Oxyacetylene’ and ‘Body Burn’. Touring with the likes of GARY NUMAN, SISTERS OF MERCY, FRONT 242 and FEAR FACTORY, they ceased activity in 1999, briefly reuniting in 2010.

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TIN PAN ALLEY TALES!

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London’s Denmark Street – aka Tin Pan Alley – the epicentre of the capital’s music heritage, currently under threat from developers – is to be immortalised in a new documentary.

Henry Scott-Irvine, Chairman-Founder of the SAVE DENMARK STREET CAMPAIGN, has been in touch with Vive Le Rock to update us on current events and the upcoming film.

“Save Denmark Street as a campaign has had some significant successes. We have gained upgraded Historic England status at three addresses. 6 Denmark St – where the Sex Pistols lived, rehearsed and recorded their early demos in the out building to the rear – is now ‘Grade 2 Star’ listed since March 22nd 2016. Notably, Hipgnosis the album sleeve design company for albums by Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin was also based at 6 in the main listed building. Next door at 7 is also protected to ‘Grade 2 Star’ and 26 the former 12 Bar Club has seen The Old Forge (or Smithy) stage moved, while a new 200 standing-room-only venue is built beneath it. This will reside above an ‘Event Gallery’ or multipurpose underground 2000 capacity venue if old Denmark St north can withstand all the digging under it, because Crossrail itself also goes beneath both venues.

“Meanwhile, the music shops and some music spaces above now have new protections granted under an ‘S106 Deal’ that we influenced. This was signed-off between Camden Planning Depts. and Consolidated Developments in July 2015 and extended in July 2016. So we are now calling for the Street to become a ‘Music Heritage Zone’, but thus far both Camden Council and The GLA’s Music Officers have been resistant to this idea, which we will continue to tout for vociferously.

Tin Pan Alley Tales – The Film is a documentary project currently in pre-production. The film will be a chronology of this unique street, spanning some 300 yards and some 300 years. Presented as an urban Canterbury Tales our 75 minute film will be told by approximately 12 key characters that have had an historic association with Denmark Street. Expect exclusive untold tales pertaining to David Bowie, The Small Faces, Marc Bolan, Black Sabbath,  The Rolling Stones, The Sex Pistols, amid secret histories outside of music but from within the street itself. These ‘Tin Pan Alley Tales’ will feature alongside those key characters who’ve either lived or worked in Britain’s only music street.

“Denmark Street is formed of some 28 addresses and was affectionately known as Tin Pan Alley – the home of British music publishing and song writing from 1911 until 1991. It was originally named after its Manhattan counterpart. Since then it has continued to be a home of 2 venues, 11 music shops, guitar makers, guitar repairers, rehearsal spaces, agents, producers, studios, and production companies.

“Since we started running the ‘Save Tin Pan Alley Campaign’ the true ‘unsung heroes’ of Tin Pan Alley – the musicians, the technicians and the people behind-the-scenes –  have come out of the woodwork, out of history and out of retirement to approach us. People that would be very hard to find in any other circumstance have literally come forward from across the globe. They’re saying, “We want to be in your film!” And we have them here now. They’re ‘Ready, Willing, and Able’. And so are we, but we need your donations!

“Please pledge here for rewards of t-shirts, badges, DVDs, posters, gigs, screenings and downloads, or go to phundee.com and look for Tin Pan Alley Tales.”

For more on the campaign visit http://tinpanalleytales.co.uk/

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THE DAMNED ANNOUNCE 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR!

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Fresh from headlining the Royal Albert Hall this summer, THE DAMNED have announced a full U.K. tour in celebration of their 4oth Anniversary of their classic debit single ‘New Rose’.

Signing to Stiff Records, The Damned released ‘New Rose’ on 22 October 1976, accepted as the U.K’s first ever punk single. It was followed in February 1977 by Damned Damned Damned, the first album released by a British punk band. It wasn’t long before they were the first British punk band to undertake a U.S. tour.

Currently recording a new studio album, the band have set up a pledge campaign here. Damned Damned Damned, meanwhile, will get a special deluxe vinyl reissue in February through BMG.

The autumn tour dates, which kick off in Leamington Spa on 12 November and include a London date at Brixton Academy on 26 November with special guests PENETRATION, will featured the first album played in its entirety, plus a career-spanning retrospective set. Full dates are…

12 Nov – Leamington Spa, The Assembly
13 Nov – Nottingham, Rock City
15 Nov – Guildford, G-Live
16 Nov – Wrexham, William Aston Hall
17 Nov – Leeds, 02 Academy
18 Nov – Manchester, Academy
19 Nov – Newcastle, 02 Academy
20 Nov – Glasgow, 02 ABC
22 Nov – Cambridge, Junction
23 Nov – Norwich, Waterfront
24 Nov – Brighton, Dome
25 Nov – Gillingham, Britannia Theatre
26 Nov – London, 02 Brixton Academy
27 Nov – Cardiff, Tramshed
29 Nov – Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
30 Nov – Bristol, Motion
1 Dec – Portsmouth, Pyramids Centre
2 Dec – Weymouth, Pavilions
3 Dec – Plymouth, University (Main Hall)
4 Dec – Exeter, Phoenix Centre
9 Dec – Margate, Winter Gardens

Tickets are available here.

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PARKINSONS FILM CLIP EXCLUSIVE!

As previously announced, The Parkinsons: A Long Way To Nowhere, Caroline Richards’ documentary film about the much-loved Portuguese punks, has been chosen to close this year’s Doc’n’Roll Film Festival. And Vive Le Rock is pleased and proud to present this exclusive excerpt!

The film will be screening at Hackney Picturehouse, London on Sunday 13 November at 6pm, and will be followed by a Q&A with Richards and members of the band. Tickets are on sale now here.

After the screening there’ll be a very special after-show party round the corner at The MOTH Club in Valette Street, featuring a love set by the band themselves. Tickets are available here.

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The show also serves as a launch for the release of their debut album on vinyl for the first time ever. Originally released in 2002 and produced by Jim Reid from THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN, the remastered album will be pressed in both pink and black vinyl, with new artwork, liner notes and photos. Set for release by Rastilho Records on 11 November, it’s available to pre-order here.

Now in its third year, the Doc’n’Roll film festival features 17 films, plus numerous Q&A’s with directors and their accomplices. Films selected for screening this year include Sad Vacation – The Last Days Of Sid & Nancy, The Colossus Of Destiny: A Melvins Tale, BAD BRAINS doc HR: Finding Jospeh I, The Rise And Fall Of The Clash and My Buddha Is Punk, a fascinating glimpse into the punk scene in Myanmar. Tickets for all screenings are available here.

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VANISHING LIFE REAPPEAR!

Punk supergroup VANISHING LIFE unveil their debut album by sharing a track from it.

‘Realist’ is the second single to be taken from Surveillance, following on from ‘Exile’, released earlier. The album was produced by Vanishing Life and SUEDEHEAD’s Davey Warsop at Hurley Studios in Costa Mesa over the course of 2015. It’s due for release through Dine Alone Records on 11 November and is available to pre-order here. Both singles are available for download from iTunes now.

Vanishing Life were originally conceived for Groezrock 2013 and feature Walter Schreifels (QUICKSAND, GORILLA BISCUITS), Zach Blair (RISE AGAINST), Jamie Miller (BAD RELIGION, …AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD) and Autry Fulbright (MIDNIGHT MASSES, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead).

Band will be playing a series of US shows to accompany the release….

11 November – Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA
12 November – The Met, Providence, RI
13 November – The Studio at Webster, New York, NY
14 November – Boot and Saddle, Philadelphia, PA
17 November – Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CA
18 November – Bullfrogs, Kingsburg, CA
19 November – The Hideout, San Diego, CA
20 November – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA

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CRAVATS EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE!

Punk originals THE CRAVATS have a new single out this month, and they’ve chosen to unveil the video exclusively with Vive Le Rock!

‘Blurred’ is backed with ‘Bigband’ on a 7″ single released by Overground Records on 28 October. It’s limited to 500 copies though, so get in quick by pre-ordering here.

It’s also available as a download from iTunes.

Originally formed in Redditch in 1977, signing to Small Records and releasing several singles and the album The Cravats In Toytown. Splitting in 1982, they spawned THE VERY THINGS, eventually reconvening for an appearance at Rebellion in 2009.

Now based in Brighton, they released a single ‘Jingo Bells’ in March this year. Their first new music in 30 years, the video – also premiered with Vive Le Rock! – featured a starring role from CRASS’s Penny Rimbaud.

The Cravats play The Dome, Brighton on 31 October as special guests to SLEAFORD MODS. Tickets are available here.

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THE ADMIRAL KEEPS IT GREASY!

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South Coast retro-rockers ADMIRAL SIR CLOUDESLEY SHOVELL issue their long-awaited third album this week.

The Hastings trio, who are described on their label’s website as being suitable “for fans of Quo, speed, cheap weed, cheap booze, shitty old cars, Groundhogs, Budgie, Mötorhead, Stray”, have the 8-track Keep It Greasy! released through Rise Above on solid red, solid purple and standard black vinyl, with a limited number featuring a free 7″ single. It’s available to order here.

Formed in 2008 and taking their name from a 17th Century naval commander, Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell are singer/guitarist Johnny Gorilla, bassist Louis Comfort-Widgett and drummer Bill Darlington. Trading in exactly the kind of grease’n’patchouli 70s-inspired rock that can be found on Cherry Red’s recent I’m A Freak, Baby box set – so memorably reviewed in Vive Le Rock by none other than Captain Sensible – they released their debut album Don’t Hear It… Fear It! in 2012 – featuring none other than Groundhogs maestro Tony McPhee – followed by Check ‘Em Before You Wreck ‘Em in early 2014.

Check out the single ‘Tired’n’Wired’.

You can read a review of Keep It Greasy! in the latest edition of Vive Le Rock!

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GANG ANNOUNCE SINGLE AND DATES!

Young Brighton psych-rockers GANG are back with a new AA-side single and a bunch of dates.

You can stream one of the tracks, the creepily claustrophobic ‘Dead’, above. It’s coupled with ‘Enough Nothing’ and is set for release through Ra-Ra Rok Records on 25 November. You can pre-order the 7″ here.

The trio, who include punk and rock guitar legend BERNIE TORMÉ‘s sons Eric and Jimi, alongside bassist Joseph Hunt, recorded the tracks at their dad’s Barnroom Studio in Kent.

Gang have a London date on 18 October at Birthdays, Dalston before joining L.A. sludge-rockers WAND for three dates, followed by an official single launch in December. Full dates are….

18 Oct – Birthdays, London w/ Baby In Vain
4 Nov – Boston Arms, London w/ Wand
5 Nov – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds w/ Wand
6 Nov – Hope and Ruin, Brighton w/ Wand
3 Dec – The Old Blue Last, London (single launch show)

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ALIEN KNIFE FIGHT KICKS OFF!

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Texas duo ALIEN KNIFE FIGHT have announced the release of the first single from their new album.

Based in the tiny town of Creedmoor just south of Austin, AKF feature the talents of Monique Ortiz on vocals and two-string slide bass and Michael Howard on drums and percussion, who nail down their primal punk-blues gumbo on a 3.6 acre compound, Big Bottom Farm.

Working with producer and former MELVINS bassist Mark Deutrom – with whom Ortiz plays in the band BELLRINGER – AKF have been laying down tracks for their first full-length release, following on from their 2013 5-track debut EP.

The first single from the album, ‘Some Girls’, released today, is available to stream and download at their Bandcamp page.

Speaking exclusively to Vive Le Rock, Ortiz says: “So this song is one of those numbers that just kind of wrote itself. We have several like that. At all of our performances we have a set of material, but we also stray from it and do a lot of on-the-fly songwriting and improvisation. We were doing a gig in a tiny, smelly bar in Austin, playing to only a handful of people while a bunch of girls came in (obviously not there to see us), and I immediately tapped into my stream of consciousness. Luckily, I remembered it once we got home, and was able to record a demo of it in our studio the following day.”

AKF are tentatively making plans for their first visit to the UK in 2017.

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NOUVELLE VAGUE ANNOUNCE LONDON SHOW!

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French band NOUVELLE VAGUE, who translate punk and post-punk classics through a bossa nova filter, have announced a one-off show at The Forum, Kentish Town on Tuesday 15 November.

The band, who first came to prominence in 2004 with a cover of JOY DIVISION’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’, have gone on to cover songs by the likes of THE RAMONES, THE CLASH, XTC, THE CURE and THE UNDERTONES, employing an array of singers along the way, including MAGAZINE’s Barry Adamson, Ian McCulloch from ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN, THE SAINTS’ Chris Bailey and THE SPECIALS’ Terry Hall.

Tickets for the Forum show can be ordered here.

The band’s new album I Could Be Happy is due for release on 4 November and can be pre-ordered from their website.

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RAMONAS EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE!

The world’s number one all-female RAMONES tribute band THE RAMONAS are set to release their first ever original single. And they’re premiering the video exclusively with Vive Le Rock!

Touring the UK, Europe and America since 2008, the band’s intense, high-energy live shows have earned them a loyal following, with huge online presence and regular slots at Rebellion, dates with the U.K SUBS and a headline show at L.A.’s notorious Viper Room.

Now bowing to fans’ requests, it’s time for them to step up a gear and release some original material.

‘Speak Up’ is taken from the band’s forthcoming E.P. You Asked For It and will be available to download from 17 October from iTunes and Amazon. Look out for order links on their website.

The Ramonas head off on a tour of Germany in a couple of weeks, returning to play the following dates….

Nov 06 – Prince Albert, Brighton
Nov 25 – Wheatsheaf, Banbury
Nov 26 – Met Lounge, Peterborough

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CAVEMEN DIG UP SECOND ALBUM!

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Kiwi garage-rockers THE CAVEMEN have announced the release of their second album next month.

Since releasing their debut last year, the band have relocated to London, where they’ve been enlivening various trash and garage nights between assaults on mainland Europe.

Set for release through Dirty Water Records on 27 November, Born To Hate features 13 tracks of primal garage punk. Check out ‘I Hope They Drop The Bomb On Me’ on Bandcamp.

The band head off on another round of European dates at the end of October before returning to play a special album launch at The Finsbury, London on 19 November.

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PARKINSONS ANNOUNCE GIG, FILM AND ALBUM!

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Following their riotous performance at the Clerkenwell Festival in August, there’s more fun to had from THE PARKINSONS next month.

First up, The Parkinsons: A Long Way To Nowhere, Caroline Richards documentary film about the much-loved Portuguese punks has been chosen to close this year’s Doc’n’Roll Film Festival. The film will be screening at Hackney Picturehouse, London on Sunday 13 November at 6pm. Tickets go on sale at 3pm on Friday 7 October here.

Watch a trailer here.

The screening will be followed by a very special one-off show by the band round the corner at The MOTH Club in Valette Street. Tickets are available here.

The show also serves as a launch for the release of their debut album on vinyl for the first time ever. Originally released in 2002 and produced by Jim Reid from THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN, the remastered album will be pressed in both pink and black vinyl, with new artwork, liner notes and photos. Set for release by Rastilho Records on 11 November, it’s available to pre-order here.

Now in its third year, the Doc’n’Roll film festival features 17 films, plus numerous Q&A’s with directors and their accomplices. Films selected for screening this year include Sad Vacation – The Last Days Of Sid & Nancy, The Colossus Of Destiny: A Melvins Tale, BAD BRAINS doc HR: Finding Jospeh I, The Rise And Fall Of The Clash and My Buddha Is Punk, a fascinating glimpse into the punk scene in Myanmar. Tickets for all screenings are available here.

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