BOOZE & GLORY are back with a brand new video, which they’re premiering exclusively with Vive Le Rock!
“We’re super excited to show you this video for the new single ‘Live It Up’, says mainman Mark. “The song has been recorded in Soundlab Studios in Orebro, Sweden. It was the first time we worked with the producer Mathias Farm (guitarist from Millencolin) and we’re really happy with the final results. We’re just about to hit the road again starting in Europe WOSP and Persistance Tour this month followed by 4 weeks across North America with our friends Dropkick Murphys. This year we celebrate our 10 year anniversary and we have lots of great things in the pipeline!”
12/01/19 Zyrardow, PL
13/01/19 Warsaw, PL
13/01/19 TTV TV Studio Show
17/01/19 Astra Kultuhaus, Berlin, DE
18/01/19 Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, DE
19/01/19 Krafwerk Mitte, Dresden, DE
20/01/19 Sono Centrum, Brno, CZ
21/01/19 Kulturzentrum Backstage, Munich, DE
22/01/19 Inselhalle, Lindau, DE
23/01/19 Les Docks, Lausanne, Swiss
24/01/19 Kultuzentrum Schlachthof Wiesbaden, DE
25/01/19 BrielpoortDeinze, BE
26/01/19 Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen, DE
27/01/19 The Forum, London, UK
Tour with DROPKICK MURPHYS
02/17/19 Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
02/18/19 Rebel, Toronto, ON
02/19/19 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI
02/20/19 The Sylvee, Madison, WI
02/23/19 The Cotillion, Wichita, KS
02/24/19 South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX
02/25/19 Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK
02/27/19 Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater, Austin, TX
02/28/19 Alamo City Music Hall, San Antonio, TX
03/01/19 The Fillmore, New Orleans, LA
03/02/19 Vinyl Music Hall, Pensacola, FL
03/04/19 Jannus Live, St. Petersburg, FL
03/05/19 Jackie Gleason Theater, Miami Beach, FL
03/06/19 House Of Blues, Lake BuenaVista, FL
03/08/19 House Of Blues, N Myrtle Beach, SC
03/09/19 The Mill & Mine, Knoxville, TN
03/10/19 The National, Richmond, VA
03/11/19 Freedom Hall, Lancaster, PA
03/12/19 State TheatrePortland, ME
03/15/19 House Of Blues, Boston, MA
03/16/19 House Of Blues, Lowell, MA
13/04/19 Punk & Disorderly Fest, DE 25/05/19 Mosh Gegen Krebs, DE 08/06/19 Sound Of Revolution, NL 9/07/19 Rockmarathon, HU 13/07/19 Sjock Fest, BE 02/08/19 Rebellion Festival, UK 07/08/19 Punk Rock Holiday, SLO 16/08/19 Pod Parou Fest, CZ
Much-loved 80s country-rockers THE LONG RYDERS are to return next month with their first new album in more than 30 years.
The Los Angeles band initially came to prominence as part of the mid-80s Paisley Underground scene which saw a rise in late-60s influenced psych and country-rock bands like The Rain Parade, Dream Syndicate, Green On Red, The Three O’Clock, True West and Thin White Rope.
Signing to Island, the band were particularly successful in the UK, where their classic single ‘Looking For Lewis And Clark’ grazed the lower reaches of the Singles Chart. Splitting in ’87, bandleader Sid Griffin relocated to London where he formed The Coal Porters and worked as a journalist. In their absence, the band’s legacy inspired the mid-90s alt.country movement and the subsequent boom in Americana.
Periodically reconvening since 2004, when they appeared at Glastonbury, an offer of a week in Dr Dre’s state-of-the-art studio led to the recording of Psychedelic Country Soul, featuring the band’s classic line-up of Sid Griffin, Tom Stevens, Stephen McCarthy and Greg Sowders, under the guidance of Ramones producer (and producer of The Long Ryders’ previous album Two Fisted Tales) Ed Stasium.
The band return to Europe for the following dates in April…
10th April – Gorilla – Manchester (UK) 11th April – Rescue Rooms – Nottingham (UK) 12th April – Engine Rooms – Southampton (UK) 13th April – Islington Assembly Hall – London (UK) 14th April – Paard – Den Haag (Netherlands) 15th April – Folk å Rock – Malmo (Sweden) 16th April – Slaktkyrkan – Stockholm (Sweden) 17th April – John Dee – Oslo (Norway) 18th April – Shamrock – Helsinki (Finland) 19th April – Auditorium –Toscanini, Chiari (Italy) 21st April – Bronson – Ravenna (Italy)
JIM JONES & THE RIGHTEOUS MIND have announced the first single from their long-awaited new album, and tour dates to match.
‘Sex Robot’ is set for release on 22 February followed by the album CollectiV through Masonic Records on 8 March. It follows on from the band’s acclaimed debut Super Natural, released last year.
Recorded at Space Eko Studios in East London, CollectiV lives up to its name by seeing Jim and the band joined by a number of illustrious guests including guitarist Little Barrie, soul singer Sister Cookie, URBAN VOODOO MACHINE’s Paul-Ronney Angel, and opera singer Vesna Petresin. CollectiV also finds Jim Jones re-uniting with guitarist Ray ‘Sonic’ Hanson and drummer Phil Smith, his comrades from THEE HYPNOTICS, who reunited earlier this year for the first time in over 20 years.
Another guest to feature on the album is Keith Richards’ 1964 Gibson Hummingbird – the very guitar on which ‘Street Fighting Man’ and other classics were written and recorded.
“The idea was to take disparate influences and ideas and then bring them together,” explains Jim. “Just like in real life, these different elements work really well together.
“Get together and get involved! It’s an important time for us all to break down the barriers, work together, and channel each other’s energies. And that’s exactly what we’ve done on CollectiV.”
To coincide with the release, the band have lined up a UK tour throughout March and April. Full dates are…
15 Mar – Jac’s, Aberdare 16 Mar – MacArts, Galashiels 21 Mar – 100 Club, London 22 Mar – Hope & Ruin, Brighton 29 Mar – Railway Inn, Winchester 30 Mar – White Hart, Corby 31 Mar – Music Hall, Ramsgate 04 Apr – The Cluny, Newcastle 12 Apr – The Bullingdon, Oxford 13 Apr – The Barn, Portsmouth 14 Apr – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham 19 Apr – Dryden Street Social, Leicester
Swiss industrialists THE YOUNG GODS are back with their first new single in eight years.
‘Figure Sans Nom’ is taken from their forthcoming new album. The trio of Franz Treichler, Cesare Pizzi and Bernard Trontin are to play a one-off UK date at at the O2 Islington Academy on 23 March. Tickets are available here.
Robert Smith has revealed that THE CURE are to complete a new album in the New Year.
The band’s frontman was speaking on US radio station SiriusXM following their induction into the Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame. He told Debatable hosts Mark Goodman and Alan Light, that he was inspired to follow up 2008’s 4:13 Dream after curating the Meltdown event on London’s SouthBank during the summer.
“Seeing all these new bands—I’ve listened to some of these bands and met so many of them that it’s kind of inspired me to do something new,” Smith explained. “So, yes, we’re going in about six weeks time to finish off what will be our first album in more than a decade. It’s very exciting times for us all around.”
The band have announced a series of festival shows across Europe next summer…
Sat 8 June – Malahide Castle, Dublin, Ireland Sun 16 June – FIRENZE ROCKS Festival, Florence, Italy Fri 21 – Sun 23 June – HURRICANE and SOUTSIDE Festivals, Germany Mon 24 – Wed 26 June – INMusic Festival, Zagreb, Croatia Fri28 June – Rock Werchter Festival, Belgium
Sat 6 July – Roskilde Festival, Denmark Thur 4 July – EXIT Festival Serbia Thur 11 July – NOS Alive Festival, Portugal Wed 17 July – EJEKT Festival Plateia Nerou, Faliro, Athens, Greece Thur 18 – Sat 20 July – Colours Of Ostrava, Czech Republic Mon 22 July – Rock The City Festival, Bucharest, Romania
Sat 3 Aug – Afisha Picnic, Moscow, Russia Wed 7 Aug – Øya Festival, Oslo, Norway Fri 9 – Sun 11 Aug – Flow Festival, Helsinki, Finland Fri 16 Aug – Glasgow Summer Sessions, Scotland Fri 23 Aug – Rock En Seine Festival, France
KIRK BRANDON is to resurrect his first band THE PACK for a series of dates in the New Year.
The dates will coincide with a vinyl reissue of the band’s compilation album Dead Ronin.
Brandon formed the band in 1978 with Canadian brothers Simon and Jonathan Werner and drummer future The Wall and UK Subs drummer Rab Fae Beith, later replaced by PiL’s Jim Walker. They released two singles, ‘Heathen’ and ‘King Of Kings’, also compiled on an EP, before splitting in 1980, when Brandon formed Theatre Of Hate.
Their recordings were compiled on the CD compilation Dead Ronin for YEAAH! Records.
Released for the first time on vinyl, Dead Ronin will be available as a strictly limited edition on red, yellow, green or black vinyl through Overground from 25 January. It’s available to pre-order here.
To coincide, The Pack will be playing the following dates…
Thur 24 Jan – The Dockyard, Portsmouth Fri 25 Jan – The Exchange, Bristol Sat 26 Jan – Star & Garter, Manchester Sun 27 Jan – Underworld, London
Support on all dates comes from DESPERATE MEASURES.
URBAN VOODOO MACHINE frontman, singer and songwriter Paul-Ronney Angel will be playing some solo acoustic shows around the UK and Norway in December and January.
“I’m looking forward to the challenge of playing alone without the powerhouse 8 piece band behind me,” he says. “All my songs were written on an acoustic guitar so I know that it will work! I’m not planning a solo career though. The Urban Voodoo Machine is very much a full time thing and my number one priority. The Voodoo’s will tour the UK before Christmas – the last shows of our 15th Anniversary Tour, then start working on a new album in January so expect a new album from us next year!”
You can catch Angel armed only with an acoustic guitar, some blues harmonicas, a kazoo and the Devil’s Songbook at the following gin palaces…
Fri 30 Nov – Level 111, SWINDON
Sat 1 Dec – The Cove, SOUTH DEVON
Sun 2 Dec – Suburbs @ Holroyd Arms, GUILDFORD
Thur 27 Dec – Aye Aye Club, OSLO, NORWAY
Sat 29 Dec – Aas Stasjon, AAS. NORWAY
Fri 25 Jan – The Green Note, Camden, LONDON
Sun 27 Jan – Kitchen Garden Cafe, BIRMINGHAM
Wed 30 Jan – The Brunswick, BRIGHTON
Mr Angel will also lead the all star Vive Le Rockers band at our 5th annual Vive Le Christmas bash that takes place at London’s Nambucca on Wednesday 5 December. This total one-off show show will feature a 20 song set list from members of The Ruts, Jim Jones Revue, Sex Pistols, The Urban Voodoo Machine, Big Boy Bloater, The Revillos, Los Plantronics, Sick On The Bus, Brandy Row, James Brown Band, The Inmates, Sarah Vista and many more!
Tickets for this star studded one off show are available here!
And don’t forget, you can still catch the full Urban Voodoo Machine experience at…
Wed 12 Dec – Robin 2, Bilston
Thur 13 Dec – Waterloo, Blackpool
Fri 14 Dec – The Source, Carlisle
Sat 15 Dec – Mickleton Village Hall, Teesdale
Thur 20 Dec – Joiners, Southampton
Fri 21 Dec – The Bunkhouse, Swansea
Sat 22 Dec – Soundhouse, Leicester
LOUISE DISTRAS has just released a video for her brand new single!
‘Street Revolution’ is the title track from a new EP set for January release. It follows on from her debut album Dreams From The Factory Floor from 2015. It paves the way for her forthcoming second full-length, recently recorded in Oakland, California with producers Steve Whale of THE BUSINESS and Ross Petersen.
Louise describes the track as “… a rallying anthem for the new underground movement of working class kids, rising together through music to fight for their future”.
“Having run away from home as a teenager, Musicians Against Homelessness is cause close to my heart,” she says. “We all walk our own warzone path which is only one step away from a situation we can’t control. Music saves lives and supporting Crisis is my way of giving something back.”
Cathc louise on the following dates…
17th Jan – Cambridge, Portland Arms
18th Jan – Nottingham, The Bodega
23rd Jan – Leeds, Key Club
24th Jan – Newcastle, Cluny 2
25th Jan – Guildford, The Boileroom
26th Jan – Norwich, Waterfront Studio
27th Jan – Portsmouth, Edge of The Wedge
29th Jan – Leicester, Firebug
31st Jan – Bishops Stortford, The Half Moon
2nd Feb – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
The Resolution Festival returns to London’s 100 Club in January with the usual bumper crop of New Year punk to set you up for the rest of 2019!
Taking place at the legendary venue on Oxford Street from Friday 4th to Sunday 13th of January, you’ll be able to catch some of the UK’s top punk bands, including headliners DISCHARGE, GBH, UK SUBS, THE DERELLAS, ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE, VIBRATORS, SUBHUMANS, VICE SQUAD, DRAGSTER and SLAUGHTER II.
The supporting cast is just as good with appearances from MENACE, THE VARUKERS, THE MEMBERS, Nick Cash from 999, DESPERATE MEASURES (pictured), KNOCK OFF, BLUE CARPET BAND, WARWOUND and more…
THE MISSION mainman Wayne Hussey has used downtime from the band to compose and record the score for a stage-play in brazil.
The award-winning As Irmãs Siamesas, which was written by José Rubens Siqueira and features Hussey’s wife Cinthya, is currently enjoying a two-month run at the Teatro Aliança Francesa in São Paulo, where the pair live.
Recorded over a two-month period last summer, Hussey – together with pianist James Bacon and violinist David Milsom – recorded the score for a CD for sale at perfomances. Due to demand from fans, however, a CD is being made available for a limited period through The Mission’s webstore.
Individually numbered and signed, and expanded to feature music not available on the original theatrical release, the CD will only be available for purchase from the store until midnight on Friday 30 November.
“I’ve never made it a secret that I harbour ambition to compose and score for film,” explains Hussey. “Sadly, for a myriad of reasons, I’ve never been presented with the opportunity to do so. So it was with open arms I recently accepted the invitation to write music for a stage play. As Irmãs Siamesas is a Brazilian play written by José Rubens Siqueira and this particular new version is directed by my good friend, Sébastien Brottet-Michel, a French actor who works with the world renowned Parisienne ‘Theatre De Soleil’. The fact that my wife, Cinthya, is one of the two actors in this two women play, the other being Nara Marques, is perhaps why I was offered the job. A little nepotism never hurt anybody.
“The brief was…brief. After conversation with Sébastien we decided the music should be slow – none of the tempos are over 70 bpm – empty and open with lots of space, flexible, unsentimental; music that doesn’t dictate the way an audience should react and feel to the dialogue and action on stage, but interacts with the actors in an unobtrusive way.
“We talked about the setting of the play as being timeless and placeless, rural rather than urban. I wanted to avoid using instruments that were modern, that required electricity, that would place it in a specific time. I thought about ageless acoustic instruments, such as a piano, a violin, and a classical acoustic guitar, that might be found in a lot of homes where the onus is on families entertaining themselves rather than by TV, radio, or, these days, the internet. These instruments became my exclusive sound palette for this project. Muted colours, if you want.
“It’s been a great learning process, and discipline, for me as a musician to compose and make music that doesn’t strive for, nay demand, the listeners attention. In conjunction with the brilliant English pianist, James Bacon, and renowned violinist, David Milsom, we have fashioned a series of adagios that, whilst are a million light years away from the music I usually create, I am so very proud of.”
THE RAMONAS hit the headlines with their brand new video, which they’re premiering exclusively with Vive Le Rock!
The band describe ‘The Daily Fail’ as a tongue-in-cheek dig at the influence of the mainstream tabloid media.
More widely know as the world’s most popular tribute to iconic punk pioneers THE RAMONES, the girls released their debut self-penned album First World Problems in September 2017.
This latest release coincides with the album being issued on limited edition blue vinyl for the first time. It’s available to buy here.
Catch The Ramonas at the following dates…
November 3rd – Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham
November 23rd – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
November 24th – Warehouse23, Wakefield (Supporting UK Subs)
December 1st – Anno 1888, Soest, Germany
December 2nd – Rare Guitar, Münster, Germany
December 20th – The Blacksmith Arms, Milton Keynes
December 21st – Louisiana, Bristol
December 22nd – O2 Ritz, Manchester (Supporting The Macc Lads)
The story of Notting Hill rock’n’roll story rolls on with this excellent video from the new PINK FAIRIES album…
‘Old Enuff To Know Better’, written by former guitarist Larry Wallis, is taken from the album Resident Reptiles, which is out now on Purple Pyramid Records via Cleopatra.
But this is not the version of the Fairies that released the Naked Radio album a couple of years back and featured longstanding rhythm section Duncan ‘Sandy’ Sanderson and Russell Hunter.
This band’s Ladbroke Grove credentials are sound, however: founding Fairies guitarist (and sometime HAWKWIND bassist) Paul Rudolph returns after a long lay-off, joined by original MOTÖRHEAD drummer Lucas Fox and later Hawkwind bassist Alan Davey.
The album was recorded in Austin with Jurgen Engler from German industrialists DIE KRUPPS in the producer’s chair.
Resident Reptiles is available now on limited edition pink vinyl and CD.
Guitarist BILLY BREMNER has announced a pair of rare UK shows with his band ROCKFILES.
A onetime member of LULU’s backing band, Bremner came to fame as guitarist in the pub rock supergroup ROCKPILE alongside Dave Edmunds, Nick Lowe and Terry Williams. He then went on to play with THE PRETENDERS on their hit ‘Back On The Chain Gang’ as well as playing numerous sessions with the likes of ELVIS COSTELLO, CARLEN CARTER and SHAKIN’ STEVENS, as well as enjoying a solo career with Stiff Records. More recently he’s been working in Sweden with THE REFRESHMENTS and with DUCKS DELUXE frontman Sean Tyla in THE TROUBLE BOYS, taking their name from his song, notably covered by Dave Edmunds and Thin Lizzy.
Billy Bremner’s Rockfiles play The 100 Club, London on Wednesday 23 January. Tickets are on sale here.
They then play The Prince Albert, Brighton on Sunday 27 January. Get tickets here.
The dates are preceded this month by a new singles compilation from Cherry Red, charting Billy’s career since 1974. Singled Out is available to order here.
San Francisco punks CULTURE ABUSE tool up for their UK tour with a cover of THE EQUALS’ 1967 single ‘Police On My Back’.
Formed in Hornsey in 1965, The Equals had a number of hits including ‘Black Skin Blue-Eyed Boys’ and the millions-selling ‘Baby Come Back’ and spawned the career of Eddie ‘Electric Avenue’ Grant. ‘Police On My Back’, only released as a single in Europe, would later get a fresh boost when covered by THE CLASH on their Sandinista album.
A live favourite of Culture Abuse, their version features guest vocals from Zac Carper of FIDLAR.
“We’ve been playing this song live for the last year,” explains frontman David Kelling. “Then right after we recorded Bay Dream we were partying with Zac and thought it would be fun to try and tackle it together. Most people know it because of The Clash but the song was actually a cover by a band from the 60s called The Equals, fronted by Eddie Grant! So it’s a testament to how truly good the song is! We went into the studio hungover, the morning after we played with Fidlar in LA and knocked this out, mostly live, with some wild overdubbing.”
Touring in support of second album Bay Dream, the band play the following dates….
17 Oct Southampton, Joiners TICKETS
18 Oct Birmingham, Actress & Bishop TICKETS
19Oct Nottingham, Bodega TICKETS
20 Oct Leeds, Key Club TICKETS
21 Oct Brighton, Hope & Ruin TICKETS
22 Oct Bristol, Exchange TICKETS
23 Oct Glasgow, King Tuts TICKETS
24 Oct Manchester, Star & Garter TICKETS
25 Oct London, Boston Music Room TICKETS
JON SPENCER has unveiled a video for the lead track from his debut solo album.
As previously announced Spencer Sings The Hits! is set for release on 2 November through In The Red Records.
The video for ‘I Got The Hits’ is the work of young Arizona director Alex Italics. Says Spencer, “Over the past year I kept seeing wonderful and strange music videos that had one thing in common: all were directed by an Alex Italics. I determined to track down this young auteur with the aim of getting a similar cinematic sensation for my new album Spencer Sings The Hits! Alex turned out to be a mild-mannered young man from Tucson, Arizona living in Southern California. I gave him a free hand to pick the song and devise a treatment. The result is the scary slice-of-life that you can now see for yourself.
“I love the creepy contrast with the song’s punk abandon,” continues Jon. “We filmed at a rented house in Santa Ana. At the end of each day, after the nearby nightly Disneyland fireworks had faded and the cast and crew had left, I would sleep in a bunk bed in the child’s bedroom. Turns out doing an entire video laying on the floor is harder than it looks!”
Spencer will be touring Europe in the UK over the next couple of months, both headlining and as special guests to THE MELVINS. Full dates are….
October – with The Melvins unless noted
19 Eindhoven(NL) Café’ Wilhelmina (TICKETS) HEADLINE SHOW
20 Haarlem (NL) Patronaat (TICKETS)
21 Kortruk (BE) De Kreun (TICKETS)
23 Birmingham 02 Academy 2 (TICKETS)
24 Norwich Waterfront (TICKETS)
25 Cardiff Y Plas (TICKETS)
26 Leeds Stylus (TICKETS)
27 Glasgow Broadcast (TICKETS) HEADLINE SHOW
28 Manchester Academy 2 (TICKETS)
29 Brighton Concorde 2 (TICKETS)
30 London Koko (TICKETS)
November – Jon Spencer headline dates
1 Bristol Exchange (TICKETS)
2 London Rough Trade East
3 Newcastle Cluny 2 (TICKETS)
4 Nottingham Bodega (TICKETS)
5 Arlon (BE) L’ entropot (TICKETS)
6 Brussels (BE) Botanique (TICKETS)
7 Muenster (DE) Gleis 22 (TICKETS)
8 Koln (DE) Helios (TICKETS)