FULLER MOON!

New York punk iconoclasts TELEVISION are to have their landmark debut album given the deluxe vinyl reissue treatment for the first time ever.

Released on Elektra Records in February 1977, Marquee Moon really moved the goalposts on the still juvenile punk rock pitch, with its complex song structures – including the 10-minute title track – and prog-like guitar interplay. For the linchpins of the nascent NYC punk scene coalescing around CBGB’s, this was a real left-turn, underscoring the rulebook-shredding anything-is-possible ethos of the era; much talked about, yet still, in reality seldom seen.

This new deluxe double blue vinyl set, features the eight original tracks, plus five additional tracks originally released on the 2003 CD reissue, (some making their vinyl debut here), including alternate takes of ‘See No Evil’, ‘Friction’ and ‘Marquee Moon’, the full-length version of their classic non-album debut single ‘Little Johnny Jewel’, and an instrumental track.

The full tracklisting is…

Side one:

‘See No Evil’

‘Venus’

‘Friction’

‘Marquee Moon’

Side two:

‘Elevation’

‘Guiding Light’

‘Prove It’

‘Torn Curtain’

Side three:

‘Little Johnny Jewel’ (Parts 1 & 2)

‘See No Evil’ (Alternate Version)

‘Friction’ (Alternate Version)

Side four:

‘Marquee Moon’ (Alternate Version)

‘Untitled’ (Instrumental)

 

The deluxe vinyl Marquee Moon will be available through Rhino on 2 October.

 

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TEARAWAYS LAND IN THE U.K.!

Santa Monica powerpoppers THE TEARAWAYS are in the UK for a run of dates next week.

Although pretty much unknown in the UK, the band have been going since 1980, building a loyal following up and down the West Coast. For the past couple of years they’ve had BLONDIE drummer Clem Burke in the line-up and he’ll be joining them for their UK dates.

Catch them at…

August 14 – PJ Molloy’s, Dunfermline
August 15 – King Tut’s, Glasgow
August 16 – Rock City, Nottingham
August 17 – Nell’s Jazz & Blues Club, London (w/ Last Great Dreamers)
August 19 – The Thunderbolt, Bristol
August 20 – The Horns, St. Albans

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SUICIDAL TENDENICIES UNVEIL NEW ALBUM!

Cali crossover legends SUICIDAL TENDENCIES are back next month with a brand new album.

STill Cyco Punk After All These Years is a reworking of an album originally recorded by ST frontman Mike Muir back in 1995, released under the name Cyco Miko and featuring Sex Pistol Steve Jones.

“Although the 13 years I was in Suicidal at the time, I did things I never dreamed I’d have the chance to, or could happen, there were still way too many times that were extremely difficult to handle”, explains Mike. “Basically, ‘Love Music, don’t Like the other stuff’. Anyhow, remembering that original love for music made me want to do a Punk STyle record and at the time I didn’t feel it was, could or should be an ST album.”

Now STill Cyco Punk After All These Years re-imagines those songs, newly recorded with legendary former SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo behind the kit.

“I felt it not only could be, but it should be an ST album,” continues Muir. “Not retro, but taking it 25 years forward and make it a modern Cyco Punk record. Extremely dangerous after so many years, but damn, I love these songs and I feel them so much. Perhaps surprisingly more now than when I was 30.”

STill Cyco Punk After All These Years is set for release on 7 September through the band’s own Suicidal imprint, but it’s available to pre-order here.

Check out the track FUBAR

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INTO THE VALLEY!

Rising London rockers THE KUT have unveiled a ne video ahead of a string of summer tour dates.

‘Hollywood Rock’n’Roll’ is taken from the trio’s debut album Valley Of Thorns which is out now through Cargo.

The Kut play Rebellion, Blackpool tonight (Thursday) then head off round the country, winding up at The Islington, London on 19 August. Full dates are…

02/08 REBELLION PUNK FESTIVAL – BLACKPOOL
03/08 ZANZIBAR – LIVERPOOL
04/08 REBELLION – MANCHESTER
05/08 O’RILEYS – HULL
07/08 CLASSIC GRAND – GLASGOW
08/08 BANNERMANS – EDINBURGH
09/08 THE BRICKYARD – CARLISLE
10/08 TRILLIANS – NEWCASTLE
11/08 THE SOUNDHOUSE – LEICESTER
12/08 VERVE – LEEDS
13/08 WEST STREET LIVE – SHEFFIELD
14/08 ARCHES – COVENTRY
15/08 THE CASTLE & FALCON – BIRMINGHAM
16/08 THE CHELSEA INN – BRISTOL
17/08 THE MOON – CARDIFF
18/08 CLUB 85 – HITCHIN
19/08 THE ISLINGTON – LONDON

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ALL-STAR CLASH CELEBRATION AT DINGWALLS!

JOE STRUMMER and THE CLASH will be celebrated in September with a special event at London’s legendary Dingwalls venue, sponsored by Vive Le Rock!

Gates Of The West, which takes place on Friday 7 September, will benefit the charities The Joe Strummer Foundation, supporting projects around the world that create empowerment through music, and Music & Memory, which uses music to help unlock memories in people with dementia.

The night will feature a set from JESSE MALIN, plus numerous special guests including GLEN MATLOCK, RANKING ROGER, CHUCK PROPHET, MARK STEWART, CHARLIE HARPER, PETE WYLIE, ITCH from THE KING BLUES, CRAIG FINN and TAD KUBLER from THE HOLD STEADY, members of Joe’s band THE MESCALEROS, DJs RICHARD NORRIS and SCRATCHY and loads more…

There’ll also be a screening of rare Clash film footage from The Future Is Unwritten director Julien Temple.

Tickets priced £22 are on sale here.

 

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THE LIVING END DROP ALL-STAR VIDEO!

Aussie rockers THE LIVING END have unveiled a video for their new single which they announced last week.

‘Don’t Lose It’ is taken from the band’s new album Wunderbar, which is set for release through Rise/BMG on 28 September. It’s available to pre-order here.

The video features an all-star cast of Australian musicians and TV and radio celebs, including Jimmy Barnes,
Merrick Watts (Triple M), Matty Johns and Chris Page (Triple M), Phil Jamieson (Grinspoon), Kasey Chambers,
These New South Whales, Ray Hadley (2GB), Murray Cook (The Wiggles), David ‘Friendly’ Friend (Puppetry Of The Penis), Jane Gazzo (Triple M), Tim Rogers (You Am I), Eddie McGuire (Channel 9), Daryl Braithwaite, Molly Meldrum, Tom Williams (Channel 7) and Ruby Fields.

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ANTI-FLAG ANNOUNCE DATES!

Pittsburgh punks ANTI-FLAG have announced a series of UK and Irish dates for the Autumn.

The band, who formed back in 1993, released their most recent album American Fall a year ago. They’ve just released a video for the track ‘Trouble Finds Me’ from the album.

Their UK dates kick off in Birmingham on 30 October and take in a date at London’s Heaven club. Full dates are…

30 Oct – Birmingham, UK – Asylum
31 Oct – Bristol, UK – SWX
1 Nov – London, UK – Heaven
2 Nov – Manchester, UK – Academy 2
3 Nov – Glasgow, UK – Garage
5 Nov – Belfast, UK – Foundry
6 Nov – Dublin, IE – Whelan’s

Support comes from CANCER BATS and WORRIERS.

The band have also announced two happenings of their occasional one day Antifest on mainland Europe.

The first takes place at Paronaat, Haarlem in the Netherlands on 26 October and features Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Silverstein, Cancer Bats, Prestige, Black Peaks, Culture Abuse, Worriers, Tusky and Drones.

They then head to Wiesbaden, Germany on 28 October, where they take over the Schlachthof with a bill featuring Silverstein, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Cancer Bats, Black Peaks, Worriers and Tusky.

In a statemen, the band say, “Anti-Flag have always seen punk rock as a vehicle for change; community leads to recognizing commonality, which leads to a recognition of our collective power, which leads to us knowing we have the power to create the future we want to see.

“This tour, this line-up, eclectic in sonics but all bands believe in sharing empathy over apathy, optimism over cynicism. The goal is to bring people from all walks of life through the door. Introducing them to new people, new friendships, new ideas.

“As with any Anti-Flag tour, records, bands, and t-shirts are not the predications of our work. Amnesty International, Sea Shepherd, Kein Bock Auf Nazis, (and hopefully many other local organizations) will be involved. Disseminating ideas on how to fight fascism, fight for human rights and fight for the life of our planet at every show. At a time when we see the right and fascism as a whole on the rise, racism being emboldened, and hatred commonplace in public discourse… these shows will hopefully provide solace, a place for us all to come together and recognize our power, recharge our strength and continue to fight bigotry with every breath we take.”

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BLACK DELTA MOVEMENT BRING THE RAIN!

Humberside psych-rock duo THE BLACK DELTA MOVEMENT have unveiled a video for their new single.

‘Let The Rain Come’ is set for release as a limited edition 72 on Friday 27 July. It precedes their debut album Preservation which will follow on 3 August through Clubbed Thumb/Non Delux.

The pair, who count the likes of Alan MGee, THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE’s Anton Newcombe and PRIMAL SCREAM’s Barrie Cadogan among their fans, have lined up a series of UK dates in support of the release. Catch them on the road at…

03/08 Humber Street Sesh, Hull
08/08 Rough Trade East, London
09/08 Rough Trade, Nottingham
16/09 Psych Weekender, Manchester
11/10 Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton
12/10 Water Rats, London
13/10 The Lab, Northampton
17/10 The New Adelphi, Hull
20/10 Bootleg Social, Blackpool
25/10 Record Junkee, Sheffield
26/10 The Basement, York
08/11 Classic Grand, Glasgow
09/11 Smiths, Bathgate

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VOODOO BY THE RIVER!

THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE have announced a FREE open air show in London.

The gig on Saturday 21 July takes place at The Scoop open air theatre next to City Hall between Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast on the South Bank. It will last from 7pm to 9pm and kids are welcome.

The band recently released the singles compilation 15 Shots From The Urban Voodoo Machine, celebrating their 15th Anniversary.

They have a load of shows lined up to take them through the Summer and Autumn. Catch them on the road at…

27 July – Southampton – Gabefest
28 July – Leamington Spa, Warwickshire – The Assembly
4 Aug – West Lulworth, Dorset – Bestival
5 Aug – Colchester, Essex – Brightlingsea Free Music Festival
12 Aug – Winchester, Hampshire – Boomtown Fair
25 Aug – Harelbeke, Belgium – Stassegem Kermis
26 Aug – Bedford – Twinwood Festival
2 Sept – Whitecross, Wadebridge – Cornwall Tattoo Convention
7 Sept – Hastings, East Sussex – Blackmarket VIP
14 Sept – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
15 Sept – Guilford – The Holdroyd Arms
28 Sept – Bath – Chapel Arts Centre
29 Sept – Horton, Dorset – Horton Stomp
5 Oct – Doncaster, South Yorkshire – Little Theatre
6 Oct – Stockton-On-Tees – The Georgian Theatre
7 Oct – Liverpool – Zanzibar Club
19 Oct – Bedford – Esquires
20 Oct – London, Nambucca – Gypsy Hotel 12th Anniversary Party
27 Oct – Norwich – OPEN
28 Oct – Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham – The Jazz Cafe @ The Tithe Barn
1 Nov – Sheffield – Greystones
8 Nov – Glasgow – Grand Ole Opry.
9 Nov – Inverness – Ironworks
10 Nov – Aberdeen – Drummonds
11 Nov – Galashiels – MacArts
16/17 Nov – Brighton – The Prince Albert

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BOOK OF BEYOND!

MADNESS’s classic debut album will be the subject of live discussion this week in London.

Released in the autumn of 1979 on Stiff records, One Step Beyond spawned no fewer than four hit singles with covers of Ska legend Prince Buster’s title track and band originals ‘The Prince’, ‘Night Boat To Cairo’ and ‘My Girl’.

The subject of a book in Bloomsbury’s respected 33⅓ series, the album will be discussed at the R’n’R Book Club at The Dublin Castle in Camden Town – a venue with which Madness are closely associated – on Wednesday 4 July.  The book’s author, musician and onetime 2 Tone signee Terry Edwards, will be talking to host Julie Hamill. Also in attendance will be Madness bassist Mark Bedders’ Bedford, now a bandmate of Edwards in The Near Jazz Experience.

Tickets for the event are available here.

As previously anounced, The Near Jazz Experience are touring the UK this autumn with The Nightingales and Stewart Lee.

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RARE GIG FOR DORSET NEW WAVE LEGENDS!

Cult Dorset new wavers TOURS hit the reunion trail with a gig in Poole this month.

Favourites of the legendary John Peel, the DJ played their self-released ’79 single ‘Language School’ on 50 consecutive nights, declaring it his second favourite single after ‘Teenage Kicks’.

Snaffling an album deal with Virgin, who declared songwriters Ronnie Mayor and Richard Mazda “the punk Lennon-McCartney”, they only managed one more single ‘Tourist Information’ before grinding to a halt. Mazda, however, made a name for himself as a producer working with numerous bands during the 80s, including The Scientists, The Fall, The Birthday Party, The Fleshtones, Folk Devils and others.

It was only when Cherry Red began preparing the band’s archive recordings for the 2010 retrospective comp Album Of The Year… (That Never Was), that Mazda and Mayor began putting plans together to reconvene the band with original guitarist John Hole.

With a new rhythm section of Nick Waugh (drums) and Mark Pitfield (bass) – but not, on this occasion, Mazda, who’s currently based in New York – Tours take to the stage at The King Charles, Poole on Saturday 30 June.

“We’ve got five new songs, a couple of choice covers and all my old songs,” says Mayor. “There are even t-shirts on sale at the gig only. We plan to find a way of keeping us all involved as long as there is sufficient interest in seeing Tours on stage and we all enjoy the experience.”

Check out ‘Language School’.

Album Of The Year… is available to download from Amazon.

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NATIONAL SCREENINGS FOR PiL DOC!

PUBLIC IMAGE LTD have announced a string of cinema screenings of the documentary film The Public Image Is Rotten.

Directed by Tabbert Fiiller, the film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York last year before receiving its European premiere at London’s Raindance Festival. The film charts the influential band’s forty-year career through numerous line-ups and stylistic shifts to the present day.

PiL are currently midway through and extensive 40th Anniversary Tour of the UK, Europe and Japan.

The Public Image Is Rotten can be seen at the following cinemas…

3rd June – Camden Odeon Camden
17th June – Edinburgh Cameo Picturehouse
27th June – Exeter Exeter Picturehouse
4th July – London Hackney Picturehouse
4th July – Southampton Harbour Lights Picturehouse
4th July – London Stratford Picturehouse
6th July – Liverpool Picturehouse @ Fact
9tth July – Liverpool Picturehouse @ Fact
19th July – Camden Odeon Camden
19th July – Norwich Picturehouse Cinema City
19th July – Manchester Odeon Manchester Great Northern
19th July – Blackpool Odeon Blackpool
19th July – Kingston Odeon Kingston
19th July – Southend Odeon Southend
19th July – Glasgow Odeon Glasgow Quay
19th July – Oxford Odeon Oxford
9th Aug – Birmingham Electric Cinema

Further details and tickets are available for here.

Read a new interview with John Lydon in the current edition of Vive Le Rock!

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COCK SPARRER’S EARLY YEARS COMPILED!

East London street-punk legends – and Vive Le Rock award-winners – COCK SPARRER are to get their first four albums compiled in a new box set this month.

The four-CD Cock Sparrer: The Albums 1978 – 1987 kicks off with the band’s rare self-titled debut, originally only released in Spain, and bolstered here by 5 bonus tracks. This is followed by the now classic Shock Troops album, fully remastered from the original tapes and also including three bonus tracks.

Disc three is their third studio album Running Riot In ’84, with the set completed by the 1987 live album Live And Loud!!

With the whole project overseen by Sparrer guitarist Daryl Smith, with full input from the rest of the band, the set is rounded out with a fully illustrated booklet.

Released through Captain Oi! on 29 June, Cock Sparrer: The Albums 1978 – 1987 is available to pre-order here.

This will be followed in August by Cock Sparrer: The Albums 1994 – 2017, which brings the extremely influential band’s story right up to date, culminating in last year’s acclaimed album Forever.

Cock Sparrer play the following dates…

July 15 – Spain, Barcelona -Barnanroll

Sept 7 – Denmark, Copenhagen, -Lille Vega

Sept 8 – Germany, Hamburg -Knust

Sept 16 – Germany, Berlin -SO36

Oct 26 – Germany, Leipzig -Conne Island

Nov 3 – Germany, Oberhausen -Kulttempel

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OWN THE SLITS’ SCRAPBOOK!

If you’ve seen the superb SLITS documentary Here To Be Heard, you’ll understand the significance of bassist Tessa Pollitt’s scrapbook, which charts the life of the band from 1976 through a goldmine of cuttings, photographs and notes.

Now Vive Le Rock‘s book publishing arm Extradition Books has recreated that very document in all its glory. The 72-page replica contains dozens of contemporary reviews, interviews and news items from the likes of Sounds, NME, Melody Maker and Zig Zag, not to mention various horrified tabloids! There’s also numerous gig fliers and colour photographs documenting this unique band.

Says Tessa, “I started collecting cuttings from the old press (no internet in those days!) from 1976 onwards. This was the scrapbook era. I also loved taking photos from childhood, and have continued on an instamatic camera ever since, some of these included in this scrapbook. It was [director] William Badgley’s idea to use my scrapbook as a starting point to base the documentary around, an idea that proved to be successful. I hope you enjoy the insight into the story of The Slits and the visuals, which include personal photos from Palmolive, Christine Robertson (our manager) and myself. The Slits exist. Yours truly – Tessa Pollitt.”

The Slits – News, Cuttings & Scraps is available now priced £25, including a DVD of the Here To Be Heard film from Vive Le Shop.

Read a review of Here To Be Heard in the latest edition of Vive Le Rock!

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CAMDEN ROCKS BECOMES TWO-DAY EVENT!

Following on from the success of this year’s event, CAMDEN ROCKS head honcho Chris McCormack has announced next year it will be expanded to TWO DAYS!

On Saturday 2 June, for the 6th year running, Camden Rock brought more than 8,000 fans to the North London rock’n’roll enclave to see and hear over 200 acts – including PiL, British Sea Power, Maximo Park (pictured), The Professionals and more – performing at 20+ different venues.

So successful was the event that they’ve decided to double up and make it a two-day event in 2019. A limited number of earlybird day and weekend tickets are available now for the festival which takes place over Saturday and Sunday 1 and 2 June. Get them here!

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THE CHURCH PLAY U.K. DATES!

Aussie legends THE CHURCH have announced a handful of UK dates following their sold-out Meltdown show next week.

As previously announced, the band join the PSYCHEDELIC FURS at London’s Royal Festival Hall on Friday 15 June as part of the festival curated by THE CURE’s Robert Smith.

The following weekend, they take over West London’s Bush Hall for A Weekend Crusade. On Saturday 16 June, the band will be playing selections from their albums Starfish and Hologram Of Baal, celebrating their 30th and 20th Anniversaries respectively. On Sunday 17 June, they’ll be performing their classic 1982 album The Blurred Crusade in its entirety. Both days will also feature film screenings and solo sets. Tickets are available here.

The band then head north to play dates in Sheffield (18/6), Newcastle (19/6) and Glasgow (20/6) playing shows in support of the latest album Man Woman Life Death Infinity. They’ll be joined on these dates by UK-based Australian artist Suzie Stapleton. Full dates are below…

Check out the video for ‘I Don’t Know How I Don’t Know Why’

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ZERO HOUR FOR THE SPITFIRES!

Watford mods THE SPITFIRES return with a new album this summer and have unveiled a new video as a taster.

‘Remains The Same’ is the first single to be taken from the album Year Zero, which is set for release through Hatch Records on 27 July. It’s available to pre-order here.

In three years, the band’s infectious brand of ska, punk, reggae and soul has seen both their previous albums Response and A Thousand Times reach the top end of the Independent Albums Chart, as well as denting the national Top 100.

The band hit the road this Autumn for a lengthy series of dates that will take them into the New Year and includes a London show at the Islington Assembly Hall. Full dates are….

Fri 05 Oct – Southend, Chinnerys
Sat 06 Oct – Norwich, Arts Centre
Fri 02 Nov – Dover, Booking Hall
Sat 03 Nov – Brighton, Patterns
Fri 09 Nov – Leamington Spa, Zephyr Lounge
Sat 10 Nov – London, Islington Assembly Hall
Thu 15 Nov – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
Fri 16 Nov – Glasgow, Broadcast
Sat 17 Nov – Edinburgh, Mash House
Fri 23 Nov – Bristol, Fiddlers
Sat 24 Nov – Exeter, Cavern
Thu 29 Nov – Newcastle, Cluny
Fri 30 Nov – Carlisle, Old Fire Station
Fri 07 Dec – Leeds, Hi Fi Club
Sat 08 Dec – Northampton, Roadmender

Fri 25 Jan – Belfast, Limelight 2
Sat 26 Jan – Dublin, Workman’s Club
Fri 08 Feb – Sheffield, Plug
Sat 09 Feb – Manchester, Gorilla
Fri 15 Feb – Hull, Fruit
Sat 16 Feb – York, Fibbers
Fri 22 Feb – Cardiff, The Globe
Sat 23 Feb – Liverpool, O2 Academy 2

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VIC GODARD’S PRISON SONGS!

Original punk legend VIC GODARD is the subject of a new charity compilation.

Singing A Song In Prison: The Songs Of Vic Godard features 13 tracks written by the great man and covered by a diverse array of artists and compiled for the benefit of Amnesty International by Liverpool musician Joe McKechnie.

Bands featured include ORANGE JUICE, THE BLUE ORCHIDS, THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN, ADVENTURES IN STEREO, THE BITTER SPRINGS, THE KINGFISHERS, ADAM WALTERS and more.

Available to buy digitally from Bandcamp, 100% of all profits go directly to Amnesty International.

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