DeRELLAS ON THE RISE!

London glam-punks THE DeRELLAS return with a new single and a bunch of UK dates taking them through the summer.

‘High Rise Supersize’ is the band’s first release to feature new singer Joey DeRella and was produced by legendary producer and ex-Vibrator, Pat Collier.

The single is backed with ‘Got Something To Say’ and a cheeky cover of SWEET’S ‘Fox On The Run’. It will be available on &” vinyl, CD and download from 6 April through the band’s own Rockaway Records, and precedes a new full-length album later in the year.

On the same day, the band head off on their High Rise Supersize Tour, kicking off at Duffy’s Bar in Leicester. Along the way they’ll be playing dates with the UK SUBS, CHELSEA and SLAUGHTER & THE DOGS as well as putting in an appearance at this year’s Rebellion Festival. Full dates are…..

April 6 – Duffy’s Bar, Leicester
April 7 – The Chameleon Arts Café, Nottingham
April 12 – The Thunderbolt, Bristol
April 13 – The Three Horseshoes, Bradford on Avon
April 14 – The Dolls’ House, Abertillery
April 20 – Suburbs, Guildford
April 21 – The Arts Centre, Reading
May 10 – Patterns, Brighton (w/UK Subs)
June 1 – The Vic, Swindon
June 2 – The Prince Albert, Stroud
July 13 – The Prince Albert, Brighton (w/Chelsea)
July 14 – The Underworld, London (w/Chelsea)
Aug 3-6 – Rebellion Festival, Blackpool (exact date TBA)
Aug 11 – 100 Club, London (w/Slaughter & The Dogs)

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VIVE LE POWERPOP!

Vive Le Rock is teaming up with ace London gig promoters Some Weird Sin to bring you a weekend of summer fun with our own powerpop festival!

Pump It Up! A Powerpop Weekender is taking place at North London venue The Finsbury over the weekend of 28 & 29 July.

Topping the bill on the Saturday are legendary London hitmakers THE BARRACUDAS, celebrating their 40th Anniversary with their first London show in 3 years and in fact their only show in the capital this year. They’ll be joined by LOS PEPES and TV CRIME.

The Sunday night sees fast-rising New Yorkers DIRTY FENCES closing the night with support from Belfast legends PROTEX and ROLE MODELS. Plus there’s more acts to be announced on both days!

Tickets are on sale now at an insanely reasonable £25 for the weekend or £15 for the Saturday and £12 for the Sunday. Book early as this will sell out!

 

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THE REAL NOWHERE MEN!

CITIZENS OF NOWHERE are a new band featuring 3 ex-members of THE GODFATHERS.

The trio have just unveiled their debut single and video and a preparing to play their first ever gig together in London this spring.

Guitarist Del Bartle had been in Godfathers precursors THE SID PRESLEY EXPERIENCE, later joining the reformed band in 2009, where he played alongside drummer Grant Nicholas on the Live At The 100 Club album. Guitarist Burrows, meanwhile, had replaced original guitarist Kris Dollimore for 1991’s Unreal World, the band’s last album for Epic.

‘Free Life’ is the first track from the forthcoming debut album May You Never Hear Serf Music Again, which was mixed by punk/metal guitar legend Bernie Tormé, set for release through Credible Hulk Productions later this year.

‘Free Life’ is available now through iTunes.

The band make their live debut at New Cross Inn, London on Thursday 12 April with support from THE NURSES and PRISONERS OF MOTHER ENGLAND.

Tickets are on sale here.

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FURS FLY IN FOR SUMMER DATES!

Vive Le Rock Award nominees THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS return to the UK for a handful of dates in June.

The shows mark a prompt return for the expat post-punks who played their first UK dates in several years last September. Support n all dates comes from DOCTORS OF MADNESS frontman Richard Strange.

The ‘Pretty In Pink’ hitmakers play the following dates…

Tues 12 June – O2 Academy, Leicester
Wed 13 June – Tramshed, Cardiff
Sat 16 June – O2 Academy, Liverpool

Tickets are on sale here.

The Furs are on of five nominees in the best live band category in the Vive Le Rock Awards. You can vote here.

Tickets for the the Award Ceremony at the O2 Academy, Islington, London on 28 March – including both standard and VIP packages with access to the exclusive backstage bar and aftershow – are available here.

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DREAMERS STILL DREAMIN’!

Rejuvenated power-pop rock’n’rollers LAST GREAT DREAMERS return this Spring with a brand new album and UK tour.

Recorded in deepest Oxfordshire last Autumn with producer Peter Brown, 13th Floor Renegades follows on from the widely acclaimed Transmissions From Oblivion released in 2016.

Originally coming together in London during the early 90s, the band turned a lot of heads with their debut album Retrosexual,  and as support du jour for visiting major US bands. Derailed by the onslaught of Britpop, vocalist Marc Valentine and lead guitarist Slyder convened a new line-up in 2014, issuing the rarities album Crash Landing In Teenage Heaven followed by the all-new Transmissions….  Since then they’ve been touring widely with the likes of The Quireboys, Bernie Tormé and former Runaways singer Cherie Currie.

“Everything fell into place at the right time,” says Valentine of the new album. “We started a Pledge campaign for the album, which had a fantastic response. The fans’ involvement was truly incredible and their generosity never ceases to amaze us. Hopefully with this album we get to repay their faith. It’s really been an organic process from start to finish, with a few twists and turns along the way, but we’re really proud of what we’ve managed to achieve in a short space of time.”

With the new album set for release on Friday 13 April through Ray Records, the band have lined up a series of UK dates, including an album launch party in Birmingham on 7 April, a London show at The Black Heart on 12 April and an appearance at Bearded Theory on 25 May. Full dates are…

Fri 9 March GREAT YARMOUTH Legends of Rock Festival

Sat 7 April BIRMINGHAM Asylum 2
Thu 12 April LONDON The Black Heart
Fri 13 April CANNOCK The Station
Sat 14 April BRIDGEND Hobos
Sun 15 April CAMBRIDGE Portland Arms
Wed 18 April WAKEFIELD Black Mass
Thu 19 April GRIMSBY Yardbirds
Fri 20 April CARLISLE Embers
Sat 21 April GLASGOW Nice’n’Sleazy
Sun 22 April NEWCASTLE Trillions

Fri 25 May DERBY Bearded Theory Festival
Sat 26 May BROMSGROVE Breaking Bands Festival
Sun 27 May BIRMINGHAM Dementia Awarefest

Tickets are on sale now via the band’s website.

Check out the video for last year’s single ‘Oblivion Kids’.

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ROBERT SMITH TO CURATE MELTDOWN!

THE CURE frontman Robert Smith is to curate this year’s Meltdown Festival.

Founded in 1993, the Festival takes over venues on London’s South Bank each year with a series of events by artists chosen by a guest director. Past directors have included David Bowie, Patti Smith, Elvis Costello, John Peel, Nick Cave, Morrissey, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and David Byrne.

Says Smith, “I am honoured and excited to be curating the 25th Meltdown Festival. More than 30 of my all time favourite artists – some of the most exciting, inspirational, intense and influential performers of the last 40 years – will make sure this 10-night extravaganza at London’s Southbank Centre is the must-see event of the summer!”

This year’s Meltdown will take place from 15-24 June. Tickets go on sale to Southbank Centre members on 13 March, and to the general public on 15 March, when first acts will be announced.

The Cure, whose most recent album was 4:13 Dream in 2008, last played the UK in 2016. They play a one-off sold-out 40th Anniversary show in Hyde Park on 7 July.

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EARLY STRANGLERS ALBUMS REISSUED!

THE STRANGLERS are to have their early albums reissued in expanded form this spring.

The Classic Collection comprises the bands releases for United Artists and Liberty from 1977 to 1981. They include the studio albums Rattus Norvegicus, No More Heroes, Black And White, The Raven, The Gospel According To The Meninblack and La Folie, as well as the 1979 live album Live (X Cert).

The reissues coincide with the bands Definitive Tour, which kicks off on 6 March in Liverpool. Full dates and tickets are available on the band’s website.

Released in expanded single CD form, each album is augmented by non-album singles, B-sides and rarities. Set for release on 2 March through Rhino, the albums are available to pre-order here.

Full tracklistings are as follows…

Rattus Norvegicus (1977)

1. Sometimes
2. Goodbye Toulouse
3. London Lady
4. Princess Of The Streets
5. Hanging Around
6. Peaches
7. (Get A) Grip (On Yourself)
8. Ugly
9. Down In The Sewer
10. Choosey Susie
11. Peasant In The Big Shitty – live
12. Go Buddy Go – Other side of Peaches
13. Peaches – Airplay version
14. Grip ’89 – (Get A) GRIP (On Yourself)
15. Grip ’89 – Grippin’ Stuff Mix 12”

No More Heroes (1977)

1. I Feel Like A Wog
2. Bitching
3. Dead Ringer
4. Dagenham Dave
5. Bring On The Nubiles
6. Something Better Change
7. No More Heroes
8. Peasant In The Big Shitty
9. Burning Up Time
10. English Towns
11. School Man
12. Straighten Out – B-side of Something Better Change single
13. In The Shadows – B-side of No More Heroes single
14. 5 Minutes – Single
15. Rok It To The Moon – B-side of 5 Minutes single
16. No More Heroes – Edit

Black And White (1978)

1. Tank
2. Nice‘n’Sleazy
3. Outside Tokyo
4. Hey! (Rise Of The Robots)
5. Sweden (All Quiet On The Eastern Front)
6. Toiler On The Sea
7. Curfew
8. Threatened
9. Do You Wanna?
10. Death And Night And Blood (Yukio)
11. In The Shadows
12. Enough Time
13. Shut Up – B side of Nice ‘n’ Sleazy
14. Walk On By
15. Mean To Me
16. Tits” – Live
17. Old Codger – B-side of Walk On By
18. Svergie
19. Walk On By – Single edit

The Raven (1979)

1. Longships
2. The Raven
3. Dead Loss Angeles
4. Ice
5. Baroque Bordello
6. Nuclear Device
7. Shah Shah A Go Go
8. Don’t Bring Harry
9. Duchess
10. Meninblack
11. Genetix
12. Fools Rush Out – B-side of Duchess
13. Yellowcakes UF6 – B-side of Nuclear Device (Wizard Of Aus)
14. In The Shadows – Live from Don’t Bring Harry EP
15. N’Emmenes Pas Harry – Single
16. Bear Cage – Single
17. Bear Cage” – 12” Double A-Side

The Gospel According to the Meninblack (1981)

1. Waltzinblack
2. Just Like Nothing On Earth
3. Second Coming
4. Waiting For The Meninblack
5. Turn The Centuries Turn
6. Two Sunspots
7. Four Horsemen
8. Thrown Away
9. Manna Machine
10. Hallow To Our Men
11. Who Wants The World? – Single
12. The Meninblack (Waiting For ‘Em) – B side of Who Wants The World?
13. Top Secret – B-side of Thrown Away
14. Maninwhite – B-side of Just Like Nothing On Earth
15. Vietnamerica – Non-album track
16. Tomorrow Was The Hearafter – A-side of Stranglers Information Service single
17. G.m.b.H – Extended version of Bear Cage which appeared on the US IRS album ‘IV’

La Folie (1981)

1. Non Stop
2. Everybody Loves You When You’re Dead
3. Tramp
4. Let Me Introduce You To The Family
5. Ain’t Nothing To It
6. The Man They Love To Hate
7. Pin Up
8. It Only Takes Two To Tango
9. Golden Brown
10. How To Find True Love And Happiness In The Present Day
11. La Folie
12. Vietnamerica – B-side of Let Me Introduce You To The Family
13. Love 30 – B side of Golden Brown
14. Waltzinblack – B side of La Folie
15. Strange Little Girl – Single
16. Cruel Garden – B-side of Strange Little Girl
17. You Hold The Key To My Love In Your Hands – From the ‘La Folie’ sessions
18. La Folie – Edit

Live (X Cert) (1979)

1. (Get A) Grip (On Yourself)
2. Dagenham Dave
3. Burning Up Time
4. Dead Ringer
5. Hanging Around
6. I Feel Like A Wog
7. Straighten Out
8. Curfew
9. Do You Wanna?
10. Death And Night And Blood
11. 5 Minutes
12. Go Buddy Go
13. Down In The Sewer
14. Something Better Change
15. Bring On The Nubiles
16. Bitching
17. Peaches
18. Nice ‘N’ Sleazy
19. Ugly
20. London Lady

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NEWTOWN NEUROTICS DOC PLANNED!

Legendary Essex punks THE NEWTOWN NEUROTICS are the be the subject of a new documentary.

Formed in Harlow in 1979 in direct response to the draconian right-wing policies of Thatcher’s government, and casting a spotlight on the urban ennui facing the youth in newtown England,  they lit a radical fire under the second wave of UK punk, fuelled by a series of rabble-rousing singles like the self-explanatory punk disco floorfiller ‘Kick Out The Tories’ and ‘Living With Unemployment’, and the classic albums Beggars Can Be Choosers and Kickstarting A Backfiring Nation.

The work of film-maker Luke Baker, Kick Out will tell the band’s story through the input of band members and other key figures, including Steve Lamacq, Phil Jupitus, Attila The Stockbroker and Billy Bragg.

Says Baker, “The aim of Kick Out is to capture the essence of the time, explore the events which molded the band’s worldview and examine their place in British music history.”

A crowdfunding page has been set up to enable Baker to complete the film and fans and wellwishers can contribute here.

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HOT RODS BOW OUT!

Essex legends EDDIE & THE HOT RODS have announced that 2018 will be their final year of touring.

First formed in 1975, the Canvey Island band joined the dots between pub rock and punk, enjoying a string of chart singles including ‘Teenage Depression’, ‘Quit This Town’ and the evergreen ‘Do Anything You Wanna Do’.  Despite a few line-up changes over the years, the band, still fronted by Barrie Masters, have shown in recent years that they’re still a dynamite live act and are bowing out on a high.

It’s not all bad news though, as next month the band get to christen a brand new local venue.

Club Foot at Burnt Mill Academy in Harlow replaces the Essex town’s legendary venue The Square, which, after a long battle, closed a year ago with the Hot Rods playing the final night.

Hot Rods guitarist Richard Holgarth, a former co-owner of The Square and Burnt Mill student, says, “We are trying to keep live music going in the town. Club Foot is the nearest thing we have to a venue which can afford artistically to put music on in the town which does not follow the usual format of cover bands. It’s quite a gamble for pubs to put on original music and that’s what The Square was all about and we hope Club Foot will be about.”

The Hot Rods play Club Foot, Harlow on 2 February with support from CYANIDE PILLS and LOS PEPES. Tickets priced £10 are available here.

The band also play Putney Half Moon this Saturday 19 January, and have festival appearances at Undercover in April and the Vive Le Rock-sponsored Strummercamp in May. Full dates are….

19 Jan – The Half Moon, Putney, London
2 Feb – Club Foot, Burnt Mill Academy, Harlow
17 Feb – The Roadmender, Northampton
9 Mar – Harpenden Hall, Harpenden (w/ Department S)
13 April – Undercover Festival, Margate
26 May – Strummercamp, Oldham

 

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ASH GRAY ON THE WIRE!

Texan rocker ASH GRAY is set to release a new album at the end of the month.

Originally from Austin and now based in Sheffield, the guitarist recorded parts of Chicken Wire in both cities, using various friends and acquaintances from the local music scenes.

Following on from 2014’s Once I Got Burned, the album was mixed by Grammy-nominated Austin producer Chris ‘Frenchie’ Smith (Young Heart Attack, Meat Puppets, Datsuns, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead), and is packaged in a sleeve designed by renowned Sheffield poster artist Martin Bedford.

Speaking about the recording, Gray says, “The album represents a nice bridge that’s been developing between Sheffield and Austin in the three years that I’ve called Sheffield home. I met so many amazing musicians in Sheffield and have tightened connections with old and new acquaintances in Austin since I began working on these recordings and I was interested in trying to include everyone that I’d been playing with.”

First coming to prominence in the UK at the end of the 90s with punkgrass outfit THE HIGH-CLASS FAMILY BUTCHERS, Gray returned to Austin where he fronted glamsters STUNGUN, before relocating to New York City to play guitar with legendary biker band CYCLE SLUTS FROM HELL and form his own psych outfit ASH GRAY & THE GIRLS.

Gray plays a series of dates across Germany and The Netherlands in early February, before returning to play an official album launch in Sheffield. Full dates are….

2 Feb – Geyger Gallery, Berlin (D)
4 Feb – Barnaby’s Blues Bar, Brunswick (D)
5 Feb – Hoppla, Cologne (D)
8 Feb – Elo Bar, Bremen (D)
9 Feb – O’Ceallaigh Irish Pub, Groningen (NL)
10 Feb – Janja’s Musik Bar, Cuxhaven (D)
11 Feb – Künstlerhaus Faktor, Hamburg (D)

16 Feb – Toolmakers, Sheffield ALBUM LAUNCH – tickets

Chicken Wire is set for release on 26 January on gatefold vinyl, CD and download through Labelship.

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THE DAMNED UNVEIL STIFF SINGLES BOX!

THE DAMNED are giving fans a New Year treat this month with a deluxe vinyl box set of five early singles.

Released through BMG, the Stiff Singles 1976-1977 box set brings together all the band’s singles for that infamous label, from their classic debut, and first British punk single, ‘New Rose’, and including the now super-rare ‘Stretcher Case Baby’, originally available to fan club members only.

Each of the singles is recreated with its original artwork and lavishly packed in a deluxe box featuring contemporary press cuttings. The package also includes an exclusive embroidered Damned patch, not available elsewhere.

The complete tracklisting is….

SINGLE ONE:
1. New Rose
2. Help

SINGLE TWO:
1. Neat Neat Neat
2. Stab Yor Back
3. Singalonga Scabies

SINGLE THREE:
1. Problem Child
2. You Take My Money

SINGLE FOUR:
1. Don’t Cry Wolf
2. One Way Love

SINGLE FIVE:
1. Stretcher Case Baby
2. Sick Of Being Sick

Set for release on 26 January, the box set is available to pre-order here.

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DEAD BOYS ON THE HIGHWAY!

Cleveland OH punk legends DEAD BOYS return in the New Year to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of their monumental debut album Young, Loud And Snotty.

Formed in 1976 out of the ashes of seminal proto-punks ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS, the Boys were fronted by charismatic singer Stiv Bators and featured the talents of guitarists Cheetah Chrome and Jimmy Zero, bassist Jeff Magnum and drummer Johnny Blitz. Kicking off their recording career with the classic ‘Sonic Reducer’ single, they released two albums – Young, Loud And Snotty and We Have Come For Your Children before splitting in 1979, with Bators eventually going on to front THE LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH.

For the 40th Anniversary, Chrome and Blitz have teamed up with new members Jake Hout, Ricky Rat and Jason Kottwitz to re-record the album and play a series of dates. The Dead Boys hit the UK for the following shows….

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WIN THE FAVOURITES VINYL!!!

Long lost Brit power-poppers THE FAVOURITES have just released a brilliant new retrospective anthology, and we have five copies to give away!

They’re also launching a video for the track ‘Favourite Shoes’ exclusively with Vive Le Rock!

‘Favourite Shoes’ was originally released on the B-side of the Nottingham band’s debut single, a punked-up cover of ABBA’s ‘SOS’. With no existing TV or video footage available, the video was created by Martin James Gee with prompts from band members Darryl Hunt and Duncan Kerr.

The Favourites were formed in 1977 by members of Stiff-signed pub rockers PLUMMET AIRLINES and THE GTs, whose sole recorded appearance was on the fabled Raw Records compilation, Raw Deal. Earning support slots with the likes of THE ONLY ONES and SQUEEZE, they released one further single – a cover of THE WASPS’ ‘Angelica’ – before splitting.

The album New Feeling, which was released in September through Reckless Records and received a glowing review in the latest edition of Vive Le Rock, features both singles plus B-sides and 10 other recently unearthed recordings, digitally remastered by Sean Read from DEXYS.

And we have 5 copies of New Feeling to give away!!!  Each LP contains a CD of the album, but there’s more! One lucky winner will also receive a mint unplayed copy of the now rare and valuable original ‘Angelica’ single!!!

To be in with a chance of winning, just send an email to info@vivelerock.net with ‘FAVOURITES COMP’ in the subject box by Wednesday 29 November, telling us the answer to this simple question:

Favourites frontman Darryl Hunt went on to play bass in which major band?  Good luck!

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New Feeling is available to buy online here, or directly from Reckless Records, 30 Berwick Street, London.

Read the story of The Favourites in the latest edition of Vive Le Rock, on sale now!

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BELLRAYS ALBUM AND TOUR EXCLUSIVE!

Riverside CA’s garage tornadoes THE BELLRAYS return with a new album and tour in the New Year.

Their first full new album since the release of Black Lightning in 2010, Punk Funk Rock Soul Volume 2 follows the release of Volume One, the four-track taster EP released earlier this year as an appetiser for the main feast. And we’re premiering the track ‘I Can’t Hide’.

First coming together back in 1990 and fronted by the indomitable Lisa Kekaula alongside founding guitarist Robert Vennum, The Bellrays’ high energy rock’n’soul shows quickly earned them comments like “The Stooges meet Aretha Franklin” and ” Tina Turner and the MC5″, an a reputation that has taken them right round the world.

“We take our ear where our heart lives in simple song writing, making ourselves and hopefully all who hear it feel good,” explains Lisa. “We are proud of its simplicity and love how the new songs sound like old friends. This release is a collection of songs that illustrates why we do what we do. We are not 20 year olds and that’s okay. We are proud of our mileage and journey and PUNK FUNK ROCK SOUL validates our comfort in what music means to us. Viability, trend and meaning are up to the eye of the beholder…we like to rock.”

The Bell Rays LISA AND BOB

Speaking of the track ‘I Can’t Hide’, she says, “Bob wrote it about us and what means to be in a relationship. He said you realize that somebody actually loves you. Not taking the magnitude of what that means for granted.”

Punk Funk Rock Soul Volume 2 is set for release on 2 February through Cargo.  The band then head over at the start of March to play the following dates….

Thrs 1 Mar – Ramsgate Music Hall
Fri 2 Mar – Halifax The Lantern
Sat 3 Mar – Middlesbrough Westgarth Social Club
Sun 4 Mar – Edinburgh Opium
Tues 6 Mar – Glasgow Broadcast
Wed 7 Mar – Newcastle Cluny
Thrs 8 Mar – Leeds Brudenell
Fri 9 Mr – Manchester Soup Kitchen
Sat 10 Mar – Newport Le Pub
Tues 13 Mr – Southampton Talking Heads
Wed 14 Mar – Bristol Lantern
Thrs 15 Mar – Brighton The Albert
Fri 16 Mar – Norwich NAC
Sat 17 Mar – London The Camden Assembly

Tickets are on sale now through Punk Rock Blues!

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THE CRAVATS UNVEIL NEW VIDEO!

THE CRAVATS have a new single out and they’re premiering the video exclusively with Vive Le Rock!

‘Bury The Wild’ is taken from the band’s widely acclaimed album Dustbin Of Sound, and the video is the work of legendary filmmaker Mark Richards.

The Cravats have two dates at the start of December at….

1 Dec – Wharf Chambers, Leeds
2 Dec – Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough

They then play a show in Lewes on 26 January, before joining the reconvened FOLK DEVILS for shows in Bristol, London and Brighton in April, venues to be confirmed.

Dustbin Of Sound is available now from Overground Records.

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KNOCK OFF VIDEO PREMIERE!

Watford street punks KNOCK OFF return with a new lyric video and a bunch of dates.

‘This Ain’t No Love Song’ is the first single from their third album Like A Kick In The Head, which was released in July.

The boys have had a busy year, playing to packed out rooms at Rebellion and The Great British Alternative Festival on their way round the UK, as well as dates in Belgium and Germany.

Next year is looking just as good with a return to Rebellion and the Netherlands confirmed, with more dates in the pipeline.

You can still catch them on the road before they put their feet up for Christmas at the following gigs…

17 Nov – Ebbw Vale Institute – (w/UK Subs)
18 Nov – Heart of Anarchy Festival – The Grapes – Hereford
24 Nov – Waterfront – Norwich (w/Cockney Rejects)
25 Nov – Esquires – Bedford (w/UK Subs)
26 Nov – Star & Garter – Manchester
9 Dec – The Fighting Cocks – Kingston

Like A Kick In The Head is available at gigs and from the band’s website.

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Check out the 16-page street punk special in the current issue of Vive Le Rock!

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TATTS ENTERTAINMENT!

Aussie legends ROSE TATTOO are to have their Tatts: Live In Brunswick album released in the UK.

The album was recorded at the legendary Bombay Bicycle Club in the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick in late ’82. The band had just released their third album Scarred For Life, the first with new guitarist Rob Riley replacing Mick Cocks, who’d been sacked a year earlier. The band would implode early the following year, leaving frontman Angry Anderson and bassist Geordie Leach to convene a new line-up.

The album was released in Australia last February on Golden Robot Records but thanks to a distribution deal with Cadiz Music, it will get an official UK release on 24 November.

A revamped Rose Tattoo are currently playing Australian dates, with former AC/DC bassist Mark Evans, ex-ANGELS guitarist Bob Spencer and sometime AUSTRALIAN CRAWL drummer John Watson joining Anderson and longtime slide guitarist Dai Pritchard. Shows in Europe and the UK are mooted for 2018.

Check out the video for ‘Scarred For Life’.

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PENNY BLACK REMEDY ADD DATES!

Folk punks THE PENNY BLACK REMEDY have added more dates in support of the release of their third album.

Maintaining Dignity In Awkward Situations was produced by legendary POLECATS and MORRISSEY guitarist Boz Boorer and features guest appearances from THE RUTS DC’s Segs Jennings and Dave Ruffy, former UK SUB Paul Slack and ex-CANNIBAL Jeff Mead.

The album was preceded in September by a single ‘I’d Murder To Have You Back’, whose video was shot in the famous Kazalište Marina Držića theatre in the historic walled city of Dubrovnik, Croatia where the band’s nucleus of Keith M Thomson and Marijana Hajdarhodzic are now based.

Maintaining Dignity In Awkward Situations is set for release on 24 November on mono del mundo through Cadiz, and is available to pre-order here.

As previously announced, the band play a special album launch show at The Islington, Tolpuddle Street, London on the album’s release day. Tickets are available here. They’ve now added several more dates across southern England at….

Sat 18 Nov – Hootananny, Brixton, London
Fri 24 Nov – The Islington, Angel, London (album launch)
Wed 29 Nov – What’s Cookin’, Leytonstone, London
Sat 2 Dec – The Prince Albert, Stroud, Gloucestershire
Sun 3 Dec – The Albion, Liskeard, Cornwall (acoustic)
Tues 5 Dec – The Duke Of Wellington, Shoreham (acoustic)
Sat 9 Dec – The Old Fire House, Exeter, Devon
Sun 10 Dec – The Little Albion, Broadstairs, Kent (acoustic)

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