SPEAR OF DESTINY will celebrate their 25th anniversary by releasing a singles collection on September 1st and following it with a singles tour.
Never before has Kirk Brandon taken Spear of Destiny on the road to revisit the bands past glories. Fans can expect to hear all 12 of SOD’s top 40 UK singles including Liberator, Never Take Me Alive, Prisoner of Love, All My Love(Ask Nothing) and Come Back, alongside the more recent Myspace video play top 5 hit Berlin Berlin.
The tour dates will be as follows:
academy events & kirkbrandon.com presents
SPEAR OF DESTINY
The Singles Tour 2008
WED 10TH LEICESTER THE CHARLOTTE
0116 2553956 / thecharlotte.co.uk
THUR 11TH LONDON ISLINGTON ACADEMY I
08444 77 2000 / islington-academy.co.uk
FRI 12TH OXFORD ACADEMY
08444 77 2000 / oxford-academy.co.uk
SAT 13TH DARWEN LIBRARY THEATRE
01254 706006 / darwenlibrarytheatre.com
SUN 14TH LEEDS RIOS
08444 142182 – rios-leeds.com
TUE 16TH BIRMINGHAM ACADEMY II
08444 77 2000 / birmingham-academy.co.uk
WED 17TH BRISTOL ACADEMY I
08444 77 2000 / bristol-academy.co.uk
THUR 18TH SHEFFIELD CORPORATION
0114 2760262 / corporation.org.uk
FRI 19TH BRIGHTON CONCORDE II
01273 673311 / concorde2.co.uk
SAT 20TH CREWE THE BOX
01270 257398 / myspace.com/theboxuk
SUN 21ST NEWCASTLE ACADEMY II
08444 77 2000 / newcastle-academy.co.uk
TUE 23RD LIVERPOOL ACADEMY II
08444 77 2000 / liverpool-academy.co.uk
WED 24TH YORK THE DUCHESS
01904 641413 / theduchessyork.co.uk
THUR 25TH MANCHESTER ACADEMY III
0161 832 1111 / manchesteracademy.net
FRI 26TH ABERDEEN DRUMMONDS
01224 642662 / one up records
SAT 27TH GLASGOW BARFLY
0844 8472424 / barflyclub.com
SUN 28TH EDINBURGH CABARET VOLTAIRE
0131 220 6176 / thecabaretvoltaire.com
Virgin/EMI will release ‘The Peel Sessions’ by punk pioneers MAGAZINE on 27th October. It features four different Peel Sessions, from ’78 to ’80. The tracklisting will be as follows:
1. Touch and Go 14/2/78
2. The Lights Pour Out Of Me 14/2/78
3. Real Life (‘Definitive Gave’) 14/2/78
4. My Mind Ain’t So Open 14/2/78
5. Give Me Everything 24/7/78
6. Burst 24/7/78
7. I Love You You Big Dummy 24/7/78
8. Boredom 24/7/78
9. TV Baby 08/5/79
10. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) 8/5/79
11. Permafrost 8/5/79
12. A Song From Under The Floorboards 7/1/80
13. Twenty Years Ago 7/1/80
14. Look What Fear’s Done To My Body
15. Model Worker 7/1/80
The band are set to reform for two dates in February 2009.
80S U.K punks ANTI PASTI, of ‘Last Call’ album fame-have reformed with their complete original line up. They will play Berlins Punk and Disorderly festival Feb 20-22nd.
MAGAZINE are to reform for just two shows in February next year. Original members Howard Devoto, Barry Anderson and John Doyle will be joined by an as-yet unnamed guitarist to walk in the footsteps of the much-missed John McGeoch. It will be the first time the band has played together since 2009.
They will play London’s Kentish Town Forum on February 13th and Manchester Academy on February 14th.
Tickets go on sale on Monday 15th September.
BRISTOL ARCHIVE RECORDS has launched to showcase Bristol artists and provide a historical account of the scene from 1977 onwards. Many of the releases are very rare and the material has been lovingly digitally remastered from vinyl, dat and cassettes. The original vinyl releases were generally limited to runs of 1000 or less copies.
Take a look at Bristol Archive Records at www.bristolarchiverecords.com
SHAM 69 and www.vivelepunk.net are teaming up to present a one off performance of their classic album’Thats Life ‘ at Londons Astoria. Supports and more news to be announced soon. See flyer for details of this once in a lifetime show and see you there!!
Bands from New Zealands seminal AK79 punk album are all reforming for a show in Auckland in Nov.It will feature Scavengers (2of3original members), Proud Scum (all 4!), Features (2/4), Terrorways (all 5!) & Spelling Mistakes (all 4).
For more info on classic NZ punk and AK79 CHECK OUT-
The classic Soul/punk act tour at-
3 Birmingham The Sound Bar
8 Newcastle The Cluny
9 London Camden Jazz Cafe
West Ham’s finest, THE COCKNEY REJECTS head out on a world tour from November. They are also putting together a film of their
history and their East end roots. Julien Temple is involved. More news on the Cockney herberts soon!!
THE DAMNED have just finished recording their first new album since 2001’s
‘Grave Disorder’. They are holding a launch party at London’s Islington
Academy on Wed 19th November and tour the following dates:
15 Southampton Talking Heads (ltd avail.)
16 Southampton Talking Heads (ltd avail.)
19 London Islington Academy (ALBUM LAUNCH SHOW)
28 Dublin Button Factory
29 Belfast Empire
30 Newcastle Academy
2 Cambridge Junction
4 Leeds Irish Centre
5 Manchester Academy2
6 Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
7 ATP Fest, Minehead
10 Crewe M Club
11 Norwich Waterfront
12 Sheffield Corporation
13 London The Forum (Rebellion Festival)
14 Bristol Academy
16 Cardiff The Point
17 Gloucester Guild Hall
18 Bilston Robin II
19 Oxford Academy
20 Northampton Roadmender
21 Brighton Komedia
THE LORDS OF ALTAMONT play London’s Tufnell Park Dirty Water Club on September 18th, with special guests Teasing Lulu.
90’S London guitar slingers THE GODFATHERS bring their rock n roll machine to Islington Academy again on Oct 24th. They just had a greatest hits cd released by Cargo.
REBELLION LONDON will take place on Sat 13th Dec at Londons Forum, the Damned will headline with Penetration, the Yobs, 999, Radio Stars, The Shapes and Goldblade. More info at www.rebellionfestivals.com
Former Dexys Midnight Runners members and former Style Council keyboardist,Mick Talbot, have reunited the legendary British funk Northern soul band THE BUREAU. The band will release the new album ‘And Another Thing’ on Monday 6th October (available to buy from www.bureau.org.uk). ‘And Another Thing’ is the first new studio album release that follows the 2005 reissue of the Bureau’s 1981 self-titled debut album.
The Bureau will support the release with a series of rare concerts at Birmingham’s Sound Bar on 3rd October, Newcastle’s The Cluny on 8th October and London’s Jazz Café on 9th October.
EMI are releasing KILLING JOKE’s ‘The Peel Sessions ’79-’81’ on 8th September. This is the first time the tracks will be available on CD (and digital download), showing a raw sound and in some cases predating their studio recordings by some months. There are also 3 bonus tracks from a Richard Skinner session from the same period.
Liner notes come courtesy of Alex Paterson, who was the band’s roadie before founding The Orb. The following extract paints a vivid picture of what to expect from the album:
“Killing Joke went up to Maida Vale to the BBC studios for the first of many sessions… We weren’t used to this, but we had to record four songs & mix them all in a day, Jaz smashed his hand hitting a glass BBC jar with a drum stick and had to go to hospital. I did the woos on Malicious Boogie and hit the cow bell too! Geordie has a fractured guitar noise, Godlike in his walls of sound, Big Paul is all power, raw, brutal & pristine, Youth, best mate, funking all the time & coming up with the best fuzzed opus bass lines & Jaz Coleman, classical madman & Requiem to our gods, the OBX was his sound, melodic & searching, echoing into your soul.”
Full liner notes are available on request.
The album features the original Killing Joke line-up, and this release marks the start of a world tour of that line-up, including now top producer Youth, playing tracks only from this era during two night residencies at each venue. The band hit these shores on 03 & 04 October @ The Forum, London.
John Peel – 17/10/79:
3/ Nuclear Boy
4/ Malicious Boogie
John Peel – 5/3/80:
6/ Tomorrow’s World
John Peel – 27/4/81:
8/ The Fall Of Because
John Peel – 16/12/81:
13/We Have Joy
Richard Skinner – 29/5/81:
By popular demand THE STRANGLERS have announced an extra date at Shepherd’s Bush Empire as part of their upcoming Greatest Hits Tour. The band will now play the venue on the 14th and 15th November to close their 24-date tour.
Prior to the Greatest Hits Tour, which commences in October, SonyBMG will release a superb TV advertised collection of the band’s works, in celebration of no less than 42 Top 40 hits, spanning over 4 decades, and aptly named 4240. The album, out 15th September, will be released as a single CD as well as a Limited Edition CD/DVD, featuring all of the Epic promo videos on DVD for the first time plus clips from their 2007 show at London’s Roundhouse.
Greatest Hits Worldwide Tour 2008 (Eire & UK)
Mon 13 Dublin Ambassador
Tue 14 Belfast Mandela Hall
Thu 16 Cardiff University
Fri 17 Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Sat 18 Cambridge Corn Exchange
Mon 20 Southampton Guildhall
Tue 21 Reading Hexagon
Wed 22 Bristol Academy
Fri 24 Exeter Great Hall
Sat 25 Birmingham Academy
Tue 28 Douglas, Isle of Man Villa Marina
Thu 30 Inverness Ironworks
Fri 31 Dundee Fat Sams
Sat 01 Glasgow Academy
Mon 03 Newcastle Academy
Tue 04 Leeds Academy
Thu 06 Lincoln Engine Room
Fri 07 Manchester Academy
Sun 09 Hull City Hall
Mon 10 Norwich UEA
Tue 11 Southend The Cliffs Pavilion
Wed 12 Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
Fri 14 London Shepherds Bush Empire
Fri 15 London Shepherds Bush Empire
Stoke Newingtons bourbon soaked punk, folk, rock n roll gyysies have finally
completed their debut album for release later in the year. Featuring 15
original tracks, the Voodoo Machine host their month club night at Stoke
Newingtons Bardens Boudoir on August 16th.
Manchester post punk pioneers Magazine have reformed and are scheduled to
paly at Londons Forum on Feb 13th. No news on who is in this lineup as
original guitarist John McGeoch passed away a few years ago. But stay tuned
for more news from Vive Le Punk!