THE DAMNED REVEAL NEW VIDEO!

THE DAMNED have unveiled a futuristic video for their new single.

‘Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow’ is taken from the Tony Visconti-produced new album Evil Spirits, which is out in April through Search And Destroy/Spinefarm.

The video was directed by band frontman Dave Vanian with renowned video producer Dan Axtell.

Regarding the video’s theme, Vanian says, “The exploration and colonisation of other worlds is something we will face in the not so distant future. My fervent hope is that we do not take our fears and prejudices with us and repeat the mistakes we have made on our home planet.”

The Damned have just embarked on a UK Tour. Remaining dates are….

30th January – Leeds, O2 Academy Leeds
31st January – Manchester, Academy 1
1st February – Birmingham, O2 Academy
3rd February – Leicester, O2 Academy
4th February – Nottingham, Rock City
6th February – Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall
7th February – Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
9th February – Cardiff, Great Hall
10th February – Bristol O2, Academy Bristol
11th February – Bournemouth, O2 Academy
13th February – Southampton, O2 Guildhall

Tickets are available here.

Evil Spirits is available to pre-order here.

The Damned answer your questions in the new edition of Vive Le Rock! Buy it here!

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PADDY AND THE RATS VIDEO PREMIERE!

Hungarian pirate punks PADDY AND THE RATS are premiering their new video today exclusively with Vive Le Rock!

‘Join The Riot’ is taken from the band’s new album Riot City Outlaws due out in April through Napalm Records.

Produced by Grammy-winning producer Cameron Webb (Motörhead, Social Distortion, Pennywise), the 15-track  album has already been released in their homeland, where it hit No.1, going on to achieve Gold Record status.

Says vocalist Paddy, “The video for ‘Join The Riot’ is the first part of a trilogy. The other parts will be released in the next months. In this video we can follow the life of a pirate who had lost his faith, hope and life but finally he has to fight for it. This first one is about a pirate gang and it shows the life of on a pirateship. We tried to do it in a funny way. Do it like a burlesque.”

Set for release on 6 April, Riot City Outlaws is available to pre-order here.

The band head out on a series of European dates during the spring and summer. Catch them on the high seas at….

11.05.18 DE – Parsberg / Spectaculum Nordgavia
18.05.18 DE – Drachhausen / Spreewald Rock
29.06.18 DE – Tann (Röhn) / Rockwolf Open Air
27./28.07.18 DE – Megesheim / Der Krater Bebt
05.08.18 CH – Fehraltorf / Highlandgames
18.08.18 DE – Wuppertal / Feuertal Festival

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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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VOODOO VIDEO PREMIERE!

London’s bourbon-soaked gypsy blues bop’n’stroll orchestra THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE reveal a new video  exclusively with Vive Le Rock.

‘January Blues’ was written by Paul-Ronney Angel and is part melancholic folk ballad and part punk protest song, sparing no emotions and hitting the truth hard!

Download the single now from Amazon.

The band are celebrating their 15th Anniversary this year and will release a best of/singles compilation in April called 15 Shots From The Urban Voodoo Machine with headline shows around the UK and Europe and appearances at Bearded Theory, Camden Rocks, Strummercamp, Boomtown and many more!

Full dates are….

Saturday 3 February, The Black Market, Warsop
Saturday 17 February, Talking Heads, Southampton
Saturday 24 February, Cutlers Arms, Rotherham
Friday 2 March, Castle & Falcon, Birmingham
Thursday 8 March, Sala Clamores, Madrid, Spain
Friday 9 March, Club Valentino, Leon, Spain
Saturday 10 March, Hell Dorado, Vitoria, Spain
Sunday 11 March, Rock & Blues, Zaragoza, Spain
Friday 16 March, Bedlam Breakout Festival, Northampshire
Saturday 17 March, P-Con Club, Lewes nr Brighton
Friday 30 March, Passpop, Holland
Sunday 1 April, The Globe, Cardiff
Saturday 7 April, Riverside, Newcastle
Friday 13 April. Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
Saturday 14 April, St Lukes. Glasgow
Friday 20 April, West End Centre, Aldershot
Saturday 21 April, New Cross Inn, London
Friday 27 April, Tivoli, North Wales
Friday 4 May, Sin City, Swansea
Saturday 5 May, The Donkey, Leicester
Saturday 12 May, Spiegeltent, Brighton
Friday 18 May, Bullingdon Arms, Oxford
Saturday 19 May, The Railway, Winchester
Saturday 26 May, Bearded Theory
Sunday 27 May, Strummercamp
Saturday 2 June, Camden Rocks Festival
Friday 15 June, G-Spot Festival
Friday 22 June, Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival, Holland
Saturday 23 June, De Pul, Uden, Holland
Saturday 21 July, Festival 8, Lincolnshire
Sunday 12 August. Boomtown Fair
Sunday 26 August, Twinwood Festival

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DAMNED ACCOMPLICES LAUNCH NEW VIDEO!

L.A. band PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN have just unveiled a first video from their new album.

As previously reported, the band features co-frontmen Alfie Agnew (Adolescents, D.I.) and Sean Elliott (D.I., Mind Over Four) alongside former DAMNED drummer Rat Scabies and current Damned bassist Paul Gray.

Both Scabies and Gray appear in the video for ‘Space Walrus’, a psych-pop nugget inspired by David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’.

Produced by English producer David M Allen (The Cure, Sisters Of Mercy, The Damned), ‘Space Walrus’ comes from the album Disintegrate Me which is due out on 23 February. It’s available to pre-order here.

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ROLE MODELS VIDEO PREMIERE!

ROLE MODELS have a new single out and they’re launching it exclusively with Vive Le Rock!

‘Manette Street’, taken from the band’s third album, tips a hat to the London thoroughfare containing legendary late night rock’n’roll haunt, The Crobar,

The four piece power pop/punk rock ‘n’ roll band born in the alleys of Denmark Street and Soho, releasing three full
length albums in as many years on Glunk Records, with the last, Dance Moves, hitting #25 in the Vive Le Rock Top 50 of 2017.

Undertaking UK tours with with SCOTT SORRY and MICHAEL MONROE, they resume live action in 2018 with gigs at The Lounge in London with co-headliners THE CRYBABYS on 3 February.

They then pay a Scott Sorry benefit concert on 17 February at The Parish in Huddersfield headlining the Scott Sorry Benefit Concert, with THE MAIN GRAINS, DRAMA CLUB REJECTS, THE EMPTY PAGE and more. Tickets are available here.

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PREFAB MESSIAHS REVEAL NEW VIDEO!

U.S. psych-punks THE PREFAB MESSIAHS have unveiled a new single from their forthcoming album.

‘Everything U No’ is the latest of four videos to be released from the album Psychsploitation …Today!, which is set for release on 26 January through Lolipop/Burger Records.

The band originally coalesced in Worcester, Massachusetts during the early 80s, releasing the cassette album Flex Your Mind. A CD-R compilation Devolver in 1998 sparked interest, with an official re-release through power-pop and garage experts Burger encouraging new material on the shape of the aptly-titled mini-album Keep Your Stupid Dreams Alive in 2015.

Band frontman Xerox Feinberg explains, “The new album is really a mental and sonic continuation of the things we were obsessed about from the beginning — mashing up the sounds and attitudes of ’60s garage-psychedelia with post-punk ’80s stuff and dragging all that into whatever ‘today’ is — while generally trying to poke people in the ribs and skewer some of the Big Shams behind all the Shiny Facades. We still don’t do songs about girls’ names or feeling good. We’re still trying to toss everything into the mix including the kitchen sink. We’re still bemused and shocked and disgusted with The State of Things — and also in love with the noises in our heads and guitars. We like to think that The Prefab Messiahs’ work is never done.”

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TABLE SCRAPS REVEAL NEW VIDEO!

Fast-rising Brummie garage trio TABLE SCRAPS have just unveiled a video for their new single.

‘Sick Of Me’ is the first single to be taken from the band’s debut album Autonomy which is set for release on 23 February through Zen Ten Records, the brand new label from Easy Action Music.

Propelled by an insistent two-note groove and a floorshakingly primal beat, ‘Sick Of Me’ conjures that same never-fails British Invasion magic that so inspired the kids of Detroit and certified Lenny Kaye’s Nuggets comp the high-school prom soundtrack at the end of the universe.

The 7″ of ‘Sick Of Me’ b/w ‘Mequinenza’ is available to buy here in a limited edition of 500 copies worldwide.

Table Scraps have a series of dates lined up around the album release, including a London date at The Shacklewell Arms on 28 February and a special launch party at The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham on 2 March. Full dates are….

23 Feb – Foodhall, Sheffield
28 Feb – Shacklewell Arms, London
1 Mar – 60MPC, Bournemouth
2 Mar – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
3 Mar – The Trap, Bristol

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MERRY XMAS FROM THE MILD PERILS!

Sick of Christmas yet? THE MILD PERILS might sympathise.

The London duo – who feature vocalist Jenny Drag from glam-garage tearaways THE PRISCILLAS – have just unveiled a new single and video, ‘(I’m Going To My) Happy Place (For Christmas)’.

On the surface a jolificacious would-be chart-topper, the song hides considerably darker and world-weary content. Says Jenny, “I can’t stop listening to our Christmas single. And I hate Christmas!”

‘Happy Place’ is available to download now from iTunes.

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L.A. WITCH HIT THE ROAD!

Happening garage-psych trio L.A. WITCH have unveiled a new single and video ahead of Euro dates next spring.

‘Drive Your Car’ is taken from the band’s acclaimed self-titled debut album, released in September through Suicide Squeeze. The video is the work of by award-winning New York artist and filmmaker Allie Lane.

Currently touring Australia, L.A. Witch are set to follow up this year’s European shows with another bout of industrious gigging, with dates in Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Sweden, France and the UK, including a London show at Oslo in Hackney. Full dates are….

16 Mar – Le Port Franc, Sion CH
17 Mar – Milk Party, Parma IT
20 Mar – Rote Fabrik, Zurich CH
21 Mar – Quasimodo, Berlin DE
22 Mar – Hafenklang, Hamburg DE
23 Mar – Melodybox, Stockholm SE
24 Mar – Truck Stop Alaska, Goteborg SE
27 Mar – The Chameleon, Nottingham UK
28 Mar – Sleazy’s, Glasgow UK
29 Mar – Cluny, Newcastle UK
30 Mar – Oslo, London UK
31 Mar – Headrow House, Leeds UK
4 Apr – Supersonic, Paris FR
5 Apr – Maison de l’etudiant, Arras FR
6 Apr – Veka, Glarus CH
7 Apr – Ohibo, Milan IT

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LAST GREAT DREAMERS PLAY XMAS SHOWS!

LAST GREAT DREAMERS head out for a handful of dates this month as they break from recording their new album.

The as yet untitled album – the band’s fourth – is being produced by Pete Brown, son of Beat Boom cockney rocker Joe Brown. Having previously worked with the likes of DAVE EDMUNDS, NICK LOWE and STATUS QUO, Pete has a vast wealth of experience as an engineer, producer and musician in his own right.

Says guitarist Slyder Smith, “Working with him has been fantastic so far; he’s really getting something special out of the Dreamers, this is going to one hell of a record. We have 11 great songs and there are definitely a few surprises in there. We have most recording done now with just some vocals and lead guitar to finish before the mix.”

Funded through PledgeMusic, donors can still contribute here.

Last seen playing a series of dates with THE QUIREBOYS in September, the Dreamers return to the road joining Midlands metallers WOLFSBANE before playing a New Year’s Eve party in Bolton. Dates are….

Sun 17 Dec – Birmingham Asylum
Thurs 21 Dec – London Islington 02 Academy
Sun 31 – December Bolton BarMetro Rocks

Tickets are available here

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THE VICTIMS GIVE MANSON THE FINGER!

Seminal Aussie punks THE VICTIMS have been prompted by the death of Charles Manson to unveil what they’ve been working on.

The Perth band originally formed in 1977, releasing the classic single ‘Television Addict’ before splitting. Singer and guitarist Dave Faulkner and drummer James Baker later teamed up in the first line-up of the HOODOO GURUS.

Faulkner and Baker returned in 2014 to play Victims material, with THE HARD-ONS’ Ray Ahn joining them on bass. The trio have recently been revisiting old Victims material for later release. The song ‘Charlie’ was originally written as a put-down of Manson and the hero-worship surrounding him after the pair watched the film Helter Skelter.

Faulkner revealed in a Facebook post, “We decided to make ‘Charlie’ available for free now (on YouTube) because Manson died the day before we mixed it and it seemed like a good idea to give him a kick in the pants as he made his long-overdue exit. See ya, sucker!”

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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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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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DIRT BOX DISCO VIDEO PREMIERE!

Midlands punk rock and rollers DIRT BOX DISCO have a brand new video which they’re premiering exclusively with Vive Le Rock!

‘Imaginary Friend’ is taken from their latest album Poppycock – their fifth in 8 years – which was released last April. The video is the work of celebrated photographer and filmmaker Mark Richards.

A lively and reliable presence on the punk gigging circuit, touring constantly and consistently throughout the UK and  Europe, the DBD machine shows no signs of slowing down in 2018. Catch them on the road at…..

Sat Nov 18th – Whitehaven – Solway Hall
Sat Dec 2nd – Stoke – The Rigger
Sat Dec 9th – Manchester – Star and Garter
Sun Dec 10th – Manchester – Star and Garter
Sat Dec 30th – Wakefield – Warehouse 23

2018
Sat Jan 27th – Birmingham – Asylum
Sat Feb 10th – Portsmouth – Rifle Club
Sun Feb 11th – Swindon – The Vic
Sat Feb 24th – London – O2 Forum (London Rebellion)
Sat Apr 21st – York – Fibbers
Sun Apr 22nd – Derby – Hairy Dog
Fri Apr 27th – Newcastle – O2 Academy
Sat Apr 28th – Glasgow – O2 ABC Scotland (Scotland Calling)
Sun Apr 29th – Manchester – Rebellion Bar
Sat Jun 23rd – Scunthorpe – Lincoln Imp
Thu Jun 28th – London – O2 Academy ( w/The Adicts)
Sat Jun 30th – Manchester Ritz (NW Calling)
Sat Jul 28th – Sheffield – Corporation
Thu/Sun Aug 2/5 – Blackpool – Winter Gardens (Rebellion Festival)
Fri Aug 24th – Stockton – Georgian Theatre
Sat Aug 25th – Edinburgh – Smash
Sun Aug 26th – Doncaster – Diamond Live Lounge
Sat Sep 29th – Newcastle – Student Union (NE Calling)
Sat Nov 3rd – Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall (Midlands Calling)
Sat Nov 17th – Ilfracombe – Punk Fest
Sat Dec 15th – Leeds – Brudenell

Poppycock is available now through STP 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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THEE UNHOLY INNOCENTS UNVEIL DEBUT SINGLE!

Dark London garage rockers THEE UNHOLY INNOCENTS have just released their debut single.

‘White Jesus’ is taken from the band’s debut album Shadows Drag, which is due for release in 2018.

The brainchild of Scottish songwriter Neil Robertson, it also features SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIKguitarist Neal X, bassist Gavin Jay from JIM JONES & THE RIGHTEOUS MIND and drummer John Russell. It was produced by Alex MacGowan of THE FUTURE SHAPE OF SOUND at his Space Eko Studio.

Says Robertson, “‘White Jesus’ was written years ago when Bush was in power but it does seem particularly appropriate for today. People tend to recoil at the title, fearing some kind of racism or prescriptive anti-religion sentiment but that’s bollocks. I’m interested in the individual and inclusiveness and what it means to be a human being, trying to make sense of the misery and hoping for something beautiful beyond the mundane.”

The band promise gigs in the new year in unusual intimate venues.

‘White Jesus’ is available to download now from iTunes, AmazonSpotify and usual platforms.

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CHERRY DOLLS DEBUT GETS U.K. RELEASE!

Fast-rising Aussie longhairs THE CHERRY DOLLS are set to release their debut album in the UK.

They’ve shared a video of a live version of the track ‘Slave’ to accompany the release of the 10-track Viva Los Dolls, which was produced by Alexander Markwell of THE DELTA RIGGS.

Coming together two years ago in Melbourne, The Cherry Dolls have since applied their Stooges, MC5 and Johnny Thunders influences to two well-received EPs and countless road miles.

Viva Los Dolls is out on Golden Robot Records through Cadiz on 24 November.

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