Hi all.    Just to let you know that tickets for the GBH NZ tour are now on sale from <;pid=144>  or <>  , moshtix outlets and Real Groovy Records.   Due to the situation with their guitarist being involved in a major accident recently, Sticky Filth will not be playing any of the shows as originally planned. The good news is he is on the mend and I sincerely hope he has a speedy recovery.   That aside, everything for GBH is going well and I can't wait to finally get them down to NZ. Their new cd is awesome too and it will be for sale at the shows for the special tour price of $20.   There will be three NZ shows only for this and if any of the venues sell out I won't be upgrading to bigger venues, so I recommend buying advance tickets. Anyone thinking of trying to jump the fence or scam the doorgirls to get in should think again as security will be right onto this. Do us all a favour and just buy a ticket.   Game on! Cheers and enjoy!   Tim   
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Tickets go on sale at 9am, Friday July 30th. All tickets are priced £12 and can be purchased from 0844 447 1000 or can be booked online from
Read the official online press announcement here –
The Dolls will perform songs from all their classic albums, including their most recent studio platter, “Cause I Sez So”, produced by Todd Rundgren.  The band features original founding members David Johansen (vocals) and Sylvain Sylvain (guitar, vocals), plus Steve Conte (guitar), Sami Yaffa (bass) and Brian Delaney (drums).


  Classic album-released! UB40    30TH ANNIVERSARY OF 'SIGNING OFF¹ WITH SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE-CD/DVD & EXTENSIVE UK TOUR   RELEASE DATE: 1st November 2010     UB40 are to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their seminal debut album, ŒSigning Off¹, with a Special Edition re-release and by performing the whole album live during a tour of intimate venues across the UK throughout October and November 2010.    Taking its name from the unemployment form, ŒSigning Off¹ was heralded as a landmark album when it was released in late August 1980.  Considered by many as one of the greatest reggae albums ever released by a British band, ŒSigning Off¹ was well received amongst many music fans, including followers of punk and the 2 Tone movement, and struck a chord amongst a large proportion of the UK¹s disaffected youth. Mixing reggae and dub, ŒSigning Off¹ chronicled the times, and wider social and political issues, as well as the plight of communities throughout the country during the early Thatcher years.    ŒSigning Off¹ went on to attain Platinum status after spending 71 weeks in charts, peaking at #2. The album features hit singles ŒKing¹/ŒFood For Thought¹ and ŒI Think It's Going to Rain Today¹ (#4 & # 6 on the UK singles chart, respectively), along with other UB40 classics such as ŒTyler¹, ŒMadam Medusa¹ and ŒBurden of Shame¹.   The album artwork for ŒSigning Off¹ also famously depicted a replica of the bright yellow unemployment card from which the Birmingham-based band took its name: Unemployment Benefit, Form 40.   Since the release of ŒSigning Off¹, UB40 have become one of the most successful reggae groups of all time, with over forty UK Top 40 hit singles and sales of 80million records across the world.   The ŒSigning Off¹ Special Edition double-CD includes the original album remastered, all the dub mixes and b-sides, as well as a DVD featuring previously unreleased Rock Goes To College footage.   Tracklisting:    CD1: (Remastered)   Tyler King 12 Bar Burden Of Shame Adella I Think It¹s Going To Rain Today 25% Food For Thought Little By Little Signing Off   CD2: Madam Medusa Strange Fruit Reefer Madness My Way Of Thinking ­ 12² Version I Think It¹s Going To Rain Today ­ 12² Version The Earth Dies Screaming ­ 12² Version Dream A Lie ­ 12² Version BBC Radio One John Peel Session: 12/12/79 Food For Thought 25% King BBC Radio One Kid Jensen Session: 11/02/80 I Think It¹s Going To Rain Today My Way Of Thinking     To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the band will step away from their comfortable habitat of arenas and undertake an intimate 19-date tour in much smaller venues. In addition to performing ŒSigning Off¹ in it¹s entirely, UB40 will perform a second set on the evening featuring some of the band¹s most loved tracks.    UB40 saxophonist Brain Travers said, ³2010 marks UB40¹s 30th anniversary, three decades since we started this incredible journey. We had to ask ourselves ³How can we celebrate? How can we say thanks to the fans for their unconditional support?² We decided to go back to where we started, downtown to the heart of the cities and the venues where we played our first gigs, then perform our first album ŒSigning Off¹ in its entirety, something we have never done before. Of course, there will also be some surprises, but we¹ll save them for the night.²    The UK dates are as follows:   October 25th - Liverpool Philarmonic October 26th - Birmingham Symphony Hall October 27th - Wolverhampton Civic Hall October 29th - London Troxy October 30th - London Shepherds Bush Empire October 31st - Brighton Dome November 2nd - Tue 2 Newcastle City Hall November 3rd - Edinburgh Usher Hall November 4th - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall November 7th - Manchester Bridgewater Hall November 8th - Preston Guildhall November 10th - Southend Cliffs Pavillion November 11th - Cardiff St Davids November 15th - Leicester De Mont Fort Hall November 16th - Cambridge Corn Exchange November 18th - Ipswich Regent November 19th - Southampton Guildhall   Tickets go on sale on Friday 16th July 2010 and, amongst other outlets, are available from <> and 0844 871 8803.   
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 **************************** BLOW UP CLUB & LABEL NEWS 28th JULY 2010 ****************************  BLOWUPCLUB.COM  -  BLOWUPRECORDS.COM  ****************************  'The Naked & The Dead' - the first single from Silvery's forthcoming 2nd album 'Railway Architecture' - is released week. It was recently  up for Steve Lamacq's Rebel Playlist on BBC 6Music and the band have also recently recorded another BBC 6Music Session for Marc Riley....  SILVERY live at this Thursday 29th August at Steve Lamacq's new club  Silvery have also been invited by Steve Lamacq to play at his new monthly club 'Going Deaf For A Living' this Thursday 29th July.  Thursday 29th July SILVERY LIVE at GOING DEAF FOR LIVING Bull & Gate, Kentish Town London  SILVERY 'Railway Architecture' the 2nd album - out 9th August  Silvery's 2nd album Railway Architecture will be released on Monday 9th August, and what they've said so far:  "Exhilarating art-pop from band bordering on greatness" * * * * UNCUT  "Please hunt this album down" * * * * ARTROCKER  "One of the most distinctive sounds you're currently likely to hear. Irrepressible and exhilarating" NUDE  In the meantime, you can still get your hands on Silvery's debut Thunderer & Excelsior: buy links here  CONNECT: - Facebook MySpace  ****************************                    BLOW UP CLUB EVERY SATURDAY 10pm-3am 4 DENMARK STREET (BASEMENT), WC2H 8LP (map) (Tott. Ct. Rd tube)  Saturday 31st July BLOW UP: 4 Denmark St. WC2H (map) PAUL TUNKIN + IAN JACKSON RESIDENT DJs (more)  Saturday 7th August BLOW UP: 4 Denmark St. WC2H (map) THE SOUND OF POP ART LIVE PAUL TUNKIN + IAN JACKSON DJs (more)  Big Boss Man live at Blow UP Just confirmed for 7th August are The Sound Of Pop Art (acoustic set) - think, Odessey & Oracle The Zombies, Syd Barrett, Up The Junction Manfred Man, John Barry:  "English to the hilt, Cambridge's T.S.O.P.A. update Mod riffs and attitudes and pour sunny harmonies over them. Infectiously enthusiastic, this is classic boho pop" **** Chris Roberts - Uncut  On Stage : 10.30pm • Doors: 10pm-3am Admission: £6 adv. Event info & ticket links:  Saturday 14th August BLOW UP: 4 Denmark St. WC2H (map) PAUL TUNKIN + IAN JACKSON RESIDENT DJs (more)  Saturday 21st August BLOW UP: 4 Denmark St. WC2H (map) PAUL TUNKIN + IAN JACKSON RESIDENT DJs (more) **************************** 
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Get a Free Spirit of Revolution cd  with this months Big Cheese magazine. The 15 tracks include-









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Be quick and order Big Cheese magazines Rebellion Punk issue-and get 2 Free cds! A Killer 15 track comp with SLF, Cock Sparrer and more-plus Sick on The Bus’s Go To Hell album!!!

Order now at as this offer expires on Thursday!!!

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 The Bermondsey Joyriders - back at the 100 Club in September!   Plus frontman Gary Lammin joins the debut UK tour by Jah Wobble¹s Nippon Dub Ensemble as special guest   Info for your news pages / listings ­ For immediate release   After playing to a packed 100 Club in July, London punk-blooze trio The Bermondsey Joyriders are back in the legendary venue that is fast becoming their home-from-home on September 3rd.    July¹s show saw original Damned drummer Rat Scabies take to the stage alongside ŒJoyriders frontman Gary Lammin (formerly of the Joe Strummer-produced Little Roosters) and bassist Martin Stacey (Chelsea), to form a bona fide punk rock supergroup.  Those missed it first time around will now get a second chance to see this line-up in action come September, and can expect to hear a clutch of new tunes - which the band are currently laying down in the studio under the guidance of renowned Cure and Depeche Mode producer David M. Allen.     Support on September 3rd comes from London mod-punk favourites Long Tall Shorty and Roxy Club veterans The Plague.  Also entertaining will be the now (in)famous ŒBermondsey Burlesque Gals¹ and DJ Velvet Vespa.    Bermondsey Joyriders frontman Gary Lammin will also be joining PiL legend Jah Wobble on a 9 date UK tour across July and August, as special guest of Wobble¹s ŒNippon Dub Ensemble¹.  This pair of punk veterans recently bonded over a shared loved of the beautiful game, to create World Cup anthem ŒEngland ­ Your Time Is Now¹, which is available for free download via Wobble¹s own 30 Hertz label at <> .  Fusing dub sounds with far eastern influences, and featuring on-stage Japanese flower arranging (!) and Lammin¹s slide guitar skills on three numbers, the self-described ŒJapanese Dub¹ group¹s debut UK shows are sure to be memorable nights!   The Bermondsey Joyriders play;   7th August ­ Fordham Festival, nr. Cambridge (Bermondsey Joyriders appearing on main stage)   3rd September ­ 100 Club, Oxford St, London (with Long Tall Shorty & The Plague ­ adv. tickets £10 / £12 door)   25th September ­ The Gaff, Holloway Rd, London (Headlining ŒBubblegum Slut Fanzine¹s 10th Anniversary event)       Jah Wobble & The Nippon Dub Ensemble (feat. guest Gary Lammin) play;   26th July ­ O2 Academy 2, Sheffield 27th July ­ O2 ABC2, Glasgow 28th July ­ O2 Academy 2, Newcastle 29th July ­ The Ruby Lounge, Manchester 30th July ­ O2 Academy 3, Birmingham 31st July ­ O2 Academy Islington, London 1st August ­ O2 Academy 2, Bristol 4th August ­ O2 Academy 2, Oxford 5th August ­ O2 Academy 3, Liverpool    
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  YES-YOU READ IT RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Klingonz recruiting new Bandmember!   Berlin/London/Dublin, July 26th 2010   The Psychobilly Band KLINGONZ is recruiting a new Bandmember! They¹re looking for a person of short stature / midget for future Shows and Tours, to add some spice to the live shows. The Person will act on stage together with the Band and Clown Shakes. If you fulfill the following conditions, please apply at:   Requirements: -      Midget  -      Born Entertainer  -      Self-confidence  -      Valid Passport  -      Ability and willing to travel  -      Fluent in english  -      Living in Germany, England or Ireland (preferred Berlin, London or Dublin)  -      Subcultural (Punk, Rock¹n¹Roll, Psychobilly)    Please send in your Email: -      recent photograph (1x portait, 1x full body)  -      Name  -      Birthday  -      Reason why the Klingonz should take you       Vielen Dank für Eure Unterstützung. Thank you for your help. --  Torpedo Booking Agency Jan Gäde Herrfurthstr. 13 12049 Berlin (T) +49 (0)30 ­ 68 83 52 50 (F) +49 (0)30 ­ 68 83 52 52   
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Heathen Child, the new single from Grinderman, will be released through Mute on 6th September 2010. The first track available from Grinderman’s new studio album Grinderman 2 (due 13th September), Heathen Child will be available as a two-track download, accompanied by exclusive track Star Charmer.
A special Heathen Child Limited Edition double A-side 12” Coloured Vinyl will offer the two single tracks, a poster, plus the bonus track Super Heathen Child — a collaboration between Grinderman and legendary guitarist Robert Fripp.
Limited Edition 12” Coloured Vinyl w/ poster:
Side A: Heathen Child/ Star Charmer
Side AA: Super Heathen Child (w/ Robert Fripp)
Single Download:
1) Heathen Child
2) Star Charmer
Tour Dates:
25th September – Nottingham, Rock City – £25.00 –
27th September – Leeds, University – £25.00 –
28th September – Glasgow, Barrowlands – £25.00 –
29th September – Manchester, Academy – £25.00 –
1st October – London, Hammersmith Apollo – £25.00/£27.00 –
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 Betty And The Werewolves are having a busy week - gigs, radio interviews and festivals! Read on for more details..   On Saturday there's to be an interview with the band, plus tracks from their album on Steve Lamacq's Radio Two show (between 11pm-midnight) To Listen online click here. <>  Saturday also sees the band play live at the Indietracks Festival. For the festival website click here. <>  Next Wednesday (28th July) will see the band play their official album launch gig at London's Lexington. With support from Kasms and Not Cool. Click here <>  for The Lexington's website.  The album "Teatime Favourites" is out now on CD/LP/Download, if you can't find it in your local record shop you can order direct from ourselves by clicking on the pic below and buying from our online shop.   <>  And don't forget their current 7" single "Paper Thin", available on red or green vinyl. Click the pic to order online.   <>  Cyanide Pills - Conquer The World 7" NOW IN STOCK  Shipping this week is the 3rd single from Cyanide Pills - "Conquer The World", taken from their self-titled debut album. Click on the pic to order online.   <>  Thanks for reading 
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Later this week, Carbon/Silicon head to Italy to play the Neapolis Festival, one of the country’s top summer music festivals.

In advance of the band’s trip, I caught up with Tony James at Dean Street Studios Soho, where he’s currently producing a second album for top Spanish group Fangoria. Tony’s last collaboration with Fangoria led to a number 1 single and album in their home country – and they’re currently hard at work on a follow-up.

The good news is, everything is still sounding very positive on the western front. As most fans will know, Mick has been performing with Gorillaz on their "Plastic Beach" album and tour – and yes, this will keep him tied up for pretty much the rest of the year. However, Carbon/Silicon is unquestionably alive and well, and there’s still plenty to come from the band.

TJ explained: "At this point – after six years of hard slog – we’re enjoying doing only what feels great for the group and for ourselves… and we’re enjoying life – you write better songs when you’re living life. It’s all good."

Mick and Tony are planning to return to the Bunker in August, to work on new songs and "more film ideas" … TJ also promised that there’ll be a backstage video report from the upcoming Naples gig.

It was great to hear Tony sounding so upbeat and confident about the group with the current line-up – he says that "Jesse has fitted right in on Bass, and the band is sounding better than ever because Mick is in such great form".  He also hinted that another gig – a little closer to home – could be on the cards soon… watch this space!

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 Edwyn Collins Announces details of new single and 100 Club show.  Edwyn Collins has announced details of the release of a new single, Losing Sleep, the first to be taken from his forthcoming 7th solo long-player of the same name.   Losing Sleep will be released through Heavenly Recordings on Monday September 13th 2010, the same day as the album.   Released on 7² and download, it will include the B-sides It¹s The Reason on download and an instrumental version of Losing Sleep on the 7². The single was recorded at Edwyn¹s own West Heath Studios as part of the album sessions between November 2008 and May 2010 and was produced by Edwyn and Sebastian Lewsley The pair have worked together since 1993 and more recently stood shoulder to shoulder as Edwyn regained his studio skills. The album features tracks co-written with Johnny Marr, Roddy Frame, Alex Kapranos & Nick McCarthy of Franz Ferdinand, Romeo Stodart of The Magic Numbers, Ryan Jarman of The Cribs and The Drums and is the first long-player Edwyn¹s written and recorded since his serious illness in 2005.   Edwyn has also just announced a very special show at London¹s 100 Club where he will preview tracks from the album. Support comes from The Kinbeats, a young German band Edwyn loved so much he decided to produce their record at his West Heath Studio.   There are also a number of further performances over the summer and a headline show at London¹s Queen Elizabeth Hall. The full list of shows are as follows: AUGUST 11th                        London                                    100 Club 15th                        Inverness                        Book Festival (Acoustic show) SEPTEMBER 10th                        Larmer Tree Gardens            End Of The Road Festival 23rd                        London                                    Queen Elizabeth Hall Tickets for the 100 Club show go on sale on Wednesday 21st July 2010 and are available via <>  & <>  priced at £18.50.   Tickets for the QEH show are priced at £22 & £18 and will be available via <> .   Edwyn has also received the great honour of being chosen to be this year¹s Chieftain of the Helmsdale Highland Games ( <> ), a hugely important ceremonial role where he will be responsible for the opening and closing of the games. Edwyn spends a number of months each year in Helmsdale on the East coast of Scotland in a family home, which has played a huge part in his rehabilitation.   
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Now the original Chords line-up is back - Billy Hassett (vcls/gtr), Chris >>> Pope (gtr/vcls), Martin Mason (bass/vcls) and Brett "Buddy" Ascott (drums). >>> The tour starts on August 19th in Glasgow and continues for two weeks across >>> the UK , including a major London showcase. See dates below. >>> The single, a Chris Pope composition called "Another Thing Coming", will be >>> released on Aspop Records (through Code 7/Plastic Head) on August 9th. >>>   >>> The band are available for interviews and promos, please contact Henry Royal >>> on 07828023529. Email: >>> <> >>> <> >>> >>> <> >>>  >>> August 2010 >>> 19th -  Glasgow - Ivory Blacks >>> 20th - Luton - Charlie Browns >>> 21st - London - Relentless Garage >>> 22nd - Southampton - TBC >>> 24th - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms >>> 25th - Wolverhampton - Robin 2 >>> 26th - Sheffield - The Leadmill >>> 27th -  Brighton - Coalition >>> 28th - Ryde, Isle Of Wight - Balcony Bar >>> 29th - Bristol - Thekla >>>   
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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Full Length Debut Titled, Back In The USSA, By Cleveland Garage Rock Band, Prisoners, Out Now On Smog Veil Records  Chicago, IL, July 20, 2010 ­ Smog Veil Records announces the new full-length album by Cleveland garage rock band Prisoners titled, Back In The USSA (out now). The record was pressed on multi-colored wax, with eco-friendly recycled content jacket and full color two-sided insert.  The LP includes a free download code for the entire album.  This collectable release is strictly limited to a single pressing of 500 pieces.  The album was recorded, mixed and engineered by Mike McDonald in September 2009 at the Cool Ranch in Cleveland, OH. ³It's really a hodgepodge" frontman Jason Look states about the album. "There's everything on there from an acoustic song and straight-up '60s revival to some '50s doo-wop stuff, too" he enthuses. "We try to mix it up and don't really try to go for any one thing."  Prisoners is a five-piece band, influenced by the Rolling Stones, The Replacements, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young.  Their loud, three-guitar line-up and raucous live performances distinguish them from other rock acts in the Cleveland area. They've played together for a year now and have shared the stage with Bill Fox, Dead Meadow, Sweet Apple and the Strange Boys, amongst others.  The band has been well received by press with coverage in the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Scene who wrote "ŠBack in the USSA <>  is a promising start from these young, brash Prisoners." CitzienDick adds "Equal parts frivolity, wickedness, and bravado, they immediately snag an audience's attention <>  with amazing stage command."  And IRockCleveland <>  sums it up enthusing "...this young band have quickly mastered that old Cleveland sound."  Prisoners is Jason Look on guitar and vocals; James Piscura on guitar and vocals; Ron Urch on guitar; Drew Ritchey on bass; Adam Gravatt on drums. The ten tracks on Back In The USSA are: 1. "Evangeline," 2. "You¹re Goin¹ Down," 3. "Society¹s Bitch," 4. "Join The Club," 5. "Eternal Flowers," 6. "Teenage Shatner," 7. "Little Old Me," 8. "Tied Up In Shadows," 9. "Losers" and 10. "Back In The USSA." Visit the band online at <> .  Smog Veil Records was founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1991.  The label is distributed by Revolver, CTD, Sonic Unyon, Forced Exposure, Get Hip, IODA and Code 7/Plastic Head. The label roster includes Batusis (featuring Cheetah Chrome and Sylvain Sylvain), Pere Ubu, Complaints Choir, Peter Laughner, Tin Huey, Easter Monkeys, Pistol Whip, Unknown Instructors, The Pagans, Teacher¹s Pet, Thor, Rocket From The Tombs, Amps II Eleven, New Christs (featuring Rob Younger of Radio Birdman) and Rubber City Rebels. Visit the label online at <> .  
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