- STIFF LITTLE FINGERS VIVE LE ROCK TOUR IS THIS WEEK! SO WHO IS COMING????
- Wednesday, March 14
- Lemon Tree
- Aberdeen, Scotland
- (Buy tickets)
THE HIVES MAKE TRIUMPHANT RETURN WITH LEX HIVES – 6/5/12
RETURN TO THE LIVE STAGE AT THE COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL, TO RELEASE LIMITED EDITION "GO RIGHT AHEAD" 7 INCH SINGLE FOR RECORD STORE DAY ON APRIL 21 AND SET TO APPEAR ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE (ABC) ON APRIL 23.
NEW SINGLE "GO RIGHT AHEAD" PREMIERES AT ROLLINGSTONE.COM TODAY
March 12th, 2012 – Hive Manor, Fagersta, Sweden – Hello dear, dear person. Do you think that the "Rock Band Of The Year" should be a band that actually plays rock music? By all means read on. The world’s wisest musical council and international rock sensation, The Hives are back! On June 5, Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist, Nicholaus Arson, Chris Dangerous, Dr. Matt Destruction, and Vigilante Carlstroem will return with their fifth stunner – the 12-track contemplation of all law that is Hives – Lex Hives. The term "Lex Hives" is a phrase derived from the ancient Roman practice of enacting a system or body of laws and accepting them as a standard. Thus, the 12 songs on Lex Hives makes up the holy laws after which all life from now on must be lived. Chiseled into the melted wax cake 33 1/3 long-player, Lex Hives will be released on The Hives’ own label Disques Hives. Self-produced, self-played, self-released, and self-promoted, these 12 songs are not built to fit just anyone. These are not songs that sound equally good played on an acoustic guitar by the campfire. This is not music. This is compressed carbon hidden in the earth’s crust for millions of years and unearthed, to be placed in your eardrums. Blistering proof can be found with the lead single, "Go Right Ahead" streaming NOW at RollingStone.com. Lex Hives was produced by The Hives and mixed by Grammy Award winner Andrew Scheps (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele), with two additional tracks mixed by D. Sardy (Marilyn Manson, Slayer) and Joe Zook (Weezer, Modest Mouse). The deluxe version of Lex Hives will feature bonus tracks produced by Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme.
After the 400 gigs and 25 nights in hospitals that followed the 2007 mind-blower The Black and White Album, The Hives are once again set to return to the world stages – beginning with an appearance at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (Weekend One: April 13-15/Weekend Two: April 20-22). On Monday, April 23rd the band will make their return live appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live outdoor stage (ABC 12am/11pm Central). In celebration of the world’s new favorite holiday, Record Store Day, the band will release the limited edition 7 inch single for "Go Right Ahead" that features the unreleased track "1000 Answers" on Saturday, April 21st.
Louder. Bolder. Prouder. More convinced than ever. The Hives are finally out of the dark ages and steering toward the light. This is THE LAW. The Law that is Hives. LEX HIVES! The laws of nature are pale in comparison and The Hives demand nothing but complete obedience.
The Hives LIVE:
April 15th – Coachella SOLD OUT
April 16th – Pomona, CA Glass House SOLD OUT
April 17th – Solona Beach, CA Belly UP SOLD OUT
April 18th – San Francisco, CA Warfield SOLD OUT
April 22nd – Coachella SOLD OUT
April 23rd – Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC 12am/11pm Central)
Lex Hives track listing to come.
For more information, visit The Hives online:
Killing Joke new single 'In Cythera' March 19th Ltd 12" / CD / DL ON MARCH 19th, Killing Joke release 'In Cythera', the first single from their new album, 'MMXII' (2012), released April 2ndon Spinefarm Records / Universal. Killing Joke's ‘MMXII’ is a dense and dark work that manages to combine their trademark relentless guitars, pounding tribal funk rhythm section and dark & powerful message with moments of rare beauty. 'In Cythera' is one of those moments of beauty, Jaz Coleman being grateful for the good times and questioning if he will return home. Jaz lives on a small island in the Pacific, three hours flight time from New Zealand, where they have banned mobile phones because “the signals affect the bees”. 'In Cythera' is released on ltd edition 12" & CD, and both include the exclusive studio track, 'Penny Drops'. The accompanying video is directed by Mike Coles, long-time Killing Joke collaborator and artistic genius. The video includes footage of the island Jaz lives on from the forthcoming career-spanning film, ‘The Death And Resurrection Show’, cut in with the whole band performing live in 1981 and Jaz singing. Here is a link to the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgJLb0Vqr-s&context=C4a0d2aaADvjVQa1PpcFMG_cllkAF7bN8mi0I3MRwssYRoT9aUDYg= 2012 is the perfect year for Killing Joke to be releasing an album that is as dense and as dark as the surrounding swirls of madness in the world. At a time when the news is fast-forward and the planet seems to be descending into madness, who better than Killing Joke to reflect this? When their original line-up of Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth & Big Paul reconvened in 2008 after working together intermittently, that strange voodoo once again filled the room. Individually, they have a power, but together they have something sulphurous and strong that few bands can match. Killing Joke are not an average band with an average agenda; they lock the door and let the ritual commence, and 'MMXII' is the result. The album’s key is the end of times, an age of flux, a shift in consciousness; the themes are political, anti-capitalist and forward-looking… the 10 album tracks are an avalanche of sound that is empowering whilst jolting you awake. Killing Joke are streaming the track 'Rapture' as a taster on You Tube. Please note this is a new link and the previous one no longer works. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCsRwRYXFkg&feature=youtu.be ‘MMXII’ is a dense and multi-layered work. Killing Joke have never seemed so intense. The songs are great washes of sound – a death disco with huge slabs of guitar that soundtracks these dangerous times. With a fierce intelligence plus a thirst for esoteric knowledge that matches a music that is visceral and almost spiritual in its primal spirit, Killing Joke are like no other band – 'MMXII' just could be their masterpiece. Single formats & track-listing: Digital – 1. In Cythera (Edit) 2. In Cythera (Album Version) Vinyl + CD – 1. In Cythera (Edit) 2. In Cythera (Album Version) 3. Penny Drops (previously unreleased) available exclusively from http://www.whatrecords.co.uk/search.asp?artist=&title=in+cythera&format=&catalogue=&submit.x=0&submit.y=0 CD Album Pre Order Links: Itunes - http://itunes.apple.com/gb/preorder/mmxii/id506230005 Amazon - http://www.amazon.co.uk/MMXII-Killing-Joke/dp/B007BLHY64/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1330969518&sr=8-1 LP Album Pre Order Link: What Records - http://www.whatrecords.co.uk/items/57631.htm In Cythera Vinyl / CD Single Pre Order Links: What Records - http://www.whatrecords.co.uk/search.asp?artist=&title=in+cythera&format=&catalogue=&submit.x=0&submit.y=0 Killing Joke is Jaz Coleman, Geordie Walker, Youth & Paul Ferguson www.killingjoke.com
Vive Le Punk’n’Roll feat Grit + Roddy Radiation & The Skabilly Rebels + 999 + Ray Gange (The Clash Rude Boy) + Paul-Ronney Angel (The Urban Voodoo Machine) + Hugh Gadgit (Vive Le Rock) Tickets May 06 2012 7:00 pm
VIVE LE PUNK’N’ROLL!
– London’s premier Punk’N’Fuck”N”Roll band returns after a short hiatus and are ready to tear the house down!
RODDY RADIATION AND THE SKABILLY REBELS
– Guitarist with the legendary 2-Tone band The Specials and writer of top hits like ‘Concrete Jungle’ and ‘Rat Race’.
– The bruising power-pop punk guitar attack behind “Nasty Nasty”, “I’m Alive”, “Emergency” and other classics!
Plus a full supporting cast of cabaret and circus stars including fire performer Roxy Velvet, unicylist Count Adriano & Balinese Burlesque Brunette Suri Sumatra!
Ray Gange (The Clash Rude Boy)
Paul-Ronney Angel (The Urban Voodoo Machine)
Hugh Gadgit (Vive Le Rock)
Drinkin’ & dancing till 2am!
Age restrictions – Strictly over 18s (Photographic ID required entry)
PRESENTED BY VIVE LE ROCK MAGAZINE IN ASSOCIATION WITH GYPSY HOTEL
Bristols; 70s punk legends the Cortinas have unfortunately cancelled their Vive Le Rock sponsored tour. With members scattered around the world it proved too difficult this time around. They hope to schedule a tour at a later date.
Rancid and Cock Sparrer will release a split 7" single to celebrate their 20th and 40th anniversaries respectively and their shared shows in San Francisco (March 23rd & 24th) this month, when the record will be released.
It will feature Rancid’s ‘East Bay Night’, from 2009’s ‘Let The Dominoes Fall’ and a newly re-recorded version of Cock Sparrer’s ‘England Belongs To Me’, originally found on 1983’s seminal ‘Shock Troops’.
The release will be limited to just 1000 copies on ruby red vinyl and will be available from the merch desk. Get calling in a favour from San Francisco friends!
Bruce Springsteen has launched a stream of his new album ‘Wrecking Ball’. Listen to the album below and tell us what you think.
Canadian punk veterans D.O.A. have announced that they will release their eighteenth album ‘We Come In Peace’ in June via Sudden Death Records.
The band also tour mainland Europe in May.
The Dropkick Murphys will release a limited edition St. Patrick’s Day 7" picture disc through Bridge Nine Records.
The record will feature two songs, ‘Sunday Hardcore Matinee’ and ‘Broken Hymns’, live at Fenway Park from last September. The songs both originally appeared on the band’s 2011 album ‘Going Out In Style’.
The 7" is limited to just 1,000 copies and will be out March 20th. Pre-orders are up now at the band’s website and Bridge Nine Records.
Get your copy now!
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