WHAT’S INSIDE YOU!?
Third full length from these German glam punks.
2nd District’s first two full-length platters may be familiar to some, as ‘Emotional Suicide’ (2006) and ‘Poverty Makes Angry’ (2009) were released through People Like You Records. For the uninitiated, 2nd District pump out a kind of glam-tinted ’77 punk that has flashes of early Manic Street Preachers coupled with the driving anthems of the Buzzcocks and Placebo-esque vocals. The emphasis is less on the indie sound of these comparisons here though, as tracks like ‘The Bourgeois Attitude’ have a glittery yet razor sharp stomp about them. ‘What’s Inside You!?’ does have a bit of filler here and there, but on the whole it carries some fine glam punk tunes in its grooves and its heady mix of old and new are blended seamlessly to create some highly listenable songs.
VIVE LE ROCK PRESENTS The DeRellas/ Jonny Cola+ The A-Grades 28 April SLAM! BAM! Release Party Slam! Bam! is The DeRellas punktastic follow up Album to Hollywood Monsters, described as a 'rocket-fuelled New York Dolls' (Classic Rock Magazine) and a 'snot-nosed outburst of brothel-creepered punk' (Vive Le Rock). Slam! Bam!, the rip-roaring second album from The DeRellas , . Building on the reprobate rock n roll sound of our acclaimed debut, Hollywood Monsters (Classic Rock described it as 'like a rocket-fuelled New York Dolls' and Glitzine thought it '..sounds like a lost classic from 1977'), Slam! Bam! could soon be powering through your speakers like an AK47. With a cheeky wink to 70s glam rock with all of the band's razor-sharp punk attitude, Slam! Bam! is a Rock n Rolla coaster of a ride in a Sex Pistols and the Ronettes had a food fight with the Glitter Band kind of way. Face book invite page. https://www.facebook.com/events/621027794613660/ 28th April - London,UK - Upstairs at The Garage (album launch gig) 13th May - Lille, France - el Diablo 14th May - tbc'd France 15th May - Rennes, France - Mondo Bizarro 16th May - Le Havre, France - L'Escale 17th May - Le Dorat, France - La Petite Fontaine 22nd May - Leeds, UK - Fox & Newt 23rd May - Edinburgh, UK - Bannermans 14th May - Glasgow, UK - River 25th May - Morecambe, UK - Nice & Sleazy Festival 31st May - London, UK - Camden Rocks Festival 2nd June - Brighton, UK - The Albert (with The Fleshtones) 3rd June - London, UK - The Underworld (with The Fleshtones) 4th June - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club (with The Fleshtones) 5th June - tbc'd UK - (with The Fleshtones) 7th June - Portsmouth, UK - The Barn www.thederellas.com www.facebook.com/thederellas
VIVE LE ROCK IS PROUD TO PRESENT-
The UK screening of "Cosmic Psychos: Blokes You Can Trust"
Saturday 15 March 11.30 pm, Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High St, London E8 2PB
THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE IS HERE.
More info below.
COSMIC PSYCHOS : BLOKES YOU CAN TRUST (18)
(Australia 2013) dir. Matt Weston. 100m. Digital.
Ross Knight, Bill Walsh, Butch Vig, Eddie Vedder, Mark Arm.
For 30 years, the Cosmic Psychos have blazed a trail of empty beer
cans and busted ear drums around the globe with their quintessential
Australian drawl and pounding punk rock songs – a unique sound and
image that has resonated with punk rock fans worldwide. If you’ve
never heard of them, Matt Weston’s documentary is never less than
entertainingly enlightening as it follows the highs and lows of the
band’s colourful history, whilst for fans his portrait of enigmatic
founder member Ross Knight is a more than worthy tribute to one of
rock and roll’s great, if unlikely, originals.
Dick Porter talks to the crust legends about their new album ‘Corrupt Fucking System’ and their relationship with Bradford’s 1-in-12 Club.
Corrupt Fucking System
Released on the band’s own Black Cloud label, DOOM’s first studio album in well over a decade has cemented the group’s triumphant return. Demonstrating the band’s enduring commitment to their beliefs and the quartet’s collective ability to whip up blistering firestorms of sound, the disc bears comparison with their most powerful earlier recordings. VLR caught up with founding members Bri and Stick to chew the crust:
How was the process of recording the new album? Are you pleased with the final cut?
Bri: For me, long and hard, as I also recorded it. I am immensely proud of what we have created and it has reinforced my belief that we can still do this shit, without it sounding watered down or half hearted. We’re still angry bastards wanting to make a fucking noise. The final sound I will never be 100% happy with, I’m never happy with anything I record, so to play on it too it’s a double whammy. As for the final vinyl cut, I am a bit disappointed in it, but everyone seems to like it, so there you go. As for the recording process it went really well and I think we all found it quite ‘natural’. Actually writing some songs in the studio was a bit new for us, but it actually worked really well – being able to crank up my guitar sound to write riffs instead of a poxy ten-watt practice amp or an amp simulator plug-in at home. The worst part for me was Denis being in Sweden. In the end I had to go over there to oversee his vocal recording.
Stick: It was a more immediate approach to writing and recording, we had the luxury of having the studio set up so we could write a track then keep going until it was tight , record it and move on, just capture the energy there and then, then start a new one. I was worried that we would think them great at the time then further down the line wish, we had done it different, but apart from a few tweaks, it’s what we had at the inception.
You’ve recorded a track with Andy T – How did that come about?
Bri: I’d met Andy a few times and immediately got on with him. Another top bloke I have a great deal of respect for. I ended up having the honour of recording his last album Life At The Tethers End. So we asked if he would write us a poem. Of course no-one else could perform it but Andy, so myself and a friend went round to his house and recorded it in his living room. It’s an honour to have him on the record and we even performed ‘Prey for Our Souls’ live at a local pub with the man himself on vocals, which worked out really well.
I am a 1-in-12
Formed by the disenfranchised for the disenfranchised, Bradford’s 1-in-12 Club has provided the most disadvantaged elements of the local community with a meeting place, information centre and cultural hub for over 30 years. Having moved to the area in the late 1980s, Bri initiated a long relationship between Doom and the Club:
"We’d visited friends up in Bradford and on one occasion I came and saw the initial work that was happening converting an old mill to an anarchist social centre, a space for ‘us’, with no boss and no bouncers. It blew me away. This was a direct, practical realisation of the principles and beliefs inspired by Spanish anarcho-syndicalism from the Spanish civil war, the European squatting scene as well as the anarcho-punk scene. It actually developed out of the Bradford Claimants Union, which was all about empowering unemployed people, giving them legal advice, support and somewhere to go to socialise. I thought it was amazing and there were loads of really enthusiastic “switched on” and inspiring people involved. Around this time the scene in Birmingham was becoming stagnated and quite negative. The venue that was at the centre of it – The Mermaid – closed and that was that for me, so I moved to Bradford in 1989 and got practically involved with the 1-in-12. This has included maintenance, organising events, doing live PA, to building a rehearsal room and recording studio, to studio engineering/production – as well as drinking loads of beer!”
Wattie said this on his home page from hospital. Great news that he is recovering. Look out for the new album later this year.
cant say just how much all the vars get well messages from thousands of people across the world and all the offers of help for my wife gena has been very humbling i just want to say THANK YOU and all the hospital staff in the intensive care ward are fucking amazing so THANK YOU ALL AGAIN WATTIE XX
Gerald told TMZ: "As an original member of Devo, Bob Casale was there in the trenches with me from the beginning.
"He was my level-headed brother, a solid performer, and talented audio engineer, always giving more than he got."
Bob died yesterday (February 17) after heart failure resulting from other health complications.
His bandmate Myers passed away last year after a battle with cancer.
Devo split in 1991 but the Mothersbaugh and Casale brothers reformed the group in 1996, releasing Something for Everybody in 2010.
The group were best known for their 1978 debut album Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! and singles ‘Whip It’, ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ and ‘Jocko Homo’.
Coventry legends THE SPECIALS have announced a UK tour for 2014. The dates take them to several legendary venues including the London Roundhouse, where they have never played before (despite filming the video for ‘A Message to You Rudy’ there) and the shows finish at the iconic Nottingham Rock City.
Since getting back together in 2009, the band have travelled all over the world and played to hundreds of thousands of people, uniting old fans and new at their incredible live gigs.
“nothing ever change” Do Nothing – The Specials
Live in 2014
3 November DUBLIN, Olympia
4 November BELFAST, Ulster Hall
6 November GLASGOW, Barrowland
9 November NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy
11 November MANCHESTER, O2 Apollo
13/14 November LONDON, Roundhouse
17 November BRIGHTON, Dome
18 November BOURNEMOUTH, O2 Academy
20 November WOLVERHAMPTON, Civic
22 November NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
Tickets on sale from 9am 21st February now priced £40, London £45, Belfast £32.50, Dublin €45/€50
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CAMDEN ROCKS FESTIVAL CONFIRMED FOR SATURDAY 31st MAY
FIRST FIFTY BANDS ANNOUNCED!
Camden Rocks Festival returns Saturday 31st May and is proud to announce the first fifty bands of a line-up that will eventually see over two-hundred acts take over Camden Town for a day that celebrates everything that is exciting, vibrant and varied about guitar music in the UK right now.
Although the headliners are still yet to be announced, The Blackout, Orange Goblin,Ginger Wildheart, Hacktivist and The Virginmarys are confirmed to play alongside a wealth of new talent that showcases how incredibly healthy the UK’s rock scene is in 2014 as rock, indie and punk bands rub shoulders in what is certainly the music capital of London, Camden Town.
Other bands joining the line-up include Blitz Kids, Colt 45, Los Pepes, Turbowolf, Nine Black Alps, Acoustic TV (Terrorvision’s Tony Wright), The Howling, Crazy Arm, Apologies, I Have None, God Damn, Hounds, Hang The Bastard, Exit International, Deadcuts, Electric River, Turbogeist, Generation Graveyard, Dolomite Minor, Sons Of Icarus, The Dogbones, Tankus The Henge, LTNT, VerseChorusVerse, Menshevik, Los Pepes, Dead, The One Hundred, Verses Knights, The Front, IC1’s, Dead Eye Mariners, Panic The Vulture, Dead Sea Skulls, Paris Pickpockets, Stereo Juggernaut, The Parade, The Dirty Truth, Charlie And The Band Of Demons, Itamar, The Broken Chords, My Little Empire, Voodoo Vegas, Saint Agnes, Death Koolaid and Dirty Harrys with many more to be announced.
“This is one big Rock n Roll street party,” says event organizer Chris McCormack. “It’s now in pretty much every venue in Camden. It’s pretty cool to be able to turn Camden into the noisiest place on earth for a day! 200 of the best new guitar bands in 20 venues”
"We are super excited to be playing Camden Rocks,” exclaims The Blackout’s frontman Sean Smith. “Especially in such a rad venue as The Underworld. It’s gonna be a hot sweaty one for sure!"
"Camden has always been one of our favourite parts of the UK for shows,” joins in Blitz Kids frontman Joe James. “The rock scene there is unparalleled. We can’t wait to play Camden Rocks!"
Last year’s event was a sell-out success with over 150 bands taking over Camden. Bands such as Therapy? The Rifles, Hawk Eyes, Rise To Remain, Turbowolf, Fearless Vampire Killers, The Computers, Lost Alone and many more joined forces with legends such as the Sex Pistols guitarist Glenn Matlock, Carl Barat from The Libertines for a day of essential rock n’roll fun and action.
£20 early bird tickets are now available from the link below:
200 bands for £20 playing in twenty different venues, less than 10p per band!
ELECTRIC BALLROOM *UNDERWORLD * PROUD * BARFLY * JAZZ CAFE * DINGWALLS * PURPLE TURTLE * BLACK HEART * HAWLEY ARMS * MONARCH * THE GOOD MIXER * THE ENTERPRISE * CAMDEN HEAD * THE CUBAN * BREW-DOG * RECORD CLUB * DINGWALLS CANALSIDE BAR * THE BEATRICE
More information on the links below.
THE PUKES ARE GOING ON TOUR!!
17/05 MANSFIELD Intake Club
18/05 YORK Fulford Arms tickets
23/05 MILTON KEYNES Craufurd Arms (free entry)
24/05 BIRMINGHAM Adam & Eve
25/05 MORECAMBE Nice ‘n’ Sleazy Fest tickets
The pUKEs are a (nearly) all female punk ukulele band based in London. They play songs by the likes of Dead Kennedys, Exploited, Xray Spex, The Clash, etc like you never heard ‘em before, as well as their own original tunes.
Their massive stage presence and raucous live show – which features anything from eight to 20 players – has landed them festival appearances such as Rebellion, Liverpool Sound City and Shoreditch 1234, as well as support slots with many of the bands who inspired them. Around half the band were complete beginners when they started playing together in 2011, others are – or have been – in bands such as UK Subs, Lost Cherrees, Infa Riot, The Ramonas and Rabies Babies.
In 2013 the band released their debut EP on Damaged Goods records and were awarded Arts Council England funding to run uke workshops at festivals and produce a fanzine.
Get well soon Wattie!
GROEZROCK 2014, Edition #23:
4 More new names for Groezrock.
You know the drill by now. We send mails, you read them, we give you new names and you go ‘meh’ or ‘wow’. We hope for the latter. So without further ado, here are more new names for Groezrock!
According to their band bio, these guys sound like garbage when its thrown off a roof into the dumpster your dickhead boss rented for your underpaying contractor gig. Or as their label likes to put it, they pull liberally from Seaweed, Quicksand and Kerosene 454 and fully embrace their hardcore-dudes-trying-to-play-alt-rock influences. DRUG CHURCH is coming to Groezrock, people!
Two years ago a little band called Refused played at Groezrock and apparently vocalist Dennis Lyxzén had such a good time he wanted to come back with one of the other bands he is in. INVSN combines the strongest elements of ‘70’s psych and ‘80s New Wave so you’d better freshen up on those spastic dance moves.
And then there’s the DESCENDENTS. Punkrock legends. But we also had the chance to book ALL. So was it going to be DESCENDENTS? Or ALL? Or DESCENDENTS? Or ALL? There was a lot to be said for DESCENDENTS. Then again, you could say all the same things about ALL. So we said ‘fuck it’ and added both DESCENDENTS and ALL to this year’s line-up.
Dont forget to vote for the 10 finalists for the Macbeth stage. The names will be announced on February 17 so if you still want to vote, youd better haul ass over to http://www.macbeth.eu/groezrock! And we still have one more band to announce so keep an eye out for that as well.
Oh, if you havent bought your ticket for Groezrock yet, we suggest you do it now instead of waiting too long and having to miss out on all the fun!
That’s it for now we still have one surprise up our sleeves though so check back later!
We would be very happy if you keep spreading the GROEZROCK word around and place our flyer on as much as possible on facebook, twitter, personal websites, e-zines, …. with a link to our website www.groezrock.be.
GYPSY HOTEL THIS SAT!!!
Plenty of interesting entertainment as usual:
-Close Harmony & Rockin’ Rhythms!
Describing themselves as the Andrew Sisters meets the Stray Cats on a night out with the Cramps. Yepp, that sounds about right to us!
– Sexy Sideshow Superstar!
We’ve no idea what act she’ll be doing for us this time but quite often her show include fire, broken glass & blood. They’re always good fun, that’s for sure!
-Sing-A-Long Ukulele Fun!
Always guaranteed to raise a smile and a glass…
And then there’s these 2 dodgy characters….
-The Razor Blade Swallowing Magician!
– Clowning & Crazy Cabaret!
And not forgetting:
Our resident wax-spinner DJ SCRATCHY and guest DJ BROTHER JIM JONES (Jim Jones Revue)
This Saturday (day after Valentines!)
Tickets here: http://
VIVE LE ROCK is mighty pleased to present in conjunction with LiveNation the legendary DICTATORS NYC!!!!!!!!! Handsome Dick Manitoba and his crew including Ross The Boss and Daniel Rey(Ramones producer) will be in London on Aug 7th!! Full details below.
LONG BEACH >> Punk and skateboard legend Duane Peters was arrested on a felony offense in Long Beach late Friday night.
The 52-year-old known as “The Master of Disaster” was picked up by Long Beach police just before midnight, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s booking records.
He is being held on $50,000 bail in Long Beach Jail for an undisclosed felony.
An inquiry sent Saturday night to the Long Beach police about Peters’ arrest was not immediately returned.
Peters was scheduled to play at The Dive bar in Las Vegas on Saturday, but a message on the bar’s Facebook page noted the appearance had been canceled “due to unforeseen problems.”
The Orange County native is best known as the singer in the punk rock band U.S. Bombs, which formed in 1993 and toured nationally and internationally. In 2000 he formed the less political, more melodic punk band Duane Peters and the Hunns.
UK Tour Dates Announced – March/April 2014
New Studio Album, “No Going Back”, Set For April 2014 Release
Punk rock legends Stiff Little Fingers are set to tour the UK in March 2014. The tour is a precursor to new a new studio album entitled “No Going Back” – due out in April 2014.
The band have launched a Pledge music campaign for the album which already over 300% over it’s target total
Stiff Little Fingers were formed in 1977 in Belfast, Ireland. Along with the likes of the Clash, Sex Pistols, The Jam, Buzzcocks, Undertones, Sham 69, Stranglers, et al – Stiff Little Fingers were at the forefront of the punk movement. They wrote initially about their own lives, growing up at the height of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, in songs like "Suspect Device" and "Wasted Life".
In November of ’77, they released those two songs on their own Rigid Digits label, and sent a copy to BBC Radio One DJ John Peel, who started playing it every night.
These were the first of what became SLF’s signature style: lyrics that meld the personal and political, music that combines the energy of punk with infectious hooks, and delivery that rings of honesty and commitment. In 1979 they became the first band ever to hit the UK top 20 album charts on an independent label with their debut Inflammable Material. The album chronicles the band’s anger and frustration at "the Troubles" in Northern Ireland, and calls on youth to create their own reality. Their live shows continued to be special events of energy and power. The Go For It LP in ’81 revealed more sophisticated song writing and musicianship, and another step in the shift from punk to power pop. The Now Then album of ’82 alienated many of SLF’s punk followers with its pop sound, and despite some glowing critical reviews, never got the recognition it deserved.
The band split in early ’83. During the five years they spent apart, each member pursued musical projects. But none were as satisfying, or as successful, as Stiff Little Fingers.
In ’87, Jake and Ali decided to do a few reunion shows. The audience response to the reunion shows was overwhelming; with sell-out crowds larger than any that SLF had played in their original incarnation. The response to the shows across the world surprised and delighted the band and their following continued to grow, with younger "new" fans alongside the old diehards. In ’94 they released the Get a Life LP. The album helped renew interest in SLF just as newer bands that sited them as a major influence, such as Bad Religion, Sugar, Rancid and Therapy, were coming to prominence. In August 2003, Stiff Little Fingers released their ninth studio album, the critically acclaimed Guitar and Drum on the EMI Label, their most successful album since their reformation, which includes a moving tribute to Joe Strummer, entitled "Strummerville".
After many studio albums and countless tours, Stiff Little Fingers find themselves more in demand than ever. Using the band’s rich musical foundation as a building block, the time has come to bring the newest chapter of the band’s music to the world. The new songs, penned over the last decade, show a definite musical growth in the band. Album set to be released in April 2014
UK tour dates are as follows:
Wed 12th Mar 2014 Leeds, O2 Academy
Thu 13th Mar Dublin, The Academy
Fri 14th Mar Belfast, Ulster Hall
Sat 15th Mar Newcastle, O2 Academy
Mon 17th Mar Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom
Tue 18th Mar Liverpool, O2 Academy
Wed 19th Mar Nottingham, Rock City
Fri 21st Mar Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
Sat 22nd Mar Manchester, The Ritz
Sun 23rd Mar Leamington Spa, The Assembly
Mon 24th Mar Peterborough, The Cresset
Wed 26th Mar Norwich, The Waterfront
Thu 27th Mar Ipswich, Corn Exchange
Fri 28th Mar London, The Forum
Sat 29th Mar Bristol, O2 Academy
Mon 31st Mar Exeter, Phoenix
Tue 1st Apr Portsmouth, Pyramide Centre
Tickets are priced £18.50 (£20.00 London) subject to booking fee. They are available from box offices and www.ticketmaster.co.uk
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