ALL-STAR HEARTBREAKERS!

In November last year, an all-star cast of US punks got together to recreate JOHNNY THUNDERS & THE HEARTBREAKERS’ classic album L.A.M.F. live at the Bowery Electric Club in New York.

The show was filmed and recorded for posterity and is set for release on 8 December on CD and DVD.

Sole surviving original Heartbreaker Walter Lure hooked up with BLONDIE drummer Clem Burke, the MC5’s Wayne Kramer and Tommy Stinson of THE REPLACEMENTS for the show. The band was also joined during the gig by special guests Cheetah Chrome from THE DEAD BOYS, Jesse Malin from D-GENERATION and singer Liza Colby.

L.A.M.F. Live At The Bowery Electric is available to pre-order here, along with the previously release 4 CD box set of the original album and it’s various mixes and demos.

 

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PENNY BLACK REMEDY ADD DATES!

Folk punks THE PENNY BLACK REMEDY have added more dates in support of the release of their third album.

Maintaining Dignity In Awkward Situations was produced by legendary POLECATS and MORRISSEY guitarist Boz Boorer and features guest appearances from THE RUTS DC’s Segs Jennings and Dave Ruffy, former UK SUB Paul Slack and ex-CANNIBAL Jeff Mead.

The album was preceded in September by a single ‘I’d Murder To Have You Back’, whose video was shot in the famous Kazalište Marina Držića theatre in the historic walled city of Dubrovnik, Croatia where the band’s nucleus of Keith M Thomson and Marijana Hajdarhodzic are now based.

Maintaining Dignity In Awkward Situations is set for release on 24 November on mono del mundo through Cadiz, and is available to pre-order here.

As previously announced, the band play a special album launch show at The Islington, Tolpuddle Street, London on the album’s release day. Tickets are available here. They’ve now added several more dates across southern England at….

Sat 18 Nov – Hootananny, Brixton, London
Fri 24 Nov – The Islington, Angel, London (album launch)
Wed 29 Nov – What’s Cookin’, Leytonstone, London
Sat 2 Dec – The Prince Albert, Stroud, Gloucestershire
Sun 3 Dec – The Albion, Liskeard, Cornwall (acoustic)
Tues 5 Dec – The Duke Of Wellington, Shoreham (acoustic)
Sat 9 Dec – The Old Fire House, Exeter, Devon
Sun 10 Dec – The Little Albion, Broadstairs, Kent (acoustic)

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MAIN GRAINS DODGE THE RAIN!

Newcastle rockers THE MAIN GRAINS unleash their brand new single today, and you can check out the video here!

‘The Rain Is Over Now’ is available on CD and download along with two other tracks – ‘What We Gonna Do Now?’ and ‘Sock It To Me Baby!’ – via the band’s website.

Formed in 2015,the band features ex-WILDHEARTS and YO-YOs bassist Danny McCormack alongside guitarists JJ Watt and Ben Marsden and drummer Ginna Rhodes.

The band play Croydon Rocks Festival on 2 December – tickets – before heading out on tour as special guests of TYLA’S DOGS D’AMOUR. Catch them on the following dates….

7 Dec – Soundhouse, Leicester
8 Dec – The Lounge 666, London
9 Dec – Sin City, Swansea
14 Dec – Forest Tavern, Nottingham
15 Dec – Facebar, Reading
16 Dec – The Asylum, Birmingham
17 Dec – Warehouse 23, Wakefield
20 Dec – Rebellion, Manchester
21 Dec – Think Tank, Newcastle upon Tyne
22 Dec – Bannerman’s, Edinburgh

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THE FRANKLYS’ NEW SINGLE’S A KEEPER!

Anglo-Swedish garage rockers THE FRANKLYS return with a new single and video.

The track ‘Keeper’ is the latest single to be drawn from the band’s debut album Are You Listening?, which was released last May.

Featuring two members from Sweden and two from England, The Franklys have been building their profile with intensive touring and impressive live shows at such major festivals as Rebellion, Download and the Isle of Wight. They continue the trajectory with a bunch of dates at….

18 November – The Bassment, Chelmsford
25 November – Kazoopa Festival, Leeds
02 December – The Great Big Gig All-Dayer, West End Centre, Aldershot
12 November – The Windmill, Brixton

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THE MEMBERS VIDEO PREMIERE!

Camberley’s finest THE MEMBERS have a major new anthology out in time for Xmas, plus a brand new single, whose video Vive Le Rock is proud to premiere here!

‘Smartphone Junkie’ is being released on a 7″ single as well as appearing on the CD edition of Greatest Hits – All The Singles.

Never before have all the band’s singles been collected on one compilaton. Best known in the UK for the chart singles ‘Sound Of The Suburbs’ and ‘Offshore Banking Business’ as well as the punk disco staple ‘Solitary Confinement’, ‘Working Girl’ was an MTV smash in the 80s, while ‘Radio’ went to No 1 in Australia.

Greatest Hits is set for release on 1 December on 13-track 12″ vinyl and 18-track CD through Cadiz Music. It’s available to pre-order here.

The Members play a special launch party for the album at the legendary 100 Club in London on Saturday 11 November, with special guests THE DEFECTS, THE OUTFIT and ON TRIAL UK. Tickets priced £15 are available here.

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PUNK AND SKA STARS HOOK UP FOR SHOWS!

Four legendary bands from the worlds of punk and ska are joining forces for three major outdoor events next spring.

Brought together by the people behind the Slam Dunk Festival, THE BEAT, BUZZCOCKS, THE SELECTER and STIFF LITTLE FINGERS will all perform at each event on a rotating bill with all the bands playing a full set.

Based around the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, the shows are….

Friday 25 May – Millenium Square, Leeds tickets

Saturday 26 May – The Forum, Hatfield tickets

Sunday 27 May – Lakeside at the NEC, Birmingham tickets

Says The Beat’s Ranking Roger, “We have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with The Selecter for a while now and it makes for a great evening. Looking forward it’s a fantastic to also be playing with Stiff Little Fingers and The Buzzcocks as they were influential to The Beat’s first sound and certainly got me jumping up and down back in the day. I’m really looking forward to these shows with more of my heroes.”

Pauline Black of The Selecter asks, “Who doesn’t enjoy a punky ska and reggae party? The Selecter most definitely does! This lineup will be like playing with old friends.”

Meanwhile, SLF’s Jake Burns exclaims, “We were delighted to be asked to join The Selecter, Buzzcocks and The Beat for three shows in Leeds, Hatfield and Birmingham. We’re very much looking forward to playing with these terrific bands, who also happen to be long time friends. Bring it on!”

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MORE ACTS FOR MANCHESTER PUNK FEST!

More bands have been announced for Manchester Punk Festival which takes place in the city next spring.

As with previous years, the Festival will take over venues across Manchester city centre over the weekend on 19-21 April. Venues participating are Gorilla,  Rebellion, The Bread Shed, Zombie Shack, Underdog, Font and The Thirsty Scholar.

Acts lined up so far include PROPAGANDHI, CULTURE SHOCK, RANDOM HAND, WONK UNIT, THE BENNIES, CHEWING ON TINFOIL, BEAT THE RED LIGHT, COUNTERPUNCH, THE TUTS, SVETLANAS, ANTILLECTUAL, MOBINA GALORE, ROUGHNECK RIOT, UNIFORMS, CHRISTMAS, RUSSO, SPOILERS, IN EVIL HOUR, THE MINOR DISCOMFORT BAND, PIZZATRAMP, NERVUS, FOREVER UNCLEAN, REBUKE, FRESH, NATTERERS, ROTTEN FOXES, HAPPY ACCIDENTS, ALL ABOARD, ATTERKOP, DARKO, EGOS AT THE DOOR, DRONES, REGRET, WOLFBEAST DESTROYER, SOUNDS OF SWAMI, CAPTAIN HOTKNIVES, FREDDY THUDD PUCKER, SHANKLAND, PMX, THE LAB RATS, FOXES FAUX, INCISIONS, AERIAL SALAD, DEAD DRUMMER, TOM AYLOTT and THROWING STUFF.

Propagandhi (pictured) just released their new album Victory Lap through Epitaph in September.

Tickets priced £40 are on sale now here.

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BUSTER SHUFFLE TAKE TO THE ROAD!

Piano-bashing Cockney ska band BUSTER SHUFFLE have a bunch of UK dates lined up in preparation for the release of their new album.

I’ll Take What I Want follows on from 2014’s Naked and is set for release on 24 November through Burning Heart. It features the single ‘I Don’t Trust A Word You Say’ which was released last month.

The band have recently undertaken a successful tour of the US West Coast with labelmates GIUDA, as well as a pair of dates in Mexico. They return to the UK to play the following shows….

10 Nov – Star And Garter, Manchester
11 Nov – Wheatsheaf, Banbury
12 Nov – Waterloo, Blackpool
16 Nov – Yardbirds Rock Club, Grimsby

You can pre-order I’ll Take What I Want here.

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