MORE NAMES FOR CAMDEN ROCKS!

Loads more acts have been added to the line-up for this year’s Camden Rocks festival which once more returns as a two-day event over the weekend of 1st and 2nd of June.

Latest names include THE PROFESSIONALS, DISCHARGE, LAST GREAT DREAMERS, THE WONDER STUFF, RICHIE RAMONE, THE DIRTY SRANGERS and SONIC BOOM SIX.

They join the likes of ASH, NEW MODEL ARMY, GINGER WILDHEART, RATBOY, ANGELIC UPSTARTS, RAGING SPEEDHORN, HANDS OFF GRETEL, and more.

These are just some of the 400 acts that will play 20 venues across London’s Camden Town in the course of one weekend. There are loads more listed below.

Tickets are available now from the Camden Rocks website.

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VOTE IN THE VIVE LE ROCK AWARDS!

VOTING NOW CLOSED

As previously announced, the second Vive Le Rock Awards take place on Wednesday 27 March at London’s Islington Academy!

And we’re giving YOU the chance to vote for the Best New Blood!

In the running are AMYL & THE SNIFFERS, BLUE CARPET BAND, HANDS OFF GRETEL, PIZZA TRAMP and THE CHATS.

Which of these ace bands made you bang your head the most over the past year? To vote, go here!

Tickets for the event, which include standard and special VIP packages, are available here.

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HOLIDAY GUNFIRE NEW SINGLE EXCLUSIVE!

New Birmingham, Alabama band HOLIDAY GUNFIRE are about to drop their debut album and they’re premiering a new single from it exclusively with Vive Le Rock!

‘Fake It’ is taken from the self-titled album which is due out through Cornelius Chapel Records on Friday 15 February.

Led by Lester Nuby III, formerly of much-loved 90s garage rockers VERBENA, Holiday Gunfire were formed two years ago, bringing together the cream of Birmingham underground rock, namely Jason Hamric, Craig Ceravolo and Michael Williams, in a band the traces the grand trajectory of American blue-collar post-punk, alighting on the likes of Sugar, Buffalo Tom and Fugazi.

Speaking about the new single, Hamric says, “‘Fake it’ is that inner dialog you have when there is every reason in the world to call someone out on their shit, but your empathy kicks in. You remember your own flaws and you let it go… secretly hoping the universe takes care of them for you!”

You can check out the video for the band’s debut single ‘Imaginary Friend’ here.

Holiday Gunfire is available to pre-order here.

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STIV FILM GETS U.K. PREMIERE!

A new documentary on legendary DEAD BOYS frontman STIV BATORS is to get its UK premiere next month.

Born 70 years ago, the charismatic singer was the original embodiment of the self-destructive punk frontman with Cleveland, Ohio’s DEAD BOYS before embarking on a solo career. He went on to team up with members of SHAM 69 in THE WANDERERS. His greatest success came in the mid-80s with THE LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH alongside The Damned founder Brian James, Dave Tregunna from Sham 69 and ex-Barracudas drummer Nicky Turner.

The succinctly-titled Stiv, which features heaps of rare and unseen footage, as well as new interviews with all the major players in the singer’s life, is to receive its UK premiere on 24 March at the Regent Street Cinema, London as part of the Soundscreen Festival, presented in conjunction with Vive Le Rock! The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s director Danny Garcia.

Tickets are available here.

Watch the trailer…

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