Italian anti-fascist ska-punks LOS FASTIDIOS have unveiled a new video ahead of a bunch of summer tour dates.
‘Radio Babylon’ is a re-recording of a track from their 2017 album The Sound Of Revolution, this time featuring the vocals of the band’s tour manager Elisa Dixan. It’s taken from the 7″ Elisa Dixan Sings Los Fastidios, which is available now through Kob Records.
The band’s new album Joy Joy Joy is out this month and is available to order here.
Los Fastidios hit the UK at the end of July for a run of summer dates, including two performances at Rebellion and a headline show at London’s New Cross Inn. Full dates are…
31.07.2019 – SHOREHAM BY SEA – DUKE OF WELLINGTON 01.08.2019 – WREXHAM – SEITH SEREN 02.08.2019 – BLACKPOOL – REBELLION (Almost Acoustic stage) 03.08.2019 – BLACKPOOL – REBELLION (Empress Ballroom stage) 06.08.2019 – GLASGOW – AUDIO 07.08.2019 – EDINBURGH – BANNERMANS BAR 08.08.2019 – DERBY – HAIRY DOG 09.08.2019 – MANCHESTER – STAR AND GARTER 10.08.2019 – YORK – THE FULFORD ARMS 11.08.2019 – LONDON – NEW CROSS INN
Brit-psych legends THE BEVIS FROND have announced a series of shows in the UK and Europe.
The increasingly active outfit, who’ve been releasing albums since the late-80s, most recently last year’s We’re Your Friends, Man, will plays gigs and festivals shows taking them through to the Autumn.
They kick off with a performance at the 17th Dream Of Dr Sardonicus festival in Cardigan, and take in shows in Manchester, Glasgow and Oxford. Full dates are…
2-4 Aug – The Cellar Bar, Cardigan (17th Dream of Dr Sardonicus) 10 Aug – Yellowstock Festival, Geel, Belgium 26 Sep – The Jericho Tavern, Oxford 27 Sep – The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow 28 Sep – Aatma, Manchester 10 Oct – Arena, Berlin, Germany
DIY punk legends TELEVISION PERSONALITIES have an elaborate and comprehensive singles collection out this week.
Formed in Chesea in 1977 by Dan Treacy, later joined by SWELL MAPS’ Jowe Head, the band are perhaps best-know for their 1978 tracks ‘Where’s Bill Grundy Now?’ and ‘Part-Time Punks’ before turning towards psychedelia with ‘I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives’.
The double-CD hardback book-form package houses Some Kind Of Happening – Singles 1978-1989 and Some Kind Of Trip – Singles 1990-1994, the compilation contains numerous highpoints and rarities from a multitude of labels, including their debut 45 ’14th Floor’, a Creation Records flexi, their ultra-rare take on Mel & Kim’s ‘Respectable’ and 1989’s nearly-hit ‘Salvador Dali’s Garden Party’…
Set for release on 12 July through Fire Records, the anthology is available to pre-order here.
Jowe Head, meanwhile, has his new double solo album Widdershins – in which he tackles weird folk, post-punk and Krautrock – out through Easy Action Records on the same day. It’s available to pre-order here.
Jowe plays The Stag’s Head, Hoxton, London on 27 July.
Newly minted Celtic folk-punks THE WALKER ROADERS have unveiled a lyric video for their first single.
‘Will You Go Lassie Go’ is taken from the band’s self-titled debut album, out on 23 August.
Led by THE POGUES co-founder and accordionist James Fearnley, the band also features former DROPKICK MURPHYS multi-instrumentalist Marc Orrell, and FLOGGING MOLLY co-founder Ted Hutt. They’re joined on the album by bassist Brad Wood, fiddler Kieran Mulroney and drummer Bryan Head. Based in L.A., the band take their name from a notorious street gang in Fearnley’s fome city of Manchester.
“I’d come across Ted loads since arriving in Los Angeles years ago,” explains Fearnley. “Socially, gastronomically, not least musically, beginning with Brad Wood suggesting me to play accordion on an album Ted was producing. It developed from there. Marc, I knew from Dropkick Murphys opening for The Pogues one Christmas. And then he surfaced in L.A. It was an opportunity too good to pass up to bring us together with others I’d played with that had talent, an instrument and an ear.”
Ahead of the release of their new album, PIXIES are on the cover of the new edition of our sister mag Louder Than War.
Inside we chat to the band are about their long and illustrious history, including the 30th Anniversary of their classic album Doolittle, and the making of their seventh full-length Beneath The Eyrie, which is out on 13 September, the same day they kick off a major UK tour.
Also this issue, we talk psych with TEMPLES, shoegaze with RIDE, post-punk with THE MURDER CAPITAL and the new wave of psychedelic folk-rock with Cornish mavericks HANTERHIR.
Elsewhere we’ve got NEW MODEL ARMY, FUTUREHEADS, FAT WHITE FAMILY, MANIC STREET PREACHERS, BLACK FUTURES, THE NATIONAL, MIKE PATTON, GOODBYE MISTER MACKENZIE, UTAH SAINTS and loads more…
The new edition of Louder Than War is on sale now here and in all good newsagents!
STRAY CATS fever continues to sweep the world with the announcement of a major new box set from the Long Island rockabilly legends.
In celebration of the trio’s 40th Anniversary, Runaway Boys brings together their first three classic albums – Stray Cats, Gonna Ball and Rant’n’Rave – released on Arista between 1981 and 1983, newly half-speed remastered and given the 180g deluxe vinyl treatment.
A fourth vinyl disc brings together eleven b-sides and assorted rarities.
On top of that, there’s a 40-page book compiling classic interviews down the years alongside rare and unseen photos and memorabilia.
Best of all is the Rumble In Brighton board game, where players are invited to race from London’s Ace Cafe to Brighton seafront for a dust-up on the beach.
Also available are 25-track double-vinyl and 36-track double-CD anthologies.
Set for release on 27 September through BMG, the box set and anthologies are available to pre-order here.