Rejuvenated punk veterans THE CRAVATS are back with a new single and video, which they’re premiering exclusively with Vive Le Rock!
A typically sinister slice of sax-driven post-punk, ‘Shy’ is the first taste of the band’s new album due out in February next year, the follow-up to their hugely acclaimed comeback album Dustbin Of Sound, released in 2017.
The video was shot on location at Bom-Bane’s Cafe, Brighton by renowned film and music video maker Mark Richards.
Fri 21 Sept – Rockaway Park, Temple Cloud, Somerset (w/ The Slacksons) Sat 22 Sept – Le Pub, Newport, Wales (w/ The Charlemagnes) Fri 29 Nov – The Hairy Dog, Derby (w/ Turning Black Like Lizards) Sat 7 Dec – Green Door Store, Brighton (w/ Interrobang)
Ace Denver CO rockers FAST EDDY have just unleashed their new single and they’re premiering the video exclusively with Vive Le Rock!
Coming together in 2014 as a side project for various Denver rock knobs, Fast Eddy take their name not from the Motörhead legend, but from a celebrated local drug dealer.
Now galvanised into a fulltime rock’n’roll machine, guitarist/singer Micah Morris, bassist Devon Francy, drummer Arj Narayan on drums and guitarits Lisandro Gutierrez, have stepped up their game and deliver ‘Lost’, recorded with Tuk Smith of longtime Vive faves BITERS in the producer’s chair.
We’re raising a glass of rum and hoisting the flag of
rebellion for the 15th Anniversary Rock The Ship weekender! Vive Le Rock are
proud to present this year’s Rock The Ship Festival organised by our brothers
over at Pirates Press Records. It’s taking place across October 17th to 20th
2019 in the Bay Area of California with COCK SPARRER, SUBHUMANS, CJ RAMONE, THE
OLD FIRM CASUALS, CHARGER AND STREET DOGS all billed to play plus loads more. As
well as old favourites, the festival includes a host of younger bands like
Brighton’s The Barstool Preachers, Grade 2 (newly signed to Hellcat Records)
and the all-girl power unit Badcopbadcop. Bar Stool Preachers’ Tom McFaull
said, “Every now and again, a label shows you just how important they’ve
become and how much they’ve grown, and Rock The Ship is that from Pirates Press
Records: another clear statement of intent. Some of the biggest and definitely
some of the BEST artists in the world right now, all under one flag, working
with punks, for punks. We’re proud to be a part of such an amazing party and
family.” See the full line-up on their poster designed by punk rock veteran
Tim Armstrong of Rancid.
Become a pirate for the weekend and hang out with the crew on the flight deck of a legendary aircraft carrier! Subhumans Dick Lucas said, “We’re very much looking forward to playing Pirates Press’s anniversary party, and the fact it’s on an aircraft carrier makes it not only one of the weirdest venues ever, but a prime example of putting a war machine to much better use!” Pirates Press have also added on a load more shows you can check out around Oakland and beyond. 350 LIMITED Weekend Passes are on sale now @ ROCKTHESHIPFESTIVAL.COM Day tickets to the Saturday show on October 19th aboard the USS Hornet will be sold shortly after weekend tickets sell out.
A weekend pass is the only way to attend the 4 other
official Rock The Ship events at the Starline Social Club & Ballroom.
Punters will also get a free poster and gift too! CJ Ramone left us with this
message, “AHOY MATEYS!!! CJ RAMONE OF THE WORLD FAMOUS RAMONES HERE!! ROCK THE
SHIP IS GOING TO BE THEE PARTY OF THE YEAR!!! FROM THE STARLINE BALLROOM SHOWS
TO THE FLIGHT DECK OF THE USS HORNET, THE BAY AREA WILL BE ROCKIN’!!! HAPPY AS HECK TO BE CELEBRATING
15 YEARS OF PIRATE PRESS!!! SEE Y’ALL THERE!!!”
“This show is a bucket list show for me. To be able to play
with some of the bands that inspired me to do what I do is a great show in
itself. But to also play with them on an aircraft carrier…it’s going to be
insane.” – Aaron Rev, The Drowns
“I’m really happy and grateful that Charger gets to be
a part of this event!! Great bands and a great label!!” Matt Freeman,
“I thought we had ticked all of the boxes until Pirates Press booked a fucking aircraft carrier for us to play on for their 15th anniversary!” Colin McFaull, Cock Sparrer
Veteran punks RESISTANCE 77 celebrates more than four decades of punk history with their new video which they’re premiering exclusively with Vive Le Rock!
‘Punk’s Not Dead But I’m Not Far Off’ is a rabble-rousing anthem for those that have stayed the course, celebrating the Facebook group of the same name and referencing numerous punk classics, and the video, by Stuart Sterling, features cameos from various friends and acquaintances from the band’s illustrious forty-year career.
“We have built up a good friendship and working relationship with Stuart Sterling who is working on a video documentary about R77 to celebrate our 40th year as a band next year,” they say. “So it was a natural choice to involve him with shooting a video to the song. The icing on the cake came when the friends that we have in other bands agreed to guest on the video and we are honoured to have them support us in our venture.”
The band have had a busy couple of years, with appearances at the Punk Rock Bowling and Crash festivals in the US and their NINETEENTH!!! consecutive appearance at Rebellion this summer. With gigs in Scotland and Belgium planned for the rest of the year, they’re also looking to complete a new album for 2020.
HANDS OFF GRETEL frontwoman LAUREN TATE has just released a new video from her latest solo album.
‘What About The Kids’ is taken from Songs For Sad Girls, which will be released through her own Trash Queen label on Friday 20 September, and the video was directed by Lauren herself.
A high-school dropout from South Yorkshire, Tate has been making an releasing her own music since the age of 15. Recording and self-producing eleven of the fourteen tracks in her own studio, Songs For Sad Girls is Lauren’s first new solo album in five years.
“I planned to get my album produced by someone when I could afford it, but there was a certain magic and honesty captured in my recordings that I knew would really move people,” Lauren explains. “My lyrics are honest and brutal with songs about domestic abuse, body image, feminism and fear of dying. I wanted it to sound like a girl writing in her diary, unapologetic and imperfect like real girls are.”
Speaking about the single, she says, “The song is from a child’s point of view speaking to her father addressing gun violence in America. I wanted the song to highlight issues around gun control and the importance of children’s future in a world where nobody is listening to them. I wrote this song to sing for those that won’t ever get the chance to do so.”