SUZIE STAPLETON VIDEO EXCLUSIVE!

Following on from her spellbinding performance at last night’s Vive Le Christmas event, SUZIE STAPLETON today unveils the brand new video for her single ‘Thylacine’, which she’s premiering exclusively with Vive Le Rock!

“The ‘Thylacine’ film clip was made by experimental filmmaker Julian Hand,” says Stapleton. “We see briefly in the opening seconds flashes of images of the last known thylacine that died in captivity in 1936. The doglike marsupial, also known as the Tasmanian tiger, inhabited Australia for thousands of years. After European settlement, the thylacine was hunted intensively, encouraged by bounties, and that along with other contributing factors drove it to extinction. The clip evokes a sense of loss and longing – the last of a kind locked up and lonely, a stark warning transmitted through the ages.”

‘Thylacine’ is available now from all streaming platforms and Bandcamp.

As previously announced, Stapleton plays a special London launch for the single at Paper Dress Vintage, Hackney on Saturday 7 December. Support comes from MIRACULOUS MULE, THE PACERS and CHERRY B DJs. Tickets are on sale here.

You can also catch her on the following dates in the New Year…

4 Jan – The Carlisle, HASTINGS w/ Dastardly Dudes // Free Entry
24 Jan – The Brunswick, HOVE w/ The Damn Shebang // Free Entry
25 Jan – Rough Trade, BRISTOL w/ Emily Breeze (headlining) + National Treasure

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FACE THE MACHINA!

Two ex-members of much-touted Arizona/California Vox-rockin’ quartet THE DARTS have teamed up in a new outfit.

Guitarist/singer Michelle Balderrama and drummer Rikki Styxx have hooked up with ex-CIVET and TURBULENT HEARTS singer/bassist Suzi Moon in explosive power trio L.A. MACHINA, fusing heavy psych grooves with powerhouse rock’n’roll.

“We’re kinda like Josie & The Pussycats,” Moon says. “But with LSD and way more distortion.”

The trio have already sparked the interest of Alternative Tentacles, and have been lined up for Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas next spring. Check out their debut video ‘Teenage Head’ – not the FLAMIN’ GROOVIES song!

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RMBLR VIDEO EXCLUSIVE!

Hot-to-trot Georgia rockers RMBLR are back with a brand new video which they’re launching worldwide today with Vive Le Rock!

We first wrote about the band – pronounced Rambler – back at the start of 2017 when we premiered their track ‘Name Game’ from the EP Territory released through Fat Possum.

The video for ‘Serious’, whose footstomping rough-house rock’n’roll straddles ’77 punk, glam and greasy street-rock, was directed, edited and shot by noted Atlanta filmmaker Video Rahim, who’s also responsible for clips by the likes of Mastodon, Biters and Blackberry Smoke.

First released at the start of last year, ‘Serious’ is available to buy here.

With members hailing from Baltimore and Atlanta, Rmblr emerged out of the touring line-up of notorious East Coast proto-punks DINOS BOYS. Among their influences, they cite Chuck Berry, The Saints, Coloured Balls and The Kids, and that’s good enough for us.

We reckon you’re gonna be hearing a whole lot more from these guys. Seriously.

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THE PROFESSIONAL TOUCH!

THE PROFESSIONALS return to activity in the New Year with a trio of 4-track EPs.

The rejuvenated band, still featuring founder member and former SEX PISTOL Paul Cook, are set to release their first new music since the release of their 2017 comeback album What In The World.

To be released in January, February and March, each EP will feature two new songs, plus two live recordings of older songs. The new material will also be up for consideration for a new album due in October, with potential for re-recording with special guests. What In The World featured numerous guest contributors, including Steve Jones, Duff McKagan, Phil Collen and Billy Duffy.

Joining Cook in the current Professionals line-up are guitarist/singer Tom Spencer, ex-3 Colours Red guitarist Chris McCormack and new arrival, bassist Toshi JC Ogawa from The Ga Gas.

The three EPs are available to pre-order on vinyl and CD in various bundles here.

The band will be touring as special guests to STIFF LITTLE FINGERS throughout March.

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