RODS JOIN FINGERS ON TOUR!

Essex legends EDDIE & THE HOT RODS have announced that they’ll be touring the UK as special guests to STIFF LITTLE FINGERS next Spring.

The band had previously announced that 2018 would be their final year of touring. However, the offer of a quick trip round the UK with the Belfast punk stalwarts – who’ll be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of their classic debut Inflammable Material –  proved too good to miss.

“Whilst the plan was to no longer tour after 2018, we saw this as an opportunity that we couldn’t pass up,” the band explained on their Facebook page. “As the final dates for 2018 were published we received a lot of messages from people disappointed that we wouldn’t be heading far up North… or East, South, West. It hasn’t been feasible for us to hit all the places we’d have liked to on our own but this tour gives you one final chance to see us on the road. This is it, one more run around the UK in the lead up to our special one off celebration show in April.”

As revealed last month, the band will be headlining a very special Vive Le Rock-sponsored show at London’s Islington Academy. Full 2019 dates are…

With SLF…

Wed 6 Mar O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds
Fri 8 Mar O2 Institute, Birmingham
Sat 9 Mar The Great Hall, Cardiff
Sun 10 Mar O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol
Tue 12 Mar Waterfront, Norwich
Wed 13 Mar Rock City, Nottingham
Fri15 Mar O2 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle Upon-Tyne
Sat 16 Mar Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
Sun 17 Mar Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
Tue 19 Mar Ironworks, Inverness
Wed 20 Mar The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
Fri 22 Mar Academy, Manchester
Sat 23 Mar Pyramids, Portsmouth
Sun 24 Mar O2 Forum, London (w/THE VAPORS)

Headlining…

Sat 13 Apr O2 Academy, Islington, London

Tickets for these, and the band’s Autumn 2018 dates, are available from the band’s website.

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LEAGUE FILM PREMIERES AT DOC’N’ROLL FEST!

A new documentary on the ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE is to get its world premiere as part of the Doc’n’Roll Film Festival, which returns for its fifth edition this Autumn.

The festival, which runs from 1st to 18th November at cinemas across London, will feature 28 documentaries focusing on iconic musicians, labels and cultures down the decades from such widespread parts of the world as Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Ukraine and Wales, including 25 world, European, UK and London premieres, filmmaker and artist Q&As and live music events.

We Are The League (How Deep Do You Want It?) by director George Hencken is packed full of never-before-seen archive footage, from the League’s first ever show at the world-famous Lyceum in London, to clips from Stewart Copeland’s legendary lost nouveau-punk art film odyssey So What!

The screening on Friday 2 November at the Genesis Cinema, Whitechapel will be followed by a Q&A with the director and band members.

Other Vive Le Rock-friendly docs screening during the festival include Some Other Guys – The Story Of The Big ThreeThe Wedding Present: Something Left BehindMy View: Clem BurkeRudeboy: The Story of Trojan RecordsIs It Punk Music?Stories From She Punks and more.

The full schedule is…

Thurs 1 Nov, 6.45pm – Barbican Centre
Our Most Brilliant Friends (World Premiere + Q&A)
Slow Club

Fri 2 Nov, 6:30pm – The Photographers’ Gallery
Kojey Radical short film (World Premiere + Q&A)

Fri 2 Nov, 9pm – Genesis Cinema
We Are The League (How Deep Do You Want It?) (World Premiere + Q&A)
Anti-Nowhere League

Sat 3 Nov, 3pm – Curzon Soho
Some Other Guys – The Story of The Big Three (London Premiere + Q&A)
The Big Three

Sat 3 Nov, 4pm – Rio Dalston
Something Left Behind (London Premiere + Q&A)
The Wedding Present

Sat 3 Nov, 6.30pm – Picturehouse Central
My View: Clem Burke (London Premiere + Q&A)

Sun 4 Nov, 2.30pm – Genesis Cinema
RocKabul (UK Premiere + Q&A)

Sun 4 Nov, 4pm – Barbican Centre
Mantra: Sounds into Silence (UK premiere + Q&A)

Sun 4 Nov, 5.30pm – Rio Dalston
Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records + Q&A

Wed 7 Nov, 8pm – Everyman King’s Cross Cinema
Never Stop – A Music That Resists (UK Premiere + Q&A)
Detroit Techno followed by after party at Spiritland

Thur 8 Nov, 6.30pm – Picturehouse Central
I Can Only Be Mary Lane (UK Premiere + Q&A)

Thur 8 Nov, 8.45pm – Barbican Centre
Anorac (London Premiere + Q&A)
Welsh-language pop music

Friday 9 Nov, 6.30pm – Picturehouse Central
Is It Punk Music? (UK Premiere + Q&A)
Cassels

Sat 10 Nov, 3.00pm – The Castle Cinema
Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records

Sat 10 Nov, 3.30pm – Barbican Centre
Anne Clark: I’ll Walk Out Into Tomorrow (UK Premiere + Q&A)

Sat 10 Nov, 6pm – Curzon Soho
Silvana (London Premiere + Q&A)

Sat 10 Nov, 7pm – Genesis Cinema
Stories from She Punks (World Premiere + Q&A)

Sun 11 Nov 3pm – Picturehouse Central
Blue Note Records – Beyond the Notes (London Premiere + Q&A)

Sun 11 Nov, 4pm – Rio Dalston
Sepultura Endurance (UK Premiere)

Sun 11 Nov 5pm – Curzon Soho
The Library Music Film (London Premiere + Q&A)

Mon 12 Nov, 8.45pm – Barbican Centre
Chilly Gonzales – Shut Up and Play The Piano + Q&A

Tue 13 Nov, 8.30pm – Rich Mix
My Darling Son: Morski & The Turbans (UK Premiere + Q&A)

Wed 14 Nov, 6.30pm – Picturehouse Central
Myth (UK Premiere + Q&A)
Vasyl Slipak Opera Singer

Wed 14 Nov, 8.30pm – Rich Mix
Slave to the Grind (London Premiere + Q&A)
Grindcore

Thur 5 Nov, 8.45pm – Ritzy
Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records

Thur 15 Nov, 9.10pm – Picturehouse Central
About a Badly Drawn Boy: The Story of The Hour Of Bewilderbeast (London Premiere + Q&A)

Sat 17 Nov 1pm – Ronnie Scotts
Blue Note Records – Beyond the Notes + Q&A

Sat 17 Nov, 4pm – Picturehouse Central
How They Got Over: Black Quartets and the Road to Rock’n’Roll (UK Premiere + Q&A)

Sat 17 Nov, 6.30pm – Genesis Cinema
So, Which Band Is Your Boyfriend In…? (London Premiere + Q&A)
UK Female DIY and underground scene

Sun 18 Nov, 4pm – Bertha Doc House
Pure Love: The Voice Of Ella Fitzgerald

Sun 18 Nov, 5.30pm – Curzon Soho
Ethiopiques: Revolt of the Soul (UK Premiere + Q&A)

Sun 18 Nov, 6pm – Picturehouse Central
Listen To My Song (World Premiere + Q&A)
Ex FARC Colombian musician Esteban

Full movie info and ticket details can be found on the Doc’n’Roll website.

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PIRATE COPY EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE!

Unruly punk rock quartet PIRATE COPY are plotting a fresh journey of rambunctious shenanigans, commencing with the launch of the new video ‘Reckless Alice’, premiered exclusively with Vive Le Rock and taken from the band’s forthcoming album, Swashbuckle & Swagger, out on Friday 26 October via Black Sail Records.

Says frontman Cap’n Kernow’, “‘Reckless Alice’ is based on the real-life story of Alice Whelan, who took misadventure to a whole new level by drunkenly commandeering a ferry in Torquay while attempting to escape the police! The song incorporates quotes from her subsequent trial, while the visually-stunning video, courtesy of Purple Knif, sees The Reckless One reimagined as ruthless bandit seeking to liberate Pirate Copy of their ill-gotten gains!”

Cleverly merging the vigour of punk rock to the buccaneering backstory that underpins their Cornish heritage, Pirate Copy have caused a stir across the South West and beyond, leaving a plethora of livewire gigs, indomitable fun and memorable songs in their wake.

Although based in Cornwall, the band have made regular jaunts across the land, establishing themselves as festival favourites, in part thanks to the interactively inclusive mayhem of their live show. 2013’s The Shape Of Piracy To Come EP was the band’s first tangible sign of bounteous booty. Further runs of festival appearances and shows followed, including a glut of memorable trips to the capital, before a second EP, the mighty Goin’ Down A Storm, dropped in May 2015.

Now, Pirate Copy are ready to unleash their dynamite debut album Swashbuckle & Swagger, which displays a dirty dozen of devastating ditties, marinated in rum and other unmentionable fluids, ready to attack your eardrums. Vive Le Rock‘s Dick Porter remarks about the album, “To experience Pirate Copy in full flow, as Poseidon intended, is a joy indeed. Swashbuckle & Swagger is a treasure chest of pleasures; combining live floor fillers such as ‘Somalian Pirates Suck’ and legendary set closer ‘I’m On A Boat’ with devilishly crafted new material like ‘Outlaw Pirates’, they have opened a Pandora’s box of piratical punk power.”

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REWINDING WITH FROM THE JAM

Paul Weller has said a million times in a million interviews that he will never reform The Jam. Their legendary back catalogue gloriously lives on in the shape of original Jam bassist Bruce Foxton’s FROM THE JAM. His main partner in crime is the singer and guitarist Russell Hastings who he’s been working with since Russell joined Foxton and (original Jam drummer) Rick Buckler in The Gift back in 2006. Russell also co-wrote and performed on Bruce’s solo albums Back In The Room and 2016’s Smash The Clock. In December 2017 FTJ released a live album (via Pledge Music) titled From The Jam Live in an effort to capture the celebratory atmosphere that naturally arises when the band perform live. Vive Le Rock‘s Guy Shankland caught up with Bruce and Russell backstage at the sold-out Rewind Festival in Henley-On-Thames. The band have just delivered a very short, jam-packed (sorry) set of hit after hit after hit to a bleary-eyed but enthusiastic early afternoon crowd.

 

This is the band’s fourth Rewind appearance, so how do they find these retro type festivals? “They’re just great,” explains Russell. “Everyone’s so friendly.” Bruce continues: “All the performers have really got their act together and are, dare I say it, probably grateful for another bite of the cherry. From our perspective, there’s a great vibe backstage. There’s no prima donna’s, everybody’s just wishing each other all the best and they [the festivals] pull big crowds.”

Indeed they do, this year’s Rewind is pretty much sold out and that equates to almost twenty thousand punters a day.

“Yeah we’ve done a few which were forty thousand, we know they’re not all here for From The Jam but overall this is proper stuff, proper gigs.” Russell continues: “We do notice when playing these festivals that the ticket sales for the winter tours spike, they go up a lot, these [festivals] are great platforms for us, good live exposure. The promoters always tell us when the spikes are happening in sales and as Bruce says we know that these aren’t our fans, they wouldn’t necessarily pay just to come and see us, so it really works.”

The band are allotted just twenty-five minutes today so how do the band choose the setlist or does it choose itself? Bruce cuts in laughing, “They’re thinking of my age, he’ll be good for twenty-five! my heart!”

“The setlist picks itself really,” Russell continues. “You’d be a mug not to throw in all the cherries and there’s a lot of cherries. The band had so many hits that everyone identifies with, how many bands out there have that many hits under their belt that they have to cut some number ones out.”

Bruce elucidates further: “It sounds like we’re blowing our own trumpet but it’s hard when you only have twenty-five minutes and you only play six or seven songs and you try to fit all the hits in. We are very fortunate, it’s a great catalogue of stuff. When your doing this kind of festival people expect it [the hits]. There’s no point in going on and saying we’re playing an upcoming album, what kind of reaction are you going to get?”

Russell has been with the band for over a decade so what’s been his FTJ highlight? “Aw man, it’s been a journey! One is my friendship with Bruce because he’s a dear friend to me so that comes first.[In the background Bruce just says “Likewise”] “That makes the whole experience. I remember being on Bondi Beach with Bruce, flying into L.A and being in New York with Rick and Bruce, trying to go up Sears tower in Chicago. It’s not just different countries but playing Newcastle Academy and The Glasgow Barrowlands, playing the iconic venues and seeing people so caught up in the music. I mean, what a delightful thing to do, to be part of something where everybody’s just in a great fucking mood.”

When the band play it feels like a celebration.

“That’s right, they celebrate it, it’s a great thing that unity. It’s such a lovely experience doing it.”

With the PR giving me the ‘One Minute’ sign, we go the last question. The years between 1976-1980 gave us such a rich vein of songwriting and bands. We had Punk, 2-Tone, The Jam and New Wave. They are still celebrated to this day, why do you think that is? Bruce nails the question with a quick as a flash one-word answer – “Quality” – before adding, “I sound like the old man now, ‘There’s a tune there, there’s a lyric!’ It’s the quality of the songs.”

Forty years (from 1978) on are we back in the same place socially? “In a lot of ways,” Bruce says before Russell steps in. “I’m not going to jump on any bandwagon I’ll just tell it how I feel it is and its a load of fucking shit at the moment. I’m also really disappointed [with the music industry], I think that iTunes and the big conglomerates are destroying…[pauses]. If you try to get a record advance now they just fucking laugh at you. You can’t get one, you can’t even get expenses for the train. They want a produced album laid on the table, they just want the final cut then and there.” And that’s a wrap as the smiling and incredibly polite duo head off to musically educate another British Festival.

From The Jam continue to record new material, tour the world and delight fans from Henley to Hanoi. It’s those songs, those cutting Weller lyrics, the angry but pinpoint controlled guitar sound and opening bass lines that are greeted like returning war heroes. I finally put the idea of FTJ playing The Rebellion Festival to Bruce and Russell both seemed interested but then with that arsenal of songs in their Levi back pockets they could play any festival, anywhere on the globe and win the crowd over. The sadly prophetic “They smelt of pubs and Wormwood Scrubs and too many right-wing meetings,” Weller words are as relevant now as they were in 1978. What they have said will always remain.

Guy Shankland

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Welsh rockers NICOTINE PRETTY release their debut EP next month which they’re trailing with a brand new video.

‘This Ship Ain’t Going Down’ is one of six tracks on the Real Life Glories EP, which also features new versions of last year’s digital singles ‘Nicotine Pretty’ and ‘Who’s Gonna Save My Soul’.

Formed by former SICK LIVERS man Ginge Knievil, the Bridgend band also features Lewis Davies (vocals/guitar), Ian Pickens (bass) and Richie Phillips (drums) and cite the like of Johnny Thunders, Cheap Trick and The Professionals as influences. What’s not to like?

Real Life Glories is set for release on Glunk Records on 12 October and is available to pre-order here.

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NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON A FIEND!

ALIEN SEX FIEND return this Autumn with a brand new double-album.

Possessed is the duo’s first new studio album since 2010’s Death Trip and follows on from last year’s 3-disc box set Fiendology.

Formed in 1982 around the nucleus of Nik Fiend and Mrs Fiend, ASF were a ubiquitous presence on the UK underground scene throughout the 80s, plying their trade in post-SUICIDE goth-horror and brown-acid psych. Apart from a handful of releases on their own 13th Moon label, the band have spent pretty much their entire recording career with Cherry Red, releasing their first single for their Anagram imprint, ‘Ignore The Machine’, in 1983.

Possessed sees the band back with Cherry Red, as a 12-track single CD and a 14-track double LP with exclusive bonus tracks and full original Nik Fiend gatefold artwork.

Set for release on 9 November, it will be preceded by the single ‘Shit’s Coming Down’ in mid-October.

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MILLIE MANDERS E.P. EXCLUSIVE!

Fast-rising ska-punks MILLIE MANDERS AND THE SHUTUP have a new EP out this week and they’re streaming it exclusively with Vive Le Rock!

The four-track Shutup EP was produced by the band with Musa Henderson at Brinks Records and mastered by Oz Craggs (Maid Of Ace, Mallory Knox).

“This sound is, in our opinion, the best we have ever had!” enthuses Millie.

They have a load of dates taking them up to the end of the year, kicking off with an EP launch tonight at the New Cross Inn, London. Full dates are…

20 Sep – London, New Cross Inn
21 Sep – Norwich, Blueberry Music House
22 Sep – Manchester, Star And Garter
23 Sep – Nottingham, The Bodga
28 Sep – Bracknell, Acoustic Couch
29 Sep – Salisbury, Winchester Gate
30 Sep – Canterbury, Lady Luck Bar
06 Oct – Staines, London Stone
20 Oct – Bradford, The Underground
25 Oct – Blackpool, Waterloo Bar
26 Oct – Blackpool, The Waterloo
09 Oct – Leeds, Wharf Chambers
10 Oct – Leuven, Belgium, Het Depot
01 Dec – Kingston, The Fighting Cocks
07 Dec – Folkstone, The Harp Restrung
08 Dec – Norwich, Blueberry Music House
13 Dec – Cambridge, Portland Arms
14 Dec – Ipswich, Smokehouse
15 Dec – Stamford, Voodoo Lounge
21 Dec – Bolton, The Alma Inn
22 Dec – Lancaster, The Bobbin
23 Dec – York, The Ainsty

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PREACHERS HIT THE ROAD!

Brighton punks THE BAR STOOL PREACHERS have a bunch of UK dates lined up in support of their acclaimed new album Grazie Governo.

The fast-rising six-piece have just been added to the bill for THE INTERRUPTERS’ US dates in November alongside BEDOUIN SOUNDCLASH.

Before then, though, there’s a small matter of eight dates in the UK and Ireland, kicking off with the Might As Well Than 4 alldayer in London, alongside The Capitalist Kids, Thousand Oaks, Aerial Salad, The Capital, To The Wall, Eat Dirt, Laserchrist and Tom Aylott. Full dates are…

20 Oct LONDON – Might As Well Then 4 @ New Cross Inn, UK
26 Oct HASTINGS – Crowley’s Bar, UK
27 Oct KINGSTON UPON THAMES – The Fighting Cocks, UK
31 Oct MANCHESTER – Star And Garter, UK
1 Nov DUBLIN – The Bowery, Ireland
2 Nov BELFAST – The Palm House, UK
3 Nov LIVERPOOL – MacGuires, UK
4 Nov STAFFORD – Redrum, UK

9 Nov LAS VEGAS, NV – Vinyl
10 Nov TEMPE, AZ – Tempe Marketplace
11 Nov POMONA, CA – The Glass House
13 Nov SANTA BARBARA, CA – Velvet Jones
14 Nov FRESNO, CA – Strummers
17 Nov  SACRAMENTO, CA – Ace Of Spades

FREE Bar Stool Preachers flexi with the new edition of Vive Le Rock! out now!

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DREAMERS PRIMAL SCREAMIN’!

LAST GREAT DREAMERS are back with a brand new video and a string of Winter headline shows.

‘Primitive Man’ is the third single to be taken from their critically lauded fourth album 13th Floor Renegades, following on from ‘No Sunshine’ and the title track.

The dates in December will put a seal on the revitalised power-pop rockers’ most successful year to date, which has seen them play shows in Spain and Norway, a major UK tour and a round of Summer festivals. They’ve also come to the attention of legendary LA DJ Rodney Bingenheimer, whose regular plays on his Underground Garage show on Sirius XM have earned them a US agent. The band are now looking forward to hitting American shores next year.

The December dates kick off with an appearance at the sold out Planet Rockstock festival South Wales and include a London show at the Black Heart in Camden. Full dates are…

Sun 2nd Dec – PORTHCAWL Planet Rock Stock
Fri 7th Dec – BIRMINGHAM Asylum 2
Sat 8th Dec – GLASGOW Nice ‘n’ Sleazy
Sun 9th Dec – SHEFFIELD Corporation
Sat 15th Dec – LONDON Camden Black Heart
Sun 16th Dec – SOUTHAMPTON Heartbreakers

Tickets are available now via their website, where they’re also currently having a merch sale!

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T.V. SMITH UNVEILS NEW SINGLE!

T.V. SMITH has announced a second single from his new album.

‘Never Again Until The Next Time’ is taken from Land Of The Overdose, which is just released on German label JKP, the label of punk superstars DIE TOTEN HOSEN.

“It’s been a long journey from 1977,” says the former ADVERTS frontman. “I used to think that punk rock was a one-off protest movement, but sadly now in 2018 there is even more to protest about. The punk spirit lives on. In Land Of The Overdose I’ve tried to sum up everything I feel about what’s wrong with the world and what we can do about it. The only compensation for me about the awful state we find ourselves in is that it’s inspired me to come up with some of the best songs I’ve ever written. I hope this album sends out a positive message that if we recognise the problems in the world things can start to change for the better, and that music can be a force for the good.”

Listen to ‘Never Again Until The Next Time’.

Catch T.V. Smith on the road at…

21 Dec – Leicester – Duffy‘s Bar
22 Dec – Manchester – Star & Garter
19 Jan – Worcester – Marr‘s Bar
20 Jan – Nottingham – Foremans

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THE AINTS! REVEAL NEW VIDEO!

Former SAINTS guitarist Ed Kuepper’s new band THE AINTS! have unveiled a first video from their new album.

As previously announced, The Church Of Simultaneous Existence draws on material written during Kuepper’s original period with The Saints from 1973 to ’78 and ‘Red Aces’ reflects the brass-infused-punk sound of his final album with the band, Prehistoric Sounds.

“I wrote the bulk of ‘Red Aces’ in 1975 back in Brisbane,” Kuepper explains. “It got put aside and I didn’t give it much thought until early 78 when I was living in London. The Saints had just recorded ‘Know Your Product’ which I was positive was going to be a number [one] smash hit. It inspired me to do a tentative follow up so I added the horn part to the early bit and lo and behold there it pretty much was…. only problem was ‘KYP’ wasn’t the hit we thought it was going to be so ‘Red Aces’ was shelved once again… always the bridesmaid never the bride…. until now when those gallant gents known as The Aints! bring you the song in all its only slightly fased glory ….”

The Church Of Simultaneous Existence is due for release through ABC Records on 21 September and is available to pre-order in various bundles here.

Fans of The Saints, the Rifles, the Sunnyboys and other Aussie bands from the late 70s and 80s would do well to check out the Australian Underground playlist on Spotify.

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CAVEMEN UNVEIL NEW VIDEO!

Kiwi garage-punks THE CAVEMEN have just released a video for their brand new single.

‘Burn Out For Love’ backed with ‘Dancing On The Razors Edge’ is set for release on 5 October through Dirty Water Records in the UK and Mandinga Records in Brazil. It’s available to pre-order here.

The band head across to mainland Europe tonight for a mammoth tour, save for a solitary UK date as support to Radio Birdman on 16 October. Full dates are…

14-09: Dueville (IT) – Viaroma17
15-09: Fontanafreda (IT) – Astro Club
16-09: Imperia (IT) – Arci Camalli
17-09: Toulouse (FR) – LE BLOB
18-09: Bilbao (ES) – La nube cafe teatro
19-09: Santander (ES) – Rockbeer Thenew
20-09: Coimbra (PT) – Teatrão
21-09: Lisboa (PT) – Sabotage Club
22-09: Madrid (ES) – Fun House Music Bar
23-09: Leon (ES) – Babylon León
25-09: Benidorm (ES) – Tentaculo R’n’R Club
26-09: Barcelona (ES) – Meteoro
27-09: Pamplona (ES) – Nebula Bar
28-09: Bordeaux (FR) – L’Antidote Bordeaux
29-09: Kuurne (BE) – Splinter Festival
30-09: Essen (DE) – Freak SHOW

01-10: Antwerpen (BE) – Cafee cabron
02-10: Liege (BE) – Far-West Bar
03-10: Brussels (BE) – Cafe Central
04-10: Munster (DE) – Gleis 22
05-10: Berlin (DE) – Tief
06-10: Leipzig (DE) – G16
07-10: Luzern (CH) – Sedel
08-10: Bern (CH) – The Voodoo Rhythm Hardware Store
09-10: Roma (IT) – 30 Formiche
10-10: Torino (IT) – Torino Asilo Occupato
11-10: Ravenna (IT) – Bronson
12-10: Suzzara (IT) – Grida dai Fienili
13-10: Ferrara (IT) – Circolo arci bolognesi
16-10: London (UK) The Dome, Tufnell Park w/ Radio Birdman
20-10: Istanbul (TU) We’re Loud
22 -10:Sofia (BL) Mixtape 5
23-10: Kumanovo (MAC) Agora
24-10: Serbia TBA
25-10: Belgrade (SER) Kc Grad
26-10: Ilirska Bistrica (SLO) Mknž

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WARFARE ALBUMS REISSUED!

Eighties punk-metal power trio WARFARE are to have their early albums reissued.

The band, who came together on Tyneside at the arse end of the NWOBHM scene, were formed by singing drummer Paul ‘Evo’ Evans, who’d done time with THE BLOOD, MAJOR ACCIDENT and ANGELIC UPSTARTS, together with guitarist Gunner and bassist Falken.

Primitive exponensts of early thrash, they attracted attention with their 12″ cover of FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD’s ‘Two Tribes’, on legendary North East metal label Neat Records. Their debut album Pure Filth, released in ’84, was produced by SAINTS and TANK bassist Algy Ward, and featured a collaboration with VENOM, while the follow-up Metal Anarchy was produced by Lemmy. More recently, the band rerecorded early tracks with former PENETRATION guitarist Fred Purser in the producer’s chair.

The band’s first four albums – Pure Filth (with 5 bonus tracks), Metal Anarchy, Mayhen Fuckin’ Mayhem (produced by Venom’s Cronos) and A Conflict Of Hatred – are set for reissue on CD by Dissonance on 28 September. They’re available to pre-order here.

Check out the video for ‘Metal Anarchy’.

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WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN’!

Guest of honour at this year’s inaugural Vive Le Rock Awards back in March, SHAKIN’ STEVENS has announced a major UK tour for the New Year.

A card-carrying rock’n’roll legend, Shaky will be playing from his coterie of 33 UK hits – including FOUR Number Ones! – as well as fan favourites and a few surprises.

“I’ve been going through my catalogue of songs in preparation for the tour, and re-introducing myself to the many and varied styles of music I’ve recorded during my solo career,” Shaky explains. “From country rock to Cajun, classic rock to Latin, and blues to Americana I’ve had the pleasure of re-discovering the ‘jewels’ from my repertoire that are so well-liked. Of course there’ll be hits and some songs that I haven’t performed live on stage for a decade or two….so some surprises! I’ve also included well-known songs from other artists whose work I admire, together with album tracks and newer songs, bringing it right up to date! I can’t wait to get back on the road and to have a great time with the audiences.”

You can catch Shaky on the following dates….

Fri 1 Mar SALISBURY City Hall
Sat 2 Mar NORTHAMPTON Derngate
Sun 3 Mar CARDIFF St David’s Hall
Tue 5 Mar BIRMINGHAM New Alexandra Theatre
Wed 6 Mar BEXHILL De La Warr Pavilion
Fri 8 Mar BOURNEMOUTH Pavilion
Sat 9 Mar LONDON Cadogan Hall
Mon 11 Mar READING Hexagon
Tue 12 Mar CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
Wed 13 Mar BUXTON Opera House
Fri 15 Mar HARROGATE Royal Hall
Sat 16 Mar EDINBURGH Queen’s Hall
Sun 17 Mar GLASGOW City Halls
Tue 19 Mar MANCHESTER Bridgewater Hall
Wed 20 Mar LIVERPOOL Eventim Olympia
Thu 21 Mar MIDDLESBROUGH Town Hall
Sat 23 Mar HULL City Hall
Sun 24 Mar LEEDS Town Hall

Shaky’s latest album Echoes Of Our Times is available now.

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SPENCER ADDS HEADLINE SHOWS!

JON SPENCER has announced a handful of UK and European headline shows in addition his support dates with THE MELVINS.

As previously announced, the BOSS HOG and BLUES EXPLOSION man is to release his first ever solo album Spencer Sings The Hits! through In The Red Records on 2 November.

Check out ‘I Got The Hits’.

Pre-order the album here.

Says Spencer, “I can’t wait to get over and play for everyone. I will be joined by the HITmakers – Bob Bert (Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore, Chrome Cranks, etc), Sam Coomes (Quasi, Heatmeiser, Elliot Smith), and M. Sord (No Monster Club, M. Sord) – we will be kicking out all of the new long-player SPENCER SINGS THE HITS! as well as some choice cuts from Pussy Galore, The Blues Explosion, Heavy Trash, and maybe even a super-secret cover-song or two. We just did a stint in the States with the Melvins so I know from experience that these will be some dynamite nights of rock, roll, riot, and rumble.”

The Melvins/Spencer tour kicks off in Haarlem, Netherlands on 20 October, with Spencer sneaking in a headline show in Glasgow on 27 October, climaxing at London’s KOKO on 30 October. Spencer then heads west to Bristol to open his headline dates at the Exchange on 1 November. Full dates are…

October – Melvins & Jon Spencer
20          Haarlem (NL)    Patronaat (TICKETS)
21          Kortruk (BE)       De Kreun (TICKETS)
23          Birmingham       02 Academy 2 (TICKETS)
24          Norwich              Waterfront  (TICKETS)
25          Cardiff                Y Plas (TICKETS)
26          Leeds                 Stylus (TICKETS)
27          Glasgow             Broadcast (TICKETS)  HEADLINE SHOW *
28          Manchester        Academy 2 (TICKETS)
29          Brighton             Concorde 2 (TICKETS)
30          London               Koko (TICKETS)

November – Jon Spencer headline dates
1            Bristol                 Exchange (TICKETS)
3            Newcastle           Cluny 2 (TICKETS)
4            Nottingham         Bodega (TICKETS)
5            Arlon (BE)           L’ entropot (TICKETS)
6            Brussels (BE)      Botanique (TICKETS)
7            Muenster (DE)    Gleis 22 (TICKETS)
8            Koln (DE)            Helios (TICKETS)

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HOT RODS BOW OUT!

As promised, Essex legends EDDIE & THE HOT RODS close the door on 40-plus years of touring with a very special show in London next spring.

Billed as ‘Done Everything We Wanna Do’ and co-promoted by Vive Le Rock with Black Wax, the band will take to the stage at the O2 Academy, Islington on Saturday 13 April.

The gig promises appearances from Hot Rods past and present along with some very special guests.

Tickets, including VIP packages granting, among other treats, admission to the aftershow party, are available here.

To prepare you for the event, Eddie And The Hot Rods – The Island Years is a 6-CD box set bringing together the band’s first three albums – Teenage Depression, Life On The Line and Thriller and a wealth of bonus material. Highlights include numerous BBC recordings including three Peel sessions and an In Concert performance, their collaboration with MC5 frontman Rob Tyner and a rare fan-club only 12-track album, originally pressed in a limited edition of 100 and available here for the first time on CD.

All brought together with a 28-page booklet, Eddie And The Hot Rods – The Island Years is released on 14 September.

In the meantime, the band continue to tour up to the end of the year. Full dates are on their website.

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GODFATHERS GIGS FOR GARRY!

THE GODFATHERS have announced two very special Scottish dates for December.

The shows in Edinburgh and Glasgow are benefits for the family of Garry Borland, lead singer of HEAVY DRAPES, who sadly passed away suddenly in June.

The band will play Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh on Saturday 8th December and Audio in Glasgow on Sunday 9th December. On both nights The Godfathers will be joined by REACTION. There’ll also be a very special set by Heavy Drapes members Richie Simpson, Billy Duncanson and Jerry Crowe joined by The Godfathers’ Peter Coyne on vocals to perform some Heavy Drapes numbers and punk classics.

The proceeds from both concerts will go directly to Garry’s widow Julie Borland and their daughter Mischa.

Tickets for Edinburgh and Glasgow are on sale NOW!

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THE RATCHETS LAUNCH COOL VIDEO!

New Jersey punks THE RATCHETS return with a brand new single and a video which they’re premiering exclusively with Vive Le Rock!

‘Gotta Be Cool’ is the first single to be taken from the band’s new album First Light, which is set for release this autumn through Pirates Press.

Hailing from Bruce Springsteen’s hometown of Asbury Park, the Ratchets have little in common with The Boss other than a blue-collar bike-jacket-and-engineering-boot rock’n’roll heart. The band’s debut album Glory Bound, released in 2006, was the first album to be released on Prates Press, but since then they’ve had a bit of a lay-off, making First Light the band’s first full-length album in more than a decade.

“You have to have something new to say and you have to mean it otherwise to me there’s a loss of credibility, and I’d rather keep my mouth shut than do that,” says frontman Jed Engine, and you can’t really say fairer than that.

“The Ratchets took some time off for a few years so I knew we had to write something really epic for the first session back. I think by the time we got to the studio we felt we were recording some really great tunes and the excitement
was there. We were lucky to record with our friend Pete Steinkopf, who is the guitarist from The Bouncing Souls, at his studio Little Eden in Asbury Park, NJ. It’s a familiar place to us — we used to practice there and wrote our LP Glory Bound there. He nailed our studio tones and that helped everything quickly fall
into place.

“‘Gotta Be Cool’ is about the nostalgia of looking back at your youth and the bond music forges between friends. When I wrote the song, I was thinking about what happens to those bonds as we grow older. Even though we may lose touch with friends we had as kids, the feelings behind those experiences don’t fade.”

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