New documentary The Rise and Fall of The Clash premieres at Madrid and New York.
A new documentary film on The Clash directed by Danny Garcia and co-produced by Robin Banks and David Mingay (Rude Boy) will premiere this month at Madrid's Transmissions Festival and a week later at New York's CBGB's Festival on July 5th.Made for release on DVD and to selected TV networks worldwide, The Rise And Fall Of The Clash features previously unseen footage of the band at work and at play, interviews with the individual band members and with those who knew them well, and traces the downward trajectory of a band who were at one point "the biggest band in the world".
This is not a film that pulls any punches, but neither does it overlook the life-changing effect that The Clash brought to so many. Over 90 minutes it paints the fascinating inside story of rival, treachery and betrayal, and the internal band dynamics and managerial interferance that ultimately led The Clash to self-destruct.
More info and trailers: www.facebook.com/theriseandfalloftheclash
Mescaleros drummer Smiley has a new album out, see below:
SMILEYS FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES ..
Recorded at Smileys own Sunshine Corner Studios and featuring Mike Peters, John James Newman, Chesney Hawkes, Marl Taylor plus many more..
Includes the single STARS.. A tribute to Joe Strummer.. featuring Pablo Cook..
The album is available @ www.sunshinecornerstudios.co.uk
NIGHT OF TREASON “Gentlemen & Hooligans”
South Coast punk rockers Night of Treason release their long-awaited debut album, “Gentlemen & Hooligans”, on this May. Already veterans of over 250 gigs, the group have long been a favourite of new wavers old and new, with the likes of
Mick Jones of The Clash/BAD, Billy Bragg and Mike Peters of The Alarm/Big Country having joined them onstage.Produced by Smiley, former drummer for Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros/Robbie Williams and lately The Alarm and From the Jam, “Gentleman & Hooligans” bursts with vital old-school punk energy. Songs veer from Elvis Costello-style storytelling (Ballad of the Teddy Boy from Ladbroke Grove) to nosebleed Oi! (If You Wannit; Speed & Glue & Rock’n’Roll), to thumping, elegant, Clash-inspired rock (A Letter from the Front; On Clockwork Orange Street).
Night of Treason are signed to Cherry Red Songs.**********HOW TO GET THIS NEW ALBUM**********For postage anywhere in the world go to this secure linkfor the UK go to