DEVILISH GOINGS ON!

Retooled post-punks FOLK DEVILS have just unveiled a creepy new video for the lead track from their new EP.

As previously reported, the three-track Forever EP represents the London band’s first new music in more than three decades.

Recorded at London’s legendary Konk studios with Grammy-winning producer Rik Simpson, the EP comprises new songs ‘Forever’ and ‘My Slum Soul’, plus a new version of live favourite ‘Ink Runs Dry’.

Originally existing from 1983 to ’87, the Notting Hill-formed band earned a reputation as an incendiary live act through shows with the likes of The Gun Club, The Fall and Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds.

The band reconvened in 2016 with founder members Kris Jozajtis and Mark Whiteley joined by Nick Clift and John Hamilton from a 1987 line-up plus new frontman Dave Hodgson in place of the late Ian Lowery.

Released through Optic Nerve on 18 September as a download, CD and limited edition clear red vinyl 10-inch, the Forever EP is available to pre-order here, while the title-track is now up on Spotify.

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FRANK TURNER vs NOFX!

During strange times strange things happen! Who was expecting a joint album from NOFX and FRANK TURNER? Certainly not us! Below, Frank takes us through the tracks on West Coast vs Wessex

SUBSTITUTE

“Substitute was kind of an important song in my catalogue, in the sense that it was one of the first times that I finished a song that really felt like a country song – in the style of George Jones or Merle Haggard. And what I mean by that is something that’s simple, but really self-contained, and lyrically neat, but not in a trite way. It said exactly what I wanted it to say, and I just felt really good about that song as a writer when I finished it.

“It was also the first song that I heard NOFX’s version of, and it was an amazing thing to hear that vocal tone, guitar tone and drum beat – all the characteristic markings of a NOFX song – be applied to one of my songs. It was a really humbling, wonderful and exhilarating moment. And it sounds like it could be a NOFX song, which blows my mind.”

WORSE THINGS HAPPEN AT SEA

“This song was written at a moment in time when I was trying very hard to be a folk singer, and the original has no real instrumentation on it – certainly no drums or electric guitars, or anything like that. So it’s really cool to hear it translate so well into a punk rock musical environment. It was a very emotional and angry song when I wrote it back in 2006. But in 2006, I had no idea I’d ever hear Fat Mike sing it.

“Their arrangement of the song is very complex, and there’s a lot of tempo changes, stopping and starting, and a lot of rhythmically complex material. And a lot of people tend to dismiss NOFX – and punk in general – as being musically simplistic, but their version of this song is a pretty good riposte to that.”

THATCHER FUCKED THE KIDS

“Thatcher Fucked the Kids is an interesting one: it’s a song in my catalogue that’s been quite thorny, for me, for a long time. When I wrote the song and first started playing it, it was kind of a big hit in my solo career and it certainly opened a lot of doors for me. But some of those doors opened into rooms that I wasn’t all that interested in going into; there’s a certain type of political music scene, and political music show, that I find really boring.

“At the end of the day, I always wanted to be more Adam Duritz than Billy Bragg – with all the respect in the world to Billy. That was never quite what I was aiming to be. And this song is definitely in that vein. So a shit load of people decided I was going to be the next Billy Bragg, and then they started getting angry with me when I didn’t conform to that expectation, which I found deeply irritating. For that reason, it’s a song that I haven’t played much in recent years.

“When I first heard the NOFX version, I was so stoked. One of the things I’ve always said about the song is that I’d love for someone else to just take it and run with it, and make it their own. I never expected the band to do that would be NOFX, but here we are. I’m surprised they didn’t change it to ‘Reagan fucked the kids,’ which would’ve been the obvious switch to me. But lyrically it’s a pretty straight cover, and I thought that was really cool. It’s a really sunny treatment of the track, too: it’s a really upbeat little ska number, which will be good for the summer when it comes out.”

BALLAD OF ME AND MY FRIENDS

“This is something that I haven’t necessarily spoken about out loud that much in the past, but the lyric ‘And we’re definitely going to hell / But we’ll have all the best stories to tell,” is a tiny bit of a steal from NOFX. There was a track on an EP of theirs [The Longest EP] called I’m Going to Hell for This One, and that’s actually where the idea for that lyric sort of evolved from. And as far as I can remember, that lyric is not actually in that song. I remember listening to it and thinking, ‘That’s a fucking swing and a miss isn’t it?’ And it’s such a great sentiment, I remember saying, ‘Fuck it. If he’s not going to use it, I’m going to use it.’

“Obviously it switched around and became about something else entirely, but there’s definitely a bit of NOFX lineage in there. And in terms of the commonalities between my song writing and Mike’s song writing, I think Ballad of Me and My Friends is the perfect example, in the sense that the chord sequence and the melodic structure of that song is very Fat Mike-esque. So it was interesting to me that they chose that one, because I was like, ‘Well, of course you did.’”

GLORY HALLELUJAH

“The arrangement that NOFX did of this song is the sound of them pushing their own boundaries, which I love. Mike text me when he’d finished it to say, ‘We’ve given it The Beatles treatment.’ I was like, ‘What does that even mean?’ Now, of course, having heard it, I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s what you mean.’ And it’s really cool because apart from the break at the end, it’s not in what you would call the NOFX mould.”

SCAVENGER TYPE

“Broadly speaking, I think people would expect NOFX to take acoustic songs and make them punk, and for me to take punk songs and make them acoustic. But I thought I could subvert that a little bit by me taking one of their only acoustic songs and make it punk in the way that I do punk, which is different to the way that NOFX do punk. So that was kind of fun.”

BOB

“With all the respect in the world to Rancid, they didn’t find that thing that I was looking for with their cover of Bob – in terms of rearranging the song and finding a different angle on it. And it’s always been a country song to me: the first four lines could literally be a Merle Haggard song – and I say that as an enormous Merle Haggard fan. It’s so seventies traditional country, it’s ridiculous, and it seemed to me that it deserved that treatment.”

EAT THE MEEK

“This was the hardest song for us to get right. We went through so many different iterations of it, none of which were really landing, and it was starting to get quite frustrating. The breakthrough was the word Fugazi. I said to Tarrant [Anderson] and Nigel [Powell] – the rhythm section of The Sleeping Souls – ‘What if we play this like Fugazi?’ Then Nige kicked into this fucking amazing beat.

“The Bob arrangement was so easy that it just fell straight in, no problem. Scavenger Type was pretty easy as well. Eat the Meek was a little bit trickier, but once we got that rhythm section pumping it was like, ‘OK. Here we go.’ And we kept the chords going so that Ben [Lloyd] could go to town on his weird guitar work that he excels at. This is my favourite track off our side of this record.”

PERFECT GOVERNMENT

“For this one we said, ‘Let’s just do one that’s in our wheelhouse.’ And we decided to make it sound like the songs of mine that I’m known for. So we went down that road for Perfect Government. And it was a lot of fun, but because of that this was a really easily song to figure out, and it really didn’t take long to throw the arrangement together because everyone just did the kind of shit they usually do.

“But it’s always been one of my favourite NOFX songs, not least because it’s got a degree of anger to it that I love: ‘You point your fucking finger / You racist, you bigot / But that’s not the problem / Now is it?’ As a 15-year-old hearing that for the first time, it grabbed me, because that bite is exactly what I was looking for in punk rock. And I had so much fun singing this one, because I got to record a song that I’ve known like the back of my hand since I was a kid.”

FALLING IN LOVE

“When I sent Mike the mix of this song, he called me back straight away and was like, ‘This is the fucking best song on the split by miles.’ The recording methodology for the rest of the record was we tracked the drums in our rehearsal space, and then we tracked guitars and bass as we were on tour with the Dropkick Murphys in February. But this song is just me – and Tim Brennan from the Dropkicks playing accordion.

“Tracking vocals when you’re on tour is always something that’s a bit weird, because quite often you have tour voice and you’re tired. But I decided to take advantage of that. We had a day off in Germany, and I took my laptop and an acoustic guitar up to my bedroom, and I pretty much just put a blanket over my head and decided to let the tiredness in my voice take centre stage. And I sung it way lower than I usually sing.

“What I also wanted to do, by taking away any element of ‘punk’ from it, was demonstrate what a great fucking song it is, regardless of genre considerations. It’s a beautiful lyric, and a beautiful melody, and I wanted to let that shine by putting as little on it as I could. So it’s just an acoustic guitar, a couple of noise synths, a little accordion from Tim, and my vocals – and that’s it.”

West Coast vs. Wessex is available now through Fat Wreck Records.

Read an exclusive 4-page interview with Frank and Fat Mike from NOFX in the new edition of Vive Le Rock! out now!

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SLADE UP HITZ STREET!

Can’t wait ’til Xmas? SLADE have a major singles compilation due in September.

One of the most impressive chart records of any British band, the Wolverhampton wanderers racked up no fewer than six Number Ones during their 70s golden period – when Number Ones still meant more than a pat on the back – with an unbroken and still unbeaten run of seventeen consecutive Top 20 single. They continued shaking up the charts well into the 80s, with twenty-four Top 40 hits in total in the UK alone

Cum On Feel The Hitz provides a comprehensive overview of Slade’s career in singles from 1971 to 1991. The 2-CD version brings together a whopping 43 tracks, while the double-vinyl package clocks in at 24 tracks.

The album features, naturally, all six of their UK Number one singles: ‘Coz I Luv You’, ‘Take Me Bak ‘Ome’, ‘Mama Weer All Crazee Now’, ‘Cum On Feel The Noize’, ‘Skweeze Me Pleeze Me’ and ‘Merry Xmas Everybody, and continues through the 80s following their triumphant rebirth at the 1980 Reading Festival with Top 10 big hitters ‘We’ll Bring The House Down’, ‘My Oh My’ and ‘Run Runaway’.

Set for release on 25 September, Cum On Feel The Hitz is available to pre-order here.

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WONKFEST 7: THE MOVIE – WORLD PREMIERE!

It’s here! The cinematic event of the year! Vive Le Rock! proudly presents the exclusive world premiere of director Mark Richards‘ document of 2019’s DIY punk spectacular, Wonkfest 7: Vive La Revolution!

Hey, it’s the weekend! There’s nothing much going on today, nowhere you’ve got to be so sit back, press play and let the likes of PIZZATRAMP, BEVERLEY KILLS, HARD SKIN, GUNS AND WANKERS, AERIAL SALAD, THE MURDERBURGERS, GOOBER PATROL, LASERCHIRST, MAID OF ACE and many more take you back to that amazing day last summer.

Oh, but before you do that, here’s Alex Wonk to give you the last word…

“Last years Wonkfest!! Oh man, where do I begin. By the evening, folk were genuinely beginning to shed tears. Band after band, legend after legend. In all honesty I don’t think we’ll ever see a line up like it, so specific to a particular time in history. It was my youth, a 14-year-old Alex sitting in my bedroom listing to records. Duncan Redmonds (Snuff), Frankie Stubbs (Leatherface), Sean Forbes (Wat Tyler), all absolute heroes to me. Peter and the fucking Test Tube Babies, I mean come on!! The Dopamines!!!! Jesus Christ!!! We are talking about what I consider to be the greatest punk bands on this rock we call home. In a way, I almost breathed a sigh of relief that this years Fest got cancelled due to Covid! Hopefully everyone will have forgotten how amazing last year was by 2021! No pressure xxx”

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WONKFEST 7: THE MOVIE – WEEK 4!

So this Saturday 25 July we’ll be showing the World Premiere of Wonkfest 7: The Movie!

To set you up for the week ahead, here’s the last of our totally exclusive non-movie live clips handpicked by the film’s director, Mark Richards.

Here’s Peacehaven’s finest, PETER & THE TEST-TUBE BABIES with their UK82 classic ‘Banned From The Pubs’….

Says Alex Wonk, “A 14-year-old Alex wouldn’t have believed they’d be playing his birthday party three decades later. ‘Banned From The Pubs’ at Wonkfest!! I mean come on!!!”

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WONKFEST 7: THE MOVIE – WEEK 3!

It’s that time again! In preparation for our World Premiere of the all-singin’ all-dancin’ Wonkfest 7: The Movie on Saturday 25 July, here’s another exclusive clip direct from the cutting room of esteemed director Mark Richards!

This week it’s the turn of rising young Manc whippersnappers AERIAL SALAD!

“Love these boys,” exclaims Wonkfest mainman Alex. “They’d endured two years of relentless whip-cracking from myself to get to this coming of age moment in their career. These boys can play. Huge songs, tons of youthful charm and charisma. I think this was Salad’s day. X”

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WONKFEST 7: THE MOVIE – WEEK 2!

The build-up to the grand premiere of Wonkfest 7: The Movie on Saturday 25 July continues this week with this exclusive non-movie clip of the great Frankie Stubbs of LEATHERFACE performing the band’s anthemic ‘Springtime’.

Says Alex Wonk, “To have a whole genre spawned from the sound of your own voice, that is something to lie in bed at night thinking about, eh! ‘Springtime’ is one of the most beautiful songs ever written. Thank you for playing mate xxx”

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WONKFEST 7: THE MOVIE!

Well for obvious reasons there won’t be a Wonkfest this year. But save the tears as Wonkfest 7: The Movie! is on its way.

Vive Le Rock! will, as usual, be premiering the cinematic record of last year’s occurrence of the world’s number one DIY punk festival! But this year will be a bit special…

Thanks to director Mark Richards, in the run-up to the premiere on Saturday 25 July, we’ll be posting FOUR exclusive non-movie clips of bands that performed at Wonkfest 7.

So what better way to kick off than with Wonkfest favourites PIZZATRAMP?

“Wonkfest wouldn’t be Wonkfest without pizzatramp,” says Alex Wonk. “They are furniture, they are party, they are the Pwosion’s of Wales. Thrashers.” 

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IT’S ONLY SNOT’N’ROLL!

Multi-national garage rockers are back with a new lockdown video which they’re premiering exclusively with Vive Le Rock!

We premiered their first video ‘Sa-Ni-Ti-Zin” back in April, just as lockdown had begun. Now ‘Sneeze In Your Sleeve’ offers more sage advice as we prepare for the pubs to open…

Say the band, “Lockdown is easing, and THE SANITIZERS are back to talk to you about sneezing – in your sleeve! That’s right ladies and gentlemen, your
favourite quarantine super-group featuring members of King Salami & The
Cumberland 3, MFC Chicken, The Fuzillis, Los Torontos, Barrence Whitfield & The Savages, The Thanes, The Sensation Seekers and Lyres are back with
another rock & roll pandemic public service announcement: don’t be a fool,
you know it’s cool to Sneeze In Your Sleeve…blow you nose in your clothes, daddy-o!”


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SYKES-ADELIC WARLORDS!

Fusing glam, space-rock, dub and a groovy psych organ, unstoppable Essex pop maverick ED SYKES is back with a brand new video.

The single ‘I’m Forever Losing You’ is a taster for Sky Seed, Sykes’ debut album with his new band THE SONIC OSCILLATORS and follows on from 2018’s glam anthem ‘Whiplashed’.

Produced by Oscillators guitarist Nathan Wacey, the song was recorded at Rebellion Studios, Marks Tey on a 1968 3M tape machine previously used by The Beatles at Abbey Road, through a former BBC mixing desk once used by the great John Peel.

As well as completing Sky Seed, Sykes has recently collaborated with Future Sound Of London / Amorphous Androgynous mastermind Gaz Cobain as well as producing sessions for The Pretty Things’ keyboardist John Povey’s debut solo album.

Released through CO6 Records, the single’s available here.

Read our 16-page 50 Years Of Glam spectacular in the new edition of Vive Le Rock! out now!

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STAPLE’S CORNER!

FROM THE SPECIALS – THE NEVILLE STAPLE BAND featuring the legendary Coventry toaster and his wife Sugary Staple, are unveiling a brand new video exclusively with Vive Le Rock!

Many artists have been forced to make videos under lockdown, but ‘Lockdown’ the song was actually specifically written about experience itself, concerning COVID 19 and isolation from one’s friends and loved ones.

“Sugary came up with the idea to write a song about the lockdown, which, at first, was a very fast-stomping ska track,” explains Neville. “We then realised that it was too fun and happy a tune for the theme. Most of us have been quite down about the whole virus thing, so we decided to take it on a more sweet but moody 2Tone reggae route, in a similar vein to ‘Ghost Town’, with some music we had worked on previously with Sledge (Steve Armstrong).”

The track was recorded by sharing files among the various band members in their own homes, while the video was shot under similar conditions.

“It wasn’t easy,” says Sugary. “I had to collate a whole bunch of recorded snippets from the band, mostly done via phones and tablets. But as a part-time actress and filmmaker, I really do enjoy editing and producing videos and this one was great fun.”

While the band have been forced off the road, the pair have been involved in more charity work than usual, recording DJ sets for those in hospital or self-isolation. In keeping with this, they’ve decided that the single will be used to highlight the work of Zoe’s Place, a charity run for terminally ill babies and toddlers.

“Charities like these really do suffer at a time like this, as the focus is on other things.” says Sugary. “But the work they do at Zoe’s Place is like one of a kind and so very special. They step in when families really do need the support, providing 24-hour high quality, one-to-one palliative, respite and end-of-life care for children aged 0-5 years. A heart-breaking time for anyone involved. We must not lose a charity like this – it is too important and so we will be supporting this, along with other charities we are patrons or ambassadors to, with this single. We also dedicate this song to all those who have been affected by COVID 19.”

The ‘Lockdown’ track is available on 7″ vinyl EP in a strictly limited edition of 250 as part of a special gift set with a CD of rare tracks, fridge-magnet, keyring and protective face-mask. It’s available to order here.

The song is also available as a download from Apple, Amazon and the band’s website.

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LOADED 44 VIDEO EXCLUSIVE!

North-East punks LOADED 44 have a new video which they’re premiering exclusively with Vive Le Rock!

‘Love To Hate’ is taken from the Line Him Up EP released last year.

“We are releasing this new video during lockdown just to make sure we have not wasted our time,” say the band. “We have another studio video to record and release for ‘Line Him Up’ as soon as the lockdown rules are relaxed a bit. We have had gigs in Germany cancelled due to this nightmare but once this is over we want to get back out there as much as possible now we have our lineup back to full strength with Steve back on bass. However, we do have the fantastic Tony Taylor from First Wave/Hi Fi Spitfires as a stand in, when Steve is away with The U.K. Subs. Hoping to see everyone soon.”

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HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES!

Norwich post-hardcore trio OTHER HALF have just released a video for their new single.

‘Trance State’ is taken from the band’s debut album Big Twenty, which is set for release on Venn Records, the label founded by GALLOWS members Laurent Barnard and Stu Gili-Ross.

Speaking about the single, the band say “’Trance State’ is made up of fragments from nights spent at our worst, and the real ill nature encountered on the way. It’s probably the only time the characters on the album become the observer—seeing the ugliness in their surroundings for the first time—but, as with anything, that’s quickly put to bed in favour of putting something up their nose. Musically, the track pulls from bands like The Jesus Lizard and Slint, aiming for something that slithers along with the same creepy intensity of the characters in the song.”

Formed in 2012 by members of Maths, Ducking Punches and Manbearpig, Other Half comprise Cal Hudson (guitar, vocals), Alfie Adams (drums) and Sophie Porter (bass, vocals).

In support of the Black Lives Matter movement, the band have turned stills from the original ‘Trance State’ video footage into packs of limited edition art prints, 100% of proceeds will be split between The Black Curriculum and the Black Immigrant Collective.

“We will never fully be able to understand the experiences of black communities,” they say. “But we do understand our responsibility to use the platform and the resources we have to try and make a difference and better understand issues of racism. Racism and racially motivated police brutality isn’t just an American issue. Social injustice and systematic racism exists everywhere. We stand in solidarity with the black community, open and honest to the discomfort of the truth and our privilege—listening, learning and acting to incite change and fulfil our potential as allies.”

‘Trance State’ is available here.

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MUM’S THE WORD!

London punks I, DORIS have just unveiled the video for their new single.

The pumping punk-disco ‘Wonderwomen’ is the self-styled ‘mummycore’ band’s third release, following on from their theme-tune ‘Just Some Doris’ and debut single ‘The Girl From Clapham’.

“Women are often praised for being multi-tasking superheroes – who needs that kind of pressure?,” they say. “This is a song about cutting yourself some slack. If you’ve managed to get the kids to school in one piece, and get through the day without thumping your boss, you’re doing fine.”

One of the highlights of last year’s Rebellion, the band feature Loudwomen festival/organisation founder Cassie Fox (bass/vocals), Lucy Morgan (keytar/vocals), Abby Werth (guitar/vocals), and Louisa Edwards Knight (drums). Both Fox and Morgan were members of semi-legendary Socialist R’n’B band THEE FACTION, while Knight also plays in CRACK FOXES.

‘Wonderwomen’ is available now on Spotify and other digital platforms.

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MILLIE MANDERS UNVEILS NEW VIDEO!

Fast-rising ska-punks MILLIE MANDERS AND THE SHUT-UP have unveiled a video for their new single, which they’re premiering today with Vive Le Rock!

‘Your Story’ is the second single to be taken from the London and Norwich band’s eagerly anticipated debut album Telling Truth, Breaking Lies which is due out on 23 October.

“’Your Story’ was inspired by a short, intense relationship where I was, unfortunately, a rebound,” says Millie about the song. “Having been very guarded, it took me a long time to allow this person in. They said all the right things, and I fell. That was when they decided they had ‘said it all too early’. Watching their ‘stories’ on social media and wishing I was still part of them inspired the chorus, the first part of the song to be written.”

‘Your Story’ available now on Spotify and all the usual digital platforms.

Telling Truth, Breaking Lies is available to pre-order here.

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GANG OF FOUR UNVEIL NEW SINGLE!

GANG OF FOUR have unveiled a new single and announced an EP ANTI HERO due for release next month.

The release follows the tragic death of band founder Andy Gill from a respiratory illness on 1 February this year.

The surviving members of the band’s final line-up – John Sterry, Thomas McNeice and Tobias Humble have joined with Andy’s widow Catherine Mayer to celebrate the guitarist, through music and in raising funds for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, the London hospital that tried so hard to save Andy’s life.

The lead single ‘Forever Starts Now’ is a brand new song, written by Gill and Sterry and released digitally today. Originally bearing the working title ‘Hero’, the song, says Sterry, is about “a character who sees himself as the hero of his own life and manipulates his partner into supporting this fantasy. The line, ‘She sings along with his song / she thinks it’s like having the radio on…’ always brings a wry smile.” The track is available now on Spotify.

Anti Hero takes its title from the single and reflects Gill’s lifelong mistrust of narratives around supposedly great men. “Andy always had a healthy scepticism about celebrity culture and populist politicians,” says Mayer. “And he could always spot when someone was blowing smoke.” She adds, “Even so, he would be moved and delighted that artists he loved and admired have come together to celebrate him by launching this EP and for such a good cause.”

A second single from the EP, ‘Day Turns To Night’, to be released on 26 June, was written by Sterry just days after Gill’s death and will be the first single for his solo project. “I had no intention of it being about him,” he says. “It just came out that way and also I didn’t intend for it to be released. I often cloak lyrics with ambiguity and this felt too raw. But listening now, I’m glad I wrote it with no thought of where it might go—it’s just a pure distillation of the years I’d spent with Andy and the band.”

The EP was produced and mixed by bassist Thomas McNeice alongside Santi Arribas of the Mixing Factory, another of Gill’s firm friends and collaborators. “It was strange, to say the least, to work on a Gang of Four EP without the wisdom and guidance of Andy, but it was nice to feel his presence and influence again,” says McNeice. “I like to think that this EP exhibits a progression in Gang of Four, while paying tribute to a unique talent that I was extraordinarily lucky to work with.”

All net receipts received by Gang of Four from sales and streams of the EP and singles will be donated to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity. Distributor Republic of Music have also waived their fees for this project, to maximise the income generated for the Charity.

Anti Hero is set for release on 17 July.

Gang Of Four on Facebook

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LOOK BACK IN ANGERS!

French post-punks LANE are back with their second long-player.

Pictures Of A Century represents a relatively speedy return for the band from Angers in western France, following on from the release of the acclaimed full-length debut A Shiny Day a little over a year ago.

The album was recorded on a vintage EMI desk at Véga studio in Carpentras near Avignon in the south of France with producer/engineer Michel Toledo (Soledad Brothers, King Khan Experience).

An acronym for Love And Noise Experiment, LANE emerged from the ashes of legendary punks LES THUGS – who released several albums on such labels as Vinyl Solution, Alternative Tentacles and SubPop during the 80s and 90s – and fellow Angers band DARIA. They released their debut four-track EP Teaching Not To Pray in 2018.

Check out the first single ‘Voices’…

Pictures Of A Century is out on 19 June through Vicious Circle on CD, double-vinyl and very limited double orange vinyl and can be pre-ordered here.

LANE play La Maroquinerie, Paris on 7 November with more dates to follow.

LANE on Facebook

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VIVE LE ROCK MAGAZINE LAUNCHES VIVE LE ROCKDOWN!

Free Online Global Music Festival!

This Saturday 23 May Vive Le Rock! magazine will host 32 acts from around the world for its free online music festival – VIVE LE ROCKDOWN!

Acts include RUTS DC, COCKNEY REJECTS, MICHAEL MONROE (HANOI ROCKS), THE PICTUREBOOKS, KIRK BRANDON (SPEAR OF DESTINY), DEREK FORBES (SIMPLE MINDS), SEX PISTOLS LEGEND GLEN MATLOCK and newer acts like TOKYO TABOO and the BAR STOOL PREACHERS.

All proceeds go to the Music Venue Trust to help keep our music venues
alive! Donations via PayPal to info@bigcheesemagazine.com

VIVE LE ROCKDOWN! – This Saturday 23 May 7.00pm UK time at
www.facebook.com/vivelerockworld www.vivelerock.net

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