Fast-rising grime punks RISKEE & THE RIDICULE have dropped another video from their new album.

The uncompromising, abrasive ‘Cut Your Teeth’ is the third single to be lifted from the Kent band’s acclaimed third album Body Bag Your Scene, their first for Bomber Music.

“‘Cut Your Teeth’ is about our personal experiences with people whether they’re good or bad interactions,” says frontman Scott Picking. “It’s about people who work hard to keep doing what they love in the face of adversity.”

You’ve got plenty of chances to catch the band, who’ve just delivered showstopping performances at Rebellion and Boomtown festivals. Next stop, Ramsgate Music Hall this Sunday 25 August. Full dates are…

25 Aug – Ramsgate Music Hall, Kent
31 Aug – The Palladium Club, Bideford
7 Sept – Illusive Fest, Northampton
20 Sept – Ramsgate Music Hall, Kent
27 Sept – The London Stone, Staines
5 Oct – Rich Mix, London (w/ Ghouls)
12 Oct – Turbulence Festival, Plymouth
18 Oct – Exchange, Bristol (w/ King Prawn)
19 Oct – Underworld, London (w/ King Prawn)
2 Nov – Electric Ballroom, London (w/ Booze & Glory)

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Finnish rock legend ANDY McCOY has just released a video for his brand new single.

‘Seven Seas’ is the first single from the former HANOI ROCKS guitarist’s new album 21st Century Rocks, his first new full-length since 1995’s Building On Tradition.

The album is a culmination of renewed activity for McCoy: the past year has sen him recording and touring for the 40th Anniversary of his pre-Hanoi band PELLE MILJOONA OY, alongside his old sparring partner, bassist Sami Yaffa. Dates are still ongoing with the band playing Helsinki’s legendary Tavastia club on 29 and 30 August.

McCoy plays a special solo acoustic show tonight (15 Aug) at the Hard Rock Cafe, Helsinki, with an album launch scheduled for Suvilahti TBA, Helsinki at the end of September. A full tour next year is promised, although wther this will include UK shows remains to be seen.

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After a summer spent hitting the festivals and fleshpots of Europe and the UK, THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE roll up their sleeves for an appearance at the London Tattoo Convention.

Now in its 15th year, this year’s event tales place at Tobacco Dock, Wapping from 27 to 29 September.

Other acts appearaing as part of the Convention’s musical line-up include THE QUIREBOYS, NEVER THE BRIDE and AC/DC tribute HELLS BELLS.

The Convention’s Gretsch Guitars stage will also be offering the opportunity to ‘Jam with Gretsch’, in between live blues sessions and the chance enter a charity auction and win one of five customised guitars.

Other highlights of the weekend will include the UK’s oldest tattooist Doc Price inking his last ever tattoo; a half-pipe materclass with skate legend Steve Olson; celebrity tattoo artist Mark Mahoney will be judging this year’s tattoo competitions.


Further details and tickets can be had at

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Isle Of Wight punks GRADE 2 have signed to Hellcat Records and drop a new video to celebrate.

‘Graveyard Island’ is the title track from the angry young punkers’ third album which is due for release on 11 October. It follows on from their 2016 debut Mainstream View and 2017’s Break The Routine.

The trio, who formed at school in 2013, ran into RANCID’s Lars Frederiksen, who liked the band so much he spread the word to his colleague Tim Armstrong. The guitarist invited the band to record at his Shiprec Studio in L.A. with him producing, and agreed to release the resulting album, mixed by THE INTERRUPTERS’ Kevin Bivona, through Hellcat.

“He’s one of the most efficient people we’ve ever worked with,” says bassist/vocalist Sid Ryan. “He knows exactly what he wants. In the studio, he wanted to capture how we sound onstage, so we were tracking songs live with a scratch vocal.”

“Although we’re more than forty years on from when punk began, I actually think the times are very similar now to how they were back then,” he continues. “The political climate today means that people see the worst in everything, which means that for us there’s a lot to write about. Everything in the country is pretty much turning to shit! There are certain parts of our record that would make sense were it released in 1976.”

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Rejuvenated anarcho darlings HAGAR THE WOMB have their new record out just in time for their Rebellion appearance.

The six-track Hagitate EP was recorded by Medway legend Jim Riley at Ranscombe Studios in Rochester and is released via Kent DIY label Grow Your Own on 10″ black/red marbled vinyl and CD and is available through Bandcamp and at Rebellion.

The six-piece band are arguably even more popular now than when they formed in the bogs of Wapping Autonomy Centre in 1981, releasing the infamous EPs Word Of The Womb on CONFLICT’s Mortarhate label and Funnery In A Nunnery on Abstract. They were later cited as a huge influence on the 90s Riot Grrrl movement.

Since reconvening for the release of the US compilation A Brighter shade Of Black in 2012, they’ve issued new material on All The Madmen and Grow Your Own and the comprehensive anthology Hagiography in 2016.

Hagar The Womb play the Saturday at Rebellion, at 8.50pm on the Pavilion Stage.

On 15 September, the band play their first ever US show at the Near Dark Festival in Oakland, California.

As previously announced, they also headline LOUD WOMEN’s Fourth Birthday Party at The Hope & Anchor, Islington, London on 12 October.

Check out our anarcho-punk special in the latest edition of Vive Le Rock!

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THE BAR STOOL PREACHERS are back with another new video from their current album, and more dates.

‘High Horse’, taken from their acclaimed album Grazie Governo, gives a candid lighthearted look at behind the scenes life on the road for the band, and features cameos from members of JAYA THE CAT, STREET DOGS and THE INTERRUPTERS.

Recently seen on tour with THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES, the band are back in the UK for Rebellion before heading back out for North American dates with THE BOUNCING SOULS and THE BRONX. Full dates are…


August 2019

1st BLACKPOOL, UK – Rebellion Festival, Winter Gardens
1st BLACKPOOL, UK – Rebellion Festival, Winter Gardens
4th COMPTON MARTIN, UK – Outcider Festival, Fernhill Farm

Bouncing Souls + The Bronx + THE BAR STOOL PREACHERS

August 2019

9th MONTREAL, QC, Canada – Foufounes Electriques
10th TORONTO, ON, Canada – Phoenix Concert Theatre
11th PITTSBURGH PA, USA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
13th CLEVELAND, OH, USA – Grog Shop
14th DETROIT, MI, USA – Saint Andrews Hall
17th CHICAGO, IL, USA – Metro
18th MINNEAPOLIS, MN, USA – Varsity Theater
19th MILWAUKEE, WI – X-Ray Arcade


20th DAYTON, OH – Blind Bob‘s
21st LANCASTER, PA – American Bar & Grill
22nd ASBURY PARK, NJ – Asbury Park Brewery
23rd ALLSTON, MA – O‘Brien‘s
24th DOVER, NH – Brickhouse


September 2019

13th KINGSTON, UK – Fighting Cocks
14th DERBY, UK – Hairy Dog
15th MANCHESTER, UK – Star ’N Garter
16th LEEDS, UK – Brudenell Club
17th NEWCASTLE, UK – Trillians
18th GLASGOW, UK – Stereo Cafe
19th CARLISLE, UK – Brickyard
20th BLACKPOOL, UK – Waterloo Bar
21st CARDIFF, UK – Club For Bach
22nd ILSON, UK – Latch Lifter (ALL AGES)

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JIM JONES & THE RIGHTEOUS MIND return this autumn with a UK tour and a limited edition single.

Back in the studio for the first time since last year’s acclaimed CollectiV album, the band have laid down a stage favourite, an explosive cover of the Little Richard and Slade chartbuster ‘Get Down And Get With It’.

“’Get Down Get With It’ became the rallying cry for the CollectiV tour, so it made sense to go back into the studio, turn everything up to 11 and totally rip it up,” testifies Jones. “Liars and charlatans have got the world tearing itself apart right now, when really, we should be coming together. Even if it’s just for a few minutes, this absolutely does that and lives up to its name.”

Released on 7″ pink vinyl on the band’s Masonic label on 20 September and limited to 1,000 copies, the single will only be available at tour venues and select independent record stores.

The tour kicks off in York on 19 Sept and features a special London show at The Garage with a 2.30am late licence and a full supporting bill. Full dates are…

19 Sept – York, Fulford Arms
20 Sept – Manchester, Night & Day
21 Sept – London, The Garage
22 Sept – Bristol, The Exchange 26 Sept – Norwich, Waterfront
27 Sept – Brighton, Green Door
28 Sept– Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
29 Sept – Southampton, Joiners
3 Oct – Southend, The Railway Hotel
4 Oct – Hastings, The Piper
5 Oct – Bedford, Esquires

Tickets are on sale now via the band’s website.

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STEVE IGNORANT’S SLICE OF LIFE return with a new album next month.

Don’t Turn Away follows on from the band’s 2014 debut Love And A Lamp-post and its reflective acoustic arrangement of piano, guitar and bass is a marked departure from the angry punk of Steve’s CRASS days. For all that, though, his songs are no less incisive.

The album was trailed earlier this year by the video for ‘S.A.D.’, a song of depression, despair and loss.

Don’t Turn Away is out on 23 August through Overground.

Steve Ignorant’s Slice Of Life play the following dates…

25 JUL – Camp Bestival, Wareham
5 SEP – Salty Dog, Northwich
7 SEP – The Blue Arrow, Glasgow
21 SEP – 229 The Venue, London (London Punk Festival)

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Hot new London punk’n’roll trio SUZITOY have announced their debut single and a short UK tour to back it up.

The band, who feature former FLESH FOR LULU drummer Bish Bishop, alongside basist Ko-Chun Lee and guitarist Marlon Woods from WE BUY GOLD, unleash the download single ‘Gangs’ on 20 July, with a physical EP to follow in the autumn.

“’Gangs’ is our response to the corporate and corrupt powers that enslave the people,” says Bish of the new single. “It’s dark and dangerous, but at the same time you can dance to it. That’s a really potent mix and not for the faint of heart.”

The band head out on tour next week, kicking off in Edinburgh on the 18th and winding up in London on the 26th. Full dates are…

18 Jul – Edinburgh, Bannerman’s Bar
19 Jul – Newcastle, The Black Bull
20 Jul – Whitchurch, Percy’s Café Bar
21 Jul – Rotherham, The Trades
26 Jul – London, The Amersham Arms

More dates TBA

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Newly minted Celtic folk-punks THE WALKER ROADERS have unveiled a lyric video for their first single.

‘Will You Go Lassie Go’ is taken from the band’s self-titled debut album, out on 23 August.

Led by THE POGUES co-founder and accordionist James Fearnley, the band also features former DROPKICK MURPHYS multi-instrumentalist Marc Orrell, and FLOGGING MOLLY co-founder Ted Hutt. They’re joined on the album by bassist Brad Wood, fiddler Kieran Mulroney and drummer Bryan Head. Based in L.A., the band take their name from a notorious street gang in Fearnley’s fome city of Manchester.

“I’d come across Ted loads since arriving in Los Angeles years ago,” explains Fearnley. “Socially, gastronomically, not least musically, beginning with Brad Wood suggesting me to play accordion on an album Ted was producing. It developed from there. Marc, I knew from Dropkick Murphys opening for The Pogues one Christmas. And then he surfaced in L.A. It was an opportunity too good to pass up to bring us together with others I’d played with that had talent, an instrument and an ear.”

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The original members of the TOM ROBINSON BAND are coming together to celebrate the life of Danny Kustow next month.

The guitarist, who joined the band in 1976, passed away in March after a short illness.

Signing to EMI, TRB were instantly successful with their debut single ‘2-4-6-8 Motorway’ and debut album Power In The Darkness both soaring into the Top 5. One of the most politically motivated bands of the era, they played regular shows supporting Rock Against Racism and the Anti-Nazi League.

Following the break-up of the band in October ’79, Kustow contributed to Generation X’s third album Kiss Me Deadly, going on to play in The Spectres with Glen Matlock and The Planets with members of The Blockheads. He would later play on Robinson’s 1983 hit ‘War Baby’, rejoining the briefly reformed TRB at the end of the decade. More recently, he joined Robinson onstage for ‘…Motorway’ at the 100 Club in 2017.

The gig at The Scala in London’s Kings Cross on Monday 29 July will feature Robinson plus original members, keyboard-player Mark Ambler and drummer Dolphin Taylor, who also played in Stiff Little Fingers and Spear Of Destiny before relocating to L.A.

Also featuring members of Robinson’s current band and special guests, the night will include video screenings of Danny at his best.

Tickets for the show are now on sale here. All profits from the gig will go to NHS Critical Care Unit in Bath, who cared for Danny during his final days.

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Fast-rising grime-punks RISKEE AND THE RIDICULE have unveiled a new video from their imminent new album.

Following on from’Kaboom!’ earlier this month, the broodingly anthemic ‘In The Dark We Dwell’ is taken from the Kent quartet’s third album Body Bag Your Scene, their debut for Bomber Music.

“‘In The Dark We Dwell’ is about gravitating towards self destruction,” explains frontman Scott Picking. “It’s an insight in to the past. It’s about who we used to be and who we are now.”

Directed by the band themselves, the video “is a respectful nod to Keith Flint and anyone suffering from their own internal darkness.”

The band have several UK dates lined up, including appearances at Rebellion and Booze & Glory’s 10th Anniversary bash at Camden’s Electric Ballroom in November. Full dates are…

29 Jun – Crowley’s Bar, Hastings
13 Jul – 1 In 12 Club Bradford
26 Jul – The Lab, Northampton
1-4 Aug – Rebellion, Blackpool
17 Aug – Esquires, Bedford
20 Sep – Ramsgate Music Hall
5 Oct – Rich Mix, London
18 Oct – Exchange, Bristol
2 Nov – Electric Ballroom, London (w/Booze & Glory)

Body Bag Your Scene is out on 28 June and is available to pre-order here.

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Fast-rising London rockers RANDY SAVAGES have a bunch of shows coming up next month and they’re sharing a new live video exclusively with Vive Le Rock! as a taster.

The clip of the unreleased ‘Better With Age’ was shot on the band’s recent dates in The Netherlands.

“It’s about still drinking and still taking drugs in your 30s and 40s when you should know better…”, they say proudly.

Randy Savages play Garageland at London’s Shacklewell Arms on Friday 12 July, with SNAKERATTLERS, before joining the bill at the second Pump It Up Powerpop Weekender at The Lexington on Saturday 27 July, alongside THE NUMBER ONES, DUNCAN REID & THE BIG HEADS, LAST GREAT DREAMERS and more.

Their final show of the month will be as special guests to US legends POISON IDEA at their last ever UK show at New Cross Inn on 31 July.

The band are currently lining up an Italian tour, to be followed by the release of an EP recorded live at London’s legendary 100 Club.

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PENETRATION have covered BUZZCOCKS’ classic ‘I Don’t Mind’ for a new video.

As previously announced, the Newcastle band will be joining Buzzcocks and THE SKIDS at the Royal Albert Hall, London on 21 June, celebrating the life of the sadly departed Pete Shelley.

Penetration’s Pauline Murray memorably paid tribute to Shelley at the Vive Le Rock Awards in March, performing ‘What Do I Get?’ alongside Steve Diggle and the house band, The Vive Le Rockers.

“I first saw Buzzcocks as an 18-year-old at the Screen On The Green in 1976,” she recalled. “Punk inspired young people to explore talents they didn’t know they had and Pete Shelley wrote love songs with a twist,
simple yet profound. I wish Pete was here tonight to know how much he was appreciated for his lifelong dedication to music and providing the soundtrack to the lives of a generation. It’s only when someone leaves us that we notice how their lack of presence can change everything.”

Penetration covered ‘I Don’t Mind’, for the sessions that resulted in their acclaimed 2015 comeback album Resolution, which also featured former Buzzcocks drummer John Maher. The band shot a video for the song at Whitley Bay Playhouse, which has been unseen until now.

Penetration play the following dates…

21.06.19 LONDON Royal Albert Hall (w/ Buzzcocks & Skids)
22.06.19 PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms
12.07.19 LONDON 100 Club
13.07.19 LEWES Con Club
14.07.19 HALIFAX Lantern
03.08.19 BLACKPOOL Rebellion Festival
06.10.19 SHEFFIELD O2 Academy
18.10.19 NEWCASTLE Cluny
19.10.19 GLASGOW Audio

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Fast-rising Yorkshire punks HANDS OFF GRETEL have unveiled another new video from their latest album.

‘Freaks Like Us’ is the fourth single to be taken from second album I Want The World, which was released in March through Puke Pop Records..

“‘Freaks Like Us’ is an anthem for the outcasts; for those that ever feel misunderstood and alone,” explains frontwoman Lauren Tate. “I really needed this song on my iPod when I was at school. The video takes me back to getting banned from performing at the school talent show, when I flipped the middle finger to the girls sat whispering and laughing at me in the audience. Writing this song for me was a way of saying ‘Just watch me’, embracing who I am and continuing to prove all that doubted me, wrong.”

The band, who were shortlisted for Vive Le Rock‘s New Blood award in March, hit the road for a series of gigs and festival shows, including Isle Of Wight, Kendal Calling and Rebellion. Full dates (so far) are…

Album Tour
20 June – Bodega Nottingham
21 June – Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff
22 June – The 1865 Southampton
23 June – Suburbs The Holdroyd Guildford
4 July – Louisiana – Bristol
5 July – Shacklewell Arms – London
6 July – The Prince Albert – Brighton
10 July – Fulford Arms – York
11 July – Think Tank Newcastle
12 July – Broadcast – Glasgow
13 July – Bannermans – Edinburgh

Festival Dates
15 June – Isle Of Wight Festival
20 July – Black Thorn Music Festival
26 July – Kendal Calling
21 July – Amplified Festival
4 August – Rebellion Festival
31 August – Lindisfarne Festival

I Want The World, gig tickets and merch are available from the band’s website.

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Long-serving garage-rockers FLAMING SIDEBURNS are back with a brand new single.

‘Soulshaking’ is Finnish band’s first new song from their original line-up since the band’s classic album Hallelujah Rock’n’Rollah eighteen years ago. While that release brought huge international success for the band, it also marked the departure of founding guitarist Arimatti Jutila, leading to the band continuing with various different line-ups.

Last year, the original members came together once more for a series of dates, leading to the creation of a batch of material of which ‘Soulshaking’ is the first release.

“We had just played the first show in Barcelona, and the sense of ease and energy was filling our bodies,” explains Jutila. “I think that feeling was captured in ‘Soulshaking’.”

The track is a taster for the band’s new, as yet untitled, album which is set for release next year, the band’s 25th Anniversary.

You can stream/download ‘Soulshaking’ here.

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San Francisco rockers FLIPPER are celebrating their 40th Anniversary with a European tour.

Flipper debuted in 1979 on the SF Underground 7” compilation EP with the track ‘Earthworm’. This was followed by the singles ‘Love Canal’ c/w ‘Ha Ha Ha’ and the classic ‘Sex Bomb’ c/w ‘Brainwash’ in 1981, a song that has now been covered countless times over the years. The band’s debut album Generic Flipper (released in 1982) is considered a classic, and remains Flipper’s most acclaimed album of their prolific career, which includes four studio albums and five live releases.

“They were just heavy,” wrote Henry Rollins in his essential memoir Get In The Van. “Heavier than you. Heavier than anything…When they played they were amazing.”

For their 40th Anniversary Tour, founding members Ted Falconi and Steve DePace are joined by Scratch Acid and Jesus Lizard frontman David Yow and Minutemen and fIREHOSE bassist Mike Watt.

Kicking off on 30 July in Nottingham and climaxing in Berlin on 20 August, the tour includes an appearance at Rebellion on 1 August and a London show at The Garage on 4 August. Full dates are…

30-Jul – Nottingham UK Rescue Rooms
31-Jul – Bristol UK The Exchange
1-Aug – Blackpool UK Rebellion Festival
2-Aug – Glasgow UK CCA
3-Aug – Leeds UK Brudenell
4-Aug – London UK Garage
5-Aug – Gent Belgium DOK
6-Aug – Amsterdam The Netherlands Paradiso Noord
8-Aug – Aachen Germany Musikbunker
9-Aug – Karlsruhe Germany Hackerei
10-Aug – Bologa Italy Freakout
11-Aug – Milan Italy Magnolia Open Air
12-Aug – Padova Italy Anfiteatro del Venda
13-Aug – Vienna Austria Chelsea
15-Aug – Bielefeld Germany Forum
16-Aug – Hamburg Germany Hafenklang
17-Aug – Helsinki Finland Kuudes Linja
20-Aug – Berlin Bi Nuu

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Hertfordshire Goth legends FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM are to play a handful of UK dates next month.

The four dates in Glasgow, Leeds, Nottingham and Newcastle represent a relatively speedy return to homeland touring following on from their three dates last Autumn in London, Manchester and Birmingham.

Full dates are…

27 June – Glasgow Barrowland
28 June – Leeds Stylus
29 June – Nottingham Rock City
30 June – Newcastle O2 Academy

Tickets are available here.

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