BIRDMAN LAND IN LONDON

Australian rock’n’roll legends Radio Birdman return to Europe for dates during June and July, including a show at London’s Dirty Water Club.

This fresh burst of activity follows on from the release last year of a mammoth 8-CD box set on Citadel Records and the Dirty Water show – at The Dome in Tufnell Park on Tuesday 23 June – will be the Sydney rockers’ first visit to London since 2006. Support comes from Johnny Throttle and Michael Jackson and tickets are available here.

Full tourdates are as follows…..

JUNE 10 – FRANCE – STRASBOURG – Laiterie
JUNE 11 – FRANCE – PARIS – Trabendo
JUNE 12 – FRANCE – LE HAVRE – Tetris
JUNE 13 – FRANCE – LA ROCHE – Fuzz Yon
JUNE 14 – FRANCE – BORDEAUX – Relache Festival
JUNE 16 – ESPANA – BARCELONA – Bikini
JUNE 17 – SPAIN – BILBAO – Kafè Antzokia
JUNE 18 – SPAIN – GIJON – Sala Acapulco
JUNE 19 – SPAIN – MADRID – Arena
JUNE 20 – SPAIN – VALENCIA – Loco Club
JUNE 23 – UK – LONDON- Dirty Water Club
JUNE 25 – NORWAY – OSLO – John Dee
JUNE 26 – SWEDEN – STOCKHOLM – Debaser
JUNE 27 – SWEDEN – GOTHENBURG – Pustervik
JUNE 28 – GERMANY – HAMBURG – Hafenklang
JUNE 30 – GERMANY – FREIBURG – Cafè Atlantic
JULY 01 – ITALY – PADOVA – Go Down Fest
JULY 02 – ITALY – LA SPEZIA – Spazio Boss
JULY 03 – ITALY – SALSOMAGGIORE – Festival Beat
JULY 04 – ITALY – BOLOGNA – Alchemica

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DIRECTOR PROMISES “DARKER” DAMNED DOCUMENTARY

“This film is much darker,” says film maker Wes Orshoski on the follow-up to his critically acclaimed Lemmy documentary, which focuses on The Damned. Titled ‘Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead’, Wes adds that “Captain is still going to make you laugh out loud and the performances are very raucous, but it’s a much more sobering look at what it’s like to be in a band with someone who you met as a teenager. The strange reality of being in a band that has lasted four decades and being tied at the hip to someone that you entered into this pact with before you even had any clue who you were as a person. ‘Lemmy’ was meant to be sort of a popcorn-munching, roller coaster ride, a party. The Damned film has that, but it’s also much more real.”

You can read Wes’s full story in the latest issue of VLR, on sale now, and view the documentary at the following venues in June:

June 8th Cardiff Chapter Arts Centre
June 9th Liverpool Picture House At Fact
June 10th Brighton Dukes @ Komedia
June 11th Newcastle Upon Tyne Tyneside Cinema
June 12th Edinburgh Filmhouse

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THE MAHONES ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

Seminal Irish punk band The Mahones have announced the track listing for their upcoming album, The Hunger & The Fight (Part Two).

01. The Hunger & The Fight Fight (Reprise)

02. Sea Of Skeletons / These Hands Will Build America

03. Irish Brigade (Fighting 69th)

04. Hammer In A Bag (Riot Tonight)

05. JFK

06. Punk Rock Saved My Life

07. Fuck You

08. Turn This Town (Upside Down)

09. Irish Punk Girl

10. Alternative Ulster (Stiff Little Fingers Cover)

11. The Parting Glass

Special guests and release dates to be announced shortly. The album will be released on The Mahones’ own record label, Whiskey Devil Records, and distributed by eOne (Canada), Cobraside Records (USA), and Wolverine Records (Europe, UK, Australia, Japan).

The Hunger & The Fight (Part One) was an Irish folk album, paying tribute to the band’s ancestry and musical heroes. It featured original and traditional songs and music, and told stories of Ireland, and specifically Dublin. Part Two brings the journey to America, and specifically to New York City, and the music transitions from folk to punk. This album will showcase the other side of The Mahones, and will be a full out punk album.

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JESSE MALIN NEW ALBUM/TOUR

Jesse Malin returns to the UK for a May tour and releases a new single, ‘Turn Up The Mains’ from his forthcoming new album New York Before The War  on 18th May. Jesse describes the song as “a ‘fuck you’ anthem to blow away all the things we are hit with on a daily basis to make room for something better. Sometimes celebrations can be fueled by anger and anxiety.”

The new album New York Before the War  features contributions from Peter Buck, Craig Finn, Wayne Kramer and J. Mascis. It is released via One Little Indian on 30th March.

May Tour

14th MANCHESTER Night & Day
15th NOTTINGHAM Bodgea Social Club
17th GLASGOW King Tuts
18th NEWCASTLE The Cluny
19th BIRMINGHAM 02 Academy 2
20th PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms
21st LONDON Tufnell Park Dome

Arriving almost five years on from his last record (2010’s Love It to Life), Jesse’s artistic ambitions for New York Before the War, were high: he knew he had to make it count. “I wanted to make a record that encompassed everything I’ve done, and I wanted to challenge myself sonically and rhythmically. I also wanted to create a soundtrack to battle these apathetic times.”

 

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