BACK WITH A BANG‽

Agit-post-punk trio INTERROBANG‽ head out on tour next week in support of their long-awaited debut album.

The Leeds and Brighton based band, featuring Dunstan Bruce and Harry Hamer from CHUMBAWAMBA and Stephen Griffin from REGULAR FRIES, are to release the self-titled album on Friday 30 March through All The Madmen Records. It’s available to pre-order here.

Speaking exclusively to Vive Le Rock, Bruce explains, “Kicking up a righteous agit-punk-funkstorm; it’s motorik, pulsating and intense. We reject wholeheartedly the idea of nostalgia, we want to create something that is current and relevant; something that speaks to our generation who grew up in the shadow of punk, with hopes and dreams. What happened to that spark? How do we express that anger now? Deep in my 50-something blues this veers from the personal to the political, from the poignant to the pithy with short, sharp and urgent rapid-fire assaults this is an uplifting and inspiring album’s worth of hard hitting songs for hard hit people. This is our cri de couer!”

Catch the band on the road at the following dates….

Fri 30th March TODMORDEN Golden Lion w/ Liines
Sat 31st March WELLINGBOROUGH Horseshoe Inn w/ Eastfield, Wreckage
Sun 1st April NEWPORT Le Pub w/ Eight Rounds Rapid, Emy Lou Robbins
Mon 2nd April BRISTOL Louisiana w/ The Flux Capacitors
Tue 3rd April LEEDS Brudenell w/ Bilge Pump, Year of Birds
Wed 4th April LANCASTER The Yorkshire House w/ Year of Birds
Thu 5th April NEWCASTLE Cluny 2 w / Almighty Uprisers, Year of Birds
Fri 6th April NOTTINGHAM Maze w/ Headsticks, Verbal Warning
Sat 7th April MIDDLESBROUGH Westgarth w/ Flies On You, Year of Birds
Sun 8th April BIRMINGHAM Centrala w/ Eastfield, Alcohol Licks
Mon 9th April MANCHESTER Jimmys
Tue 10th April MILTON KEYNES Craufurd Arms w/ Louise Distras, Eight Rounds Rapid
Wed 11th April BRIGHTON Prince Albert w/ Dream Nails, Eight Rounds Rapid
Thu 12th April LONDON The Islington w/ The Charlemagnes
Fri 13th April RAMSGATE Music Hall w/ Eight Rounds Rapid
Sat 14th April SCUNTHORPE Café Indiependent w/ Eight Rounds Rapid, Addictive Philosophy

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JEAN GENIES!

Enigmatic new punk trio DAME JEAN release their debut single today – check out the video with Vive Le Rock!

‘Wasted Love’ is available to buy now from iTunes.

Giving very little away about themselves, they determinedly avoid Facebook, preferring to engage as personally and organically as possible. But they do have an Instagram account and a website.

Catch them on the following dates….

16/03 – The Back Room @ The Bell, Bath ** WASTED LOVE OFFICIAL SINGLE LAUNCH **

04/05 – Fiddlers Club, Bristol (w/ Wayne Hussey)

02/06 – Camden Rocks Festival, London

 

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GENERATING STEAM HEAT ON THE AIR!

Check out the latest edition of the Generating Steam Heat radio show….

In this week’s show, Gentleman Jimmy T returns from his latest round of detox to fly solo.

Jim has dug through the crates to bring you an hour of new tunes and lost classics from Viletones, The Autumn Stones, Doubling Boys, Abigail & Bliss, Rixe, Marmozets, Runt, The Saints, The New Deal, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, The Vibrators, The Baby Seals, Young Adventurers and a rule breaking double vinyl meltdown of classic 70s reggae…

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THE DAMNED UNVEIL TWO NEW TRACKS!

With just a few weeks to go until the release of their brand new album, THE DAMNED have unveiled a double-A-side single.

The reflective, haunting ‘Look Left’ and the more psych-rocking ‘Devil In Disguise’ are both taken the from the Tony Visconti-produced Evil Spirits, which is released through Search & Destroy/Spinefarm on Friday 13 April. Both tracks were written by drummer Pinch.

The band play four arena dates in June as support to the Alice Cooper-fronted LA supergroup HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES. Catch them at….

June 16th Birmingham Genting Arena
June 17th Manchester Arena
June 19th Glasgow The SSE Hydro
June 20th London The SSE Arena, Wembley

They then play three headline dates and a festival show in August at….

August 22nd Southampton, 02 Guildhall
August 23rd Holmfirth, Holmfirth Picture House
August 24th Warrington, Warrington Parr Hall
August 25th Belfast, Belsonic Festival (main support to Still Little Fingers)

Evil Spirits is available to pre-order here.

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MORE NAMES FOR OUR POWER-POP WEEKENDER!

More names have been added to the bill for the Pump It Up! power-pop special!

As previously announced, Vive Le Rock has hooked up with ace London club promoters Some Weird Sin to host a weekend of A-grade power-pop aT The Finsbury Pub, North London on 28 and 29 July, headlined by London legends THE BARRACUDAS and happening NYC band DIRTY FENCES.

Just added to the bill for the Sunday night are long-serving Italian trio FAZ WALTZ, playing their first London date in 5 years, and fast-rising Londoners MORE KICKS.

They join the likes of PROTEX, ROLE MODELS, LOS PEPES and TV CRIME playing across the weekend.

Day and weekend tickets are selling fast but they should still be available here.

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GANG OF FOUR GET LUCKY!

GANG OF FOUR return with their first new material in three years.

‘Lucky’ is the first song to be revealed from a new EP entitled Complicit, which is set for release on Friday 13 April.

The new track captures producer and founding member Andy Gill advancing his writing partnership with frontman John ‘Gaoler’ Sterry, aided by the production nous of Ben Hillier (Blur, Depeche Mode). Gill’s instantly indentifiable guitar shards and Gaoler’s urgent vocals are underpinned by bassist Thomas McNiece and drummer Tobias Humble’s aggressive and unrelentingly funky groove.

Speaking about ‘Lucky’, Gill says, “This track itself is a product of chance. I’d been watching a serious debate on one of those financial news channels – six white men in suits arguing about the stock markets – and it set me thinking about how limited luck can be. America’s demented ringmaster-clown claims to have bestowed fortune on the markets. He believes himself the master of luck. In reality, they are casinos. A lot of trading is anyway now done by algorithms to try to eliminate the element of chance, but luck isn’t capable of fundamentally changing the system. Even if you believe market crashes are the result of bad luck rather than layer upon layer of human and machine error, the system shudders, restarts and goes on as before.”

Formed in Leeds amid punk’s first flowering in 1977, Gang Of Four unashamedly grabbed the red hot poker of funk, inadvertently writing the rulebook for post-punk with their game-changing debut Entertainment! in ’79. Existing in various forms into the noughties, the departure of original singer Jon King allowed Gill to rebuild the band from the ground up, releasing the acclaimed What Happens Next in 2015.

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SAVAGES HEAD FOR EUROPE AND MARS!

BARRENCE WHITFIELD & THE SAVAGES have announced a major tour for Europe, releasing their first ever video to coincide!

‘Let’s Go To Mars’ is the first single to be taken from the Boston R&B legends’ new album Soul Flowers Of Titan, which is out through Bloodshot Records this Friday. It’s available to pre-order here.

The video is the work of Eric Baconstrip, drummer with London garage sausage-mongers KING SALAMI & THE CUMBERLAND THREE, who’ll be joining Barrence and co at their gig at The Garage on 19 May.

Full tour dates are….

SAT 28 APRIL – RnB Night, Groningen NL
WED 2 MAY – Grand Social, Dublin IE
THU 3 MAY – CAQF, Belfast UK
SAT 5 MAY – Ballydehob Jazz Festival IE
WED 9 MAY – Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh UK
THU 10 MAY – The Cluny, Newcastle UK
FRI 11 MAY – Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough UK
SAT 12 MAY – Soup Kitchen, Manchester UK
SUN 13 MAY – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
TUE 15 MAY – Academy 3, Birmingham UK
WED 16 MAY – Academy 3, Oxford UK
FRI 18 MAY – The Railway Hotel, Southend UK
SAT 19 MAY – The Garage, London UK
MON 21 MAY – Ribs’n’Blues, Raalte NL
WED 23 MAY – Le Molotov, Marseille FR
THU 24 MAY – Upload Club, Barcelona ES
FRI 25 MAY – TBC, Alicante ES
SAT 26 MAY – Mendialdea Music Festival, Vitoria ES
SUN 27 MAY – El Sol, Madrid ES
MON 28 MAY – Planta Baja, Granada ES
TUE 29 MAY – Sala X, Seville ES
THU 31 MAY – Kutxa Kultur Kluba, Donostia/San Sebastián ES
SAT 2 JUNE – Goezot in’t Hofke, Oud-Turnhout BE

Tickets are available now through Punk Rock Blues.

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BLADE RUNNERS!

Italian post-punks CUT fly in this week for a series of shows in northern England and Scotland.

The bass-free trio are touring in support of last year’s critically lauded sixth album Second Skin. The band have also announced the reissue of 2006’s long unavailable A Different Beat, vastly expanded from the original 13 tracks to 24.

Set for re-release on 15 March on gatefold vinyl, CD and download, it’s available to pre-order here.

Formed in Bologna in 1996, Cut have shown an industrious approach to gigging, covering Europe many times, including several visits to the UK. Along the way, they’ve shared stages with the likes of Iggy & The Stooges, Mudhoney, Violent Femmes, The Hives, Guitar Wolf and the Jim Jones Revue.

Their 2010 album Annihilation Road was recorded and mixed by Matt Vert-Ray of Heavy Trash and mastered by Richard Hell & The Voidoids guitarist Ivan Julian, while Second Skin featured a guest contribution from Minutemen and Stooges bassist Mike Watt.

Check out ‘Too Late’ from Second Skin.

Cut land in Liverpool on 1 March, eventually winding up in Preston on 10 March. Full dates are…

01.03.18 LIVERPOOL Sound
02.03.18 BOLTON Alma Inn
03.03.18 MANCHESTER Star & Garter
04.03.18 GATESHEAD The Black Bull
06.03.18 EDINBURGH Leith Depot
07.03.18 GLASGOW 13th Note
08.03.18 NOTTINGHAM JT Soar
09.03.18 SHEFFIELD The Delicious Clam
10.03.18 PRESTON The Ferret

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SUZIE STAPLETON VIDEO PREMIERE!

Australian guitarist SUZIE STAPLETON has a new single out this week, and she’s premiering the video exclusively with Vive Le Rock!

Described by the Melbourne musician as “an isolated protest in an oversaturated world where the powerful feed on the powerless,” ‘Negative Prophet’ was recorded and produced by Stapleton with the help of guest bassist Fred Lyenn Jacques of MARK LANEGAN’s band.

Set for release on Thursday 22 February, the single will be available as a FREE download from www.suziestapleton.com.

Since relocating to the UK in 2015, the Melbourne musician’s been working hard making a name for herself, sharing stages with Lanegan, MICK HARVEY and JIM JONES & THE RIGHTEOUS MIND, as well as appearing at Camden Rocks.

Currently touring Australia, she plats dates in the Czech Republic and France before returning to London for a show at The Finsbury, Manor House on 11 May. Full dates are….

1 Mar – The Junk Bar Brisbane, AUS
2 Mar – MoshPit Sydney, AUS
3 Mar – The Yarra Melbourne, AUS
10 Mar – MONA Hobart, AUS
23-24 Mar – Zizkovska Noc Festival, Prague, CZ
13 Apr – Le P’Tit Minou Brest, FR
14 Apr – Venue TBC, Nantes, FR
15 Apr – Blue Devils, Orleans, FR
11 May – The Finsbury, London, UK

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UNDERCOVER RETURNS TO MARGATE!

UNDERCOVER FESTIVAL is returning in April to the unique setting of Dreamland, Margate in Kent, a venue and experience that defies all other conventions and festival templates. Not only do we have a cracking line up but festival-goers can experience many retro rides and amusements, plus it is once again held undercover i.e. not outdoors, so if it’s peeing down come April, it’s not a problem and your beer won’t get diluted. Leave your wellies at home, and enjoy one of the best small alternative festivals the South has to offer!

The 2-day line-up includes some cracking local bands and so much more over two stages. It’s shaping up to be an unmissable event. We believe we have most bases covered. Two more bands to go and the line-up will be complete.

THE BLOCKHEADS: Ian Dury’s legendary outfit are lined up to headline the main stage with a full band and full set of at least 75 minutes, and when we say at least, we mean it, as with this band you never know when they will stop once they have started.

SHAM 69: the Original Hersham Boys with Jimmy Pursey and the band headlining the Saturday at Undercover.

“I know it’s taken a long walk to talk the talk in the garden, we have taken a long time to listen to Mick Moriarty asking us to come to Undercover Festival at Margate. Well alright, see you there in April we are looking forward to it!” – Jimmy Pursey, Sham 69

The festival is one that prides itself on taking an independent and grassroots approach to things, and is always determined to be different from mainstream events, with two days of alternative action from bands you’d be highly unlikely to see on most other festival line-ups.

“When we said it was the home we were looking for since we started as a festival in 2013, we meant it and I am pleased to be able to announce that we will be back at Dreamland Margate for 13 and 14 April 2018.”

It looks as if the move to April is working and appealing to many, our advice is get in quick as it looks like this one will be selling out soon…

Plans are in place for an even better Undercover VI, we are putting the finishing touches to what we believe is a mouth-watering alternative music event.

“I thought we could not beat the line-up we had for 2017, but I think we may have, our message to everyone is come along and see what all the fuss is about,” said Festival Organiser Mick Moriarty.

General admission tickets on sale online, by post or from several outlets. As we say at Undercover, “See Ya Down The (Sea) Front!”

A mouth-watering alternative line up of…

Friday 13 April 2018 / THE BLOCKHEADS / EDDIE & THE HOT RODS / RODDY RADIATION (THE SPECIALS) & THE SKABILLY REBELS / SONIC BOOM SIX / XSLF (X STIFF LITTLE FINGERS) / SEX PISTOLS EXPERIENCE / WITCHDOKTORS / KING PUNCH / SKACIETY / THE COMMITED / HAZARD / THE HALF WITS / THE WYRD SISTERS plus guests / RUSS CRIMEWAVE.

Saturday 14 April 2018 / SHAM 69 (PURSEY, PARSONS, TREGUNNA) / CHELSEA / PETER & THE TEST TUBE BABIES / KIRK BRANDON AKOUSTIC WITH SAM SANSBURY (CELLO) / MENACE / CRISIS / BIG BOY TOMATO / 1919 / EAST TOWN PIRATES / PUSSYCAT AND THE DIRTY JOHNSONS / THE WARRIORS / NUFFIN / NO LIP / RED (RELIGION EQUALS DECAY / RAGE DC / THE FANZINES / SURGERY WITHOUT RESEARCH / STONE HEROES / SCANDAL / GYB.

Plus Wyrd Sisters back at Buskers Corner (turn up and have a go) and cracking DJs over both days for a veritable multi-genre festival feast.

Line up subject to change etc etc

Tickets on sale here.

 

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DeRELLAS ON THE RISE!

London glam-punks THE DeRELLAS return with a new single and a bunch of UK dates taking them through the summer.

‘High Rise Supersize’ is the band’s first release to feature new singer Joey DeRella and was produced by legendary producer and ex-Vibrator, Pat Collier.

The single is backed with ‘Got Something To Say’ and a cheeky cover of SWEET’S ‘Fox On The Run’. It will be available on &” vinyl, CD and download from 6 April through the band’s own Rockaway Records, and precedes a new full-length album later in the year.

On the same day, the band head off on their High Rise Supersize Tour, kicking off at Duffy’s Bar in Leicester. Along the way they’ll be playing dates with the UK SUBS, CHELSEA and SLAUGHTER & THE DOGS as well as putting in an appearance at this year’s Rebellion Festival. Full dates are…..

April 6 – Duffy’s Bar, Leicester
April 7 – The Chameleon Arts Café, Nottingham
April 12 – The Thunderbolt, Bristol
April 13 – The Three Horseshoes, Bradford on Avon
April 14 – The Dolls’ House, Abertillery
April 20 – Suburbs, Guildford
April 21 – The Arts Centre, Reading
May 10 – Patterns, Brighton (w/UK Subs)
June 1 – The Vic, Swindon
June 2 – The Prince Albert, Stroud
July 13 – The Prince Albert, Brighton (w/Chelsea)
July 14 – The Underworld, London (w/Chelsea)
Aug 3-6 – Rebellion Festival, Blackpool (exact date TBA)
Aug 11 – 100 Club, London (w/Slaughter & The Dogs)

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VIVE LE POWERPOP!

Vive Le Rock is teaming up with ace London gig promoters Some Weird Sin to bring you a weekend of summer fun with our own powerpop festival!

Pump It Up! A Powerpop Weekender is taking place at North London venue The Finsbury over the weekend of 28 & 29 July.

Topping the bill on the Saturday are legendary London hitmakers THE BARRACUDAS, celebrating their 40th Anniversary with their first London show in 3 years and in fact their only show in the capital this year. They’ll be joined by LOS PEPES and TV CRIME.

The Sunday night sees fast-rising New Yorkers DIRTY FENCES closing the night with support from Belfast legends PROTEX and ROLE MODELS. Plus there’s more acts to be announced on both days!

Tickets are on sale now at an insanely reasonable £25 for the weekend or £15 for the Saturday and £12 for the Sunday. Book early as this will sell out!

 

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THE REAL NOWHERE MEN!

CITIZENS OF NOWHERE are a new band featuring 3 ex-members of THE GODFATHERS.

The trio have just unveiled their debut single and video and a preparing to play their first ever gig together in London this spring.

Guitarist Del Bartle had been in Godfathers precursors THE SID PRESLEY EXPERIENCE, later joining the reformed band in 2009, where he played alongside drummer Grant Nicholas on the Live At The 100 Club album. Guitarist Burrows, meanwhile, had replaced original guitarist Kris Dollimore for 1991’s Unreal World, the band’s last album for Epic.

‘Free Life’ is the first track from the forthcoming debut album May You Never Hear Serf Music Again, which was mixed by punk/metal guitar legend Bernie Tormé, set for release through Credible Hulk Productions later this year.

‘Free Life’ is available now through iTunes.

The band make their live debut at New Cross Inn, London on Thursday 12 April with support from THE NURSES and PRISONERS OF MOTHER ENGLAND.

Tickets are on sale here.

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FURS FLY IN FOR SUMMER DATES!

Vive Le Rock Award nominees THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS return to the UK for a handful of dates in June.

The shows mark a prompt return for the expat post-punks who played their first UK dates in several years last September. Support n all dates comes from DOCTORS OF MADNESS frontman Richard Strange.

The ‘Pretty In Pink’ hitmakers play the following dates…

Tues 12 June – O2 Academy, Leicester
Wed 13 June – Tramshed, Cardiff
Sat 16 June – O2 Academy, Liverpool

Tickets are on sale here.

The Furs are on of five nominees in the best live band category in the Vive Le Rock Awards. You can vote here.

Tickets for the the Award Ceremony at the O2 Academy, Islington, London on 28 March – including both standard and VIP packages with access to the exclusive backstage bar and aftershow – are available here.

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DREAMERS STILL DREAMIN’!

Rejuvenated power-pop rock’n’rollers LAST GREAT DREAMERS return this Spring with a brand new album and UK tour.

Recorded in deepest Oxfordshire last Autumn with producer Peter Brown, 13th Floor Renegades follows on from the widely acclaimed Transmissions From Oblivion released in 2016.

Originally coming together in London during the early 90s, the band turned a lot of heads with their debut album Retrosexual,  and as support du jour for visiting major US bands. Derailed by the onslaught of Britpop, vocalist Marc Valentine and lead guitarist Slyder convened a new line-up in 2014, issuing the rarities album Crash Landing In Teenage Heaven followed by the all-new Transmissions….  Since then they’ve been touring widely with the likes of The Quireboys, Bernie Tormé and former Runaways singer Cherie Currie.

“Everything fell into place at the right time,” says Valentine of the new album. “We started a Pledge campaign for the album, which had a fantastic response. The fans’ involvement was truly incredible and their generosity never ceases to amaze us. Hopefully with this album we get to repay their faith. It’s really been an organic process from start to finish, with a few twists and turns along the way, but we’re really proud of what we’ve managed to achieve in a short space of time.”

With the new album set for release on Friday 13 April through Ray Records, the band have lined up a series of UK dates, including an album launch party in Birmingham on 7 April, a London show at The Black Heart on 12 April and an appearance at Bearded Theory on 25 May. Full dates are…

Fri 9 March GREAT YARMOUTH Legends of Rock Festival

Sat 7 April BIRMINGHAM Asylum 2
Thu 12 April LONDON The Black Heart
Fri 13 April CANNOCK The Station
Sat 14 April BRIDGEND Hobos
Sun 15 April CAMBRIDGE Portland Arms
Wed 18 April WAKEFIELD Black Mass
Thu 19 April GRIMSBY Yardbirds
Fri 20 April CARLISLE Embers
Sat 21 April GLASGOW Nice’n’Sleazy
Sun 22 April NEWCASTLE Trillions

Fri 25 May DERBY Bearded Theory Festival
Sat 26 May BROMSGROVE Breaking Bands Festival
Sun 27 May BIRMINGHAM Dementia Awarefest

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

Check out the video for last year’s single ‘Oblivion Kids’.

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ROBERT SMITH TO CURATE MELTDOWN!

THE CURE frontman Robert Smith is to curate this year’s Meltdown Festival.

Founded in 1993, the Festival takes over venues on London’s South Bank each year with a series of events by artists chosen by a guest director. Past directors have included David Bowie, Patti Smith, Elvis Costello, John Peel, Nick Cave, Morrissey, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and David Byrne.

Says Smith, “I am honoured and excited to be curating the 25th Meltdown Festival. More than 30 of my all time favourite artists – some of the most exciting, inspirational, intense and influential performers of the last 40 years – will make sure this 10-night extravaganza at London’s Southbank Centre is the must-see event of the summer!”

This year’s Meltdown will take place from 15-24 June. Tickets go on sale to Southbank Centre members on 13 March, and to the general public on 15 March, when first acts will be announced.

The Cure, whose most recent album was 4:13 Dream in 2008, last played the UK in 2016. They play a one-off sold-out 40th Anniversary show in Hyde Park on 7 July.

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EARLY STRANGLERS ALBUMS REISSUED!

THE STRANGLERS are to have their early albums reissued in expanded form this spring.

The Classic Collection comprises the bands releases for United Artists and Liberty from 1977 to 1981. They include the studio albums Rattus Norvegicus, No More Heroes, Black And White, The Raven, The Gospel According To The Meninblack and La Folie, as well as the 1979 live album Live (X Cert).

The reissues coincide with the bands Definitive Tour, which kicks off on 6 March in Liverpool. Full dates and tickets are available on the band’s website.

Released in expanded single CD form, each album is augmented by non-album singles, B-sides and rarities. Set for release on 2 March through Rhino, the albums are available to pre-order here.

Full tracklistings are as follows…

Rattus Norvegicus (1977)

1. Sometimes
2. Goodbye Toulouse
3. London Lady
4. Princess Of The Streets
5. Hanging Around
6. Peaches
7. (Get A) Grip (On Yourself)
8. Ugly
9. Down In The Sewer
10. Choosey Susie
11. Peasant In The Big Shitty – live
12. Go Buddy Go – Other side of Peaches
13. Peaches – Airplay version
14. Grip ’89 – (Get A) GRIP (On Yourself)
15. Grip ’89 – Grippin’ Stuff Mix 12”

No More Heroes (1977)

1. I Feel Like A Wog
2. Bitching
3. Dead Ringer
4. Dagenham Dave
5. Bring On The Nubiles
6. Something Better Change
7. No More Heroes
8. Peasant In The Big Shitty
9. Burning Up Time
10. English Towns
11. School Man
12. Straighten Out – B-side of Something Better Change single
13. In The Shadows – B-side of No More Heroes single
14. 5 Minutes – Single
15. Rok It To The Moon – B-side of 5 Minutes single
16. No More Heroes – Edit

Black And White (1978)

1. Tank
2. Nice‘n’Sleazy
3. Outside Tokyo
4. Hey! (Rise Of The Robots)
5. Sweden (All Quiet On The Eastern Front)
6. Toiler On The Sea
7. Curfew
8. Threatened
9. Do You Wanna?
10. Death And Night And Blood (Yukio)
11. In The Shadows
12. Enough Time
13. Shut Up – B side of Nice ‘n’ Sleazy
14. Walk On By
15. Mean To Me
16. Tits” – Live
17. Old Codger – B-side of Walk On By
18. Svergie
19. Walk On By – Single edit

The Raven (1979)

1. Longships
2. The Raven
3. Dead Loss Angeles
4. Ice
5. Baroque Bordello
6. Nuclear Device
7. Shah Shah A Go Go
8. Don’t Bring Harry
9. Duchess
10. Meninblack
11. Genetix
12. Fools Rush Out – B-side of Duchess
13. Yellowcakes UF6 – B-side of Nuclear Device (Wizard Of Aus)
14. In The Shadows – Live from Don’t Bring Harry EP
15. N’Emmenes Pas Harry – Single
16. Bear Cage – Single
17. Bear Cage” – 12” Double A-Side

The Gospel According to the Meninblack (1981)

1. Waltzinblack
2. Just Like Nothing On Earth
3. Second Coming
4. Waiting For The Meninblack
5. Turn The Centuries Turn
6. Two Sunspots
7. Four Horsemen
8. Thrown Away
9. Manna Machine
10. Hallow To Our Men
11. Who Wants The World? – Single
12. The Meninblack (Waiting For ‘Em) – B side of Who Wants The World?
13. Top Secret – B-side of Thrown Away
14. Maninwhite – B-side of Just Like Nothing On Earth
15. Vietnamerica – Non-album track
16. Tomorrow Was The Hearafter – A-side of Stranglers Information Service single
17. G.m.b.H – Extended version of Bear Cage which appeared on the US IRS album ‘IV’

La Folie (1981)

1. Non Stop
2. Everybody Loves You When You’re Dead
3. Tramp
4. Let Me Introduce You To The Family
5. Ain’t Nothing To It
6. The Man They Love To Hate
7. Pin Up
8. It Only Takes Two To Tango
9. Golden Brown
10. How To Find True Love And Happiness In The Present Day
11. La Folie
12. Vietnamerica – B-side of Let Me Introduce You To The Family
13. Love 30 – B side of Golden Brown
14. Waltzinblack – B side of La Folie
15. Strange Little Girl – Single
16. Cruel Garden – B-side of Strange Little Girl
17. You Hold The Key To My Love In Your Hands – From the ‘La Folie’ sessions
18. La Folie – Edit

Live (X Cert) (1979)

1. (Get A) Grip (On Yourself)
2. Dagenham Dave
3. Burning Up Time
4. Dead Ringer
5. Hanging Around
6. I Feel Like A Wog
7. Straighten Out
8. Curfew
9. Do You Wanna?
10. Death And Night And Blood
11. 5 Minutes
12. Go Buddy Go
13. Down In The Sewer
14. Something Better Change
15. Bring On The Nubiles
16. Bitching
17. Peaches
18. Nice ‘N’ Sleazy
19. Ugly
20. London Lady

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NEWTOWN NEUROTICS DOC PLANNED!

Legendary Essex punks THE NEWTOWN NEUROTICS are the be the subject of a new documentary.

Formed in Harlow in 1979 in direct response to the draconian right-wing policies of Thatcher’s government, and casting a spotlight on the urban ennui facing the youth in newtown England,  they lit a radical fire under the second wave of UK punk, fuelled by a series of rabble-rousing singles like the self-explanatory punk disco floorfiller ‘Kick Out The Tories’ and ‘Living With Unemployment’, and the classic albums Beggars Can Be Choosers and Kickstarting A Backfiring Nation.

The work of film-maker Luke Baker, Kick Out will tell the band’s story through the input of band members and other key figures, including Steve Lamacq, Phil Jupitus, Attila The Stockbroker and Billy Bragg.

Says Baker, “The aim of Kick Out is to capture the essence of the time, explore the events which molded the band’s worldview and examine their place in British music history.”

A crowdfunding page has been set up to enable Baker to complete the film and fans and wellwishers can contribute here.

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