Congratulations to our competition winners! Chris Jared from Ipswich has won a copy of the ‘Punk’s Not Dead’ DVD and Charlie Fisher from Edinburgh is the lucky winner of our Sex Pistols graphic novel competition.
Both winners should expect their prizes in the post this week!
Deck Cheese Records have signed Foo Fighter/Me First and the Gimme Gimmes guitarist Chris Shiflett’s side-band JACKSON UNITED. They will release their ‘Harmony and Dissidence’ album on Nov 3rd preceded by a single ’21st Century Fight Song’. Drums on the album are shared by the Foos Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins.
Jackson United tour the U.K on the following dates-London Astoria Nov 16, Manchester Academy 3 17, Leeds Cockpit 18, Glasgow Captains Rest 19, Birmingham Barfly 20, London Water Rats 21.
STIFF LITTLE FINGERS tour the UK in October. The dates are as follows:
2 Dundee Fat Sam’s
3 Aberdeen Moshulu
4 Inverness The Ironworks
5 Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
7 York Duchess
8 Preston 53 Degrees
9 Halifax Victoria Hall
10 Sheffield The Plug
12 Crewe M Club
13 Wolverhampton Robin 2
14 Cardiff The Point
16 Gloucester Guildhall Arts Centre
17 Dartford Mick Jagger Centre
18 Ipswich Carribean Club
19 Norwich Waterfront
THE SPECIALS, minus keyboardist/key member Jerry Dammers, played a surprise set on Bestival’s main stage recently. Using the name ‘Terry Hall & Friends’ they treated the crowd to classics such as ‘A Message to You Rudy’ and ‘Too Much Too Young’.
Despite Dammers’ absence, this looks like being a big step towards the rumoured reunion tour for the two tone legends. More news soon.
Vive Le Punk can exclusively reveal that ’80s new wavers Bow Wow Wow’s singer Annabella Lwin has been recording with Sex Pistol Glen Matlock and Blondie man Frank Infante for her new solo EP. More news soon.
SPEAR OF DESTINY will celebrate their 25th anniversary by releasing a singles collection on September 1st and following it with a singles tour.
Never before has Kirk Brandon taken Spear of Destiny on the road to revisit the bands past glories. Fans can expect to hear all 12 of SOD’s top 40 UK singles including Liberator, Never Take Me Alive, Prisoner of Love, All My Love(Ask Nothing) and Come Back, alongside the more recent Myspace video play top 5 hit Berlin Berlin.
The tour dates will be as follows:
academy events & kirkbrandon.com presents
SPEAR OF DESTINY
The Singles Tour 2008
WED 10TH LEICESTER THE CHARLOTTE
0116 2553956 / thecharlotte.co.uk
THUR 11TH LONDON ISLINGTON ACADEMY I
08444 77 2000 / islington-academy.co.uk
FRI 12TH OXFORD ACADEMY
08444 77 2000 / oxford-academy.co.uk
SAT 13TH DARWEN LIBRARY THEATRE
01254 706006 / darwenlibrarytheatre.com
SUN 14TH LEEDS RIOS
08444 142182 – rios-leeds.com
TUE 16TH BIRMINGHAM ACADEMY II
08444 77 2000 / birmingham-academy.co.uk
WED 17TH BRISTOL ACADEMY I
08444 77 2000 / bristol-academy.co.uk
THUR 18TH SHEFFIELD CORPORATION
0114 2760262 / corporation.org.uk
FRI 19TH BRIGHTON CONCORDE II
01273 673311 / concorde2.co.uk
SAT 20TH CREWE THE BOX
01270 257398 / myspace.com/theboxuk
SUN 21ST NEWCASTLE ACADEMY II
08444 77 2000 / newcastle-academy.co.uk
TUE 23RD LIVERPOOL ACADEMY II
08444 77 2000 / liverpool-academy.co.uk
WED 24TH YORK THE DUCHESS
01904 641413 / theduchessyork.co.uk
THUR 25TH MANCHESTER ACADEMY III
0161 832 1111 / manchesteracademy.net
FRI 26TH ABERDEEN DRUMMONDS
01224 642662 / one up records
SAT 27TH GLASGOW BARFLY
0844 8472424 / barflyclub.com
SUN 28TH EDINBURGH CABARET VOLTAIRE
0131 220 6176 / thecabaretvoltaire.com
Virgin/EMI will release ‘The Peel Sessions’ by punk pioneers MAGAZINE on 27th October. It features four different Peel Sessions, from ’78 to ’80. The tracklisting will be as follows:
1. Touch and Go 14/2/78
2. The Lights Pour Out Of Me 14/2/78
3. Real Life (‘Definitive Gave’) 14/2/78
4. My Mind Ain’t So Open 14/2/78
5. Give Me Everything 24/7/78
6. Burst 24/7/78
7. I Love You You Big Dummy 24/7/78
8. Boredom 24/7/78
9. TV Baby 08/5/79
10. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) 8/5/79
11. Permafrost 8/5/79
12. A Song From Under The Floorboards 7/1/80
13. Twenty Years Ago 7/1/80
14. Look What Fear’s Done To My Body
15. Model Worker 7/1/80
The band are set to reform for two dates in February 2009.
80S U.K punks ANTI PASTI, of ‘Last Call’ album fame-have reformed with their complete original line up. They will play Berlins Punk and Disorderly festival Feb 20-22nd.
MAGAZINE are to reform for just two shows in February next year. Original members Howard Devoto, Barry Anderson and John Doyle will be joined by an as-yet unnamed guitarist to walk in the footsteps of the much-missed John McGeoch. It will be the first time the band has played together since 2009.
They will play London’s Kentish Town Forum on February 13th and Manchester Academy on February 14th.
Tickets go on sale on Monday 15th September.
BRISTOL ARCHIVE RECORDS has launched to showcase Bristol artists and provide a historical account of the scene from 1977 onwards. Many of the releases are very rare and the material has been lovingly digitally remastered from vinyl, dat and cassettes. The original vinyl releases were generally limited to runs of 1000 or less copies.
Take a look at Bristol Archive Records at www.bristolarchiverecords.com
SHAM 69 and www.vivelepunk.net are teaming up to present a one off performance of their classic album’Thats Life ‘ at Londons Astoria. Supports and more news to be announced soon. See flyer for details of this once in a lifetime show and see you there!!
Bands from New Zealands seminal AK79 punk album are all reforming for a show in Auckland in Nov.It will feature Scavengers (2of3original members), Proud Scum (all 4!), Features (2/4), Terrorways (all 5!) & Spelling Mistakes (all 4).
For more info on classic NZ punk and AK79 CHECK OUT-
The classic Soul/punk act tour at-
3 Birmingham The Sound Bar
8 Newcastle The Cluny
9 London Camden Jazz Cafe
West Ham’s finest, THE COCKNEY REJECTS head out on a world tour from November. They are also putting together a film of their
history and their East end roots. Julien Temple is involved. More news on the Cockney herberts soon!!
THE DAMNED have just finished recording their first new album since 2001’s
‘Grave Disorder’. They are holding a launch party at London’s Islington
Academy on Wed 19th November and tour the following dates:
15 Southampton Talking Heads (ltd avail.)
16 Southampton Talking Heads (ltd avail.)
19 London Islington Academy (ALBUM LAUNCH SHOW)
28 Dublin Button Factory
29 Belfast Empire
30 Newcastle Academy
2 Cambridge Junction
4 Leeds Irish Centre
5 Manchester Academy2
6 Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
7 ATP Fest, Minehead
10 Crewe M Club
11 Norwich Waterfront
12 Sheffield Corporation
13 London The Forum (Rebellion Festival)
14 Bristol Academy
16 Cardiff The Point
17 Gloucester Guild Hall
18 Bilston Robin II
19 Oxford Academy
20 Northampton Roadmender
21 Brighton Komedia
THE LORDS OF ALTAMONT play London’s Tufnell Park Dirty Water Club on September 18th, with special guests Teasing Lulu.
90’S London guitar slingers THE GODFATHERS bring their rock n roll machine to Islington Academy again on Oct 24th. They just had a greatest hits cd released by Cargo.
REBELLION LONDON will take place on Sat 13th Dec at Londons Forum, the Damned will headline with Penetration, the Yobs, 999, Radio Stars, The Shapes and Goldblade. More info at www.rebellionfestivals.com