CAMDEN ROCKS BECOMES TWO-DAY EVENT!

Following on from the success of this year’s event, CAMDEN ROCKS head honcho Chris McCormack has announced next year it will be expanded to TWO DAYS!

On Saturday 2 June, for the 6th year running, Camden Rock brought more than 8,000 fans to the North London rock’n’roll enclave to see and hear over 200 acts – including PiL, British Sea Power, Maximo Park (pictured), The Professionals and more – performing at 20+ different venues.

So successful was the event that they’ve decided to double up and make it a two-day event in 2019. A limited number of earlybird day and weekend tickets are available now for the festival which takes place over Saturday and Sunday 1 and 2 June. Get them here!

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RANDY SAVAGES VIDEO EXCLUSIVE!

North London punks RANDY SAVAGES are set to release their debut single next month and they’re premiering their first video exclusively with Vive Le Rock!

‘Intercontinental’ is one side of a double-A single shared with ‘Guilty Of Nuthin’, which is set for release through Memphis label Wrecked-Em Wreckords on 13 July.

Describing themselves as “the missing link between cheap speed and Cheap Trick”, the band recorded the single in their own studio, buitl out of two disused shipping containers somewhere in Camden Town.

In their first year, they’ve played dates with the likes of Eddie & The Hot Rods, Anti-Nowhere League and Protex and next month they join the bill of Vive Le Rock and Some Weird Sin’s Pump It Up! Power Pop Weekender.  Taking place at The Finsbury Pub, Manor House over the weekend of 28-29 July, the event features sets from Protex, THE BARRACUDAS (only London show this year!), DIRTY FENCES, FAZ WALTZ, ROLE MODELS, LOS PEPES, LUCY & THE RATS and more. Tickets are available here.

Full Randy Savages tour dates…

24 June – Canterbury – Lady Luck
13 July – Camden – Lock Tavern – Garageland – single launch (w/ Newtown Neurotics)
15 July – Derby – Hairy Dog – Punks Against Cancer
28 July – London – The Finsbury – Powerpop Weekender
11 Aug – Kingston – Fighting Cocks
17 Aug – Leeds – Bad Apples
18 Aug – Oldham – Bank Top
18 Nov – London – 100 Club

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STRING ALONG A BLOATER!

BIG BOY BLOATER has unveiled another new video from his new album which is released next week.

‘Stop Stringing Me Along’ is the third video to be taken from Pills, the guitarist’s first album with his new stripped down version of THE LIMITS. It’s released through Provogue/Mascot Label Group on 15 June.

“This isn’t really directed at any one person or a specific organisation, but is a general song about things that have happened to me,” says Bloater about the song. “The shared experience a lot of my musician friends have had and an ode to the old days of the music business – the man with the big cigar who promises the World and delivers nothing is real and he’s still out there! I guess it’s a cautionary tale for anyone starting out in the music industry today!”

As previously announced, Big Boy Bloater and the Limits head out on tour this autumn. Catch them on the road at…

Thurs 6th Sept – NOTTINGHAM, The Maze
Fri 7th Sept – NEWCASTLE, The Cumberland Arms
Sat 8th Sept – GLASGOW, Stereo
Sun 9th Sept – PRESTON, The Continental
Thurs 13th Sept – BIDEFORD, The Palladium Club
Weds 19th Sept – LONDON, The Black Heart
Thurs 20th Sept – BRISTOL, Mr Wolf’s
Fri 21st Sept – ALDERSHOT, West End Centre
Weds 26th Sept – SHREWSBURY, Albert’s Shed
Thurs 27th Sept – CHELTENHAM, The Frog and Fiddle
Fri 5th Oct – NORWICH, B2 Venue
Sat 6th Oct – LOUTH, Hoochie Coochie Club

Read a new interview with Big Boy Bloater in the current edition of Vive Le Rock!, out now!

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30 DAMAGED YEARS!

Internationally renowned East London garage-punk label DAMAGED GOODS RECORDS are celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year!

And to mark the occasion, they’re having a very special 30th Anniversary Singles Club.

The label invited some of their favourite bands to record cover versions of their favourite singles. They even asked them to do the original B-sides! The seven bands that stepped up to the plate were CYANIDE PILLS, GIUDA, JOHNNY MOPED, HARD SKIN, THE SHADRACKS, GRAHAM DAY & THE FOREFATHERS and WILD BILLY CHILDISH.

Housed in sleeves that pay homage to the originals, the singles will be pressed on coloured vinyl in limited editions of 250 copies and will be posted out two at a time, with “something nice in with the last one”.

The singles will not be available digitally, but will be made available on black vinyl a few weeks later.

Membership of the club is £70 and is available here.

The label will also be hosting a special 30th Anniversary gig on Thursday 6 September at the Music Machine in London (otherwise known as KOKO in Camden), featuring Wild Billy Childish & CTMF plus Johnny Moped and The Shadracks. Tickets priced £15 are available here.

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THE CHURCH PLAY U.K. DATES!

Aussie legends THE CHURCH have announced a handful of UK dates following their sold-out Meltdown show next week.

As previously announced, the band join the PSYCHEDELIC FURS at London’s Royal Festival Hall on Friday 15 June as part of the festival curated by THE CURE’s Robert Smith.

The following weekend, they take over West London’s Bush Hall for A Weekend Crusade. On Saturday 16 June, the band will be playing selections from their albums Starfish and Hologram Of Baal, celebrating their 30th and 20th Anniversaries respectively. On Sunday 17 June, they’ll be performing their classic 1982 album The Blurred Crusade in its entirety. Both days will also feature film screenings and solo sets. Tickets are available here.

The band then head north to play dates in Sheffield (18/6), Newcastle (19/6) and Glasgow (20/6) playing shows in support of the latest album Man Woman Life Death Infinity. They’ll be joined on these dates by UK-based Australian artist Suzie Stapleton. Full dates are below…

Check out the video for ‘I Don’t Know How I Don’t Know Why’

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STRANGE CONVERSATION!

Legendary DOCTORS OF MADNESS founder Richard Strange took the time to talk to Vive Le Rock ahead of his show at London’s Bush Hall on Saturday 9 June.

As previously announced, Richard and a band involving several special guests will be performing his classic solo concept album The Phenomenal Rise Of Richard Strange for the first time ever in its entirety. Tickets for the show are available here.

The Bush Hall Show sounds like a spectacular, what should people expect?
An immersive, multimedia, interactive event, featuring some of the greatest musicians I have ever worked with. Between them they have worked with Bob Dylan, PJ Harvey, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Tindersticks, The Who, Atomic Rooster, Scott Walker, Sarah Jane Morris, Madness, Band of Holy Joy, The Higsons, Jamairoquai …oh and the Doctors of Madness!

Is this really the first time it’s been performed in full, what took you so long?
The time was never right… I had fallout with Virgin soon after it was released, Cabaret Futura was going strong, my acting career was starting to take off and the original band had started to go their separate ways. We did some of the songs at Glastonbury in 2009, but never the whole show, and never a staged version embracing the political narrative.

Will it be just you on the stage?
No, see above… This is a 24 carat all-star band, plus films, staging, guests, bells and whistles!! All the hoopla of a Trump convention… but without Stormy Daniels!

The album is nearly 40 years old, do you feel it speaks to these times?
More than ever… Obviously I have been working on it a lot and listening to it a lot recently, as you can imagine. Never been more relevant. A Maverick politician uses showbiz techniques, media manipulation and sheer brass neck to become president (of a Federated Europe, which is in total political meltdown). The second verse of one of the songs starts…

“Bombing in Madrid by Franco’s chosen sons.
Mussolini resurrected in Rome.
And meanwhile back in London
there’s this woman whose ambition
is to send everybody home”.
(On Top Of The World. Copyright Richard Strange 1978)

You couldn’t make it up…. Oh hold on… I DID… in 1978!! But that could have been the BBC news today… Meltdown in Italy, Spain, UK, Hungary, Germany, Holland. Resurgent nationalism/fascism, a media that distort news for its own ends.. etc etc. Any resemblance between my character and any other character, living or dead, is purely intentional!

Where does your love of theatrical presentation come from?
I have been lucky enough to work with the best! Directors like Robert Wilson, Yuri Lyubimov, choreographers like Luca Silvestrini of Protein Dance, artists like Gavin Turk and Haroon Mirza, film directors like Harmony Korine, Martin Scorsese and Tim Burton. Event curators like Hal Willner, who did the Disney show at the RFH with Jarvis Cocker, and the Fellini show and the Sea Shanties shows at The Barbican. I love the way he flies by the seat of his pants and always pulls off something unforgettable…….. I am sponge… I watch everyone, everything, and adapt to my own needs. I always carry a note book. The scenes are out there every day! You just got to see them (and not forget them)!

You’ve worked with the great and the [not so!] good. Who taught you the most?
I think Robert Wilson, with whom I spent 3 years working on ‘The Black Rider’ with Marianne Faithfull, (the Tom Waits/William Burroughs musical play) was a huge experience for me. We did it at The Barbican, in LA, in San Francisco and in Sydney. Watching Bob work is a masterclass in stagecraft, lighting, movement, composition and sheer bloody mindedness!! Also writing a cantata with the great Gavin Bryars, based on the life and work of William Burroughs, was an inspiration. Neville Farmer, the director, and I are just finishing editing the movie of the event. Tim Burton was great to work with (on Batman) and Martin Scorsese is a lifelong hero… (Though if I could have chosen ANY of his films to work on, it would probably NOT have been Gangs of New York). Working with Harmony Korine, Anita Pallenberg, Denis Lavant and Diego Luna on Mr Lonely was a gas. It was 6 weeks of non-stop insanity in the most remote part of the Highlands, with only the midges for company! I love the energy and dedication and attention to detail of Luca Silvestrini, the choreographer with Protein Dance

You had a ringside seat for the Punk movement, is it true the Pistols supported you?
Yep. Not only supported us (1976) but also robbed us while we were onstage!! I sat next to Paul Cook a couple of weeks ago at the Albert Hall, watching my mate Joe Elliott raise billions for Teenage Cancer Charity and felt a hand in my pocket…turned to see who it was and it was Cookie…. he laughed and he gave me a lovely hug!

What would you say to anyone one thinking of waiting another 40 years to witness The Phenomenal Rise of Richard Strange?
See you there!

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NIGHTINGALES ANNOUNCE MORE DATES!

Birmingham post-punk evergreens THE NIGHTINGALES have announced a series of UK dates for the Autumn.

Originally formed in 1979 out of the ashes of seminal Brum punks THE PREFECTS, since reconvening in 2004, the band has become increasingly active. They’ve just completed a short run of dates, and released a single ‘Commercial Suicide Man’ with punk legend VIC GODARD, who Nightingales frontman Robert Lloyd first met when The Prefects and Subway Sect supported THE CLASH on their White Riot Tour.

Buy ‘Commercial Suicide Man’ here.

The Nightingales will be joined on select dates on the forthcoming tour by fast-rising punk-jazz threesome THE NEAR JAZZ EXPERIENCE, featuring Terry Edwards and Simon Charterton from 80s post-punk funkers THE HIGSONS and MADNESS bassist Mark ‘Bedders’ Bedford.

Full tour dates are….

Thu 20th Sep – The Cellar, Oxford
Fri 21st Sep – The Exchange, Bristol
Sat 22nd Sep – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
Sun 23rd Sep – Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate
Tue 25th Sep – Soup Kitchen, Manchester*
Wed 26th Sep – Stereo, Glasgow*
Thu 27th Sep – Opium, Edinburgh*
Fri 28th Sep – Central Bar, Gateshead*
Sat 29th Sep – The Lantern, Halifax*
Sun 30th Sep – Greystones, Sheffield*
Tue 2nd Oct – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham*
Wed 3rd Oct – Moth Club, London*
Thu 4th Oct – The Portland Arms, Cambridge*
Fri 5th Oct – Canal House, Nottingham*
Sat 6th Oct – Green Door Store, Brighton

*featuring The Near Jazz Experience

Tickets available now here.

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GROOVING IN GREEN!

Legendary French folk-punks LES NEGRESSES VERTES have announced a handful of UK dates this Autumn.

The three shows form the UK leg of a major tour celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the band’s classic debut album Mlah!

Formed in Paris in 1987, Les Negresses Vertes made their mark in the UK off the back of their infectious debut album and an appearance at the 1989 Reading Festival, which saw them hailed as the French equivalent of The Pogues. After a second album Famille Nombreuse for Virgin in 1991, however, their career was derailed by the sudden death of charismatic frontman Helno from a heroin overdose in January 1993. The band eventually regrouped around founding members Stefane Mellino, Mathias Canavese and Jean-Marie Paulus, continuing in an increasingly dub/lounge vein but always a riveting live act.

Catch Les Negresses Vertes live at…

Tue 25 Sept – LONDON O2 Academy Islington tickets
Wed 26 Sept – MANCHESTER Band on the Wall  tickets
Thu 27 Sept – GLASGOW O2 ABC2 tickets

Check out ‘Zobi La Mouche’ from Mlah!

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LORDS OF THE REISSUED CHURCH!

THE LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH are to have their classic debut album reissued this Summer in expanded form.

The eponymously-titled The Lords Of The New Church was originally released through manager Miles Copeland’s Illegal Records in 1982.

The band was the first genuine supergroup to emerge from the punk-era, featuring Brian James from THE DAMNED, Stiv Bators from THE DEAD BOYS, Dave Tregunna from SHAM 69 and Nicky Turner from THE BARRACUDAS. Bators and Tregunna had previously united in the short-lived THE WANDERERS.

The album was an immediate success, reaching No.3 on the UK Indie Chart, with the single ‘Open Your Eyes’ reaching the Top 30 of the US Modern Rock chart. Switching the the major-distributed I.R.S label, the band would release two more successful albums – Is Nothing Sacred? and The Method To Our Madness – before splitting in 1989.

The double-disc The Lords Of The New Church – Special Edition sees the original 10-track album boosted by the inclusion of ‘Girls Girls Girls’ and ‘Young Don’t Cry’, the original B-sides of the ‘Open Your Eyes’ and ‘Russian Roulette’ singles. The second disc features a 13-track live set from ’82 from the legendary Long Island club, My Father’s Place.

The album is set for release on 20 July through Blixa Sounds Records.

Check out the video for ‘Open Your Eyes’.

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ZERO HOUR FOR THE SPITFIRES!

Watford mods THE SPITFIRES return with a new album this summer and have unveiled a new video as a taster.

‘Remains The Same’ is the first single to be taken from the album Year Zero, which is set for release through Hatch Records on 27 July. It’s available to pre-order here.

In three years, the band’s infectious brand of ska, punk, reggae and soul has seen both their previous albums Response and A Thousand Times reach the top end of the Independent Albums Chart, as well as denting the national Top 100.

The band hit the road this Autumn for a lengthy series of dates that will take them into the New Year and includes a London show at the Islington Assembly Hall. Full dates are….

Fri 05 Oct – Southend, Chinnerys
Sat 06 Oct – Norwich, Arts Centre
Fri 02 Nov – Dover, Booking Hall
Sat 03 Nov – Brighton, Patterns
Fri 09 Nov – Leamington Spa, Zephyr Lounge
Sat 10 Nov – London, Islington Assembly Hall
Thu 15 Nov – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
Fri 16 Nov – Glasgow, Broadcast
Sat 17 Nov – Edinburgh, Mash House
Fri 23 Nov – Bristol, Fiddlers
Sat 24 Nov – Exeter, Cavern
Thu 29 Nov – Newcastle, Cluny
Fri 30 Nov – Carlisle, Old Fire Station
Fri 07 Dec – Leeds, Hi Fi Club
Sat 08 Dec – Northampton, Roadmender

Fri 25 Jan – Belfast, Limelight 2
Sat 26 Jan – Dublin, Workman’s Club
Fri 08 Feb – Sheffield, Plug
Sat 09 Feb – Manchester, Gorilla
Fri 15 Feb – Hull, Fruit
Sat 16 Feb – York, Fibbers
Fri 22 Feb – Cardiff, The Globe
Sat 23 Feb – Liverpool, O2 Academy 2

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DADDY LONG LEGS BRING THE SOUL!

NYC punk-blues trio DADDY LONG LEGS are back in the UK this week for a tour with a difference.

The Norton Records artists are going to be touring with NYC raw soul DJ Jonathan Toubin’s New York Night Train/ Soul Clap & Dance Off.

These two entities first hooked up at clubs and warehouse parties towards the end of the last decade. With Daddy Longs’ albums and Toubin’s Souvenir’s Of The Soul Clap compilations both appearing on Norton, the label’s much loved and now sadly late lamented boss Billy Miller suggested they take the party on the road.

Thanks to Punk Rock Blues, for the first time this will be happening across the UK. Catch them from Friday at…

Fri 1 June  Lewes – The Con Club
Sat 2 June  Euston, Suffolk – Red Rooster Festival
Sun 3 June  Southend – The Railway Hotel
Wed 6 June  Glasgow – Broadcast
Thrs 7 June  Newcastle – The Cluny
Fri 8 June  Leeds – The Brudenell Social Club
Sat 9 June  London – The 100 Club

Get your tickets here…  And don’t forget your dancin’ shoes!

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WONK UNIT UNVEIL NEW VIDEO!

The UK’s favourite DIY punks WONK UNIT are back with a brand new video, which they’re launching exclusively with Vive Le Rock!

‘Day Job Wanker’ is the first single from the band’s new album Terror which gets is out through Plasterer Records in time for Wonkfest on 28 July.

“‘Don’t give up your day job!’ We’ve all heard it,” says Wonk Unit’s Alex. “The artists in office jobs, the poets on building sites. Anyone with aspirations that differ from that of the conventional norm. The blank, contemptuous expressions we are met with after sharing our creations with co-workers, friends and family, people who don’t understand.”

The track features guest vocals from Jess of CALVA LOUISE and Emily from THE FLEAS and the video is the work of acclaimed filmmaker Mark Richards.

You can catch Wonk Unit on the road at….

31 May – Cafe Nefast, Stift Bree, Belgium
2 June – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
3 June – Oude Heerbaan, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
22 June – The Parish, Huddersfield
23 June – Uttoxeter Punk Festival, The Old Star, Uttoxeter
29 June – Old Town House, Warrington
30 June – NW Calling, O2 Ritz, Manchester
1 July – Fox & Firkin, Lewisham, London (acoustic)
5 July – Störfaktor Festival, Zwickau, Germany
7 July – K3, Hameln, Germany
8 July – Ruhrport Rodeo, Germany
13 July – Belvoir Castle, Bath
14 July – Wemstock Festival, Wem, Shropshire
15 July – Punks Against Cancer, Hairy Dog, Derby
20 July – Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham
21 July – Mayhem at Mick’s, Rose Farm, Fleckney, Leicestershire
22 July – West End Centre, Aldershot
28 July – Wonkfest, The Dome, Tufnell Park, London
4 August – Rebellion – Rebellion Festival, Blackpool (full band plus acoustic)
10 August – Boomtown Festival. Winchester
25 August – Strangriedefest, Hannover, Germany
27 August – Anyway, Essen, Germany
29 August – Pitcher, Dusseldorf, Germany
31 August – Cassiopeia, Berlin
1 September – Punk Rock Bowling, Monkeys, Hamburg
28 September – The Palace, Wotsit Called Fest, Hastings
29 September – Redrum, Stafford
1 December – Star & Garter, Manchester

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FINAL VIBRATORS REUNION THIS SATURDAY!

Last call for tickets for the grand VIBRATORS reunion show this Saturday!

For the very last time, all the members from the band’s first and second album line-ups will take the stage at the Islington Assembly Hall, London. The band will also be joined by other members from their illustrious history throughout the night.

Support comes from fellow Class of ’77 punks MENACE plus current Vibrators bassist Pete’s other band, TIME TO KILL.

Kicking off at 19.00, tickets are on sale here.

Check out ‘Automatic Lover’ on Top Of The Pops.

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VIC GODARD’S PRISON SONGS!

Original punk legend VIC GODARD is the subject of a new charity compilation.

Singing A Song In Prison: The Songs Of Vic Godard features 13 tracks written by the great man and covered by a diverse array of artists and compiled for the benefit of Amnesty International by Liverpool musician Joe McKechnie.

Bands featured include ORANGE JUICE, THE BLUE ORCHIDS, THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN, ADVENTURES IN STEREO, THE BITTER SPRINGS, THE KINGFISHERS, ADAM WALTERS and more.

Available to buy digitally from Bandcamp, 100% of all profits go directly to Amnesty International.

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ALL RISE FOR RICHARD!

Legendary DOCTORS OF MADNESS founder RICHARD STRANGE has announced a one-off performance of his classic solo album The Phenomenal Rise Of Richard Strange.

Described as a ‘political fantasy concept’, the album was originally released in 1981, three years after the dissolution of the Doctors.

The show at London’s Bush Hall on Saturday 9 June will be the ‘first and only full and complete’ performance of the album, and will be delivered in a special cabaret-style setting with special guests and many surprises.

Formed in Brixton and described as “the missing link between David Bowie and The Sex Pistols”, The Doctors Of Madness were a huge influence on punk (Dave Vanian was even briefly a member), but being very much ahead of their time, were unable to reap any rewards. A box set retrospective released last year through Cherry Red was accompanied by some rapturously-received live shows.

Tickets for the Bush Hall show, priced £22, are on sale here.

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RUSSIA, HERE WE COME!

Members of the PROFESSIONALS, THE WILDHEARTS and THE TOY DOLLS have teamed up to send England on their way to the World Cup with a new anthem and video!

‘Charge Of The Light Brigade’ by THE TALLYWAGS celebrates England’s past World Cup campaigns, through thin and thinner, hopefully sending a resounding and reassuring message to our boys that things probably can’t get any worse, and at all costs to maintain the traditional stiff upper lip in the face of adversity.

‘Charge Of The Light Brigade’ is available now on iTunes and Spotify.

Show our boys your support and get sharing!

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POPLAR CONSENT!

Rising London street-punks EAST END BADOES launched their new album A Punk Rock Sound With An East End Beat last month – with a full supporting cast! – at London’s 100 Club. Vive Le Rock‘s Tony Ghirardi was there…

EAST END BADOES
The 100 Club, London
The 100 Club was the evening’s destination for Human Punk’s four band offering of East End Badoes, The Violators, Knock Off and Geoffrey OiCott, and there was the added attraction of it being the Badoes album release gig.
The evening kicked off with Yorkshire Cricket based Oi band, Geoffrey OiCott. Dressed in their obligatory cricket whites, they warmed up the 100 Club with their tongue-in-cheek renditions ‘Dawn Of The Dickie Birds’, ‘Robin Hood Was A Yorkshire Man’ and ‘Glory Glory Garry Thompson’, which was changed to ‘Glory Glory Eric Bristow’ in recognition of the darts player’s recent death.

Knock Off (left) were next up, a three piece from Watford with a couple of cracking albums and singles under their belts. They are an ultra-hardworking band and it really shows with their tight professional set which included crowd favourites ‘Are You Offended’, ‘Jack The Ripper’ and their terrace chant, ‘Football, Beer And Punk Rock’ which always goes down a storm.

UK82 returned to the 100 Club in the shape of The Violators (below). Having been back together since last year’s appearance at Rebellion, great things were expected of them. After overcoming some initial bass amp problems, they put in a blinding set of old favourites, with ‘Summer Of ‘81’ and ‘Gangland’ being the highlights. 

The stage was now set for the East End Badoes to make their first ever album launch. There was a large following for them, most of whom piled down the front of the stage to join in the fun. The majority of tracks, as expected, were from the new album, like ‘Poplar Boys’ and ‘Trouble On The Streets’, all were very well received by those in attendance. The band played at full tilt and at one point Mark’s snare drum broke; until a new one was found, a member of the audience offered his prosthetic leg to use! A great, fun evening which ended with a few of the crowd on stage adding vocals for ‘Trouble On The Streets’ and their cover of The Professionals ‘1-2-3’.
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NEVILLE STAPLE ON THE FESTIVAL TRAIL!

SPECIALS and FUN BOY THREE legend NEVILLE STAPLE has lined up a summer of festival appearances.

Since leaving the Specials in 2012, Neville has resumed his solo career with gusto, touring widely and releasing the album Return Of Judge Roughneck in February last year through Cleopatra.

You can catch Neville and his band at the following festivals…

26 May – ELDERFLOWER FIELDS, East Sussex
9 June – STONE VALLEY FEST, Hertfordshire
16 June – BRISTOL VOLKSFEST
22 June – ASHBOURNE FESTIVAL, Derbyshire
23 June – LOVE MUSIC HATE RACISM, Newport
30 June – MINETY FESTIVAL, Swindon
14 July – BIG WEEKEND, Cambridge
21 July – 2 TONE FOREVER, Southend on Sea
22 July – TBC London
27 July – BUTEFEST, Isle of Bute
29 July – FLEUR FEST, East Hagbourne
3 August – REBELLION, Blackpool
10 August – GREEN MEADOWS, Peterborough
11 August – VW WHITE NOISE, Thetford
17 August – REWIND FESTIVAL, Henley
18 August – WITNEY MUSIC FEST, Oxfordshire
25 August – CAMPER CALLING, Warwickshire
26 August – GRAZE FESTIVAL, Winchester

Check out the video for ‘Return Of Judge Roughneck’

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