LOS FASTIDIOS ANNOUNCE DATES!

Italian anti-fascist ska-punks LOS FASTIDIOS have unveiled a new video ahead of a bunch of summer tour dates.

‘Radio Babylon’ is a re-recording of a track from their 2017 album The Sound Of Revolution, this time featuring the vocals of the band’s tour manager Elisa Dixan. It’s taken from the 7″ Elisa Dixan Sings Los Fastidios, which is available now through Kob Records.

The band’s new album Joy Joy Joy is out this month and is available to order here.

Los Fastidios hit the UK at the end of July for a run of summer dates, including two performances at Rebellion and a headline show at London’s New Cross Inn. Full dates are…

31.07.2019 – SHOREHAM BY SEA – DUKE OF WELLINGTON
01.08.2019 – WREXHAM – SEITH SEREN
02.08.2019 – BLACKPOOL – REBELLION (Almost Acoustic stage)
03.08.2019 – BLACKPOOL – REBELLION (Empress Ballroom stage)
06.08.2019 – GLASGOW – AUDIO
07.08.2019 – EDINBURGH – BANNERMANS BAR
08.08.2019 – DERBY – HAIRY DOG
09.08.2019 – MANCHESTER – STAR AND GARTER
10.08.2019 – YORK – THE FULFORD ARMS
11.08.2019 – LONDON – NEW CROSS INN

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ANY ROAD HOME!

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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MORROCCAN ROLL SOLDIER!

Current Michael Monroe and former New York Dolls guitarist STEVE CONTE has unveiled a video for a track from his Steve Conte NYC album.

The song ‘What Would I Do If I Were Me’ features guest appearances from Ginger Wildheart and Hellacopter and Backyard Babies guitarist Dregen and was originally released in 2014.

It was filmed entirely in Morocco by Jacoba Cornelisse and Salah Ait Oukdim.

Steve Conte NYC is available now from CD Baby.

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RISKEE BUSINESS!

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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NEW MODEL SINGLE!

NEW MODEL ARMY have unveiled a lyric video for the first single from their new album.

The urgent, dystopian ‘End Of Days’ is taken from From Here, which follows on from 2016’s Winter and is set for release through EARmusic on 23 August. The album is available to order in various formats and bundles here.

The band will follow the release with a UK tour kicking off in Southampton on 8 October and taking in a London date at the Electric Ballroom, Camden on 14 November. Full dates are…

08/10 – 1865, Southampton
13/11 – SWX, Bristol
14/11 – Electric Ballroom, London
15/11 – Junction, Cambridge
16/11 – Stylus, Leeds
17/11 – Tramshed, Cardiff
19/11 – Live Rooms, Chester
20/11 – Boiler Shop, Newcastle
21/11 – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
22/11 – O2 Ritz, Manchester
23/11 – O2 Institute, Birmingham
12/12 – Concorde 2, Brighton
21/12 – Rock City, Nottingham

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THE PUKES VIDEO EXCLUSIVE!

Punk rock ukulele band THE PUKES are back with a brand new video which they’re premiering exclusively with Vive Le Rock!

‘One In A Million’ is taken from the band’s first full album of all-original material, Never Mind The Buffet, which is due out in September though their own Hoo Har label. The video is the work of renowned film-maker Mark Richards.

The Pukes have built a reliable reputation for riotous gigs, featuring ukulele-based renditions of punk classics from the likes of Buzzcocks, Dead Kennedys, Cock Sparrer, Ramones and Discharge, releasing the album Too Drunk To Pluck in 2014.

The band now return with a slimmed-down line-up and an album of self-penned songs, produced by ex-Vibrator Pat Collier at Perry Vale Studios in South London.

The band have a handful of dates coming up, including a special album launch at The Dublin Castle, Camden on 13 September. Full dates are…

Thu 1 Aug – Rebellion Festival
Fri 13 Sept – London – Dublin Castle tickets
Sat 14 Sept – Bristol Ukulele Festival

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SAVAGE AMUSEMENT!

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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HEALTHY JUNKIES VIDEO EXCLUSIVE!

London punks HEALTHY JUNKIES have a new video which they’re premiering exclusively with Vive Le Rock!

‘This Is Not A Suicide’ is taken from the band’s latest album Delirious Dream which was released last Autumn.

The band have a bunch of dates coming up, including their third annual FREE Punk & Roll Rendezvous festival from 6-8 September at The Unicorn, Camden featuring 25 bands plus DJs. Full dates are…

12 July – The 100 Cub (w/The Vibrators and Penetration)
13 July – The Unicorn, Camden ( Punk & Roll Rendezvous )
20 July – Percy’s Cafe, Whitchurch
26 July – The Amersham Arms, New Cross, London
3 Aug – Rebellion Festival, Blackpool
17 Aug – Wolsey’s, Bangor, N Ireland (BBA Taking Control Festival)
23 Aug – The Mulberry, Sheffield (Punks Against Cancer)
31 Aug – BOSfest. Burnham-on -sea
7 Sept – The Unicorn, Camden (Punk &and Roll Rendezvous)
18 Sept – The Dublin Castle, London
28 Sept -Kollis The Lounge, London
5 Oct – HRH Punk Festival, O2 Academy, Sheffield

Delirious Dream is available now from the band’s website.

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PENETRATION COVER BUZZCOCKS!

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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HEY! KOLOSSUS!

Industrial techno-rock duo CUBANATE have a new EP out and they’ve unveiled a strikine new video for the title track.

Kolossus represents the pair’s first new music in more than two decades and features five new songs as well as remixes by FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY’s Rhys Fulber from and DROWND. The video is the work of E Gabriel Edvy of Blackswitch Labs.

Formed in London in 1992 as a four-piece, Cubanate eventaully slimmed down to a nucleus of vocalist Marc Heal and guitarist Phil Barry. Going out as support to the likes of Gary Numan, Sisters Of Mercy and Front 242, they released four albums before splitting in 2000. Heal and Barry reconvened in 2016 for Chicago’s Cold Waves festival, going on to play several more dates in support of the 2017 compilation Brutalism.

Kolossus is available now through Armalyte Industries.

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OUT COME THE FREAKS!

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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MURDERBURGERS VIDEO EXCLUSIVE!

Scots punks MURDERBURGERS have a new video which they’re premiering exclusively with Vive Le Rock!

‘Turning 30 Was An Eye Opener’ is the opening track from the band’s latest album What A Mess released last March.

The video was made by and stars Kyle from Lovers Turn To Monsters. For fans of going apeshit in a room on your own.

Frontman Fraser heads out for solo dates during June, followed by full band shows around Europe with FLAMINGO NOSEBLEED, followed by appearances at Wonkfest and Rebellion. Full dates are…

8/06/19 – Dunfermline – Monty’s (Fraser solo)
19/06/19 – Inverness – The Market Bar (Fraser solo)
20/06/19 – Aberdeen – The Cellar (Fraser solo)
21/06/19 – Dundee – Conroy’s Basement w/ Nelson Savage + more (Fraser solo)
24/06/19 – Bristol – The Exchange w/ Ogikubo Station (Fraser solo)
25/06/19 – London – New Cross Inn w/ Ogikubo Station (Fraser solo)
26/06/19 – Leicester – The Soundhouse w/ Ogikubo Station (Fraser solo)
27/06/19 – Stafford – Redrum w/ Ogikubo Station (Fraser solo)
28/06/19 – Manchester – Gullivers w/ Ogikubo Station (Fraser solo)
29/06/19 – Glasgow – TBC w/ Ogikubo Station (Fraser solo)
30/06/19 – Edinburgh – Banshee Labyrinth w/ Ogikubo Station (full band)
02/07/19 – Vorselaar, Belgium – Den Tip w/ Flamingo Nosebleed
03/07/19 – Osnabruck, Germany – Substanz Haus w/ Flamingo Nosebleed
04/07/19 – Luneburg, Germany – Asta Wohnzimmer w/ Flamingo Nosebleed
05/07/19 – Berlin, Germany – Trickster w/ Flamingo Nosebleed
06/07/19 – Altenburg, Germany – Finnegans Irish Pub w/ Flamingo Nosebleed
07/07/19 – Prague, Czech Rep – Cafe Na Pul Cesty w/ Flamingo Nosebleed
08/07/19 – Vienna, Austria – Cafe Carina w/ Flamingo Nosebleed
09/07/19 – Linz, Austria – Sputnik Rock Cafe w/ Flamingo Nosebleed
10/07/19 – TBC w/ Flamingo Nosebleed
11/07/19 – Ravensburg, Germany – Cafe Balthes w/ Flamingo Nosebleed
12/07/19 – Savièse, Switzerland – Cage2Faraday w/ Flamingo Nosebleed
13/07/19 – Thun, Switzerland – AKuT w/ Flamingo Nosebleed
14/07/19 – Bergamo, Italy – Punk Rock Raduno
16/07/19 – Chamonix, France – Le Monkey (full band acoustic show)
17/07/19 – TBC
18/07/19 – Saarbrucken, Germany – Nilles Bar
19/07/19 – Den Bosch, Holland – Brouwpodium Bossche Brouwers aan de Vaart
20/07/19 – Hastings – Crowleys
27/07/19 – London – Wonkfest
01/08/19 – Blackpool – Rebellion Festival

What A Mess is available now from Asian Man (US), Brassneck (UK/EU), Umlaut (UK/EU) and Waterslide (Japan).

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PLAYING CAT AND MOUSE!

Fast-rising South London punks WERECATS are heading off four a joint tour with Cali trio CITY MOUSE.

Comprising members of The Pukes, The Zatopeks,The Blankheads and Soon The Darkness, Werecats have become a reliable draw at punk gatherings including Rebellion and Wonkfest, thrilling crowds up and down the land with their infectious Ramones-meets-Ronnettes powerpop-punk, scooping up wide-eyed acclaim for their debut full-length Destined For The Outside.

Werecats’ co-headlining tour with City Mouse kicks off in Deal, Kent on 27 June, climaxing in Ipswich on 6 July, with both bands stooping off in London for the Polite Riot Festival at New Cross Inn on 28 June with The Adolescents, In Evil Hour and more.

Before the tour they join Sick On The Bus, Lost Cherrees and Slow Faction at Camden Unicorn on June. When they return they have appearances lined up at Punk Rock Raduno, Italy; Boomtown Fair, Winchester; Punx Picnic, Bristol; and Fest 18, Florida.

Full dates are…

Sat 8 June – The Unicorn, Camden (w/Sick On The Bus etc)

WERECATS / CITY MOUSE TOUR
Thurs 27 June – The Lighthouse, Deal
Fri 28 June – Le Pub, Newport
Sat 29 June – TBA, Birmingham
Sun 30 June – New Cross Inn, London (Polite Riot)
Tues 2 July – Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh
Wed 3 July – Eagle Inn, Manchester
Thurs 4 July – TBA, Liverpool
Fri 5 July – The Skerries, Bangor, Wales
Sat 6 July – The Smokehouse, Ipswich

Thurs 11 July – Punk Rock Raduno 4, Bergamo, Italy
Sun 28 July – Wedgwood Rooms, Portsmouth (w/The Dopamines etc)
Wed 7 Aug – Shacklewell Arms, London (w/The Violent Hearts etc)
Wed-Mon 7-13 Aug – Boomtown Fair, Winchester
Sat 31 Aug – Punx Picnic, The Exchange, Bristol (w/Pizzatramp, Anthrax etc)
Fri-Sun 1-3 Nov – Fest 18, Gainsville FLA, USA

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RIDICULE IS NOTHING TO BE SCARED OF!

Young Kent roustabouts RISKEE & THE RIDICULE have signed to Bomber Music and have just unveiled a new single and video.

‘Kaboom!’, fusing urgent, incisive lyricism with hardcore punk and hip-hop influences, is the first single to be taken from the band’s third album Body Bag Your Scene, which is out at the end of June.

“Our song is about the blatant scare tactics used by the right-wing media to give the illusion of danger,” states frontman Scott Picking. “This illusion creates the fear of being attacked, which naturally creates hostility. ‘We attack each other to the sound of their applause because their assets are safe if we’re coming for yours’. We chose the word ‘Kaboom’ because of its use in comic books ‘to indicate a large explosion’. Comic books can print what they like, and people know its fiction. Newspapers do the same and people take it as the truth.”

Set for release on 28 June, you can pre-order the album here.

Riskee & The Ridicule are lined up to join BOOZE & GLORY at their 10th Anniversary show at London’s Electric Ballroom on Saturday 2 November.

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IT’S ONLY FETLOCK ‘N’ ROLL!

Mysterious equine garage-rocker ONE HORSE BAND has just released a new album.

Straight from the stable floor, Keep On Dancing fuses intense, dirty, lo-fi punk-blues with hip-shaking rock’n’roll and infectious beat-group melodies. One Horse Band’s second album if follows on from 2017’s opening salvo Let’s Gallop!

Based in Milan, Italy, One Horse Band followed his debut album with a canter round the clubs and festivals of mainland Europe before spending the summer of last year at Outside Inside Studio in Montebelluna near Venice, with legendary Detroit knob-twiddler Jim Diamond (White Stripes, Sonics, Dirtbombs etc) in the producer’s chair.

Released through fast-growing rock’n’roll label Area Pirata, Keep On Dancing is accompanied by a video for the track ‘Dirty Leaves On The Ground’.

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RICH RAGANY VIDEO EXCLUSIVE!

RICH RAGANY AND THE DIGRESSIONS have a brand new video which they’re premiering exclusively with Vive Le Rock!

The ROLE MODELS frontman has brought together some incredible musicians from bands such as The Dedwardians, The Men They Couldn’t Hang and The Scott Sorry Band to form The Digressions. The last few months have found them as BBC’s Band Of The Month and on many stages including a show at the Kentish Town Forum as support for The Lemonheads.

The video for ‘Your Distance’ was filmed, directed and edited by Craig Temple of Racketeer Productions.

Rich Ragany and The Digressions play this year’s Camden Rocks Festival, appearing at The Lounge on Saturday 1 June at 7.00pm.

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SWEET THINGS VIDEO EXCLUSIVE!

NYC rockers THE SWEET THINGS have a new video which they’re premiering exclusively with Vive Le Rock!

‘Liquor Lightning’ is taken from the band’s debut album In Borrowed Shoes, On Borrowed Time which is out through Wendigo Productions/Spaghetty Town on 24 May, ahead of their first ever UK tour, which kicks off with an appearance at Camden Rocks.

Catch the band at…

June 1 – London – Kolis (Camden Rocks)
June 2 – London – Hard Rock Cafe
June 3 – London – Live on Air, Boogaloo Radio
June 4 – Birmingham – The Dark Horse
June 5 – Nottingham – The Chameleon
June 6 – Sheffield – West Street Live
June 7 – Manchester – TBA
June 8 – Liverpool – TBA

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HERTS ATTACK!

Stevenage anarcho mob BAD BREEDING have dropped a video for their new single.

‘Whose Cause?’ is the first track to be taken from their forthcoming third album Exiled, which follows on from last year’s Abandonment EP, their debut release for One Little Indian.

The video is the work of Owen Deutsch of D4MT Labs and NYC punks KALEIDOSCOPE.

“’Whose Cause?’ explores political misdirection in the media and its role in sowing seeds of division, suspicion and distrust in our communities,” explains frontman Christopher Dodd. “It touches on the nefarious ties between capital and a pocketed media class, while commenting on how instruments of the right have harnessed and manipulated divisive politics of identity in an attempt to dent the collective bonds of solidarity that bind our communities together. It’s about pushing beyond force-fed narratives and looking at the disastrous implications reactionary storytelling has on propping up the survival of late capitalism and the patrician outriders it funds and protects: the gilded bourgeoisie, the imperialists, the warmongers, the contemptuous old-money hawks, the emboldened corporate elite.”

Exiled is set for release on 21 June and is available to pre-order here.

Bad Breeding play the following dates…

July 21st – Crofter’s Rights, Bristol
July 22nd – The Polar Bear, Hull
July 23rd – Temple of Boom, Leeds
July 24th – The Moon, Cardiff
July 25th – Electrowerkz, London

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