CLASS OF ’76, a new punk-rock supergroup, have just released their debut single, and here’s the video for it!
Fronted by EDDIE & THE HOT RODS singer Barrie Masters, the band features original Hot Rods and sometime JOHNNY THUNDERS drummer Steve Nicol, MEMBERS and VIBRATORS guitarist Nigel Bennett and bassist Russ Strutter of WILKO JOHNSON and TONIGHT, who you may recall had a hit single with ‘Drummer Man’ in early ’78.
Folk-punks ROUGHNECK RIOT have released a new video, celebrating another successful year, spent mostly on the road.
‘All That We Know’ is taken from the Warrington band’s current album Out Of Anger, which is available now through TNS Records.
The band have two more UK shows left this year, at Bootleggers, Kendal (17 Dec) and The Zombie Hut, Corby (27 Dec). They return next year with a birthday bash at Warrington’s Pyramid Centre on 26 March, with support from WONK UNIT, SMOKEY BASTARD, CAPTAIN HOTKNIVES and more. Get your tickets here.
German melodic punks THE LAMPLIGHTERS have released a new video on the eve of the release of their new album.
The Ramones-channeling ‘Basement’ is taken from the album Views, which is out on 18 December through No Panic.
Originally formed in 2009, relentless touring has seen The Lamplighters rise to become mainstays on the European punk scene. Recording Views in a ten-day burnout earlier this year, they’re now planning a major tour for early 2016.
Italian ska-punks LOS FASTIDIOS have launched a new video for the lead track from their recent So Rude, So Lovely EP.
The eight-track release – and all their other records and merch – can be ordered through Kob Records.
Last seen in the UK at the AWOD North festival in Derby in September, the antifascist band – who hail form the Northern cities of Parma, Verona and Venice – have announced five dates in the UK and Ireland in May 2016….
Alabama quintet THE DEXATEENS have announced the arrival of their long-awaited sixth album with this redneck-baiting video.
‘Old Rebel’ is taken from Teenage Hallelujah which is due for release via Cornelius Chapel Records next Spring. It’s their first release since the Sunsphere EP two years ago.
Fusing Southern rock with garage punk, The Dexateens were formed by guitarist Elliott McPherson in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, releasing their debut album on Estrus Records in 2004. Mid-period releases saw them indulging in mellower alt.country fare, but recent reports have found them very much back on scorching form.
Guitarist Lee Bains III has since formed LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES, while bassist Matt Patton has been shared with DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS.
Welsh garage-punks THE SICK LIVERS have today unveiled a brand new video for the track ‘I Need Nurse’ from their acclaimed second album Mid Liver Crisis. The video was made by local animation company Hoodoo Animations.
Mid Liver Crisis was released during the summer by Glunk Records. You can get it now from the band’s website.
The band play the following dates to take them up to the end of the year….
Oct 30 The Royal Oak, Bath
Nov 14 Hobos, Bridgend
Dec 18 Le Pub, Newport
Dec 19 Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
Since it’s nearly Halloween, we thought you might like to see the creepy new video from Chepstow punkabillies GRAVEYARD JOHNNYS. ‘Little Witch’ is from their second album Dead Transmission which is available from Bomber Music now.
The trio jump on their broomsticks this weekend for the following dates….
As previously announced, rejuvenated Brit rockers LAST GREAT DREAMERS return with a brand new single ‘Dope School’ to coincide with their tour with former RUNAWAYS singer CHERIE CURRIE. And in the spirit of the Halloween season, they’ve made a suitably scary video for it!
Following the release of the single on 9 November, the band have announced that they’ll be re-releasing a fully remastered version of their classic debut Retrosexual on 18 November – 21 years to the week since it’s original release! However, it’ll be on sale early to those who catch them on tour. Full dates are….
7th Nov – The Wheatsheaf – Oxford (warm-up w/ BERNIE TORME)
Following on from the success of their largest headlining tour to date, plus their debut appearance on Jools Holland’s Later… , SLEAFORD MODS launch a brand new video for their forthcoming single ‘Silly Me’ taken from the hit album Key Markets.
Says Jason Williamson: “‘Silly Me’ is about the long tunnel, the one that has no light. Another week spent walking up and down the street. The quiet tension of your living room with its shit sofa. The unconfirmed nature of ‘doing’ instead of ‘trying’.
“It’s that realisation that all you have to work with is your own failure, it’s the only starting point you have and to ignore it, to dismiss the reasons why unhappiness is still haunting you is a mistake. It’s your ticket out of misery if you keep trying to confront it because eventually persistence rules. Not all the time though.
“This isn’t one of those fucking smug acid jazz positivity yawns. Large numbers of people have fuck all and that won’t change. That’s horrible. ‘Silly Me’ is just one experience over Andrew’s solid, hard funk loop.”
‘Silly Me’ is out through Harbinger Sound on 27 November, but you can get Key Markets now as a download from iTunes or on vinyl through Cargo.
THE SELECTER have issued a brand new video for the track ‘Walk The Walk’ from their latest album Subculture. They’ll also be touring the album during November and December.
The video was filmed in two evocative locations in South London: Clapham’s Rectory Grove housing co-op, on the last day before residents were evicted by Lambeth Council; and Brixton Railway Arches, where thriving artistic communities are desperately fighting eviction by Network Rail, who wish to install expensive retail chains in their place.
The Subculture Tour, which features support from THE TUTS on all dates, lands in the following towns and cities…..
9 Nov NORWICH Open
20 Nov LONDON Clapham Grand
21 Nov NOTTINGHAM Rock City
22 Nov CAMBRIDGE Junction
03 Dec YORK The Duchess
04 Dec MANCHESTER Academy 2
05 Dec SHEFFIELD The Plug
06 Dec NORTHAMPTON Roadmender
09 Dec BATH Komedia
10 Dec WREXHAM Central Station
11 Dec DUBLIN The Academy
12 Dec BELFAST The Limelight
13 Dec BIRMINGHAM o2 Academy 2
17 Dec READING Bowery District
18 Dec EXETER Phoenix
19 Dec PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms
Check out the brand new video from East London garage bluesers THE DUBLO and Polish gangsta rap star POPEK!
Dublo leader Pete Bennett was mildly alarmed when the copiously tattooed man-mountain Popek inadvertently barged into his Hackney garret one evening last year. But this serendipitous development, fuelled by Cockspur rum, led to an unlikely but fruitful partnership.
Entering Hackney Wick’s analogue Gizzard Studios (BILLY CHILDISH, THE FALL, STIV CANTARELLI) with ace engineer/producer Ed Deegan, the pair – along with fellow Dublo members Davina Pascal, Wayne Worrell and Leo Smith – recorded twelve tracks for an album due in the New Year. It’s also led to The Dublo’s average YouTube viewing figures multiplying by more than a hundred!
A noted writer and artist, Bennett is also founder of long-serving Blackpool/London post-punks MONKEY ISLAND. Championed and produced by JOHN ROBB, it’s a relationship that’s seen Bennett co-opted for guitar duties on THE MEMBRANES current North American dates. The tour continues at….
21 October – Stone Fox, Nashville, TN
23 October – Circle Bar, New Orleans, LA
27 October – The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix, AZ
28 October – Hideout, San Diego, CA
29 October – The Slidebar Rock-n-Roll Kitchen, Fullerton, CA
7 November – Biltmore Caberet, Vancouver, Canada.
Rejuvenated protopunks ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS give their new album a boost with this new video for their version of THE SONICS’ ‘Strychnine’.
As previously announced, the Cleveland band return with Black Record on Fire next month, but you can pre-order it here. They then play two UK shows as part of a European Tour in December. Catch them on the following dates….
11 Dec: State-X New Forms, Paard Van Troje, Den Haag, Netherlands
12 Dec: The Brewhouse @ London Fields Brewery, London, UK
13 Dec: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
15 Dec: 4AD, Diskmuide, Belgium
16 Dec: Festival Les Aventuriers, Espace Gérard Philipe, Fontenay Sous Bois, France
As promised Vive Le Rock faves GIUDA launch the video for their new single ‘Roll The Balls’ today!
As we announced last week, the football-loving Roman boot-boys play The Lexington in Pentonville Road on Saturday 5 December. Support comes from glam-punk trio THEE JEZEBELS. Tickets are £10 (£12 otd) and are available here.
Danish garage guitar duo POWERSOLO have unleashed a new video single ahead of their London show next week.
‘Frantic’ is taken from their new album The Real Sound Of Powersolo, which you can order here.
Hailing from the city of Aarhus in eastern Jutland, the bequiffed Railthin brothers, Kim Kix and Atomic Child, have generated five albums, a sountrack, several singles and compilation appearances and a split 10” with HEAVY TRASH. Says HT’s JON SPENCER: “This is Donkey Punk at its most raw and intense!”
Powersolo headline the Dirty Water Club at The Shacklewell Arms, Dalston on Friday 2 October. You can get tickets here.