The Creature Comfort have released their first new material in four years in the shape of their new single, What We Want (Power, Corruption And Lies). The single is now available for FREE download and the band have also given The Punk Site the exclusive release of the video that accompanies the song. What We Want (Power, Corruption And Lies) takes a well aimed swipe at the those responsible for the state of the world, and it’s delivered with The Creature Comfort‘s usual offbeat blend of punk, garage and psyche. The Punk Site review of What We Want (Power, Corruption And Lies) can be read here
You download What We Want (Power, Corruption And Lies) for FREE here
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have developed a reputation for being the most dangerous band in the world, and with good reason, they are considered enemies of the state in their native Russia, a status that has resulted in their exile in Milan, and anyone who has witnessed their confrontational live performances will testify that their reputation is more than deserved. Now they have announced Spanish tour dates with further dates in the UK and Germany to follow, including appearances at Manchester Punk Festival
and Rebellion Festival
The Punk Site
Review of the stunning This Is Moscow Not LA
LP can be read here
The Svetlanas Spanish tour dates can be viewed below
The Black Bullets are the real deal, they live, breathe, and consume rock ‘n’ roll, since their inception back in 2012, the fiery five piece have steadily released a glut of EPs to much underground acclaim, most notably 2013’s Bullet Through Your Heart, 2015’s Bulletproof and 2016’s Bombshell. Now The Black Bullets are set to release their latest single, Dolls, on the 12th January 2018.
The Black Bullets Facebook page can be found here
In January 2018 two of the best up and coming hardcore acts in the scene will be embarking on an epic month-long co-headlining tour across North America. Castaway are currently promoting their latest EP, Duality of Love, while Insvrgence are touring in support of Third World America, a new track that was released back in October. The tour kicks off in Pomona, CA on January 2nd and concludes on January 26th in San Angelo, TX. The Duality Of Love can be streamed and purchased here and the video for Third World America can be viewed here.
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What We Want (Power, Corruption & Lies)
The Creature Comfort have been outsiders on the Manchester scene for almost three decades, in the middle of that time there was a long break where the band was on hiatus prior to their triumphant return in 2013, a return that saw a reenergised incarnation of the band release a critically acclaimed self titled debut full length that came with an infectious lead single, Sauce. The new single is the first taste of what’s to come from the band, and for those who have been following the band the release of What We Want (Power, Corruption And Lies) will be a more than welcome early Christmas present.
What We Want (Power, Corruption And Lies) is exactly what you would expect from The Creature Comfort, but only in the way that that they have taken influences from across the spectrum and created something that is entirely their own. The single takes the groove of soul, but on the chorus their punk sensibility kicks into gear and lifts the song before it settles back into it’s rhythm. The whole package is overlaid with a ragged garage mentality and psyche flair, and when you add all these ingredients together the result is a memorable release from a band that deserve greater recognition than they’ve received, and this just might be the single to change that.
The single I was sent contains a radio edit of What We Want (Power, Corruption And Lies), but as is typical with these things it strips some essential elements away from the song, the full version that is contained on the single is the one that you’ll want to add to your playlist. The Creature Comfort are a band that will always do their own thing regardless of passing trends, and for me this it was makes them such a hidden gem in Manchester’s musical heritage, and their latest release indicates that it’s high time that their flawed charms were exposed. What We Want (Power, Corruption And Lies) is released tomorrow, December 15th, and will be available via all major digital services.
The Creature Comfort‘s website can be found here
Following their lauded new album, Shapeshifter, that was released in October 2017 on Rise Records, Chicago pop punkers Knuckle Puck have detailed plans to take to the road across North America in Spring 2018. Joining Knuckle Puck for all dates on their North American tour will be the quartet of Boston Manor, Free Throw, Hot Mulligan and Jetty Bones.
Pre-sale tickets for the tour are now available here and tickets go on general sale on December 15th
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Following the Ramones 40th anniversary reissues campaign, the first three albums by the band, Ramones, Leave Home and Rocket To Russia, will be reissued on vinyl with the re-mastered audio from the 40th anniversary releases. The albums can either be ordered individually or as a bundle from Pledge Music.
You can pre-order the Ramones 40th anniversary reissues via Pledge Music here
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New Jersey DIY punk luminaries Screaming Females will release their blistering seventh studio album All At Once, on February 23rd 2018 on Don Giovanni Records. The band recently shared the album cut Deeply with a video that showcased a glimpse into front person Marissa Paternoster’s artistic prowess, now she has got together with Laura Veirs at the home studio of Hutch Harris of The Thermals to collaborate and record a new live video for Deeply.
All At Once can be pre-ordered with a bonus album of demos here
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The Flatliners have been added to the line up for the 2018 Rebellion Festival, the band will join the likes of Buzzcocks, Lagwagon, Peter Hook And The Light, Ruts DC, UK Subs, Dirt Box Disco, Ramonas, Hands Off Gretel, Aerial Salad, The Queers, The Adolescents, DRI, Svetlanas and Chaos 8 at the Blackpool Winter Gardens between the 2nd and 5th August 2018.
The full line up for the 2018 Rebellion Festival can be viewed here and tickets can be purchased here
Louise Distras has announced that she will be hitting the road again in 2018 as main support for Itch from The King Blues. The tour follows on from the punk and poetry tour that Louise Distras and Itch undertook last month, and now they’ve announced they’re going to do it all over again next year.
Louise Distras‘s website can be found here
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The Spook School have unveiled a special Christmas treat for fans, in the form of a brand new Christmas single and the latest in their line of limited edition Christmas Calendars, featuring some candid shots of drummer Niall McCamley. Someone to Spend Christmas With will be released on Friday 15th December 2017 via all good digital retailers and the calendar can be picked up at the band’s official Bandcamp store while stocks last.
Someone To Spend Christmas With and the band’s seasonal calendar can be ordered here
You can stream Someone To Spend Christmas With via Soundcloud here
The Spitfires have revealed Take Action!, the b-side to their brand new single, Over And Over Again, that’s released on vinyl and digital formats on 15th December 2017 via Hatch records. On Thursday 14th December The Spitfires will appear at Ben Sherman‘s Carnaby Street store as part of the ‘The Crisis Sessions’ in support of Everybody In, which aims to bring people together to change opinions, raise awareness and, ultimately, end the suffering and injustice of homelessness for good.
The Spitfires website can be found here and the Crisis website is here
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Anticipation continues to build for Marmozets eagerly awaited second album, Knowing What You Know Now, which is set to be released on January 26th. That momentum continues as the band have revealed their new track, Major System Error, a bristling, pulse-quickening track that is one of the band’s collective favourites, it sees vocalist Becca MacIntyre switching to banshee mode amidst a dense sonic battering.
Knowing What You Know Now can be pre-ordered here
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The Manchester Punk Festival will be returning next year between the 19th and 21st April across a number of venues in Manchester, UK’s City Centre. This is the second volume of the compilations that precede next year’s festival, the Manchester Punk Festival Volume 16 features Spoilers, Random Hand, PMX, Freddy Fudd Pucker, In Evil Hour, Crumbs, Sounds Of Swami, Throwing Stuff, Counterpunch, Carl Moorcroft, Afterkop, Uniforms, The Raging Nathans, Rebuke, Lightyear, Chewing On Tinfoil and Rotten Foxes, who are all appearing at the festival. Tickets for the Manchester Punk Festival are on sale here
You can download Manchester Punk Festival Volume 16 as a name your price download here
, Carl Moorcroft
, Chewing On Tinfoil
, Freddy Fudd Pucker
, In Evil Hour
, Manchester Punk Festival
, Random Hand
, Rotten Foxes
, Sounds Of Swami
, The Raging Nathans
, Throwing Stuff
Hassle Records are pleased to announce the signing of New Haven, Connecticut four-piece Wess Meets West who are set to release a new album in 2018. To celebrate the news, the band have released a video for a brand new track, Direct Experience, in full today, a slow-burning, riff-driven racing track that cleverly utilises an array of competing melodic lines to emulate vocals. The new record will be the band’s third full-length studio offering, and sees them continuing their eclectic journey of musical self-discovery in typically ambitious style.
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Punk legends The Damned are set to return in 2018 with both new material and an extensive UK tour. The Evil Spirits tour kick-starts 2018 on January 26th and now includes an extra date at London Koko on the 16th February. Main support on the tour comes from fabled Stray Cats drummer Slim Jim Phantom, whilst at Koko American ‘operatic-punk’ performer Kristeen Young will open the show. The Damned last released new material in 2008 with their So, Who’s Paranoid? album, 2018 will see the unveiling of a hugely anticipated new album, the band have signed a new deal with Search & Destroy Records and Spinefarm Records and are set to stun the music world once again with their dizzying blend of high-energy punk rock, creative psychedelic pop and classic song-writing.
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This Is Rattlerock
Moon Skull Records
This Is Rattlerock is the debut full length from Yorkshire duo Snakerattlers that is now available via Moon Skull Records. The Snakerattlers emerged from the ashes of The Franceens and have transformed themselves into a band that channels the primal soul of rock ‘n roll via the sinister reverb heavy chords of Link Wray, the unhinged psychobilly of The Meteors and the primitive origins of The Cramps to create something that has the essence of their influences, but crucially they manage to avoid being derivative or in any way an anachronism.
From the dark ominous opening chords of I Won’t Hold Back you know that you’re for a demonic take on rock ‘n roll that is in no way designed to save anyone’s soul, with This Is Rattlerock the Snakerattlers take every facet and mutation of rock ‘n roll and twist it into their own stripped down hybrid. At times they’re channelling the original spirit of the orginators before veering off into a demented psychobilly rampage, the result being that they have delivered a debut album that simultaneously recalls Link Wray‘s Rumble and The Cramps debut full length, Songs The Lord Taught Us, via the insanity and originality of the spirit of the best of the unhinged garage bands, both past and present.
I recently caught the Snakerattlers live, which added to my intrigue in hearing how their raw and primitive menace would transfer to the studio, it turns out that with This Is Rattlerock the Snakerattlers have managed to capture the raw essence and dark energy of their live performance, something that few bands manage when they make the transition from the stage to the studio. With This Is Rattlerock the Snakerattlers have delivered an impressive debut album that hits the spot on every single track, if the devil has the best tunes then there’s no doubt that the Snakerattlers debut full length is playing on repeat on hell’s jukebox.
This Is Rattlerock and be streamed and purchased, on CD and digital formats, via Moon Skull Records here
The Snakerattlers website can be found here
Southern California’s Professor And The Madman are ready for the curtain to rise on the group’s world debut. Inspired by Universal horror movies, the literature of Edgar Allan Poe, and the chaos of the world around them, the four veteran musicians who comprise Professor And The Madman are Alfie Agnew (Adolescents, D.I.) and Sean Elliott (D.I., Mind Over Four), alongside the legendary rhythm section drummer Rat Scabies (The Damned, The Mutants) and bassist Paul Gray (The Damned, Eddie & The Hot Rods). The group’s new album, Disintegrate Me, is set to be released on vinyl, CD and digital formats by FullerTone Records on February 23, 2018.
Professor And The Madman‘s website can be found here
The Strummercamp festival is set to return in 2018 between the 25th and 27th May 2018 in it’s new home at Oldham Rugby Club, the not for profit all ages event promises three days of liberation, music & performing arts Inspired by Joe Strummer. The line up includes The Media Whores, The Papashangos, The Urban Voodoo Machine, Matilda’s Scoundrels, Ruff Trade, Roughneck Riot, Straighten Out, Black Balled, The Kut, Toxic, F.I.L.F, Time For Action, Verbal Warning, Il Complesso, Witch Fever and Desperate Measures, and with many more bands still to be added to the bill it promises to be a memorable weekend.
Strummercamp‘s website can be found here and the Facebook group for the event is here
Tickets for Strummercamp can be purchased here
, Desperate Measures
, Il Complesso
, Joe Strummer
, Matilda's Scoundrels
, Roughneck Riot
, Ruff Trade
, Straighten Out
, The Kut
, The Media Whores
, The Papashangos
, The Urban Voodoo Machine
, Time For Action
, Verbal Warning
, Witch Fever
The Maple State have announced their long-overdue return with their new album, The Things I Heard At The Party, their first new material in 10 years, that is set for release in 2018 on Far Out Records. In advance of the release of their new album the band have issued the album’s title track as the first single
You can stream the single via Soundcloud here and via Spotify here
The Things I Heard at The Party can be purchased via Bandcamp here and iTunes here
After playing the biggest headline show of their career at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Creeper have released their brand new Christmas EP. Previewed by their take on The Pogues’ festive favourite, Fairytale of New York, the EP features two other new recordings. There’s the band’s own Xmas song Same Time Next Year?, as well as a stripped-back version of Blue Christmas, the enduring seasonal standard made famous by Elvis Presley.
You can stream Same Time Next Year here and Blue Christmas here
The Christmas EP can be streamed via Spotify here and purchased via iTunes here
India’s False Flag formed in June 2015 in the aftermath of witnessing grindcore legends Napalm Death live at Bangalore Open Air Festival, due to their uncompromising DIY ethic and catchy tunes, their early recordings and shows received a positive response from the South Asian Punk scene. Their self-titled EP is set for release on the 25th December via Bandcamp, the EP will feature a dark and heavy mix that brings to mind contemporary chaotic hardcore acts from Europe. False Flag look set to push the boundaries of punk, fusing an existential outlook with progressive political stances against all forms of bigotry from casteism to misogyny. False Flag‘s Facebook page can be found here and their Bandcamp is here
You can stream the track Sisyphus’ Lament from their forthcoming self titled EP here
UK punk legends Buzzcocks have been added to the line up for the 2018 Rebellion Festival, the band will join the likes of Lagwagon, Peter Hook And The Light, Ruts DC, UK Subs, Dirt Box Disco, Ramonas, Hands Off Gretel, Aerial Salad, The Queers, The Adolescents, DRI, Svetlanas and Chaos 8 at the Blackpool Winter Gardens between the 2nd and 5th August 2018.
The full line up for the 2018 Rebellion Festival can be viewed here and tickets can be purchased here
Sister Shotgun are a hard hitting modern alt rock quintet from the West Midlands in the UK, their previous singles, For The Love Of Hate and No Hope, featured engaging anthemic hooks that were matched with hard-hitting melodic guitar riffs. Sister Shotgun have now revealed their explosive new single, Silhouettes, that is accompanied by a haunting and captivating video.
Sister Shotgun‘s Facebook page can be found here
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Minnesota’s Tiny Moving Parts are set to release their new album Swell, on Triple Crown Records on January 26th 2018 and pre-orders for the record are now available. Caution, the first new song from the album, was released last week with an accompanying video directed by John Komar. The track is available to stream and purchase via Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and across all digital platforms.
You can pre order Swell here
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Aberdeen, UK’s Cold Years have revealed the video for Miss You To Death, their new single that is released on Friday 8th December 2017 via all good digital retailers. The band are also set to release a brand new EP titled Northern Blue on the 2nd March 2018, additonally Cold Years have announced UK tour dates for February 2018 with fellow Scots 13 Crowes.
You can stream Miss You To Death via Soundcloud here
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2017 has seen Milk Teeth establish themselves as one of the UK’s brightest new hopes. Their two Roadrunner Records UK EPs, Be Nice and Go Away, received a flurry of upbeat reviews, and showcased the growing depth and diversity of the their sound. Now Milk Teeth have announced details of their 2018 Go Away Tour. Their first full headline tour since last summer, the dates seem them stepping up to The Underworld in London having sold-out their most recent date in the capital at The Borderline.
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The Dollyrots annual name your price Xmas single has become a traditional fixture of the festive season and their latest seasonal single is now available for download, this year they’ve given their usual hyperactive treatment to Wham‘s Last Christmas. The band has also partnered with Patreon in order to give their fans a chance to access rarities, exclusives and non-album material, plus exclusive access to their daily happenings via a video diary, details of The Dollyrots partnership with Patreon can be found here
You can purchase and stream The Dollyrots latest album, Whiplash Splash, here
You can download and stream Last Christmas here
Danish trio Nelson Can are rounding off a huge year in style by revealing a special Christmas single, On Christmas Night, which is out now on Alcopop! Records and has already crashed into Spotify‘s Indie Christmas and New Music Friday playlists. The news comes alongside a freshly revealed run of Danish tour dates for 2018, with further UK dates to be announced.
You can stream On Christmas Night via Spotify here and Soundcloud here
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