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The Dollyrots Release Brand New ‘Just Because I’m Blonde’ Video

Dollyrots Nov 17 (2)The Dollyrots have released their brand new video for the song Just Because I’m Blonde, the track is taken from the duos latest album release, Whiplash Splash, that is available via the bands very own Arrested Youth Label here. The band has also partnered with Patreon in order to give their fans a chance to access rarities, exclusives and non-album material that may never see public release, plus exclusive access to their daily happenings via a video diary. 

Details of The Dollyrots partnership with Patreon can be found here

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Take This To Heart Records Release Winter Sampler

Take This To Heart Fall 17Take This To Heart Records are an independent record label based out of Massachusetts whose goal is to bring you music and bands that they love. The independent label has now released their Fall Sampler that is available as a name your price download via Bandcamp. The seasonal compilation features tracks by Swordfish, Fossil Youth, Jetty Bones, Hodera, Dead Leaves, McCafferty, Save Face, Tranquility, Kali Masi, Super American, Future Teens, The Other Stars and Western Daughter.

The Take This To Heart Records Fall Sampler can be downloaded here

Odd Robot Release ‘Bridge City Sessions’ Video

Odd Robot Bridge City Session Nov 17Odd Robot have released live recordings of the tracks Take Two White Pills and Knife And A Cigarette that were recorded for a Bridge City Session, both songs are taken from their latest album, A Late Night Panic, that was released earlier this year on Wiretap Records.

Odd Robot‘s Bandcamp can be found here

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Rattlebag To Release Christmas Single On December 15th

Rattlebag XmasRattlebag is comprised of multi-instrumentalists Michael Petry and Mike Eldred, with Rattlebag they have created something new and unbridled, an experimental and unconventional music experience that is an an alternative to the basic band formula. There were no songs, it was meant to be a live experience, no rehearsals, just get up and create live music on the spot. A Rattlebag Christmas, that includes their take on a few holiday classics, is sure to kick your holiday into high gear, this is not your grandma’s old eggnog, it’s more like a few too many shots of Jägermeister. A Rattlebag Christmas will be released on December 15th.
 
You can stream A Rattlebag Christmas here
 

Wiretap Records Release ATTENTION Album In Aid Of ACLU

Attention Nov 17Wiretap Records have released the latest charity compilation in their ATTENTION series. The compilation is part of the on-going quarterly compilation series with all proceeds going to the American Civil Liberties Union. The 35 track compilation features bands such as Iron Chic, Sincere Engineer, Spanish Love Songs, Odd Robot, Such Gold, Big Nothing, Breaklights, Kamikaze Girls, Avenues, Daydream, Wolves&Wolves&Wolves&Wolves, Donaher, Knifey and lots more.

You can pick up the compilation via the Wiretap records Bandcamp here

The Vandals Announce 22nd Annual Christmas Formal Show

Vandals Xmas 2017The Vandals have now been doing their annual Christmas Formal show for 22 years, and they have announced that this years Christmas Formal will take place at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA on the 23rd December with support from Ozma and Flock Of Nu Goo. The Vandals have also contributed a new track to the Dr. Demento Covered in Punk compilation that is due out in January 2018.

Tickets for The Vandals Christmas Formal can be purchased here

Dr. Demento Covered In Punk can be pre-ordered here

The Misfits To Appear On ‘Dr. Demento Covered In Punk’ LP

Basic CMYKJanuary 2018 will see the release of the two hour demented punk extravaganza, Dr Demento Covered In Punk. The album will feature an eclectic mix of artists including The Misfits, The Vandals, Osaka Popstar, Adam West, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, William Shatner, Shonen Knife and many more, who contribute over thirty unreleased cover versions of the songs famously heard on the airwaves of the legendary Dr Demento show. The album is hosted by Dr. Demento himself and features guest ID spots and bumper segments to create an unconventional take on Dr. Demento‘s radio show.

You can stream William Shatner‘s cover version of The Cramps‘s Garbageman here

Dr. Demento Covered In Punk can be pre-ordered here

Stiff Little Fingers Announce 2018 UK Tour Dates With Ruts DC

Layout 1Stiff Little Fingers have announced that they will be on tour in the UK in March 2018 on the Down To The Bone tour, support on all dates will be from the Ruts DC. The tour commences on the 9th March at Cardiff Tramshed and runs through to 23rd March at the London Forum, tickets will be available via Stiff Little Fingers website from Tuesday 14th November.

Stuff Little Fingers website can be found here

The Ruts DC‘s web presence is here

Liza Colby Sound

Liza Colby Sound

Draw

Self Released
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

The Liza Colby Sound hail from New York City and are set to release their new EP, Draw, on the 17th November. Draw contains four songs that give you a fleeting glimpse into everything the Liza Colby Sound is about, the soulful vocals of Liza Colby herself are combined with a soundtrack that embodies dirty, hard hitting rock ‘n roll by a trio who have performed with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, The Jim Carroll Band, The Del Fuegos and Joey Ramone, amongst other well-known names, to create a mesmerising hybrid of styles.

The opening track on the Draw EP, My World, is a glorious dirty slab of rock ‘n roll that channels The Stooges and Led Zeppelin, the rock ‘n roll soundtrack is topped with the sultry soulful vocal delivery by Liza Colby, one that raises the hairs on the back of your neck. I Love You brings the pace down, and delivers a soulful and heartfelt moment on the EP, White Light channels the blues before finally Cryin’ brings things to a close, with a track that encompasses their rock, soul and blues influences.

The only comparable act to the Liza Colby Sound is The Bellrays, and If you love them then you will adore the Draw EP, the Liza Colby Sound mix soul, garage and proto rock to create a stunning hybrid of styles. The result is that I love every moment on this EP, from it’s charged garage fuelled opener, through it’s tender soulful moments and blues heartbeat to the closing track that blends every element together, this is an introduction to a band that seamlessly blend the energy of the garage bands and the swagger of best rock acts with the heart of true soul music. 

The Liza Colby Sound‘s website can be found here and their Bandcamp is located here

QWAM Release ‘Doggie Door’ From Debut EP ‘Feed Me’

QWAM FMBrooklyn band QWAM will release their latest EP, Feed Me, in January 2018, the EP promises to be a collection of five punk infused, angst fueled tracks that were written during 3am subway rides and perfected in sweaty Brooklyn basements. With it’s driving percussion and an epic sing-along chorus, the lead single, Doggie Door, is the perfect introduction to QWAM‘s high-energy anthemic sound.

You can stream Doggie Door via Soundcloud here

Feed Me is currently available for pre-order via Bandcamp here

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Mest

Broken Down II

Self Released
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 
Tony Lovato, the frontman of long standing Illinois pop punk act Mest, has just released a new acoustic record, the second in the Broken Down series. The Kickstarter funded project features Tony Lovato performing stripped down versions of fan favourites from the extensive Mest back catalogue. Acoustic releases can be a difficult trick to pull off, shorn of the energy and adrenaline that traditionally accompanies punk releases the spotlight is shone on the songwriting, and in some cases this has led to somewhat underwhelming straight up acoustic revisions of classic songs.
 
The album’s opener, Say So Long, features an acoustic run though that’s accompanied by piano that adds a melancholy feel to the song, and imbues the track with a very different feel to the original version that appeared back in 2001 on their Destination Unknown album. Other tracks are closer to the originals and are stripped down versions that don’t deviate from the original template, but it’s when the arrangements are changed that albums like Broken Down II come into their own, and for the most part Mest‘s latest release offers a different approach to the upbeat pop punk that they are best known for
 
Mest are not the first to release an acoustic album, everyone from Alkaline Trio through to Bad Religion‘s Greg Gaffin and Anti-Flag have delivered impressive acoustic releases, and I think that Broken Down II can be added to the list. I’ve encountered a number of acoustic albums that don’t bring anything new to the party and are only of interest to the die hard fans, with Broken Down II there is a stark and downbeat approach to the majority of the revisions, and it’s the fact that Mest have done something different with their source material that will make this a welcome addition to any self respecting Mest fans collection.
 
You can pre-order Broken Down II via iTunes here and stream the album via Spotify here and Apple Music here
 

No Liars Release New Single And Video ‘Animal’

No Liars Nov 17No Liars are a straight up no frills punk rock band, their debut full length, The Cause & The Cure, is due out in early 2018 and they have now released the first single from the record. Animal is a track that showcases No Liars at their best and the track is now available via Spotify and Soundcloud, and the band have released a video to accompany the single.

You can stream Animal via Spotify here and Soundcloud here

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Life Lessons Announce Midwest Tour And Release New Video

Life Lessons BWIMOklahoma City’s Life Lessons, fresh off a tour supporting Four Year Strong, are going back out on the road opening for Real Friends in the midwest starting next week. The band have also released a new music video for their song, Attention To Detail, off their recently released EP, Best When In Motion, on You Did This Records and Triple Crown Records.

You can purchase Best When In Motion here and stream the EP on Spotify here

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Former Bad Brains & Faith No More Frontman Chuck Mosley RIP

Chuck Mosley (2)The Punk Site is saddened to learn that former Faith No More and Bad Brains frontman Chuck Mosley has passed away at the age of 57 due to the ‘disease of addiction’, his family have released the following statement

After a long period of sobriety, Charles Henry Mosley III lost his life, on November 9th, 2017, due to the disease of addiction. We’re sharing the manner in which he passed, in the hopes that it might serve as a warning or wake up call or beacon to anyone else struggling to fight for sobriety. He is survived by long-term partner Pip Logan, two daughters, Erica and Sophie and his grandson Wolfgang Logan Mosley. The family will be accepting donations for funeral expenses. Details to follow when arranged.

Blank Side Release New Single And Video ‘Ringworm’

Blank Side RWSan Antonio’s Blank Side have been playing live since 2011 and have released a steady stream of albums and EP’s since 2012, the self styled purveyors of thrashpop have now released their latest single, Ringworm, that will appear on the band’s upcoming EP that is due for release in the coming months.

Ringworm can be downloaded and streamed via Bandcamp here

The video for Ringworm can be viewed below Read More…

Rebel Spies Release Debut Album ‘Rise!’

Rebel Spies RiseRebel Spies have released their debut album, Rise!, that is now available via Underground Communique Records. The Detroit area hardcore punk band features an impressive pedigree as they include past and present members from the likes of Suicide Machines, Telegraph, Hellmouth, Hi-Fi Handgrenades and fordirelifesake. Rebel Spies is their love letter to hardcore and punk, and it’s a loud love letter at that! 

Rebel Spies Bandcamp can be found here

Rise! can be streamed and purchased via Underground Communique Records here

The Dollyrots Launch ‘Stage It’ Event And ‘Patreon’ Membership

Dollyrots Nov 17 (2)The Dollyrots will reveal the new video for Just Because I’m Blonde during their Stage-it performance this Sunday, November 12 at 1pm pst, the track is from the duos latest LP, Whiplash Splash, that is available via the bands very own Arrested Youth Label. The band has partnered with Patreon in order to give their most enthusiastic fans a chance to access unreleased material, plus exclusive access to their daily happenings via a video diary. With the basic $2 Pledge you’ll receive at least one unreleased track every month as well as an exclusive video blog to keep you up to date on all things in The Dollyrots world. 

You can get tickets for The Dollyrots Stage-It party on Sunday 12th November here

Whiplash Splash can be purchased here and you can join The Dollyrots on Patreon here

Jaya The Cat Release ‘Amsterdam’ Video And Announce UK Tour

Jaya The Cat UK Tour Nov 17Amsterdam based drunk reggae punks, Jaya The Cat have premiered the new music video for Amsterdam, a track taken from the band’s forthcoming album, A Good Day For The Damned, that is set for a November 17th release through Bomber Music. Jaya The Cat will also be embarking on a brief UK tour this December in support of their new album.

A Good Day For The Damned can be pre-ordered via Bomber Music here

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Ghost Atlas

All Is In Sync And There's Nothing Left To Sing About

Self Release
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Rating: 3/5

 
 

 

 

Ghost Atlas is the solo project of Jesse Cash, best known for his role in the Sumarian Records metal band ERRA, with Ghost Atlas he explores the melodic alt rock side to his writing, Jesse Cash began releasing music under the Ghost Atlas moniker in 2014 with the Gold Soul Coma EP and he followed this up with the 2015’s Immortal Youth EP. Being the sole member of Ghost Atlas the project is a very much a personal reflection of Cash’s emotions, life experience and work, All Is In Sync And There’s Nothing Left To Sing About is Ghost Atlas‘s debut full length and it is set to be released independently on November 17th.

All Is In Sync And There’s Nothing Left To Sing About offers a distinct contrast to the full on metalcore grunt of ERRA, this is an album of alt rock that embraces a much more melodic approach than his primary outfit. Having said that, with the exception of Night Drive, Scout’s Honour, the mellowest moment on this release, and the title track this is an album of slick driven emotional and passionate alt rock that will appeal greatly to fans of the likes of the Deftones and Circa Survive. All Is In Sync And There’s Nothing Left To Sing About is an album that will appeal to his core following, but his latest release should also broaden his appeal beyond the confines of his metalcore roots.

Make no mistake there are still elements of the progressive metal of ERRA present in Ghost Atlas, and it would seem that whilst you can take the man of the metal band but you can’t completely take the metal band out of the man, but it all seems more channelled and focussed than his work with ERRA. With this self funded and self released album Jesse Cash has released a distinctly more restrained album than you would expect to hear if you are aware of his pedigree, and it’s a credit to him that he’s willing to branch out in a different direction and create his own personal vision and style on a album that is a move away from his established style.

All Is In Sync And There’s Nothing Left To Sing About can be pre-ordered here

UK Subs Confirmed For 2018 Alternative Music Festival

UK Subs Nov 17Following the success of the UK Subs Pledge Music campaign for their album, Ziezo, the band announced that it would be their final album, but not their last recording and orders for their two new double A-side singles that are available via Pledge Music close tomorrow afternoon. The UK Subs are currently on tour, and their UK and European tour dates can be found here, they will also appear at The Great British Alternative Music Festival along with The Professionals, Bad Manners, Rezillos, Boomtown Rats and The Blockheads with more acts to be announced. The Great British Alternative Music Festival takes place in Skegness between the 5th and 8th October 2018 in heated indoor venues with onsite accommodation, and tickets can be purchased here

The UK Subs Pledge Music campaign for the Predator and The Beast singles is here

tHrOnE Release New Single And Video ‘Burn, Baby’

tHrOnE bbAfter an extended hiatus tHrOnE are back with a new single, burn,baby, their latest release is a taste of what fans can expect from the band’s forthcoming album that is due out in 2018, tHrOnE feel this is their strongest effort yet, and are excited to see where the future can take them. Although tHrOnE have played alongside many pop punk acts, the band have a heavier rock tone that is accompanied by a pop sensibility.

Burn, Baby can be streamed and downloaded here

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Claytoride Release New EP ‘Worth Leaving’

Claytoride WLAscending Alternative Rock crew Claytoride have unveiled their stunning new EP, Worth Leaving, which is out now via Sliptrick Records and Red Eyes Dischi. After spending seven years honing their skills and cutting their teeth in their homeland, the Italian born, but now Cardiff based, band are a potent alt rock outfit who have racked up comparisons to Biffy Clyro, Placebo and the Foo Fighters. Claytoride unleash a fusion of engaging alternative rock cuts stocked with forceful razor-sharp hooks that render them an instantly catchy listen. Claytoride‘s website can be found here and their Facebook page is here

Worth Leaving can be streamed via Spotify here

Bullet Height Announce Additional Dates On UK Tour

Bullet Height Tour Nov 17Berlin based duo Bullet Height are bringing their live show to the UK this winter on a run of tour dates supporting London quartet Courtesans, alongside the recently announced run of dates three additional dates, including a show at The Black Heart in Camden, London on 30th November, have just been revealed. Across the dates Bullet Height will be playing tracks from their recently released debut album No Atonement which is out now on Superball Music on CD, vinyl and via all good digital retailers.

No Atonement can be purchased and streamed here

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In Your Memory Release ‘Mr. Default’ Video Ahead Of US Tour

In Your Memory FTLFresh off supporting shows with Enter Shikari and Four Year Strong, In Your Memory have announced dates with Emery which run November 13th through to November 19th. In anticipation of the tour, the Washington DC based post hardcore band have released a new video for the track Mr. Default, that is taken from their latest album, Failure To Launch.

Failure To Launch can be ordered and streamed via In Your Memory‘s website here

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Robyn Hitchcock And His LA Squires Announce 2018 UK Dates

Robyn HitchcockFounder member of The Soft Boys, Robyn Hitchcock, has confirmed two UK shows in support of his acclaimed self titled studio album, his 21st full length that is now available via retailers and streaming services. This will be the first time that Robyn will play the UK with a full live band since 2014, Robyn Hitchcock And His LA Squires will play two UK shows in May 2018 and will also record a session for Marc Riley while in the UK. Robyn will also be playing a series of solo acoustic shows in the UK in May, which will be announced in the coming weeks. 
 
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Rain Share Their New Video For ‘Abstract Vision’

Rain AVRain have announced they will be releasing Abstract Vision on November 24th via Venn Records. Abstract Vision is a five track EP that captures their ability to weave between 90s shoe-gaze, Creation Records and DIY grunge-pop seamlessly. Tracks like Flowers Of Aurora have a wonderfully romantic feel throughout, whilst other tracks like Petrichor have a controlled chaos that ebbs and flows between distorted guitars and drum fills. 

You can pre-order Abstract Vision via Venn Records here

The video for the EP’s title track can be viewed below Read More…

Aerial Salad Roach

Aerial Salad

Roach

Plasterer Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 
Manchester punk trio Aerial Salad only formed last year, and after building up an impressive following through relentless touring, including an appearance at FEST in Florida, they have now teamed up with Wonk Unit‘s newly formed label, Plasterer Records, for the release of their debut album, Roach, that contains a dozen punk rock anthems that have a distinctly old school vibe. Despite the fact that as a general rule Aerial Salad are a band that don’t take themselves too seriously the album does touch on some serious subject matter, including depression, self-reflection and the reality of the struggles of modern day life.
 
From the opening chords of the Roach‘s opener, Habits and Problems, you can’t help but be drawn into an album that channels the finest elements from the last forty years of the punk scene, but this is no recreation of the past as Aerial Salad have also thrown their own style and youthful energy into the mix. Roach is a raw dozen tracks of near perfect punk rock, and when you take into account that Aerial Salad are all still either in their late teens or early twenties it becomes clear that they are one of the brightest prospects on the UK punk scene, and Roach is an album that underscores the reputation they have earned on the live circuit.
 
Aerial Salad draw from influences such as early Green Day, Bleach era Nirvana, Snuff and a selection of vintage UK punk rock to create a sound that is very much their own, the album embraces punk, ska punk and the ragged edge of the grunge scene to create an impressive debut album. Aerial Salad are a band who have firmly established themselves on the punk scene on their own terms, before they caught the attention of Wonk Unit vocalist, Alex Johnson, who signed them up to his fledgling label, Plasterer Records. Punk may have seen it’s fortieth anniversary come and go, but as long as there are band’s such as Aerial Salad keeping the original spirit alive then the future of our scene is looking bright.
 
Aerial Salad will on tour in the UK throughout November with Wonk Unit, their tour dates can be found here
 
Roach can ordered on CD via Plasterer Records here and digitally via Bandcamp here
 

Hundredth’s Chadwick Johnson Unveils Solo Project ‘Pure Violet’

Hundredth frontman, Chadwick Johnson, has unveiled his new solo project, Pure Violet, and shared the first taste of music under the moniker. Earlier this year Hundredth released their pivotal new album, Rare, which saw the band deftly veering from their hardcore beginnings into new melodic territory. The album’s kinetic brand of shoegaze-inflected alternative hinted at a much broader musical palette and Pure Violet expands even further into this new melodic territory. The tracks Numb and Garden perfectly capture Pure Violet‘s gloomy pop sound, blending crisp electronic drum beats with warm synthesizers as Johnson’s reverb-laden voice falls in and out.

You can stream and download Numb and Garden via Bandcamp here

Save Face To Release New EP ‘Folly (On The Rocks)’

Save Face FOTRSave Face are back with Folly: On The Rocks, a reimagined version of their stellar 2016 EP, Folly, that is due for release on the 17th November. With Folly: On The Rocks the band takes a stripped down, sometimes acoustic, sometimes piano driven, but mostly intimate look into the heart of what makes Save Face. Unique and bare, this version of Save Face showcases their penchant for crafting well-written catchy songs that translate in any genre.

You can pre-order Folly: On The Rocks via Take This To Heart Records here

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Protected Left Shortlife Split

Protected Left / The Shortlife

Split

Self Released
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

California’s Protected Left and Michigan’s The Shortlife have got together to release a Split EP that is now available on cassette and digital formats via Bandcamp. The split EP follows the familiar format for these things, as it features two songs from each band, one a brand new track and the other being the almost obligatory cover of one of each others songs, and there’s also a bonus track from Protected Left hidden on the EP, if you get the Split via their Bandcamp that is.

We all love a Split EP and they’ve become a staple of the DIY punk scene, on this one we get two melodic hardcore bands who both bring different approaches to the genre. First up are Protected Left, their opener, Absolution, is a slice of earnest and furious technical melodic hardcore with some metal tinged breakneck guitar riffs and breakdowns, this is followed by their cover of The Shortlife‘s Give This To Kevin, which they seem to have made all their own. The bonus track, SMH, is only available via Protected Life‘s Bandcamp, and it’s another example of their no nonsense style, although the marked volume drop indicates this an earlier recording.

The Shortlife are very much brothers from another mother, they are borne of the same scene although their approach to delivering melodic hardcore is a much rawer affair, both on their original track, Something Stoic, and their cover of Protected Life‘s My Worst Nightmare, that again has been twisted to the band’s own style. For me the joy of Split EP’s like this where the band’s are well matched is that you get a two for one deal on discovering something new, and if you’re a fan of the grass roots melodic hardcore scene then this Split EP provides a showcase for two band’s who are more than worthy of your attention. The Split EP can be streamed and downloaded via Protected Left‘s Bandcamp here and The Shortlife‘s Bandcamp here

The Protected Left‘s website can be found here and The Shortlife‘s Facebook page can be found here

Beyond Recall Release New Single And Video ‘Wonder’

Beyond Recall WonderOver the past three years Beyond Recall have amassed an army of followers and a stellar reputation for delivering earnest, emotional alternative rock with a broad crossover appeal. The threesome are now set to climb again with the release of their new single and video, Wonder, that combined with a full live schedule will see Beyond Recall soar to new heights in 2018.

Wonder can be streamed via Spotify and Apple Music and downloaded via iTunes here

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