Acclaimed young alt-rockers TrueHeights are back with a bang, announcing their new EP, Days We Found, and their signing to We Are Triumphant Records. The band have confirmed that the Days We Found EP will be released on April 6th 2018, to celebrate the news of the impending release the band have revealed the new video for the lead single, Exit Route.
TrueHeights website can be found here
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Your Heaven Held Me Well
Brighton’s Evertim are a band that have no interest in hopping onto passing bandwagons, at their heart they are unashamedly a pop punk band but they also embrace the melodic tendencies of the emo scene and the rage of post hardcore on their latest four track EP, Your Heaven Held Me Well, that follows up to their 2016 debut release, Learn To Swim. Evertim will be releasing Your Heaven Held Me Well on 19th January 2018 via Fox Records
The abrasive introduction to Your Heaven Held Me Well‘s opening track, Let Me Go, encapsulates Evertim‘s style, it has a style and structure that is the very essence of pop punk, but the delivery it much more discordant and in your face than the majority of band’s that attach themselves to the genre. This is followed up by Tuesday, the closest the band come to pure pop punk on this four track EP, that is reminiscent of Bowling For Soup‘s easy style. The second half of Your Heaven Held Me Well showcases a different side to Evertim with the steady building and brooding intensity of The Road We Claim Our Own, and the intense closing track, Clouds.
Evertim are definitely born of the pop punk scene, but this is not pop punk as we know it, the bouncy singalong style is an almost ever present across the Your Heaven Held Me Well EP, but the addition of some muscle, that leans more into post hardcore territory, is more than welcome and stops Evertim being just another pop punk band. Evertim are a welcome addition to the UK’s burgeoning pop punk scene, and if you are a fan of The Early November, Have Mercy or Pentimento, or of label mates Better Than Never, Coast To Coast and Layover, then I would recommend you check out Your Heaven Held Me Well.
Your Heaven Held Me Well can be pre-ordered here
Danish trio NELSON CAN had a hugely successful 2017, with a recent run of packed-out UK tour dates supporting JAWS, including a raucously received pit stop at London’s premiere Nordic music night JaJaJa Music. Now Nelson Can are kicking off 2018 revealing a suitably atmospheric video for their brooding and pensive new single, Downtown, that is out now via all good digital retailers. The track is the final single to be taken from their recently released EP3, which is out now on Alcopop! Records.
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The Doctors Of Madness have announced a March 2018 tour comprising of six shows across the UK, described as “the missing link between David Bowie and The Sex Pistols” they exploded onto the music scene in 1975 with their theatrical, William Burroughs-inspired Sci-fi nightmare, they were misunderstood by many, but those who knew understood the importance of the band’s dangerous, uncompromising approach to lyrics, to music and to performance. The blue hair, exotic stage-names, the lyrical themes of urban decay, political propaganda, mind control and madness were all taken up by the punk bands who followed in their wake. Tickets for the Doctors Of Madness UK tour can be purchased here and here
Perfect Past- The Complete Doctors of Madness box set can be purchased here
Who Killed Nancy Johnson? are set to release their brand new EP, Flat Earth Theory, the EP’s release is preceded by their latest single, Dark Horse, which will be available from today, the 12th January 2018, on all major streaming and download platforms. The Flat Earth Theory EP follows on from 2017’s critically acclaimed Cops And Robbers EP and details of the release of the Flat Earth Theory EP will be revealed shortly.
Dark Horse can be streamed via Soundcloud here
You can view the video for Dark Horse, and the band’s tour dates, below Read More…
Motörhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke has died at the age of 67, he was the last surviving member of the classic Motörhead line up after Phil Taylor and Lemmy passed away in 2015. Fast Eddie Clarke played on the albums Motörhead, Bomber, Overkill, Ace of Spades, No Sleep ’Til Hammersmith and Iron Fist before departing the band and forming Fastway. Motörhead released the following statement regarding the sad news
We are devastated to pass on the news we only just heard ourselves earlier tonight…Edward Allan Clarke – or as we all know and love him Fast Eddie Clarke – passed away peacefully yesterday. Ted Carroll (who formed Chiswick Records) made the sad announcement via his FB page, having heard from Doug Smith that Fast Eddie passed peacefully in hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia…
Fast Eddie Clarke 5th October 1950 – 10th January 2018
Chaos 8 released their critically acclaimed sophomore full length, Cause And Effect, last year, the album has now been released on a ltd red vinyl run of 300 and it can be purchased direct from Chaos 8 at their shows and via their Facebook page, the album is also available digitally via iTunes and Spotify. Chaos 8 are also set to headline an Indigo Bravo Promotions ‘Punk Sunday’ at the Stalybridge Tavern in Manchester on the 11th February, have been announced as the main support for The Skids at Newcastle Academy on the 16th June and are confirmed to appear at this years Rebellion Festival.
The Punk Site review of Cause & Effect is here and Chaos 8‘s Facebook page is here
You can purchase Cause and Effect from iTunes here and via Spotify here
With their second single in two days, Super American are poised to inflict their infectious melodies on everyone they can in 2018. They have released their new music video, that is entirely shot on Super 8 Kodak film, for Good Boy. A music video for Samantha’s Song was also released yesterday and a new LP is expected later on in 2018 via Take This To Heart Records.
You can purchase Super American‘s debut EP, Disposables, here
You can view the video for Good Boy below Read More…
The Black Bullets have been described as five bastard children from hell, locked together to produce the filthiest rock ‘n’ roll to penetrate human ears. In a world consumed with glossed-up half-baked celebrities and pretenders, The Black Bullets are the real deal; they live, breathe, and consume rock ‘n’ roll. Never ones to sit on their hands, The Black Bullets are planning a European and UK touring assault for 2018, stay glued to the band’s social pages for details and their new single, Dolls, drops everywhere on 12th January.
The Black Bullets Facebook page can be found here
You can view the video for Dolls below Read More…
Colorado’s Gleemer had a huge 2017, the band released their new full length, Anymore, via Other People Records, satisfying fans and critics alike, and they recently wrapped up a full US tour supporting Hundredth. Gleemer are now hitting the ground running in 2018 with another lengthy run of tour dates, this time traversing the US with Movements, Can’t Swim and Super Whatevr.
Anymore can be purchased here and streamed via Spotify here
Gleemer‘s US tour dates can be viewed below Read More…
Rising Brit alt-rock quintet Greyhaven are swiftly gaining strong recognition for their intoxicating sound which delivers stout riffery, magnetic hooks and high-octane live performances. The Londoners have already notched up warm comparisons to everyone from 30 Seconds To Mars and Don Broco to Alexisonfire. Greyhaven are now set to release their captivating new EP, Breathe, tomorrow, the 12th January 2018, via Outsider Records.
The Breathe EP will be available via all digital retailers from the 12th January
You can view the video for the EP’s title track below Read More…
Philadelphia’s Hurry have just announced their new full length, Every Little Thought, is set to be released on February 23rd on Lame-O Records, the power pop trio have also released a music video for their first single from the album, Waiting For You. Hurry will be playing the Every Little Thought record release show on February 24th at Everybody Hits in Philadelphia, Amanda X and Worriers will be opening the show
Pre-orders for Every Little Thought are now available physically here and digitally here
You can view the video for Waiting For You below Read More…
The Amber Bugs are a noisy, London based trio that have just unleashed their latest single, David Dimbleby. Having played together in other bands for close to a decade in 2015 Ben Kelly, Jon Pritchard and Teresa Kelly formed The Amber Bugs in a dirty London railway arch. Their songs aren’t quite sung, they are ripped from a throat that can’t get them out any other way, instruments are hit hard and their stories are told with honesty and passion.
You can stream David Dimbleby via Soundcloud here
David Dimbleby can also be streamed via Spotify here, Apple Music here and Deezer here
London indie-punk trio Happy Accidents have released the video for their brand new song, Text Me When You’re Home, which is out now via all good digital retailers, the track is the latest to be revealed from their second album, Everything But The Here And Now, that is set for release on 16th February 2018 via Alcopop! Records. The band have also announced a run of Spring 2018 UK headline tour dates beginning on 28th February in Bristol, with support coming from Leeds indie punks Milk Crimes and Leicester trashpop band Kermes on select shows.
You can view the video for Text Me When You’re Home, and the Happy Accidents UK tour dates, below Read More…
January 12th 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
This spring The Caskett Lottery will be playing shows to help celebrate the rerelease of their first three LPs Choose Bronze (1999), Moving Mountains (2000), and Survival Is For Cowards (2002) on Boston label Run For Cover Records. The now-classic, long out-of-print albums are being repressed in limited quantities and will be available individually and in a box set available on Record Store Day 2018.
A limited pre-sale from Run For Cover Records will be available from January 12th at 10am here
The Caskett Lottery‘s US tour dates can be viewed below Read More…
Brit heavy alt-rockers Saint Apache continue their assault on the UK with the release of their new single, Wolf Machine. Drawing inspiration from an array of areas, but fundamentally reared on the grit of Every Time I Die, the attitude of Gallows and the political potency of Rage Against The Machine, Saint Apache spit out edgy magnetic rhythms, monolithic guitar riffs, and buoyant energy that will leave you dead on your feet.
The Punk Site review of the Wolf Machine EP can be read here
You can view the video for Wolf Machine below Read More…
Super American are back at it again with their new single, Samantha’s Song, the band shot the new video, which was directed by Brett Ballachino, entirely on Super 8 Kodak film. The song serves as the first of two singles the duo are set to release to fill the void until their debut LP is released later this year via Take This To Heart Records.
You can purchase Super American‘s debut EP, Disposables, here
You can view the video for Samantha’s Song below Read More…
New Jersey’s Toy Cars have just released the music video for their new song, Erie, the song, which features vocals from Jenna Murphy of PRIM, is taken from the Toy Cars debut full length Paint Brain, that is set to be released on January 12th. Toy Cars will also begin their co-headlining tour with DRMCTHR on January 19th at House Of Independents in New Jersey.
can be pre-ordered via Bandcamp here
You can check out the video for Erie, and Toy Cars US tour dates, below
The Unholy Messtival has returned after it’s 2017 debut, this time it promises to be weirder, rawer, unholier and messier! The festival features the likes of The Crash Mats, The Fuckwits, The Kingcrows Pizzatramp, The Papashangos, Pussycat And The Dirty Johnsons, Spunk Volcano And The Eruptions and many more. The Unholy Messtival will take place between the 6th and 8th July 2018 at The Victoria Bikers Pub in Leicester, UK.
Tickets for The Unholy Messtival II: A Messnado can be purchased for the early bird price of £25 here until the end of January.
The Facebook page for The Unholy Messtival II: A Messnado can be found here
, Pussycat And The Dirty Johnsons
, Spunk Volcano And The Eruptions
, The Crash Mats
, The Fuckwits
, The Kingcrows Pizzatramp
, The Papashangos
, The Unholy Messtival
, The Unholy Messtival II: A Messnado
Manette Street is a track taken from the latest album by power pop punk rockers Role Models, it’s a nod to the one remaining area of central London that still resembles the scene of a decade ago, as Manette Street houses the Crobar, run by long time friend of the band Liv and is still the scene of many a hazy dawn. Dance Moves was originally launched via a Pledge Music campaign that hit it’s goal in less than four hours, the album is available on CD in the UK via Glunk Records here, in the US via Rum Bar Records here and digitally via Bandcamp here
The Punk Site Review of Dance Moves can be read here
You can view the video for Manette Street below Read More…
Former vocalist for The Adverts, TV Smith, and Die Toten Hosen‘s Vom Ritchie are set to commence a five date German tour as TVOM with special guest Thomas Schneider, The German TVOM tour will be followed by TV Smith‘s usual relentless tour schedule with a series of UK solo shows in January, further dates throughout 2018 will be announced on TV Smith‘s website.
TV Smith‘s website can be found here
You can view TV Smith‘s German and UK January tour dates below Read More…
Breaklights have signed to the Wiretap Records roster for the release of their upcoming EP, Don’t Try So Hard, which will be released on January 19th, 2018. The EP was produced by Chris Beeble and mastered by Jason Livermore at the infamous Blasting Room in Fort Collins, CO. The band have now released a new song off the album entitled Runaways with an accompanying music video
The Don’t Try So Hard EP can be pre-ordered on vinyl here
The video for Runaways can be viewed below Read More…
Brighton punk rock powerhouse Harker have unveiled the music video for latest single, Plague Your Heart, that is released today in anticipation of their forthcoming debut album and sold-out release show. Taken from their upcoming debut album, No Discordance, the video is filmed and directed by the band’s bassist, Phoebe Saunders and features some fuzzy yet action-packed 90s-style home video.
No Discordance can be pre-ordered worldwide on all formats via Harker‘s website here
You can view the video for Plague Your Heart below Read More…
Brighton bruisers Fathoms have comprehensively toured throughout the UK and Europe, as well as undertaking successful tours in the USA, China, South Korea and Japan. The UK heavyweights bid farewell, and honour their successes in a final send-off tour for their already hearty fanbase. The band have released the following statement
When we started this band at the end of 2010 we never imagined that our music would make it out of Brighton, UK let alone take us all around the world. Our lives have been hugely impacted by the time we’ve spent making music and touring, and by the people we have met along the way. It’s been an amazing experience, but we feel like now is the time to close this chapter of our lives and move on. There’s no issues behind the scenes and we’re all still best friends and will continue to be long after the band is over.
You can view the video for Slip Away, and Fathoms final tour dates, below Read More…
The Snakerattlers are a band comprising married couple Dan Oliver Gott and Naomi Gott, they are a hellbound voyage of deathpunk, rockabilly, country, and traditional greaser rock and roll. This Is Rattlerock can still be streamed and purchased, on CD and digital formats, via the Moon Skull Records Bandcamp here, and the album is also now available via streaming services.
The Punk Site review of This Is Rattlerock can be read here
This Is Rattlerock can be streamed via Spotify here and Apple Music here
Reunions have released a stream of another track taken from their upcoming EP, Aching Waits, that is released on Friday 12th January via La Escalera Records and Def Cow Records, and is now available for pre-order. Head North is the opening track on Aching Waits and it features guest vocals from Stacey Dee of Bad Cop / Bad Cop. The record’s release show is on Saturday 13th January 2018 at The Knockout in San Francisco, with support from Pkew Pkew Pkew, Daydream and The Newports.
Aching Waits can be pre-ordered via La Escalera Records here
Head North can be streamed here
The Adicts have been added to the already impressive line up for the 2018 Rebellion Festival, the band will join the likes of The Adolescents, Buzzcocks, Chaos 8, Dirt Box Disco, The Flatliners, Hands Off Gretel, Jaya The Cat, Lagwagon, Peter Hook & The Light, The Queers, Ramonas, Ruts DC, Stiff Little Fingers, Svetlanas and UK Subs at 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
Idaho’s emo fuelled pop punk outfit Carry On Kid are set to release their debut full length, We Belong To Each Other, via Hidden Home Records on the 12th January, ahead of the release they have issued a full stream of the album and We Belong To Each Other is now available for pre-order on CD and cassette formats.
You can stream We Belong To Each Other here and pre-order the album here
Christian Anderson released a statement about the album that can be read below Read More…