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Manchester Punk Festival Confrims Latest Additions For 2017

mpf-17-nov-16The Manchester Punk Festival is taking place again in 2017, between the 20th and 22nd April, across a number of venues in Manchester, UK’s City Centre, the festival has now added the energetic punk rock of Canada’s Brutal Youth, the politically charged punk rock of Essex’s The Filaments, the melodic hardcore of Liverpool punkers Chief, the acoustic pop punk of Onsind, the 80’s hardcore of Throwing Stuff and the anarchic folk punk of Matilda’s Scoundrels to the 2017 line up, as well as TosserladBobby Funk, Rash Decision, Iron Drugs, Grotbags, Dirty Twisters, Muskets, Lineout and One Hidden Frame being added to the already impressive bill.

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Manchester Punk Festival Volume 11 Released Via Bandcamp

mpf-17-nov-16The Manchester Punk Festival is taking place again in 2017, between 20th and 22nd April, across a number of venues in Manchester, UK’s City Centre. This is the second volume of the compilations that precede the festival, that will feature all of the bands that are appearing in 2017, has been released. The Manchester Punk Festival Volume Eleven features Shot, The Toasters, Edward in Venice, The Deadites, Nosebleed, AOS3, A Great Notion, Crywank, Thee Infidels, The Human Project, Stoj Snak, Brightr, El Escapado, Nervus and Black Star Dub Collective . The previous ten volumes of the Manchester Punk Festival compilations, that cover the 2015 to 2017 line ups, are also still available as name your price downloads.

Tickets for the Manchester Punk Festival are on sale now for £30 and are available here

You can download Manchester Punk Festival Volume Eleven as a name your price download here

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Bad Dylan

Blood On The Trucks

One Step Outside Records
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

Blood On The Trucks is a charity album by Bad Dylan, when Alex, of One Step Outside Records, previous band broke up he decided to act on idea he’d had to do a punk Bob Dylan covers album, and to do it for a good cause. There is no doubting Bob Dylan‘s talent as a songwriter, and what you get on Blood On The Trucks is seventeen interpretations of his songs, the tracks are varied across the whole album and what you think of each track will vary immensely, depending on if you like the vocalist that’s contributing to the track and of course whether you like Bob Dylan‘s songs, and everyone must like at least one even if you’re not a fan of the man himself and like a cover by another artist.

The soundtrack for Blood On The Trucks was recorded by the core trio of musicians that make up Bad Dylan, and the vocals are provided by singers from a veritable who’s who of DIY punk bands, including Wonk Unit, Bolshy, Roughneck Riot and Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man. If you’re thinking this is just going to be a series of sped up Bob Dylan covers then you’d be in for a shock, of course there a fair few of those on here, my personal highlights include Tombstone Blues, that features Kurt from Sounds Of Swami, and a superb version of If You See Her Say Hello featuring Molly Tov from Bolshy and Lab Rats, but there are odd moments, the version of Subterranean Homesick Blues, featuring Captain Hotknives on vocals, is a unique interpretation and Rat Cunt Disco‘s mournful vocal on You Belong To Me just had me scratching my head.

The DIY punk scene has always been one that’s inclusive, friendly and willing to support good causes, Blood On The Trucks gives you a list of bands that would make an amazing festival line up, but the music is a means to supporting the Skatepal charity and you should give this album a go, you get a unique compilation on which I guarantee you’ll find something to your taste, and you might even discover your new favourite band via Blood On The Trucks, and a worthy cause gets funding, what’s not to love?

Blood On The Trucks  was released in October and can be ordered here 

100% of profits from the sale of this album will go to SkatePal, you can read more about the charity here

Manchester Punk Festival Confirms More Bands For 2017

mpf-17-nov-16The Manchester Punk Festival has announced the addition of a whole host of exciting bands to an already stellar line up for MPF2017 in April next year. Returning to the UK for the first time in seven years will be punk rock legends Strike Anywhere, Australian hardcore punks Clowns have been added to the bill and they’ve also got local dub heroes Black Star Dub Collective adding something new to the line up. Nosebleed, Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man and The Deadites have returned after triumphant appearances at MPF2016, The Human Project and The Murderburgers, who both last appeared in 2015, have returned, with the latter band headlining the Thursday night. Visiting from mainland Europe are melodic punkers Despite Everything and Venturas, skacore specialists Thee Infidels, and also all the way from the USA El Escapado are playing for the first time. They are also welcoming two bands who both originate in Watford, in the form of Nervus and Great Cynics, as well as Eastbourne’s Brightr and Scotland’s Billy Liar.

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Bad Dylan To Release ‘Blood On The Trucks’ In Aid Of SkatePal

bad-dylanBlood On The Trucks is a charity album by Bad Dylan, when Alex, of One Step Outside Records, previous band broke up he decided to act on idea he’d had to do a punk Bob Dylan covers album, and to do it for a good cause. The music was recorded by the core trio of musicians that make up Bad Dylan, and the vocals are provided by singers from a who’s who of DIY punk bands, including Wonk Unit, Bolshy, Roughneck Riot, Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man and many more. 100% of profits from the sale of this album will go to SkatePal, a charity that is helping build skateparks and supporting children to learn to Skate in Ramallah, Palestine.

Blood On The Trucks  will be released on October 24th and can be ordered here  Read More…