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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The Members are set to release of an important new collection of music by the band, Greatest Hits – All The Singles is a definitive collection of songs from a band celebrating 40 years since their first gig at the legendary Roxy Club in 1977. For the first time ever, the Seventies, Eighties and Noughties output of the Band has been collected together with a new single called Smartphone Junkie. Never before have all The Members significant records been collected together on one compilation, after years of negotiations this impressive body of work is finally being made available on vinyl and CD.
Greatest Hits – All The Singles can be ordered via Pledge Music here
The Damned have announced they will be releasing a limited edition boxset comprising their first five vinyl singles, including the famed first ever punk single, New Rose, and all the other early hits from the impressively chaotic punk quartet. All singles have been recreated with their original artwork, including the ultra-rare single, Stretcher Case Baby. These are all packed in a superb box, collaged with original press cuttings from back in the day with a unique embroidered patch that is exclusive to this boxset.
You can pre-order the limited edition box set via Pledge Music here
Following 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
The Professionals new LP, What In The World, has been released and boasts ten new tracks, the album also features guest appearances from members of Adam & The Ants, The Cult, Guns ‘N Roses and The Clash. The Professionals have also been confirmed for The Great British Alternative Music Festival along with UK Subs, 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.
Tickets for The Great British Alternative Music Festival can be ordered here
What in The World can be ordered via Pledge Music here
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Cindy Wilson has announced her UK tour next February, the former B-52 has also shared her new single, Brother, that was originally written and performed by 1980s Athens’ band, Oh-OK, that is taken from her eagerly anticipated debut solo album, Change, which is due out on 1st December 2017 on Kill Rock Stars.
Change can be pre-ordered via Pledge Music here
You can stream Brother via Soundcloud here and her UK tour dates can be viewed below Read More…
Swansea To Hornsey
Mi7 Records / Pledge Music
Trampolene are set to release their debut album, Swansea To Hornsey, on October 27th via Mi7 Records and Pledge Music. The album includes many of their recent singles, but rather than just populating the album with their previous releases and singles, there are new mixes and versions of the tracks, something that demonstrates Trampolene‘s commitment to the fans. As with any release by the Welsh trio there are spoken word tracks from Jack Jones, whose critically acclaimed poetry has even gained praise from the punk poet himself, Dr. John Cooper Clarke.
Swansea To Hornsey opens with Portrait Of Youth, a spoken word retrospective of Jack Jones‘ youth that celebrates the escape from small town anonymity. From the first chords of Imagine Something Yesterday you know this is classic Trampolene, featuring Jack Jones biting lyricism and a charged indie punk soundtrack, this track bleeds into the stunning Alcohol Kiss that brings a punky burst of driving energy into the mix. Swansea To Hornsey is a stunning debut full length that constantly twists and turns, from the driving fuzzed out bass of You Do Nothing For Me, through the tender The Boy That Life Forgot and the anthemic Beautiful Pain, to the dark live favourite, Storm Heaven. Every single track on From Swansea To Hornsey carries the energy and uniqueness of Trampolene‘s live shows, from searing punk energy, through heartfelt moments to brief interludes of poignant kitchen sink poetry, which result in a unique and near perfect debut album
Trampolene embrace the early incendiary days of both the Manic Street Preachers and The Libertines without being derivative of either band, but those two bands are comparable as they also carried the mix of biting socially aware poetic lyrics that are coupled with a unique punk inspired soundtrack, and this is exactly what Trampolene have delivered with their stunning debut album. Swansea To Hornsey is released ahead of a series of headline dates that precede prestigious support slots with Cabbage, The Libertines and Liam Gallagher, which confirms my long held suspicions that Trampolene are all set to move forward, and that this may well be your last chance to catch Trampolene at a intimate club show.
Swansea To Hornsey can be pre-ordered via Pledge Music here and via iTunes here
Trampolene‘s website can be found here
Top Of The Punks Volume 2 is a 20 track all punk compilation in aid of the mental health charity MIND, with tracks contributed by Vice Squad, Menace, The Vibrators, S*M*A*S*H, Eastfiled, Super Fast Girlie Show, Tuesday Club, Knockouts, Kako, Shamakazi Pilot and many more to be announced. The album will be released on June 22nd 2018 on CD and 180gram gatefold double vinyl. A live all-dayer held at Northampton’s 700 capacity Roadmender venue will take place on Saturday 23rd June 2018. All profits from merchant and ticket sales will go directly to MIND
You can pre-order Top Of The Punks Volume 2 via Pledge Music here
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The Professionals brand new album, What In The World, is still available for pre-order via Pledge Music. The album boasts ten new tracks and in addition to the core group of Paul Cook, Paul Myers and Tom Spencer it features a host of guests including Marco Pironni (Adam And The Ants), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Duff McKagan (Guns ‘N Roses), Mick Jones (The Clash) and of course Steve Jones. Rewind is the second track taken from The Professionals new album, and the band have released a video for Rewind, and the track is now available to those who pledged for the new album. You can pre-order What in The World via Pledge Music here
The lyric video Rewind can be viewed below Read More…
Trampolene will release a new single, The Boy That Life Forgot, on Friday 8th December, the single is taken from their debut album, Swansea To Hornsey, that is due to be released on October 27th. Trampolene will also be touring over the next few months, including shows with The Libertines, Liam Gallagher and Cabbage. You can pre-order Swansea To Hornsey via Pledge Music here
You can stream The Boy That Life Forgot here
Trampolene‘s tour dates can be viewed below Read More…
Never before have all The Members significant records been collected together on one compilation. Whilst known mainly for the punk era hits in the UK, The Members had far-reaching hits all over the world, in the USA they are know for the 80’s MTV smash Working Girl, also a huge hit in Australia where another 80’s track, Radio, made the no. 1 slot. After years of negotiations this impressive body of work is finally being made available in the UK on 13 Track vinyl and 17 track CD. You can pre-order Greatest Hits – All The Singles via Pledge Music here
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Trampolene have been announced as special guests with Liam Gallagher on five sold-out arena shows in December, In the run up to the arena dates Trampolene will be playing headline shows as well as dates with The Libertines and Cabbage. The band have also made the track Artwork Of Youth, that is taken from their debut album Swansea To Hornsey, available now when you pre-order the album ahead of it’s release date on 27th October.
You can pre-order Swansea To Hornsey via Pledge Music here and via iTunes here
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The Professionals brand new album, What In The World, is still available for pre-order via Pledge Music. The album boasts ten new tracks and in addition to the core group of Paul Cook, Paul Myers and Tom Spencer it features a host of guests including Marco Pironni (Adam And The Ants), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Duff McKagan (Guns ‘N Roses), Mick Jones (The Clash) and of course Steve Jones. Good Man Down is the first track taken from The Professionals new album, and the band have released a lyric video for the track and next week the track will be made available to those who pledged for the new album. You can pre-order What in The World via Pledge Music here
The lyric video for Good Man Down can be viewed below Read More…
Fuzzbox have launched a Pledge Music campaign for their latest single, WGAF…. AWGUI!, that translates as We’ve Got A Fuzzbox… And We’re Gonna Use It!, the original rallying cry when Fuzzbox started out in the 80’s. WGAF…. AWGUI! is a fuzzy nostalgia trip back to the 80s and to underline this the band are reuniting with Andy Richards, who produced their hit album Big Bang. As usual with any Pledge Music campaign there are unique opportunities, including the chance to appear in the video or have Fuzzbox perform at your house, as well as WGAF…. AWGUI! being available on CD, download and vinyl.
You can pledge to WGAF…. AWGUI! here
The Damned have announced that Tony Visconti is set to produce their forthcoming LP, which they’ll start working on in October along with engineer Kevin Kline in New York. They have also announced the bittersweet news that bassist Stu West will be departing the band, but they have announced that former bassist Paul Gray will return to reunite with the band once again, having played on their classic LP’s The Black Album and Strawberries.
You can still pledge for The Damned‘s new album here
The Damned‘s 2018 tour dates and a statement on Stu West‘s departure can be viewed below Read More…
Trampolene will release their debut album Swansea To Hornsey on October 27th through Mi7 Records. The album includes new mixes of the singles Alcohol Kiss, The Gangway, You Do Nothing For Me, Imagine Something Yesterday and Beautiful Pain. Trampolene have composed a clutch of extraordinary songs that speak of the ordinary existential struggle of a stony broke dreamer armed only with a loud guitar and an overdue library book.
Swansea To Hornsey can be pre-ordered via Pledge Music here and via iTunes here
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Punk legends The Damned have announced a UK tour in support of their forthcoming new album, their first in a decade, always the most entertaining of the original punk bands The Damned have gained a reputation as a band who always deliver an accomplished live set. The Damned continue to wave the flag for originality, stick two fingers up to mediocrity and celebrate a DIY punk ethos in the face of plastic entertainment and scripted reality.
You can still sign up to the Pledge Music campaign for The Damned‘s new album here
Tickets for the Evil Spirits Tour can be purchased here and the tour dates can be viewed below Read More…
The Professionals brand new album, What In The World, is now available for pre-order via Pledge Music. The album boasts ten new tracks and in addition to the core group of Paul Cook, Paul Myers and Tom Spencer it features a host of guests including Marco Pironni (Adam And The Ants), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Duff McKagan (Guns ‘N Roses), Mick Jones (The Clash) and of course Steve Jones. The album is due out on October 27th with the band playing an album launch show in London at The Garage on October 28th.
You can pre-order What In The World via Pledge Music here
Carl Barât & The Jackals have revealed a new video for Burning Cars, the latest track to be taken from their new four song EP, Harder They Fall, which was released on May 26th 2017. Carl Barât & The Jackals will also return to the road with club shows in June and July, along with appearances at numerous summer festivals.
You can order the Harder They Fall EP via Pledge Music here
The video for Burning Cars, and Carl Barât & The Jackals tour dates, can be viewed below Read More…
The Damned were one of the originators of British punk rock along with The Clash and The Sex Pistols, in 1976, they were a three pronged attack on the self satisfied rock elite and the inspiration to a new generation of music fans. Putting The Damned in context for the first time, Smashing It Up is the history of this important band and their original members, it’s also packed with their encounters with Marc Bolan, America, members of Pink Floyd, and their always strained relationship with the music business. Smashing It Up draws on interviews by the author with the original band members, as well as its associates and eye witnesses to their chaotic journey, and it contains previously unseen pictures from their original drummer, Rat Scabies.
You can order Smashing It Up via Pledge Music here
In celebration of acquiring ownership of the masters, Brick + Mortar will be self releasing a fully re-mastered version of their Dropped EP, that was originally released back in 2015, tomorrow, May 19th 2017. The release has been retitled Dropped Again and has been fleshed out to full album length with the addition of two new singles, One Little Pill and Great Escape, and a remix of the song Move To The Ocean. In addition to the release of Dropped Again the band have a current Pledge Music campaign for the debut full length, Dead Moon.
Opening number Train is a gentle introduction with it’s staccato hand clap rhythms and across the whole of Dropped Again Brick + Mortar veer across influences, incorporating electronic elements and skittering beats. For the most part this is a shining upbeat affair but Move To The Ocean and Dark Skies takes the album in a darker direction whilst Brighter Than The Sun brings a strident guitar led element to bear. The new additions to Dropped Again indicate the band have moved forward in the last few years with both One Little Pill and Great Escape bringing a more rounded keyboard led style that hints at what to expect from the band on their forthcoming album, Dead Moon. The final track is the Bauer Remix of Move To The Ocean, I always feel a remix is something of an throwaway option for filling out expanded releases that rarely improve on the original, and this one hasn’t changed my mind on this.
Having not heard the original Dropped EP it’s difficult to assess the impact of the re-mastering process but it does sound like it’s been given a bit of spit and polish. Dropped Again is an album that takes it’s cues from the idiosyncratic side of the Indie and electronic scenes, Brick + Mortar deliver a somewhat unique mix of drum ‘n bass, electronica and indie influences that have a slight punk influence. This isn’t a release that will be to everyone’s tastes but what Dropped Again does showcase is the New Jersey duo’s fluid influences that have led to them sharing stages with a varied array of bands, and as a result they have garnered a widespread and diverse fanbase that reflects the range of influences contained on their recordings.
Brick + Mortar‘s website where you can order the EP and stream One Little Pill is here
You can pre-order Brick + Mortar‘s new album, Dead Moon, via Pledge Music here
The Love Zombies will be back in the UK this June to play Camden Rocks and Download Festival, whilst they are in the UK they will be recording a live studio album and they are inviting fans to to be part of it. The album will be recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios and a few of their closest fans can be in the studio audience and be on the record for a once in a lifetime opportunity. On June 2nd the Love Zombies will go into Abbey Road Studios and it is also be the day their debut album, Passionfruit, is released worldwide. If you can’t make it to Abbey Road Studios you can pledge for the download or vinyl of the new album
You can you can read more about the campaign, and pledge for No Slow Songs, here
James Williamson and Deniz Tek have released an EP that provides for a new spin on four classic James Williamson compositions. The two proto-punk icons have unplugged their amps for drastic, yet no less gratifying, re-workings of two numbers from Iggy & The Stooges’ seminal Raw Power album, I Need Somebody and Penetration, as well as two tracks from the often unsung masterpiece Kill City, Night Theme and No Sense of Crime. The Acoustic KO EP is now on general release and is available on vinyl and digital formats.
The Pledge Music campaign, where exclusive items can be pre-ordered, is here
Carl Barât & The Jackals
return to the road with five club shows in May and June, along with appearances at Liverpool Sound City, Margate Wonderland
and Camden Rocks,
he will also be touring with The Libertines
during the summer, with festival dates at Wirral Live, Tramlines Festival, Truck Festival
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. A new Carl Barât & The Jackals
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You can view Carl Barât & The Jackals tour dates below
With The Dollyrots sixth album, Whiplash Splash, just over a couple of weeks away from its full release, the band have shared a video of the album’s first official single and have also released a full stream of the album ahead of it’s release. Dance Like A Maniac is the first single, and it’s everything one might expect of The Dollyrots, a short, sharp hyperactive blast of bubblegum punk, not content with the release of just a new single, The Dollyrots have also made the full Whiplash Splash album available to be streamed.
You can purchase Whiplash Splash via Pledge Music here and stream the album here
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As the build up continues to the release of the band’s new album, Whiplash Splash, on March 24, The Dollyrots have released a video for the track Dance Like A Maniac. The supporters on Pledge Music have already gotten the album a full month before its release, the pledge campaign will continue until release date, so it’s not too late to get the album early. Whiplash Splash marks their first studio album since 2014’s Barefoot and Pregnant, the new album will be available on CD, blue vinyl and digital formats via their very own Arrested Youth Label.
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The Role Models made a promise to release 3 albums in 3 years, with the recent launch of a Pledge Music campaign for their third album, Dance Moves, they look like they’re going to be as good as their word, Dance Moves follows on from their critically acclaimed albums, The Go To Guy and Forest Lawn. As usual with any Pledge Music campaign there will be lots of behind the scenes updates, as well as exclusive items for pledgers, a percentage of proceeds will go to the Haringey Autism branch of the National Autistic Society, a cause that is close to their hearts.
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As the build up continues to the release of The Dollyrots new album, Whiplash Splash, on March 24, the band have announced that the Pledge Music campaign will continue until release date, so it’s not too late to show your support and get the album early. You can also join the duo on Sunday March 5 at 1:00pm PST / 4pm EST for a special live acoustic Stage It event of songs from the new album, they will be giving away limited test pressings, autographed CD’s, and a chance to hang with The Dollyrots as prizes to the top tippers.
Tickets for The Dollyrots Stage It event on March 5th can be purchased here
The Dollyrots Pledge Music campaign can be found here
Sleeping Through The War
New West Records
Nashville based psych rock quartet All Them Witches have returned with their latest album, Sleeping Through The War, that will be released released via New West Records on February 24th, 2017. All Them Witches have never a band to settle on a style or formula, despite the success of their 2015 album, Dying Surfer Meets His Maker, their latest album heads off down another path, one that feels like a further progression down their idiosyncratic highway. Sleeping Through The War is a timely album, it’s title reflects the current turbulent situation in the world and how many people are reacting to these events, but whilst it challenges the lethargy, this is also an album that provides a welcome escape.
The epic track Bulls opens Sleeping Through The War, a dreamy slice of mellow psyche that’s edged with vintage fuzz that slowly builds up the pace and then eases you back down again, Don’t Bring Me Coffee is a more strident number, more akin to experimental post psychedelic bands of the early 1970’s, the era before rock monsters stalked the earth. The lead single from the album, Bruce Lee, brings a charged slice of garage fuelled psyche, this kind of number is what I’ve always felt was the missing element from an All Them Witches set, and it’s good to hear the kind of track I always hoped they’d produced introduced into their repertoire, in contrast 3.5.7 and Am I Going Up? are a duo of heady floating psyche influenced number that maintains the suspicious haze that is a trademark of an All Them Witches album. The final three numbers are lysergic tinged epic trips, their multi layered echo and reverb drenched soundscapes resonate with the authentic feel of west coast psychedelia, in particular the nine minute closing number, Guess I’ll Go Live On The Internet, is the prefect soundtrack for a journey to the centre of the mind.
All Them Witches are clearly considering the heavy times in which we all live, but they also encompassing influences and styles from the past. Sleeping Through The War feels very much like the natural successor to their 2015 album, Dying Surfer Meets His Maker, but at the same time it also surpasses their previous recordings. I was lucky enough to catch All Them Witches on one of last years three European tours, live they stand out alone amongst modern psyche as they capture of the original essence of psychedelia without sounding like an anachronism, and their albums are a reflection of what the manage to convey live. Every album has improved and broadened their sound, Sleeping Through The War is a fine slice of psyche, but their constant forward momentum has already made me start looking forward to their next album.
Sleeping Through The War will be available on all formats and can be pre-ordered here.