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Trampolene To Release New Single ‘The Boy That Life Forgot’

Trampolene TBTLFTrampolene 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…

The Members To Release ‘Greatest Hits – All The Singles’

Members ATSNever 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

You can view Greatest Hits – All The Singles track listing below Read More…

Trampolene Announced As Support for Liam Gallagher

Trampolene Promo Aug 17Trampolene 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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Cindy Wilson Of The B-52’s To Release Debut Solo Album ‘Change’

Cindy Wilson ChangeKill Rock Stars have announced the release of Change, the eagerly anticipated debut solo album from the legendary Cindy Wilson of The B-52’s. With Change, Cindy Wilson has once again remade pop in her own innovative and irresistible image, excited and energized by the experience, the iconic artist is already looking forward to her next evolution. Change is due out on the 1st December and is available for pre-order on digital platforms as well as via Pledge Music, the latter featuring exclusive updates, content, and merchandise that includes limited edition signed coloured vinyl to a private house show performed by Cindy Wilson and her band.
 
Change is available via Pledge Music here and you can stream the track Mystic here
 

The Professionals Release ‘Good Man Down’ Lyric Video

Professionals WITWThe 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 Launch New Pledge Campaign

Fuzzbox WGAFFuzzbox 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 Announce Paul Gray To Return For New Album

Damned Evil Spirits Tour 18The 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 To Release Debut Album ‘Swansea To Hornsey’

Trampolene Promo Aug 17Trampolene 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

The video for Alcohol Kiss can be viewed below Read More…

The Damned Announce ‘Evil Spirits’ 2018 UK Tour

Damned Evil Spirits Tour 18Punk 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 To Release ‘What In The World’ LP

Professionals WITWThe 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 Reveal Video For ‘Burning Cars’

Carl Barat And The Jackals HTFCarl 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 To Release ‘Smashing It Up’ Book Via Pledge Music

Damned Smashing It UpThe 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

Brick And Mortar Dropped Again

Brick + Mortar

Dropped Again

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Rating: 3/5

 
 

 

 

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

Love Zombies Pledge Music Campaign For ‘No Slow Songs’

Love Zombies NSSThe 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 Release Acoustic KO EP

Acoustic KOJames 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 And The Jackals Announce Tour And Festival Dates

Carl Barat And The Jackals TourCarl 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 and Festival On The Wall. A new Carl Barât & The Jackals EP, Harder They Fall, is available to pre-order via Pledge Music.
 
The Harder They Fall can be pre-ordered here
 
You can view Carl Barât & The Jackals  tour dates below

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The Dollyrots Release Full Stream Of ‘Whiplash Splash’

dollyrots WSWith 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

You view the video for Dance like A Maniac, and The Dollyrots tour dates, below Read More…

The Dollyrots Release Video For ‘Dance Like A Maniac’

dollyrots WSAs 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.

You can order Whiplash Splash here and view the video for Dance Like A Maniac below Read More…

Role Models Announce Pledge Campaign For ‘Dance Moves’

Role Models Feb 17 2The 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.

The Pledge Music campaign for Dance Moves, can be found here Read More…

The Dollyrots To Hold Stage It Event For ‘Whiplash Splash’

dollyrots WSAs 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

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All Them Witches

Sleeping Through The War

New West Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

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.

Last Call For The Dollyrots Pledge Music Campaign

dollyrots WSPunk rock duo The Dollyrots are set to release their sixth studio album Whiplash Splash on March 24. The album will be available on deluxe digipack CD with exclusive poster insert, limited-edition aqua blue vinyl and digitally on the band’s very own Arrest Youth Label. The new album is completely fan-funded through Pledge Music and includes appearances from Jaret Reddick (Bowling for Soup) and Kay Hanley (Letters to Cleo). This Friday, February 17 is the last call for pledger only bundles, pledgers will also receive the album and two exclusive bonus tracks a full month before the official release date.
 
Whiplash Splash can be pre-ordered via Pledge Music here
 

The Dollyrots Release Free Weezer Cover For Valentines Day

Dollyrots WeezerThe Dollyrots have released a pay what you feel download of an acoustic version of Weezer‘s Perfect Situation ahead of Valentines Day, The Dollyrots will also be playing a live streaming Stageit of their favourite Weezer songs at 4pm EST today, more Information on The Dollyrots Stageit event can be found here. The Dollyrots are also set to release their sixth studio album, Whiplash Splash, on March 24, via their own Arrest Youth Label. The album can still be pre-ordered via Pledge Music but the campaign is due to finish shortly ahead of the album’s release date

Whiplash Splash can be pre-ordered via Pledge Music here

Perfect Situation can be downloaded here and their tour dates can be viewed below Read More…

The Dollyrots Confirm US Tour With The Two Tens

dollyrots WSPunk rock duo The Dollyrots are set to release their sixth studio album, Whiplash Splash, on March 24, the album will be available on CD, limited edition sea foam blue vinyl and digitally on their very own Arrest Youth Label. Whiplash Splash marks their first studio album since 2014’s Barefoot and Pregnant. The Dollyrots plan to tour in support of the album throughout 2017, the first run of dates kick off on March 16 in Chicago and finishes off with two shows in the band’s Southern California home base, all dates will feature support by friends The Two Tens.

Whiplash Splash can be pre-ordered via Pledge Music here

The Dollyrots tour dates with The Two Tens can be viewed below Read More…

The Dollyrots To Release ‘Whiplash Splash’ In February

dollyrots WSWith The Dollyrots, it’s always been a family affair, now the pop punk stalwarts sixth album is ready to be released in less than a month, Kelly Ogden and Luis Cabezas are also celebrating a new addition to their rock and roll tribe, Miss Daisy Moon, born at the end of November. While one might think the rigors of childbirth would slow them down, this punk rock household has managed to crank out 24 updates for their loyal fans over the past two trimesters, showing off album art, songs from the new album, exclusive demo downloads, and of course, their beautiful soon-to-be rockstar children.

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Last Call For Fuzzbox Pledge Music Campaign

fuzzbox-lgsThe Fuzzbox Pledge Music campaign for their comeback single, Let’s Go Supernova!, is going to be closed in the next few days, there is still an impressive array of Pledge Music goodies available, including signed CD’s, artwork and set lists, so if you want to take the opportunity to grab something from their successful Pledge Music campaign, it’s now or never.

The Punk Site Review of Let’s Go Supernova! can be found here

The Fuzzbox Pledge Music campaign can be found here 

The Damned To Release 40th Anniversary Edition Of Debut Album

Damned Damned DamnedThe Damned have announced a Pledge Music campaign for the 40th Anniversary re-issue of their legendary debut album, Damned Damned Damned, on both CD and LP, available both signed and unsigned on each format. The album features fully re-mastered audio & new sleevenotes within both the CD & LP formats recalling the story of the band’s conception and the album’s creation. Comprehensively researched and written by legendary punk writer John Ingham, these new sleevenotes cover the story of the album & the period in which it was written & recorded, the key players in its creation, the craft and instrumentation, the impact upon release and its legacy 40 years later.

You can pre-order the 40th Anniversary reissue of Damned Damned Damned here

Fuzzbox Release Let’s Go Supernova Video

fuzzbox-lgsFuzzbox have released the video for Let’s Go Supernova, the single, their first new recording since 2010, can be ordered via Pledge Music and there are still some very special limited edition signed goodies and merch up for grabs.

The Punk Site review of Let’s Go Supernova can be found here

Let’s Go Supernova is available via iTunes and the Fuzzbox Pledge Music campaign here

The video for Let’s Go Supernova, and the tour dates with The Wonderstuff, can be viewed below Read More…

The Dollyrots Release Name Your Price Xmas Single

dollyrots-xmas-162016 has been a busy year for The Dollyrots, they released their live album, Family Vacation, relentlessly toured, recorded their new studio album, Whiplash Splash, and celebrated the arrival of their second child last month, and the Californian duo have still found time to continue to release pay what you can downloads of new songs. The Dollyrots have now released their annual name your price Xmas single, this time they’ve given their usual hyperactive treatment to Mariah Carey‘s All I Want For Xmas Is You for the festive season

You can pre-order The Dollyrots new album, Whiplash Splash, here

You can stream and download All I Want For Xmas Is You here

The Skids To Release Comeback Album ‘Burning Cities’

skids-bcPunk legends The Skids are preparing to release their long awaited comeback album, Burning Cities, their first album in thirty five years. You can pre-order the album on Pledge Music on download, CD and vinyl, alongside merchandise including signed prints,  t-shirts, and your chance to meet the band at a 40th anniversary tour meet & greet. There’s also a Pledge Music exclusive chance to own a copy of Richard Jobson‘s autobiography, Into The Valley, signed, and with your name in the credits.

You can pre-order Burning Cities here

The Damned Announce Pledge Campaign For New Live Album

damned-margateWatch out, because punk legends The Damned are coming to Margate Winter Gardens on Friday 9th December where they will perform their debut album, Damned Damned Damned, in its entirety, followed by a career spanning retrospective.

The whole concert is being recorded by the Live Here Now team for release as The 40th Anniversary Live In Margate on double CD, triple coloured vinyl LP and download formats, all physical formats will include a free postcard from The Damned.

The Pledge Music campaign for The 40th Anniversary Live In Margate can be found here