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The Ramonas Debut Album Now Available Via Spotify

Ramonas FWPThe Ramonas debut album, First World Problems, is now available for streaming via Spotify as well on CD and download. The band, who are more widely known as the world’s most popular female tribute to iconic punk pioneers the Ramones, moved into the originals world with their impressive self released debut album. 

The Ramonas wesbite is here and First World Problems can be ordered here

First World Problems can now be streamed via Spotify here

Rise Against EU Tour 17

Rise Against / Sleeping With Sirens / PEARS

Apollo, Manchester, UK

2nd November 2016
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

Rise Against Venue Nov 17Chicago’s Rise Against hit Manchester tonight on the second date of their current UK tour in support of their new album, Wolves, alongside the melodic hardcore legends is a diverse duo of support acts in the shape of Sleeping With Sirens and hardcore upstarts PEARS. The queue for Rise Against’s return to Manchester snakes round both sides of Manchester’s historic Apollo venue and I start to get worried that we’re not going to catch the opening set by PEARS, and as that’s one of the main reasons I’m here tonight this is a worrying state of affairs. 

Pears1(Best)We thankfully make it into the Apollo in the nick of time for PEARS, they immediately kick into a furious set of hardcore and you can see why they have developed a well deserved reputation for an impressive live show. PEARS deliver an intense  barrage that befits their growing status, and as far as I’m concerned they are one of the best live hardcore acts out there at the moment. When I last caught PEARS, at this years Rebellion Festival, they were impressive, but tonight they sound sharper and more focused and there’s a reason they captured the attention of so many since their formation. PEARS have opened tonight’s show with a short sharp set that’s sets the bar so high that I almost feel sorry for the band that has to follow them, almost.
 
Pears2PEARS‘ frontman, Zach Quinn, is inevitably bare chested by the end of the set and he cuts a perpetually manic and uninhibited figure during a set that spans their short but prolific career, including material from their freshly released split album with Direct Hit. It’s an intense and all too short twenty five minute set from the New Orleans quartet, aside from the brief easy listening intermissions that punctuate their set this has been an opening salvo that was delivered at full tilt throughout. Despite the early start to their set they play to steadily filling and appreciative crowd at the Manchester Apollo, and you get the impression that PEARS have made more than a few friends tonight.
 
Sleeping with Sirens (1)Next up is Sleeping With Sirens who are touring in support of their new album, Gossip, and were something of an unknown quantity to me prior to tonight. They play a set of slick post hardcore influenced alt rock that is delivered in an accomplished and crowd pleasing style, but for me their inclusion on this tour seems to be at odds with the two other bands on the bill and for me they came across as a slightly disappointing filling in an otherwise amazing sandwich, however the enthusiastic reaction from a sizable section of the crowd, and the borderline hysteria I encountered whilst queuing to get into the venue, suggests that I am in the minority on this one.
 
RA1(Colour)There’s a lengthy changeover before Rise Against take the stage, which gives the opportunity for a varied selection of punk tunes old and new, including everything from The Clash to Me First And The Gimme Gimme’s, to warm the crowd up for tonight’s headliners. The house lights eventually drop and the four minute warning sounds revealing two huge video screens displaying cartoon apocalyptic imagery that sets the tone for tonight’s show. The atmosphere builds until the screen then focuses in on it’s last remaining target, Manchester UK, and we’re off into a set that spans Rise Against‘s almost two decade long career.
 
RA3(HiCont)Rise Against have come a long way since their days with Fat Wreck Chords, major record deals have taken them into bigger concert halls and bought elaborate stage sets and immense lighting rigs, but the core of the band and their ideals remain the same, and before the first number is out they have the crowd in the palm of the hands. New material from their latest full length, Wolves, is dropped into the set and blends in perfectly. Dancing For Rain is appropriately dedicated to Manchester and the set is theatrically punctuated by short dark animated films that depict a dystopian future, the second of these is followed by a triumphant Collapse (Post-Amerika) that’s accompanied by images of resistance and police brutality.
 
RA4It’s been too long since Rise Against hit the UK and the crowds affection for them hasn’t dimmed in the years have that passed. An acoustic Swing Life Away gets a note perfect chorus from the Manchester crowd, a further heartfelt acoustic number, People Live Here, is dedicated to those who have the courage to fight for peace in the face of aggression. Hero Of War see’s the reappearance of the full band for the finale of the song, and for the remainder of the set Rise Against return to full flow. Tonight’s set has covered the majority of Rise Against’s back catalogue and they close with Satellite from their 2011 album, Endgame.
 
RA5Prior to their return we get the final instalment of the dystopian animations, that true to the bands self depicts the downtrodden rising up as wolves against those who have created a living hell, and they retake the stage to deliver a suitably defiant encore to close what has been an impressive return to our shores. Tonight’s show was marked by stunning sets that bookended either end of the evening, Pears and Rise Against were both flawless tonight, with the latter’s also having a dramatic visual appeal. But whilst both bands have very different styles they were both equally impressive and share the same vision, and that’s pretty much punk rock in a nutshell, it isn’t our differences that matter, it’s the common bonds that bind us together.
 
Rise Against Pears Nov 17Rise Against‘s website is here and Wolves can be ordered here
 
Sleeping With Sirens website can be found here
 
PEARS website is here
 
Human Movement can be ordered via Fat Wreck Chords here
 
Live photography by Steven Alexis
 
You can click on any of Steven’s photos to view a slide show of the images
 
 

Green Day Release ‘God’s Favorite Band’ Greatest Hits LP

Green Day GFBGreen Day have released God’s Favorite Band, their first greatest hits album since 2001’s International Superhits. God’s Favorite Band spans over three decades and contains twenty of their hit singles, the album also includes two new songs, Ordinary World (featuring Miranda Lambert) and Back In The USA. Green Day have also released a video for Back In The USA that is inspired by the classic John Carpenter movie, They Live.

God’s Favorite Band can be purchased and streamed here

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Jaya The Cat’s New LP ‘A Good Day For The Damned’ Out Today

Jaya The Cat UK Tour Nov 17Amsterdam based drunk-reggae-punks, Jaya The Cat, have today released their new album, A Good Day For The Damned, through Bomber Music. The band, who are part way through an extensive run of German shows, will visit the UK in early December, including a show at the world-famous Camden Underworld. A Good Day For The Damned is now available via Bomber Music and also via digital services including Spotify and iTunes.
 
A Good Day For The Damned can be ordered via Bomber Music here
 
Jaya The Cat‘s UK Tour Dates can be viewed below

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Pretty Pistol Release New Single And Video ‘Cry Wolf’

Pretty Pistol CWNo nonsense garage punk rockers Pretty Pistol have released their brand new ripper of a single, Cry Wolf, today, Friday 17th November, via Say Something Records. Cry Wolf is a sub two minute statement of intent from the band that sits somewhere between Gallows, Be Your Own Pet, Milk Teeth and The Kills, Pretty Pistol will also be playing their first headline show at The Black Heart, Camden, London, on December 6th.
 
Cry Wolf is available via iTunes here, Spotify here and Apple Music here
 
The video for Cry Wolf can be viewed below

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Screaming Females Release Unique Lyric Video For ‘Deeply’

Screaming Females AAODIY punk luminaries Screaming Females recently announced that their seventh studio album, All At Once, is due out on February 23rd 2018 on Don Giovanni Records. The band have now shared a new track from the album, Deeply, with a video featuring front-woman Marissa Paternoster painting the lyrics on the wall of all ages DIY venue The Black Sheep Cafe in Springfield, IL.

All At Once can be pre-ordered via Don Giovanni Records here

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Rebel Spies Rise

Rebel Spies

Rise!

Underground Communique Records
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

Rebel Spies released their debut album, Rise!, earlier this year and it is now available via Underground Communique Records. Rebel Spies are a Detroit area hardcore punk band that boasts an impressive pedigree, amongst their number they include past and present members from the likes of Suicide Machines, Telegraph, Hellmouth, Hi-Fi Handgrenades and fordirelifesake. Given Rebel Spies members collective background you’d be forgiven for assuming what to expect on the debut album, and the odds are that your expectations won’t be confounded.

From the frantic opener, That Mask, it’s clear that Rebel Spies are influenced by old school hardcore, this shouldn’t come as any surprise given the band members previous membership and neither should the fact that Rebel Spies eleven track debut full length is an impressive blast of punk rock that seems to steadily build in intensity. Rise! is a relentless album that embraces the early history of the American punk scene, my personal highlight from the album is The Misfits influenced track See You In Hell, and it’s likely that everyone’s personal choice will vary depending on your musical preferences, but with their debut Rebel Spies have released an album that hit’s the mark on every track.

There’s a distinctly old school feel to Rise! with obvious influences from the likes of 7 Seconds, Bad Religion, Dag Nasty and The Misfits, and if you have any love for the roots of the US punk scene then Rebel Spies are band that you need to investigate. Rise! is a welcome eleven track blast that recalls the energy and attitude of punk’s past, from that description you can probably guess that there’s nothing groundbreaking or new on Rebel Spies debut, but as their press release states, this is a love letter to the bands that influenced them and for me it’s one that captures the essence of early punk and hardcore perfectly.

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

The Dopamines ‘Tales Of Interest’ Album Gets UK Vinyl Release

The DopaminesThe Dopamines latest LP, Tales Of Interest, is now available in the UK on “Rubbish Blue” and “Horrible Green” vinyl via Plasterer Records. The album sees the band deliver another dose of hard hitting punk rock, but on Tales Of Interest, in addition to their self-deprecating, alcohol soaked brand of punk, the lyrical content has more depth, the overall feel of the record is darker and the band itself seems to have grown into a more mature, albeit still drunk version, of their former selves. 

Tales Of Interest is available in the UK via Plasterer Records here and the US release is available via Rad Girlfriend Records here

The Punk Site review of Tales Of Interest can be read here

The Moms Release Heartwarming New Video For ‘Soup Song’

SMoms DAWCometimes it’s difficult to maintain an optimistic outlook, fortunately The Moms have the solution, a homemade bowl of soup. The Moms showcase their humanitarian side in their new video, Soup Song, where they go grocery shopping for ingredients, cook a big pot of soup, package it into containers labelled ‘Eat Soup, Feel Good’ then hand it out to strangers they encounter on the streets and along the Asbury Park boardwalk. In the end, the band share their message “Everything is okay”, they may even restore your faith in humanity.

You can order The Moms latest album Doing Asbestos We Can here

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Romancer Release New Single And Video ‘Nausicaa’

Romancer NausicaaAmbient post rock punks Romancer have released their new music video and single, Nausicaa, which is taken from their upcoming EP, Honeybee, that is set for release on November 24th. The new single is the first new material since the group’s debut full length, As We Both Close In On The Water, which dropped in June of 2016. With emo, pop punk and post-rock influences the band brings a new and refreshing sound in a unique mix not heard in many bands today.

You can order Nausicaa via iTunes here and stream the single via Spotify here

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Hi-Fi Spitfires

Doors To The USA

Bullet Teeth Records
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Rating: 4.5/5

 
 

 

 

It’s been three long years since the Hi-Fi Spitfires released their impressive sophomore album, Nightraid, and now they’re back with the latest release, the five track EP Doors To The USA. Hi-Fi Spitfires are an example of the commitment bands show to punk rock with Stephen Straughan also recording and touring with punk stalwarts UK Subs and the other two members, Tony Taylor and Nelly, both active with their own outfits, First Wave and Garden Gang respectively, it’s clear that the Hi-Fi Spitfires are a band that don’t just talk the talk.

The EP’s title track is straight up punk rock that evokes the spirit of The Clash in their prime, this is followed by a classic old school punk rallying cry in the form of Fake City. Followers of the UK’s grass roots punk scene may get a sense of deja vu as the third track, Berlin, also appeared on First Wave‘s latest release, but as this was one of the highlight’s from their recent Toxic Rock ‘N Roll album I’m not complaining that it’s been given the Hi-Fi Spitfires treatment. Don’t Take My Heart returns to the classic punk rock feel that Hi-Fi Spitfires are best known for, but for me they saved the best for last, closing track Last Gang is a perfect moment of punk rock that makes you wish you could flip Doors To The USA over for another five tracks.

Doors To The USA is pure grass roots punk rock at it’s very best, the Hi-F Spitfires have always carried the spirit of punk’s past glories, but they bring them bang up to date and for me Doors To The USA is their finest release to date. The EP’s official launch party will be at the The Doll at the Black Bull in Gateshead, UK on the 30th December, with support from Loaded 44 and Pitbull. The Hi-Fi Spitfires will also be reissuing their first album, England Screaming, as a numbered limited edition of just 300 on red vinyl next month. Doors To The USA and the previous releases, including the upcoming limited vinyl pressing of England Screaming, can be purchased at their shows or by contacting the band.

Hi-Fi Spitfires Facebook page is here and their website is here

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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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

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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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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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

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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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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

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
 

Mr. Happy Chainsaw Release ‘Charlie’ Video

Mr Happy Chainsaw INMBMr. Happy Chainsaw reformed in 2016 after a seven year hiatus and have already been taking their local scene by storm with new material, a new line up, a new attitude towards performing and a new EP, It’s Not My Ball. The band have now released a video for Charlie, one of the stand out tracks from the EP.

Mr Happy Chainsaw‘s website is here and It’s Not My Ball can be streamed and purchased here

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Loaded 44 Announce UK Winter Tour Dates

Loaded 44 EPLoaded 44 have announced a series of winter UK tour dates commencing on the 12th November at the Stalybridge Tavern in Manchester and concluding on the 30th December with a hometown show at the Black Bull in Gateshead, the tour includes dates with UK Subs, Hi-Fi Spirfires, Discharge and First Wave. Loaded 44 released their stunning Get Ready! EP last year to critical acclaim, and the EP is available via their Facebook page here or their website here

The Punk Site review of the Get Ready! EP can be read here
 
Loaded 44‘s tour dates can be viewed below

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Hi-Fi Spitfires Release ‘Doors To The USA’ EP

hi Fi Spitfires DTTUThe Hi-Fi Spitfires have released a brand new five track EP, Doors To The USA, that is now available to order from the band. The EP’s official launch party will be at the The Doll at the Black Bull in Gateshead, UK on the 30th December, with support from Loaded 44 and Pitbull. The Hi-Fi Spitfires will also be reissuing their first album, England Screaming, as a numbered limited edition of just 300 on red vinyl next month.

Hi-Fi Spitfires Facebook page is here and their website is here

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Dissociates Oct 17

Dissociates

A Capital Idea

Safety Second Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

London punk rock powerhouse Dissociates are set to release their debut full length, A Capital Idea, on 10th November 2017 via Safety Second Records. A Capital Idea isn’t quite a brand new full length as the album is comprised of brand new songs and material that was contained on their 2016 EP, After Hours At The Violet Club, regardless of this A Capital Idea is a release that seems to mark the transition point of the band. Unless you’ve already purchased their previous release, and even if that is the case then you should investigate the new tracks, then this is a debut full length that I’d recommend to anyone who likes their punk rock to come from an unpredictable direction.

Tracks such as Ionise Islington and the album’s lead single, Useless Wooden Toys, that are for me the album’s two perfect moments, are fine examples of the new material composed for A Capital Idea. These tracks sit alongside material from last years After Hours At The Violet Club EP that carry a heavier punk feel, and indicate that in the last 13 months Dissociates have shifted towards a more experimental direction, and as far as I’m concerned this feels like a positive move. As good as their earlier tracks are it’s the new material on A Capital Idea that grabbed my attention, and indicate that Dissociates aren’t following in anyone’s footsteps.

A Capital Idea has something of a split personality, on the one hand there is the more straightforward punk of the tracks taken from the After Hours At The Violet Club EP, and on the other there’s the driven post punk feel of much of their new material. The new compositions possess all the jagged guitar riffs and off kilter bass riffs that you’d expect, but they are blended with a headier and livelier punk rock mentality to produce a unique hybrid that sits perfectly between the two styles, A Capital Idea is exactly that, and it’s one that marks an impressive debut full length from Dissociates

The Dissociates website can be found here

Delinquents Announce 2018 Festival Appearances

Delinquents ALNScottish punk band the Delinquents have been confirmed for next years Rebellion Festival and Nice N Sleazy Festival after a storming debut full year on the road. Their debut album, About Last Night, is now available for streaming and download and physical copies can be purchased via Violated Records.

The Punk Site review of About Last Night can be read here

About Last Night is available via Spotify here, Apple Music here and on CD here

Aerial Salad Release Debut Album ‘Roach’ Via Plasterer Records

Aerial Salad RoachManchester punk-trio, Aerial Salad have teamed up with Plasterer Records for the release of their debut album, Roach. The album is a collection of 12 melodic punk rock songs, with a distinctive old-school vibe running throughout that touches on subjects such as depression, self-reflection, and modern-day struggles. Drawing from influences such as Jawbreaker, Green Day, Weezer and Jeff Rosenstock, the trio have crafted a sound reminiscent to the boom of 90s melodic punk rock bands. Aerial Salad take to the road throughout the UK, in support of Wonk Unit from the 8th November, the tour will see the band on the road for 18 shows straight, hitting almost every corner of the isle.
 
Roach can ordered on CD here and digitally here & Aerial Salad‘s tour dates can be viewed below

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Clayface

Don't Hold Your Breath

Horn And Hoof Records
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

Manchester’s Clayface, not to be confused with the DC dark wave band of the same name, are set to release their latest EP, Don’t Hold Your Breath, on November 10th via the South Manchester based independent punk label, Horn And Hoof Records. Following the self-release of their angsty teenage debut EP, Squeel, back in 2013 the band took a few quiet years out, now they’re back with their upcoming aptly titled EP, and the band are now set to return with their own blend of scrappy, melodic punk to the eardrums of the world. 

The introduction to Don’t Hold Your Breath, builds from delicate, through to pop punk to full blooded punk rock, setting the tone nicely for what’s to come. Just A Word carries a heavyweight skacore element that sits alongside the raw punk rock that populates much of the remaining five tracks. There’s a distinct influence from Snuff‘s early recordings in Clayface‘s sophomore release, especially in the EP’s finest moment, Something Sweet And Sickly, which closes Don’t Hold Your Breath in fine style. A lot has changed in the four years since Clayface released their debut EP, whilst their energy and commitment have remained a constant Don’t Hold Your Breath feels more rounded and mature than their debut release.

Don’t Hold Your Breath contains elements of ska punk, hardcore and good old fashioned punk rock, all of which is delivered with a distinctly DIY touch. The seven tracks that make up the Don’t Hold Your Breath EP are done and dusted in around a quarter of an hour confirming that Clayface‘s return to recording has resulted in a frantic and raw blast of grass roots punk rock, one that stands up as another example of the energy and commitment of the bands at the heart of Manchester’s DIY punk scene, I just hope we don’t have to wait until 2021 for their next release.

The Don’t Hold Your Breath EP can be pre-ordered via Horn And Hoof Records here

Beechwood To Release New LP ‘Songs From The Land Of Nod’

Beechwood SFTLONWhat happens when an anti-social petty thief, a male hustler and a delinquent runaway come together to join forces in the streets of NYC? One of two things, usually. Either the birth of a gang of misfit criminals, or a legendary rock & roll band. Luckily, for society’s sake, the latter has turned out to be true for Beechwood. The band are set to release their new studio album, Songs From the Land Of Nod, on January 26th 2018 via Alive Naturalsound Records, and the NYC street punks have now unveiled the video for their new single, I Don’t Wanna Be The One You Love.

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