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Proletariat Release Debut Single ‘Mr. Brown’

Proletariat Mr BrownManchester’s Proletariat have released their debut single, Mr. Brown, and the track is now available via Spotify, the band have also released a video for the single. The track is taken from the forthcoming Always The Same EP that will be released on May 5th on Spotify and iTunes, and will feature four tracks.

The Proletariat‘s Facebook presence can be found here

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Hand Off Gretel Release Video For ‘Bad Egg’

hands-off-gretel-btbq-jpgHands Off Gretel have released their latest music video for the track Bad Egg, the song is taken from their stunning debut album, Burn The Beauty Queen. As with everything that Hands Off Gretel do this is a completely DIY affair and they will be on tour in the UK throughout 2017, the latest tour dates can be found here

The Punk Site review of Burn The Beauty Queen can be found here and it can purchased here

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Colt 45 Announce Singles Club Series

Colt 45 Hard TimesCumbrian punks COLT 45 have announced they will release the first in a series of singles club releases with six singles being released over the course of the next year, with the first, Hard Time, being released on 24th April 2017 via Bandcamp. The singles will be released as digital downloads with a limited edition CD available at all upcoming UK tour dates with Welsh alt rock band Straight Lines. To celebrate the news, the band have today revealed a brand new DIY video for Hard Times which was shot in their home town of Workington and their rehearsal space.

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Isotopes 1994 WSC

Isotopes

1994 World Series Champions

Destiny Records / Stomp Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

The Isotopes are more of a loose collective rather than a band, since their inception over forty members have come and gone through the ranks, including members of some of Canada’s finest such as The Real McKenzies, Exploding Fuck Dolls, Vibrators, DOA, Nervous Talk and Dee Cracks. The Isotopes have now released their sophomore album, 1994 World Series Champions, today, the 14th April 2017, via Destiny Records in Europe and Stomp Records in North America, their latest full length follows on from their impressive debut, 2015’s Nuclear Strikezone

I’ll put my cards on the table before I get started, my knowledge of baseball is all gained from one episode The Simpsons, so to say the baseball references in this album are lost on me would be an understatement, but it does at least mean that I know the origin of the band’s name. Fortunately I do know an album of charged full tilt punk rock when I hear it, and that’s exactly what this is, from the opening short sharp shock of What We Do Ain’t Secret through to the superb closing track, Sandlot Party, this is ten tracks of Ramones influenced punk rock played exactly as it oughta be.

If you’re a fan of the likes of Teenage Bottlerocket, The Methadones and Masked Intruder, as well as the aforementioned Ramones, then this is an album that you will need in your life, unlike many sports albums or songs that are affiliated to one team this is more an album of punk rock that happens to have a baseball theme running through it. Whether you love baseball is incidental as this is ten tracks, that are delivered in around twenty minutes, of kick ass punk rock. Whilst reworking the Ramones trademark sound isn’t a new concept, if you’re going to do something you might as well do it well, and this is an album that is perfectly pitched, I knew I’d manage to get a baseball reference in there somewhere.

The Isotopes webstore can be found here and the Isotopes Punk Rock Baseball Club can be found on Facebook here

Isotopes Release ‘1994 World Series Champions’ Album

Isotopes 1994 WSCThe Isotopes have released their short, sharp new album, 1994 World Series Champions, the Canadian baseball-punks new full length is released via Destiny Records in Europe and Stomp Records in North America. 1994 World Series Champions is ten crushing baseball punk anthems that showcase the Isotopes’ vast baseball acumen and sharp clubhouse wit.

1994 World Series Champions can streamed via Spotify here

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Punk Site Exclusive: Proletariat Release ‘Mr Brown’ Video

Proletariat Mr BrownManchester’s Proletariat have announced that their debut single Mr. Brown will be released via Spotify on Friday April 21st, ahead of the release the band have released a video for the single to give fans a chance to hear the track ahead of it’s release date. The track is taken from the Always The Same EP that will be released on May 5th on Spotify and iTunes, and will feature four tracks.

The Proletariat‘s Facebook presence can be found here

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Yorkshire Rats Release Video For ‘Alone Together’

Yorkshire RatsUK punk rock act Yorkshire Rats have announced their self titled EP will be released on Friday 16th June through Northern Ruff Records and is now available for pre-order. To celebrate the news they have released a brand new music video for the track Alone Together, their first single from the upcoming release. 

You can pre-order the Yorkshire Rats EP here

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The Flatliners

Inviting Light

Rise Records
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

Canada’s The Flatliners have released Inviting Light, their sixth studio LP, via Rise Records, there’s been a long four year gap since their last full length, Division Of Spoils, which was a collection of rarities and non album tracks, you have to go back to 2013’s Dead Language for their last album of new material. A hiatus of that length between new recordings often signifies a band changing or evolving their style, and Inviting Light is no exception as the new album and record label has signified a shift in their approach.

Inviting Light opens with the sinister chords of Mammals before the drum beat kicks in and you know that The Flatliners are back to what they do best, delivering heady melodic punk rock, ten of the twelve tracks deliver exactly that, accomplished melody driven punk rock, but that’s not the end of the story, amongst the pounding anthemic tracks their are quieter moments, includuing Unconditional Love, a track that brings things down with an intense slow burn and Chameleon Skin, the albums mellowest moment that introduces a laid back acoustic element to Inviting Light .

Inviting Light shows a new side to The Flatliners, this is a slightly more easy going and melodic album than the recordings I’ve previously encountered, whilst it still carries the same impact as their earlier material this is a more mature sounding release that suggests The Flatliners are still evolving and haven’t settled into a comfortable rut. Inviting Light is an album that will satisfy their establish fanbase, but it is also one that I feel will broaden their appeal as this is a more polished and refined sounding release that leans more towards the rock element of their punk rock.

The Flatliners recently completed an extensive US tour with Weezer and the band is now gearing up for a European tour with The Menzingers followed by a pair of South American shows, as well as a series of dates across their native Canada and a number of festival appearances this summer, meaning that pretty much everyone will have the chance to catch them live over the course of Spring and Summer.

The Flatliners website can be found here and Rise Records website is here

You can order Inviting Light here

The Dollyrots Release ‘Squeeze Me’ Video

dollyrots WSPunk rock duo The Dollyrots released their sixth studio album, Whiplash Splash, on the 31st of March and the album is now available on CD, limited-edition aqua blue vinyl and digitally on the band’s very own label, Arrested Youth Records. The Dollyrots have wrapped up the first leg of their tour and will be back out on the road in May, in the meantime the relentless duo have now released a video for the track Squeeze Me.

 You can read The Punk Site review of Whiplash Splash here and the LP can be ordered here
 
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Turbulent Hearts

Turbulent Hearts

Turbulent Hearts

Headcheck Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

Los Angeles trio Turbulent Hearts, that consists of Suzy Moon, formerly of Civet, on guitar and vocals, along with new partners in crime, Mark Johnson, bass, and Jay Skowronek on drums, have been building an impressive reputation in the US through a steady stream of self released EP’s and incendiary live shows. The band released their self titled debut full length earlier this month via Headcheck Records, the album is a compilation of their three self released DIY EP’s, Panic, Rage and Crazy Girl, that were released over a twelve month period between the summers of 2015 and 2016.

Panic kicks things off in fine style with a frantic full tilt blast of punk rock, whilst this is a theme that permeates the album it’s clear that Turbulent Hearts are no one trick pony. They crash through differing styles over the course of this fifteen track debut, all the while maintaining an impressive punk rock attitude, tracks such as On My Own and Not That Kind Of Girl channel old school UK punk rock, whilst Cryin’ and Another Thing Coming possess the snotty attitude of the original New York punk bands. But it’s not all punk rock fury, Never Getting Over You, Fallen In Luv and Notice Me have the feel of classic rock n’ roll numbers that are delivered with a hefty dose of attitude and distortion, there’s the sleazy blues grind of Redwood Nights and they even briefly unplug on the tortured number The Rage.

Turbulent Hearts have all the elements that made Suzy Moon‘s previous band, Civet, such a force to be reckoned with, but they have taken Civet‘s venom and blended it with a diversity of styles that makes Turbulent Hearts debut album an unpredictable beast. At it’s heart this is an album of intense punk rock fury, but it also channels punk’s varied history and brings in other styles and influences to ensure that this isn’t an album that ever falls into the trap of being repetitive. Turbulent Hearts will be on tour in the UK later this year, including an appearance at the Rebellion Festival, and on the basis of this album I’ll be doing my best to make sure I catch them live, as this collection of their DIY recordings to date suggests that Turbulent Hearts are a band to watch closely.

Turbulent Hearts Facebook page is here and their Bandcamp site is here

You can purchase Turbulent Hearts debut album via Headcheck Records here

Manchester Punk Festival Volume 14 Released Via Bandcamp

MPF 17 Feb 17The Manchester Punk Festival is almost upon us, the event takes place between 20th and 22nd April across a number of venues in Manchester, UK’s City Centre. This is the final volume of the compilations that precede this years festival. The Manchester Punk Festival Volume 14 features  Throwing Stuff, After The Fall, Martha, Dirty Twisters, Clowns, Jakal, Inner Terrestrials, Riggots, Fair Do’s, BONO!, Foetal Juice, Kollapse, Wadeye, Billy Liar, The Kirkz, Doe, The Burnt Tapes, Helen Chambers and Matlida’s Scoundrels. The previous 13 volumes of the Manchester Punk Festival compilations, that cover the 2015 to 2017 line ups, are also still available as name your price downloads.

The final 200 tickets for the Manchester Punk Festival are on sale here

You can download Manchester Punk Festival Volume 14 as a name your price download here

The Flatliners Release ‘Inviting Light’ Album Today

Flatliners ILToronto Canada’s The Flatliners are releasing Inviting Light, their sixth studio LP, today via Rise Records. With their US tour with Weezer drawing to a close the band is now gearing up for a European tour with The Menzingers followed by a pair of South American shows with the likes of Rise Against, Pennywise and more. The Flatliners are also confirmed for a series of festivals this summer including Pouzza Fest, Bledfest and It’s Not Dead.

You can order Inviting Light here

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Creeper March 2017 Tour

Creeper / Milk Teeth / Energy / Puppy

Academy 2, Manchester, UK

25th March 2017
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

Creeper March 2017 crowdSpring has finally arrived in Manchester and as the more then welcome, and long overdue, sunshine arrives a patch of darkness descends upon Manchester in the shape of Creeper, tonight is the first date of their European tour that is in support of their debut album, Eternity, In Your Arms, that was released via Roadrunner Records just prior to the tour. Accompanying Creeper on the UK leg of their tour is an impressive bill of support acts in the shape of Milk Teeth, Energy and Puppy, tonight the Academy 2 is completely sold out, the crowd is noisy and vibrant and the turn out for the support acts, and the variety of t shirts on display, indicates that each band has bought along its own noisy and dedicated following.

Creeper March 2017 Puppy 2Fresh from signing to Spinefarm Records, London based trio Puppy occupy the early slot on the tour, they open proceedings with some doom laden tones that for me channel the spirit of the early recordings by Black Sabbath combined with kind of the pop hooks that the likes of Weezer deliver. Whilst the singers unique vocal style seemed to divide opinion amongst those around me, and their style may seem slightly at odds with the rest of tonight’s bill, their short set of poppy proto metal seems to warm the crowd up nicely and they appear to go down well with the majority of the sizeable crowd who have already made it into town for the early start to tonight’s show.

Creeper March 2017 Energy 2The crowd at tonight’s show is distinctly youthful, something I will always take as a positive sign for the health of the UK’s punk scene, and the venue is almost packed to capacity by the time Boston’s Energy take to the stage for their debut appearance in the UK. They open with a slow burning instrumental that builds in intensity before their set kicks off in earnest, Energy are a band that certainly live up to their name, they deliver a welcome blast of melodic hardcore, that is a distinct contrast to Puppy‘s opening set, that brings a frantic hard edged shot of adrenalin and punk rock to tonight’s show. Energy‘s set carries a distinct horror punk undercurrent, especially with their most recent single, The Witching Hour, that is of course included in their all too short appearance tonight. Their set of hard edged punk hits the spot nicely and saw the first, but not the last, chaotic moshpit of the night and towards the climax of their set there was an enthusiastic outbreak of crowdsurfing. This is Energy‘s first visit to the UK, their powerful and impressive set of punk rock has undoubtedly won them a new set of converts on this side of the Atlantic, myself included amongst that number. 

Creeper March 2017 Milk TeethMilk Teeth continue the full tilt assault with a set of fuzzed up punk rock that adds another dimension to tonight’s bill. Their sound reminds of bands such as Verruca Salt, L7, The Muffs and Babes In Toyland, but for me it’s delivered with a sharper cutting edge, and of course a punkier sensibility. The intensity of their set builds up and delivers some pummelling punk rock that is of course exactly what the crowd wanted. This is Milk Teeth‘s first show of the year, and they’ve certainly hit the ground running as by the third song in their set the mosh pit is back in business and crowd surfers are keeping the security staff busy. Milk Teeth;s sound combines elements of grunge, alternative and of course good old fashioned punk rock to stunning effect, their all too brief set, that is largely culled from their superb 2016 album, Vile Child, produces a series of anthemic numbers that, like Energy‘s impressive set before them, has left me wanting to hear a lot more by both of tonight’s main support acts.

Creeper March 2017 1Following the superb set from Milk Teeth there is a lengthy gap Before Creeper make their eagerly awaited appearance, largely because the stage has undergone a transformation into what can only be described as Vegas Halloween chic, complete with illuminated neon tombstones. I last encountered Creeper supporting The Misfits in the academy basement in 2015, they’ve come a long way since I last saw them as their following seems to have grown considerably over the last few years, as their appearance draws nearer the venue sees a distinctly more gothic contingent added to the crowd in the already packed Academy 2. The lights drop and an raucous chant rings out, then the tombstones illuminate and then their set kicks in with their emotive horror tinged punk rock. This is a different band to the one I saw supporting New Jerseys finest, everything has changed and you get the distinct feeling that Creeper are destined for bigger things. Creeper channel rock, horror punk and emo influences to crowd pleasing effect, they have developed a loyal and energetic following and they play a set of the kind of material My Chemcial Romance used to deliver so well in their heyday.

Creeper March 2017 2Creeper play their set to the energetic and sweaty crowd that seem to know every word and chord throughout the first night of this hefty European tour, even if it is on a stage that looks as though it came straight off the set of a higher budget musical remake of Plan 9 From Outer Space. The spring weather finally arriving, tonight’s good natured crowd, the Academy 2‘s unobtrusive security and it’s efficient bar staff have combined to ensure that atmosphere at tonight’s show was perfect, add the four bands that made up tonight’s line up into the mix and you can see why tonight’s show was completely sold out. For me Milk Teeth and Energy stole the show tonight with their raw edged punk rock, but I suspect that I’ll be in the minority on this one judging by the crowds delirious reaction to a triumphant set by Creeper that saw my photographer for the night, Mike Maffia, almost buried under a hail of crowd-surfers and stage-divers at the start of Creeper‘s set.

Creeper March 2017 Energy 3Creeper‘s official website can be found here

Milk Teeth‘s Facebook page is here and their Bandcamp page is here

Energy‘s Bandcamp can be found here and their Facebook presence is here

Puppy can be found on Facebook here

Live photography by Mike Maffia

You can click on any of Mike’s photos to view a slide show of the images

The Dollyrots Release Video For ‘Just Because I’m Blonde’

dollyrots WSPunk rock duo The Dollyrots released their sixth studio album, Whiplash Splash, last Friday, the 31st of March and this week the album debuted on both Billboard’s Heatseekers chart at #13 and Billboard’s Independent Albums chart at #31. Whiplash Splash is available on CD, limited-edition aqua blue vinyl and digitally on the band’s very own label, Arrested Youth Records. The Dollyrots have just wrapped up the first leg of their tour run and will be back out on the road in May.
 
You can read The Punk Site review of Whiplash Splash here and the LP can be ordered here
 
You can view the video for Just Because I’m Blonde, and the The Dollyrots tour dates, below

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No Ta Brown Bread

No Ta

Brown Bread

One Step Outside Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

No Ta are finally calling it a day, they released their final EP, the ominously titled Brown Bread, via On Step Outside Records on the 1st April 2017, the EP is now available for download and also on seven track CD that comes in a four panel gatefold sleeve with additional goodies included. To make a suitable final statement all money raised from the download of the Brown Bread EP will be donated to the Alzheimers Society, supporting their vital work helping people with dementia and supporting their families.

Any thought’s that No Ta might be bowing out with a whimper are swiftly dispelled with the frantic opener, Headcase, from this point on it’s seven tracks of hard edged punk rock that doesn’t take itself too seriously. The highlight of the EP is the wonderfully titled Johnny Ramone Syndrome, that ends with a few instantly recognisable chords of Blitzkrieg Bop, but every track on this EP is a fine speedy number and the end result is an EP that is a definitive adrenaline fuelled full stop in the history of No Ta.

No Ta‘s final EP is a frantic blast of hardcore infused punk rock, I can’t think of a finer epitaph to one of the UK’s finest DIY punk bands than this release. Hopefully No Ta‘s members will re-emerge with new projects as this EP indicates that there was still more to come from No Ta. The band have also simultaneously released recordings of their final concert, Last Gig, and of their final rehearsal, Practice Room, forming a trilogy of releases that sadly draws a line firmly under No Ta‘s brief but colourful existence.

The Brown Bread EP, and the Last Gig and Practice Room LP’s, can be ordered here

More Information on the Alzheimers Society can be found here

Loaded 44 Announce European Tour Dates

Loaded 44 May Italy TourLoaded 44 have announced their latest tour dates, including a trio of dates in Italy in May, they will also be playing a number of dates across the UK with Dirt Box Disco and will be appearing at the The Unholy Messtival and North West Calling punk festivals in addition to a series of headline dates across the UK and Ireland

Loaded 44‘s Get Ready! 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

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The Johnnie Squizzercrow Experiment Release Two New Videos

Johnnie Squizzercrow Food Bank EPThe Johnnie Squizzercrow Experiment released their latest EP, The Great Foodbank Robbery, on Aprils Fools Day, the band have now released videos for two tracks from the EP, the title track from the EP and the dub heavy One People.

The Punk Site review of The Great Foodbank Robbery can be found here

The Great Foodbank Robbery EP can be streamed and ordered here

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Turbulent Hearts Release Debut Album

Turbulent HeartsLos Angele’s punk ‘n rollers Turbulent Hearts have released their self titled debut album today via Headcheck Records, the album is a compilation of their three self released DIY EP’s from the USA. The band consists of Suzy Moon, formerly of Civet, on guitar and vocals, along with Mark Johnson, bass, and Jay Skowronek on drums. Turbulent Hearts will be on tour in the UK later this year, including an appearance at the Rebellion Festival.

You can pre-order Turbulent Hearts debut album here

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Nicotine Pretty Release Debut Single As Free Download

Nicotine Pretty WGSMSWelsh rock ‘n rollers Nicotine Pretty have released their impressive debut single, Who’s Gonna Save My Soul?, as a free download today in conjunction with Glunk Records, with a physical release planned for later in the year. 
 
Nicotine Pretty‘s website is here and their Facebook page is here
 
The Glunk Records website can be found here
 
You can grab yourselves a free copy of Nicotine Pretty‘s debut single here
 
You can view the video for Who’s Gonna Save My Soul? below

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Gnash Rambler Release Self Titled Debut Album

PrintVancouver’s Gnash Rambler released their debut album on the 31st March. The self titled debut album contains their unique brand of hooky punk rock and metal tinged power pop. Gnash Rambler‘s debut album is available via Bandcamp and also from all the main digital streaming services and retailers. A review of the album will appear later today on The Punk Site.

Gnash Rambler‘s debut album can be pre-ordered here

You can stream the track Man Over that is taken from the album here

Johnnie Squizzercrow Food Bank EP

The Johnnie Squizzercrow Experiment

The Great Food Bank Robbery

Self Released
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

I have a deep admiration for bands like The Johnnie Squizzercrow Experiment, they are out there doing things on their own terms, whether anyone likes it is of secondary importance to them, they make the music that they want to make and fly in the face of any commercial notions. As it happens I do rather like The Johnnie Squizzercrow Experiment, ever since I encountered them at a festival in North Manchester in 2016 I’ve had a fondness for their experimental spirit of ’77 attitude and their regular supply of self released EP’s. The Great Food Bank Robbery is their latest EP and it is released today, April 1st 2017, and will be available for streaming, and on CD and download formats, via their Bandcamp.

The Great Food Bank Robbery follows on from last years Bootleg 3 EP, that release was what they salvaged from an aborted album session, this time they’re back with an EP of a new material that’s heavily influenced by the more experimental side of the class of ’77. The Great Food Bank Robbery is delivered in their trademark dub style, from the likes of the more upbeat Kill ‘Em All to the laid back reggae influenced strains of One People, although for me the highlight of the EP is the track that was the lead single from the EP, the wonderful Freaky Flakazoid Counter Culture Kid, that embraces sixties garage, punk and whatever it is that fuels The Johnnie Squizzercrow Eperiment.

As far as I’m concerned the punk scene needs bands like the The Johnnie Squizzercrow Experiment, the perpetual outsiders who make the noise they want to make and patiently wait for everyone else to realise they were right all along. The Great Food Bank Robbery is a step forward from 2016’s Bootleg 3 EP, this latest release seems more focused, probably as it’s intended as a coherent EP rather than the remnants of an ill fated recording session. As it says on their website “like us? don’t like us? whatever!”, what’s important to bands like The Johnnie Squizzercrow Experiment is that they love what they do, and I can’t help feeling that this EP will make a few more feel that way.

The Johnnie Squizzercrow Experiment‘s website is here and their Facebook page is here

The Johnnie Squizzercrow Experiment‘s Bandcamp is located here

Fundraising Campaign For Poly Styrene Documentary Launched

Poly Styrene I Am A ClicheTo coincide with the 40th anniversary of the seminal X-Ray Spex album, Germfree Adolescents, a new film titled Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché is in the works. Fund-raising has begun via Indiegogo, with a cinema release set for November 2018. Bi-racial, female, working class and possessing one of the most satirical perspectives in punk, X-Ray Spex founder Poly Styrene was one of the least conventional front persons in rock history, she was also responsible for some of the most original, intelligent and exciting music of the punk era, but away from the songs, the look and that warrior-cry voice, her fascinating and sometimes frightening story, incorporating struggles with misogyny, racism and mental health issues, has remained largely untold.

Details of the Indiegogo fundraising campaign for Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché can be found here

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No Ta Release Their Final EP ‘Brown Bread’ Today

No Ta Brown BreadNo Ta have released their final EP, Brown Bread, via On Step Outside Records today, the 1st April 2017, the EP is now available for download and on seven track CD. All money raised from the download of the Brown Bread EP will be donated to the Alzheimers Society, supporting their vital work helping people with dementia and their families.

No Ta have also simultaneously released recordings of their final concert, Last Gig, and of their final rehearsal, Practice Room.

The Brown Bread EP, and the Last Gig and Practice Room LP’s, can be ordered here

Spunk Volcano Ram Raid

Spunk Volcano And The Eruptions

Ram Raid

STP Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

If you were expecting Spunk Volcano And The Eruptions to have mellowed then you’re going to be in for a disappointment, the Ram Raid EP is if anything even more hard edged than their sophomore album, Shit Generation, that was released last year. The self styled purveyors of spunk rock have now unleashed their first recording of 2017 and will, as usual, be bringing their profanity strewn high energy larger than life live show to venues up and down the UK, including a return to the Rebellion Festival after their unforgettable appearance last year. The Ram Raid EP is available from today, the 31st March 2017, via STP Records.

The Ram Raid EP opens with the title track and it delivers three minutes of straight up brutal punk rock that proves that Masked Intruder don’t have a monopoly on being a masked punk band with criminal intent, Stop Looking At Your Phone ups the ante with a hardcore riff that’s an angry blast against the iPhone generation. Hanging Round The Shops is a return to more catchy punk rock that populated much of their debut album, this time it’s an ode to teenagers trying to get someone to buy them booze and cigarettes. I Think Her Name Was Tracey returns to the hardcore attack of the opening duo before Snap Backbone, the EP’s finest moment, delivers the kind of song that Spunk Volcano And The Eruptions do so well, a perfect number that captures the essence of spunk rock, a catchy riff that is married to a singalong chorus, a track that i guarantee will go down a storm at their live shows.

This is a taster of what’s to come from Spunk Volcano And The Eruptions, this picks up where Shit Generation left off, it’s a mix of pop punk and UK82 hardcore, whilst that sounds like an unlikely marriage it’s what they, and lead vocalist and guitarist Spunk Volcano‘s better know act, Dirt Box Disco, do, and they do it well. If you want subtlety and political insight then this is not the band for you, however if you want a band that write catchy punk rock and hardcore, and doesn’t take itself too seriously, then Spunk Volcano And The Eruptions are band you need in your life, and if you get the chance to see them live you should, as that is where they are truly in their element.

Spunk Volcano And The Eruptions Facebook presence can be found here

Goddamnit Announce US Tour And Reveal New Video

Goddamnit INBOKINBTSPhiladelphia punk veterans Goddamnit have announced their east coast and mid-west tour of the US that begins on April 1st in Pittsburgh. The band have also released a music video for their single, A Steady Diet Of Sugar, the song is taken from the band’s latest album, I’ll Never Be Okay, I’ll Never Be The Same, that was released on March 3rd on Jump Start Records.

I’ll Never Be Okay, I’ll Never Be The Same can be ordered here

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Gnash Rambler’s Debut Album To Be Released On Friday

PrintVancouver’s Gnash Rambler are releasing their debut album this Friday, the 31st March. The self titled debut album contains their unique brand of hooky punk rock and metal tinged power pop. Gnash Rambler‘s debut album will be available via Bandcamp and also from all the main digital streaming services and retailers.

Gnash Rambler‘s debut album can be pre-ordered here

You can stream the track Man Over that is taken from the album here

KidBrother Release New Single ‘A Draught I Want’

KidBrother Single LaunchThe London based emo punk quintet, KidBrother have released their new single, A Draught I Want, via Say Something Records. To celebrate the release of the new single, the band have put together a very special single release party, taking place on the Tamesis Dock Boat in Vauxhall, London on the 30th March, support will be from Bellevue Days, Coldbones and Pretty Pistol.

Tickets for the single launch party can be purchased here

A Draught I Want can be ordered here and a the video for the single can be viewed below Read More…

No Ta Announce Release Of Their Final EP ‘Brown Bread’

No Ta Brown BreadNo Ta have announced that their final EP, Brown Bread, will be released via On Step Outside Records on the 1st April 2017, the EP will be available for download and on seven track CD. All money raised from the download of the Brown Bread EP will be donated to Alzheimers Society, supporting their vital work helping people with dementia and their families. No Ta will also be simultaneously releasing recordings of their final concert, Last Gig, and of their final rehearsal, Practice Room.

The Brown Bread EP, and the Last Gig and Practice Room LP’s, can be pre-ordered here

Despero Release ‘Somewhere Near The Bottom’ LP Today

Despero Somewhere Near The BottomAustin punk band Despero have today released their debut album, Somewhere Near The Bottom, and it is now available via all major digital outlets and through La Escalera Records. The band, that features past and current members of The Anchor and The Capitalist Kids, will also be playing La Escalera Fest 6 in San Diego and Tijuana alongside thirty other bands.

Somewhere Near The Bottom, and tickets for Fest 6, can be purchased here

The Punk Site review of Somewhere Near The Bottom can be found here

The Dollyrots Release ‘Whiplash Splash’ LP Today

dollyrots WSPunk rock duo The Dollyrots release their sixth studio album, Whiplash Splash, today. The album is available on CD, limited-edition aqua blue vinyl, and digitally on their very own Arrested Youth Label with distribution via MVD Entertainment Group. The album is produced by the band and longtime Producer John Fields and The Dollyrots signature spirit shines through in melodic guitar riffs, irresistible hooks, and punked-out woah-ohs

You can read The Punk Site review of Whiplash Splash here and the LP can be purchased here

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The Dollyrots

Whiplash Splash

Arrest Youth Records
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Rating: 4.5/5

 
 

 

 

Irrepressible punk rock duo The Dollyrots have released their sixth studio album, Whiplash Splash, today, the 24th March 2017, on their own Arrest Youth label. Whiplash Splash marks their first studio album since 2014’s Barefoot and Pregnant, as with it’s predecessor this is a completely fan funded DIY album that marks The Dollyrots commitment to doing things completely on their own terms. The new album also marks the addition of their daughter Daisy Moon to their entourage that already includes their three year old son River and tour dog Quito, you might think that having a second child would slow The Dollyrots down, but it seems that nothing will keep this duo from doing what they love, and what they love doing is producing punk rock and touring, usually with their children, and dog, in tow.

I Do kicks things off in fine style with their trademark pop punk chainsaw guitars and infectious choruses, The Dollyrots have always opened their albums with a storming track, and Whiplash Splash is no exception to this tradition, Babbling Idiot adds another helping of their joyous trademark bouncy punk rock, but Whiplash Splash isn’t just an album of uptempo buzzsaw guitar tracks, although I wouldn’t be complaining if it was. Tracks such as Mermaid , Saturday Morning, Other Trucker, and the superb slow burning This Addiction, bring a slower, although equally anthemic, element to the album, whilst Jump Start This Heart has a distinctly eighties feel to it, this is the only track that to me feels a bit out of place as it veers dangerously close to power ballad territory. These tracks are littered amongst pop punk gems such as Just Because I’m Blonde, Squeeze Me, Dance Like A Maniac, Pack Of Smokes and the frantic City Of Angels. Whiplash Splash closes with a cover of Katrina And The Waves 1985 feel good hit, Walking On Sunshine, of course it’s been given a suitable treatment by The Dollyrots who are a band who have good form when it comes to well chosen and reworked cover version.

The Dollyrots have delivered yet another album that borders of perfection, one that is a welcome addition to their extensive back catalogue. They are a band that do what they do, they deliver upbeat sun splashed pop punk, and to be honest I can’t think of anyone who delivers this kind of effervescent bubblegum punk any better than they do. If you already love The Dollyrots then Whiplash Splash is an album that won’t disappoint on any level, if you’re unfamiliar with them then this would make a damn fine starting point. Is this their finest album? that’s a tough call to make, Whiplash Splash is certainly as good as anything they’ve released to date, it contains everything we’ve come to know and love about The Dollyrots, and after almost two decades, eight albums and numerous drummers what more could you ask for?

The Dollyrots website and online store can be found here