Manchester Punk Festival Volume 16 Released Via Bandcamp

MPF 18 Nov 17The Manchester Punk Festival will be returning next year between the 19th and 21st April across a number of venues in Manchester, UK’s City Centre. This is the second volume of the compilations that precede next year’s festival, the Manchester Punk Festival Volume 16 features Spoilers, Random Hand, PMX, Freddy Fudd Pucker, In Evil Hour, Crumbs, Sounds Of Swami, Throwing Stuff, Counterpunch, Carl Moorcroft, Afterkop, Uniforms, The Raging Nathans, Rebuke, Lightyear, Chewing On Tinfoil and Rotten Foxes, who are all appearing at the festival. Tickets for the Manchester Punk Festival are on sale here

You can download Manchester Punk Festival Volume 16 as a name your price download here

Manchester Punk Festival Announces Latest Additions For 2018

MPF 18 Oct 17The Manchester Punk Festival has announced that Culture Shock will be amongst the bands joining the already stacked line up for 2018, they are one of the original political UK ska punk bands with a career spanning across four decades and have influenced so many bands that we listen to today. 2018 also sees the Random Hand, Beat The Red Light, Roughneck Riot, The Tuts, Chewing On Tinfoil, RUSSO, In Evil Hour, Counterpunch, PMX, Rebuke, Happy Accidents, Atterkop, Sounds Of Swami, Dead Drummer, Tom Aylott and Freddy Fudd Pucker added to the line up. The Manchester Punk Festival is taking place between 19th and 21st April 2018 across a number of venues in Manchester City Centre. You can follow the Manchester Punk Festival on Twitter here, Facebook here and Instagram here to keep up to date with all the updates and future announcements.
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Paper + Plastick Records Release UK Band Compilation

Paper + PlastickPaper + Plastick Records has released a free downloadable compilation composed exclusively of UK bands.  Of note, the compilation includes the new song “Greedy Bones,” which serves as an unreleased track from the recording sessions of Ducking Punches‘ highly anticipated new full length.

Other bands include The Murderburgers, Random HandBad Ideas, and Jake & The Jellyfish.  Download it here.

Stream: Random Hand – ‘After the Alarm’

Random HandYorkshire ska/punk/metal crossover acr Random Hand may have just finished up their final run of shows as a band, but their final, PledgeMusic funded LP, Hit Reset is still awaiting its release on October 2nd via Bomber Music. Random Hand bassist Joe Tilston has said this about the final tour:

“We’ve sincerely had the best send off a band could hope for. On this tour, we’ve played gigs that have represented every aspect of our career to date, from massive festival gigs to thousands of people, who love our music, to peculiar pubs in the middle of nowhere, playing to a hen party and a load of strangers…We’ve said at every turn, we’ll be back, and we will. When? We do not know. We all have new chapters in our lives to figure out. We still all firmly believe this was the right choice to make for Random Hand. Had we carried on blindly and not discussed the issues within, we would have disappeared or fallen apart. Instead we were able to treat ourselves and everyone else, to one last focused blow out, and leave an album we’re damn proud of. Thanks again everyone.”

Ahead of the street date, the band have released a stream of the lead single, After the Alarm. Check out the stream below, along with the cover art for Hit Reset

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Random Hand Announce Final Tour Before Hiatus

Random HandThe Yorkshire quartet Random Hand hit the road for the final time.  The tour will serve as the final appearance by the band before entering an indefinite hiatus.  The band will supporting their upcoming new album, Hit Reset, Which is due out September 14, 2015 and was funded through Pledge Music.

Tour dates are below

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Tours: Random Hand / Less Than Jake

Ska/Metal/Punk crossovers Random Hand have announced that they will appear as the special guests of Less Than Jake, in the UK, next week.  Tour dates are below.

On announcing an extended break from being a band, Random Hand launched a Pledge Music campaign to help fund the final album.  The new album, yet to be titled, will be released through Bomber Music on September 14th 2015

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Random Hand Announce Final Tour

Random HandWest Yorkshire, UK based ska punk outfit have announced a final tour before going on an extended hiatus. The band are also working on a new PledgeMusic funded album which is due to drop via Bomber Music on September 14th, the day after the final show. Bassist Joe Tilston explains the logic:

“We’re wanting to give all the classics one last hurrah, before we go on an extended break. The new album we’re writing is a hard hitting punk rock album, and we can’t wait for everyone to hear it. It’s a real shame though that we’re writing something that we’re not going to tour though. The new record is going to be released the day after the last gig, as a parting gift”

Check out the full list of dates below.

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Tours: Random Hand (UK)

British ska-punk band Random Hand have announced a fairly substantial October UK tour starting this October.

Although remaining in mostly small, intimate venues, the band are heading to almost every major city (and then a few more) in England and Wales.

The tour is in support of recent album Seething Is Believing and follows their 1000th show earlier this year. The tour dates are below.

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