Monthly Archives: November 2014

Martha – Sycamore

Todays play of the day is diy pop from Sunderlands Martha

Glorious

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Play of the day – The FairweatherBand

Cool indie punk pop rock from Exeter in the UK

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Accidente – Amistad y Rebellion

Todays play of the day is Punk rock from Barcelona

Heartfelt words

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Get Human – Garden Leave

Get Human
Garden Leave
Play of the day

diy pop punk with a great sound. try it

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Hope Show *80 – the lowdown

Hope Show *80 the lowdown

1. The Bomb – Integrity
2. Stay Clean Jolene – Miles Apart
3. Dauntless Elite – We Are Baamzorft
4. Slow Science – Lifetime Guarantee
5. Castro – One Thing Leads To Another
6. King Champion Sounds – Ghetto of Eden
7. The Middle Ones – Monsters
8. Kevin Seconds – Don’t Let Me Lose ya
9. The Levellers with Billy Bragg – Hope Street
10. HDQ – When Worlds Collide
11. The No Marks – Light of One
12. Bis – Popstar Kill
13. Loaded 45 – 5 Seconds
14. Landlord – Bottle From The Bay
15. Frown – Under Hot Sun
16. Buzzkill – Mr Furious
17. Big Ray – ten Feet Tall
18. Latterman – doom, doom!, doomd

Tonight I just love music. Some great records have come out in recent months and I want to celebrate them. I also want to remind you of some classics that have gone ignored so it’s a mix with an emphasis on 2014.

Every track tonight has been picked because it makes me smile. Pefect for a week that started with my attendance at a funeral, my third one this month!! Nearly been at as many funerals as protests over the past 6 weeks, which is a bad sign.

Through it all I have come across some great sounds. I have The Bomb a few years but I re-aqquainted myself with them. Stay Clean Jolene’s praises have been sung from a height many times on this show and will continue, expecially with the announcement of a new album before 2015 rears ts head. Fellow guitar advocates the Dauntless Elite have released a split 12″ with Slow Science and I braved the nearly prohitive costs of overseas post to purchase my copy. I’m glad I did.

This week I bought the new album by Norwegian band Castro . Hope put on a Life, But How To Live It gig back in the day and Castro have some members who have memories of those days (as In she sang in the band)..

King Champion Sounds have their new 10″ out on Louder Than War and it is a regular on my record deck these days. Travelling bass sound with perfectly timed brass intervention alongside GW SOks vocals.

I’ve played the middle ones a couple of times since seeing them enthrall a crowd in London just over a year ago. Ironically my wife and daughter had accidentally stumbled across them in Glasgow prior to that and have been raving about their sweet jangle.

I always have time for singers in punk rock bands doing solo sets. I’ve played Chuck and Jeff in recent shows and have played 7 Seconds many times. I discovered this week that their frontman Kevin Seconds brought out a record so needed to get my hands on it.

The levellers are touring their new ‘film’ which is an interesting way to bring your band around. Their Dublin show is in St Patricks Cathedral early next year but they’ve just recorded a song with Billy Bragg that I thoght i’d share with you.

HDQ have a new 7″ out now on Boss Tuneage . I’ve played some of their older stuff so you deserve to hear when they release new material. I’ve dipped in and out of the no marks too so got their new album this week Light of One is from this record.

Bis entertained us in Dublin with Bikini Kill in a memorable gig one Saturday afternoon in Charlies Bar. You may not have been there but take it from me it was good

I played Uniforms last week. They have a split out now with loaded 45 so I’ve raided their vaults for a song from their 2012 making friends not memories album.

I love what is happening in Dundee at the moment with make that a take records. They are resposible for fanzines, records, a documentary and an annual fest . My heart will be ther at the end of the month while my body is in Dublin. Landlord and frown are both from that scene

The Buzzkill are the yorkshire variation, punk rock and roll

Big Ray are always worth a listen. Best part of this song is all the bands namedropping it entails. And if Volcano Suns are in there, all the better. Makes them sound like a bands band

I’m finishing tonight with Latterman , their gig in Dublin goes down in memory for me and them and Against Me were two classics brought to our notice by Basta, anyone remember them????

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FUGAZI First Demo Streaming now

FUGAZI STREAM THEIR FIRST DEMO RELEASE IN ITS ENTIRETY, AVAILABLE 18TH NOVEMBER VIA DISCHORD RECORDS

FIRST DEMO, NOW STREAMING

Fugazi’s First Demo release is now streaming in its entirety ahead of the official release date on 18th November via Dischord Records.

In early January 1988 and after only ten shows, Fugazi decided to go into Inner Ear Studio to see what their music sounded like on tape. The sessions only lasted a couple of days, but tour dates and indecision about the tape would delay the final mix for another two months. Though the band was at first pleased with the results, it soon became clear that this tape would remain a demo as new songs were being written and the older songs were evolving and changing shape while the band was out on tour. It was decided that the session would be passed out free as cassette copies, with the band actively encouraging people to share the recording. In the spring, Fugazi went out on its first U.S. tour and a few weeks after returning from the road they went back to Inner Ear to record what would become their debut Dischord release, the self-titled 7-song 12″ EP.

The only song from the demo session that was formally released was “In Defense of Humans”, which appeared on the State of the Union compilation in 1989. Now, some 26 years later, Dischord is releasing the entire first demo including the one song (“Turn Off Your Guns”) that wasn’t included on the original cassette.

This release also coincides with the completion of the initial round of uploads to the Fugazi Live Series website. Launched in 2011, the site lists and details all of Fugazi’s 1000+ performances and makes available close to 900 concert recordings that were documented by the band and by the public, as well as countless flyers, ticket stubs, posters, and photographs. After two years of work, all of the recordings in the band’s archive are finally posted.

Tracklist:
1) Waiting Room
2) Merchandise
3) Furniture
4) Song #1
5) The Word
6) Bad Mouth
7) Break-In
8) Turn Off Your Guns
9) And the Same
10) In Defense of Humans
11) Joe #1

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Comrades – We Got This

Comrades
We Got This

Fast and full on punk rock. Blistering and angry with dual vocals and angry lyrics. Is there a correlation between anger and not caring? Comrades want to confront, they want to curse and spit and defecate if they feel like it. Or so their lyrics say.

“This town I call my home
Home is where the hate begins
At the bottom of your clean soul
Lies a little bit of sin”

I’ve been trying to figure out exactly what they are getting at here. It’s snarled at you and it sounds like comrades are proud to sing and live in the gutter. New York is perfectly suited to be their home. They couldn’t do it in ireland. Paranoid visions are positively pleasant in comparison.

There’s 9 songs of such vitriol and it does start to wear a bit thin but then their power brings you back in however “don’t shop, shop lift” is one mantra for changing the world. The second half has the angry lyrics but with acoustic backing

Overall the empty anger is a bit disappointing but there’s something that makes me want to sing along when they say “I hope I get what I deserve” we all do really

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