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This weeks News – August 24

Round Up August 24

visions

Paranoid Visions have just released their new record. Cryptic Cross Words is the 5th album the band have released since their 2006 reboot. Add to this the multitude of singles and a myriad of
historical re-releases and compilations and it becomes clear that Paranoid Visions are a band who are not content to sit back and relax or attempt to trade on past glories. Indeed founder members Deko and P.A are of the opinion that there are no past glories with the recent releases being more reflective of what the band were about in the first place. Cryptic Cross Words, a culmination of a year’s recording and writing is an attempt to craft a specific album with a specific modus operandi.“With every release we have done, there has always been a compromise, and certain styles or genres we have wanted to explore have been almost achieved, but not executed the way we imagined them…until now”.
Switching rhythm section and losing a backing vocalist in early 2014 gave the band the opportunity to form the perfect line-up and create what the band believe is best album they have ever made. It’s
certainly a more focussed and strategic release that relies on soundscapes and moods that co-exist with the various musical genres the band continues to dip into. But it explores these cohesively
with production that has been described by one early reviewer as being “crisp but avoids the sheen of the nu”. Certainly this album owes as much to UK Decay as it does to UK Subs, or is “more
magazine than fanzine”.Lyrically the album is tackling different subjects ranging from the Catholic Churches abuse of
children, invasion in the Ukraine, sexual harmony, working culture and the voice of the downtrodden public on the verge of snapping. In the case of Anagram Sam the lyrics consist entirely of anagrams
(Anagram Sam, he’s one of those NAMELESS SALESMEN, his LIFE is a FILE of anagrams, he’s the SENATOR for TREASON etc etc….you get the picture!!) whilst the album’s closer, “baNAMA Republic” is a
delicate slow building acoustic song spanning seven minutes and sung by Aoife Destruction detailing the fall of the Irish economy and the corruption that facilitated it.
The album which I bought today in Tower Records is an aesthetically beautiful white vinyl LP with free CD and 16 page booklet which includes a real cryptic cross word and word search on the sleeve

jimmycake

Dublin’s the Jimmy Cake have their fourth album launched this week. 2724 days after 2008’s Spectre and Crown. Teen Mist is the shortest track on the LP, clocking in at a radio friendly 15 minutes and 10 seconds long. Master is three compositions laid out over a 72-minute journey through space, time and a musty & secluded railway arch off North Strand Road, Dublin where engineer, producer & hero John Spud
Murphy lost his mind but gained a twitch. Gone are the lush strings & understated beats of Spectre & Crown, replaced by vintage synths & psychedelic rhythms to create an ever-morphing, technicoloured
behemoth of a record.

Available on CD, 180g double vinyl & download, Master is accompanied by blackly comical album artwork by UK illustrator & cult hero Jack Teagle & housed in a magnificently eccentric design by band member Paul G Smyth.

katesparty

In a week of record launches Kate’s Party are doing one with a twist. They are launching a tape this week which is doubling as a fundraiser for their upcoming UK tour. Should be a cracking evening.

holly

As mentioned last week Holly Golightly is bringining out her new album this week, first since 2004 -The band consists of Matt Radford (double bass) Ed Deegan (guitar) Holly Golightly (vocals) Bruce
Brand (drums) Bradley Burgess (guitar) Holly first came to musical prominence as a member of Thee Headcoatees, a Billy Childish/Thee
Headcoats all-girl splinter group in 1991. Four years later she broke away from the garage punk scene with the release of her debut solo album The Good Things, which featured a mix of folk, early electric blues, & ’60s beat influenced rock ‘n’ roll. It’s a template that she’s honed over the course of 13 solo albums, along the way impressing celebrity fans such as Jim Jarmusch (Holly’s track “Tell Me Now So I Know” featured as the main title theme in his Broken Flowers movie), and most notably Jack White who duetted with Holly on
“It’s True That We Love One Another”, the final track on the classic White Stripes album Elephant. Though it’s been 11 years since her last solo album, Holly’s been busy as half of blues/Americana duo Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs (The Brokeoffs being multi-instrumentalist Lawyer Dave). The pair have released a string of well received albums, and undertaken many tours on both sides of the
Atlantic.
Slowtown Now! features 12 songs that will please fans old and new alike. Why not have a listen to
Seven Wonders

On the way
THe workmans club was a welcome addition to the Dublin gig scene 5 years. As it celebrates that milestone they are puttng on a week of gigs with low admission price. I will be up in the hangar
two night (at Jello and The Ex) but in case you’re interested

The party continues Sept 8th – 12th with shows from….
Al Porter – Sept 8th
The Hot Sprockets – Sept 9th
Little Green Cars w/ guests Other Creatures – Sept 10th
Little Green Cars w/ guests Bleeding Heart Pigeons – Sept 11th
Eternal Summers w/ guests Pleasure Beach – Sept 12th
Tickets to all shows just €5

Forthcoming Gigs

Pine hill haints – Tenterhooks August 27

The drays – lesson lounge August 207

Kate’s party + Spines + Stariwells + Glassgears – bello bar August 28

The Jimmy Cake – Hangar – August 29

Protex babyshakes number ones bello bar August 29

Warzone Festival – Belfast – August 29

Polyphonic Spree – Academy August 31

Fuzz – Whelans – September 2

Jello Biafra + Paranoid Visions + Sissy – Hangar September 9

Vic Goddard and Subway Sect + The Dubtones + Gakk – Fibber Magees – September 11

Eternal Summers + Plpeasure Beach – Workmans Club – September 12

Dope Body – Whelans – September 12

August Wells – Workmans Club – September 13

Sleaford Mods – Hangar – September 19

XSLF + Hooligan – Fibber Magees – September 19

La Misma + Disguise + Overbite + Surge – Dublin September 20

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Whelans – September 26

Wheatus – Whelans – September 28

B Dolan – Wormkans Club – September 29

We Shall Overcome – Dublin – October 2-4

Hard Working Class Heroes – Dublin – October 2+3

Juan Wauters + No Monster Club – Whelans – October 4

The Lemonheads – Academy – October 5

Hey Rosetta – Workmans Club – October 9

Giveamanakick – Whelans – October 10

Nothing Clean – Tenterhooks – October 10

Cockney Rejects – Grand Social – October 10

Inner Terrestials – Fibber Magees – October 16

English Dogs – Fibber Magees – October 23

dAVID kITT – wHELANS – oCTOBER 24

Litovsk – Dublin – October 25

US Girls – Whelans – October 25

Liturgy – Whelans – October 26

Dragster + Angry Itch + Stop start Again + Black Pitts + Jobseekers – Fibbers – October 30

Deer hunter button factory – November 1

Slaves – The Academy – November 5

Girl Band – Button Factory – November 7

Stiff Little Fingers – The Academy – November 13

Coitus + Paranoid Visions + Coldwar + Liberty – Fibbers – November 14

Mercury Rev – Button Factory November 22

Chelsea Wolfe – Button Factory November 25

Peter Hook and the Light – The Academy – November 27

OM – Button Factory – November 28

Therapy – Button Factory December 11

The Selecter – The Academy – December 11

Bad Manners – The Academy – december 28

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This weeks news – August 17

Round Up – August 17

The post Rebellion blues really kick in I reflect on last weekends festival and get saving for 2016.

The Temples festival intial line up for 2016 has been revealed.
FIRST BANDS ANNOUNCED FOR JUNE 2ND-5TH, INCLUDING ALL PIGS MUST DIE, BONGRIPPER, DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT, GROUNDHOGS AND WEEKEND NACHOS. It has that novel feel in that location hasn’t been announced yet more news here

Dischord Records has always been a label close to my heart. I dj’d a couple of weeks ago at the post Salad Days screening in Dublin’s IFI but the label is continuing to go from strength to strength. Lungfis, Jawbox and Bikini Kill records have all be remastered for release and the Zomes album (featuring Asa from Lungfish) has just been released. More news here

A couple of fanzines made it to me this week. Blackpool Rox II *10 – Blackpool Rox Towers, c/o 16 Windmill Close, Blackpool, FY3 OEB, UK ; andy@jsntgm.com and Suspect Device *56 http://www.suspectdevice.co.uk suspectdevicehq@gmail.com
Both are great reads and a give a strong background to the current diy punk scene.

Damaged Goods are as active as ever. Cyanide Pills and Johnny Moped played rebellion last week. Johnny Moped are back with their first 7″ since 1978! It’s a double A-side of ‘Ain’t No Rock N Roll Rookie’ and ‘Super Woofa’, it will be followed by their new album sometime in late 2015 or early 2016.
The label is home to Wild Billy Childish whose CMTF Die interstoisser Traverse Ltd was originally available on a limited double 10” courtesy of Squoodge Records of Germany, these songs were released to mark Billy’s exhibition “Darkness was here yesterday” at the Carl Freedman Gallery in London back in 2013. They released a hand-stamped mail-order only CD version at the time but now have some lovely 12″ vinyl LP copies. On a choice of colours – green, clear or orange. Each is limited to 180 copies

Holly Golightly will have a new single and album out towards the end of this month (August)

Make That A Take Records is a prolific underground label based in Sctoland, organisers of book yer ane fest and write yer ane zine these are the true epitomoy of do it yourself. The latest relase is a compilation benefit for cancer awareness “Songs For Mum” and has songs by Bear Trade, The CutUps, LaChance and the Murderburgers amongst others

The kickstarter campain for Dunstan Bruce, from Chumbawamba’s I Get Knocked Down movie is now complete. Dunstan has raised the €40,000 required. Now the real work starts

This weeks Pledge of the week is for the Membranes . The band have just released their first album in over 20 years and are planning to release a remix album. The whole of the acclaimed Dark Matter/Dark Energy album is being remixed by the likes of Einsturzende Neubauten, Bad Seeds, The Pop Group , Therapy , Youth from Killing Joke and many
others. To release it they have set up a pledge with some unique things on it…you can either remix a track, get the membranes to play a gig in your house or get a guided tour of your town or just pre order the album – or many other things

Gig News
deerhoffgig

Deerhoff are “Highly revered indie rockers from San Francisco who play fractured, whimsical noise pop with an avant-garde edge.” or so Skinny WOlves so who are putting on their gig in Whelans on the 19th August Also playing on the night are So Cow

Feature Gig

In November 2005, Limerick, Ireland, duo giveamanakick unleashed We Are The Way Forward. It was their second album. It came out on CD. It was not available on iTunes. Spotify did not exist. The album received a fair share of acclaim at the time for its swashbuckling assault on the senses (in a good way). Rock critics fawned over it, saying stuff like:
“We Are The Way Forward combines the ugliness of brute force with the beauty of invention…A classic” 9/10 – Hot Press

“We Are the Way Forward will surprise you with its knockabout skills, unlikely hooks and wild sense of abandon… A ton of fun”, 4/5. – The Irish Times

“A big two fingers up to the world… without a doubt the best band in Ireland right now. There really is no competition. We Are The Way Forward is just that.” – Limerick Leader

Because it sounds good to say so, and because it’s kind of true, the album garnered cult status in the years that followed, and became a firm fan favourite. giveamanakeith and steveamanakick travelled up and down the country, played with a host of musical luminaries (there were loads, can’t remember ’em all), and toured across Europe, Canada, and USA.

gamak sadly called it a day in 2009, playing a one-off show in 2013 to mark their former label Out On A Limb Records’ tenth birthday party.
This is all useful information because to mark the tenth anniversary of We Are The Way Forward, giveamanakick are getting back together to perform the album in its entirety this autumn. Four gigs will happen. No more, no less.
Go see them at Roisin Dubh, Galway (September 24th), Dolans, Limerick (September 26th), Whelans,

Dublin (October 10th) and De Barras, Clonakilty (October 23rd). Special guests for all these shows is turntablist/production hero of the west, Naive Ted.

To celebrate this news, Out On A Limb Records will be releasing We Are The Way Forward for the first time ever on a very Limited Edition 180grm Heavyweight Vinyl LP, which can now be pre-ordered A
href=”http://outonalimbrecords.bigcartel.com/product/giveamanakick-we-are-the-way-forward-lp”> here
If for some bizarre reason you have never actually heard the album, take some vegan ice cream out of the freezer, sit back and listen to it here

THOSE DATES AGAIN:

Roisin Dubh, Galway (September 24th)

Dolans, Limerick (September 26th)

Whelans, Dublin (October 10th)

De Barras, Clonakilty (October 23rd)

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