Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Armoured Flu Unit - Human Error

  "Amoured Flu Unit are like minded individuals brought together by continued frustrations and anger against our planet and people"

  Based in Salisbury, Armoured Flu Unit are a hardcore anarcho-punk band (or bin kicking anarcho thug rock) who are seeking to educate and communicate their opinions on injustice, inequality and prejudices to a wider audience. The band line up features Nath Haywire (vocals), Iain Influx (guitar / backing vocals), Danny Burch (bass) and Andy Morris (drums).

  The song you'll find below is taken from their 3 track ep which came out in January on Global Resistance Records and is part of a series of nine 7" singles to benefit the Hunt Saboteurs Association (other bands releasing singles in this series include Anthrax, The Domestics, Oi Polloi etc...). A mightily pissed off condemnation of the destruction of planet Earth, this is Human Error.....

We've stamped all over natures path
And raped our mother earth
Intelligent and civilised?
We don’t realise what its worth
Destroying mother earth’s balance
Upsetting natures scheme
Intelligent and civilised?
A nightmare from the dream

We've become a plastic world
Where everything is fake
Consumer goods for how we look
When will we fucking awake
Factories and industries
Polluting every day
Poisons in the air we breath
This is the price we pay

Cutting down rain forests
That help the planet breathe
Global crisis, heating up
We can’t just up and leave
The polar caps are melting
And water levels rise
Carbon emissions, nuclear waste 
Intelligent and civilised?

We need to walk on natures path
And hold her by the hand
Restore her beauty that's meant to be
Our earth, this dying land

Monday, 27 March 2017

The Old Firm Casuals - Wartime Rock 'N' Roll

  The Old Firm Casuals are the San Francisco street punk/oi band who's line up features Lars Frederiksen and who've been releasing great music since 2011. They previously appeared on this blog with their tribute to Slade frontman Noddy Holder (http://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/the-old-firm-casuals-noddy-holder.html). You can check out some of their more recent releases here : https://theoldfirmcasuals.bandcamp.com/

  They return to Just Some Punk Songs today with the title track from the forthcoming ep, Wartime Rock 'N' Roll. Available for pre order from Rebellion Records, the limited 12" is definitely something you vinyl junkies will want to check out, all 5 tracks feature on side A whilst the flip features a really cool etching. You can read more here : https://www.rebellionshop.com/old-firm-casuals-the-wartime-rock-n-roll-12-etched-lim-1000-2-clrs-pre-order-20-03-17.html

  Something else I'd like to draw your attention to is a Just Some Punk Songs show 2 part special. The members of The Church Of Oi! Facebook group were asked to select their favourite oi/street punk songs released after 1st Jan 2000. There were over 680 tracks voted for by 136 different bands and this has been collated into a Top 30 split over 2 shows (Tues 28 Mar and Sun 2 Apr, both start at 8pm GMT). Only the most popular song by any band was chosen so you'll get 30 songs from 30 different bands, thus showcasing the strength of modern day oi music. Will The Old Firm Casuals feature? Tune in here at 8pm GMT on Tuesday and Sunday to find out..... http://mixlr.com/just-some-punk-songs/. If 30 modern day classic oi songs aren't enough, if you right click the link you'll be able to access the chatroom and join in with the chat. DO NOT MISS.

  Back to today's update, as we're on the subject of modern day classics, this is Wartime Rock 'N Roll.....

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Hooligan Crooners - It Goes Like This


  A few weeks ago, you may remember I posted a joint interview with Barry from Hooligan Crooners and Jim from B-Leaguers ahead of the release of their split mini album Tales From A Punk Rock Road Trip ( http://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/interview-with-b-leaguers-and-hooligan.html ). Both bands had previously appeared on here and had already released some great music so there was little doubt the album would be a winner. I possibly wasn't expecting it to be this good though, certainly their best yet. If you haven't yet heard it then you need to  https://hooligancrooners.bandcamp.com/album/tales-from-a-punk-rock-road-trip-split-with-b-leaguers

  Knowing that both bands were releasing new videos I was intending to feature them both together in a joint update but as the Hooligan Crooners video has now been released and we're still a couple of weeks away from the one by B-Leaguers, I'm far too impatient to wait so I'll cover them seperately.

  As I've already featured both bands, I don't need to repeat the info on them, aside from mentioning that they're sharing a bill together at The Mulberry Tavern, Sheffield, on March 31st and The Treaty Of Commerce, Lincoln on 1st April. Hooligan Crooners have a number of other gigs coming up so to check out venues & dates go here https://www.facebook.com/hooligancrooners/

  Keep your eyes peeled for the new B-Leaguers video but in the meantime enjoy this excellent one by Hooligan Crooners. Story telling punk at it's best (think The Boys, Rancid, Social Distortion etc), this is It Goes Like This......

When I was young, it was like this…the taste of wine on the first kiss. 
A Fireman’s Girl with pale-pink lips. Boots and fists and Number Six.
Squeezing every second from the night until its dying breath.
The sun comes up, we’d kiss Goodbye with tales of fires and Gangland deaths

All good things, come to an end.
Goodbye to good things. Ahoy! To new bad friends.

It Goes Like This…
It Goes Like This…

I’m too old to be in love. I’m too drunk to be alone.
I’m too tired to be out late, but there’s a fight waiting back at home.
She says she don’t know how she feels, she says she’s bored and nothing more.
Well that’s enough for me. That’s the end of our little war.

Come all you misfits, big-hearted suckers.
Hawkers, hucksters, peddlars….

It Goes Like This.
It Goes Like This.
It Goes Like This.
It Goes Like This…

Hawkers, hucksters, peddlars, duffers.
Hawkers, hucksters, peddlars, duffers.
Put the pedal to the metal. Push this old skip til she roars.
They’re beating on the windows and they’re tearing at the doors.
Throw the monkey from the hood, like a rag-doll in the rain.
Let’s put some miles between us, until we meet again.

It Goes Like This.
It Goes Like This.
It Goes Like This.
It Goes Like This…

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Haircut - No


  A song today that I heard recently on Paul Jones' excellent Global Punk Network show (the saved show is here : http://mixlr.com/paul-jones-6/showreel/pauls-half-assed-garage-sale-vol-12/).

  Haircut are a female fronted hardcore punk band from Charlottesville, Virginia who's line up features Juliana (vocals), Daniel B (guitar), Ben (bass) and Daniel R (drums). A couple of them previously played in Animal Planet.

  They got together in late 2015 but took a few months to get a solid line up sorted out. Influenced by the likes of X, Fang and Black Flag, they released a demo cassette called Criatura which is available either on Neck Chop Records (https://neck-chop-records.myshopify.com/products/haircut-criatura-cassette) or digitally here : https://haircutva.bandcamp.com/

   If you're a fan of bands like Downtown Boys then you should probably check Haircut out. This is a song about consent, it's called No.....

Friday, 24 March 2017

Vanity - You'll Never Matter Much To Them


  I'm posting a song today that should have been on here last year but it seems to have been overlooked for some reason. It's by Vanity, a band from New York who started off as a duo (Evan Radigan & Colman Durkee) but have now expanded in numbers and moved away from their Oi influenced sound more towards a glam/ Brit Pop vibe. Don't worry though, they're still well worth your time.

  Featuring members who have previously being in bands such as CREEM, The Rival Mob, Nuclear Spring etc, Vanity released a couple of cassettes before picking up plenty of positive press for 2014's Vain In Life album ( https://katorgaworks.bandcamp.com/album/vain-in-life-lp ). 2015 saw them release a 7" single ( https://katorgaworks.bandcamp.com/album/yer-fucking-boring-b-w-theres-the-door-7 ) before their sound mellowed out a little for last year's Don't Be Shy album. You can check it out on the Katorga Works Bandcamp....  https://katorgaworks.bandcamp.com/album/dont-be-shy-lp

  The song you'll find below is the "hit" off the album, You'll Never Matter Much To Them.....


Thursday, 23 March 2017

Boat Show - Staying Alive

  Boat Show are a feminist garage punk band from Freemantle, Australia who line up Ali Flintoff (vocals/guitar), Jennifer Aslett (guitar), Indigo Foster-Tuke (bass), Stella Donnelly (guitar) and George Foster (drums).

  They only formed last October but have already released debut album Groundbreaking Masterpiece. Proving that you can sing about serious issues whilst still having a bunch of fun, the album contains 10 catchy tunes that are well worth checking out.... https://boatshow1.bandcamp.com/album/groundbreaking-masterpiece

  This is Staying Alive....

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

The Ratz - I'm Fucked

  The Ratz are a 3 piece, 3 chord punk band from New Haven, Connecticut who feature a couple of members of The Lost Riots (Jeffrey Thunders on vocals & guitar and Matt Mullarkey on bass & vocals) and a drummer called Elvis.

 They released an ep last year called From The Sewers To The Streets (a song from it featured here : http://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/the-ratz-these-streets.html) and now the songs from that ep have resurfaced re recorded as part of their debut album, Broken Bottles, Broken Bones. You can check it out here : https://theratz.bandcamp.com/album/broken-bottles-broken-bones

  If an album isn't enough for you, they'll soon be releasing a split 7" with Staten Island punks The Baby Sandwiches so watch out for that.

  From the album, here's a I'm Fucked.....