Saturday, 25 February 2017
Elder Abuse formed in 2012, are from Winnipeg, Manitoba and feature ex members of Daggermouth. They play "fast songs about girls and stuff" and list a bunch of influences including Leatherface, Pennywise, Neil Young, NOFX, Jawbreaker, Descendents, Social Distortion etc.......
Their first release was 2014's mini album Born To Lose and you can find it, along with a track they contributed to a split 7" with Anchorless here : https://elderabuse.bandcamp.com/.
Next month sees the release of their first proper full length, titled Burnt, it'll be available on State Of Mind Recordings and Little Rocket Records. They've already premiered a few songs from the album, one of which you can find the video for below. Stop worrying about stuff that doesn't matter, surround yourself with the people that do matter. No more bad days because when life gives you lemons, make Lemonade.......
Friday, 24 February 2017
Following on from yesterday's update featuring D.L.I.M.C. here's another one of Mark Winter's many projects. G.S.B. (Goldman Sex Batallion, or Gordon Spicer Band as was ) have released a cassette ep called Goldman's Beat and it's more of Mark's inventively off kilter diy indie punk. There's also a non ep track called I Like Violence on the Cool Bands cassette compilation alongside songs by some of his other bands such as Ooze, Big Zit, C.C.T.V. etc.
From Goldman's Beat this is the "hit" it's a jaunty, wickedly inventive pop song called Telephone Bore....
Thursday, 23 February 2017
I'm not even going to pretend to know much about D.L.I.M.C. other than it's the brainchild of Mark Winter, one of the most original and inventive musicians out there. From Indiana, he's also involved with a plethora of other bands such as Coneheads, Liquids, G.S.B. (I'll feature them on here soon), C.C.T.V. etc....
As D.L.I.M.C. (it stands for d.leopardo industrial music co.) he's released a bunch of catchy as hell diy cassettes (February Cassingle, July Cassingle etc) that you can find on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5moaPjC8XUcKmd9bbNqqYDvRYAY3dxQR ). The song you'll find below is the one that seems to be most people's pick of the bunch, it's from the November Cassingle and it's called Wicker Park....
Living in the suburbs is such a drag My parents give me money to fill plastic bags Someday I’ll live large and get a brand new car Drive to Chicago where my life will start Oh I’m so cliche The city and my suburb are the fucking same I'll move to Logan Square, shop at Wicker Park American Apparel and latte art Staying inside after it gets dark I love the city just not the poor parts My alternative lifestyle is a fucking farce Mommy thinks I’m crazy cause i dyed all my hair Pour packages of food items on the clothes that i wear Some less fortunates tried to steal my backpack The six corners is the only place where i don’t get laughed at So you work for a company that tells other people About a service that a copy company offers through a website? Oh you go to a club in Boystown where they play retro new wave music? What’s that like? Who fucking cares about the brand of circular sunglasses that you wear Your slick beard or your fixed gear bike Or whatever shit that encompasses your life I happen to think that your boring and trite So you say there the same, does that make me half right? I’m still better off than you, you delusional ass wipe People like you just make me sick Your city is the suburbs, your poor is for the rich When you abandon your apartment and move back with your mom I hope it all burns so your neighborhood is gone!
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
"Nobody cares if your dick is on fire..."
Described as being like The Ramones meets Bikini Kill, it's no surprise that their music is up tempo, fun punk that seethes with a strong undercurrent of swirling anger. They've got something to say but they aren't going to be all po faced and self righteous about it when they can get their message across just as forcefully whilst having a good time.
These sisters (Janey, Lucy, Anya and Emmett) are definitely doing it for themselves as you'll hear if you check out their wonderful DIY ep...... https://dreamnails.bandcamp.com/album/diy
I played the title track on last week's Just Some Punk Songs show (http://mixlr.com/just-some-punk-songs/showreel/just-some-punk-songs-190202/) so today I'll go with the song that they released a video for a couple of months ago. It's also going to be the lead track on a compilation album called Loud Women Volume 1. All profits from the comp will go to Women's Aid (https://www.facebook.com/womensaid/) and you can pre order it here : https://loudwomen.org/2017/01/26/loud-women-volume-one-compilation-cd-available-to-pre-order-now/.
There's a second ep coming soon but in the meantime, this is Deep Heat....
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
My favourite album of 2016 was Backbars And Alleyways by Belfast Oi! Oi! punks Takers & Users. This kind of gritty, passionate working class music doesn't get much better then this (https://takersusers.bandcamp.com/releases) so you can imagine how thrilled I was 3 months ago when I was sent 3 unreleased songs to play on the Just Some Punk Songs show. Now there's a video for one of those songs available ahead of it's release next month on Randale Records (http://www.randaleshop.de/).
One of my favourite new groups, Takers & Users formed in 2014, took their name from the song by The Business and line up with Darzo Kingston (vocals/bass), Michael Kerr (guitar/back up vocals), Stephen Sprouley (drums) and Ryan Baron (guitar/back up vocals). Gigs lined up in support of the new single include this Friday (24th Feb) in Belfast alongside Steve Ignorant with Paranoid Visions, 11th March alongside Rixe (in Schiltach, Germany) and then they'll be returning to blow away the heaving throngs at the Rebellion Festival in Blackpool.
A nostalgic look back to their formative years when they grew up running riot with their mates, kicking a ball around in the park, getting drunk, fighting and being chased by the cops, this is the song that confirms the debut album was just a precursor for what will no doubt be a string of classic releases. This is Glory Days.....
Monday, 20 February 2017
Some of you may remember that my best of 2017 chart featured a song by Grand Rapids band The Lippies. It was just one of the excellent tracks that made up their s/t debut album and the announcement that they were splitting up just as they appeared to be hitting their stride was received with dismay. Fast forward a few months and a couple of members of The Lippies (guitarist Lawrence Cole and bassist Taylor Shupe) have joined forces with drummer Josh Stacey (The War Between/Cosmonaut) and his wife (vocalist) Krystal Stacey to form The Bloody Lips.
They've just released their debut album, it's called B-Side Noise and it's out now on Independant Fries. You can check it out here.... https://thebloodylips.bandcamp.com/album/b-side-noise
It's a touch heavier than The Lippies but I'm enjoying it immensely, there's 10 tracks in not much more than 15 minutes and as a calling card it's definitely job done. Shame about The Lippies but from the ashes rises another great band.
This is Abandon Me......
Sunday, 19 February 2017
Former Victim & Androids frontman Joe Zero continues his build up towards the summer release of his second solo album, The Eternity Man, by releasing a fang-tastic new single. The Manchester based solo artist, real name Joe Moody, has been releasing a single a month since his politically acerbic Christmas offering, Syria. This time around he's penned a true story of a woman who dresses in a long black gothic coat and could very well be trouble but she's too alluring to resist. Titled Love And The Vampire, it's an infectious kick ass rock n roll song with added punk rock bite. You can find it here : https://joezero.bandcamp.com/
If you're anywhere near Belfast on 1st April, you'll be able to catch Joe performing an acoustic set at the Belfast Pavilion as part of the Punk For The Homeless benefit. He'll be sharing a stage with Northern Irish legends Protex, Stop Stop Start Again and The Inflatable Dolls.
Accompanied by a video featuring some classic vampiric clips, this is Love And The Vampire.....
When we go out drinking,
You always buy me double!
This got me thinking,
Perhaps you are just trouble!
But when the Moon shines bright
And your eyes are all aglow...
And when you lick your lips...
I love your Moonlight Show!
For you're my Vampire Love!
You're my Vampire Love!
You're my Vampire Love...
YOU ARE MY VAMPIRE LOVE!
When you walk in the Graveyard,
With your long black Gothic coat,
You give me goosebumps,
When you stare at my throat!
You are my Vampire, my little Vampire!
YOU ARE MY VAMPIRE LOVE!
She is my Vampire Girl ( My Vampire Baby)
"Girl I'm just a Vampire for your Love...
And I'm gonna Suck ya!!!"