Tuesday, 6 December 2016
Daggerplay formed in 2011 and they're a four piece rock n roll band influenced by punk rock, 50's & 60's rock n roll and vintage pop. Some of those influences are listed as The Clash, Ramones, Pogues, Shangri-Las, The Wildhearts, Johnny Cash and Johnny Burnette....
They're from Helsinki, Finland and line up with Pekko Mantzin (lead vocals/guitar), Tommi Luostarinen (guitar/vocals), Ville Ahonen (bass/backing vocals) and Sirpa Immonen (drums).
Their debut album, Urban Campfire Songs, was released in 2013 and is available on Bandcamp name your price. The same goes for the 2014 single Forest Hills / Ruhkarannan Juhannus 1976. Snap them up here : https://daggerplay.bandcamp.com/
During the summer they recorded 15 new songs in preparation for the release of a new album. It will see the light of day in 2017 but to whet your appetite they've recently released a new single. Wearing those Clash influences proudly on their sleeves, this is One Mile Town....
Monday, 5 December 2016
Listing amongst their influences the likes of SLF, The Clash, Sex Pistols, Subhumans, Dead Kennedys etc, The Gakk are a 5 piece band from Dundalk, Ireland. They're a melodic street punk outfit who also incorporate elements of ska and reggae and who are renowned for their energetic live shows. They released an album in 2010 called This Band Will Self-Destruct.
Amongst their other releases was the single Giving Me Away which you can snap up as a free download here : https://thegakk.bandcamp.com/releases
The track I'm posting below was on their debut ep (The Gakk EP) and is also the song they finish their live shows with. Available to d/l here : https://www.reverbnation.com/thegakk this is Off The Fags And Booze. I played this song on last night's Just Some Punk Songs show and the guys in the chatroom were telling me it brought to mind the Dead Kennedys (Too Drunk To Fuck & Police Truck were both mentioned). See what you think.....
Sunday, 4 December 2016
Brash Bullets are an up and coming young punk band from Southampton who recently released their debut ep, Radio Therapy and also supported Richie Ramone. They line up with Andrew Defiant (vocals), Cam Otto (guitar/backing vocals), Buzz (bass/backing vocals) and Pickles (drums). There's no Bandcamp for them yet but if you want more info you can check out Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/BrashBulletsPunk/
They also have a few songs on Soundcloud : https://soundcloud.com/brash-bullets
The UK punk scene seems to be enjoying a bit of a resurgence at the moment (not that the mainstream seems to be taking much notice, fuck 'em it's their loss). There's great new bands popping up all over the country, Brash Bullets will only get better, their ep has 6 tracks that point towards a bright future. 40 years on from an era that brought us classics like Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't), Teenage Kicks and She's The One, young punks are still obsessing about the opposite sex and still writing great songs about it.
This is Girl Next Door.....
girl next door with your ginger hair
i want you to like me, i want you to care
we should hang out and we should be mates
i really wanna take you on a date
i wanna know the things you like
what you don't and what you despise
so come on baby, what's the delay?
let's just get it on today
girl next door
now you've moved out and it's too late
i took too long in this nine-month wait
all the things i should have said
they just stayed there in my head
girl next door
i may never see your face again
or your gorgeous hair up, now and then
but if i do then this is what i'll say
"you'll never find anyone better than me!"
girl next door
Saturday, 3 December 2016
The Suburbs are an Oi band from Berlin who formed in 2010 and feature former Tower Blocks frontman Holgi. If you're unfamiliar with Tower Blocks I featured a song by them earlier this year : http://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/towerblocks-general-boredom.html
The line up also features Schneider (ex Tower Blocks/The Pikes) on guitar, Tobi (Commando/The ZusammRottung) on bass and Volker (No Exit/Anne Tanke) on drums. Their influences include Stiff Little Fingers, Cock Sparrer and The Business (they're just one of many great bands to be influenced by The Business, R.I.P. to frontman Micky Fitz who sadly passed away earlier this week).
In 2013 they released a 3 track ep titled Same Old Shit and this was followed last year by debut album The Good Times Are Gone which came out on Contra Records. Reviews of the album liberally toss around comparisons with bands like Cockney Rejects, Sham 69, Blitz etc and the influential Ox fanzine awarded it 9/10.
Their most recent release came out earlier this year on Bootboys Cove Records and was a 7" single featuring the song you'll see posted below. Reminiscing about days of youth, this is the anthemic Yesterday's Kids.......
Friday, 2 December 2016
The Labor Pains are from Sandwich, New Hampshire and line up with Kyle Carnage (vocals/guitar), Howie Halfass (bass/vocals) and J.J. So and So (drums). They're influenced by all your favourite old school pop punkers such as Screeching Weasel, Ramones and The Queers and they sing about stuff like girls, booze, horror movies and weed.
They've just released their debut album on Outloud! Records. It's titled Are Boring And Unoriginal, it was recorded in 2010 by Joe Queer and you can stream it here : https://outloudrecords.bandcamp.com/album/are-boring-and-unoriginal
Sloppy (in a good way), catchy and fun, if you're a fan of this kind of punk then you should find it a blast. Here's one of the more aggressive tracks from it, 8 Legged Freaks....
Thursday, 1 December 2016
TVTV began life in 2010 in Mito which is the capital city of Ibaraki Prefecture in the northern Kanto region of Japan. They're now based in Tokyo. In October they released their debut single on Japanese label Episode Sounds, you can find more details here : https://episodesounds.bandcamp.com/album/im-trouble
The A side of the single features a distinctively nagging guitar that'll lodge in your brain and which makes this one of the best releases of the year. I played it on the latest Just Some Punk Songs show and a few jaws were on the floor in the chatroom. Turn up your volume and enjoy, this is I'm Trouble.....
Wednesday, 30 November 2016
Drones are a Ramones influenced band from Minneapolis who are not to be confused with the UK band of the same name. This lot are a 3 piece featuring Tane (bass/vocals), Parker (drums/vocals) and Paul (guitar/vocals).
They've a number of releases on Bandcamp, from 2012's s/t ep through to their latest ep, Take It Easy. You can check out their music here : https://dronesmn.bandcamp.com/
Released in October, they recorded the new ep themselves and get the sound pretty much spot on for this type of music. This is a snappy little sci fi themed pop punk gem of the kind that always goes down well round here. Hidden Planet........