Sunday, 30 April 2017

Cock Sparrer - Nothing Like You

  If you're a fan of Oi! Oi! music you'll probably agree that we've been spoilt recently with some top notch new releases. As I've commented before, the Oi! scene is undergoing a resurgence at the moment with many great new bands putting out some brilliant music. It's not only the current generation that are thriving, today I'm posting a song by a band that's graced the scene for longer than there's been a scene. Cock Sparrer have a new album out, but you already know that don't you?

  Titled Forever, it's out now on Pirates Press, Chase The Ace and Randale Records and whilst it might not be to the liking of those who prefer their street music raw and gritty, for the rest of us it's chock full of catchy, sing along punk rock anthems that will slot nicely into their live sets. Any band still releasing music so many years after getting together deserves respect but when they can still keep up with the new breed, then you can't really ask for any more than that.

  There's a couple of singles from the album, Every Step Of The Way and Contender but pretty much all of the tracks are catchy enough to merit a seperate release. Here's one of them, Nothing Like You.....

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Control Freaks - Control Freaks


  If you've been viewing Just Some Punk Songs for a while now you may have seen updates on bands featuring San Francisco bassist and owner of Rip Off Records Greg Lowery. Those bands were Supercharger, The Rip Offs and Zodiac Killers (yeah, I should have also featured The Infections but didn't get round to it so shoot me). Those updates are here if you want to revisit them....

  It's been a while since I heard anything new from Greg so I was excited to come across Control Freaks. They formed in 2016 and as well as Greg on bass they feature Natalie Sweet (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Nick Colella (lead guitar) and Tim E Del Licious (drums). Natalie and Nick are also in The Shanghais, the Oakland band who graced this blog here :

  Anyway, let's get to the new record. 19th May will see the release, on Slovenly Recordings, of Control Freaks' debut album. It's titled Mindless Entertainment and if the track below is any indication it's gonna be a catchy, fun and unmissable riot of female fronted garage punk that'll delight fans of both The Shanghais and Greg's earlier projects. You can find more details here :

  This is the lead track, Control Freaks......

Friday, 28 April 2017

Brain Ape - Give Me My P45


  Brain Ape are a Scratch Rock outfit from London who first appeared on here with their single Blonde Hair Blue Eyed Boy ( and who return today with a new single which is a trailblazer for a new album that's due out later this year.

  The current line up features Minky Tres-Vain (vocals/guitar), Sol (bass/vocals and Jacob Powel (drums). They play a kind of grungey stoner punk that's different to most of what gets posted on here but which is well worth you checking out. As an incentive to lend them your ears, the new single is available as a free download from Schlimbum Records :

  This is Give Me My P45.....


Thursday, 27 April 2017

Bring the Drones - Ignorance Paradise

  Bring The Drones feature a nucleus of drummer Charlie Claesson (formerly of Anti-Cimex and Driller Killer, currently also a member of Wolfhour) and guitarist/bassist Ted Fransson (ex Gamla Pengar, currently, Strikt Struktur). To help achieve their overall pummelling sound they draw on the talents of numerous musicians, in the case of new album Ignorance Paradise those musicians are vocalist Denis Boardman (Doom), vocalist James Domestic (The Domestics), bassist Inge Johansson (Against Me!, Refused, The(International) Noise Conspiracy), Frida Andersson (Vicious Irene) and Daniel Kjolsrud (Berzerk Bastards).

  Unsurprisingly, given the logistics of featuring members from different locations who also have other band committments, it's taken 3 years for Ignorance Paradise to come to fruition but it's finally out on May 5th via Kibou Records (UK) and Phobia Records (Czech). There's an impressive 18 tracks that range from raging Swedish d-beat to some slower, more restrained but no less engaging moments. You can check out several of those songs on the Kibou Bandcamp...

  I must confess that I'm not always the biggest fan of pounding hardcore as I like my music to have a tune and to my ears that's not always the case but with Bring The Drones I don't have a problem. Despite being heavy, I can pick out more than enough hooks to grab hold of. When this is the case then I often play this kind of music on repeat and as with Bad Breeding and The Domestics from last year usually find a place for it in my end of year, best of list.

  The song you'll find below is the title track from the album and it's complimented by the first of 3 promo videos. With a theme that reminds me somewhat of The Domestics' classic Spit On Your Flag, this is a scathing song about swallowing bullshit patriotic propaganda rather than looking around at what's actually out there in the world. Don't blindly follow, THINK. This is Ignorance Paradise....





Wednesday, 26 April 2017

The Cavemen - Dog On a Chain


  Not that long ago I posted a track from the latest album by New Zealand garage rock n rollers The Cavemen. I also played several songs from the album (available here : on the Just Some Punk Songs show and they always went down a storm so it's a bit of a no brainer that I'm going to post a track from their new ep. Titled Death Row, it features 3 new tracks and is released on June 2nd on Slovenly Recordings (169 copies will be limited edition pink vinyl). Check it out here :

  With a successful mini tour of Portugal just completed they've several other European gigs lined up throughout the summer so check them out if they're playing anywhere near you. Dates are on Facebook ...

  The band promise that the song you'll see below is only the second best of the new 3 tracks. A bold claim given that it's an awesome down and dirty modern garage classic featuring excellent back and forth female/male vocals and some really rather wonderful guitar playing. Check it out, this is Dog On A Chain.....

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Skazuais Oi! - Streets Are Your Home

   I've not featured many Brazilian bands on here and I'm pretty sure there's been no Oi bands from that country. Until today.....

  Skazuais Oi! are a three piece from Sao Paulo featuring Fernando (guitar/vocals), Guilherme (bass) and Pardo (drums). They're currently recording a new ep and they'll also have a couple of songs featured on a compilation of Brazilian and Portugese Oi! bands.  Unfortunately the only other thing I know about them is that earlier this year they released a single called Streets are Your Home. It's available on The Firm Records and Rotten Records and you can find the band on Facebook....

  The chorus to this will no doubt be a singalong highlight to their live shows, this is Streets Are Your Home....

We wear Harrington Jackets and boots on our Feet, 
We break all the rules and make our own scene, 
But life is not easy if you do not have brothers to hold, 
Go out Friday night and sing loud! 


Skinheads, Skinheads, You'll never walk alone, 
Skinheads, Skinheads, The streets are your home. 

With drinks in our head and adidas on our feets, 
We go to stadium to support our team, 
But life is not easy if you do not have brothers to hold, 
Go out friday night and sing loud! 


Skinheads, Skinheads, You'll never walk alone, 
Skinheads, Skinheads, The streets are your home. 

Monday, 24 April 2017

Cavaverman - Deadly Touch (featuring Irene Viboras)


  Italy's top zombie hunter horror punk band Cavaverman are back on Just Some Punk Songs today with a song from their new ep, Women, Monsters & Cazzottis. The band, a 3 piece featuring Sal Champion, Apocalypse Gio & Doktor Hell have already featured on this blog with songs from their albums James Dead and Tales From Cavafistool and you probably won't be surprised to discover the latest release is more of the same horror themed punk rock that's gone down so well previously. What might surprise you a little is that the song I'm posting today features female vocals courtesy of Irene Viboras of Milan punk n rollers Viboras. You can check out both the new release and their older material over on Bandcamp where they're available for free download :

  Women, Monsters & Cazzottis features a song in memory of actor Bud Spencer (Carlo Pedersoli) and a tribute to the girl that stole the band member's hearts, Jaime Sommers (aka Lindsay Wagner, the bionic woman). Plus this one, Deadly Touch.....


Sunday, 23 April 2017

Royal Oi! - Cowards & Bastards


  Royal Oi! are a bunch of football & beer loving punks from Glasgow who formed in 2014. Non political, they're just out to have a good time playing punk and oi! music. They've undergone several line up changes since getting together, they're currently a 3 piece (bass/guitar/drums) featuring both male (Davie) and female (Ana) vocals.

  Their first release was a 2014 demo and they followed it up a year later with debut album Bootboys And Hooligans. Both those releases can be found here : 

  2017 promises to bring the band to the attention of a wider audience as not only are they appearing at the Rebellion and Blank Generation Festivals, they'll also be supporting Cock Sparrer (Edinburgh 21st Oct) and touring Germany in June. No doubt they'll be playing songs from their forthcoming album, There's Gonna Be A Row. You can get more info here :

  There's a couple of tracks from the new album on Youtube, the football themed title track and this song about standing your ground and fighting for the working class. A theme that's been done plenty of times before but not often as catchily as this. Cowards & Bastards.....

Cowards & bastards
They’re always running away
Cowards & bastards
They’re always running away

Skinhead, skinhead
Will never run
Skinhead, skinhead
Ready for the fight
Skinhead, skinhead
Fuck your politics!
Skinhead, Skinhead
Fighting for the working class

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Bear Trade - As long As We Have Tea


  I'm finding it hard to believe that it's almost 3 years since the North East of Englands finest gruff punk rock band Bear Trade last appeared on Just Some Punk Songs ( Time flies when you're having punk fun. On that occasion they were just about to release their Blood And Sand album, this time around they've just unleashed it's mightily impressive follow up, Silent Unspeakable. You can check out both albums here :

  The line up for the band sees Greg Robson (guitar/vocals), Callum Goldsbrough (guitar/vocals), Peter Morley (drums/vocals) and Lloyd Chambers (bass/vocals). The new album is out on Everything Sucks Music (most of the world), Dead Broke Rekerds (USA/Canada) and Waterslide Records (Japan). Their sound is unmistakably British, melodic punk rock tunes, heartfelt lyrics and gruff, harmonic vocals. If they were American they'd be regular bill toppers at The Fest.

  There's plenty of songs from Silent Unspeakable that I could have posted below but as they've recently released a video I'll go with As Long As We Have Tea.....

Friday, 21 April 2017

Petrol Girls - Touch Me Again

Photo by Isha Shah Photography

  I've been waiting for this video to turn up online ever since the Just Some Punk Songs show chatroom were blown away by the song a few weeks ago. Needless to say it was well worth the wait.

  Petrol Girls featured on here last year with a song from their Some Thing ep ( Towards the end of last year they returned with the album Talk Of Violence and it's from that record that today's song is taken. You can check it out here :

  Tagging themselves Raging Feminist Post-Hardcore, the song you'll find below is one of the most powerful that I've featured on here ("they sound like a female fronted At The Drive In" was one of the chatroom comments). Their current tour with Strike Anywhere is gonna blow a few venue roofs off! This is Touch Me Again.....

Touch Me Again 
My domain my temple and my territory my pleasure 
Cut cut cut it out 
My desire my right to choose or to refuse this encounter 
Cut cut cut it out 
My agency that non consensual contact tries to take from me 
Cut cut cut it out 
My fucking mind you undermine my sense of self you pressurize 
Cut cut cut it out 
Its my body and my choice 
It's my body 
My fucking choice 
My power my psyche and my energy my decision 
Cut cut cut it out 
My passion could never be ignited by such aggression 
Cut cut cut it out 
My liberty my body as the base of my autonomy 
Cut cut cut it out 
I need to see us make progress towards accountability 
Cut cut cut it out 
Its my body and my choice 
Its my body 
My fucking choice 
My lips my thighs my wrists my mind 
My lips my thighs my wrists my spine 
My hips my neck my tongue my mind 
Touch me again and I'll fucking kill you 
Touch me again and I'll fucking kill you 
Touch me again and I'll fucking kill you 
Touch me again and I will fucking kill you

Thursday, 20 April 2017

The Globs - Spiral Stairs

  A catchy as hell dose of lo fi pop punk today, I played this earlier in the week on the Just Some Punk Songs show and it picked up numerous positive comments from the folk in the chatroom.

  The Globs (or The Globs From Outer Space as they also seem to be known as) are from Sacramento and feature members of The Bananas and Charles Albright :  Audrey Motzer (bass/vocals), Charles Albright (drums), Christine Shelley (vocals), Mike R Mike (guitar/vocals) and Nick Shelley (keyboard). They released a cassette last year and it seems to have done well enough to have been rereleased by Dead Broke Rekerds.

  It's called Do You Feel Weird? and it contains 6 tracks of scrappy lo-fi rock n roll pop. You can find the digital version here :

  This is the lead track, it's upbeat, it's cute, it's sloppy, it ain't what you'd call your traditional punk banger but I like it. It's called Spiral Stairs....

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Top 10 Songs Chosen By Travis B Squadron

  A few weeks ago on the Just Some Punk Songs show I broadcast the Top 30 Oi songs released since 1st Jan 2000 as voted for by The Church Of Oi! Facebook group. One band I wasn't surprised to see make the Top 10 were Leicester's B-Squadron. They've only released one ep so far but what a fantastic ep it was and it's no surprise it was recieved so well. For one of the best examples there is of raw, modern day oi! music go here

  Soon after the release of the ep they decided to call it a day, a decision which happily they reversed and 2017 will see the release of their debut album. It's definitely one of the most anticipated releases of the year.

  Today I'm extremely pleased to bring you the 10 favourite songs of frontman Travis, not only has he chosen a bunch of classic tracks, he's also very kindly added comprehensive commentary so many thanks and over to you mate.....

I'd like to thank mick at just some punk songs and the boys at the church of Oi! for giving me this opportunity. I hope you enjoyed the choices. Cheers. Travis.

 1)  COCKNEY REJECTS - Someone Like You

The Kings. The guvnors. Original and best. I'd been listening to punk since I was a kid, I loved the sound but a lot of the meaning in the lyrics went over my young head, I mean what does a 6/7 year old know about anarchy really? Then these boys came and changed the game, that same raucous sound but with words I could directly link to my own life. Songs I could relate to and that put it on a whole new level. I've picked this track simply for these few words... got a kicking from me brother, had a row with me mother, I'm in trouble everyday, them words hit me bang on the chin, like they were written for me and the kids on my street, which I guess they were really. They had it spot on when they said 'the east end's all around', cos it was, not just London but all over Britain. I'm honoured to now call the Rejects my pals, I've been all over Europe on roadie duties with them and I've lost count the amount of times I've seen em live. They never let you down or fail to blow you clean away with their power. There's a little firm of us from leicester that follow the band religiously. Football fans like us and Mick n Jeff are also huge boxing fans like myself, Jeff is encyclopaedic on the subject. They are heroes in every sense of the word and a worthy number one in any list. I'd like to dedicate this track to the memory of our dear departed and much missed friend Tony Van Frater. God bless.

 2)  SEX PISTOLS - God Save The Queen

The track that started this lifelong love affair with punk rock and oi! Summer '77 I was a snot nosed 6 year old, I remember it distinctly,I'd been to the TSB bank with my grannie to get a silver jubilee commemorative coin and when I got home the radio was babbling about these disrespectful outrageous thugs singing a horrible song about our sovereign ,of course I was hooked. I got never mind the bollocks for Christmas and the rest is history. I have a strange affinity with cook and jones, both thieving council estate scallywags ha ha ha. Fuck all them art school poseurs and privileged pretenders, the Pistols were the real deal, working class lads that changed the world forever. I might be in a minority here but I'm a big admirer of the royals, I love our Queen, fuck the silly punk rock handbook that says you've got to be anti this or anti that. When I say God save the Queen I actually mean it maaaan.

 3)  4 SKINS - Evil

Two words.. Hoxton Tom. The look, the presence, the clobber, the style. The embodiment of Oi for me. My favourite 4 Skins track of all time and another we've covered, this time with kind permission from the man himself. The big debate of course is Hodges, Roi or Panther. I personally favour Roi, just cos I love his voice and the 'fistful' album, but there's a strong case for each and it all comes down to personal preference I suppose. Also like to mention original bassist Steve 'H' Harmer here, another of the old school who's support has been unwavering. A top top geezer.

 4)  LAST RESORT - Freedom

The opening track to a stonewall classic album. A mainstay of any self respecting 'erberts collection. I love roi's voice, that Sarf Lahndan growl is like a punch in the ear'ole and you recognise it instantly. I could of picked any number of Resort tracks but I went for this one because it has probably the best intro of any song ever written, as soon as you hear that opening guitar you still get that 'hairs on the back of your neck' moment. YOU'LL BE SORRY YOU NEVER FREED 'EM BEFORE....

 5)  STIFF LITTLE FINGERS - Alternative Ulster

Chosen simply because it was the first record I ever bought with my own ( pocket ) money. Revolver records in leicester market place for the grand sum of 60p. As a rag arsed kid from inner city leicester I knew nothing of the troubles really, I had no idea what the lyrics were about and Belfast might as well have been on the moon. Funnily enough I now have a lot of good good friends over the water in Ulster. They've been through the mill and seen things we as Englishmen simply cannot comprehend, despite all that they are the most welcoming and hospitable folk on gods green earth. So this is as much for those good people as it is for me.

 6)  COMBAT 84 - Rapist

What a band. What a track. Dripping with menace and aggression and I agree wholeheartedly with its message. B Squadron have been given kind permission to use this track by Deptford John, I just hope we do it the justice it deserves. C84 are a HUGE influence on us and we have actively tried to emulate that early 80's raw and gritty sound. R.I.P Chubby, thanks for the music.

 7)  BLITZ - Razors In The Night

You just knew anything that came out on 'No Future' back in the day was half right. These boys then raised the bar. I read somewhere they tried to rid themselves of the Oi! Label but for me this is pure unadulterated Oi! The early singles and Voice Of A Generation LP were exactly that, the voice of a generation. Blasted this track as a young kid and I still blast it out today. A proper audio kick in the bollocks. Love it.

 8)  ARGY BARGY - Saturday's Glory

Great band. Standard bearers for the scene in modern times.Watford Jon has been behind B Squadron since day one. Someone I have a great deal of respect for not only as a man but as a lyricist as well. There's a million and one songs on the subject but this one is THE one for me. For all those not involved in a nice bit of football skullduggery, it says it all. An insight for the uninitiated. I JUST CANT HELP IT...


From modern day to back in the day. From the sublime 'snuff rock' ep. They were a pisstake band, a parody of The Damned but this had everything a young punk rocker wanted to hear, angry guitars, heavy drums, offensive lyrics and swearing!!! Something to upset your ma and da, 100% punk rock for me. TURN IT UP!

10) CROWN COURT - Hated But Rated

Straight in with a modem track but a classic nonetheless. Trev is a good lad, well connected over Tottenham and he knows the score. I love crown court, I can't think of a single track I don't like, but this one is fucking genius. Great riff, echoes of Slade and even a bit of blues, proper bootboy rock n roll, but the fucking lyrics man ! Brilliant in their simplicity, to the point and 100% bang on. Says a lot about the scene today with snipers and finger pointers all over the gaff.... 'you think you're in the know, you think you're all clued up, you ain't nowhere to be seen, gobbed off, got done'... perfect. I wish I'd written it ha ha.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Feature - Jealous

  Feature originally got together in Brighton towards the end of 2011 and featured (they've now split up) members of a number of other bands including Sauna Youth, Monotony, Slowcoaches and Gold Foil. Those members are Liv Willars (guitar/vocals), Jen Calleja (drums/vocals) and Heather Perkins (bass/vocals).

  Their first release was a 4 track demo and they followed it up with The Culture Of The Copy ep. 2014 saw them release a 6 track split ep with Slowcoaches and you'll find that here :

  They returned earlier this month with their debut album, Banishing Ritual. Despite having been recorded a couple of years ago, it's only just seen the light of day, courtesy of Upset The Rhythm records. You can find it on vinyl here :  or digital here :

  Describing their sound as drone pop or melodic punk, they're a diy post punk 3 piece who's new album is definitely worthy of your attention. This is Jealous.....

Monday, 17 April 2017

No Borders - We Rise


  No Borders are a politically and socially concious hardcore punk band based in Ottawa, Ontario but who feature members from both Canada and The U.S. Those members are Pat (guitar/vocals), Rich (drums/vocals) and Gerald (vocals/bass). They're blatently anti-fascist, anti-racist and pro-immigrant and their debut ep deals with issues like the stress and anxiety that comes with fearing deportation, the contributions made by immigrant communities, youth crime and police harassment & brutality. The ep is titled The Walls They Build... The Walls We Break and it's available as a free download here...

  The lead track from the ep, this is We Rise.....

Every day I wake up it feels just like a war 
We struggle to overcome, but our problems grow more and more
We did things the right way, but our efforts were in waste 
This daily struggle leaves us with nothing but a bitter taste 

Through all this disappointment and pain, We Remain 
Go to bed fighting, wake up and do the same, We Remain 
When our anxieties multiply, We Rise 
Even in the hardest of times, we survive, We Rise 

Every night I go to bed, anxieties fill my mind 
A solution to our problems, I can’t seem to find 
As I struggle through another in a line of sleepless nights 
I wonder and wonder where I can find some greater insight 

Even if all I have is you 
That’s enough to make it through

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Abrazos - History Repeats


  Abrazos are a UK hardcore punk band who take their name from a song off San Francisco outfit N/N's 2nd 7" Pasivo Muerta. N/N were a politically active Latino band who's stripped back, straight ahead songs were a big influence on Abrazos.

  Lining up with Tony Suspect and Alan Marshall (both also members of The Shorts (, Abrazos released a demo last year and now they return with a 9 track album which with only one track venturing over the 1 minute mark, certainly doesn't outstay it's welcome. They're hoping to put out a physical release eventually but until then you can get a free download here : 

  The album deals with a number of issues such as animal rights, armchair racism, greedy bankers and deceitful government lies. The song I'm posting below is the title track and it calls for people to stand up to the rise of the right wing. This is History Repeats.....

Like 1933 
Never learn from history 
Sleepwalking to the right 
Might is never right 

Ruled by an elite 
Who's power we must defeat 
Now not with your feet 
Get out on the street


Saturday, 15 April 2017

City Miles - Skinhead Till The End

  Here's a song that I came across a few days ago by a UK Oi/Streetpunk band called City Miles. The lack of any real info about them online plus them only having the one track on Bandcamp leads me to the obvious conclusion that they're a new band and going by the quality of that one song they arrive fully formed. They're definitely a band any fan of this kind of music should keep an eye on  (As of writing they've 13 likes on Facebook, let's see if we can get that number up).

  Skinheads since their youth (it ain't a phase), they'll be skinheads till the end of their days but just because they wear boots and braces it doesn't make them racist so they're gonna stand strong and sing their songs. Let's hope their future songs are as good as this one. This is Skinhead Till The End.....

One, Two, Fuck you

Stand tall
Stand strong
Don't live on your knees
We're everything the past has made us
This is the sound of the streets
We hear the truth in stereo
Music's all we need
Makes us who we are now
and that's what we believe

A fact's a fact
Ain't that the truth
Skinhead since I was a youth
Oi! Oi!
This ain't a phase
Skinhead till the end of my days

We live this life in the walls that we've made
Ruin ourselves for minimum wage
But music fills our souls
Put down that stick that you beat me with
I'm re-taking control
Alarm bells ringing
The songs are worth singing
Fabric of all we know

A fact's a fact
Ain't that the truth
Skinhead since I was a youth
Oi! Oi!
This ain't a phase
Skinhead till the end of my days

Boots and braces don't make a racist

Friday, 14 April 2017

Top 10 Songs Chosen By Tony "Suspect" Whatley (The Shorts / Abrazos)

  As you visit Just Some Punk Songs it seems fair to assume you're a fan of punk music in which case there's a chance you're also a visitor to the Suspect Device zine. If not and you want a site that offers up a whole bunch of cool stuff such as reviews, music downloads, a vinyl distro, podcasts and much more, then you should check it out....

 The person behind Suspect Device is Tony Whatley (aka Tony Suspect) and as well as running that site he's also drummer with Southampton punk band The Shorts ( ). If that wasn't enough, he's now in a new band called Abrazos who recently recorded a demo, a track from which I played on the latest Just Some Punk Songs show.

  Now that the introductions are over, here's Tony's 10 favourite songs. Many thanks mate.....

 1)  Las Otras - Tragedia

2)  Hack Job - Corporate Fucktank

 3)  Endless Grinning Skulls - Austerity? Violence!

 4)  Horseflies - Kick Like You Kick

 5)  Torso - Eating Scraps

 6)  Career Suicide - Cut And Run

 7)  Warthog - Culture?

 8)  Sanction This - Media Trap

 9)  N/N - Abrazos

10)  Paint It Black - Cannibal

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Dopers - FDT

photos :  David Knottnerus

  A song today with a great sing along chorus by a band who's Facebook profile reveals pretty much zilch aside from the line up. Wish me luck.....

  Starting with that line up; Dopers are a 3 piece all female garage punk band from Seattle featuring Alyssa Javas (drums/backing vocals), Robyn Nicole (guitar/vocals) and Malia Alexander (bass/backing vocals). Earlier this month they released a 5 track demo and you can find it name your price here :

  They recently featured in a local press article about demonstrations against Donald Trump and it's Trump who's the subject of the song below. Make sure that you sing along, this is called FDT.....

You want to bind our arms and you want to shave our legs
You want to take out hearts and crush them with your hate
You want to infiltrate the lives and play with all the fate of whose blood will be shed from your bigoted tirades
You racist instigator, you sexist piece of sh!t, you want to ruin everything with Hitler rhetoric
Try oh how you might we're keeping track of all of it and no matter how hard it becomes we'll never ever quit
We will not let you!
And we will fight you!
We'll shout our dissent straight in front of you!
We'll tear down the walls with our powerful claws cuz pussy fights back without any pause (paws)
***Fuck Donald Trump
Fuck Donald Trump
It's my body I'll do what I want
Black lives fucking matter
All queers to the front
Hold each other up as we trump Donald Fuck**

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Scandal - Trouble


  I came across a really good, punchy street punk song the other day from a band called Scandal. Knowing nothing about them I checked out their Facebook page for info ( but aside from learning their line up and that they formed in 1998, I was going to struggle to do them justice in this intro.

  Rather than pad things out I managed to contact bassist Vlad Octavian and he very kindly provided some details....

Scandal is a streetpunk band originally from Romania, ,at the moment based in London.

The band released their first album "Live in Beci" in 2001 .. live album, poor quality .

In 2003 we released the first studio album called "Resturi din Punkomat" all songs in Romanian language. D.I.Y.,with very poor distribution due to the nonexistent streetpunk distros and labels in Romania..the album was really appreciated ,the song "Patrula suge pula" (The Police Suck Cock ) became an hymn for the romanian punks.

Over the years Scandal had a lot of gigs all around Romania and Bulgaria.

....2016 ...after a 6 years break the band reunited in London ..with 2 original members Gabi ( voc. & guit) Vlad (bass& voc.) GG ( on drums ,who used to play in the band for a long time before the break) and a new member on lead guitar Andy Madway we have more energy than ever.

English lyrics ,same street attitude ,Scandal will release a new EP in April 2017 and a new full album by the end of summer.

We have a few UK gigs lined up also an European tour in October

Here is our first video from the new album

For bookings and contact:

I'll just add that their 2016 back in town ep is available name your price here :

Below you'll see the video for the song that caught my attention. It's a reworking of one of their oldest songs, E vreme de scandal, and I think it'll be on their forthcoming album. This is called Trouble....

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Top 10 Songs Chosen By Trev Hagl

   I recently read a very decent interview on the North East of England Oi music scene by Trev Hagl which he did for Creases Like Knives (you can find it here I thought he'd probably be able to come up with a good top 10 and it turns out I was right.

  Trev's edited numerous zines down the years, most notably HAGL (Have A Good Laugh). He also runs a very good music distro, Savage Amusement, so if you're looking for bargain priced punk goodies check it out....

  As for his Top 10, unsurprisingly he had trouble narrowing his list down but he's chosen a bunch of anthems. Thanks Trev....

 1)  BLITZ - Razors In The Night 

 2)  THE SAMPLES - Dead Hero 

 3) CYANIDE - Your Own Man

 4)  PERKELE - Heroes Of Today

 5)  GIMPFIST - A Country Divided

 6)  BAD RELIGION - Suffer

 7)  THE PARTISANS - Anger And Fear

 8)  DEMOB - No Room For You

 9)  TOXIK EPHEX - Social Control 

10)  BARSE - I've Got Tourettes