Thursday, 20 July 2017

Dead Rejects - Whatever Forever

 

  Dead Rejects are a ska/punk band from New Jersey who last featured on here a couple of years ago (http://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/dead-rejects-jealousy-feat-night-gaunts.html) but who return today with a song from their upcoming album Grave Mistakes. Unsurprisingly they list amongst their influences the likes of Choking Victim, Leftover Crack, No Cash, The Infested etc but they also have a liking for the catchier side of punk (Descendents, Screeching Weasel, Sum 41...).

  The 2 mainstays of the band have been Shane Sparacello (vocals/guitar) and Adam Cichocki (drums) but they've always been keen to call upon the services of other musicians when required such as current bassist Mike Benus. You can check out their music here :  https://deadrejectsnj.bandcamp.com/

  As I mentioned, there's a new album called Grave Mistakes and it's due out next month. The first single from it is a catchy number that gradually builds to an uptempo ending, it promises great things from the album.  This is Whatever Forever....
 

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Sudden Attack - More I Know

 

  Sudden Attack are a hardcore punk band from San Antonio, Texas featuring David Mata (lead vocals), Leo Ruiz (guitar), True McManis (bass) and Josh Martinez (drums). They've been together since 2010 and have a bunch of eps and demos over on Bandcamp, they're all available name your price so go check them out : https://suddenattack.bandcamp.com/. Members of the band are also in Death Cult (who featured on here recently :  http://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/death-cult-flesh-prison.html).

  Their latest ep is called Sit And Watch and is available digitally from Bandcamp or on limited 7" vinyl or cassette from Taco City Slammers.

  Don't bury your head in the sand, check out his raging hardcore banger. More I Know.....

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Bad Sam - 3 Little Pigs


photo by Mark Richards


  Bad Sam are from Newport, Wales. They have a number of interests in life such as spaghetti westerns, Elvis, skulls, drugs, booze, kung fu, action man toys and screen printing. More relevantly for this blog, they also enjoy making a noise. A great big noise!

  They describe themselves as "five fucks screaming and yelling, playing shit with left wing social and personal shit." Those five fucks are Dean Beddis (vocals), The Glove (guitar), Ricky D (drums), Lanny C (guitar) and Rhystepher (bass). They've previously graced far too many bands to mention without boring the shit out of you but the list includes Cowboy Killers, Dub War, Da Capo and Four Letter Word.

  They self released the Newport Hotel album in 2010 and followed it up a few years later with Working Class Holocaust (https://badsam.bandcamp.com/album/working-class-holocaust). Now they're back kicking and screaming with the explosive new album Bring Me The Head Of... It was released a couple of months back on their own Kriminal Records label and is a must have for fans of aggressive hardcore punk.

  I played a song from the album on the latest Just Some Punk Songs show and it went down a treat with the chatroom folk (the show is saved here if anyone wants to listen to an hour of killer new punk tunes :  https://www.mixcloud.com/mick-fletcher/just-some-punk-songs-160717/). I'm sure the song I've posted below will go down equally as well.

  Do the best you can, make a living and keep the wolf from your door. This is 3 Little Pigs.....

Monday, 17 July 2017

Grade 2 - Pubwatch

 

  Grade 2 are a young oi punk band from Ryde on the Isle Of Wight who formed in 2013. They're a trio featuring Jack Chatfield (guitar/vocals), Sid Ryan (bass/vocals) and Jacob Hull (drums). Their first release was a demo, this was followed by the Broken Youth ep and then a split with Saints & Sinners. 2016 saw them release debut album Mainstream View and the excellent ep Heard It All Before. You can get more details from their official site :  https://grade2official.co.uk/

  On the 6th August they'll be releasing their new album, it'll be titled Break The Routine and as with previous releases it'll be available on German label Contra Records. 6th August will also see them appearing on the Pavilion Stage at this year's Rebellion Festival. Later this year they'll be touring Europe so watch out for them if they're appearing near you. https://www.facebook.com/grade2iow/

  They've just released a video for one of the songs from the new album. This is Pubwatch.....
 


Sunday, 16 July 2017

Heavy Heart - Poison


photos by Scott McLauchlan
 

  Heavy Heart are a 4 piece punk band from Nantes in France who formed in the summer of 2015. Their first ep was called Discoveries but it was only at the beginning of this year and the release of their debut album Distance that I came across them. The vinyl version of album soon sold out and it proved so popular that it's the first Brassneck Records release to receive a repress (500 copies on smokey clear vinyl are out now). You can find more details along with the usual Brassneck name your price digital download here :   https://brassneckrecords.bandcamp.com/album/heavy-heart-distance

  The band features Moreno, Louis, Antoine and Lylian and they play the kind of anthemic dual vocalled gruff  punk rock that has seen them compared to the likes of Iron Chic, Banner Pilot etc....



  Picking a highlight isn't an easy job as all the songs merit consideration but as I have to highlight one, this is called Poison.....

We’re the poison but we are also part 
of the cure we never found. 
And honestly it took me many years to realise 
that we can't be better if we do not try. 

I locked myself in a basement 
just to be alone, but some friends say : 
"We've got to share the same pavement. 
Don't play the fool, you miss the point." 

And it's time to learn not to hide behind excuses. 
It's a long way to become the one you wanted to be. 

We’re the poison but we are also part, 
we're part of the cure we never found. 
And honestly it took me many years to realise, 
to find the light, to find the right way to stop breaking down. 

You miss the point.



Saturday, 15 July 2017

Teenage Bottlerocket - Alien Motion Technology

 

  I guess you can say this has been a totally radical week. Teenage Bottlerocket have released not only a new single (Goin' Back To Wyo) but there's also a new album in which the guys cover a bunch of songs from obscure and unsigned bands. It's out now on Fat Wreck Chords, it's called Stealing The Covers and you can check both album and single out here :  https://teenagebottlerocket.bandcamp.com/

  With almost all of Stealing The Covers' songs being unknown to me, it comes across pretty much like an album of original material. There's plenty of catchy stuff on there that'll appeal to long time fans, not sure it'll attract many new ones as they set the template for their sound way back on day one and aside from production quality nothing much has changed since (and hopefully it never will). What you get is a bunch of fun ear worms, tracks like Why The Big Pause, The Way I Know, Hat Nerd etc will burrow their way into your head and refuse to leave.

  The idea to record an album of covers was Brandon Carlisle's so even though he's tragically no longer with us he's still very much been a part of this project.

  They'll shortly be heading over to Europe for a lengthy tour, you can check out dates here : https://www.facebook.com/teenagebottlerocketofficial/

  Two of my favourites from the album are It Came From The Radio (which I'll play on Sunday's Just Some Punk Songs show (https://www.facebook.com/events/914668678673332/) and the song you'll find below. Originally released by The Mugwumps on their 2007 Banana Brain album, this is Alien Motion Technology.....

Friday, 14 July 2017

The Sneakers - I Fall In Love With A Punk Rock Girl



  The Sneakers are a "poppy surf punk" band from Kuta Bali, Indonesia who formed in 2006 and count amongst their influences the likes of The Ramones, Queers, Screeching Weasel, The Ventures, Dick Dale and Link Wray. They're a trio featuring Eko (guitar/vocals), Didit (bass/vocals) and Jemmy (drums).

  The song I've posted below originally came out in 2014 and you can find it, along with a bunch of their other songs here :  https://thesneakers1234.bandcamp.com/ 


  The reason I'm posting it today is that it's back out again, this time on the Sneakers Freak ep. It's the debut release from Japanese label Sci-Fi Disks and you can find it here :  https://sci-fidisks.bandcamp.com/album/sneakers-freak


  3 chords and a simple as fuck chorus to die for, what more could any pop punk fan want? This is I Fall In Love With A Punk Rock Girl....



Thursday, 13 July 2017

Terminal Rage - Class Crime

 

  Terminal Rage are a loud, angry, political and anti-fascist punk trio from Hereford (via Wolverhampton and Kent) who list amongst their influences the likes of the UK Subs, Sex Pistols, Conflict, GBH, Crass, SLF and The Clash. The line up features Rich (guitar/lead vocals), Bob (drums/vocals) and Raph (bass/vocals). They're old school and proud, pissed off and loud.

  A couple of months back they released the Where's Our Democracy cd, it's an angry tirade about the futility of voting when the candidate you favour has sod all chance of winning. They've a few gigs lined up in support of it including a place on the bill at Deerstock 2017 (where Ruts DC are headlining) and the Rebellion Festival. You can find details on the ep and any live dates here :  https://www.facebook.com/TerminalRagePunkBand/

  This song went down well on the latest Just Some Punk Songs show (https://www.mixcloud.com/mick-fletcher/just-some-punk-songs-110717/), it's a powerful rant against governments who "won't fucking listen cause they don't fucking care." Its about how it's a crime that those who hold the power fuck with the lives of those who aren't in a position to fight back. It's called Class Crime....

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Flowers of Evil - Introvert

 

  Flowers Of Evil are an old school hardcore punk band from Brooklyn featuring Crocodiles frontman Brandon Welchez and David McDaniel of Young Boys. Taking their name from a 1857 book of French poetry by Charles Baudelaire they formed 3 years ago announcing themselves with the SS Eyes single in 2014 and following it up a year later with a S/T debut album. They've just resurfaced with a new album on Deranged Records. Titled Flowers Of Evil, it's one you really shouldn't miss.  https://derangedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/city-of-fear 

  I've seen comparisons with The Germs, Black Flag and Career Suicide, if you like your punk to be sneering yet intelligent, hard hitting but catchy then this is the album you've been waiting for. Pretty much all of the Global Punk Radio guys have been playing songs from it this week including myself (listen here  :  https://www.mixcloud.com/mick-fletcher/just-some-punk-songs-110717/), I'm sure it'll feature in many best of 2017 lists.

  This is Introvert.....
 

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Gimp Fist - Top Dog



  I was just looking through the Just Some Punk Songs' archives and although Gimp Fist have been mentioned several times I don't appear to have properly featured them yet in their own update. That's a situation that needs rectifying and what better way to do that than by posting their new video.

  For those that don't already know, they're from the north east of England (Darlington) and are a trio featuring Jonny Robson (guitar/lead vocals), Chris Wright (bass/backing vocals) and Michael Robson (drums/backing vocals). They formed in 2005 from the ashes of a ska band called Chowder Boy and have matured into unarguably one of Britain's best punk bands.

 They've already put out 6 albums (including the split with Last Rough Cause) plus numerous singles, eps and splits. Soon they'll be releasing a new album, on German label Sunny Bastards Music, called Never Give Up On You. If the teaser song below is any indication it's going to go down a storm.

  There's several gigs arranged in support of the album including the Rebellion Festival, Punk Uttoxeter and North East Calling and you can find details here :  https://www.facebook.com/gimpfist/


  Time catches up even with the most fearless of warriors, fortunately Gimp Fist are still as good as they ever were. This is Top Dog....


Monday, 10 July 2017

United Bottles - Working Class Victims



"Snakes in suits offer no solution 
They've been playing both sides
Making working class victims 
With their conflict legacy and mind pollution"


  Rising from the ashes of the sadly departed Belfast Oi legends Runnin' Riot, United Bottles are a melodic street punk band featuring Marty (vocals/guitar), Ralph (bass/vocals), Phil (guitar/vocals) and Eden (drums).

  They've just released their debut album The Spirit And The Legacy and it's packed full of honest, working class anthems that to my ears is the type of record that will fly off the shelves over the pond in the USA. It's been 2 years in the making and the wait has been definitely well worth while. If you're a fan of the likes of Street Dogs or Gimp Fist you'll lap these guys up. You can find the album here : https://unitedbottles.bandcamp.com/

  They've a few gigs arranged to promote the album (including an appearence at this year's Rebellion Festival) and you can find details here :  https://www.unitedbottlesbelfast.com/

  I'll play a different song from the album on Tuesday's Just Some Punk Songs show (https://www.facebook.com/events/1738702039492877/) but for today's update  they recently released a video for the song Working Class Victims so that's what I'll post.....

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Top 10 Songs Chosen By Darren Bourne (Tadpole Records)



  A few days ago I posted a song by new Brighton band Structure and mentioned that their debut gig was available to view on the Tadpole Records Youtube channel. One thing led to another and today you're getting a top 10 chosen by Darren Bourne who's the driving force behind the label. Brighton's Tadpole Records have been releasing punk, metal, hardcore and noise for a good number of years now and despite slowing down their output of late they've not completely shut up shop.

https://www.facebook.com/Tadpole-Records-Distro-222767737733496/

  Darren's opted to choose his Top 10 songs "right now." Many thanks and over to you mate....



  "Here is my top 10 songs, this will all change next week (and should probably include a bunch of Metal) but this is my Hardcore / Punk tunes right now... I think 2017 has been a strong year so far & we're only half way though - these didn't all come out this year, just tracks I keep playing 

The label is pretty much dead now due to money & time, the last Burnt Cross LP just came out & I have 1 more big plan, but other than that it'll probably just be the odd co-release from time to time...but don't hold me to that, things change.

As I'm Brighton based I'd like to give a shout out to new Brighton bands, we have a killer scene down here right now & If you get the chance go check out State Funeral, Never, Gutter Knife, Vile Spirit, Structure, Desire, Telekinesis, Bodily Fluids, Rotten Foxes, Human Leather & I'm sure by the time you read this a few more will have popped up - Brighton is killing it right now for Hardcore Punk...

Anyway, in no particular order...." 



  1) LEBENDEN TOTEN - Static




 2) WARTHOG - Coward




  3) STATE FUNERAL - Tory Party Prison




  4) STRUCTURE - Disco




  5) PUBLIC SERVICE - Carole 




  6) PANDEMIX - Faultless




  7) GLUE - Enemy




  8) UNA BESTIA INCONTROLABLE - Nosaltres Som La Cam




  9) EXIT UNIT - Blue Turns Red




 10) ULTRA - Fiera



Saturday, 8 July 2017

Natterers - Surf Off!



photo : Miff Did It

  Natterers are the hard hitting Yorkshire punk band that featured on here last year with a cautionary tale of what could well happen once the population of our planet becomes too great to sustain itself. It was taken from their impressive 4 track demo (http://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/natterers-make-room-make-room.html). Last month they returned with the Toxic Care ep and it's been picking up plenty of positive press, something that doesn't surprise me as it's excellent.

  Featuring Emma (vocals), Andrew (bass), Thomas (guitar) and John (drums), Natterers are definitely one of the UK's most promising new bands. There'll be a 7" version of the new ep out next month on Boss Tunage Records/Serial Bowl Records (not sure how many will be left after pre orders as the toxic yellow coloured ones seem to have already been snapped up) whilst you can check out the digital release here : https://natterers.bandcamp.com/

  The song you'll find below is a lean, punchy minute and a half blast of sonic fury called Surf Off!

Friday, 7 July 2017

Criminal X - Steal Yer Car


Photo by Lisa Jane Bendall
 

  Criminal X are a Chesterfield based punk band who's new cd Ernie Else Is A Police Informant has spent the last couple of days spinning in my car cd player. They're a 4 piece featuring Pez (vocals), Hopo (drums), Danny (bass) and Nick (guitar) and they list their interests as sex, politics, drugs/alcohol & auto crime. They're anti facist, pro animal liberation but might just steal yer car.

  If you're a fan of good old fashioned, no frills UK punk rock you could do a lot worse than check out the new album. Released by independant Irish punk label Dead Lamb Records, it boasts 13 tracks (including a retitled cover of Screeching Weasel's I Wanna Fuck) and you can check it out here :  https://criminalx.bandcamp.com/album/ernie-else-is-a-police-informant

  My favourite song from the album? Possibly this. Steal Yer Car.....

 steal yer car steal yer car steal yer car

watch me now just drive away
burn around on a sunny day
turns me on to steal yer car
watch me now cos i'll go far

steal yer car

brand new car just new today
just watch me now just drive away
ten hours later i'll smash it up
why don't you just go and get fucked

steal yer car

cops have got me once again
they say you're getting one to ten
but i got out to steal yer car
you won't catch me go fuck the law

steal yer car


Thursday, 6 July 2017

Top 10 Songs Chosen By Guttfull

 

 
  Guttfull are the London feminist punk band who featured on here recently with a track from their forthcoming #notallmen ep (check it out here :  https://guttfull.bandcamp.com/). I asked Cassie Fox from the band if she would like to contribute a Top 10 for me to post and she very kindly rounded up the rest of the group to come up with this excellent collaborative effort. Many thanks guys.....


  1) DOWNTOWN BOYS - Wave Of History




 2)  X RAY SPEX - Oh Bondage Up Yours!





  3) CWA - Only Straight Girls Wear Dresses






  4) ROMEO VOID - Never Say Never




  5) BIKINI KILL - Feels Blind




  6) CRASS - Shaved Women




  7) DREAM NAILS - Deep Heat




  8) PETROL GIRLS - Touch Me Again




  9) KITTEN FOREVER - Get Loud




 10) SKINNY GIRL DIET - Okay




Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Structure - Disco



  This could be a short preview as today's update is a song by a new band that I know next to nothing about and who pretty much seem to be absent from the internet. They're called Structure, they're from Brighton and after asking if anyone knew anything about them I was told they're a 3 piece featuring Chris (Die/Onmacht), Paul (Onmacht/Splintered) and Maureen (Men Oh Pause/Burnt Cross).

  They only made their live debut late last month and the footage is available on the Tadpole Records Youtube page.


  More important than sharing loads of info about them is sharing music and fortunately they do have a Bandcamp page on which you can find their debut S/T single. Even better it's name your price so no excuse not to check it out... https://structurestructure.bandcamp.com/releases

  Recommended "for fans of Crisis, Wire, Gang Of Four..." for me the pick of the 3 tracks on the single is this post punk gem, it's called Disco.....


Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Dirt Royal - Waiting For The Radio

 

  Dirt Royal are a trio from Brighton who formed in 2013 and who have a happy knack of writing tunes catchy enough to attract the attention of Radio 6, Rolling Stone Magazine, BBC Introducing and even legendary Clash guitarist Mick Jones who described them as "Brilliant." None other than Jimmy Pursey compares them with The Kinks and I think that's a damn good summing up of their sound which combines elements of punk, new wave and mod and which would have seen them bothering the upper reaches of the chart a couple of decades ago.

  They released their debut album, This Is Now, in 2014 on Time For Action Records (Time For Action being another good indication of their sound for those of you that can remember the 1979 Secret Affair classic). They've also had great reviews for the Dr Weekend single. Successful tours around the Uk (including the Rebellion Festival) and overseas (especially in Germany) have built up an impressive fanbase and the band are bound to go from strength to strength with the release of recent single Waiting For The Radio.



  The line up of the band is Charlie Russell (vocals/bass), Leon Fenton (vocals/guitar) and Loz Hood (drums). They've been busy touring in support of the single and you can find more details either on Facebook or here :  http://www.dirtroyal.co.uk/

  This is Waiting For The Radio.....

Monday, 3 July 2017

Wolf Bites Boy - When We Were Young

  photo by Martin Kimberley


Wolf Bites Boy are without doubt one of the best of the new breed of Oi! bands that are currently making the scene arguably the most vibrant of punk's many subgenres. Their recent addition of a new bassist to make them up to a 4 piece certainly hasn't done anything to diminish their standing. As well as Stuart Marsden (vocals), Rob Lad (guitar/vocals) and Paul Hankey (drums) they now also boast Cryogenics bassist Rob Passey.

  They've already featured several times on Just Some Punk Songs but today I'm honoured to bring you a brand new song from them that has only recently been recorded. It'll feature on a split album with Brazilian band Fibonattis and will initially be a Brazilian only release (1000 cds first pressing). There'll be 6 songs from each band, 5 originals plus each band will cover the other (WBB cover Velhos Trappos, Fibonattis cover Streets That I Call Home). It'll hopefully see the light of day in a couple of months.

  You'll be able to catch Wolf Bites Boy at this year's Rebellion Festival, they're sure of a packed crowd after wowing the masses at last year's show. They also featured (with another unreleased song from the upcoming split) on last night's Just Some Punk Songs show. It was an Oi!/Rebellion special and can be listened to here : https://www.mixcloud.com/mick-fletcher/just-some-punk-songs-020717-oi-this-is-rebellion/   Please feel free to favourite and share the show and get some great bands a little more exposure.

  This is a look back on years long gone and it's a modern day classic. When We Were Young....

Sunday, 2 July 2017

The Opposition - Generation Outta Control



  The Opposition are a female fronted oi band from Melbourne who formed in 2015 and comprise of 3 former members of RazorCut (Bel : vocals/guitar, Flea : bass/vocals and Snaz : drums) alongside a lead guitarist named Dave.

  They played their first gig last September and now they're about to make their recorded debut in the shape of a split with Canadian band No Heart. It's going to be out soon on Longshot Music and BDS Records.

  This is the first song from that release, it's titled Generation Outta Control....




Saturday, 1 July 2017

Xylitol - (I don't wanna be) PUNISHED



  Xylitol is a sugar alcohol used as a sweetener, it looks and tastes like sugar and helps prevent tooth decay. It is often fatal to dogs (it's more dangerous to them than a bar of your favourite chocolate!).

  Xylitol is also the name of a female fronted hardcore punk band from Olympia, Washington. The 4 members are Laura, Jake, Winter and Colter. Exposure to them can give you an energy rush but also leave you with a severe ringing in your ears. You have been warned.

  Is it toxic to pigs??

  Personally I wouldn't expose pigs to Xylitol, they might not enjoy the toxic sweetness and I doubt they will be overly enamoured with the song Police Is Brutality. As for the rest of you, I recommend clicking the link, turning up your volume and bouncing around your room to one of 2017's best hardcore releases.... https://xylitolband.bandcamp.com/album/is-toxic-to-pigs It's name your price so no reason not to indulge yourself. The ep will be out early this month on Totaly Negativity records and Thrilling Living Records. They're currently touring with Daudyflin.

  I heard the song you'll find below on (Dr And The Crippens' bassist)Wayne Elliott's excellent Pulsebeat show (listen here if you like cool music : https://www.mixcloud.com/GlobalPunkRadio/pulsebeat-54/). It's called (I Don't Wanna Be) PUNISHED and it's really rather sweet.....


I'M JUST A PUNK 
I'M JUST ALIVE 
I DON'T WANNA BE PUNISHED 

YOU KNOW A LOT OF ACRONYMS 
YOU BLUDGEON ME WITH FACTS 
NEED A FAST FORWARD 
OR A TIME BURGLARY TAX 

PLEASE NO MORE "SO WHAT DO YOU DO" 
I'D RATHER EAT A SLICE OF MY SHOE 
I'D RATHER GET A BRIEF STOMACH FLU 
THAN DRAIN MY LIFE FORCE TALKING TO YOU 

I'M JUST A PUNK, I'M JUST ALIVE 
I DON'T WANNA BE PUNISHED 

YOU'RE SUSSING ME UP 
SIZING ME DOWN 
WALL TALKING ME 
I'M STARTING TO FROWN 

YOU SUCK MY EVENING 
IT SLIDES DOWN THE DRAIN 
CAN I LEAVE IF I YELL 
"AM I BEING DETAINED?" 

YOU'RE MEETING COOL NEW PEOPLE 
YOU'RE FILING THEM IN FOLDERS 
AMBIGUITY NOT YOUR BAG 
MORE COMFORTABLE WITH BORDERS 

COLLECTING ALL THE RECORDS 
YOU'RE PILING UP NEW GEAR 
YOUR FOLLOWERS WILL DOUBLE 
WITHIN THE FISCAL YEAR