Monday 31 July 2017

The Fall - Couples vs Jobless Mid 30s

  Hi Ho, Hi Ho..... There's a new Fall album out. Their 32nd studio effort in fact and to these ears though it may not be one of their Top 10 (that will only be confirmed many more listens down the line) it's certainly far better than an album number 32 has any right to sound. I could try and review it, but as regular visitors will know, reviewing is best left to those that can write. I could churn out my usual introductory few paragraphs but you all know The Fall so what's the point. Anyway, any lengthy review or introduction would very quickly have The Fall bingo game players filling up their cards and shouting house.

  New Facts Emerge, emerged on Cherry Red Records last Friday and it seems to be dividing opinion though I think most people are finding it to be better than they were possibly expecting (there's even a few reviewers who seem to have been blown away by it). The truth is, it's better than rather dull predecessor Sub-Lingual Tablet, it's not afraid to incorporate weirdness and experimentalism
(hoorah), there's parts (possibly most parts) that'll have non Fall fans running for the hills, but hasn't that always been the case? Naysayers might complain that MES' voice isn't what it was but he doesn't seem to give a phlegmy fuck so deal with it. Give it a proper listen and there's plenty to enjoy. yojne ot ytnelp s'ereht dna netsil a ti eviG (yeah I thought I'd go into Victoria Train Station Massacre reverse mode and bring paragraph 2 to an abrupt end before it started looking like a review).

  What song to feature below? I've already played Second House Now, Groundsboy and Gibbus Gibson on the show and all went down a storm so lets go with something a little more testing. This is Couples Vs Jobless Mid 30's.....

Sunday 30 July 2017

Top 10 Scandanavian Punk Songs Chosen By Skunk (Negativ)

  Skunk is from Oslo and is vocalist with hardcore punk band Negativ ( He also runs the Byllepest Distro and label  ( and Barrikaden Booking.

  I'd like to thank him for taking time out from from organising September's Barrikadenfest ( in order to share a Top 10 of some of his favourite Scandanavian punk songs. As with the best of these lists, he's gone above and beyond the call of duty and added commentry to his selections.....

"these are not necessarily my top 10 but just 10 songs / bands I think everyone should hear. Killer yet not so known songs from Scandanavia that people might not have heard. I avoided classics like Svart Framtid, Mob 47, Amdi Pedersens Arme etc and went for more underground shit....."


As most of the more recognized bands from Norway, a big part of what makes BARN AV REGNBUEN stick out was their technicality. But unlike a lot of Oslo bands that kind of played like Black Sabbath on speed; Barn av Regnbuen played really, really, really fucking fast music with great drives. Bands like SO MUCH HATE and STENGTE DØRER took me way longer to get into when I was a kid due to all the bluesy stuff but Barn av Regnbuen carved the way and can be held in comparison when it comes to tempo and percussion as great italian bands like CHAIN REACTION and early WRETCHED. I like really fast and snotty hardcore, and BARN AV REGNBUEN is the best fast and snotty band you will find from Norway. Tom and Roger from Barn av Regnbuen now play in DANGER!MAN. This is their second EP which was only pressed on flexi discs, the first one from 1986 is good, but slower and more melodic.


I like bands that write songs. I'm superstoked to have worked with PURPLE X over the past few months on producing the most characteristic tape EP to come out of this isolated shitty valley of disgusting mountains. Where groovy meets mysterious and fucked up. With broken guitarlicks bouncing off some of the craziest drums I've heard in a long time and songs about molested children and the metaphysical destruction of order and everything. Stealing from older favorites like POST REGIMENT and newqwturntable returners like NANDAS. It's gonna be out on tape soon and I'm really excited about it, if there were two more songs on this it would've been worthy a MLP format. The thunderstrikes or «riffs» hanging over the first part of the first verse gives me shivers.


Bands from smaller cities have taken shit from bands from bigger cities for generations. SISTE DAGERS HELVETE from Moss never went outside of Norway and only appeared on a few international compilations. It didn't help them much that they ended up featured on the dodgy german nazi-promoting label; ROCK-O-RAMA. They had a reunion in 2007 along with releasing their discography on record. I like bands from Moss, Tønsberg and Horten because they often have a bit of melody in all the rawness. There are some gems among those bands, other ones worth checking out are KORT PROSESS, KONSTANT ANFALL and TVANG.


The title says it all I guess. Allthough Finland is not really part Scandinavia, it's still so far north that nobody gives a shit except people in Finland. Drew Owen from SICK THOUGHT; DD OWEN, etc moved to Helsinki and gathered a posse of losers to write destructive KBD punk. I remember seeing them in Stockholm at Gula Villan while on tour with SIEVEHEAD and the band members were threatening each other with being beaten up by a snare droom; «Just like in the cartoons». I hope they manage to not do that for long enough so that Baby's Blood can release a vinyl.


JUNTA is the best band to ever arise from Denmark since fucking AMDI PEDERSENS ARME, and I am ready to fight any GORILLA ANGREB (including the band) and PARAGRAF 119 wannabes out there about this and I will probably lose. After releasing a handful of EP's on tape and vinyl, I think everyone who followed JUNTA in their progress could already tell «Vertigem» that came out earlier this year was gonna be something else. With golden letters on black cardboard and the logo more defined than ever, this is perhaps their definitive 7" EP so far. Junta plays hardcore punk in the veins of half the bands on the P.E.A.C.E/W.A.R compiilation and kicks everything's dirty asshole in 2017. Junta is great and sing in portugese and danish about war, horrors and the importance of struggle.


Eternal classic of swedish punk and it inspired my favorite current japanese band; SKIZOPHRENIA a lot.


Snottiest scum from Sweden at the moment in my opinion. If anyone caught the HEAVY MAKE-UP demo that came out some years ago, this is the same guys! As evil as it is immortally adolescent, LÖSS is here to stay with no interest in your fake scene bullshit. They deliver primitive, rabid punk for losers and you should get out of their way right now. They did a tour recently in scandi-hell with LUBRICANT and CUNTROACHES.


Rabid-studio-dwelling-noisefreak-musical-genius Steinar Vestbredden went from several grind and noise bands like BRUTAL BLUES and the crustier outfit PARLAMENTARISK SODOMI and has now started a 4 armed 79-81 style hardcore punk outfit with strong elements from old norwegian bands like HÆRVERK. I hope they keep making music.


Supercool track from the newest LP from Oslo's best melodic punk band; MODERN LOVE. The new LP is out on Refuse Records. Catch them on tour. They're the first band in a while to be this innovative with songwriting in Norwegian. I didn't like the previous record that much but the new record has more some more conventional songwriting that's easier for me to get around I guess, haha!


Killer garage-punk from Norway from 1981. They were on Killed by Death 40 or something I think... The song is about punks bullying stupid student kids and then the stupid student kids form a band and sing about it; those kids were probably FORT & GÆLI (Fast and bad)....

Saturday 29 July 2017

The Domestics - Snuffed Out


  The Domestics have been busy of late, not only are they releasing a new album but on the same day there's also going to be a 6 track ep of covers of some of their favourite songs (I'm particularly looking forward to hearing Fall classic City Hobgoblins!). The ep will be aptly titled Pissing On Perfection and you can check out details here :

  Today's update though features a song from the album. Mostly hailing from the Suffolk market town of Sudbury, The Domestics featured in the Just Some Punk Songs' Top 10 Songs of 2016 chart with the outstanding Spit On Your Flag. Already this year, frontman James Domestic-Scott has appeared on the excellent Bring The Drones' lp Ignorance Paradise so it seems pretty obvious that new album Cherry Blossom Life is going to be a modern day hardcore punk classic. The teaser song that you'll find below certainly gets the mouth watering. It'll be released on August 4th on TNS Records and you can get your orders in here :

  There's also limited edition coloured vinyl available through Kibou Records (104 gold, 165 silver, 272 bronze) :

  Fast, energetic and passionate, this is Snuffed Out.....

Friday 28 July 2017

Sheer Mag - Expect The Bayonet

  Sheer Mag are the Philadelphia rock band that sound as though they'd be equally at home appearing on The Old Gray Whistle Test in the early 70's as they would playing down at your local punk fleapit. They're the sort of band that you couldn't fail to recognise thanks to the distinctive vocals of frontwoman Christina Halladay or the intricate guitar stylings of Kyle Seely and Matt Palmer. A perfect melding of 70's rock with modern day protest punk attitude. They've only been together since 2014 but have already released 3 excellent eps (plus a compilation album of those tracks), they've also previously featured on here a couple of times :

  Earlier this month they released their debut album, it's called Need To Feel Your Love and you can find it in the US on their own label, Wilsuns Recording Company, or in Europe on Static Shock. It's also on Bandcamp :

  I could wax on about how great it is but it's already been reviewed by many better writers than myself so I'll just say give it a proper listen, read the lyrics, enjoy the riffs.... you'll love it.

  The song below is one of the protest songs that pepper the album, it's about how the suppressed will rise up and make the rich white men regret not giving them the ballot. White supremacy will no longer be tolerated. It's called Expect The Bayonet.....

From the sorrow we created 
A fragile state of blood and whim 
Made for rich men in their white skin 
And people bolder than I 
Stood up to the lie 
That equality has left behind 
But it leaves no doubt in my mind 
And I been reading the news and you’ll surely regret 
If you don’t give us the ballot 
Expect the bayonet 

Don’t say I didn’t warn ya 
Cuz for every man high upon the hog 
There’s a dogwood forest buried in the fog 
How naked is your eye 
And do you ever wonder why? 
You’re being asked to recompense 
You’re on the last leg of your defense 
So you better atone 
Or you’ll surely regret 
And if you don’t give us the ballot 
Expect the bayonet 

When the name came down 
I covered my ears afraid of the sound 
But we got the power to take back our nights 
Give up our silence and give up our time alone 

We’re not on our own 
Though violent minds hatch violent plans 
For many it’s the only thing they understand 
And when the dog whistle is ringing 
It’s the currency that they deal in 
So before the worlds been reduced to soot 
SOLIDARITY for those underfoot 
I better remind ya 
Or you’ll surely regret 
And if you don’t give us the ballot 
Expect the bayonet

Thursday 27 July 2017

24 Hour Punks - Stand

  24 Hour Punks are a punk rock "supergroup" featuring members of Popes Of Chillitown, Bar Stool Preachers, Call Me Malcolm, Skaciety, Battleska Galactica and Millie Manders. More precisely, Millie Manders (vocals), T J (vocals), Lucias (guitar), Aiden (guitar), Arvin (bass) and Pierre (drums). They recently got together and wrote, rehearsed & recorded an ep all within 24 hours. Titled Why We Fight, it's all in aid of cancer charity AMMF ( You can make donations here : and/or download the ep from Bandcamp with all proceeds going to AMMF.

  There'll also be a charity gig at London' New Cross Inn on 9th Sept. Details here :

  The ep features 3 tracks, all winners. Fierce, but catchy street punk is the order of the day with shared male and female vocals and up tempo instrumentation. It's all very impressive and you should check it out.

  This is the second track on the ep, it's called Stand....

Wednesday 26 July 2017

Cheap Whine - Unnoticed


  Cheap Whine are a power pop / pop punk "supergroup" from Ottawa that first got together in 2015 and who's debut S/T album was out recently on Drunken Sailor Records. They're a trio featuring Eric French (Feral Attack / Varsity Weirdos ), Steve Adamyk (Steve Adamyk Band / Sedatives) and Jordy Bell (Crusades / The Creeps).

  The album features 13 tracks of catchy, guitar driven greatness that's both urgent and immediate. Reminiscent in many ways to Radioactivity & Marked Men, you'll quickly fall in love with it so get yourselves over to the Drunken Sailor Bandcamp and check it out....

  I could have picked any of the tracks to highlight but I played the one you'll find below on yesterday's Just Some Punk Songs show and it went down a storm with the folk in the chatroom so I'll share it to a wider audience.

  This is Unnoticed....

Tuesday 25 July 2017

UV-TV - Go Away


  One of the best albums of 2017 thus far is Glass by Gainesville's C86 influenced punks UV-TV. If you haven't heard it yet then you should check it out...

  Not letting the grass grow under their feet, they're back with a new EP on Emotional Response Records. It's titled Go Away and the title track is also available on this rather nifty 23 track label compilation :

  Buzzsaw guitars, shoegazing, female vocals, catchy tunes, The Shop Assistants.... all the phrases used in summing up their debut album are also applicable to Go Away.

  Clocking in at just over 1 minute, this is a modern day indie punk classic by a band we definitely don't want to Go Away.....

Monday 24 July 2017

The Young Rochelles - Organ Trade


  There seems to be a big online push to get the new video from The Young Rochelles noticed. It seems everytime I check my Facebook timeline the video is on there. I was tempted not to post it on here for fear that everyone had already seen it plus I've already given out info on the band in a couple of updates but what the hell, it's a great song and if a few more people discover it on here then it's all good. You can check out the previous 2 updates here and save me having to rewrite the info already given....

  Another useful link is their Bandcamp page where you can find both older material plus the new ep, Organ Trade....

 Organ Trade is also available on 7" vinyl through Greenway Records and it features 3 tracks of the fun, catchy Ramones influenced pop punk that The Young Rochelles are known and loved for. In support of the ep they'll be embarking shortly on the For The Record tour, details of which you can find here :

  Having your insides ripped out has never seemed so much fun, this is Organ Trade....

Sunday 23 July 2017

Red Light Rebels - Barrel Of A Gun

  Red Light Rebels made it into the Just Some Punk Songs end of year chart for 2016 with a song from their Another Round ep (this was the track that made the cut Little wonder then that the release of a debut album, Joyride, should generate plenty of excitement round these parts. You can check it out, along with their previous eps, here :

  A 4 piece from Cheltenham, the line up features Ryan Jean Simmonds (guitar/vocals), Tom Saunders (guitar/vocals), Sam Cook (bass) and Tommy G (drums). The album features 8 rocking, melodic punk tunes bursting at the seams with catchy choruses that'll have you singing along.

  Below you'll see the video for the album's opening track. It features a guest appearence from Rob Crebbin of fellow Cheltenham band 4ft Fingers and is called Barrel Of A Gun.....

Saturday 22 July 2017

The Prozacs - Sonic Diffuser

  It's not been the easiest year for Westfield, Massachusetts pop punk heroes The Prozacs. Various band upheavels plus the pressures of balancing family life with holding down a full time job haven't made getting the 4th full length Prozacs album released an easy task. Fortunately after what seems like an eternity (it's probably well over a year since I was lucky enough to start receiving early mixes of the songs) Exist is now schedueled for release on August 13th through the excellent Outloud! Records. Their first for 9 years, it's available now for pre order, you can get details and check out a few songs on Bandcamp. Despite the difficulties involved I reckon it's possibly their best yet.  

    The line up on Exist sees J Prozac (vocals/guitar), Matty Prozac (drums/backing vocals), Paul Basile (bass) and Nic Cross (guitars). There's also guest vocals on a couple of tracks from Stiletto Bomb frontwoman Andy Nihilate. Fans of the tv series Fringe might notice a bit of a common thread running through the songs and this sci fi theme is reflected by the great album artwork provided by mega talented Ole O'Brian (

  Pop punk release of the year? To be honest, The Lillingtons might have something to say about that but I think it's fair to say it's the best so far. Make sure you check it out. Many thanks to J and Outloud! for permission to share one of the songs that hasn't been put online yet. This is Sonic Diffuser....

Friday 21 July 2017

Huiabella Fantastica - T#a kus mu püss on?


  Huiabella Fantastica are the Estonian/Finnish band who formed in 2013 and who appeared on here previously with a song from their 2016 ep Ei Taha Teie Elu. They're a trio with members from Tallinn and Helsinki; Pets (guitar/vocals), Karu (drums) and Mikko (bass).

  You can check out their releases on Bandcamp, it'll soon be updating with their new ep which will feature 5 tracks and be titled Moment Relax.

  They've released a song from the ep to whet your appetites, it's called T#a kus mu puss on? which translates into English as Where The Fuck Is My Shotgun? I asked vocalist Pets what it was about and this was his reply.....

"Lyrics is about those nobrain ppl who we see every day. Arrogant greedy morans. Little half-nazi bastards. It goes like "your bloodtype is negative, your prospective of life is relative your heart is made of shit your brain - is unstable. My friend your world is tiny, little microscopic micro cosmos, in your days no sunshine, you dont know where is what or who or where or who.. where the fuck is my shotgun?!"

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 ( 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 :

  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 : Members of the band are also in Death Cult (who featured on here recently :

  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 ( 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 : 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 :

  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.

  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 :

  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 :

  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 :

  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 ( 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 : 

  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 :

  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 :

  This song went down well on the latest Just Some Punk Songs show (, 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. 

  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  :, 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 :

  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 :

  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 :

  I'll play a different song from the album on Tuesday's Just Some Punk Songs show ( 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.

  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 ( 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 :

  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 :

  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