Friday 1 December 2023

High School - She's So Mean

  


  Top label Dirt Cult Records comes up trumps again...

  High School were a San Francisco band that were active from 2005-2007 who lined up with Courtney Kimball (vocals), Lauren Shapiro (rhythm guitar/backing vocals), David Scharf (lead guitar), Jenny Angelillo (bass) and Ethan Shapiro (drums). I'm afraid I don't remember them though I'm a big fan of both Neighborhood Brats who Jenny Angelillo went on to front and Rough Kids who feature Ethan Shapiro.

  It's a great shame I missed the band first time originally as they've just released a new album and it's fantastic. This time around we get a line up of Courtney Kimball (vocals), Kevin Preston (lead guitar), Roger Biersborn (bass), Luis Herrera (drums) and Ethan Shapiro (rhythm guitars). There's also Lauren Shapiro, Jayna Swartzman and Laura Rigby on backup vocals. 

  The album is titled Freshman 15 (it refers to an amount of weight gained during a student's first year at college). We get re recorded favourites, new material and a couple of covers (MC5, Cocksparrer). We also get some of the coolest punk n roll music you'll hear this year. Best of all, you can snap it up as a name your price download here : https://dirtcultrecords.bandcamp.com/album/freshman-15

  This track is about a girl with the face of an angel but a heart of stone. It's called She's So Mean... 


Sunday 26 November 2023

Lothario - KING RAT

  


  I like the taste of fresh meat...


  I've just noticed. We're almost into December. I'd better start thinking about the song of the year list. It's gonna be harder then ever this year as there's been so much great music released. There's also been a seemingly endless torrent of new bands making a mark. One of those features today.

  Lothario burst on to the scene in June with a single I featured here :  https://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.com/2023/06/lothario-drunk-fuck.html

  It's pretty much a solo project out of Melbourne headed up by Annaliese Redlich who's aided by a few friends. Rob Craig (Buck Biloxi) featured on drums for the debut single and he's back on new single Hogtied. The track I'm highlighting today though is the flipside and that boasts an appearance by Billiam. If lo-fi garage goodness is your thing then you can find it here :  https://lotharioxx.bandcamp.com/album/hogtied-king-rat-single

  This is King Rat...

You got the game so play with me
I'll fall down at your feet
I've never been so hungry
I like the taste of fresh meat
Bloated, blue, dead and drowned - you are the king rat
I'll wear your death just like a crown - you are the king rat
A life of playing hide and seek
Holding the disease
Instinct extinct her nature pleads
Get ready for that meat
Get down grimy gutter tease - you are the king rat
A poisonous kind a pest to please - you are the king rat
Ever present close to me and now I'm on my knees
Washed up dead on the shore, cast off bottom feed
But sharpened teeth that pest aside are much more than dead meat
I wake in sweat, terror to tease, I see you in my dreams
I while awake to taste the fat I know that you know me
Enter the ways to count the days till the throning

Monday 20 November 2023

The Scunthorpe Yobs - Spirit of '79

  




  There was an element of confusion in the chatroom when I played today's song on the Just Some Punk Songs show. The listeners were surprised that The Scunthorpe Yobs were a Los Angeles band and also that they featured members of the likes of (amongst others) Bladder Bladder Bladder, Smogtown & The Generators. I did my best to clear up that confusion by showing them a blog post from 2014 in which I mentioned Bladder Bladder Bladder had originally formed in England before relocating to LA (https://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.com/2014/12/bladder-bladder-bladder-us-dole-queue.html).

  Anyway, what we get now, following on from Bladder Bladder Bladder, is "Scunthorpe's premier OI band....The Scunthorpe Yobs.....reflecting life on the streets of Lincolnshire's popular seaside resort." Just from sunnier climes.

  The band have recently released a debut album, it's titled We Are The Yobs, and it's been picked up by No Front Teeth Records for a vinyl release. 


  If you're into old school street anthems you'll love the album. It's a dozen tuneful ditties about girls, pubs, football and the good old days. It's available as a name your price download...


  This is a song that namechecks many of your old school heroes, it's called Spirit Of '79...

Sunday 19 November 2023

HACKER - Scammer

 
(photo @nicolexgoodwin)

  It's that day of the week again where if you like discovering new punk music you should listen in to the Just Some Punk Songs show (https://www.facebook.com/events/888092912831920). As always it'll be a mix of big names, up and coming artists and obscurities. There'll be the tuneful and melodic as well as rip roaring blasts of noise. Today's song falls into the latter category and I think it'll blow the roof off the chatroom. 

  HACKER are Nellie, Moose, Chumz, Charlie & Alicia, a hardcore punk collective from Melbourne. They've been together since 2018 and you can find their Demo and ep here :  https://hackerhc.bandcamp.com/

  Early next year they'll be releasing the PSY-WI-FI EP on Beach Impediment (USA) and Helta Skelta Records (AUS). A teaser track is available now as a name your price download :  https://beachimpedimentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/scammer 



  Accompanied by a cool video, this is both hard hitting and catchy, it's called Scammer... 

Saturday 18 November 2023

The Scoffs - Factories In Heaven

 


  The Scoffs (https://www.facebook.com/thescoffs) are from Seattle and previously featured on here 3 years ago with their "anthemic punk n roll" track Little Blue Tyrants (https://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.com/2020/11/the-scoffs-little-blue-tyrants.html).

  They return today with another winner in the form of a new single which is "about working yourself to death only to hope you can finally enjoy the fruits of your labors in your final days."

  They may have changed guitarists since they were last on here but they're still as catchy as ever. It's a song that has them hoping that once that final whistle blows they'll be free of the drudgery of working all your life just to get by. You can find it here : https://thescoffsband.bandcamp.com/track/factories-in-heaven




  It's called Factories In Heaven...

Saturday 11 November 2023

LOUTS - Trouble

  


  Hailing from Melbourne, LOUTS are a hard rocking new quintet featuring a line up of Billy Bones (vocals), Spencer Street (lead guitar), Wilko (guitar), Joey ‘J-Rock’ Tasker (bass) & Sam ‘Two Cans’ Tuckerman (drums). Earlier this year they released a debut ep titled LOJO which introduced us to their incendiary brand of crime rock.

  They recently returned with another 4 tracks in the form of the Crime ep. They say the songs were "drawn from Collingwood back alleys between the houses they call their own and the pubs they wished were their own." To my untrained ears, they seem to have kept the rock n roll fury from the debut but in places added a bit more of an oi/bovver rock sound.


 

  You can find it here : https://louts3066.bandcamp.com/album/crime 

  Or if you fancy the vinyl version, try Tuff Cuff Records : 

  This is the lead track, it's called Trouble... 

Thursday 9 November 2023

The Young Rochelles - Breezy (Guest Review By Ralph J Rivera)

  


  Hailing from Long Beach, New York, Ricky, Rocky & Rookie collectively known as "The Young Rochelles" (https://www.facebook.com/TheYoungRochelles) burst onto the Ramonescore/Pop Punk scene with their 2013 EP "Cannibal Island". Instantly a fan favorite they dropped their first self titled LP/CD in 2017 & quickly followed it up the following year with a nod to their heroes with the "It's Alive, Too" document.

   They showed some signs of moving away from the straight "Ramonescore" of previous records with a couple new EP's. But it seemed the game changer came in 2021 when lead singer/drummer Ricky Rochelle dropped his solo album "So Far So Good". Showing an amazing new range in both his vocals & songwriting ability he brought this formula into his band. After teasing us as to what was to come with their recent split EP with the Travoltas, the boys have graced us with their new LP/CD "Kicked To The Curb". Available on their Bandcamp https://theyoungrochelles.bandcamp.com/album/kicked-to-the-curb and Sounds Rad who are handling the beautiful vinyl packages https://www.soundsradical.com/




    Readers of my FB group "The Switchblade New Wave" already know that this is my pick for "Pop Punk Album Of The Year" but I wanna give this modern day classic a proper review. Remember the first time you heard The Unlovables "Crush-Boyfriend-Heartbreak"? YEAH THIS IS ON THAT LEVEL! 14 songs that run the gamut on every phase of being in love.

   Starting off with the very Beach Boys flavored "Chameleon" this one tells the age old story of growing up & growing apart. By track 4 we get the should be hit song "Breezy". A beautiful tune that Ricky wrote for his new bride. Always the most enduring of all inspirations TRUE LOVE conquers all! And THEN it gets followed by the song every female needs to hear - "Fractured Fairy Tale". A very truthful explanation about putting too much faith in finding the "perfect" mate. Love the lyrics to this one. Other top tunes are "The End Of Us", "He Says", the scathing "You Broke My Fucking Heart" and "Capture The Feeling". But almost album ender, track 13 "Vacation" is the other big hit song on a loaded album. I ordered the LP after hearing only 2 songs and I'm posting the best Pop Punk song you'll hear all year. This my friends is "Breezy". Stop whatever you're doing today and listen to "Kicked To The Curb". It will change your life or at least your mind on "Modern" Pop Punk...

Monday 6 November 2023

Square Tugs - No Shoes, 2 Mobile Phones

  


  Regular Just Some Punk Songs visitors will know I'm a big fan of Australian punk music. One band I like a lot are Brisbane trio Square Tugs (https://www.facebook.com/squaretug). They formed in 2020 and I've played several songs by them on the show but I was surprised to find I've not actually featured them on here yet (I did a few searches as I was sure I had).

  They've released numerous singles and eps over the last couple of years and their album, Monster Hits, was a fine example of how to write short, snappy and very catchy punk rock tunes. They've just released a new single so I can now rectify their absence from the blog.

  A true story about a chance encounter with a damsel in distress, you can find it here :  https://squaretugs.bandcamp.com/track/no-shoes-2-mobile-phones

  It's called No Shoes, 2 Mobile Phones...

Out on the town tonight, everything is shining bright.
Just want to have some fun, don’t want to hurt anyone.
Then along the way, I heard you say “Lets Party On”
And that is when, our shit it all went all wrong

Chorus:
Erin it’s 2am, you’re all alone.
You’ve got no shoes on, 2 mobile phones.
You’re in a state and its getting late.
And Young Love here, she sends her hate.

You used her credit up, and now her Uber rate is fucked!
Because of Erin’s lies, Bec didn’t get to taste halloumi fries.
You took your best friend’s phone, and that’s a cold hard fact.
We found her all alone, and that is a cunty act.

Chorus:
Erin its 2am, your all alone.
You’ve got no shoes on, 2 mobile phones.
You’re in a state and it’s getting late.
And Young Love here, she sends her hate.
Erin its 2am, your all alone.
you’ve got no shoes on, 2 mobile phones.
You’re in a state and it’s getting late.
And Young Love here, she sends her hate.
Oh she sends her hate.

Monday 30 October 2023

Mike and Pat - That Zombie Stole My Girl

  


  "I thought that she would be my graveyard girl..."


  I'm sure many of you will be familiar with Vista Blue (https://wearevistablue.bandcamp.com/), the Nashville power pop/pop punk sensations that have featured numerous times on here. They've a new Halloween ep out titled Even Dracula Will Be There but there's only so many times you can say nice things about a band before you just keep repeating yourself so I just settled for playing something from it on this week's show. 

  There is however good reason to mention them as frontman Mike Patton (who's also graced the likes of The Loblaws, Ralphie's Red Ryders, Tambourine Girlfriend, The Robinsons & Sally Stitches) has teamed up with Patrick McVay (Classic Pat, Parasite Diet, The Putz, Rip Taylors, Ghost Party, Practice Run, Beeslys, Spacenoidz, Coruscants & Family Computer) for a timely single. 

  It's a hint of what's to come from the pair who are soon to be starting a new band together called The Green Kangeroos. It's a very promising preview which you can check out (name your price) on the Radiant Radish Bandcamp page :  

  Given the history of the guys you won't be surprised to hear a couple of very catchy tunes. This is the A side (it aptly namechecks the Groovie Ghoulies as they're an obvious inspiration in both sound and cover art) it's called That Zombie Stole My Girl...

Sunday 29 October 2023

Golden Shitters - Don't Relax

  


  Golden Shitters are a trashy rock n roll trio from Hamilton, Ontario. The line up of the band is Matt Ellis (Anxious Pleasers and The Vapids), Dave Tyson (Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs) & Kyle Fisher (the Dirty Nil) They play high octane, punk infused budget rock and they've just released a killer Self Titled album. It's available on vinyl (gold or black), cd, cassette and digital download :   https://goldenshitters.bandcamp.com/album/golden-shitters-lp

  They've released a couple of videos from the album 



 
  


  They're a mash up of bands like The Ramones, The Spits and The Control Freaks. Short songs played fast and hard with titles like I Don't Wanna Go To The Mall, City Of Doom and Slaughterhouse Now. The track I'm highlighting is one of the longest but fairly rattles through it's 1 minute 40 runtime. Blink and you'll miss it, this is Don't Relax... 


Friday 27 October 2023

Problem Patterns - Advertising Services

  


  It's only 4 months since I last featured Belfast band Problem Patterns (https://www.facebook.com/probpatterns) so go check that post out for a bit of info on them   https://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.com/2023/06/problem-patterns-letter-of-resignation.html

  This update's to tell you that the album, Blouse Club, is out now and that it's one of the year's best. It's packed with anarchic, feminist punk ear worms and you can get it on vinyl or digital download here :  https://problempatterns.bandcamp.com/album/blouse-club

  There's a shiny new video for this track so that's what I'm gonna post (though I'll play a different track on this week's show). Have a blousey day, this is Advertising Services... 

Thursday 26 October 2023

Terrorpins - Enough

  


  A new band for you today who Bandcamp describe as playing "a fusion of rock, punk, metal, indie, post-rock and hardcore with influences extending far and wide, creating a sound that displays calculated and lovingly crafted music." They're called Terrorpins (https://www.facebook.com/terrorpinsbanduk/), they're from the north of England and they feature current members of Bruise Control & Roughneck Riot, Ex-members of Bootscraper & Wonk Unit and they're fronted by singer-songwriter/antifolk musician, Tim Loud... (Tim Loud, Ryan (Roughneck Riot), Tommy (Bruise Control) and Dan (Bootscraper)). 

  They've an ep on the way which will be released via Toxic Wotsit and they're just about to kick off a tour...


  They've also released a debut single of which they say "It’s a song inspired by the strikes and collective trade union movement that works under the banner Enough is enough. The movement is striving to improve working conditions and fight back against years of Tory austerity, cuts and outright theft of public funds. The poverty and suffering in this country is not a necessity, it is a decision made by those who lied and cheated their way into power. All of society is a construct and we can do better."


  It's called Enough...

I've had enough. I can't take anymore.
I'm sick of watching my friends struggle to meet the ends while we are fighting their war.
Cos we invented the wheel, they just use it.
And if we learn how to feel, they abuse it.
Their world isn't real, we just choose it.
I've had enough.

I've had enouh of the lies, I've had enough of the ties that fucking bind us to nothing til the day that we die.
Another worn out cog in their shitty machine.
Their machine that can't work without us as the fuel.
Their machine built on prisons and churches and schools.
Their machine that can only consume.

I'm not talking about them as in colour of skin, the place they were born or the one that they live in.
I'm talking about those who would seek to have power, to hold it above us, to cause us to kneel and to cower.
They want knowledge just to make you feel dumb.
Their time has come.

I've had enough. I can't take anymore.
I'm sick of watching my friends struggle to meet the ends while we are fighting their war.
Cos we invented the wheel, they just use it.
And if we learn how to feel, they abuse it.
Their world isn't real, we just choose it.
I've had enough.

I've had enouh of the lies, I've had enough of the ties that fucking bind us to nothing til the day that we die.
Another worn out cog in their shitty machine.
Their machine that can't work without us as the fuel.
Their machine built on prisons and churches and schools.
Their machine that can only consume.

Sunday 22 October 2023

BIG MESS - Walk All Over Me

  
(Photo: Elin Tårnes)

  BIG MESS are Mike (Vocals), Moose (Bass/backing vocals), Rich (Drums/backing vocals) & Tony (Guitar/backing vocals). They're from Copenhagen and they featured on here last year with a Nipple Erectors cover https://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.com/2022/11/big-mess-venus-in-bovver-boots.html

  They return today with an infectious track from their upcoming album Cleaning Up With. It'll be available on vinyl and digital download on November 17th and you can pre order it here :  https://bigmessdk.bandcamp.com/album/cleaning-up-with

  The pre release teasing is very much underway, 3 songs are streaming. Big, brash and bouncy, they do a great job of whetting appetites for what's going to be a top album. I'll post the one they've just released a video for, this is Walk All Over Me... 

Saturday 21 October 2023

Scud - I'm a Punter

  

P.U.N.T.E.R.
You live forever in my rock n roll heart...


  Scud are a new band to me and I'm guessing they're pretty new full stop. They're a quintet from Melbourne who have just released what looks like a debut ep.

  It's titled NO-EP and it's half a dozen energetic punk bangers that should appeal to the many of you who worship at the alter of Amyl And The Sniffers.


  This song's about loving going out on the town watching bands. It's called I'm A Punter... 

Saturday 14 October 2023

Upchuck - Freaky

  


  Today I'm posting a song I played a few weeks ago on the show which is now accompanied by a cool, horror themed video. 

  Upchuck are KT (Vocals), Mikey (Guitar), Hoff (Guitar), Daniel Lane (Drums) & Ausar Ward (Bass Guitar). They're from Atlanta, Georgia and they've just released their 2nd album, Bite The Hand That Feeds. It's available on vinyl from Famous Class Records :   https://famousclass.com/collections/releases/products/upchuck-bite-the-hand-that-feeds




  The press release sums things up nicely... "Bite the Hand That Feeds offers a sonic portrait of what it feels like to be young and caught up in the thrill of it all, coursing between ripping dance grooves and thundering dirges, anti-self-serious crowd anthems and charming pop hooks. In a world saturated with arbitrary rules and paper-thin moralism, Upchuck offer freedom through sensation, a type of unserious transcendence found through the swirl of bodies melting into one another in the passion of dance."

  A bakers dozen punchy pop songs wrapped lovingly in a cocoon of pounding drums and distorted guitars. You can check it out here : https://upchuckatl.bandcamp.com/album/bite-the-hand-that-feeds

  This is the lead track, it's called Freaky...

I GET FREAKY IN THE NIGHT GOOFY IN THE DAY AND I REV IT UP RUN IT UP REV IT UP AGAIN YA SEEK ME IM FREAKY YA SEEK ME YA NEED ME CUZ IM FREAKY IN THE NIGHT AND I'M NOT ASHAMED I LIKE THE FEELING LIKE THE SOUND LIKE THE WAY IT MAKES ME FEEL I LIKE THE CROWD I LIKE THE SMILES I SEEK IT OUT THEY WHISPER BOUT ME SWITCH ABOUT ME SING ABOUT ME RISK ABOUT ME THAT THEY WON'T FIND AGAIN SO THEY REASON BOUT HOW SEARCHIN BOUT WHY LURKIN BY MY LAUGHIN BOUT MY SHOUTIN BOUT MY DANCIN BOUT MY CHOICE ALL IN THE END CUZ IM FREAKY THEY SEEK ME THEY NEED ME THEY FREE ME IM FREAKY IN THE NIGHT I'M NOT ASHAMED I LIKE THE FEELING LIKE THE SOUND LIKE THE WAY IT MAKES ME FEEL I LIKE THE CROWD I LIKE THE SMILES I SEEK IT OUT THEY WHISPER BOUT ME SWITCH ABOUT ME SING ABOUT ME RISK ABOUT ME THAT THEY WON'T FIND AGAIN THEY SEEK ME THEY NEED ME THEY FREE ME FREAKY IN THE NIGHT AND WE REV IT UP YEAH WE REV IT UP ALL OVER AGAIN YA SEEK ME YA READ ME YA NEED ME YA LEAKIN YA FREAKIN YA REEKIN YA LEAVE ME CUZ IM SNEAKY IN THE NIGHT AND THE LONG NIGHTS AND THE CRUEL HEARTS I GIVE MY ALL IN THE LONG RUN BUT I LOSE IT ALL YEAH I LOST IT ALL TO START OVER AGAIN YA SEEK ME YA READ ME YA NEED ME YA LEAKIN YA FREAKIN YA REEKIN YA LEAVIN YA KIKI YA SEEK ME YA FREAKY YA NEED ME CUZ IM FREAKY IN THE NIGHT

Friday 13 October 2023

Born Shit Stirrers - Alcoholic Lesbian Vet

  


  Just a quickie today to give a shout out to the new album by Born Shit Stirrers (https://www.facebook.com/bornshitstirrers). It's titled Scratch 'n' Sniff and it's available via Serial Bowl Records https://serialbowlrecords.bandcamp.com/album/scratch-n-sniff

  I already featured one of the tracks from it last April  (https://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.com/2023/04/born-shit-stirrers-im-in-love-with.html) so basically I'm just letting you all know that you should give the full length a listen. It's exactly what you'd expect... snotty, short outpourings of rowdy bollox. It's great fun. 

  There's 26 songs on the album, the one I featured previously name checked a character from Brookside so today I'm going with one that is about Zoey Tate from Emmerdale. It also featured on the Covered In Shit ep (https://noisemerchantrecords.bandcamp.com/album/covered-in-shit) and it's a cover of a song originally recorded by Keith Burton And His Beef Curtain (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRs8OpL4AlA). It's called Alcoholic Lesbian Vet... 

Thursday 12 October 2023

Sex Beat - What Would Hüsker Dü?

  


  Sex Beat (https://linktr.ee/sexbeat) are a post punk band from Berlin who I'd like to think took their name from the Gun Club song (though I've no idea if this is true). They released a demo in 2020 and now return with a debut album titled Call Me. 

  The album's out now on This Charming Man Records and it rocks hard. Shouty vocals are complimented by "driving drums, distorted bass lines and noisy guitars." You can check it out here :       https://sex-beat.bandcamp.com/album/call-me




  This track gets highlighted mainly because of the attention grabbing title though it's a great song and deserves your attention. It's called What Would Hüsker Dü?


Wednesday 11 October 2023

The Kurls - Frankenbabes (From Beyond the Grave)

 

  "Mega Babes From Beyond The Grave..."


  Another Halloween friendly tune for you today from a new band called The Kurls. They're a duo from LA featuring Samantha Westervelt (Egg Drop Soup, Death Valley Girls) on vocals, bass and keyboards and Travis Pavur (The Alright Alrights) on drums, guitar and percussion. 

  They've just released a debut single which will also be the theme song from Andrew Bowser's upcoming short film Frankenbabes from Beyond the Grave.

   It's a fun track, perfect for Halloween parties everywhere and you can get it here :   https://thekurls.bandcamp.com/track/frankenbabes-from-beyond-the-grave

  It's called Frankenbabes (From Beyond The Grave)...

Careful what you wish for
It might come true
And any moment
They’ll be after you

Sticks and stones
Could never break their bones
These babes are indestructible
You’re on your own

Here come the Frankenbabes
The mega babes from beyond the grave
Here come the Frankenbabes
The mega babes from beyond the grave

Here they come

They’re not from Mars
They’re not from outer space
They’re not demons
But they’ll eat your face

You’re not a genius
You’re just a man
And the Frankenbabes
Will spoil all your plans

Here come the Frankenbabes
The mega babes from beyond the grave
Here come the Frankenbabes
The mega babes from beyond the grave

Here they come


Float like a butterfly
Swim like a fish
They’re gonna serve you up
As your favorite dish

You can run
But you can’t hide
The Frankenbabes
Are gonna eat you alive

Here come the Frankenbabes
The mega babes from beyond the grave
Here come the Frankenbabes
The mega babes from beyond the grave

Here they come

Tuesday 10 October 2023

THE BEATERSBAND - Saturday Night

  


  Italian pop punkers THE BEATERSBAND (https://www.facebook.com/thebeatersvintagepunkrocknroll) are back with a classy new ep titled 52 Ways To Murder which is a timely release with the Halloween season (of the witch) just around the corner. I previously featured the 50's rock n roll influenced trio back in 2019 (https://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-beatersband-then-he-kissed-me.html) and they've been rather prolific since then with a steady stream of covers and original material. 




  The latest ep sees them tackle 4 Misfits covers with the sultry vocals of Donatella Guide breathing new life into those classic punk staples. 


  This is the opening track, it originally appeared on The Misfits' 1999 classic album Famous Monsters. It's called Saturday Night and it features the line that gives THE BEATERSBAND's ep it's name...

Hm, hmOh, oh, oh, oh, ohOh, oh, oh, oh
There's 52 ways to murder anyoneOne and two are the same and they both work as wellI'm coming clean for AmyJulie doesn't scream as well and the cops won't listen all nightAnd so maybe, maybe I'll be overJust as soon as I fill 'em all in
And I can remember when I saw her lastWe were runnin' all around and havin' a blast, havin' a blastBut the back seat of the drive-in is so lonely without youI know when you're home
I was thinkin' about youThere was somethin' I forgot to sayI was tryin' on Saturday nightI was out cruisin' without youThey were playin' our songCryin' on Saturday night
As the moon becomes the nighttimeYou go viciously, quietly, awayI'm sitting in the bedroomWhere we used to sit and smoke cigarettesNow I'm watchin', watchin' you dieOh, oh, oh, oh, oh
I can remember when I saw her lastWe were runnin' all around and havin' a blastBut the back seat of the drive-in is so lonely without youI know when you're home
I was thinkin' about youThere was somethin' I forgot to sayI was tryin' on Saturday nightI was out cruisin' without youThey were playin' our songCryin' on Saturday night
Yeah, yeah, yeahTryin' on Saturday nightTryin' on Saturday night


Sunday 8 October 2023

Leatherman - Telephone

  


  So, the next cab off the rank as far as awesome new Australian bands go is hard rocking party poppers Leatherman. 

  They're a quintet (Annabel Brown, Ben Redlich, Shauna Boyle, Jarrod Goon and Jake Laderman) from Melbourne who label Legless Records are comparing with the likes of The Exploding Hearts, The Shivvers, Thin Lizzy and Judas Priest. Can I throw a bit of Sheer Mag in there too.

  They've just released a very impressive single which is available on gold or green 7" vinyl and digital download : https://leathermanridesfree.bandcamp.com/album/telephone-tryin-2-4get


  This is the lead track, powerful vocals, riffing guitars, it's a rock beast being battered by a hefty dose of melodic pop sensibility. It's called Telephone... 

Saturday 7 October 2023

Skam - Organized Religion

  


  I don't remember Skam. They were from Bailey's Crossing, Fairfax County, Virginia and were active for a short period in the early 80's. They recorded a bunch of songs before splitting up. It's taken 40 years for those songs to get released but now, courtesy of Drag City Records, we're treated to an album called No Name. It's available on vinyl and digital download :                https://www.dragcity.com/products/no-name

  It's a great "lost" album that I'm happy has finally seen the light of day. Only a couple of tracks are streaming on Bandcamp but you can find the rest on Youtube. 

  A highlight? This one's about the cash cow that is Organized Religion... 

Tuesday 3 October 2023

Power Pants - Spider-Man Underwear

  


  Hey! Ho! Let's Go... here's a fun 2 minutes of synth infused Ramonescore from POWER PANTS.

  They're an egg punk/power pop outfit from Winchester, Virginia who I stumbled across in the summer when I played a track (The Aliens Are After Me) from their PP3 album on the show. They've had a very prolific 2023 and if you haven't yet discovered their delights, don't worry, you can catch up with plenty of name your price downloads on Bandcamp. 

  They've just released a new single on local label Sockhead Records and it captures them in all their glory. They're a band you can't help but have fun with. Go check them out...

  This is wonderful, it's called Spider-Man Underwear...

Sunday 1 October 2023

Strawberry Blondes - My Own Worst Enemy

  


  Hopefully you all remember Strawberry Blondes (https://www.facebook.com/strawberryblondespunx)? It seems ages since they last released anything (although a check back in the Just Some Punk archives reveals that I featured a song by them only last year (https://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.com/2022/01/strawberry-blondes-new-york-neighbors.html). 

  Anyway, the Clash, Manics, roots reggae inspired outfit are back with a new single and they're also about to embark on a tour around the west coast of Canada. 


  Hopefully this is just the first of many new releases from a band that have treated us to classic rebel rousing albums such as Rise Up, Fight Back & New Revolution and eps of the calibre of Kingmob & Nothin' Left To Lose. You can find it here :  https://strawberryblondes.bandcamp.com/track/my-own-worst-enemy

  This is My Own Worst Enemy... 

Saturday 30 September 2023

Grail Guard - Our Streets

  


  For those of you that weren't paying attention in July, I'll recap that Grail Guard (https://www.facebook.com/GrailGuardBand) are a new Coventry/Nuneaton quintet who featured on here with a song about Elon Musk called Die On Mars (https://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.com/2023/07/grail-guard-die-on-mars.html). 

  It's only a couple of months or so on from then but I welcome the chance to bang on again about how good they are in the hope if you've not come across them yet you check them out.

  They've just released a new ep, it's titled Our Streets and it features the aforementioned Die On Mars along with a couple of equally impressive new songs. You can find it as a name your price download here : https://grailguard.bandcamp.com/album/our-streets

  This is the title track, it's a topical release which comes out at a time when Home Secretary Suella Braverman echoes the sentiments of her fellow conservative Enoch Powell. They're not their streets, they're Our Streets... 

Friday 29 September 2023

The Zips - Spirit Of 78

  

"Don't need to look too far
  We know who you are..."

  
  An anti fascist song today with a title that's fitting from a band that formed way back in 1978. The Zips are the old school Glasgow punks that are still excelling when it comes to composing great tunes. They've been on here a few times previously (this is one of my favourites by them  https://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.com/2018/11/the-zips-iou.html). 

  They return today with one of 4 tracks that feature on a split album from Lisbon label Different Class Records titled News From Another Side. As well as The Zips, there's also 7 songs from Brazilian band Cólera and 3 from Portugal's Razor Kids. It's available on vinyl and digital download here :   https://differentclassrecords.bandcamp.com/album/news-from-another-side

  Featuring a line up of Jon Zip (guitar/vocals), Phil Volume (bass/backing vocals), Fred - X (lead guitar/backing vocals) & Buddie Poor (drums), The Zips contribute Victim (a track from their 2011 album 19 Forevva), a new version of fan favourite Govern Meant plus 2 new songs. 

  I'll play one of the new ones, Free For All, on this week's Just Some Punk Songs show. This is the other one. It's from a band that are still standing up for what they believe in, it's called Spirit Of 78... 

Wednesday 27 September 2023

Territories - Superhero

  


  Territories (https://www.facebook.com/territories.punkband) are from Calgary, Alberta and have been around since 2015. They include members of Knucklehead (who featured on here many moons ago  https://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.com/2016/01/knucklehead-new-black-list.html).

  They released a debut, Self Titled album in 2018 and have popped up every now and again with the occasional ep or single release (https://territoriescalgary.bandcamp.com/) but now they're preparing to unveil album number 2. It'll be titled Colder Now and it's due out via Pirates Press Records' webstore on October 20th and then record stores worldwide on November 3rd.  

  The album will reflect the world through the eyes of the band, tackling big issues but on a personal level. To give us an idea of what to expect, they've just released a single from it. It's about the growth of the online personality. The influencer. The voluble know it all who maybe doesn't know much at all and those who swallow their misinformation. 

  It's called Superhero... 

Sunday 24 September 2023

Battered Brains - Let's Do Some Crime

    


  Staying in Leeds for a 2nd day running for a call to arms by Battered Brains (https://www.facebook.com/BATTEREDBRAINS666). 

  I know very little about them. I'm not even sure if it is a "them", it was originally a solo project with the intention to expand into a band and get touring round the country. I've no idea if this has happened yet. 

  What I do know is that a Demo single came out last year and it's been followed this month by a new song that doesn't fuck around. It's a rather basic but very good budget rock plea to break the law. It's (in the words of "the band") thrash punk for morons. It's not big, it's not clever... but it is fun. 


  It's pretty much 70 seconds of banging and shouting. I like it. Let's Do Some Crime... 

Saturday 23 September 2023

The Yalla Yallas - Atomic Clock

 

"Don't give a fuck about the next world war..." 

  

  I've got some no nonsense, Hi-energy rock n roll for you today courtesy of Leeds outfit The Yalla Yallas (https://www.facebook.com/theyallayallasleeds/). They've a new album on the way, it'll be their 6th (previous releases are available here : https://www.theyallayallas.com/store) and it'll be titled Absolution. Going off the evidence presented by the first single from it, it's going to be a blast.

  Featuring a line up of Rob Galloway (Vocals/Guitar), Will Grinder (Guitar),  Vince Cayo (Bass), Grant Henderson (Drums) & Matthew Dempsey (Backings Vocals), it's a song bursting with energy. It's called Atomic Clock and here's the video...

Wednesday 20 September 2023

Tube Alloys - Apathy

    


  I've had this song in the "TO DO" folder for a while now, it's by a band called Tube Alloys who I think originate from Los Angeles although I've also seen London and Australia mentioned. Other details are scarce.

  But who cares? Just listen to their album and don't sweat the small stuff. It's titled Magnetic Point and it's a fantastic collection of hard post punk delights. It's available on vinyl & digital download via La Vida Es Un Mus and Urge. https://lavidaesunmus.bandcamp.com/album/magnetic-point

  This track starts in a pretty jaunty fashion before accelerating halfway through with what sounds like a rioting crowd and a cacophony of shattering bottles. It's a fine example of what to expect from a stunning album. It's called Apathy...


Tuesday 19 September 2023

Bad News First - Make It Better

    


  Bad News First (https://www.facebook.com/Badnewsfirstband) are a Bristol/South West based noisy pop band who "like to complain about modern life and enjoy long walks on the beach." They've been together for a little over 2 years and featured on here earlier this year with "an up tempo modern sounding track" called Under The Father. https://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.com/2023/03/bad-news-first-under-father.html

  They're continuing that upwards trajectory I spoke about previously having recently shared stages with the likes of Alien Nosejob and Bad//Dreems and securing plays on BBC radio for their latest single. It's a 3 minute soundscape of post punk goodness which you can find here :  https://badnewsfirst.bandcamp.com/track/make-it-better

  It's called Make It Better... 

Monday 18 September 2023

NOBRO - Where My Girls At

  


  NOBRO (https://www.facebook.com/nobrocity) are the Montreal quartet who featured on here around 18 months ago with an infectious track from their very fine Live Your Truth Shred Some Gnar ep (https://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.com/2022/01/nobro-bye-bye-baby.html).

  They return today with a teaser track from an upcoming album which will be released on October 27th via Dine Alone Records and which goes by the name of Set Your Pussy Free. 




  I played the first single from it, Let's Do Drugs, on a recent show and then played the new one (to a very impressed chatroom) last night. I don't think there can be much doubt that this will be an album with considerable WOW! factor. You can pre order it here : https://nobro.bandcamp.com/album/set-your-pussy-free 

  A song about turning a negative into a positive, turning heart break into joy, feel free to sing along, this is Where My Girls At... 

Sunday 17 September 2023

Duncan Reid And The Big Heads - Singing with the Beach Boys

  


  I'm sure you're all familiar with Duncan Reid? After arriving in London back in 1976 as a 17 year old he was swallowed by the emerging punk scene and has been involved in it ever since. As an original member of The Boys he was partly responsible for some of the genres most beloved songs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WumQS4TKKcs) and for the last dozen or so years he's been pleasing crowds all over the world with his own band, Duncan Reid And The Big Heads (https://www.facebook.com/DuncanReidTheBigHeads).

  But change is in the air. After being asked by a friend if he might be autistic, he was assessed and found out that indeed he is. Things suddenly made sense. After a lifetime of asking why the world's so mad, he came to the realisation that maybe it's him that's different. After a lifetime of "singing the same words as everyone else but to a different tune" he realises he no longer needs to hide away from the real world in "the inner world of music." So he's decided to call it a day.

  There'll be a final gig on October 7th at London's Lexington and the band have just released a final album (their 5th). It's titled And It's Goodbye From Him and unsurprisingly it's a fitting farewell. 13 catchy tunes about the state of Duncan's mind, the state of the nation during lockdown and becoming a grandad... You can listen to it on Spotify :   https://open.spotify.com/album/23jKZaH6jeIxHmnH3R0crw or buy it here :   https://duncanreidandthebigheads.com/product-category/records/and-its-goodbye-from-him/

  This is the album's closing track, it's "a poignant ache of a father leaving his son following marital separation but celebrating a connection found that they both love to sing Beach Boys songs at full pelt in the car." It's called Singing With The Beach Boys...



Monday 11 September 2023

Biters - Guilty

  


  A new release that's not a new song today. Or is it?

  I have to confess that despite gobbling up as much of that new fangled punk stuff back in the late '70's when I was an impressionable school kid I don't remember coming across Biters. Bandcamp tells me they were from Shithney, Northern England (a place which Google suggests doesn't exist?). They released their debut single in January 1978 on Recidivist Records. 

  Google also suggests maybe this isn't a long lost single from the '70's. Crass released the Bullshit Detector compilations back in the day and I must confess to getting a whiff of that odour now.

  Either way, the band's line up is Mick Teeth (vocals), Richard Comparison (guitar), Pete Dogshit (bass/backing vocals) & Sentimental Steve (drums). The single features 2 excellent and authentic sounding old school punk "classics" in the form of Guilty and Repeat Offender. You can snap it up as a name your price download : https://biters.bandcamp.com/album/guilty-b-w-repeat-offender

  Feast your lugholes on some good old fashioned northern punk rock! This is Guilty...

You have the right to remain silent... So shut your fucking gob! One, two, three, four! Went with my mates for a pint down pub Some punk gave me lip so I had to dust him up I was guilty.... as charged Legged it from the coppers, I don't wanna get nicked Come here little piggy... I've got a fucken brick I'll be guilty... but I'm still at large G U I L T Y Guilty, guilty I ain't got no alibi Guilty, guilty Missus caught me with a bird, what a spot of luck Said she was leaving, I said I don't give a fuck I'm guilty... old son Her indoors is at home for a lie-down and a cuppa I broke into the chemist and snatched myself some uppers I'm guilty... but I'm having fun! G U I L T Y Guilty, guilty I ain't got no alibi Guilty, guilty G U Y L T I Guilty, guilty I ain't got no reason why Let's go boys! Stole a pack of fags from the corner shop I bet you didn't think that I'd do that stuff! But I'm guilty... guilty! Had it out with my boss and he threw me off the job It ain't my fault he's a useless fucken yob I'm guilty... guilty Innocent 'til proven guilty, guilty! Innocent 'til proven guilty Lock me up, throw away the key G U I L T Y Guilty, guilty I ain't got no alibi Guilty, guilty G U I L T Y Guilty, guilty I ain't got no alibi Guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty