Saturday, 21 October 2017

Slowcoaches - Complex (Reviewed By Wayne Elliott)


   I mentioned yesterday that I was going to try and get a guest review sorted out once a week. Ex Dr And The Crippens bassist Wayne Elliott kindly sent me one to post next Friday. He also sent me an extra one and as Slowcoaches are currently touring and their single is now out I'll use that as today's update. I'll just quickly mention that Wayne hosts a internet show, Pulsebeat, and you can find the shows saved here : https://www.mixcloud.com/Wayne_Elliott/ 



  With so much focus at the moment on the treatment of women in the film industry the latest single from London 3 piece Slowcoaches shines a light on some of the seedier aspects of the music industry.

 Slowcoaches vocalist / bassist Heather Perkins commented “‘Complex’ is a response to the sexual assault allegations against artists that were in the press at the time I wrote it. There’s still a really dirty side to the industry – particularly with the encouragement and portrayal of male artists in rock music to god-like status. All too often, the system is adhering to an archaic, misogynistic interpretation of ‘punk’ that makes guys think they’re invincible, that they have an authority over women’s bodies.
She continues: “It sweeps the artists up, way out of their depth, and then there’s no one there to support them in dealing with this stuff in the right way when they eventually get called out. We came up with the concept of the video when we were talking about this – the idea of a split self – that there are parts of the personality that are always hidden from view. Pulling the curtain away, kind of peeling back those layers – the bright light exposing all the grubby stuff underneath.”

  A slow burning start leads into a full throttle assault and shows the band pushing on from last year’s ‘Nothing GIves’ LP. Work has already started on the follow up which will be released in 2018 via Leisure & District. The single will be available this side of the new year on screen-printed 7” vinyl, backed by a venomous cover of the Fang classic ‘The Money Will Roll Right In’.

They also hit the road this week undertaking a 13-date headline tour of the UK.


SLOWCOACHES 2017 UK TOUR DATES
Wed 18/10/2017 – UK, Liverpool – Shipping Forecast
Thur 19/10/2017 – UK, Manchester – Soup Kitchen
Fri 20/10/2017 – UK, Sheffield – The Rocking Chair
Sat 21/10/2017 – UK, Leeds – Lending Room
Mon 23/10/2017 – UK, Newcastle – Think Tank Underground
Tue 24/10/2017 – UK, Glasgow – Broadcast
Wed 25/10/2017 – UK, Nottingham – Bodega
Fri 27/10/2017 – UK, Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach Downstairs
Sat 28/10/2017 – UK, Exeter – Cavern – Indie Club
Mon 30/10/2017 – UK, Bristol – The Louisiana
Tue 31/10/2017 – UK, Oxford – Cellar
Wed 01/11/2017 – UK, Brighton – The Joker
Thur 02/11/2017 – UK, London – Boston Music Room
Tickets are available through facebook.com/slowcoachessux.





Friday, 20 October 2017

Rude Pride - Once Again (Reviewed By Stuart Marsden of Wolf Bites Boy)



  After around 1400 songs chosen and introduced by myself I decided you might enjoy someone different having a go so I'm going to try and feature a weekly update that gives a blog regular the chance to review a current favourite. As I know from past experience with asking for the Top 10 lists (and even already with these guest reviews), people often seem keen to do them but then forget or change their minds so it's possibly it might not work out at once a week but I'll try.

  Anyway, the first guest reviewer is Wolf Bites Boy vocalist Stuart Marsden. You've no doubt seen them posted on here several times but just in case, you can check them out here :   https://wolfbitesboy.bandcamp.com/

  Stuart's chosen a song from the new album, Take It As It Comes, by Madrid band Rude Pride (https://www.facebook.com/RudePride/) so I'll hand over to him.....


So the wait is over and one of my favourite bands have just released a new album and it’s an absolute monster!!! One track that stands out for me is “Once Again” it starts with this brilliant fast paced riff that immediately grabs your attention, melody has always been a factor for me in liking a track and this one is packed to the rafters with melody and a catchy hook. But what makes this track stand out to me is how they break it down at the end with the raspy vocal from Miguel and the catchy as ever bass lines builds this track up to a rousing crescendo. All in all this is just one track out of 12 on the latest album “Take it as it comes” which I can’t get enough of at the minute, other stand out tracks for me include Bars & Shackles, Disorder and the fantastic reggae track Many People Suffer, I’m so glad these guys have been asked to play Rebellion festival again next year, Skinhead till I die!!! Cheers Mick for giving me the opportunity to shout about a great new track!!


  This is Once Again.....


Thursday, 19 October 2017

ISS - Part Time All The Time

 

  OH BONDAGE! UP YOURS! Yeah I'm mentioning that today's song briefly samples the X Ray Spex classic right at the start of this intro in an attempt to attract the attention of those of you who prefer your punk music to be from the golden era of the late 70's and who might otherwise skip past this post with nary a second glance. Hopefully a few of you guys will find it worthwhile checking out the song at the bottom....

  ISS are a North Carolina duo featuring Edwin Jamal Schneider from Brain F# and Rich Ivey from Whatever Brains. They released their self titled debut tape in 2015 and followed it up earlier this year with (Endless Pussyfooting). Both are available digitally name your price : https://iss2012.bandcamp.com/

  I think it's fair to say that they're more experimental than your average punk band. Repeat listens throw up new delights, so if you're an old punker who prefers the good old days but have read thus far, open your mind and give them a fair crack of the whip.

  This is Part Time All The Time....

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Dark/Light - In Our Dreams



  Dark/Light are from Portland, Oregon and have been together since 2013. The line up of the band is Candy Schramer (vocals), Justin Schramer (guitar/vocals), Mary Esquivel (drums) and Tarika Hanawalt (bass). They're often compared to The Wipers but other names thrown into the mix include The Avengers, 13th Floor Elevators, Pagens, Minutemen etc. Think garage rock, surf guitars and female vocals and you won't be too far off.

  They released their debut ep, Tigers, last year on Johnny Cat Records and you can find it on Bandcamp : https://dark-lightpdx.bandcamp.com/

  Last month they returned with debut album, Kill Some Time. Featuring 8 tracks of mutant rock n roll it's available from Dirt Cult Records : https://dirtcultrecords.bandcamp.com/album/kill-some-time

  This is the lead track, In Our Dreams....

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Patsy - Count it on Down



  Patsy are the New Orleans low-fi glitter punk band fronted by Candice from Mystic Inane who featured on here in 2015 with a song called Nazi's Are So Plain. That song has resurfaced, along with 6 others, on a new mini lp titled LA Women which is out now on yellow vinyl on La Vida Es Un Mus Discos :  http://lavidaesunmus.com/shop/product.php?id_product=4866

  The digital version can be found on Bandcamp :  https://lavidaesunmus.bandcamp.com/album/la-women-mlp

  Their previous releases, including the Tuley Tude High and Eat It singles can be found name your price here : https://itspatsy.bandcamp.com/

  This is the opening track from LA Women, it's called Count It On Down....

Monday, 16 October 2017

Bad Daddies - Not That Kind Of Girlfriend



  Loving this, it's one of  those scuzzed up pop songs that would be a hit in a more just world. It's by East Bay female fronted indie punkers Bad Daddies and is  taken from their Over 30 Singles compilation album which came out digitally this month on Emotional Response Records : https://emotional-response-recs.bandcamp.com/album/over-30-singles-2 . The physical version of the album is out mid November and can be ordered here : http://jenandstew.com/item/BAD-DADDIES-30-singles/317

  The band lines up with Camylle (vocals), Matt (guitar), Tricia (bass) and Thomas (drums). Most of their songs are short, sharp sonic blasts meaning that they can squeeze 30 tracks taken from their 6 years as a band onto the album. Earlier releases from them are here : https://baddaddies.bandcamp.com/

  There's also a new Bad Daddies track on the Evaluate What You Tolerate compilation Vol 2 album :  https://evaluatewhatyoutolerate.bandcamp.com/album/evaluate-what-your-tolerate-volume-2

  From Over 30 Singles, this song is great, it's an infectiously catchy fuzzbomb that'll get you bouncing off the walls of your room. It's called Not That Kind Of Girlfriend....

Sunday, 15 October 2017

The Ejected - Alien Abduction



  The Ejected were the Riot City Records band from Dagenham who's flame flickered for a couple of years or so during the early 80's before seemingly being snuffed out. They briefly returned in 1999 to record tracks for the Captain Oi! Best Of album before reforming properly in 2014. A single (Dead Man Walking) and album (Back From The Dead) followed, they even made it onto this very blog with this modern day classic :   http://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/the-ejected-cops-are-coming.html.

  With the current oi scene being the strongest it's been for years, it's a good time for them to release a new album. Out earlier this month on Randale Records that album is titled Game Of Survival and it's definitely not a case of a band trading on former glories. You can get it here :  http://www.randaleshop.de/product_info.php?products_id=13156

   The line up of The Ejected in 2017 still has original vocalist Jim Brooks and he's ably supported by Jonny Romain (guitar/vocals), Paul Berry (bass/vocals) and Toby Thacker (drums). New line up, same catchy and humerous sing alongs. There's also Jim Brooks' Ejected artwork, an example of which you'll see at the top of this page.

  I'll play the title track from Game Of Survival on Tuesday's Just Some Punk Songs show (https://www.facebook.com/events/525634891105645/) whilst today going with the first video from the album. This is Alien Abduction.....