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CONFLICT PLAY THE Dolls House in Abertillery today (Friday 27 April) and the Exchange in Bristol tomorrow (Saturday 28 April).

Joining the bill in Abertillery are No Pulse, Brassick and Social Experiment; and in Bristol A Heads and Persecution.

Conflict - 27 April 2018
Conflict / No Pulse / Brassick / Social Experiment
Friday 27 April 2018
The Dolls House, Alma Street, Abertillery NP13 1QA
Details | Tickets

Conflict - 28 April 2018
Conflict / A Heads / Persecution
Saturday 28 April 2018
Exchange, 72-73 Old Market St, Bristol BS2 0EJ
Details | Tickets

On BBC One’s early evening magazine show The One Show yesterday evening (25 April 2018), Jon Culshaw presented a short retrospective feature on The Thatchergate Tape, the hoax telephone conversation between Thatcher and US president Reagan produced and circulated to the media by members of Crass in the aftermath of the Falklands War (recordings and transcripts of the tape are available online). There were no new revelations in the piece, but the feature includes a brief interview with Steve Ignorant and even briefer live footage of Crass (taken, as always, from the Persons Unknown documentary).

Viewers in the UK can catch-up with a recording of the show of the BBC iPlayer (until 25 May 2018).

Thatchergate - Culshaw

Thatchergate - Ignorant

Thatchergate - tape extract

Thatchergate - academic

Thatchergate - extract

Thatchergate - Crass

ZOUNDS PLAY TWO gigs in Scotland this weekend, with a show in Glasgow on Friday 6 April followed by a gig in Dunfermline on Saturday 7 April.

Zounds - 6 April 2018

Zounds, Constant Fear, Ex
6 April 2018
Ivory Blacks, 56 Oswald Street, Glasgow G1 4PL
Advance tickets available online and on door.

Zounds - 7 April 2018

Zounds + Critikill + Iron System
7 April 2018
Woodstock Wellwood, Dunfermline
Advance tickets available online and on door.

CONFLICT FOLLOW UP on recent gigs in Birmingham (24 February) and Telford (3 March) with a live show at The Maze in Nottingham on Saturday 7 April 2018.

Conflict + Riot Squad + Terminal Rage + King of Pigs + Rats From A Sinking Ship
7 April 2018
The Maze, Nottingham
Doors: 19:30 | Tickets: £12.50 advance
“Can everyone attending this gig please bring a tin of food for Framework food bank”.

Conflict - Nottingham - 7 April 2018

Slice of Life - April 2018

SLICE OF LIFE play three live dates in succession in early April. The trio of gigs kicks off tonight at The Arts Centre in Colchester (5 April) and is followed by a live show in Brighton tomorrow (6 April) and a gig in Brussels on Saturday (7 April), supporting Sleaford Mods.

Slice of Life - Brighton - 6 April 2018

The Cravats - April 2018 - live dates

THE CRAVATS begin a three dates mini-tour-ette this evening (5 April), with a gig in Bristol at The Thunderbolt, with gigs in London (6 April) and Brighton (7 April) to follow, playing alongside Folk Devils

Overground Records are now accepting advance orders on the vinyl re-release of The Cravats’ debut single Gordon (backed by Situations Vacant). This repressing, limited to 500 copies comes with a special. insert. This seven-inch of aural loveliness was originally released in July 1978.
 
The Cravats - Gordon - re-release
 

Interrobang - Dunstan Bruce

INTERROBANG‽ RELEASE THE band’s self-titled debut album today, and kick off the album launch tour with the first date in Todmorden.

Interrobang‽ was formed in 2012 by ex-Chumbawamba members Dunstan Bruce and Harry Hamer and “former enfant terrible in the London louts, Regular Fries” Stephen Griffin. Their album is released in vinyl, digital download and CD formats. All The Mad Men Records sold out of all pre-release copies ahead of the release, but vinyl and CD copies will be available from the band on tour, and from many of the usual (and some unusual) outlets.

The eponymously entitled Interrobang‽ album is vocalist Bruce laid bare, torn open asunder, as he finds himself deep in those 50-something blues. Lyrically the album is an exploration of his determination to never give up the struggle despite his own malaise. He questions and rails against his own demise with song titles such as Curmudgeon, Mad As Hell and Am I Invisible Yet? whilst still full of that anger about the state of the world in songs such as Are You Ready People? and Here Now. He veers from the personal to the political, from the poignant to the pithy, never pulling any punches, always being brutally honest but with an ability to laugh at himself as well.

The music of Griffin and Hamer is short, sharp and urgent. Interrobang‽ pride themselves on their tightness and economy in these rapid-fire assaults and with their crisp, cutting backing vocals the band have created an album that is pointed and precise, exciting and exhilarating. This is an album’s worth of hard hitting songs for hard hit people with Griffin’s guitar technique building layers of scorching sonics which when seen live will astound.

The band are interviewed discussing the album and the tour in Soundsphere magazine and in Louder Than War magazine, and the album is reviewed on Louder Than War site, Punk Online, NARC Magazine, the Morning Star and elsewhere.

  • Friday 30 March TODMORDEN Golden Lion with Liines
  • Saturday 31 March WELLINGBOROUGH Horseshoe Inn with Eastfield. Wreckage
  • Sunday 1 April NEWPORT Le Pub with Eight Rounds Rapid, Emy Lou Robbins
  • Monday 2 April BRISTOL Louisiana with The Flux Capacitors
  • Tuesday 3 April LEEDS Brudenell with Bilge Pump, Year of Birds
  • Wednesday 4 April LANCASTER The Yorkshire House with Year of Birds
  • Thursday 5 April NEWCASTLE Cluny 2 with The Almighty Uprisers, Year of Birds
  • Friday 6 April NOTTINGHAM Maze with Headsticks, Verbal Warning
  • Saturday 7 April MIDDLESBROUGH Westgarth with Flies On You, Year of Birds
  • Sunday 8 April BIRMINGHAM Centrala with Eastfield, Alcohol Licks
  • Monday 9 April MANCHESTER Jimmys
  • Tuesday 10 April MILTON KEYNES Craufurd Arms with Louise Distras, Eight Rounds Rapid
  • Wednesday 11 April BRIGHTON Prince Albert with Dream Nails, Eight Rounds Rapid
  • Thursday 12 April LONDON The Islington with The Charlemagnes
  • Friday 13 April RAMSGATE Music Hall with Eight Rounds Rapid
  • Saturday 14 April SCUNTHORPE Café Indiependent with Eight Rounds Rapid, Addictive Philosophy

 

 
Interrobang tour dates 2018

Interrobang tour dates 2018

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