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Slice of Life - S.A.D
 
SLICE OF LIFE have released a new official video for new song S.A.D.

Annoucing the news on the Louder than War site, Carole Hodges explained: “S.A.D is a song very close to Steve’s heart. Written with a definite nod towards its Seasonal Affective Disorder namesake, the lyrics plead with the listener for “some kind of love”, always indecisive as to whether such a gesture will be accepted or rejected by the sufferer.”

The black-and-white video was shot at Union Mills in Bolton, and was filmed and produced by RKidMedia.

Slice of Life are currently working on a new album, with a released date penciled in for this summer.

 

Penny Rimbaud - Crack magazine

PENNY RIMBAUD IS interviewed in the online edition of Crack magazine.

Dave Reed travelled to Dial House to talk with Rimbaud about his life history, the work of Crass, and Rimbaud’s views on aspects of the current political and cultural scenes (with the latter subject eliciting some predictably provocative responses).

 
Davy Reed. 2019. ‘Penny Rimbaud: Freedom Fighting’, Crack, 12 January. https://crackmagazine.net/article/long-reads/penny-rimbaud-freedom-fighting/

Alice Nutter - Guardian interview - 14 January 2019
 
SCREEN WRITER ALICE NUTTER, a member of Chumbawamba for more than two decades, is interviewed in today’s Guardian newspaper.

Interviewer Sam Wollason talks to Nutter about her anarcho-punk past, work and life in Chumbawamba, and her talents and successes as a screenwriter. Of the transition, Wollason reports:

Alice left the band in 2004, because “if you’re jumping about in your mid-40s, you look fucking stupid”. And because she knew she wasn’t really a musician, she was a writer. “I’d been planning it, in my head, all my life.”

Sam Wollason. 2019. ‘How Alice Nutter went from Chumbawamba to prestige TV’, Guardian, 14 January. https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/jan/14/chumbawamba-alice-nutter-trust-tv

Slice of Life - The Cravats - Rubella Ballet - 100 Club, London, 15 December 2018 - Slice of Life poster

Slice of Life, The Cravats, Rubella Ballet
The 100 Club, London
15 December 2018
7.30pm – 11.00pm
Tickets: £15.00 adv.

Crass co-founder and vocalist, Steve Ignorant, brings his new acoustic project, Slice of Life featuring Carol Hodge, Pete Wilson and Pete Rawlinson to the 100 Club for one night only. Crass formed in 1977 and once the band had split Steve worked with Conflict, Current 93, Stratford Mercenaries, Paranoid Visions and Thought Crime. His autobiography “All The Rest Is Propaganda” came out in 2010.

Rubella Ballet are a gothic anarcho-punk band who were formed in 1979 by vocalist Zillah Minx and drummer Sid Ation. Annie Anxiety was their vocalist for a while and ex-members of the Fatal Microbes made up the rest of the group. Rubella Ballet have played alongside Crass, Poison Girls, Faith No More, The Mission, The Damned, Subhumans and more.

Sax-riddled dada punk combo, The Cravats, emerged from Redditch, England in 1977. Signed to Small Wonder Records, they also recorded a series of BBC Radio One John Peel Sessions before splitting in 1982.

Slice of Life - The Cravats - Rubella Ballet - 100 Club, London, 15 December 2018 - Rubella Ballet poster

Slice of Life - The Cravats - Rubella Ballet - 100 Club, London, 15 December 2018 - Facebook poster


 
Steve Ignorant’s Slice of Life – Do They Owe Us A Living? – 100 Club – 12 January 2018

Platform Zero Presents Penny Rimbaud

Penny Rimbaud
What Passing Bells… The War Poems of Wilfred Owen
Music by Liam Noble and Kate Shortt
Visuals by Gee Vaucher
11 October 2018 | 20:00
Corsica Studios
Units 4/5, Elephant Road, London SE17 1LB
Tickets £12.00 advance

A NIGHT OF WORDS, MUSIC & VISUALS AT CORSICA STUDIOS

We are honoured to be able to announce that for our inaugural show, we have a performance by PENNY RIMBAUD.

Co-founder of the original Anarchist project CRASS, he is a musician, an activist, an artist, writer, a humanitarian and a philosopher, tackling subjects of injustice, exploitation, sexism and intolerance,and intent on promoting the notion of PEACE

As we approach 100 years since the end of “The Great War”, what better way to mark this crucial point in time than to join forces and acknowledge the effects of WAR and celebrate the end of one. Penny will be reciting – What Passing Bells… The War Poems of Wilfred Owen, Accompanied by Liam Noble on Piano Kate Shortt on Cello. Visuals to be provided by the outstanding Gee Vaucher in what promises, be a truly intense performance.

Available from Bandcamp (vinyl, CD and download) and from Overground Records (CD and vinyl)

Built around the enduring nucleus of Sid Truelove and Zillah Minx, Rubella Ballet formed in 1979 when Crass invited their audience to use their equipment and finish the gig. The newly formed group took to the road with Crass and the Poison Girls and quickly established a unique niche, standing out from the multitudes in black combat wear with their day-glo visual image and a diverse range of material that encompassed elements drawn from across the sonic spectrum.

Having made an initial impact with their groundbreaking Ballet Bag cassette pack in 1981, Rubella Ballet gigged heavily, presenting a celebratory spectacle of ultraviolet defiance that was driven relentlessly onward by Sid’s mighty rhythms and given context by Zillah’s unmatchable siren-song vocals. After their debut, Ballet Dance EP and subsequent 42f single impacted on the Independent Top Ten, the group continued to release new material intermittently across the decade.

The group returned to the studio in 2014, releasing Planet Punk, their first full length album in almost 25 years. A hit with critics and the group’s faithful following, the album drew upon a lifetime’s opposition to oppression and exploitation, emerging as what many cite as the band’s crowning achievement. The album also saw Sid emerge from behind the drumkit to demonstrate his prowess as a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and engineer.

Now, four years on, Rubella Ballet have built upon the edifice of resistance defined within the grooves of Planet Punk, recording their latest studio LP, Danger Of Death, which will be available via Overground Records from late Summer 2018. Heralded by the singles compilation, Day Glo Daze, issued on Last Hour Records, Danger Of Death throws the pure light of reason on a modern world torn asunder by forces that seek to control, obfuscate and exploit. A lambent beacon of pure ultraviolet truth, shining vividly against a backdrop of fake news and government lies, Danger Of Death features material that confront today’s issues with honesty and defiance.

Rubella Ballet - Danger of Death

The Membranes, Islington, London - 5 October 2018

The Membranes (with choir), Slice of Life, The Cravats, The Wolfhounds
5 October 2018
Islington Assembly Hall
Upper Street, Islington, N1 2UD London
Advanced tickets: £16.50-£19.25

The Membranes and choir announce special London gig on Friday October 5th at Islington Assembly Rooms with Steve Ignorant’s Slice Of Life, The Cravats and The Wolfhounds.

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