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Oi Polloi - Saorsa picture disc (2 versions)

Oi Polloi – Saorsa
Picture disc (two versions)
UVLPEE61 – Urinal Vinyl Records

This is the sixth studio album of the long going scottish anarchist punk band Oi Polloi (ancient slang for “The Common People”) – 15 new songs recorded in 2014 with a retrospective of the many musically influences of previous Oi Polloi records. Here you find the anarcho charged sing-a-long Oi!Punk mixed with D-Beat-Crust and of course classic UK Anarcho Punk.

“Saorsa” means “Freedom” in scottish gaelic and “Freedom” or “Liberty” is the lyrical main subject of this album. Lyrics are mostly sung in English with little excursions into Gaelic, Spanish as well as Yiddish. With all the heavy political content, Oi Polloi never exclude humor in what they do and this is what makes them so sympathic in my eyes.

Responsible for the beautiful artwork was Sonia L. who already contributed to previous Oi Polloi records such as “Fuaim Catha”, and this album artwork has now been used to manufacture these amazing picture disc versions of the LP. Pressed in colour (350 copies) or black and white (a very limited 140 copies only!) Things of beauty they are, get one while you can!

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A-Heads - Ash to the Soil album - Mad Butcher Records

THE A-HEADS album Ash to the Soil secures a limited edition vinyl re-release later this month, courtesy of the German Mad Butcher Records label.

The twelve-track album was originally a DIY vinyl and CD release and was first issued in 2009. A total of 250 copies of the album will be re-pressed by Mad Butcher Records.

A-Heads
Ash to the Soil
2009
http://commerce.madbutcher.de/

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No One's Little Girl - Grow Your Own Records

RELEASED TODAY (8 MARCH 2019) TO mark International Women’s Day, No One’s Little Girls is a compilation offering “an eclectic mix of 16 songs from hardcore punk to melodic poppy punk and acoustic tracks by female-fronted and/or female musicians.”

Release by Grow Your Own Records and available in digital download, CD and vinyl formats, No One’s Little Girls features tracks by Hagar the Womb, Bratakus, Dogshite, Louise Challice, The Menstrual Cramps and many others.

No One’s Little Girls

A compilation to celebrate the explosion of talented women in bands for International Women’s Day 2019, with all profits going to grassroots women’s charities. Contains an eclectic mix of 16 songs from hardcore punk to melodic poppy punk and acoustic tracks by female-fronted and/or female musicians.

BENEFIT COMPILATION FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY VARIOUS ARTISTS ALL PROFITS AFTER COST WILL GO TO VARIOUS GRASSROOTS ORGANISATIONS

Released March 8, 2019

KISS ME KILLER/THE MENSTRUAL CRAMPS/HAGAR THE WOMB/THE BLACK DEATH/WERECATS/CALICO/BRATAKUS/ALEX FRANCIS/DOGSHITE/COMBAT SHOCK/SHITSICK/MINDFRAME/LOUISE CHALLICE/THE FLEAS/PUNK CON FUSION/PUSSY LIQUOR

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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.

 

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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

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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
 

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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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