Legendary Northern Irish punk rock act Stiff Little Fingers are delighted to announce a full UK tour in March 2020 – The 2020 Tour.

The tour will see the band play their 29th consecutive Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom St. Patrick’s Day show as part of their traditional March tour. The band also headline London’s Roundhouse to end the 13-date run.

All the dates will feature support from The Professionals and TV Smith. The Roundhouse show only will also feature a very special guest slot from the Neville Staple Band. With an iconic career of over 40 years, Stiff Little Fingers remain as vital as ever.

The full tour dates are as follows:
Thursday 12thMarch 2020                               Bristol, O2 Academy
Friday 13thMarch 2020                                     Cardiff, Great Hall
Saturday 14thMarch 2020                               Birmingham, O2 Academy
Monday 16thMarch 2020                                Norwich, UEA
Tuesday 17thMarch 2020                                 Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom
Thursday 19thMarch 2020                               Troon, Concert Hall
Friday 20thMarch 2020                                     Newcastle, O2 Academy
Saturday 21stMarch 2020                                Leeds, O2 Academy
Monday 23rdMarch 2020                                Northampton, Roadmenders
Tuesday 24thMarch 2020                                 Nottingham, Rock City
Thursday 26thMarch 2020                               Portsmouth, Pyramids   
Friday 27thMarch 2020                                     Manchester, Academy
Saturday 28thMarch 2020                               London, Roundhouse

Tickets are available from www.slf.rocks

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Punk Rock made by people with incredibly short attention spans make a record crazy how Jake Robertson finds the time because as well as being Alien Nosejob he is in about a bazillion other bands at the same time.

You’d think Jake Robertson would already have his hands full playing in the likes of Ausmuteants, Leather Towel, School Damage, Drug Sweat et al. But no, evidently there’s always time for one more.  Alien Nose Job’s (best not to ask what inspired that band name) music is inspired by the likes of Devo and a lot of early post-punk meets indie pop and other lo-fi offerings the range of influences is spectacular from the Ramones to Depeche Mode I kid you not.

There’s soul-pop, sci-fi slop-punk, straight-up college rock balladry and a whole lot in between. Surprisingly ‘Suddenly Everything is Twice as Loud’ is a record that flows really well. It’s rough as fuck and fits in with the Devo Lo-Fi thang. Sure, the use of cheap drum machines and guitars that sound like the strings are as old as the guy playing them but that’s all part of the charm these songs could unravel in an instant but of course, that’s the skill – they won’t.

‘Rainbow Road’ is pure pop with a soppy melody but its addictive with open chords strumming on an electric guitar and as soon as the solo comes in the song fades and it’s gone. The to follow on ‘Black Sheep’ is a Ramones blast of pure energy for the next two minutes.  Nothing soppy about that then. ‘Spin Cycle’ sounds like it was recorded in the next room on a Panasonic cassette recorder and was once an idea put together by Pete Shelly when he was recording a solo record.

Wonk Unit fans will find the western-like charm of ‘Daintree’ appealing. As if to highlight the eclectic nature of the songwriting on offer ‘Don’t Need Love’ is a shade of glam punk with a great melody and something that will burrow into your ear and take up residence then the synth pop post punk of ‘Freezing Cold’ throws another curveball. We’ve sadly reached the end of the record and there’s only time for the Depeche Mode meets Miscalculations of ‘Alian Island’ that will have a double take from any Numanoids checking in.

Give Alien Nosejob some time.  Let it sink in. Absorb its weirdness and off the wall nature and embrace it for what it is – a top album of top tunes.  I like it, I like it a lot now turn down the bass and tweek that high end a little and press loop I’m going back in.

 

Split release with Anti Fade (AUS). First 100 on Red Vinyl

 

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THE HANGMEN are back this 2020 for a European Tour, the first European tour in seven years to present the excellent new records ‘Cactusville‘ released last year on Acetate Records. , The band hit  France, Portugal and Spain this time, save the dates you lucky Europeans maybe next time for us poor people on shit Island.
 8/3 PARIS – FR | LE KLUB
‪19/3‬ RENNES – FR | MONDO BIZARRO
‪20/3‬ LORIENT – FR | LE GALION
‪21/3‬ BORDEAUX – FR | TBC
‪22/3‬ BIARRITZ – FR | TBC
‪24/3‬ CORUÑA – SP | FORUM CELTIUM
‪25/3‬ OPORTO – PT | FERRO BAR
‪26/3‬ MADRID – SP | WURLIZTER BALLROOM
‪27/3‬ CASTELLON – SP | JAPAN ROCK
‪28/3‬ BENIDORM – SP | FUZZVILLE FESTIVAL
‪29/3‬ GRANADA – SP | LEMON ROCK
‪31/3‬ SEVILLA – SP | SALA X
1/4 VALLADOLID – SP | PORTA CAELI
2/4 ARRASATE – SP | GAZTETXEA
3/4 BURGOS – SP | SOHHO
4/4 PAMPLONA – SP | FONROCK FESTIVAL
5/4 BARCELONA – SP | ROCKSOUND

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Sounding like you hope and dream, South Welsh rockers Buffalo Summer will be releasing their third-and-monumental-album ‘Desolation Blue’ on March 27th, 2020 through Silver Lining Music.

With their unique air of mystery and magic enveloped by some of the warmest and most addictive rolling riffs this side of the planet, ‘Desolation Blue’ was recorded capturing the band’s energy at its very best – live off the floor at Rockfield Studios and Monnow Valley Studio in Wales. Produced by Barrett Martin (The Screaming Trees) once more, and predominantly engineered by Tom Manning, the sessions took just 5 days, giving ‘Desolation Blue’ an electric, spontaneous edge.

Andrew Hunt (vocals), Jonny Williams (guitar), Darren King (bass) and Gareth Hunt (drums) are joined on the album by Peter Buck (REM) with a 12 string guitar on “The Bitter End” plus mandolin on “Last To Know”, Kelby Ray Caldwell (The Cadillac Three) with lap steel on “Hit The Ground Running”, Emma Bryden with cello on “Last To Know” and “Pilot Light” plus Barrett Martin stepping out of the production chair to play some percussion, vibraphone and Fender Rhodes & Hammond organ across the board.

Whether quoting Bukowski or throwing down the sort of thick, warm, swervy-curvy grooves that will have bikers revving their engines and patchouli-scented rockers rollin’ their bodies to the riffs, Desolation Blue is a masterfully mature step-up for Buffalo Summer. The first single, “Everybody’s Out For Number 1”, brims with the sort of cocky, hip-swinging attitude, and overall, from the bewitching guitars of “Deep Water” to the boot-stomping, lip-curling snarl of “Hit The Ground Running”  and classic rock swagger of “Untouchable”, Buffalo Summer have forged a dozen songs that will accent your life with the sort of freedom and attitude great classic rock ‘n’ roll brings.

Excited to bring Desolation Blue to the world, Buffalo Summer will be embarking on a string of UK dates from February 2020, kicking off in their hometown of Swansea. Full dates are below; tickets available here

UK Tour Dates:
28thFebruary – Sin City, Swansea
5thMarch – The Pier, Ilfracombe
6thMarch – The Station, Cannock
7thMarch – The Tivoli Venue, Buckley
8thMarch – B2 VENUE NORWICH, Norwich
10thMarch – The Black Heart, London
11thMarch – Waterloo Music Bar Blackpool, Blackpool
12thMarch – Bannermans Bar, Edinburgh
13thMarch – Nightrain, Bradford
14thMarch – Corporation Sheffield, Sheffield
15th March – The Patriot, Crumlin

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You know that feeling when you hear a record that you had zero expectations of and it made you sit up and pay attention, Well Pedaljets did that. The last time I played Pedaljets was when they released ‘Whats In Between’ almost seven years ago!  Thats almost ‘Chinese Democracy’ levels. This Kansas City band have been a unit since the mid ’80s and they’ve outseen the likes of some of their peers that have long since shot their bolt so to speak bands such as Husker Du, The Replacements and the likes of other contemporaries like Meat Puppets and the Flaming Lips all bands they’ve been lucky enough to play with over the years.

 

what we’ve got here is a band who knows a thing or two about this volatile game of Rock and Roll and who lay down some markers with the spikey ‘Dissasociation Blues’ with its sprightly pace and wholesome tone clashing with the rough overdriven guitars whilst Mike Allmayers vocals remind me of a midwestern Greg Dulli at times but with a wider range but on the opener, we are talking similar ballparks.

In contrast ‘Placid City Girl’ has the melody of REM being driven by the spirit of Lou Reed. ‘Down Town’ on the other hand rocks it up.  The band draws on all their combined experiences to cut a most listenable slice of rock. ‘Loved A Stone’ whilst knocking out a rough-edged riff the vocals are warm and engaging and it comes across as a band confident in who they are and what they are trying to achieve with their music. they stretch themselves in another direction with the more laid back ‘Transfer’s Done’ but that’s all blown away on the album highlight that is the menacing ‘This Is Sepsis’ that reminds me of The Fall meets the Cramps and swaps some tunes over a handshake and a few tabs. but its a really engaging tune with a really off the wall guitar break – excellent stuff indeed.

As the album meanders through a great blend of tunes from the chillin’ ‘Sleepy Girl’ passed the more sprightly ‘One Away’.  The title track is a great magnet that pulls in everything that’s gone before it on the record a really good track of timeless alternative Rock and Roll call it scuzzy Americana but it makes for a great tune before being serenaded by the acoustic ‘What Only Cats Chase’ with its sparse arrangement and warm strings.  Before signing off with the street rumbling of ‘The Fader’ and we’re done as the band rides off into the sunset like a Rock and Roll Thelma and Louise leaving the world fading in their rearview mirror amidst a cloud of dust.  Pedaljets might just have made their finest three-quarters of an hour of music yet.  Great effort guys – well worth the wait.

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First up on this rather fresh UK morning are the Ghost Wolves with their track ‘ Let’s Go To Mars’ this will twist your melon first thing.

 

The undisputed kings of Americana are back in the game with ‘Thoughts And Prayers’ taken from their soon to be release new album. Enjoy

We hope Ricky is on the mend after his recent stay in hospital so to share the love we bring you the brand new Black Star Riders video for ‘In The Shadow Of A War Machine’

Finally a last-minute addition will warm the cockles of your heart and one for all action rockers to put on before braving the cold outside is the excellent ‘Phoney Highs’ from the excellent Electric Shakes.  It’s a right belter taken from their EP 2019.  Find it and fill yer boots.

See you next week same time same place when we’ll have a few more choice videos might be new might be classic who knows. Tra

First things first This compilation is FREE!  there you go click on the Red highlighted Bandcamp and away you go get it in MP3 or whatever and discover your new favourite band.   Rum Bar Records ‘FREE Download’ Winter 2020 Sampler with brand new songs and singles from Rum Bar Records new releases, catalogue, upcoming projects family & friends.  If you dig what you hear, pick up one of these bands fine releases on CD, Vinyl, and Digital formats.

I’ve said it before and I’ll happily say it again Rum Bar doesn’t do bad records and if they endorse a band then its for a good reason because that band has tunes (that’s a given) and they have the right attitude towards Rock and Roll. There are twenty-nine on offer here and we’ve covered most of them previously. The uptempo Doll’s licks of The Ratboys ‘SonicBoy’ opens up proceedings and sets the tone. The Heartdrops riff it up with ‘Coming Back’ with their street punk n roll offering. You’ve also got some quality power pop via The Connections and the barroom blues licks of the awesome Cheap Gunslingers.

The UK gets a look in with those purveyors of perfect power pop The Speedways who weigh in with the awesome ‘In Common With You’.  Indonesian Junk are invited to the party but it’s not some macho frat house Rum Bar are running because Justine And The Unclean are in the house as is Spanking Charlene who’ve brought some quality harmonica honkin’ to the party.

It’s not compulsory to bring electric guitars either because The Laissez Fairs and Cromm Fallon shake it up with some acoustic. There’s some ’50s rockabilly courtesy of Jittery Jack & Amy Griffin.  The variety and quality are exceptional sure you won’t like everything, but, Mono In Stereo rock up with their straight-up punk rock n roll with a melody that will have Misfits fans prick their ears up on ‘Fores’.  To sign it off Watts drive their big assed rock and roll noise on ‘Flash Of White Light’.  Hey, don’t take my ramblings as a given and if you think its too true to be real click the link and check it out.  Hit up Malibu Lou and let him know you appreciate his hard work and keen ear because Rum Bar Records have delivered a winter warmer now go fill yer boots!

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Beat City Tubeworks have gone and recorded the long lost follow up the Paul Stanley’s  ’78 solo album. I shit you not …..

No sooner has album opener “Road Runner” kicked in, a voice from the back seat of the car says “cool album daddy,” and kids know best.

We’ve got Slade, we’ve got Mud and we’ve even got a bit of Quo….. and okay there’s a little bit of Hellacopters in there too. In fact, Beat City Tubeworks may have succeeded where Nicke Andersson didn’t quite hit the spot in melding the sounds of Hellacopters and KISS together with his own currently dormant quartet, Imperial State Electric ( ooohh did I say that out loud?).

 

Next up is the lead video track for the album, “Succumbs” and it’s classic KISS. “Ivory Wave” is a little more British glitter, with more lead guitar than you could shake two sticks at. This is rock”n” roll and I like it. Love it. Like it. Love it.

“Fading to Grey” is probably the most ‘copters track on offer here tonight but with enough swagger to hold it head up high.

Paul Stanley would suck the chrome off bed knobs to get hold of tunes like “Estranged” and “Archaic Approach”. I tell you people, “Top Rock” is so good that continued listening demands wank breaks. Too much???

“The Joke’s On You” is glam rock perfection, like the bastard son of Paul Stanley and Noddy Holder. It’s so jam-packed with energetic 70’s glamtastic rock’n’roll and super sleazy garage rocky-ness that it demands to be played at every party, pub and club the world over.

 

While “Idiot Savant” has a little bit of a laid back groove, “Take Two Of These And Call Me In The Morning” is another tribute to early KISS and all the other cool records of the early 70’s that you nicked of your older brother and cool uncle.

Okay, we’ve come to the end of the show and Beat City Tubeworks play us out the door with the fast and furious “80’s Forest Treasure = Hands Of Sin”. Top marks, 10 out of 10. Gold star.

 

The “Top Rock” is available from the band’s Band Camp page at the bargain price of 199 SEK (or 21 Yankee dollars or even 16 quid to you and me) but the shipping from Sweden is a little eye-watering at about the same money on top again to us non-Swedes. But don’t despair, demand that the band play your town and pick it up at their merch stand.

 

Spend big and buy both “Top Rock” and the band’s debut LP “I Cannot Believe Its the Incredible…Beat City Tubeworks” at the same time or just download it for a small fee like the cool kids do. Just get hold of it somehow and make your world a better place, at least in 30-minute chunks.

Is January too early to declare the winner of the album of the year?

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US glam rockers WILDSTREET have announced ‘Kings Of The World Tour 2020‘ tour dates in Canada, UK and confirmed for play ROCK FEST USA this July.

Canada

MAY 15 – Cherry Cola’s Rock ‘N’ Rolla Cabaret Lounge, Toronto, CA w/ Löve Razër

United Kingdom

MAY 31 – Call of the Wild Festival, Lincoln, UK
JUN 03 – Bannermans, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
JUN 04 – The Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool, UK
JUN 05 – Club Decadence, London, UK w/ Strÿkenine

Part 1 of the ‘Kings Of The World Tour 2020‘ will start on February 20th at The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY.  This is also the release party for their upcoming single, ‘Born To Be‘, which will be out on February 21th on all digital platforms.  WILDSTREET has also announced tour dates in Colombia & Mexico in April with Sweden’s  CRASHDÏET.

USA

FEB 20 – The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY, USA
FEB 21 – Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center, Harrisburg, PA, USA
FEB 22 – Bar None, Uniontown, PA, USA
FEB 23 – The Outpost, Kent, OH, USA
FEB 25 – Sly Grog Lounge, Asheville, NC, USA
FEB 26 – 529 Bar, Atlanta, GA, USA
FEB 27 – Slim’s Downtown, Raleigh, NC, USA
FEB 28 – Blue Fox Billiards, Winchester, VA, USA
FEB 29 – The Tusk, Philadelphia, PA, USA
JUL 17 – Rock Fest, Cadott, WI w/ SlipknotPapa RoachAnthrax, etc.

Wildstreet began in 2006 and released their self-titled debut album on Retrospect Records in 2009. The band spent the next 4 years touring nonstop & performing at US festivals including: Rocklahoma (5 consecutive years), SXSW & M3 Rock Festival. Wildstreet rocked alongside Black Veil Brides, Vains of Jenna, The Bouncing Souls, The Last Vegas, Twisted Sister, Michael Monroe, Crashdiet, Diemonds, Kix, LA Guns and more. The band won the Best Buy/Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands for Rockstar Energy’s Uproar Festival, and opened for Avenged Sevenfold, Sevendust and Three Days Grace in Camden, NJ.

In 2011, the band released Wildstreet II..Faster..Louder! to widespread critical acclaim. They made an appearance on “The Jimmy Fallon show” and their songs were licensed to TV shows on E!, MTV, VH1, Oxygen, TBS & in a THQ Video game. Later that year, the band released the official music video for “Poison Kiss,” which included a cameo by Don Jameson of “The Metal Show.” Wildstreet now had the attention of rock fans worldwide. In 2012, the band released the single “Easy Does It,” and it’s official music video. The video went viral on YouTube. (Wildstreet has well-over 4 million views and nearly 8,000 subscribers on that platform).

After taking a 2 1/2 year break off & dodging rumors of a band breakup, Wildstreet exploded back onto the NYC scene in 2016, headlining Gramercy Theatre with new lineup. In early 2017, the band rocked NYC with Faster Pussycat and The Biters and headed to Rocklahoma for the 6th time.

The band began work on their single “Raise Hell” after Rocklahoma. Released in December 2017, it ushered in a new period for the band. They headlined Irving Plaza for the single’s release party, and was handpicked by Dorothy to open for her New York City tour date at The Bowery Ballroom. In February 2018, the band released a lyric/concert video for “Raise Hell.” Wildstreet spent the remainder of 2018 in the studio recording, Wildstreet III. They performed regional tour dates/festival dates. Highlights include: opening for Sebastian Bach & Escape The Fate. In March, the band sold out The Knitting Factory Brooklyn and then headed out on their first tour in Europe, playing 10 shows in Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany, including Sleaze Fest 2019 in Bochum, Germany. Upon returning to NYC, Wildstreet filmed the official music video for “Tennessee Cocaine.” In July, they headlined a sold out NYC show at Saint Vitus and headed out for a short West Coast tour which included stops at The Whisky-agogo & Great American Music Hall. The official music video and single for ‘Tennessee Cocaine’ was released on all major digital & streaming platforms August 23rd. It has 160,000 spotify streams & over 100,000 Youtube views. Their most recent release ‘Three Way Ride’ has reached 100,000 streams, and 50,000 views on YouTube. They have confirmed festival dates for 2020 at The Call of The Wild (UK), Sleaze  N’ Hard IV (Colombia), Rocklahoma 2020 (US), Rockfest 2020 (US) & COQ festival (EU).

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