On 30th September 2022, reissue label New Land + celebrates the singles career of enigmatic ‘90s US rock band Jellyfish with the release of When These Memories Fade. This is the first-ever Jellyfish vinyl box set and is limited to 1,000 copies only. Inside are 7 remastered 7”s spanning the band’s original run of singles, a bonus ‘covers’ single exclusive to The Box Set, a deluxe 64-page booklet featuring interviews alongside previously unseen photographs, memorabilia, and for the Jellyfish completest, a 3D poster with custom Jellyfish glasses.

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While Jellyfish were only around for a short few years — they released two albums in the early ‘90s, which included some tracks from the singles collected here as well — their legend looms large some three-plus decades after their music first appeared in record shops.

Jellyfish formed in the late ‘80s out of the ashes of Beatnik Beatch, a power-pop band that included Bay Area high school pals Andy Sturmer and Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. That band released one album on Atlantic then split up, leaving Sturmer and Manning to their own devices. This resulted in the creation of Jellyfish and with it some of the most sublime pop music of the MTV era, featuring arrangements that demanded to be put under a microscope and witticism-laden lyrics that gazed at the world through a unique lens. Jellyfish existed both
within the rock trends of times and apart from them, meshing power pop, arena rock, and whatever other types of music fit a song’s mood in a way that turned each song into its own aural spectacle. “We don’t fit anywhere, and we’re up against a wall all the time,” Manning told the Los Angeles Times in 1993. “It would be very easy to slip into whatever the current fad is and cash in on that movement for as long as it lasts. Fortunately, we’re not associated with anything like that.” Their monster-sized hooks made them a pop band; their arch lyrics fit them in snugly alongside the too-cool-for-school modern rock crowd; they had a respect for the pop-rock titans who had preceded them, as proven with covers of Wings, Argent, Badfinger, Styx, Elton John, and other album-rock stars they’d stick into their live sets.

Jellyfish’s two albums, Bellybutton (1990) and their magnum opus Spilt Milk (1993), made clear that Sturmer and Manning were leaders of an album band—the songs flowed and crashed into one another, making each long-player its own self-contained universe. But their keen knowledge of pop’s inner workings, and the minute detailing that they gave to each song, made them undeniably a great singles band as well. Looking at them through this series of
seven 7-inches, we see a group who could create perfect power pop that had allegiances to the Beatles, ELO, Wings, XTC, Queen, Supertramp, and Todd Rundgren.

From their very first single ‘The King Is Half-Undressed’ through to gems like ‘Baby’s Coming Back’, ‘New Mistake’, ‘Bedspring Kiss’ ‘I Wanna Stay Home’, and ‘The Ghost At Number One’, these beautifully presented singles show us how on the money Jellyfish really were.

East meets West as Vancouver’s Rebel Priest and Toronto’s Deadwolff are joining forces for “The Rebel Wolff Tour” from June 24th to July 2nd across British Columbia and Alberta. The tour will kick off in Vancouver, BC on June 24th, which will not only be the first date of the seven-show trek, but also the release date of Rebel Priest‘s new EP “Lesson In Love”.

Tommy Wolffe of Deadwolff adds:

“Here we go! We’re fresh off the road from our east coast tour and couldn’t be more excited to be hittin’ west coast Canada with our good buddy’s Rebel Priest! We’ve got a loud time of a tour lined up, so get ready to Double up with The Rebel Wolff Tour!

Jayme Black of Rebel Priest adds:

“More than stoked to hit the road with our East coast rock n roll family! Gonna be a greasy road trip fueled on octane and blood! Get ready western Canada! If you want blood!? YOU GOT IT!”

The Rebel Wolff Tour w/ Rebel Priest and Dead Wolff
June 24 – Vancouver, BC – Have A Good Laugh Festival. *Afternoon show – Deadwolff only
June 24 – Vancouver, BC – Lana Lous
June 27 – Maple Ridge, BC – The Wolf Bar
June 28 – Kamloops, BC – Pogue Mahones
June 29 – Kelowna, BC – Missions Tap House
June 30 – Lethbridge, AB – Theoretically Brewing
July 1 – Calgary, AB – The Palamino
July 2 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Temple

Rebel Priest New EP “Lesson In Love” Out June 24th

Deadwolff’s Self-Titled EP (Metal Assault Records/ Boonsdale Records) Out Now!

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Now I must start this review with a bit of a confession early doors RHCP were one of my favourite bands, I’m talking freaky style, Mothers Milk, even into Blood sugar sex magic, where cracks started to appear, the latter-day LP’s, to be honest, I could take or leave.

Looking back the last time I saw the RHCP was around 20 years ago with James Brown as support, it was in that period when John Frushanti had just re-joined (he’s left and re-joined again since then) truth be told (again) the LP they were touring at that point Stadium Arcadium was probably the worse LP they would record, but live in Hyde park at that gig, when they turned up the heat all the funk, power and intensity was still there.

So again, this time I really did not know how they were going to come across, and what didn’t lighten the mood was this gig was right in the middle of the train strikes (I have no problem with the strikes and stand fully behind what the Union are trying to do). However, the actual infra-structure around the stadium was pretty piss poor as was the cashless systems and the Queues for everything owing to the terminals taking forever and a day to connect.

But hey-Ho, let’s get on to the music I missed Thundercat (stood in a queue) so your guess is as good as mine, and the gig took off for me with Anderson Paak and the free nationals, and what a feast of funk to start things off!! Hinting at Sly Stone but pushing Primetime Prince and the revolution to the max, they were great and apparently the crowd knew a lot more than me about them with the response and sing-a-longs to some tracks, even including a blinding version led by the two female backing singers of Nasty girl (If you’re a funk fan, you’ll know it) a great start to the day. Now my daughter with me today has grown up with the Chilli Peppers she was 5 when we attended the Hyde park gig and has followed the RHCP religiously, the band hold a lot of joint-memories for both of us.

Kicking off with a jammed intro the sound has moved up, as usual, a whole gear, before they kick in with Can’t Stop, then into Dani California and you couldn’t help but smile and get dragged in to the event, the first of the ballads Scar tissue prompted the mass singalong that could be expected, and the track that took my breath away in the early part of the set Snow from that afore-mentioned worse LP (oops), Then for me the highlight of the set, back to the old school RHCP, with Nobody Weird like me from Mothers milk and in fairness from that point the band were bang in the groove hitting hard with Californication, Black summer and from Blood Sugar sex magic Give it away, Then we move straight into the encore to the rarely played nowadays Under the Bridge and By the Way.

Are the Chilli Peppers still the band I fell in love with in their early days? Absolutely not, can they still kick Ass? Absolutely!!! Let’s hope that there’s an anniversary for ‘Mothers Milk’ due and they play the LP in its entirety (I can only dream)

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Following their run celebrating their belated 30th Anniversary tour ‘So Much For The Thirty Year Plan’ earlier this year, THERAPY? have today announced that they will be returning to the UK offering not just more tour dates but an up close and personal experience for THERAPY? fans all over the UK. This will certainly be not one to miss.

Alongside performing tracks from their storied career, with a focus particularly on their past, the band will be performing songs from their as yet unannounced new album that will be released in 2023. Regarding the announcement of the tour, the band had the following to say: 

“We are pleased to announce a new set of dates for the UK this coming November and December. This tour will be very different to our last few tours in that we are, firstly playing places / venues that we have not played for a very, very long time or indeed before at all! Some were even on our earliest of tours and so could not be accommodated on more recent tours.”

THERAPY? continue:

“Secondly, as well as going back to places ‘From Our Past’ we will also be going back to songs from our past!! We will have a totally different set list to that which we had on the ‘Greatest Hits’ and more recent tours. We will be picking songs from our old catalogues as well as a few from our forthcoming new album. It will be loud and noisy!!! It may well also be the last time that we play some of these songs. 

So come along to hear the old, the new and the noisy…. and be aware that these shows will be much more up close and personal!”

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THERAPY? – ‘Love Your Early Stuff’ Tour dates: 
10/11/2022 – Plymouth – The Depo
11/11/2022 – Falmouth – Princess Pavillion
17/11/2022 – Dover – The Booking Hall
18/11/2022 – Bournemouth – Sound Circus
19/11/2022 – Guildford – Casino Nightclub
20/11/2022 – Swansea – Sin City
30/11/2022- Bedford – Esquires 
01/12/2022 – Liverpool – O2 Academy 2
02/12/2022- Huddersfield – Parish 
03/12/2022 – Swindon – Level 3 
14/12/2022 – Colchester – Arts Center
15/12/2022 – Stoke – The Sugarmill 
16/12/2022- Southend – Chinnerys



A long-time master in taking the anxieties of life and twisting them around with his particular brand of feel-good power-rock, Ryan Hamilton’s return is suitably upbeat.  

Paper Planes is the first new original release since his Top 10 2021 Album, ‘1221’. It’s also the first release in over two years that Hamilton has been able to support with live shows, debuting new material in front of thousands at LeeStock festival recently and next appearing at Maverick Americana festival in July.  

Backed with a blistering cow-punk version of the George Strait classic ‘All My Exes Live In Texas’, Hamilton sounds like he’s ready to make up for pandemic lost time.  

Paper Planes is released on Stevie Van Zandt’s ‘Wicked Cool’ label on all digital platforms:   

Hamilton embarks on a co-headline full-band tour of the U.K. in October with Jason & the Scorchers legend Warner E. Hodges. 

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Post pandemic punk rock is alive and kicking. When a new name crops up and when you hear them described as a cross between Bronx and Rocket From The Crypt then I suggest you sit up and damn well pay attention. When you then clap eyes on the band and see some familiar fashionistas formerly plying their trade with Rotten Foxes then a frantic following of links to hand over your hard earner for a copy of their debut slab of wax is a no-brainer.

Basically, they’ve slapped their two EPs on either side of a 12″ record for our listening pleasure, you know what? When they describe their sound as a cross between Bronx and RFTC it’s not far from the bullseye. From the gargling thump of the bass guitar on ‘Spit’ you’re balls deep already. It slam dances off the passionate vocal delivery where the lyrics are indeed Spat out. It’s like Bad Sam on speed and rolled around in a paddling pool of glitter and sewage. Side A clocks in at a superb sub ten minutes. It takes longer to come up with superlatives to throw at this record than it does to listen to it. there are no long solos – breakdowns that overstay their welcome. It kicks down the door, gets in, launches a few slaps and runs like fuck!

‘Don’t Wanna Go’ raise the tempo to a prog like 2.02 seconds. The one and a half minutes of ‘Control’ is barely in control as it thrashes about trying desperately to find a way to bring this all to an end. It’s like an atomic bomb going off in your head. Wonderful noise! ‘War’ has a cool Pete Shelly-like guitar lick if he ever joined Gluecifer and they came from Brighton.

Tip this bad boy over and it’s another four – same criteria – same delivery – same pattern. 1-2-3-4 Go! ‘See The Light’ is almost single in length and raises the temperature a notch or two. Why aren’t there more bands knocking out this punked up gutter Rock n Roll? ‘Cosmic Giggle’ is a banger and that riff at the start dictates that my legs won’t stop twitching.

Two songs in and the pace is deffo cranked up for ‘Crack The Cranium’. The place for this is a small room with like-minded humans and a load of beer no windows or air-con and a lot of sweat. to wrap this bad boy up they lull you in with a soundscape before all hell breaks loose down at rough Gutts gaff as ‘Don’t Listen’ says it like it is. the World is indeed shit sometimes and you don’t listen but sometimes it’s the opposite and a band can excite and absolutely nail it in the studio and deliver an album that is exactly what you’re crying out for and today that album is ‘Parts I & II’. Buy It! Imagine watching Glastonbury with Rough Gutts kicking out the jams!

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Author: Dom Daley