Hope Show 76 – the lowdown

Here’s the lowdown on tonights show

1. Newtown Neurotics – Does Anyone Know Where The March Is
2. TV Smith – I Delete
3. The No Marks – About Tomorrow
4. Blood Robots – the valley
5. Comrades – Tompkins Lullaby
6. Excel – Insecurity
7. Epic Problem – Sink
8. Company L – Policing The Police
9. Hands Up Who Wants To Die – Now Beacon, Now Sea
10. Ill Kategorija – Na Ulci
11. Repetitor – Steta
12. Boys – Turn The TV Off
13. Sissy – Sail and Rail
14. Sleaford Mods – Jobseeker
15. Saturdays Kids – Black Pocket
16. Onsind – Mildred
17. Stay Clean Jolene – Miles Apart –

PRO

I always think of the Newtown Neurotics when it’s time to march in Dublin. I have spent a lot of time on marches with very few people waiting to get to the end as people get on with their, usually, Saturday afternoon shopping. Last Saturday was different in Dublin. Over 100,000 people took to the streets to say NO MORE. Of course it will be hard to gt those in power to listen but the packed busses, trains and luas on the way to the city centre should send a message. This was no ordinary protest. No banners of political partiers leading the way.

TV SMith has a new album out. His first record was out way before the Neurotics released that classic song ans TV is still belting them out.

The No Marks are a four piece punk band from the UK. They have a great new album out

Blood Robots dont sound like the sum of the bands their members have been in. UK crusty hardcore favourites like Ebola or health Hazard had their foundations in Blood Robot. Finally gettng to see the light of day is this album collection of their recordings

Comrades are from New York playing music like they mean it. I have just come across them and need tho share their story

Another new record from an old band out is Excel. originally brought together after listening to a lot of 70’s punk in Venice California in 1983 they released three albums. SOuthern Lord have added them to their increasing roster of early 80’s hardcore bands and are passing them on to the world now

I love Epic Problem , I wasn’t trying to do a mash up with Company L but it seemed like that for a while,. if a song screams angry words that you can sing aliong to with freshness and abandon then you;’ve got me. That’s what Epic problem have

Company L have Mike Scott on vocals. mike does his own stuff but is also in Done Lying Down. Company L were briefly on the UK hardcore scene in 2009

Hands Up Who Wants To Die are from Dublin and have a new record out, they were trying to interrupt Company L and were successful for a while. technical problems were all the rage on the show tonight.

Moving from Dublin to Ljubljana with noise core outfit Ill Kategorija and then on to Serbia for Repetitor. it’s not just the west that can blast our powerful songs

The Boys can bang out a good tune, Duncan Kid Reid who I’ve played in recent shows was in them

Back to Dublin with Sissy who play irreverent in your face confrontational songs. They are angry and have every reason to be.

Sleaford Mods may not be as much angry as apatethic but their irreverance is gaining ground. Look forward to seeing them in Dublin in December

Saturdays Kids have a new record out on Bombed Out Records and have decided to celebrate its release by splitting up. Bad timing on the labels behalf so more reason to support it

ONSIND are new to me but through the wonders of bandcamp I have been introuduce to their lo-fi garage punk warblings and am glad of it

I finish tonights show befallen by technical problems but that’s the hazard of live radio. Stay Clean Jolene brought out the 7″ of the year last year and will have anew album out by 2015. Can’t wait for it. delighted to have a glimpse into it here. Count yourself privileged

Thanks
niallhope

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