Hope Show *82 the lowdown

Hope Show *82 the lowdown

1. dope body – intro
2. Hands Up Who Wants To Die – No Big Deal
3. Slow science – False Start
4. Action Beat + GW Sok – Dig The Hole
5. Luvdump – No Borders
6. Freebase – FAFY
7. Anti Corpos – Despertar
8. Good Throb – Dog Food Dick
9. Protomartyr – Scum, Rise!
10. The Walking Targets – There’s Nothing Like Indecision
11. King Champion Sounds – The Year 500
12. USA Nails – Sonic Moist
13. Baby Ghosts – Ghost Privilege
14. So Cow – The You’re Nice Mysteries
15. Sleaford Mods – Fear Of Anarchy
16. David Rovics – I’m A better Anarchist Than You
17. Officer Down – You Decay
18. The Barr Brothers – Love Ain’t Enough
19. Loaded 45 – Witch Is Dead

Dublin band Hands Up Who Wants To Die released their second album earlier this year. It is a whirlwind of noise and a work to be proud of. No Big Deal is just one of 8 great songs on it.

As mentioned in previous weeks Slow Science have a split 12″ out now on bombed out records with Dauntless Elite. I can’t stop listening to it and wish Slow Science hadn’t called it a day.

Action Beat + GQW Sok teamed up for this 10″ which is Action Beats tenth record. Between them a lot of vinyl has been produced.

The luvdump album came out last year but with a title Age of Austerity it is still as apt as ever. No Borders is a song especially timely with the US decision to grant some sort of remedial asylum relief to up to 50,000 undocumented Irish people in contradiction with the Irish law of direct provision.

There’s a new 4 band split record out on UK hardcore label Dry Heave records. For those who remember their skateboards and thrash music. This is powerful tuneage

Anti Corpos are from the Brazil and in an effort to show it’s not all Olympics and World Cup I have been enjoying their attack on all things corporate.

Good throb don’t care about anything and for that I love them.

Protomartyr’s album was released on hardly art earlier in the year. it is post punk for the Gang of Four generation.

I am going to endeavour to make as much time for Scotish punk as I can. The Walking targets are a melodic punk band from Edinburgh, one of many from a burgeoning Scotis scene

You don’t need to hear me championing King Champion Sounds any more. However I will, and will continue to do so until you listen

I’ve been championing USA NAILS a bit recently too. Their Sonic Moist album is a real grower, and it started off in a good space for me.

baby Ghost are from UTAH, they have just released their Ghost Walk lp. The cassette release has sold out but you can still download it.

So Cow are a three piece Irish band with some great quirky tunes so I thought I’d lighten the mood before going witht he anarchic antics of Sleaford Mods Their chubbed up album is now out and they have a date in Dublin in a couple of weeks. Smack right in the middle of my work Christmas party.

I thought I’d take a bit of an anarchy theme due to the discourse in Ireland over the previous weeks. Hundreds of thousands of people have been out protesting about impending water charges and various reports are talking about a sinister fringe infiltrating the protest. Imagine anyone coming to their own decision about a tax???? David Rovics is always good for some social satire, hopefully he won’t be over infiltrating the masses on December 10

Of course it all started when there was a local protest in Tallaght and after the Tanaiste had left the local yoots waded in and a brick (1 brick) was thrown in the direction of the police. Riot Irish style… The following day a woman was thrown against a bollard by three police officers. This has lead to one Senator talking about Ireland being in a state of Lawless utopia. Pure anarchy eh. Officer down would have something to say about all this.

And then we finish with a small glimpse into how bad the Barr Brothers are Loaded 45 finish us off on a high.

Thanks for listening

Play Of The Day – Billy Liar

Folk punk played with abandon Scotlands Billy Liar is a regular at the book yer ane fest.

Here is one of his earlier releases

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Play of The Day – Broken Stories

As mentioned yesterday – book yer ane fest is on this week have a look at what it’s all about here.

Broken Stories is one of many cool Dundee punk bands doing the rounds

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Play of the Day – Kimberley Steaks

Kimberley Steaks – To Live and Die in West Scotland.

I reviewed this a while back but in case you didn’t check them out at the time here’s the album, West Scots influenced by San Fran punks

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Hope Show 81 – the lowdown

Hope Show *81 the lowdown

1. Dope Body – Intro
2. Fugazi – Merchandise
3. Fugazi – In Defence of Humans
4. Cigarette Crossfire – Face Of My Enemy
5. USA Nails – Distilled Town
6. Womens Christmas – Bubble On A Shelf
7. Wooderson – Mint Condition
8. John Q Microwave – 9e 18th July 2014
9. Duncan Reid and the Big Heads – Joe
10. The Great Leap Forward – My Grandfathers Cluck
11. Jawbreaker – Sluttering (May 4th)
12. Ted Leo – Me and mia
13. Castro- Detective
14. Randy – Cheater
15. Paranoid Visions – Rising Tide
16. Sham 69 – Borstal Breakout
17. Dawson – Face of W Biryani

Tonights show is all about the Fugazi demo. Released this week 26 years after its recording, I don’t normally champion these types of releases but this is well worth championing. Fugazi aren’t the reason I am doing this but they played a huge role in the development of theunderground scene in Dublin. They were not on their own saying “You are not what you own” but they led the way for a while.

Finland has a pretty good hardcore scene, I’m sure Fugazi passed through it in the early 90’s. Manifesto Jukebox were that countries flag bearers for a number of years and now Cigarette Crossfire are carrying that well worn flag.

USA Nails played in Dublin recently with Hands Up Who Wants to die. To my shame I didn’t get to the gig but circumstances in life means I can’t get to everything I would like to see. Both bands are great so I’ve no doubt it was a cracker.

Another gig I missed recently was the launch of Womens Christmas album. I hadn’t heard the band previously but Out On A Limb is a great label. Another stellar Irish release, read about them here

Sheffield post punk band Wooderson came to me recommended by Bombed Out Records whose releases I have been playing quite a bit lately

John q microwave is a strange name for a singer, maybe he emits radioactive waves in the songs. He featured on a double dot dash compilation the label based in reading. It’s an eclectic label with bands from all genres, not too unlike Out on a Limb I suppose.

I’m enjoying the post punk pop new wave sound of Duncan Redi and the Big Heads new Difficult Second album. It’s quirky enough not to be dragged into just another pop release and not too quirky that the tunes keep you hooked.

It was the anniversary of John Peels death recently and amongst the myriad of tributes and gigs was a one by the the great leap forward . I usually find a couple of gigs weekly that I would like to travel over to the UK for and this set was one of them.

And then I started reminiscing, Jawbreaker ; ted leo ; Randy ; Paranoid Visions sham 69 and dawson

But interspersed in their is current offering from some Life Bit How To Live It members, Castro from Norway, Their new album is out now on Boss Tuneage.

Thanks for taking the time out to read this and hopefully you’ve got something from the music

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Play Of The Day – Make That a Take Compilation

This week is dedicated to Make That a take Records. IN honour of their book yer ane fest this weekend.

Dundee punk label in true diy spirit

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