Thursday tunes

Book Yer Ane Fest is a three-day celebration of DIY punk music and culture that aims to be a positive force while raising money and awareness for and support the great work of many great people and organisations within our community. Started as an all-dayer in a Perth pub in 2008, the evolution of Book Yer Ane Fest continues in 2017 as it prepares to welcome 50+ local, national and international artists to Dundee to perform across three venues in the heart of the city over the first weekend of December.


I saw Chris recently in Dublin and was blown away by the honesty and integrity. Playing to a crowd numbering single digits it mattered little to the Canadian.

Kaddish roar and scream and move and swing in a way you may have heard before but with a passion rarely copied


No Matter are making the trip over from Northern ireland. Snotty Gobby pop punk perfection


Tongue trap will be bringing their noise and message


Scotish pop punk diy giant Uniforms will be providing the real sing a long tunes for the weekend

Thursday Tunes Week 3

This weeks tunes are based in punk rock then and now.

Radiators
Under Clerys Clock
Much has been written about the Radiators releasing TV Tube Heart 40 years ago. Pete Holidai talked about it here this week and although Under Clerys Clock isn’t on that album it holds a special place in many people’s hearts in Ireland. A punk rock love song at a time when there wasn’t too many AND an anthem for a time in Ireland when same sex relationships were very much scorned


Downtown Boys
Full Communism
Downtown Boys are coming to Ireland next month. I hope I don’t miss it, please remind me

Wonk Unit
Go Easy
Wonk Unit are coming over next February and I for one can not wait. A modern Snuff for the generation that never experienced the magic that was Snuff

Snuff
Not Listening
Not sure whe n you last heard this but it’s worth 2 nd a half minutes

A Page of punk
I was at this gig, incredible energy. This doesn’t quite capture it but you can get the idea

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Thursday’s Tunes: Songs of Inspiration

Petrol Girls
Touch Me Again

Summer’s almost over, sometimes we need a bit of a boost, a bit of inspiration to propel us into the colder months.

This week’s playlist is a reminder of just how diverse and creative the music influenced and inspired by punk was, and is. There are some old classics here, like Masquerade from the Skids, Hong Kong Garden from Siouxsie, Enemies from the Radiators (which is my favourite Irish single of all time), the Ruts with West One (Shine On Me).

Then we have a bit of Scream, showing how hardcore brought a new life and creativity to punk in the early 1980s. Along with Minor Threat, Black Flag, Seven Seconds, Dead Kennedys and MDC, Scream made emotional, direct and turbo-charged music. The clip here feature Dave Grohl on drums in his pre-Nirvana and pre-Foo Fighters days.

Following that we have some of the new bands that are part of the multi-faceted family, Petrol Girls, Heavy Drapes and Interrobang?!.
The we have a bit of Irish music….the mighty Paranoid Visions with the TV Smith, the vital force behind the Adverts.

And finally a really great documentary on the Scars. A brilliant band from Edinburgh who like to many other artists of the era were influenced by Bowie and Roxy Music and then found the spark of creativity from the Pistols and the Clash to create their own sound.

Michael

The Skids Masquerade

Siouxsie and the Banshees
Hong Kong Garden

The Radiators
Enemies

Ruts
West One (Shine on Me)

Scream
Feel Like That

Petrol Girls
Touch Me Again

Interrobang
I’m So Taciturn

Heavy Drapes
Into The Blue

Paranoid Visions with TV Smith
Outsider Artist

Scars
Documentary

Thursday Tunes

Thursday tunes

This week we have mostly been listening to

Paranoid visions – Rebellion
Prolific Irish punks have another record out in tribute to the great punk festival that is rebellion. Of course the songs aren’t about the festival, instead they are songs of rage
Get the new record here

Bear Trade
Bleedin’ Heart Trouble

What a band, we will have an interview on the blog next week with English diy stalwarts Bear Trade. Think Leatherface, the replacements and wedding present getting together to write some songs with northern sensibility. As was said I he recent review “Silent unspeakable is not only 12 great singalong guitar songs but Greg singing about the reality of a world that has humans and a home life that isn’t perfect”

Martha
Chekhov’s Hangnail

“It might seem that we lost the battle
But no one wins the war”

Pop in sound but punk in attitude Martha are great, pure and simple.

Interrobang
Mad As Hell

Great interview on the site this week and when Dunstan sings he’s mad as hell and he’s not going to take it anymore we can only hope that the revolution will have such a soundtrack. I preordered the album yesterday so roll on October when it’s released on all the madmen

Diet Cig
Tummy Ache

New York Lofi punk pop two piece. Lovely tunes with a carefree attitude. Reminds me of an energetic Two piece playing like Allo Darlin. Debut album out now on Frenchkiss records

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