Play of the Day: Trouble Pilgrims

Play of The Day - Trouble Pilgrims I have written about Trouble Pilgrims many times on this blog here and herebut it's nice to hear this track now available on bandcamp. It's on the much applauded debut album, Dark Shadows and Rust so dip in and go further niallhope

This Weeks Gigs – May 7 -13

This Weeks Gigs - May 7 -13 Another busy week with the highlight for me being Liberty Hall on Tuesday as a group of punks old and new talk about music as a vehicle for change. We spent a fair bit of time putting this bill together,all under the we shall overcome banner in conjunction … Continue reading This Weeks Gigs – May 7 -13

Play of the Day: Trouble Pilgrims – dark shadows and rust

Play of the day Trouble pilgrims Dark shadows and rust A theramin blues filled early punk explosion spitting out a view of the country that can only be seen by experienced eyes. Maybe this is the radiators third album, it is the majority of the band but they are not for turning back they are … Continue reading Play of the Day: Trouble Pilgrims – dark shadows and rust

Dublin Rock’s Gentleman Drummer: Johnny Bonnie Interview. Part 1

Now with the excellent Trouble Pilgrims, Johnny Bonnie had never played drums until he got together with Dick Purdy, Paul Woodful and what became the Skank Mooks. Since then he has drummed with over thirty Dublin bands, which surely is some kind of record. He is also one of the genuine good guys in the local scene, … Continue reading Dublin Rock’s Gentleman Drummer: Johnny Bonnie Interview. Part 1

Album of the Year. Trouble Pilgrims ‘Dark Shadows and Rust’

        Dublin 1976-’77. Bleak, uncompromising and unpromising. The price for looking even a little bit different is getting your head kicked in. Conform, conform, conform was the motto of the time. A motto so ingrained in us that it didn’t have to be spoken out loud. Then came the early angry shouts … Continue reading Album of the Year. Trouble Pilgrims ‘Dark Shadows and Rust’

Pete Holidai Interview

It is important for irish punk to be championed with all the other anniversaries this year. It is 40 years since the release of Ireland's first punk record, on chiswick records, tv tube heart, The radiators from space were our trailblazers back then.  Chiswick imprint Ace records has just re-released that debut album so I … Continue reading Pete Holidai Interview

Trouble Pilgrims – Instant Polaroid

Trouble Pilgrims Instant Polaroid Pilgrim Records Any band that spawns from The Radiators deserves a mention here.  Any band that is supposed to play their classic album, released nearly 40 years and still a classic in many Dublin punks eyes, as part of a set opening for the Boomtown Rats and ditches a song in … Continue reading Trouble Pilgrims – Instant Polaroid