Hope Show *80 – the lowdown

Hope Show *80 the lowdown

1. The Bomb – Integrity
2. Stay Clean Jolene – Miles Apart
3. Dauntless Elite – We Are Baamzorft
4. Slow Science – Lifetime Guarantee
5. Castro – One Thing Leads To Another
6. King Champion Sounds – Ghetto of Eden
7. The Middle Ones – Monsters
8. Kevin Seconds – Don’t Let Me Lose ya
9. The Levellers with Billy Bragg – Hope Street
10. HDQ – When Worlds Collide
11. The No Marks – Light of One
12. Bis – Popstar Kill
13. Loaded 45 – 5 Seconds
14. Landlord – Bottle From The Bay
15. Frown – Under Hot Sun
16. Buzzkill – Mr Furious
17. Big Ray – ten Feet Tall
18. Latterman – doom, doom!, doomd

Tonight I just love music. Some great records have come out in recent months and I want to celebrate them. I also want to remind you of some classics that have gone ignored so it’s a mix with an emphasis on 2014.

Every track tonight has been picked because it makes me smile. Pefect for a week that started with my attendance at a funeral, my third one this month!! Nearly been at as many funerals as protests over the past 6 weeks, which is a bad sign.

Through it all I have come across some great sounds. I have The Bomb a few years but I re-aqquainted myself with them. Stay Clean Jolene’s praises have been sung from a height many times on this show and will continue, expecially with the announcement of a new album before 2015 rears ts head. Fellow guitar advocates the Dauntless Elite have released a split 12″ with Slow Science and I braved the nearly prohitive costs of overseas post to purchase my copy. I’m glad I did.

This week I bought the new album by Norwegian band Castro . Hope put on a Life, But How To Live It gig back in the day and Castro have some members who have memories of those days (as In she sang in the band)..

King Champion Sounds have their new 10″ out on Louder Than War and it is a regular on my record deck these days. Travelling bass sound with perfectly timed brass intervention alongside GW SOks vocals.

I’ve played the middle ones a couple of times since seeing them enthrall a crowd in London just over a year ago. Ironically my wife and daughter had accidentally stumbled across them in Glasgow prior to that and have been raving about their sweet jangle.

I always have time for singers in punk rock bands doing solo sets. I’ve played Chuck and Jeff in recent shows and have played 7 Seconds many times. I discovered this week that their frontman Kevin Seconds brought out a record so needed to get my hands on it.

The levellers are touring their new ‘film’ which is an interesting way to bring your band around. Their Dublin show is in St Patricks Cathedral early next year but they’ve just recorded a song with Billy Bragg that I thoght i’d share with you.

HDQ have a new 7″ out now on Boss Tuneage . I’ve played some of their older stuff so you deserve to hear when they release new material. I’ve dipped in and out of the no marks too so got their new album this week Light of One is from this record.

Bis entertained us in Dublin with Bikini Kill in a memorable gig one Saturday afternoon in Charlies Bar. You may not have been there but take it from me it was good

I played Uniforms last week. They have a split out now with loaded 45 so I’ve raided their vaults for a song from their 2012 making friends not memories album.

I love what is happening in Dundee at the moment with make that a take records. They are resposible for fanzines, records, a documentary and an annual fest . My heart will be ther at the end of the month while my body is in Dublin. Landlord and frown are both from that scene

The Buzzkill are the yorkshire variation, punk rock and roll

Big Ray are always worth a listen. Best part of this song is all the bands namedropping it entails. And if Volcano Suns are in there, all the better. Makes them sound like a bands band

I’m finishing tonight with Latterman , their gig in Dublin goes down in memory for me and them and Against Me were two classics brought to our notice by Basta, anyone remember them????

niallhope

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