New Hope Show now out and available here
- Longknives – No More public Displays of Rage
- For those I love – Birthday
- Joe Strummer – Acoustic
- Tokyo Lungs – Punk Shit/Shit Punk
- Pardon Us – Still Needs Singing
- Omega Tribe – Skinhead
- Petrol Girls – Disgrace
- Hive – Pleasure Venom
- Bratakus – Half Woman
- Armored Flu Unit – This Machine Kills Fascists
- Soulside – This Ship
- Zero Again – My World Now
- Incisions – Deny
- Neutrals – No 82
- Necking – Detective Olivia Benson
- Migraines – Transport Pigs
- Cornershop – St Marie Under Canon
- Glib – Pastels
For Those I Love released a cassette last year but it’s the new album from him that is getting a lot of deserved notice. Quintessential Dublin electronic music the album is raw and powerful. Full of feeling and a genuine care resonates throughout
I feel like I mention Joe Strummer every day. It’s not just about the Clash’s music but my dog who passed away just before we locked down was called after the great singer. No greater tribute in my book. There’s a new collection that is for the completists but anything with Strummer on it is worthwhile in my book.
Tokyo Lungs have a record coming out soon. It’s raw punk rock with feeling, a classic Kibou Record release.
Omega Tribe’s 10″ came out in July last year on Grow your Own records. This band was around in the anarcho punk scene in the early 80’s but there was always a pop sensibility to their songs.
Petrol Girls kick against the pricks in a way Omega tribe dreamt of before their inception. Angray and with good reason to be
Bratakus were on a compilation I picked up on one of those bandcamp Friday’s which is a great collection of punk rock. Armored Flu Unit wear their hearts on their sleeves with This Machine Kills Fascists song also on the album.
One of the last gigs I saw was Soulside in London – there’s some footage on you tube from it. This, to me, is what gigs are all about. Yeah it’s been a while but that feeling of community and friendship and togetherness was really on show that night. They released a 7″ on dischord last year which was recorded during that tour
I mentioned Tokyo Lungs earlier and their punk assault on Kibou Records. Zero Again’s Revert To Nothing e.p was 5 songs of power and intensity. The record is sold out but you can still listen to it here
I played Incisions a few weeks ago too but their recent album on TNS is a blast of hardcore well worth your time.
I’ve played Neutrals a couple of times and will continue to do so. Post punk from the Bay Area with a Scotish vocalist. Really catchy and quirky stuff.
Necking, from Vancouver, brought out an album on the everlasting Mint records in 2019. As a fan of Law and order SVU i’ve delved deeper into their catalogue with this song from their 2017 Meditation Tape release
Final song tonight is some discordant noise from Cardiff Punks Glib. Their Smear Campaign tape had 6 songs of uncompromising hardcore punk