Play of the Day – This Is Sisterhood

a supergroup under the name 'Solidarity Not Silence' with members of The Tuts, Petrol Girls, Colour Me Wednesday, Personal Best AND with a feature from Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill. Standing in Solidarity #ThisIsSisterhood

Book of the week – we are the clash

Charting the final era of the clash and the politics of the day, the re-election of Thatcher and Reagan and subsequent hounding of the left. Interesting that they were on the rise as the clash was in the demise.

Hope Show 159 – the Lowdown

This weeks Hope Show is available to listen to here Joe Solo - The Revolution Will ComeAntidoto - PerderorBear Away - East CaostThe Radiators - Kitty RicketsSoft On Crime - RubyanneToodles and the hectic pity - Sugar LoafThe Armed - A Life so WonderfulWe Were promised Jetpacks - When I Know MoreThe Menstrual Cramps - … Continue reading Hope Show 159 – the Lowdown

Gabfest 9 Hope Show 158 the lowdown

So for tonight's Hope Show/Gabfest we chat punk rock 1982. Be it the amazing hardcore compilations that were starting to appear Stateside in the form of Not So Quiet on the Western Front with 47 bands or 'This is Boston Not LA' with 6 bands or Flex Your Head with 32 songs. Or the interesting music from Iceland by Purkkur Pillnik or Australia from The Birthday Party. Or the tuneful punk of the Neurotics or Stiff Little Fingers. 1982 sees UK82 really kicking off with GBH and the street punk of the Blitz. While bands like the subhumans were continuing with the tradition of DIY records and starting their own labels producing 7" records that were like education pamphlets