Canadian punks, the last mile are coming to Ireland and the UK this week and next. It is a throwback, for me, to the diy tours I was involved in helping out with in the 80's and 90's. Everything based on trust, things backfiring and a real feeling of camaraderie amongst it all. I helped organise the Dublin leg tomorrow and in advance sent the band off some questions
Play of the day: Rob Moss is Skin tight
Former Government Issue and Artificial Peace bassist Rob Moss is back with a new set of songs featuring different collaborators on each song
Keep on chiming
Some words with Padraig from Australian Irish noise duo Chimers in advance of their appearance at the We Shall Overcome Festival in Bohs bar on Friday
Some words with Parker
Some words with Dylan From Derry pop punkers Parker in advance of their upcoming tour with Canadian Punkers the last mile
Play of the day steeped in blood
Blood robots were a four piece band from the north east of England. They were going from 1982 - 1984 after punk rock had exploded and was going into its third wave. Post punk had come after the first wave where bands used the idea of getting up and doing it themselves but concentrated on the rhythm and the isolation. It then evolved into different styles like veins in your arms heading in different directions.
Oh my lord it’s play of the day
The soundtrack for a person kidnapped, blindfolded and bound. You have been brought into a forest, you know as you can smell the wood and pine cone. You can feel the dampness that the tree protrude. The life of the forest. It's pitch black and you've no idea where you are or how to get anywhere.
Play of the day keep taking liquids
It spits, it sneers and then crawls out from the garage. Liquids are from Indiana and their new record gets the Drunken Sailor treatment.
Pollen remember when you were my friend
Pittsburgh punks have re-released their sophomore album, 'Crescent,' for the first time ever on vinyl, out now via Double Helix Records. These are songs full of pace change and structure to keep you thinking as they speed pop into your veins. We spoke with Drummer Bob Hoag about the experience
Play of the day ain’t no tourists
Despondency is a recurring theme in the record. (former) youth living in cities they don't wanna live in, working jobs they don't want under a regime they don't like. The perfect recipe for straight forward mid tempo punk rock.
Play of the day is not to be dumped
The 6 songs here have 1 song over 1 minute long. They come and go just as quick as I’m left wanting more and wanting to find out more.