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.
Play of the day is not Toxic
Toxic Waste wore their hearts in their sleeves and warzone eventually ended. So did the open conflict but the underlying reasons haven’t changed that much. The streets of Dublin and Belfast have more colours now. Things have progressed but still we look to Capital for direction when maybe there could be a better way.
Play of the day – well it’s Rudimentary
Rudimentary Peni forced you to listen to them, always a little bit uncomfortable and unsure. Nick Blinkos art was always a joy as you could examine it while the music was on and find something new each time.
The Fleas – Heartbreaker
The Fleas Heartbreaker 5 Track EP Grow Your Own Records The Fleas spread out a sound reminiscent of the likes of the dual Hagar The Womb vocals of the 80's. it's snotty and brash. Musically it is 4:4 punk rock of various speeds that will have you humming along in no time. There's 5 … Continue reading The Fleas – Heartbreaker
My Favourite Gig – Karen Amsden, Hagar The Womb
This is the eigth in a series all taken from the Fanzine Hope *.2. The fanzine sees a collection of 70 contributors from the punk rock world. All asked the same question What is Your Favourite Gig. The zine is €5 including postage to anywhere It is a benefit for Pikpa Refugee Centre, Lesvos Pay by … Continue reading My Favourite Gig – Karen Amsden, Hagar The Womb
Slice Of Life – Love and a Lampost
Slice of Life Love and a Lampost Overground Records Steve Ignorant finally gets to sing, under the studio microscope. I've listened to him in various formats over the years, Crass and Schwarzennegar being the main two. Steve's vocals have always been covered by the racous noise of Crass or the electric sound of Schwarzennegar. It … Continue reading Slice Of Life – Love and a Lampost