Friday for me will be Tom Holliston + Simon Wells in Anseo. Excitement is building up in Hope Towers for this. Simon was in Snuff and Tom was in Nomeansno- what an incredible pedigree. Close your eyes and it might be 1990 all over again. Umack have really pulled a special one for this.
New 8 song ep out now from Canterburys finest The spoilers has been in the works for quite a while. This release even seeing the light of day is a lesson in adversity with lockdowns, cancellations and a general urge to wonder what it’s all about.
5 different artists singing I think we're alone now to remind you that we aren't alone as long as their music
Hope show 128 with punk rock songs from Ireland, USA, UK, Australia, Netherlands and France
This weeks tunes are based in punk rock then and now. https://youtu.be/hkic_L9XSzk Radiators Under Clerys Clock Much has been written about the Radiators releasing TV Tube Heart 40 years ago. Pete Holidai talked about it here this week and although Under Clerys Clock isn't on that album it holds a special place in many people's … Continue reading Thursday Tunes Week 3
Rebellion 2017 day 1 And so we return. A little greyer, mostly a little bigger but no less enthusiastic. Blackpool 2017 for this first weekend of August is less kiss me quick and donkey rides and more punk rock nostalgia as the home of the 80s political conferences is taken over by the punks. 7 … Continue reading Rebellion 2017 – Day 1
Rebellion Day 4 Another day of highlights New Model Army Probably the band that I have seen the most, as well as a band whose albums and songs I have looked to for inspiration for almost 30 years. At Rebellion a snippet of a documentary about the band as shown, followed by a Q&A with … Continue reading Rebellion Festival 2015 Review Day 4
Rebellion 2015 - Day 4 it ain't over til it's over Maggie Byrne was in We've Got a Fuzzbox and We're Gonna Use It and it was a nice start to the day to hear what she had to say of her time in the band and that they were talking about what was going … Continue reading Rebellion 2015 – day 4. The end is nigh
Hope SHow 37 the Lowdown Pre-All Ireland Football final nerves 1. Brier - Fields of Athenry 2. Luke Kelly - Dublin IN The Rare Oul Times 3. Jinx Lennon - Big Protest Day 4. The Men They Couldn't Hang - Ghosts of Cable Street 5. Beastie Boys - Sabotage 6. Minor Threat - Salad Days … Continue reading Hope Show 37 – The lowdown
Southport Southern Soul YO YO records This record has been on pretty constant rotation around my head for the past month. I have played most tracks on my radio show . It is Southports third offering and they have bucked the trend for those bands who offer their first as the most memorable. Whilst trying … Continue reading Southern Soul