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UK Subs detail two double A-Side singles

UK Subs have announced a PledgeMusic campaign for two upcoming 7″s. The two double A-side 7″s, “Predator” and “The Beast”, are to be released on blue and red vinyl respectively. You can buy tickets to a 40th anniversary/release party show while you’re at it too.

All pre-order bundles – including various t-shirt deals – are up now.

 



DS Interview: Booze & Glory discuss their new album “Chapter IV”

One of the less covered genre’s in the punk world is Oi! Whether it be because of stigma or misinformation oi! punk remains one of the truest forms of punk rock expression. London’s Booze and Glory are fresh off their latest masterpiece released in March on Burning Heart Records, “Chapter IV” is the most complete Booze and Glory album yet. “Chapter IV” is packed with fast paced old school punk rock anthems and ageless wisdom. With the recent release of “Chapter IV” we had a chance to catch up with the legends of oi!

Check out the full interview below.



Album Review: Booze & Glory – “Chapter IV”

Pull out your combat boots and throw on your old suspenders, get ready to bust some heads and drink some pints. London’s oi! punk legends Booze and Glory are back with a brand new album that will have you singing along and thrashing about the living room like you’re in an East London pub at last call. After a battle with cancer and a few lineup changes, Booze and Glory are back with their most intriguing, anthemic album yet. 

“Chapter IV” is an album that shows a band’s true growth, the songs on the new album carry a certain message of carrying on, unity, and life passing you by. It’s a more introspective album, an album that makes you think while still keeping your head moving. While the lovely simplicity of oi! punk is still there in the guitars and drums, the lyrics carry a certain maturity that many modern oi! punk bands are lacking. The anthemic lyrics and bass heavy guitar riffs lend comparison to Rancid, but with a more real feel. The album starts out with “Days, Months, Years,” a song that starts with a superbly un-oi piano solo before carrying us off to the very best in anthemic London oi.  “Carry On” gives us a full on assault on anthemic lyrics, “but, look at me I still carry on” sounds like something just waiting to be shouted at the top of your lungs. The songs from start to finish carry meaning, and it’s a true jewel in the library of any punk fan, let alone a fan of oi! 

The new album is simply that for Booze and Glory, “Chapter IV” is the fourth full length release from the London natives, and truly the next chapter of growth for a band that already boasts a pretty loyal following. New listeners and old of Booze and Glory will find “Chapter IV” to be a great example of what Oi! Punk truly can be. Simple yet mature. From “Days, Months, Years” to “Start Believing,” Booze and Glory has knocked it out of the park.

Booze and Glory gave us everything we expected and more. This isn’t the early rough recordings of Booze and Glory we’ve gotten used to, “Chapter IV” released through Burning Heart Records is Booze and Glory at its finest, and leaves us just salivating for more.

4.5/5 stars



Booze & Glory (Oi!) embarks on year long tour

LA based Oi! band Booze & Glory is heading out for a year long, worldwide tour in support of its newly released fourth studio album. Chapter IV, which was released via Burning Heart Records, is out now and available here.

The excursion will kick off in a few short days in Germany and will carry the band to the U.S. and Mexico and on to Europe and Japan. Full tour dates can be found here. Head down below for the first set of U.S. dates. 



Cock Sparrer streaming new song “Contender”

Cock Sparrer are now streaming new song, “Contender” off the full length album “Forever,” out April 21st via Pirates Press Records. You can listen to the song below, and buy a physical copy on the label webstore.

“Forever” is the first album since 2007 release, “Here We Stand,” making it the sixth career album in 45 years from the UK punk legends.



Cock Sparrer stream new song “Every Step of the Way” from upcoming album “Forever”

UK punk legends Cock Sparrer have premiered another song from their upcoming album Forever. The track’s titled “Every Step of the Way”, and you can give it a listen below.

Set to release on April 21st through Pirates Press Records, Forever will be the band’s first album since 2007’s Here We StandPre-orders are available on the label’s webstore.



Booze & Glory release “Simple” music video

London punks Booze & Glory have released a music video for “Simple”, which is taken from their new album Chapter IV. You can check it out below.

Chapter IV came out on March 17th through Burning Heart Records. The band’s currently on a world tour in support of the album (all remaining dates can be found below).



Cock Sparrer release video for new track “One By One” from upcoming album “Forever!”

Legendary UK punk band Cock Sparrer have released a brand new video for their new song “One By One.” You can check it out below. This is the first track released from their upcoming LP “Forever!”, which will be available April 21st through Pirate Press Records. The record will be available tomorrow, April 11th, for pre-sale from Pirate Press’ webstore.

“Forever!” marks Cock Sparrer’s first record in nearly a decade. You can catch Cock Sparrer at this years Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival. Details can be found here.



New Music: Cock Sparrer post teaser for upcoming album, “Forever”

Legendary Oi! punk pioneer Cock Sparrer snuck up on us this week with some news on a brand new album!

It’s called Forever, and it’ll mark not only their first release on Pirates Press Records, but their first studio full length in a decade. What’s more? We’re not going to have to wait very long to get it in our collective hands. Pre-orders for Forever launch next Tuesday (April 11th), and the album itself is due out April 21st digitally and April 24th in physical formats.

Want a taste of what’s to come from the British legends? Head below for a quick teaser, and stay tuned for pre-order info.

Cock Sparrer’s last release was 2007’s Here We Stand, which was released on Captain Oi! Records.



The Old Firm Casuals stream new track “Wartime Rock ‘n’ Roll” and announce EP

Oi punk legends The Old Firm Casuals are streaming a brand new song, “Wartime Rock ‘n’ Roll”. The track accompanies an announcement that the band will release a new EP in the near future. The exact date of the new material is currently unknown but watch this space for further news.

For now, you can enjoy “Wartime Rock ‘n’ Roll” below.



Punk Rock Bowling announces daily lineups for 2017 festival

While the full lineup for Punk Rock Bowling 2017 was announced back in January, you can now check out the daily lineups for all three days of the Vegas-based festival.

Not surprisingly, the three biggest acts (Iggy Pop, Bad Religion, and Cock Sparrer) are spread out over the three nights, with a slew of additional acts each day.  If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, you can pick up 3-day passes ($125) or single-day passes ($50) here.



Canadian Oi Group, Out Of Order, release music video for new record, announce UK tour

“I’m outta order? No, you’re outta order! This whole place is outta order…” Actually, they’re Out Of Order – Montreal, Quebec’s Oi aficionados. They’re releasing their new album, “Stuck In The Mud,” on February 20th through Randale Records

They just released a video for their first track, “Old Day” – check it out below.



UK Subs announce East Coast tour dates

UK Subs have announced a short run of East Coast dates in April. In support will be St Louis’s Scene Of Irony. A list of full dates, along with a brief statement about them, is below.



Booze & Glory announce new album “Chapter IV” on Burning Heart Records

London’s Booze & Glory have revealed they will be releasing a new album titled Chapter IV this March through Burning Heart Records. The band will be appearing at this year’s Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas, and will soon announce a North American tour.

We’ll keep you posted as more details on Chapter IV come to light. For the time being, you can check out the album’s tracklist below.

Booze & Glory last released As Bold As Brass in 2014.



The Business frontman Micky Fitz succumbs to cancer

Mickey Fitz – The Business

Because 2016 hadn’t quite stepped on our collective throats enough after repeatedly knocking us down, there’s a super sad story to report to close out your Thursday evening. While the band has yet to announce anything official via social media, news is trickling in from across the the pond that Michael “Micky Fitz” Fitzsimmons, frontman from genre-defining Oi! band The Business for the better part of the last four decades, has succumbed to cancer. Fitz was diagnosed with cancer of the lymph gland a year ago and had undergone both surgery and radiation to treat the illness. We’ll pass along official word from the band when it comes along, but for now, our condolences go out to Micky’s family and friends.

Rest in power, Mick!