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Joe Tilston (Random Hand) started “Idle Natter” podcast

Joe Tilston, bassist of UK ska punks Random Hand, has begun a podcast, interviewing friends and touring musicians. Episode two of “Idle Natter” is up now on all the usual podcast platforms, with Tilston interviewing Dan Allen of Ducking Punches.

You can listen to the pod on Soundcloud below.

Behind The Album: Big D And The Kids Table – “Crack / Shot By Lammi” (1996 / 1997)

Words by Big D And The Kids Table front man David McWane

The first Big D and The Kids Table release was a cassette titled Crack. I can’t find an image of it. And Giving It Up was the first song we ever wrote. We went to a recording studio hidden in a Boston alley called Toxic Audio. Big D was simply a bunch of friends that wanted to play music together for fun and had no desires to be a real band or try and ‘make it’. We recorded our four songs and really enjoyed hearing our tunes played back. Jon Lammi, who played sax sometimes, guitar other times, said he could record us a full album at Big Sound in Maine when it was closed. It was then that we decided to write Shot By Lammi. We drove up to Maine and recorded the album in a weekend. I remember recording my vocals from about 4AM to sometime. We paid Lammi $300 and some beer.

After Shot By Lammi was recorded we had plans to manufacture cassettes, which was the standard medium. However, one day as I was walking down the streets of Boston I bumped into my friend Tom Appleman. He showed me that his band Epileptic Disco had just printed a Compact Disc aka CD. I couldn’t believe that people like us could have the ability to print this new fancy medium. We did a little research and this began the DIY ethic that Big D would later be known for. The band left Sean P. Rogan and myself to do the artwork. I had no idea what to do, so I put an old family photo on the cover and scratched up the lyrics and liner notes. The layout was done physically – no computers or photoshop.

We decided to start a record label called Fork In Hand records, inspired by Asianman Records. We did this because our friends who were in another band called DREXEL couldn’t afford to print their newly recorded album, so we decided to put their music on our CD as well, because compact discs held so much information that purchasers of the album could get two albums for one.

We pretty much were done with our goals as a band until Epileptic Disc asked us to play a show at The Middle East with Broke & Big Lick. We couldn’t believe we were asked to play a real show and we couldn’t believe we were going to play in a proper club.

We sold Shot By Lammi by meeting up with people on the street that had found a way to contact us. We really enjoyed the record, because we liked hearing what our friendship sounded like.


Tune in next week for another Big D “Behind The Album” piece. They’ll continue weekly until all 34+ Big D albums have been covered!

Cleopatra Records releases Halloween comp (new songs by Buck-O-Nine, Implants & more)

Cleopatra Records just released a new compilation titled Punk Rock Halloween – Loud, Fast & Scary. It features 27 Halloween-themed songs from the likes of Buck-O-Nine, Implants, Guttermouth, Reel Big Fish, and many others.

You can give the comp a listen below, and buy it on bandcamp.

The Brass Action release music video for new song “Wreckless”

Vancouver ska-punks The Brass Action have released a music video for their new song “Wreckless”, watch it below. The single is the first song from an album they are currently working on, so keep an eye out for more information in the near future!

Hub City Stompers sign to Altercation Records, announce full length album ‘Haters Dozen’

New Jersey ska punks Hub City Ctompers have just signed to Altercation Records and are planning for a full length album release in the spring of 2018 titled “Haters Dozen.”

According to front man Revered T. Sinister, “Hub City Stompers is truly amped to be joining the Altercation family…HCS has it’s ear to the streets and is ready to kick ass, and we’re glad to join a label with the same motives in mind.”

In addition, co owner of Altercation Travis Myers said, “The good Reverend Sinister and I go back a number of years now, I have personally always been a big Hub City Stompers fan, and I’m proud to say that all of us at Altercation are honored to be collaborating with them on this release…So get ready world for Hub City Stompers, Haters Dozen, hitting the streets with a vengeance in the spring of 18, its sure to be another killer ska classic for people who hate ska!”  
The full length will be the outfits sixth full length release, and seventh release overall.

Mephiskapheles, Hub City Stompers and 45 Adapters announce shows

Ska heavyweights Mephiskapheles and the Hub City Stompers have joined forces to give us a weekend of ska bliss. October 27th and 28th will represent the 6th annual Devils Night Danse. This years event will mark the 20th anniversary of the Mephiskapheles release “Maximum Perversion” which they will play in full.  Joining the two heavyweights for the weekend will be the 45 Adapters.

In case you forgot how awesome “Maximum Perversion” is you can check out a beauty video of them performing “Break Your Ankle Punk” here

Autonomads release video for new song “All Roads Lead To Hulme”

“Stuff your yuppy flats, we’re happy with the rats” is the battle cry against gentrification from Manchester anarcho/ska act Autonomads. The band have released a video for their new song “All Roads Lead To Hulme” which is about an area in Manchester many of the band members have lived. Listen to it below.

The band gave some more information on the song:

“Hulme is a district of Manchester that lies just south of the city centre and has a long history. A history of deprivation, demolition, re-development and then deprivation, demolition and re-development and over and over and over. However the most important and relevant part of this districts history is its community (especially today when the government forces are doing all they can to destroy inner city communities).

These communities started in the ‘slum’ terrace housing that lived and died before our time and then extended to the squatters and travellers (also before our time and is also now of our time) and now teeters on the edge of total envelopment by developers and yuppy flats that look more like tupperware boxes than homes. Over the years a number of us have lived in Hulme and too many of our friends to count have also. This song is our show of love and solidarity with a part of the city that has shaped us and a scream of rage against the gentrifiers.”

The track is taken from their upcoming 7″ titled “All Quiet On The Western Front” which is due out this December.

Demon Waffle (ska, TN) stream full-length “Drink Your Dinner”

Tennessee based ska unit Demon Waffle are allowing fans to stream their entire latest release. Entitled Drink Your Dinner, the record features ten tracks of innovative ska sounds, drawing influence from a range of sources including reggae, soul, and funk.

If you like your ska-punk with a strong sense of originality, you can do much worse than checking out Drink Your Dinner below.

The Interrupters begin recording new album

Los Angeles ska-punk band The Interrupters have announced they are currently in the studio working on a new album. The LP is being recorded with Tim Armstrong and Brett Gurewitz, and it will be the band’s third full-length release.

The Interrupters last released Say It Out Loud in 2016 through Hellcat Records.

Buster Shuffle (UK Ska) release video for “I Don’t Trust A Word You Say”

London ska act Buster Shuffle have released a video for their song “I Don’t Trust A Word You Say.”

You can check it out below.

“I Don’t Trust A Word You Say” comes from the bands upcoming album I’ll Take What I Want, which is set to be released on November 24th via Burning Heart Records.

Mighty Mighty Bosstones announce 20th annual Hometown Throwdown

Boston ska-punk legends the Mighty Mighty Bosstones have announced their 20th annual Hometown Throwdown. Taking place December 28-30 at the House of Blues, it will wrap up a year in which the band celebrated the 20th anniversary of their iconic album Let’s Face It.

Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster. You can get your hands on them at the following links: December 28thDecember 29thDecember 30th.

The Bosstones last released The Magic of Youth in 2011 through Big Rig Records.

Dead Rejects (ska/punk) streaming new album “Grave Mistakes”

New Jersey ska punk outfit Dead Rejects are streaming their latest masterpiece “Grave Mistakes”.

Which you can check out below.

The new album is the eighth release from the band, and the first since last years split EP “Downers” with Positive Junk. The new albums delivers what we’ve come to expect from Dead Rejects, fun music with a gothic undertone. If your a fan of ska I suggest you give this one a listen.

Jaya The Cat announce new album “A Good Day For The Damned”

Amsterdam, NL (via Boston)’s ska/reggae exports Jaya The Cat have announced a new album. Set for a November 17th release through Bomber Music, the band’s fifth album “A Good Day For The Damned” has been teased with a video for lead single “Sweet Eurotrash”.

Have a watch of the video below – and check out the artwork too, along with European winter tour dates.

The Mighty Bossmags (experimental, UK) stream teaser track “Banana” from forthcoming album “Curio Cabinet”

Experimental, swing-pirate jazz-core outfit, The Mighty Bossmags, are allowing fans a sneak preview of their forthcoming full-length, Curio Cabinet. The track chosen to wet your whistles is called “Banana” and, of course, features the group’s signature, chaotic sound.

Check out “Banana” below, and if you’re into it, the full album release is scheduled for October, 28, 2017. The band will also be performing on the same day at The Old Town House in Warrington, UK to celebrate the occasion.

The Holophonics (ska) release cover of “Despacito”, announce tour dates

Texas ska punks The Holophonics have just released a cover of summer hit song, “Despacito” from Luis Fonsi. The energetic track takes a fresh new spin on the chart topper, introducing elements we all know and love.

Check it out below!