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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. 



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).



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.



Booze and Glory (oi!) to release new single “Carry On” on shaped picture disc

London Oi! native Booze & Glory are to release brand new singles “Carry On” and “Blood From a Stone” on shaped picture disc May 27th. There will be a green and white version (released through Pirates Press Records), as well as a orange and black version (released through Contra Records).

Booze & Glory released their last album, “As Bold As Brass” in 2014 through Sailors Grave Records.



Punk Rock Bowling: Day Three – Plaza Pool Party with Booze and Glory and Sniper 66

The pool parties of Punk Rock Bowling are some of my favorite events of the weekend to attend. They’re a great place to meet old friends and new, relax in the water, and drink some shitty, overpriced beer that gets warm in an instant. Last year I stayed on the 7th floor of the Plaza, which was a quick roll out of bed from the pool. This year, we were a bit further at the Fremont, but the early afternoon walked allowed time for the obligatory liquid breakfast. Both Sniper 66 and Booze & Glory had played sets earlier in the weekend (main stage and Saturday club show respectively), so it was interesting to see new vs overlapping material.

Sniper 66 is in that group of Austin punks that just rocks. They’ve got great vocals, driving drums, killer bass, and ripping guitar that got the crowd of swimmers, bathers, and drunks alike dancing in a slippery fury.

Booze & Glory played a couple of the same songs from Saturday night, but hell, that was two days before….who can remember all that?! Not the crowd, as they were begging for more after every song. The band’s merch table sold out of product before the band even took to the stage – a testament to their popularity. I wish I could have stayed for the entire set, but I had to get to the main stage to catch our friends in Texas punk band Avenue Rockers.

Check out shots from Sniper 66 and Booze & Glory’s pool party photos below.



Punk Rock Bowling: Night Two – Templars, Beltones, Bishops Green, Booze & Glory (Country Saloon)

Before Rancid finished their headlining set on the main stage at Punk Rock Bowling, I was already on my way to refresh and re-hydrate before running off to catch one of the best club shows of the weekend – Booze & Glory, Bishops Green, The Beltones, and The Templars. While fellow Dying Scenester HopelessRomantic headed to the Bunkhouse for a night of Turner and Grace, I was in for a night of beautiful streetpunk and Oi! with a house full of Canadians. Unfortunately I missed opening band Straight Outta Luck, but from the glistening of the crowd, I imagine it was a great set.

London-based streetpunks Booze & Glory mix classic pub and football themes with a modern touch. The band keeps fans involved with lots of gang vocal sing alongs, Oi!s, and plenty of opportunity to jump around. I have been a fan for awhile and some stand-out tracks were their ‘anthem’ of sorts “London Skinhead Crew” and a more reflective “Only Fools Get Caught”.

Up next is one of my absolute favorite bands right now (and perhaps of all time), Bishops Green. The Vancouver-based quartet pretty much filled the entire venue with eager fellow Canadians, who loyally sing along and view the band as local heroes. Frontman Greg Huff embraced the energy and the band played probably one of the best sets I’ve seen (he ended his set by jumping into awaiting fans who helped him crowd surf to safety). The band just recently released their new album “A Chance To Change” and I was finally able to see “Resistance” performed live.

This was my first Beltones show and I think it was pretty much everything I imagined. Hard, yet whimsical…fast, yet lightweight. Members of the band also perform in Pink Panzer, which they sampled from as well. Great show with a comical edge.

Headliners for the night were New York legends The Templars. I’ve always loved seeing the band perform, however they leave a bit to be desired in terms of stage presence. The fans pay no attention, and march around as usual to the classic, ripping guitar, powerful lyrics, and driving bass.

Have a look at all photos from the bands’ sets below.



Booze & Glory announce US tour dates

Good news for US fans of good, old-fashioned UK oi! music; Booze & Glory are coming!

The London-based four-piece are headed to the US for a weeklong tour that kicks off in Boston (well, Cambridge) on May 15th. Check out the full rundown below.

The diehard West Ham fans are touring in support of their most recent full-length, “As Bold As Brass,” released last year on Sailors Grave Records. Check out our interview with Booze & Glory’s singer/guitarist Mark right here.



Cover Art Battle Winner (January 28th): Booze and Glory

Congratulations to London oi! veterans Booze and Glory, whose new album “As Bold As Brass” won last week’s Cover Art Battle, which featured new releases from The Lawrence ArmsThe Bruce Lee Band, and The Gaslight Anthem, with a whopping 62% of the vote!

As always, don’t forget to click here and get your vote in for this week’s Cover Art Battle, featuring new releases from Diamond YouthFrank TurnerCayetana, For Today, and Caliban.

Congrats again to Booze and Glory! You can check out the band’s new music video for “Only Fools Get Caught” below. If you like what you hear, make sure to head over to Interpunk and pick up a copy of “As Bold As Brass.”



DS Interview: Booze And Glory on their new album, the state of the UK Oi! scene, and England’s World Cup chances

In this writer’s opinion, if there’s one area of coverage that we might fall behind on here at Dying Scene, it’s in the oi! movement, particularly overseas. Enter: Booze & Glory. The London-based four-piece are back with a retooled lineup and a brand new full length, As Bold As Brass. Released yesterday (January 28th) in the States via Sailors Grave Records, the album consists of a baker’s dozen of the catchiest, booziest UK oi! tunes this side of the Cockney Rejects.

In anticipation of the release of As Bold As Brass, we caught up with singer/guitarist Mark for a chat about the new lineup, the influence of politics (both fascist and anti-fascist) in the UK oi! and punk scenes, the fact that the video for their track “London Skinhead Crew” has almost three million YouTube views, and what the heck a West Ham is. Oh, and I get scolded on soccer! Check out our full interview below and while you’re at it, check out the band’s newest video, “Only Fools Get Caught” right here. Oi!



Booze and Glory (London Oi!) announce new album “As Bold As Brass,” premier video for “Only Fools Get Caught”

Two Booze & Glory stories for the price of one to kick off your weekend!

The London-based working class Oi! band have unveiled plans for a brand-new full-length studio album. It’s entitled “As Bold As Brass” and it’ll be available February 4th via Sailors Grave Records in the States and Step 1 Music and Contra Records in Europe. Click here for a ton of pre-order options from Sailors Grave (though it looks like the vinyl options won’t ship until April).

As a bonus, you can look below to check out the video for the track “Only Fools get Caught.” The track is slated to appear on “As Bold As Brass,” so this will give you a great taste of what’s to come.

Booze & Glory’s last album was “Trouble Free.” They also appeared on the Pirates Press Records “Oi! This Is Streetpunk” compilation.