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Ducking Punches (punk, UK) Stream Video for “Smoking Spot”

The UK’s Ducking Punches are streaming a video for their tune “Smoking Spot”. It’s been taken from their soon-to-be-released record called Alamort which is due to drop on February 16, 2018. The release is being handled by London-based Xtra Mile Recordings.

In addition, the band have a run of live dates to round off the year with and a few scheduled for 2018. We’ve listed these and posted the video for “Smoking Spot” below.



Music Video: Frank Turner – “I Am Disappeared”

Folk-punk hero Frank Turner has released a brand new music video for his 2011 hit, “I Am Disappeared.” Originally off of his 2011 record, England Keep My Bones, the song has since been re-worked with pianos and a new vocal delivery as part of Turner’s latest release, Songbook.

As Turner puts it, “‘I Am Disappeared’ remains one of the songs in my catalogue I’m most proud of. Somehow the song is still slightly elusive to me, it’s meaning changes in time, and I’m always finding new ways through it.”

The video, mainly comprised of footage from Turner’s 2000th (and coincidentally his biggest US show to date), was shot in Boston earlier this year. You can check it out here.

Songbook was released on November 23rd and serves as a follow up to 2015’s Positive Songs For Negative People, both released on Xtra Mile Recordings / Interscope Records.



Off The Yard (folk) streaming new album “Empty Spot”

Lyon folksters Off The Yard are streaming their latest release “Empty Spot”. The album features some very melodic folk tunes, and has a very toe tapping rhythm.

Give in to your inner hipster and check it out here.

The new release is the second from Off The Yard, the first being the 2016 release of “We Say We Don’t Care But We Do”. If you enjoy Bad Astronaut or Toh Kay these guys kind of fall in the middle so be sure to give them a listen.



The Smith Street Band release music video for “Passiona”

The Smith Street Band just released a music video for another song off their latest album More Scared of You Than You Are of Me. Check out the video for “Passiona” below.

More Scared of You Than You Are of Me was released in April through SideOneDummy Records.



Album Review: Tim Barry – “High On 95”

Tim Barry seems to age like a fine wine. The new record, High On 95, brings a softer more laid back Tim Barry; the same thought out lyrics we’re used to, but with a softer delivery. There’s a good balance of folk with just a tinge of punk angst.

When comparing this to past albums you can hear the maturity come through in the songwriting and delivery. It is a good testament to Barry’s growth as a solo artist. The track “O&DP” gives us the catchy punk driven sound we love Tim Barry for. The lyrics “I do a lot of walkin’ and thinkin’, it never really makes much sense. If you’re wantin’ to talk you’ll have to wait till I’m done thinkin'” just sort of resonate. With an underlying punk attitude but delivered in a more mature refined manner it’s a place where punk meets sophistication. Likewise, the same could be said of “Riverside”, whose fairly aggressive lyrics are delivered in a soothing calm way that sounds perfect coming from Tim Barry.

All in all, in this writers opinion this is a great listen. Top to bottom it’s a well written album, every song tells a story. The music behind each story slides along like butter on a warm skillet. High On 95 delivers a softer but more complete and mature Tim Barry. It’s a perfect album for a warm fall day; do yourself a favor and give it a listen.

High on 95 was released September 8th via Chunksaah Records. Get yours here.

4/5 Stars



Hoist The Colours and RunningLate release split EP

Dutch punk acts Hoist the Colours and RunningLate have released a new, 6 song split EP this week on Morning Wood Records. The EP is out as a download and on CD, with orders up for the physicals now.

You can have a listen to the whole thing below.



Gogol Bordello release live video for “Did It All”

Gogol Bordello have released a live video for “Did It All”, the album opener from their recent “Seekers and Finders” LP. The live performance has been released to mark the band’s December UK headline tour.

You can watch the footage, filmed at the Capitol Theatre in NY back in August, below.



Days N Daze perform two songs for Bridge City Sessions

Houston’s Days N Daze recently performed their songs “Wholesome Failure” and “Day Gaunts” for Bridge City Sessions.

You can check out that video below.

Days N Daze last released Crustfall on March 23rd, 2017.



Tragical History Tour release music video for “Old Worlds”

Scottish folk punk act Tragical History Tour has released a video for their song “Old Worlds.”

You can check it out below.

“Old Words” is the title track from the band’s latest EP, released on Aaahh!! Real Records



Beans On Toast (folk) release video for single “Jamie & Lilly”

British folk crooner Beans On Toast aka “Drunk Folk Singer” or if you prefer “Barefoot Troubadour” has released a lovely video for his single “Jamie & Lilly”. The video gives us a glimpse into the lives of a nurse and a teacher, it’s a story of the testament to the strength of love. For those lucky enough to find love we smash through the day no matter how tough just to get home to see the one person who puts a smile on our face. I think the lyrics “love stays true, while the world goes crazy” sums up the song and the video perfectly.

You can enjoy the video below.

The new single/video comes off the upcoming album from Beans On Toast “Cushty”. As usual the new album drops on his birthday December 1st on Xtra Mile Recordings. The new record will be the ninth release for the London based folk singer, his first since 2016’s “A Spanner in the Works”.



Tim Loud and Revenge of the Psychotronic Man release collaborative EP

Leeds folk punk Tim Loud and Manchester punks Revenge of the Psychotronic Man have teamed up to release a three song EP on TNS Records (UK) and No Time Records (US). Under the guise of ‘Tim Loud and the Psychotronic Man’, the collaboration has released “Some of these people have come from Stoke”, available as a download and on cassette.

You can listen to the EP below.



Slaughter Beach, Dog (Ex-Modern Baseball) stream new full length album “Birdie”

Slaughter Beach, Dog (the folk project of Jake Ewald of Modern Baseball) is streaming his newest full length release Birdie. You can listen to it below.

Birdie was released on October 27th via Lame-O Records. You can check out his November NA tour dates here.



Wayne Kennedy (acoustic-punk) streams new EP “God’s Rejects”

Canadian acoustic-punker Wayne Kennedy is streaming his latest EP, God’s Rejects, over on Bandcamp. This is his 3rd release, one that encompasses the same energy and emotion of his previous releases, with a next-level musical recording. It is 5 songs of pure fun, hectic, and personal tracks, songs that Wayne says are some of the best he has ever written.

The acoustic-punk act has a modest goal of 500 downloads for this EP, which is being offered for free on digital platforms. You can listen to the whole thing and grab your copy below.

God’s Rejects serves as a follow-up to 2016’s Train Wrecks. 



Album Review: Human Kitten – “Velvet Waltz”

Human Kitten, the project of Ocean City, Maryland based folk punk artist Elijah Llinas, last released a 16 track album titled I’m Afraid of Everything on October 31, 2016 and hinted that it may be the last release under the Human Kitten moniker. But there was certainly more to be said, a detailing of the relatable grey state of youth shadowed by mental illness in the form of Velvet Waltz.

Originally this release was planned to be a duo of companion EPs, playing off each other and showing two sides of things. This core idea is still present in the mirroring of the album, such as “Stuck Neverlasting” to “Luck Everlasting.” The latter presents a similar state of mind, but swings to a more positive outlook and the feeling of change within reach. Two other companion tracks “Bedroom at Midnight” and “Living Room at Noon” mirror each other in structure. “Bedroom” starts out as a slow and melancholic look at life and builds into an angry determination, whilst “Living Room” starts as upbeat but still vitriolic and moves down into that depressively real side.

The strong vocals followed by a shaky voice barely holding it together perfectly encapsulate the emotions behind the album. The wails of ‘Nothing at all‘ on “Sensory Deprivation” and ‘…a person who you truly believe has earned love‘ on “Living Room at Noon” show a growth in Elijah’s vocals, and the togetherness of the release show his growth as a songwriter. The album has an overall theme of youth and depression, stagnation and realization, growth and loss, and feels like a natural progression from I’m Afraid of Everything with a more cohesive structure.

Velvet Waltz is a look into a relatable depression in the modern day, everyday life, and an occasional lighthearted take on metaphor within a darker construction. Elijah covers everything from social expectations to introversion and video games, with a lot of incredibly well fitting lines such as ‘24 years old I’m still afraid of the telephone.’ The album has some Ghost Mice vibes in the power and the instrumentals, albeit with less tempo, but on a personal level rather than the societal level Ghost Mice discuss frequently.

Overall a more melancholic mood surrounds the album than other Human Kitten releases, with moments of biting anger and pits of crushing dejection. An emotive folk-punk experience that’s just as easy to relate to as it is to sing along, a story of mental illness, introversion, and the desire to grow beyond that and find a better place to stand.

Velvet Waltz is set to be released on October 31st, but you can listen to the first track “Stuck Neverlasting” below to get ready, and pre-order the album digitally on the Human Kitten Bandcamp page.



Blacklist Royals stream track “I Don’t Care”

Nashville punks Blacklist Royals are now streaming their track “I Don’t Care” which is off of their new album titled Model Citizen (releasing later this month) through Paper + Plastick Records. 

This will be the band’s first full-length release since 2014’s Die Young With Me.

Check it out here.