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BABES IN TOYLAND talk next record, current lineup and more with Elliott of Little Punk People in NYC

Kat, Lori & Clara of Babes in Toyland sat with Elliott Fullam of Little Punk People at their Irving Plaza show in NYC and talked about how their new record will probably sound heavier than their previous releases along with how well things are going with their new bassist Clara. They also discuss a lot more in the video link below.

The band was incredibly sweet to Elliott and they even gave him a big shout-out in the middle of their set. The lights went on him and they had him stand up and wave back at everyone and the band, which was amazing. And the band played an energetic set to a full house of enthusiastic fans who screamed along to favorites such as “Bruise Violet” and “Oh Yea”. Their new bassist Clara showed a persona of total bliss (we also witnessed her proud father watching the show in bliss as he was sitting right near us) and she held her own alongside the ferocious performance of drummer Lori Barbero and singer/guitarist Kat Bjelland, whose vocals sent shockwaves throughout the venu. Babes in Toyland are currently on their reunion tour which ends at FUN FUN FUN Fest in Austin, Texas on November 6th.

And they signed Elliott’s record! Thanks again, gals!!!

Introducing New Garage Punk Act: Dream Homeless (full album stream)

If you dig punk rock with a good dose of lo-fi garage rock swagger then I’ve got a new band for you to add to your radar. Dream Homeless hails form Switzerland and a couple weeks ago they release their debut full-length “Not For The Glory, Just For The Party” and if you dig bands like PUP I highly encourage you to stream this release below.

Bobby Pickles interviews Millencolin on this week’s episode of Dying Scene Radio

This week on Dying Scene RadioBobby Pickles chats with Mathias Färm and Erik Ohlsson of the legendary Swedish skate-punk band Millencolin prior to their stop at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, on the North American leg of their 2015 True Brew tour. Pickles probes the two Scandinavian guitarists about that time their mutual friend, Frankie Dan acclaimed tattoo artist who passed away unexpectedly at the age of 35, had the entire band tattoo their signatures onto his leg. Erik says they have the entire encounter on video somewhere and they will post it soon, now that they have heard the news of Frankie’s untimely demise. Bobby also asks the two about Millencolin’s iconic sound, their preference for Viking women, and then relays several offensively idiotic questions that were penned by Bob NoxiousVideo of Bobby Pickles’ full-interview with Millencolin can be found on the DSR YouTube page. Vignettes by: Dan of Still Alive, Mark of Madaline, and Shaun Colón and Joel Herrera of A Fat Wreck and Punk Rock Film FestEpisode 29’s recurring theme: Crapping out on punk rock knowledge.

Hear all the incessant blathering, plus all the latest new music and headlines, below.

Dynamite Dynamite – Die For This
The Mistakes – Sick Of The Sun
Still Alive – Choices
Madaline – No Sound
Blisterhead – Tumbling Down
Harrington Saints – Side By Side
Half Empty Glass – People Like You
Millencolin Interview
Millencolin – Bring Me Home
Ivan Drago – Coming Down
Start At Zero – Buzzer Beater

Introducing Melodic Hardcore Act Greater Distance (free EP download)

I don’t know what the weather is like wherever you’re reading this but here in NYC its pouring cats and dogs for for some reason that puts me in the mood for a little melodic hardcore. Queue up Greater Distance, a three piece melodic hardcore act from Concord, California. These dudes just put out their debut EP titled “Abode” and you can stream it below. If you dig it you can download it for free on bandcamp.

Introducing Skate Punk Act: Ivan Drago (FFO Frenzal Rhomb, Strike Twelve)

Australian. Catchy. Melodic. Fast. That’s Ivan Drago, a band formed by still active members of various Sydney area bands. Self described as “the band equivalent of waking up at 11am on a Wednesday, asking wearily “Where’s the fucking Berocca?”” Ivan Drago has taken their time writing their debut self-titled full-length and their patience has certainly paid off. There are contrasting styles, from catchy hooks to guitar solos, harmonies to more yelly stuff – there is something for everybody on this record (and perhaps everything for somebody).

Give the album a listen below.

Introducing New Pop-Punk Act: Jetfighter (free EP download)

Ontario’s four piece pop-punk act Jetfighter don’t sound like they’re new to the punk scene. The play their instruments with the proficiency of veterans and they’ve crafted a style that isn’t just another Ramones-core or New Found Glory-esque rip-off. There’s a little more rock ‘n roll swagger behind the pop-punk tunes on their debut “Demo” EP and the singer sounds exactly like some 80′s hair band frontman I can’t for the life of me put my finger on right now. But enough of my perceptions. Give the EP a listen below.

Introducing Punk Act: Regional Faction (FFO Pennywise, Millencolin)

If you were to cross “Pennybridge Pioneers” era Millencolin with “Straight Ahead” era Pennywise what you’d end up with would be something very akin to Seattle’s Regional Faction. If, like me, your musical proclivities are heavily skewed toward the 90′s skate punk scene this band will absolutely hit home for you. Their new self-titled EP is six songs of chunky, riff heavy, melodic yet aggressive punk rock nostalgia that I highly recommend you stream below.

New Band Alert: Distorted Signals (Free EP Download)

Is there anything more DIY than recording an album all by yourself? How about recording an album all by yourself in the backseat of your Ford? If that sounds punk as fuck to you, then you’re going to want to check out Distorted Signals, a brand new one man band out of San Diego, CA. who recorded their debut EP, Car Sessions, entirely in their car over the course of five days while parked in the parking lot at work.

The five song EP is available as a name-your-price digital download. You can give it a listen below, or download it right here

Eradicator (featuring members of Direct Hit! and Galactic Cannibal) stream debut EP “Eradicator”

Eradicator, a brand new punk band featuring three members of Direct Hit! (Nick Woods, Danny Walkowiak, and Steve Maury) and a member of Galactic Cannibal (Andy Slania), are streaming their upcoming self-titled EP in its entirety.  If you are a fan of the members’ other bands, you’ll love this one, as it seems to be a perfect mix of those groups styles.  It’s got the anger and grit of Galactic Cannibal with the melody and catchiness of Direct Hit!, and some hardcore flair thrown in for good measure.  Give the EP a listen below.

The EP is set to be released in early October, but you can pre-order a copy here.

Former Members of Only The Brave, Nothing Left To Lose, Flatfoot 56 form new band The Midlife (free EP download)

Formed by former members of Only The Brave, Nothing Left To Lose and Flatfoot 56 Springfield’s The Midlife have just emerged on the scene and are ready to capture your attention with their debut self-titled EP. It only features 3 tracks but if you consider yourself a fan of None More Black, Dillinger Four, and The Loved Ones you might want to check it out. Do so below.

New Punk Band Alert: Not Dead Yet (full album stream)

Literally my favorite thing about running Dying Scene is the discovery of new bands. Every morning I throw the headphones on and start dutifully working my way through the review requests, profile requests and simple pleas from bands to check out their music. I won’t lie, the vast majority of it falls somewhere between the terrible and the mediocre but at least a couple times a week I stumble on to unexpected little gems like Wisconsin’s Not Dead Yet. The 4 piece recently released their self-titled debut and halfway through “Johnny Cashed Out” I was hooked. At times the band reminds me of early Against Me! (“Die Someday”) but these guys are definitely faster and a little more straight forward punk rock. Don’t take my word for it though, listen the the entire release below and judge for yourself.

Introducing 90′s style punk act: Flag On Fire (Full EP Stream)

Florida based melodic punk rockers, Flag On Fire have released their debut EP titled “Slack To The Future” and made it available to stream in full. With a sound that reminds me of Ten Foot Pole, those of you always on the lookout for 90′s style punk rock bands, will definitely be adding this one to your radar.

You can stream the whole beast below and get it for $5 on Bandcamp.

“Slack To The Future” was released on August 4th.

Templeton Pek (UK) streams new album, “New Horizons”

Birmingham England’s own veteran punk trio Templeton Pek released their fourth full-length record entitled New Horizons on July 24th 2015 via Hardline Entertainment, and you can stream it below.

The 11 track album was recorded by Ken Seaton at The Porch in Hermosa Beach, CA and mixed by Cameron Webb (MotörheadSum 41, Lit, Pennywise) at Maple Studios in Santa Ana, CA.

The band began writing the new record in early 2014, then flew to the US and spent over a month living and recording in Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles, hometown of Black FlagDescendentsAll and Pennywise. Following a productive session in LA, Cameron Webb then came on board and mixed the album.

The band states: “Being in a town so rich in punk rock and specifically melodic punk rock inspired us to record New Horizons and make it sound the way it does. It’s definitely a new era for us as band on so many levels.”

The album is about using and building on the past, and that’s exactly the drive that the band has. Armed with a new label, new management, a new member and a new batch of songs that represent and sound like a band that has a new lease in life, the album title speaks for itself.

“Primarily it is a positive album about going back to writing songs that made us want to be in a band, or listen to bands in the first place and its an album about moving forward.”

You can listen to Episode 24 of the Dying Scene Radio interview with Neil Mitchell from Templeton Pek by clicking here.

You can find them in all of the familiar places…






Soundcloud- @templeton-pek-official


New Episode of Dying Scene Radio featuring Black Cat Attack and Templeton Pek

This week on Dying Scene Radio, Bob Noxious interviews Black Cat Attack in his unkempt garage with his shoes and air conditioner off. The Ajax, Ontario female-fronted death punks are out on tour, in support of their latest record, Bright Side of the Moon, making their way up and down the U.S. eastern seaboard, chatting with Bob at his home in Tampa, in between their Florida dates. Bobby Pickles is in on the conversation too via phone, and that’s just fine with him, because he gets to practice zero discretion, bombing them from afar with blathering idiocy, leaving Bob to deal with the uncomfortable mess, he created. The Bobs also speak with Neil Mitchell, bass/vocalist of the UK melodic punk act Templeton Pek – slated to release their latest record New Horizons on July 24th through Hardline Entertainment. Neil compares his experience recording the album to that of a pilgrimage, traveling to Hermosa Beach, even using the same bass guitar that Jason Thirsk used to lay the tracks for the Pennywise anthem “Bro Hymn”. Bobby says, “yeah, except you stormed the church, grabbed the crucifix off the wall and played it.” Neil adds, “and then we tried to steal it, but they wouldn’t let us.” Episode 24’s recurring themes: bias wikipedia editors and Bob’s innate ability to coin words/phrases. Also, Bobby mistakenly covers an article published by The Hard Times, which is essentially punk rock’s Onion.

Hear all the incessant blathering, plus this week’s new music and headlines, below.

Introducing new UK melodic punk band: Hellwinners (free EP download)

Hellwinners are a 3-piece melodic punk band hailing from Brighton, UK. Since forming in late 2014, they have released two great EPs, with the most recent being July 15th’s Lynchpin. If you like punk rock that’s melodic and fast, I highly recommend giving it a listen below. And if you like what you hear, you can grab the EP for free (or however much you wanna pay) by heading over to their Bandcamp page.