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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…

Website- www.templetonpekofficial.com

Facebook- www.facebook.com/templetonpek

Instagram- instagram.com/templetonpek

Twitter- twitter.com/templetonpek

Youtube- www.youtube.com/templetonpek

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.



Introducing New Progressive Hardcore Punk Group: Orca (Full EP Stream)

If your standard dose of scream heavy hardcore punk has started to wear you down, then Orca might just be the band for you. Hailing from Cleveland Ohio, the group mixes angry, vocal chord and guitar string shredding melodies, with some surprising complex melodic experimentation. You can listen to their first EP, Alarum, below. It’s well worth a listen!

The album was released on the 6th of June, and is available for a price of your choosing at Bandcamp.



Introducing New Pop-Punk Act: The Ativans

If you like your punk rock with enough pop sensibility to keep things catchy but also with a healthy dose of piss & vinegar to keep your fist in the air, middle finger up, then I’ve got a great new punk act for you to check out (think the angrier songs form The Queers). The Ativans hail from Calgary and on August 8th the threesome will be releasing their debut album “Landlocked” on Transistor 66 Records. Give their tune “On The Outside” a listen below and thank us later!



New Episode of Dying Scene Radio featuring The Decline and The Jasons

This week on Dying Scene RadioBob Noxious and Bobby Pickles say “good morning” to Pat Decline, guitarist/lead singer of the Aussie punk act, The Decline, who’s on the line from the downunder, sporting a winter beanie cap and eating a Vegemite sandwich. Pat has difficulty skirting around certain topics, as his quick witted Kiwi sarcasm becomes no match for Bobby’s powerful pseudo-intellectual questioning. The two Bobs also speak with two Jasons, when the driveling duo welcomes guitarist/lead singer Jason V and bassist Jason 3D, half of the Crystal Lake, NJ horror-pop-punk band The Jasons. They’re four mongoloid brothers who enjoy pissing people off with their immature antics and playing pure Red-Blooded American Punk Rock. They may not sound exactly how you might think they would…but we’ll let you be the judge of that. Episode 22’s recurring theme: backslashes and throat slashes.

Hear all the raucous, shameful yet lighthearted prattling below.



New episode of Dying Scene Radio featuring The Holophonics and Wasted Potential

This week on Dying Scene RadioBob Noxious and Bobby Pickles welcome the Denton, Texas-based ska act, The Holophonics, who are preparing to release their twelfth studio album, Don’t Mess With The Holophonics, on July 14th. You can pre-order a copy on the group’s bandcamp. The Bobs also highlight the London, Ontario pizza-punks, Wasted Potential, who just digitally released their new EP, Nervous Conditions, on Get Party Records. They are also offering a cassette version through the band’s tape label, Curt Murder Fan Club. Also, Bobby gets all political, falling prey to the pandering, incoherent blathering perpetrated by the mainstream corporate media. And nobody wants to join him down that dirty rabbit hole! Episode 21’s recurring theme: Politics-Schmolitics.

Hear all the pseudo-intellectual chattering and politiking below.



Introducing new Boston Celtic punk band: Mickey Rickshaw (Free Album Download)

Our latest spotlight band hails from a little city you may know as Boston, Massachusetts.  They’re called Mickey Rickshaw, and though they classify themselves a Celtic punk band, their sound differs greatly from that of the genre’s poster boys Dropkick Murphys.  The band just released their debut full-length No Heaven For Heroes, which features 12 blazing-fast Irish punk anthems that are just as gritty as they are polished.  Give the record a listen below, and head over to their Bandcamp page to download it for free (or for the price of your choice).



New Episode of Dying Scene Radio featuring The A-OKs and The Mad Splatter

This week on Dying Scene RadioBob Noxious and Bobby Pickles switch things up, with Bobby choosing all the music and Bob doing his best Walter Punkite impersonation. It’s time to find out what Bob thinks is newsworthy and what Bobby thinks sounds good. Let’s leave it up to the listeners to decide! Joining the team in-studio is Bobby’s “business associate”, Tone Lo-ki, of FAT ENZO. The two Bobs, and their trusty sidekick, spotlight two bands: Denver ska-punks The A-OKs who’ve just released their third full-length studio album Maybe Partying Will Help, and Philadelphia horror-punk act The Mad Splatter who are set to release their new EP Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things. Episode 20’s recurring theme: Role Reversal.

Hear all the fallacious idiocy the way the good lord intended below.



Introducing Melodic Skate Punk Act: On A Hiding To Nothing (full EP stream)

Alright punk fans, if you’re into skate punk, specifically the Fat Wreck type bands, even more specifically those that sound like Frenzal Rhomb then I’ve got a great new band for you to check out.  London’s On A Hiding To Nothing describe themselves as “laid back guys playing double time, catchy melodic skate punk straight out of Fat Mike’s bottom drawer”, and I highly recommend you fact check that by streaming their recently released self-titled EP below.



Introducing New Punk Act: Adverse96

For those of you that like discovering new punk bands on DS, here’s a pretty kickass little group I highly recommend you check out.  I can’t quite put my finger on why exactly but they sorta remind me of 1208 and a band called Convict, which might be too obscure a reference for most of you.  Anyway, they’re called Adverse96, they’re from Belgium, and while they’re a new band the individual members are all long time punk scene veterans.  The foursome just released their self-titled demo EP and you can (and should) stream it below.



Introducing New Melodoic/Pop-Punk Act: One Armed Joey (free EP download)

One Armed Joey might not be sure where they belong in the broadening spectrum of ambiguous punk sub genres (skate-punk? pop-punk? bay-area-post-emo-skatecore???) but one thing is abundantly clear, these dudes are definitely worth a listen.  The Bay Area three piece recently released their debut EP “White Windowless Vans” and if you’re a melodic punk fun of any variety I guarantee you’re going to find something on here that you like.  Give it a listen below and if you dig it snag it for free on bandcamp. ————————————–



Introducing Emotional Hardcore Act: Vacant (free album download)

If you just can’t get enough of emotional hardcore acts in the vein of Touche Amore, La Dispute and Defeater, I’ve got a new band for you to add to your radar.  Montreal’s Vacant just put out their debut release “When It Rains” and you can stream it below.

If you dig what you hear you can download the release for free on bandcamp.



New Hardcore Band Alert: Sonic Poison (members Casualties, Sheer Terror, etc)

If you’re into hardcore bands like Sheer Terror, The Casualties, Deathcycle, Disnihil and Concrete Cross then we’ve got a tasty new band for you to check out.  Sonic Poison contains members of all the aforementioned bands and on June 22nd they’ll be releasing their self-titled debut through Lifeline Records (pre-order here).  You can stream the releases first single “Another Day Of Misery” right here.

 



It’s time for a new episode of Dying Scene Radio! This week’s guest: Florida hardcore surf punkers – The Antidon’ts

This week on Dying Scene RadioBob Noxious and Bobby Pickles send another digital smoke signal to Ben Weasel after the Screeching Weasel founder and frontman mentions them on the latest episode of his Weasel Radio podcast. BAND SPOTLIGHT: Florida hardcore surf punkers The Antidon’ts. The two Bobs interview the three-piece (Zac, Mikey and Anthony) about the band’s witty song titles, their upcoming gig at Bowl Bash 20: Skateopia’s annual music festival, which, this year, Green Jellÿ is headlining, plus they premiere a new track off their new record “Buckwild and Foul” – slated for release on June 1st via Bandcamp. Episode 16’s recurring theme: Pig Pen on tour.

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