Category «Releases»

DS Exclusive: Millie Manders streams new EP “Upside Down”

Millie Manders has been touring the UK for the last few years relentlessly, with her band (Millie Manders and the Shutup), amassing ska punk fans wherever she’s toured. The band released EP “Obsession Transgression” back in the spring last year, a four track offering that is available for free/download via Bandcamp. Now, Millie is releasing a stripped down EP, “Upside Down”, on March 23rd, showcasing tracks she performs at her solo, ukelele sets.

The EP deals with issues such as “addressing depression, loss, heartbreak, homelessness and anxiety” and Millie describes it as a “heartfelt and aggressive expression of innermost anguish, observations and pain”. Dying Scene is proud to exclusively stream the release ahead of its street date, exclusively. Ska fans the world over won’t regret having a listen. Check it out below – along with full 2018 tour dates so far…

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Paper Rifles announce pre-sale of new EP

Acclaimed Edinburgh based acoustic punk Paper Rifles has just announced the pre-sale of his brand new four track EP, And Then Came The Tourists, on Scottish punk label Struck Dum.

While the actual  7” EP isn’t until April 9th, the pre-sale includes a track off the EP, an extra 10 tracks of bonus songs to immediately download, and a chance of winning the test press of the EP.

You can hear more and advance order the EP here.

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DS Interview: Butcher Knives (New York Gypsybilly punk)

Photo (c) Ana Cissa Pinto

March 1st was Butcher Knives‘ album release show at Piano’s in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. I had a chance to do a brief interview with the band before the show as well as capture some interesting clips of their performance. Butcher Knives, as I have coined the phrase is a “Melting Pot” of musicians stemming from all parts of the globe. Band members include: Nacho Segura (Colombia/vocals/percussion), Nikko Matiz (Colombia/vocals/guitar), Melissa Elledge (New Orleans/accordion), Tal Galfsky (Israel/keyboards/sampler), Ethan Cohen (New York City/banjo/guitar/vocals), Yoni Benshlomo (Israel/bass/vocals), and Mohamed Amine Smires (Morocco/drums/vocals). Opening acts included Bad Buka, Outernational, and Escarioka. The show was upbeat and energetic from beginning to end and I would recommend to any music loving fan to see all of these acts live. Check out our video interview below.

Pedro Erazo of Gogol Bordello even stopped by to do a guest appearance in the song “Nobody Knows Me”. Gogol Bordello on a side note, a few days ago tweeted and posted on Facebook that their March tour dates have been cancelled and refunds will be given to ticket holders due to Pedro’s Arm being broken. At the Butcher Knives’ concert Pedro’s hand was wrapped in bandages but he only lent his vocal styling to this show with Gogol he also plays percussion.

Butcher Knives’ first release from the album entitled “Misery” is “Tell Me Why” and there’s a video to coincide. The second release and video will be “American Dream” which touches on the topic of being an immigrant in America. The album is currently available for streaming and purchase at the band’s official website.

Butcher Knives’ concert dates are also posted on their site. On May 17th they will be playing at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn with Mustard Plug, so make your calendar now!

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