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Bishops Green (streetpunk) to release “Back To Our Roots” EP

Vancouver streetpunk act Bishops Green are returning to their roots with brand new recordings for both Rebellion Records and Randale Records.

On each label the band will release a “Back To Our Roots” 7”-single, both combined on one mini-CD for Rebellion Records. With the exception of “Burn The Bastards”, originally recorded by The Lancasters in 2003, the remaining tracks on both singles are brand new and will reportedly take you back to their, modern day classic, debut of 2013.

In addition, the CD version of “Back To Our Roots” will feature the track “Christmas In New York” (from the compilation “Cashing In On Christmas” vol. 5, Black Hole Records) as a bonus, for a total of six songs, ready just in time before the band heads back to the mainland for yet another European tour.

Bishops Green last released “A Chance To Change” in 2015.

7 Seconds announce US tour dates with Bishops Green and Success

Hardcore punk legends 7 Seconds have announced a few weeks worth of tour dates that’ll find them playing select US cities this coming August. They’ll be joined on the road by Vancouver punks Bishops Green and Seattle punks Success. Check out the full rundown below.

7 Seconds’ latest album, Leave a Light On, was released last May on Rise Records.

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.

Pirates Press to re-release The Lancasters’ “Alexander & Gore”

Pirates Press Records announced today that they will re-release Alexander & Gore, an influential oi! album from The Lancasters, a Vancouver street punk band whose members went on to found Bishops Green.  In fact, you may have heard a handful of The Lancasters’ songs performed by Bishops Green, but this is the first time that the album will be pressed since 2003, re-mastered and on vinyl.

You can check out the track listing below, as well as some tour dates in which Bishops Green will perform Alexander & Gore.

Album Review: Bishops Green – “A Chance To Change”

Bishops Green is a band that shows us how timeless classic punk really is.  They take the best parts of 77 punk and old school Oi!, throw in some melody, and finish it off with a modern street punk edge.  The bands’ sophomore album A Chance to Change took me by surprise and really grew on me.  It’s impassioned, energetic, and catchy.  And one of the best albums I’ve heard so far this year.

The music seems like typical street punk fare at first, with mid-tempo drums behind driving bass and guitar.  But further listens reveal there is more going on.  Dark undertones and shredding guitar solos permeate the entire album, giving the whole thing a slight post-punk and classic rock sound behind the street punk.  This works surprisingly well with lead singer Greg Huff’s more melodic approach to vocals.  Songs like “Invisible” and “Specter” in particular showcase this dark melodicism and come out sounding like they could have been classic TSOL songs.

Bishops Greens biggest accomplishment on this album is how catchy almost every song is.  After just a few listens I was singing the chorus to “Government Lies” all day: “Take what you want / push our rights aside / make rules for yourself / rules for yourself!”  This is an album full of anthems.  From barn-burners like “Caged,” to the desperate cries in “We Got Nothing,” A Chance to Change will get in your head and have you singing along in no time.

While most of the album is filled with great songs, there are some that seem to fall short of their comrades.  “Dead and Gone” just never really grabbed my attention, and album opener “Lost Generation” starts off a little underwhelming before leading into an otherwise spectacular album.  “Can’t Walk Away,” the last song on the vinyl version, feels like it was building up to an epic climax that never got there.  I think “Soldier,” the bonus track on the digital version, serves as a better closer.

Bishops Green has reminded me why I was so drawn to street punk as an angry youth.  It was passion and fury in a package I could sing along with at the top of my lungs.  The adult me, that’s just a little less angry and has a bigger appreciation for melody, got hooked on the melodic street punk in A Chance to Change.  Now I’m excited to see what the band, and the genre as a whole, does in the future.

4.5/5 Stars

Bishops Green streaming entire upcoming album “A Chance To Change”

It makes me so very happy that Vancouver punk band Bishops Green is now streaming their upcoming LP “A Chance To Change” in its entirety.

This is something worth getting excited for! Don’t hesitate though, the stream is only up for three days, so head here now to have a listen. “A Chance To Change” is set to be officially released on May 23rd, when the band takes the stage at the Country Saloon in Vegas as part of Punk Rock Bowling’s club shows.

The band most recently released their “Pressure” EP, which came out on last year also on Pirates Press.

If you’re attending Punk Rock Bowling (or live in Southern California), be sure to see Bishops Green live. You will not be disappointed.

Bishops Green streaming “We Got Nothing” off upcoming LP “A Chance To Change”

Canadian oi!/street punk band Bishops Green is gearing up to release their new LP “A Chance to Change” in a couple weeks (April 17th) through Pirates Press Records, and has been sampling some of their songs for anxious ears to hear.

The band is currently streaming “We Got Nothing”, which will appear on the new work. Check it out below.

The band most recently released their “Pressure” EP, which came out on last year also on Pirates Press.

If you’re attending Punk Rock Bowling (or live in Southern California), be sure to see Bishops Green live. You will not be disappointed.

Bishops Green posts teaser of new song, “Government Lies”

Canadian oi!/street punk band Bishops Green has plans to release a new LP this year, and you can listen to a little sample below of what’s to come.  The 47-second soundbite features the new track, “Government Lies.”

The new album, called A Chance to Change, will be released by Pirates Press Records.  The band most recently released Pressure, which came out on Pirates Press last year.