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Bristol’s Booze Cruise (May 2019) reveals day splits

The inaugural event of Bristol’s Booze Cruise has announced its day splits and full line-up. The festival takes place in Bristol on 24th – 26th May 2019 across various venues.

Play the festival are Cultdreams, Apologies I Have None, Ducking Punches, Dangers Of Love, Bong Mountain and many, many more (see the full line up on the poster below).

Tickets are priced at a rather reasonable £55 for a weekend pass (with individual day tickets also available) – available from here.



Sweet Empire release video for “The Hunter”

Dutch punk rock act Sweet Empire released their new album A New Cycle earlier this month via Shield Recordings (the follow up to their 2014 full-length, Old Ideas Keep Fighting Us.)

They’ve now released a video for a track from it, “The Hunter”, a track about trophy hunting. Have a watch below.



Album Review: Not On Tour – “Growing Pains”

Hailing from Tel Aviv, Israel, the punk band Not On Tour have released their latest offering, Growing Pains, on SBÄM Records. It has been a four year wait, but it was worth it. The seventeen-song album is a collection of female-fronted punk songs, not a single one of which clocks in at more than two minutes. And it works. That’s all this band needs to get their message across, and are a perfect choice for fans of bands such as Bad Cop/Bad Cop, The Distillers, Be Your Own Pet, and Tilt.

Sima’s vocals really stand out – her voice is more melodic than on previous offerings from the band, but it’s definitely not a bad thing. In fact, it’s a very good thing because this girl can sing – and she doesn’t lose any of the raw passion that is on display in their earlier albums while doing so.

Most of the songs have a California in the mid-90’s punk feel, though that doesn’t remotely mean they are a nostalgia-type act, as each song is fresh and new at the same time. It’s just hard to compare them to other bands that are playing now, and that’s a good thing. Sometimes being reminded of the past, with something that stands on its own two feet as well can be refreshing. Not On Tour is absolutely a breath of fresh air in the punk scene and one of the better bands that is regularly releasing records these days.

The album kicks off with the fast, hardcore skate punk sounding “Daddy”, which is 48 seconds of pure energy followed by the slightly longer “Fantasy World” (1:09). Each song on the album is instantly catchy and something you want to listen to over and over, because Not on Tour are masters of the art of leaving you wanting more.

Stand-out songs include the title track, “Growing Pains,” as well as the interestingly timed “N.O.T. Funny.” Though in all honesty, there’s not a bad song on the album, which is an achievement for the amount of songs on it.

You can check out and download the album below.

5/5 stars



Anti Flag release short documentary ahead of European Tour

Anti Flag have released a short documentary film called ‘Power To The Peaceful’. The film, directed by Bruno Fritzsche, is focused around the band’s reaction to the political environment in 2016 and the community of like-minded individuals that their music and message have helped to build. The fifteen minute film features some stunning live footage.

Anti Flag begin a European tour this week, including Punk In Drublic, ANTIfest, and Slam Dunk. A full list of dates, along with ‘Power To The Peaceful’ can be found below.



Tarakany! (punk rock) release lyric video for ‘What I Can Change’ featuring Nikola Sarcevic

Russian punk band Tarakany! have released a lyric video for a new song titled “What I Can Change”. This is a re-worked version of a single they released in 2015. This new version is sung in English (the previous one was in Russian) and features Millencolin singer Nikola Sarcevic. As huge fans of Millencolin, Tarakany! were excited to release this new version of the politically-charged anthem. The song is taken from their English/American release of ‘The Power of One’ that came out in 2018 via A-F Records.

Tarakany! will be touring Germany and Czech Republic over the next couple of weeks. Check out the tour dates and the video (I’m already on my third consecutive listen) below.



Sum 41 return with “Out For Blood” video and detail release of new album

Sum 41 have released a brand new single and detailed the release of their new album “Order In Decline”.

“Out For Blood” sees the band smash together thrashy riffs and pop punk in a way that they only seem to know how, and it also marks their first new music in three years.

The album will be released through Hopeless Records on July 19th, with European and North American festival appearances lined up across the summer to support the release.

Check out the video using the player below.



Dangers Of Love (Indie/Punk, London) release ‘Holsten Pils Blues’

Dangers Of Love are a new London based punk band fronted by Giles Bidder of Great Cynics. The band dropped a new track last night ahead of the release of their debut, self-titled EP this Friday, and we think it rips.

Check out ‘Holsten Pils Blues’ using the player below, and preorder the release direct through Bandcamp if you’re enjoying the indie/punk vibes. You’ll be able to see Dangers Of Love live at Bristol’s Booze Cruise Fest next month



Red Scare to release new Ramona and Billy Liar albums in June.

Red Scare has a busy summer coming up, as they’ve announced they will be releasing new albums from both Seattle-based punk band Ramona and Scottish folk punk Billy Liar this June.  We’ll keep you updated as songs premiere, but for now, you can check out the cover art, track listings, and release dates for these upcoming albums below.



Former Members of Dag Nasty form new group Field Day

Peter Cortner and Doug Carrion performed on Dag Nasty’s iconic recordings Wig Out at Denko’s and Field Day and played some 300 shows with the band in the late 80’s.  The guys wanted fans to be able to hear these classic songs live as much as possible, but due to scheduling and geographic conflicts, this was becoming much harder than everyone would have liked.  After a conversation with Brian Baker, it was decided that Doug and Peter would forge ahead under the name Field Day along with Mark Phillips from Down By Law.

The group has announced that they plan play a select number of East Coast and West Coast shows in late August 2019, and they will also be releasing new music in 2020.  We will be sure to keep you all updated once those dates have been announced, as well as any new music that comes from the group.



Primitive Teeth (Chicago Dark Punk) stream self-titled EP

Chicago dark punk act Primitive Teeth, which features members Daylight Robbery, are streaming their new self-titled EP that was released on April 20th.

You can give it a listen below.

Primitive Teeth last released Demo: a Benefit for Planned Parenthood in February 2017.



Dead Bars stream new song from upcoming album “Regulars”

Seattle punks Dead Bars are streaming another new song off their upcoming album, Regulars, which is set to be released on May 3rd.

You can give “I Need You” a listen below.

Dead Bars last released Dream Gig in 2017.



BAT (punk/metal) stream upcoming EP “Axestasy”

BAT ― the Virginia/Texas-based punk metal project featuring Municipal Waste’s Ryan Waste and Nick Poulos ― are streaming their upcoming EP, Axestasy, which is set to be released on April 26th.

You can give the whole thing a listen now here.

BAT last released Wings Of Chains in June 2016.



Burn Burn Burn (punk) streaming stripped down version of “Road to Ruin”

Seattle punks Burn Burn Burn are streaming there stripped down version of the song “Road to Ruin”. The song was originally released earlier this year on their record Chosen Family, and featured a full complement of vocal accoutrements. The newly released version peels away the background vocals and leaves all the singing up to France.

You can check out the new recording below.

Burn Burn Burn released Chosen Family earlier this year and you can check out what we had to say about it here. If you’re a fan of nineties punk these guys are for you.



Russian Tim and Pavel Bures (punk) streaming new EP “Greatest SuperHITs”

Vancouver punks Russian Tim and Pavel Bures are streaming their latest EP Greatest SuperHITs. Featuring six all new tracks, top to bottom this is a solid new release. There’s a little in there for everyone as well, the album starts off with some hard and fast punk songs and takes a bit of a left on the track “Marshmellow”. Probably my favorite track on the new EP, the song is reminiscent of Gogol Bordello, all kinds of mayhem and a catchy tune.

Check out the new album below.

This is the first new music from Russian Tim and Pavel Bures since they appeared on the Punkouver Vol. 2 compilation album last year. As mentioned above if you’re into Gogol Bordello, you will no doubt get a kick out of these guys.



Ten Foot Pole offer 2 advance tracks when their new album is pre-ordered

Ten Foot Pole will be releasing their new album, Escalating Quickly, on May 10th via Thousand Islands Records. They are offering two tracks from it, “Everything Dies” and “Don’t be a Dick”, to everyone who pre-orders the album.

This will be the first time the veteran punks have put out new music since Setlist in 2017, which was released via Cyber Tracks and featured two new songs. The last full studio album was Subliminable Messages back in 2004.