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Subhumans release “Thought Is Free” ahead of new album

Veteran UK anarcho-punks Subhumans release their first album in over ten years, Crisis Point, next month via Pirates Press Records.

The first track from the album has surfaced. Have a listen to “Thought Is Free” below. The band are to embark on an East Coast tour in September.



The Bar Stool Preachers release music video for “High Horse,” announce US tour dates

 

Brighton ska-punk outfit The Bar Stool Preachers have announced more US summer tour dates in support of their upcoming full-length release Grazie Governo. Check out the dates in the poster above and then dive below for a peek at a music video for their new tune “High Horse.”

Grazie Governo is due out on August 3rd via Pirates Press Records.



Subhumans (UK) announce new album “Crisis Point” and East Coast tour dates

Veteran UK anarcho-punks Subhumans have announced that they will have new music for the first time in over ten years, as Crisis Point is due out in September on Pirates Press Records. They last released Internal Riot in 2007.

In support of the new record they have also announced a East Coast US tour. Check out the tour dates below.



New Video: The Old Firm Casuals – “Casual Rock-N-Roll”

Lace up your boots and roll up your jeans, gang…the latest video from The Old Firm Casuals is finally upon us!

It’s for the track “Casual Rock-N-Roll” from the band’s latest effort, Holger Danske, which was released back in March on Pirates Press Records. The title is a reference to the way the band’s frontman, Lars Frederiksen, characterizes their sound; as he told us when we chatted a few months ago, “At the end of the day, yeah we’re a punk band, yeah we’re a street punk band, yeah we’re an Oi! band, but basically what we are and always have been … is a “casual rock and roll band!”

Check out the video for “Casual Rock-N-Roll” below, and head here to find out where you can catch Lars and the fellas live this summer!



Album Review: The Aggrolites “REGGAE NOW!”

The Aggrolites have returned with their sixth studio album REGGAE NOW! a continuation of their unique brand of funky soulful skinhead reggae. This organ driven “dirty reggae” has almost never felt so tight and cohesive as what they put on display here.

“Pound for Pound” opens the album with a self-promotional dance number. “Boss of hot sauce or what else it may be, Aggro is Aggro stylistically” Jesse toasts over a classic Aggrolites rhythm so steady you could use it to set your watch. This upbeat rocksteady style gets revisited on several tracks, as “Groove Them Move Them” and “Aggro Reggae Party” are sure to be quick additions to summer party playlists. While songs “People Win” and “Help Man” deliver on a more classic Aggrolites sound, where the vocals are delivered with a little more power. Focusing more on delivering the story than harmonizing with the instruments. “Help Man” has the “Countryman Fiddle” style of storytelling that is extremely popular with fans, especially in a live setting.

REGGAE NOW! has The Aggrolites showcasing more of their soulful side. The first track to do this is “Say or Do” which sounds like it was directly lifted off an Alton Ellis album. It has the steady rhythm but the vocals sound poured directly from Motown and displays a deeper sense of emotion. “Love Me Tonight” follows with a beautiful love song that showcases some delightful vocal harmonies. Even the final track, the instrumental “Shadow Walk”, puts some emotion in a dub track.

Speaking of instrumentals there are several to be found here, as what would a roots reggae album be without at least a couple. However, other than “Shadow Walk” and “15 or 50”, these tracks do not do enough to differentiate themselves from the rest of the album. They are most certainly very danceable and may sound better in a live setting but here they tend to blur into the other songs without carving their own space. It makes for a serene playlist for the background, but does not quite draw the attention as some of the other songs found here.

The Aggrolites have always sounded like a punk band trying to play a traditional rocksteady reggae sound, where they would loosely incorporate many different styles of music into a unique blend they dubbed “dirty reggae”. On REGGAE NOW! they have fully evolved into a world class reggae band with a tight incorporation of jazz, funk, and blues. One could almost forget the “dirty” aspect to this sound as the music is as bright and clean as the Caribbean origins of the genre.

4/5 Stars



The Bar Stool Preachers announce summer tour dates

Brighton ska-punk outfit The Bar Stool Preachers have announced some new summer tour dates to take place after their supporting run on the Bouncing Souls30th Anniversary Tour.

You can check all of their upcoming dates and locations below.

The Bar Stool Preachers are gearing up to release Grazie Governo on August 3rd, which will be the first new release from the Preachers since 2016’s Blatant Propaganda.



Pirates Press releases 4-way splie with CRIM, Antagonizers ATL, NOI!SE, and Rude Pride

The fine folks over at Pirates Press Records recently released a 4-way split 7″ featuring CRIM, Antagonizers ATL, NOI!SE, and Rude Pride.

You can give it a listen below, and if you like what you hear, you can pick up a copy for yourself here.



The Vicious Cycles release ‘Hot Dog In The City’ ahead of new LP

The Vicious Cycles have a new album out on June 7, Motorcycho via Pirates Press Records. The Vancouver quintet play a blend of classic 70s punk mixed with pop and garage rock. They have released a video for the single ‘Hot Dog In The City’. At just under two minutes, it’s a quick listen but the second half of the chorus has a great little catchy melody. If you are in the Vancouver area, and like the sound of these guys, they have a couple of dates in June and July.

Check out the video below.



The Aggrolites release video for “Pound For Pound”

The Aggrolites, who recently released their album REGGAE NOW! via Pirates Press Records have released a video for a track from it. You can watch “Pound For Pound” below.

You can order physical copies of the record from the label now.



Check Out Dad Brains’ new video for “Father’s Day”

I sense a theme here. California punks Dad Brains are releasing a new EP, “Dadditude” June 7th on Pirate’s Press Records and have released a video for the first single, “Father’s Day.”

Frontman Pat Pedraza says, “I’ve never heard of a Fathers Day song in my life, so I was like, hey, we might actually do something original? As most of us know, it’s kinda challenging to be original nowadays. I couldn’t ask for anything more with this video and the fun we had shooting it. Families, friends, and kids getting together, kids playing instruments, getting food and water balloons launched at us, and a 20-year-old with a camera filming it… This was the highlight of my musical career so far!”

The band is made up of members from No Motiv, The Missing 23rd, Creep Division, and The F-ing Wrath. They write songs about fatherhood and being musicians who are also parents.

Check out the video for “Father’s Day” below.



The Aggrolites announce new album and tour

The kings of dirty reggae The Aggrolites have announced that they are releasing a new album. REGGAE NOW! will be released May 24th via Pirates Press Records. The Aggrolites front-man Wagner had this to say about the upcoming album: “We wanted to keep it real,” Wagner says. “Even though we were proud of [2009 album] IV, we know we went outside the box a little on that one. This time around, we decided to keep it natural: Simple, two-chord reggae. It’s feel-good music. We know what people like out of us. Let’s just be us.”

You can check out the first track off the upcoming album below.

To celebrate the new album, The Aggrolites will be heading out on an extensive tour with The Long Beach Dub All-Stars beginning in late May and ending in early August. The Aggrolites last released IV back in 2009. 



Charger (Punk) Streaming Second Single, “Crackdown” From Upcoming Album

Oakland, California’s Charger – the new side project from Matt Freeman of Rancid – have a new EP coming out on May 10, 2019 and to get fans (more) excited for it, they are releasing singles, including the latest one, “Crackdown.”

Listen to the song below and get ready for the band’s soon-to-be released, self-titled EP next week from Pirates Press Records.



DS Exclusive: Harrington Saints debut title track from upcoming album, “1000 Pounds of Oi!”

Happy Friday, boys and girls! We’ve got a pretty cool debut to get you fired up for the weekend!

We’re stoked to bring you the new video from California street punks Harrington Saints. It’s for the track “1000 Pounds of Oi!” which also serves as the title track from their brand new full length, which is due out May 10th on Pirates Press. Here’s what the band’s frontman Darrel Wojick had to say about the song, and the video:

The song has to do with the early days when we first started playing shows, and then bigger shows. Many of the comments we like “they’re like as big as poison idea” or “Poison Idea plays Oi!” Also, we used to joke how the drummer could never see the crowd cause he said there was a wall of fuckers in front of him! That became thousand lbs. of motherfucker, then turned into thousand pounds of Oi!. We wanted to do a video with Forry’s 64 impala SS before he sold it. Thought it’d be fun driving it blasting the song with a Go-Pro. Luckily we all fit in it.

Check out the video below! You can pre-save 1000 Pounds of Oi! right here.

1000 Pounds of Oi! marks Harrington Saints’ first album since 2015’s Fish & Chips.



Album Review: The Old Firm Casuals – “Holger Danske”

The second “Get Out Of Our Way” kicks in, you get a feeling that The Old Firm Casuals aren’t fucking about on “Holger Dankse”. There’s no holding back from bassist Casey Watson as he leads the beginning of the album with a menacing snarl, delivering a statement of intent and a spit in the face to those that would write the band off as a mere side gig.

Once the middle finger to the world is over, The Old Firm Casuals enter into more familiar territory with Lars Frederiksen’s trademark wail on “Motherland”, an ambitious, anthemic street punk track firmly rooted in the big chorus approach he’s become known for over the years.

From here, “Pendulum” begs you to throw your weight around in a pit, and the anti-fascist tones of the record reach their first climax here before “De Ensomme Ulve” segues into the title track. “Holger Danske” tells the tale of the album’s eponymous Dane, in what feels like the original album opener enduring on the tracklisting despite more visceral content entering the fray as the writing went on – for all its intent and swagger.

Next up, “Casual Rock-N-Roll”, creates an effortless marriage of AC/DC and Lars’ “…Wolves” era that throws up visions of Mashall cabs and mohawks, letting the band cut loose and have fun before “Traitor” brings The Old Firm Casuals right back to the line of punk and hardcore that they’ve walked so well in the past.

The album’s such a patchwork of genres at this point that it’s almost disorientating, but that’s meant entirely in a complimentary way: it’s a “best bit” of sorts from each genre that the band touch on, living as both a throwback and a breath of fresh air, so much so that the uplifting “The Golden Fall Pt. 1” giving way to Casey Watson’s growl on Sick Of It All-esque throwdown “Thunderbolt” doesn’t even feel jarring.

“Overdose On Sin” kicks in with a solid bass solo and bulldozes through a snotty, two minute hardcore before the woahs return for “Nation On Fire” (which could easily have been a lead track on the record) and the record yields with a five minute epic in “Zombies”.

“Holger Danske” is a landmark record for The Old Firm Casuals. It’s an album by a group of experienced and confident musicians making music on their own terms, with little regard to what other people expect them to sound like. There’s no hammering the songs into a fixed genre, no restrictions on the ideas, and it’s a thrilling listen because of it – especially if you’re a fan of the collective work of its members.

The Old Firm Casuals have delivered a well balanced full length that has depth, quality, passion and piles of energy in “Holger Danske”, and it’s absolutely one of the best punk records of 2019 so far.

4/5 Stars



Charger (punk) streaming first song “Victim” off upcoming album

Charger is the new side project of Rancid’s Matt Freeman and they are streaming the first new song “Victim” off their upcoming self-titled début album. Due out May 10th via Pirates Press Records. The first taste of Charger features a very familiar sound, with the signature Rancid bass lines everyone has come to love. However, the lyrics and rest of the music is a much edgier and fast paced sound than we’ve heard from Rancid in years.

You don’t have to take my word for it, you can check out the new song below.

As mentioned above, this is the début release for Charger. If You’re a fan of older Rancid, you will love this new song.