PETROL GIRLS release new single ‘Sister’ with music video

PETROL GIRLS release new single ‘Sister’ with music video
From the forthcoming EP ‘The Future Is Dark’

Out 14th September via Hassle Records:

UK/EU dates coming up including Reading & Leeds Festivals

Petrol Girls recently announced that their new EP ‘The Future Is Dark’ will be released via Hassle Records on 14th September – including on limited etched 12″ vinyl – and now they’ve shared the intimate and emotive new single ‘Sister’, along with a music video that came into being with more than a little help from the band’s extended sisterhood network. “I’ve been wanting for us to write a song about sisterhood for a long time, because it’s these relationships that have had the biggest impact on my life and that form the heart of my feminism,” says Petrol Girls’ vocalist Ren Aldridge. “I’ve got two younger blood sisters and a few very close friends that I consider sisters, as well as our family dog Skye who passed away last summer but I loved her like a sister too. All of those relationships have taught me so much. They’ve guided me, taken care of me, made me laugh til I cry and nurtured me into better versions of myself. I think society often puts too much emphasis on sexual relationships when sisterhood is incredibly important and powerful. This song celebrates a relationship that can pose a real threat to capitalism and patriarchy because it challenges competition and is built on care and trust.”

The EP is named after a Virginia Woolf quote that writer Rebecca Solnit uses as a starting point for her essay ‘Woolf’s Darkness,’ in ‘Men Explain Things To Me.’ She writes about accepting uncertainty and not fearing the dark or the unknown because actually we don’t know what will happen next. She describes despair and optimism both as forms of certainty that create grounds for not acting, whereas hope pushes us to act and make change in whatever ways we can. “The dark, just like the future, is full of possibilities,” muses Aldridge. “It makes me think about how its only in the dark that we can see the stars and think about ourselves as just tiny parts of this cosmic system, as part of a bigger picture. I find it really grounding and inspiring to feel individually small but part of something huge.”

The EP also includes the previously-released single ‘Survivor’, which is inspired by the growing movement against sexual violence. Aldridge explains its motivation — “The people who’ve spoken up so courageously about their experiences have broken the silence that has protected abusers in the past, often at massive risk to their own safety and well being. I hope that their bravery inspires the cultural shift in attitudes that is so desperately needed.” ‘Strike’ closes out the EP and is a track about political organising and how taking care, making space, reflecting and recognising our fuck ups are just as important as the direct action itself.

Available on limited etched 12″ vinyl w/ hand-screenprinted sleeve

  1. Survivor
  2. Sister
  3. Strike

Fri, 24               UK, Reading Festival
Sat, 25              UK, Leeds Festival
Tue, 11            Austria, Wiener Neustadt, Triebwerk
Thu, 13            Germany, Munich, Baracke
Fri, 14             UK, Bristol, Mother’s Ruin
Sat, 15             UK, London, Tufnell Park Dome – Loud Women Fest
Mon, 17            France, Paris, Olympic Cafe
Tue, 18            Netherlands, Amsterdam, Cinetol
Thu, 20             Germany, Hamburg, Reeperbahn Festival
Fri, 21              Spain, Madrid, Sala Wurlitzer
Sat, 22              Spain, Valencia, Alberto Quimera Festival
Tue, 25             Sweden, Stockholm, Kafe 44
Thu, 27             Germany, Kiel, Kieler Schaubude
Sat, 29              Germany, Berlin, Scharni 38
Sun, 30             Czech Republic, Prague 7, Cross Club
Mon 1              Czech Republic, Brno, Kabinet Můz
Thu, 4               Poland, Poznan, Pod Minoga
Fri, 5                Poland, Warsaw, Klub Poglos
Sat, 6                Austria, Vienna, EKH
Wed, 14           UK, London, Brixton Electric (supporting Propagandhi)



Lonely the Brave introduce new singer and London show


Lonely The Brave – one of Britain’s most successful rock bands of the last few years, boasting two Rock Chart #1 albums – are today announcing the arrival of new vocalist Jack Bennett, a name more than familiar to the rock world for his solo work under the name Grumble Bee.

After the departure of co-founder and vocalist David Jakes earlier this year due to health reasons, Lonely The Brave stood together, supporting their friend but adamant that as one door was closing, they would very soon be opening a new one. They never stopped writing, never stopped creating, and instead started the search for a vocal talent that they could stand side by side with in their march toward album number three.

A short search led them to the door of Jack Bennett, and an instant connection was made as they traded stories, ideas and inspirations. He is noted for his strong and emotionally wrought vocal performances – qualities that have come to define the band’s live show – so it is with some excitement that their first live outing together is announced to take place at Omeara, London, on October 13th. Tickets will be available here – – and go on general sale from 9am this Friday, August 17th. This will be a special headline show with no support act and an early 10pm curfew, so be sure to get down early to avoid disappointment.

The band had this to say about Jack’s arrival;

We don’t know where to start with everything that has happened over the last 12 Months or so, so first of all we all want to say thank you to every single one of you that has messaged us with your support during this period. Nothing worth doing is ever easy and your continued words of encouragement really have helped galvanise our belief that this band has so much more to give. It fills us with pride to say that this new chapter of our history will begin in earnest on the 13th October. The show is our way of thanking every single one of you for standing by us and understanding that this is a continuation; that the songs really are the most important part.

We hope to see friends old and new on the 13th

With love ​

Lonely The Brave

Join the band as they pen a new chapter together.

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Blue Alatar​, release their debut instrumental album: Irradiated Hamster Alert​.

 Blue Alatar​, release their debut instrumental album: Irradiated
Hamster Alert​. Brace yourselves.

Blue Alatar are an East of England cinematic rock band, currently preparing to release their first album: Irradiated Hamster Alert. Tracks are composed by guitarist and music educator Liam Taylor, who draws influence from a variety of artists and styles – from world music, (Altan Urag), to classic and contemporary rock, (Whitesnake, Black Stone Cherry), to film composers, (Bear McCreary, Hans Zimmer), and psychedelic artists, (Ozric Tentacles). The music of Blue Alatar combines these influence to create epic, instrumental rock with soaring orchestras, crunchy synths and cinematic sound design.

They release their debut instrumental album: Irradiated Hamster Alert​. Brace yourselves.

This 10-track album combines elements of heavy, modern rock with crunchy,
psychedelic synths and cinematic sound design. Exciting tracks keep listeners on
their toes with epic orchestras, groovy riffs and soaring guitar solos. The album has
received praise from steampunk MC Professor Elemental​, amongst others.

The band’s rock influences come from Whitesnake​ and Black Stone Cherry​;
whilst Ozric Tentacles​ are responsible for inspiring the various synth textures and
arpeggio patches. The big percussion, orchestral elements and sound designs
are inspired by film composers Hans Zimmer​ and Bear McCreary​.

Of the new release, guitarist and project-leader Liam Taylor says:
“Irradiated Hamster Alert has been an on-and-off project for several years. It tells
the story of a radioactive hamster, Gilbert, overthrowing a tyrannical robot panda.
Storytelling through instrumental music isn’t easy, but I found it a uniquely
engaging challenge. Music isn’t meant to be taken seriously – I hope that comes

The music of Blue Alatar​, whilst largely written by Liam, features long-time
collaborator Si Pettit, (Subterranean Popular​), on bass, 12-string guitar and as

Irradiated Hamster Alert ​will be available to the public on September 8th
2018​, over Spotify, most streaming services and on Blue Alatar​’s BandCamp.


PETROL GIRLS announce mammoth European Tour + UK dates

PETROL GIRLS announce mammoth European Tour + UK dates
including Loud Women Fest and Reading & Leeds Festivals

New EP ‘The Future Is Dark’ announced for release 14th Sept
Single ‘Survivor’ out now:
YouTube  |  Spotify

Petrol Girls have announced an extensive run of shows across Europe, kicking off in September, which will follow up the band’s forthcoming performances at Reading & Leeds Festivals. The 17 date tour includes an appearance at Loud Women Fest in London on 15th Sept and a headline show at Mother’s Ruin in Bristol on 14th Sept. The feminist post-hardcore troupe will also be releasing a new EP on 14th September, titled ‘The Future Is Dark’. The three track release will come out via Hassle Records and features the previously released ‘Survivor’, which is an affecting composition that stands in solidarity with survivors of sexual violence. Full tour dates and EP track listing below.

The EP title came from reading ‘Woolf’s Darkness’ by Rebecca Solnit. She writes about accepting uncertainty and not fearing the dark or the unknown because actually we don’t know what will happen next. She describes despair and optimism both as forms of certainty that create grounds for not acting, whereas hope pushes us to act and make change in whatever ways we can. Vocalist Ren Aldridge elaborates “We wrote the EP right in the middle of the political shit storm that was 2017, and Rebecca Solnit’s writing definitely helped me to not become totally overwhelmed! It really helped me to zoom out and to see each political battle as part of a bigger movement with a history of slowly pushing things in a better direction. It makes me feel tiny but part of something huge, like when its dark but you look up and there’s loads of stars.”


  1. Survivor
  2. Sister
  3. Strike

Ticket Info
Fri, 24    UK, Reading Festival
Sat, 25   UK, Leeds Festival
Tue, 11   Austria, Wiener Neustadt, Triebwerk
Thu, 13  Germany, Munich, Baracke
Fri, 14    UK, Bristol, Mother’s Ruin
Sat, 15   UK, London, Tufnell Park Dome – Loud Women Fest
Mon, 17 France, Paris, Olympic Cafe
Tue, 18  Netherlands, Amsterdam, Cinetol
Thu, 20  Germany, Hamburg, Reeperbahn Festival
Fri, 21    Spain, Madrid, Sala Wurlitzer
Sat, 22   Spain, Valencia, Alberto Quimera Festival
Tue, 25  Sweden, Stockholm, Kafe 44
Thu, 27  Germany, Kiel, Kieler Schaubude
Sat, 29   Germany, Berlin, Scharni 38
Sun, 30  Czech Republic, Prague 7, Cross Club
Mon 1    Czech Republic, Brno, Kabinet Můz
Thu, 4   Poland, Poznan, Pod Minoga
Fri, 5     Poland, Warsaw, Klub Poglos
Sat, 6    Austria, Vienna, EKH






This afternoon IDLES have shared new material in a searing takedown of toxic masculinity entitled “Samaritans”. A live favourite for sometime, the Theo Watkins directed music video compiles archival clips displaying traditional masculine imagery. The FADER writes: “”The mask of masculinity is a mask that’s wearing me,” sings front man Joe Talbot over the top of a tight and anxiety-laced guitar riff. It’s the third single… and one of their most confrontational songs to date.

Speaking of the song’s message, front man Joe Talbot says:

There’s been a long line of bullshit that has pushed men into a corner, where simple masking becomes a trope of masculinity and a catalyst for insanity. What we wear, what we eat, what razor we use, high performance chewing gum, go faster shampoo, how we treat women, how we treat ourselves, how we die. I truly believe that masculinity has gone from an evolution of cultural praxis to a disease. I wanted to encourage a conversation about gender roles by writing this song.”

“Samaritans” is the third song to be released from IDLES’s much-anticipated upcoming album “Joy As An Act Of Resistance.” Produced by Space and mixed by Adam Greenspan & Nick Launay (Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kate Bush), The album takes aim at everything from nationalism and immigration to class inequality – all while maintaining a visceral, infectious positivity. Singer Joe Talbot summarises: “This album is an attempt to be vulnerable to our audience and to encourage vulnerability; a brave naked smile in this shitty new world. We have stripped back the songs and lyrics to our bare flesh to allow each other to breathe, to celebrate our differences, and act as an ode to communities and the individuals that forge them. Because without our community, we’d be nothing.”

Read Joe’s full statement on the album’s inspiration and origins here.

Luna Pines band Leeds press shot

Watch the video for album opener “Colossus” 

This autumn, IDLES will embark on their first ever global tour, including their biggest London headliner yet at O2 Forum Kentish Town on 18th October. Their last London headliner, at Heaven, sold out nearly six months in front.

Tickets are on sale now HERE

Watch the video for pro-immigration anthem and current single “Danny Nedelko

IDLES self-released their debut album – ‘Brutalism‘ – last year. That record carried the band to #1 on Spotify’s Viral Chart, they opened for Foo Fighters at the O2, and landed on Loud & Quiet, DIY, CRACK, NME, Dork and Radio 6’s albums of the year lists among others. They’ve performed to fervent audiences at Primavera, Latitude, Reading and Leeds festivals, and were one of the biggest success stories to come out of SXSW this March (“May be the best punk show of its kind I’ve ever witnessed…felt like experiencing something people will be talking about for years to come.” – Austin American Statesmen).

‘Joy as an Act of Resistance.’
Out August 31st on Partisan Records


1. Colossus
2. Never Fight a Man With a Perm
3. I’m Scum
4. Danny Nedelko
5. Love Song
6. June
7. Samaritans
8. Television
9. Great
10. Gram Rock
11. Cry To Me
12. Rottweiler

‘Tour of Joy’ 2018 dates:

11 Sept – Tokyo, JP – Daikanyama Unit
14 Sept – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
15 Sept – Fort Wayne, IN Middle Waves Music Festival
16 Sept – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
17 Sept – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
18 Sept – Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmont
20 Sept –  Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
22 Sept – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
24 Sept – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
25 Sept – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
27 Sept – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
28 Sept – Nashville, TN – The High Watt
29 Sept – St.  Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill Duck Room
01 Oct – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
04 Oct – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theatre
05 Oct – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
06 Oct – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
08 Oct – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
10 Oct – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
16 Oct –  Bristol, UK – SWX
17 Oct – London, UK – Roundhouse *
18 Oct – London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
19 Oct – Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
20 Oct – Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC
23 Oct – Newcastle, UK – Riverside
24 Oct – Leeds, UK – Leeds University Stylus
25 Oct – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
26 Oct – Birmingham, UK – Institute
27 Oct – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
29 Oct – Oxford, UK –  O2 Academy
30 Oct – Lille, FR – L’Aeronef
01 Nov – Brussels, BE – Botanique
02 Nov – Leffinge, NL –  De Zwerver
03 Nov – Dusseldorf, DE – zakk
04 Nov – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
06 Nov – Groningen, NL – VERA
08 Nov – Copenhagen, DK – Loppen
09 Nov – Hamburg, DE – Knust
10 Nov – Leipzig, DE – UT Connewitz
11 Nov – Berlin, DE – SO36
13 Nov – Prague, CZ – Futurum
14 Nov –  Vienna, AT – Flex Cafe
16 Nov – Munich, DE – Ampere
17 Nov – St. Gallen, CH – Palace
18 Nov – Dudingen, CH – Bad Bonn
19 Nov – Zurich, CH – Mascotte
20 Nov – Lausanne, CH – Les Docks
22 Nov – Milan, IT – Circolo Magnolia
23 Nov – Lyon, FR – Epicerie Moderne
24 Nov – Bordeaux, FR – Rock School Barbey
26 Nov – Porto, PT – Hard Club
27 Nov – Lisbon, PT – Lisboa ao Vivo
29 Nov – Madrid, ES – Moby Dick
30 Nov – Barcelona, ES – Razzmatazz
01 Dec – Toulouse, FR – Connexion Live

* Q Awards show with Wolf Alice

More info:

Manic Street Preachers share new single ‘People Give In’

Manic Street Preachers – People Give In – New Single

“’People Give In’ asserts that “people stay strong”, its music box-like guitar line ricocheting anxiously up and down before resolving into a sunburst-through-clouds riff’n’string chorus”   – The Guardian

Manic Street Preachers round off the summer and one of their busiest years to date with a new single and some very special shows.  ‘People Give In’ is the opening track of their latest album ‘Resistance Is Futile’ and is accompanied by a video showing some of the highlights of their touring over 2018.  The band also have been announced to play the Radio 2 ‘Live in Hyde Park’ show in London on 9th September and the Absolute Radio 10th Anniversary Show at Shepherds Bush Empire on 25th September.

Since the release of their first single (‘International Blue’) from their 13th album at the end of 2017 the band have been relentlessly playing and promoting the album.  They played their own headlining arena tour in April and May, performed in Europe with Guns ‘N’ Roses, were chosen my The Cure’s Robert Smith to play the Meltdown Festival in London’s Southbank, appeared at the Isle of Wight Festival amongst many other shows. The singles from the album have dominated the airwaves with all being a-listed across the board including Radio Two, 6Music, Absolute, Radio X and Virgin and they’ve performed on the likes of Later With Jools Holland and The One Show.  The band adorned the cover of Q Magazine and the album received glowing reviews all over the press.

‘Resistance Is Futile’ was received as a classic Manics album and covered topics as diverse as Dylan and Caitlin Thomas, the Hillsborough disaster, David Bowie and the artist Yves Klein and reached No. 2 in the Uk charts on release.

Of ‘People Give In’ Nicky Wire described it as: One of the most open lyrics I’ve ever written. I wouldn’t exactly call it a rallying cry, it’s more about the idea that at least 80% of life is just really mundane so why don’t we all just lower our expectations and try to get to the other side as painlessly as possible. We’re all looking for universal panaceas all the time – if we expected a little less, we’d probably be happier The chorus is “there is no theory of everything/no immaculate conception, no crime to forgive”. If you can’t do any good, do no harm – that’s my fucking motto!”


17 August                  RIZE FESTIVAL, Hyland Park, Chelmsford
18 August                  BEAUTIFUL DAYS, Escot Park, Devon (headline)
9 September           RADIO 2 ‘LIVE IN HYDE PARK, Hyde Park, London
25 September           ABSOLUTE 10TH ANNIVERSARY, Shepherds Bush Empire, London

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Punk Rock band 6 AM Saint release first single Poppin’ Indigo!

Punk Rock band 6 AM Saint release first single Poppin’ Indigo!

We probably know what your thinking, 6 AM what?? But frontman Nathan Fire Jackson has gotten used to people saying that, in fact, it’s kind of fun for him.

Having played in a few Cambridge based bands over the years, most notably alt rock/metal band God Hates Astronauts, Nathan decided to listen to a Fleetwood mac album, and go his own way… (not sorry for the pun).


With the help of James and Joe from pop punk band Asbestos, 6 AM Saint is on the ground and running, and with the release of a brand new single inspired by the likes of Green Day, Misfits, HIM and Ramones, there seems to be a good time in store for anybody up for the ride.

Be sure to check them out at:
Blue Moon Cambridge-Friday 19th October
Cambridge Cornerhouse-Friday 9th November



Vinyl Hunter Recordings- Sun Scream Debut Vinyl EP Release

Vinyl Hunter are delighted to be working with Sun Scream band and launching Vinyl Hunter recordings with Big Red Lazy Sun. EP Vinyl. This is the next chapter in the Vinyl Hunter story and we are keen to share this with everyone who has helped VH on the journey so far

We are ready to let the world know about Sun Scream band but need your help to raise the funds towards the Vinyl Pressing. For a minimum donation of £15 towards our costs you will receive a FREE signed limited edition 1st pressing of Big Red Lazy Sun OR £40 gives you a VIP Lilac edition signed & exclusive access to launch party plus goody bag end extras.

Preorder and donate here:

About the band:
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We are Sun Scream, a Psychedelic Noise Pop band from Suffolk. Our big influences are Tame Impala, Pink Floyd, Thee Oh Sees, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and Black Sabbath.

We are bringing our own brand of Psychedelic Rock to the UK right now that displays its influences, but also crafts its own unique sound.

Our debut EP – Big Red Lazy Sun is mixed and ready to be pressed on Vinyl with Vinyl Hunter Recordings label.The reaction form people so far has been HUGE! A massive mix of Led Zeppelin meets the Beatles on acid.

We have been touring extensively for the past 2 years with shouts outs and interviews on BBC Music Introducing in Suffolk with Graeme Mac and Richard Haugh and interviews with Steve Lamacq BBC Radio 6 music we are set to launch our EP this September with a sneak review of the tracks at this years Lattitude Festival on the Lake Stage.

Listen to two of the five tracks that will feature on the physical release here:

Sun Scream- Sun Scream

Sun Scream- Samsara

War Waves – ‘Sleep’ , the new single

War Waves – ‘Sleep’ , the new single, released 29.06.18

For fans of: Frightened Rabbit, Idlewild and The Gaslight Anthem

“90’s angst may have disappeared from the musical mainstream for a while, but it never left the fragile hearts and nervous minds of many of us. We don’t need a distraction – we need music that listens to us and shares our feeling of disenchantment.

War Waves seemed to come out of nowhere in 2015. Their self-titled record created a modest local buzz but also reached isolated listeners all over the world who were looking for a record just like it. 

War Waves dropped the follow-up single ‘Horses’ in July of 2016 and it was a statement of intent. The full-length “All That We Lack” arrived shortly afterwards and confirmed that this was a band who had lofty goals for their sound and were absolutely capable of reaching them.

Which brings us to now.

‘Sleep’ – the first single lifted from War Wave’s upcoming EP ‘Be Well’ – shows even more maturity from a band that already seemed to bypass a few grades in school.

With ‘All That We Lack’, War Waves found their sound. On ‘Sleep’, the band refines it, upping the ante with more dynamism from the instrumentation and songwriter Marc Newby’s soul-baring lyrics and vocal delivery. 

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This is the type of record you buy, listen to repeatedly and scream it back to the band when seeing it live”.

Adam Darowski (

JOE STRUMMER – 001 – compilation featuring rare and unreleased songs

Ignition Records are proud to announce the release of ‘Joe Strummer 001,’ the first compilation to span Joe Strummer’s career outside of his recordings with The Clash. ‘Joe Strummer 001’ features 32 tracks and includes favourites from his recordings with the 101ers, The Mescaleros, his solo albums, soundtrack work plus 12 previously unreleased songs.
Joe Strummer 001‘ will be released on Friday 28th September and is available to pre order now –  – on the following formats:
  • Limited edition Deluxe Box set: Quadruple heavyweight Vinyl, 7” vinyl single, cassette, 64 page hard backed A4 Note Book, enamel badge, art print, screen print, lyrics, sticker sheet and includes 3 more unreleased tracks (IGN53BOX).
  • Limited edition Deluxe Double CD in 64 page hard backed A4 Note Book with writings, lyrics, photos and sketches taken from Joe’s extensive personal archive (IGNCD53X).
  • Double CD in slipcase (IGNCD53).
  • Quadruple heavyweight Vinyl in slipcase (IGNLP53X).
  • Digital download.
’London Is Burning’ – an alternative/early version of ‘Burnin’ Street’ from Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros final album ‘Streetcore’ – is available now –
All the formats include tracks that have never appeared anywhere before as well as new remasters. Exclusive to all formats is an album of unreleased material including an early demo of ‘This Is England’ entitled ‘Czechoslovak Song/Where Is England,’ a solo demo of ‘Letsagetabitarockin’ recorded in Elgin Avenue in 1975, outtakes from ‘Sid & Nancy’ featuring Mick Jones and unreleased songs ‘Rose Of Erin’, the biographical and mythical recording ‘The Cool Impossible’ and ‘London Is Burning’ one of the last songs Joe recorded.
Punk pioneer, singer, songwriter, recording artist, activist, musical and political inspiration for a generation and mighty diamond Joe Strummer was the most charismatic and passionate front man to emerge from the punk explosion of the late seventies. After Joe’s untimely death in December 2002 it was discovered that he had been quite an archivist of his own work, having barns full of writings and tapes stored in his back garden. There are now over 20,000 items in the Joe Strummer Archive. The archiving of this material and compiling of ‘Joe Strummer 001’ was overseen by Joe’s widow Lucinda Tait and compilation producer Robert Gordon McHarg III.
All tracks were restored and mastered by Grammy Award winner Peter J. Moore at the E. Room in Toronto Canada. On going through cassettes and recording tapes it was discovered that Joe was rather frugal and keen on hiding tracks. On cassettes he would leave 20 minutes between songs. On the 1” 8 track recordings it was discovered there were hidden tracks superimposed onto each other. For example tracks 1-4 were taken by one song and tracks 5-8 by two other songs which were thought when played back to be caused by tape denigration until the tapes went to Peter J Moore who was able to separate one song from another.
The box set has the same content as the CD set and is pressed on audiophile quality 180g vinyl. The box set’s accompanying hard backed book also included in the Deluxe CD features rarely seen and previously unpublished memorabilia from Joe’s personal collection as well as historical press reviews and technical notes about the albums. The slipcase cover of all formats is taken from Joe’s 1990 Californian driving license.
Art directed and designed by Robert Gordon McHarg III who previously worked on the Clash ‘Sound System’ box set with Paul Simonon, the John Cooper Clarke compilation ‘Anthologia’ and curated the Black Market Clash Exhibition.
Gordon says, “The idea behind the 64 page A4 notebook is that it’s done as if Joe had designed it himself, telling his story, an insight into his workings including hand written lyrics with personal notes and scribbles.”
Tracklisting (showing Vinyl side breaks)
1975 101ers from ‘Elgin Avenue Breakdown’
Keys To Your Heart’
1976 101ers from ‘Elgin Avenue Breakdown'(Version 2)
Love Kills’
1986 Joe Strummer from ‘Sid And Nancy’ OST
Tennesse Rain’
1987 Joe Strummer from ‘Walker’ OST
Trash City’
1988 Joe Strummer & Latino Rockabilly War from ‘Permanent Record’ OST
15th Brigade’
1989 Joe Strummer B.side of ‘Island Hopping’
Ride Your Donkey’
1989 Joe Strummer from ‘Earthquake Weather’
Burning Lights’
1990 Joe Strummer from ‘I Hired A Contract Killer’ OST
Afro-Cuban Be-Bop’
1990 The Astro-Physicans from ‘I Hired a Contract Killer’ OST
Sand Paper Blues’
1995 Radar from ‘Sandpaper Blues’ Exhibition
1997 Electric Dog House from ‘Generations 1 (A Punk Look At Human Rights)’
(L-R) Mick Jones and Joe Strummer of the Clash performing at Warfield Theater in California, 2 March 1980.
It’s A Rockin’World’
1998 Joe Strummer from ‘South Park’ OST
Yalla Yalla’
1999 Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros from ‘Rock Art & The X-Ray Style’
X-Ray Style’
1999 Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros from ‘Rock Art & The X-Ray Style’
Johnny Appleseed’
2001 Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros from ‘Global A Go-Go’
Minstrel Boy’
2001 Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros from ‘Black Hawk Down’ OST
Redemption Song’
2002 Joe Strummer with Johnny Cash from ‘Johnny Cash: Unearthed’
Over The Border’
2002 Joe Strummer with Jimmy Cliff from ‘Fantastic Plastic People’
Coma Girl’
2003 Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros from ‘Street Core’
Silver & Gold’
2003 Joe Strummer & Mescaleros from ‘Street Core’
1975 Previously Unreleased Cassette Tape Demo. Recorded at 101 Elgin Avenue.
Joe Strummer: Vocals & Guitar. Julian Yewdall “in September 1975, I finally got Joe to type up his lyrics, along with a rough recording. I then posted these back to myself, and deposited the sealed envelope in my bank’s vault, as this was the easiest way I knew of legally protecting his copyright. Over 30 years later and long after I had closed the account, I came across the forgotten bank receipt amongst some old letters, and on returning to the bank, was amazed and delighted when they handed me back the envelope free of charge.”
Czechoslovak Song’ / ‘Where Is England’
1983 Previously Unreleased 1/2 Inch Tape Master Demo dated August.
Early version of ‘This Is England.’
Joe Strummer: Vocals & Guitar. Paul Simonon: Bass. Pete Howard: Drums.
Pouring Rain’
1984 Previously Unreleased 1 inch 8-track Demo Recorded July 1984.
Joe Strummer: Vocals & Guitar. Paul Simonon: Bass. Pete Howard: Drums.
Mixed by Peter J. Moore 2018
Blues On The River’
1984 July. Previously Unreleased. 1 Inch 8 Track Tape Demo.
Joe Strummer: Vocals & Guitar. Drum Machine.
Mixed by Peter J. Moore 2018
Crying on 23rd’
1986 with The Sooth Sayers. Previously Unreleased. 1/4 Inch Tape.
Produced by Joe Strummer. Outtake from the Alex Cox film ‘Sid & Nancy.
’Joe Strummer: Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Bass. Mick Jones: Guitar. Chris Musto: Drums, Percussion.
2 Bullets’
1986 with Pearl Harbour. Previously Unreleased. 1/4 Inch Tape.
Produced by Joe Strummer. Outtake from ‘Sid & Nancy.’Pearl Harbour: Vocals. Joe Strummer: Rhythm Guitar, Bass. Mick Jones: Guitar. Chris Musto: Drums.
B.J. Cole: Pedal Steel Guitar.
N.B. Both songs were recorded in Kentish Town and are the first recordings of Joe and Mick since ‘Combat Rock.’
When Pigs Fly’
1993 from When Pigs Fly.
Joe Strummer: Vocals & Guitar. Danny Thompson: Bass. Tommy McManamon: Electric Rhythm, Licks Guitar, Spanish Guitar.Terry Williams: Drums. James MacNally: Flute, Piano, Bodhran. Lee Goodall: Saxophone. Steve Warbeck: Accordion. Stuart Gordon: Violin.
Pouring Rain’
1993 from When Pigs Fly
Joe Strummer: Vocals & Guitar. Danny Thompson: Bass. Terry Williams: Drums. Steve Warbeck: Accordion.
Rose Of Erin’
1993 from When Pigs Fly
Joe Strummer: Vocals & Guitar. Danny Thompson: Bass. Terry Williams: Drums. Steve
Warbeck: Accordion. Tommy McManamon: Fuzz Electric Guitar, Rhythm & Slide Guitars James MacNally: Whistle, Piano.
Previously Unreleased. From the Sara Driver film ‘When Pigs Fly’
Transferred from Cassette Tape. Produced by Joe Strummer
Recorded 1993 at Rockfield Studios.
The Cool Impossible’
1993 JS Demo
Previously Unreleased. Recorded 1993 at Rockfield Studios. 2 Inch Tape Multitrack.
Produced by Kosmo Vinyl. Mixed by Peter J. Moore 2018
Joe Strummer: Vocals & Guitar. Danny Thompson: Bass. Aaron Ahmun: Drums. Tommy McManamon: Guitars. James MacNally: Piano.
London Is Burning’
2002 Mescaleros
Previously Unreleased. Recorded 2002. The last song to be discovered for Joe Strummer 001. Reworked into ‘Burning Streets’ on ‘Streetcore’. Originally titled ‘Fire Fighting Street’ and written for Joe’s show at Acton Town Hall for the Fire Brigade Union on November 15th 2002. Produced by Joe Strummer, Martin Slattery & Scott Shields. Joe Strummer: Vocals & Guitar. Scott Shields: Drums, Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Slide Guitar, Synth, BVs. Martin Slattery: Electric Guitar, Chamberlain Strings, Tambourine, BVs.
US North’
1986 JS/Jones from Candy Mountain
Previously Unreleased. Recorded 1986. 1/2 Inch Tape Master. Produced by Mick Jones.
Unused song from the Robert Frank and Rudy Wurlitzer film ‘Candy Mountain’.
Joe Strummer: Vocals, Guitar. Mick Jones: Vocals, Guitars, Bass. Greg Roberts: Drums. Dan Donovan: Keyboards. Felippe Gonzales: Bongos. Xavier Solano: Agogo. Strings played by The Radio Futura Philharmonic Orchestra, Madrid
The Box Set will contain all of the above plus:
This is England‘
1984 July Demo
Previously Unreleased.1 Inch 8 Track Tape Demo.
Joe Strummer: Vocals & Guitar, Paul Simonon: Bass, Pete Howard: Drums.
Mixed by Peter J. Moore 2018
Before We Go Forward’
1984 July Demo
Previously Unreleased. 1 Inch 8 Track Tape Demo.
Joe Strummer: Vocals & Guitar, Paul Simonon: Bass, Pete Howard: Drums.
Mixed by Peter J. Moore 2018
‘U.S. North Basement Demo
Unreleased. Recorded 1986. Discovered in Joe’s cast cupboard.
Joe Strummer & Mick Jones: Vocals, Guitar, Drum Machine
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