No Miracles : The Taboos – ‘Feisty and Ridiculously Fiery’

The Taboos are a three-piece contemporary Indie/Alternative Rock band based in Southern England. Their sound is very diverse, varying from punchy anthem-esque choruses, to catchy and alluring melodic pop.

Officially formed in 2018, they have acquired great live experience after supporting artists such as Nick Grimshaw, Scouting for Girls and Toploader. Their driving and energetic performances earned them regular support slots at prestigious venues in London, such as O2 Academy Islington and Camden Assembly.

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The band currently have 3 singles released, with plenty more up their sleeves. Their latest offering of ‘No Miracles’ marked a big leap forward for the band, being widely viewed as their strongest single to date. The band has clocked over 30,000 Spotify streams on the track so far and received an abundance of support from bloggers and radios.

Listen to ‘No Miracles’ on Spotify

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here: https://open.spotify.com/track/5vyLphqsN1ELljpyTpThPV?si=G6pFh49jSeui1UVtWUC3nA
Or your preferred platform here: https://song.link/i/1477023893

The Taboos are set to release their follow up single ‘Innovative Thinking’ on the 3rd July 2020. The track explores a new experimental realm for the band, whilst sitting very comfortably in line with its predecessors. ‘Innovative Thinking’ has a mixture of expressive layered vocal harmonies, resonating and relatable lyrics, an ocean of dynamic guitar tones and of course… Naughty. Slick. Beats.

The track delves into the challenges of modern technologies and how humanity’s reliance on it allows it to control our existence. It demonstrates the idea that human emotion is decreasing, turning our individual life experiences somewhat robotic, alluding to the idea of humanity’s transformation into being mere sources of information, as opposed to emotive beings.

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This band are a creative force, with an ever-growing and maturing repertoire of unique, stylish hits. 2020 will see the band continue to excel with more releases on the horizon.

“A band again in their infinitary, The Taboos have soared from height to height in 2018 and plan on stopping so time soon. Formed in East London via the ashes of The Rogues; The Taboos rely on heavy indie rock and sliding guitar solos to make their mark. To describe The Taboos in two words? Feisty and ridiculously fiery. They are coming for you…”
-Ella Scott, Gigslutz

You can find them on social media with these links:
Facebook

Twitter
Instagram

And you can find their music here:
Spotify
Apple Music
Youtube 

King Goon release Three Cheers For The Fat Italian followed by album. Hopefully.

THREE CHEERS FOR THE FAT ITALIAN” ‘a joyfully profane ode to

the life of a true hustler’ – is the first single from the

long-awaited and much-delayed debut album from one of South

Wales’ most chaotic and free-wheeling musical acts: the

twelve-legged, many-voiced, sound engineer’s nightmare that is

KING GOON .

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The single (plus 3 extra tracks) will be released on SATURDAY

23RD MAY , with the premiere of the accompanying video clip

occuring at 9pm the same day. The single will be available to

stream/download from all the usual digital capitalist outlets.


When pressed as to the exact nature of their relationship with

the character featured in the song, lyricist and guitarist Joel

Morgan , cryptically replied that, “Giro just got you where you

needed to go, when you needed to get there. That’s all you know

and all you need to know. Loose lips sink ships.”

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The video for the single was put together in lockdown by Goon

drummer, Hywel Griffiths , using the bands huge stash of live

footage, mixed in with a clip of a mysterious figure staging a

pitch invasion at Anfield, sometime in the 1980’s. The intro

scene of the video is a dream sequence, apparently, “with no

basis in reality whatsoever, regardless of what you might

personally feel it may or may not imply, your honour.”

The full album, the increasingly appropriately named “ADMIT

NOTHING! DENY EVERYTHING! LIE! LIE! LIE!” , will – barring an

apocalyptic event (current odds: 12 to 1) – be released later

this summer on vinyl, cd and online, featuring 12 tracks of Goon

goodness and accompanying artwork by Swansea-based artist and

illustrator, S.O.K.

Single Launch Saturday May 23rd
live on Facebook – details here
https://www.facebook.com/events/251485935908821

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https://www.facebook.com/kinggoonpage/

Digital Resistance – a fiercely political band from Cardiff.

Digital Resistance is a fiercely political band from Cardiff.

It was formed in 2019 by left-wing academics who view music as a platform for their anti-establishment messages, and whose friendship comes through bonding on issues of human rights and social justice.

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The band brings the same intense energy of their live performance into the recording studio, and that is particularly true in new songs such as Pillars of Oppression.

Their newest release, Pale Blue Dot, deals with the plague of fascism as it persist through the decades; the music video is complementary to the issues dealt in the lyrics, you can check it for yourself here:

You can listen free here:
https://soundcloud.com/digital_resistance
(also available in all streaming platforms if you prefer)

Links
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/digitalresistanceband/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/digitalResistance/

Kulk release fuzzy, loud and raw album ‘Here Lies Kulk’

Kulk release fuzzy, loud and raw album ‘Here Lies Kulk’

Barrage of noise rock attacking on all fronts.” – Echoes and Dust

Savage noise is utterly thrilling.” – Outline

So formidable you could easily mistake them for an entire orchestra of the world’s most pissed off noise rock musicians.” – Generation Magazine

Kulk’s new debut LP ‘Here Lies Kulk’ is heavy and noise filled, falling somewhere between The Melvins and Fuzz.

The album will launch early June.

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This album sees Suffolk based duo, Jade Ashleigh and Thom Longdin, better known as Kulk move away from faster hard rock riffs to something more doom infused. It’s equally chaotic as it is constant. There’s great weight in the barrages of guitar and drum blows that are only pierced by the distorted guttural screams.

Themetically the album explores topics of morality, conflict and rawness.

They’re not to be missed at their live shows either with energy that could bring down the roof and noise that actually does, you can expect a brutal and sweaty show of power. Kulk have begun carving a path for their first monolithic sonic step.

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The album was recorded at Rum Records locally in Ipswich on half inch tape in true fuzz style with the band taking an active roll in the production of the album.

“Making this record has been about simplicity, in its rawness and rudimental nature. Sometimes the most complicated thing is how simply it comes together.” Jade

Coverage of their acclaim has since come from Outline, Anti-Despair Machine, Echoes and Dust, and Down The Front Media, with radio plays from IORadio, BBC Introducing Suffolk and Future Radio as well as Steve Lamacq (BBC 6 Music).

Live shows Off the Beaten Track tour with Fierce Panda and Odd Box promotions (Norwich, Ipswich, Cambridge, Colchester & London) POSTPONED

Kulk also recently appeared on the acerbic anti government charity track ‘They Want Us to Die’ along with fellow Bury St Edmunds heroes Gaffa Tape Sandy, B.U.H and Tundra.

Links

kulkband@gmail.com

http://www.kulk.bandcamp.com

http://www.facebook.com/kulkband/

http://www.instagram.com/kulkband/

https://twitter.com/kulkband http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3gNBwhCpsSXW6wHE3kGR1

JACK CITY ROCKERS : Swansea Bands Unite on Charity Single

JACK CITY ROCKERS:
SWANSEA BANDS BANDICOOT, HELEN LOVE, NEWS FROM NOWHERE, WHITE RIOT AND DTT JOIN GAFFA TAPE SANDY, TUNDRA AND MORE FOR CHARITY SINGLE “WE ARE FLEX BOB-OMB”

We’re very excited to announce the recent guerrilla release from legendary Swansea-based indie label R*E*P*E*A*T by collectives of Swansea and Bury St Edmunds and musicians, including Bandicoot, Gaffa Tape Sandy, Helen Love, Tundra, and White Riot, to raise money for local charities battling poverty.

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BorisBorisBorisOutOutOut was recorded by Swansea-based supergroup Jacks City Rockers, featuring members of Bandicoot, Helen Love, Creature Sound, DTT, News From Nowhere and White Riot, plus R*E*P*E*A*T Records’ label boss/promoter/writer/outright hero Rosey. It was recorded and mixed by Allen Chambers at Creature Sound, a community venue that offers valuable outreach work for the homeless but which finds itself threatened by the current crisis. The message of its 3 chord 2 minute riotous yelling and yelping is clear, concise and to the point.

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“…and if that means some pensioners die, too bad” – Dominic Cummings

They Wants Us To Die
‘They Want Us To Die’ was written in the aftermath of December 2019’s bitter, shameful and not a little embarrassing General Election. It was performed collaboratively by Tundra with Gaffa Tape Sandy, B.U.H, Kulk and Seymour Quigley of Bury St Edmunds peerless legends Horse Party and Miss Black America.

‘They Want Us To Die’ is a three-minute explosion of rampaging garage-punk that sees band members hurling invective at political polarisation, the DWP’s victimisation of vulnerable people, the underfunding and dismantling of the NHS, homelessness, the gender pay gap, illegal wars, the lie of austerity, the media’s complicity in spreading misinformation, the rise of nationalism and xenophobia, and weaponised false nostalgia. The track has been given horrific new resonance by the current health emergency, to which the UK Government’s preferred course of action was to allow the old and vulnerable to die in order to protect the economy.

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“A discordant nation with no direction/Led by donkeys, led by mules” – B.U.H

‘We Are Flex-Bob-Omb’ is available now on all streaming platforms. As a launch party isn’t currently possible, the bands will use the single’s release as an opportunity to encourage people to donate much-needed food and/or money to their local food banks and shelters.

“They’ll leave us for dead in austerity ditches” – Gaffa Tape Sandy

Preorder the flexi here

https://repeatfanzine.bandcamp.com/album/we-are-flex-bob-omb

A limited edition 7″ blue flexi single release of ‘They Want Us To Die’ will follow in May, featuring artwork by acclaimed illustrator Russell Taysom (who recently masterminded an incredible animated video for ‘Never Trust A Man With A Perm’ by Idles). The flexi should be available via mail order only from the R*E*P*E*A*T Records Bandcamp page at www.repeatfanzine.bandcamp.com, and all profits will be split between Gatehouse Food Bank in Bury St Edmunds and Creature Sound in Swansea (who provide much-needed outreach work in the city).

http://www.repeatfanzine.co.uk

 

Daniel Zeichner MP and Imam join with Stand Up to Racism to counter racism caused by COVID 19 epidemic

Cambridge Stand Up to Racism

Daniel Zeichner MP and Imam join with Stand Up to Racism to counter racism caused by COVID 19 epidemic.

Statement also signed by scores of councillors, musicians, trade unionists and representatives of community groups.

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Cambridge Stand Up to Racism, along with MP Daniel Zeichner and Imam M Amir Karim from Cambridge mosque, have issued a statement against racist scapegoating which has occurred in the current crisis. In so doing, we want to undercut the racist abuse of all BAME people. Donald Trump ’s outrageous removal of funding to the WHO on the grounds that they have not blamed China for the spread of the virus is likely to worsen the abuse towards people of Chinese origin or appearance which has already been reported to have taken place in local shops and supermarkets. Furthermore we also want to undercut the Islamophobic misinformation that has been circulated in some areas, and the appalling appearance of swastikas in Ely.

Far from being to blame for the current situation, those of BAME and migrant backgrounds are actually much more likely to die than others, due to their essential role in our public services, and the fact that they are not being provided with sufficient PPE or testing.

The wide support for the statement shows that the vast majority of Cambridge people value diversity and abhor prejudice. We intend to go on from this to organise a public online meeting with Daniel Zeichner, representatives from the mosque and other interested organisations to continue our efforts to stand up to racism. We ask all members of the Cambridge and Cambridgeshire community to stand with us, and with all those in our community who maybe singled out for racist abuse. When people are ill and dying, suffering grief and the pain of losing those whom they love, it is vital that all of us unite and Stand Up To Racism.

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The statement reads

“We stand in solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters at this very difficult time. The current crisis risks bringing an increase in racist incidents, as scapegoats are sought for the epidemic. Far from being responsible for spreading the virus, Muslims and other minorities have been at the forefront of fighting it, and we applaud their efforts and mourn for those who have died while

seeking to keep us all safe. The best way to defeat COVID 19 is for us all to work together, and we call on the government to lift the hostile environment which makes such cooperation more difficult.”

Cambridge Stand Up to Racism

Supported by Daniel Zeichner MP and Imam M. Amir Karim Cambridge Mosque

Cllr Lewis Herbert Leader Cambridge City Council, James Youd, Unite Branch Secretary + East Chesterton Labour Branch Organiser, Jeremy Benstead, Anna Smith – City Councillor Romsey Ward & deputy leader Cambridge City Council, Niamh Sweeney NEU National Executive, Andrew “Ozzy” Osborne Chair Unite Engineering, Manufacturing and Steel regional industrial sector committee for London & Eastern, Stephen Lintott Evergreen Elfins, Woodcraft Folk group co-ordinator, Tom Lord, Dave Baigent – City Councillor Romsey Ward, Dan Ratcliffe, Chair Arbury branch Labour Party, Shelagh Kavanagh NEU Cambs. Health and safety officer, Geoff Webb PCS 5 Shires HMRC and personal case worker, Noel Kavanagh – Cambridgeshire County Councillor Romsey Ward, Sophie Barnett – Cambridge City Councillor Romsey Ward (Labour), Colin StumbleCol Merry Musician + City Council manager, Steve Sweeney, NUJ Morning Star FoC, Rune Holm, Unite LE/7355E Cambridge Engineering, Chris McCabe, Unite Community member, Paula Downes – Romsey Labour Party , Nick Parker, Cottenham branch, The Labour party, Co-op Party, UNITE [UCATT] Member , Cambridge Fans United – co-ordinator of CFU/ CUFC audio description service., Bruce Moreton-cox PCS rep, James White – musician, Asa Benstead Steward , Unison Cambs County Branch, Eddie Stadnik, Chief Executive Officer, Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum (CECF), Glenys Williams, secretary KH Branch Labour Party, Dave Kennington. Co-chair and Labour Party Link Officer for Unison – Cambridge University Hospitals Branch , Peter Ross, Unite rep, Lesley Sebastiani, union rep, Debbie Epstein – Cambridge CLP Disability Officer, Peter Monaghan Chair Ucu Eastern & Home Counties Regional Committe & Co- Chair Cambridge Trades Council , Richard Allday – Unite Executive Council member London & Eastern region territorial seat, Jodi Dunne, Harlow Labour Party councillor for Bush Fair, Dan Ellis, Chair CRRC (Cambridge Refugee Resettlement Campaign), James Murray-White, filmmaker /writer/activist, Elizabeth Pettit, Vice-Chair (Meetings) SE Cambs Labour Party. Jenny Douglas Unite Executive Council LGBT+ seat, Jeremy Caddick, Cambridge Green Party MP candidate, Naomi Bennett, Cambridge Abbey Greens Coordinator, Elisabeth Whitebread and Mark Slade, Cambridge Green Party Convenors, Rich Rippin, Chair – Romsey BLP, Unite LE/1111 Housing Workers , Dr Jocelynne A. Scutt Labour County Councillor for Arbury, Matt Kelly and Gary Woolley ( Kelly & Woolley folk duo), Cllr Claire Richards , County Councillor for Castle Division, Philippe Harari – Assistant Secretary Cambridgeshire District NEU, Louise Crook – President Cambridgeshire District NEU, Shelagh Kavanagh – H&S Officer Cambridgeshire District NEU, Iman ibn Tahaikt – Committee member Cambridgeshire District NEU Jon Duveen District Secretary and Joint Branch Secretary Cambridgeshire District National Education Union, Ian Beeby, Unite Barton Branch, Anna Gordon Unite rep (NIAB branch) , Jill Eastland, Artists’ Union England NEC,Cllr Gerri Bird, Labour City Cllr for East Chesterton,Anne Alexander UCU, Hugo Leal UCU

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People can join the campaign by emailing standuptoracism.cambridge@gmail.com or looking at our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CambridgeSUTR/

Swansea Stand Up to Racism Statement

Swansea Stand Up to Racism Press Release

Lord Peter Hain, Geraint Davies MP, Mike Hedges AM and Swansea Stand Up to Racism unite to counter racism caused by COVID 19 epidemic.

* Statement also signed by over scores of councillors, musicians, trade unionists and representatives of community groups.

* Statement given added urgency by recent racist incidents in Swansea.

They called me f**king Chinese… I haven’t been treated like that before in my life time. Disgusting! … Can’t believe it happens in Swansea” – victim of incident in Swansea shop

I stand in solidarity with BAME communities at this very unpredictable and difficult time” – Geraint Davies MP

I am very happy to add my name to this statement” – Lord Peter Hain

SUTR Swansea

Swansea Stand Up to Racism, along with MP Geraint Davies, AM Mike Hedges and Lord Peter Hain, have issued a statement against the racist scapegoating which has occurred in the current Covid19 crisis. In so doing, we want to challenge the racist abuse of people of Chinese origin that has been reported in a few local shops, the Islamophobic misinformation that has been circulated in some areas and all prejudice against migrants and minorities. Far from being to blame for the current situation, those of BAME and Migrant backgrounds are actually bearing its brunt, and are much more likely to die than others, due to their essential role in our public services, and the fact that they are not being provided with sufficient PPE or testing. The wide support for the statement shows that the vast majority of Swansea people value diversity and abhor prejudice. We intend to go on from this to organise a public online meeting with local public figures, community groups and other interested organisations to continue our efforts to stand up to racism.


The statement reads

“We stand in solidarity with BAME communities at this very difficult time. The current crisis risks bringing an increase in racist incidents, particularly­ against Muslim and Chinese people, as scapegoats are sought for the epidemic. Far from being responsible for spreading the virus, BAME people have been at the forefront of fighting it, and these communities are suffering disproportionately. We call on the government to take seriously their responsibilities to keep these vital workers safe. The best way to defeat COVID 19 is for us all to work together; to do this the government should lift the hostile environment which makes such cooperation more difficult.”

Swansea Stand Up to Racism

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supported by

Lord Peter Hain, Geraint Davies MP, Mike Hedges AM, Councillor Louise Gibbard – Dunvant Ward (Personal Capacity – PC), Cllr Gloria Tanner – Mynyddbach ward (PC), YenYen Lai, Trustee of Chinese In Wales Association, Cllr Peter Black Lord Mayor of the City and County of Swansea (PC), Chris Evans, Swansea and Gower Green Party chairperson and Parliamentary candidate, Julie James AM for Swansea West , Cllr Alex Harris – Rest Bay ward Porthcawl and Treasurer of Bridgend Green Party,  Kevin Child – Director Student Services Swansea University, Zoe Gealy –  engagement officer for the National waterfront museum,  Deb Wozencraft Member Pioneer Co-ordinator with the Co-op Group, Gordon Gibson – Chair of Swansea West Constituency Labour Party, Louise Sian Gibbard – secretary of Swansea West Constituency Labour Party, Damon Peters – CWU Rep, Swansea Parcel Force, Sunil Patel – Show Racism the Red Card, Tamasree Mukhopadhyay OBE KIRAN, Rocio Cifuentes – Chief Executive of EYST Wales, Kay Denyer – Race Council Cymru, Shahien Taj OBE – Henna Foundation, Maria Mesa – Women connect first, Matthew Shephard -Communications Officer, Swansea Council UNISON, Charlotte Davies – Business & Communications Director at Swansea MAD, Martin Chapman – Co Environment Officer Swansea Council Unison, Ann Cooke Member of St James Church Uplands and Churches Together Swansea, Karen Williams, Learning and Development Officer, Carmarthenshire Unison(PC), Nimisha Trivedi – Carmarthenshire Unison International Officer,  Dafydd Williams – Secretary and Vice-chairman of Swansea West Plaid Cymru, Dr Geraint Havard, Plaid Cymru Swansea East assembly and parliamentary candidate, Lauren James – Wales Green Party Deputy Leader, Les Woodward – former National Convenor Remploy Trade Union Consortium,Cllr Lesley Walton Townhill Ward, Swansea, Claire Thomas Policy and Research officer Bevan Foundation. Pete Northcott Volunteer skipper on Copper Jack, operated by the Swansea Community Boat Trust, Cllr Peter Jones, Cllr Mo Sykes, Jenny Roberts, 

 

Helen Love – musician, Patrick Jones- poet, Tim Evans – Live Poets Swansea, Rhoda Thomas -Live Poets Swansea, Richard Rose (R*E*P*E*A*T Records Swansea), White Riot (band), Rhys Underdown (Bandicoot – band), Billy Pip Stillman (Bandicoot – band), Tom Emlyn (News from Nowhere – band), Kaz and Allen Chambers – Creature Sound music venue Swansea, Heather Booker – author, Sam Walters – musician, Two Til Twelve (band), The Sandinistas (band), Swanscene Magazine, Hywel Griffiths – King Goon (band), Samantha Mansi (poet), Hayley Paultyn – musician, Heather Booker – poet, Carwyn Mogford and Deiniol Lewis – DTT (band), Jangly Mark – singer

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Wendy Smith, Sarah Kostromin, John Angle, Rhiannon Wall, Bin Li, Sarah Coles, Sammie George Mulcahy, Emma Breeze, Alexandra Sardani, Julie Hurst, Rae Osborne, Chelsea Hishon, Gareth Hicks, Helen Snooks, Ben Evans, Jill Oke, Hannah Buddle, Anna Thomas, Nikki Nain, Lesley Marshall, Natalie Bowden, Chris Poote, Claire Sinnott, Sian Denty, Pamela Dineen, Patience Bentu, Gloria Owens,  Eifion Lewis, Gracie Richards, Gracie Jones, Sally McDonald, Jose Hernan Cifuentes, Rhiannon Lewis, Thomas Jaynes, Anna Barratt, Joolz Stewart, Juliette Georges, Laura Crawley, Gareth Burn, David Toft Chair of Autistic Spectrum Employment Support CIC, Nathan Laurence, Margaret Woods, Pete Northcott, Yotin Wallace, David Cardwell, Julia Macaulay, Amelia Loxton, Clary Sage, Jules Fielding, Sam John Murphy, Gareth Thomas, Hilary and Tom Jenkins, Andy Rees, Sue Hagerty, Alison Richards, Elynedd Dyton, Charlotte Davies, Chris Russell, Helen Lynch, William T George,  H. Sisuvie, Christian Sayers, Iesha Llewellyn, Lisa Marie Mcknight, Kate Mayer, Gonzalo Silvestre, Fran Goodman, Lynne Emilivna, Dawn Barton, Nerys Craig, Pete Harding, Alison Bennewith, Jules Fielding, Rebecca Lowe, Julie Jones, Sabina Price, Gaynor Sullivan, Moira Connell,  Kathy Oakwood, Megan Sampson, Neil Watkins, Neil Watkins, James Andrews, Fred Fitton, Roshina Ilyas, Jessica Pitman, Kemba Hadaway–Morgan – Social Worker, Jimmy Wingman, Julia Davis-Coombs, Peter Jones, Patricia Jones, Vrsam Basha, Justin Andersen, Vanessa Howard, Tony Beddow, John Dickinson, Andrea Stewart, Jane Elliott, Julie Winter, Cari Jones, Hannah Lawson, Anne Roszkowski, Sally Woodward, Paul Elliott, John Pitans, Se Yor, Moses Hookway, Rhiannydd Burn Andrews, Robin Kilvington, Tanya Rees, Emily Reed, Jackie Cooper, Sarah Ayres, Rajmin Begum, Derek J Beaver, Sian Jones, Kathy Jones, Efa Ashman, Angie Squires, Seren Davies, Erica Thomas, Gail Nicholas, Cindy Athena Jenkins, Emma Gwynnett-Davies, Sam Edwards, Deb Wozencraft, Rachel Beckett, Sarah Moghaddam,  Maripaz Felton, Jennifer Williams, Melanie Tulaya Edwards , Brian John Smith, Ceri Deane Richardson, Kelly Wearing, Suzy Richards, Melody Chan, Laura Picand, Fiona Williams, Izzy Guest, Diane Jamez, Debra White, Rachel Beckett, Ceri Davies,, Sandra Richards, Hayley Purcell, Oliver Flatt-James, Sara Faye

 

April 17th 2020

People can get involved in the work of Swansea Stand Up to Racism via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/sutrswansea/ or by emailing standuptoracismswansea@gmail.com

TUNDRA, GAFFA TAPE SANDY, B.U.H, KULK AND MORE UNITE FOR CHARITY SINGLE

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We’re very excited to announce that on Wednesday 8th April 2020, legendary Cambridge/Swansea-based indie label R*E*P*E*A*T Records released a new single by a collective of Bury St Edmunds bands (including Tundra, Gaffa Tape Sandy, B.U.H and Kulk) to raise money for their local food bank.

“A discordant nation with no direction/Led by donkeys, led by mules” – B.U.H

Written in the aftermath of December 2019’s bitter, shameful and not a little embarrassing General Election, ‘They Want Us To Die’ is a three-minute explosion of rampaging garage-punk that sees band members hurling invective at political polarisation, the DWP’s victimisation of vulnerable people, the underfunding
and dismantling of the NHS, homelessness, the gender pay gap, illegal wars, the lie of austerity, the media’s complicity in spreading misinformation, the rise of nationalism and xenophobia, and weaponised false nostalgia. Given horrific new resonance by the current health emergency – to which the UK Government’s course of action so far has been to ignore the growing crisis for as long as possible, reject outright schemes
which would have provided the NHS with ventilators and essential equipment in order to hand contracts to their friends, fail to protect NHS staff with adequate testing and PPE, and tell constant, barefaced lies about the reasons for their failures – ‘They Want Us To Die’ was released digitally on Wednesday 8th April across all streaming platforms. As a launch party isn’t currently possible, the bands will use the single’s release as an opportunity to encourage people to donate much-needed food and/or money to their local food banks.

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“They’ll leave us for dead in austerity ditches” – Gaffa Tape Sandy

‘They Want Us To Die’ was written and performed collaboratively by Tundra with Gaffa Tape Sandy, B.U.H, Kulk and Seymour Quigley (Horse Party/Miss Black America), and recorded by Jamie Robertson (Sun Scream/Bad Stone). The sleeve artwork was donated by acclaimed illustrator Russell Taysom (who recently masterminded an incredible animated video for ‘Never Trust A Man With A Perm’ by Idles). Two accompanying videos (by Gaffa Tape Sandy’s Catherine Lindley-Neilson, and Kulk’s Jade Ashleigh Squires) will be unveiled shortly. You can stream and embed the track via the R*E*P*E*A*T Records Soundcloud page right here:

 

“…and if that means some pensioners die, too bad” – Dominic Cummings

A limited edition 7″ blue flexi single release of ‘They Want Us To Die’ will follow in May via mail order from the R*E*P*E*A*T Records Bandcamp page at http://www.repeatfanzine.bandcamp.com. The flexi will feature an additional track by Swansea-based supergroup Jack City Rockers and all profits will be split between
Gatehouse Food Bank in Bury St Edmunds and Creature Sound in Swansea (who provide much-needed outreach work in the city).

You can find out more about Gatehouse Foodbank and Creature Sound on their websites:
http://www.gatehouse.org.uk http://www.creaturesound.com

It goes without saying that everyone involved with this project (recorded several weeks ago) wishes a quick and complete recovery to all those suffering from COVID 19, regardless of how their actions or inactions may have made the situation worse. The entire motivation of this release is that we all deserve to live in a world where everyone’s health and wellbeing is valued.

http://www.repeatfanzine.co.uk

English/Slovak duo Craggy Collyde release new album

‘Wrapped up in Ribbons’ is the new six song mini album from English/Slovak duo Craggy Collyde, based in Brno in the Czech Republic.
Inviting talented friends into the process, the new album takes a step further from their 2018 single ‘Sorry Now’, expressing their creative intensity as the album moves throughout a range of sounds, always detailing a glorious mix of noise and melodies wrapped in songs of love, loss and hangovers.
Mixing their love of various creative influences, they have made something that explores the boundaries of alternative rock and roll whilst always retaining an uncompromising and intense energy.
Due to the current situation with the coronavirus, the planned tour to promote the album has been postponed until a later date. However, the music is available now across all the usual platforms, and will be released on 10″ vinyl later this year.
Apple Music:
And subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Craggynet

NED’S ATOMIC DUSTBIN ANNOUNCE SPECIAL 30TH ANNIVERSARY ‘INGREDIENTS 30’ SHOWS

The Ingredients EP (Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, EP) album cover

NED’S ATOMIC DUSTBIN
ANNOUNCE SPECIAL 30TH ANNIVERSARY ‘INGREDIENTS 30’ SHOWS

Returning to where it all began, NED’S ATOMIC DUSTBIN have announced two special shows at Stourbridge Town Hall for this coming December, with two at London Dingwalls the week prior.

It has been over 30 years since Ned’s Atomic Dustbin recorded their debut release, The Ingredients EP, just a few hundred yards from Stourbridge Town Hall. Although reunited since 2008, this will be the first time the original 5-member line-up have played in Stourbridge since 1988 and the first time they have played Dingwalls, their first London headline and sell-out, since 1990.

Friday 27th November – London Dingwalls
Saturday 28th November – London Dingwalls
Friday 4th December – Stourbridge Town Hall
Saturday 5th December – Stourbridge Town Hall

Singer Jonn Penney says:
“Looks like we’re finally coming home! 30 years since we released The Ingredients EP we’re finally going to get to play the songs in Stourbridge. It’s a homecoming that has been a long time coming (and Rat will probably remind us all again that he’s from Sedgley not Stourbridge!) but I think 30 years is long enough to leave it. We can’t wait to play the town hall – it’ll feel like a new venue to us because it’s been such a long time!”

Released in April 1990, The Ingredients EP was the first of three releases by the band for Birmingham based Chapter 22 Records.  Songs from this EP were instrumental in claiming their earliest UK audiences and subsequently a global audience that added up to a million album sales. Arguably most significant is ‘Grey Cell Green’ which won over fans on early UK tours with The Wonder Stuff, Pop Will Eat Itself and Jesus Jones. On release of their debut album ‘God Fodder’, ‘Grey Cell Green’ became a hit on US college radio and gained rotation on MTV helping the band crack the States

“It seems so weird now to think that we wrote Grey Cell Green so early on – we were still just boys and we had no idea that we would ever even release a record at the time. That particular song seems to have defined us well before our ‘hits’ like Kill Your Television, Happy and Intact got written.”

Along with fellow Stourbridge bands Pop Will Eat Itself and The Wonder Stuff, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin were part of the ‘Stourbridge’ scene that emerged in the late 80’s. The band’s twin bass guitar line-up gave them a distinctive sound that quickly enabled them to build up a live reputation across the globe, earning top spots at festivals such as Glastonbury and Reading.

In April 1990, as national media were beginning to take notice, their first taste of television came in the form of an interview for a show called ‘Transmission’ after soundcheck at their first London headline show at Dingwalls in Camden Town.  The interview captured the excitement and unease of the band just before the EPs release, with no idea if they would sink or swim. Their fears unfounded, the band’s ascent into the UK music scene was underway and, with three Indie-chart-topping records under their belts, they signed to Sony Music and notched up appearances on Top Of The Pops and The Word. Then, after three albums and a final show in New York, the band called it a day in 1995.

So, in 2020 Ned’s Atomic Dustbin will be playing the London shows first, before returning home back to their roots – the reverse of their emergence in 1990!

The band are promising a different set each night in London and in Stourbridge to include all tracks from ‘The Ingredients EP’ interspersed with tracks from throughout their catalogue.

50 limited-edition show-specific t-shirt and ticket packages will be available for each show – first come, first served!


Tickets will be onsale 9am Thursday 9th April

Presale 9am Tuesday 7th April
(including ltd edition Tee bundles)
https://www.seetickets.com/tour/ned-s-atomic-dustbin?pre=nadpre

General admission £25 + booking fee
Ltd edition T-Shirt bundle £50 + booking fee
(Limited to 50 per show)

Friday 27th November – London Dingwalls
https://www.seetickets.com/event/ned-s-atomic-dustbin/dingwalls-camden/1525095
Saturday 28th November – London Dingwalls
https://www.seetickets.com/event/ned-s-atomic-dustbin/dingwalls-camden/1525109
Friday 4th December – Stourbridge Town Hall
https://www.seetickets.com/event/ned-s-atomic-dustbin/stourbridge-town-hall/1525113
Saturday 5th December – Stourbridge Town Hall
https://www.seetickets.com/event/ned-s-atomic-dustbin/stourbridge-town-hall/1525122