Punk legend TV SMITH releases new single “Never Again Until The Next Time”

Punk legend TV SMITH releases new single “Never Again Until The Next Time”

New album ‘Land Of The Overdose’ out September 14, 2018

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TV Smith has just released the second single from his new studio album “Land Of The Overdose” which will be released by JKP, the label of German outfit Die Toten Hosen on September 14, 2018.

Hear “Never again Until The Next Time” here:

Described as “one of the most important political songwriters in the U.K”, TV Smith comments on what drove him to make the new record:

“It’s been a long journey from 1977. I used to think that punk rock was a one-off protest movement, but sadly now in 2018 there is even more to protest about. The punk spirit lives on. In “Land Of The Overdose” I’ve tried to sum up everything I feel about what’s wrong with the world and what we can do about it. The only compensation for me about the awful state we find ourselves in is that it’s inspired me to come up with some of the best songs I’ve ever written. I hope this album sends out a positive message that if we recognise the problems in the world things can start to change for the better, and that music can be a force for the good.”

Hear previous single “No Hope Street” here: https://open.spotify.com/track/0Qk3zdAZeZoKzlBIcJqfor?si=P7ISl9zjR6KQQ6QOoxIrVw

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TV Smith – Land Of The Overdose” (JKP)

Track listing

01. No Control
02. We Stand Alone
03. Land Of The Overdose
04. Satellites
05. Keys To The World
06. Green Zone
07. No Hope Street
08. Never Again Until The Next Time
09. Sunny Side Up
10. File It Under Not My Problem
11. Written Out
12. Last Lost Sheep

Pre-order the album here: http://smarturl.it/wu4bx7

TV Smith will be back out on the road again which started with an hour long set on the Almost Acoustic stage at Rebellion Festival on August 2, 2018 and then out on the road over the next few months.

“Land Of The Overdose 2018” Tour

15.09.2018 (UK) Sourton – The Highwayman
21.12.2018 (UK) Leicester – Duffy‘s Bar
22.12.2018 (UK) Manchester – Star & Garter
19.01.2019 (UK) Worcester – Marr‘s Bar
20.01.2019 (UK) Nottingham – Foremans

More info on TV Smith

TV Smith was one of the first stars of the London punk scene. Today he is considered one of the most important political songwriters in the U.K. In the last year alone he played more than 130 concerts. In these days of Brexit, Boris and Trump, people need his voice more than ever.

Try and place TV Smith in the musical landscape of 2018 and you’ll probably end up somewhere between Frank Turner and Billy Bragg. Tim Smith, as his friends know him, started his career as a singer in the Adverts, one of the early stars of the London punk scene in 1977, and since then has established himself as the irrepressible voice of the underdog. At 62 years old he has become one of the most important songwriters Britain has produced. His mission, as he sees it, is to comment on his broken country, to hold political and corporate power to account, and to criticise inequality and social division.

TV Smith writes and sings about a superficial world where we are “virtually” more connected than ever, but at the same time feel more and more isolated. In an age where discussion and debate are discouraged, he continues to ask the pertinent questions. Rather than sounding negative, his songs put forward an optimistic and positive viewpoint. His attitude is: it’s time to stop complaining and start doing something about it.

TV Smith has that rare ability to write protest songs that on first listen don’t come across as protest songs. He describes the big issues in terms of small details. He can play the snotty-nosed punk equally as well as the traditional balladeer storyteller. What stands out is his authenticity, which has a lot to do with the fact that he has been on the road for so long, seen so much, and tackles his subject matter so unflinchingly. In these times of political chaos, voices like his are more important than ever.

The clubs are dying out, the cost of housing has hit the roof, and the politicians are at each other’s throats. We should be glad that there are still a few artists who are prepared to make a stand and speak out. TV Smith has been commenting on the lack of integrity in the British political system long before it hit the headlines. In some period’s political comment falls on deaf ears, but in these “days of distress” – as Smith terms it – songs about the real world are back on the agenda.

TV Smith’s new studio album “Land Of The Overdose” will be released by JKP, the label of German superstars Die Toten Hosen. Seventeen years ago the band recorded and released an entire studio album with him – “Useless: The Very Best Of TV Smith” – something they have never done with any other artist. His new work is awaited with particular anticipation this time around. Thanks to Brexit, Trump & co., the recent political landscape has changed beyond all recognition – rich pickings for Smith’s brand of songwriting.

Campino (Die Toten Hosen): “We’ve known since 1977 that TV Smith is one of the best songwriters in the music scene. His songs are more important than ever in the current political situation. We respect him for sticking to his guns and fighting incessantly for equality and social justice. As soon as we heard his new songs we knew that “Land Of The Overdose” had to come out on our label.”
TV Smith spends his life travelling to gigs, and plays a huge amount of concerts – more than 130 in 2017 alone, and in 34 countries so far at the last count. He says that in the past couple of years he often gets the feeling that the world has gone mad: “Wherever I go I meet people who think completely differently to their political leaders, but whose feelings and aspirations are being ignored,” he says. Back in England between tours he started to write and record a batch of new songs based on his experiences and observations. “Land Of The Overdose” is his seventeenth album of new material, and in true D.I.Y. style the first that he has played and recorded completely on his own. His punk roots are evident in every groove. The album was produced by fellow countryman Jon Caffery, renowned for his work with Sex Pistols, Einsturzende Neubauten and Die Toten Hosen among many others.

The opening track has barely begun before TV Smith starts to ask the big questions: “Do you remember when you had a voice? Do you remember when you had a vote?” In another new song, “We Stand Alone,” he makes an illuminating diagnosis: “The pubs get closed/The future’s unknown/Our only hope for salvation/And escape from isolation/Is to fight our way outside our comfort zone.” And in an age where we are defined by Facebook algorithms, Smith succinctly sums up the situation in “Green Zone”: “Spy on what I buy/How I vote, what I wear/Put me in your algorithm/I don’t care/I know you’re watching me/I’m watching you too/And what did you do?”

Before TV Smith started performing as a solo artist he had already lived through more than most musicians could ever hope to experience. His band The Adverts was one of the driving forces of the London punk rock scene. His song “Gary Gilmore’s Eyes” was one of the biggest punk rock hits of the era. In Germany, his connection with Die Toten Hosen has brought him a large fanbase, thanks to their album together and his tireless touring. Occasionally when he plays in Germany his old friend Vom Ritchie – the English drummer of the Hosen – sits in on drums and the duo adopt the name TVOM.

Forty years after founding his career in the heady days of the Sex Pistols and The Damned, TV Smith’s story is far from over. He is still one of the most observant and artistic chroniclers of the changes in society and their impact on ordinary people’s lives. And one thing is clear: as long as there is inequality and a lack of true values in the world in general – and his country in particular – TV Smith will continue to sing about the “Land Of The Overdose.”

http://www.tvsmith.com/
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Vulgarians Share new single & UK dates

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Share New Single: ‘Dead People Are Easier To Love’ – Listen Here
Autumn EU/UK Tour – Including: The Macbeth, London – September 27, 2018

Hull’s Vulgarians are today sharing the Radio 1-supported new single, ‘Dead People Are Easier To Love’ – listen here. Produced by Alex Greaves (Avalanche Party, The Orielles, Bo Ningen) at The Nave, Leeds, this is the first new music from the band since their 2017 EP, ‘Almost-Instinct, Almost True’. A bullish indicator of what’s to come from Vulgarians through 2019, the band will support ‘Dead People Are Easier To Love’ with a string of dates through autumn 2018, including a stop at The Macbeth, London on September 27 – all tour dates below.

‘Dead People Are Easier To Love’ marks an assertive step forward for the group’s sound, turning to 80s synthesisers and the likes of Cold Cave and John Maus for inspiration. Penned just 72 hours before the band were set to record with Greaves, the new single captures a sonic and lyrical urgency that is hard to counterfeit. Speaking about the single, frontman RW Preen says: “After wandering home from wherever I had been, I noticed a blank billboard, which rather amusingly someone had tagged. I guess we live in a time where culture is so celebrity-driven and popularity accounts for happiness, it’s easy to romanticise that a blank billboard appeals to you. There’s truth and guilt in that we don’t appreciate something or someone until they’re no longer present.”

 

Since the release of 2016’s ‘Life’s Successful Death’ and 2017’s ‘Almost-Instinct, Almost True’, the Hull quartet have gone on to win support from Huw Stephens and Steve Lamacq (performing on Lamacq’s Introducing stage at The Great Escape), as well as touring alongside the likes of fellow Hull band, LIFE (whom they supported throughout June 2018), TRAAMS, The Wytches and Weirds. In addition, they have appeared at 53 Degrees North (Slaves, The Horrors, Dream Wife) and Another Fest (Yassassin, Heavy Lungs), ticked off a headline slot at Humber Street Sesh and secured further spots with HMLTD, Lady Bird and Protomartyr.

Praise for Vulgarians
“A majestic march to the underworld” – DIY
“Vulgarians weld melody to caustic noise, invigorating as much as terrifying” – Drowned in Sound
“Angst driven punk in places, sprawling chasms of sound in others” – The Line Of Best Fit
“Come to Hull, City of Culture, where Vulgarians combine Black Grape with Black Flag” – Loud & Quiet
“Brilliantly loud riffs and boastful drums combined with clever, relatable lyrics” – Clash

UK & EU Tour Dates
22 Sep | Last Train Home Festival, Darlington | https://bit.ly/2vrS7tT
26 Sep | Wharf Chambers, Leeds | https://bit.ly/2MS8w5z
27 Sep | The Macbeth, London | https://bit.ly/2QfhfwP
29 Sep | Green Door Store, Brighton | Free Entry
01 Oct | TBA, Lille, FR |
02 Oct | Au Chien Stupide, Nantes, FR |
03 Oct | TBA, Paris, FR |
04 Oct | McDaid’s, Le Havre |
19 Oct | Left Of The Dial Festival, Rotterdam, NL | https://bit.ly/2oOb5qE

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The Fall – I Am Kurious Oranj 30th Anniversary Reissue on orange vinyl

30th anniversary reissue, pressed on orange vinyl
Contains replica of original ballet program from the performances at Sadler Wells Theatre
Release date: 12 October 2018 via Beggars Arkive
Watch: Big New Prinz video, filmed during ballet rehearsal: https://youtu.be/KiDSoT5vy-I
I Am Kurious Oranj is The Fall’s eleventh studio album. Released by Beggars Banquet 30 years ago in 1988, it contains some of their most loved songs including “Cab It Up!” “Jerusalem” (which takes its lyrics from a poem by William Blake) and “New Big Prinz” which Pitchfork called “one of the songs that defined The Fall and Mark E. Smith”. They also said that it “has the sort of jaunty bass line that would later emerge on Pavement’s “Two States” to Blur’s “Parklife.” When Smith utters “check the record, check the guy’s track record,” the words melt into glorious nonsense a la “Surfin’ Bird.”
The album was written as the soundtrack to an avant-garde ballet titled “I Am Curious, Orange”, produced by the experimental Michael Clark Company and performed in London with The Fall playing live. As it said in the original ballet program, replicated inside this reissue, “Mark E. Smith is a history buff and admirer of Michael Clark, and I Am Curious, Orange spawned the idea of a thematic delving into the foibles and little-known psyche of William of Orange.” 
According to Mark E. Smith in his book, Renegade,
“We adapted the title from a Swedish porno film–I am Curious, Yellow. I was trying to make the point that we all share some kind of common knowledge that’s within ourselves; that comes out in all sorts of things. Some people call it a gene pool. It’s as if you already know subconsciously about historical incidents. You don’t have to have been taught it. It’s in-built. At the time I wanted to put this across, basically as a loose explanation of what was happening in Belfast: it’s in the head and bones and there’s nothing you can do about it.
I was on a roll at the time. I’m rarely short of ideas, and I’m not into preserving them much, either. If it’s in your head and you’ve got the right people around you them there’s no better time to tell the story. You can’t be afraid of reactions when it’s like that. I think too many writers hold too much back for another time and then lose the initial spark.
The idea was that Clark would do the ballet side to it and we’d come on and play every now and again. The band was very tight at the time and I reckon we could have played anywhere and delivered.
We took it to the Edinburgh Festival and it was a real punch in the face for the artistes and critics. The confidence behind the production threw people; there were no half-measures. It was all very bright and brash, and those that got it really got it. You see it a lot more in films and on TV, historical fiction depicted in a brazen way. It was never intended to be high art or low art. I don’t know what those terms mean, to be honest. It was fuck-all like anything else. That’s good enough in itself, if you ask me. I’m not saying it was perfect or brilliant, but I know for a fact that those who did hook into it experiences something special.
A. New Big Prinz
Overture from ‘I Am Curious Orange’
Dog Is Life/Jerusalem
Kurious Oranj
Wrong Place, Right Time
B. Win Fall C.D. 2080
Yes, O Yes
Van Plague?
Bad News Girl
Cab It Up!
 “[The Fall have] retained the power to surprise, to provoke and occasionally outrage that only The Smiths could pretend to possess in the ‘80s.”NME
 
“Smith’s work was the manna that gave a certain cross-section of music culture sustenance for 40 years.” – Pitchfork
“Part musical hypnotist, part ranting madman, Smith was a singular figure in post-punk…Their songs were odysseys into his ever-verbose psyche, marked by repetitive rhythms and melodies.” – Rolling Stone

BurySOUND returns for its 21st year; Enter now!

Established in 1998 by St Edmundsbury Borough Council’s Jackie Smith and local promoter Paul Johnson, BurySOUND is one of East Anglia’s best-known and longest-running band competitions, endeavouring year after year to discover, nurture and promote up and coming musical talent.  Previous winners and entrants have included Miss Black AmericaThe Dawn Parade and Blue Gandhi (all of whom received widespread recognition thanks to the support of legendary BBC Radio One DJ John Peel), internationally respected garage rockers Thee Vicars, Billion Dollar Brain (featuring multi-instrumentalist and visual artist Laura Kidd, aka She Makes War), singer-songwriter Lewis Mokler (aka Huntar), and future members of hotly-tipped, festival-smashing, BBC-endorsed supergroups Gaffa Tape SandyKyanos and Sun Scream
 
The dates for BurySOUND 2019 are
 
Heat One – Friday 25th January at The Hunter Club, Bury St Edmunds
Heat Two – Friday 1st February at The Hunter Club, Bury St Edmunds
Heat Three – Friday 8th February at Haverhill Arts Centre
Heat Two – Friday 15th February at The Hunter Club, Bury St Edmunds
Heat Two – Friday 22nd February at The Hunter Club, Bury St Edmunds
GRAND FINAL – Friday 8th March at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
 
Guest headliners will include 2018’s overall winners Influx Of Insanity (below) and winners of the 2018 Rising Star Award, Kyanos
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Our judging panel comprises musicians, promoters, DJs, journalists, producers and other industry professionals who adore live music, and who make a positive contribution to the local scene. Artists are judged on musical ability, entertainment factor, stage presence, lyrical content, originality, professionalism and band togetherness, but more importantly on the intangible, indefinable awesomeness, passion and raw talent that future biopics are made of.  The competition element, however, is secondary to the thrill of discovering other like-minded artists, and playing in front of a music-loving crowd. Whoever wins, everyone involved will be part of something amazing!
 
The competition is open to any bands, duos and solo artists based in East Anglia who perform original material.  All ages and genres are welcome, but priority will be given to younger artists based in the West Suffolk area.  The deadline for entry is 5pm on Friday 22nd November 2018, and artists can enter RIGHT NOW at www.burysound.com/enter 
 
Last year we had an incredible response, with almost 50 amazing new bands applying from all around the region; as a result it was the strongest year in the competition’s history and every event felt like a celebration of everything that’s amazing about the East Anglian music scene.  We’d love to hear from as many new bands as possible again this year, so get in touch if you want a go!
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Slava B, Cambridgeshire singer/songwriter, set to release debut album

Singer / Songwriter from Cambridgeshire is about to release his debut album “My Heart”

Slava B. – Hailed as a “King of Rock” making him an absolute smasher of the stage in his own unique Genre. If you was ever thinking how is that possible to successfully combine Jazz, Ska, Rock and Metal genres, then here we go – Slava B. brings unforgettable experience in sound quality. Whilst Rhythmic and Punchy drums, heavy guitars, Melodic Horns and pianos pleasure your ears, the deep and heavy vocal tells you the painful story from his life experience. Sounds intriguing isn’t it?

Slava Belevcov – produces music since he was 15 years old ( 29,now ). Back in 2016 Slava start writing music for his new project “Slava B.”, to stand out from others Slava B. was learning to play instruments on the go same as singing. Slava B. has achieved high end sound quality at his home record studio that he built himself when he was influenced by a number of big bands like Rammstein, Gogol Bordello, Metallica, Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

In 2018 year Slava B. did quite few successful live performances in Cambridgeshire to showcase his music and attract more fans to his social media pages. As a result he was able to pull almost 2k followers across his social media pages. Having good stock of songs, including well known song around Norfolk “King’s Lynn by Slava B.” And finally Slava B. releasing his debut Album “ My Heart” this year on 12th of October across all major digital platforms platforms ( Spotify, Apple Music, GooglePlay, Deezer, Tidal, Shazam, Amazon, Napster, Pandora , Beatport + 150 other stores ).

Don’t miss a chance, check him out @ www.slavab.co.uk

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Anti-Flag Premiere Music Video For “American Attraction” and announce tour dates

 

Anti-Flag Premiere Music Video For
“American Attraction” via BrooklynVegan American Reckoning Out September 28th on Spinefarm Records

On Tour Now With Rise Against and AFI

Photo Credit: Jake Stark
Pittsburgh political punk band Anti-Flag are now premiering their new music video for “American Attraction” via BrooklynVegan. The song comes off of their recently announced album American Reckoning, set to be released on Spinefarm Records on September 28th. The album features acoustic versions of songs from their past two albums, as well as covers of songs that inspired them. The video was filmed in the band’s hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, and directed by Josh Massie and Anti-Flag. Pre-orders for American Reckoning are available via Spinefarm Records. Anti-Flag are playing two festivals, a hometown show at Four Chord Festival in Pittsburgh on August 26th along with Less Than Jake and Bayside, and Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Concord, VA on September 2nd. The band will then continue their full US tour with Rise Against and AFI through September. Tickets for all shows can be purchased here and a full list of dates can be found below.
Watch Anti-Flag’s video for “American Attraction” via BrooklynVegan.

American Reckoning, the new acoustic album from Pittsburgh political punk band Anti-Flag, strips down some of the band’s latest hits to get to the heart of the message. The album features acoustic versions of songs off of their last two albums, American Spring (2015) and American Fall (2017), as well as covers of some of the classics that inspired them. By arranging these songs together, American Reckoning functions as an account of one of the country’s most tumultuous political times told by some of music’s sharpest political minds.

The American series, all released on Spinefarm Records, showcases why Anti-Flag is recognized as a staple in punk rock. Known for their left-wing politics, focusing on anti-war activism, imperialism, class struggle, human rights, and various sociopolitical sentiments, Anti-Flag have proven themselves as both dedicated activists and accomplished musicians since forming in 1993. Decades of strong political ideals and rousing punk rock songs have allowed the band to assemble a devoted fan base of likeminded individuals all across the world. A quote from the band on their new album can be found below.

“When you’re a band that has been together as long as Anti-Flag has you take nothing for granted. We have far exceeded any personal expectations we have had for the band, our art and the reach that it has had. This chapter of our band started with the hope of American Spring, the anger of American Fall and comes to cessation with American Reckoning

This piece focuses on songs from both records (Spring/Fall) that we felt maintain their relevance, even in the distraction politic Donald Trump America, where issues and truth are distorted in a seconds time. We also wanted to provide insight into our influences that lead us to write the records, that’s where the covers come in. They are songs that people may not expect to be influential to Anti-Flag records but either in their messaging or sonics they were tremendously impactful to us as individuals and hence the song writing process.

We can not be knee jerk reactionary to a president that uses corporate media to endlessly lie, we created statements and art that we feel directly combat these tactics, American Reckoning has allowed us to revisit some of those previous statements and shine new light on them.” – Anti-Flag

Anti-Flag have recently announced a UK/Euro tour this fall with Silverstein, Cancer Bats, and Worriers, as well as two ANTIfest indoor festival shows. ANTIfest is the band’s own festival they have hosted in various locations in Europe, UK, and the U.S. since 2012. Lineups and other information for the fest can be found below, along with a full list of tour dates.

American Reckoning was recorded in Pittsburgh, PA, and mixed and mastered by long time Anti-Flag engineer Justin Francis. The album’s artwork was designed by Doug Dean, who also did the artwork for both American Spring and American Fall.

American Reckoning Track Listing
1. The Debate Is Over (If You Want It)
2. Trouble Follows Me
3. American Attraction
4. When The Wall Falls
5. Racists
6. Set Yourself On Fire
7. Brandenburg Gate
8. Gimme Some Truth (John Lennon cover)
9. For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover)
10. Surrender (Cheap Trick cover)

Tour Dates:
8/26 – Pittsburgh, PA – Four Chord Festival
9/2 – Concord, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
9/6 – Minneapolis, MN – Armory^
9/9 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works^
9/11 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s^
9/12 – Houston, TX – Revention Center^
9/13 – Dallas, TX – Toyota Music Factory^
9/15 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amp^
9/16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Complex^
9/17 – Boise, ID – Revolution^
9/19 – Bozeman, MT – Brick Breeden Fieldhouse^
9/20 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle^
9/21 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Expo Center^
9/23 – Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum^
9/24 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater^
9/25 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom^
9/28/18 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
9/29 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl^
9/30 – Irvine, CA – Five Point Amphitheater^

10/11 – Vienna, AT – Flex*
10/12 – Wels, AT – Alter Schlachthof*
10/13 – Salzburg, AT – Rockhouse*
10/14 – Prague, CZ – Meet Factory*
10/16 – Hannover, DE – Pavillon*
10/18 – Berlin, DE – SO36*
10/19 – Hamburg, DE – Fabrik*
10/20 – Köln, DE – Live Music Hall*
10/21 – Stuttgart, DE – Longhorn*
10/23 – Munich, DE – Backstage Werk*
10/25 – Saarbrucken, DE – Garage*
10/26 – Haarlem, NL Patronaat – ANTIfest*
10/27 – Hasselt, BE Muziekodroom – Groezrock Indoor*
10/28 – Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof – ANTIfest*
10/30 – Birmingham, UK – Asylum#
10/31 – Bristol, UK – SWX#
11/1 – London, UK – Heaven#
11/2 – Manchester, UK – Academy 2#
11/3 – Glasgow, UK – Garage#
11/5 – Belfast, UK – Foundry#
11/6 – Dublin, IE – Whelan’s#

^ = w/ Rise Against, AFI
* = w/ Silverstein, Cancer Bats, Worriers
# = w/ Cancer Bats,Worriers

26 OCT 2018
city: Haarlem, Netherlands
venue: Patronaat
line-up: Anti-Flag, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Silverstein, Cancer Bats, Prestige, Black Peaks, Culture Abuse, Worriers, Tusky, Drones

28 OCT 2018
City: Wiesbaden, Germany
venue: Schlachthof
line-up: Anti-Flag, Silverstein, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Cancer Bats, Black Peaks, Worriers, Tusky

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Punk legend TV SMITH releases new single and album

Punk legend TV SMITH releases first single “No Hope Street”

New album ‘Land Of The Overdose’ out September 14, 2018

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TV Smith has just released the first single from his new studio album “Land Of The Overdose” which will be released by JKP, the label of German outfit Die Toten Hosen on September 14, 2018.

Hear “No Hope Street” here: https://open.spotify.com/track/0Qk3zdAZeZoKzlBIcJqfor?si=P7ISl9zjR6KQQ6QOoxIrVw

Described as “one of the most important political songwriters in the U.K” TV Smith comments on what drove him to make the new record:

“It’s been a long journey from 1977. I used to think that punk rock was a one-off protest movement, but sadly now in 2018 there is even more to protest about. The punk spirit lives on. In “Land Of The Overdose” I’ve tried to sum up everything I feel about what’s wrong with the world and what we can do about it. The only compensation for me about the awful state we find ourselves in is that it’s inspired me to come up with some of the best songs I’ve ever written. I hope this album sends out a positive message that if we recognise the problems in the world things can start to change for the better, and that music can be a force for the good.”

Pre-order the single here: https://jkp.lnk.to/SrWzG

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TV Smith – Land Of The Overdose (JKP)

Track listing

01. No Control
02. We Stand Alone
03. Land Of The Overdose
04. Satellites
05. Keys To The World
06. Green Zone
07. No Hope Street
08. Never Again Until The Next Time
09. Sunny Side Up
10. File It Under Not My Problem
11. Written Out
12. Last Lost Sheep

Pre-order the album here: https://jkp.lnk.to/tvsmith-loto

TV Smith will be back out on the road again which started with an hour long set on the Almost Acoustic stage at Rebellion Festival on August 2, 2018 and then out on the road over the next few months.

“Land Of The Overdose 2018” Tour

23.08.2018 (UK) Shoreham – Duke Of Wellington
24.08.2018 (UK) Brenchley – Beer Festival
31.08.2018 (UK) Stourbridge – Katy Fitzgeralds
01.09.2018 (UK) Uttoxeter – Punk Uttoxeter
02.09.2018 (UK) Marchington – Dog & Partridge
06.09.2018 (UK) Edinburgh – Bannermans
07.09.2018 (UK) Whitwell Festival of Music
08.09.2018 (UK) London – Unicorn
15.09.2018 (UK) Sourton – The Highwayman
21.12.2018 (UK) Leicester – Duffy’s Bar
22.12.2018 (UK) Manchester – Star & Garter

More info on TV Smith

TV Smith was one of the first stars of the London punk scene. Today he is considered one of the most important political songwriters in the U.K. In the last year alone he played more than 130 concerts. In these days of Brexit, Boris and Trump, people need his voice more than ever.

Try and place TV Smith in the musical landscape of 2018 and you’ll probably end up somewhere between Frank Turner and Billy Bragg. Tim Smith, as his friends know him, started his career as a singer in the Adverts, one of the early stars of the London punk scene in 1977, and since then has established himself as the irrepressible voice of the underdog. At 62 years old he has become one of the most important songwriters Britain has produced. His mission, as he sees it, is to comment on his broken country, to hold political and corporate power to account, and to criticise inequality and social division.

TV Smith writes and sings about a superficial world where we are “virtually” more connected than ever, but at the same time feel more and more isolated. In an age where discussion and debate are discouraged, he continues to ask the pertinent questions. Rather than sounding negative, his songs put forward an optimistic and positive viewpoint. His attitude is: it’s time to stop complaining and start doing something about it.

TV Smith has that rare ability to write protest songs that on first listen don’t come across as protest songs. He describes the big issues in terms of small details. He can play the snotty-nosed punk equally as well as the traditional balladeer storyteller. What stands out is his authenticity, which has a lot to do with the fact that he has been on the road for so long, seen so much, and tackles his subject matter so unflinchingly. In these times of political chaos, voices like his are more important than ever.

The clubs are dying out, the cost of housing has hit the roof, and the politicians are at each other’s throats. We should be glad that there are still a few artists who are prepared to make a stand and speak out. TV Smith has been commenting on the lack of integrity in the British political system long before it hit the headlines. In some period’s political comment falls on deaf ears, but in these “days of distress” – as Smith terms it – songs about the real world are back on the agenda.

TV Smith’s new studio album “Land Of The Overdose” will be released by JKP, the label of German superstars Die Toten Hosen. Seventeen years ago the band recorded and released an entire studio album with him – “Useless: The Very Best Of TV Smith” – something they have never done with any other artist. His new work is awaited with particular anticipation this time around. Thanks to Brexit, Trump & co., the recent political landscape has changed beyond all recognition – rich pickings for Smith’s brand of songwriting.

Campino (Die Toten Hosen): “We’ve known since 1977 that TV Smith is one of the best songwriters in the music scene. His songs are more important than ever in the current political situation. We respect him for sticking to his guns and fighting incessantly for equality and social justice. As soon as we heard his new songs we knew that “Land Of The Overdose” had to come out on our label.”
TV Smith spends his life travelling to gigs, and plays a huge amount of concerts – more than 130 in 2017 alone, and in 34 countries so far at the last count. He says that in the past couple of years he often gets the feeling that the world has gone mad: “Wherever I go I meet people who think completely differently to their political leaders, but whose feelings and aspirations are being ignored,” he says. Back in England between tours he started to write and record a batch of new songs based on his experiences and observations. “Land Of The Overdose” is his seventeenth album of new material, and in true D.I.Y. style the first that he has played and recorded completely on his own. His punk roots are evident in every groove. The album was produced by fellow countryman Jon Caffery, renowned for his work with Sex Pistols, Einsturzende Neubauten and Die Toten Hosen among many others.

The opening track has barely begun before TV Smith starts to ask the big questions: “Do you remember when you had a voice? Do you remember when you had a vote?” In another new song, “We Stand Alone,” he makes an illuminating diagnosis: “The pubs get closed/The future’s unknown/Our only hope for salvation/And escape from isolation/Is to fight our way outside our comfort zone.” And in an age where we are defined by Facebook algorithms, Smith succinctly sums up the situation in “Green Zone”: “Spy on what I buy/How I vote, what I wear/Put me in your algorithm/I don’t care/I know you’re watching me/I’m watching you too/And what did you do?”

Before TV Smith started performing as a solo artist he had already lived through more than most musicians could ever hope to experience. His band The Adverts was one of the driving forces of the London punk rock scene. His song “Gary Gilmore’s Eyes” was one of the biggest punk rock hits of the era. In Germany, his connection with Die Toten Hosen has brought him a large fanbase, thanks to their album together and his tireless touring. Occasionally when he plays in Germany his old friend Vom Ritchie – the English drummer of the Hosen – sits in on drums and the duo adopt the name TVOM.

Forty years after founding his career in the heady days of the Sex Pistols and The Damned, TV Smith’s story is far from over. He is still one of the most observant and artistic chroniclers of the changes in society and their impact on ordinary people’s lives. And one thing is clear: as long as there is inequality and a lack of true values in the world in general – and his country in particular – TV Smith will continue to sing about the “Land Of The Overdose.”

http://www.tvsmith.com/
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HINDS ANNOUNCE WINTER UK TOUR DATES NEW ALBUM “I DON’T RUN” OUT NOW

HINDS

ANNOUNCE WINTER UK TOUR DATES

NEW ALBUM “I DON’T RUN” OUT NOW


(Credit: Alberto Van Stokkum)

“Like its title, ‘I Don’t Run’ is firm, assured and powerful” – DIY

“That cheery yet punk-as-fuck attitude is studded through their second LP.” – NME

“‘I Don’t Run’ enhances Hinds’ endearing charm and espirit de corps” – Clash

“A triumph that shears off the fuzz of their debut, but leaves their charm intact.”  – Triumph of the Week, Sunday Times Culture

“A chemistry that can’t be manufactured.” – Uncut

“the new LP is a step up in every way from Hinds’ 2016 debut: more sophisticated songwriting, more dynamic production, deeper emotional range, and, somehow, even catchier hooks.” – The FADER

After releasing their highly anticipated sophomore album I Don’t Run in April, and ahead of appearing at this year’s Reading & Leeds Festival this weekend, HINDS today announce an Autumn 2018 UK and European tour. 

With 17 shows in the UK this will be the band’s longest and largest UK tour to-date, and it will include a special one day Hinds’ curated mini-festival at London’s 1,500 capactiy Hackney Arts Centre on Saturday 1st December.

I Don’t Run was released on April 6 via Lucky Number and showcased a bigger, better, faster, funnier, more dexterous Hinds. Co-produced by Hinds and Gordon Raphael (The Strokes, Regina Spektor), and engineered by Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, The War On Drugs, John Legend), it is the product of a band fighting for their place, a band unwilling to rely upon their successes, a band who have just begun to prove themselves, and a band who plays hard but works even harder.

 

Tour dates (UK in BOLD) – tickets HERE 

24/08    Leeds, UK            Leeds Festival

26/08    Reading, UK            Reading Festival 

21/09    Las Vegas, NV, US        Life is Beautiful Festival

22/09    Santa Barbara, US        Soho

24/09    Phoenix, AZ, US        Crescent

25/09    Tuscon, AZ, US        191 Toole

27/09    Austin, TX, US        North Door

28/09    Houston, TX, US        Secret Group

29/09    Baton Rouge, LA, US     Spanish Moon

01/10    Orlando, FL, US        The Social

02/10    Tampa, FL, US        Crowbar

03/10    Miami, FL, US            Gramps

05/10    New Orleans, LA, US         Gasa Gasa

07/10    Dallas, TX, US        Deep Ellum Art Co

09/10    El Paso, TX, US        Lowbrow Palace

11/10    San Diego, CA, US        Irenic

12/10    Perris, CA, US            Desert Daze 2018

28/10    Osaka, Japan            Clapper

29/10    Tokyo, Japan             Liquid Room

09/11    Lisbon, Portugal        Music Box

12/11  Portsmouth, UK                    Wedgewood Rooms 

13/11  Manchester, UK                    Manchester Academy

14/11  Cardiff, UK                            The Tramshed

16/11   Liverpool, UK        Arts Club

17/11    Birmingham, UK        The Mill

19/11    Oxford, UK            The Bullingdon Arms

20/11    Cambridge, UK        The Junction

21/11    Southampton, UK        Engine Rooms

23/11    Tunbridge Wells, UK        The Forum

24/11    Leicester, UK            Dryden Street Social

25/11    Nottingham, UK        Rescue Rooms

27/11    Hull, UK            Fruit

28/11    Edinburgh, UK        The Caves

29/11    Leeds, UK            The Church

01/12    London, UK            Hackney Arts Centre

03/12    Sheffield, UK            The Leadmill

04/12    Newcastle, UK        Riverside

06/12    Utrecht, Netherlands        TivoliVredenburg

07/12    Cologne, Germany        Artheater

08/12    Munich, Germany        Strom

09/12    Berlin, Germany        Lido

11/12    Nürnberg, Germany        Club Stereo

13/12    Paris, France            Le Trabendo

14/12    San Sebastián, Spain    Venue TBA

15/12    Barcelona, Spain        Razzmatazz

 

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Mark Fernyhough’s to release new single and to open for Suede

Mark Fernyhough’s new single ‘Sidewalks’ will be released on the 12th September 2018 prior to him opening for Suede’s ‘Blue Hour’ tour at Berlin’s historical Columbiahalle on the 29th September 2018.

Musician/visual artist based between London and Berlin, Mark’s songs have been featuredon BBC Radio and have received heavy rotation on major German stations. He has joinedDavid Bowie’s guitarist Gerry Leonard onstage and opened for Suede during three of theirrecent tours. Their singer Brett Anderson has publicly championed Mark’s music. Mark Fernyhough’s new song ‘Sidewalks’ was inspired by the hedonism of Berlin’s undergroundelectro scene. It combines melancholic beats with a soaring soulful chorus depicting drama, loss and inner-city romance.

The track’s music video was shot in a single evening around Berlin Mitte. It follows Mark
wandering the Berlin cityscape, whilst a mysterious redhead who literally embodies the term ‘forbidden fruit’ is seen in dreamlike vision. The video was made by Mark Fernyhough and Lisa Marie Lange and features model La Rubinia. Sidewalks is released on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, tidal and all other major digital platforms on September 12th 2018. Mark will open for Suede’s ‘Blue Hour’ tour at Berlin’s historical Columbiahalle on the 29th September 2018.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/markfernyhough/

Music Video: https://youtu.be/nS2cvzh2EfQ

MEDIA QUOTES ON MARK’S MUSIC
“Hooky verses, and even bigger, hookier and more blinding choruses.” – PopMatters.
“Fernyhough’s vocals, act as a symbol for style, mystery and European glamour, while Horry’s guitar licks lend it all a wide-screen majesty. Between them, their songs have been featuredon BBC Radio 1, 6Music and MTV, whilst their debut single ‘Fireworks’ has already garnered over 30k video plays on YouTube.” – God Is In The TV.
“Mark’s enchanting vocals perfectly compliment the musical production – smooth graceful and swooning, with a vocal delivery similar to Bryan Ferry with a dash of Roy Orbison.” -SoundThread

“Like his photography, his music has a fresh take on a familiar feeling: we’ve never heard or seen anything quite like this. And we can’t wait to hear more.” – IMPOSE MAGAZINE.

“Fernyhough delivers lyrics with a confidence that could fill stadiums. Like a preacher, he issues warning and offers salvation.” – Popbollocks
“Enchanting” – FluxFm

“An epic swoon of Romance, drama and melancholia” – XS Noize

VISUAL ART
Mark is also a prolific visual artist and arts writer, his work appearing in Vogue, Neo2, Image Comics, Fortean Times, NME, Vice, and Electronic Beats. His current architectural art series juxtaposes the fragility of still life models with brutalist buildings, and towering structures. “I wanted to document cityscapes and include human models for scale. My models are of an equal significance to the environment they are inhabiting. They are no more or less the focus of the image than concrete or sky.”

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:
http://smarturl.it/TheFutureIsDark

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.

PREORDER THE FUTURE IS DARK EP: http://smarturl.it/TheFutureIsDark
Available on limited etched 12″ vinyl w/ hand-screenprinted sleeve
Tracklisting:

  1. Survivor
  2. Sister
  3. Strike

UPCOMING TOUR DATES: Ticket Info
AUGUST
Fri, 24               UK, Reading Festival
Sat, 25              UK, Leeds Festival
SEPTEMBER
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
OCTOBER
Mon 1              Czech Republic, Brno, Kabinet Můz
Thu, 4               Poland, Poznan, Pod Minoga
Fri, 5                Poland, Warsaw, Klub Poglos
Sat, 6                Austria, Vienna, EKH
NOVEMBER
Wed, 14           UK, London, Brixton Electric (supporting Propagandhi)

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