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Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in News, Videos | 0 comments

Alaskan rockers 36 Crazyfists have revealed the video for ‘Swing the Noose’

This song lives on the brand new album Time and Trauma, which is 36 Crazyfists’ Spinefarm Records debut. Upon release, the band enjoyed the best chart numbers of its career, as Time and Trauma bested the first week performance of its predecessor, which came out back in 2010.

Following their recent extensive run of UK tour dates, 36 Crazyfists will continue out on the road, supporting the album with headline shows all over the US.


Time and Trauma is out now via Spinefarm Records.



“Time And Trauma, then, is not only 36 Crazyfists best record since ‘04’s A Snow Capped Romance, it’s their best record, period. KKKKK” – Kerrang!

“Where this album succeeds is in finding that sweet spot between pummelling impact and melodic restraint.” – Rock Sound

“A collection of songs that will make fans very happy to have them back” – Metal Hammer

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ELECTRIC RIVER on tour with Stiff Little Fingers this week

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in News, Tours | 0 comments

Nominated for 3 Pure Rawk Awards

Special EP only available on SLF tour

Kent rocker’s ELECTRIC RIVER head out as guest’s on Stiff Little Fingers  ‘No Going Back’ U.K tour this Friday.

The band have now slimmed down to a 3 piece and are also nominated for 3 gong’s at this Friday’s Pure Rawk Awards – Best Band, Best Guitarist (Will Whisson) and Best Album-‘The Faith And Patience’.

Electric River are releasing a special tour E.P, ‘Besides The Faith And Patience’ of non album track’s that will be available on the tour.

And finally, Electric River will announce their first European tour and U.K festival dates shortly. Keep The Engine Burning…


06/03/15    02 Academy – Bournemouth

07/03/15    02 Academy – Bristol

08/03/15    Solus – Cardiff Uni

09/03/15    Rough Trade Records – Nottingham-Free Show (E.R only)

10/03/15    Waterfront – Norwich

17/03/15    Barrowlands – Glasgow

18/03/15    02 Academy – Leeds

20/03/15    Wulfrun Hall – Wolverhampton

21/03/15    The Assembly – Leamington Spa

22/03/15    Junction – Cambridge

24/03/15    Phoenix – Exeter

25/03/15    02 Academy – Oxford

26/03/15    The Forum – London

27/03/15    The Roadmender – Northampton

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Camden Rocks 2015 Announce First Wave of Acts!

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in Articles, Festivals, Gigs, News | 0 comments

Camden Rocks has announced the first 40 bands set to play the festival this year. Taking over various Camden venues on Saturday 30th May, the festival will feature huge names such as Welsh post-hardcore legends Funeral For A Friend, alt rockers …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead and British rockers Heaven’s Basement. Also joining the bill are The Dictators, Black Spiders, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Turbowolf, Feed The Rhino and God Damn.

Now in its fourth year, Camden Rocks takes over legendary venues such as The Underworld, Electric Ballroom and the Camden Barfly and with over 150 more bands still to be announced, 2015 is set to be the festival’s biggest year yet!

Fans of Funeral For a Friend will be delighted by the news that the band are preparing something very special for their Camden Rocks performance. “We’re thrilled to have been invited to play Camden Rocks,” frontman Matthew Davies says. “We’re looking forward to banging out three in your face sets across Camden during the day so make sure you’re in attendance as we’ll probably be mixing it up a fair bit!”

Check out the full line-up below!


Tickets are £30 + booking fee and are available now from Don’t miss out!




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Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Articles, Festivals, News, Tours | 0 comments

Sonisphere Festival has been cancelled for 2015, as has been announced by Team Sonisphere via their website, where they issued the following statement:

“Team Sonisphere reluctantly confirm that Sonisphere will not take place in the UK in 2015. We’ve been working hard to get a line-up that we felt was good enough but also on a weekend which would avoid other events that we know rock fans would want to support. Unfortunately our last irons in the fire have just been extinguished and it’s clear that we won’t be in a position to run the event this year. We’ve said in the past that Sonisphere will only go ahead if we feel it is going to be good enough and that hasn’t changed.

We hope all rock fans have a great summer with all the festivals and concerts already in the calendar and we plan to see you all in 2016.”

This is the third time the festival, held at Knebworth House, has been cancelled – it was announced in 2012 that the festival would not be taking place that year and it failed to return again in 2013.

Anyone who was planning on going to Sonisphere this year disappointed? Which festival will you be going to instead? Leave your comments below.


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THE MEN THAT WILL NOT BE BLAMED FOR NOTHING add Nottingham, York and Newcastle shows to autumn mini-tour, celebrating ‘kicking cancer’s arse’!

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Gigs, News | 0 comments

genuinely inspired – Terrorizer

Rabble-rousing ,,, packed with droll Victoriana – Independent on Sunday

their timeline-defying sonics are as forward thinking as it gets – Rock Sound

full of silly steam punk stories thatll make you wet your bloomers or britches – Bizarre

Steampunk superstars The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing have announced a further three UK headline dates this autumn. The shows in Nottingham, York and Newcastle, plus a centerpiece hometown date at London’s Highbury Garage on November 14th, will be the band’s first appearances as a four piece since vocalist Andy Heintz was diagnosed with throat cancer this April.

Andy is now making a good recovery, and the band are once again firing on all cylinders.  Work is already underway on a third album, tentatively slated for release in Spring/Summer 2015, with some of the new material set to be debuted at the upcoming shows.  The group are inviting fans to join them in celebrating ‘kicking cancer’s arse’ at the following dates;

Fri 31st October – NOTTINGHAM, The Doghouse  (

Fri 14th November – LONDON, Highbury Garage (

Thurs 20th November – YORK, Fulford Arms (

Fri 21st November – NEWCASTLE, Think Tank (


Anarchic, anachronistic and truly inspired, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing have been putting the ‘punk’ into ‘steampunk’ since 2008.  Blending tales of 1877 with the attitude of 1977, their highly original mix of horror, humour and history has seen them hailed as one of the 21st century’s most inventive acts, by critics everywhere from The Independent to Terrorizer, while their immersive, immensely fun live show has wowed crowds from Bestival to the Edinburgh Festival.  An ever-innovative recorded catalogue has included the first release on the archaic wax cylinder format for 70 years, caught the attention of EMI Records (who threatened legal action over the first album, ‘Now That’s What I Call Steampunk! Vol 1’), and seen them grow a devoted, globe-spanning fanbase, with the release of 2012’s tongue-twisting follow-up, ‘This May Be The Reason The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing Cannot Be Killed By Conventional Weapons’.


Yes, quite literally nothing can hold this truly unique band back; not lawsuits, not conventional weapons, and now not even cancer.  While Andy has faced up to the hell of radiotherapy treatments over recent months, his bandmates – ‘occult comedian’ and Radio 4 personality Andrew O’Neill (vocals/guitar), fellow stand-up comic Marc Burrow (bass/vocals), and ex-Lords of The New Church man Jez Miller (drums), have remained determined to keep the show on the road.  In June they played Glastonbury festival as a three-piece to a great response, before Marc and Andrew took their stand up show on a US tour The Men had been due to play, attracting rave reviews in New York, Pittsburgh, Chicago and Detroit, and playing a one-off performance as an acoustic duo at the Steampunk World Fair in New Jersey.


However, the most hotly-anticipated TMTWNBBFN shows of the year are still to come.  Their big comeback as a four-piece this autumn is definitely not to be missed!

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MADNESS ‘One Step Beyond 35th Anniversary Edition’ CD/DVD released 13th October on Salvo & Sound Vision

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in News, Record Releases | 0 comments

When Top Of The Pops rocketed Suggs, Chas, Barzo, Woody, Chrissy, Thommo and Bedders into our living rooms with ‘The Prince’ in 1979, Madness’ rise to stardom was swift. Spearheading the 2Tone Ska revival, along with The Specials, the band adopted an authentic attitude and philosophy that propelled them quickly into the charts. Fast-forward thirty five years and countless hits later, Madness are rightly considered one of the most important acts that Britain has ever produced.


Salvo Sound and Vision are pleased to announce ‘Madness: One Step Beyond 35th Anniversary Edition’, released 13th October on CD/DVD.


On its initial release, ‘One Step Beyond…’ coined the unmistakable “heavy, heavy monster sound” and catapulted the band from poky rehearsal rooms and sweaty gigs to the hearts of the nation. In truth it delivered so much more: sophisticated pop, vaudevillian vamps, English eccentrics and desert moonstomps.


The album stayed in the charts for nearly a year, cementing its position as one of the most seminal albums of the period. Featuring such classic singles as ‘The Prince’, ‘One Step Beyond’, ‘My Girl’ and ‘Night Boat To Cairo’, it blended lively ska, thoughtful pop, rockabilly roots, vaudeville music hall and bouncy-castle carnival vibes: “That Nutty Sound” was born.


Included in this special reissue are songs from a recently unearthed 1979 rehearsal cassette which shows Madness’ early songcraft, musicianship and giddy energy. Although not quite uptown Jamaica, you can clearly hear a band following their own anarchic compass from the off. Two previously unheard songs, ‘Sunshine Voice’ and ‘Lost My Head’, appear for the first time anywhere in any form and are certain to catch the interest of Madness fans the world over.


With incisive liner notes expertly written by journalist and Madness aficionado Stevie Chick, ‘Madness: One Step Beyond 35th Anniversary Edition’ also features promotional videos to ‘One Step Beyond’, ‘Bed And Breakfast Man’, ‘My Girl’ and ‘Night Boat To Cairo’, plus Top Of The Pops and Old Grey Whistle Test TV performances from 1979/80 and the 2000 BBC ‘Young Guns’ documentary. The 24 page colour booklet features band photos and memorabilia, and includes brand new interviews with producers Clive Langer & Alan Winstanley, plus three-word quotes from band members.


35 years on from its original release, ‘One Step Beyond…’ remains the rockingest rock-steady beat, the Nuttiest Sound Around.




Disc 1 / Original album

  1. One Step Beyond
  2. My Girl
  3. Night Boat To Cairo
  4. Believe Me
  5. Land of Hope and Glory
  6. The Prince
  7. Tarzan’s Nuts
  8. In the Middle of the Night
  9. Bed And Breakfast Man
  10. Razor Blade Alley
  11. Swan Lake
  12. Rockin’ in A Flat
  13. Mummy’s Boy
  14. Madness
  15. Chipmunks Are Go!


‘Fab Toones!’ / Rehearsal Tape, 1979

  1. Nutty Sounds
  2. Mistakes
  3. Sunshine Voice
  4. My Girl
  5. Memories
  6. Believe Me
  7. Lost My Head
  8. Razor Blade Alley
  9. Land Of Hope & Glory
  10. Mummy’s Boy
  11. In The Middle Of The Night
  12. You Said
  13. Stepping Into Line
  14. Bed And Breakfast Man


Disc 2 / DVD

  1. One Step Beyond (Video)
  2. Bed And Breakfast Man (Video)
  3. My Girl (Video)
  4. Night Boat To Cairo (Video)
  5. One Step Beyond (Top Of The Pops, 1979)
  6. The Prince (Top Of The Pops, 1979)
  7. My Girl (Top Of The Pops, 1980)
  8. Bed And Breakfast Man (Old Grey Whistle Test, 1979)
  9. Night Boat To Cairo (Old Grey Whistle Test, 1979)
  10. ‘Young Guns’ Documentary (BBC, 2000)
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