Now Streaming :: Social Distortion – Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes

Social Distortion have been entertaining punk fans for years with their catchy tales of misanthropy. The band’s seventh studio album, Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes, is being released through Epitaph Records next Monday (Jan. 17th), but you can listen to it right now!

Just click on the SoundCloud player below.

Social Distortion – Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes by Epitaph Records

Get Yourselves A Free Track From The Get Up Kids

Seeing The Get Up Kids play at The Dog and Partridge pub in Bolton was one of the best parts of last year. The new stuff they played that night was fantastic and I’m eagerly anticipating the new record. It’s only a few days away now, but you can donwload the track ‘Pararelevant’ right now.

The Get Up Kids’ new album There Are Rules is released on January 28th and you can expect to see a review here very soon.

Click here to get your free track.

Free Download! fun :: “At Least I’m Not As Sad”

To coincide with their first trip to the UK, New York based three-piece fun. are set to release their double A-side debut single ‘Walking The Dog’ / ‘Be Calm’ as a limited edition 7” vinyl, on March 29th through Friends Vs Records.

These two tracks are taken from their forthcoming album ‘Aim & Ignite’. ‘Aim & Ignite’ will be released on Hassle Records with exclusive bonus content on May 31st. Download a preview track from the album at www.hasslerecords.com/free_download/fun/ – ‘At Least I’m Not As Sad (As I Used To Be)’.

As well as playing several London clubnights and a matinee show at the Barfly in March, fun. have just been announced as main support to Joy Formidable at the Electric Ballroom on 24th March.

fun. is what happens when three extraordinarily talented musicians come together to create something altogether new and wonderful.  Nate Ruess, late of The Format, has teamed up with multi-instrumentalist Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff, resulting in their ingenious debut, ‘Aim & Ignite’.  The trio melds an array of diverse inspirations – spanning Broadway to The Beach Boys, ‘Nilsson Schmilsson’ to ‘Pinkerton’ – into an irresistible collection of freewheeling pop songcraft.

Promo & Download :: Alexx Chalise – Break Me

A little while back I received an email from a singer/songwriter from all the way across the pond in L.A. That singer was Alexx Calise. She sent me a track from her new album stating that I might like “the esoteric rock/punk styling” of her music. Well, she wasn’t wrong; her mix of rock and electonica is a refreshing mix which works surprisingly well.

A couple of her songs are circulating MTV reality shows and some of those angsty American sitcoms like One Tree Hill. I had a listen a few times and I have to say that I like it. The electronica elements at the start grab my attention and as it goes on I can’t help but nod my head along to it.

So in my opinion we should all listen and pray to whichever deity that we choose that she comes across the water and plays some UK shows for us all.


MP3 :: Break Me (FINAL MIX)

Alexx Calise

Promo :: Editors – You Don’t Know Love (Caged Baby Remix)

Remember the stir between new and old fans of Editors with the release of In This Light and on This Evening last year? You dedicated, ‘been-with-them-since-the-start’ die-hards screamed ‘incredulous’! Whilst those of you with a more unbiased ear shouted ‘hey! yeah, I like this!…who is this?’. Well, the no-man’s land in Editors’ sound that created the chasm of divide between you all seems to have been filled, strangely enough, by the release of You Don’t Know Love, track four off the aforementioned record on January 25th,

As a freebie, Editors are giving away the sexy jig-along remix by Caged Baby, for free. Can’t say no to that can ya? Download and play to your hearts content below!

MP3 :: Editors – You Don’t Know Love (Caged Baby Remix)

We Say Summer… do you?

This is We Say SummerWe Say Summer, (the title was a giveaway,) not that they really need any introduction, this 5 piece “musical friendship team,” as they call themselves, have been making so much noise the past 12 months that O.A.P’s all over the U.K have been telling their grandchildren to “turn that racket down,” they must have feedback in their hearing aids, because the music is far from “racket.”

With hooks so big you could catch Moby Dick and live shows tighter than a pair of Speedos on Rick Waller’s stunt double, there’s no wonder that these boys are making a name for themselves in bedrooms and venues all across England and other parts.

Once hailed as one of the top ten pop-punk bands on MySpace (before they fucked up the genres), We Say Summer are gig buddies with all the top UK pop-punk bands, giants such as Saving Aimee, Me Vs. Hero and Not Advised all helping make them household names.

With an up and coming tour (see www.myspace.com/wesaysummer for dates) and a new E.P to be released this summer, the band can only get bigger and better, and with more penis jokes than you can shake, well you get the idea, there is bound to be some fucked up laughs a long the way.

You can download the band’s new track, ‘Good Times and Road Signs’ here


To hear more of We Say Summer and to find out when they’re in a town near you, check out their MySpace. The band’s self titled EP is available on iTunes.

Had Jesus been de-homotised?

Is this a modern, cosmopolitan take on a love song? A stinging, satirical stab at society? Or, a  bunch of people having a laugh with instruments?

You’ve got to love Iceland’s quirkniess. If you can see these guys there (they rarely tour outside), then do; their live sets are just fantastic.

Viking Giant Show :: The Cure

“I’m going to the preacher now, cus I think I may be gay
The preacher’s gonna make me okay”

The Viking Giant Show MySpace | Buy VGS on icelandicmusic.com