Friday, 14 December 2012

Losing Sleep

I'm back. Sorry im shit. I just saw that since i started this blog ive had 56,642 views which has kinda blown my mind so ive been inspired to start posting again. My first post is a band i hold very dear to my heart. Losing Sleep feature two of my best friends and hail from Kingston, London, not Jamaica. Think the great 90s emo mixed with 2000s pop punk but not shit like so many bands that try this. They just released a brilliant first ep that people are slowly becoming aware of. It is honest, and heartfelt and catchy with some great lyrics about events and issues close to the band member's hearts. Although they have been playing shows for a while now they are still very much a 'fresh' band and in my opinion a breath of fresh air to the diy punk scene in the uk. Sean, the bassist, runs Youth Camp Records (Ten Speed Bicycle, Loose Cannons, Nona, Jackals, Slow Science) and Liam, guitarist and vocalist plays in pop punk band Home Advantage. On the strength of their first release, i'm excited by this band and i can only see them getting better. Doing a mini tour at the end of January 2013 and im putting them on in Camden at the Black Heart with a pretty ridiculous lineup:
Download the demo here: and check out their tumblr here for news, merch and shit: x

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Chin Chin - Sound of the Westway

Im ill in bed, the sun is shining and im pissed. That said ive just discovered a great band called Chin Chin who have put a smile on my face so seeing as i cant go out, thought id share it with you.

Having just done a read up on this all girl punk/ new wave band ive discovered they formed in Biel, Switzerland in 1982 and released their first 7 inch in 1984 and then in 1985 their one and only LP 'Sounds of the Westway' which garnered them attention in the UK with NME and allowed them to tour with the Shop Assistants in Germany.

This is perfect crunchy indie punk with new wave sensibilities and some super catchy lyrics and melodies. Their all girl ethics and strong diy stance have made this one of most sought after Indie Pop LPs and after one listen, i can see why.

This is a total winner and if you love Dolly Mixture/The Flatmates/Shop Assistants then you will love this. That is my summer sorted. urdzez75lt674cr

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Holy (Italy)

Last week i received a text from Dan of Hammers fame (they are back, believe) asking me if i wanted to put on this band called HOLY from Italy, he said it would be up my street. I listened, thirty seconds in i text daniel back, said it was great and then booked a venue. Holy are fucking raging. This is fast hardcore/scrEMO and definitely relevant to my interests. They list their influences as His Hero is Gone and infest and in pictures ive seen em wearing Government Warning and Kid Dynamite t shirts if that gives you more of a reason to check em out. There is a link below for their debut self titled EP which is excellent and about 8 mins long. holy shit. One of the members is in another great Italian band called Verme who did a split with Human Hands and they happen to be over in the uk this week. Playing Catch in Dalston this Saturday if any of you london types are at a loose end. Great support too: Ten Speed Bicycle, Bird Calls and Well Wisher.

This is fast, heavy, chaotic and angry hardcore punk with a message and their first record makes you take notice. Cannot wait to see them live, going to be intense. Holy are over here in May, Im putting them on May 3rd at the Black Heart pub in Camden, support to be announced. Its going to be the best thursday night you never had.