The Sweet Things in the Studio.
New York City’s The Sweet Things are in the studio working on their debut album with producer Matt Chiaravalle who has previously worked with Warren Zevon, Debbie Harry and Courtney Love to name a few.
On the recording process singer Dave Tierney said “We’ve got a bunch of songs, so we’re recording them. When we’re done we’re gonna have an album, which we’ll be releasing sometime in Spring 2019. We’d get it finished sooner but it takes a lot of alcohol to get the sound we’re going for. We gotta respect the process”
The album should be out in the spring of 2019 through Spaghetty Town Records.
The Ratchet Release Essentials Box Set.
The Ratchets are to release a career-spanning box set on November 9th through Pirates Press Records. ‘Essentials’ will have new, old and previously unheard tracks which I can’t wait to hear. The box set includes the albums ‘Heart Of Town’, ‘Glory Bound’, ‘First Light’ and ‘Odds & Ends’, which will also be available individually on special coloured vinyl.
Punk and Oi! Charity Bash V.
Saturday, September 22nd sees some of the country’s finest Punk and Oi! bands head up to Darlington for the annual charity bash in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Organiser Brian Alderson, who was diagnosed with 2 forms of cancer in 2012 wanted to raise money for Macmillan as they had been a fantastic support to him whilst fighting the disease, which thankfully he is now all clear of.
The event has raised £18,000 over the last four years and will hopefully get over £20,000 after this year’s gig. The line-up for this year’s gig has some brilliant bands including The East End Badoes, The Crash Landings, Tear Up, The Glory, Fight Back and the amazing Boilermaker which should make for an amazing night. The night also includes a raffle and a charity auction which will hopefully raise a lot of money for an excellent cause.
If you fancy going along you can get your ticket here.
Mob Mentality Back in the Studio.
Pennsylvania’s Mob Mentality have possibly been one of the busiest bands on the scene in the last year or so. Following on from the release of ‘No Honor, No Guts, No Ga lory’ E.P, ‘American Skinheads’, a split with Hooligan Justice, and debut album ‘Carry On Tradition’ the band have a new 7 inch coming out via Clockwork Punk Records and a split release with Last Seen Laughing, Oldfashioned Ideas and Hooligan Justice on Oi! The Nische Records.
If this isn’t enough the band are back in the studio working on a new album with a new bassist Sean which according to lead vocalist Dan “has been great”.
Rebellion Release Stage Times.
In 6 weeks time Punks and Skins from around the world will descend upon the seaside town of Blackpool for the annual punk extravaganza. This year’s festival should be a cracking weekend with the likes of Public Image Ltd, The Exploited, Cockney Rejects, The Adicts to name a few.
The stage times have just been released so you can plan your weekend. As always with an event this size, there will be clashes but with so much on it will be another great event.
Check the lineup here.
Fireball Announces Lineup for 2018 Tour
Since 2015 Fireballs ‘Fuelling the Fire Tour’ has been a huge success with the likes of Less Than Jake, The Skints, Reel Big Fish, Anti-Flag and the Mad Caddies playing some of the UK’s best most prestigious venues to other 30,000 people to great success.
This year’s tour is lining up to be a cracker with Celtic punks Flogging Molly headlining who are known for their exuberant live shows and are armed with an arsenal of anthemic songs they have built over the 20 years they’ve been together. The line-up is completed by so cal punks Face to Face and Glasgow’s Lost in Stereo, the winners of Fireball’s Hottest Band 2018 competition and very special guests still to be announced. Along with the tickets going on sale, the organisers along with Kerrang have announced the Fireball’s Hottest Band Competition 2019 with the winners joining next year’s bill.
Tickets are on sale now for just £15 and can be purchased here.