Punk Rock Bowling 2020 was canceled due to Covid 19 this year. But PNX News brings you a flashback and hopes to see you at PRB 2021. (Past Pool parties, GBH, Las Vegas, Rancid, DI, The Exploited, Flock of Goo Goo. Shawn Stern , The Strip.) Hold on to your 2020 tickets. They are good for 2021. www.punkrockbowling.com
The emerging band, championed by Radio 1 Rock Show’s Daniel P Carter, have shared a brand new single, the second taken from their forthcoming self-titled EP to be released on their new label True Friend Tapes on 29th November.
‘F.G.S’ (F*ckGnarShit to use its full title) is a hurtling indie-punk assault, with a surprising subject matter. Whilst the EP tackles suffocation and exasperation in relation to being a young person in a small Midlands factory town with a lack of prospects, ‘F.G.S’ is a tribute to Carter’s cat, who he says relieves his depression. “I wrote the lyrics to this song after I complained to my girlfriend that everything that I write is depressing. She suggested I just think of something that made me happy and so write down as much as I possibly can about that. So obviously I started writing about hanging out with my cat, Susan. She’s ginger and has one ragged ear.”
A collective of often revolving live members, BLOOD-VISIONS have been at the centre of the Northampton punk scene since their teens, playing their first show when they were just 14. Now in their early ‘20s, the band have made colossal strides, recently supporting Drug Church, Single Mothers, Jeffery Lewis and more. Alumni of Northampton College where they were classmates with fellow local artist Slowthai (who name-checked the band in a piece for The Big Issue), vocalist Joss Carter writes about the bleakness of small-town life in the midlands, alongside the warmth that can be found in the community that comes with it. Previous single 01604ever is a spin on the landline dial code for Northampton.
“Northampton tends to get a bad rep for primarily being office buildings and Bridge Street (a row of cheap bars and nightclubs renowned locally for being the epicentre of late-night brawls) but playing this song in some of the pockets in town where you can get away from that really helps alleviate the strains I personally feel when dealing with small-town-life” said Carter.
He continues; “We realised that we could just write punk songs about what we knew. Why posture and pretend we haven’t driven in to Wellingborough for the fifth night running, thinking “fuck this place and the job I come here for?” That’s the stuff I find to be worthy of writing songs about because it’s a visceral reaction to something.”
Taking cues from classic US punk, BLOOD-VISIONS conversely remain a British alt-punk outfit at their core with little regard for convention or desire to slot into a conveyor line of cookie-cutter punk bands that take themselves too seriously. A live BLOOD-VISIONS show is something to behold – never the same twice, never conforming to pre-conceived expectations of a young punk band and always bristling with excitement and energy.
|Beat City Tubeworks release “Rat Race”, the second single taken from upcoming album ‘I Just Cannot Believe It’s the Incredible…’ which hits the shelves the 6th of December. The single is released with a music video that old fans of the band will recognize from Beat City Tubeworks early days.|
Watch “Rat Race” here:
THE QUINTET’S FIRST NEW MUSIC IN OVER 2 YEARS
Today, TOURISTS present a mesmeric new video for ‘Align’.
A single that stands as their first new material in over two years, the band’s insurgent comeback track is now accompanied with visuals that supercharge its dizzying momentum.
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:
Dublin alt-pop band SODA BLONDE have released their debut EP “Terrible Hands”. The EP’s title track, the band’s second single since their formation, is out now and now you can watch a cinematic new video for it here:
GBH Japan 2019 (Antiknock) PNX News reporters Kenny Decline and Nigel Punik bring you the news in the middle of a Typhoon called GBH! They blew the roof off the house!! In Tokyo Japan. Watch and enjoy!
My High School Rebellion, is a collection of musician’s, covering some of their favorite songs from the late 70’s and early ’80’s. Classics, from the Johnny Thunders, The Avengers, The Undertones, The Seeds, The Buzzcocks, Black Flag and more!
Here’s a bit of preview footage, for the upcoming interview with the Fabulous, Miss Mercy GTO.
PNX News Correspondents Jade Paris, and Bill Bored, chat with Mercy about her upcoming autobiography, which is currently being written with co-author, Lyndsey Parker.
This fun clip was created by Jade, enjoy!
The Business catches up with Candy McMurder of PNX News.They discuss, poop, dogging, drive by shootings and more! The Dropkick Murphys and madness on tour! Laugh your arse off at this crazy interview!
The Defects (Buck Defect) on PNX News, talks about Belfast, His movies and The Defects