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Bilge Pump - 'We Love You' LP

added by Alex Deller on Friday February 15 2019 in New Releases

Longstanding Leeds weirdos Blige Pump have a new album out. It's their first one in ten years (ten years!) and comes to us via Gringo Records. I first heard them circa 'Let Me Breathe' and didn't really know what to make of them. To be honest I still don't, but it definitely feels good to know that they're still rumbling on.


link: gringorecords.com

Deafkids on tour in Europe

added by Alex Deller on Friday February 15 2019 in Gigs

Incomparable oddballs Deafkids are touring Europe through April and May in support of their excellent 'Metaprogramação' LP for Neurpt Recordings. If you've not checked 'em out already, do so: they play some weird, intense, danceable stuff that smashes together metal, punk, noise and Brazilian polyrhythms. The dates are:

11/04 - Roadburn Festival 2019 -Tilburg, NL

12/04 - Roadburn Festival 2019 - Tilburg, NL w/ PetBrick

14/04 - Amsterdam, NL

16/04 - D. K. Luksus - Wroclaw, PL

17/04 - Underdogs - Prague, CZ

18/04 - Urban Spree - Berlin, DE

19/04 - Merleyn - Nijmegen, NL

20/04 - The Lexington - London, UK

21/04 - Soup Kitchen - Manchester, UK

22/04 - The Hope & Ruin - Brighton, UK

23/04 - Moon - Cardiff, UK

24/04 - The Cluny - Newcastle, UK

25/04 - Rough Trade - Bristol, UK

26/04 - Olympic Cafe - Paris, FR

28/04 - SWR Barroselas Metalfest 2019 - Viana do Castelo, PT

29/04 - Mag4 - Bruxelles, BE

30/04 - Bar Hic - Rennes, FR

01/05 - Tri Martolod - Concarneau, FR

02/05 - Léo Ferré - Brest Espace, FR

03/05 - T Les 3 Pieces - Rouen, FR

05/05 - THet Bos - Antwerp, BE

05/05 - TDonau Festival 2019 - Donau, AT


link: deafkidspunx.bandcamp.com

Silkworm - 'Italian Platinum' reissue

added by Alex Deller on Thursday February 14 2019 in Reissues

Touch & Go are reissuing Silkworm's wonderful 'Italian Platinum' LP. If like glum indie rock and you don't know the band, just check out opener '(I Hope U) Don't Survive' - you're in for a treat. There's also the rather curious option of purchasing a Silkworm beanie alongside the record, just in case you have a cold head and no taste.


link: tgrec.com

Zvi - 'Dear Pink b/w Undenied' 7"

added by Alex Deller on Monday February 11 2019 in New Releases

Zvi is the solo project of guitarist Ron Varod (Kayo Dot, Sabbath Assembly, Psalm Zero, So Is The Tongue). He's releasing an album via Nefarious Industries this spring, and by way of a teaser the label are releasing a two-song 7" on February 22. One song is a ZVi original, while the other is a Portishead cover.


link: nefariousindustries.com

Uranium Club - 'The Cosmo Cleaners' pre-order

added by Alex Deller on Friday February 8 2019 in Pre-orders

Static Shock (or Fashionable Idiots, if you're in North America) are taking pre-orders for Uranium Club's latest opus, which is mysteriously titled 'The Cosmo Cleaners'. You can check out a track below.


link: staticshockrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-cosmo-cleaners

Meat Puppets Euro dates

added by Alex Deller on Friday February 8 2019 in Gigs

Weirdo acid punks The Meat Puppets are playing some Euro dates. It'll be the first time since 1995 that the original trio have performed together. Dates are:

07/06 - Dolan's, Limerick

08/06 - Empire, Belfast

09/06 - Whelan's, Dublin

10/06 - The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

11/06 - Rebellion, Manchester

13/06 - N9, Eeklo

14/06 - De Singer, Rijkevorsel

15/06 - Luxor Live, Arnhem

16/06 - Paard Van Troje, Den Haag

17/06 - Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam

18/06 - ZOOM, Frankfurt

19/06 - Arts Centre, Norwich

20/06 - The Venue, London

22/06 - Azkena Rock Festival, Bilbao


link: themeatpuppets.com

Messthetics, playing some gigs.

added by Alex Deller on Monday January 21 2019 in Gigs

The Messthetics (Brendan Canty on drums, Joe Lally on bass and Anthony Pirog) are playing a big bunch of gigs through January and February. Here's where and when:

25/01 - Bristol @ Louisiana

26/01 - London, @ Label Mates Festival

28/01 - Birmingham @ Hare & Hounds

29/01 - Nottingham @ Bodega

30/01 - Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club

31/01 - Newcastle @ The Cluny

01/02 - Glasgow @ Broadcast

02/02 - Belfast @ Voodoo

03/02 - Dublin @ Grand Social

05/02 - Manchester @ Night People

06/02 - London @ Boston Music Room


link: themessthetics.bandcamp.com