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Punk Rock Radio Presents A Tribute To Tony Sly

 

On July 31st 2012 the world lost No Use For A Name front man Tony Sly. As fans of both NUFAN and Tonys solo work we thought what could we do to contribute to his memory, the result being numerous phone calls throughout the world at different times of the day and night, talking with his friends and family and compiling what has turned into the special above. Hope people enjoy it. 

The Decline - Resister

The Decline have been around since 2006 but it was their debut album "I'm Not Gonna Lie To You" that introduced them to my ears in 2011. If you're not familiar with them but you're a fan of Propaghandi, NOFX, Frenzal Rhomb and Strike Anywhere you should probably kick yourself for missing out for so long! This new album, "Resister", is the first material we've heard from them since they introduced their new line up so inevitably there will be comparisons made by fans who have followed their progress for the last few years. I've given this album a few spins over the week and also delved back into their older material to see how they've grown and developed as a band.

Margate "Beards In Paradise"

With its bearded hula girl artwork and song titles such as "Keep Dancin" and "Rock Out With Your Clock Out", my first thoughts on receiving this album for review was that it was going to be a fun summertime record. Right from the opening track "Otra Cerveza Por Favor" (Spanish for "Another beer please") which provides an intro to "The Unsilent Majority" I was not disappointed. Straight up, the guitar lines and pop style vocals reminded me of Ramones-core bands such as Teenage Bottlerocket and catchy lead lines of The Vandals but to over-simplify this release as another 3 chord punk band would be a travesty because there is so much more than that going on here.

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Following is an interview that was conducted with the Californian punk band Margate on the eve of the release of their new album "Beards In Paradise". Doug (guitars), Steve (Bass) and Alex (Drums and Vocals) were kind enough to chat with us via facebook, the transcript is below where we discuss the new album, recording and songwriting, touring and (because I was on the tram and was weighing up lunch options) sandwiches.

 

 

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Clipwing - Ashford

Hi all, Dane here. Back again with another review. This week I'll be getting all up close and personal with Clipwing, their EP Ashford has been doing the rounds of my audio devices and I'm going to give you a quick rundown. The EP comes with five tracks and was released earlier this year on Coffeebreath and Heartache Records. If you buy the EP online, you do get seven extra bonus tracks of demo material in both acoustic and full band form. For some people these might be a bit superfluous  but personally I like to hear how a song changes between the initial birth of the idea and the recorded version so the inclusion of these tracks was a welcome bonus for me.

Live albums are a fickle thing. A good live show has an energy, a magic unquantifiable thing that weaves through the crowd and leaves them with a warm feeling of camaraderie and joy. It's that feeling of witnessing something special, the exchange of grins and stories after the show that keeps people coming back. And it's a onetime thing, it's not supposed to be captured. The beauty lies in the fleeting moment that's not meant to last. Unless it's done right. And this album is.

On This Day: Lagwagon played Hurricane Festival in 2012

On this day back in 2012, Lagwagon took to the stage at HURRICANE FESTIVAL in germany to rock out.

BAD COP BAD COP – NOT SORRY

Written by Ryan Haigh

 

This was a band that took me by surprise. Not knowing much about them at all, and being my first review back after a bit of a break, I was hoping to get a great record to get me back into the groove and I was not disappointed. This release from Bad Cop Bad Cop was a mix of punk rock, with a hint of Ska and a dash of folk which made for a great listen from start to finish. I was on the road for a few hours last night and managed to listen to this album through twice and loved it more and more with each listen.

 

GR Tour Dates.
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Fri, 07/08/2015
Sat, 08/08/2015
Sun, 09/08/2015
Tue, 11/08/2015
Fri, 12/06/2015

Fat Wreck punkers Good Riddance are returning to Australia for the first time after a 8 year hiatus.

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