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Perennial Punk Rockers STIFF LITTLE FINGERS are unfortunately not able to go ahead with their postponed March 2020 dates that were rescheduled for September this year. Due to the continued current ban on live events, all dates are put back to March 2021, back on track with the bands annual UK trek. Jake Burns says it like it is: “Don’t …

Following ‘Leeds’, which dropped last month, and ‘Long Island’, which they released earlier this month, prolific Cohoes, New York-based post-punk collective Self Defense Family have unveiled ‘Australia’, the latest in a series of 7″ singles the band have named after their recording locations. The single’s A-side is titled ‘Make Me a Pallet Fire on Your …

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Detroit post-punks Protomartyr have released ‘Worm in Heaven’, the second teaser track from their fifth full-length album, ‘Ultimate Success Today’. The song is more of a slow-burner than the band’s outstanding previous teaser track, ‘Processed by the Boys’. It features Nick Cave-esque vocals from frontman Joe Casey and Johnny Marr-ish guitars from his bandmate Greg …

This week sees the release of The Undertones ‘West Bank Songs 1978-1983 – A Best Of’, featuring 30 tracks from their original recording period, 1978-1983. Compiled by the band.  Available as a double LP with 2x140g coloured vinyl discs with gatefold sleeve, the release features 7 top 40 hits (including 4 top 20s): ‘Teenage Kicks’, …

Suicide, the highly influential art-noise project of Alan Vega and Marty Rev, is having Mute’s Art of the Album treatment in a reisue of their 1977 debut album, due out on July 12th. As with the other releases in the series, there are no extra tracks, it is just the album as it was, remastered …

Idles have released a new song taken from the sessions from their latest LP ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance’, out physically on 7″ vinyl with another song ‘I Dream Guilloutine’ as it’s b-side, on August 2nd via Partisan Records. Pre-orders are available HERE. Built over this troubled punk vibe centred around this single repeated note, it …

Philadelphia indie punk band Mannequin Pussy have announced their new album Patience, due June 21st on Epitaph. The third full-length from Mannequin Pussy, Patience is an album fascinated with the physical experience of the body, its songs tracking the movements of mouths and hands and racing hearts, skin and spit and teeth and blood. Deeply attuned to the power of their own …

Leeds three-piece Drahla have released a new single from their highly-anticipated debut album ‘Useless Coordinates’. “Drahla’s abstract punk songs are ecstatic about the everyday. The squalls of noise in songs like “Pyramid Estate” show a band willing to dig beneath the surface.” ‘Pyramid Estate’ is the third track taken from ‘Useless Coordinates’ following the release of ‘Twelve Divisions Of The Day’ last …

Domino Records have announced the latest batch of Buzzcocks reissues, A different kind of tension and Singles going’s steady, are coming out on Friday 14th June. It follows the recent untimely death of founder member and songwriter Pete Shelley. They follow the 40th anniversary re-issues of Another Music In A Different Kitchen and Love Bites …

The Generation X expanded deluxe edition CD set has been newly re mastered from the original production tapes and includes 11 previously unreleased recordings. CD1 contains the original UK 11 track album with CD2 including all the A and B-sides of their singles from the period, 11 previously unreleased outtakes, a single mix and a …