Archive | April, 2011

Steve Ignorant’s Last Supper tour, heads down under!

10 Apr
STEVE IGNORANT AND FRIENDS ANNOUNCE 2011 AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND TOUR
 
 
 
After receiving a rapturous response from audiences in the UK and Europe, and with US and Canadian shows around the corner, we can now proudly THE LAST SUPPER TOUR featuring STEVE IGNORANT from CRASS coming to Australia and New Zealand in June 2011.  Want to find out more? Read on…
 
STEVE IGNORANT PRESENTS THE LAST SUPPER
(CRASS SONGS 1977-1984)
 
In 2007, Steve Ignorant gathered some friends together and put on two shows at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London, England. Called The Feeding Of 5000, the show was a celebration of the Crass album of the same name, which was performed in its entirety.  
 
It most certainly was not a CRASS reunion, and never sought to be.
 
The Last Supper tour, which began in the UK in September 2010, answered the calls that came from around the globe in response to the Shepherd’s Bush gigs. This June, Steve and his band will be coming to Australia, celebrating the period of Crass’ work with which he feels most closely aligned – the period when he feels the band were at their strongest, most productive and most hopeful.
 
Steve will be performing with a full band (not the other members of Crass) and as well as featuring Crass songs there will be some rather special visuals.  The touring line up includes Gizz Butt (guitar – Destructors, English Dogs, Janus Stark, The Prodigy, The More I See), Bob Butler (bass – The Tone, Schwartzneggar), Spike T Smith (drums – The Damned, Conflict, Killing Joke, Morrissey), Carol Hodge (vocals – Bad Taste Barbies, Synco, Electraglide) and of course Steve Ignorant (vocals).
 
Steve has also just published his autobiography, The Rest Is Propaganda, which tells the story of his upbringing in the wilds of East London, and how he escaped a life on the factory floor, formed Crass with Penny Rimbaud, and how Stephen Williams became Steve Ignorant.
 
Having started in London in 2007, this new expanded show will soon visit the USA, Canada and Australia before a FINALE in London on 19 November 2011. At which point the door will be firmly closed.
  “Me and the band are really looking forward to this.  Being able to the play the Crass songs in places where Crass was never able to go will be an honour, and a huge amount of fun as well.  Hope to see some of you there.– STEVE IGNORANT
 
AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND TOUR DATES
June 10 Brisbane, Prince of Wales Hotel
June 11 Sydney, Salmagundi Studios
June 15 Perth, The Bakery
June 17 Melbourne, The Tote
June 18 Wellington, Bodega
June 19 Aukland, The Kings Arms 
Stay tuned for more information on www.steveignorant.co.uk
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Brand new Accused video

10 Apr

If you are fortunate to be on the mailing list for US splatterheads the Accused then you may have received this awesome statement from them recently, if not, here it is for all to share:

Hey, Splattered Ones–!

Just a quick word:The Accused® are VERY proud to announce word that their BRAND NEW music video for the song “Hemline (A Waste of Skin)” has just been released!YOU can be one of the first to lay your blood-shot eyes on this horrifying splatter-movie EPIC by going to YouTube.com to watch it RIGHT NOW!

“Hemline…” is The Accused’s first official music video in a ‘coon’s age, and was shot on location last Winter in breathtaking Marysville, WA as well as Sunny, warm, always comfy San Diego, CA; The video was directed by Federico Aragon, Produced by Chad Skolte, and features an outstanding and talented cast of characters, including the one-and-only MARTHA SPLATTERHEAD!

The song featured in the “Hemline (A Waste of Skin”) music video can be found on The Accused “The CURSE of Martha Splatterhead” album and CD released in 2009 on Southern Lord Recordings and available where all fine music is sold.

Stay tuned for LOTS more NEWS from The ACCUSED, and be certain to visit the ever-monsterous world of SPLATTER ROCK at:www.SplatterRock.com the Official website for The Accused AND Martha Splatterhead,

Thanks for listening…!

Have a Very Splattered Spring!

Indeed.

John Robb from Goldblade launches new site and opens discussion about visa access in the US

10 Apr

John Robb from UK punk band Goldblade has launched a new site called Louder Than War, on which he recently reported on the postponed Last Supper Tour featuring Steve Ignorant and friends (his band were supposed to be supporting). He opened up a discussion about the increasingly problem of musicians gaining visa access to the States, you can read the article the Louder Than War website.

The good news is that the tour has been rescheduled and is due to begin on 20th April. Here are the full dates:

April 20 Brooklyn, NY @ Europa
April 21 Montreal, QC @ Olympia (Moved by popular demand!)
April 22 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
April 23 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
April 26 Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
April 27 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
April 29 Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
April 30 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
May 1 Scottsdale, AZ @ Chaser’s Nightclub
May 3 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
May 5 Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds
May 6 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
May 7 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
May 8 New York, NY @ Santo’s – SOLD OUT

Excitingly there have been three new shows announced including the Brooklyn date at the start of the tour, where anarcho punk band A.P.P.L.E will be the main support act, coming out of semi-retirement for one night only! Other new shows include one in Scottsdale Arizona and Gainsville Florida.  

You can follows news of the tour and more unfolding on Steve Ignorant’s website

Watch the great video by Pat Jordache now!

10 Apr

tUnEy-ArDs collaborator Pat Jordache is gearing up to release the superb album of jilted psyche pop, Future Songs on Constellation on April 26.

You can view the video for the song ‘Phantom Limb’ by Phoof Karneev Chaniello now(hosted by Vimeo), and we strongly recommend you do.

For more information about the album please visit the Constellation website.

Ramesses to release Chrome Pineal, Ritual Productions first LP!

5 Apr
Like manifestations of Lucifer’s messengers, Ramesses have been delivering their hellish hymns of characteristic cult retro heavy doom rock for nearly a decade now. Their last album Take The Curse spawned a more expansive amount of interest and intrigue than ever before, and introduced them to greater audiences. This year, Mark Greening (drums), Tim Bagshaw (guitar) and Adam Richardson (bass, vox) return with two releases, the first of which a 12” vinyl and digital release Chrome Pineal, which is due out on Ritual Productions on 16 May. The 12” features three brand new studio recordings and three live tracks, recorded in 2007, Denmark, plus brilliant artwork by the unsung French surrealist Clovis Trouille.
With the new material, Ramesses have conjured some of the more experimental tendencies that they offered on Take The Curse. On the title track, ‘Chrome Pineal’, alongside their well-honed mournful riffs and spine-tingling harmonies are hypnotic 60-style psychedelic grooves led by superbly timed drums that instantly reel you in. Other new tracks, ‘Blazoned Fauna’ and ‘Men Of Horror’ are grim concoctions of viscous vocals, swarms of doom drone guitar riffs and blackened filth. But Ramesses are none more dark than on their live tracks which fans will instantly recognise, reminding us that they still remain that incurable wound amongst their contemporaries.
Chrome Pineal is a mind expanding alchemic experiment that towers majestically amongst Ramesses’ catalogue. This is the missing link in the band’s evolution into Possessed by The Rise of Magik, the second full length Ramesses release this year!
The band will be performing a number of live shows this month on the continent including the notorious Roadburn Festival. Here are the dates:
April 14 – Steinbruch, Duisburg (Germany)
April 16 – Roadburn Festival, Tilburg (Netherlands)
April 17 – Espace B, Paris (France)
April 23 – Kuudes Linja, Helsinki (Finland)
PRAISE FROM THE PRESS

Ramesses have created a hugely impressive second album that demands considered listening. ” – 4/5 GUARDIAN

Ramesses remain atmospherically unique as their black mantras pile on extra layers of distorted, mutant ear-blubber, sucking all light from the room and pumping every reachable skull with thoughts of dead-eyed despair and sweet, welcome death. Splendid fun, as it turns out.” – 8/10 METAL HAMMER

The explosion of UK ‘true doom’ metal with these lot at the forefront has the south coast looking decidedly murky.” – NME

Hash-fuelled Dorset trio give America’s doom metal vanguard something to think about with this slab of tectonic plate-paced noise. In a word: heavy.” – Q MAGAZINE

All the tracks on offer possess an uncanny ability to seep into memory and the result is one of the most diverse and crippling doom albums of recent times. IF there is any justice, Ramesses will get the recognition that they deserve for this and all the infamy that goes along with it.” – ROCK A ROLLA