Steampunk must be one of the most inclusive, inoffensive culture movements since the 60s. There don’t appear to be any factions; it continually evolves; its fans come both genders and all ages. How does everyone else get it so wrong? Now music has joined the scene, the Steampunk Record Label featuring a wide range of bands from an impressively diverse spectrum of styles and sounds.
Although the punkier end of the spectrum is particularly well-catered for, there’s everything from cabaret; grimey swamp-rock; garage rock; lightshows and burlesque artists featured – not so much “something for everyone” something “something for anyone with good taste”. There are now only four dates left to catch one of the year’s best value nights out – see bands, locations and dates below, grab your goggles and join the party!
NEM, Heanor – 14th Oct
Wagon & Horses, Birmingham
15th Oct Museum of Water and Power, Brentford
20th Oct The Albert, Brighton – 22nd Oct
Richie Ramone, the Ramones’ legendary former drummer, is reinvigorating rock’n’roll with a punchy new album and monster headline tour across the globe. From 29th November – 15th December Richie and his band will be blazing their way across UK and Ireland with 16 rip-roaring shows.
- Underworld, Camden (29th November)
- Talking Heads, Southhampton (30th November)
- Iron Road, Evasham (1st December)
- Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes (2nd December)
- The Louisiana, Bristol (3rd December)
- Snooty Fox Club, Wakefield (4th December)
- Rebellion, Manchester (5th December)
- Think Tank, Newcastle (6th December)
- Bannerman’s, Edinburgh (7th December)
- Stereo, Glasgow (8th December)
- Fibber Maggee’s, Dublin (9th December)
- LuLu’s, Dungannon (10th December)
- Voodoo, Belfast (11th December)
- Mike The Pies, Listowel (13th December)
- Cyprus Avenue, Cork City (14th December)
- Monroe’s, Galway (15th December)
Visit www.richieramone.com/tour-dates for ticket details.
London rock trio Penny Mob deliver these two hi-octane singles ‘Mr Generation’ and ‘War on the Streets’. Lead singer, Jamie Quinn, is also an actor and has appeared in a number TV dramas and sitcoms.
The band’s gritty sound is an attempt to establish a “new, real, honest rock n roll band with balls”. Their refreshing rawness harks back to the early days of UK punk and Britpop.
Rock single to be released on June 22nd, with a full album to follow July 13th
‘Cool Ella’ is one hell of a way to come out fighting, and with the follow up album due a couple of weeks later on July 13th, you will be hearing a lot more of Crazy Fenton in 2015. The album, produced by British EDM trailblazer Alex Banks (EZ Rollers), is the kind of release which will have the music industry on high alert with its raw song writing and production values.
And in ‘Cool Ella’, Crazy Fenton has picked out one hell of an entrance
A welcome throwback to the golden ages of punk and rock, Crazy Fenton is the musical brainchild of songwriter Clive Aliker – a Norfolk based artist who is a big fan of making a good old fashioned ruckus. With influences from 60s garage rock and 70s punk all the way through to the modern day, Crazy Fenton is the work of a veteran musician who certainly knows how to rattle out a top tune.
Having worked with renowned producer Dave Allen (The Cure, Human League, Chameleons) to arrive at an energetic studio style, the new single ‘Cool Ella’ is set for release on June 22nd. High energy and built on a foundation of distorted guitars and pounding drums, this is one for fans of the classics.
Single set to hit on June 15th
The latest single taken from the album will be the hard hitting, punk laced track ‘Shake It’ – dripping in punchy bass-lines, quasi-spoken vocals and a distinctly trippy sensibility.
You can hear the track here:
Watch the video here:
Altogether, it makes for a unique cocktail of flavours which is tough to pigeonhole, sewn together by the originality of vocalist Andre’s delivery.
Single ‘Shake It’ will be available from June 15th.
Great news for British All Time Low and You Me At Six fans, as the bands announce co-headline UK tour.
Baltimore pop-punks All Time Low along with co-headliners, You Me At Six, are pleased to announce that they will play 5 of the UK’s biggest venues in February 2015. The dates kick off in Cardiff on 9th February, and culminate with a huge show at London’s O2 Arena on 14th February.
The tour is announced hot off the heels of All Time Low’s sell-out headline ‘One Night In London’ arena show at Wembley next year (March 20th).
All Time Low frontman, Alex Gaskarth, says “we’ve never managed to hit up the UK with the hometown boys in You Me At Six, so this is going to be a really amazing experience. I think the fan-bases will come together and make the shows unforgettable.” While fellow frontman, Josh Franceschi, of You Me At Six adds, “we can’t wait to hit the road with All Time Low. It’s the tour we know our fans want, and we are so excited to be doing a full arena tour.”
Full tour dates are:
9th February: Arena, Cardiff
10th February: LG Arena, Birmingham
12th February: Hydro, Glasgow
13th February: Phones 4 U Arena, Manchester
14th February: O2 Arena, London
Tickets go on sale Friday 29th at 9am from Gigsandtours.com, Kililive.com or Gigsinscotland.com.