Sassy girls, The Soap Girls release ‘Bad Bitch’

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Glowing reviews from the usually cynical music press lead some to proclaim The SoapGirls as claimants to other South African mega-stars – Die Antwoord’s throne…  I can fully see this, the girls are raw, gutsy and a little crazy, in a good way.

‘Bad Bitch’ is the epitome of pop punk, it has guitars, a sassy melody and quirky lyrics that you can’t help but sing along to.

It takes me back to my teenage years where I listened to the likes of Avril Lavigne, Blink 182, Sum 41 and other similar bands, but this is the first time in a long time I have heard two girls successfully master the art of pop punk.

The video is just great too, the girls look great and sound great, it is a black and white video with just the colour red highlighted, this works really well and adds to the punk affect. The single ‘Bad Bitch’ was written after the girls suffered an unprovoked attack at a gig in Hastings, where someone threw fake blood over the girls damaging equipment and burning their eyes, it made them stronger than ever though and hasn’t put them off of performing – I have heard some wild things about their performances, such as performing topless, fish eyes and pubic hairs – it all adds to the ‘Punk’ effect…

Although just the mention of fish eyes, seems to make me feel a little queasy, but having said that, I would love to hear ‘Bad Bitch’ performed live.

 

Check the video here:

 

Also to highlight and emphasise on why I want to see them live, check out this video of them performing:

 

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Super Early Bird Tickets for legendary Rock Festival Ilfracombe Rocks on sale now!

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Festival season is far from over in November – Ilfracombe Rocks Festival in Devon is a must for every classic rock’n’roll fan who loves to dwell in nostalgia as well as discover what’s new in the magnificent world of rock these days.

After having been a massive success in 2015 the first 100 super early bird tickets for 2016 are already on sale at an extraordinary price of only £20 for the whole weekend and a very affordable £9 per head a night for accommodation –don’t miss out and grab yours now!

Having grown over the years, Ilfracombe Rocks will accommodate up to 1500 music lovers this November. The three-day event is held from 4th-6th November 2016. Brought to life by iconic radio presenter DJ John Forster, known for hosting the number one unsigned rock music show on the net called ‘Dr. John’s Unsigned Rock Surgery’ on Rockbandom Radio, this event is a true gem for admirers of handmade sonic bliss. Located in John Fowler’s Holiday Park in Devon the annual celebration of gritty guitars and amplified solos is a perfect way to spend a rock’n’roll weekend not only for hardcore bikers in leather jackets, but for the whole family!

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This year’s headliners are some of the most excellent tribute bands in the scene. Thunderstruck, The ZZtops and Higher on Maiden will be bringing back the days of rock revolution. While there’s certainly a whiff of nostalgia in the air, the festival is also host to some of Europe’s finest new unsigned rock bands. This is a brilliant way to get to listen to potential stars on the rise and the stadium fillers of tomorrow!

Dr. John’s motto is simple – the DJ wants to promote good quality music and says: “the unsigned scene is possibly the most under-listened aspect of rock music. In many cases it is far superior to the mainstream and more honest. Many of them don’t get anywhere near the airplay and exposure they deserve.” That is why he decided to extend his work at the radio and give emerging artists an additional platform to get heard.

 

To get your super early bird ticket for the whole weekend just go to http://www.drjohnsunsignedrocksurgery.co.uk/the-surgery-live-2016/ !

To include accommodation please pay additionally:

One 4-bed-room per night: £36 for one person (£9 per head if four people share, £12 per head if three people share, £18 per head for two people)

Accomodation for the whole Weekend: £72 for one person per room(£18 per head if four people share, £24 per head if three people share, £36 for two people)

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https://www.facebook.com/ilfracomberocksa2016/?fref=ts

 

www.facebook.com/DrJohnsUnsignedRockSurgery/

 

http://www.drjohnsunsignedrocksurgery.co.uk/

 

http://www.drjohnsunsignedrocksurgery.co.uk/the-surgery-live-2016/

 

Asylums – Joy In A Small Wage Out June 15th (Cool Thing Records)

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‘They are a DIY band, but not as you know it. Somewhere between a forceful wave of 90’s pop punk and Britpop, they’re entirely eccentric and entertaining’

Some seaside fuzz for your Tuesday afternoon.  Played (alone) 3 times last week by Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music, Southend-On-Sea upstarts Asylums will be releasing their new single ‘Joy In A Small Wage’ on June 15th.  It comes on like Orange Juice gene-spliced with Mudhoney, all pop hooks wrapped in barbed wire and wry social commentary.

It’ll be released via the bands own Cool Thing Records.

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Crazy Fenton With New Single – Cool Ella’

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

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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.

‘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.

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/crazyfenton

https://www.facebook.com/CrazyFenton

‘Shake It’ With Yo Over Their New Single!

Post-punk indie single set to hit on June 15th

Living in New Orleans the well known birthplace of soul and jazz – Yo are a rock band not afraid to go against the grain. After travelling the globe and making homes in various corners of the USA and Europe, the music and song writing draws upon a wealth of inspirations and tales from the road.

The single is taken from the album ‘Vagrancy’, an LP which shows perfectly the versatile nature of Yo’s songwriting. Songs such as ‘Shake It’ are written mainly for the high energy of live performance, but other tracks on the album suit different environments. Whether chilling out at a festival, going for it on a club dancefloor, jumping around at a live gig or relaxing in a local pub, there will be a song on this album which fits perfectly to every situation.

You can hear the track here:

Watch the video here:

Single ‘Shake It’ will be available from June 15th.

Links:

https://twitter.com/itmustbeyo

https://www.youtube.com/YoMusic

http://instagram.com/itmustbeyo/

https://www.facebook.com/itmustbeyo