Tuesday, 23 August 2011

News - Turbonegro reunite and are set to play Supersonic 2011

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Big news came our way recently when the self-proclaimed "Third-biggest Formula Rock Band in the World" Turbonegro returned with news of a brand new front-man, Tony Sylvester. It has been a whirlwind few weeks ever since, having returned to the stage at the annual Turbojugend Fan Club Convention in Hamburg on Friday July 15, after a two year hiatus to the roaring approval of their denim-clad fans.

Now, Supersonic have ensnared the almighty Kings Of Deathpunk for a UK exclusive headline performance at the festival. Bringing all the glam, good tunes and great vibes (and hopefully hordes of denim-clad followers) we couldn’t be more excited!

The line up includes, Tony Sylvester aka The Duke Of Nothing (Vocals), Happy Tom (Bass), Euroboy (Guitar), Pål Pot Pamparius (Keys/Guitar), Tommy Manboy (Drums/Percussion) and Rune Rebellion (Guitar). Tony Sylvester comments on playing the festival:

" I was so chuffed that Lisa and Jenny asked Turbonegro to headline Supersonic and that the first show with the new line up in the UK will be there. Not only are they the best promoters in the UK, but I’ve been lucky enough to have been involved with the festival itself since its second year: announcing bomb threats, swimming in the fountains, playing Northern Soul, arguing on panels, you name it. This will be the first time I’ve actually played there however!"

For more information you can visit www.turbonegro.com, or https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Turbonegro/160527554015654 and follow them on twitter @TurbonegroHQ.

Sunday, 21 August 2011


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Fast-rising Essex crew 'Johnny Get The Gun' are undoubtedly on the rise. Packing tantalizing hooks and frenetic energy, the hard-working quartet are quickly gaining new fans throughout the UK for their highly engaging anthemic guitar rock and admirable work ethic. The power-rockers garnered critical acclaim from their recently released self-titled mini album and EP, where they racked up impressive wordage from the likes of Kerrang!, Rocksound, Big Cheese magazine and Powerplay, strong radio airplay from BBC Radio and XFM, and TV play from Kerrang! TV, Scuzz and Lava TV. The industrious Londoners continue their climb through the ranks with a brand new single 'Take It', produced by John Mitchell (Enter Shikari, You Me At Six, Funeral For A Friend) and a supporting UK Tour that kicks off in Manchester on 21st October; please see below for full details.


21st October, Manchester Roadhouse.
Office Tel: 0161 237 9789. 8 Newton Street, Piccadilly, Manchester, M12AN. Capacity 200.

22nd October, 02 Academy Birmingham 3.
Tel: 0121 622 8250. O2 Academy 3 Birmingham, 16-18 Horsefair, Bristol Street, B1 1DB. Capacity 250.

27th October, 02 Academy Oxford 2.
Tel: 01865 813 500. O2 Academy 2 Oxford, 190 Cowley Road, OX4 1UE. Capacity 436.

28th October, 02 Academy Islington 2.
Tel: 020 7288 4400. O2 Academy 2 Islington, N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street, Islington, London, N1 0PS. Capacity 250.

Never ones to rest on their laurels, JGTG also have a full length album in the works, which is set to be unleashed early 2012. Aided with a dramatic increase in fanbase served by extensive touring and widespread DIY promotion, Johnny Get The Gun are set to carve their place alongside fellow UK's Brit-rock rising powerhouses.


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The Bristol Reggae Explosion Vol 2 - The 80's
Released 17th October 2011

Following the critical and commercial success of "The Bristol Reggae Explosion 1978 - 1983" Bristol Archive Records have dug even deeper into the city’s reggae heritage for the follow-up, "Bristol Reggae Explosion Volume 2 - The 1980s". This time we continue our quest not only with a selection of rarities, but with several tracks that have never been previously released, by popular demand Volume 2 also comes with greater dub content.

Bristol’s top roots exponents Black Roots feature once more, "The Father" is a prime example of their early roots style. Whilst "Pin In The Ocean" shows the later more commercial sound they adopted in collaboration with the Mad Professor, both tracks can also be found on the label’s "Black Roots The Reggae Singles Anthology", a career spanning overview.

Bunny Marrett wrote Black Roots’ "Bristol Rock", the opening track on Volume 1 so it’s only appropriate and with great pleasure that we include his sole vinyl outing, the very scarce "Times Are Getting Harder", a great slice of UK roots. When it comes to scarcity there were reputedly just 200 copies pressed of "Robin Hoods Of The Ghetto" by Cool Runnings, we believe it deserves a much wider audience.

The Radicals, 3-D Production and Joshua Moses will be familiar to those who have Volume 1 and return with more of the same. The Joshua Moses track is previously unreleased and appears here thanks to the detective work of Mike Darby. Another unreleased track we’ve managed to uncover is Alfred McIntosh’s "Wicked Dub" a 7 minute workout that helps give this release a greater dub flavour.

The mid part of the decade is represented by Zapp Stereo’s appropriately titled "Way Out West" and Lord John Hutchinson’s "Little Eyes". Both tracks are previously unreleased. The albums closing track is Dan Ratchett’s "Raggamuffin Girl". Recorded in 1989 it perfectly sums up the way Reggae music started to change direction. Dan was an ever present part of the Bristol scene in the late eighties and nineties and hopefully this will be the first of many tracks we get to license for future releases.

Rather than discuss all the tracks in detail we’ve left a few surprises for the listener to discover for themselves, but you can be sure that this release builds on the strengths of Volume 1 and explores the Bristol scene in far more depth. Hopefully it shows how the live, band based scene at the start of the decade evolved to be more solo artist based a few years later. This sowed the seeds for the explosion in studio based production companies that were just around the corner, the two volumes compliment each other perfectly, roll on Volume 3!