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Listen to the new single from PALS!

Listen to the new single from PALS!

Punknews is excited to premiere Australian band PALS' new single “Somewhere New.” The self-released track is the follow up to the other single that they released earlier this year called “Consumed.” Check out the rest of the band's discography on their Bandcamp page. You can listen to "Somewhere New” below.

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Photos: Fucked Up at the Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto 09/19

Photos: Fucked Up at the Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto 09/19

On Friday night Fucked Up kicked off their tour supporting Dose Your Dreams with a sold-out hometown show at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto. The band, accompanied by saxophone, played a wealth of material from their new record, including many of the songs featuring lead vocals from Ben Cook, Jonah Falco, and Mike Haliechuk (frontman Damian Abraham remained at the heart of their stage show). Our photographer Stephen McGill was there to catch their set, along with local electro-glam opener Nyssa. You can find his shots below.

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Fights and Fires announce week-long EU tour

Fights and Fires announce week-long EU tour

Worcester UK's Fights and Fires have announced they will be heading out on a week-long EU tour in August, including several dates in support of Dag Nasty (indicated below with an *). The band's most recent album, Live Life Like a Tourist, was released in July 2017 on Lockjaw Records. You can check out the track "Kibosh" from that album, as well as the tour dates below.

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Watch the new video by Freak Dream!

Watch the new video by Freak Dream!

Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new video by Freak Dream!

Mixing psych-rock with hardcore punk and even a little drone metal, Freak Dream crank deliberately confrontational music. The video for "Don't Wanna Be That" follows in that vein and feels like a Monty Python cartoon on bad acid. Found Victorian era images are warped and distorted to the point where they become grotesque reflections of themselves all while the band blasts out their crazed post-psyche attack.

Speaking to Punknews, the band's Elliot Langford said, "We first met Renton Brand, who made the video, when he filmed our set at Verboden Festival in Vancouver several months ago. A couple months ago he sent us a message that he'd been experimenting with some creative animation and tried setting it to one of our new songs. We were blown away! The frantic animation really fits the vibe of the song, speaking of which, there should probably be a seizure warning put on this!”

You can pick up the new album here and see the video for "Don't Wanna Be That" below, right now.

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Lost Avenue announced UK-EU tour

Lost Avenue announced UK-EU tour

Recently returned from a successful string of dates in western Canada, Northern Ireland's Lost Avenue have announced a month-long tour of the UK and EU this coming November. The trio are continuing to tour in support of their debut LP Fears, which was released earlier this year on Little Rocket Records. You can check out the track "Reinvent Yourself" from that album, as well as the tour dates, below.

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D.O.A.'s Joe Keithley elected to City Council

After a few different runs for office, Joe Keithley of D.O.A. has been elected to Burnaby City Council in British Columbia. As a member of the Green Party, Keithley broke the monopoly that was previously held by the Burnaby Citizens Association political party. The council is now 7 incumbent BCA members and newcomer Keithley who is Burnaby city council's first ever Green Party member. Keithley stated, " “I think people realized the Greens have a collaborative approach. It’s part of being a Green. You’ve got to work with whoever you can and try and change things.”

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Ty Segall releases surprise album, only 55 copies pressed

Ty Segall releases surprise album, only 55 copies pressed

This weekend, Ty Segall's art exhibition, Irange Rainbow opened at Crying Clover Gallery in LA. At the opening reception, a surprise new album also called Orange Rainbow was for sale. At this time, the release is cassette only and was a limited run of 55 copies. Obviously, it is now sold out. However, Ty Segall did release three other albums this year that are readily available, and a fourth, a covers album called Fudge Sandwich is out this Friday. Freedom’s Goblin was one of the albums released earlier this year. The art show runs through November 18.

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Pale Lips announce new LP

Pale Lips announce new LP

Montreal based rock band Pale Lips will be releasing their sophomore LP in the new year. The album is called After Dark and it will be released on January 31st, 2019 through Alien Snatch Records, God’s Candy and Spaghettytown Records. The record is said to deliver a mix of poppy, rock and roll anthems with a pinch of punk attitude. The band last released Should’ve Known Better through Resurrection Records and Surfin’ Ki Records in 2017. See below to view the album announcement.

The ladies of Pale Lips will be playing a record release show on February 2nd, 2019 at Turbo Haus in Montreal, QC before they head to Europe from February 8th to March 4th, 2018 to support the new release.

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Psywarfare working on new album

Psywarfare working on new album

In a few cryptic posts, Dwid Hellion of Integrity has revealed that he is working on a new Psywarfare album. Psywarfare is Hellion's avant-garde/noise project that has released fairly obscure material over the last twenty five or so years. The group recently played their first live show in about 20 years. The recent updates simply stated "Artwork for new Psywarfare record" and you can see those below.

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