Peter Hook: "Transmission" (Punknews Exclusive)

Peter Hook: “Transmission” (Punknews Exclusive)

Today, Punknews is THRILLED to debut the new live single by the titan himself, Peter Hook!

You all know Hooky- the original bassist for both both Joy Division and New Order, he brought the thunder and dread to both of those bands. For the past five years or so, he has been touring like a maniac and playing raw, raucous (and dare we say punk rock?) versions of the JD and NO catalogue with his band the Light. After some hyper-limited live releases, he's finally reeasing a slew of live albums documenting these kick-ass performances.

On May 5, Hook will release four, count 'em four, live albums, each featuring a full Joy Division or New Order album played in full via West World Recordings. You can pre-order them right here. But, here's a taste of that early. Click "Read more" to hear an absolutely RIPPING version of "Transmission."

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Interviews
Getting to know Vasudeva

Getting to know Vasudeva

Instrumental indie punk band from New Jersey, Vasudeva has been jamming out for about nine years together and has built a catalog of post-rock, ambient songs together. The close-knit band toured and played numerous house shows throughout their tenure as a band and have evolved together to create a musical blend that crosses music genres. The band will be releasing their second full-length album titled No Clearance this Friday, March 31st, 2017 on Skeletal Lightning. Punknews editor Samantha Barrett spoke with guitarist Corey Mastrangelo to chat about the new release.

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Music
Casey: "Little Bird"

Casey: “Little Bird”

The UK's melodic hardcore band Casey released a music video for their song "Little Bird" over at New Noise Magazine. The track is off of their debut North American release titled Love Is Not Enough. See below to view the video.

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Rose Mazzola of Distillers starts new band

Rose Mazzola of Distillers starts new band

Rose Mazzola, who used to go by "Casper Rose" in The Distillers, has started a new band. The band is called PrettyLittleShindig. They've released a video for their song "Spins." The band's new EP, Rehab, was released earlier this month. Check out the video below.

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Mute

Mute announces new guitarist

Canadian skate punkers Mute have announced a new guitarist to join the band. In December 2016, guitarist Marc-Antoine left the band for personal reasons and played his last show with the band later that month. The band made a statement on their facebook page welcoming their new guitarist, Matt Kapuszczak (of IVS) to the band. Mute released Remember Death in 2016 on Bird Attack Records.

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The Dahmers: "Cut Me Down" (Punknews Exclusive)

The Dahmers: “Cut Me Down” (Punknews Exclusive)

Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new tune by The Dahmers.

As you can tell by their name, The Dahmers are horror-punk fanatics. So, on "Cut Me Down," they bridge the gap between the different disciplines of scare-jams and take a little bit of Cramps reverb, a little bit of Misfits b-movie reverence, and A LOT of pop-punk energy. The result is a snappy slasher that at times, could pass for an early Oingo Boingo track.

Their new album, In the Dead of Night is out April 7 and you can order that right here. Meanwhile, check out "Cut me Down" right now!

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