Toronto indie-punk trio Talk Show Host released the first video from their third EP, Not Here To Make Friends. The song’s title, “I Hate Men (I Hate All Men)”, is not meant to be taken sarcastically: the song skewers male entitlement, with verses delivered by an oblivious narrator who represents the worst of male privilege. The song features Madeleine Maynard on guest vocals. The trio enlisted French director Judith Florent-Lapara to visually capture the essence of the song. The video features a crew of energetic teenage girls ready to laugh at the ongoing presence of the patriarchy in the music scene. The video is available to view below.Read more
The adventure of the world's most expense record continues. In 2015, Wu-Tang Clan announced that they were going to sell a single copy of their newest album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. An undisclosed bidder bought the album for $2 million. As we all learned, the buyer was none other than class act Martin Shkreli. 16 weeks ago, prosecutors asked Judge Kiyo Matsumoto to seize $7.4 million in assets from Shkreli, including the Wu-Tang album, a rare Lil' Wayne, album, and other rare paintings and World War 2 artifacts. Just two weeks ago, Shkreli was ordered by the court to pony up $7.4 million or he would have his assets seized. Later that week he was sentenced to 7 years in the slammer for securities fraud.
Well, Shkreli did not turn over $7.4, so this week the court ordered seizure of the Wu-Tang album, and unreleased, Lil Wayne album, a Picasso, and some other items. Interestingly, Attorney General Jeff Sessions will have final say of disposal of the rare items, which will likely be liquidated via public auction. Don't feel too bad for Martin, though. According to Bloomberg, he's still worth a cool 27 mil.Read more
Chrome Neon Jesus
Live in Grand Rapids
You’re Not Alone
Wear Your Wounds
Get Your Fight On!
Feed the Birds [EP]
Leeds, UK based alt rock outfit Eureka Machines have shared a video for "Misery", the first track to be featured from their 5th full length Victories. This is the band's first new material since 2015's Brain Waves and their first since they have gone fully DIY with the latest LP funded through a fan backed pledge music campaign. Check out the video for "Misery" below.
(Photo Credit: Neil Chapman)Read more
On Wednesday, Shawn Elliott, vocalist for Capitalist Casualties passed away. Six Weeks records stated: "We received permission from Shawn’s wife to let everyone know that Shawn from Capitalist Casualties died yesterday morning. We’re devastated at the loss of our brother: one of the kindest and funniest people we will ever know, a gentle soul. We know his friends and fans around the globe share this deep sadness with us, and we will keep his legacy alive always. Play your favorite Capitalist Casualties records today in his honor." The band released an EP in 2013 and a live release in 2015.Read more
Canadian melodic punks The Fullblast have been announced to play a Pre-Pouzza Fest show on April 14th at Bovine Sex Club in Toronto, Canada. The event will also include performances by Shift D, Dragged In and more to be announced. The Fullblast released Attack.Sustain.Decay in 2017. You can click here to view the event page.Read more
Punknews is excited to premiere German act Neon Bone's new LP, That Dog Won't Hunt, in full prior to its official release April 5th. Neon Bone, who started in 2010 as a solo act, has now added a full band playing energetic music where pop-punk goodness is king.
The album is the band's third LP (amongst countless singles, 7"s, and EPs), and is currently up for pre-order now via Monster Zero Records, with a USA release by Mom's Basement Records.
Monster Zero Records has this to say about the Neon Bone and the new album:Read more
Los Angeles-based punk band The Regrettes have announced the dates for their upcoming UK and US tour. The band will be included in some headlining shows as well as some festival performances such as Coachella, Lollapalooza and the Reading & Leeds Music Festival. They are touring in support of their latest EP Attention Seeker which was released in February by Warner Brothers. Check out the tour dates below:Read more
Beth Ditto of The Gossip recently took to the Mod Club stage in Toronto for a show in support of her recent solo full-length Fake Sugar. Our photographer Stephen McGill was there to grab some photos of her and her band. Check them out below.Read more