Push The Ghost split back in 2011 and I've been sat on this footage since then, slowly stitching it together into an immortalised document of memories. Hope you enjoy this armature music video for Brains.
Hardly ever post anymore, but my band Dead Shakes (Dubai) just released a new record that is FREE to download on Band Camp. Also stream it on SoundCloud:
Hey, go and check out this excellent festive compilation containing 20 songs from punk/indie/folk artists from around the UK. All proceeds go to Barnardos childrens charity, so dig deep! http://pessimister.bandcamp.com/album/christmas-album
Hey, not posted since March (nearly 6 months ago!), mainly down to the fact that I've been trying to find a job in Dubai and finally moved out here in May! Now iv'e settled down into the hot desert city life I'm trying to get Scratched Media on its feet in the city and get involved in the DIY scene. Believe it or not, Dubai has a small catchment of punk/mental/alt/etc bands and there are plenty of people with a passion for DIY music and a diverse mix of cultures. Iv'e met some cool guys and started jamming with them, started up a DJ night with some other dudes and hopefully I'll put some local bands out on here!
So what's going to happen to the UK arm of Scratched Media? Well, not a lot (no change there then) but if you want to help out, please let me know. It would be really cool to be able to cover two different continents worth of underground music and be able to publish music at each end as well, resulting in more coverage for the bands! If you have any gigs that you want listing on the gig page, please Tweet or email me.
Ok, going to brave the heat outside now...
East On Main (featuring members of The Departed and Push The Ghost) have uploaded their first proper music offering for the good people of the internet to enjoy. The self titled record is on their band camp to stream for free and as a "name your price" download. Check it out: http://eastonmain.bandcamp.com/album/east-on-main
Next weekend, Saturday 2nd March to be precise, see's a jam packed punk rock gig at the Matrix Club featuring bands from all over Europe. The gig is being organised by the chaps in No Contest who will also be playing,for the first time in their home town, with their new line up. It all kicks off at 3pm until late and is just £5 on the door. Facebook event is here. Full line up below:
One of the hardest working bands in the business make an oft delayed stop on their UK tour. Tight catchy riffs; check. Shredding; check. Beards; check! Andy Dazzler; check! Not to be missed trust us.
FACE THE FAX (Belgium)
FTF from the home of Stella Artois (Leuven) arrive at the good ship trix in one of two exclusive dates in the UK this year. Promoting their new album ‘Basic Human Wrongs’ on Funtime records expect sharp melodies at a frenetic pace.
HEROES DIE TOO (Italy)
Welcome HDT from Italy as they bring their melodic hardcore to the UK. They class themselves as ‘Fast. Melodic. Nerd.’ Come down and see if they’re right!
FFO of Strike Anywhere, Propagandhi
Perennial favourites and all round good eggs DARKO revisit the matrix once more to bring their southern brand of melodic hardcore skatepunk stylings. Fresh from a Scandinavian tour this sees them promoting their latest release ‘from trust to conformity’ on Lockjaw records.
LAUGHING IN THE FACE OF (Birmingham)
After a quiet few months lockjaw records LITFO return to the matrix for more guitar based 1000mph punk rock.
FAIR DO’S (Blackburn)
You know the drill. Crazy shred orientated skatepunk 4 piece with ultratech drumming from the legend that is John Holt. It’s fast and Christ it’s catchy.
Scottish politico pop-punkers return for their second show at the trix in less than a year after a 4 year lay off. ‘Mon the ‘hand
FFO Face to Face
THE FEAR (York)
After pulling out of the christmas show, Dave and the rest of the posse return to the trix to melt faces while get mortally smashed! DAIRY to the max!!!
NO CONTEST (Grimsby)
Now with new line up and by this show a couple of new songs to boot the melodic hardcore codheads hope to represent the north in both playing and drinking. Catch them now as two European trips this year are in the pipeline
The show is now supported by local flatland BMX shop "Flat Squirrel BMX". Go give them some love!!!!!
Demoraliser have landed a support slot on the Hatebreed UK tour this April/May! The band are currently on tour in Europe promoting their latest album "A Living Nightmare" which was released last year. Hatebreed dates are below:
Sun 28th Apr – BRIGHTON Concorde 2
Mon 29th Apr – CARDIFF Solus
Tue 30th Apr – MANCHESTER Academy 2
Wed 1st May – GLASGOW O2 ABC 2
Thu 2nd May – SHEFFIELD Corporation
Fri 3rd May – WOLVERHAMPTON Slade Rooms
Sat 4th May – LONDON O2 Islington Academy
This Saturday (26th January) at Grimsby's Matrix Club sees the first of a bunch of promised gigs hosted by local punks No Contest, although not actually featuring them. The bill does however feature the very awesome Sweet Empire (Shield Recordings), hailing from the Netherlands and playing Descendants-esque punk rock. Also playing are The Departed, who haven't played a local show for ages, The Bastard Sons (rocky metal like ETID) and new comers Ricochet. As usual more info on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/317751251664615
It's CHRISTMAS! Which means it's time for the obligatory festive gig at venue's around the world. The Matrix partakes in this tradition each year and this year it takes place on Sunday 23rd December at the early time of 5pm. For the latest updates, as ever, check the Facebook event. Here is the line up:
See you there nice and early ;)
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