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My first blog of the year tagged “Bristol Music” features those sly dogs Downard, a rowdy two-piece who hit the ground running and don’t stop.

Here’s what they say about this “incredibly rough cut” of their track Victory Home Zone:

Here is a very rough and overcompressed demo of our violent tear-jerker VICTORY HOME ZONE. It was recorded on a tiny camcorder microphone. We will be recording this song (and others) ‘properly’ later this year.

Def about time we got some proper recorded music from them, they’ve been around well over a year now and as far as I’m aware have yet to get any proper music laid down.

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Posted at 5:46 AM 04 January 2014
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A new video from Falling Stacks just bumped down onto mother earth, (or at least the internets of mother earth, and Tumblrs (like here frinstance)).

Tis another great video c / o the great Olo Worm James Hankins and the ending is especially good so u gonna have to watch to the whole thing now.

If you’ve missed my posts on here about them before then I’m not quite sure where you at really, but basically they’re a three piece who specialise in being compared to Shellac and bands of that ilk. Good bands.

Feel free to check out some words about the EP here and the band here.

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Posted at 7:37 AM 21 November 2013
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These guys are fecking ace. Rocking it BCHC style. Somehow I’ve always missed them when they’ve played live here which is a bummer. Their latest EP (EP 2013) is being given away for free from their Bandcamp. Do yerself a favour & go grab it from here.

After a pretty slow year for Bristol hardcore releases last year this year’s shaping up quite nicely.

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Posted at 4:56 AM 16 May 2013
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Looks like Bristol’s got a Free Pussy Riot gig in the offing. Facebook event page is here.
I don’t need to tell you the facts about Pussy Riot & their heinous & totally out of proportion to the facts imprisonment. You must’ve read them a 1000 times over & therefore MUST KNOW this event demands your attendance even before you hear who’s playing. 
About the event the organisers (Bristol Queercaf*) say ….

As queers, feminists, anarchists, punks, activists, performers we stand in solidarity with their actions, and we will continue to support them as they fight for freedom from the prison walls of a penal colony and a repressive nation state.
Arrests, detention, court hearings, legal representation and campaigning costs lots of money - all profits from this event will be donated to their ongoing struggle.

Ting is though that even if you didnae know this was a Pussy Riot benefit you’d wanna attend because it features a sick lineup (all words via the event Facebook page):
The Shondes
We’re privileged to catch Brooklyn based, The Shondes, on their first UK tour.
"radical politics, power-pop melodies, traditional Jewish music, and punk vitriol." – Pitchfork.
Muff Said 
Bristol’s very own Muff Said bringing you 2 Tone ska with a Riot Grrrl twist.
Crash Paris 
Heavily influenced by Riot grrrl and grunge, every song is an adventure that you won’t regret
DJ - Freudian Slit
From Bristol’s Pop Off! - super fun shambolic indie disco for people who like to dance!
24th October. 8pm.
*Bristol Queercaf are:


…a small group of queers in Bristol and we are starting to create radical DIY alternatives to Bristol’s mainstream gay scene. We feel that Bristol is drastically lacking in explicitly anti-commercial queer spaces.

Looks like Bristol’s got a Free Pussy Riot gig in the offing. Facebook event page is here.

I don’t need to tell you the facts about Pussy Riot & their heinous & totally out of proportion to the facts imprisonment. You must’ve read them a 1000 times over & therefore MUST KNOW this event demands your attendance even before you hear who’s playing. 

About the event the organisers (Bristol Queercaf*) say ….

As queers, feminists, anarchists, punks, activists, performers we stand in solidarity with their actions, and we will continue to support them as they fight for freedom from the prison walls of a penal colony and a repressive nation state.

Arrests, detention, court hearings, legal representation and campaigning costs lots of money - all profits from this event will be donated to their ongoing struggle.

Ting is though that even if you didnae know this was a Pussy Riot benefit you’d wanna attend because it features a sick lineup (all words via the event Facebook page):

The Shondes

We’re privileged to catch Brooklyn based, The Shondes, on their first UK tour.

"radical politics, power-pop melodies, traditional Jewish music, and punk vitriol." – Pitchfork.

Muff Said 

Bristol’s very own Muff Said bringing you 2 Tone ska with a Riot Grrrl twist.

Crash Paris 

Heavily influenced by Riot grrrl and grunge, every song is an adventure that you won’t regret

DJ - Freudian Slit

From Bristol’s Pop Off! - super fun shambolic indie disco for people who like to dance!

24th October. 8pm.

*Bristol Queercaf are:
…a small group of queers in Bristol and we are starting to create radical DIY alternatives to Bristol’s mainstream gay scene. We feel that Bristol is drastically lacking in explicitly anti-commercial queer spaces.
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Posted at 4:23 AM 24 September 2012
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This answers that question people sometimes as me - why I do so much work for Louder Than War totally unpaid. Yesterday I opened my inbox to find links from Bristol’s Mr Reggae, Mike Darby, that led to a download page for the new Dubkasm album.
Dubkasm are Bristol’s best band. No one can argue with that can they? Maybe, but they’d be arguing from a very wrong POV. I mean, these guys are even better than Zun Zun Egui, Big Joan, OLO Worms, Rachael Dadd & Big Naturals would be if they were all put together on the same record / bill! Seriously. (Oh ok, mebe I’m slightly exaggerating now butcha get me drift what?)
This album’s been a long time coming. They eked out all they could from their last album, I Transform, with a couple of (frankly unbelievably brilliant) remix albums so this is their first proper album of new material for aaages.
First time I listened to it I was taking the air yesterday, in the pouring rain, nipping down the shop for a bunch of green. A 10 minute walk turned into a 50 minute walk as I couldn’t bear the thought of going back into my flat where I’d inevitably wind up taking my sennheisers off BEFORE THE ALBUM HAD FINISHED! Sacrilegious crimes don’t come more sacriligeous or crimey than that.
Here’s a track off it anyway. Dont think I’ve upped this on here before. (Unlike this one).

Oh, & don’t forget they’re playing a launch gig for the album. Details here. Album drops on 8th Oct.

This answers that question people sometimes as me - why I do so much work for Louder Than War totally unpaid. Yesterday I opened my inbox to find links from Bristol’s Mr Reggae, Mike Darby, that led to a download page for the new Dubkasm album.

Dubkasm are Bristol’s best band. No one can argue with that can they? Maybe, but they’d be arguing from a very wrong POV. I mean, these guys are even better than Zun Zun Egui, Big Joan, OLO Worms, Rachael Dadd & Big Naturals would be if they were all put together on the same record / bill! Seriously. (Oh ok, mebe I’m slightly exaggerating now butcha get me drift what?)

This album’s been a long time coming. They eked out all they could from their last album, I Transform, with a couple of (frankly unbelievably brilliant) remix albums so this is their first proper album of new material for aaages.

First time I listened to it I was taking the air yesterday, in the pouring rain, nipping down the shop for a bunch of green. A 10 minute walk turned into a 50 minute walk as I couldn’t bear the thought of going back into my flat where I’d inevitably wind up taking my sennheisers off BEFORE THE ALBUM HAD FINISHED! Sacrilegious crimes don’t come more sacriligeous or crimey than that.

Here’s a track off it anyway. Dont think I’ve upped this on here before. (Unlike this one).

Oh, & don’t forget they’re playing a launch gig for the album. Details here. Album drops on 8th Oct.

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Posted at 4:06 AM 24 September 2012
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DUBKASM LP Launch Party “Brixton Rec” w/ ABA SHANTI-I & ROOTS RADICAL SOUNDYSTEM.
5th October 2012
The Attic Bar, Stokes Croft, Bristol.
Can. Not. Wait. For. This. One.
VP Productions & Peng Sound Present a night of STRICTLY 90’s Vinyl and Acetate ONLY. Brixton Rec is the new album by Dubkasm. 
Spiel:

Leading lights in the 21st century UK digi dub/roots scene Dubkasm have built themselves a worldwide following for their brand of reggae since launching their own Sufferah’s Choice label in 2003. What many fans may not realise is that even before that first Sufferah’s Choice release, Dubkasm had nearly a decade’s worth of recordings behind them. Unfortunately, other than a track on the 1996 “Dub Out West Volume Two” compilation album, those early recordings were the preserve of leading UK sound systems such as Aba Shanti and Jah Shaka and could only be heard played off dub plates at dances.
Dubkasm have finally decided that the time is right to share the story of those early years and make a selection of those formerly exclusive tracks available for everyone to enjoy. Being proud of their Bristolian roots, Dubkasm found the perfect partner for the project in Bristol Archive Records and the label’s ongoing programme to document and make available Bristol’s reggae heritage. As if a selection of previously unreleased tracks from Dubkasm wasn’t enough, these particular tracks were all played by leading sound system operator Aba Shanti and the versions were all personally mixed by him to achieve the ideal sound balance on his sound system. Once Dubkasm’s Digistep had finished initial mixes of the tracks, he would deliver the multi track master to Aba Shanti who would then mix down his own exclusive versions.
It’s the Aba Shanti connection that inspired the album’s title, for it was at Aba’s legendary sessions at the Brixton Rec that these tracks could be heard to full effect. The album is named in tribute to those great sessions and hopefully the music captures a bit of that magic as well as bringing back some great memories for those who were there, or even those who were only there in spirit through the medium of sound tapes.

DUBKASM LP Launch Party “Brixton Rec” w/ ABA SHANTI-I & ROOTS RADICAL SOUNDYSTEM.

5th October 2012

The Attic Bar, Stokes Croft, Bristol.

Can. Not. Wait. For. This. One.

VP Productions & Peng Sound Present a night of STRICTLY 90’s Vinyl and Acetate ONLY. Brixton Rec is the new album by Dubkasm. 

Spiel:

Leading lights in the 21st century UK digi dub/roots scene Dubkasm have built themselves a worldwide following for their brand of reggae since launching their own Sufferah’s Choice label in 2003. What many fans may not realise is that even before that first Sufferah’s Choice release, Dubkasm had nearly a decade’s worth of recordings behind them. Unfortunately, other than a track on the 1996 “Dub Out West Volume Two” compilation album, those early recordings were the preserve of leading UK sound systems such as Aba Shanti and Jah Shaka and could only be heard played off dub plates at dances.
Dubkasm have finally decided that the time is right to share the story of those early years and make a selection of those formerly exclusive tracks available for everyone to enjoy. Being proud of their Bristolian roots, Dubkasm found the perfect partner for the project in Bristol Archive Records and the label’s ongoing programme to document and make available Bristol’s reggae heritage. As if a selection of previously unreleased tracks from Dubkasm wasn’t enough, these particular tracks were all played by leading sound system operator Aba Shanti and the versions were all personally mixed by him to achieve the ideal sound balance on his sound system. Once Dubkasm’s Digistep had finished initial mixes of the tracks, he would deliver the multi track master to Aba Shanti who would then mix down his own exclusive versions.
It’s the Aba Shanti connection that inspired the album’s title, for it was at Aba’s legendary sessions at the Brixton Rec that these tracks could be heard to full effect. The album is named in tribute to those great sessions and hopefully the music captures a bit of that magic as well as bringing back some great memories for those who were there, or even those who were only there in spirit through the medium of sound tapes.
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The Jelas: Red Dot Single.

Fanstastic noise pop from a Bristol based post-C86 threepiece…. (and before anyone sez “don’t you mean tweepiece” coz everyone thinks bloody C86 was full of sweet little indie bands then you obviously aint be paying any attention to me whatsoever over the last however mumfs I been doing this coz C86 WASN’T full of sweet little indie bands it was full of full on distorted slightly dirty, a little bit noisy pop monsters & I’ve told you that before & I’m telling you that again bcuz that’s what this is, ok?

(Deep breath - never forget to breathe deeply after a mini rant) (or a maxi rant for that matter)(Probably even more important for a maxi rant in fact I imagine_.

What this is is music taken away from it’s traditional ‘pop song’ structure then twisted & warped just so much that it keeps enough of said structure so you can still easily see the underlying song & you can tap um toes & hum um along to it but at the same time it’s got enough weirdness in it to make it dead interesting & dare I say it (yes I do, I dare!!! <= go go me!!!) exciting.

Of course I get excited pretty easily (I do) BUT ON THIS OCCASION I HAVE RIGHT GOOD GROUNDS TO BE SO. And if you disagree you’re a big fat fuckpig who deserves something like, oh I dunno, PITY I guess coz it’s sooooooooo sad to think of you failing to enjoy somut this, like, flipping excellent. (I’m sighing now). *Sigh*

And if all that hasn’t convinced you of the worth of this band then take this: They’ve got a track titled "you want the pink moon on a stick". HOW THE FUCK DID THEY KNOW?

BANDCAMP. BANDCAMP. BANDCAMP. BANDCAMP. BANDCAMP. BANDCAMP. BANDCAMP.

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Simple Things.

Oh my wuuuuuuuuurd. So much I wanna say about Simple Things. Bristol at it’s finest. A festival of two two halves. The first two half was Brizzle bands vs the Rest. The second two half rock vs dance. No winners, no losers, was all ace. 

Smashed my own pb for amount of dancing I can do in one day. Just incredible. Couldnt have done it without my good friend Fentanyl of course so out to it. Doubled my usual prescription of 100 micrograms. Then sloshed a few pints on top of it every time I felt my back starting to hurt. Opiods fucking rock.

And only had one person asked my for “pills, MDMA or whatever” all day. Result.

Gonna do a proper review tomorrow so watch this space for linkage an all.

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Posted at 7:56 PM 07 May 2012
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