Monday, 28 November 2016
The DeRellas are back! Not that they really went away; A swift line up change and straight out of the Punk'n'Roll Garage all fired up and onto the streets again, ready to continue the party they started. Their new mini-album Freakshow is a sexy six track glittery glamstastic brew. Every track is guaranteed to get yer stack heels stomping, doc martins dancing or brothel creepers bopping. Splatterings of Slaughter and The Dogs, lashings of The Lurkers and heaps of The Heartbreakers and a never say die, don't give a fuck attitude adorn the bands own tunes, while in the bottox dripping 21st Century silicon implant obsessed world an inspired cover of Adam and The Ants Plastic Surgery rounds it all off nicely. Top shelf stuff....These boyz just keep on sticking it to the man! Freakshow is available here in 10” slime green vinyl or as a Digipack CD. Highly inflammable and highly recommended!
Tuesday, 22 November 2016
In times of social confusion, political upheaval and economic uncertainty we need Rock'n'Roll that matters, and in this new error we are entering Enemies Of Promise matter, with their lyrical snapshots of this dis united and divided Kingdom we are living/existing in. Opening track Know Your Shame references Julian Assenge, David Kelly The second addresses the National Health servicing multi national drug companies Hearthland is a scathing attack on the North South divide. and Broken burys the capital punishment debate.
Enemies of Promise just keep getting better and better with each release, and the Hearthland E.P is their best yet. With dual vocals, power chords and thumping rhythms, they sound like Carter USM meeting The Jam, but with twice the passion. They are a force to be reckoned with; keeping the flag flying in the face of the impending storm that is heading our way unless people question the way the winds of change are blowing, and who the real enemy is. Insurrection and Revolution never sounded so pure, powerful and full of promise. Check 'em out over at their facebook page. Ignore and remain ignorant of a different future than the ones our enemies are promising us.
Monday, 14 November 2016
Well....It's been a few months since the good people of Great Britain voted to leave the European Union, they fell for all the bullshit and propaganda, since then both the Labour and Conservatives had/have leadership issues and party’s have become divided. The result of the referendum was a democratic decision, but it has left Britain with another unelected Prime Minister. Racial tension is growing across the globe; trigger happy US Cops gun down Black people, Black people gun down cops. There is a very real possibility that Donald Trump could become the next American president, The referendum result has seen the rise of hate crimes in Britain, thanks to the anti immigration sentiments promoted by certain sections of the leave campaign; UKIP and Britain First. The Austrian people elected a Right Wing president and the Le Penn dynasty in France are always there All that is solid melts into air as a spectre haunts Europe – the spectre of Fascism!
Another day another death, carnage on the streets of somewhere. Terror attacks Total war Muslims V's Christians
Independence Day, Armageddon or Apocalypse Now! Project Fear becomes project reality, only time will tell, but the workers, disenfranchised and the dispossessed will still get the crumbs.... That's if we do actually leave.
Turn a negative into a positive? Glass ½ empty, glass ½ full, or glass smashed on the floor?
My brain is starting to hurt through trying to keep sane in this crazy world, where death and destruction appear to be a daily occurrence across the globe and nearer to home.
People stare at screens while I write in my note book.
Anarchy in the UK....In the days that followed the Brexit 'victory' the government were in meltdown; there was nobody driving, and whose gonna rule when governments fall? Not the Labour Party that's for sure, because they were (and still are) in a mess and are a defective opposition against an undemocraticly elected leader; Theresa May. Once again our democracy is left wanting.
(All the above was written prior to US election result.)
The election of Donald Trump as US President is a piece in the jigsaw, a picture of a New World Order that gets it's support from people basic primal instinct; self interest and self preservation.
Playing with the pieces means you don't see the whole picture.
Militarised Police Forces Robo-Cop storm-troopers the defenders of the state against what it defines as terrorism. Descent will rise as people on both sides of the political divide get let down and lied to. “Ever get the feeling you've been cheated” United they stand divided we fall. They want build walls/fences instead of bridges across the divides that they keep creating, both physical and mental.
Medicate feelings through state prescribed drugs.
Half the Americans are in therapy or on anti depressants, it's no wonder they voted for President Trumpery Trump! Perhaps the right to vote wasn't such a good idea! Universal sufferage, yeah....and universally everyone is gonna suffer. The only thing that's gonna save the World is an assassins bullet. Extreme? Maybe.... but a President that didn't denounce the KKK's endorsement of him, well that just scares the shit outta me. Still at least it's gonna give Putin someone to have a fight with over another piece in the jigsaw....The Middle East! Then there's the Balkans and Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Or will Trump withdraw the US military from the world, he's not keen on NATO, is that the sound of a future European Army marching.
9/11 another piece. The Taliban the Americans friends when they were fighting the Russians in Afghanistan. US UK special relationship Cruise missiles and Greenham Common. Orgrave, Battle of The Beanfield, the Poll Tax, Criminal Justice Bill, more small pieces. Anti terror laws, stop and search armed police 24 hour CCTV Universal coverage and all to protect our freedom. Democracy; smoke and mirrors one person one vote.
Brexit and Trump have been described as “democracy in action.” Yeah right....one based on division and deception. British Prime Minister Theresa May is unelected by the British people! More voted against the Conservative Party than voted for it, and more people voted for Clinton than Trump.
In regard to Brexit, Theresa May is refusing to let Parliament have a say and decisions as to how it happens. High Court judges decided that they should, but May is appealing against this ruling. A parliament that is made up of MP's from all parties who were voted there by the people. So how exactly is democracy in action if she doesn't believe that these MP's who represent the people should have a say about what the people have decided. There is an acceptance that despite the blatant lack of truth on both sides of the in/out brigades, the immediate going back on promises in regarding the NHS and xenophobia and right wing rhetoric on the leavers side that Britain will leave the EU, it is how and when this happens and what it will mean to the country that's what our MP's need to have a say on, without that we will be living in a Totalitarian Fascist state not a democracy.
The first foreign politician Donald Trump meets is Nigel Farage! Where's a suicide bomber when you need one?
If all things come in Threes then next year will see the election of the far right leader Marie LePenn as French President.
Emotional Fascism! Don't tell me what and how to think. Get over it, move on don't be a sore loser stop winging. FUCK OFF!....don’t try and deny peoples feelings or make them feel that it's not acceptable to question the rules of law and the results of so called democratic decisions. Disobey all orders!
This review is long over due, the passing of time in a timeless age goes too quick, better late than never. Continental Liaison have taken the past out from the garage, downloaded the present and constructed a solid structure of sound from blocks of Beats'n'Riffs, it's the sound of the future; a post industrial new technological world disorder. Continental Liaison keep on keeping on with the power of their songs, and these couple of latest ones (Action Time! and The Sublime) are no exception. Once again Continental Liaison sound like nothing else from the underground with their death dance disco beats, fuzzy garage guitars and semi spoken/sung vocals. A Goth, Garage Punk, Disco Pop mash up as infectious as the zeke virus. Check 'em out at their facebook page.