Album Review – Blitzkrieg; Everything is Lies

The latest album from Southports finest, Blitzkrieg, is a 12 track Punk Rock classic. ‘Everything Is Lies’ is a fantastic mix of noise, musicianship and anthemic lyrics.

Opening with ‘What is Truth’ it sets the scene for the rest of the album. ’21st Century Punks’ is thrashy, and ‘Bleed and Bleed’ has an amazing riff which reminded me of The Boys – don’t know why, it just did.

‘This is Not America’ is anthemic but I can’t help thinking of Bored in the USA when I hear it – not musically but lyrically. ‘I don’t Want’ begins with a great bassline while ‘TNT (In Yer Face Bitch)’ had me singing along immediately…you would have thought somehow I would have learned by now.

I would describe ‘Wolf’ as Adicts with attitude…listen to it and you’ll know what I mean..its the harmonies. ‘Murder’ is proper Punk, ‘We Fight’ starts with a great drum and bass, (not the dance stuff), intro and is 1.44 minutes of wonderful noise, ‘We Die Alone’ and ‘Destruction 08’ finish the album and are of the same quality as the rest of the album….top class.

However my stand out track is ‘Scream It’…probably the best track I’ve heard this year…I can’t stop singing it, work, car and in Tesco’s. I absolutely love this track.

If you want to support the band buy the CD from dumbdown records…

If you know the band get them to appear at Rebellion 2010…then I can see them live 🙂

Punks Not Dad

One of the joys of being old and loving Punk, is that every now and then something grabs my attention and makes me smile. It looks like Punks Not Dad are the band Punk Grandad would be….if I could play guitar or sing.

Punks Not Dad are a band with great tunes such as In Me Shed, We are the Dads, Gaye Adverts Eyes and Man Flu. The video for In Me Shed is a classic, and how they got Lisa Rogers to appear in it I’ll never know. Maybe she’s one of their daughters.

The band members are  Joe Strimmer – bass, Sid Life Crisis – vox, Johnny Cardigan – guitar, Adrian Viles. They describe themselves as masters of anarchy, destruction and careful step by step adherence to the instructions during the assembly of IKEA furniture .Brilliant

If they are as good live as they are on My Space they will be well worth ten bob of anyones money.

Gig Guide – Nov 2009

05/11/2009

Lurkers
Rockers Glasgow
06/11/2009
The Stupids The West Coast Margate
11/11/2009
Damned Pavillions Plymouth
12/11/2009
Damned Colston Hall Bristol
13/11/2009
GBH Engine Room Brighton
Peter and the Test Tube Babies Sawyers Kettering
Damned Newport Centre Newport
15/11/2009
Damned Oasis Leisure Centre Swindon
16/11/2009
Damned Royal Concert Hall Nottingham
17/11/2009
Damned City Hall Newcastle
18/11/2009
Damned Inside Out Darlington
19/11/2009
UK Subs Rio’s Leeds
Damned 02 Academy Glasgow
20/11/2009
UK Subs The Leopard Doncaster
Damned 02 Academy Leeds
21/11/2009
Damned Manchester Apollo Manchester
22/11/2009
UK Subs 02 Academy Birmingham
23/11/2009
Damned Corn Exchange Cambridge
24/11/2009
Damned Cliffs Pavillion Southend
25/11/2009
Damned Guildall Portsmouth
26/11/2009
UK Subs Guildall Arts Centre Gloucester
27/11/2009
Damned BIC Bournemouth
UK Subs The Hippo Plymouth
28/11/2009
Damned HMV Apollo London
29/11/2009
Damned Civic Hall Wolverhampton