Shout Louder and Cold Front Photography have teamed up to create a one-off print zine celebrating Manchester Punk Festival.
We have some exciting news: Shout Louder and Cold Front Photography have joined forces to create our first ever photo book, commemorating Manchester Punk Festival 2019.
We’ve tried to capture everything that makes MPF so special: the culture, the community and the crippling hangovers.
This glossy 36-page photo zine showcases Josh Sumner’s (Cold Front Photography / Fair Do’s) best shots from the festival, including Incisions, Adrenalized, After The Fall, Wolfrik, Corrupt Moral Altar, Coproach, The Infested and Munice Girls. Excelling in dark, intimate photography, he’s captured the intensity of the festival perfectly.
This unique zine is much more than just gorgeous photos: Sarah Williams (Shout Louder / Lockjaw Records) has written a characteristically amusing and honest insight into the highs and lows of Manchester Punk Festival 2019.
We wanted to commemorate this festival that unites the world of punk rock with this photo book. MPF is onto something special: let’s celebrate that.
The photo book is available at a very reasonable price from Shout Louder’s webstore, along with some limited A3 poster prints.
Famed UK punks debut the film of their last ever live show, featuring footage of their huge line-up of TNSrecords favourites: Faintest Idea, Pizzatramp, Nosebleed, Wonk Unit, Matilda’s Scoundrels, Casual Nausea, Rising Strike, Bobby Funk, The Domestics, Sounds of Swami… and a lot of shenanigans.
Shout Louder are proud to premiere The End of Everything: a film documenting the final live show of legendary Manchester fast-punks, Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man.
The farewell show took place at Rebellion, Manchester, on 8 December 2018, and marked the end of a long career of stupidly fast DIY punk rock.
The gig sold out four months in advance, and featured 14 bands: one for each year the band had existed. The line-up was announced shortly before the show, and the running order wasn’t revealed until minutes before each set, setting the scene for a day of chaos.
This film was made by Mark Richards and it features most of the bands who played, including Nosebleed, Pizzatramp, Wonk Unit, Matilda’s Scoundrels, Casual Nausea, The Domestics, Rising Strike, Bobby Funk, Sounds of Swami and more. It also includes extensive highlights of Revenge’s final emotional set, plus the once-in-a-lifetime Revenge ‘All Stars’ band, featuring a carousel of ex-members and associated musicians.
The sound was recorded by Julian Wallinger, with additional mixing by Simon Short.
If there video’s whet your appetite, be sure to pick up a copy of the photobook from the event, featuring top shots from Tim ‘Hold My Pint’ Bevington: https://www.tnsrecords.co.uk/shop/tns-releases/the-end-of-revenge-photo-book/
Revenge’s final album That Was Just A Noise and off of the band’s back catalogue is currently available for HALF PRICE over at the TNSrecords website: http://bit.ly/RevengeSale Continue reading “Exclusive: Revenge of The Psychotronic Man Premiere ‘The End Of Everything’ Film”
Canadian melodic punks Pkewx3 give us a unique track-by-track breakdown of their new album… by picking which beer pairs best with each song.
Canadian melodic punks Pkew Pkew Pkew have created one of the most fun records of the year with Optimal Lifestyles. Rather than the traditional track-by-track breakdown of the album, but asked them to give us a unique insight into the record: by telling us which beer they’d pair each track with.
Want to drink along? Load up the album on Spotify – it’s was released on March 1st via Big Scary Monsters an Dine Alone Records. Enjoy this choice shopping list of Canadian ales to pair with the record!
1. Still Hangin’ Out After All These Years
This best pairs with any of the ones listed at the end of the track—take your pick!
2. I Don’t Matter At All
This is a pretty tasty track if you ask us. It’s kind of reminiscent of The Strokes so we’ll go with Brooklyn Lager for this one. Brooklyn Brewery is one of the only NYC breweries that we get up in Canada.
Continue reading “Tasting Notes: Pkew Pkew Pkew Drink Their Way Through ‘Optimal Lifestyles’”
Watch the latest video from ska-punk breakthrough stars Call Me Malcolm exclusively at Shout Louder.
Shout Louder are proud to bring you the latest music video from summery South London ska-punk kings Call Me Malcolm.
In 2018, Call Me Malcolm were responsible for restoring lost faith in the ska-punk genre, with the release of their album I Was Broken When You Got Here (read our review).
Filmed at Level Up Festival 2018, the video for Restore Factory Settings follows the band’s theme of channelling mental health struggles into relatable, singalong lyrics. It also revisits the nostalgic screens of Windows 95…
“Restore Factory Settings is about the moment you realise you suffer with mental health issues, and trying to process that as the world moves on around you,” said guitarist/vocalist Lucias. “Our songs are not typically tied to one moment or event, but in this case I wrote it about a day I was unable to get out of bed, and the waves of realisation that cascaded out of that. In the wider narrative on I Was Broken When You Got Here, we resolve that it’s ok to not be ok. This song begins that story.” Continue reading “Exclusive: Call Me Malcolm Premiere Video For ‘Restore Factory Settings’”
Punk-rock/metal crossover act Midwich Cuckoos channel Elvis in this electrifying video for their latest single.
Midwich Cuckoos are here with a brand new single! This international punk / rock / metal crossover band know no boundaries, breaking the mould musically and geographically (although they can largely be found in London).
Their rousing rock cover of Alannah Myles‘ Black Velvet is both a nod to Elvis’ influence and a milestone for a band, marking the amicable departure of their incredible singer, Valentina Visintin.
The video for Black Velvet shows Elvis rockingly ressurected, as the band pay tribute at his funeral. Their electrifying live show breathes new life into Black Velvet, which was notably Elvis’ favourite brand of whiskey and the brand of hair dye he used later in life. Continue reading “Premiere: Midwich Cuckoos Release Video For ‘Black Velvet’”
London gruff-punks debut the third single from their self-titled EP, released via Little Rocket Records.
Shout Louder are proud to bring you an exclusive look at the brand new video from South London’s Mean Caesar.
This is the third single from their self-titled debut EP, which was released on Little Rocket Records on 5 October 2018 (read our review here).
“Drowning is about attempting to have a healthy relationship with someone while also trying not to face up to mental health issues, pretending everything is fine and then inevitably lighting the fuse and watching everything burn down, before retreating into alcohol as the one thing that will always be there,” said vocalist, Danny Lester, about the new track. “It’s not a particularly optimistic song but I guess it’s real.”
The video for Drowning was shot by Craig Temple from Racketeer Pictures in guitarist Ollie Ward’s living room. They played a gig the nght before and thought having a fry up and filming a video would be a lot more fun than going to their actual jobs. Continue reading “Exclusive: Mean Caesar Premiere Video For ‘Drowning’”
You asked for them, we’ve made them!
After many requests for Shout Louder t-shirts, we’ve finally made them a reality!
These purrrfect tees have been designed by Forever Unclean‘s Lasse Steinmetz Mikkelsen (check out his Instagram for more great designs), featuring a mosh pit full of feline friends. Which one are you?
They are be available in a range of mens and womens sizes, printed on black Gildan Softstyle by the awesome crew at Merch Stall.
The Meowsh-Pit t-shirts are available to order from the Lockjaw Records webstore until January 11th. We’re currently offering the t-shirts as pre-order only, so snap one up quick to avoid missing out!