30 Jan 2011

The Commited - Dictated Life (Video)

The Commited - Dictated Life

Filmed at their last gig at Gravesend Red Lion on 29th January 2011 by The Welsh Tart.

Daz Champ from The Commited writes a bit about The Commited's recent history and also talks about Dictated life. (see below video)

The Commited – Recent History

The lyrics to “Dictated Life” were the first written by me. Although it’s a very basic structure, the words sum up the feeling of adolescent life at the end of the 70s. It’s about the lack of true choice in life (especially for the unemployed). Days of boredom watching crap telly; the rip-off prices of fags, booze & food; the need to steal (“liberate”) goods because dole money is so shit; getting nicked for trying to survive; standing before the pompous, well-off magistrate & being told you have to pay a fine, leading to a greater need to “liberate”; & the soul-destroying depression which can come from a long time being treated as a non-entity.

As all of the members had somehow survived, we decided to reform in the summer of 2009 for a one-off gig to mark the 30th anniversary of the recording of the “Fast Lane” EP (19th October 1979). We thought about maybe updating some of the lyrics to make them more relevant to the state of society today, but soon realised that the original words are as relevant today as they were when we first wrote them, so we left them alone. The response to that first reunion gig was so positive that we decided to do another. That led to another gig, then another, and then to the final one at The Red Lion, Gravesend on 29th January 2011 where we had last played in about 1984. Playing again with Anthrax was a fitting finale to our reunion and the other great highlight was supporting the UK Subs. We had followed the Subs since the late 70s & would never have believed then that a) they would one day play on the Isle of Sheppey or b) that we would support them.

A few weeks before the Red Lion gig, one of the band announced that he would be leaving the band after that gig. Life sometimes has a habit of getting in the way of things we really want to do so, as gutted as we all were, we accepted that this would be the final fling for the band.

I think I speak for the whole band when I say that each one of us really have had a great time over the last 18 months. It’s too soon to know what direction things will go now, but several ideas are about. Watch this space.

Keep the Faith & Keep on Rockin’

The Anarchists Pogo Party - I Can't Believe It's Not Rotten (UnOfficial Video)

The Anarchists Pogo Party - I Can't Believe It's Not Rotten

23 Jan 2011

A Bunch Of Kents - Volume 1 - Podcast

A Bunch Of Kents is the first in what will be an on-going series of podcasts from Urban Fallout featuring Punk/Alternative bands from Kent.
The first couple of podcasts will be music only and about the length of a good punk set - about 45 mins.
Later on we will be putting interviews in with the music as well as adverts for punk gigs in Kent. So if you got anything to say or want an audio advert get in touch.

Onto the music - if we stuck to decently recorded songs of Kent bands we would get to about volume 2 and run out, so we thought sod that, there is so much good punk / alt music in Kent that its a shame that a lot of it doesnt get heard, so we are going to change that.
You will find well recorded CD tracks along with dodgy bedroom tapes and just about listenable live recordings as these are the only things left of some of the best bands the world has never heard.
We tried to improve the quality a bit on some of them to make them more listenable, but you will find a fair amount of hiss on some of the tracks which have been ripped from Demo tapes and live recordings, we also have some extremely rare, unreleased and in some cases unheard music from the best and the worst bands - in other words A Bunch Of Kents

Track Listing (demo / live tracks noted)
(Download link below or click post title)

1. The Rivals - The Feeling Starts Here
2. Anthrax - Exploitation
3. Naked - Alien
4. All Flags Burn - Heart Of A Riot
5. S.O.R.B - Inside Out
6. Apunkalypse Now - Wasted (Unreleased Demo)
7. The Last resort - Cockleshell Heroes
8. Razor Sharp - Johnny Temple (Unreleased Demo)
9. Decades Of Pleasure - Creeping Paranoia (Unreleased Demo)
10. Curse In Vain - Klling Moon (Unreleased Demo)
11. Epidemic - Your Mistake (Demo)
12. Jesus Fix - Forever (Demo)
13. Crimewave - You Make My Piss Boil (Demo)
14. Surgery Without Research - Squaddie
15. Belinda Carbuncle - Kevs Unfortunate Encounter
16. The Twits - Liar Liar (Unreleased Demo)
17. Ignerents - Wrong Place, WrongTime
18. Wasteland - Leave Me Alone


Another podcast coming soon - If you have any tracks you want included or got something to say about the Kent punk/alt scene in general then please get in contact.
If anyone has any better or alternative versions of any of the tracks here, then again contact us coz we would lke to feature them in the podcasts.

Thanks for this cast go to: John Wood & Chris Hogg (Jesus Fix) and Nob (The Twits) who came up with the title for the podcast.

16 Jan 2011

All Flags Burn - Heart Of A Riot (video)

All Flags Burn - Heart Of A Riot
AFB from Sheppey featuring members and ex members of The Commited, Filthy Stay Puft Marshmallow Men, Betty Swollox and others.
We made this video for All Flags Burn because there was nothing even halfway reasonable on the web, apart from a live video shot by Librasnake.

All Flags Burn - Heart Of A Riot (H.O.A.R)

15 Jan 2011

Interview with Surgery Without Research - Link

Surgery Without Research have been interviewed at Punk Rock 77 Thru Today Blog - Check it out

Surgery Without Research next gig in Kent is here:

12 Jan 2011

Battle Of The Bands - Westcoast Bar - Margate

The Westcoast B.O.T.B. kicks off in the first week in February!
So get along there and support your favourites.
We will let you kinow which bands make it thru to the next round.
Voting conditions are set out below the dates.
Heres the weekly line-up:

Heat 1 – (feb 3)
Dark Theory
...I.R.I.S (In retrospect i see)
My Third Leg

Heat 2 – (feb 10)
Cry Wolf
Running With Scissors
Save Target As
Wild Child

Heat 3 (feb 17)
The Deccas
Third Place Victory
The Self Titled

Heat 4 (feb 24)
After The Enclave
We Become Heroes
Then The Wave Came

Heat 5 (mar 3)
Tyrannosaurus Alan
Upon These Shores
The Godless Reds
Far From Relative

Heat 6 (mar 10)
Foreboding Ether
Predicting the Fall

Heat 7 (mar 17)
Dethrone Exodus
The Unanswered
Angra Mainyu
Who Needs Optimism

Heat 8 (mar 24)
Four What It's Worth
The Kicks
Midnight Carnival
Transcending the Flesh

Heat 9 (mar 31)
The Sunshine Bus

Heat 10 (april 7)
A Thousand Lights

Semi-Final 1 - 9th April
Semi-Final 2 - 30th April
Play-Offs - 7th May
Finals - 28th May

Remember only paying customers can vote! Entry is £3 to all heat
semis, playoffs and finals are £4 entry.

1 VOTE per customer!
Voting takes place after the last band.
You have 10 mins to vote!
Then votes are counted and the winners announced.

The order of bands is selected at random on the night,
so make sure you get down early to see all the bands!

Tom / James / Jez / Eli - Westcoast

10 Jan 2011

Jesus Fix - Dark Ages

Slideshow video of flyers "borrowed" from Jesus Fix Myspace
Put together because we felt there wasn't enough JF out there and more was needed.
More on the mighty Jesus Fix in february and new merch on the website when it opens. In the meanwhile

Jesus Fix - Dark Ages (Video Slideshow)

4 Jan 2011

The Warriors - England

Streetpunk Band The Warriors have just released a new 7" Vinylon Randale Records called "England" . Its a split single with Booze And Glory who will be playing with The Warriors at The Gaff Club Holloway Road, London on 5th Feb - It is the release party for the singlw. Below is a video we made to go with the single. Original video was recorded at Bedford Esquires by PunkRockSal (youtube)

The Warriors - England

The Warriors are curently rehearsing tracks for a new album and have another split single out in March with Brutti E Ignoranti from Italy called "King Of The Rude Boys" - its a bit of a change for The Warriors as its a tribute to Judge Dread and will be backed with the brutal "Pay To play"

Punk / Alternative Gigs - Kent Bands

Sat 15th Jan - Tragic Millenium +Khthon + Embryon @ Club Q Ashford
Sat 22nd Jan - Anthax @The Winter Of Discontent - @ Gaff Club London
(3 Day Fest)
Sat 22nd Jan - All Flags Burn + Criminal Brainstorm + Filthys @The Castle Sheerness
(As support to Short Bus Window Lickers)
Sat 29th - Anthrax, Liberty, Commited, Condition Dead @ Red Lion Gravesend
Sat 5th Feb - The Warriors @ The Gaff
with Support from Booze & Glory (London) + Horroshow (Poland)
Sat 12 Feb - Surgery Without Research + Crimewave @Horse N Groom, Ramsgate
(Supporting Flatpig)
Sat 12th March - Surgery Without Research +more @Fiddlers Elbow Cambden
(Supporting Shag Nasty)
Sat 19th March - Surgery Without Research + more @ Bridgehouse 2
(Supporting English Dogs + Sick On The Bus)
Fri 29th April - Bollox To The Wedding @Horse N Groom Ramsgate (Bands TBC)
Confirmed Crimewave + SWR (get in touch if ya want to play this gig

More to come