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Agression LP collection

Posted on July 25, 2013
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Just acquired a full collection of Agression LPs and a load more USA hardcore by bands such as: RKL, Circle One, Sacred Order, Insolents, Social Spit etc.

They'll all be on the nect newsletter/update

A Punk Rock supergroup?

Posted on July 24, 2013
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Featuring members of Blondie, The Sex Pistols, Generation X and Twenty Flight Rockers, new rock band The International Swingers will perform a special gig at The Lexington in Kings Cross, London, on Friday July 19th, 2013.

After forming last year, Blondie drummer Clem Burke, Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock, Chelsea/Generation X guitarist James Stevenson and Twenty Flight Rockers singer/guitarist Gary Twinn recently completed tour dates in Australia and North America’s west coast, where songs titled ‘Gun Control’ ‘Live Wire’ and ‘FBI’ were performed in addition to old favourites from the band members’ respective back catalogues.

The International Swingers’ date at The Lexington is invitation only, so for a chance to be on the guest list for this exclusive show fans are being asked to sign-up to the band’s mailing list at their website, ‘like’ their Facebook page or follow the band’s Twitter account.

Following regular airplay from the legendary radio disc jockey Rodney Bingenheimer on Los Angeles’ top radio station KROQ, as well as radio stations in Australia and Japan (where band’s controversial DIY video for ‘Gun Control’ has become one of the Top 5 most-watched videos on Japan’s George TV music channel), The International Swingers’ have made their demos available for free download from their website.

Clem Burke: "The swingers are a group of long-time mates, no one answered an advert to be in this band."

Gary Twinn: "For me, being in The International Swingers is a lot like being in your first ever band. When you’re at school you hang out with your best mates and someone says “I’ve got some drums, so you be the guitarist, you be the bass player, and you’ve got no instrument so you’ll have to be the singer”. That’s what it was like with us because we were already mates and used to hang out together -  then one day I asked the others if they wanted to start a band to go on holiday to Australia. Clem plays drums, James plays guitar and Glen plays bass, and I can sing a bit. Sorted. The only difference was that I had a guitar, too."

Glen Matlock described his new band mates as “the mustard", while James Stevenson said, "Apparently, according to journalist Mick Mercer, I've been in 72% of all known bands - but I only have one favourite band."

The International Swingers’ UK live date details are as follows:

Date: Friday, 19th July, 2013

Venue: The Lexington, 96 – 98 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JB

Time: 7.00pm

 Website www.theinternationalswingers.com

Facebook www.facebook.com/TheInternationalSwingers

Twitter http://twitter.com/TheIntSwingers

The Membranes play the Universe Explained event in Manchester Sat July 20th

Posted on July 17, 2013
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Follow these links for more details on the event

The Membranes facebook page 

tickets for the event from here

Facebook page for the event

Website for the event

The Membranes, in conjunction with Mancunian artist Michael Trainor and some top scientists, have just announced a very special night at Gorilla in Manchester on Saturday the 20th of July 2013.

John Robb’s legendary post punk outfit (who will perform with ex Fall bassist Steve Hanley) will host a night of great music, in depth conversations with scientists, experiments, art and poetry that will explain the universe, dark matter, the end of time, wormholes and all kinds of universe madness and science.

‘The Universe Explained’ is a very special event that combines science, art experiments, writers, poets and legendary post The Membranes. It’s an event unlike any other that will both explain the complex ideas about the origins of the universe and blow the minds of the audience with brilliant music, film and conversation.

There will be live interviews with key scientists about the latest theories on the universe that attempt to explain how it began, how it will end and all the bits in between. There will be talk of wormholes, dark matter, the Big Bang theory, the billion universe idea and the Higgs Boson particle.

Here is a tiny clip of The Membranes first rehearsal with Steve Hanley on bass- sound is rehearsal room rough but it felt great- intensity levels were high and he got a great bass sound out of a rubbish old amp in the room...

There will also be a series of performances and experiments that will explain the complex in simple ways – a bit like one of those science lectures on TV at Christmas but with live art installations, poetry, particle ping pong and The Membranes (featuring ex Fall bassist Steve Hanley)playing a brand new set of songs to a specially commissioned film about the universe.


1. Prof. John Ellis – leading theoretical physicist from the Large Hadron Collider in CERN will talk supersymmetry and dark matter (plus Q and A)

2. Dr. Radmila Topolovic – Royal Observatory Greenwich explains how we are all from the stars.

3. Dr. Stuart Clark – Astronomer, author and cosmology consultant for The New Scientist discusses the science behind his hugely popular fiction.

4. Jonathon Keats – Artist and Experimental Philosopher from San Francisco will be presenting (via skype) his ‘Pornography for God’ and ‘Microbial Academy’ installations.

5. Suzie Shrubb – composer and musician makes music from pulsars with 16 musicians live on stage.

6. Chella Quint – performs ‘It’s Not You. I Just Need Space.’ (Interplanetary letters of love and rejection)

7. The Membranes – post-punk legends perform a rare gig with John Robb and featuring Steve Hanley (ex –bassist of The Fall)

8. Michael Trainor – artist and writer turns the entire audience into sub-atomic particles and invites them to interact with his homemade Small (cheap) Hadron Collider.

9. Maurice Riordan – professor of poetry at Sheffield Hallam University reads from Dark Matters: Poems of Space PLUS experience the end of everythingin a coffee cup in Alix Poscharsky’s film, a philosophical animation of the universe by Sergio Lombardo, dance and cosmological events collide in performer Natalie Savva’s atmospheric short film and find out what the public actually know about the universe. Additional Universal sounds from DJ Dave Booth.


Buy tickets from the Louderthanwar shop or go to wegottickets

Join the Membranes facebook page now

For updates on gig  www.the-universe-explained.org


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