Bombed Out and artist news
Posted: 15th December 2004
Tagged: New Year / New Start
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Yep, the 5th New Year / New Start is upon us and once again we’re chuffed as fuck about the line-up! Venue as usual is Joseph’s Well in Leeds and while we’ve cut things down to an all-dayer this year again (due to booking problems at the Well) it should make for one great event.
The day will kick off at around 1pm – get there early to catch…
Eagle Eye, a band comprised of ex-Buzzkill and current Eighty Six members. I’ve heard they’re loud, crazy and a little bit rocking with keyboards and shit thrown in and a slight Q And Not U leaning – with this being their first gig though who the hell knows!
Next up will be The SWord (as in The S Word – we think!). Another Bombed Out family group featuring Matt from Dugong and Steve and Rob, both ex-Joe Ninety. Their sound has been described as striped down and bare pop-punk-rock. Again, another first gig!
Chillerton will be back to haunt the Well yet again as our 3rd band. Whether they’ll be a 4 or a 3 piece on the day who knows but what we do know is that their melodic punk with Leatherface styled guitars and Against Me style vocals is always a treat. Their new EP is a bit of a winner.
The Down And Outs will be up next – salt of the earth street punk from Marko and the boys, on Dead and Gone Records. Catchy tunes, songs about the underclass and the odd Oi! Moment. Get in!
The North East’s Written from Negative are fantastic. They sit slap bang in the middle of the sound you’d expect from a band from that region – right between This Ain’t Vegas and Paper Cut Out – and they’re all the better for it. Words like angular, danceable and dynamic should be used here.
Unfortunately Remainderfour are no longer able to play.
Bedford Falls should need no introduction. Melodic, rocking and heartfelt ( :-) ) rock with a very slight country twang from South Wales – on Newest Industry Records. They’ll be followed by…
The Dauntless Elite – a band who really should need no introduction. Ex-Joe Ninety and Fig. 4.0 bods playing some of the best melodic punk you’re likely to hear. I’ll mention The Broadways and Dillinger Four so you’ll get the gist, on Plan-It-X / Somebodys Song Records.
Next up are The Mercy Suite. You probably know who they are by now but if not, 2 ex-Dropnose and an ex-Voorhees playing fast-as-you-like punk rock with a dark, metallic centre. New album out soon on Bombed Out.
Eighty Six will make a welcome return next – we haven’t seen these boys play in donkey’s! The best “Jawbreaker covering Jehu, Bluetip and GVSB” band going, hell yeah! Current Buzzkill, Kill Yourself and That Fucking Tank members.
Now down to the top three and The Leif Ericsson are back, again after a lengthy absence! Brilliant Snuff meets Hot Water Music meets all your favourite punk bands. Ex or current members of everyone (The Propagumbhis, Spy Vs Spy, Nivau, etc)! Debut album due 2005 on Bombed Out.
SCHC veterans (and they’re still so young!) Jets Vs Sharks are our penultimate band. They’ve been touring up and down the country like crazy really and they’re one of the tightest live bands the UK punk scene have seen in a long while. Brilliant melodic hardcore with a bit of metal thrown in. If you’re into Refused, Boy Sets Fire or Hot Water Music then you’ll love these boys!
Finally, Dugong will round out the evening. They’ve been around forever and released two amazing albums, with a new release due in time for their Easter UK tour. Jazzy, soulful and eclectic indie-rock with punk-rock roots fronted by one of the finest singer-songwriters we have in the scene. Wakey boys done good.
Entry is only £6. Hopefully we’ll see you there!
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