#FightbackLondon

This June, New Cross Inn are proud to be taking part of Music Venue Trust’s #FightbackLondon, a key component of #SoundsLikeLondon, the Mayor’s month long celebration of London’s vital Grassroots Music Venues.

Grassroots Music Venues across London unite to create month long festival of music as part of Sounds Like London – Fightback London

“Music Venue Trust are delighted to announce FIghtback London, a key component of Sounds Like London, the Mayor’s month long celebration of London’s vital Grassroots Music Venues that will take place in June 2018.

Sounds Like London is a new summer campaign that will encourage audiences to visit their local grassroots music venue and promote the capital’s emerging musical talent. Fightback London will provide the focus for events taking place at the capital’s Grassroots Music Venues, with live music every day throughout June at a whole range of venues right across London.

Gary Prosser of Music Venue Trust said:

“These venues are the backbone of the live music scene in London, providing spaces where artists can take their first steps, develop and grow. Fightback London provides an opportunity to showcase the fantastic range of artists and venues that London enjoys, celebrating the history of our music scene and supporting its future.

More than 60 events at over 20 venues have already been confirmed, with many more to be added, including special featured events. Venues taking part include 100 Club, Dublin Castle, Omeara, Electrowerkz, Borderline, Bedford, and Thee Social. Special events include Camden Rocks, Bush Stock and and new live agency Talentbanq who will be announcing something typically unique – featuring 10 independent artists at one of London’s most famous addresses – as part of the festival.

Amy Lamé, Night Czar, said:

“London’s grassroots music scene is absolutely vital to the city’s reputation as the music capital of the world. These venues nurture the talent of tomorrow and help emerging artists to develop their technique. The Mayor and I are absolutely committed to ensuring London’s live music venues thrive – that’s why he introduced Agent of Change into the draft London Plan and why he launched Sounds Like London – to champion London’s grassroots music venues. Fightback London will shine a light on amazing venues around the capital, encouraging audiences – both old and new – to attend a gig, and support the capital’s grassroots music venues.””

 

GOLDFINGER

Los Angeles’s legendary punk/ska Goldfinger is back, with the announcement of The Knife, to be released July 21 through Rise Records. After nine years of producing and writing music for other bands, Goldfinger is proud to be back with 13 tracks of their very own for their first time since the release of their 2008 album, Hello Destiny…

The album features a host of special guests including guest vocals from Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus, 311 lead-singer Nick Hexum, Mighty Mighty Boss Tones guitarist Nate Albert (“Get What I Need”) on guitar, Twenty One Pilots’ Josh Dun on drums (“Orthodontist Girl”), and ONE OK ROCK’s Takahiro Moriuchi, amongst others. Fans can get a first taste of the album through their first single, “Put The Knife Away”. Pre-orders for the album be the album here: https://RiseRecords.lnk.to/TheKnife

The Knife is not a nostalgia play; it is an evolution of the band and a reflection of the musical and life experience that singer-songwriter/producer John Feldmann who explains, “I took my time making this record…Nine years to be exact! I feel like I’ve made the most concise Goldfinger record in my career. We have all Goldfinger styles together as one, with Zakk Cervini, who mixed the Blink-182 record, and Travis Barker on drums, I couldn’t be more proud of an album.”

With 13 tracks, The Knife surges with the energy, personality, and charm that has made Goldfinger one of the most memorable acts from 90s/2000s punk. From the blaring opener “A Million Miles”, the easy-going, self-deprecating ska-influenced “Get What I Need”, the swaying struggle of “Don’t Let Me Go”, and the brassy, reggae feel of “Liftoff”, the record spans a vast spectrum of sound and tone. This variety is the result of deliberate reflection of Feldmann’s life experiences and extensive production (Blink-182, Panic! At The Disco, 5 Seconds of Summer) career over the years. With tongue-in-cheek scene commentary on “Am I Deaf?”, the interpersonal conflict of “Put the Knife Away”, or the heartwarming ode to his daughter “Milla”, Feldmann uses The Knife as a decidedly unguarded sonic update and re-introduction of himself and his thoughts.

Goldfinger’s resurgence on The Knife is not a rehearsal of past glory; it is a revolution. This is greatly echoed in the band’s revamped lineup, featuring MXPX’s Mike Herrera on bass and Story of the Year’s Phil Sneed on guitar (both doing backup vocals as well). Blink-182’s Travis Barker plays drums on the album, making the album a fitting collection from different corners of the punk world and further showcasing Feldmann’s ability to draw from and synthesize influences into a cohesive, character-infused collection of talent and art.

Goldfinger continues to build on a highly regarded legacy, where they have been considered one of the forerunners and most well-known bands of the third-wave ska/punk movement of the late 90s. Their 1996 self-titled debut Goldfinger went gold, and was named one of “The Ten Albums That Defined 1996” by Alternative Press in 2006. AllMusic said “no one had more success with this new sound than Goldfinger on their self-titled debut”, calling it “irresistibly catchy, creative, and hopelessly endearing.” 1997’s Hang-Ups reached #85 on the Billboard 200, and the single “Superman” was prominently featured on the soundtrack for the generation-defining Tony Hawk Pro Skater video game. Over 6 full-length albums and over a decade of touring, Goldfinger amassed an international fan base drawn to the band’s penchant for big choruses, attitude, and creativity of seamlessly fusing punk rock, ska, skate punk, and various other genres throughout their discography.

GOLDFINGER
http://goldfingermusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/goldfingermusic/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgX1G_4Kjjo

The L.A Ska-Punk legends are stopping by for an exclusive UK club show before they hit Slam Dunk Festival

7pm Doors
£15 (on sale 10am Monday 26th March)
http://www.newcrossinn.com/product/goldfinger
Supports TBA

New Cross Gate Station (24 hours) – 10 mins to London Bridge
New Cross Station – 5 mins to London Bridge
Buses: 21, 36, 53, 136, 171, 172, 177, 225, 321, 343, 436, 453 & P13

Death By Stereo

20 Years, 35 countries, 7 studio albums, 1 live record, countless eps and singles later. Death By Stereo is still going strong!

Currently supporting their latest release “Just like you’d leave us we’ve left you for dead…” Death By Stereo are hitting harder then ever. Still blurring lines and bending genres. Their amalgamation of hard-core punk, metal, and thrash, along side of a “no compromise” mantra makes this release one of their most angry records to date. Heavy, fast, & melodic. DBS will burn down everything around them and build a new future with every record. Continually forging their own path the band cannot be stopped. The future is looking good. Cheers to 1998 and Beyond. Death For Life!

Death By Stereo
http://www.deathbystereo.com/

 

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Fair Do’s
http://fairdos.bigcartel.com/
Melodic Hardcore, Skatepunk, Punk Rock & Hardcore from Manchester

EAT DIRT.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCETLEnltFI10RVxs5cFaacQ
“Legit the best punk band in the UK right now” – Be Sharp Promo 2018

Who Cares?
https://whocaresquestionmark.bandcamp.com/
London Hardcore mob

Sunday 22nd April 2018 / Doors 7pm / £10 ADV

http://www.newcrossinn.com/product/deathbystereo/

RED CITY RADIO

If, as the saying goes, life is less what happens to you and more how you deal with it, RED CITY RADIO have succeeded in spades, insatiable in their heart and singular focus

It’s possible that you haven’t heard of Red City Radio, so maybe a “band bio” is in order. We bring that point up because this punk band from the Heartland has flourished and grown in popularity without having any real help from the usual suspects. They’ve never been embraced by the hip websites, they’ve never had a big record label, and they don’t have a fancy booking agent in NYC. None of that shit, just four good friends from Oklahoma City that keep getting better at writing songs and keep playing bigger and bigger shows. Yeah sure, we’ll write you a band bio. RCR is all about inclusion, so it’s never too late to get on board and come along for the ride.

First off, as we’ve already noted, the band hails from the unlikely punk scene of Oklahoma City, OK. That right there probably explains why these kids have been fighting an uphill battle—or more likely—that struggle explains why their creative muscles keep getting stronger. Apart from the isolation, OKC is a funky and unique place, so maybe that’s where Red City Radio is coming from with this latest SkyTigers project. Songwriter and vocalist, Garrett Dale, says, “The message with SkyTigers is a message of acceptance and love. Accepting control over your own universe and taking a stand against hate, fear, and confusion… We hope that these songs make our listeners feel like there is someone who feels the same as them. Because there is.”

After forming the band in 2007, they had to fight their way out of the Sooner State. They’ve released EPs and LPs with independent labels here and there, but their big chance came recently in 2015, when they got an offer from newly-formed Vagrant/BMG imprint, Staple Records. They put fort their strongest effort yet, a self-titled album that blew us all away. Two months after its release, the label folded and the band was left once again to fend for itself.

For a lot of bands, the story would end there, but this quartet forged ahead and did tours in support of New Found Glory, Strung Out, Less Than Jake, Anti-Flag, and more. It was also boom-time overseas, as the band’s shows doubled in size and they were invited to join many of the big outdoor festivals in Europe. As bassist Jonathan Knight put it, “I can’t say we have ever considered throwing in the towel, but we have always felt like an underdog.”

Now after years of triumph in the face of the odds, we have the hyper-melodic 5-song EP, SkyTigers. When asked about the title, frontman Garrett says it means, “To be the absolute best version of yourself that you can be. That’s what being a SkyTiger is. To be great and do great. Because you are great.” Far fucking out, man. Kinda makes you wanna… be a SkyTiger, right?!? Well, here’s your big chance. The band has a new EP coming on Red Scare and it’ll be followed up with a big tour in support of The Lawrence Arms. Bad luck be damned, 2018 is already shaping up to be a banner year for Red City Radio and we expect them to keep on surprising the scene.
https://www.redcityradio.net/

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Triple Sundae
https://triplesundae.bandcamp.com/

London based Melodix Punx

Be Sharp Promotions / Umlaut Records / Disconnect Disconnect Records / Kick The Crutches bring you another Sunday punk rock party at New Cross Inn…. 4 more bands TBA / 10pm finish due to popular demand, but see you at the bar at midnight with no regrets, regardless

£8 adv / £10 door / 5pm-10pm

THE RUMJACKS

“Its like growing up with a tear in your eye and a storm brewing in your heart..” muses frontman Frankie McLaughlin on the musical heritage of the group. “We were raised on the Scottish & Irish music in our parents record collection, before colliding head-on with Punk Rock as we grew older & thought we knew everything.”

These two immovable pillars define The Rumjacks above all else, as they continue to cut their own path through the tangled musical landscape before them. Their own brand of Celtic Punk has seen them release two EP’s – ‘Hung, Drawn & Portered’ & ‘Sound as a Pound’ (’09), as well as three powerful full length albums – ‘Gangs of New Holland’ (’10), ‘Sober & Godless’ (’15), & ‘Sleepin’ Rough’ (’16).

Their incendiary live performances and seemingly endless touring regime has seen them share the stage with acts as diverse as Dropkick Murphys, The Interrupters, Anti Flag, CJ Ramone, The Real McKenzies, Gogol Bordello, Ruts DC, Guttermouth, GBH, UK Subs and The Aggrolites. “We’re at home on any lineup in front of any crowd, I think there are elements of what we do that must appeal to just about anyone.”

Indeed there are – from their heavy Celtic roots to the driving punk rock or even ska/reggae rhythms, well-oiled sing-alongs & choking ballads. “We draw on so many influences, but still it’s important for us to force the bounds of what we already do, play good solid Punk rock with a fat smear of Celtic folk right through it, Hopefully contributing something fresh & substantial that’ll stick around in people’s hearts long after the party’s over..”

The Rumjacks

Monday 6th August
Tickets £8 ADV
Supports TBC

LEVEL UP FESTIVAL 2018

*NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS*

Your Friday night JOINT headliners are:

David Hillyard & The Rocksteady Seven

David Hillyard & the The Rocksteady 7 is a shifting collective of musicians featuring some of the best players in New York City.
Through his diverse experience, Dave has developed an unique style, which is reflected in the music and composition of the Rocksteady 7. A mix of the warm island tonalities of Roland Alphonso and Tommy McCook, the strident cries of John Coltrane, the smears of Sidney Bechet, the otherworldliness of Pharaoh Saunders, the honking blues of King Curtis, and the swing of Ben Webster, Lester Young, and Coleman Hawkins. As Jazziz magazine put it succinctly, “HILLYARD CAN PLAY”
The band has experience playing with everyone from Sting to the Skatalites. Senior among them is veteran percussionist, Larry McDonald. Larry began his career back at the inception of ska music with Carlos Malcolm’s Afro Jamaicans. He went on to perform on several classic reggae tracks such as Cherry Oh Baby, Funky Kingston, and Rivers of Babylon. Then he left Jamaica and played long stints with Taj Mahal and Gil Scott-Heron.
Official Website: http://rocksteady7.com

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The Toasters

The Toasters, are “Ska Pioneers” (Billboard magazine) and boldly go where no ska band has gone before. Having been compared to the Ramones, due to their longevity and adherence to core principles, the Toasters are held to be one of most influential ska bands out there. Their lean, mean ska machine has galvanized audiences and musicians alike with their embrace of the Jamaica-born pop music style that overwhelmed England in the 1960’s, migrated to America in the early 1980s, and went global in the 1990s. The hallmark Toasters sound sits at the nexus of Reggae, Jazz, Punk and Soul and is the musical equivalent of a brass knuckle-duster.

Formed in New York City by British guitarist/frontman Rob “Bucket” Hingley in 1981, the Toasters exploded onto the Lower East Side scene. Cutting their teeth with a residency at legendary clubs like CBGB and Danceteria, the band has defied gravity and industry skeptics alike by staying true to their original 2-Tone ska roots, whilst logging over 4000 globe-trotting live appearances.

Longtime fans and critics agree, the current “International All-Stars” posse (featuring members of some of the world’s greatest ska bands) is one of the most formidable in The Toasters’ long and chequered history. Along with the irrepressible Bucket on lead vocals and guitar, The Beat’s Andy Pearson is featured on bass. Expect to see Neil Johnson (Planet Smashers) and Tommy Quartulli on saxophone (The Allstonians), Greg Robinson (Mephiskapheles) on trombone and Jesse Hayes (Westbound Train) on drums. Special appearances by Arjen Bijleveld (Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation) and Buford O’Sullivan (Easy Star All-Stars) are also to be expected in 2009. Legendary keyboardist Dave Barry rounds out the posse.

As the founder of Megalith Records (and former boss of the legendary Moon Ska Records, the most influential ska label of the 1990s) the Toasters’ leader, Rob “Bucket” Hingley has a ska resume that trumps virtually anyone else in the business. With the aid and support of likeminded musicians such as producer Joe Jackson, who has worked with the band over the years, he has been able to compile a recorded legacy and a songwriting catalog. Among the many ska classics Hingley has penned: “Weekend In L.A.,” “Matt Davis,” “2-Tone Army,” “Social Security,” “Dub 56″—and the list goes on and on.

In the commercial realm, the Toasters have recorded jingles for AOL, Cisco Systems, Miller, Anheuser-Busch, and Coca-Cola, and have contributed to movie and television scores (Bleached, Bang!, MTV’s Wildboyz, Mission Hill, Kablam!, Showtime’s Brotherhood, etc.). Where Bucket and The Toasters truly excel, and live up to their reputation as one of the greatest bands of all time, however, is on the road. Averaging more than 200 performances a year, the band is well on its way to playing its 5,000th gig, a milestone they should achieve by the end of the decade.
Toasters fans from all over the world have known for a long time that their favourite ska band is the coolest group around, a true classic. Now, it’s time for everyone else to catch up, and get hip to The Toasters!

If you can only make one night (we don’t need your excuses), then choose wisely… Day tickets now on sale
Friday – David Hillyard & The Rocksteady Seven & The Toasters
Saturday – Random Hand
Sunday – Lightyear Official
http://www.newcrossinn.com/product/levelup2018/

THE BENNIES

THE BENNIES ARE COMING….

Australia’s best ever Psychedelic Reggae Ska Doom Metal Punk Rock band are coming to New Cross and we’re PSYCHED

Most recently seen in the UK on tours with The Smith Street Band and Less Than Jake, as well as every festival in Europe, the Party Machine is rolling in for a rare headline show

WEB: www.thebennies.com.au
TWITTER: @TheBennies420
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/thebenniesband
BANDCAMP: www.thebennies.bandcamp.com

SUPPORTS:

King Punch
https://kingpunchuk.bandcamp.com/

King Punch are a lively 7-piece ska-punk band hailing from London, England. Known for their energetic live shows, they are equally at home smashing together a blend of ska, punk, hard rock and swing in crushed London clubs or up on big festival stages – either way, everyone’s going to be going home sweaty and happy

Just Say Nay
https://justsaynay.bandcamp.com/

Horny sixteen-legged skanking machine and logistical nightmare with more members than you can shake a stick at. Cooking up a tasty up-beat ska-punk stew, seasoned with hefty brass hooks, hectic basslines, blistering guitar solos and sweet sweet vox. We’ll melt your fucking face off and open our spitvalves down your neck

Paul The Kid
https://paulthekid.bandcamp.com/

High energy to laid back tunes, the frontman and songwriter of Kiwi ska//rap outfit Night Gaunts has decided to set out and explore a land of new offbeat rhythms. A land where house meets ska, where reggae meets space and where time stops as your body rocks.

£5 advance/ 7pm doors: http://www.newcrossinn.com/product/the-bennies/

ZODIAC MINDWARP AND THE LOVE REACTION

The band is the brainchild of Mark Manning, a former graphic artist and art editor of the now defunct Flexipop! magazine. The magazine folded back in 1982 but the hedonistic lifestyle of the frequenting rock and pop stars to the magazine’ offices fueled his desire to experience the debauchery of life as a decadent rock star. He joined another music publication called Metal Fury as a graphic designer but would assume the alter ego Zodiac Mindwarp at night. Zodiac soon left Metal Fury and formed the Love Reaction in 1985 with Jimmy Cauty, who later formed The Orb, The JAMS (Justified Ancients of Mu Mu), and The KLF on guitar, Kid Chaos (real name Stephen Harris) on bass and Boom Boom Kaboomski on drums.

Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction play a sleazy style of commercial hard rock featuring big riffs and choruses, as was the trend in the band’s heyday of the mid-to-late 1980s and early 1990s. The camp lyrics are intended as self-parody, and can be seen as either humorous, or offensive by those who take them at face value, for their often lascivious and misogynist tone. Song titles like “Back Seat Education”, “Feed My Frankenstein”, “High Heeled Heaven”, and “Trash Madonna” illustrate Mindwarp’s tongue-in-cheek approach. Lyrical content also exhibits a send up of cult worship, often of Zodiac Mindwarp’s self-proclaimed raging libido, with Mindwarp claiming the titles sex fuhrer, love dictator, and high priest of love.

https://www.facebook.com/zodiacmindwarpofficial
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=zodiac+mindwarp+and+the+love+reaction

With Support From:

Burnt Out Wreck
Gary Moat – the man at the back is now at the front! The Heavy Pettin’ drummer is now the driving force of BURNT OUT WRECK and very much in control of the fire that’s burning.
“There is no doubt the band takes their groovy Hard Rock very seriously though, because they are really good at what they do! Think Bon Scott era ACDC with a bit of Sleaze Metal thrown in and you have a pretty good idea as to what to expect in respect to Burnt Out Wreck’s style”.
https://www.facebook.com/BurntOutWreck
https://www.burntoutwreck.com/

The Black Bullets
Devil’s children are hard to find. Music walks amongst the mist, hearing the damned and demonic, where only the living fall.
In the night walk the Strangers, an admission of nocturnal salvation. The Black Bullets are five bastard children from hell, locked together to produce the most filthy Rock n Roll to penetrate human ears.
“They drink, live, eat, throw up, sleep, breathe and drink Rock n Roll” – Sleaze Roxx
https://www.facebook.com/TheBlackBulletsUK
https://www.reverbnation.com/theblackbullets

HammerJacK
Formed in April 2013 with the sole ambition of creating an uncompromising, hard hitting heavy rock band. They fused their influences from old classic sounds of ACDC, Led Zeppelin and Guns n roses through to more modern styles of Cadillac Three, Joe Bonamassa and The Answer.
They have toured relentlessly up and down the UK, and as far a field as Estonia through to Spain igniting stages along the way with their explosive live show.
https://www.facebook.com/hammerjackuk
http://www.hammerjackuk.com/

Trident Waters
Formed in 2014 after meeting at Blues jams in the capital. Soon after starting their own jam, that lasted for several months, came the formation of the band.
Serving up highly charged, hard-edged rock tracks, this is a band to watch out for.
https://www.facebook.com/Trident-Waters-987208894645478
http://www.tridentwaters.com/

Stone Heroes
Female fronted post punk band having a laugh and keeping it real. Currently gigging in South east England and London and writing our debut album.
https://www.facebook.com/StoneHeroesUK
http://www.stoneheroes.co.uk/

Doors 4pm
£12 ADV / £15 OTD

TOWERS OF LONDON

Whatever preconceptions you have of Towers Of London, they will all change within seconds of listening to their new single ‘Shot In The Dark’. The opening guitar riff is the driving force behind a vocal that paints a thousand pictures of aspiration and hope. With a chorus that wouldn’t sound out of place being sung in stadiums all around the world, the Towers have finally gained a bite to their bark. But more importantly, they’ve got heart and are not afraid to show it. There isn’t a more timely need for a song that unites people in an age where building walls is favoured over building bridges. And yes…Towers may have to rebuild a few bridges of their own as a result of their destructive past, but ‘Shot In The Dark’ will go a long way towards doing that.

It’s been 10 years since the Towers first crashed onto the scene with their raucous punk rock anthems and fever pitch stage shows. Now under the guidance of legendary music manager Alan McGee and Creation Management, their forthcoming album ‘Super Sounds Of K-Town’ has nods to their past but open arms to their future as a global rock band.

Recorded in LA’s Korea Town ‘Super Sounds Of K-Town’ is released in 2018, with the video for the first single ‘Shot in the Dark’ being premiered by the motivational and positivity Facebook page ‘Bright Vibes’ on November 17th 2017.

https://www.facebook.com/towersoflondonband/
https://www.instagram.com/towersoflondonband/

Support from:
More Kicks
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The Kult 45s
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The Road Atlas

Tickets: £10 ADV

14th February 2018

DR SYNTAX & PETE CANNON

Dr Syntax (MC) and Pete Cannon (producer/DJ/MC) have been making music and touring together since 2010. They are well renowned for smashing shows all over the UK, and at festivals such as Boomtown Fair (UK) and Outlook (Croatia).

Both reputed solo artists in their own right, their collaborative releases ‘Killer Combo’, ‘Elaborate Anoraks’ and ‘The Tonic’ combine witty, insightful lyricism and gob-smackingly banging beats to great effect. While their sound is rooted in hip hop for the most part, their riotous live performances showcase their versatility with ventures into bass music, old skool hardcore and jungle.

Dr Syntax has been a well-known name in the UK Hip Hop scene since he appeared on Foreign Beggars’ ‘Asylum Speakers’ album in 2004. Since then he has released numerous albums including his classic 2007 debut ‘Self Taught’, and ‘Scene Stealers’, his 2008 collaboration with Ed Skrein (Deadpool/Game Of Thrones) as Skreintax. More recently, his name has been synonymous with acclaimed Manchester band The Mouse Outfit. He appeared on their albums ‘Escape Music’ and ‘Step Steadier’, and has toured with them relentlessly across the UK and Europe since 2012.

Pete Cannon is an incredibly prolific and versatile producer, having collaborated with Action Bronson, Guilty Simpson, Del The Funky Homosapien, Rizzle Kicks and Lunar C to name a few. He has worked extensively with UK hip hop’s best known label, High Focus, notably producing tracks for Dirty Dike, Jam Baxter and Verb T, and entirely producing the ‘High Focus Remixes’ album. As versatile and skilled behind the decks as in the studio, his jungle sets at High Focus events have become the stuff of legend.

Plus very special guests Verb T & Pitch 92

3rd February 2018

£10 adv tickets

Doors 7pm

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