This was doubly exciting! The rather excellent Rage DC (check them out, they really do hit the bullseye of that true punk sound) are releasing their first ever vinyl. The band are a bit shy when it comes to social media presence, but put a guitar in their hands and they bring one of the rowdiest, noisiest parties around. It will be the first release on the fledgling Cretin Hop label, (connected to Rockaway Photography). You can pre-order the vinyl (due for release 1st July). Wishing the band and the new label all the best.
The last time that I mentioned Grey Hairs on social media I was met with short shrift from the band. But, I can't help myself, this Nottingham lot are rather good and they have released a live album recorded at a halloween gig at the quirky Nottingham cattle market venue J.T.Soar Ltd.
Fear not, those bigwigs of the music industry are aware that they could miss out on the big cash boost they enjoy through this feast of frenzied consumerism. So here's a link to the RSD page where you can find more details. August 29th/ September 26th and October 24th are the dates for your online reminders.
Local Before They Are Hanged band member Dan Abrahams started a new Facebook group, membership has increased dramatically and has a list of active Notts/Derbys/Leics/Lincs bands. So if you are band/promoter/venue you might find it a useful contact/reference tool. And if you are an avid gig goer (remember those?) then you should see upcoming gig details in this group.
Hope that you enjoyed this quick snatch. Keep 'em peeled!