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    • October 25, 2014 2:43 PM CDT

      Slice Of Life

      ‘Love And A Lamp-post’

      Overground Records

      OVER141CD: 689492155926

      OVER141LP: 689492155919 (Black vinyl with bonus CD)

      Release date: 27th October 2014

      On the way home from the Australian & New Zealand Last Supper Tour in 2011; Carol, Pete and Steve Ignorant found themselves stranded due to the Chile ash cloud. During the long night gazing at the lights of Sydney reflecting on life while drinking beers, Slice Of Life was born. They performed their first gig in The Horseshoe Inn at Wellingborough on the 25th October 2013 and never looked back.

      Slice Of Life is an opportunity for Steve to explore the more contemplative side to his songwriting. A far cry from the aggression of Crass maybe, with the songs in an acoustic setting of: piano, acoustic guitar and upright bass, but nonetheless compelling as Steve opens both heart and soul when reflecting on life and then reminds us just why we should never give up on this world or on each other with his poems and songs that make us think about the world around us and reminds us just why we should still care. 

      Impossible to categorise, Slice Of Life’s first album is up-front and soul-baringly personal. It’s a mixture of songs and spoken word that draws you in and stays with you long after the final note has been played.

      Steve: ‘Years ago I read a book called Brighton Rock, for days the atmosphere of that story stayed with me and I’ve always wanted to create an album that would have that same effect on people.’

      Steve Ignorant is a singer/songwriter and co-founded the anarcho-punk band Crass with Penny Rimbaud in 1977. Apart from doing spoken word performances as a solo artist, he also performed with Conflict, Schwartzenegger and Stratford Mercenaries. In 2007 he performed Crass’s entire Feeding of the 5000 album live at the Shepherds Bush Empire and throughout 2010-2011 presented The Last Supper, touring/celebrating the songs of Crass around the globe, ending with a farewell gig at Shepherds Bush Empire in November 2011.

      In 2013 Steve and Paranoid Visions decided to record an album. The result ‘When …?’, a hybrid of styles, all with a nod to early 80s anarcho-punk. They now perform live on special occasions.

      Carol Hodge provided the female vocals in Steve’s Last Supper band from January 2011. She has been fronting rock bands since the age of 15, including current project Wrecks, Bad Taste Barbies and plays piano and sings in her solo project Crystal Grenade.

      Pete Wilson joined The Last Supper band when he took over on bass in 2011. He has played guitar and bass in several bands, including Wrecks, Andy T and Lies, All Lies.

      Lucas Martin started as a guest bass player but after only one performance with Slice Of Life became a permanent member of the band. Previous projects include Spanish trip hoppers Monoh and sound teching for world renowned jazz and classical ensembles in his ‘day job’.

      Track listing:

      Love And A Lamp-post / Killing Time / Happy Hour / You / Here I Stand / Eleven Chimneys / The Way Things Are / The Home Coming / Slice Of Life

      Overground Records:

    • October 23, 2014 2:28 AM CDT
    • Le concert de Bourges de vendredi 24 est déplacé au Nadir !

    • September 30, 2014 5:46 AM CDT
    • Mini-tour in october for the punk blues one-man band Chicken Diamond:

      5 Oct 2014: Lou's Bar (Liège - BE)

      11 Oct 2014: Armony (Montreuil - FR)

      24 Oct 2014: Le Beau Bar (Bourges - FR)

      25 Oct 2014
      : Le Petit Jourdan (Limoges - FR)

      31 Oct 2014: Grillen (Colmar - FR)

    • October 16, 2014 2:29 PM CDT
    • this forum is dead

    • October 15, 2014 8:10 AM CDT
    • tell me about the best stuff happening in your town wanna tour UK next summer

    • October 13, 2014 12:00 PM CDT
      Friday October 17th
      The 5th anniversary!

      Deviation Street is London’s hot hang-out for desperate rock’n’rollers. You’ll see & hear the best new garage and trashy rock’n’roll bands we can find.

      In addition DJ Phil Istine and guest DJ Eric Baconstrip (King Salami & The Cumberland 3) will be on hand with the vintage vinyl, spinning 45s of garage, beat, punk, & other trash.

      A bunch of scruffy mid-60s obsessed miscreants predominantly - but not exclusively - from the south-east of England, and the Hastings area in particular. They peddled a ferocious punk-tinged brand of raw, primal garage R'n'B around the UK and Europe between 1987 and 1991, recording an LP - Could You Walk On Water? - an EP and a 45 for Screaming Apple records, based in Cologne, Germany, along the way. All these recordings were produced by the legendary Billy Childish. They reformed in 2013, and released the “I’m Walkin’” 45 on State Records to much acclaim.

      Welcome back lads. After their explosive start and a sensational four track EP unanimously welcomed earlier this year, the eagerly awaited debut album has just come out. Shindig! says they have “an innate ability to passionately recreate the bashing sounds of the early beat boom”. For fans of The Masonics, Headcoats, Kaisers, Milkshakes and Hamburg-era Beatles..

      Hackney three-piece garage rock’n’roll trio, who soon will be known by new name The Beat Inn Spirit. Their second Deviation Street appearance, such did we enjoy the first.

      The Remnants were left over from disbanded acts The Kleek, The Higharts & Hooligan Choir. The love of The Beatles and 1960's music brought them smashing together to create a band that tried to produce classic 60's music as it should be. They have a great songwriting base too and have some really good danceable tracks that would fit snuggly in-between the classics of yesteryear.

      @ The Alley Cat
      4 Denmark Street, London, WC2H 8LP
      Tube: Tottenham Court Road
      8pm-3am, £4 in advance from
      , or £7 on the door



    • September 8, 2014 1:38 AM CDT
      Friday September 19th

      Deviation Street is London’s hot hang-out for desperate rock’n’rollers. You’ll see & hear the best new garage and trashy rock’n’roll bands we can find.

      In addition DJs Paul Milne (The Magnetic Mind) + Suzie Greengrass (Hidden Door) will be on hand with the vintage vinyl, spinning 45s of garage, beat, acid rock, & other assorted trash.



      Lean, wiry, brash and catchy: darkly witty surf-punkabilly twangfest from London

      5 like minded geezers back in the ring. Old enough to know better, just young enough to be better... and having a ball sonically kicking the bollocks off all & sundry. Stand up, join up and get on the end of that...

      Filling a space that has long been empty in the British music scene, The Mynd Set are the era-bending, genre-defying purveyors of psychedelic freakbeat not seen since the heady days of Swinging London. From Stevenage (like Lewis Hamilton, before he fucked off to Monaco)

      New boys in class! Matt Willford (guitar), Dave Newington (drums). Hats might be worn.

      @ The Alley Cat
      4 Denmark Street, London, WC2H 8LP
      Tube: Tottenham Court Road
      8pm-3am, £4 in advance from, or £7 on the door


    • October 11, 2014 9:13 AM CDT
    • it would be good getting some records in the record stores in Iceland, you got any tips or connections there? (I release records).

    • October 5, 2014 11:29 AM CDT
    • Hey dear listeners!

      The after-summer season being pretty busy for us, we could not restart VOIX DE GARAGE in September but we will very soon!

      STAY SICK!!!

    • September 29, 2014 1:14 AM CDT
    • Australian garage rock 4 piece Los Tones is touring Europe this October.

      Launching their debut LP "Psychotropic" through Groovie Records.

      Listen to the album @ -

    • September 21, 2014 3:55 AM CDT
    • .....And , I'm not ruling out "Beat on The Brat" and "Two Headed Dog" as possibly still existing on tape , either.

    • September 21, 2014 3:53 AM CDT
    • ....Darren , I could be mistaken. But , I'm giad you picked up on my Tempest theory. I only learned , recently , that she's still alive. I saw her obituary about 10 years ago. Woooooo ooooooo.

       It's possible that Ivy does'nt want to release any unseen girlie photos of herself , as those pics were all taken by Lux. I don't know.  In reality , that's her decision , either way , and I respect that. I could be dead wrong about that , too , but , somehow , that picture does'nt seem to be her.

      Yeah , a "How To Make a Monster" LP set would be the bomb. Slap some covers on there that never turn up , like "My Flash On You" , "Hungry", "You're Gonna Miss Me", etc.

      Wow , a complete , expanded "Gravest Hits" , MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Come what may , I'm glad this stuff is coming out , that which we know is coming out , and it can't hurt to hope for the rest....... 

    • September 20, 2014 3:32 PM CDT
    • Hey John,

                      totally get the Tempest Storm comparison, I'm guessing that (as far as I'm aware) as there aren't any extra tracks or coloured vinyl editions that Ivy sanctioned a raunchier cover by way of a compromise....Fiends Of Dope Island is being re-issued with a Monochrome cover, a bit like the B&W French edition of Off The Bone.....what was more interesting and so tantalising by it's absence is a re-issue of How To Make a Monster as it's been rumoured for a couple of years now that this is going to be released as a four album box set !!! so here's hoping for that !

      The other prospect being the oft announced 'Gravest Gravy', the full session, never before released, not even on a dodgy boot, all bells and whistles, complete Gravest Hits !!!  Now that really would be christmas coming early !

    • September 20, 2014 2:33 PM CDT
    • It looks great , Darren. I have to wonder , why a new cover , unless Ivy just wanted to give fans something different? ....It's not like the original cover was overly revealing by 90's butt floss - wearing standards.

      It also does'nt exactly look like Ivy , from the neck down. She almost looks like a less top - heavy Tempest Storm , not a damn thing wrong with that , but , Ivy's actually very well - toned , but less voluptuous in appearance. Don't get me wrong , I was fortunate enough to have met her. She's stunning.  

      I do like the cover , it reminds me of how much better an alternate sleeve for "Rockin' Reelin' Auckland NZ"with the "Get off The Road" pic of Ivy on a bike would have looked.  When I bought the CD , years after getting the LP , THAT PICTURE WAS IN THE CD PACKET , SO i TURNED IT AROUND , SO THAT WOULD BE THE "Alternate cover". Nothing against the original sleeve , it was designed to look like the bootlegs of the day....

      A lot of people thought it WAS a bootleg , until word got out that The Cramps had reinstated the Vengeance label.

    • September 20, 2014 11:21 AM CDT
    • Very nice! Dig it.


    • September 20, 2014 7:59 AM CDT
    • Here's the new cover.............I always have problems posting anything other than text on here so hope it comes through ok.

    • September 20, 2014 7:30 AM CDT
    • I don't know...Stay Sick has some pretty sexy artwork! Hope they look as good.

    • September 20, 2014 2:21 AM CDT
    • Vengeance are re-issuing the Cramps albums with new artwork for Stay Sick and Fiends Of Dope Island.

      Still no sign of the promised 'Gravest Gravy' and boxset vinyl edition of 'How To Make A Monster' though.

      Check out the blog for more info: Trash, Garage Garbage and Other Delights


    • September 15, 2014 4:22 PM CDT
    • What should I expect booking a small tour in UK?

      Do people come to see Garage Punk? What can we expect for payment?

      Where is the best clubs for GaragePunk Hideout band?

      What are some experiences that others have had ?

    • September 14, 2014 3:18 PM CDT
    • O Lendário Chucrobillyman & Wasted Pido - European Tour 2014

      Tue, Sep 16, 2014 - MONK, ROMA, IT
      Wed, Sep 17, 2014 - CASEMATTE, L'AQUILA, IT + Gipsy Rufina
      Thu, Sep 18, 2014 - 18h T-TRANE RECORD STORE + 20h BAR CHUPITO, PERUGIA, IT + Gipsy Rufina, The Blues Against Youth
      Fri, Sep 19, 2014 - MALACARNE, VERONA, IT + Gipsy Rufina
      Sat, Sep 20, 2014 - LESTOFANTE, BOLOGNA, IT + Gipsy Rufina
      Sun, Sep 21, 2014 - VIAROMA17, DUEVILLE (VI), IT + Gipsy Rufina
      Mon, Sep 22, 2014 - MARCIANO PUB, MARGHERA (VE), IT + Gipsy Rufina
      Wed, Sep 24, 2014 - AL BUSCAGLIONE, PADOVA, IT + Gipsy Rufina
      Thu, Sep 25, 2014 - DAS BACH, VIENNA, AT + Gipsy Rufina
      Fri, Sep 26, 2014 - DENKMAL, SALZBURG, AT + Gipsy Rufina
      Sat, Sep 27, 2014 - RUMPELTUM, ST. GALLEN, CH + Gipsy Rufina
      Mon, Sep 29, 2014 - SQUAT BAR - KOCHAREAL, ZÜRICH, CH
      Tue, Sep 30, 2014 - LA BIU, BIEL/BERN, CH
      Wed, Oct 1, 2014 - KOMMUNE2010, OFFENBACH, GE
      Thu, Oct 2, 2014 - FREAK SHOW, ESSEN, GE
      Fri, Oct 3, 2014 - WAGENI, BOCHUM, GE
      Mon, Oct 6, 2014 - BAR BOBU, BERLIN, GE
      Tue, Oct 7, 2014 - TBA, TÜBINGEN, GE
      Thu, Oct 9, 2014 - KRADHALLE, ULM, GE
      Fri, Oct 10, 2014 - BACHT’S POLREICH, HALLSTATT, AT
      Sat, Oct 11, 2014 - HIRSCH LINDENBERG, BUCHLOE, GE

      MORE INFO:

    • September 14, 2014 3:15 PM CDT
    • hey you ca try write to

    • September 11, 2014 4:15 AM CDT
    • Panic over, we've found a gig now :)

    • September 9, 2014 10:57 AM CDT
    • Hi, does anyone know anyone or anywhere in Florence that could help us out with a gig? Any tips would be greatly appreciated!



    • September 10, 2014 11:07 AM CDT

      Trash, Garage Garbage and Other Delights


      New ltd edition white vinyl releases of 'Delmonas' & Delmonas 5

      New 10" 6 track EP from The Shall-I-Say-Quois  300 copies on blue vinyl (Ex-Headcoatees, Delmonas & Buff Medways.

    • September 10, 2014 4:48 AM CDT


      The are Playing The Pipeline 11 Oct!