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Today’s Punk News in Brief… March 17 2022

Aussie, alt/rock, pop-punk rockers,Tragic Me, release new single, ‘Sorry’

After releasing singles ‘For The Night’, ‘Dances Alone’ and ‘Take Me Back’ throughout 2021, Brisbane’s Tragic Me have unveiled ‘Sorry’, their first single of 2022 taken from their four-track EP ‘OVERTHOUGHT’.

The band’s second EP showcases Tragic Me’s diverse range of influences while staying true to their energetic pop-punk roots.

For fans of 5 Seconds of Summer and The 1975, Tragic Me’s wide range of collective songwriting inspirations result in memorable pop-adjacent anthems fuelled by an engine room of pop-punk grit.

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Canada-based skatepunk band Handheld is back after a 14-year hiatus with a new LP titled “A Canadian Tragedy”, due out June 14, Digi/LP/CD on Canada’s Thousand Islands Records.

The first single, “Bend The Iron” is out today, with the music video dropping on March 31.

The track features Emilie Plamondon (Canadian radio/podcast host, Instagram influencer) and is about the Lac Megantic, QC rail tragedy of 2013.

The band explains, “You’ve heard the story, bare minimum safety protocols, inadequate staffing, and corporate oversight leads to tragedy. Bend the iron tells the true tale of how the lack of attention caused one of the worst rail disasters in Canadian history, claiming the lives of over 45 residents and destroying a picturesque lakeside town in Quebec.”


Stream “Bend The Iron” here: https://bfan.link/bend-the-iron .

Flogging Molly Announce Summer Tour Dates

“We’re so excited to announce our 2022 summer co-headline tour with the one and only The Interrupters, plus special guests Tiger Army and The Skints June 7 – September 21!!”

Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 18th (10 am local time). VIP Packages available Thursday at floggingmolly.com/tour

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Punk-jazz pioneers Terry Edwards and the Scapegoats are to see their classic debut album reissued on vinyl for the first time for Record Store Day.

Scapegoats - My Wife  my wife doesn't understand me

Terry Edwards and the Scapegoats was put together in the early 90s by Terry Edwards, a founder of 2Tone-signed punk-funkers The Higsons and member of Gallon Drunk, as well as a highly sought-after session player with a CV that includes the likes of Nick Cave, Siouxsie Sioux, PJ Harvey, Madness, Julian Cope, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Blockheads, Tom Waits, Nadine Shah and many more.

Edwards was joined in the band by bassist Jem Moore (Serious Drinking), drummer Ian White (Gallon Drunk) and trumpeter/guitarist Ian R. Watson (Higsons, Slab). 

Originally released on CD to considerable acclaim in 1995, My Wife Doesn’t Understand Me is being re-released through Edwards’ own Sartorial Records for Record Store Day on April 23 as a 45 rpm double-vinyl album, with a free download card for the full album plus four bonus tracks.
My Wife Doesn’t Understand Me is also available on CD and download (minus bonus tracks) here.

Bali-based Skate Punk band The Little Rock Drop New Single

After 13 years since the last full album in 2009, Little Rock, the skate punk band from Bali, Indonesia, release a single called ‘No Humanity’. The band says that the track is about the anxiety of someone pressured by government policies during the pandemic.

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You want gigs? We got gigs! Pop these punk gigs in your 2022 diary

We appear to be back to some kind of normality, and we can start doing the things we love. This includes going to GIGS! DIY independent record label Horn and Hoof have signed some pretty stellar bands that are well worth checking out…

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May 6 – The Atom Age
The Atom Age is coming over from Oakland California in May, they will be playing a free entry gig at The Blossoms in Stockport. With support from Clayface and The Sewer Cats.
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June 17 – Spoilers
In June the mighty Spoilers coming back to play for us at Fuel Cafe in Withington. Tickets are £8 and support will be from Mark Murphy & The Meds and Only Strangers.
Buy tickets
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July 2 – Evil Hoof Picnic 2022
Evil Hoof Picnic will be back for 2022 and will be held at Gulliver in Manchester on July 2 and will feature loads of awesome bands including Harijan, Party Boss, Turfboy, The Crash Mats and more.
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rites of Hadda

September 3 – Rites of Hadda
The incredible Rites of Hadda are coming back to play for us, this time to The Blossoms in Stockport and will be supported by Smoking Gives You Big Tits, Tio Moonflower and Tio Rico

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Sheffield Quintet, Sheafs, Return With Post-Punk Rager ‘En Route Distress’

Sheffield quintet, SHEAFS have today announced they have signed to Modern Sky. To celebrate, the band have shared the new single ‘En Route Distress’ – A pummeling four minutes of Post-Punk mastery, which sets the tone for what looks to be an exciting year for the band.

‘En Route Distress’ is a track that encapsulates the self-reflective experience of driving at night with the intent to lessen the common stressors of everyday life and continues the band’s relationship with two-time Grammy award-winning producer Adrian Bushby.

Currently, SHEAFS are mid-way through a string of support shows with legendary punks, The Buzzcocks. They will once again take to the road throughout May for a string of headline shows, before a packed summer schedule, to be announced soon.

‘En Route Distress’ is out now on all digital platforms: https://sheafs.lnk.to/enroutedistress

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