“MAKES THE CRAMPS SOUND LIKE YACHT ROCK” – JOHN NIVEN
His Lordship, the new project from guitarist James Walbourne (The Pretenders, The Pogues, The Rails) and Kristoffer Sonne (Chrissie Hynde, Willie Nelson) have announced their first UK tour, kicking off with their rescheduled, sold out show at The Lexington on 20th April and taking in 11 cities across the UK, including a Harlow show at Burnt Mill Snooker & Social Club on 28th May. Already having made an indelible mark on London’s live scene, His Lordship is the sound of Walbourne unleashed as a frontman; a furious riot of raging guitar and perverted drums from another dimension.
In addition to the tour, the duo also announce their debut EP, a one take collection of rock ‘n’ roll covers, which came together in one evening after a long day of recording original songs (also coming soon). Deciding to let loose, they kept the tape rolling and filmed a set of rock’n’roll tunes they like to play. They didn’t even rehearse them. The finished EP is a first take 15 minute set of Stuff They Like. Gene Vincent, Jack Scott, Link Wray and The Killer.
The EP will be released on 16th April digitally, with a vinyl release to follow on Psychonaut Sounds.
Black Wax promoter Adam Smith – “I’m really pleased to be able to include a Harlow show as part of His Lordship’s first national tour. This is exactly the kind of show I’d have booked at The Square, and I’m keen to keep that spirit alive by using suitable venues in town. This show at Burnt Mill Social Club will be one of the highlights of the local live music calendar this year – don’t miss it!”
Let’s Go! returned to TWR after a short summer break on Saturday 25th Sept 2pm-4pm. A shake up to the usual format, the show is 100% vinyl only recorded live in one take. Expect the usual mix of modern punk and garage rock & roll with a brand-new track from Benny Trokan and album tracks off the new LPs from Rata Negra and Chubby & The Gang.
Turn it up loud and share it with your neighbours!
The Datsuns – In Love Chubby & The Gang – Coming Up Tough Dead Meat – Dead Meat Cyanide Pills – Big Mistake Rata Negra – Venid A Ver The Gaggers – You Ain’t No Fun Benny Trokan – Get It In The End The Bonnevilles – Reflex Liar Baby Shakes – Sweet N Sour Part 2 The ArKaics – I’m Free The Branded – She’s My Woman Martin Savage & The Jiggerz – Time To Get Out Los Pepes – I Want You Back CHINESE JUNK – Bargain Bin Girl Cute Lepers – Damaging Acts Tommy And The Commies – One Arch Town The Ordinary Boys – Awkward The Queers – Tamara Is A Punk The Courettes – Hop The Twig The Detroit Cobras – Hey Sailor! James And The Ultrasounds – Robot Love The Reflectors – All Made Up Pelazo – Lie To Me Bad Nerves – Wasted Days The Speedways – Daydreaming The Moons – Don’t Go Changin’ The Len Price 3 – Mr Grey The Phantom Keys – Just A Little Bit Muck And The Mires – Too Soon To Fall In Love More Kicks – I’m On The Brink Faz Waltz – Kids Are All Wild Imperial State Electric – (Why Don’t You) Leave It Alone Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind – Ace Of Spades The BellRays – Fire On The Moon Giuda – Bad Days Are Back Newtown Neurotics – Fools Radiohearts – Decisions Mary’s Kids – I Started Walking The Chisel – Not The Only One The Anemic Boyfriends – Fake I.D. The White Stripes – I Just Don’t Know What To Do Why Myself
The 2nd track to come from the upcoming album ‘The Happiness Program.’ I Want You Back is available on the upcoming double A-Side with ‘Never Get It Right’ on pre-order now from the Black Wax Noise Division.
Following requests for some of the previous Heritage campaign shirts to have a reprint we’ve decided to make them generally available along with a whole range of Black Wax merchandise. The bags are the perfect size for your records, and some shirt designs are now available in ‘girlie’ fit. It’s also that time of year to bring out our Reindeers Ramones tribute Christmas T-shirt, now also available as a girlie, bag and hoodie! Find them in the shop.
A few T-Shirts should be dropping through letter boxes today. The first Black Wax Heritage Campaign – Pop In The Park 1 – is complete and I’m very pleased to have been sent this photo of Kevin Jones, lead singer of The Sods, sporting his!
In true Sods style he commented ‘I remember this gig well. Two great bands performed that day plus Eddie and the Hot Rods.’
A big thank you to all who bought a T-Shirt and supported the campaign.
Look out for the next one going live very soon!
Saturday 21st March 2020. Inspired by some other home DJs I live streamed a DJ set from my front room on Facebook. I did a 1 hour set ahead of Andy from Northern Irish Punk Blues Duo The Bonnevilles doing a live set on their band page.
One of the decks, as always, was a bit dodgy. I had my (nearly) 3 year old, Slade, helping me pick out records, and he even informs us that he needs a poo.
Steve Drewett (Newtown Neurotics) and Luke Baker (Kick Out Filmmaker) were guests on Simon Hearn’s England’s Dreaming show on Totally Wired Radio – the new radio station from Acid Jazz Records. Talking all things Neurotics, Punk and Kick Out – you can hear the full show here –