THROWBACK THURSDAY. ‘Bigger Than Punk Rock’ and ‘Sound of Revolution’ from Alien Fest, France, 2010. Decent sound, multi-camera shoot, full band. At 3:29 Laila says ‘French Style’ and then the first ‘booop’ sound in Sound of Rev fails, much to everyone’s hilarity. #throwbackthursday
Just been on a midnight McGuffin to Westfield centre. Saw this silly mirror and thought of you. #mcguffin
Following the recent release of Natty Hawks, a recent collaboration between our favourite genre-bending punks Sonic Boom Six and riotstep heroes From The Cradle To The Rave, The Punk Archive Editor Dan interviewed interview Barney Boom from SB6, to talk new album, festivals, and reaction to the track.
Drunk selfie with Laila from Sonic Boom Six. She checked my phone for Gaydar to authenticate my homosexuality.
Guys! It’s the last day to get involved with the PledgeMusic campaign for Tree House Fire's new record. They're one of the best new bands in the UK and Barney recently collaborated with the guys on a track. More updates and items are coming on our own Pledge Campaign this week but today, go and jump in. #treehousefire #pledgemusic
Two years ago, I decided I’d had enough of alcohol controlling my life and I decided to stop drinking. Since then, I’ve done countless gigs, celebrated a couple of birthdays and new years, and lost a loved one. I’ve been tempted but I’ve stayed strong. Taking control of my life has brought me the kind of happiness I never thought I’d experience. Happy Anniversary to me! Laila K.
Bit more ska for the new album. ‘No Man No Right’. A bloody nose to the patriarchy! #operationboombox
TUESDAY TUNAGE. Every Tuesday I’ll be posting a Soundcloud track from an emerging artist we like. Today we’ve got Pretty Simple, a pop ska gem I came across a few weeks back by Issimo Music. Their upbeat exuberance might on first glance be a bit sugary for some of you punkers, but just look at the weather guys! Bang this on and have a boogie. Please listen, like and SHARE! Comment or Soundcloud message me your tracks for consideration. #tuesdaytunage
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MONDAY’S MUSIC ‘Godnose’ by Braintax (Low Life Records) featuring Task Force. Back at the turn of the century, before grime took UK rap in a different direction, underground UK hip-hop was in rude health, with artists like Skinnyman, Jehst and Braintax blazing a trail. This album, and this song in particular, was a favourite of mine and Ben’s and was a huge influence on the track that became ‘Ya Basta!’ off Arcade Perfect. If you like those vibes, give this a play and turn the bass up for this cracking, reggae-inspired jam.#mondaysmusic
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People of the world! Between 5pm and 6pm tonight Barney is on TeamRockRadio on Matt Stocks's Soundtrack Apocalypse show, discussing his five tunes that he would take to a desert island at the end of the world! Click through the link to listen live. #soundtrackapocalypse
In 2011, we put out New Style Rocka b/w What Doesn’t Kill You Make You Stronger. Unexpectedly, the B-side proved more popular than the A-Side so we, with the help of Kode Media, threw together an ad hoc vid in an hour in a London subway that put a few rocker noses out of joint when it was shared on the Sonisphere Festival Facebook Page! This was the first track we wrote after Ben left, check it out. #boomhistory