Monday, 14 August 2017

Paul Weller - Mother Ethiopia Pt.1-3 Out Now

Paul takes a sonically new direction with the brand new thought-provoking tracks ‘Mother Ethiopia Pt.1-3’.

The single features modern soul band and previous collaborators The Stone Foundation.

The 3-track bundle ‘Mother Ethiopia’ also features two more parts of ‘Mother Ethopia’. One with Bongo Bob and the other featuring London-based Ethiopian 3-piece Krar Collective with the lead vocals (in Aramaic) by Krar’s Genet Assefa.

New issue of Record Collector says We Are The Mods

Be the ace face rather than just another number and pick up the new Record Collector Magazine, in shops Thursday and already with subscribers. 

Yep, this month we're casting our gaze upon all things Mod. Our in-depth feature sees Modcast with Eddie Piller & Friends pick out 51 tunes that have inspired Mod in all its incarnations, from its jazz roots onwards. We talk to top Mods about what it meant to them and take you through the way that successive generations have reinvented it. It's a must read for anybody who can't resist Green Onions or has ever eyed up a Les Fleur De Lys single longingly.

As always, there's loads more - Kris Needs remembers what may have been the last interview that Bob Marley gave, and we consider where ELVIS PRESLEY's career might have gone if he was still with us. 

Dig a little deeper and you'll find features on the more arcane corners of record collecting - a look at how to collect 78s; punk compilations; the often strange world of TV theme tune covers and Go-Go, the offshoot of that made Washington dance in the 70s and 80s. 

Our columnists are in fine fettle: Bob Stanley fills in the gaps in Tony Christie's career; Ian McCann looks at some smooth grooves; Luke Haines speaks out in defence of The Doors; and David Quantick comes clean on his Pink Floyd obsession and ponders what drives people to collect the weirder ends of artist's catalogues. Among all the regulars we've got Q&A's with Hue And Cry & Belinda Carlisle and talk to Awesome Tapes From Africa about what makes the label tick.

We review reissues from Brian Eno, 10cc and Super Furry Animals, SFA, as well as new albums by Sparks, The National and The War On Drugs. Book reviews feature everyone from Iron Maiden to The Go-Betweens, and we give you our verdict on the film of Paul Simon's Hyde Park gig in DVDs.

So dust off yer scooter and get down to the shops for your copy cause these are gonna fly off the shelves faster than a Roadrunner on Purple Hearts

Secret Affair & The Chords UK at The Robin 2 in Bilston on 11th November

From The Jam - The Gift 35th Anniversary Tour

FROM THE JAM featuring Bruce Foxton & Russell Hastings are celebrating the 35th Anniversary of "The Gift" by The Jam by playing the album in full along with specially selected tracks by The Jam. DON'T MISS THIS! //

From The Jam (Official Band Page)

Heavy Soul! Modzine goes Colour - Eddie Piller is the cover star

The Deep Six 14-song album, 'Introducing', available now from Heavy Soul! Records on CD

Alan May of The Glory Boy Mod Radio Show says, "our album of the week, believe me it'll be the best tenner you ever spend on music ...........perfect for the summer ..."

Mods return to Brighton on August bank holiday!

The Mod Scene returns to its spiritual home on August bank holiday.


The New Untouchables started the annual ‘Brighton Modernist & Sixties Weekender’ back in 2004. 


The weekend starts on Friday night at Brighton’s best venue the fabulous Komedia Theatre in the buzzin’ lanes area.

The venue boasts two rooms and features New Untouchables DJ’s and special guests from all over Europe for Sat and Sunday’s allnighters which are 18+.. 


The daytime events are FREE and family friendly at the Volks Tavern 200 yards east of Brighton Pier (where the scooters arrive in the iconic film Quadrophenia). 

The venue has two well stocked bars and serves food all day complete with outside terrace and plenty of parking for the scooters. 


Live bands on Saturday include Israeli soul sensation MEN OF NORTH COUNTY + young London band THE BARON FOUR.

Sunday is the eagerly anticipated Scooter competition held outside the Volks at 14.00 followed by the scooter run. 

DJ sessions and vintage market on both afternoons selling records, memorabilia and clothes. 


For program and tickets go


Up The Junction in Melbourne on Saturday 2nd September

Monday, 26 June 2017

Bruce Foxton & Russell Hastings: Live in London has launched!

Just a quick note from PledgeMusic to let you know that Bruce Foxton & Russell Hastings: Live in London has launched!

Pre-order the new live album from Bruce Foxton & Russell Hastings and gain access to exclusive formats and merchandise.

Thanks for your support!

Great bands coming to Get Hip in 2017

All Mod Icon: 40 years of Fire & Skill

All Mod Icon update: an overview of the forty year career of this country's greatest songwriter, which will include a 10,000 word feature by myself and contibutions from fans, musicians and writers... we have Peter Jachimiak penning a piece on the debut solo album and Walls Come Tubling Down author Daniel Rachel on 'Beat Surrender'...Thanks for all the contributions, Julie Love and I will be sifting through them all over the next few weeks to decide what to include. If you would like to send something for possible inclusion, here is what we are looking for: In a paragraph, your favourite song from Paul's 40 year career and why. Please send to - please feel feee to include any photos you have. KTF, Drew 

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Gene Drayton Unit - Back On The Scene EP launch on 2nd September at the Hand In Hand, London

King Mojo - new 7" out now!

The Ultimate Mod/Ska Christmas Party - Secret Affair and Neville Staple at 229 in London on 9th December