Friday, 21 April 2017

The Threads and The Deep Six are featured artists on The Glory Boy Mod Radio Show this Sunday

Bridport Film Society is curating 11am film screenings at From Page to Screen

Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars review – a mystery in 60s London

Review: Paul Weller at the Leas Cliff Hall in Folkestone

Scooter charity run

Small Faces roll into Sunderland for All or Nothing

The Way We Were: Fashion in the 1960s

Time Capsule: A brief look back at 1960s fashions (and prices)

“High fashion” 1960s roadster joins classic collection

The Way We Were: Food and fashion in the 1960s

Keith Relf, La Leyenda De The Yardbirds

The Who's rock opera Tommy at Nottingham Playhouse will include new Pete Townshend songs

The Who’s Roger Daltrey slams ‘f**king irrelevant’ reboot of ‘Quadrophenia’

Thursday, 20 April 2017


The Rifles announce the release of 'The Rifles Unplugged Album: Recorded at Abbey Road Studios', due for release 5th May 2017. The new album was recorded in the historicAbbey Road Studios, London in just the one take in early January 2017. This stripped down album features Joel Stoker & Luke Crowther accompanied in the studio by DeanoMumford on keys along with a string quartet and 30 piece fan Choir adding vocals to 3 tracks on the album.

This awe-inspiring location, which has hosted many landmark recordings in it's rich musical history is the perfect backdrop to host The Rifle's library of classic songs. Joel Stoker'seffortless vocals shine and this album demonstrates the versatility of The Rifles extensive and acclaimed catalogue.

'The Rifles Unplugged Album: Recorded at Abbey Road Studios' features a selection ofThe Rifles classic songs from albums 'None The Wiser', 'Great Escape', 'Freedom Run', 'No Love Lost' & latest album 'Big Life' as well as an exclusive new track making up 16 songs in total (full tracklisting below).

“We had a fantastic day at Abbey Road & have wanted to nail some recordings of our songs acoustically with strings for a long time, and feel this album has really raised the bar, can’t wait for people to hear it!" The Rifles

Renowned for their energetic & confident live shows, The Rifles head back out on tour in May & June. Tickets can be purchased here; See full tour dates below...


May 2017

2nd - Thekla, Bristol

3rd - Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

8th - The Glee Clib, Birmingham

9th - Junction 1, Cambridge

12th - Gorilla, Manchester

13th -Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

17th - King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow

18th - The Tunnels, Aberdeen

19th  - Sage Two, Gateshead

20th - Crescent, York

23rd - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

24th - The Y Theatre, Leicester

25th - The Bullingdon Oxford

27th - Assembly Hall, Islington


June 2017

1st - Empire, Belfast

2nd - Workman's Club, Dublin


Tracklisting for 'The Rifles Unplugged Album: Recorded at Abbey Road Studios'


1. The General

2. Out In the Past

3. Local Boy

4. In Key

5. Minute Mile

6. The Great Escape

7. Spend a Lifetime

8.  Rock the Boat

9. Motorway

10. The Hardest Place To Find Me

11. Tangled Up In Love

12. You Win Some

13. For the Meantime

14. Coming Home (Rifles Choir)

15. Romeo & Julie (Rifles Choir)

16. Under and Over (Rifles Choir)


Pre-order the album here;

Kinks guitarist charms with rollicking classics, new tunes

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Ray Davies on understanding hipsters, not talking to Pete Townshend – and why he fled Tony Blair’s Britain

Phil Daniels rules himself out of Quadrophenia sequel: ‘It’s not happening with me’

Scooter and taxi procession take to the road as a mark of respect for Hillsborough families

Dave Davies: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

Mod, soul and rock’n’roll: New Street Adventure are a band out of time

The Spitfires ‘Move On – Released 19th May 2017


You hear it all the time.


'Bands these days have got nothing to say'

'It’s not like it was in my day'

'Where are the voices of todays generation?'


Well, maybe people should start shouting their mouths and opening their eyes and ears, starting with Watford’s Spitfires. 


Four sharp lads both in style and sound from the suburbs of the capital city with hearts as big and as encompassing as London and sound as wide and naturally flowing as the Thames.


Their first few singles cracked with an energy of seeds being sown but their debut album 'Response' in 2015 blew everything around out of the water. Rarely has a band sounded as ambitious, confident and of the moment. With singer and guitarist Billy Sullivan sharp socially conscious lyrics and finely observed storytelling backed by a guitar driven fury and an exemplary rhythm section which set the foundations and structures as tight as a too small Fred Perry.


Bassist Sam Long and drummer Matt Johnson don’t just make up the numbers in the band. They are both integral to its style and vision and 'Response' sounded like fires burning brightly for the last gang in town.


But, The Spitfires aren’t a band that can rest on their laurels. Always looking forward, always moving on. Twelve months later and they are back with the follow up to Response expanding their sound into new areas, fully utilising Chris Channell's luxurious keyboards in to the already exhilarating grooves and laughing at anyone suffering from writers block. 


In a live setting The Spitfires excel in the same way as gigs by their spiritual forefathers The Clash, The Specials and The Jam were events which were much more than just a good night out.  So it is with Watford’s finest. The best gigs are the ones, which leave your head spinning, your feet aching and your mind buzzing. The Spitfires are masters of all three. 


All that brings us to ‘Move On’, the best 2017 state of the nation song about our stroppy little island of mixed up people you'll hear this year. But within its dub reggae heartbeat is a message and a challenge.


Its time to take responsibility, to do something and stop things being done to you. Sullivan may not have all the answers, but he knows we've got to start asking questions before its too late. Times of trouble and insecurity often produce great culture; Move On is proof of that.

The Fight back starts here


Words Andy Peart


Forthcoming Gigs

2nd June Georgian Theatre Stockton on Tess

10th June 229 London

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Listen and buy The Deep Six's new single, Brand New Day, using the links below

THE DEEP SIX - new 7" single

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Friday, 7 April 2017

The Prince Regents - debut single launch party

*************THE PRINCE REGENTS**********************

Debut cd single pre release promo day 23rd Apr @ The Red Lion pub, Cherry Hinton Cambridge 4pm-1130pm. VERY LIMITED copies of the cd single and band merchandise will be onsale during the day. 

Come along and join in the fun and action! FREE ADMISSION starting after the Cambridge Scooter Club annual St George's Day Rideout. 

The Time Sellers new 7" single is available to pre-order now

The Deep Six new 7", 'Brand New Day' c/w 'Goodbye Yesterday', available from Heavy Soul! Records now!

Mods Mayday Weekender at The 100 Club

Secret Affair play Leamington Spa on Friday 14th April

STONE FOUNDATION With The Street Rituals Orchestra + Dr. Robert

Mod classics at Holbrook with Interceptors

'Soul Man' writer, Stax legend launches Memphis recording label

Scooter repairer wants Swansea Council to pay for his new move after being told to close down his operation

PICTURES: Hundreds of mods scoot in for charity ride

Stax Museum celebrates Rufus Thomas' 'Century of Funk'

Vespa from 1946 set to break records for online auction

jaguar revives the classic e-type sports car from 1960's