Tag Archives: Post Punk

SONG OF THE DAY K. H. mirth – Falling Over

Three days ago I featured a superb track by Leicester’s, Thee Ludds (and I dare say I’ll be featuring some more soon).  Their most recent project sees 3/4 of the quartet joining forces with past members of Earth Rod.  Now known as K.H. … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Big In Japan – Nothing Special

Emerging from Liverpool in the late 1970’s, Big In Japan were an interesting punk collective known as a supergroup, but a supergroup with a difference; that being its members only became ‘super’ after they left and went into other bands!  … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Silverbacks – Just In The Band

Dublin/Kildare’s, Silverbacks attracted my attention earlier this year with their bustling, brash, post-punk gem, Dunkirk.  How their next single escaped my attention I do not know, but at the end of last month the art-punk outfit followed up their last single … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Wire – Practice Makes Perfect (Peel Session 1978)

Best known for their experimental song arrangements throughout their expansive music career, Wire are a post-punk band that formed in 1976.  Also described as an art punk ensemble, the band gained this name through their often obscure lyrical themes and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Echo & The Bunnymen – Crocodiles (live!!)

I specifically chose to feature a live version of today’s song because it’s so much more crazy, fierce and wired; I mean the album version is great, but this performance just gives it fire!  The rhythm section is insane and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Silverbacks – Dunkirk

Dublin/Kildare’s Silverbacks are an art-punk outfit consisting of brothers Kilian and Daniel O’Kelly, Peadar Kearney, Gary Wickham and Emma Hanlon.  Last month saw the release of latest single, Dunkirk which was produced by Girl Band’s Daniel Fox and issued through their own … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Monochrome Set – He’s Frank

When British college punk band the B-Sides changed their name and direction to become Adam & the Ants, guitarist/vocalist Bid and guitarist Lester Square decided to go their own way and started the Monochrome Set. Originating in London in 1978, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Blurt – The Ruminant Plinth

When today’s song was first released in 1983 I was a mere toddler, so here I am nearly 40 years on and only just discovering the joys of Blurt.  This post-punk band were founded in 1979 by poet, saxophonist and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Fall – Two Steps Back

“Everybody likes me, they think I’m crazy….” I didn’t discover the sad news about Mark E Smith until this morning and couldn’t let the day pass without remembering this tumultuous legend! The Fall formed in 1976 and had a career that … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Shopping – Control Yourself

It’s fair to say that the releases of East London’s DIY post-punkers, Shopping, are slightly sporadic, but it’s also fair to enthuse that when they do put something out there it’s always loaded with socially insightful content and big, bass-y, bouncy, … Continue reading

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