Science Club‘Aging Punks’ is the third independent release from Philadelphia based punk-pop crew Science Club – and that fact astounds frontman Nate Adams (“Third record. That’s more than Joy Division got…and more than Weezer got if you ask my Uncle Greg”).  Since he’s amazed that his DIY project has made it this far, he’d likely be equally as surprised to hear that – to an outsider’s ears – it shows a definite sense of progression from the band’s previous releases [self-titled, 2012; ‘Success’, 2013].  A couple of these tunes bring an increased sense of maturity in their sound,  while  a couple of the lyrics, too, are surprisingly wry and knowing – eventually leading to something quite memorable.  This doesn’t make itself immediately obvious, however, as the band open this EP with a street-punk belter that tears straight out of the gate full throttle.

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Deluxe Edition of Quo’s ‘Piledriver’ to be issued in March

On March 24th 2014, Universal Music will release a deluxe two-disc edition of Status Quo’s 1972 album ‘Piledriver’. Boasting the hit single ‘Paper Plane’, the album cemented Quo’s fascination with the three-chord boogie and became a long-standing fan favourite.

The deluxe edition adds a bonus disc featuring 15 BBC live recordings; seven from two different John Peel sessions between 1972-73, plus an eight song recording for ‘BBC In Concert’ from 1973.

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REAL GONE GOES OUT: Lamb of God – Brixton Academy, London 18/01/2014

After Randy Blythe was arrested on a charge of manslaughter in the Czech Republic in June 2012, the future of Lamb of God was uncertain.  If found guilty, it would put the band on hold for approximately a decade – and given that their 2011 release ‘Resolution’ placed the band further into the big league, the timing could not be more unfortunate.  Understandably, given the good news of his innocence – a decision reached in March 2013 – the band’s first return to the UK just under a year later is cause for celebration; their show at London’s Brixton Academy is, unsurprisingly, a sell-out.

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