At the beginning of 2019, two forces of pop-punk came together when Kepi Ghoulie (previously of The Groovie Ghoulies) recorded with The Copyrights for a joint full length album. ‘Re-Animation Festival’ was a complete re-recording of the Ghoulies’ classic 1997 LP of the same name…and it more than showed how, over the intervening years, Kepi had retained his status as one of the true kings of cartoon pop-punk. Just as importantly, although in a slightly different format, it put a great set of songs back on catalogue for a new generation of could-be, should-be fans. For those who loved that disc, this companion split 7” should also be considered an important collection filler. Its four previously unavailable tracks put a new spin on the collaboration: as well as offering one new song apiece, The Copyrights cover one of the old Groovie Ghoulies classics and Kepi puts his own spin on something from The Copyrights’ catalogue.
Seemingly never off the road, US punks Teenage Bottlerocket have confirmed a bunch of US/Canadian shows for the beginning of the summer. The Copyrights are set to join them at all dates.
In suppoer of their upcoming new album, US punks The Lawrence Arms will be embarking on a run of dates across the US this coming February and March.
Veteran punk-pop band The Queers are setting off on the road. You can catch them at various places in the US between August and October.
All dates up to including September 1st (except Detroit) are shared with The Dwarves. All dates from September 19th are shared with Teenage Bottlerocket. The Copyrights join for all dates from 20th September.