The London SS meets FFRUK TV

There are many obvious bands which get lauded as major sparks and inspirations within the seventies punk scene but just as potently amongst them is a band which never released anything, though rumours of a demo persist, and had a line-up as unstable as a Labour shadow cabinet in 2016. The London SS though is recognised as influential as the Sex Pistols and was the breeding ground for many majorly recognised bands to come such as The Clash, The Damned, and Generation X. From Mick Jones to Brian James, Tony James and Matt Dangerfield to Honest John as examples, The London SS was the rousing step for a great many to spring from whilst providing its own impacting presence on the punk scene. With the band just as potent on the capital’s music scene since returning in 2012, SEGS JENNINGS (Ruts DC) and TARA REZ (The Duel) of FFRUK TV pulled up a bar stool with band original and guitarist BRADY to explore those early days through to the now; starting from his time in The Hollywood Bratson to London SS and beyond. Vocalist JIMI MCDONALD also joins the trio, additionally revealing romantic moments amidst feline odours whilst the informal chat comes surrounded by recent live footage of the band at their fiery tenacious rock ‘n’ rollbest.

The Past and Future, FFRUK TV Talks with Joe Maxwell

Making his third appearance at a FFRUK night, there is no escaping that JOE MAXWELL is one of the UK’s brightest young talents. Embracing all experiences through his band and solo performances, Joe is growing into a highly promising and always captivating proposition on the London music scene as shown by his latest acoustic performance at the 12 Bar Sessions.

Before playing his compelling set, Joe stepped out of the club into its legendary setting,Denmark Street, to chat with SEGS JENNINGS (Ruts DC) and TARA REZ (The Duel) of FFRUK TV. Starting with Joe’s previous appearances with FFR UK and his band, the three reminisce about the club’s home and history in Soho, its importance over the years with Joe, even fresh to the music scene, revealing the part it has already made on his emerging career. With the mesmeric ‘Lately I’ve See’ taken from Joe’s enthralling acoustic set that night, FFRUK TV gives you Joe Maxwell.

FFRUK TV burns brightly with Electric Eyes

Bringing fiery blues rock ‘n’ roll incitement to the London landscape is ELECTRIC EYES, a trio formed less than two years ago but swiftly turning heads and ears in their direction. A regular thrill across some of the Capital’s choice venues since, Electric Eyes met FFRUK TV’s SEGS JENNINGS (Ruts DC) and TARA REZ (The Duel) before playing a highly anticipated set at one of FFR UK’s Reggae Punk Nights at the 12 Bar Sessions. Their relaxed chat explored the likes of songwriting within the band and influences as well as revealing that Electric Eyes were halfway through recording their first release. After Segs and Tara had finished with them, the band went on to rock the stage with their rousingly nagging sound from which FFR UK TV has a ferocious slice for your pleasure.

FFRUK TV Face To Face With The Mercanaries

Camden has been no stranger to breeding ear striking and imagination stirring artists over the decades and so it continues with THE MERCANARIES, a four strong indie/punk band. Creating a sound as addictive to feet and hips as it is to ears, the band has been billed as “the most exciting band to come out of London for years.”

Comparisons to the likes of Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses have also been laid upon the quartet yet their music is undoubtedly unique, continually luring an increasingly growing and loyal following as The Mercanaries dynamically spice up the capital’s live scene.

Performing at one of FFRUK’s Reggae Punk Nights at The Dublin Castle, the band took time out before playing to talk with FFRUK TV’s SEGS JENNINGS (Ruts DC) and TARA REZ (The Duel). Introductions led to the band offering an insight into the band from their beginnings to the raw and organic essence of their sound, and the rewards of occasional made-up lines to lyrics to hopes ahead. With a thrilling slice of the band live on the night in the song, “Hard to Please”; this is The Mercanaries!

“Symphonic” – Killing Joke songs reimagined by Jaz

JAZ COLEMAN'S "KILLING JOKE SYMPHONY"

Pre-order Jaz Coleman's reinterpretations of classic Killing Joke songs with the St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra HERE.
The new album from Jaz sees him collaborate with the St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra on new versions of classic Killing Joke songs from throughout our career. ‘Symphonic Killing Joke’ will be available on download and signed CD or LP, alongside a host of exclusives – from attending the recording of the album in Russia to signed music scores and artwork. There will also be a very exclusive one-off London show, featuring Jaz and accompanying orchestra – to be added at a later date. Stay tuned at http://bit.ly/SymphonicKJ In other news we headline the sophomore year of Rockaway Beach festival this October alongside Suede. Highly intimate, and tickets from £145pp including 3 days/nights accommodation and music pass. More info and tickets HERE. Over and out. Killing Joke.

Strum new album

Ok. Here's the news about the new album.  We were in the studio yesterday recording one more song which will be the seventh.  A real rockers that one. Titled Last man Standing.

The album nicely coming along and is more live orientated than Erase The Tape.  (https://soundcloud.com/strum-musicinfo) So watch this space for some updates on whats to come.

Strum Live

Some great news.  We at Strum have finally managed to secure two bookings this year.  The first we be at The Fiddlers Elbow tickets £5 at the door. Time on stage 10:30 till 11:15pm, on the The Sunday 28th of February.  The second is on the 29th of April at The Cosmic Puffin 9 festival on the Deanos Stage and the time we are on is 7:30pm.

Live Show with Honey Bane

What with the news of David Bowie passing yesterday RIP, and the concern at how Angie will hear this tragic news, not at home with her loved ones, but on National TV being watched 24/7 on Celebrity Big Brother 5 - its been hard to focus on anything else .. Our hearts go out to her in this very difficult and sad time. Angie Bowie has a huge heart and is a strong, creative, witty & intelligent woman - and we admire these qualities and want to affirm our sisterhood with like minded individuals. So, with this in mind it will be great pleasure to welcome Honey Bane on the show, with Rick hunt special co host sitting in for Angie, Tara Rez. Honey Bane is a UK Singer/Songwriter, based in the US. Socially Political, Hates Injustice and has a real aversion to Superficiality! Musically and Lyrically Intelligent but Attitude is Punk to the Core! Sounds like our type of girl. Looking forward to hearing her musical works and to speaking to her on this show :) Tune in at 12pm US EST or 5pm UK time, for a live show or watch it later at your leisure :) Honey Bane sites: www.honeybaneofficial.com https://www.facebook.com/honeybaneundone/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honey_Bane http://www.blogtalkradio.com/angiebowiebarnettshow/2016/01/14/the64thangiebowierickhuntradioshowspecial-host-tara-rez-radioshow63

What is Strum up to

We are currently recording songs for the next album still untitled as yet.  We have found all the band members and are rehearsing for a tight set.  So watch this space.

The Duel 2016

The rebellion