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All of the latest news for the punk and OI! scene from FFRUKiT!

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.



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



The Duel 2016

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The Duel 2014

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Tara Rez with Andy Thierum, Chris McDougall, Steve Zuki , at FFR UK Reggae Punk Nights, 12 Bar in Soho London



An interview with Angie Bowie

We at FFRUK are proud to present a classic conversation with the great Angie Bowie. You can watch it here now :
with Tara Rez & Segs Ruts DC The Angie Bowie Show



Fancy Footwork By Angie Bowie

PRESS RELEASE

Fancy Footwork

FANCY FOOTWORK is ANGIE BOWIE’s poetry collection from the early 1970s spanning nearly 50 years and published by Create Space. RICK HUNT illustrated the poems and this makes the second collaboration between Angie and Rick: the first was CAT’ASTROPHE.

FANCY FOOTWORK describes how much living there is to be done.

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FFR UK Xmas Reggae Punk Party

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To kick off the Yuletide festivities as we lead up to the fat bloke in red accosting roofs and chimneys, FFR UK invite you to their Xmas Reggae Punk Party.

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Freedom Faction support Ruts DC at The Waterfront, Norwich 12/12/2014

Freedom Faction

Freedom Faction, FFRUK’s first signing, are supporting the mighty Ruts DC at The Waterfront in Norwich on Friday 12th Dec 2014. Freedom Faction are an old-school punk band with a modern edge, many varied influences combine into a frenzy of quality noise that’s not to be missed. There isn’t much to say about the Ruts – simply one of the best outfits to emerge from the early punk scene and still a force to be reckoned with today.

Venue: The Waterfront, 139-141 King Street, NR1 1QH Norwich, Norfolk

Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/367252176758255/

Tickets: http://www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk/events/ruts-dc—the-waterfront-studio–12-12-14-.aspx