Entries tagged with: The Rezillos
by Andrew Sacher
photo: The Rezillos at Bowery Electric in 2012 (more by Alyssa Tanchajja)
Scotland's The Rezillos (for a while known as The Revillos) were one of the more fun bands of new wave's early days, still playing at punk speeds but with good time lyrics, pop smarts and the distinctive gruff, nasally vocals of Eugene Reynolds, sweetened by co-lead Faye Fife. Songs like ""Flying Saucer Attack," "Can't Stand My Baby," and "(My Baby Does) Good Sculptures" are classics of the eraBill wrote the above about punk/new wave vets The Rezillos in 2012, just before they played their first NYC show in ten years. Now they're set to release their first album since the '70s, ZERO, next week (3/10) via Metropolis Records (pre-order). We've got the premiere of the full album stream in this post. Most of it still sounds like the late '70s punk era (though with modern recording quality), but it does dip its toes into new territory. Here's what they said about the record:
Shock horror FAY FIFE reads book and has come to the off kilter conclusion that the term ZERO alludes to 'liminality' : a place where anything can happen, where all or nothing screams in our face and where transcendence and decrepitude mix like a piquant stew; or is it porridge? - that's the thing with a zero entity; it might be nothing but it's probably infinity.Listen to the album in full, below...
photos by Alyssa Tanchajja
UK punks The Rezillos brought their classic stylings to Bowery Electric Saturday night (11/10), as part of the band's current North American tour which .has changed around a bit since we first posted. Updated dates are listed below, and pictures from the NYC show are in this post, though unfortunately none of Murphy's Law and The Rodney Speed Experience who also played the show.
The band is celebrating their most recent single, "Top of the Pops (Live)" b/w "Bad Guy Reaction (Live)" / "Yesterday's Tormentor (Live)" which was released on the band's own Rezillos Records. The record is only the second 7" to be released by the band in sixteen years.
Murphy's Law play pretty often, but at least one of their upcoming shows is with another UK punk band, Cockney Rejects, at Music Hall of Williamsburg in February.
More pictures, all tour dates and a live video from Bowery Electric, below...
by Bill Pearis
Scotland's The Rezillos (for a while known as The Revillos) were one of the more fun bands of new wave's early days, still playing at punk speeds but with good time lyrics, pop smarts and the distinctive gruff, nasally vocals of Eugene Reynolds, sweetened by co-lead Faye Fife. Songs like ""Flying Saucer Attack," "Can't Stand My Baby," and "(My Baby Does) Good Sculptures" are classics of the era, all of which can be found on the essential compilation Can't Stand the Rezillos which you can stream at the bottom of this post via Spotify.
The band haven't played NYC in ten years (they played Warsaw, Maxwell's and the Court Tavern in New Brunswick in 2002), but will be here -- with Reynolds and Fife at the front -- for shows in November: They return to Maxwell's in Hoboken on 11/7 (tix) and there's the previously-mentioned NYC show at Bowery Electric on 11/10 with Murphy's Law (tix). They're also hitting Ollie's Point in Amityville, and Brighton Bar in Long Branch, and all the dates listed, along with some streams and a couple classic video clips, below...
Chrome Cranks @ Cake Shop 2010 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Lots-o lots-o punk in the coming months, everything ranging from sugar-y sweet pop-punk to classic european styles and everything in between!
The Chrome Cranks are back again, and will play NYC with Star & Dagger at Mercury Lounge on 10/13. Tickets are on sale. So far the show is the only current date for the NYC-by-way-of-Ohio band, but we'll keep an eye out.
As previously mentioned, Fat Wreck Chords will celebrate their CMJ with Lagwagon, Dead To Me, The Flatliners, and Useless ID a showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 10/19 followed by a second show aboard a Rocks Off Concert Cruise on 10/20. Tickets for both shows (MHoW here, Rocks Off here) are on sale.
Scottish punks The Rezillos have hibernated from their slumber and will play a Rocks Off presented show at Bowery Electric Nov 10, joined by NYC's own Murphy's Law. Tickets are on sale. The show marks the band's first NYC appearance in more than a decade.
The Angry Samoans will head out for a string of Midwest/East coast dates in October that will include a stop at Grand Victory on 10/5 with The Cryptics and Violent Bullsh*t. Tickets are still available. IIn related news, Samoan Gregg Turner has been busy successfully crowdsourcing his new LP, Plays The Hits which is self-described as "goofy folk rock" with some elements of punk in there and a cover of Roky Erickson's "Starry Eyes".
What's left of The Misfits will hit the road for a string of dates in October, ending in what is now their customary Halloween show (10/31), this time at Highline Ballroom with Attack and Heart of The Matter. Tickets are on sale. Buyer beware and all of that.
Manitoba features none other than Handsome Dick Manitoba, he of The Dictators fame. Look for some Dictators songs built into their set at The Studio at Webster Hall on 9/22. Tickets are on sale.
With more than 30 years as a band under their belt, The Toasters will kick-off a month long tour in October that will wrap up a month later and include a show at Knitting Factory 11/2. Tickets are on sale.
It's not quite the same, but Jack Grisham's LOST Soul (featuring the music of T.S.O.L. and the Joykiller) comes to Studio at Webster Hall on August 19 with The Dead Tricks and Working Disorder. Tickets are on sale.
And last but not least, Dan Vapid & The Cheats are in the midst of a string of East Coast dates that will include an 8/18 stop at Knitting Factory. Tickets are still available and the full slate of dates is below.
All tour dates are listed below.