This week sees the release of a new album by The Veils, who have a special place in our hearts as one of those bands that we absolutely, wholeheartedly believed at one point would be massive . Everyone has a band like this — a band they tipped for greatness, a band that they can't quite believe the world never cottoned onto. And sadly, the best part of a decade later, The Veils remain a band whose charms are appreciated by a select group of fans but have largely evaded the rest of the world. So [...]
Our Deputy Editor, Hugh Platt , makes no secret of his love for The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster . Will their original line-up reunion Halloween show leave him full of fanboy glee, or leave him wishing he'd stuck with his memories? Rhetorical question, ahoy! Six things we learned when we saw The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster in Camden: 1) The angry, pointless sense if punk outrage that I carry with me [...]
It's been a little longer than normal between podcasts, and it's for one simple reason - we've been to so many gigs since the last podcast that we simply haven't found the time to be in the same room for long enough to record an episode. Handily, that's the inspiration for the main topic of conversation on this week's episode - just what is it that makes a gig great? Did any of the gigs we've been too recently - including Faith No More, Pearl Jam, Baroness, Monuments, Kerouac and Sacred Mother Tongue to name but a few [...]
Of all the things that happened this week, the news that The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster would be reforming was probably the thing that caused the most excitement here at Thrash Hits HQ. TEMBD are one of those bands who fell through the cracks between traditional heavy music and mainstream indie, and their decision to call it a day back in 2011 saw many - us included - feeling they never received the levels of success they deserved. Their reformation is more than enough justification in our eyes to break out a Sunday Slaylist of all their best [...]
The band have announced they'll play their debut stuff at three shows in October - with the original line-up...
In September we toasted the best new bands of 2011 . Bright futures for those guys! But come this time of year it's also important to remember the musical groups who called it a day. Some of these acts were taken from us before their time, while others imploded due to overwhelming apathy. Herewith our look at all of them, good and bad and who? . Thanks again to Matt Neatock for the video production assistance. Please hold your applause until the end. Read More...
The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster today announced that they are splitting up. Words cannot describe how gutted I am, for those of you who are unaware of this band you will no doubt have heard their hit 'Mister Mental' on the Shaun Of The Dead soundtrack. After 11 years, 3 albums and bucketloads of tour dates they are now working on various musical projects. Their Halloween show at London's Heaven will forever last in my memory. Thank you for the good times. Statement [...]
Well, this sucks - The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, one of the most criminially underrated British bands of the last decade, have announced they have broken up via their official Facebook page. That's gone and put us in a foul mood for the rest of the week. We know what some of you are mumbling [...]
First Faithless , now this... In a move that will shock very few indeed, Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster have announced they've split. The Brighton band released three albums in total: their debut 'Horse Of The Dog' in 2002, follow up 'The Royal Society' in 2004, then most recently 'Blood And Fire' in 2010, after a six year break. Speaking on the band's Facebook , guitarist Dominic Knight said: "I am sorry to announce that the band have broken up. We all thank you for the years of love and [...]
The band have decided to call it a day...
It's been a while since we mentioned Bad For Lazarus, the excellent band fronted by Rich Fownes, ex-Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster guitarist and shortest serving member of Nine Inch Nails. They've gone and decided to give away a free 2-track EP as a Christmas gift for anyone that cares to download it. The first of [...]
the VIDEODROME RETURNS Moving You through Song & Video by Nick Parker photograph by Guy McKnight In case you missed it, TEMBLD were one of our picks for the ‘ best of the first half of the year ’ at RSL. [...]
Before i begin, i've heard a rumour recently that Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster have split. I really hope it's just that, a rumour and nothing more. In all honesty i probably should've had this post up up sooner but i'd kinda forgot about it. Earlier this year i posted about the long awaited comeback of the Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster and mentioned that i had most of the "hard to find" tracks. Since then i've had a few requests through this site and through emails asking if i could forward the tracks on. So here [...]
The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster's new video for 'So Long, Goodnight' , can be viewed by clicking read more. October Thursday 21st: Gloucester, Guildhall Friday 22nd: Manchester, Ritz (Bizarre Ball) Saturday 23rd: Durham, Live Lounge Sunday 24th: Hull, The Lamp Tuesday 26th: Nottingham, Rescue Rooms Wednesday 27th: Bristol, Fleece [...]
Deaf Havana - Smiles All Round Released on November 1st through A Wolf At Your Door Records. After line-up changes which ultimately saw the band ditching the screamo vocals, James Veck-Gilodi takes on main vocal duties on a permanent basis and the resulting material is supeerb, as 'Smiles All Round' is a quick blast of melodic alt-rock brilliance. Storming guitars and pounding drums compliments Veck-Gilodi's clean vocals well, as the bands change in direction is much welcomed and holds a lot of promise. 4/5 [...]
Details of this year's Bizarre Ball shows in Manchester and London, can be viewed by clicking read more. The Manchester show on October 22nd is headlined by The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, with The Damned headlining the London show on November 20th. BIZARRE BALL MANCHESTER FRIDAY 22 OCTOBER THE RITZ WHITWORTH STREET WEST MANCHESTER M1 5NQ EIGHTIES MATCHBOX B-LINE DISASTER ROLO TOMASSI OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE THE CIRCUS OF HORRORS DESMOND O’CONNOR LOLA POPS DJs Frankie D (Club Noir / Electrogogo) Simon Price & Cherry Foxxx (Spellbound [...]
We never got round to reviewing The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster's latest album, Blood & Fire, but rest assured we'd have given it a whopping 5.5 out of 6. They've still got it, and they've got it in spades. -- Click here to see the rest of our coverage of Offset Festival 2010.
Yesterday i saw the trailer for the new M. Night Shyamalan movie "Devil". Apparently it's a return to form for the Indian born director. After the classics of "Sixth Sense" and "Unbreakable" there was the decent enough "Signs" but then in my opinion his features since then have pretty much been in a steady decline. None more so than his latest effort "The Last Airbender" which has also been panned by media and critics alike. But "Devil" definitely has the potential to be a resounding edge of the [...]
As if TEMBLD's rockabilly punk madness wasn't enough to have drawn you into the sweaty Bohemia, they dazzled everyone with an array of 'interesting' trousers. Hmmm... Fashion Tip, anyone? Click here to see the rest of our coverage of Sonisphere Festival 2010.
London's coolest festival returns to Hainault Forrest September 4th & 5th for another two days of Music, Art and Fun. Last years shindig was one of our favourite weekends of 2009 so it's safe to say we're pretty excited for Offset 2010! This years line up includes MYSTERY JETS , LIQUID LIQUID , ATARI TEENAGE RIOT , THE EIGHTIES MATCHBOX B-LINE DISASTER , THESE NEW PURITANS , CHROME HOOF , MONOTONIX , GOOD SHOES , MALE BONDING and KAP BAMBINO , along with a plethora of other bands [...]