You can order the zine here: http://www.lightsgoout.co.uk/?product=lights-go-out-issue-32
Inside, you can interviews from the likes of: Swingin’ Utters, Slaves, Army Of Freshmen, Foxpunch, Brutal Youth, The Twin Dracula , The Burnt Tapes and Orchestrated Dystopia Records. Band Profiles: Blossom Hill & Five Minute Fall. And of course the usual – Reviews (music, zine, gig) & columns. And a stupid feature on Lights Go Out vs Tesco!
Starring interviews from the likes of: Swingin’ Utters, Slaves, Army Of Freshmen, Foxpunch, Brutal Youth, The Twin Dracula , The Burnt Tapes and Orchestrated Dystopia Records. Band Profiles: Blossom Hill & Five Minute Fall.
And of course the usual – Reviews (music, zine, gig) & columns. And a stupid feature on Lights Go Out vs Tesco!
You can now order the new issue from us here: http://www.lightsgoout.co.uk/?product=lights-go-out-issue-32 - and we’ll ship it out as soon as they arrive!
Thanks once again to everyone who helped this issue come together and for those who continue to support the zine, much appreciated!
I was really saddened to hear about the tragic death of Nick Mann, editor of A Short Fanzine About Rocking. Not only was ASFAR one of my favourite zines about, Nick had become a good friend over the past few years and I still can’t quite believe I’m not going to see his face at a show again. Nick was one of the most genuine chaps around and did so much for the UK music scene with ASFAR. His passionate approach to music and of course the love he had of Shrewsbury Town really did make him one of the best around. It still doesn’t seem real. The fact that we won’t get to hang out at shows and chat about hardcore bands still hasn’t quite sunk in. I was fortunate enough to be part of Team ASFAR a couple of years back as well, competing in a football tournament which was a real honour. Nick gave me the chance to play (and score) at Wembley! It still counts, even if it was in the sports complex they’ve built in part of the car park. I’m going to miss seeing his updates on lower league football as he travelled around the country following Shrewsbury. I still remember the time I spotted him at a cash point in Camden on our way to a hardcore show and did the classic finger in the back, gimme all that money scam on him. The UK scene really has lost one of the nicest guys around. My thoughts go out to his wife, Jen and all of his family, I can’t even begin to imagine what they’re going through. And of course his friends, which I am proud to have been one off. RIP dude, really gonna miss ya!
I recently caught California’s Army Of Freshman supporting Lit over here in the UK. With a seriously energetic live shows and a love of the Rocky films all part of their repertoire, I decided it would be fun to catch up with singer, Chris Jay for a bit of a chat about the band and of course those movies…
Check the interview out here: http://www.lightsgoout.co.uk/?p=14726
This will also run in issue 32 of Lights Go Out, cause well let’s face it, this is too good not to put in the hard copy of the zine! More issue 32 news soon! Oh and issue 31 is totally sold out, so thanks for the continued support everyone who bought a copy.
The Swingin Utters are stalwarts of that East Bay / 429 Gilman Street / San Francisco punk scene, coming out of the same spiky egg as Operation Ivy, Green Day and the rest. Forming back in 1992 and signed to Fat Wreck since 1996, they’ve played with more or less everyone worth knowing and pretty much seen it all. And yet they still manage to crank out some of the freshest Americana punk rock out there, year after year.
With a new album released just before Christmas and a return to these shores on the cards for February, we caught up with front man Johnny “Peebucks” Bonnel to talk about how they are still here, the current crop of Bay Area punk nonsense – and the difference between “Utters” and “Udders”.
You can check the interview out here now: http://www.lightsgoout.co.uk/?p=14709
Or you can wait for the print version in issue 32 of course…