18
Sep
16

hold a grudge – no compromise cassette

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Here at Rebel Time Records it’s no secret that we’re all big fans of Hold A Grudge. Straight out of Montreal, Quebec, they are a perfect blend / perfect storm of punk, hardcore and oi.

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Mat, Jee-P, Scott and Dan … Hold A Grudge

As their bio says: “Hold A Grudge is a perfect mix of the anger of hardcore, street-punk’s spirit of revolt and the uncompromising attitude of Oi.”

The most recent line-up of Hold A Grudge is/was: Dan 86 on Guitar,  Jee-P  doing up Vocals, Mat Oi on Bass and Scott on Drums. Let it be noted that these guys have played in/do play in such bands as Jeunesse Apatride, Subsistance, Shotcallers, Bastard 86, King Cans and Dynamite Express…

The band got together in 2004 and broke up about 10 years later. The good news is that Hold A Grudge is  getting together for one last show on October 1st, 2016 in Montreal.

The show is a benefit for the Montreal SPCA.

The band says: “a lot of bullshit is being spread all around Montreal about pitbulls, with a breed-specific legislation (an outright ban…) creeping right around the corner. As pitbull hagreunionposterlovers, animal lovers, or just general decent human beings, we wanted to do our part to help stop the city from passing this law and help our little furry friends. THIS IS A BENEFIT SHOW FOR THE MONTREAL SPCA. They have proven to be the best allies in this debate so far and therefore we trust them completely to do the best they can with the money we will raise with this show.”

More good news! Before they broke up, the band recorded about 15 new songs. Two labels – Dure Realitie and Rebel Time Records –  have joined forces to release some of these songs on cassette. The cassette will be available for sale at the October 1, 2016 show. We’ll also have some available in the Rebel Time Records distro!

… and … here it is … 11 top tracks of punk/hardcore/oi … !

Back in 2010, Hold A Grudge released a full-length called “Doing Time” on Insurgence Records … you can stream it right the heck here courtesy of Dying Scene … that should hold you until the “No Compromise” cassette come out!

Here’s a few reviews of “Doing Time” that give you a good feel for what the band is all about…

“Goes to show you can’t always judge an album by it sleeve. Hold A Grudge, I was convinced were going to be tough-guy metallic Hardcore, but truth be told their style is hagheadsubstantially more fitting with the Insurgence roster than their image might suggest. There’s a well-built crossover at play here that incorporates Oi! and Street Punk fundamentals, excellently balancing the Gorilla Biscuit-styled Hardcore that represents the flipside to Hold A Grudge. Bands like Agnostic Front, Murphy’s Law and Youth Brigade were master craftsmen of this technique and it’s a fusion I’m more than partial to. Being based as they are out of Montreal, Canada (and considering the label it’s being issued on) there’s a characteristic left-leaning social stance to Hold A Grudge, which is a welcome departure from some of the current generation of Hardcore bands. A promising contribution.” (Riot 77)

“Hold A Grudge are classic mid-paced hardcore, the good old solid kind that’ll get you through a bad day with enough left over for a pleasant supper. While at first it may seem like there’s nothing particularly groundbreaking about the sound, listen a bit more closely hagnocompand you’ll find there’s plenty of originality on show, more than enough to make it enjoyable to the ears rather than just a task they have to endure. Beyond the initial intensity we’ve come to love from the style, there’s a strong street edge that’s well-executed and is a respectful nod to their oldschool punk and Oi! forbears. And the smooth tightness that you’d expect from bandmates who’ve done hard time together is all present and correct.
Lyrics adopt a posi attitude with a sussed social conscience, but don’t forget that everyday life can be tough at times. HAG know that survival doesn’t always come easy and occasionally carries a heavy price, but never forget that the good times always outweigh the bad. It’s clear that the need for unity underpins much of their thinking, and who can argue with that?
Altogether, this album is far more a pleasure than a chore and is a cut above much of what passes for hardcore these days.” (Old Punks Never Die)

“Hardcore punks Hold A Grudge know how to make a riff stick: by nail-gunning it to your noodle. The beauty of knowing what you’re doing reveals itself in the command of the tools of your trade, and the Montreal five-piece show themselves to be master craftsmen on this sophomore release, graduates of the old school of punk and hardcore where power haglogotwoand precision drove your points home. Hold A Grudge reference much in the way of both East and West Coast hardcore of yore, as well as British punk and Oi! of yesteryear, but veteran sensibilities keep the gang vocals, rolling drum thunder and flying up-front guitars both fat and fresh, and fans of the form will be hard-pressed to find any doing it better.” (Hour Community)

11
Sep
16

atterkop

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Atterkop… political punk/hardcore/dub with an anarchist sentiment … yep, the Bristol – Hamilton anarcho-radical-luv connection continues to flourish and blossom … stoked to be one of the labels helping to release the first full-length from Atterkop … a hefty dose of political dub soaked punk coupled with riff heavy beat downs and frantic ska … music for social change not fashion or profit … copies are winging their way to RTR HQ as we speak …

ATTERKOP – LIBER ABACI

Release date: 1st October 2016

atterkopgrouppicHaving built up a strong following over the years as a solid part of Bristol’s underground punk scene and part of the Riotska Records collective,
Atterkop are pleased to finally unleash their strong debut album ‘Liber Abaci’.

With a mighty sound Atterkop bring a unique edge to the punk rock scene, mixing aggressive hardcore leaning sounds while remaining very much a dub-punk band in places. ‘Liber Abaci’ certainly brings the band forward with its superb and epic- sounding production along with the addition brass on select tracks, thanks to members of King Prawn and Citizen Fish.

Taking in themes from across anarchist political perspectives, Atterkop use their loud, abrasive and unique sounds to carry their messages. The album covers everything from gender politics and anti-fascism to environmentalism and mental health.

‘Liber Abaci’ is out on Saturday 1st October 2016 across a multitude of labels: atterkiplivepic

LP – Riotska Records, Pumpkin Records, Ronce Records (FR), Prejudice Me Records, Abracadaboum (FR), Kibou Records, Uncomfortable Beach Party and Forwst Records (DE)

CD – Riotska Records, Pumpkin Records, Rebel Time Records (CAN) and Ronce Records (FR)

They will celebrate by holding a release gig at The Stag and Hounds in
Bristol on the same night.

Here’s the brand new and most excellent video for the track Picket Fence:

And, here’s what the band had to say about the song:

“‘Picket Fence’ was written back in 2014 when the estate that one of us live on in Bristol was targeted by the National Front/far right. They had armed themselves with spray paint and painted a vile slogan of racial hatred along the main road. Needless to say the graffiti was removed promptly. Bristol is a wonderfully diverse city and that is what makes it such a special place to live, and this behaviour will not be tolerated… and here we are 2 years on and our record is due for release soon and recently the estate has been targeted again. Only this time the houses of European nationals have been vandalised, destroyed and covered in 6 foot high graffiti saying “GO HOME” & “NOT WELCOME”.

This tune is in solidarity with all those that have been and continue to be directly affected by fascist behaviour and intimidation, furthermore it is an ode to every single individual that actively stands against the threat of oppression from the far right. Whether you partake in direct action, designing artwork, sing about it, fly post, give out info leaflets, run info stalls, organise benefits and fundraising events, wear the t-shirts – whatever it may be all the little things we do as individuals add up and contribute towards the greater good. Keep fighting, keep pushing forward and never relent. Their days are numbered.”

WE’RE ANTI-FASCIST THROUGH AND THROUGH!”

29
Jul
16

rebel time radio / rude rebel time radio

…the best in political punk, oi, street punk, ska, reggae, etc. …  new episodes of Rebel Time Radio and Rude Rebel Time Radio!

rtrradioOn today’s episode join special guest host Rebel Time Robot as they play some awesome punk rock tunes! Mike and Dan had some technical problems, but Rebel Time Robot was able to pick up their slack (and believe me, there is A LOT of slack to pick up) and deliver a great show. Listen to some tunes from The Strike, Les Trois Huit, Propagandhi, and X-Ray Spex. You’ll also hear Rebel Time Robot deliver a damning critique of policing – it will blow your mind!

This episode features some solid antifascist tunes and a shoutout for the International Day of Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners. Learn more about that day and antifascism here.

So hit play and rock out to the punk rockingest radio show in town!

Download the podcast here! (right click and save link as yo!)

This episode’s playlist:

  1. Cambridge – Hole in the Ground
  2. La Gachette – Rien N’a Change
  3. Propagandhi – I Am a Rifle (The Rebel Spell)
  4. Kleins96 – Sullied Graves (The Rebel Spell)
  5. The Strike – Hungry Gun
  6. Les Trois Huit – Travailler
  7. The Prowlers – Antifascist Skin
  8. Action Sedition – Prisonniers Politiques
  9. Dead Kennedys – Police Truck
  10. Artificial Dissemination – Politix of Violence
  11. Tilt – Old Skool Pig
  12. King Prawn – Racist Copper
  13. Cockney Rejects – Police Car
  14. The Rebel Spell – 10,000 Years
  15. Bernays Propaganda – Yuppie Dream
  16. Gang of Four – I Found That Essence Rare
  17. X-Ray Spex – Germ Free Adolescents
  18. Police Funeral – 500 Years
  19. Off With Their Heads – Your Child is Dead
  20. The Class Assassins – Hard Times

 

ruderebelradioWelcome to the second episode of Rude Rebel Time Radio. This time we mix in some old with the new and bring you tunes from Canada, Great Britain, Spain, and Jamaica. These tunes get into all sorts of themes including love, broken hearts, police brutality, and breaking the law. So get yer dancing boots out and get ready to do the rocksteady!

Listen to the show live every Saturday night at midnight, or download the podcast below. Let us know what you think and check out our previous episode for more rude tracks.

 

 

On this week’s episode:

  1. The Pioneers – Jackpot
  2. The Pepper Pots – My Little Girl
  3. Los Aggrotones – México
  4. The Aggrolites – Prisoner Song
  5. Jimmy Cliff – One More
  6. Satélite Kingston – Al final
  7. The Baudelaires – Audubon Ballroom
  8. Peter Tosh – Downpressor Man
  9. King Prawn – Racist Copper
  10. The Hempteadys – Judas Priest
  11. The Autonomads – Coppers in the House
  12. Section 4 – Rudy Got the Know
  13. The Offbeaters – Last Time
  14. The Bodysnatchers – Let’s Go Rock Steady
  15. Bluekilla – Horseman Style
  16. Steady Ups – Melany
  17. Los Granadians – No Puedo Vivir Sin Tu Amor

 

 

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17
Jul
16

interview with the fallout

The Fallout  interviewed by Mike from No Productivity zine (and, of course, one of the hosts of Rebel Time Radio) in 2014 in Hamilton …

fallouthappycopNo Productivity: I’m here with Byron from The Fallout, this really long-running Toronto punk band. How long have you guys been a band for?

Byron: I think we’ve been together since about 1997. We started as a four-piece, and I guess I’m the third lead singer. So yeah, we’ve been around for a while. Myself, I go right back to the Toronto Hardcore scene, in the early 80s, and Bob he was around in the early 90s. At one point we had Jeremy on bass, and he was in the 90s band 2 Pump Louie. So yeah, we’ve been long-time Toronto punks.

No Productivity: I remember seeing you years ago, and then you kind of disappeared for a while.

Byron: Yeah, we kind of took a little hiatus. Jeremy, he was a guitar player first and he was playing bass. He’d offered to play bass for us but really it’s what he wanted to do, and so he wanted to move over. For a while we were talking about having a second guitar, but just a few other differences and we decided put it on hold for a while. So I guess about two years ago Bob and I were talking about getting together and Patty from Class War Kids and Brutal Youth graciously has been helping us out.

No Productivity: Yeah, I was already curious about how Patty from Class War Kids and Brutal Youth came about. Did you guys ask him about it, or was it his initiative?

Byron: Who knows. We’d met for the first time in Saint Catherines, and he was touringfalloutcherrycolasapril82015rob1 with this band from Newfoundland or Labrador there, I guess was The Embarrassments. I remember loading in hand hearing this band had already started their set, and I was really enjoying what I was hearing, this really really upbeat sound. And we got talking and I was really amazed how these guys were touring in Canada from the East Coast, and I mean, being in a band in Canada you know it’s absolutely difficult to tour this country. And from there we met up again when he was in Class War Kids and they were on tour. We’d gotten involved with helping Class War Kids with their album “Reflection! Rage! Rebellion!”

No Productivity: I saw that you put out this seven song CD of covers of old Toronto punk bands, bands like Young Lions, Viletones, Youth Youth Youth, Red Squares.

Byron: Yeah, I guess at the time there were songs that I had on tapes and cassettes and singles that were in my collection, and I always thought it was unfortunate why all these great bands got overlooked, while the American and UK bands got on bigger labels and made more widely known and I just felt that so many cool Canadian bands got overlooked. So at that time, I kind of focused on stuff that, at the best of my knowledge, hadn’t made it out of the city. That’s why with the Viletones, I picked a song off the record “Look Back in Anger”. You know, just songs I grew up listening to.

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No Productivity: Yeah, when I was looking over the tracklist of the CD it almost seemed like a celebration of earlier Toronto scene.

Byron: Exactly. Well there was that song by the Ottawa band, the name’s escaping me now. We would have done the Bureaucrats but we’re not good enough to cover the Bureaucrats.

No Productivity: Again, sort of with celebrating the early Toronto scene, what is it about local scenes that really seem so interesting or important?

Byron: Well, I think that it’s like, like here tonight you know, it’s a real sense of community. The last few nights, it’s old friends getting together, supporting each other. We’re all starving artists, it’s a really happy time. It’s not like everyone’s trying to out-rockstar one another. It’s the same in the 80s as all the way to now. Punk’s always had a really limited mass appeal, so it’s like you’re members of a special kind of community, and that’s why everybody’s so supportive. You know, like we have Randy and Rebel Time, you’ve got The Rebel Spell coming from Vancouver, and everyone from Kitchener-Waterloo, and all these people coming from Toronto.

No Productivity: Off the hiatus, playing a bunch of shows the past couple years with Pat, is there anything new planned for the Fallout?

Byron: Yeah, we’re playing a new song tonight “Pick Yourself Up” (see video below) and we’ve got the basicsfalloutvidpic for a full CD written, but we’ve got to play them a bit better before we play them live and those sorts of things. We’re definitely going to start recording over the winter and hopefully maybe work with Rebel Time, maybe get some of the old stuff remixed and get it up for a digital download. You know, stuff’s in the works but we’re a little older, we’re not as fast as the new kids.

No Productivity: Anything you want to add?

Byron: Thanks for wanting to do the fanzine, that’s another part of the local scenes; it’s everything from the bands to the people putting on the local shows to the people putting out fanzines and it’s all great. Now let’s go listen to The Rebel Spell!

The Fallout will be playing with The Strike, Les Trois Huit and Final Four on July 29th in Hamilton and July 30th in Toronto …

THE FALLOUT ON FACEBOOK

THE FALLOUT ON BANDCAMP

THE FALLOUT’S BLOG

And, another new tune!

08
Jul
16

rebel time radio 06/07/2016

RebelTimeRadioIt’s been about forever, but here it is – an official podcast coming at ya from Rebel Time Radio! Exciting! Maybe we’ll make this a regular thing? Ha ha. Haaa.

Rebel Time Radio brings the best punk rock, ska, and oi right to your earholes over the radio waves and internet tubes. We’re unabashedly political and like to have a laugh too (often at the expense of the capitalists and politicains).

On this episode, listen to some new tunes from Les Partisans, Action Sedition, DOA, and more! Bonus: Listen to Rebel Time Dan mispronounce practically every French thing he says! Embarrassing!

Download the episode here (right click and save link as!)

Here is this episode’s set

D.O.A. – Fucked Up Donald
The Epoxies – My New World
AFTERBOLTXBIKE – Pavilchenko
Final Four – Us Against Them
Les Partisans – Mauvais Garçon
Les Trois Huit – Jeunesse Fichée
Action Sedition – Sous La Branche
Bull Brigade – Motorcity
The Selecter – Breakdown
Subsistance – Police State
Section 4 – Police is Cops
Moral Crux – Revolution (Shouldn’t Be So Hard)
Future Theft – I Picked the Wrong Day to Stop Sniffing Glue
The Nefidovs – Night Shift
Broadcast Zero – Fear Culture
The Adicts – England
The Rebel Spell – Solemn Eyes
Pogomarto – En tant fils de prolo

Here’s the poster for the upcoming Quebec/Ontario tour of Les Trois Huit

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06
Jul
16

new tune from the fallout

Rebel Time Records will be working on an upcoming release from Toronto political punks The Fallout … they’ve got about 20 or so songs almost ready to roll out, so stay tuned!

Head on over to The Fallout’s Bandcamp page to check out the band’s previous releases! Lots of great straight-up, stripped-down political punk rock…

Here’s a new tune the band debuted in Hamilton just a couple of weeks ago …

 

06
Jul
16

action sedition / bull brigade split 10″

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As noted in an entry below, we are more than happy to be a part of this release!

Two great bands, Action Sedition from Quebec, Canada and Bull Brigade from Torino, Italy, pay homage to late, great French antifa outfit Brigada Flores Magon. Each band covers a BFM tune plus contributes a track or two of their own.

We will have copies in hand shortly!

Here’s the full album for your listening pleasure:

 




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