This will be fucking awesome.

Come along and dance like you think these lads might have.
Everyone should come to Thomas House on Friday night and Galway on Saturday for the Ironclad shows. Should be awesome.

Chris is gone to the States to hang out with old men wearing the same jacket as him so if anyone wants any soft cunt youth crew records or Pez collectables get at me ASAP.

Other shit:

- Watch the movie Cass, it rules.
- Listen to Cian Nugent/Weil Rats/Dinah Brand.
- Cut your grass.
- Get me a job.
- Clock the fucking boys:


If Glue Kids ever get our shit together I hope we sound this much like Jerry's Kids.


You need this.

From Richmond VA, share members with the bands you'd expect them to, this was their first full length and was released in 2008. They play a perfect blend of early LA style hardcore punk mixed with that thrashy Deep Wound sound and some awesome Circle Jerks-esque lead bits (especially in the title track). Fast as fuck at times and always insanely catchy. Perfect recording too. Listen to We Still Aren't Impressed and try not to slap a cunt.



+ One TBC

The Lower Deck, Portobello,
March 25th, more details soon.

Electric Picnic

My boy Cian Nugent e-mailed this to me today, so that I could inform the world of the ease with which one can scam their way into the Irish cultural phenomenon that is "leccy picnic":

"A proper lad gave this to me outside electric picnic, and he said it worked for him.

It's a piece of rubber. The real one is material."

Click the image to view the uncanny forgery in all its glory. If what Nugent's lad says is true, come September 2010 we'll all be able to watch J Mascis pummel Mundy into the ground to the sound of Basement Jaxxxxxx, yipped off of our shits.


Raidió Teilifís Éireann

The fucking boys just tore RTE a new hole. Irish television programming will never be the same again. Consider this a preparatory post before the onslaught to come.

Our fucking boy.

February 19th - Thomas House, Dublin. 9pm. 5euro. w/ Hands Up Who Wants to Die, Stanton's Grave, Daria.

February 26th - O' Loughlin's, Ferns, Co. Wexford. 9pm. Free in. w/ Sticky Digit and Five Will Die.
Come along if you live near Ferns (which you definitely don't).

February 27th - Kavanagh's, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. 3pm. 7euro. w/ We Come in Pieces, Forced Out, I Found the Killer, Anderson Mesa.
Come watch my Ma crowd-slaying.

March 27th - Somewhere in Dublin w/ Trouble Every Day, Evidence of Decay and more TBC.

April 12th - Richardson's, Galway. w/ Ironclad, Ghundi and Dublin.


April 9th - Dublin. Venue TBC. w/ Ironclad, Frustration, Famine.

May 30th - GGI Fest, Wexford. w/ Loads of great bands.


LOOSE NUT tape shouldn't be far off now.
There will probably be a small run of IN TIME tapes too very soon.


Someone please fucking follow Chris's new blog. After a week of me being the only follower he's started following himself. I don't know how or why but there you go, I don't know why he posted a blank post either.

This is essential.

Go download the shit Liamy has uploaded on his blog too.


This compilation:

blew my mind when I first heard it. Especially this song:

I don't think I've heard that song since I was a kid, still know all the words, haha.

This compilation had Discharge, Sham 69, Agnostic Front, Earth Crisis, Vision of Disorder, Snapcase and Misfits. These were still my favourite two songs;

So good, haha.

This fucking song:

is off a compilation I can't find a picture of online that I'm pretty sure came with an issue of Metal Hammer in 1999 that had Neurosis and Silverchair on it too, because I got this album on tape in Bali in 2000 after hearing this song. So ridiculous. Best solo I've ever heard though, one of the first things I learned on guitar.

I got this compilation in Port Douglas in Australia on that same holiday and it genuinely changed my life.

It has the best Rancid song (Poison), a ridiculously good Vision song (Close Minded), one of the best Osker songs (Panic), one of the best Dwarves songs (Better Be Women), two of the greatest songs ever written (fucking Guilty By Association and Hold it Down), one of my favourite Bouncing Souls songs (Kid) and shit by Zeke, Agnostic Front, Refused, ALL and NOFX. Incredible.

This was definitely still my favourite song and is still one of my favourites ever:

Tell everyone you know. Our old friend Dave is putting it on and he's a lovely guy.
Hassle Etcha into covering Chesterfield King again.
Equal measures of C86 and UK82 are the best hangover cure.

New favourite actor.


Reading the Wikipedia of my boy:

led me to that of Phil Hartman, who I'd forgotten was shot dead by his wife. Anyway, that's fucking mad enough but check this quote from his Wikipedia, best read completely out of context;

In 2006, Lovitz claimed that Dick had approached him at a restaurant and said, "I put the Phil Hartman hex on you; you're the next one to die."

Andy Dick you wild bitch. I think Lovitz boxed the head off him at one point too, unreal.
This morning Cian melted my fragile mind with this:

and my heart with this:





Here's two more videos from Halloween, thanks to Lam. The first is Empty Threat and the second is Start To Sink, followed by a cover of Ready to Fight.

We're playing in the Lower Deck with the Shitty Limits on the 21st January, and then again with Middle Class Disaster on the 29th. We'll finally be getting out of Dublin and playing Galway on the 12th of April.

Mass Effect 2 is coming out at the end of this month so I'm currently replaying the first one. Just came across these action figures that DC Direct are doing, which is weird, since Dark Horse is doing the comic book series. Anyway, I was excited to see this badass new lad in the back there, but pretty disappointed to see boring old John Shepard and not Martin Macnamara Shepard. I will be getting all four anyway.


Just found a bunch of old skating videos on my hard drive I haven't watched in a year or thereabouts, so good. Just watched the Zero New Blood video from 4 or 5 years ago, forgot how good it was. Soundtrack with Motorhead, Minor Threat, CCR, The Only Ones, Sham 69, Iggy Pop, The Velvet Underground, The Coral, Shocking Blue and The fucking Saints. YES. Jamie Thomas is so good.

Gonna watch Almost - Round 3, Flip - Really Sorry, The Search for Animal Chin, and The Bones Brigade Video Show now. Might even watch fucking Gleaming the Cube.

Snow is class but after watching Slacker tonight with Crispy I really miss wearing shorts.