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GOLDBLADE + Bones Of Freedom (Sweden) + Escape To Victory // Sat 11th April 2009

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Fudge and the Moorings Bar proudly present:

GOLDBLADE + Bones Of Freedom (Sweden) + Escape To Victory

Saturday 11th April 2009, 8pm-1am.

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Goldblade on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads

Goldblade - Goldblade

Still fighting the punk rock war, GOLDBLADE were formed in 1996 by ex-Membranes front man John Robb. Maintaining the swagger and sharp edge, Goldblade have incessantly toured the world on the back of their last album, 'Rebel Songs'; their best selling album yet.

In the last 12 months Goldblade have been tearing it up at huge festivals across the planet and on big punk tours. Their sweatshod adrenalised live show has built them a powerhouse reputation on the international punk rock circuit. In a blur of sharp threads, fierce quiffs and phat shoes, Goldblade have taken the maxim that rock 'n' roll is a physical thing to its Olympian limits. This is truly a revolution of everyday life! Punk rockers in the dancehall!

'Rebel Songs' was inspired by the ugly politic of our times. Songs were written on anti-Iraq war demos, missives from the frontline of mediaeval Britain; it's a re-affirmation of punk rock's political roots, a loud shout back at the vile corporate world, a celebration of the rebel song and a set of stirring rabble rousing anthems to dance and sing along to. Every song is an anthem. Proof that punk rock still has meaning in 2006. Lyrically it's a brilliant skewiff vision of the world, Captain Beefheart twisted surrealism mixes easily with northern humour and punk rock anger.

Goldblade have written a populist album that will sit in alongside both Green Day and Rancid, they have shared the stage with Buzzcocks and The Offspring amongst many others, they have been compared to The Clash and give a nod to Crass - it's got one brothel creeper firmly placed in the wild polemic of late seventies punk rock and the other in the punk rock of 2006.

Goldblade are equally at home playing in the stadiums of Russia, huge festivals in Europe and any venue in the world. "This is the people's music," they explain mysteriously. Their audience ranges from pre-teens to gnarled punk rock veterans, Goldblade's insane energy and punk rock celebration welcomes everyone. There are no boundaries.

Plus support from classic Swedish rockers Bones Of Freedom (hippie/hard rock/70s psychedelic) and local boys Escape To Victory (quad-vocal hardcore punk rock).

Goldblade on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads

Bones Of Freedom on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads

Escape To Victory on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads

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I hear John Robb has a new book about the Manchester scene...in case anyone wanted to know. His last one "Punk Rock: An Oral History" has been on my to buy list for a long time...

I also learnt that he invented the word Britpop

Looking forward to seeing them live again, very much

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