P.A.I.N Tour 2015

January 22, 2015

P.A.I.N Tour Dates 2015
P.A.I.N have a number of tour dates for 2015 and more to be confirmed soon. Here are the dates so far:

Jan 24th – The Riverside, Sheffield

March 7th – The Birdcage, Southsea

April 4th – Zonhoven Punk Fest

May 23rd – Fibbers, Dublin

June 6th – The Hairy Dog, Derby

June 12-14th – Symmetry Fest Norfolk

July 3rd – Birmingham

July 4th – Degeneration Fest, Telford

Aug 6-9th – Rebellion Blackpool

Aug 13th-16th – Boomtown, Winchester

Sept 11th-12th – Shrubfest, Norfolk

P.A.I.N play heavy dub reggae, good time ska, pissed off punk rock, and endeavour to keep their heads around the contradictory and confusing areas of radical politics.

Phil Pain: Vox and Guitar
Captain Ozbert: Vox and Bass
Dan the Man: Vox and Drums
Steuie Boh: Vox and Percussion and Saxophone
Steo: Vox and Samples

P.A.I.N Gig Bookings & P.A.I.N record or live Reviews:

Iron Man Records: (uk+44) 07974 746810 email: mark at ironmanrecords.co.uk

P.A.I.N Facebook Page

Discography:

P.A.I.N : “Oh My God! We’re Doing it.” CD Buy it

P.A.I.N featuring Howard Marks : “Let Me Grow More Weed” CD single Buy it

P.A.I.N : “Our Universe Commences Here” Gatefold Vinyl Buy it

P.A.I.N for Download on iTunes

P.A.I.N releases are also available through Amazon and the usual suspects like HMV.

P.A.I.N - May 23rd 2015 Fibber Magees

P.A.I.N – Our Universe Commences Here Vinyl distributed by Cargo

September 30, 2014

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Track Listings

1. Schtum
2. P.A.I.N
3. Blue Ska
4. Rocking Cross De Borda
5. Neighbourhood Watch
6. Super Drugs
7. A-Z
8. S.T.A.H.B.M
9. Eastern Dub
10. Chickens

Double Gatefold Vinyl (Distributed By Cargo 13 Oct 2014)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Iron Man Records

O.U.C.H is the long awaited second album from P.A.I.N. The South London conspiracy offer the world a radioactive audio file crammed full of Nuclear Dub, Genetically modified Ska, and BSE laced Punk Rock. The album is about the prison system, its use against the defenceless, and laws that cannot be defended. The band have found allies in unexpected places, such as the well documented liason with Howard Marks and the support of Kate Bush. Always outspoken, P.A.I.N see their music as a vehicle of political expression; There is much more to Our Universe than the prohibition of Cannabis, you only have to look at the poetic irony of simultaneous fuel protests and widespread environmental catastrophe. Everyone will talk of the necessity for radical change, yet still, nothing changes. Are we all just consumers for the profit of the IMF? Do our lives really amount to a column of figures? Just who has the power now? Surprisingly, it’s still all of us. The Protest Movement has become global in response, and we now have a genuine opportunity to fight back at the real enemy; no longer the copper, or politician, but the evil bastards who claim with a straight face that they own 90% of the worlds resources. We are all born on this planet and every single human being alive has an equal right to life, air, water, and food. They tell us that this is being naive and unrealistic. We tell them that we will never rest until our demands are met, they had better sleep lightly – P.A.I.N.

Original sleeve artwork by top British cartoonist Pete Loveday whose Saga of Russell comic books can be found around the world. P.A.I.N feature ex-members of R.D.F and A.O.S.3. Members of P.A.I.N can also be found in SUICIDE BID, RUBELLA BALLET, LESS and LEGION OF DYNAMIC DISCHORD.

P.A.I.N - OUCH poster 150 dpi

P.A.I.N – Oh My God! We’re doing it! CD distributed by Cargo

September 29, 2014

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Track Listings
1. Intro/Beltane
2. Everything Must Go
3. Pork Dub
4. British Justice
5. No Leaders For The Free
6. Money
7. Oh No! It’s The Pigs
8. Lighters
9. Punx With Guns

Audio CD (Distributed by Cargo 13 Oct 2014)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Iron Man Records

This is the re-issue on Iron Man Records of P.A.I.N’s classic first album. Originally released on Inner State back in 1995 the album sold out and after the collapse of Inner State had been lost until now. The Original artwork has been reconstructed to be as close to the original as possible and the track listing includes all the classics from the P.A.I.N set.

The album includes the work of Phil, Dan and Ozzy who were all in R.D.F. Phil has also played guitar with RUBELLA BALLET and been involved with the band called SUICIDE BID. John is no longer performing with the band and is currently working with a reformed A.O.S.3. (John also did LEGION OF DYNAMIC DISCHORD and later a band called LESS)

This record was seen by P.A.I.N as the third in a trilogy, RDF: Raggamuffin Statement, A.O.S.3: Diversionary Tactics and this cd P.A.I.N: Oh My God! We’re Doing it.

P.A.I.N play heavy dub reggae, good time ska, and pissed off punk rock, and endeavour to keep their addled heads around the contradictory and confusing areas of radical politics. The Band has supported numerous underground struggles and pressure groups along the way, working extensively with groups like Reclaim the Streets, Anti-globalisation groups, Hunt Saboteurs, Anti-fascists, Squatters, Mad Pride, MacLibel, and many more….

That’s the politics, however, it would be to sell the band short to say the story stops there…They are, like most punk bands, part Pistols, part Spinal Tap (actually, was there much difference?) and the best things about P.A.I.N are the stories of what has happened to them over the years, genuinely unbelievable situations…Contrary to the many rumours circulating, the band have not split up, they never did. The band are alive and well and gigging all over the place, writing songs for the next album. They have a page on facebook too.

“Through raw dub, reggae and punk rock P.A.I.N. challenge inconsistent politics and attack and question through intelligent and bright lyrics: “So many thousands across the country with nowhere to go at night, so they take over empty derelict houses to call their own and try to put right, can’t you see that squatting is not a moral wrong it’s a cry for help from those in need, anxious for a roof over their head when the council are deaf to their pleas”. There are bands that just use politics as a front and something to sing about and there are bands that truly believe in what they are writing and singing about and who are devoted to it even when they’re not making music and that’s P.A.I.N. Their sound and attitude is unquestionably English and this record could have come out in the late ’70’s, early ’80’s or really anytime up to the present. It’s old-fashioned and fresh all at once and it’s a pity that you don’t really get bands like this anymore….really staunch, raw political bands. It’s all just silly shit these days where very few punk rock bands have got anything really important to say.”

 “P.A.I.N (Propaganda and Information Network for the uninitiated) were/are a band formed from the ashes of the seminal RDF (Radical Dance Faction) and the festy-dub-ska-punk AOS3 (named after Augustus Owsley Stanley III, maker of much LSD and roadie for Grateful Dead). With that background in mind, “Oh My God…” manages to combine a hard radical political edge with catchy tunes, skanking dub and some original sampling!

At just over 40 minutes with 9 tracks including the RDF songs “Punx with guns” and “Lighters” (with the same tune as Dum-Diggy on Ragamuffin Statement) there is something for everyone on here. From the slowed-out dub reggae of “Beltane” and the ludicrously catchy “Money” to the punked up “British Justice” and “Oh no! It’s the Pigs,” this album incorporates the best of the earlier bands’ sounds. The political angle makes this album sublime and not done in a conventional anarcho-ranting way but fusing some humour, simple choruses and catchy tunes such as “If you go down to Sainsbury’s, the special offer of the week is that it’s free” and “British justice… British justice… I can’t make sense of it ‘cos I’m stupid.” Vegetarianism, environmental activism, anti-capitalism, self-organisation and anti-statism are among the topics covered in songs, but not in a preach-shove-down-throat way but to the relaxing dub beats and bouncing British punk. To round it all off, the album ends with armed revolution on the streets of Britain!

Admittedly the recording quality could be a tad better but by standards of other DIY punk/reggae/free-festival types, it’s not that bad! To top it all off, the title comes from the truly brilliant anarchist-propaganda Tin Tin “Breaking Free” comic which makes for a great album cover and t-shirt!

“Oh my God…” brings together all the best elements of AOS3, RDF, the anarchist-influences, free festivalling and biting satire. Still going strong despite losing John from AOS3, P.A.I.N manage to make one of the best ska-dub-punk-esque releases which you can come back to again and again. Finally, to top it all off, many hours will be wasted laughing at the booklet that comes with it demonstrating all the political acts against the state, government, Tories and much more. May the session continue!” By MH Lambert on 8 Oct 2007.

P.A.I.N- Oh My God! Net Advert

Last Under The Sun gigs 2014

December 30, 2013

Fri Jan 24 2014 The Adam and Eve, Birmingham, UK with The Members + Deadflowers + Last Under The Sun
Wed Jan 29 2014 The Adam and Eve, Birmingham, UK with The Duel
Sun Feb 16 2014 The Flapper and Firkin, Birmingham, UK
Sat Feb 22 2014 The Stanley, Norwich, UK With Ziplock
Sun Mar 2 2014 The Sitwell Tavern, Derby, UK With Black Cop and Prolefeed
Sat Mar 8 2014 Bastards on Beer Festival, Groningen, NL
Sat Apr 19 2014 The Intake Club, Mansfield, UK
Sat Jun 14 2014 The Intake Club, Mansfield, UK

“On this EP, Last Under The Sun deliver five songs of terror and the harsh realities of life. In that same apocalyptically bleak way that bands like the Subhumans and Crass have done in the past. But they are singing about our current day in a direct way “how many people die, for a worthless cause… I dont wanna die in some desert war”. It is all about our politically violent world, but at times it’s done with some humor like on the song ‘Hooligan Jihad’. How can you forget the lyrics “You can’t play crust in fucking flip-flops…”. Frantic and pissed off, members also make up Birmingham’s infamous Police Bastard, who had a split with War//Plague on Profane Existence last year. Which is no surprise as you could draw parallels in the style they play. Very much a no excuses crust styled hardcore with it’s roots firmly in DIY hardcore punk. There certainly is great production and tight musicianship on this too, without losing a raw punk sound.”

You can buy Last Under The Sun – Hooligan Jihad in The Iron Man Shop here: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Iron-Man-Shop

All Gig Bookings: Email (tel: 07974 746810)

Video: Last Under The Sun – Beautane

September 19, 2013

Last Under The Sun - Hooligan Jihad

Last Under The Sun – Hooligan Jihad 5 song CD EP (Released through Iron Man Records, Birmingham)

The band has been described as “Fast Chaotic Hardcore Punk Rock” from Birmingham England. Last Under The Sun includes members of Police Bastard, Jilted Generation and Lokey.

Last Under The Sun - Hooligan Jihad CD Review October 2012

– Review from Ryan’s Gig Guide October 2012

Buy Hooligan Jihad CD EP here: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Iron-Man-Shop

Last Under The Sun - Hooligan Jihad CD artwork

Mark Badger – Vocals / Guitar

Seano Porno – Vocals / Guitar

Hassan Sabbah – Bass

Vic Flange – Drums

Recorded, Mixed, Produced and Mastered by Simon Reeves at Framework Recording Studios, Musoplex, Birmingham, England.

Last Under The Sun - Hooligan Jihad CD artwork

Samuel Fry Obituary

Neil Farrington Obituary

The press kit including what people have said about the band so far is here: http://www.sonicbids.com/lastunderthesun

The band have a website here: http://www.reverbnation.com/lastunderthesun

Free full download of tracks available here: http://lastunderthesun.bandcamp.com/

Last Under The Sun - Hooligan Jihad CD artwork

Discography:

“All Agents Defect” 30 song Demo 2001 (Digital Download only on Last.FM)

“Windfall” 8 Song Album recorded 2001 released May 2004 (Iron Man Records)

“All Empires Crumble” 5 song EP recorded 2004 released May 2005 (Iron Man Records)

“Gone” 17 Song Album recorded Sept 2005 released 2010 (Iron Man Records)

“Hooligan Jihad” 5 song EP recorded August 2010 released 2011 (Iron Man Records) as digital download only.

“Hooligan Jihad” 5 song CD EP recorded August 2010 released 2012 (Iron Man Records)

Reviews worth mentioning:

Hooligan Jihad reviewed by:

Mike Brown, Kemptation

Ed Dyer, Green Man Music

The Bottom Rung Of The Ladder

Hooligan Jihad played by:

Old Man and Bitter Girl Podcast 74

Homegrown Podcast 186

Videos

The New Banalists Orchestra – Mammon

February 1, 2013

We the new banalists, have formed an orchestra to proclaim our manifesto.

TASTE IS A FORM OF PERSONAL CENSORSHIP.
DENY THE POLITICS OF ENVY
TECHNIQUE IS A REFUGE OF THE INSECURE
SHADOW WAR

JOHN SINCLAIR
MARK STEWART
YOUTH
DAVID TIBET
ZODIAC YOUTH

Life In A Blender live at Rockwood Music Hall, September 16, 2012

January 27, 2013

Two-song single recorded at Rockwood Music Hall, September 16, 2012.

Given free to attendees of the show! And available for cash money to the rest of you lovely people. One old song, one new one.

credits
released 23 October 2012
Mixed by Al Houghton at dubway.com. Photography by David DeHetre and Jimmy Brown. Design: ragandboneshop.com

You can buy all sorts of Life In A Blender CDs in the Iron Man Shop here http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Iron-Man-Shop

Last Under The Sun – Hooligan Jihad 5 song CD EP released 23rd November 2012

August 30, 2012

Last Under The Sun - Hooligan Jihad

Last Under The Sun – Hooligan Jihad 5 song CD EP (Released through Iron Man Records, Birmingham 5th September 2012)

The band has been described as “Fast Chaotic Hardcore Punk Rock” from Birmingham England. Last Under The Sun includes members of Police Bastard, Jilted Generation and Lokey.

Last Under The Sun - Hooligan Jihad CD Review October 2012

– Review from Ryan’s Gig Guide October 2012

Buy Hooligan Jihad CD EP here: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Iron-Man-Shop

Last Under The Sun - Hooligan Jihad CD artwork

Mark Badger – Vocals / Guitar

Seano Porno – Vocals / Guitar

Hassan Sabbah – Bass

Vic Flange – Drums

Recorded, Mixed, Produced and Mastered by Simon Reeves at Framework Recording Studios, Musoplex, Birmingham, England between July and August 2010

Last Under The Sun - Hooligan Jihad CD artwork

Samuel Fry Obituary

Neil Farrington Obituary

The press kit including what people have said about the band so far is here: http://www.sonicbids.com/lastunderthesun

The band have a website here: http://www.reverbnation.com/lastunderthesun

Free full download of tracks available here: http://lastunderthesun.bandcamp.com/

Last Under The Sun - Hooligan Jihad CD artwork

Discography:

“All Agents Defect” 30 song Demo 2001 (Digital Download only on Last.FM)

“Windfall” 8 Song Album recorded 2001 released May 2004 (Iron Man Records)

“All Empires Crumble” 5 song EP recorded 2004 released May 2005 (Iron Man Records)

“Gone” 17 Song Album recorded Sept 2005 released 2010 (Iron Man Records)

“Hooligan Jihad” 5 song EP recorded August 2010 released 2011 (Iron Man Records) as digital download only.

“Hooligan Jihad” 5 song CD EP recorded August 2010 released 2012 (Iron Man Records)

Reviews worth mentioning:

Hooligan Jihad reviewed by:

Mike Brown, Kemptation

Ed Dyer, Green Man Music

The Bottom Rung Of The Ladder

Hooligan Jihad played by:

Old Man and Bitter Girl Podcast 74

Homegrown Podcast 186

Videos

Last Under The Sun – Hooligan Jihad 5 song EP for review / airplay

December 15, 2011

Last Under The Sun - Hooligan Jihad

The most recent release on Iron Man Records for immediate free download in full audio for review or airplay.

Last Under The Sun – Hooligan Jihad 5 song EP (Released through Iron Man Records, Birmingham 2011)

The band has been described as “Fast Chaotic Hardcore Punk Rock” from Birmingham England. Last Under The Sun includes members of Police Bastard, Selfless, Jilted Generation and Lokey.

Free full download of all tracks available here: http://lastunderthesun.bandcamp.com/

Simon Reeves – Bass
Mark Badger – Vocals / Guitar
Seano Porno – Vocals / Guitar
Simon James – Drums

Recorded, Mixed, Produced and Mastered by Simon Reeves at Framework Recording Studios, Musoplex, Birmingham, England between July and August 2010

The presskit including what people have said about the band so far is here: http://www.sonicbids.com/lastunderthesun

The band have a website here: http://www.reverbnation.com/lastunderthesun

Discography:

“All Agents Defect” 30 song Demo 2001 (Digital Download only on Last.FM)

“Windfall” 8 Song Album recorded 2001 released May 2004 (Iron Man Records)

“All Empires Crumble” 5 song EP recorded 2004 released May 2005 (Iron Man Records)

“Gone” 17 Song Album recorded Sept 2005 released 2010 (Iron Man Records)

“Hooligan Jihad” 5 song EP recorded August 2010 released 2011 (Iron Man Records) as digital download only.

Reviews worth mentioning:

Hooligan Jihad Reviewed by Mike Brown, Kemptation

Videos

Last Under The Sun – Hooligan Jihad 5 song EP for review / airplay

December 15, 2011

Last Under The Sun - Hooligan Jihad

The most recent release on Iron Man Records for immediate free download in full audio for review or airplay.

Last Under The Sun – Hooligan Jihad 5 song EP (Released through Iron Man Records, Birmingham 2011)

The band has been described as “Fast Chaotic Hardcore Punk Rock” from Birmingham England. Last Under The Sun includes members of Police Bastard, Selfless, Jilted Generation and Lokey.

Free full download of all tracks available here: http://lastunderthesun.bandcamp.com/

Simon Reeves – Bass
Mark Badger – Vocals / Guitar
Seano Porno – Vocals / Guitar
Simon James – Drums

Recorded, Mixed, Produced and Mastered by Simon Reeves at Framework Recording Studios, Musoplex, Birmingham, England between July and August 2010

The presskit including what people have said about the band so far is here: http://www.sonicbids.com/lastunderthesun

The band have a website here: http://www.reverbnation.com/lastunderthesun

Discography:

“All Agents Defect” 30 song Demo 2001 (Digital Download only on Last.FM)

“Windfall” 8 Song Album recorded 2001 released May 2004 (Iron Man Records)

“All Empires Crumble” 5 song EP recorded 2004 released May 2005 (Iron Man Records)

“Gone” 17 Song Album recorded Sept 2005 released 2010 (Iron Man Records)

“Hooligan Jihad” 5 song EP recorded August 2010 released 2011 (Iron Man Records) as digital download only.

Reviews worth mentioning:

Hooligan Jihad Reviewed by Mike Brown, Kemptation

Videos