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Colwyn Bay / Bangor punk band Braxton Hicks are featured on the cover CD of this month’s Vive Le Rock magazine, alongside the likes of Killing Joke and Wilco Johnson. Available from WH Smiths and other good newsagents, the magazine has a print run of 15,000 and specialises in punk, garage, primal rock’n’roll, new wave and 80s hardcore.
Braxton Hicks track is Never Kill Yourself taken off their debut EP of the same title and is described by Vive Le Rock as ‘a slightly unhinged collision of The Minutemen and Snuff.’ – On hearing the description, mainman, Joe Hovis said, ‘Two fucking ace bands, one of which is quintessentially British which is a bonus.’
The band are soon to release their follow up ‘The Bench EP’ on link2wales records, and plans are afoot for the label to reissue ‘Never Kill Yourself EP’ which has now sold out. There is also a debut album planned for release in September…
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By a strange twist of coincidental fate, this CD also features Steve Grantley’s band RT-Zed Steve is Stiff Little Fingers drummer and RT-Zed’s guitarist is Rhyl exile Steve Jones (pic 3rd right), who often shared a stage or two in Sons of Selina with Braxton Hicks’ bassist Neil Crud.
RT-Zed will be releasing their debut album Zed Hed on May 1st – more info here