• EP Premiere: New Gods – Weird War Tales

    A self-proclaimed “sleazy punk/rock n’ roll junk” band, Dublin’s positively scuzz-infested New Gods will play their swansong alongside the likes of Murder and Overbite at Fibbers in Dublin this Saturday night. But before bowing out in a blaze of old school punk abandon (a highly recommend proposition in and of itself) the five-piece will release their latest and last four-track EP, Weird War Tales, on Thursday. Tipping its pissed-off hat to everyone from Dead Boys, Sex Pistols and The Wipers, the EP – which we’re pleased to premiere here – offers up just over nine minutes of breakneck, begrimed brilliance.

  • Watch: New Gods – Thrilled By Death

    Having previously been featured as one of our 15 for ’15 in our magazine over a year ago, visceral Dublin punk group New Gods have emerged from their self imposed silence to release their new single Thrilled By Death, accompanied by a video created by Fh’yll at Moonbase Orlok. Watch as a band of skeletons get thrashed on beer with a suitably scuzzy VHS artifact effect. newgodsofpunk.bandcamp.com  

  • 15 For ’15: New Gods

    Next Wednesday, January 21, we conclude 15 For ’15, our feature looking at fifteen Irish acts we’re certain – convinced, even – are going to make waves in 2015 and beyond. Make sure to check out the full feature in our forthcoming January/February physical magazine. Up today are Dublin punk five-piece New Gods. Photo by Isabel Thomas, words by Will Murphy. When it starts, you can feel it. This invisible touch sliding down your spine like finger of some long forgotten creature. Foot taps and gentle nods turn into body slams and head banging. This is what 1976 must have felt…