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This Lampaigh compilation from Dead Lamb Records gives a taste of what the current Irish punk scene has to offer in the form of 12 bands.
Interview: Girls Names - the Belfast post punk band talk to Louder Than War on the day their brilliant third album drops
It’s easy to gravitate to lyrics in a Paranoid Visions tune, and Bloody Road to Freedom are some of the best. Deko tears through the history of "the troubles" in Ireland, demonstrating every side's accountability. Recently a fan made light of the band's history of punning U2, and their pastiche of similar dialogue with some clever video editing. Bono and co weren't happy. U2 use it as background to elevate trite, Paranoid Visions are intertwined in it's tapestry. .
Without argument The Ramones are one of the greatest live bands ever. Here they are captured in their prime at the Ulster hall in Belfast in 1980 by Buck Defect who also plays in the classic Irish punk The Defects- please fo an support them and join The Defects facebook page.