ThisGirl hit the road.

Widely touted as one of the best live bands in Europe THISGIRL return with new material and kick-off 2006 with a headline tour.

If you haven’t managed to catch their shape-throwing, Led Zeppelin in a space-ship, rock show yet, now’s your chance.

The follow-up to 2004’s critically acclaimed ‘Uno’ will see the light of day toward the summer of 2006. Three fresh demos have been leaked to their rabid fanbase over on their myspace http://www.myspace.com/thisgirl

January 2006

Wed 25 Northampton Soundhaus
Thur 26 London Water Rats
Fri 27 Tunbridge Wells Forum
Sat 28 Bath Moles
Sun 29 Bristol Louisiana
Mon 30 Cardiff Barfly
Tues 31 Birmingham Bar Academy

February 2006

Wed 1 Manchester Music Box
Thur 2 Sheffield Corporation
Fri 3 Derby Victoria Inn
Sat 4 Stoke Sugarmill
Sun 5 Leeds Josephs Wells
Mon 6 Glasgow Barfly
Tues 7 Newcastle Academy
Wed 8 Peterborough Met Lounge
Thurs 9 Exeter Cavern

Thisgirl have previously toured with everyone from Deftones through (International) Noise Conspiracy but consider themselves to have more in common with Stevie Wonder and Micheal Jackson. haha! – official wording

Oh Delilah!

Brand new indie sleeze from The Delilahs drops into London from Switzerland next Tuesday 24th at the Dublin Castle in Camden.

The band have a sound akin to Sonic Youth, Blondie and The Pretenders and some are saying Powder (are you old enough to remember them?) but we think they are better. They are arguably the sexiest looking band to appearon a stage in London in a while but we wonder what they will be like live?

Check out their tracks on their site at www.thedelilahs.com

Hardskin on Maximum Rock n Roll

UK Oi Punks Hardskin are the latest guests to appear on Maximum Rock and Roll internet radio show in the US. South London’s most obnoxious punks take over the show this month and completely wreck it for Tim and the gang (no surprise there!) whilst they were touring the US with their piss take punk rock.

The site is mirrored to the classic punk and hardcore fanzine with the addition of their gnarly radio shows and more. If you like it raw then you should be on this site monthly. Visit the radio link at www.maximumrocknroll.com and tune into the chaos…

Crossfire Skateboards launches with Test Icicles

Crossfire are about to start a series of limited edition skateboard decks in 2006 with various artists and bands starting with the first run of decks with London’s much talked about spazz punk band Test Icicles.

The decks will be available from the www.caughtinthecrossfire.com website and also at various skateparks around the UK for competition prizes.

Test Icicles just released their debut album “For Screening Purposes Only” via Domino Records and are hotly tipped to be one of the bands that will explode alongside their music in 2006. Look out for copies up for grabs on this very site plus an interview over Xmas. Test Icicles will be special guests on Crossfire’s None More Punk Radio Show in January and will feature all 3 band members picking their favourite tracks for the show hosted by Zac Slack and James Sherry.