N.R.F.B Featuring Frankie NW Stubbs

NRFBN.R.F.B (Nuclear Raped Fuck Bomb) is a collaboration of Frankie Stubbs (Leatherface), Jens Rachut (Kommando Sonne-Nmilch), Thomas Wenzel (Die Sterne, Die Goldenen Zitronen) and Mense Reents (Stella, Egoexpress). The 7 songs of this record, alternated sung by Frankie Stubbs, Jens Rachut and the female voice of Lisa Hagmeister are a wild and insane mix of punk rock with electronic influences, techno, flamenco-guitars and spoken words. Surrounded by strange lyrics and unbelievable stories in german and english this is perhaps the strangest independent/punk-record in 2011 far beyond any genre limits.

The highlights include the title track ‘NRFB’ where Frankie takes over the lead vocals, the song ‘The Tank Driver’, which is a command performance par excellence and the final piece ‘Schaffel’, a driving mid-tempo number even with flamenco guitar work. A great disc, which reveals its true greatness only after repeated listening. The cover artwork is a photograph of four military amputees using donkeys to assist in mobility and is an enigma in itself.

The CD (Available here) comes with a chic matte gold-plated pressure digi-pack with booklet text. The matte gold-coated cover of the limited LP edition comes coloured inner bag with lyrics in olive green / brown vinyl (Available here).


Big Ugly Fish Newsletter #8

Dear Subscribers,

New Leatherface Release | Leatherface Tour Dates | The Sainte Catherines Tour | Associates

Big Ugly Fish Recordings is proud to announce the release of ‘Viva La Arthouse’ a Leatherface live album recorded in Melbourne in 2010 on their Stormy Petrel World Tour.

It is available to order from the Big Ugly Fish Cornershop right now and is available as a single CD for £9.99 or Double gatefold LP for £12.99 plus P&P.

Viva La Arthouse – Live in Melbourne
Big Ugly Fish Recordings

Leatherface - Live in MelbourneViva La Arthouse is Leatherface’s second release on their own label and is a celebration of their 2010 Stormy Petrel World Tour that took in Europe, Canada, America, Japan and Australia. This double live album was recorded and mixed at Melbourne’s famous music venue The Arthouse by Poison City Record’s Matt Bodiam. The recording was made in arrangement with bassist Greame Philliskirk on the spare of the moment with the other three members of the band unaware the gig was being recorded for posterity.

Sadly The Arthouse, which has hosted punk and indie shows in North Melbourne for the past 19 years, closed its doors in May 2011 after its long-time licensee Maree Kelly decided not to renew its lease. An unsympathetic landlord and a change in the liqour licensing regulations are the two major factors in the Kelly family’s decision not to renew the lease. Leatherface’s Frankie Stubbs has a long-standing relationship with The Arthouse, in October 2005 A Death In the family flew Frankie over from the U.K to produce their debut album in the newly equipped Arthouse Studio.

Leatherface live shows have become the stuff of legend, if you’ve ever been lucky enough to catch them live you’ll have witnessed the pre-gig excitement, the trepidation of the emotional possibilities, the rollercoaster ride of each song and the overall full on powerhouse brutality of melodic punk rock which is down to Dickie Hammond’s unique guitar playing and Frankie Stubbs counterpointing riffs, the bombast of the rhythm section that comprises of Stephen ‘Skruff’ Owen on drums and Greame Philliskirk on bass. On top of this mighty backdrop is Frankie Stubbs lyrics, with his incredibly raspy voice and passionate delivery, exudes an aura that demands and gets respect. He wins admiration, in part, for his distinct lack of trying to be something he’s not. He is utterly devoid of pretense and flash.

Tracklist:1. Not a Day Goes By (Stubbs). 2. God is Dead (Stubbs, Hammond). 3. Watching You Sleep (Stubbs, Evans). 4. Never Say Goodbye (Stubbs, Hammond). 5. Diego Garcia (Stubbs, Hammond). 6. Little White God (Stubbs, Hammond). 7. Peasant in Paradise (Stubbs). 8. Hoodlum (Stubbs). 9. Sour Grapes (Stubbs). 10. Nutcase (Stubbs, Hammond). 11. My Worlds End (Stubbs, Hammond). 12. I Want the Moon (Hammond, Stubbs). 13. Broken (Stubbs). 14. Not Superstitious (Stubbs). 15. Pale Moonlight (Stubbs). 16. Dead Industrial Atmosphere (Stubbs). 17. Springtime (Hammond, Stubbs). 18. Hops & Barley (Tucker). 19. Hurt (Reznor).

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Leatherface Tour Dates
Thursday 21 July – The Victoria Inn, Midland Place, Derby. Derby DIY Collective presents Leatherface – Back in Derby after last years amazing Fathers Day show. Plus Teen-Rebel Dopefiends – Northern catchy punk on Not Shy Recs!
20:00 – 23:00. The Victoria Inn, Midland Place, Derby, United Kingdom. 8pm doors / £5 adv. Tickets: thevictoriainnderby.co.uk

Friday 22nd July – The New Adelphi Club, 89 Grey Street, Hull

Saturday 23rd July – The Dog and Partridge, Bolton. The Dog and Partridge is Bolton’s original and best live music venue. If you hate hearing Oasis four times in an hour, if you care about music, if you’re a band that wants to play somewhere you can be guaranteed a warm welcome and a decent PA then the Dog and Partridge is the spiritual home you might not have found yet. Tickets £6. Available at the Dog over Dogstock (27th/28th/29th May).


Footage courtesy of Aussie Punk Rock Podcast D.I.Wireless www.diwireless.com.au. Leatherface’s second set of the weekend, this time back at the Arthouse on Sunday night. After a late band withdrawal they doubled up as headliners again to give everyone the chance to catch another awesome set.

The Sainte Catherines - Fire WorksThe Sainte Catherines – Fire Works Autumn Tour 2011
The Sainte Catherines will be on tour in Germany with Sunderland’s own Broken Few in September 2011 and of course we’ll let you know the dates once everything is finalised.

Their critically acclaimed ‘Fire Works’ is now available for £7.99 from the Big Ugly Fish Cornershop. Here is what people have had to say about the album so far:

“The Sainte Catherines appear to have adapted their style with ease, retaining their blaring guitars whilst a more reflective approach has broadened their sound and with it their appeal.” Emma Howe – Manifesto Magazine

“The Sainte Catherines have released a not totally unexpected, but a surprise of an album, it’s not anarcho or hardcore; ‘Fire Works’ has too many influences. Overall this is punk albeit influenced by 1970’s rock and 1990’s Orange county punk. Good to hear a band in such great form.” Steve Janes – withguitars.com


Pumpkin Records (Manchester)
Pumpkin Records recently welcomed two new additions to their collective, Leatherface and The Sainte Catherines, both bands will feature on the new Pumpkin Records sampler and will be working with Big Ugly Fish Recordings on some future releases.
Drunken Sailor Records
A label who have recently released a 7″ by The Magnificent, as well as material by Unfun and The Young Leaves have approached BUF with the possibility of doing a split 7″ with Leatherface specially for the Out of Spite Festival 2011. We’ll keep you posted on any progress.
Boss Tuneage
Three members of HDQ, minus singer Golly all went on to form Leatherface in the late 80s, whilst members also ended up at one point or another in Sofa Head, Generic, Dr. Bison, Stokoe, and of course The Jones. Well it seems plans are afoot for a third and final HDQ reissue in the near future to tie up all the other recordings by the band not covered on Boss Tunage’s two reissues of their second and third albums ‘Sinking’ and ‘Soulfinder’.

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Leatherface At Punk ‘N’ Bowl IV

Punk-n-Bowl IVLeatherface are proud to announce they will be headlining Punk ‘N’ Bowl IV on Sunday 2nd May 2010 at Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes, London.

Gruff Punk Rock Legends

The Dauntless Elite
Awesome punk from up North

Thrash crossover from Liverpool on Earache records

Above Them
Pontefracts finest

Awesome d-beat from Manchester

Female Fronted Indie Punk from Bristol

Excellent punk rock from Cardiff

Melodic Punk Rock from up North
For fans of Jawbreaker and a little bit of Bad Religion

Bastad Rats
Rancid and Bouncing Souls worship

Tickets are £5 in advance £7 on the door. You can purchase them here:

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