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From Wednesday 30 July 2003

Ben leaves the Cult

Sugarcult drummer Ben Davis has left the band. In a statement the band have said that their former sticksman was asked to leave. Click ‘discuss this item’ to read the statement in full.

Get up and go

According to, The Get Up Kids will release a new record on February 2004. Confirmed song titles are: Man of Conviction, Wouldn’t Believe It, The One You Want, Last In The Light Sick In Her Skin, Never Be Alone, The Dark, Is There A Way

The best interview ever?

Ok, you’ve waited patiently enough – here is what will become the most talked about interview of the year. No-one’s safe…no-one. Click here to read my interview with Whitmore.

I hated school dinners back in the day. Lumpy custard…yuk

Submitted: “Pier Pressure Records is pleased to announce the perfect after show party for reading: School Daze 4, featuring: Twofold, Hitechjet, Silverskin, Bo Weevil and Local Supports @ Chinnerys, Southend on August 25th. Cost is just £5 and remember full school uniform is compulsory, anyone

Norwich punk rocks. Ask Ben

Norwich based hardcore band petal illuminati have a couple of dates on the way: august 9th – ferryboat, with perfect government, bleed 13 and open letters august 19th – ferryboat, with ghosts use knives, open letters Anyone interested in booking them or who is willing to put them on should email

Put your hands up. This is a lock up

Howards Alias did it a few weeks ago, Jerry-Built recorded for the Lock Up last Friday, and now next week (Aug 8) NoComply will record a session for Mike Davies’ radio show. Not bad ‘eh? By the way, go see Howards Alias and

DC in the UK

Submitted by Darren: “Dashboard Confessional will play London Mean Fiddler (LA2) on August 15. They are also confirmed for the V Festival too.” No word on any other dates, it’s probably unlikely because I’m sure he was a nose-bleed if he leaves London…

Drop outs

The Next Autumn Soundtrack have had to pull out of their Brandtson support slot at the Peel tomorrow and so the delectable Remarkable Rocket will fill their shoes. TNAS hope to be ok and back on the road very soon, so I’ll apologise on their behalf.

Your chance to win things

Coming very soon is a Steel Rules Die competition and probably an interview. More details hopefully tomorrow.

TDR CD details

Submitted by the Two Day Rule folk: “Our new (mini) album shall be released into the big bad world on the fateful day of the 29th of September 2003. It containeth seven tracks of punky goodness for your delectation, and MP3 snippets of our two favourite tracks