Legendary German punk magazine Ox-Fanzine has reviewed The Exiles’ Universal Suffering, awarding our debut album a mighty 8/10 – the same score that high street glossies Vive Le Rock and Big Cheese magazine gave the album in their reviews earlier this year.
“Solid, classic punk rock. Such a richness, variety and consciousness of tradition we’ve heard lately only by Goldblade. Keep The Exiles on your radar…” – 8/10
– from ‘Universal Suffering’ review, Ox-Fanzine, Germany, April 2014
Since this review surfaced, orders for our album have again been pouring in, from Germany and beyond, so thanks to Ox-Fanzine’s Joachim Hiller for reviewing.
This month, The Exiles have played two of their best performances to date – supporting The Rezillos at Carlisle Brickyard (thanks to Pablo Komo Johnson for the pic, above) with Combo Zombo, and playing The Doll at the Black Bull in Gateshead with The Dugz and Razorblade Smile. Every band at these gigs was fantastic, as were the punters.
These gigs saw the addition of two new songs into our live set – Buzz Killer and Destroy The Daily Mail – and they’ve gone down amazingly well. We’re more than ready to play Rebellion Festival 2014 at Blackpool Winter Gardens on Thursday 7 August. You’ve never had it so punk!
We’re still looking for more gigs in the meantime (a few have fallen through, a few we’re waiting to hear back about) so please get in touch if you want to book us – we’re very reasonable, we don’t need no crusts cut off sarnies or nothing. We like crusts.
We’ve also filmed a promo vid for our cover version of The Harder They Come from our album – which we’ll edit as soon as the guy with the footage has enough data allowance to send us it all. Oh, the joys of poverty…