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Mar6

Academy

Academy, Bournemouth

 

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Mar7

O2 Academy

O2 Academy, Bristol

 

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Mar10

Waterfront

Waterfront, Norwich

 

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Mar11

Rock City

Rock City, Nottingham

 

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Mar13

Academy

Academy, Newcastle

 

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Mar17

Barrowlands

Barrowlands, Glasgow

 

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Mar20

Wulfrun Hall

Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton

 

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Mar21

Assembly Rooms

Assembly Rooms, Leamington Spa

 

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Mar22

Junction

Junction, Cambridge

 

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Mar24

Phoenix

Phoenix, Exeter

 

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Mar25

O2 Academy

O2 Academy, Oxford

 

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Mar27

Roadmenders

Roadmenders, Northampton

 

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Nov13

Academy

Academy, Dublin

 

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Nov14

Ulster Hall

Ulster Hall, Belfast

 

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SLF News

Jake Burns' SLF 2014 Year in Review 

It’s kinda hard to believe that we’re still doing this as Stiff Little Fingers after all these years, yet here we are still playing and going stronger than ever.This year has been our busiest. Ever.
We started by all flying to Los Angeles on Jan 4th to record our 10th studio album: “No Going Back.’ That was made possible after an astonishing Pledge Music campaign at the end of 2013 where you raised our target figure in under twelve hours of us launching. Simply amazing, and we can’t thank you enough.

We made the record in Perfect Sound Studios with Jason Donaghy engineering. We hadn’t worked with Jason before and went with the studio simply because the “engineer was from Dublin and might make head or tail out of what we were talking about!” That proved to be a very lucky decision as Jason turned out to be a smashing fella and a great engineer.

We finished the album on Feb 6th and headed home to do laundry and pack for a Feb 14th flight to New Zealand which started our first ever world tour.

Regarding the touring, there have been so many highlights, it’s difficult to pick them out but I’ll try. That antipodean trip included a number of shows on the Soundwave festival, which meant we were playing with the likes of Green Day in pretty big venues. We went back to Japan again, always a pleasure.  Headlined an incredible show at the Rebellion festival in Blackpool. Toured the U.S. (and became good friends) with The Offspring, Bad Religion and Pennywise. Undertook our most extensive European tour in the band’s history, finally playing places like Prague, Lucerne etc. for the first time. We also played our, by now traditional, St. Patrick’s Night show in the magnificent Glasgow Barrowland.

And we picked up our first ever number one record in the BBC Rock Album charts with “No Going Back”. The album also featured in a number of the “Year’s Best Of…” lists landing at number one again in the list compiled by “Vive le Rock” magazine.

So, to say it’s been a good year is a huge understatement. It has been incredible and, once again, it’s all thanks to you: our audience. None of it would have been possible without you. That’s pretty obvious! To say we are grateful is putting it very mildly.

Now then, what does 2015 hold for us? Well, we already have the U.K. tour for March in place (with later dates in Belfast and Dublin in November). We’re hoping to play a number of European festivals and also a run of shows in the U.S. In among that, we should also start writing the next album.


On a personal note, my favourite “honour” of the year was having this little guy named after me! Meet Chester Zoo’s rare Visaryan warty piglet: Jake!!

So to quote the great Robert Earl Keen song: “the road goes on forever and the party never ends…”
HANX! for everything and SEE YOU UP THERE! Next year.
 
All the best,
 
Jake.

SLF's new album chosen #1 of the year by Vive Le Rock Magazine 

Stiff Little Fingers' new studio album "No Going Back" has been chosen #1 album of the year in the December issue of Vive Le Rock magazine.

"The Belfast boys came back strong with their first album in ten years, the emphatically tilted 'No Going Back'. And it's been a long time coming. It's taken an inordinate amount of time to put together for one reason or another, said Jake Burns: "Some were personal, some were professional and some were just bloody annoying!"

Needless to say, the SLF front man is happy with 'No Going Back", confessing that the band were "pushing ourselves a bit on some tracks, both musically and style wise and on other things we've reverted back to the signature punk rock of old. There are songs that address problems in society and others that speak about personal demons I've had to deal with. It's a collection of tunes that I'm really proud of."

Recorded in Los Angeles and produced by the band themselves, having previewed new tracks 'Liar's Club' and 'My Dark Places' in a live setting, it was an audio pleasure to hear them in their rightful places, jostled up against the cracked genius melodies and throbbing pulse of 'Full Steam Backwards' and 'One Man Island'.

It was little surprise that upon its release it hit the number one spot on BBC Radio 1's Top 40 Rock Albums Chart.

And the reason behind that is simple, according to Jake, who says that the songs are "definitely a step forward, or 'up a gear' from what we've done before, while at the same time holding true to the values we've always espoused in the band."

SLF make ‘No Going Back’ donation to Integrated Education Fund  

(Integrated Education Fund October 24, 2014) Ireland’s iconic punk band, Stiff Little Fingers (SLF), have continued put their money where their mouth is by today donating more than £5,000 to the Integrated Education Fund (IEF). The band, who are well known for their anti-sectarian stance to life in Northern Ireland and for classic songs like ‘Alternative Ulster’ and ‘Suspect Device’, have been supporting the work of IEF for a number of years.
The donation was raised as part of a ‘Pledge Campaign’ by their loyal fan base which ensured release of the band’s ninth studio album - ‘No Going Back’. When the band reached their initial funding goal within 12 hours, they decided to gift 5% of any additional funds raised to help support integrated education back in their home country.
The band’s original bassist, Ali McMordie, presented the gift to the IEF at Cliftonville Integrated Primary School in North Belfast, his former school, which transformed to integrated status six years ago.
Ali McMordie commented; “I was so pleased to learn that my old school, Cliftonville, had decided to become integrated and welcome children from across the community and beyond. Diversity is actually a real strength and children can learn so much from being educated together. I am not surprised to hear that the school has almost doubled in pupil numbers as a result. Integration is something that the band feel very strongly about and it is nice to be able to put something back into Northern Ireland in such a positive way. The IEF is doing its best to help support parents and schools that want to become integrated, just like Cliftonville, and the band is proud to lend a hand.”
Ali and Stiff Little Fingers now find themselves more in demand than ever and they regularly tour the globe, having recently supported Green Day in Australia. Their music is reaching a whole new audience and ‘No Going Back’ even managed to reach number one on BBC Radio 1's UK Top 40 Rock Album Charts on September 14, 2014.
Local fans will have to wait until next year to see them play their hometown of Belfast when the band takes to the stage of the Ulster Hall on Saturday 14th November 2015.

New Stiff Little Fingers album hits #1! 

#1 in the UK Rock Album Chart: Stiff Little Fingers' new album No Going Back!! Thanks to fan-funding, Stiff Little Fingers has released a new studio album to tremendous response. With song titles like Liar's Club, Trail of Tears, and My Dark Places covering topics such as the recent economic collapse, continuing racism in the U.S., and Jake's personal battle with depression, Jake said, 'You've probably worked out by now, I don't do comedy songs'. But the songs continue to inspire fans old and new.

Here's where you can purchase No Going Back:

In the UK:
ITunes UK
Amazon UK Download
Amazon UK CD
Record Store

In the US:
ITunes US
Amazon.com Download
Amazon.com CD

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