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PLEASURE THRU TEARS CD LAUNCH

Monday, April 15th, 2013
PLEASURE THRU TEARS CD

PLEASURE THRU TEARS CD

 

The new Penknife Glides CD

Out now

Buy direct from our store here

or via iTunes

 

PENKNIFE GLIDES & DANSE MACABRE NEW ZEALAND GIG 11th MAY 2013

Monday, March 18th, 2013

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CLICK HERE FOR THE OFFICIAL

PENKNIFE GLIDES – DANSE MACABRE PRESS RELEASE

 

Danse Macabre

 

 

 

 

PRIMMERS CD PURCHASE

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

It’s easy to purchase the latest Primmers CD.

Just click ‘Store’ on the top right hand side of this PKG website.

Then click purchase from bigcartel.

PRIMMERS CD LAUNCH

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

 

There’s a common thread running thru both 1970s New Zealand punk band Primmers and 80s band Penknife Glides. Both have waited 30 yrs until independently releasing an extensive back catalogue of their work.

Cliff Skeats Gravelle, a founding member of both bands has been instrumental in this resurgence.

This week Primmers release their very first CD so we’ve included their accompanying press release below…..

It was early 1979 in the midst of the heady New Zealand punk explosion that the Primmers first unleashed their own brand of no nonsense rock to an enthusiastic Auckland public. With their call to arms anthem Youre Gonna Get Done hitting a raw nerve with diehard fans and subsequently being included on the now infamous AK79 compilation album of that year, the Primmers had claimed their rightful place amongst a select number of underground New Zealand punk bands.

 

Following the demise of the Primmers in 1980, Karel Van Bergen went on to front The Features and later joined London art house group Band of Holy Joy while Cliff Skeats Gravelle established Penknife Glides in New Zealand in 1980, and by the mid 80s had co founded London band The Wyrd Things featuring Terry Chimes from The Clash, Sham 69s Dave Tregunna and Nasty Suicide ex Hanoi Rocks.

 

Now fast forward some 30 odd years and in 2012 the Primmers have compiled 11 of their best songs from that post punk era packaging them into this limited edition press release only debut CD entitled Durham Lane. Sourced from an archived selection of demo and live recordings, these never before released tracks offer a rare insight into the 1970s Auckland punk scene giving the listener the opportunity to experience the Primmers at their vociferous best. LIVE

This CD is also available on itunes

 

The Band.

Karel Van Bergen —-Vocals

Cliff Skeats Gravelle–Guitar, Vocals

Chris Molloy———-Bass

Miriam Ludbrook—–Keyboards, Vocals

Dave Bebb————-Drums

POWER AND LIES

Friday, March 18th, 2011

POWER AND LIES. Here’s another track we’ve just re-recorded called Power and Lies. So click on the link here and check it out. The original was started in Tony Visconti’s studio in London way back in 1984. I seem to recall we had some major drama’s syncing the instruments to the click track on the desk then. Thank God things aren’t quite so complicated these days.

Oh and check out the new accompanying video on youtube @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMK_mOHUjXs

TAKING THE WEIGHT OFF

Monday, January 24th, 2011

No it’s not a new weight loss program. It’s the latest video from Penknife Glides.

30 yrs in the making. This one’s produced by original singer Steve Gravelle

This track is now available on itunes

Check it out .

PRIMMERS ON ITUNES

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Yes folks, after 31 yrs the Primmers have been remixed and their album is now for sale via itunes.

The new album entitled ‘Durham Lane’ features 8 original tracks.

A CD is now in the pipeline and due out in 2011.

PRIMMERS LOST SONGS

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Skeats is in the studio once again and has been busy compiling and mastering a bunch of Primmers songs recorded during their brief turbulent career in 1979.

Six of these long forgotten songs have only recently been discovered and at this stage the band have not yet decided in what form the finished product will take but watch this space for a decision soon.

Steve interview via Bangkok

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Frontman Steve Gravelle with an enlightened synopsis of the bands colourful 1980′s history and latest CD release. Steve Interview via Bangkok

Nick Bollinger Radio Review

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Take a listen to DJ Nik Bollinger reviewing our new CD. PKG_Nik Bollinger_Review