The Take - Cover

The self titled debut by one of the most talked acts in todays Punkscene – THE TAKE!  has just been released. To celebrate the release the band decided to publish their second Video for “Revolution Now” a cover song by NYs first OI Band THE PRESS!

Famed NYHC drummer Will Shepler (formerly of Agnostic FrontMadball) and Sick Of It All bassist Craig Setari (also formerly Agnostic Front) had an idea for a hardcore power trio. Will called longtime friend, guitarist/vocalist Scott Roberts (formerly of BiohazardThe SpudmonstersBloodclot!Cro-Mags) who had just left Biohazard only weeks before. It was perfect timing for Scott as he wanted to move on and create something new from the ground up with complete creative freedom and passion. Soon after, Scott and Will began working on what would become The Take’s self titled debut record. Craig was busy with Sick Of It All’s hectic touring schedule so Scott recruited friend and oi veteran Carlos Congote (Royal Hounds, formerly of 45 AdaptersUrban NoiseLegion 76) to complete the lineup.

Another proof for the huge success is that the vinyl first press was sold out on label side before its offical release. The Vinyl is still available in some recordstores worldwide.

A new press is on its way! Transparent Orange Vinyl limited to 250 copies.

US Tourdates:

7/26 Washington DC Rock & Roll Hotel + THE OLD FIRM CASUALS

7/28 Albany, NY Fuze Box

7/29 Pittsburgh, PA The Rex Theater + THE OLD FIRM CASUALS

7/30 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place + THE OLD FIRM CASUALS

7/31 Brooklyn, NY St. Vitus + THE OLD FIRM CASUALS

European Tour Dates:

17.08. Badalona – Beach, Beer, Chaos (Spain)

19.08. Roeselare – De Verlichte Geest (Belgium)

20.08. Drachten – Scooters (Netherlands)

21.08. Essen – Don’t Panic (Germany)

22.08. Halle – VL (Germany)

23.08. Hamburg – Monkeys (Germany)

24.08. Dresden – Hecht Fest (Germany)

26.10. Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle (Germany) + COCK SPARRER

9.11. Untererthal – Stäbruch Festival (Germany) + AGNOSTIC FRONT

14.11. Belfast – The Palm House (United Kingdom) + AGNOSTIC FRONT

19.11. Birmingham – Mama Roux’s (United Kingdom) + AGNOSTIC FRONT

20.11. London – Underworld (United Kingdom) + AGNOSTIC FRONT

23.11. St Brieuc – Streetpunk Ink Mas Party (France) + AGNOSTIC FRONT and more

More shows tba.

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!