News 2016
         

We will be continuing to write new tracks for the gigs in 2017 and for the next EP due out next spring

Again the tracks will be recorded at "Pressure Drop Studios" Stockport

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So a UK v US recordings 7 inch being pressed, also VERY limited to 5 copies

1. Attitude
2. We Dont Care

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So just because we can we are pressing 2 copies of "La La Land" on flexi disc ... yes thats right 2!

Taken from the 2009 album we recorded in the USA for Turkey Vulture Records

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We are continuing to write new acoustic tracks ... after recording 2 darker tracks we will be writing a couple of more
up beat sing-a-long tracks

In March 2017 we will be supporting Oi Polloi

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Been a busy weekend 8th october we played The Station in Aston for our wonderful friend OMD Dave

Then on monday 10th October it was into Pressure Drop Studios to record 2 new songs

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Looks like we might be writing a few new tracks for the gigs coming up later in the year

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It was mentioned that people thought we had stopped gigging, we havent, so if you want us to play, just ask

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A Big thanks to the 0161 Fest and Steve Blackman for having us play the acoustic stage

We really enjoyed the day

Thanks

 

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OK, its been a while, the next gig will be.....

1st May 0161 Fest Manchester Acoustic Stage

the set will cover some of the AFS back catalog, we are still trying other songs, so many to pick from

all our CD/vinyl will be free to take, no joke, all our stuff is FREE

 

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News in 2013

The next gig is the 9th March at The Black Swan Bradford, with Paper Town & Lazlo Baby

Here is a blast from the past, a track of our first album and a video of the Poll Tax Riots

 


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News ... in 2012 is .....

After a break of a few years performing AFS (acoustic) will be back in 2013 supporting Paper Town,
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paper-Town/255421734561410

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A new "live review" of the Star & garter gig is in the review section by OMD fungal Punk

AFS would really like to thanks everyone that showed up on a very wet and windy night to the
Star & Garter show... it was a pleasure to play to you guys

Star & Garter Manchester 6th December free gig.... plus we will have a give away box of AFS goodies ...

ITS ARRIVED!!!

We should get the new album back from the pressing plant this week

The NEW acoustic album "Note To Self" is almost ready to go to press, it will be a mega limited vinyl release

more details very soon / images

AFS are included in the new "SAS The Movie" the trailer is here

 

For a copy please contact OMD / Fungal Punk

OLD NEWS.......

Nov 2011

AFS are included in the SAS the Movie ... due out soon

 

Sept

a Very limited hand number version for reviews has been pressed ...

August

We have record 9 acoustic tracks for our best of album "Note to Self" including two new tracks

1. Note to Self
2. Lets Make the Cripples Dance

a re-worked version of "Note to Self" as a full band track will be released later in the year

June

We are going to release "The Very Best of AFS"

more info soon ....

some rehearsal video footage of a acoustic rehearsal recorded in 2010,

it's very much a warts and all rercording, so enjoy

 

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"Note to Self" being recorded at some point

See august 2012 info

We will be filming a new video for "lies" of the "Trash Vegas" album in march... more details nearer the time

We are back in the studio this week, remixing a track and adding some more to another song ....
more details later in the week

direct buy link for Trash Vegas album "buy now"

It is done :) ... enjoy

what we did in 2010

 

Stills from the new video shoot

The new video for "No Wonder" has been filmed and will be ready as part of the promo for the album "Trash Vegas" release on the 8th Dec 2010

stills of the video will be posted soon

 

another review

Nice gruffy punk rock with some unexpected ska upstrokes before kicking back into some decent punk rock. AFS are a fun band to liosten to and this new single is on limited edition red vinyl

The B Side "TV Minds" is a more mature slower affair.

New reviews up from the Great and wonderful "Artcore Zine" .. see reviews section

Trash Vegas is being pressed (29th Oct ) ... review copies will be mailed out once we get them back

 

New review by the Swedish Zine in reviews section of "No Wonder"

Trash Vegas after many delays has been finalty mastered .....

New review up of the USA album "Immature Nobodies" by "Kill Your Own"

New review up of the USA album "Immature Nobodies" by "issue punk" zine

Work continues on "Trash Vegas", since we want this album to be as good, if not better than "Immature Nobodies"
that we recorded in the USA, we are taking our time in making sure it's the best album we have recorded.

And it has been decided with Voltage Records that it will be released on "purple vinyl" as well.... so we have a multi format
version. CD/Vinyl/Download.

Some pics from the Zuu Bar gig for the Voltage Records showcase night

June 22nd

IT ARRIVED ...... red fucking vinyl!!!!!

June 21

Check out www.lightsgoout.co.uk for a AFS interview

http://www.lightsgoout.co.uk/

The Acoustic gig at the Retro Bar was great fun, thanks to the TNS lot for inviting us to play

The Zuu Bar Bradford gig was great fun, thanks to all that showed up and Voltage Records
for setting it it up..... pics to follow

 

         

Zuu Bar Bradford Thursday 10th..... first full band gig in 2 years ..... SHOCK HORROR!

The Test Pressings sound fucking awesome ......so 250 red ones have been ordered

 

The test pressings for "No Wonder" & "TV Minds" should be back any day now, and then
onward and upward to the RED VINYL!!!!

 

10th June Zuu Bar Bradford Voltage Records Show Case gig

Full band gig

           
         

Big thanks to all at Deadlamb Records for including us on there new album

         

 

1. "Wouldnt Wanna Be You"

           
         

Some pics from the 1 in 12 club gig .... cheers steve :)

           
           
           
         

"Note to Self"

10 or so re recorded acoustic tracks taken from the last 4 albums, 2 EP's and a vinyl

Final track listing to be confirmed

           
         

Acoustic gig poster

           
          We filmed an acoustic rehearsal.... so we will be posting a few videos of it very soon.
           
         

"No Wonder" got it's first play on radio last night thanks Steve Blackman on Phoenix FM

cheers :)

           
         

a NEW video for "No Wonder" is to me filmed in May for the release of the red vinyl single

More news when we have it

           
         

The "Chicks & Beer" video has had over 40,000 plays

What can we say other than thank you (whoever you are) for watching, and we just hope you enjoyed
the song and video

           
    March    

Work continues on the 2 tracks we are pressing on red vinyl

A Side - No Wonder
B Side - TV Minds

We Should be going to press in April

           
    Feb    

We have decided to re work some of the vocals on the tracks we are putting out as a promo version
of the album on red vinyl .... and then sort out a video shoot

           
    Feb    

We will be finishing off 2 tracks for the red vinyl

A Side - No Wonder

B Side - TV Minds

The video will be film shortly for "No Wonder"

           
   

Jan

 

   

We will be playing an acoustic gig at the "1 in 12 Club Bradford" 8th May with

Al Baker
AFS
James Bar Bowen
Banditos
£5 OTD, £4 MEMBERS

 

 

    Jan

 

 

 

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/afs

    Jan      
         

We got airplay (cheers steve) on Phoenix radio, of our acoustic set from July 09

AFS – dead man walking (acoustic version)

    Jan      
         

We are thinking about putting a very limited red vinyl 7 inch of 2 tracks off the new album

still unsure of what will be on the release as yet

    Jan      
         

We start work on the post produection of our album soon, we are not going to rush this because we want to make this the best AFS album we have ever done, we are very proud of the songs this time, and i think it will be worth the wait

           
    Jan 2010    

Ok 2010, kicked off with Jonny (and jeni) having there first baby!

Congrats to you both!!

          News in 2009 was .......
    Dec    

Some of the photos from the recording of "Trash Vegas"

           
    Dec    

Our video "Chicks & Beer" hit 35,000 plays !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
           
    Dec      
         

http://podcastfm.co.uk/files/32/mp3/punk_and_disorderly_9th_dec_.mp3

the podcast of the show ... enjoy :)

    Dec      
         

We had great time on the radio last night with Steve Blackman on Phoenix FM

It was the first plays of "Lies" and "We Dont Care" off the new album, 48 hours after we finished recording them

In fact the band hadnt heard the full song untill it was played on the radio!

Massive thanks to all at Pheonix FM for there help and support over the last few months

    Dec      
         

Well ITS DONE .... "Trash Vegas" is recorded

With the most intense 4 days we have ever dealt with, we finished the album

In little over 9 weeks to write and record! .... but 4 days to record 11 new tracks, to a higher standard
than the US album ...... insain!

    November      
         

Read the blog day by day of what we get up to while we are recording

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=17740403&blogId=520870713

           
         

we record our 4th studio album !!!

1. No Wonder
2. TV Minds
3. Trash Vegas
4. Lies!
5. Freedom is Not Free
6. 50 Shots
7. We Dont Care
8. Protest
9. Another Whiskey
10. Radicals
11.Wh
en I was

    November      
         

23 SONGS OF THE FINEST UNDERGROUND PUNK ROCKSPIT

& SAWDUST LIMITED EDITION CD WITH FREE SAS POSTER

http://www.deadlambrecords.com/SASUNDERDOGS.html

includes AFS - Attitude

    November      
         

1. No Wonder
2. TV Minds
3. Trash Vegas
4. Lies!
5. Freedom is Not Free
6. 50 Shots
7. We Dont Care
8. Protest
9. Another Whiskey
10. Radicals
11.Wh
en I was

So we have more songs than we need for the album... and 3 weeks to go for the recording

           
    November      
         

Word of warning if your in a band and press records... read on...

http://www.massmovement.co.uk/wordpress/?p=3137

 

           
    November    

Mass Movement use AFS as there theme tune yet again ... awesome!

 

           
    November    

1. No Wonder
2. TV Minds
3. Trash Vegas
4. Lies!
5. Freedom is Not Free
6. 50 Shots
7. We Dont Care
8. Protest
9. Another Whiskey
10. Radicals

this could be the it... all songs wrote .. all songs kinda ready to record

           
    October    

Our USA album "Immature Nobodies" is now available on 101 Distribution

 

1. Unite
2. Chicks, Beer, Fame & Money
3. Attitude
4. Invasion
5. Wrong Place Wrong Time
6. The Futility of War
7. Pocket full of Dosh (la la land)
8. God Fearing Country
9. Running
10. WDWTFWW

           
    October    

1. No Wonder
2. TV Minds
3. Another Whiskey
4. Lies!
5. Freedom is Not Free
6. 50 Shots
7. You Dont Know
8. Protest
9. Trash Vegas
10. intrumental.... to be finished

           
    October      
         

Our video "Chicks & Beer" hit 30,000 plays

 

    Sept      
         

1. No Wonder
2. TV Minds
3. Another Whiskey
4. Lies
5. Freedom is Not Free
6. 50 Shots
7. You Dont Know & We Dont Care!
8. Protest
9. intrumental

we are progressing well towards the next album

           
         

Some of AFS artwork is on show at the "Art Rocks" expo at Voltage Studios, it runs to the 26th October

    Sept      
         

Back to rehearing our next album this week .......

Not long before we are back in the studio :)

    Aug      
         

Birds Out Records have added "Attitude"from our "Immature Nobodies" album to there new Gonzo Comp CD

    Aug      
         

 

our new interview is online at http://ofviolence2.blogspot.com/

           
         

Pheonix FM are putting together a comp CD, which will include "Unite" after our recent live acoustic live on air gig

More details when we have them

           
         

Jonny Maveriq

'Well it was with great trepidation that I swigged my beer and stepped up to the mic at 7.25pm,curious as to what kind of reception this Old Punk was gonna recieve from the mostly young crowd.

I need not have worried,the cheering and clapping followed each poem and I left the stage absolutely buzzing !

Can't wait to do it all again soon,bigs thanks to Andy and Bev and the rest of the TNS crew for giving me the opportunity to cut my teeth along with some of the excellent local Punk Rock bands they support.'

http://jonnymaveriq.blogspot.com/

 

           
         

DJ Vulgar did indeed play our interview on the 9th Aug,..... and even played "God Fearing Country"

the Pod cast will be online soon for those who didnt catch it

    Aug      
         

http://www.guestlistmagazine.net/afs

new AFS interview with "The Guestlist" ... check the site out as well, some good stuff to read

    Aug      
         

Our interview will be going out on the 9th Aug,.....

This interview should be broadcast later this week, but will update

    Aug      
         

Ok .. the Burl School Magazine is on line

http://www.burlschoolmag.com/burl2.swf

go check it out, awesome mag, a very wide collection of cars/bikes/skateboards to keep everyone happy

 

    July      
         

We will be interviewed today 28th by DJ Vulgar for Vulgar Pits, Wildlife Radio

This interview should be broadcast later this week, but will update

    July      
         

Mass Movement Magazine

that have supported AFS since we started has not moved to a digital on line version .... THATS FREE

http://www.massmovement.co.uk/downloads/massmovement24.zip

go on.... download and enjoy

           
    July    

more songs done for the new album

1. No Wonder
2. TV Minds
3. Another Whiskey
4. Trash Vegas
5. Freedom is Not Free
6. 50 Shots
7. You Dont Know & We Dont Care!
8. Protest

3 more to write

 

           
    July      
         

http://www.blackbeardradio.com/

on Tuesday 21st July 8pm (Chicago USA time) some of the US album "Immature Nobodies" will be played on

"Black Beard Radio"

           
         

We are working towards the recording in December 09 of the new album "Trash Vegas"

Tracks so far are :-

TV Minds
No Wonder
You Dont Know And We Dont Care
50 Shots
Trash Vegas
Another Whiskey
Freedom Is Not Free

The album will contain and instrumental as well... as yet untittled

           
         

 

www.burlschoolmag.com

The interview we did, should be on line next month :)

           
         

The MP3's are ready to listen to on MySpace ... or you can grab them from here

Radio/AFS - Unite

Radio/ AFS - Dead Man Walking.

Radio/AFS - Chicks & Beer

Videos

    July      
         

Work continues on the new album "Trash Vegas", for the recording in December

We will be sharing some of the new tracks on the 9th Dec on http://www.phoenixfm.co.uk/

were we will be doing some more acostic tracks as well

           
         

 

www.burlschoolmag.com

We are in the midst of being interviewed for Burl School Mag .... go take a look

more info later

           
         

The videos from the radio session will be posted soon, and the interview will be posted as a MP3 of myspace

           
         

And what a great night on the radio

videos to be uploaded very soon

a massve thanks to Steve and Luke at http://www.phoenixfm.co.uk/

 

           
         

Tonight 1st July we will be playing live on the radio on http://www.myspace.com/punkdisorderlyphoenix at Phoenix Radio

8pm till 10 pm ... http://www.phoenixfm.co.uk/

the songs we will be playing

1. Unite
2. Chicks and Beer
3. Dead Man Walking

 

    June      
         

Work begins on the 4th album "Trash Vegas"

Being recorded here in the UK at Voltage Studio Bradford Dec 7/8/9 & 10th Dec 09

1. No Wonder
2. TV Minds
3. Another Whiskey
4. Trash Vegas
5. Freedom is not Free

5 more to go .....

    June      
         

While we are rehearsing for the "Acoustic Radio" set 1st July (Pheonix Radio)

Bret might have not grasped what it means to play "upright bass"?

           
         

We will be included on "V's the World" comp

           
         

We will be adding a track to this next installment of the North UK Punk CD's

Looking like it might be a brand new track

"Freedom Aint Free", which was wrote on the way back to the airport in the US after we finished the "immature Nobodies" album

           
         


Online Punk Comp

1. Attitude

 

           
         

We got some great review of the new album

This is the newest release from UK based band Arthritic Foot Soldiers and my first time listening to this band. I must say this is band is very cool and they play some of the best punk I have heard in years. This band has a very old school approach to their punk and follow along the same style of punk pioneers Bad Religion and punk legends The Exploited. For the most part this album kicks ass with some great songs that will get stuck in your brain. The only downside to this album is that it could of used about 3 or 4 more tracks to really complete the album but other than that there is nothing else I would change about this great punk album. Overall I would say that anyone who just wants an album they can pop in and have fun with should definitly pick up this one! I give this album a 5 out of 5!

-Daniel Damnation

alcohol-fueled punk rock wares are abundant on this amazing-sounding production. Recommended

 

           
         

New Comp CD just out on Voltage Records (free) with Unite on it from the USA album "Immature Nobodies"

           
         

We have been asked if OMA (Old Man Army) Skateboards can use some of our tracks on some videos

More details once we have then

    May 09      
         

Well 4 weeks since we posted the new video, it's had over 10,000 plays

WTF!!!!

           
         

AFS - “Chicks and Beer” video

Posted on May 21, 2009.

Check out the latest video from MAS affiliated punk rockers AFS (that's Arthritic Foot Soldiers, in case you were wondering) for their song 'Chicks and Beer'. The video was filmed on location in the Simparch bowl at Blackpool Ramp City, and features card carrying Middle Age Shredder and helping hand in the relocation of the Simparch bowl, Carl Anfield, on his homemade 'skatar', which was built by Carl and Big Woody, with a donation from the good people at Buffalo Longboards, back in 2004.

 

           
         

Sidewalk Skateboarding Magazine

Will be doing a feature on the "Chicks & Beer" video .... more details to follow

    April 09      
         

www.skateandannoy.com

    April 09      
         

and here is the final version of "Chicks & Beer" taken from "Immature Nobodies" on TVR Records

 

    April 09      
         

The filming is done .... editing to start this week on the "Chicks & Beer" video ....

As you can see the Skatar was used in the video .... see it is real!

           
         

Almost time to shoot the new video for "Chicks & Beer" which will be the next single taken from the US album "Immature Nobodies on Turkey Vulture Records.

We will be filming in the "Artbowl" at Ramp City Skatepark Blackpool UK

More details to follow

           
         

Our Album will be the featured album on the next Hum Drum pod cast.

    March 09      
         

We will be adding "Attitude" to the new Deadlamb Special SAS comp CD

Deadlamb have always supported AFS, so a big thanks once again

    March 09      
         

    Feb 09      
       

The Video to "Chicks & Beer" is to be filmed on the 20th April 09, more details in the coming weeks

Taken from the US album, it will be on iTunes in the summer of 09

           
       

Just a small fact about AFS, the combined video plays on www.promoteME.tv and and Youtube is over 31,000 plays

Thats a hell of a lot of plays!

           
         

We will be playing tracks off the new album on the Punk Disorderly show on Phoenix FM with and exclusive acoustic set on the 1st July

    Jan 09      
   


USA Release Jan 2009

Recorded 27th - 30th Aug 2008

   

"Immature Nobodies" album in the USA for Turkey Vulture Records, is released in the USA on the 27th Jan

www.target.com

1. Unite
2. Chicks, Beer, Fame & Money
3. Attitude
4. Invasion
5. Wrong Place Wrong Time
6. The Futility of War
7. Pocket full of Dosh (la la land)
8. God Fearing Country
9. Running
10. WDWTFWW

           
   


USA Release Jan 2009

Recorded 27th - 30th Aug 2008

   

Well the start of another year, we kick off this year with the release of the "Immature Nobodies" album in the USA for Turkey Vulture Records, the opening track "Unite" can be heard on our myspace page

1. Unite
2. Chicks, Beer, Fame & Money
3. Attitude
4. Invasion
5. Wrong Place Wrong Time
6. The Futility of War
7. Pocket full of Dosh (la la land)
8. God Fearing Country
9. Running
10. WDWTFWW

    Dec 08      
         

We will be on a best of Voltage Studios CD

Track to be confirmed

           
       

A massive thanks to Hum Drum Punk Pod casts, now based in Aussie for playing tracks off our new album in Nov and the Dec 08

           
    Nov 08      
         

 

used "Wrong Place Wrong Time" off the "Immature Nobodies" album on Turkey Vulture Records

           
         

Delirium Tremors USA will be released on Turkey Vulture on the 25th Nov, it will available in "Best Buys" across the US


Delirium Tremors

1. Wouldnt wanna be you
2. City will burn tonight
3. Trouble with bullets
4. One by One
5. Duped
6. Fight for freedom
7. Don't Fit
8. Dysfunctional
9. Nobodies
10. No Hope
11. Code Red
12. Only Beer
13. Architecture of life
14. Dead man walking
15. Happy People
16. Young Guns
17. Dirty Beer

+ Plus bonus live tracks
18. God Squad
19. Guns for Oil

           
         

AFS, as you have never seen them before!

 

           
         

Found some old footage of a guitar being put down on "Guns For Oil" from the first album, edited together with some live footage, enjoy

 

           
         

We will be adding a track to the next "The North Punk UK Vol.2 CD

It will be a track taken from the new USA album Immature Nobodies.

    Oct 08      
         

AFS as the sounds track to a you tube clip :) (AFS -minimum wage)

 

           
         

We have started to hear the new tracks of the new album that we recorded in WI USA in August 08.

It will be released in Jan 09

    Sept 08      
         

Would you be in a band with these lot?

           
         

Well we are back, what an amazing trip, it was great to go to the US to record the new stuff and we got a whole new sound as well!

Many thaks to Jason Z for his hard work and understand over the 4 days of recording, and thanks to Fond Du Lac for making this a truely awesome adventure.

some pics of us in the corn fields after recording was finished

           
         

Ok we are off to the USA .... leave 26th aug...to record the new album

We be leaving updates om my space over the next week

           
    Aug 08      
         

Here are some recent pics of us on stage

 

           
         

The northwest UK Punk Comp has gone to press .... should be back by mid aug

    July 08      
          This week we will be playing with The Stories at the Railway in Chorley, it's an open air gig, so i bet it pisses down :)
           
          Awesome gig on friday 25th July at The Witton Charms, Northwich, looking forward to playing Chorley Rugby Club tonight 26th July
           
       

The USA version of Delirium Tremors has arrived

The Release date in the USA has yet to be confirmed, copies will be sent out for review of the coming weeks.

           
       

AFS - For Your Glory



Brand new track for the Northwest Punk comp CD

http://www.myspace.com/arthriticfootsoldiers

           
    July 08      
       

Our track for "Northwest UK Punk" CD "For Your Glory" has now been recorded.

it will be posted on myspace as soon as it is mixed as well.

    July 08      
         

New interview

http://www.distortedmagazine.com/currentissue/

 

           
         

And the USA album is almost complete

"Immature Nobodies", might not be what people expect from AFS...


1. Unite
2. Chicks, Beer, Fame & Money
3. Invasion
4. Running
5. Your Attitude
6. The Futility of War
7. Pocket full of Dosh (in la la land)
8. Wrong Place Wrong Time
9. God Fearing Country
10. WDWTFWW

All tracks are wrote..... roll on the recording

    June      
          We will be filming a new video on the 12th July for "Punk Rock & Skateboards"
           
         

The first glimpse at the artwork for the USA album,

    June      
       

Ok i tunes FINALLY put happy people up on it's site Direct buy link ...it's only 79p

 

 

           
         

ITS arrived!!!!!!!... BLUE fucking vinyl!!!!

    June 2008      
         

And the USA album is almost complete

"Immature Nobodies", might not be what people expect from AFS...


1. Unite
2. Chicks, Beer, Fame & Money
3. Invasion
4. TBC
5. Your Attitude
6. The Futility of War
7. Pocket full of Dosh (in la la land)
8. Wrong Place Wrong Time
9. God Fearing Country
10. WDWTFWW

one more to write!!!!!!!!!!

           
       

Sick56,
The Bullet Kings,
Middle Finger Salute,
The Inadequates,
Sense of Urgency,
One Man Stand
,
The Great St Louis
,
The Spitting Dummies,
The Hyperjax,
The Shadow Cops,
AFS,
Flat Back Four,

The Fractions......

Just waiting for Book Store to respond and i think thats it all done :)



           
    June 2008    

Here are some new pics taken by Bev from the TNS bunch of the SAS gig at the thatched house, cheers bev

           
       

Finaly after a year or so, i think this project is on course.

AFS will be doing a brand new track ...we just have to write it now

bands that have confirmed are :-

Sick56, The Bullet Kings, Middle Finger Salute, The Inadequates, Sense of Urgency, One Man Stand, The Great St Louis, The Spitting Dummies, ....more to be confirmed

           
         

Work continues on the songs for the USA album.

as ever with this album "Immature Nobodies", it's marks a move forward in what we sound like, with bret on bass it has added musicaly and vocaly to what we are doing.


1. Unite
2. Chicks, Beer, Fame & Money
3. Your Attitude
4. God Fearing Country
5. Invasion
6. Pocket full of Dosh (in la la land)
7. Social Disorder
8. Wrong Place Wrong Time
9. TBC
10. WDWTFWW

almost there........ phew.. only a few months till we leave for the US

    June 2008      
         

Sending the EP out for review....

reviews coming in

http://www.myspace.com/arfzine

Wow a record, some people really know the way to our hearts! It might be time for a mixtape! A.F.S. & the Bullet Kings have sent the 'Prime Cuts EP', yet another selection of songs, this time on one 7" record! It's 33 1/3rpm so we get 3 tracks from them both (i think, although its hard to check whilst the records playing!). The second from A.F.S. spits lyrically about 'drinking in anger' and has a splendid little twiddly bit of unexpected folk (to appeal to a wider range of hardcore drinkers?!) whilst the rest of the side keeps to that raw sound we all know & love! The Bullet kings give us a slightly slower & rockier selection with vox that sound like Matt Freeman from Rancid! The riffs have an old skool quirky feel & it's well gud fun!
www.voltagerecords.com

More reviews soon!
Jim & Nati ARF

    May 2008      
       

ITS arrived!!!!!!!... slight problem .. it's on black vinyl and not blue?... the blue ones will arrive in a few weeks...

so for now ... im sending out the black vinyl versions

           
         

We will be shooting a new video for "punk rock and skateboards"

The location will be in a skateboard park somewhere in the northwest of UK in July

    April 2008      
       

The the Prime Cuts EP is at the pressing plant ....

We should have it back on the 20th MAY!!!!

1. I-Spy
2. Drinking in Anger
3. Punk Rock & Skateboards

           
         

YET MORE working on the new stuff for the US album ......

1. Unite
2. Wrong Place Wrong Time
3. Chicks, Beer, Fame & Money
4. God Fearing Country
5. Invasion
6. Your Attitude
7. Pocket full of Dosh

with tracks Boot Licker, and a few more we will have our 10 tracks

    April 2008      
       



Home Sweet Home /

1. The City Will Burn Tonight
2. Only Beer Can Save Us Now!

http://www.youtube.com/v/543fQI0vi60&hl=en

           
         

Still working on the new stuff for the US album

1. Unite
2. Wrong Place Wrong Time
3. Chicks, Beer, Fame & Money
4. God Fearing Country
5. Invation
6. Your Attitude

with tracks Boot Licker, Pocket full of Dosh, in the pipeline

 

           
         

Massive thanks to Fungal punk for letting us play on the SAS 3 dayer, we really enjoyed it

pics to follow

           
         

Work continues on the songs for the next album "Immature European Nobodies" which is to be recorded in Aug of this year over the pond, in Wisconsin

1. Unite
2. Wrong Place Wrong Time
3. Chicks, Beer, Fame & Money
4. God Fearing Country
5. Invation

with tracks Boot Licker, Pocket full of Dosh, Your Attitude, and several more all being worked on for the 10 track album.

           
       

We will be mixing our side of the Prime Cuts EP this week, and it should be on it's way to the pressing plant the 2nd week of April

1. I-Spy
2. Drinking in Anger
3. Punk Rock & Skateboards

 

    Mar 2008      
         

A massive thanks to the Colliers Arms Radcliffe for another awesome gig

cheers

           
          We are continuing to write the next album that will be recorded in August in Fond Du Lac Winsconson USA
           
         

We have been ask to be part of the SAS 3 dayer at the Thatched House in April,

More info when we have them

           
   

   

We have been asked to submit a track for a new SAS / Slit records CD, we think we will use one of the live tracks from the Gasworks gig in 07

1. Trouble With Bullets (Live)

           
       

We have been asked to put two tracks on a forthcoming punk 4 life CD, Home Sweet Home

1. The City Will Burn Tonight
2. Only Beer Can Save Us Now!

           
   

   

We should have our tracks finished for the Prime Cuts EP this week

1. I-Spy
2. Drinking in Anger
3. Punk Rock & Skateboards

           
   

    We have recorded the Prime Cuts EP a Split 7 inch EP with The Bullet Kings (1st March) at Voltage Studios in Bradford and will be released on Voltage Records.

we just have to finsh the vocals ... we hope to have it to the pressing plant by the end of March

1. I-Spy
2. Drinking in Anger
3. Punk Rock & Skateboards

it will be between 6.30 - 7 mins of music at 33 RPM a side.

It will be a limited 500 copies release only sold at gigs, or via Voltage Records.

           
           
         

Some more pics by Jeni Sadler from the Victoria Baths photoshoot (jan 08)

           
         

The flights are booked to the USA to record the next album for Turkey Vulture Records in august / sept 08, the working the tittle is "Immature European Nobodies"

 

           
   

    We are recording Prime Cuts EP a Split 7 inch EP with The Bullet Kings 1st March at Voltage Studios in Bradford and released on Voltage Records.

1. Drinking in Anger
2. I-Spy
3. Punk Rock & Skateboards

it will be between 6.30 - 7 mins of music at 33 RPM a side.

It will be a limited 500 copies release only sold at gigs, or via Voltage Records.


           
         

We are part of the TPL pod cast .... enjoy

http://tlpshow.com/2008/02/17/6pk-046/

Feature Tracks:

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Arthritic Foot Soldiers - Code Red

           
    Feb 2008      
         

OK, we will be playing The Alma (Bolton) on the 22nd of Feb as part of a UK Showcase night, tickets are £5 so drop us and e mail if you want to show up

Also our download single on I tunes will be on there for sale in the next few weeks

We have heard from Turkey Vulture that the CD is at the pressing plant in the US, we should have copies here with us in a months time, more info when we have it


Delirium Tremors

1. Wouldnt wanna be you
2. City will burn tonight
3. Trouble with bullets
4. One by One
5. Duped
6. Fight for freedom
7. Don't Fit
8. Dysfunctional
9. Nobodies
10. No Hope
11. Code Red
12. Only Beer
13. Architecture of life
14. Dead man walking
15. Happy People
16. Young Guns
17. Dirty Beer

+ Plus bonus live tracks
18. God Squad
19. Guns for Oil

           
         

OK, we will be playing The Alma (Bolton) on the 22nd of Feb As part of a UK Showcase night, tickets are £5 so drop us and e mail if you want to show up

Some more of the pics that Jeni Sadler took of us at Victoria Baths on a very COLD January morning.

Photo by www.jenisaddler.co.uk

Photo by www.jenisaddler.co.uk

Photo by www.jenisaddler.co.uk

Photo by www.jenisaddler.co.uk

 

    Jan 2008      
         

A big thanks to Jeni Sadler http://www.jenisadler.co.uk/ for the new photos, more will be posted very soon

           
         

Pics from the video for the new single "Happy People" due out in March

Munki Boi

CJ


Bret


Rob

           
        Work starts on the Prime Cuts EP a Split 7 inch EP with The Bullet Kings

1. Drinking in Anger
2. I-Spy
3. Punk Rock & Skateboards

it will be between 6.30 - 7 mins of music at 33 RPM

It will be a limited 500 copies release only sold at gigs, or via Voltage Records

           
          The photoshoot at "Victoria Baths" in Manchester went great, will post some new images very soon, was such a great experience to be able to be allowed in.
           
         

The Acoustic Foot Soldiers gig with The Bullet Kings with Middle Finger Salute went really well, and we have decided that a acoustic album will be recorded with extra unreleased AFS tracks as well.


PUNK SONG
TROUBLE WITH BULLETS
FREEDOM
DIRTY BEER
BARRICADES
NOBODIES
DEAD MAN WALKING
DYSFUNCTIONAL
GOD SQUAD
TALES OF A...

           
         

The Video shoot for "Happy People" went very well indeed!!!!

As ever a massive thanks to Malc and the Snooty Fox Wakefield for letting us use there venue for the shoot




And we might have to re-name our ep to "Only Tea Can Save Us Now!"

           
          We are shooting the video to the new single "Happy People", which will be a download single available in around March.

We will be filming it at The Snooty Fox Wakefield & Voltage Studios Bradford,

More details later.
           
         

We have new live videos from The Gasworks 23-11-07.... enjoy


AFS - The City Will Burn Tonight

 


AFS - Burn The Flag


 

           
         

The USA release of the Delirium Tremors album will look like this

1. Wouldnt wanna be you
2. City will burn tonight
3. Trouble with bullets
4. One by One
5. Duped
6. Fight for freedom
7. Don't Fit
8. Dysfunctional
9. Nobodies
10. No Hope
11. Code Red
12. Only Beer
13. Architecture of life
14. Dead man walking
15. Happy People
16. Young Guns
17. Dirty Beer

+ Plus bonus live tracks
18. God Squad
19. Guns for Oil

 

           
          If anyone showed up to the Weavers Arms gig and we were not there, it was due to the landlady pulling the gig on us... she double booked the night
           
          This weekend 12th Jan AFS will be gigging at The Weavers Arms in Bolton (also known as the Mopp), with the Fat Boys of Punk ... The Bullet Kings!
           
         

Well A happy new year to you lot, lets kick this year off with a review just in of the DT's album from Distorted Magazine

    Dec 2007      
         

Well AFS would like to wish ever fanzine, magazine, venue, and above anyone that came to see us a great xmas and new year... see you lot in 2008.

but just before you go ... have a read of the Big Cheese review of the album

   

Dec 2007

     
       

Prime Cuts EP
Split 7 inch EP with The Bullet Kings

1. Drinking in Anger
2. I-Spy
3. For Your Glory

Will be released in summer 2008 ... fingers crossed!!!!

           
    Dec 07    

A massive thanks to The Colliers Radcliffe, for one of the best gigs AFS have ever done, awesome crowd!!!!!!

We cant wait to get back there.

           
    Dec 2007     Work has now started on the next release "Lets Make The Cripples Dance" tracks, and so far it's going well, with a lot more input from Rob on drums.
           
    Dec 2007    

This weekend we will be gigging with the big lads of punk The Bullet Kings at the Colliers in Radcliff, kick off is 2pm

           
    Nov 2007      
       

We have been in talks to Turkey Vulture Records in the USA for some time now and we are really pleased that they will be releasing the "Delirium Tremors" album in the USA for us.


This will be followed up by a US recorded album that will contain exclusive tracks for Turkey Vulture.

We are completely stoked by this and we can wait to get involved with TVR.

A massive thanks goes to Jason Z from Turkey Vulture Records for believing in us.

More news when we have it.

           
       

AFS would like to thank Voltage Records, The Sneekypeaks, Worm and The Gasworks for a great Voltage Records night on the 23rd Nov

Preston D&P by Rich Lunt

Great to see Voltage Records has still got a varied bunch of bands on it's label.

    Nov 2007      
       

Hum Drum Punk (Pod Cast), we are Featured album of the month

x 4 tracks off the DT's album

           
         

A new photoshoot has been done in Preston by Richard Lunt for the release of the DT's album & mag / zine features

           
         

The Dog and Partridge gig was great, a great venue indeed, thanks to The Bullet Kings for the loan of gear... once again

Pics to be posted soon

           
       

AFS will be on a upcoming Comp CD by CoPro Records

Copro is part our distribution network with Pro-Sonic / PHD, more details when we have them.

1. Duped

           
    Nov 2007    

We have 2 gigs this month

12th Nov The Dog & Partrage / Preston
with The Bullet Kings

23rd Nov The Gas Works,
Supporting Worm / The Sneakypeeks

 

           
    Oct 2007      
         

Big thanks to Sam (Samikaze) and all the bands for a great night

           
         

Our next gigs will be

29th October
The Castle Hotel Manchester / with The Lobotomies

12th Nov
The Dog & Partrage / Preston / with The Bullet Kings

           
        ...and here is the Direct Buy Link for the DT's album
           
         

Well the first gig with Ian on bass was great, note for note the fucker!

ALSO if anyone came to the watch us at The Blue Boar ... it didnt happen .. the pub ran out of beer ... so the gig was pulled .... nowt to do with us

and we will re-arrange this gig soon

           
         

This we will be gigging on Thursday at The Alma in Bolton with The Bullet Kings at 7pm and at 9pm we will be playing the Blue Boar Bolton .. 2 gigs on the same night. This will be a good start for our new bass player Ian Parry

and on monday the 29th we will be playing in Manchester at the Castle with The Lobotomies

           
       

We have been asked by Liberty City Records for a track for there new comp CD

1.Trouble with Bullets

           
       

We have been asked to be on a new Voltage Records Comp CD

Not sure what track will be on it, but i think it will be an exclusive

We will post more details when we have them

           
   

 

 

 

OK the review copies have been sent out, so we are looking forward to reading what people think of our new album

 

    Sept 2007      
       

The New Album has ARRIVED from the pressing plant this week, it will ill be sent out this week for reviews

           
       

Our new bass player is Ian Parry, another skater ...

He will be talking over forcoming gigs and recording from this point onwards.

His first gigs will be on the 25th Oct at the Alma

           
       

We will be staring to write new tracks for the next EP entittled

"Let's Make the Cripples Dance"

Tracks will be:-

1.Punk Rock & Skateboards (Ain't Going to Change A Thing)
2.Not Going To America
3.Radicals
4.Social Disorder
5. Let's Make The Cripples Dance
6. I-Spy
7. Pocket full of cash in La La Land

Plus some live tracks that will be recorded at The Gasworks Bradford 23rd Nov 07.

As ever it will be on Voltage Records Bradford

           
       

The New Album will be back from the pressing plant this week, as soon as it does ill be sending copies out to zines and web sites for review

           
       

Slit Records will be using "Happy People" on there next comp CD

http://www.slit.me.uk/

           
         

Munki and CJ played an acoustic set
(Acoustic Foot Soldiers) at his wedding in Dumfries, in a roman roundhouse in the middle of a forest, ... fucking AWESOME!

The set list was :-

1. Punk Song
2. Deadman Walking
3. Trouble With Bullets
4. Year of the Barricades
5. God Squad
6. Dysfuntional Youth
7. 51st State of America (NMA cover)
8. Dirty Beer
9. Nobodies
10.Tales of a Drunken Generation
11.Fight for Freedom

Was great playing a nice mix of new and old tracks.

After the reaction of doing the tracks as Acoustic Foot Soldiers we will defo be doing more gigs when the full band cant make it.

    AUG 2007      
         

Sadly we will NOT be playing the Thatched House on the 31st of August due to Munki Bois Nazi Employees changing his working hours.

We are sorry about this, but it is completly out of our hands.

           
       

You will not have long to wait for the new 17 track album Delirium Tremors, it had to be with the pressing company by 7th Aug to be released / distributed in October.... so it HAD to go press.

Copies should be mailed out for review once we have it back around the 20th August.

    July 2007      
         

We will be playing at the Snoot Fox Wakefield Sunday night 22nd July, 90% of the set will be songs from the new album Delirium Tremors

 

           
        We will be sending an exclusive new track to Hum Drum Punk next Pod Cast... (Sunday 8th July) you will have to check to see what we sent ..... sneaky or what!
           
       

It is mixed, and being sent off to the pressing company 20th July.

There will be the odd track on compilation CD's coming out in the next few months

The Harder The Better Vol13 (USA only - Turkey Vulture Records)
1. "Code Red" USA mix

Underdogs Vol 1 (UK only - Fungal Punk Records)
1. "Happy People"

Best Of Voltage Records (UK only - Voltage Records)
1. (Unknown)

    June 07      
       

We have finished the recording of the album, we hope to have the album mixed in the few weeks

We are hoping that it will be a September release on Voltage Records distributed by Pro-sonic & PHD

           
       

Work continues on the 2nd album on the 19th June

The final track listing is unknown as yet

Also the gig on the 22nd July at the Snooty Fox Wakefield will be recording for the next mini album "A Few Too Many"

    May 07      
         

We will NOT be playing at the "Nice & Sleazy" fest bank holiday weekend, Munki has been put on nights by his company, NAZI fuckers what they are!

So really sorry about this

           
       

Almost there all the tracks are recorded and just the final vocals to record and then mix

Final are work is being worked on my Glenn Jones who has done all the AFS CD covers...

More info very soon

 

           
       

Fungal Punk - Underdogs Vol1

have included 1. Happy People

(Taken from Delirium Tremors)

 

           
       

Well this weekend we will be recording our second album "Delirium Tremors" at Voltage Studios, we will be posting details of how it is going.

9 tracks to record to complete the CD

    Apr 07      
          Sorry to tell you that we are not playing the Blue Boar gig on the 28th, due to family bereavement, we will re arrange this gig very soon
    Mar 07      
       

Work is almost complete on the 2nd album "Delirium Tremors"

which leaves us to work on

Radicals
Not Going to America
Invasion
A Good Year, (a re work of the frank sanatra track)
Warlord,

With means with :-

1. One By One
2. Dead Man Walking
3. The City Will Burn Tonight
4. Happy People
5. Code Red
6. Dysfunctional (Youth of Today)
7. Wouldn't Want To Be You
8. Only Beer Can Save Us Now!
9. Young Guns
10. Duped
11. Nobodies (taken from the "Only Beer" EP)
12. Architecture of Life (taken from the "Only Beer" EP)
13. Dirty Beer

14.The Trouble With Bullets,
15.Fight For Freedom,

           
        We have booked into Voltage Studios 5th & 6th of May to finish the recording of the our second album "Delirium Tremors"
           
       

Work continues on the new tracks for the 2nd album "Delirium Tremors"

The Trouble With Bullets,
Fight For Freedom,
A Good Year, (a re work of the frank sanatra track)
Warlord,

With means with :-

1. One By One
2. Dead Man Walking
3. The City Will Burn Tonight
4. Happy People

5. Code Red
6.
Dysfunctional (Youth of Today)
7. Wouldn't Want To Be You
8. Only Beer Can Save Us Now!
9. Young Guns
10. Duped
11. Nobodies (taken from the "Only Beer" EP)
12. Architecture of Life (taken from the "Only Beer" EP)
13. Dirty Beer

The album is almost finished in the writing stage is almost complete.... PHEW!

    Feb 07      
         

The gig at the Yorkshire House Lancaster was a corker, was great to headline and be on the billing as Head Clinic, awesome band!.

Sadly the recording of the gig was mard by techie issue but a live version of a new song "Happy People" is now on the myspace site ... so go take a listen

           
         

On the 24th Feb we are headlining at the Yorkshire House Lancaster as part of the Spit & Sawdust Tour, we will be playing some of the new tracks, other bands on the bill are :- Headclinic, The Fractions, plus many more.

The review of the Joshua Brooks gig is now on the live reviews page...

           
       

We have been asked to be on the 13th edtion of "The Harder The Better" Comp out of the US ot A on Turkey Vulture Records .

Not sure what track we will be submiting as of yet, but it might be "Code Red" which will be part of the new batch of tracks we are working on for the 2nd full album.

           
         

We are opening up for the Spit & Sawdust Tour on the 11th Feb at The Joshua Brooks in Manchester at 3pm .... other bands on The Bullet Kings and many more......

           
         

We are booked into the studio (Voltage Studios) 5th May to record 5 or so new tracks .... and maybe a few more

Dead Man Walking
City Will Burn Tonight
One By One
Happy People
Trouble With Bullets
Code Red

These tracks are for the new album, and will only leave us with about 7 more tracks to record to finish the studio CD .... then it is just the live one to put together.

           
       

... Awaiting reviews on this USA comp CD

"Wouldn't Want To Be You"

    Jan 07      
        Apologies to anyone that showed up at the Moses Gate / Farnworth 14th Jan to watch us with The Bullet Kings, the gig was cancelled due to the promoter.
           
      ... is on it's way
           
       

Dance Hall Troops Volume 2

1. Burn The Flag
2. Skate To Live
3. Don't Fit

taken from "Tales of a Drunken Generation & Only Beer Can Save Us Now!"

           
         

what happened in 2006

         

and what happened in 2005

         

...and what happened in 2004