The Ace Riot Of Sound

The Ace Riot Of Sound

Monday, 16 December 2013

Jonny Magus Of The Ace On Mr Suave's Mod Mod World Modcast Christmas Special

Mr Suave's Christmas It's A Mod Mod World modcast is now available. Jonny Magus Of The Ace featured on the Xmas special talking about one of his favourite Christmas tunes, Empty Stocking Blues by Floyd Dixon. It's a classic Chrimbo blues, from 1951, about his empty stocking! The modcast can be streamed online or be downloaded, and features other bloggers, podcasters, radio DJs and musicians talking about their festive tunes. Check it out!

http://www.mistersuave.com/2013/12/modcast-287-2nd-annual-mods-christmas.html


Friday, 6 December 2013

The Ace Live @ The Dublin Castle, London, Playing the Poet

Here is a live performance of The Poet from The Ace's gig at The Dublin Castle, London back in October, 2013. The Poet features on our new EP Sonic Snapshots, which is available from Plastic Pop Records.

Friday, 25 October 2013

It's Boss To Be Boss. The Ace In Mike Murray's Boss 20 For October 2013

The Ace's new EP, Sonic Snapshots, has made it onto DJ Mike Murray's Boss 20 rock'n'roll releases for October 2013, coming in at no.17. Mike has been playing tracks from our EP on his Whole Lotta Shakin' Radio Show, WRUR-FM 88.5, over the last few weeks. Thanks Mike from The Ace! We Dig It!

Learn more about Mike's show

http://www.wholelottashakin.net/index.html

Here's the link to the current Boss 20

http://www.wholelottashakin.net/boss20.html

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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Great Gig At The Dublin Castle, London!

We had a blast playing the Plastic Pop Records Showcase at The Dublin Castle, in London on Saturday. The gig was packed, it was boiling hot and we gave it everything we had. Many thanks to all the folks that came down to see us, and to Plastic Pop Records for organising the event and releasing out our new EP!


Buy our new Ep Sonic Snapshots for Platsic Pop Records

http://www.freewebstore.org/plastic-pop-records/index.aspx?pageid=1999074

Sunday, 13 October 2013

The Ace Live @ The Dublin Castle London Saturday 19th October

The Ace will be playing a 30 minute set at the Plastic Pop Records Showcase Night, at the Dublin Castle in London, Saturday 19th October, to promote our new EP, Sonic Snapshots. The EP is released by Plastic Pop Records and features the songs Dripping Time, Don't Go Baby, the Poet and One More Chance. Sonic Snapshots EP is now available to order at Plastic Pop Record webstore.

http://www.freewebstore.org/plastic-pop-records/index.aspx?pageid=1999074

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Minty And The Beeb Go Gigging Live Review Of The Ace From 2013 Liverpool IPO, At The Cavern Club

As we're playing the Headingley Beer Festival this Saturday (October 12th|), here's a review of our previous gig at Liverpool Cavern's IPO, written on the Minty And The Beeb Go Gigging blog. Hopefully we'll be as bonkers this Saturday.

http://mintyandthebeeb.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/international-pop-overthrow-liverpool_20.html

If The Ace were a wood preserver, they would do exactly what it says on the tin….. they are ACE! This is a trio (Daz on drums, Jonny on guitar and Nige on bass) from Leeds who wear paisley shirts and have 60’s mod beat down to a tee - their songs are brilliant foot stompers. They had just finished their first slot in the Pub before starting up on the front stage where we saw them, and we have no idea where their drummer gets his energy from to complete a second slot so soon! He is a brilliant drummer and completely wild and mad when he plays. They played a real blinder of a set, and in particular “Oh Yeah” went down a storm - it’s a great mod beat, you just can’t beat. They describe themselves on their Facebook page as “Sugar Shaking Poptastic Mayhem Straight Outta The Garage” and that hits it right on the head. Half an hour playing time was just way too short, but we are really pleased we had the opportunity to catch them this year.

The Ace after their set

Monday, 7 October 2013

Have An Ale With The Ace @ Headingley Beer Festival Saturday 12th October Leeds

Hi Folks

The Ace will be playing Headingley Beer festival this Saturday, October 12th 2013, In Leeds. We have a rough stage time of 10.45pm and they'll be 5 rocknroll bands playing the booze up through Saturday evening. The festival is at the New Headingley Club and many beers from Germany and the USA will feature. It is £2 into the festival; so please get yourself down, have a glass of ale and dig the sounds of The Ace.

The Ace are playing Headingley Beer Festival this Saturday 12th October, gonna be a blast at this booze up. The line-up is below. Many thanks to Jay from Nervous Twitch for getting the show together.

Rock n Roll running order (approx)
10.45 - The Ace
http://www.myspace.com/theaceuk
10.00 - Radio Partizan
http://www.reverbnation.com/radiopartizan
9.15 - Sick Men Of Europe
http://soundcloud....com/sick-men-of-europe
8.30 - LS3
http://soundcloud.com/ls3-uk
7.30/45 - Nervous Twitch
http://nervoustwitch.bandcamp.com/


Thursday, 3 October 2013

Sonic Snapshots EP Available To Pre-order

The Ace's new EP Sonic Snapshots is now available to pre-order at Plastic Pop Record webstore.

http://www.freewebstore.org/plastic-pop-records/index.aspx?pageid=1999074

The EP features the songs Dripping Time, Don't Go Baby, the Poet and One More Chance. The Ep will officially be released on Saturday 19th October, the same day The Ace plays the Plastic Pop Records Showcase gig, at The Dublin Castle in London.



Saturday, 7 September 2013

The Ace's Next Gig @ The Dublin Castle in London October 19th

Hi Folks After our great experience at Liverpool IPO this year, we've been concentrating on writing new songs in preparation to start recording a new album. The songwiting is going well, but it is also time that The Ace returned to the live arena. We'll be playing the Plastic Pop Records Showcase on Saturday 19th October at The Dublin Castle, in London. It should be a busy a gig. We're hoping to have our new EP ready for the gig, which wil be released by Plastic Pop Records. More on the EP soon.

Monday, 13 May 2013

The Ace Play 2 Gigs At Liverpool IPO @ The Cavern Club/Pub This Thursday

It is Liverpool International Pop Overthrow (IPO) time again and The Ace will be playing two gigs this forthcoming Thursday, 16th May, at The Cavern Club/Pub, Liverpool. The band are looking forward to the gigs and sharing the stage with many a fine band. Here are the details of the Ace's gigs. 

Thursday, 16th May, IPO, Cavern Pub, Liverpool, On Stage 9.30pm

Thursday 16th May, IPO, Cavern Club, Front Stage, On Stage 10.45pm
A big thanks to David Bash for organising this superb festival of music.

http://internationalpopoverthrow.com/

The Ace On Scootering Magazine's Recommended Listening For May 2013

For the second month in a row, The Ace have made the list of recommended listening, for the month of May 2013, in Scootering Magazine. A full review of our EP Another Top Pop features in May's edition of the magazine, but here's a slice of Paul Hooper-Keeley's review. Check out the link to Scootering Magazine here
http://www.scootering.com/news/recommended-listening-may-2013

'Released at the same time as their Next Time Around album (also on the We Dig This label), The Ace bring us the three-song Another Top Pop EP that doesn’t feature any of the songs already released on their long player.
The three songs on the EP are composed by Messrs Magus, Lee and Spencer (as is the album). Starting at the beginning (which is always a good place), Oh yeah! is a fantastic pop/ bubblegum/ garage beat number that is just so radio friendly it’s untrue...'
• Read the full feature in Scootering magazine - May 2013!
Paul Hooper-Keeley

Monday, 29 April 2013

The Ace Make Scootering Magazine Recommended Listening For April 2013

The Ace have made the list of recommended listening for the month of April 2013 in Scootering Magazine. A full reveiw of our album Next Time Around features in the April's edition of the magazine, but here's a slice of Paul Hooper-Keeley's review. Check out the link to Scootering Magazine here

http://www.scootering.com/news/recommended-listening-april-2013

The Ace - Next Time Around (We Dig This)

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Featuring Nige Spencer (The Lost 45s), Jonny Magus (Freebooting Profiteers) and Daz Lee (The Lies), The Ace describe themselves as “Yorkshire’s most dynamic group” – and on this showing, they may not be far wrong!
Next Time Around, released on the We Dig This label, contains 12 slabs of fantastic Mod pop that will have you singing along and looking out for their next ‘live’ date (they have recently played Leeds, London, Birmingham and Liverpool, where they have been a regular feature at the International Pop Overthrow Festival at The Cavern Club).
The album opener, Love Looks Good, is a powerful, up-tempo, number that conjures up memories of The Moment in full flight back in the mid-80s. Go Go Girl, as you may deduce from the title, is a bit of a beat mover and groover and the thing that is instantly noticeable about The Ace is that they are great songwriters, very proficient musicians, have a wonderful vocal delivery and probably have dozens more songs written awaiting them booking more studio time. Some of the tracks on here, such as Waiting For My Baby and Sgt Major Neighbour (which is very reminiscent of The Direct Hits) are instant ‘sing along’ classics, while other songs have a slower burn but really get into your head – in fact a great combination for any album...
• Read the full feature in Scootering magazine - April 2013!
Paul Hooper-Keeley

The Ace Record Review From Happening Magazine Blog

Here's a review of The Ace's album Next Time Around from the now defunct Shindig Magazine blog offshoot Happening Magazine.

 

Record Review - The Ace

THE ACE
Next Time Around
self-released CD

This Leeds trio have this rather smart debut album to offer us, with a clean dozen tracks of effervescent power-pop meets West Coast 60s garage. There is the Moon-esque pummeling of the drums, the heavy riffing of a master, and some hyperventilating vocals..in other words, something for every rock’n’roll fan whose pulse can raise itself when needed.

They play a strange hand, these lads. The opening trio of songs here are the least appealing, falling into that easy trap of making upbeat but indistinguishable, forgettable, and cliched retro pop. Great live no doubt, but less great on record. Yet what follows is a delight. We get on the title track some frenetic, Joe Meek freakbeat echoed sounds that also recalls XTC-style new wave. Funky riffage a la Jon Spencer and The Black Keys makes a welcome appearance on blues rocker ‘Loose Cannon Woman’ that really should get a proper single release IMHO.

Then there’s the John’s Children-inspired beat of ‘Waiting For My Baby’, the punk chops of ‘Hard Graft’, the scorching psych rock of ‘Alone’ (with some nifty excellent fuzz lead guitar), and the acid punk sci-fi (with added theremin) on unhinged closer ‘Attack Of The Mosquitoes’. There’s even a satisfying extra emotional layer The Ace reveal on the tumultuous, tremelo-ing ‘Shipwrecked’.

This album will appeal to the 80s ex-mods, to fans of the post-Prisoners flood of well-crafted Hammond-drenched classic rock, and well, to all good Shindig-verse music fans in general.


Phil Istine

Sunday, 28 April 2013

The Ace Live In Leeds April 2013


Here's some raw live footage of The Ace playing at The Escobar in Leeds, April 2013. The song is a new one called Egil Skallagrimsson's Head-Ransom and it is a fast, frantic, folky 60s punk explosion.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

The Ace Next Gig, Sat 13th April, Escobar, Leeds.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

The Ace on A Beat City Diary

Hi Folks

Beat popping soul rhyming scribbler Rob Massey has written a short article about The Ace on his A Beat City Diary blog, which also features The Ace tune, Go Go Girl. Rob also writes short stories exploring mod lifestyle and the wider currents of pop culture with his Notes From New Bohemia Blog. You must check out the links!

http://abeatcitydiary.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/the-ace.html

http://notesfromnewbohemia.blogspot.co.uk/

Sunday, 17 March 2013

The Ace Reviews From Ice Cream Man Power Pop Blog

The Ace - Next Time Around


A couple of weeks ago, I received a really nice e-mail asking me if I would like to check out a Beat/Garage/Bubblegum band with a bit of psyche from a band called "The Ace."  I listened to the couple of tracks they had sent with the mail and was blown away.  The band had very kindly offered to send me  a CD if I was interested, I literally bit their hand off with their kind offer (if that is possible in an e-mail?) and eagerly awaited delivery.
The album, "Next Time Around" arrived yesterday with an additional 3 track EP and has barely been off the stereo since.
This 3 piece from Leeds truly evoke the sound and energy of the beat bands of the American west coast, every song here is driven forward with real style and panache.
If, like me, you are a keen collector of the Rubbles, Pebbles and Texas Flasbacks collections, then "The Ace" are a band that you will enjoy immensely.





This album is an absolute listening pleasure from start to finish, anyone who is passionate about the Freakbeat/Beat/Garage genres, will find hours, days, months, years of delight in this album, ace by name ace by nature! The Ice Cream Man

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Another Top Pop EP Review From Spanish Blogzine Kick Out The Jams

Here is a review of The Ace's Another Top Pop EP from Spanish Blogzine Kick Out The Jams.

The original review can be seen here

http://oscarkotj.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/the-ace-another-top-pop-we-dig-this-cdep.html

 

The Ace – Another Top Pop (We Dig This Cdep)



Otro single que me tiene loco, en estas últimas semanas estos tres temas no dejan de sonar a la mínima ocasión. The Ace son un trío británico con claras influencias mods, pero con unas  canciones que tienen todo tipo de influencias desde el freakbeat al sonido chicletero del glam mas recomendable, pero con la capacidad de hacer un disco que no suena a refrito sin tener las ideas claras. Empiezan con un trallazo de vitamina en clave soul que parece sacado de una fraternidad universitaria yanki, “Oh yeah” es un revienta pistas en toda regla con un sonido demoledor, los coros beat de “Get me home on time” en linea Hollies pero con un sonido contundente, con la guitarras dándole al fuzz, con final apoteósico como si los Ramones en vena glam estuvieran despidiendo a la década de los 60’s, los toques de psicodelia llegan con “Strung out love strung” con voces en espiral, guitarras al revés, coros simples y entrega vocal. Un ep que regalan con su álbum “Next time around” al que tengo puesto el oído con total curiosidad y del que hablaremos en los próximos días. Oscar Garcia
 

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

The Bloodstains Gig @ Baby Jupiter

We had a great night at Baby Jupiter playing The Bloodstains event (on Saturday 9th March). All the bands were great, and it was packed out and hot like an oven. We did our thing with The Ace and we went down well, much to our delight. Groovy!
 
 

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Next Gig @ Baby Jupiter Leeds Sat 9th March

  • Here's the flyer for our next gig at Baby Jupiter in Leeds, Saturday 9th March, we're on stage at 8.30pm. There's 4 great bands playing and it's free!
    We're really looking forward to the gig.  We've been having some good throat ripping rehearsals, so hopefully we'll be on form.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Monday, 18 February 2013

Next Time Around Album Review From The Modernist Society Blog

Here's a review of our album Next Time Around from The Modernist Society Blog.
Featuring Nige Spencer (The Lost 45s), Jonny Magus (Freebooting Profiteers) and Daz Lee (The Lies), The Ace describe themselves as ‘Yorkshire’s most dynamic group’ – and on this showing, they may not be far wrong!



‘Next Time Around’, released on the We Dig This label, contains 12 slabs of fantastic Mod pop that will have you singing along and looking out for their next ‘live’ date (they have recently played Leeds, London, Birmingham and Liverpool, where they have been a regular feature at the International Pop Overthrow Festival at The Cavern Club).



The album opener, ‘Love Looks Good’, is a powerful, up-tempo, number that conjures up memories of The Moment in full flight back in the mid-eighties. ‘Go Go Girl’, as you may deduce from the title, is a bit of a beat mover & groover and the thing that is instantly noticeable about The Ace is that they are great songwriters, very proficient musicians, have a wonderful vocal delivery and probably have dozens more songs written waiting for them to book more studio time. Some of the tracks on here, such as ‘Waiting For My Baby’ and ‘Sgt. Major Neighbour’ (which is very reminiscent of The Direct Hits) are instant ‘sing along’ classics, whilst other songs have a slower burn but really get into your head – in fact a great combination for any album.



Already The Ace are getting radio/podcast play in Europe and the USA on shows such as Glory Boy Radio, Curiosity Shoppe, Stoned Circus, Primitive Show, Teenage Wasteland and Whole Lotta Shakin’ (where the album reached number 4 on the shows Boss 20 chart in December).



The Ace are one of the hottest purveyors of garage beat and bubblegum pop pysch in Yorkshire – with your help, they could reach the rest of the UK too.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Another Top Pop Review - Modernist Society Blog

Here's a review of our EP Another Top Pop from The Modernist Society Blog.

http://modernistsociety.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/the-ace-another-top-pop-cd-ep-we-dig.html

Released at the same time as their ‘Next Time Around’ album (also on the We Dig This label), The Ace bring us the 3-song ‘Another Top Pop’ EP that doesn’t feature any of the songs already released on their long player.

The three songs on the EP are ‘Oh Yeah!’, ‘Get Me Home On Time’ and ‘Strung Out Love Strung’ – all three composed by messrs. Magus, Lee and Spencer (as is the album).

Starting at the beginning (which is always a good place), ‘Oh Yeah!’ is a fantastic pop/bubblegum/garage beat number that is just so radio friendly it’s untrue. This is one of the best A-sides I have heard in a long while, which is high praise indeed.

‘Get Me Home On Time’ is another really instant number that has you singing along with it straight away. It’s a very mid-sixties, power pop sounding song that is just so infectious.

The final song on the EP, ‘Strung Out Love Strung’, is a more brooding, moody track, much in the same way that the slow version of ‘Honey’ was to Makin’ Time – but still powerful and it still in-beds itself into your brain.

Overall then, this is a really good EP that I know many of you will enjoy. And what’s even better is that if you buy The Ace’s album from them directly on the web (www.wedigthistheace.blogspot.co.uk ), they’ll send you a copy of this EP for free. 

Now that is ‘Ace’!!!
 
 

Monday, 4 February 2013

The Ace Gigs In Leeds & Liverpool

The Ace will be getting back on the gig path soon. We'll be playing our first gig in Leeds for a long while on Saturday March 9th at Baby Jupiter. We'll be playing the garage-tastic Bloodstains night, with some very cool bands. More details soon, but we'll be onstage about 8.30pm.
We've got the date for our appearance at Liverpool's IPO, at The Cavern, this year. We know we'll playing two performances on Thursday 16th May. More details as we get them.
 
 

Thursday, 31 January 2013

David Bash's Best Releases of 2012

Hi Folks

The Ace have had some more good news, our album 'Next Time Around' managed to sneak into David Bash's 'best of' list for 2012. David is best known for being the CEO of the International Pop Overthrow festivals, a respected music journalist and expert on all things POP! We came 125 out of the list of 125, but we made it onto the list. Hopefully, we'll rise up the table with our future releases, if we can come up with the tunes.

Check out the David's various lists for 2012 here,

http://internationalpopoverthrow.com/2013/01/12/david-bashs-favorite-albums-of-2012/

More Liverpool IPO news soon from The Ace.

Cheers

Jonny Magus



Radio DJ Mike Murray's Boss 50 for the year of 2012

The Ace made it twice into Mike Murray's Boss 50 for the year of 2012. Our promo demo Strung Out Love Strung came in at 24 (which became our Another Top Pop EP, as the freebee with our album) and 'Next Time Around' made number 22. Great News!

http://www.wholelottashakin.net/id5.html
 
Mike's Whole Lotta Shakin' radio show goes out Saturday's 4-6pm EST on WRUR-FM 88.5 or streaming at http://wxxi.org/radio/wrur/ outta Rochester, NY, USA. 

DJ Alan May aka Glory Boy, Top 50 tunes of 2012, featured on his radio show.

Here's mod radio DJ Alan May aka Glory Boy, Top 50 tunes of the year (2012) from his show. It's great a mix of old and new tunes. The Ace's Oh Yeah ( from our Another Top Pop EP) came in at number 7, very cool news indeed.
Alan May AKA Glory Boy spins the tunes on his and is broadcast on 6 Towns Radio every Sunday 7pm-9pm.
 
6 Towns Radio is here 
 
Alan's shows are also archived on mixcloud, so go check out some of his great shows where he mixes up Blues, Garage, Hammond, R n B, 6 T's bands,Fuzz, Tamla, soul, Jazz, Mod revival, European Mod, USA of Mod, 80's /90's bands, new Mod, unsigned bands and artistes.....
 
Here's the top 50 tunes
 
1 The Scene - Stop / Go!
2 Springtide Cavalry - Runaway
3 The Purple Hearts - Head on Collision time
4 Squire - My mind goes round in circle...s
5 Secret Affair - I'm not free but i'm cheap
6 The Loop - Theres a fire
7 The Ace - Oh Yeah
8 Button Up - Same time same place
... 9 The Theme- First time i saw you
10 The Chords - British way of Life
11 Eurovox - Victoria
12 The Past Tense - Jimmys love song
13 French Boutik - Les chats de gouttiere
14 The Creation - Biff bag pow
15 Detours - Leaving here
16 Fixations - No Way out
17 The Small Hours - Business in town
18 Modest Proposal - I've seen your face before
19 Pope / Chords UK / Mutiny on the thames
20 Castaways - Liar Liar
21 Thee Vicars - Feels so good
22 The Jam - Abomb in Wardour street
23 Chris Casey Combo 66 - 19th Rant
24 Yellowstone - Jimmy says
25 The Directions - Weekend Dancers
26 Sema 4 - Messages
27 The Town - Gimmie a chance
28 Lambrettas - Runaround
29 Merton Parkas - Hard Times
30 Dr Feelgood - Mad man Blues
31The Control - Playground punks
32 Mild Mannered Janitors - Mr Goodtime
33 Wideboy Generation - Welcome to the new Generation
34 Kingsmen- Louie Louie
35 Beggar - All Night
36 Royal Hangmen - Ace Face
37 The Circles - Mr Suburbia
38 Noise Quartet - Hot for you
39 Universal - Is this England
40 Killermeters - Rhona
41Red star - Low down dirty frenzy
42 Marmalade sky - I'm a fool
43 Ungowa- In your face
44Grenediers - Pillars of Lambeth row
45 Thee Generators - Gotta Move on
46The Cycle Paths - Halfway
47 Bob Manton - 1974
48 The Bureau -Let him have it
49The Frays - Keep me coming
50 Novatones - Living for the weekend
 
 

'Next Time Around' makes No.22 on Ice Cream Man Power Pop And More blog! for the best of 2012

The Ace made it onto another 'best of 2012' list. The Ace's 'Next Time Around' made it into the top 30 albums of the year, on Ice Cream Man Power Pop And More! blog. We made number 22, so we're well pleased. Check out the link, Sugar Shakin'!
Jonny Magus

Sunday, 27 January 2013

The Ace feature in Mr. Suave's Best of 2012 Modcast

Hi Folks

The Ace featured in Mr Suave's Best Of 2012, on his Mod Mod World Blog and podcast. The Ace are amongst some fine acts, such as Mile Kane, The Vaccines, and hot new Irish outfit The Strypes. Check out Mr Suave's blog and download the podcast from here. Oh Yeah! is The Ace tune featured on the blog. It is all very exciting!

http://www.mistersuave.com/2013/01/modcast-256-mr-suaves-best-of-2012.html

Cheers

JonnyMagus

Saturday, 26 January 2013

The Ace 'Yorkshire's Most 'Dynamic' Group!' on Modernist Society Blog

Hi Folks

I've been in the process of moving house, so I'll be updating all news about The Ace soon. In the meantime, here's a recent article about The Ace from the Modernist Society Blog, check out the link for the article and hear about The Ace, 'Yorkshire's Most 'Dynamic' Group!'!

http://modernistsociety.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/meet-ace-yorkshires-most-dynamic-group.html

Cheers Jonny Magus