News

News

A Dog Is For Life Cover

A Dog Is For Life remix

No Comments

On Christmas Day we a released a brand new re-mix of ‘A Dog Is For Life’ as a digital download only. You can pay whatever you want for the song and at least 50% of money raised will go to animal rescue organisations. <a href=”https://vicesquad.bandcamp.com/track/a-dog-is-for-life-xmas-2021-mix”>A Dog Is For Life ([…]

Read More »

Damage Case Video

No Comments

WARNING: This video contains scenes of piano abuse. Filmed in Brixton the same day we made the ‘Iron Fist’ video we present for your delectation ‘Damage Case’ featuring a cast of the usual suspects including Big Bubba Lap-Cat and his lap steel. See if you can spot cameo appearances by[…]

Read More »
image of Beki Vice Squad screenshot from Iron Fist video

ROAD CREW Limited Edition CD EP available

No Comments

New Road Crew CD EPs now available, limited to 400 copies only. It is the second of our lockdown tributes to Motorhead, we have created unique Acoustic Country Blues versions of more classic Motorhead songs as a companion to our previous Vice Of Spades EP. Just to make sure we don’t get too[…]

Read More »

Battle Of Britain album review

No Comments

VICE SQUAD – BATTLE OF BRITAIN BY FUNGAL PUNK http://www.fungalpunknature.co.uk The art of perseverance is one of the few aspects of the human condition that I can genuinely applaud and encourage in others. It emanates a defiant passion, it exudes belief and it cultivates hope in many who are thinking[…]

Read More »

Vice Of Spades Now on digital download

No Comments

We have just added Vice Of Spades to our BandCamp store HERE Available RIGHT NOW exclusive to the Vice Squad BandCamp BRAND NEW digital download : The Vice Of Spades EP. featuring whacked-out lockdown Country/Blues versions of four most loved and highly revered Motorhead songs, Ace Of Spades, Dancing On[…]

Read More »

Vice Of Spades

4 Comments

The lockdown has put an end to gigging, rehearsing and recording with the band but we have kept ourselves busy by recording acoustic versions of some of our songs and made videos at home for our ‘Vice-O-Lation’ project. We’ve embraced the DIY ethic for many years so we are used[…]

Read More »

Behind ‘Ignored To Death’

No Comments

The title ‘Ignored To Death’ actually came from a Reeves & Mortimer comedy skit but the subject matter is deadly serious and the song explores the tragic results of isolation and loneliness. All her life she went unnoticed No-one ever really heard her Like she never quite existed As she[…]

Read More »

Marshall Interview With Beki

No Comments

Over the course of your career, how has your live show changed? It’s become faster and louder but also more varied in some ways. It takes years of hard slog to become a confident performer and know which songs suit your voice and know the strengths and weaknesses of songs.[…]

Read More »

‘Battle of Britain’ review by Odymetal

No Comments

We are talking about VICE SQUAD releasing their new album “Battle Of Britain”, composed, recorded and mixed by Beki and Paul Rooney, guitarist since 1997, in their personal studio. Beki Bond, the singer and guitarist has a distinct and slightly croaky voice which she can modulate on the various titles,[…]

Read More »

News January 2021 and a look back at 2020

No Comments

We are currently working on a very special project covering some songs originally written and performed by a legendary and very loud band. Even though we can’t play live the wheels of the Vice Squad transit van are still turning metaphorically! All subscribers to our mailing list can get a[…]

Read More »

Inside ‘The Story Of My Life’

No Comments

‘The Story Of My Life’ was originally written and recorded for ‘Defiant’ back In 2007 but we’ve given it the full lockdown treatment and it sounds very different to the original. Some may think it’s an anti-Christmas song but it’s really about the ever increasing commercialisation of Christmas, the unseen[…]

Read More »

Vice-O-Lation Volume 3 NOW IN STOCK!

No Comments

Vice-O-Lation 3 CD EP is now in stock and ready to ship, it features 4 tracks ‘If I Knew What I Know Now’ ‘Ignored To death’ ‘When You Were Seventeen’ and ‘Defiant’. When you purchase the EP you will get a free download of ‘The Story Of My Life’, perfect[…]

Read More »

Vice Squad – PowerPlay (UK) Magazine review 9/10

No Comments

Vice Squad have a long and distinguished history on the UK’s punk scene, with vocalist and rhythm guitarist Beki Bondage being a founder member for the band’s first incarnation in 1979. Beki later quit to front Ligotage and subsequently Beki And The Bombshells, and the remainder of the band split[…]

Read More »

Inside ‘West End Stars’

No Comments

Beki: ‘West End Stars’ was written way back in the nineties and is about the freaks and outcasts of society getting to shine for a few hours in the unending pursuit of the ‘Saturday night swindle’ i.e the hope that the weekend will bring the romance and glory so lacking[…]

Read More »

Battle of Britain Album

No Comments

The first rule of Punk is there are no rules and Vice Squad ably illustrate this with ‘Battle of Britain’. The 13 track album opens with the blistering ‘Ruination’ which cuts through the bullshit of small time promoters and blaggers with consummate swagger and melody while ‘I Dare To Breathe’[…]

Read More »

Inside ‘Water”

No Comments

‘Water’ was first released on our London Underground album in 2009 and was a fairly fast punchy song. We decided to change it completely so rather than just slowing the riff down and/or replacing electric guitars with acoustic we rearranged it for piano and added a Spanish guitar solo. The[…]

Read More »

Inside Antisocial Insecurity Lyrics

No Comments

‘Antisocial Insecurity’ was written back in the early 2000s and was featured on ‘Rich and Famous’ and ‘Defiant’. The song is about poverty and the drudgery of very low paid work and the humiliation of having to claim benefits. People with low socio-economic status have far less freedom than wealthier[…]

Read More »

When You Were 17 CD EP

No Comments

Beki talks with writer Jennifer Upton about writing the song and making the video. Walk me through the genesis of how you develop new songs. Lyrics first? Music first? Does one person handle all the lyrics or it is collaborative with both words and music? Usually one of us comes[…]

Read More »

Inside Sniffing Glue Lyrics

2 Comments

’Sniffing Glue’ is the closest we’ve got to writing a love song and tells of taking speed and endeavouring to be ‘crusty’, which was considered to be very cool. I did actually wear a coke can ring on my finger but had no intention of getting married. Some of us[…]

Read More »

Inside Princess Paranoia Lyrics

No Comments

‘Princess Paranoia’ is slightly self-mocking and explores a woman’s reaction to rejections both real and imagined and her increasing isolation and desire to avoid people. It’s not about Princess Diana, though of course as with all songs/lyrics it’s up to the listener to decide what it means to them. The[…]

Read More »

NEW VICE SQUAD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD STORE

No Comments

We have been asked by fans who do not own CD players or who wish to buy high quality downloads for us to make our latest EP’s available, so we have renewed our relationship with BandCamp and made the two current EP’s available with the option to donate to the[…]

Read More »