The following news story appeared in the OTTAWA CITIZEN:

Reverb Syndicate play for punk gods, and have a new disc

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An Ottawa band, with a new CD coming this week, recently performed for royalty. Punk royalty, to be precise, ya gob.

The Reverb Syndicate — Jeff Welch, Mike Bradford, Michael Sheridan and James Rossiter, with “go-go girls” Lauren Hart and Katie Bonner — were playing a club in London and in the crowd were Charlie Harper, of punk legends UK Subs, and Glen Matlock, of the Sex Pistols.

“It was intimidating as all hell,” says Welch, “but we played, got the crowd dancing and had a riot. After the show, both Charlie and Mat came up to say that they enjoyed the show and state how much early instrumental bands from the ’50s and ’60s like the Shadows had such a large influence on them as kids. And how cool it was to see people still playing that style.”

The Reverb Syndicate are releasing their third CD of “spy-fi” music, Mondo Cacti, which Welch calls “a saucy, fun-filled romp with a decidedly spaghetti western flair to it.”

Mondo Cacti is a tip o’ the sun visor to the classic surf-western soundtrack sound, and it’s the sort of music Quentin Tarantino would put on screen. Hear the new songs at the official CD release, 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray St., $6. Opening are the Hobo Outlaws and the Pelts.

No videos of the new songs are available, but here’s a clip of the Reverb Syndicate live at Bluesfest 2010  . . .