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Las Kellies
Suck This Tangerine

Argentinian group Las Kellies return with their fizzy post-punk and new wave designed to get the party absolutely started. Lauren Laverne loves them (Las Kellies not tangerines - though maybe she likes both  - who wouldn't?) and maybe you should too. There's just the two of them but they make a nice big danceable racket.  

Various
AK•79 (40th Anniversary Reissue)

A special 40th anniversary re-issue for the seminal compilation AK-79, which documented the exciting punk subculture that was flourishing in Auckland, New Zealand back in 1979. Featuring tracks from the likes of The Scavengers, The Spelling Mistakes, The Terrorways and Proud Scum, this new edition features liner notes written by scene figurehead Bryan Staff. 
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The Chats
High Risk Behaviour

To describe something as ‘chat’ in Australia would be a way to express how terrible something is. It is where Australian punks The Chats get their name. However, judging by their celebrity fans(Dave Grohl, Iggy Pop, Josh Homme) and viral success they are far from terrible. High Risk Behaviour is a potential pub-punk classic.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Rays
You Can Get There From Here

Hailing from Oakland, California, Rays have diluted their sonic power, but not their quality, a little by borrowing from the UK ‘80s DIY scene. Influences such as Television Personalities, Cleaners From Venus and Dolly Mixture have shaped the band’s second album, You Can’t Get There From Here. LP or CD on Trouble In Mind.

The Pop Group
Alien Blood

An absolute treat for fans of British post-punk and experimental music, Alien Blood is the result of The Pop Group’s Mark Stewart going over the original 2” tapes made in the process of recording the band’s iconic 1979 debut album Y, unearthing never-before-heard material and alternate takes on already essential songs. 
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The Pop Group
Y Live

Carefully constructed from recordings of dazzling live performances in diverse places such as New York City, Brussels and Manchester, Y Live should be seen as a natural evolution of The Pop Group’s seminal 1979 debut album Y. Future members of bands such as Cabaret Voltaire and PiL can be heard! 
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

John Dwyer
Vinegar Mirror

Just in case you didn’t know, John Dwyer is not only the creative and driving force behind everyone’s favourite San Francisco rock band Oh Sees and co-owner of the Castle Face label, he also likes to take photos. Vinegar Mirror is a coffee table book filled with his photos taken between 2009 and 2013. The book depicts what caught Dwyer’s eye from his home in San Francisco to pretty much everywhere else.

The Raincoats
Odyshape

Odyshape was the second LP from post-punk legends the Raincoats and it really is odd shaped music they made. It's the sound of music plunging headlong into previous unseen areas and at times can be a challenging listen but with moments of pure inspiration such as opener Shouting Out Loud. It was notable for featuring a host of drummers following on from a Spinal Tap-esque drummer crisis. When those drummers were of the calibre of the likes of Robert Wyatt and Charles Hayward then it seems to have been a blessing. Marble vinyl edition remastered from the original tapes.    
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The Pathetx
1981

Detroit punk band The Pathetx were influenced by the sound of West Coast punk, rather than the famous Detroit bands such as MC5 and The Stooges. They had a 16 year-old bass player who had the very punk name Mick Nasty. 1981 is released though Third Man Records. If you like Dead Kennedys, The Germs and Black Flag then this is for you.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Algiers
There Is No Year

Algiers hail from Atlanta, Georgia, apart from drummer, Matt Tong, who comes from Bloc Party. They mix disparate styles such as post-punk and gospel into one rocking sound. The band also take influences from non-musical sources such as southern Gothic literature and politics. There Is No Year is their third album.

Alice Bag
Sister Dynamite

Self-proclaimed troublemaker, feminism activist, writer and Los Angeles punk legend Alice Bag returns with her fourth album, Sister Dynamite. It is the follow-up to her critically acclaimed album from 2018, The Blueprint. Here she shows her ability to make her feelings on politics clear in the shape of punk earworms.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Gravves / Deh​-​Yey
Split EP

Two blasts of noise from the west of the UK here. Gravves hail from the North Wales border and make a cacophony of noise that has seen them gain a large and rather fanatical following due to their endless tour schedule. Deh-Yey emerge from the mean streets of Chester and the two of them make a full on rock racket with their large guitar sound and pummelling drums. 
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Moaning
Uneasy Laughter

The 2018 self-titled debut album by LA trio Moaning rocked with echoes of goth and grunge running through its veins. For their new outing, Uneasy Laughter, on Sub Pop, they’ve put down the guitars and picked up, or stood in front of, synths and laid down some beats. It’s an album about going through anxiety in the modern age. Undoubtedly a bunch of people will find a friend in this LP.

Rema-Rema
Entry / Exit

Rema-Rema were a post-punk group making grindingly groovy tracks back in the early 80s, molding brutality to synth-wave tunes. Entry is a track initially recorded in 1979 but squeezed off that year’s album. We get to hear it now though, the whole thing washed in wonderful feedback guitar, backed with Exit. 12” on Inflammable Material.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Various
Cold Waves of Color Volume 6

‘80s label Color Tapes continues its successful relaunch with the sixth Volume of Cold Waves of Color. The series highlights electronic music, specifically cold wave, synth wave and minimal wave sounds, from the ‘80s. Artists include Modern Art, Disintegrators, Echophase, The Lord, Mystery Plane, Berserk In A Hayfield, Lives of Angels and Silicon Valley.
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Protomartyr
Ultimate Success Today

Ultimate Success Today is the fifth album by Detroit rock band Protomartyr. It is their second album for Domino Records. The album was inspired by the reissue of their debut album, making singer Joe Casey think about the way they felt first time out. He was reminded of how that could have been the band’s only album and the urgency to make it that spurred them on. He realises that they are in it for the long haul now, but he still wanted to make sure he said what he wanted say while he has the chance.
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The Cool Greenhouse
The Cool Greenhouse

Built around the vivid imagination and lyrics of Tom Greenhouse, The Cool Greenhouse releases its debut studio album. Produced by Phil Booth and with the benefit of a full band behind him, The Cool Greenhouse injects grand, pop-orientated visions into the framework of DIY indie, taking aim at British society and reactionary politics along the way. 
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Thee MVPs
Science Fiction

Thee MVPs are a group from Leeds who all share the same house. They create loud, fast and noisy garage rock. They've supported the likes of Dead Meadow, Meatbodies, Ty Segall and Night Beats in addition to performing at high-profile festivals including SXSW and Levitation. Their music is influenced by Dinosaur Jr., Can, Sabbath, Hot Snakes, a whole host of psych, hip hop, post-punk, and garage punk plus labels as varied as Dischord, SST and Castle Face. 'Science Fiction' was mastered in Chicago by Shellac legend Bob Weston. This one certainly sounds like an exciting first record!
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Working Men's Club
Working Men's Club

Working Men’s Club have been earmarked as a band to keep an eye on for a good few months now. With a few singles under their belt, they are ready to unleash their eponymous debut album. Their music blurs the lines between indie, dance and techno. They have toured with the Fat White Family and even have a song which spells out their dislike of journalist Andrew Neil. 
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OXZ
Along Ago: 1981-1989

Dealing in dark and gothic post-punk that was ahead of its time back in the early Eighties, OXZ - an all-female trio in Japan’s underground scene at a time when few women were visible in the entertainment industry - enjoyed a sporadic yet influential career. Along Ago: 1981-1989 collects their entire discography of three EPs and one single on a 12-track vinyl, with seven extra unreleased demos available as downloads. 
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  • OXZ
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

CLT DRP
Without The Eyes

Brighton lot CLT DRP (I dare not even guess how that is supposed to be pronounced  - this is a family website after all) explore facets of feminism on this, their debut album on Small Pond. The band hail from all over the planet and have come together to make brutal, thought provoking punk that helps comfort those finding their way in this crazy, messed up world. 
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Male
Zensur & Zensur

Dusseldorf-based MALE were one of Germany’s first-ever punk bands, bringing the style and sound of the movement’s first wave to prominence in the city’s underground scene in the late Seventies and going as far as supporting The Clash on a leg of their London Calling tour. Their debut album Zensur & Zensur, released in early 1979, gets an overdue re-issue as a 2xLP package. 
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Girls In Synthesis
Now Here’s An Echo From Your Future

Preparing for their first full-length album with a series of highly collectable 7” singles since their formation four years ago, Now Here’s An Echo From Your Future is the moment of truth for Girls In Synthesis. Released on experimental punk label Harbinger Sound, the band exude cynicism and anger (underscored with fundamental optimism) at every moment. 
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  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Handle
In Threes

The debut album from newly-formed Manchester three-piece Handle, consisting of former D.U.D.S. members Giulio Erasmus and Nirvana Heire plus the multi-disciplinary artist Leo Hermitt. Placing intelligent political and social commentary at the heart of their urgent, disorientating dance-punk sound, In Threes is a future classic. 

Turbonegro
Hot Cars & Spent Contraceptives

Marking the 30th anniversary of the spectacular Turbonegro, Indie Recordings re-issues the Norwegian deathpunk veterans’ debut studio album Hot Cars & Spent Contraceptives. Originally released on the tiny Big Ball label in 1992, it gave an insight into the group’s completely unique sound, the energy of punk and hardcore meeting the theatrics of metal. 
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Turbonegro
Never Is Forever

Marking the 30th anniversary of the spectacular Turbonegro, Indie Recordings re-issues the third studio album Never Is Forever from the Norwegian deathpunk veterans. Originally released on the tiny Dog Job label, this album was a self-proclaimed “tribute to Blue Öyster Cult”, and saw them move away from the lo-fi nature of their first two records. 
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Use No Hooks
The Job

The Job is a delightful exhumation of previously unreleased recordings from Australian cult icons Use No Hooks. Active from 1979 to 1984 and featuring members of INXS side-project Max Q and Primitive Calculators, a nine-piece line-up of the band recorded a session in late 1983 that disappeared into the vaults. This seven-track vinyl compilation allows these recordings to finally see the light of day, with six bonus tracks on the digital edition. 
  • Vinyl LP (CH146LPC1)
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Negative Approach
Tied Down

Here's the debut album from Detroit hardcore group Negative Approach. Their first EP became a punk classic with its ferocious pace (ten songs in under nine minutes), and 'Tied Down' only furthered the impact with more breakneck speeds, razor blade riffing and John Brannon's inimitable barked vocals. Napalm Death named a song after this group and there's even a hint of Oi! and UK82 in here too! 
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The Fall
Interim

There's enough the Fall LPs in the world already without all the non-official ones. Mark E. Smith's attitude to contract signing ensured that there was always someone out there with rights to live tracks and studio outtakes. Interim contains early versions of tracks that would appear on the later (and excellent) Fall Heads Roll alongside studio rehearsals and live tracks.  
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The Fall
The Idiot Joy Show

The Idiot Joy Show was one of those the Fall live albums that appeared from time to time when Mark E. Smith mislaid the rights to his live recordings. It features the band in 1995 which of course means that it was the six headed line-up that featured Brix Smith (again). This era would end in total pandemonium but the band would be a fascinating and grotesque live draw. It's all here on vinyl should you want to take a peek.  
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Mega Emotion / Lady Di
Move Motherfucker / I Know You Know I'm Perfect

The creative trio of Lisa Horton, Jan Robertson and Iain Ross present debut releases from two of their alter-ego bands on one transparent magenta vinyl. Move Motherfucker is an icy, electronic and stylised affair from Mega Emotion, while I Know You Know I’m Perfect is a grungey, earthy affair from Lady Di. 
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Hallelujah!
Wanna Dance

Wanna Dance is the new album by Italy’s premier noise punks Hallelujah! And dance, you’ll wanna, well, maybe. The band don’t seem to bothered about that, though. What’s in a title anyway? Here, the band swap guitars for synths to play abrasive sci-fi rhythms and sees them casting their creative net into the world of proto-synth punk experiments. 
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Bodega
Shiny New Model

Brooklyn quintet Bodega (and not the Nottingham venue of the same name) have announced a mini-album titled 'Shiny New Model'. It features eight songs of big grooves and wistful melodies. FFO Parquet Courts, Shame, and Idles. What is a mini-album anyway? Where is the line? Is it just an EP? Answers on a postcard.

Mentira
Mentira

It's always hard to guess what Harbinger Sound might release next but the ex home of Sleaford Mods like a surprise. This latest release is from a Barcelona-based duo who make a kind of minimalist post-punk using just keyboard bass and a drum. Keeping things simple they emerge with an eerie sound that will appeal to fans of early '80s minimal synth stuff. 
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Extradition Order
American Prometheus

Extradition Order have members who hail from the bustling metropolis of Warrington as well as members from that there London place. They mix post-punk and Motown, and in the case of new album American Prometheus, make music you can dance to about J. Robert Oppenheimer, the inventor of the Atomic Bomb. For fans of The Pop Group, Dexys Midnight Runners and Black Country New Road.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Buzzcocks
Sell You Everything (1991-2014) Albums, Singles Rarities, Unreleased

Known so legendarily for their sleek, melodic punk missiles from their original iteration in the late Seventies, it’s about time that the latter-day material of the Buzzcocks came under the microscope. This new 8xCD box set Sell You Everything, featuring 29 previously unreleased tracks, does exactly that, compiling the entirety of their output from 1991 to 2014. 
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Buzzcocks
The 1991 Demo Album

In conjunction with the brand new Sell You Everything box set, Cherry Red deliver The 1991 Demo Album on black and white vinyl, a previously unreleased Buzzcocks LP of fourteen demos dating from 1991, some of which eventually made it on to 1993’s first post-reformation album Trade Test Transmissions.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Bauhaus
The Sky’s Gone Out

Reissue of The Sky’s Gone Out, Bauhaus’ 1982 third album. With tracks like ‘Exquisite Corpse’ and ‘The Three Shadows’ (in three parts), this is a slice of full Goth-rock, beloved by all the serious Goths around. This reissue features freshly HD remastered audio, using the original master tapes as source.
  • Vinyl LP (BBQ2097LPX)
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  • Limited edition
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Fotocrime
South Of Heaven

South of Heaven is the second full-length album from Fotocrime, the darkwave project by Ryan Patterson, formerly of hardcore punk act Coliseum. Produced by Jawbox’s J. Robbins and engineered by none other than Steve Albini, it’s a brooding and more immersive follow-up to the 2018 debut Principle of Pain. 
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Coriky
Coriky

Formed in 2015 but taking three years to perform live together for the first time, and a further two to release this self-titled debut album, Washington D.C. outfit Coriky is formed of iconic underground figure Ian MacKaye on guitar, his old Fugazi bandmate Joe Lally on bass and Amy Farina on drums, with all sharing vocals. 

Thee Oh Sees
An Odd Entrances

Thee Oh Sees take a slight break from their constant forward motion by adding something to a previous release: An Odd Entrances is to be considered as a sister album to A Weird Exits. Dwyer and co here explore the flipside to their usual frantic garage thrashings, with a set of calmer tracks full of cellos and flutes. Gorgeous as ever of course. On Castle Face, naturally.

The Fall
Totale's Turns (It's Now Or Never)

The Fall have always been fond of a live album and this goes all the way back to 1980 when they issued 'Totale's Turns' but as always with the Fall there's studio recordings mixed in there as well just to confuse matters.  Here you get a 140 gram re-issue of the original album. A nice way to celebrate Mark E Smith's 60th.  
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Raspberry Bulbs
Before The Age Of Mirrors

Raspberry Bulbs are a New York-based punk band from who feature members of New Jersey hardcore punks Rorschach and Californian black metal band Bone Awl. Elements of these sounds make it into their otherwise lo-fi, gritty punk sound. Before The Age of Mirrors is their new album, CD and LP on Relapse.

The Good The Bad And The Zugly
Hadeland Hardcore

Norwegian ‘oil-punk’ here from The Good The Bad and The Zugly, surely one of the zugliest names I’ve seen in a while. Hadeland Hardcore is their second album, and it brings thirteen tracks of blast to your ears in just half an hour: quick and dirty, the way this stuff is meant to be. LP on Fysisk Format.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The Durutti Column
Without Mercy

Mancunian post-punks The Durutti Column already had three LPs under their belt by the time they got round to 1984’s Without Mercy, but the previous trio of records wouldn’t have prepared their fans for what the band were about to get up to. Under the tutelage of Tony Wilson the group abandoned their wistful dream-pop style for contemporary classical composition. Drawing on the English classical tradition and the post-minimalist developments of artists like Arthur Russell, The Durutti Column end up with near forty minutes of blissy chamber music that occasionally crosses over into chamber-pop. These New Puritans may have been taking note. Now reissued with extra live recordings and bonus tracks on Factory Benelux.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Pussy Galore
Pussy Gold 5000

'Pussy 500' is a reissue for Record Store Day of deconstructivist New York no-fi blues garage slackers Pussy Galore. This is the band's second 12'' release. Following their debut E.P 'Groovy Hate Fuck', 'Pussy 500' first came out in 1987 on the band's own label 'Shove', the original pressing of which sold out almost immediately. 

Deutsche Ashram
Whisper Om

Four long years on from their joyous debut album Deeper and Deeper comes the second studio record from Dutch duo Deutsche Ashram. Guitarist Ajay Saggar and vocalist Merinde Verbeek’s scuffed, loud yet boundlessly melodic sound has now been blown up into something much more panoramic on Whisper Om. 

The Durutti Column
Live at The Venue

Live At The Venue is a 1982 live album from The Durutti Column, reissued now on their very own imprint. Durutti favourites from return of... , LC and Another Setting are performed with verve and vigour. This vinyl re-release has been fully remastered and given brand new artwork, with a free CD version thrown in too.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Chubby and The Gang
Speed Kills

Chubby and The Gang play pedal-to-the-metal speed punk and hail from London town. They add their own special twist to a sound influenced by Motorhead, Cockney Rejects and The Kids. Their debut LP, Speed Kills, in an adrenaline-fuelled thrill ride that might make you feel nostalgic for the days of the late ‘70s seeing a band in a London boozer and going nuts.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Bambara
Stray

Stray is the fourth album by New York-based post punk band Bambara. The theme of the album is death, set to a pummeling, brooding and atmospheric soundscape. They have toured with IDLES and 6 Music DJ Steve Lamacq is advocate. All you really need to know though is that their drummer is called Blaze.

Minor Threat
Out of Step

You may be surprised given their influence that Out of Step is the only album by Washington DC hardcore punk band Minor Threat. They'd already broken up once before recording the album but the band bedded down to make a classic of its genre notable for complex chord progressions and time signatures at odds with the previous more simplistic structures. A now iconic statement of intent before the band splintered off into the likes of Fugazi and Dag Nasty. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Maximum Joy
Station M.X.J.Y.

Maximum Joy were one of the mainstays of the multicultural punk funk that emerged from Bristol in the late '70s and early '80s. The group made an experimental but dancefloor friendly amalgamation of dub, funk, soul and jazz. Station M.X.J.Y was their only album in their (initial) lifetime and is here presented on red vinyl in a small edition of 500 copies. 
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Sneaks
Highway Hypnosis

Really impressive album from Sneaks here. Highway Hypnosis may be a record from D.C. with its roots in post-punk, but this is as far as any similarities with Minor Threat, Dischord Records go. Sneaks has produced a record of lo-fi hip-hop, leftfield pop and upstart feminist punk. Such is the scope of this LP that comparisons to Shabazz Palaces, Dean Blunt, Inga Copeland and M.I.A. all feel right. Very cool.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Sure
20 Years

SURE have slowly honed a sound that blends post-punk with disco and a more mainstream sensibility. They spent time in what they call the 'cave' blending electronics, guitars, keyboards and kinetic beats in to a form of music that is grim but catchy, terrified for the future but making the best of the present. There's one thing for SURE  - they won't let you down.  
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Shopping
All Or Nothing

Rachel Aggs has had a good 2019, releasing brilliant albums with Trash Kit and Sacred Paws. She now returns to Shopping for their fourth album, All or Nothing. As the band are now split between LA and Glasgow it meant they had to find time when they could get together. The album came out of an intensive two week writing and recording sesh. Expect their usual bold, post-punk sound, but this time with added pop sensibilities.

The Damned
Damned Damned Damned (2017 – Remaster)

If you’ve come to Norman Records with intention to purchase it’s likely you’re already familiar with this particular where-it-all-started punk classic. Damned Damned Damned is given the full 180-gram reissue treatment here, with interviews and think-pieces galore in the sleevenotes. Still sounds thrilling after all this time too.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Total Control
Typical System

To some, Total Control is what Eddy Current Suppression Ring fellow Mikey Young got up to while that band took much of the 2010s off. To others, Total Control are Young’s primary group (though this is not a solo endeavour - UV Race's Dan Stewart also helms the project, and the pair are backed by Al Montfort, Zephyr Pavey and James Vinciguerra). Wherever you stand, we can all agree that Total Control’s second LP ‘Typical System’ is a bracing set of Motorik post-punk that combines the foreboding of Preoccupations with Devo’s synth-based frenzy.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Television
Adventure

You might think that Television only made one album such is the lordation given to 'Marquee Moon'. This is their second album which, its safe to say, didn't do quite as well at the time both critically and commercially. It has a softer more layered sound which has more of a 60's West Coast vibe and could easily be seen to influence the nascent REM. Verlaine's voice is still as wiry and ragged but this sweeter side of Television should not be overlooked.  Long awaited vinyl re-issue on Rhino. 
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Fontaines D.C.
Dogrel

I've never heard of them. Seriously, I've never heard of them. They made four hotly received double A-side singles last year which I never knew about and got airplay on Steve Lamacq (which I never heard) and have played sold out shows across Europe which I never attended. Turns out they play snotty indie/post-punk with vocals that seem to sit somewhere between Mark E. Smith and Cathal Coughlan. But what do I know?  

Various
Typical Girls Volume Five

The Typical Girls series of compilations reaches number five with the latest batch of female fronted punk and indie bands from around the globe. No real household names here (Vital Idles excepted maybe) but that's part of the fun as you delve in and discover the joys of the likes of Table Sugar, Slag Queens and Kamala and the Karnivores. 

The Homesick
The Big Exercise

Having established a fearsome reputation as a live band that’s gotten them signed to iconic indie label Sub Pop, Dutch outfit The Homesick have taken a bit of a left turn on second album The Big Exercise, infusing their intense post-punk with a much wider range of instruments, from piano to clarinet. 

Automatic
Calling It

Absolutely not to be confused with the Welsh band that recorded every 3 year-old's favourite song, 'Monster', Automatic are a three-piece from Los Angeles who play electronic post-punk. Fans of Savages, Suicide, Neu and Broadcast should check out their debut 7”, 'Calling It'. It is backed with a version of Leeds band Delta 5’s oft covered 'Mind Your Own Business'. It was recorded by Joo-Joo Ashworth from Californian indie rockers, Froth.

Suicide
Half Alive

ROIR have kindly vinylized this collection of live recordings and home studio demos by frightening electronic duo Suicide. It was originally released on cassette only in 1981 and although a CD was eventually manufactured it has never seen the light of day on vinyl. Mostly demos with a couple of live tracks tacked on this is a nice companion to their relatively few studio albums.   

Eleventh Hour Adventists
Eleventh Hour Adventists

Jasmine Pender AKA Rotten Bliss and Jowe Head (Swell Maps, Television Personalities) have joined forces to form Eleventh Hour Adventists. Their music is informed by the likes of Einsturzende Neubaten - the pair met at one of the German experimental band’s gigs. Their eponymous debut LP is a mix of sleazy punk, psychedelic folk and ambient drone sounds.
  • Vinyl LP (ER86LP)
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Isotope Soap
Monitored by Zu Tse

Emotional Response round up all the releases to date from young Swedish geniuses Isotope Soap on one grey-coloured vinyl album. Monitored By Zu Tse includes the band’s debut mini-LP, on top of two 7” EPs that are only available in their native country, to make for a fascinating 17-track document. 
  • Vinyl LP (ER83LP)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The Monochrome Set
Little Noises 1990-1995

The Monochrome Set have always been prolific - spewing out albums at a rate of knots that put other bands to shame. They are best known for their early '80s records but after a split in 1986 the band reformed in 1990 and released five new albums over the next five years. This lesser known era of the band is perfectly captured on this 5CD set which presents each album plus a grab bag of bonus tracks. 
  • CD box set (CRCDX88)
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Total Control
Laughing At The System

Laughing At The System is the first music from Melbourne’s Total Control since their second LP, Typical System in 2014. The band are essentially a post-punk band influenced by the likes of Joy Division, but throw a bit of ‘80s electro in the mix too. The band don’t necessarily always tour with the full line-up, and they like the fact that this makes them a bit enigmatic, however, they are happy to point out that the full five-piece contributed to this. 12” EP on Alter.
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ShitKid
Duo Limbo​/​"Mellan himmel å helvete"

Duo Limbo / ”Mellan himmel å helvete” collects two brief studio sessions recorded by Swedish duo ShitKid just after they performed as SXSW back at the start of 2019. It sees Åsa Söderqvist and Lina Molarin Ericsson backed by an all-star line-up of musicians, including Melvins legends Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover and Paul Leary of Butthole Surfers! 

Wire
Mind Hive

Mind Hive is the new album by post-punk legends Wire. It follows on from their critically acclaimed 2017 album, Silver / Lead. That album left fans and critics believing the band had found the form of their late ‘70s heyday. Mind Hive may well have improved on that - and there’s the enticing prospect of one song, Be Like Them, featuring lyrics written in 1977 which were recently rediscovered. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Sheepy
Get Out My House

Get Out Of My House is the third album Liverpool pop-punk band Sheepy. There is no doubting their ability for writing short punchy, hook-laden songs that will have the mosh pit bouncing. They also have a plan to get an entry in the Guinness Book Of Records for the speed at which they write songs. Fans of The Offspring and Green Day - this is for you. 
  • Vinyl LP (BLANG83LP)
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Gauche
A People's History of Gauche

Washington D.C. band Gauche make the move to prestigious indie imprint Merge for their latest album. A People’s History of Gauche also saw the band work with outsiders for the first time on production, with Parquet Courts’ Austin Brown involved with this collection socially and politically on-point material. 

Teener
Auger

Pitched somewhere between new wave, shoegaze, drone rock and hardcore, the pleasingly vague Teener release their new 7” single on Third Man. While its lead track is the highly melodic ‘Auger’, the band squeeze on three tracks on this brilliantly valued package, with the heavy ‘Market Value’ also on the A-side and the atmospheric ‘Flavor’ on the flip. 

The Durutti Column
M24J (Anthology)

The Durutti Column were Tony Wilson’s first signing to Factory Records, and remained an understated constant throughout the label’s existence and beyond. Vini Reilly’s minimal, mostly instrumental arrangements, fluid guitar playing and gentle introversion were an atypical product of post punk, but in retrospect seem to prefigure much in indie and post rock. Over the years Reilly moved from the the drumbox austerity of notoriously sandpaper-sleeved debut The Return of… to incorporate everything from classical elements to soul samples alongside his instantly recognisable playing. If you only know Reilly from his work on Morrissey’s Viva Hate, or the few occasions his work made an impact beyond cult status, this double retrospective is a fine overview.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Organized Pleasure / Satin Wall
Tropical Stumble / Dans les profondeurs

The grey, depressing landscape of the early ‘80s. We know what it was like in the UK and the US, and it seems there was little difference in Belgium. What else was there to do for the youth other than start a band? Both Organized Pleasure and Satin Wall were formed by disaffected youths. In 1981, following a few gigs, they got their chance to record. Tropical Stumble and Dans les profondeurs were recorded in 1981 and are a document of two bands keeping punk alive that bit longer.
  • Vinyl 7" (STR7-034)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The Good The Bad and The Zugly
Algorithm & Blues

Norwegian supergroup The Good The Bad and The Zugly are on a bit of high. Their new album, Algorithm & Blues is the follow-up to Misanthropical House which bagged them the Norwegian Grammy for best rock album. The group feature members of Kosmik Boogie Tribe, Wonderfools and The Devil and the Almighty Blues. RIYL The Wildhearts.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Gino and the Goons
Do The Get Around

Do The Get Around is the fifth album by Floridian low-budget, hard rocking punk band Gino and the Goons. They take their inspiration from a range of rock ‘n’ rollers such as The Ramones, Chuck Berry and Motorhead. It’s a record that they hope will inspire you to get in love and in trouble. 
  • Vinyl LP (DRUNKENSAILOR114)
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Slender
Time On Earth

Slender are an experimental three-piece from NYC. You must not, whatever you do, confuse them with the hard rock band from Montreal with the same name, it will only lead to massive disappointment. La Vida Es Un Mus bring you their latest offering, Time On Earth, which blends discordant noise and distant melodies in a kinda nice way.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Slumb Party
Spending Money

Nottingham punks, Slumb Party return with their new album Spending Money. Their sound is built using James Chance, The Minutemen and Gang Of Four as cornerstones - a hooky, sax-heavy rollicking post-punk ride. This time out they’ve upped the melodic pop making them even more irresistible. On Drunken Sailor.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The Fall
1982

A new six-CD box set documenting a pivotal year for Mark E Smith and The Fall, 1982 gathers up the two studio albums they released that year - Hex Enduction Hour, universally acknowledged as one of their very finest, and Room To Live, regarded as a difficult curate’s egg - plus contemporary Peel sessions, their singles for the Kamera label, and live album In A Hole in addition to a show in Melbourne. Also contains replica poster and 4,000 word essay from biographer Daryl Easlea. The two studio albums will be released on limited edition coloured vinyl versions separately. 

Daszu
Zone of Swans/Lucid Actual + 1/2 Dativa

Daszu were another one of those groups who have been terminally overlooked despite having all the ingredients that have made other bands near household names. They were based out of Milwaukee in the years 1979 to 1983 and their post punk sound contains elements familiar to fans of This Heat, A Certain Ratio and Devo. This re-issue contains a large proportion of their recorded output and is sure to be a fascinating listen. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Sleaford Mods
Discourse

‘Discourse’, the third single from Sleaford Mods’ recent UK Top 10 album Eton Alive, released on 7” white vinyl and backed with the previously unreleased title track of that LP on its B-side. Jason Williamson is in fine vocal form as ever, spitting pent-up social observations over an equally tense backdrop of fast-paced bpms. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The Fall
Bend Sinister / The 'Domesday' Pay-Off Triad-Plus!

We're still literally scratching the surface with the Fall re-issues, Beggars have been first off the mark and here re-issue 1986's semi forgotten Bend Sinister alongside a bunch of extra tracks culled from various singles. The CD has even more bonus stuff from peel sessions and even some unreleased takes. LP comes with replica program for the Riverside production of ‘Hey Luciani!’   

Normil Hawaiians
What's Going On?

High-grade reissue of the 1983 album of Normil Hawaiians, who were not Hawaiian but were based within the vivid Brixton squat scene of the time. Operating in the grim depths of Thatcherism and following the suicide of a close associate of the band, Normil Hawaiians recorded this remarkable suite of unusual and highly-collaborative group music, which sadly sank without a trace as a consequence of label failings. But this reissue gives What’s Going On? the love it deserves, with lots of liner notes and seven bonus tracks, as well as a fine remastering job.

Television
The Blow-Up

Recorded at CBGBs in 1978 The Blow Up is a double live LP of Television at their most raw and fiery. It sees the babd rip through songs from their classic Marquee Moon and a couple from follow up Adventure in a manner capturing a spontaneity perhaps lacking on the albums. The improvised passages and extended version of Bob Dylan's Knocking on Heaven's Door are electric. Essential listening.  

Malaria!
Compiled 2.0

Important, under-represent new-wave group Malaria! have their Compiled 1981-1984 LP reissued on Moabit Musik. This new edition bulks out the sixteen tracks of Compiled’s first run with four other tunes. Containing their 1982 debut LP Emotion, debut single, early EPs and some assorted other cuts, Compiled runs the gauntlet of early 80’s post-punk styles from a group who used to run with Einstürzende Neubauten. Gudrun Gut got her start in Malaria! you know.

Suicide
Ghost Riders

In which terrifying proto electronic duo Suicide are captured live and in concert in 1981. It was originally released in 1986 on ROIR who have re-issued it for your nighttime terrors. They blast through such churns as Ghost Rider, Dream Baby Dream and tears, the live performance electrifying even more their all electronic sound. 

The Fall
Medicine For The Masses - The Rough Trade Singles

Medicine For The Masses by The Fall contains the four 7” singles they released through Rough Trade in the band's early days. It includes classic tracks such as How I Wrote Elastic Man, Totally Wired and Kicker Conspiracy. Of course you want it. 4 x 7” single box set with 4 button badges, limited to 1000 copies on BMG.
  • Label(s):
  • BMG

Jaz Coleman
Magna Invocatio - A Gnostic Mass for Choir and Orchestra Inspired by the Sublime Music of Killing Joke

Jaz Coleman, front man of post punk band Killing Joke has always had a thing for classical music, despite his more obvious experimental rock leanings. He has always thought that the songs of Killing Joke have an untapped widescreen gorgeousness that orchestral sounds can bring to music. Magna Invocatio - A Gnostic Mass for Choir and Orchestra Inspired by the Sublime Music of Killing Joke was recorded with St Petersburg Philharmonic. With this project Coleman has sought to accentuate the beauty and melody of Killing Joke songs.

IDLES
A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan

Recorded at the end of a massive, celebratory world tour in December 2018 at Paris’ prestigious Le Bataclan, IDLES tore through a cathartic set of highlights from their career so far, including covers on top of tracks from their two beloved albums Brutalism and Joy As an Act of Resistance. That set is captured on new live album A Beautiful Thing - available on 2xCD or limited edition clear multi-coloured vinyl (orange, pink or lime green). 
  • CD (PTKF2174-2)
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  • Vinyl Double LP (PTKF2174-5)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Vinyl Double LP (PTKF2174-3)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

  • Vinyl Double LP (PTKF2174-1)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

The Distillers
Coral Fang

Full of scathing attitude and razor-sharp hooks, Coral Fang was the major-label debut for Brody Dalle’s sometimes-forgotten band The Distillers in 2003, winning them a whole new fanbase and delivering them their first proper hits. Sadly, it all went downhill for the group afterwards as they split in 2006. 

Wolfbrigade
The Enemy: Reality

Wolfbrigade are a hardcore punk / death metal band from Skaraborg in Sweden. The Enemy: Reality is their tenth album. They take their influences / inspiration / energy from ‘80s metal and the pummling brutality of hardcore punk to create their short, fast bursts of combustible material. It makes your heart pump faster, this stuff.

Various
Factory Communications 1978-92

The compilation Factory Communications 1978-92 finally makes its way onto wax a full decade after the CD release. This bumper set needs little introduction - Factory Records, Tony Wilson, arguably the UK’s most important post-punk label, blah blah blah. All the big hitters are included here (yer Joy Divisions, yer Happy Mondays, yer New Orders) as well as some more obtuse Factory acts. This wide spread makes for a good blend of anthems and rarities - for every ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ there’s something like John Dowie’s ‘It’s Hard To Be An Egg’.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The Urinals
Pin The Needles - Live at George's, Santa Barbara, November 1979

The Urinals were a rackety minimalist punk rock band out of South California who later changed their name to the more user-friendly 100 Flowers.  Pin The Needles is their first ever live album, capturing the band at their raw and ragged best at an early show which gave the audience a peek at the songs that would emerge on their debut LP of '83 (released under the 100 Flowers moniker). Comes in gatefold sleeve with info, photos etc.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Pop. 1280
Way Station

Borne out of the process of putting together their last album - 2016’s excellent Paradise, released on Sacred Bones - industrial punk act POP.1280 deliver their fourth studio record Way Station this December on new label Weyrd Son. Expect more ragingly noisy thrills from the New York-based outfit! 

Trash Kit
Horizon

Trash Kit are a three-piece comprising of Rachel Aggs (Shopping, Scared Paws), Rachel Horwood (Bas Jan, Shopping, Bamboo) and Gill Partington. Horizon is their third album and first in five years. With the members being active in many other musical projects, lots of influences feed into the Trash Kit sound, but it’s fair to say that The Raincoats and Sleater Kinney have been fairly influential here.

Iggy and The Stooges
Death Trip

Don't know what Iggy is doing on that cover art but the chair has gone over and he's made a bit of a mess. Death Trip wasn't an official Iggy and the Stooges album but a collection of recordings of rehearsals leading up to their debut Raw Power. If some of the recordings sound suspiciously like the album versions then... well it's still a tantalising document of there the band were at in '73. 

Siouxsie and The Banshees
The Scream

The Scream was the debut album by Siouxsie and the Banshees. It's slower than punk textures and rhythms could be said to be the birth point of post- punk and their sound can be heard in innumerable bands that followed such as Joy Division and the Cure. Contains a preposterous version of Lennon and McCartney's 'Helter Skelter' amongst other classics but their hits would come later.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

L7
Hungry For Stink

Now that they’re back touring and with a first new record in 19 years, it’s timely that one of L7’s prime-time albums is getting a re-issue. Hitting the sweet spot between grunge and power-pop, 1994’s Hungry For Stink was the punk quartet’s finest hour, according to many fans. Contains ‘Fuel My Fire’, which was made famous by The Prodigy on their Fat of the Land album. 
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2544C)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Artist(s):
  • L7

Gloo
A Pathetic Youth

British punk rock outfit Gloo’s backstory seems ideal for making their kind of music - a childhood spent in the dull, faded Sussex seaside town of Littlehampton, lack of opportunities and drudge jobs. Their debut album Pathetic Youth channels all of that frustration into loud yet melodic punk nuggets.