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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. 

Girls In Synthesis
Pre/Post: A Collection 2016-2018

Here is where Girls In Synthesis compile their earlier three EPs so you don't have to pay large prices on discogs.  For the uninitiated, the band play a large DIY punk racket inspired by such luminaries as Wire, Crass and the Fall without particularly sounding like any of them. Sonically adventurous, theirs is a primal, primitive noise perfect for troubled times. 

Biting Tongues
Live It

Ever bitten your tongue? Let me tell you, it's a horrible experience. Perhaps as horrible as when punk funk pioneers Biting Tongues realised their much heralded second album was only going to be released in a miniscule cassette run by the Buzzcocks-affiliated label New Hormones. Many many years later however, Cache Cache have re-issued this preposterously rare Manchester artefact on vinyl. And why is it so heralded? Well, its members including one Graham Massey went onto perform in the likes of 808 State and Simply Red.   

The Prefects
Going Through The Motions

The Prefects were a Birmingham punk band who operated in the last two years of the 1970s. They featured Robert Lloyd who would go on to for The Nightingales with several other members of The Prefects. Going Through The Motions collects together their best stuff for the first time as a full length LP. It includes a live version of the Modern Lovers classic, She Cracked.

Dome
Dome 3

After Wire temporarily called it quits in 1980 Graham Lewis and Bruce Gilbert decided that, actually, they still quite enjoyed making music together. However, the stuff they then started doing in Dome was pretty far removed from the serrated, angular punk they’d dealt out in their previous band. While still part of the post-punk continuum, records like Dome's third LP Dome 3 (1981) have more in common with the dubwise experimentation of Brian Eno & David Byrne’s My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts - another album that came out in 1981. This new Editions Mego pressing of Dome 3 gives the record new artwork an a remastering job from Rashad Becker.

A Certain Ratio
acr:box

Legends of the otherwise non-existent Manchester punk/dance/funk/industrial scene (yes, they’re out there on their own), A Certain Ratio have been reissuing a lot of stuff recently. acr:box gathers together everything that hasn’t been reissued. Singles, B-sides, alternate versions, their cover of Talking Head’s classic Houses in Motion and so on. Plenty to get stuck into for the hardcore fan or even a very inviting introduction to these Factory Records stalwarts. Deluxe 7LP or 4CD box set on Mute.

Kaputt
Carnage Hall

'Carnage Hall' (geddit?) is the debut album from Kaputt the latest DIY act to come out of Glasgow, Scotland. They employ a saxophone but don't let that put you off as they create a sonic maelstrom of post-punk riffs, unusual staccato beats and energetic rhythms. Like a lot of albums in 2019 it tries to make sense of the shambles that is Brexit but is also the sort of body shaker that will allow you to forget the world's troubles for a minute and enjoy the party.  

Siouxsie and The Banshees
Juju

This is possibly Siouxie and the Banshees high water mark. This 1981 album featured the unique, distinctive guitar of John McGeoch which gave the Banshees an unconventional innovative sound. The album features the dashing single 'Spellbound' and has been cited as one of the most influential British albums. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The Gun Club
The Pastoral Hide & Seek

The Gun Club were a riotous American blues and punk band led by former Blondie fan club secretary and almost Debbie Harry lookalike Jeffrey Lee Pierce. The Pastoral Hide & Seek was one of their later albums released in 1990 by Fire. It is one of their most complex and intense offerings and this issue comes with a previously unreleased on vinyl cover of a Jefferson Airplane's Eskimo Blue Day. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Slagheap
Slagheap

Slagheap are a feminist post-punk band from Bristol. The four women have built their sound on making their point clearly and loudly, rather than relying on musical skill. They are disturbed by what’s going on in the world but also revel in the joy of being together to make a stand. This all comes across on their self-titled debut. If you’re a fan of The Slits, X-Ray Spex, The Raincoats and Kleenex, then you should check out Slagheap.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Thee Oh Sees
Sucks Blood

Nice selling point in that this is the first black vinyl re-press of Thee Oh Sees seventh album in many years. Bugger all that coloured vinyl nonsense eh? We want the original and best vinyl colour. Produced by pop person Kelley Stolz it was the first record released on their own imprint Castle Face and is as usual jammed full of their psych rock and garage experiments. 

Tunnelvision
Watching The Hydroplanes

An angsty post-punk new wave album from a young Blackpool duo who caught the eye of Rob Gretton and Tony Wilson of Factory Records, recorded in 1981 (and mixed by estranged New Order bassist Peter Hook) but never released save for one song on 7”. Now, thanks to Factory Benelux, the original reels (plus a bonus live song recording) have been given a new master and a nice pressing.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The Raincoats
The Raincoats

Spindly post-punk heaven here from The Raincoats. The album was both important for its DIY spirit but also for the fact that it was made by four women in the then male dominated music industry. The album fell under the radar until Kurt Cobain mentioned it as one of his favourite records and since then has taken on legendary status and influenced scores of musicians. Re-issued from original sources for this luxury revamp that no home should be without. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Big Bite
Trinity

For fans of lo-fi, high-spirited punk in the vein of The Replacements, Seattle-based group Big Bite deliver their sophomore studio album Trinity. Carrying on the great work of their initial EPs and their self-titled debut last year, it consists of eight thrillingly noisy tracks compressed into a sub-half-hour running time. 
  • Vinyl LP (WIG18LP)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Television
Marquee Moon

Television were integral to the New York punk scene of the 1970s that centred around the CBGBs club situated in Manhattan’s dingy Lower East Side. Whilst the music was more complex, with longer songs than the punk movement was known for, it is said that front man Tom Verlaine was the person who started wearing safety pins on his clothes, but simply to hold them together, rather than as a fashion statement. Their debut album from 1977, Marquee Moon, is absolutely essential.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

X
Delta 88 Nightmare / Cyrano Deberger's Back

This one is sure to excite punks young and old. ‘Delta 88 Nightmare’/‘Cyrano Deberger’s Back’ is more than the first new music from LA stalwarts X since 1993 - it’s the first record the band have recorded in their original lineup since all the way back in 1985 (these tunes, it should be noted, were written way back in the early 80s but never taped until now). They may be older these days, but this pair of riotous, Dead Kennedy’s-esque beatdowns are proof that X still haven’t lost the fire.
  • Artist(s):
  • X
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Tempers
Private Life

Calm down everyone! Stop shouting at each other! Goodness me - Tempers, tempers. Despite having a name that implies vitriol, this NYC duo actually serve something closer to angst than anger on their latest LP Private Life. Entries such as ‘Capital Pains’ (geddit?) find singer Jasmine Golestaneh dealing with the mess of city living over urgent, widescreen synth-pop beats. The War On Drugs and Future Islands are close compadres of Private Life.

Mind Rays
Course Of Action

Course of Action is the second album, by Belgian punk band Mind Rays. It is the follow-up to Nerve Endings, which was a real fire starter. Course of Action is a speedy punk rock album which, whilst not being polished exactly, is played by a band with the swaggering confidence that they know exactly what they’re doing.
  • Vinyl LP (PNKSLM067)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Bauhaus
The Bela Session

A reissue of perhaps Bauhaus’ most popular song, the majestic goth classic ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’. Now, this is a song arguably better known in a live version, but here we have the original 1979 studio recording, presented alongside four other tracks from the session, three of which have never seen the light of day till now. Reissue on Leaving Records.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Gary Davenport
Scattered Thoughts

Scattered Thoughts is an exhumation of early work from Gary Davenport, the founder of San Antonio underground label Closet Records. Also featuring a book chronicling his experiences with the label, the 13 songs on this compilation include Davenport’s work in the band Mannequin, collaborative work with Mark Champion and Charles Athanas, plus his solo work while living in Texas. 
  • Vinyl LP (NUM197LP)
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Wild Billy Childish & CTMF
Marc Riley Session 2019

Legendary garage punk hero Wild Billy Childish dropped in on Marc Riley’s evening show on BBC Radio 6Music at around Easter time this year with his CTMF outfit and performed a session, with one newbie and three classics from Thee Headcoats. For those who missed it, they’re presented on a limited edition 7” EP! 

Cunts
Cunts

I suppose it was only a matter of time before there was a band called Cunts. This lot are from Los Angeles and are made up from members of the bands Festival Of Dead Deer, Retox, Dead Cross, Hepa.Titus, Orphan Goggles, Virginia Reed, Kill The Capulets, Planet B and Qui. Their reason for giving themselves such a name is to fly in the face of all the ridiculous nonsense that people in positions of power seem to get away with saying these days. Totally unapologetic, their self-titled debut album serves as a soundtrack to the demise of society, albeit self-inflicted.

Wipers
Land Of The Lost

The Wipers were a punk rock band from Portland, Oregon led by Greg Sage. They were a massive influence on Nirvana who covered their songs Return Of The Rat, D-7 and Turnaround. Land Of The Lost was their fourth album, originally released in 1986. It’s fair to say that this was underrated album back then, but it still remains a much-sought after album. Search no more, Land Of The Lost has been found.
  • Vinyl LP (JPR056LP)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The Jam
Snap!

Released soon after they split at the peak of their powers, Snap! was the first compilation from The Jam, collecting their arsenal of excellent hit singles and fan favourites in a double-LP package. Now, it gets a lovingly packaged re-issue, with original artwork and inners plus the exclusive live 7” disc that originally came with it. 
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Negative Approach
10-Song EP

Negative Approach were a hardcore band from the early '80s and one of their first moves was to squeeze ten examples of their racket onto a 7" slab of vinyl. It's been out of print since 1983 so it's high time someone re-issued it. Step forward Touch & Go who have remastered and provided you noise fiends with another 300 copies to paw over.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The Mekons
The Edge Of The World

The Edge of the World was the 5th album by British/American punks The Mekons. By this time in their career, 1985, they had incorporated country rock into their sound which was quite a shift for them artistically. Nevertheless, the music was good, the lyrics about eating cat food and being stuck talking to drunks were typically imaginative and odd.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Iguana Death Cult
Nude Casino

Since the chaos of their 2017 debut album The First Stirrings of Hideous Insect Life, Dutch garage punks Iguana Death Cult have earned themselves a reputation as a must-see live act. Nude Casino seeks to underline that reputation, infusing their glorious racket with elements of psychedelia and post-punk. 

The Mekons
Fear And Whiskey

Fear and Whiskey was the fourth album by The Mekons. This album saw the British/American punk band take a sharp stylistic turn by morphing into a country rock band. It is thought that this could have been where the alt. country/american genre began. It is widely regarded as their best album. An album of its time, which is also timeless.

The Damned
Black Is The Night (The Definitive Anthology)

An exhaustive anthology from the Damned who went from releasing what is said to be the first ever punk single in New Rose to having big goth hits in the 80s like Eloise. They are still going strong today, Captain Sensible still wears a beret and Dave Vanian still looks like a vampire. This is their first ever career-length anthology and was curated by the band themselves.  
  • Label(s):
  • BMG
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Minimal Compact
Creation Is Perfect

Dutch post-punk band Minimal Compact formed in 1980 and were famed for their energy, unpredictability and intensity. Creation is Perfect sees them under the guidance of long time collaborator and post-punk legend Colin Newman of Wire as they re-record some classic tracks, giving extra hue to their original compositions. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Thou / Hirs
Untitled

Feast Of Tentacles (Moloch, Rot In Hell) with a lovely little record here. This untitled vinyl sees the mighty Thou join forces with Philly queer-grind group The HIRS Collective for a selection of Nirvana covers. It’s great fun hearing the likes of ‘In Bloom’ and ‘Territorial Pissings’ blown up to such gargantuan proportions.

Tropical Fuck Storm
Braindrops

The Drones were on hiatus but are now officially over. Founding member, Gareth Liddiard and his musical and life partner Fiona Kitschin are carrying on though. They’re rocking out with a new-found purpose in Tropical Fuck Storm. Braindrops is the band’s second album in 18 months, following on from A Laughing Death In Meatspace. Doc At The Radar Station by Captain Beefheart was a big influence on this album, so expect some weird, wonky and wonderful noise.

Snuff
There's A Lot Of It About

North London punks Snuff return after 6 years with their tenth album, There’s A Lot Of It About. It is the follow-up to their 2013 album 5-4-3-2-1 Perhaps?. The band, to the uninitiated, are a speedy, hook heavy, horn heavy band that bring all the skins, mods and punks together under one roof. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Stiff Little Fingers
Inflammable Material

Stiff Little Fingers’ debut LP Inflammable Material turns forty this year. If punk isn’t dead, it’s certainly well into its midlife crisis. Back in the day there were few better than these Northern Irish legends when it came to sound and fury. Recorded to a backdrop of the Troubles and sectarian violence, Jake Burns and his band burn with a righteous anger from Inflammable Material’s first track to its last.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Hand & Leg
Lust In Peace

Greek duo Hand and Leg make bass and drum music. There’s an important distinction between that and drum ‘n’ bass, in that this is post-punk / garage rock type stuff with an arty slant that has lyrics delivered via the force of spitting and screaming. Lust in Piece is their latest album, born from a busy period of writing, recording and touring that saw the pair earn a support slot with post-punk godheads, Wire. 
  • CD (FDCD119)
  • £9.99 £8.99 (saving: £1.00)
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  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Fetish
World Eater

Fetish are an off-shoot band comprising members from different eras of Poison Idea - that is, Steve “Thee Slayer Hippy” Hanford and Eric “Vegetable” Olson, plus latter-day guitarist Brandon Bentley - plus three members of Portland punk act Long Knife. World Eater follows their recent excellent single as the band’s debut album. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Tennis System
Lovesick

As the heaviest offering yet from the shoegaze-tinged rock trio, Tennis System have managed to create a gnarly yet immersive third LP. The Los Angeles outfit have been sliding up and down hazy guitars together for over a decade now - but this is the release, astonishingly created in only 5 days (!), that crystallises their trademark formula.

Various
The New Testament

Dirty Water’s latest compilation The New Testament seems single-handedly dedicated to keeping the primal, destructive thrills of rock’n’roll alive, collecting six bands from countries ranging from France to Japan and inviting them to contribute a brand new track as well as a golden oldie. On Dirty Water.

Cold In Berlin
Rituals Of Surrender

Cold In Berlin mix fuzzy, goth-flavoured detuned doom rock with post punk. They're based in London, so I have no idea if they know what the temperature is in Berlin. They claim to be influenced by music released in the 20 year period between 1973 and 1993 along with things outside music such as Asian extreme films, early 20th century European literature, the work of documentary maker Adam Curtis. This all pours into their latest slab of wax, Rituals Of Surrender.

MNNQNS
Body Negative

Adrian D’Epinay, lead singer of French experimental rock act MNNQNS, was inspired for the band’s debut album by spending some time in Cardiff. The hybridisation of cultures that he experienced is made clear on Body Negative, an album that defies easy categorisation by its attempts to squeeze so many ideas into its 13 tracks. 
  • Vinyl LP (FATLP154LTD)
  • £17.99 £14.39 (saving: £3.60)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Last copy

Bauhaus
Crackle

So dark, so doomy but if the sight of Bauhaus's back catalogue fills you with dread but you still want to get on board then this could be a good place to start. It is the career spanning 'best of' containing such goth anthems as Bela Lugosi's Dead and She's in Parties. No cover of Fun Fun Fun but they do attempt to cover their prime influencer David Bowie on Ziggy Stardust. Cloaks at the ready.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Suggested Friends
Turtle Taxi

Oh God now we get bands named after phrases we see on the internet every day.  Suggested Friends are a DIY, queer-punk band out of deepest Norfolk who blend their lo-fi credentials with a tongue-in-cheek take on big 80s rock. They self-identify as the sweet spot between Weezer and Abba ...two awful bands I hope you'll agree. Doesn't bode well but maybe they will cancel each other out. The appearance of Emma Kupa (Mammoth Penguins etc) suggests it will be better than all that and that they will be coming to Indietracks in 2020. Mark my words.      

Sweet Williams
Where Does The Time Come From

Keeping a band together is murder these days what with people having to go to work and have children and whatnot. It's a shame that the last line up of Sweet Williams dissolved as their Please Let Me Sleep On Your Tonight was a superb album of taut and wiry post-punk and post-hardcore guitar tangles. All is not lost though as leader Thomas House has returned all on his lonesome as Sweet Williams for this follow up LP which sees House trying to maintain the bands kinetic energy in a more studio environment. He has previous form though as a member of Charlottefield and Joeyfat he has been involved in some of the best British loud music of the last 20 years. Expect good things.    

VR Sex
Horseplay

Horses. Can't live with them, can't live without. VR Sex are a provocative and experimental lot who trade in a kind of coagulation of synth punk, doom-rock and post-punk. This is their debut EP previously released on cassette-only and now available on two forms of 12". Oh yeah and it's the guy from Drab Majesty/Marriages making all this racket.  

Crass
Penis Envy

Penis Envy was the third album by legendary anarcho-punks Crass. It was a move away from their early macho punk sound and the subject matter of feminist issues was reflected in the fact that the album had exclusively female vocals. It became notorious by the fact that it was involved in a seizure of copies from Manchester record shops and the band were charged under the Obcene Publications Act. The band eventually won under appeal but it cost them financially and the seeds were sown for their eventual dispansion. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Empath
Active Listening: Night On Earth

Empath were formed in Philadelphia by Garrett Koloski, Emily "Jem" Shanahan, Catherine Elicson and Randall Coon. Between them they have played in the bands Perfect Pussy and Waxahatchee. They make a kind of noisy, but non-aggressive version of punk and have been compared to Broken Social Scene, Sonic Youth, Times New Viking, New Age and Priests. Their debut album is 'Active Listening: Night On Earth'.

Colin Potter
The Where House?

Nurse With Wound, Current 93, Organum, Other Bands - tireless sound-maverick Colin Potter has worked with them all, and knocked out an overwhelming stream of his own material since 1980 right up to the present day. The Where House? is one of his first releases, now remastered for vinyl by Dark Entries and sounding immense. Gluttonous bass and fringe synth in ‘Yoursmine’ are followed by choral drones of ‘Alleys’ and it only gets weirder from then on. Super industrial/post punk electronic experiments.

Wild Billy Childish & CTMF
Last Punk Standing

Last Punk Standing is the new album by Wild Billy Childish and CTMF. Artist, poet and musician, Childish is a legend of the Kent garage rock scene and has been making music with numerous bands since the late ‘70s. Last Punk Standing features a guest performance from the late Mark E. Smith, which must be one of his last ever appearances on record.
  • Vinyl LP (DAMGOOD518LP)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Ghost Wolves
Crooked Cop

Crooked Cop is the new single from Austin, Texas duo, Ghost Wolves. They mix rootsy blues, punk and garage and add the modern twist of electronic sounds here and there - this is something you’ll know if you have any of their 5 albums, of course. This new 45 is the perfect sound for Third Man Records. 

Automatic
Signal

Not to be confused with the utterly cack mid-Noughties band responsible for the irritating ‘Monster’, this Automatic are a three-piece from Los Angeles who’ve gained a reputation for their incendiary live shows, inspired by psychedelia and punk. Signal is their debut studio album, and comes in a special indies-only red vinyl version. 

Nervus
Tough Crowd

Nervus are an indie punk band from Watford. Tough Crowd is an album that gives out anger and joy in equal measure, The themes are of a political nature, like many bands they are dismayed and angry about the state of the world. They also hope to transmit joy and positivity, empowering their fans' ability to affect change. 
  • Vinyl LP (BSM260V1)
  • £16.50 £14.85 (saving: £1.65)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
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  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Hammered Hulls
Hammered Hulls

Legendary D.C. label Dischord present the debut single from Hammered Hulls, a brand new supergroup featuring underground legend Mary Timony. The Autoclave, Wild Flag and Ex Hex frontwoman plays bass on these three tracks, backing up former Untouchables singer Alec MacKaye (yes, the brother of Dischord founder Ian), drummer Chris Wilson and guitarist Mark Cisneros on these three tracks, presented on 7” vinyl. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Warish
Down In Flames

The first thing to note about southern Californian grunge punksters is that they are led by Riley Hawk son of legendary skateboard guy Tony Hawk. Seems young Riley wants to bring the sludge back into indie rock and so has got together with a couple of pals to make something that has been described as Insecticide - era Nirvana crossed with the garage-punk of the Misfits. Expect bludgeoning riffs and lots of noise. 

The Dum Dum Boys
Let There Be Noise

Reissue for The Dum Dum Boys’ 1981 debut LP Let There Be Noise here. An important release in the story of New Zealand’s punk scene - some say Let There Be Noise is the first Kiwi punk record - this album is full of bratty riffage and young man fury. Iggy Pop, Ramones and a bit of Black Flag are all clear influences. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The Hand Of Doom
Poisonoise

If metal on metal is what you crave then The Hand Of Doom’s Poisonoise should float your boat. Originally released in 1979, this set of heavy metal and hard rock is the sort of record that should be played on every single pub stereo when friday night rolls round. The performance from The Hand Of Doom’s singer Andreas 'Iggi' Rossner, all exuberant histrionics and ‘Release The Bats’-style melodrama, is particularly good value for money.

No Sister
Influence EP

The latest EP available from Australian post-punk group No Sister. The 'Influence EP' was reportedly influenced (eh? eh?) by toying with traditional song structures and, bizarrely, Phil Collins' 'In The Air Tonight'. If lead single 'Burning News' is anything to go by, expect moody vibes and deadpan vocals. 

Glove
No Blades No Bone

Louder Than War (Evil Blizzard, Girls In Synthesis) are very excited about their new signing Glove. And so they should be - if all of their records are going to be like new EP No Blades No Bone we can look forward to the emergence of an original new voice. With just a bass guitar and tom drum this duo make a frenzied avant-punk racket. Everything from The Slits to Rattle to Guttersnipe to Xiu Xiu is recalled by the pair across the four tracks of No Blades No Bone.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The Fall
New Facts Emerge

"Produced in conjunction with Mark E Smith" says the press release. Let's hope he was involved somewhere even if only for microphone gurgling. This is the Fall's millionth LP but the first since 2015's 'Sub Lingual Tablet'-  a lifetime in the Fall world. Now settled in a dependable trudge-a-long line up let's hope this has some of the panache recent records have lacked. On weird formats.   

The Hussy
Looming

The Hussy a decade old trash-punk band straight outta Madison Wisconsin who have put a slew of their chaotic garage rock out on a variety of labels. Looming is their first album since founding members Bobby Hussy and Heather Hussy were joined by a third wheel the impressively hyphenated Ty-ler Fassnacht. Its of a darker hue than their earlier high octane scuzz with ruminations on divorce, loss addiction and of course these politically turbulent times. 

The Paranoyds
Carnage Bargain

It’s always encouraging to see garage-rock acts who recognise that the secret to greatness in the genre is to not take it too seriously. Carnage Bargain is the debut studio record from L.A.’s The Paranoyds, who rip through ten cuts of joyous, rambunctious and faintly camp new-wave inspired punk. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Iggy Pop
Free

Living legend Iggy Pop has been dogged by insecurity all his life. The process of making and touring his last album, 2016’s Post Pop Depression, helped him with this. He wanted to feel free, so he allowed that feeling to take over, and Free, his 19th solo album, developed from there. It is different in tone to its predecessor, finding Iggy in a pensive and solemn mood.

DZ Deathrays
Positive Rising: Part 1

'Positive Rising: Part 1' is the fourth studio album from Brisbane noisy rockers DZ Deathrays. Not that noisy mind, yes they can scream and shout but there's is quite a streamlined noise rock. 'Positive Rising' offers an altogether more rounded and bigger sound than 'Bloody Lovely', it quite obviously suggests a second part to come soon and a more ambitious future for the band. 
  • Vinyl LP (ALCOPOP187X)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Weird Night
This Is Weird Night

Weird Night were formerly known as White Night. They decided to change their name to Weird Night, naming themselves after the second album they released as White Night and to cause untold confusion in the music world. Their new album, This is Weird Night, sees the Californian trio ripping through some lo-fi punk in chaotic fashion.
  • Vinyl LP (BRGR1383LP)
  • £19.35 £17.42 (saving: £1.93)
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  • Last copy

Oh Sees
Face Stabber

Some things are always true.  You're always less than 6 months away from a John Dwyer release. That release will be by a band using a variant on Oh Sees as its name. Dwyer will have recorded some of that album wearing jean shorts that stop below the knee. And the songs that fill that release will be high intensity fuzzy garage rock. 

The Teardrop Explodes
Kilimanjaro

Julian Cope is now known as one of English alternative music’s most distinctive auteurs, but his story began with the Liverpudlian band The Teardrop Explodes. This is a heavyweight vinyl re-issue of their 1980 debut album Kilimanjaro, which housed many of their best-known songs, including UK Top Ten hit ‘Reward’. 

Crass
Ten Notes On A Summers Day

Always uncompromising, Crass rounded off their brief career with Ten Notes on a Summers Day, an album which consists of both vocal and instrumental versions of the same tracks. The fact that these songs were performed in a series of avant garde styles rather than their usual thump punk sound didn't endear the album to their fanbase at the time but what a way to sign off. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Big Supermarket
1800

Elusive Australian group Big Supermarket get their 1800 LP released outside of Oz for the first time courtesy of Tough Love (TOY, Ulrika Spacek). This is an unusual and likeable lo-fi post-punk record. The tracks on 1800 often feature the tick-tock grooves of early Parquet Courts, but there is a zaniness to the instrumentation and vocal performances that recalls Ween and Uranium Club.
  • Vinyl LP (TLV121LP)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Bush Tetras
There Is A Hum

More new music from no wave legends Bush Tetras comes in the form of 7” single, There’s A Hum, on Third Man Records. It follows the release of 2018’s Take The Fall EP (Wharf Cat) which was their first new material in more than a decade. Bush Tetras are now made up from original members, Cynthia Sley, Dee Pop, and Pat Place with Val Opielski on bass replacing Laura Kennedy who sadly died in 2011. 

Skull Practitioners
Death Buy EP

Head Skull Practitioner Jason Victor has been more recently known as guitarist in Steve Wynn's reconstituted the Dream Syndicate.  His other band are a more fractured proposition creating propulsive semi improvised skronk which has drawn comparisons to the Gun Club. They are not exactly prolific  - just one hard to find tape so far - but now that In the Red have picked them up I'm sure we'll hear a lot more of them in years to come. We start here with this four song 12". 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Penny Rimbaud
War & Peace

Back in 2012 the Crass mastermind Penny Rimbaud went into the studio to record a couple of covers. Working with cellist Kate Shortt and bass player Jennifer Maidman, and with ex-Buzzcocks fellow Tony Barber at the mixing desk, Rimbaud took on Bob Dylan’s ‘Masters Of War’ and George Harrison’s ‘Isn’t It A Pity’. He spits furious peace atop sawing strings for the Dylan original while the Harrison take is more tranquil and mournful - it’s not dissimilar to late-period Nick Cave actually. After being stowed away for several years the tracks now make it to a 7” release entitled War & Peace. Out through One Little Indian.

Crass
Christ - The Album

Now even Crass get the luxury boxset treatment. However there's a catch as this was released as a box set first time round  - always ahead of their time this lot. Christ- The Album was their fourth album originally released in 1982 and it contained one disc of new material and a further album containing a live show. The fact that it took a year to record had a profound effect on the band as they realised that such a gestation period would render their political statements dated. Further recordings were made quickly with a more back to basics approach but this is the one they sweated over. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Crass
Yes Sir I Will

The Crass re-issue program continues with Yes Sir I Will. It was recorded in the wake of the Falklands war and was a sustained attack on then prime minister Margaret Thatcher and her government. The fact that the tracks were not separated by grooves made the album sound like one long anarcho-punk blast without pause. Once again totally uncompromising but a vital historical document.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Special Interest
Spiraling

For those that enjoy coarse music made by menacing individuals in dank, musty rooms then look no further than New Orleans' Special Interest. They fuse a punk sensibility with primitive drum machines and arrangements that sound like they've been forge welded together (which wouldn't be surprising, given that one of their members operates 'power tools'). Their debut album 'Spiraling' is a beautiful, joyous ode to feedback, distortion, and rickety electronics. FFO evil. 

The Clash
London Calling (40th Anniversary)

Wow. Forty years since the Clash unleashed their third album London Calling. Iconic not just because of the more varied music contained within and it's legendary title track but just look at that sleeve will you? They haven't gone completely to town with this just a relatively standard LP (admittedly in special sleeve) and CD reissue plus a CD box set they've called London Calling: The Scrapbook which contains a hardback book full of memorabilia, archive material and lyrics.   
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Lunch Lady
Angel

Angel is the debut album by LA four-piece, Lunch Lady. Their sound is influenced by early ‘80s UK post punk and new wave. The two girls and two guys that make up the band add a dreamy, Californian sun-drenched quality to their otherwise Brit-influenced indie noodling, making for an original meeting of sounds.

Working Men's Club
Teeth

Yorkshire teen four-piece Working Men’s Club produced a post-punk stomper with their first single Bad Blood. It sounded like The Fall covering Gang Of Four, or vice-versa. On their second 45, their love of electronics has been taken a step or two further, with Teeth, a song guaranteed to get people up on the dancefloor. 

Ceremony
In the Spirit World Now

Californian punks, Ceremony, release their sixth album, In The Spirit World Now. It is the band’s first album for Relapse following a two album stint with Matador. The band has evolved yet again. This time they blend furious post-punk and rock with anxiety-ridden lyrics to make and album that is likely to blasting from stereos all summer long.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Various
Of Factory New York

Yup, it is *that* Factory and it's a benefit compilation for Factory legend Michael Shamberg who ran the US office in the 80s and is now very ill with  mitochondrial disease. The compilation contains some rare stuff from the 80s including a live take on New Order's Your Silent Face and the megamix version of Looking From A Hilltop by Section 25 but also recordings from the likes of Ike Yard, Arthur Baker and Konk. A fascinating and eclectic listen no doubt.  

The Teardrop Explodes
Wilder

The glittering but short-lived career of The Teardrop Explodes came to an end with 1981’s Wilder, only the second album completed by Julian Cope and co. before they disintegrated. More complex and moodier than its predecessor, reliant on loops and synths rather than guitars, it now gets a heavyweight vinyl re-issue. 

Heavy Rapids
Cash In Hand EP

Following a slew of singles and support slots with the likes of Cabbage and Starcrawler over the last couple of years, English indie act Heavy Rapids deliver their first ever EP. With four tracks , featuring the excellent ‘Hurricane E’, Cash In Hand will hopefully see the Glaswegian quartet over the top and into the mainstream. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Proto Idiot
Find Out For Themselves

‘Imagine if Thin Lizzy did a Wire covers set with Nick Lowe on bass’. That’s how loveable rascals Proto Idiot introduce their new LP Find Out For Themselves. They’re not wrong you know - this Mancunian art-garage rabble have the riffage, the angularity and the angst to back up those claims. Find Out For Themselves finds Proto Idiot back on Bad Paintings (Xiu Xiu, The Wedding Present) after issuing their last album through Slovenly.
  • Vinyl LP (ENO101LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Spike Fuck
The Smackwave EP

Spike Fuck. Now that’s how you name a band. Their music’s good too - at least, 2016’s The Smackwave EP certainly is. This is a set of hazed rock ‘n’ roll tracks that are either lo-hi-fi or hi-lo-fi depending on where you stand. Lou Reed, Television and Ezra Furman are all invoked. No wonder that Partisan Records have decided to snap up The Smackwave for its first vinyl edition. This pressing contains ‘Body By Crystal’, a track that didn’t appear on the 2016 version.

Omni
Multi-task

Omni's debut 'Deluxe' was one of those records which seeped rather than marched into your consciousness. The fact that we sell a copy seemingly on a daily basis exemplifies it's popularity. The band have the nimble fleet fingered sound of fellow Athens group Pylon and in guitarist Frankie Broyles they have an ex Deerhunter nimble on the fretwork.  This second LP expands their musical palette whilst keeping their minimalist agit-pop sound intact.   

Uniform & The Body
Mental Wounds Not Healing / Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back

Two collaboration albums in a specially priced one-CD package presented by Sacred Bones. The result of a tour 30 months ago when industrial/noise outfit Uniform were asked to support their heroes The Body, Mental Wounds Not Healing followed soon afterwards and Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back. 

180db Ft. Meredith Graves & Nick Zinner
Road Trip

Savages offshoot 180dB (Ayşe Hassan and Faye Milton) take their tinnitus-dispensing project on the road. Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy) and Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) tag along in the VW microbus for vocals and guitar. The single is a “raging punk” version of Penderecki-samplin’ ‘Upstart - Road Trip’ by Goldie and Skepta. Yes it is. And it rocks.

Slaves
The Velvet Ditch

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Hot Water Music
Shake Up The Shadows

One might think that Floridian punks Hot Water Music are just be wanting to churn out their greatest hits on tour in their 25th anniversary year, y’know, make a bit of easy cash, they’ve been doing the hard work since 1994, after all. But no! They have recorded a brand new 5-track EP and it’s called Shake Up The Shadows. It’s the band’s first new music since the  Light It Up LP in 2017.

Gad Whip
Ward 24

Gad Whip are a post rock-cum-indie rock band from Yorkshire. Parallels will undoubtedly be drawn with The Fall due to vocalist, Pete Davies’ spoken, northern drawl and lyrics about Goat Bags and Grey Scale Quiche. Ward 24 is their latest single. On Fourth Dimension/X-Mist, limited to 150 copies.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Pink Turns Blue
If Two Worlds Kiss

Reissue of the debut LP from Cologne’s Pink Turns Blue here. 1987’s If Two Worlds Kiss is a seminal text of both darkwave and Goth, its doomy new-wave grooves and vampy vocals a harbinger of what was to come. This is still a hugely important record all these years later and is richly deserving of reissue. This new edition of If Two Worlds Kiss includes ‘A Moment Sometimes’, a track that hasn’t always made it onto vinyl pressings of the album in the past.
  • Vinyl LP (DAIS138LPC1)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Pink Turns Blue
Meta

Pink Turns Blue formed in Germany in the 1980s, but it was in former Yugoslavia where they recorded 'Meta'. They worked with Jané Krizaj, who'd worked with Laibach, to produce an album that is to this day considered one of darkwave's masterpiece. And they did this while working in studio that was less than... up to date.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Press Club
Late Teens

Hailing from Brunswick, Australia, it’s indie pop-punk quartet Press Club with new album Late Teens. Those dratted teens - they never show up on time. Interesting sound this lot have: tempos, percussion and guitar style that oft hint at punk; jangly indie melodies and, not least, female vocals that draw as well from soulful pop as indie.

Trash Kit
Confidence

'Confidence' is the long awaited second album of London post-punk power trio Trash Kit. Featuring members of pop-punk trio Shopping and dance-pop trio Halo Halo (named after a multicoloured pudding). This record has all the restless momentum, playful melodies and rhythmic energy you would expect to find following their self-titled debut album. If you like things like X-Ray Spex, Erase Erata, Tom Tom club or you enjoy polyrhythms but you also like to dance then this is for you. 
  • Vinyl LP (UTR061LP)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The Scientists
Not For Sale: Live 1978/79

Lovely bunch of live recordings of Perth-based band The Scientists before they started making whatever 'swamprock' is meant to be. Back in 78/79 they were more of a post-punk affair, though more interested in melody than much of what was happening in the UK. Not For Sale: Live 1978/79 is a vital document of a band still figuring themselves out. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Siouxsie and The Banshees
The Rapture

The Rapture was the 11th and final studio album from Siouxsie and the Banshees and was part produced by John Cale. The album continued the band's legacy of producing innovative and fresh work at a time when many of their contemporaries had either split up or were treading water. Though not sporting any notable singles the record continued the Banshees obsession with the darker side of pop with disquieting lyrics to match.  
  • Vinyl Double LP (SATBLP14)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Grey Hairs
Health & Social Care

Building up their reputation in touring with the likes of Sleaford Mods prior to the album's release, Nottingham punk act Grey Hairs deliver a scathing third album in Health & Social Care. Their first record in three years, it’s an intelligent, vitriolic yet human experience designed to weed out the part-time punks. 

Warm Boys
Warm Boys

Southend’s only minimal synth punk duo Warm Boys release their debut album this August. Recorded deep in the Essex countryside with John Hannon at NO, Warm Boys is an improvised lurch through minimal synth punk, kosmische and free jazz and includes a cover of Roxy Music’s sinister critique of opulence In Every Dream Home A Heartache Warm Boys was made using:Korg MS-20 Mini, Arturia MicroBrute, Casio MT-70, Korg Microkorg, Stylophone Gen X-1, Roland SH-101, Boss DR-110 and various pedals. Saxophone by George Cleghorn. Artwork by Paul Stride-Noble.

CFM
Soundtrack To An Empty Room

Charles Moothart, multi-instrumentalist and a sometime collaborator with Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin, revives his CFM moniker for a third studio album. Harder-edged than before, Soundtrack To An Empty Room shows an artist who’s just as at ease creating by himself as he is in collaboration with others. 
  • Artist(s):
  • CFM

Total Control
Henge Beat

2012 debut album from Melbourne-based synth-punk supergroup Total Control, formed by members of The Eddy Current Suppression Ring and The UV Race. Following four brilliant 7” singles in early 2010s, Henge Beat follows in the great tradition of groups like Suicide, Cabaret Voltaire and Joy Division. 
  • Vinyl LP (LUNGS-021)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

B Boys
Dudu

Rhythmically clever New York punkers B Boys bring you Dudu. The last album was called Dada, so perhaps Didi, Dede and Dodo are forthcoming as well. Anyway, the band continue along the trajectory of their punk and post-punk predecessors (The Clash, Wire) to comment, often humorously, on everyday life in this absurd civilisation of ours.