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Fugazi
First Demo

Fugazi are now lauded as one of the most influential punk bands of all time, both for their contributions to the lineage of hardcore (continuing what Minor Threat started with a little more "post" in the mix for the new era) and for their political standpoints, uncompromising live shows and complete autonomy. 'First Demo', though, charts Ian MacKaye's band before they'd really gotten it together, only a handful of shows in to their inception and without knowing what they sounded like on tape. This reissue takes us back to that turning point in punk rock; there's even "Turn Off Your Gun", an extra, unreleased track from the same sessions thrown in. 
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Various
Optimism / Reject - Punk and Post-Punk Meets D-I-Y Aesthetic 1977-1981

Kings and queens of the box set Cherry Red Records return with another comprehensive collection of punk missives. Optimism / Reject - Punk and Post-Punk Meets D-I-Y Aesthetic 1977-1981 - the sequel to Cherry Red’s 2017 set To The Outside Of Everything - features some of the finest examples of snot-nosed home-taping you're likely to find. The Sisters Of Mercy, The Fall and Scritti Politti are among the tracklist.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Gouge Away
Burnt Sugar

Sometimes the easiest way to tell people that you're a guitar band is to just name yourselves after a Pixies song. Such is the case for hardcore Floridians Gouge Away, whose album goes fearless and reckless into a scorched-earth landscape. Produced by Jeremy Bolm of post-hxc band Touche Amore, the record takes turns angular and delicate, letting anger flow into vulnerability as if they were the same thing in this absolute mess of a year.  
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

J. Robbins
Un-Becoming

J. Robbins had his fingers in a lot of pies in the ‘90s. The most notable pie was Washington DC band, Jawbox. He also worked as a producer and engineer in his own Baltimore studio with bands such as Clutch, The Dismemberment Plan and The Promise Ring. He has been working as a solo artist since 2010. His latest album, on Dischord, is Un-Becoming.

Suicide
Suicide

The 1977 debut by Alan Vega and Martin Rev is a conceptual and sonic assault. Vega’s pithy lyrics and echoed rockabilly vocals over Rev’s seething, primitive beatbox and fuzzed-up synths are a simple and devastatingly effective combination. Ghost Rider and Rocket USA is a killer double whammy to open the album. Frankie Teardrop makes your neck hair stand up, and Springsteen fave Cheree calms you down again.

Buzzcocks
Love Bites

Love Bites was the second album by melodic Manc punks The Buzzcocks. It was originally released in September 1978, not quite 6 months after their classic debut Another Music In A Different Kitchen. Contains the single 'Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)'. LP and CD, remastered from original tapes on Domino. 
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Prettiest Eyes
Vol. 3

Prettiest Eyes with what I can only imagine is their third album. This pair make completely gleeful noise rock, that churns away without any concerns. Apparently they make an even bigger stir live, and it's easy to hear why. The throbbing machines and idiot-savant vocals make for quite the potent combination.

Oceans Of The Moon
Oceans Of The Moon

Described by Castle Face Records’ owner and Oh Sees’ frontman John Dwyer as “dance music for the infected”, this self-titled album from Oceans of The Moon - a new, nuts-and-bolts project by the veteran Rick Pelletier - is as bizarre as the unsettling black-and-white front cover.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Haze
St. John

Bored of life in the home counties, Buckinghamshire band Haze moved to Bristol for a taste of that big city life. On St. John they tackle our propensity to put certain historical figures (presumably including JFK and Trotsky) with their rambling and shambolic punk rock. I'm assuming they're committed anarcho-syndicalists then.

Wild Billy Childish & CTMF
You're The One I Idolise / Everything Intensifies

You’re The One I Idolise is the first single to be taken from Last Punk Standing, the new album by the Godfather of Kent-based Garage Rock, Wild Billy Childish & CTMF. Childish says the track is a love song inspired by country/soul singer Arthur Alexander and New York punk, Richard Hell. He also likens it to the type of stuff he used to do with his band Thee Milkshakes. Features exclusive non-LP track, Everything Intensifies.

Uzeda
Quocumque Jeceris Stabit

If you’ve been waiting for fresh sounds by Italy’s great underground punk outfit Uzeda, your wait is at an end after thirteen long years, with Quocumque Jeceris Stabit. Recorded with Steve Albini, this album lets flow what has been pent up so long, with a real passionate feel to the band’s interplay. Released by Temporary Residence.

Poison Idea
Pick Your King

Reissue of Poison Idea’s iconic punk tome Pick Your King here. This 1983 EP is hardcore as God intended - 13 songs, 13 minutes, not a second wasted. Given how influential this record is it seems kind of silly to list other bands that sound like Poison Idea, so let’s just say that if you like your Flags Black and your Fronts Agnostic then you should prob get to know Pick Your King as well (if, of course, you haven't already).
  • Vinyl LP (JPR055LP)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Terry
Who's Terry?

Who’s Terry? Well, I’ll tell you. Terry are a post-punk band from Australia and they have a new EP called Who’s Terry? It is their third EP and follows on from their debut album, I’m Terry. I assume that after that, fans of the band knew all about Terry, but don’t let that put you off buying this EP, it’s likely to be a corker.  
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Siouxsie and The Banshees
Tinderbox

Remastered and cut at half speed, this is a re-issue of Siouxie and the Banshees seventh album. The record contained the singles 'Candyman' and 'Cities In Dust' and further exemplified the band's knack for propulsive, atmospheric music led by Siouxie's distinctive vocal yelps which gave them international success. 
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The World
First World Record

Oh don't tell Robin about this. Oakland post punk band the World have double sax. That's two saxophones. For anyone who thought that one was enough then they might be made to reconsider after listening to their brand of rambunctious dance music which harks back to all those DIY post-punk singles you bought in 1981. 
  • Vinyl LP (UTR099)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Protomartyr
The Agent Intellect

‘The Agent Intellect’ is the third release from Detroit post-punk band Protomartyr (featuring Joe Casey on vocals, Greg Ahee on guitar, Alex Leonard on drums and Scott Davidson on bass guitar). Frontman Joe Casey describes the sample track ‘Why Does It Shake?’ as a "back-handed ode to humanity's resilient self regard in the face of inevitable oblivion. Then the trap door opens.” It’s a dark, seething industrial track with an aggressive undercurrent that sounds a bit like Joy Division.

Purple Eternal
What Things Did You See?

Described in Leeds Other Paper in a review of their first gig in 1988 as having “blatantly copied the Birthday Party, J & MC, Sonic Youth, and Speed-Metal Bands … they produced a thunderous enjoyable happy row”, and proclaimed in Sounds a week later, following a second gig: “if Purple Eternal came from New York instead of Leeds, they would be destined for stardom.” Now 30 years later you can enjoy Leeds psyche noise garage punk legends remastered and re-blasted. Relive the heady days you can’t really remember.
  • Vinyl LP
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition

Joy Division
Still

Funny when you reach the stage in a band’s life (or afterlife in this case I suppose) when even the compilations are being reissued. That said, the material remains crucial, always good to have the stuff available on vinyl. Still, first out in 1981, brings together Joy Division material that was unreleased at that time, including live recordings.

IDLES
Brutalism

Brutalism is the latest thirteen-track release from Idles. A powerfully written and politically driven collection of music that packs a punch aimed at the current political climate in the UK. It is hardcore and punk, so what do you expect? Described as ‘ a deadly serious indictment on popular culture’ that is available Vinyl LP and CD.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Dead Arm
Simply Dead

The noise-punk band from London, featuring members of USA Nails, Los Bitchos and Death Pedals, return with another studio album Simply Dead. Written two years ago and recorded live in under a single weekend in 2018, Dead Arms deliver ten tracks of laser-focussed garage punk that address the West's political state.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Constant Mongrel
Experts In Skin

Constant Mongrel mix the seemingly incompatible snarling punk sound with the laissez faire attitude of your average surf dude….snarling punk and synths….snarling punk and bouncing vocals.  Experts In Skin is the Aussie band’s first release since their 2018 debut, Living In Excellence. Transparent vinyl 7” single on Upset The Rhythm, limited to 400 copies.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

IDLES
Joy as an Act of Resistance

Imagine if Slaves were not the worst ever of things, and if there were more of them in the band, and if that band also wasn’t Shame. Thus have we IDLES. The Bristol band's second LP Joy As An Act Of Resistance can get a bit punk-by-numbers at times, but there are some properly good tunes in here. ‘Danny Nedelko’ will be a massive festival song for years to come, and I’m absolutely fine with that.

Sleaford Mods
Bunch Of Kunst Documentary / Live at SO36

Even if you don’t much care for the music of Sleaford Mods, you have to say that they’ve been a refreshing and valuable voice in the increasingly homogenised world of mainstream rock over the past few years. This two-disc set - the Bunch Of Kunst documentary DVD and a live album recorded at Berlin’s legendary SO36 - provides a neat insight into what makes the Poundland Pet Shop Boys so vital.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Misfits
Famous Monsters

Misfits had been around for over two decades by the time their fifth LP Famous Monsters came out, but despite their age the east coast crew still knew how to write a slamming tune better than many of their imitators. They display that ability time and again here. Michale Graves, on vocal duties for the second album running following the departure of Glenn Danzig, leads the merry rabble through a full set of campy horror-punk bangers.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The Distillers
Man vs Magnet / Blood In Gutters

After 14 years releasing nothing, The Distillers returned in 2018 with a downloadable single. Man vs. Magnet is now available in its physical form. It is backed with Blood In Gutters. Both tracks show the band to be still full of raucous raw punk energy and melodic hooks. 7” single on Third Man.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

GNOD
Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine

The mighty Mancunian GNOD juggernaut rolls ever onwards with a fierce five-strack statement, potently titled Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine. The music bites as hard as the righteous title, with repeato-riffs pushing the dense psych monoliths along. It’s out on Rocket Recordings.

Company Of State
Company Of State

In the 1980s Belgium was quite the hotbed for the sort of new wave that was so inspired by the likes of Joy Division. Part of this scene were Company Of State who take the template created in Manchester and make it darker and more brittle. This self-titled EP was their first release, and shows the band to be just as capable of capturing melancholy as any of their peers.

Shudder To Think
Ten Spot

Shudder to Think’s 1990 LP, the first that they dropped on Dischord, is put to wax once again here. In some senses - the palm-muted rhythms, the ferocious tub-thumping, Bad Brains-y squaws of guitar - it’s classic Dischord fare. In others - the theatrical flourishes that pepper each track, some strong glam influence, and a singer pitched somewhere between Kate Bush and Jeff Buckley - it is an outlier in the label’s discography. Worthy of exploration, this edition comes with new artwork by Heather Hendrix Russell.

Iggy Pop
Zombie Birdhouse

Iggy’s sixth solo album is getting a reissue for the first time since its 1982 release. Produced by Blondie’s Chris Stein, the vinyl will contain sleeve notes written by Irvine Welsh. Zombie Birdhouse sees Iggy at his monologuing best, spinning tales over a mix of Afrobeat, drone and chugging guitars. Also featuring an unseen version of ‘Pain and Suffering’ with Debbie Harry singing backup.

Hot Water Music
A Flight and a Crash

Late 90s punk-rockers Hot Water Music (not to be confused with classic 90s hip-hop outfit Cold Water Music) are reissuing some their most successful albums. On A Flight and a Crash you can hear the band starting to get the hang of the classic call-and-response choruses. The record is back out on vinyl for what is probably the 17th time.

Wire
Change Becomes Us

Wire are generally the most forward-thinking of veteran post-punk bands yet even they can't help but look to the past for inspiration. Change Becomes Us came about when they decided to revisit tracks that had only been played once or twice back in their late '70's heyday and re-work them into new tracks. The result is a varied and inspired album that, like the band itself, refuses to sit still in one genre. 
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Dan Lyons
Special People

Former Fat White Family member and co-founder Dan Lyons continues his solo career with his first EP Special People, a five-track collection containing last year’s single ‘Gargoyle’ and the blistering title track that righteously skewers the shallowness of celebrity culture in 2019. 
  • Vinyl 12" (FEP3V )
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  • Last copy

Bad Breeding
Exiled

Hailing from the London commuter dormitory, Home Counties nowheresville of Stevenage, Bad Breeding make raging, confrontational punk music that perfectly reflects their surroundings. Exiled, their scabrous third full-length album, takes inspiration from the dispiriting and divisive last year in British politics. 
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Slack Alices
Tasteful

Straight outta Manchester, these young pup punks come roaring into 2019 with their second single. Their raw and energetic sound has already caught the ear of Radio X DJ John Kennedy who has given this single his tune of the day accolade. Here it is on a limited and numbered 7" on Midnight Hallucination Records.      
  • Vinyl 7"
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Efrim Manuel Menuck
Pissing Stars

Extremely exciting news! It's onwards and upwards with the rebrand of Godspeed to God's Pee, the post-rock stalwarts here giving their frontman leave to make Pissing Stars. It's the second solo record from Efrim Manuel Menuck, following the meandering chamber stipulations of Plays High Gospel, and sees him writing a concept album about the romance of television presenter Mary Hat and son of an arms dealer Mohammed Khashoggi. Fans of Godspeed and their younger, more rebellious Silver Mt. Zion sibling take note.

POW!
Switchboard Scientist

San Franciscan band Pow! Mix garage rock and synthpunk. Think Devo meets Thee Oh Sees, the latter just happen to be label mates. With four albums behind them on Castle Face, they decided to nip in to Third Man Records in Detroit and rip through a couple of banging tunes. There are here for your delectation on a 7” called Switchboard Scientist.

EXEK
Ahead Of Two Thoughts

Melbourne’s EXEK buck the trend for every Australian band to have a record released in the 2010’s by not being a psych-rock outfit. In fact, they’re an intriguing and smart group with shades of ESG, Public Image Limited and Melbourne royalty The Birthday Party. Tracks like ‘Weight Loss (Henry’s Dream)’ have more groove in their little finger than King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard had across the seven million albums they released in 2017.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Martin Rev
Cheyenne

Long overdue re-issue of Cheyenne, the third solo album from Suicide’s Martin Rev. Although it was released in 1991, its origins went all the way back to the recording of Alan Vega / Martin Rev eleven years previously. Infusing the street-level immediacy of Suicide’s proto-electro-punk with pastoral pop-inspired sounds, Cheyenne is a lost gem. 

Martin Rev
Clouds of Glory

As one half of electro-punk pioneers Suicide, Martin Rev was responsible for some of the most influential and significant music of the late Seventies and early Eighties. Less well-known, however, is his solo career, something that this re-issue of 1985’s contemplative Clouds of Glory (Rev’s second outing) seeks to put right. 

Friendship
Undercurrent

I’m not sure Friendship is the best name for this bunch of Japanese power violence doom metalers given that their previous album was called Hatred. The furrow they plough is a very deep, heavy and dark one albeit with technical mastery and precision. Undercurrent is their new album which is said to be brighter in tone than the aforementioned Hatred, but probably not much. On Southern Lord.

Mannequin Pussy
Patience

Philadelphia group Mannequin Pussy bring you their third long player, Patience. Never thought I’d find such a phrase as “deeply attuned to the power of their own physicality” in a press release, but here we are. It means they play well and with a lot of emotion; it's turbulent music for turbulent times, brewing in a broth of indie rock seasoned with punk and shoegaze.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Negative Gears
Negative Gears

The self-titled debut 12” EP from Sydney’s Negative Gears, consisting of seven tracks of fraught and taut post-punk, constantly on the verge of tipping over from hopelessness into outright anger. This issue from Static Shock Records follows a limited Australia-only vinyl pressing from Disinfect earlier this year. 
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Young Marble Giants
Colossal Youth

Young Marble Giants made just one album but it was a solid gold classic. Colossal Youth pretty much invented the fact that you could play songs slow and quietly with minimal instrumentation. It's a brilliant patchwork on clicking drum machines, ticking guitars and comical organs. Topped off of course by Alison Statton's remarkable voice. 

The Mekons
The Quality Of Mercy Is Not Strnen

Leeds art punk band, The Mekons, released their debut album, The Quality Of Mercy is not Strnen, in 1979. It was originally released on Virgin, but despite the major label backing, they had to borrow the gear needed to record it from fellow Leeds band, Gang Of Four. When you get this album home and look at the back cover, that is, in fact, a picture of Gang Of Four and not The Mekons. Those crazy cats!
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The Underground Youth
Montage Images Of Lust And Fear

Another one from Fuzz Club Records and I'm please to confirm that yes, it's fuzzy! The Underground Youth are back with their ninth album Montage Images Of Lust And Fear a noisy, rocky, chuggy machine of an album that will tear through anything you put in front of it. There's is a style honed to perfection from extensive touring and a respectable work ethic.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Comfort
Not Passing

First physically available album from Glasgow-based brother/sister duo Comfort. By turns ugly and beautiful, calm and angry, vulnerable yet powerful, Not Passing reflects its themes of social alienation and outsider-dom in its music that’s maximalist in delivery but minimalist in construction. 
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Papernut Cambridge
Nutlets II (1978-2001)

Papernut Cambridge release their second album of covers to date, and its a proper job: Nutlets II contains twenty tracks, each sourced from crucial young-person memories of bandleader Ian Button. These songs have great personal weight, and you can hear that come through in Button’s re-imagining of them. Includes tunes by Throbbing Gristle, Suede and Daft Punk!
  • Vinyl Double LP (GDNLP030)
  • In stock and ready to ship

Buzzcocks
Singles Going Steady

Singles Going Steady was originally compiled to introduce The Buzzcocks to the US. As time has passed its assumed a life as their 'best of' or 'greatest hits'. However you want to refer to it, it is a truly marvellous collection of songs by and incredible band. Reissue LP, with 8 page booklet, and CD, with 36 page booklet, on Domino.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The Scaners
The Scaners II

The Scaners return with a second album of breakneck retro-futurist garage-punk… From space! Every track is within spitting distance of two minutes duration, and the vibe is kind of The Ramones piloting a UFO, with a touch of Man Or Astro-Man surf fun. The Scaners II is released by Dirty Water, and it is a lot of fun.

Cold Showers
Love and Regret

Los Angeles-based shoegaze/punk merchants Cold Showers deliver a re-pressing of their 2012 debut album Love and Regret, coming in tandem with the release of their third studio effort Motionless in 2019. Infused with melodies alongside their angular soundscapes, it’s an appropriate time to revisit an influential debut. 

Dome
Dome 2

Editions Mego present a well-earned reissue of the second album by Dome. And what, precisely is Dome? Well, that would be Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis of Wire, spinning off on a (yet) more experimental direction, with focus on utilising the studio itself for maximum effect. Dome 2 is essential listening for Wire fans and for everyone else, especially with this fetching remaster by Russell Haswell.

Siouxsie and The Banshees
Through The Looking Glass

After seven studio albums it was time for Siouxie and the Banshees covers LP. The band showed great taste by covering the likes of Sparks, Kraftwerk, Iggy Pop and Roxy Music. Pretty much all the artists people still bang on about now.  They'd already proved with their 'famous' cover of the Beatles 'Dear Prudence' that they could interpret other peoples work to chart success and here was a full album of unique reworks. Now re-issued and remastered and cut at half speed.  
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The Fall
458489 A Sides

It's taken Beggars some time to start with the Fall re-issue programme but here it is and it starts with the perfect introduction to the Fall for the faint hearted. 458489 A Sides was how I got into the Fall myself as it contains all their singles from the Brix Smith era generally seen as their most user friendly period. Of course this is only a slither of the whole story ...but if you have to start somewhere.... 

Protomartyr
Under Color of Official Right

'Under Color of Official Right' was Detroit post-punks Protomartyr's breakthrough album. Defined by Joe Casey's preacher-like vocals, angular guitar sketches, raw bass and gothic drum clatters, the record drew acclaim from all corners of the alternative music press. Protomartyr would tighten up and expand their sound on the next two albums, but 'Under Color of Official Right' successfully showcases their punkier roots.

Sublime
Greatest Hits

Fresh off of being covered by Lana Del Rey, American ska punk legends Sublime are ready to release their Greatest Hits. I've seen it theorised that the band are the next to make the jump from ironic nostalgia to genuine love so here's the perfect opportunity to beat the rush. Glad to see they still like dalmatians. 

Cowboy Flying Saucer
Travel Lodge

Sparrowhawk proudly present the second album by Walthamstow psych dad-rockers Cowboy Flying Saucer (comprising likely lads BK13, Spanna, Johnny Ven and Dave B), whose sound falls somewhere between Happy Mondays, The Fall and Spacemen 3. Named for the dependable hotel chain, Travel Lodge was recorded at The Sickroom in Norfolk.
  • Vinyl LP (KES03)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Membranes
What Nature Gives… Nature Takes Away

The reformation of journalist John Robb’s beloved post-punk band Membranes continues afoot in 2019 with another new album. What Nature Gives… Nature Takes Away was inspired by conversations with environmentalist and presenter Chris Packham, and covers 16 tracks over four sides of vinyl. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Lungbutter
Honey

From Montreal, an assault on your senses in the form of Lungbutter, a trio with a queasy name and a ferociously-thrashing sound. Honey is built from guitar and drums and voice, but within that pallette lies some absolutely-fucked skeins of noise, some mighty howls, and some real drum pummel. A short and sharp statement, out on Constellation.

Urochromes
Trope House

Trope House, the debut album from wired New York punks Urochromes, sees them slightly alter the short, sharp bangers approach of their initial single and EP releases to introduce some elements of psychedelia and experimental rock - perhaps inspired by their choice to record near the Mississippi River Delta! 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Billy Childish
Punk Rock Ist Nicht Tot

Punk Rock Ist Nicht Tot is a career-spanning compilation album by hugely prolific Godfather of the Kent punk and garage rock scene, Billy Childish. Contains songs from his work with The Pop Rivets, The Milkshakes, Thee Mighty Caesars, The Delmonas, Thee Headcoates and more. Sleeve notes by Stewart Lee.

Thee Oh Sees
Thee Hounds Of Foggy Notion

'Thee Hounds Of Foggy Notion' is an early live cut of sorts from the prolific garage/psych rock outfit Thee Oh Sees. The idea was to have the group tour in a van across various settings of Los Angeles and play a gig at various weird and wonderful locations. Minimal camera equipment, petrol powered engines and a pedalboard in a trusty suitcase feature here, as the band play a delightfully weird, trippy, folky and droney take on a number of tracks. An intriguing collection which provides insight into the warped mind of Mr. Dwyer. 

The Intelligence
Un-Psychedelic In Peavey City

The Intelligence present their tenth album, titled Un-Psychedelic In Peavey City but secretly still kinda psychy. The band now know each other and their sound perfectly, letting them mix it up freely and get as abstract as they wish. They also have a bit of fun on the song ‘L’appel du Vide’ by playing the beat you’ll know best from Dizzee Rascal’s ‘Fix Up Look Sharp’... Out on V.M.I.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Television Personalities
Some Kind Of Happening: Singles 1978-1989

First of two collections of Television Personalities singles predictably spanning 1978-1989. Some Kind Of Happening features songs like '14th Floor' and 'Salvador Dali's Garden Party' which show off why exactly Mr. John Peel was so fond of these gentle punks. Includes a couple rarities including those found on a flexi issued by Creation.

Hygiene
Private Sector

The eight-year wait for London post-punk band Hygiene to follow up their memorable debut album Public Sector is at an end, with their sophomore effort titled Private Sector (naturally!). Where its predecessor was nostalgic, this new effort rages at modern-day Britain in its current phase of capitalistic twilight. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Institute
Readjusting The Locks

Readjusting The Locks by Institute is the first album by the band since half of them upped sticks and moved from Austin to New York. It doesn’t seem to have held them back. They met up in Brooklyn in late 2018 and recorded an album of crisply produced scuzz rock, with the spirit of ‘77 inhabiting their thoughts and therefore the sounds they produced. On Sacred Bones.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Cold Showers
Motionless

Recorded in their own studio in Los Angeles and produced in-house by the band’s own Chris King, Motionless sees Cold Showers move in a more mature and complex direction for their third album, pushing their synthetic post-punk even further. Come in a sleeve designed by L.A.-based artist Robbie Simon. 

The Fall
Live At The Witch Trials

Originally released through the legendary punk label Step-Forward in 1979, Live At The Witch Trials by The Fall finally gets the reissue treatment for a new generation of fans. As a debut album it’s rugged and repetitive forging the template that Mark E. Smith would become famous for. Out on 2CD and 180 gram vinyl from Castle Music and Sanctuary.

All Your Sisters
Trust Ruins

Jordan Morrison has been through it. Over the past few years he’s experienced deaths of both family and friends, got engaged and had his brain fried from working as a paramedic. That’s a lot to process, and he does that through the monolithic industrial post-punk of his All Your Sisters project. Trust Ruins, the third All Your Sisters LP, is a white-knuckle ride through Gothic EBM and synth-punk that’s made all the more overwhelming for Morrison’s pained, caustic vocals. Think The Soft Moon and Nitzer Ebb.
  • Label(s):
  • LTM
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Oozelles
Every Night They Hack Off A Limb

7” single released on Jack White’s Third Man Records from Los Angeles-based Oozelles (fka Fake News). Consisting of members of Warpaint, Sex Stains and Jail Weddings, ‘Every Night They Hack Off a Limb’ is a breakneck thriller of bizarro punk, and B-side ‘Human Trafficking’ contrasts by going in a soulful direction. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

AJJ
Live at Third Man Records

AJJ used to be known as Andrew Jackson Jihad. They’re a folk punk band from Arizona led by the duo of Sean Bonnette and Ben Gallaty. They have a revolving door policy for the rest of the band. Their live shows are frenetic affairs with air-punching anthems, of which, their loyal fan base know every word. Live At Third Man captures their live magic perfectly.
  • Artist(s):
  • AJJ

The Scientists
9H2O.SiO2

Brand new 12” EP of five original tracks from hugely influential Australian post-punk band The Scientists, who are about to embark on another U.S. tour following the success of last year’s reformation. The group are one of the most highly regarded ‘cult’ acts ever, originating in the post-punk era of the early Eighties and influencing the likes of Sonic Youth and Nirvana. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Red Channel
Crazy Diamonds

Come on Red Channel! Come on Upset the Rhythm! Come on you Crazy Diamonds! This 7" EP features four tracks that show off the band's post-punk experimentation, all brought together under the harmonies of their twin vocalists. Though a bassline is always present, the rest of the instrumentation leaves Red Channel ethereal enough that they might just float away.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Mark Stewart and The Maffia
Learning To Cope With Cowardice / The Lost Tapes (Definitive Edition)

Learning To Cope With Cowardice was the debut solo album by The Pop Group vocalist and post-punk pioneer Mark Stewart and The Maffia. This reissue, regarded as the definitive edition, is coupled with The Lost Tapes. Following the break-up of The Pop Group in 1980, Stewart went to New York and began picking up ideas for an industrial hip-hop sound. With the help of producer Adrian Sherwood and crack team of reggae musicians including ‘Deadly’ Headley Bennett and Bonjo Iyabinghi (African Head Charge) the vision became a reality. Originally released in 1983. Double LP and CD on Mute.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Vic Godard
30 Odd Years

Double CD compilation showcasing, as the title says in more ways than one, 30 Odd Years of the resolutely left-field artist Vic Godard. Re-issued after its original release in 2014, it tracks Godard’s output with the criminally underrated British punk act Subway Sect to his fascinating solo career in the late 80s and beyond. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

POW!
Shift

POW! release their fourth LP via Castle Face (Thee Oh Sees, Damaged Bug and all those other John Dwyer-type ventures). Shift is, you know, garage rock and that. Guitars are loud, tubs are thumped, vocals are shouted, that sort of thing. Shift's tunes are short and sharp and everyone seems to be going about things with a sense of fun. Job’s a good’un.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The Mystery Lights
Too Much Tension!

Very scrappy and committed punk rock from The Mystery Lights. For WICK (a Daptone subsidiary), the band release their second album Too Much Tension! This is a record that moves like a cannon, barrelling through while drawing on the likes of The Kinks and Television. Best is the lead singer's powerful yelp that acts as guide to the the songs. 

Nots
3

Drums? Tick. Bass? Tick. Reverby vocals? Tick. Yes yes, looks like we've got ourselves a classic case of the no-waves. Nots are now a three piece, having shed a synth player since their last record. This makes 3 an incredibly cold record, one that is anchored by its rhythms and liberated by its lyricism. On Upset The Rhythm. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

VR Sex
Human Traffic Jam

LA deathrock/synthpunk/post-punk/ethereal soundscape pointillists VR SEX (Andrew Clinco of Drab Majesty, Aaron Montaigne of Antioch Arrow and others; and Brian Tarney) have just about had it with overpopulation. The technological perfection of simulating sexual experience ought to be just the thing to take it down a notch. Human Traffic Jam is the trio’s view on the subject, expressed through the medium of fiercely cool music.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Bikini Kill
Reject All American

Bikini Kill were feminist punks and the original Riot Grrrl band. Their discography is small but their impact was large over their 6 or 7 years together due the amount of bands they inspired and influenced and the movement they created. Reject All American was their last album and was originally released in 1996. Vocalist Kathleen Hanna went on to form Le Tigre.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Quicksand
Interiors

New album from mid 90s alternative rock band Quicksand, their first in 22 years after splitting in 1995. Made up of members of Gorilla Biscuits, Bold, Youth Of Today, Absolution, and Deftones. For fans of Rival Schools, Thursday, At The Drive-In, Rise Against et al. LP and CD released through Epitaph.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Rakta
Falha Comum

Deeply tripped out to the point of being terrifying album from Rakta. Despite a change on the drums, Falha Comum still manages to be as potent as they've ever been. Remarkable given how together you need to sound to pull off music like this. Few other bands make psych-rock sound like it's slowly filling the room, consuming everything. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Tacocat
This Mess Is a Place

Is it a taco? Is it a cat? Is it both - or perhaps … neither? Whatever a Tacocat is, we can say with confidence that it’s from Seattle, contains four humans (‘Tacopeople’?) and has just made its fourth LP in the form of This Mess Is A Place. This record is a peppy thing that polishes the group’s lo-fi grunge-pop sound with some pop influences, warm vocal harmonies and great production. It kind of reminds us of The Long Blondes actually.

Protomartyr
No Passion All Technique

In a music industry where nothing is secret and even less is sacred, Protomartyr’s debut LP No Passion All Technique has long been a refreshing anomaly. Obviously the group are very big now, but no-one knew this back in 2012 - not them, not us, and certainly not the Urinal Cake label who released this record. A tiny run sold out, and the thing’s been neither re-pressed nor available on streaming services at any point since. This Domino reissue allows you to experience No Passion All Technique without paying megabucks for it on the vinyl black market. It’s a damn sight more raggedy than the band’s subsequent work, but the idiosyncrasies of No Passion All Technique work in its favour. Come and see how the post-punk band we deserve ended up like this.

Human Switchboard
Who's Landing In My Hangar?

Human Switchboard come from Cleveland, Ohio. Their early ‘80s punk leanings are inspired by The Velvet Underground. Who’s Landing In My Hangar?  was their debut studio album from 1981. It was critically successful upon its release, but poor sales at the time means has to go down as one of those lost classics. Fortunately, you have your chance again, though. On Fat Possum

LTD
Stop Und Fick Dich!

Something of a cult hero for decades now, King Khan has assembled a supergroup of veteran garage-rock mainstays for new project LTD (Louder Than Death) - Looch Vibrato and Aggy Sonora (Magnetix) on guitar and drums, and Shrines’ Fredovitch on bass. Stop Und Fick Dich! is an orgiastic and highly enjoyable mess. 

This Kind Of Punishment
In The Same Room

I'd forgotten that This Kind of Punishment released and album after their classic A Beard of Bees. In The Same Room appeared in 1987, three years after A Beard of Bees and showed the band in a more straightforward zone at odds with A Beard of Bees more chamber folk type offerings. The brothers Jeffries are legends in the New Zealand scene and this is one of their most intense deep listening records.      
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Wolfmanhattan Project
Blue Gene Stew

The Wolfmanhattan Project is a nice little noise-rocky effort. After releasing a first single in 2015, the band’s finally pulled themselves together for their debut album Blue Gene Stew. I guess it must be difficult to find time to record if your members are also playing with Sonic Youth, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and Gories.

Drahla
Useless Coordinates

Long-awaited debut album from Leeds’ very own Drahla on Brooklyn indie imprint Captured Tracks. Mixing wiry, raw post-punk with the dark and volatile textures of art-rock and Luciel Brown’s abstract lyrical preoccupations, Useless Coordinates was recorded in short gaps between hard touring throughout 2018.

Crass
Best Before 1984

At long last the back catalogue of anarcho-punks Crass is being reissued. Best Before 1984 is a compilation of the Steve Ignorant and co’s singles, bits and bobs. It was originally released in 1986. It includes a booklet with lyrics and a Crass history, written by the band themselves. On Crass Records.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Various
Plastic Dance 1

Andy Votel and Doug Shipton have decided to pool their collective expertise to produce a new series of Plastic Dance compilations, This, the first, is jammed to the gills with sharp and funky electro-jams and arty punk types: I am literally dancing in my chair as I write this. On Finders Keepers / Cache Cache.

Viagra Boys
Street Worms

Viagra Boys are another of those scuzzy Scandi punk bands. There’s been plenty of excitement around the Stockholm group these past few years, and debut LP Street Worms demonstrates why. This is ramshackle, wiry and drily witty post-punk in the vein of Fat White Family and Devo. Street Worms is out on YEAR001 (Yung Lean, Bladee).
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The Gluts
Dengue Fever Hypnotic Trip

Third LP from Milanese rockers The Gluts here. The thing’s called Dengue Fever Hypnotic Trip. It’s out on Fuzz Club, a label that has previously released records by acts with names like Sonic Jesus and The Underground Youth. Yep, that’s right - you better believe that this is some loud-as-hell psych-rock we’ve got our hands on here. Dengue Fever Hypnotic Trip will melt faces from 50 feet.
  • Vinyl LP (FC108V12)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only

The Fall
The Fall - Singles 1978-2016

Singles 1978-2016 is a career-spanning singles compilation by The Fall. Mark E. Smith’s revolving door collective have released 60-odd albums, if you include live albums and compilations, in their career. This is the first collection to bring together singles from a number of different labels. With 112 tracks over 7 CDs, this is a hefty retrospective, and to endorse its credibility among fans of the band, all tracks have been remastered by Fall engineer Andy Pearce.

Hash Redactor
Drecksound

Hash Redactor are an indie rock/punk band comprised from Alex McIntyre of Ex-Cult,  Meredith Lones and Charlotte Watson from Nots and George Williford who has played in a number of Memphis bands. Drecksound is their debut full-length LP. Expect some energised, avant guitar interplay backed-up by a solid rhythm section. LP on Upset The Rhythm.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

s t a r g a z e feat. Greg Saunier & Andre De Ridder
Instruments

A rare prospect indeed this one: not only do we have big famous conductor Andre de Ridder working with Greg Saunier from Deerhoof, we have them working together on a chamber orchestral reimagining of the third album by Fugazi, In On The Kill Taker. A surprising set-up then, but with an astonishingly successful delivery. Instruments is released by Transgressive.
  • Vinyl LP (TRANS409X)
  • £23.99 £21.59 (saving: £2.40)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Straight Arrows
Another Day In The City

A Record Store Day 2019 special 7” single from the acclaimed Straight Arrows, with their rambunctious cover of the British Jets’ murder-punk classic ‘Another Day In The City’, while on the reverse is a brand new track in the shape of ‘Black & Blue’. Follows on from their 2018 studio album. 
  • Vinyl 7" (IMSO022)
  • £6.99 £6.29 (saving: £0.70)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The Durutti Column
Obey The Time

Factory Benelux could probably be re-issuing the Durutti Column records until the end of time if they so wished. This time it's the turn of their 8th album Obey the Time. The album saw leader Vini Reilly explore electronic textures influenced by the acid house explosion of the time. There's an extra disc of live recordings from a show at Whitworth Hall in 1990.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk