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itoldyouiwouldeatyou
Oh Dearism

The name itoldyouiwouldeatyou sounds like a potential collaboration between iamamiwhoami and Thom Yorke, but is in fact an NME indie band from London: Los Campesinos! meets Titus Andronicus, that sort of thing. Their debut album Oh Dearism is pressed entirely using leftover bits from other vinyl jobs, which is a great idea.

Straight Arrows
On Top!

Agitated Records (The Icarus Line, Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys) drop an LP of scuzzy garage rock from the home of scuzzy rock - Australia. Straight Arrows are from Sydney, which as Aussie cities go isn’t at the top of the pecking order when it comes to garage-punk bands, but on On Top! the group turn in a collection of ramshackle rockers that will do their pals in Melbourne proud.

The Men
Hated: 2008 – 2011

Hated: 2008 - 2011 features the early material of The Men, the New York punk-etc. band who, at this point, were just punk. And what a gnarly kind of punk too: really grungy, noisy, hardcore-tinged stuff, represented in grainy glory in the form of tracks from demos, singles, live tracks, outtakes, and the group’s deeply rare first ever demo tape. On Sacred Bones.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Various
JD Twitch presents Kreaturen der Nacht

JD Twitch of Optimo has been hard at work in the vinyl mines of early eighties Germany, and he’s come up trumps with this collection of rare favourites! Kreaturen der Nacht is a showcase of DIY post-punk music from bands like Leben Und Arbeiten and Welktklang, in some cases in the form of tracks never previously reissued. Presented in remastered form with lots of artist info, interviews and photos. On Strut.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Indifferent Dance Centre
Flight & Pursuit

The second release on Outer Reaches is a rare nugget of ‘80s post-punk. Indifferent Dance Centre put out one record, 1981 single Flight & Pursuit, during their time together. Recorded in a church hall in Chichester, the group’s style is an ethereal, tranquillised take on the moody sounds of Joy Division and The Durutti Column. The title track, with its ‘Come As You Are’ bassline and floaty vocals, prefigures the work of the much-missed High Places. A worthy reissue.
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A Certain Ratio
acr:set

Ever since he first did it, I can't get the memory of Ian shouting "A-C-R MAN-CHES-TAR" out my head whenever I see an A Certain Ratio record. acr:set,  a compilation of the band's work from the past four decades including their first new tracks since 2008, is for all the people who have ever yelled that earnestly.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

System Of Hate
There Is No Madness Here

Some fun dad-punk from System Of Hate on their second LP. There Is No Madness Here has a sort of Killing Joke thing going on, granted, but also a Motorhead thing and a Motley Crue thing. Imagine if Towers Of London had mellowed a little with age and you’re in the right ballpark. It’s a good laff.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Various
Sowas Von Egal: German Synth Wave Underground 1980-1985

The excellent Hamburg-based label Bureau B have unearthed more rare synth gems, to compile: Sowas Von Egal: German Synth Wave Underground 1980-1985. Not your typical '80s synth comp; this collaboration with the Damaged Goods party DJs has brought to light some remarkable, seldom heard music  ranging from post punk and synth wave -- all originally released in very small quantities, often by the bands themselves and sold at their gigs -- all pressed in the first half of the 1980s. Available as an LP or on shiny new CD.

Brix & The Extricated
Breaking State

We knew when Brix Smith-Start talked about putting the Extricated on hold after Mark E Smith's death then it wouldn't be for long. The outfit have emerged out of tribute band territory to forge their own sound and last year's 'Part 2' wasn't bad at all. Expect moody post punk soundscapes led by Brix's Hollywood meets Manchester yowl. If we can't have the Fall anymore then this is something at least.  

48 Chairs
70% Paranoid

Described as one of Manchester's best kept secrets, this was an album of the bringing together of free jazz honker Lol Coxhill and synth wannabees Gerry and the Holograms.  Originally made in 1981,  the album bridges electronic jazz and punk jazz with vocals supplied by punk one-timer Fran Kershner. A collision course of DIY and out there jazz that stands the test of time.  

Exit Group
Adverse Habitat

Following in the footsteps of bands such as Useless Eaters and Dry Erase come Exit Group with Adverse Habitat. Like their peers. Exit Group take inspiration from Wire, Swell Maps and Chrome, but it also sounds like it was recorded in a basement with barely functioning electricity, walls covered in lichen and puddles on the floor - an adverse habitat indeed. LP and CD on Castle Face.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Siouxsie and The Banshees
Join Hands

'Join Hands' was the second Siouxie and the Banshees album and found them still in a very bleak place with songs based around the First World War. It also features the band's harrowing version of the Lords Prayer. The hits started on the subsequent 'Kaleidoscope' but this one shows the band at their most darkly brutal.  
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Pere Ubu
The Art of Walking

The Art of Walking was Pere Ubu's 1980 album and their fourth full length album. There had been a line up tweak with Red Krayola's Mayo Thompson replacing original guitarist Tom Herman. This resulted in a more deconstructed and abstract album that began a move away from the schizoid garage-rock they had peddled at the beginning of their career. 

Death Valley Girls
Darkness Rains

As befitting a band with the name Death Valley Girls, Death Valley Girls have a fuzzy, dirty, blown-out punk-rock vibe to them: they’ve got the riffs, they’ve got the distortion, they’ve got the attitude, and the fuck-you vibrato in the singer’s voice will delight fans of early PJ Harvey. Darkness Rains is their third album to date, and it is released by Suicide Squeeze.

Silicon Teens
Music For Parties

Ok then, Seemingly Endless Stream Of Reissues, what you got for me today? Another soul-jazz record that no-one bought the first time it came out? Some Cream demos? A set of previously-unreleased takes from The Old Grey Whistle Test? Go on, give me your best shot. Silicon Teens? Never heard of them. Must be rubbish. What’s that you say? They were a fake band manufactured by Mute boss Daniel Miller? He made all the music but got actors, including Francis Tovey aka Fad Gadget, to pretend to be the group in interviews? Music For Parties was the second-ever album released on Mute and kind of sounds like Devo? That’s pretty cool actually. I’ll give you this one, Seemingly Endless Stream Of Reissues. Nice work.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Massicot
Suri Gruti

The sounds on Massicot’s new record Suri Gruti were apparently recorded as soundtracks to Man Ray films: from the sounds of the audience at the start and the end, Suri Gruti also appears to be a live document. But this stuff is firmly strong and potent enough to stand as its own record: tightly churning repeato-rock of the highest order. 10” on Harbinger Sound.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

A Certain Ratio
To Each

To Each captures A Certain Ratio in their post punk roots just before they got a little too interested in jazz and wearing shorts. Here they combines Ian Curtis style vocals with funky dance-pop sensibilities, and proto Happy Mondays guitar sounds. A brilliant blend. Dance and be miserable at the same time.  

A Certain Ratio
Change The Station

Mute’s reissue train for trailblazing Mancunian art-punks A Certain Ratio rolls on with 1997’s Change The Station. On ACR’s eighth LP, the group marry their trademark punk-funk style and the Madchester/acid influences of their early 90s output with tropes from the ambient scene that was making waves at the time. It makes for a heady listen.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Redd Kross
Third Eye

Redd Kross began life as part of the 1970’s Los Angeles South Bay punk scene by brothers Steven and Jeff McDonald who were intermittently joined by a revolving cast of members including Greg Hetson (Circle Jerks) and Ron Reyes (Black Flag). Full of catchy, melodic, thrash punk/power pop gems, their major label debut ‘Third Eye’ has been increasingly hard to come by on vinyl until now.

Wingtip Sloat
Purge & Swell / The Lost Decade

Who remembers Wingtip Sloat from the 90s? Well I certainly do. Their slash and burn, lop sided lo-fi sat somewhere in the minefield between Pavement and Truman's Water making them regulars on the John Peel show. Well, now they are back with not only a brand new album but a 31 track bonus disc of what they've been up to in between times.  
  • Label(s):
  • VHF

Exploded View
Obey

It's the Sacred Bones! Live from Brooklyn this time we've Exploded View, a band formed of members based in Mexico City and Berlin. On Obey they investigate the role of authority not just in our lives, but within the band itself. They do so with a rock'n'roll drenched in noise and sludge, stumbling forward but never falling down.

L7
L7

Nothing like a reissue to build momentum for a long-overdue reunion. In anticipation of their first studio album in 14 years, original riot grrrls L7 are reissuing their self-titled debut. L7 set the stage, back in 1988, for a wave of high-energy girl bands in the 90s and might be considered a punk monument, back out on Epitath.
  • Artist(s):
  • L7

Ohmns
Jocelyn / Total Carnage

Wet-behind-the-ears Liverpudlian label Sentinel drop a two-track 7” from rambunctious scamps Ohmns. Both ‘Jocelyn’ and ‘Total Carnage’ see the group barrelling through a set of garage-punk riffs with gleeful abandon. It’s hard to make this sort of thing sound fresh, but the energy that Ohmns bring to the table works in their favour. Good clean fun.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Sheer Mag
Need To Feel Your Love

Sheer Mag’s debut full-length album has arrived. Need To Feel Your Love is dressed in the guitars, production and sleeve design of a bunch of vintage 70’s rockers (just look at that band logo!), but with a thoroughly modern anti-bullshit approach and a garage-punkish twist to the vocals. Out on Static Shock Records.

Sheer Mag
Compilation

The songs from Sheer Mag’s first three 7” singles are what you will find on the simply titled Compilation, all recorded DIY-style in whatever little corners were available at the time. You can really hear the band grow into their sound as the 7”s were originally released between 2014 and 2016. Vinyl LP release on Static Shock Records.

Greg Sage
Straight Ahead

This album by Greg Sage is notable for being the one that persuaded J. Mascis that the acoustic guitar was a thing worth existing, and Straight Ahead is worth your attention for that alone. Though even if you could care less about Dinosaur Jr, you should check it out on its own merit, as Wipers man Sage created an excellent, rather special album here. Remastered and reissued by Luxury Products.

ADULT.
This Behavior

It seems like -- ooh, let's see -- at least 18 of your Earth years since this duo gave us 'Nausea', back in those heady, queasy post-millennium Electroclash days. 6 albums and countless (nearly) EPs and singles later, Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller present us with This Behavior as ADULT. All caps, full stop / period: record store peeps like us love them. Nic and Adam recorded it in a wood cabin in the wilds of North Michigan in the freezing mid Winter, should be a suitably chilled and frosty one then. On Dais records; choose from your black or yellow vinyl, or even a CD should you prefer.

The Scientists
Braindead (Resuscitated) / SurvivalsKills

Los Angeles label In The Red (Ex-Cult, Wand) host the return of The Scientists. The Aussie swamp-punks have been pretty inactive since the 1980's, with only a handful of recordings emerging in the intervening years, but they seem to have got the bit between their teeth again. Here they re-record 1987’s ‘Braindead (Resuscitated)’ - a fitting choice for a comeback single - and back it with new song ‘Survivalskills’.

Constant Mongrel
Living In Excellence

Although not all surfers are Australians, it is sometimes said that every Australian is by definition a surfer. Aussie punkers Constant Mongrel make no effort to disprove this bland oversimplification. Living in Excellence mixes their punk violence with a laid-back surfer’s attitude, and then lace the result with decent synths and saxes.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Capital Punishment
Roadkill

Capital Punishment were a teenage band who formed in New York City in 1979. They took their influences from Throbbing Gristle, Brian Eno, Chrome and Cabaret Voltaire. Roadkill was their only album and was self-released. The interesting thing about them is their line-up, however. Supreme Court Justice Peter Swann, professor Peter Zusi, actor Ben Stiller and Kriss Roebling, whose family built the Brooklyn Bridge. LP and CD on Captured Tracks.

Joyce Manor
Million Dollars To Kill Me

One of the best bands to emerge in the recent revival of Good Old-Fashioned Proper Emo, Joyce Manor’s fifth LP sees the group take the big leap into adulthood. The songwriting on Million Dollars To Kill Me is more mature, more considered, and wiser than anything they’ve released previously. Even among their eloquent and impassioned contemporaries - Martha, Joanna Gruesome, Mitski - Joyce Manor stand out.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Bad Sports
Constant Stimulation

Texans Bad Sports bring a fresh approach to proto punk and power pop with their fourth album, Constant Stimulation. The trio, fronted by the wonderfully named Orville Neeley, sound frustrated with the state of the world in 2018, as the album title suggests, there’s just too much going on! LP and CD on Dirtnap.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Sleaford Mods
Sleaford Mods EP

First new music from Sleaford Mods since 2017's English Tapas and as is their wont it's a five track EP ahead of a promised new LP next March. A bunch of things to tie you over all about people's anger with the political system and the slow descent into slanging matches. Always on the ball it's nice to have them back. They may look rough and tough and snarly but they are lovely lads really. Soft as puppies.  
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Various
Typical Girls Volume Four

Emotional Response has had great success so far with their girls-to-the-front compilation series Typical Girls, so much so that they have been deluged with a wealth of the highest grade material from punks and post-punks and now have enough material for two more editions! Wasting no time, they are consequently releasing volumes 3 and 4 simultaneously! Volume 4 features cool artists like The Primitives, Cruel Summer and No Love.

Table Sugar
Collected Acknowledgements

Seven track vinyl release from Table Sugar. This band of Olympians (USA!), who are most certainly post-punk, are post-punk in the vein of the UK's own Shopping and fellow countrymen Lithics. That is to say it's sharp, angular, melodic, and most of all fun! Limited to only 500 copies on Mississippi Records.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Noseholes
Danger Dance

On Harbinger Sound (Sleaford Mods etc), Noseholes (yup we all have two of them) make a kind of rackety no-wave and post-punk that it sure to blow any cobwebs away. Comparisons have been made to bands like Bush Tetras and Shopping and so this distinctly lop sided tangle of guitars promises much. 

Gareth Sager & The Hungry Ghost
Juicy Rivers

Hang on, look at the sleeve. A lion mauling a moustachioed man who is eating ....a biscuit?  It's a typically eccentric sleeve for this founding member of the Pop Group / Rip Rig & Panic and Head. Quite the career. Ten tracks of punk funk with collaborations with Jock Scot and Davey Henderson (Fire Engines etc).   
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Sauna Youth
Deaths

Sauna Youth’s third album, Deaths, mixes a whole lotta genres into their punk sound. The London-based group forced a deadline on themselves by booking the studio time before anything was written. This meant the creative process was turned on its head and time limits meant whichever band members could make it to sessions each week played whichever instrument needed. The lyrics touch on politics, action and inaction, the drudgery of work, the fun of leisure and the nuisance, or otherwise, of distraction. LP and CD on Upset The Rhythm.

XTR HUMAN
Reflections EP

XTR HUMAN are a German post-punk outfit who took the smart step of backing off from the relentless churn of touring for a little while, all the better to craft new material. And now here they are, back with a fantastic new EP that incorporates shoegaze and positivity into the band’s sound. CD EP, released by Blackjack Illuminist.

Split Cranium
I’m The Devil and I’m OK

Six years on from debut LP and d-beat/anarcho-punk supergroup Split Cranium serve up the sophomore. Given that the band features members of Converge, Circle, Mammifer and many more, I’m The Devil And I’m Ok was never going to go in with a soft touch. What’s notable here is how the band balances out the ferocious screams and pounding drums with some pretty melodic riffs. Out via Mike Patton’s Ipecac Recordings (Zu, Daelek, loads more).

Moaning
Moaning

Their post-punk almost clocking in at ‘normal’ punk BPM, Moaning are releasing their debut self-titled album. Expect catchy singalong self-deprecating lyrics accompanied by very fuzzy basslines. Moaning is available on CD, cassette, vinyl and super-sexy special edition pink ‘Loser’ vinyl, if that’s what you want to be called by artists whose work you’re buying.

Bikini Kill
The Singles

Pitchfork said that The Singles by Bikini Kill defined the band. This description writer would like to take that a little further and suggest that it defined the Riot Grrrl sound. The band were fronted by head Riot Grrrl Kathleen Hanna. Features classics such as Rebel Girl and New Radio - the latter being a collaboration with proto Riot Grrrl, Joan Jett. LP and CD on Bikini Kill Records.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Siouxsie and The Banshees
Superstition

This is Siouxsie and the Banshees 10th album and was originally released in 1991. It was produced by Stephen Hague (New Order/Pet Shop Boys) which meant it had his usual array electronic textures and drum programs.  Though this didn't enamour the album to some fans it was still critically respected for it's tender and emotional songs. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Amebix
Slovenia 86

Not one of the more famous international football tournaments, Slovenia 86. In fact, we can’t recall a single notable incident from any of the games. However, the opening ceremony will live long in our minds. You remember - Amebix played? They ran through a set that included music from their first two LPs Arise! and Monolith? Hmmm … perhaps we’ve made the football bit up. Anyway, the gig definitely happened, and now the crust punk OGs have seen fit to have the audio from the gig tidied up and released on vinyl for the first time.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Martin Hannett & Steve Hopkins
All Sorts Of Heroes

Pressed for the first time on vinyl this is a lost experiment by legendary Factory producer Martin Hannett and Invisible Girls Steve Hopkins.  Initially soundtracking a short film which never saw the light of day this is a bass heavy piece of cartoon funk/disco which draws parallels with Hannett's work with ESG. Also we are assured that this IS Martin Hannett this time. Hi Ozit Dandelion. 

Palberta
Roach Goin' Down

Prolific punx Palberta return to Wharf Cat Records (Big French, Bichkraft) with a fun, fresh LP. Roach Goin’ Down may run to twenty-two tracks, but the band rattle through them with such ramshackle abandon that things don’t ever feel like they’re dragging. Combining twee-punk ala Trust Fund, art-punk ala Parquet Courts and some sweet vocal harmonies ala Girlpool, the band’s sound is at once carefree and mature.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Baptists
Bloodmines

Crusty hardcore kids Baptists are back with a record of chaotic punk rock that tries to throw in as many riffs and rasped vocals as possible. 'Bloodmines', their second record, does a good job of using melody to clear out the clutter, continuing to show off the band's subtle post-hardcore and noise rock influences. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

dragSTER
Anti-Everything

Miss the ‘90s? Think that cyberpunk is due another day in the sun? Wistfully daydreaming about bygone Whitby Goth festivals? Then fear not - the fourth LP from dragSTER is here to satisfy your cravings. Anti-Everything is very turn-of-the-century Marilyn Manson, which is great news because his recent stuff was starting to wear us out. We are, verily, all stars now. Out via Louder Than War (Evil Blizzard, Fawn Spots).
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The Ex
27 Passports

The Ex have made about a billion albums starting in 1979 and still going strong. On each album they start with a blank canvas so you are never sure what you are going to get. This time it seems that that have created a trance-like opus that has been influenced by trips to Africa creating an infectious groove laden sound. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Patti Smith
Outside Society

Patti Smith was quite the thing when she appeared in 1975 with 'Horses'. The album Michael Stipe said "tore my limbs off and re-arranged them in a different order". It's hard now to appreciate how different and unique she was at that time of hoary old rockers. Now you can view her entire career through a new lens as this retrospective collects the best bits of her work in chronological order.  

Oh Sees
Smote Reverser

Seemingly incapable of stopping making music for one second, this is Oh Sees 6th album in the last three years if you include Thee Oh Sees and OCS in that tally. Yet Dwyer keeps pushing forward with his double drum line up with all kinds of alumni making guest appearances. Expect more scorching psych but this time with a heavy prog vibe (see sleeve).   

Slaves
Acts of Fear and Love

It’s 2030 and Britain is hosting the centenary edition of the Fifa World Cup™. A decade on from Brexit, the UK has torn off the shackles of European control to become the richest and most powerful country in the whole world, and Prime Minister Johnson is keen to rub it in the faces of all those naysayers who thought we couldn’t do it. For the opening ceremony, he takes to the Wembley stage with a hologram of Sepp Blatter and a portly, middle-aged Wayne Rooney. The trio shake hands, release a flurry of doves painted the colours of the Union Jack, and introduce the musical entertainment. Rooney wanted the Stereophonics, but the ever-tactful Johnson has plumped for recent Glastonbury headliners Slaves. The greying ‘punks’, lightly pinking in the London sun, run through a short salvo of ‘Vindaloo’, ‘Ooooooh Naughty!’ (the new single that will feature on their upcoming greatest hits compilation) and a couple from their truckload-selling third LP Acts Of Fear And Love. A global audience of over one billion bloody love it, you mug.

Uniform
The Long Walk

The Long Walk is Uniform’s second or third LP for Sacred Bones depending on whether you’re counting the collaborative record they made with The Body. However, don’t try and crunch the numbers while you’re actually listening to this thing. The pair make such a racket that it’s pretty much impossible to concentrate on anything else. File next to The Soft Moon and Blanck Mass.

The Mekons 77
It Is Twice Blessed

Leeds legends The Mekons get the band back together, in a manner of speaking. While The Mekons has run in various incarnations since forming in the late 70s, new LP It Is Twice Blessed marks the first time that the original lineup has recorded an album together for almost forty years. It’s a classic serving from a group which spawned from the same scene as Gang Of Four and Delta 5 - spiky post-punk, rendered with shades of dub and country, that skewers the Current State Of Affairs with righteous fury.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Pere Ubu
Raygun Suitcase

After three albums that flirted with pop for major label, Fontana, Pere Ubu returned to the comfort of an indie label and the darker, more avant-garde sound of their origins for 1995’s Raygun Suitcase. The album received a mixed critical response but was well thought of by Rolling Stone magazine, and they tend to know their stuff. LP and CD on Fire.

Pere Ubu
Worlds In Collision

Following a seven year break, avant-garde Ohio rockers, Pere Ubu signed to major label, Fontana for a three album run. Worlds In Collision was the second of that bunch and was originally released in 1991. For this album, legendary keyboard player Eric Drew Feldman (Captain Beefheart, The Residents) joined the band. LP and CD on Fire.

Traps PS
New Chants

Sometimes press releases can actually muddle things up for a rather than simplify them. What do you mean when you say the band is ‘questing for an expression not yet known’, or 'matriculating the madrigals of mayhem'? Why have you spent a paragraph comparing said artist to Johnny Major-Shakin’-Bacon? Who even is that? Anyway, kudos to whoever wrote the spiel for New Chants by Traps PS. Within the first paragraph they compare the LA trio to The Minutemen and Gang Of Four, and they close out by talking about Wire, and that’s the whole thing sewn up right there. If only more of them were like this.

Fucked Up
High Rise

Hardcore Canadian punks, Fucked Up, have a new album on the way released later in 2018. To whet their fans whistles in anticipation of this they have recorded a 7”  single on Tankcrimes containing High Rise, a cover of a song by The Trainspotters and Tower On Time, a Jade Hairpins cover. It has been made to celebrate Dreamsday but what is that?   
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Pissed Jeans
Why Love Now

Sludgy, punky noise-makers Pissed Jeans have been churning out their brand of gnarly rock for thirteen years now. On Why Love Now, their fifth album, they focus their lyrical wit on the more humdrum events of modern life such as office supply deliveries along with the more uncomfortable such as fetish webcams. Why Love now was produced by no wave legend Lydia Lunch along with Arthur Rizk from Eternal Champion and Goat Semen.

Pissed Jeans
Honeys

Pissed Jeans are a noise rock group from Philadelphia who create misanthropic punk tunes inspired by all your favourite loud and brash guitar groups of the late 80s and early 90s. Grumbling bass meets pummelling drums, razor-sharp guitars and nihilistic vocals. The obvious musical reference point is The Jesus Lizard, though there are shades of all sorts of post-hardcore, punk, sludge and grunge in their sound. Bristol's IDLES owe a lot to this band. 

Downtown Boys
Cost Of Living

The brilliant Downtown Boys made an absolutely monumental record a couple years back in Full Communism, a hardcore record with skronking sax, righteous politics and an abiding love for Bruce Springsteen. Their new record, Cost of Living, sounds like a structural upgrade to their sound, the lead single "A Wall" more dynamic but no less thrilling. A compassionate strike against the racism and Islamophobia present in American life, it continues the band's necessary fight against what they describe as "the whitewashed world of rock".
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Negative Scanner
Nose Picker

Chicago based four-piece Negative Scanner bring their sophomore album Nose Picker to us through Trouble in Mind. Rowdy, lo-fi, and filled with a snarling joy Nose Picker hits the ground running with opening track T.V. and doesn’t let up. DIY or die attitude (all their stuff is recorded in their practice room) and a directness that fans of Sleaford Mods will certainly enjoy.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

GØGGS
Pre Strike Sweep

Pre Strike Sweep is nothing to do with Giggs and very much to do with Ty Segall. The uncouthly prolific fuzz-rocker plays back-up in GØGGS, noodling away on his axe while Ex-Cult bloke Chris Shaw deals with the yipping and yelping. Tunes like the title track do a good job of melding Ex-Cult’s hardcore thrash with Segall’s brand of psych-y garage-rock.

Table Sugar
Introductory Material

Go on hands up....who like the Slits? Ok. The Raincoats? I see. Well you are in luck as this art punk band out of Olympia mine a similar post punk path. The band are known for chucking sounds against the wall to see what sticks leading to chaotic and confrontational music that perfect place where beginners enthusiasm and expert songwriting meet.  
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Rat The Magnificent
The Body As Pleasure

Rat The Magnificent make a big old racket on their debut LP The Body As Pleasure. The London power-rock trio pitch these ten tracks somewhere between McLusky, Girl Band and early Biffy Clyro, delivering ferocious blast of sound after ferocious blast of sound. Singer Perry Anderson’s vocals bring to mind Thom Yorke at his most fried.

Wipers
Wipers Rarities

This underground Wipers material has only been available through back-alley bootleg channels for the last 25 years, but now these Wipers Rarities are respectable at last, with an official release on the Bang! label. A full 2 LPs of live shows, B-sides, compilation tracks and their super-rare first single. Pow! 1000 copies only.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Dead Cross
Dead Cross

Dead Cross (2018, Ipecac), not to be confused with Dead Cross (2017, Ipecac), is the latest headbanging release by Southern California weird hardcore/metal supergroup Dead Cross (2015 - present, Ipecac). They’re Mike Patton, Dave Lombardo, Justin Pearson and Michael Crain, and their EP consists of two hyperactive new songs and two remixes of songs from last year’s album.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Public Image Limited
The Public Image Is Rotten (Songs From The Heart)

It's pleasing that perhaps John Lydon will be remembered just as much for his PIL project as with punk legends the Sex Pistols. Over recent years people seem to have realised that, yes, PIL were pretty innovative. To coincide with a film about the band, here is a career spanning box set with a singles collection, B-sides, rarities, radio sessions and a ton of live recordings. More Rotten than you'll probably ever need. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Bellini
Before The Day Has Gone

A decade in the making, Bellini’s fourth LP finally arrives courtesy of Temporary Residence. The Italian quartet make a pleasing racket here that is pitched somewhere between Idlewild, Preoccupations and PJ Harvey. That is to say that Before The Day Has Gone is one of those post-punk albums that manages to be at once both loose and groovy, discordant and melodic.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

A Certain Ratio
Sextet

One of the prime movers in the early Factory movement, A Certain Ratio were known for a lot more than just wearing shorts on stage and for switching remarkably quickly from post-punk to punk-funk. This is their second album which has yet to have the re-issue treatment. Would have fitted in perfectly to the punk funk that everyone loved a few years ago. Well maybe they still do. The album shows some serious Latin, samba and jazz influences yet still manages to retain the sound of rainy Manchester. Wilson must have been horrified but it certainly fits right in with the early 80's funksters such as Pigbag, Liquid Liquid et al. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Various
Not Good For Your Health: Punk Nuggets 1972-1984

Punk is a loose term for what we have here. While Not Good For Your Health: Punk Nuggets 1972-1984 contains several of the scene’s defining anthems - ‘Blitzkrieg Bop’, ‘Blank Generation’ and suchlike - there is as much ‘post-’ and ‘proto-’ as there is ‘punk’ on display. Entries from The Gun Club, Joy Division, Patti Smith, Television and more give Rhino’s twenty-three-track compilation a pleasing sense of variety. The quality of the content is, of course, beyond dispute.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Richard Hell & The Voidoids
Blank Generation

Give ‘em Hell, Richard! Like it’s spiritual ancestor The Velvet Underground’s The Velvet Underground & Nico, Blank Generation is one of those LPs whose influence in the world of popular culture cannot be overstated. Along with backing group The Voidoids, the former Television man laid down a marker for all other punk bands when he dropped his Blank Generation in 1977. Without this you’d have had no Sex Pistols and no Clash. Hell & The Voidoid's debut is reissued by Rhino.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Archie and The Bunkers
Archie and The Bunkers

Archie & The Bunkers are a pair of teenage brothers from Cleveland, Ohio. Emmett and Cullen are just 14 and 16 respectively. Their music takes its influences from the organ based jazz of the legendary Jimmy Smith and mixes it with the rock and punk of bands such as The Dead Boys, The Damned and The Stooges. The pair’s frenetic energy makes a sound greater than the sum of its parts. Archie & The Bunkers eponymous debut is available on vinyl LP and CD
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Holiday Inn
Torbido

Holiday Inn are one of Rome’s finest synth-punk outfits, and they create music as ferociously DIY and direct as that Xerox-ed cover art. Torbido is real powerhouse stuff, tapping straight into the veins and jolting with wave after wave of pulsing, shouting, pumping energy. Not at all like the chain of budget hotels. Vinyl release from the Avant! and Maple Death labels.

Chastity
Death Lust

A re-issue of demos on Brooklyn label Captured Tracks has fuelled a burgeoning interest in Canadian punks Chastity. Support slots with Priests, Fucked Up, Metz and Chelsea Wolfe have only made people more excited about their debut LP Death Lust. The album revolves around the concept that the pain of living knowing we’re going to die is tempered by the ability to cope with that knowledge. LP and CD on Captured Tracks.

The Fall
Yarbles

British post-punk legends the Fall played Blackburn's King Georges Hall in 2002, just a year after the release of 'Are You Are Missing Winner', which heralded in a new line-up working with Mark E. Smith and a handful of collaborations. 'Yarbles' is a selection of a dozen highlights from that performance at King Georges.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Crispy Ambulance
Compulsion

Compulsion is a new album by Crispy Ambulance. The wonderfully named post-punks from Manchester wrote six of the tracks way back in 1982 after their debut album The Plateau Phase. The songs were even included in their live set at the time. Compulsion is the band’s fourth album and was specially released for Record Store Day 2015.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Nachthexen
Disco Creep

Sheffield’s Nachthexen continue their fine run that dates back to 2015’s The Other with another EP of righteous, fervid post-punk. The latest weapon in their arsenal is a new dancefloor sensibility, best exemplified on the title track. Over a ragged disco beat, their always-on-point vocalist rages against men in clubs who proceed to ruin her night out by showing no regard for her personal space. Out on Harbinger Sound.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The Drowning Craze
Singles '81 - '82

Cynics would say that short-lived 80s post-punk group Drowning Craze are only getting a reissue on Bella Union because bassist Simon Raymonde set up the label. Others would say that they’re there on merit. Personally we’d opt for the latter - just try to resist the zippy punk-funk of debut single ‘Storage Case’, which was NME Single Of The Week when it came out. This compilation collects their entire discography (three singles), and for a limited time will also come with a cassette of their 1982 Peel Session.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

LCD Soundsystem
American Dream

You can have a strange relationship with LCD Soundsystem, a bit like Marmite - you either love them, or hate them. This ten track release, entitled American Dream, is no doubt a great collection of tracks for any LCD fan but might not be for everyone. Available on Vinyl LP and CD on DFA / Columbia.  

LIFE
Grown Up

It had to happen sometime. We’ve entered the era which we could call post-Slaves, but we’ll more charitably call post-Sleaford Mods. LIFE - who have an album called Popular Music, but neither of these songs are on it - do a sprightly sort of Sex Pistols-with-a-drum-machine thing on ‘Grown Up’. It’s also quite similar to that song from Nathan Barley called ‘Terrorists Are Gay’.
  • Vinyl 7" (AFG005VS)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy

Crucifix
Crucifix

Reissue of anarcho-punks Crucifix’s long out of print self-titled debut EP. Originally released in 1981 on Universal, in their 5 year existence they became notorious for their blend of d-beat and hardcore punk filled with youthful angst driven by political rage. For fans of Discharge, Crass et al. LP on Kustomized.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The Wolfhounds
Unseen Ripples From A Pebble

C86 originals The Wolfhounds were more gritty and intense than the fey, shambling reputation the influential cassette has now, as evidenced on their 1987 debut LP ‘Unseen Ripples From A Pebble’. Reissued and remastered featuring 15 bonus tracks and all of their recorded output for the Pink Label, this album has not been available on CD until now. Also included is a 7” version of single ‘Me’ that was originally released on Idea Records. 

The Messthetics
The Messthetics

What happens when you take the rhythm section out of Fugazi and add a jazz guy? Something like the Messthetics I imagine.  Here's nine songs they recorded in their practice space, semi structured with lots of room for improvisation. Simple guitar, bass, drums set up explored by some of the finest players in the biz.  

Giuda
Rock N Roll Music

Just so they didn’t accidentally filter out any of the natural raw power of their stage performance, Italian rock band Giuda recorded their latest aptly named single, Rock ‘N’ Roll Music, live. The band have one foot in the ‘70s classic rock camp, whilst the other is firmly rooted in UK punk. If you like the idea of Slade tempered with a bit of Slaughter And The Dogs, then this is for you. Green vinyl 7" on Rise Above.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The Damned
Stiff Singles 1976-1977

The Damned are punk legends, and Stiff are the legendary punk label that enabled them to become punk legends, so really this is the a perfect compilation for one of punk’s great singles bands. Stiff Singles 1976 - 1977 rounds up all of The Damned’s singles from that white hot early period, presenting them in the form of five facsimile 7”s in a box with a patch. Thanks to BMG.
  • Label(s):
  • BMG
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Red Hare
Little Acts Of Destruction

The fine tradition of D.C. hardcore appears to be in safe hands with Red Hare. Their second LP, Little Acts Of Destruction, is a bracing dash through fourteen taut, muscular punk tracks. Tracks like ‘Affirmation’ bristle with energy, packing plenty into their short run times. If you needed a seal of approval, this one’s out as a collaborative release between Dischord and Hellfire. The CD version is fleshed out by tracks from their 2016 7" Lexicon Mist.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Protomartyr
Consolation EP

Now that they are quite popular, Protomartyr have made a new friend. She's not just any old friend though. She's none other than Kelley Deal from the Breeders. Everyone's favourite 'jellied eel' cockney rhyming slang appears on two tracks on this new EP which follows the bands rather successful Relatives in Descent LP. 

Dwarves
Rex Everything

Former Kyuss and Queens Of The Stoneage bass player Nick Oliveri is currently twanging the four thick strings for Dwarves under the pseudonym Rex Everything. This album is a compilation of tracks featuring Oliveri on vocals with Dwarves backing him up. Head Dwarf Blag Dhalia produced the album. 12 songs in 20 minutes - punk as f**k. LP on Bang! Limited to 1000 copies.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Iceage
Beyondless

Posh punks Iceage continue their champagne toasts to Nick Cave and fellow goth brooders with Beyondless. Further deconstructing the form of their early hardcore tunes, they continue to ramble their way through their new aesthetic style, this time sharing runtime with Sky Ferreira, who guests on "Pain Killer". Very serious music that's actually very silly.

Girls Names
Stains on Silence

It looked like Girls Names were really onto something a few years ago with their dark swirling Echo & the Bunnymen style rock but then their drummer left and that was followed by a crisis of confidence about the recordings that have turned into 'Stains of Silence'. However, re-grouped, refreshed the band have reworked the album and have created a short sharp work that they hope will stand up to the intense, jagged records that have influenced them.  

This Kind Of Punishment
This Kind Of Punishment

Following the demise of their previous band Nocturnal Projections, New Zealand brothers Peter and Graeme Jeffries began to deconstruct their post punk sound into something more pastoral and intimate. This became the handful of recordings they made as This Kind of Punishment. This is superb, intimate and thoughtful music with classical and baroque overtones.  

The Damned
Evil Spirits

My goodness this is actually a new the Damned record. They even raised so much money on Pledge that they could get Bowie sidekick Tony Visconti to produce it. As the sleeve says it features original members Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible and the record harks back to their original 1976 sound but also lyrically reflects our current bleak times. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Uniform & The Body
Mental Wounds Not Healing

Serial heavyweight collaborators The Body move onto their next hosts in the form of Uniform, after the two groups toured Europe together. The songs for Mental Wounds Not Healing were built up back and forth, until these monstrous music makers were virtually fused into one powerhouse entity. You know what to expect, dive in people. On Sacred Bones.