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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. 
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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.

Lice
It All Worked Out Great

In yer face post-punk from Bristol’s Lice with this collection of two previously-released EPs on Joe “Idles” Talbot’s Balley Records. The material has circulated through the band’s live sets in the last few years and found its way onto record at last. They sound somewhere between The Fall and Public Image Ltd. to these ears, and pack in some provocative lyrics and super riffs to boot.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Cabbage
The Extended Play of Cruelty

Following on from their long sold out Record Store Day collection of early singles and *that* horrific assault allegation, Manchester lad punk outfit Cabbage return with a five track EP of their increasingly popular indie rock. Now signed to Infectious it looks like we are now in for the long haul. 

Robocobra Quartet
Plays Hard To Get

The group once described by Drowned In Sound as ‘Fugazi meets Mingus’ make an interesting racket on their latest LP. While the comparison still holds up on Plays Hard To Get, there’s a stuerm und drang to the likes of ‘You’ll Wade’ that has echoes of everyone from Mclusky to Zu to In Rainbows-era Radiohead.

Colin Newman
Provisionally Entitled The Singing Fish

Colin Newman kept busy during Wire’s temporary early 80’s split, releasing three rather interesting solo records. Provisionally entitled the singing fish is a little unusual, with some entirely non-post-punk sounds creeping in there. Released on vinyl and CD, with the CD edition coming with a whole extra disc of demos and the like. On Sentient Sonics.

Colin Newman
Not To

Colin Newman kept busy during Wire’s temporary early 80’s split, releasing three rather interesting solo records. Although in the case of Not To, some members of Wire were involved in the recording… Released on vinyl and CD: with the CD edition coming with an extra disc of mostly unreleased home studio demos. On Sentient Sonics.

Paul Messis
Songs of Our Times

Paul Messis regards himself as a 'garage punk unknown' but has been throwing out pysch-rock nuggets for the best part of a decade as a solo artist, with his band The Suburban Homes, as bass player with The Higher State and through his collaboration with The Sufis - The Market Squares. His new solo LP, Songs Of Our Times mixes the jangle of ‘60s garage with folk rock and folk punk delivering a record that displays what he is all about.
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Various
Typical Girls Volume Three

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 3 features ace artists like Rata Negra, Sick Bags and Karen Meat.

Numb.er
Goodbye

What type of -wave is this? The type that a graphic designed and a synthesiser lover make. Dense atmospherics overlaid with the deadpan delivery that reaches all the way back to Joy Division. Numb.er are well practiced in dynamics and are adept at delivering a pointy gut punch when needed.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Blues Lawyer
Guess Work

Blues Lawyer weren’t supposed to last long, two shows in fact, but they decided to keep going. Founding members Rob I. Miller and Eylse Schrock met in a record store and realising they shared a fondness for Flying Nun bands such as The Clean and The Bats, started a band. Guess Work is their debut album, combining the punk and pop of The Vaselines, Television Personalities and Wire. LP on Emotional Response.

The Coathangers
Live

Atlanta, Georgia garage punk three-piece The Coathangers have done their best to capture the essence of their live energy in the studio over five albums. However, there’s nothing like ‘live’ for that truly visceral and magical experience so the band decided to release a blistering 38-minute set that shows the best of their songs and performance. Tri-Colour (black, white and red) vinyl LP on Suicide Squeeze, limited to 1500 copies.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Lithics
Mating Surfaces

Angles and rhythms aplenty from Portland's Lithics. Second album Mating Surfaces maintains momentum with fast riffs, mobile bass lines and tight drumming. Their rhythmic approach to the overlap between indie and punk is reminiscent of Dutch greats, The Ex. And if you know me that is certainly high praise.

Arndales
Shops

Brilliant. These former members of Country Teasers, Art Brut, Collapsed Lung and Thrilled Skinny have got together over a love (or hatred) of retail jargon with songs inspired by the gobbledegook that is spouted in their workplaces. Should be fun, and musically it would appear to appeal to fans of the Fall, Half Man Half Biscuit, Sleaford Mods etc.  

Vitamin X
Age Of Paranoia

So many bands, trends and scenes have come and gone since Vitamin X first surfaced in the late-90s, but somehow the Amsterdam punx have managed to outlast them all. This is probably something to do with an ever-burning fire in their bellies - Age Of Paranoia’s lead single ‘Modern Man’ contains the spunk of a band half their age - and their ability to incorporate elements of hardcore punk, thrash metal, grindcore and more into their music without ever sounding laboured. Out via Southern Lord (Nails, Power Trip).
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The Just Measurers
Flagellation

There was only ever 300 copies of Flagellation, the one and only LP by The Just Measurers, pressed back in 1983, so it’s no wonder that this really weird DIY punk record has recently been changing hands for the best part of 500 notes. Emotional Response saw fit to reissue the LP, so now you can grab a copy without breaking the bank...and you should, too.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Robert Storey
Come Up And Hear My Etchings

Compilation of songs from underground London musician Robert Storey. Includes tracks released between 1986 and 2016 as Orchestre Murphy, Nobodies, and more. His handle on harmony and vocal delivery recall some of Scott Walker's tamer moments as a solo artist. Catchy without losing any complexity.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Scream
NMC17

Scream’s seminal 1988 LP No More Censorship gets the reissue treatment courtesy of Southern Lord (Earth, Goatsnake). The group’s first album to feature Dave Grohl - on drums, fortunately - NMC17 is as vital a snapshot into the 1980s DC hardcore scene as Bad Brains’s I Against I or Fugazi’s 13 Songs. This new version saw the original mixes run through the desk at Grohl’s studio and comes with some nice photos of the band in their pomp.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Pere Ubu
Dub Housing

Too many Pere Ubu records have been allowed to slip out of print, so here, to coincide with some shows, the group are reissuing a few early records on Fire. Dub Housing is their second album, and represents the group at their wild, harsh best. Newly remastered from the original tapes and available on CD or LP.

Wire
Live At the Roxy 1977 / Live At CBGB Theatre 1978

Gig recordings from Wire’s imperial phase here. The Live At The Roxy 1977 section actually features audio from two shows on consecutive nights at London’s Roxy club. This is Pink Flag era so the set is as sharp as a knife. As for Live At CBGB Theatre 1978? Well, it’s the band playing at CBGB a year later (the theatre venue, not the main stage). By this point Wire were in Chairs Missing mode so their sound had opened up a bit, but as a live proposition they remained an austere, brutalist thrill.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Archie and The Bunkers
Songs From The Lodge

Sibling duo Archie And The Bunkers drop their second LP of organ-billy fun. With one brother on the organ and the other on drums, the pair make a pretty basic racket on Songs From The Lodge, but they do it nicely. Sort of like The Ramones at a funfair. ‘Laura’, unfortunately, is not a Scissor Sisters cover.

Earth Dies Burning
Songs From The Valley Of The Bored Teenager (1981-1984)


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Parquet Courts
Wide Awake!

Here they come again with their fifth album which is produced by none other than Danger Mouse. This is another bold and groundbreaking work that benefits from full band arrangements with the group playing with their usual true punk rock passion. More confident with each release this is set to be their biggest missive yet. 

Wax Chattels
Wax Chattels

Auckland’s Wax Chattels self-identify as ‘guitarless guitar music’. This description makes plenty of sense when you get a load of their eponymous debut LP. There’s a lot of rock-isms going on here - the yelpy vocals and pounding drums of a garage rock band, bass licks with a light punk-funk flavour - but the band’s crunchy keyboard sound does the work of a distorted six-string. This being a Captured Tracks release, there’s a nice seam of poppiness that runs through Wax Chattels. Think At The Drive In meets The Gun Club.

Amyl and the Sniffers
Big Attraction & Giddy Up

Punk’s not dead, and it will never die, and that’s because of Australia. Sorry - I meant it’s because of Australian groups. Groups like Amyl and the Sniffers. The two EPs bundled together here were each written and recorded in a matter of seconds, and that’s no bad thing. Tracks like ‘Blowjobs’ and ‘Mole (Sniff Sniff)’ buzz with a great spur-of-the-moment energy.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Death And The Maiden
Wisteria

A brand new nine-track release from Death and the Maiden called Wisteria. This record is available on vinyl LP and CD, and will blow you away with its ability to extend your already heightened levels of anxiety from listening to their previous stuff. Expect weird (but kinda cool, I guess) trance-pop-indie-punk. 

Instant Music
Instant Music

Kraftwerk inspired poppy post-punk from 80s Munich. Instant Music managed to do what so many Kraftwerk imitators failed to do, and made six fun (!) robotic tracks, including one where washing machine instructions are read out over samples of the machine in questions. Remaster released on Dark Entries.

Various
Outer Himalayan Presents

This collaborative release between Dark Entries and Sacred Bones sees them chronicling the output of British post-punk imprint Outer Himmalayan Records. Active in the late 70s and early 80s, the label’s 7” releases of bands The Magits, Soft Drinks and The Haters became formative releases in the annals of both Goth and anarcho-punk. For this reissue, the tracks have been remastered and come accompanied with a zine.

Dog Chocolate
Moody Balloon Baby

Never mind the bollocks… it’s Dog Chocolate. And if you’re into Lahndahn punk what is abrasively facetious and that, it’s also very much the dog’s. Following on from 2014’s Snack Fans, the trio pack a surprising amount of nonsense into fewer than 25 minutes for their latest opus, Moody Balloon Baby. True to the punker roots though, there’s social commentary leaking out through the cacophony.

Circuit Breaker
TV012

Return of London-based industrial duo, brothers Edward and Peter Simpson aka Circuit Breaker. This is their first release on vinyl and the band have been receiving some rave reviews, noteably from wibbly mentalist Julian Cope, who praised the "stark, tripped-out songs, alienated lyrical content and old synthesizer technology." For fans of the most primitive of industrial sounds, post punk and degenerate electronica. 
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ILL
We Are Ill

We Are Ill. Aren’t we all, eh? Anyway, this rabble are from Manchester and their LP is being released by Box Records (Gnod, Bong). The nine tracks here are a weird, fuzzy hybrid of psych-rock, groovy post-punk and a bit of riot girl too. Ill do their best to bring the noise while still keeping one hand on the melody control. Tracks like ‘Stuck On A Loop’ hit the sweet spot between The Slits and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard.
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  • ILL
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The EFFECTS
Eyes To The Light

Est. 2014 in Washington, DC during a fight for control of the caps lock key, the EFFECTS are a trio specialising in riffy, post-punk U.S. indie. On this debut LP Eyes to the Light, the band follows a canonically restless approach of punctuating expressive melodic verses and rough choruses with menageries of tight little fills and midsections. Expect plenty of knobbly bass, precise guitar, curveball moments of harmonic pathos and unrestrained vocals.

Häxxan
The Magnificent Planet of Alien Vampiro II

Riff rock for dry ice psychlords. Tel Aviv's HÄXXAN ('chasan') offer a slab of weighty, wandering rock music for fans of both the band Fuzz and the sonic tool fuzz. The Magnificent Planet of Alien Vampiro II, which is a bad album name, is that warbling wah sound pushed forward with a punk's momentum. Energy energy energy!

Neurosis
Pain Of Mind

The lords of crust Neurosis return with another reissue from the river-mark. Who here remembers Pain of Mind, a classic of the East Bay scene? It strayed deep out of reality and delved into a thrashy cosmological void where all that could be accessed was growls, screams and groaning musical onslaught, the kind of piercing, unfussy sound the band started their existence on. 

Pere Ubu
Terminal Tower

Terminal Tower was a 1985 era collection of the early singles of deconstructed industrial garage rockers Pere Ubu. The band were on hiatus at the time of release so it was as good a time as any to revisit the racket they were making a decade earlier. It features their debut 30 Seconds Over Tokyo and ten more examples of their rulebook destroying form of rock music. 

Rowland S. Howard Vs. The Devastations
Autoluminescent

Roland S. Howard had a renegade talent that's clearly exhibited on 'Autoluminescent', a 7" made with his backing band The Devastations. The song is reminscent of the Jesus and Mary Chain's later work and has a gorgeously lethargic feel, underpinned all the while by Howard's gloriously gloomy vocals. Out on Easy Action. 
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Television Personalities
Privilege

The Television Personalities were initially a playful DIY pop project with nods galore to the 1960s but as their career went on their albums became darker hued and more troubled. A good example of this latter approach is their 1990 album Privilege which places Dan Treacy's darkly lyrical musings amidst a more synth-based landscape. Another fascinating dispatch re-issued on black and white marbled vinyl by long time supporters Fire. 

The Buttertones
Midnight In A Moonless Dream

Innovative Leisure may be best-known for their more beat-orientated output - BADBADNOTGOOD, Nosaj Thing etc. - but there is some fire in the belly of the LA label too. This is exemplified by The Buttertones, a ramshackle rabble who bear the influence of bands like The Gun Club and The Cramps. Their wide-eyed rock ‘n’ roll chops are all present and correct on fourth LP Midnight In A Moonless Dream.

Johnny Thunders featuring Patti Palladin
(Give Her A) Great Big Kiss


The Human Elephant
White Thunder


LTD
LTD

Canadian garage legend King Khan and Michigan punk Sean Wood (The Spits) have formed what has proved to be a mind-blowing double act, Louder Than Death, LTD for short. Inspired by sci-fi, the duo cook up some pretty classic sounding dumb-ass punk rock. There’s an album out later in the year for which they’ve augmented their line-up with Aggy and Looch from Russian psychobilly band The Magnetix. 12” EP on In The Red.

Soft Kill
Savior

If you ever feel like you could do with some sad reading you could do worse than the press release for Soft Kill's Saviour. Even without reading it there is obviously sadness behind this music. Post-punk that's as down as the genre's ever been, with vocals whose distance is only amplified by being hidden in the mix. On Profound Lore. 
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Haust
No


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Various
Burning Britain: A Story Of Independent UK Punk 1980 - 1983

Basically the story of how punk went shit when the likes of the Sex Pistols were replaced by the likes of the Toy Dolls. Incredible to think punk staggered on until 1983 but here is how it happened showcased acres of rare tracks from the era. These Cherry Red nostalgia comps are always great value though and a place to get all those forgotten about tracks in one place. 
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Pill
The Dull Tools Tapes

Dull Tools, the label run by Parquet Courts's resident dilettante Andrew Savage, tends towards deceptively complex and subversive art-punk. Pill, one of the early exponents of the label’s sound, have subsequently gone on to drop music on Mexican Summer, but they’ve never forgotten where they came from. The Dull Tools Tapes collects the band’s 2015 and 2017 cassettes for DT on one slab of wax. Skronky, sludgy gems like ‘Misty-Eyed Porno Reader’ make like a stoned cartoon of Downtown Boys.

Cabbage
Young, Dumb And Full Of...

Cabbage are a group of five young white men. The band has a horrible name their album has a horrible title and a horrible cover. The music on the album sounds a bit like The Fall, and also a bit like Slaves, and also a bit like The Sex Pistols. Maybe you’ll like the music. Maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll be able to look past what they’ve done. Maybe you won’t.
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  • BMG
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Terry
8 Girls

Terry contain four musicians with serious pedigree: members play in Total Control, Mick Harvey Band, School of Radiant Living, Russell Street Bombings and more besides). For Terry, they bring out an indie pop that is plenty of fun but takes no bullshit: 8 Girls is a patriarchy-crushing set of tunes. Edition of 400 copies of transparent 7” vinyl.

Bad Times
Streets Of Iron

Bad Times were one of Jay Reatard’s early groups, and their only record stands as a self-titled debut LP that dropped in 2001. A 2002 reissue combined that album with the band’s only live show - an opening slot for Guitar Wolf - but this repress from Goner restores two tracks from the original release that made way for the live versions second time around. It’s typical ear-splitting fare from one of punk’s great forces of nature.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Beta Blockers
Stiff Prescription

Beta Blockers are a Leeds/Sheffield punk band formed from members of The Flex, No Form, Whipping Post and Community. Stiff Prescription is their new 12” on which they blast through 7 songs in 18 minutes. To get their sound, imagine unlikely unions between Die Kreuzen and The Screamers, Einstürze Neubauten and Black Flag or even The Stooges and Oasis! Limited to 300 copies, white vinyl, on Static Shock Records.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Boots For Dancing
The Undisco Kidds

The Undisco Kidds by Boots For Dancing is a genuine lost gem of a record. The Scottish funk-punk band disbanded in 1982 after releasing a handful of singles. Fortunately, they left a treasure trove of music committed to tape. The Undisco Kidds, had it been released at the time, would no doubt have made the band as popular as the bands they shared members with: The Rezillos, Josef K and The Human League.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Uranium Club
Live At Acri Taun

Uranium Club take Italy! The fast and hard Minneapolitans (really? apparently) with the(e) Oh Sees co-sign thrill Fidenza with forty minutes of tight post-punk. You'll wish you'd been there, and maybe if you buy this you can be! I have personally missed their Leeds show and I am FILLED with regret. 
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Bush Tetras
Take The Fall

New York post punk four-piece Bush Tetras are back, a full 38 years after their classic debut single Too Many Creeps. They haven’t been the most prolific of bands, with new album Take The Fall being only their fourth in all that time. The 2018 incarnation of the band sees original bass player Laura Kennedy replaced by Val Vera. LP and CD on Wharf Cat Records.

Ought
Once More With Feeling

Constellation's very own rock 'n' roll band, Ought, came screeching out of the barriers earlier this year, with a record that recalled guitar geniuses such as Slint, the Talking Heads, Television and all other creative riff-makers. 'Once More With Feeling' is the follow-up EP to 'More Than Any Other Day' and doesn't let up on the band's restless energy and zest for life. 
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Pere Ubu
Les Haricots Sont Pas Salés 1987-1991

This is the third and final vinyl boxset compiling remastered editions of the Cleveland veterans’ earlier albums. 1988’s The Tenement Year is a particularly solid set of tunes, less spiky and more reflectively mature than earlier work, boasting the clever yet heart-wrenching We Have the Technology. Follow-up Cloudland moves even more into commercial alt-pop territory, exemplified by the exuberant Beckett-rewrite Waiting For Mary. Worlds in Collision adds Beefheart / Residents guitarist Eric Drew Feldman. There’s also a fourth disc of previously unreleased material. This boxset represents a now somewhat overlooked period in Ubu history, where they drew on Americana from the Beach Boys to Beefheart in a unique and always interesting way, with David Thomas cast in the unlikely role of pop singer.

FACS
Negative Houses

Formed from the ashes of Disappears, Chicago group FACS come through with their debut LP for Trouble In Mind Records (Ultimate Painting, Negative Scanner). The trio create an almighty racket on Negative Houses. Sky-scraping reverbs recall golden-era My Bloody Valentine, but the lumbering post-punk grooves and screes of guitar invoke This Heat and PiL.

Various
Typical Girls Volume Two

WIth a quote from The Slits proudly raised as a banner over the whole thing, Emotional Response present the second volume of their Typical Girls compilation series of ass-kicking punk / pop-punk bands. This set features bands from all over the Western world (including Black Abba, Skinny Girl Diet and Midnight Snaxxx), none of whom are taking any shit.

Hollywood Sinners
Khöme Kakkä

Garage-punk, eh. Never fails. The latest to join the time-honoured tradition of snotty youngsters thumping tubbs and shredding licks are Spanish rockers Hollywood Sinners. But … what’s that you say? They’ve been going since 2002? All three of the band’s members are nearing middle-age? Ahh well, I guess that’s just proof that rock ‘n’ roll never dies. Anyway, Khöme Kakkä is a fun bilingual romp.

Interrobang‽
Interrobang‽

Interrobang are the agit pop project of former Chumbawamba member Dunstan Bruce alongside with Harry Hamer also formerly of Chumbawamba and ex-Regular Fries guitarist Stephen Griffin. They make vicious pop punk full of social and political commentary and wry asides. Taking the ideas and ethics of their former band and charging into new more punk influenced territories the band already have a loyal following through incendiary live shows.  
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The Fall
I Am Kurious Oranj

In 1988 The Fall, in collaboration with the Michael Clark Company, staged an experimental ballet about William of Orange's ascension to the throne. Mark E Smith and co. handled the music side of things and the ensuing album was christened I Am Kurious Oranj. Reissued by Beggars Banquet to celebrate the album's 30th anniversary.

The Cavemen
The Cavemen

The eponymous debut from New Zealand natives who moved themselves to London, The Cavemen is a short sharp burst of joyously childish and catchy punk rock. Song subjects range, as you can probably imagine, from drug abuse to masturbation and general fast-living debauchery. Blood red coloured vinyl LP and CD, reissued on Dirty Water.

The Cavemen
Nuke Earth

Nuke Earth is the new album by New Zealand garage punk band The Cavemen. Their name gives a few clues about their music - it’s primal, visceral rock ‘n’ roll for beer-fuelled nights. Guaranteed to cure what ails ya, if what ails ya is lack of vintage punk rock. LP and CD on Slovenly.

Slow Riot
Voyeur / Burn In The City

The latest single from Irish band Slow Riot sees them bringing forth two more tracks of moody-but-groovy post-punk. Preoccupations, Eagulls and Savages have all been mentioned in the same breath as the Limerick four-piece, and it’s easy to see why. ‘Voyeur’ is a touch more immediate, ‘Burn In The City’ a little reserved by comparison, and both are gonna sound great on the BBC 6Music playlist.

Dag Nasty
Dag With Shawn


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Camberwell Now
The EP Collection

Ocean-inspired weirdery from London's Charles Hayward (The Heat) and an ensemble of friends, including a former BBC sound engineer and a ukulele player. Compiled from a selection of EPs originally released in the late 1980s, this vinyl is just one of The Heat / Camberwell Now's quirky recordings to enjoy a reissue on Modern Classics this year.

No Babies
Someone To Watch Over Me

Oakland, California’s post-punk no-wavers No Babies just want what we all want - someone to watch over us. And, uh, no babies? Doubtless spoilt for choice of lyrical content with recent political and social developments of their US base of operations, the group are channelling fury and friendship just as effectively as on previous releases.

A Certain Ratio
I'd Like To See You Again

I’d Like To See You Again was the 4th album by Manchester post-punk band A Certain Ratio, or ACR to their friends. It was originally released on the notorious Factory Records label in 1982. It was the first album with co-vocalist Martha Tilston. This reissue comes via Mute and is available on transparent yellow vinyl LP and CD.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Your Food
Poke It With a Stick

Fascinating. Here is a re-issue of these Louisville legends who once blew the mind of the then 11 year old Britt Walford (Slint). They were a crazed raggle- taggle collective sonically out of kilter with the then thriving hardcore scene with songs that referenced ESG and Bush Tetras. They didn't last long but were huge influences on what later came out of Louisville.   

The Monochrome Set
Eligible Bachelors (Deluxe Edition)

The third Monochrome Set LP, 'Eligible Bachelors', is overlooked in terms of their more renowned previous work, but it is just as good as their first two albums. It includes many witty indie pop classics such as "Jet Set Junta” and "The Ruling Class". Released on coloured vinyl by Optic Nerve, included here is a poster and two bonus tracks. 
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk
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Heavy Metal
The Nietzschean Supermen Of Dustbin Rock

Heavy Metal are a weirdo punk band from Berlin. Quite hard to put a finger on their sound but I’m thinking Truman’s Water meets Jilted John. And odd mix, I know. There’s a real plethora of sounds on The Nietzschean Supermen Of Dustbin Rock. Lyrically, they’ve been likened to a hyper Dan Treacy of Television Personalities. All I can tell you is that this is certainly a listening experience that’s not easy to forget. Limited Gold vinyl LP on Harbinger Sound.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The Monochrome Set
1979-1985: Complete Recordings

The Monochrome Set are one those largely unknown but hugely influential British bands. Their post-punk/indie-pop/art-rock sound has been an influence on the likes of The Smiths, Blur and Franz Ferdinand. The groups leader, Bid, claims that a diet of 17th century poetry and Leadbelly are responsible for their sound, but one could argue that was misleading. 1979-1985: Complete Recordings is just that, and a treasure trove of music that deserves more attention. Available as 6LP/CD set and 6CD set on Tapete.

Ramones
End Of The Century

Drafting in Phil Spector to produce the fifth Ramones album seemed like an odd move in 1980, even considering da brudders’ 60s pop obsessions. It was an expensive and unpleasant recording experience, but paid dividends. The stomping Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?, Rock 'n' Roll High School and the Ronettes’ cover Baby I Love You were as bombastic and commercial as the band ever got. More aggressive faire like the Dee Dee and Richard Hell-penned heroin anthem Chinese Rocks also excelled with the wall of sound approach. Not the first Ramones LP you might reach for, but a fine one nonetheless.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Septic Tank
Rotting

Band: Septic Tank. Album: Rotting. What else could it be but high-speed angry hardcore punk!?! Septic Tank are in fact 90’s veterans, with members of Cathedral and Repulsion among their numbers. They now return to bludgeon 2018 with eighteen tracks of entropic ferocity, circulated to the people by the Rise Above label.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Mind Spider
Furies

Mark Ryan’s shapeshifting punk project Mind Spiders (which I hope is an imperative to heed and consider spiders) returns sounding more electronic than ever on concept album Furies, owing to having replaced several band members with drum machines and synths. As a result, the album sounds unusually clean and mild for a punk music production, but in simply having to keep up with all the the unfeeling, relentless machinery, Mark & pals show their energy.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Shark Toys
Labyrinths

Barking LA punkers Shark Toys are now In the Red (hopefully in label name only) with their new LP Labyrinths. The band are in good company on this label, particularly regarding authentically punkish band names: Boss Hog, Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds, The Urinals and Meatbodies. Their rapid-fire, canonical style also lets in a little classic rhythm & blues into the vocals - nice.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Alien She
Feeler

The trio of Katie O'Neill, Aoife Nic Dhonncha and Darragh McCabe has been a noted presence on the Dublin punk scene for a couple of years, but the accomplishment of this debut full-length is a pleasant surprise. There’s the brash energy you’d expect from a band named after a Bikini Kill track, but powering thoughtful arrangements and a mature emotional depth. The stylistic range stretches from the girl-group rush of No Way Out to the gothy post-punk doominess of Solitary.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Hinds / Los Nastys
Holograma / Castigadas En El Granero

Here's a split 7" by two of Madrid's most lively punk and garage rock bands. In time worn style Hinds and Los Nastys have a go at playing each others songs and as a result have created a document of the much overlooked Madrid rock scene of which these two lots are major players. Brought to you on vinyl as red as the blood produced when a bull gores a picador. 

The Astronauts
It's All Done By Mirrors

Originally released in 1983, It’s All Done By Mirrors was the second album by British post-punk band The Astronauts. They were led by the aptly named Mark Astronaut whose lyrical prowess sees him mentioned in the same breath as Bob Dylan and Ray Davies by those in the know. It’s All Done By Mirrors is, without doubt, the band’s career high-point which mixes a kind of folk-punk with a pop touch and poetic lyrics.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The Jam
In The City

In The City was the album with which The Jam announced themselves to the world. Paul Weller was just 19 at the time and used the album as a outlet for his teenage frustration. The title track was the only single to be released from the album. There were also two covers: the Larry Williams blues tune Slow Down and Theme from Batman. Reissue LP on Polydor.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Hüsker Dü
Savage Young Dü

Something nice for fans of legendary post-punk racketeers Husker Du. 'Savage Young Du' is a journey through the young life of the band including early recordings, sessions and live performances as well as their classic early single 'Statues'/'Amusement'. All housed in deluxe set with book of photos and memorabilia. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Death Pedals
Death Pedals

Heroic and long standing figures in London DIY punk and alternative rock, Death Pedals need no introduction to anyone who grew up getting their kicks at The Windmill or The Constitution. Sadly though, this release comes alongside the group's demise, ending their noise rock career with a final document of chaos. Farewell.

Jawbreaker
Etc.

It’s 2018 now, and with Jawbreaker back on the wagon after two decades in the sun, what better time to reacquaint yourself with the group? That said, if you’re not ready to dive back into the melee of Unfun or Bivouac just yet, maybe try this collection of B-sides and rarities to get the juices flowing. Among other things, Etc. features a medley of songs by U2, The Misfits and The Vapors called ‘With Or Without U2’, which is obviously great.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The Lovely Eggs
This Is Eggland

This Is Eggland, the new album from The Lovely Eggs sees the psych-punks working with a producer for the very first time, somewhat eschewing their DIY ethos. They haven’t chosen just any old producer either, they’ve gone for the man who remodeled the sound of The Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev, Dave Fridmann. The title is a pun on This Is England, the Shane Meadows film, and a comment on the current state of Britain. Thematically, the duo preach how living a non-conventional, non-conformist lifestyle is the best way to be.

This Kind Of Punishment
A Beard Of Bees

New Zealand's finest gloom brothers, the Jefferies, worked their way around post-punk swirl in a variety of bands and had the pleasure of releasing it for classic labels like Xpressway and the esteemed Flying Nun. Their best project was This Kind of Punishment, where their more experimental inclinations came to life; A Beard of Bees was a record of strange movements tethered by their dirgy melodic inclinations.

Marching Church
Live at Third Man Records

Ellias Bender Ronnenfelt (Iceage’s tortured artist in residence) takes his Marching Church project to Third Man Records. The live treatment suits Ronnenfelt very well. While his Scandi-Nick Cave thing can come across a bit laboured on his studio LPs, the frenzy of recording in the moment lends great bluster to these two pieces of Gothic Americana.

Various
Ghosts Of Christmas Past

Who doesn’t love a good old alternative Christmas album? Les Disques du Crepuscule’s one Ghosts Of Christmas Past was first released in 1981, and has been updated in 1982 and also 2015. This version features old material from the likes of Aztec Camera and The Durutti Column, and new 2015 stuff from Gavin Bryars, Section 25 and many more, all getting festive. Double LP release.

Disco Inferno
D. I. Go Pop

Ah right then, you are asking me to write an impartial product description on this album? Not going to happen. What we have is one of the most forward thinking records of the '90s. A place where Joy Division, Public Enemy, MBV and Young Gods collide to create a barrage of fury and ambience and song craft and sample-delia that no-one has yet got near.  
  • Vinyl LP (TPLP608)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy

Perfect Pussy
Say Yes To Love

Perfect Pussy burned bright and flamed out quick. 2014’s ‘Say Yes To Love was the only studio album that the band released before disbanding, but it's an LP whose impression is still felt on the worlds of hardcore punk and noise-rock. There is fury to the sound that Meredith Graves et al presented here, but also playfulness and invention, with melodious riffers like ‘Big Stars’ and ‘Interference Fits’ giving way to washes of droning feedback later in the album.
  • Vinyl LP (CT192LP)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Moviestar
Stupid People Happy Days

Described as a 'reality experience', Moviestar have released Stupid People Happy Days on vinyl LP and CD. A complete mash-up of sci-fi sounds and fuzzy prog-rock, full of youthfulness and energy. Enough to break into the mainstream, but equally just enough to keep them indie. Released on Oh Yeah! / Sony Norway. 
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Structure
Structure

Brighton’s Structure enter the fray with six slices of throwback post-punk. Clearly massive fans of Wire, Gang Of Four et al, the group rip through the set with a speed and intensity that would make their angular ancestors proud. The jagged wiggle of tracks like ‘Dull’ and ‘Decline’ are austerity thrills ala Shopping and fellow Harbinger Sound punx Nachthexen. Elsewhere ‘Spit’ and ‘Waste’ are the sort of sub-two-minute system blowers that will never go out of fashion.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The Fall
Live: Uurop VIII-XII Places in Sun & Winter, Son

It's one of those live records by the Fall, that iconic British post-punk band that John Peel has announced roughly five hundred times. This one takes the best of the best in their recent performances, selecting cuts from the last three years of shows for Mark E. Smith and co. We know they have a lot of live releases, but considering their monolithic output, it's only fair -- how else are we gonna get live versions of all ten thousand Fall songs? 

The BellRays
Punk Funk Rock Soul, Vol. 2

You know the scene in Wayne’s World when Wayne and Garth go into the bar and Cassandra Wong’s band are playing? Well, The Bellrays sound quite a lot like that band (who, for the record, were called Crucial Taunt). Fusing hard-rock stylings with soulful vocals and banging choruses got CT a record deal, and it seems to have worked for The Bellrays too.