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The Official Body

The Official Body is the third album by London post punk trio Shopping. It follows on from 2013’s Consumer Complaints and 2015’s Why Choose. The band were initially signed to Milk records, a label run by the band’s rhythm section, Andrew Milk and Billy Easter. They were quickly snapped up by Fat Cat Records, a label they’ve called home ever since.

Fucked Up
Live at Third Man Records

Jack White’s Third Man label continue their live sessions, pushing the pure analog love affair. These live ssions have covered an incredible array of artists, from Shabazz Palaces to The Shins, all recorded straight to tape and onto acetate. This time round it’s Canadian post-hardcore meddlers Fucked Up performing tracks spanning their releases 2009-2015.
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The key words when needing to describe this band are 'punk' and 'Sweden', so you can pretty much come to your own conclusions about the nature of this record. This ten-track release is a cracking addition to most - if not all - punk/kraut music collections and is available on vinyl LP and released on Fuzz Club. 

Songs of Praise

Songs of Praise is the debut LP from Londoner five-piece Shame, who've gained traction in the South London gig scene. Lively and insistent post-punk from an energetic young band who don’t shy away from politics and confrontational lyrics. Available on CD, cassette tape or vinyl (regular black or sky blue). On Dead Oceans.

Prettiest Eyes

Latest LP Pools from Los Angeles based three-piece Prettiest Eyes. Their psych-rock sound is a little more menacing than their name suggests, packing a punch with elements of noise and industrial thrown in. These guys come recommended by John Dwyer of Oh Sees. Pools is out on LP or CD on Castle Face.

The Fall
Creative Distortion

The Fall are English post-punk royalty, a Manchester band based around the constant supervision of one Mark E. Smith, who has remained their only eternal member. This double CD and DVD collects an epic and unbelievably long gig performed in the glorious Blackburn, all the way back in 2002. It looks over a variety of songs in their vast, storied discography.
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Red Barked Tree

Red Barked Tree was Wire's 2010 era album on which the band pared back to a trio comprising Colin Newman, Graham Lewis and Robert Grey. The result is, as you may expect, a more minimal and compact affair eschewing their more abrasive sound for the kind of melodic, economical pop they played in the mid 80's. Another addition to their rich history and as always a fascinating listen.  

Steve Ignorant's Slice Of Life
Just Another

Three-track seven-inch EP from the group led by former Crass frontman and current lifeboatman Steve Ignorant. Like the songs on his LP Love And A Lamp-Post they revolve around personal and social themes like a calmer and more introspective cousin to tour buddies and Harbinger Sound label mates Sleaford Mods. Contains a lyric sheet.
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Arrows Of Love
PRODUCT: Your Soundtrack To The Impending Societal Collapse

Not to be confused with SOPHIE’s album of the same name, the second LP from East London bohemians Arrows of Love does a fine job of plugging the gap left by the ongoing hiatus of Fat White Family. There is genuine bite to tracks like ‘Toad’ and ‘Predictable’ that will strike the fear of God into the more lily-livered listener.


This Berlin punk outfit have a basic but effective approach that harks back to first generation bands like X-Ray Spex and Kleenex but there’s also a measure of anarcho-punk in there.This 10” from Harbinger Sound is a reissue of their 2015 debut cassette that was simply entitled Tape, and boasts no less than 13 concise tracks. 
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Wild Life

Glaswegian punk brutalists Anxiety throw four more tracks at the wall, in the hope that the grimy song-sludge will stick. Wild Life is distorted and nasty-sounding and messy, yet it transmits a certain negative feeling with crystal clarity. Four track, seven inch EP, released by the La Vida Es Un Mus label.
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Spice Boys

Did it really take this many years for somebody to think of the band name ‘Spice Boys’? The answer is no. There are many of them. This is one of the latest, formed in Sweden in 2015. Their music doesn’t resemble the Spice Girls’ style as rendered by men, which would be cool, but rather some pretty dirty garage rock with heavily-pedalled guitars, crunchy riffs and filtered vocals. Also quite cool.

Dead Moon

Defiance, Dead Moon’s fourth album, is full of attitude and has songwriting chops to match. Originally released in 1990, this is the first time the album has been available worldwide on CD. Defiance includes the fan favourites and Dead Moon classics, Dagger Moon, Johnny’s Got a Gun and Walking on my Grave.

Television Personalities
Beautiful Despair

Beautiful Despair is an unreleased album by cult indie band, Television Personalities. Unreleased until now, that is! The album was recorded, but unfinished in 1990. Some tracks appeared in different guises elsewhere, but this is the first time they’ve been released in their original form. A couple of the tracks mention their indie contemporaries, Lawrence from Felt and Evan Dando from The Lemonheads, recalling experiences they’d shared. If you’re quick you can get a limited edition indies only marble vinyl version, otherwise it’s black vinyl or CD.
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Thee Mvps

Thee MVPS have been doing their thing ferociously all year long, and now they round out 2017 with a quick new single. Sesh stares modern millennial life fully in the face, and it isn’t impressed by what it sees, and throws some punchy punky guitar shapes in response. Sesh is a 7” single from Too Pure Singles Club.

The St Pierre Snake Invasion
Dick E Mozart

The St Pierre Snake Invasion’s new single, part of the Too Pure Singles Club, makes  a mockery of its own 7” format by being only one minute and sixteen seconds in length (although there is also a B-side). Dick E Mozart packs a lot into its tight duration though, sludging up your stereo with frantic hardcore.

Normil Hawaiians
More Wealth Than Money

From 1982, here is Normil Hawaiians’ remarkable double debut album More Wealth Than Money, an experimental post-punk epic that utilised tape loops, strange echoes and kosmischey psych to create four sides-worth of unique sonic space. Never properly released in the UK at the time, now we can relish this great work in full on CD and vinyl editions! Both formats come with a booklet.


Born from the same fertile Sheffield scene as Sievehead and Community, Nachthexen bring together their self-titled 7” and 2015 cassette The Other on one neat 10” vinyl. The eight tracks here are all played with blistering energy and bring to mind comparisons with the likes of Good Throb and Le Tigre.
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Chaos U.K
One Hundred Per Cent Two Fingers In The Air Punk Rock

Reissue of a long out of print album from Bristol based hardcore punk band Chaos UK. Self released in tiny numbers, the guys at Harbinger have collected it together with tracks from their split album with Japanese hardcore band Death Side that was also released in 1993, but only in Japan. Comes with photographs and notes.
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Zero Boys
Vicious Circle

Midwestern punk legends Zero Boys have their debut LP Vicious Circle reissued via Secretly Canadian. This 1981 record is a perfect hardcore salvo from the Indianapolis group. Snotty, melodic and fun all at once, Vicious Circle has plenty of give and take with early Black Flag (who, incidentally, also released their first full-length in 1981).
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The Underground Youth

The Underground Youth a.k.a Craig Dyer presents another psychedelic record from the industrial bowels of Manchester. There’s a sense of 90’s reverence on display without cosying up to outright nostalgia. Mesmerising and texturally rich, Haunted is just that. Out on CD and limited Coke Bottle colour vinyl LP from Fuzz Club.

Sleaford Mods
English Tapas

Returning with their first full length record for Rough Trade, it will be fascinating to find out what Sleaford Mods made of 2016. The title here refers to cuisine in a pub the pair visited that consisted of "half a scotch egg, cup of chips, pickle and a mini pork pie" - a menu that sums up the useless state of England, as viewed through the lens of lead ranter Jason Williamson. Featuring all new songs recorded with Steve Mackey (Pulp), this is sure to be one of 2017's most-anticipated releases.     
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Cyanide Scenario
Born To Die

Born To Die will delight fans of short-lived anarcho-punk crew Cyanide Scenario, as the material contained within has never previously been released! Recorded in 1986, the last year of the group’s existence, for a split that never came into being. Slightly gothy anarcho goodness, with track titles like ‘Awayday To Auschwitz’. Released at last as a mini-LP by Inflammable Material.
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Dog Faced Hermans
Humans Fly

The debut album statement of Dog Faced Hermans, made available again for the first time since the initial 1988 release! Humans Fly still sizzles with eclectic energy, throwing post-punk, no-wave and free-jazz shapes around with wild abandon. Really quite a special and original one, all remastered and all for your pleasure. LP reissue from Sorcerer.
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Dennis Young (Liquid Liquid)
Reel To Real

An archive collection of rare and unreleased solo recordings from Dennis Young. Known as the percussionist for Liquid Liquid, this set of sixteen tracks compiles his out of band experiments between '82-83. There’s a homely feel to the recordings, thanks perhaps to Young recording them at home. Just a guess. It's understandably heavy on the drums. Out on CD & vinyl LP from Staubgold.

In The Devil's Focus

Billy Childish and pals did sessions for both Marc Riley and Gideon Coe on BBC 6 Music in July. This 10” collects both. These 10 tracks betray a new-found interest in the possibilities of granular synthesis… nah, you know exactly what to expect! Hashtag rocknroll, hashtag 77. Only 800 copies of this little beaut.

What About Brian (Alt. Version) / The Fields In Mist

Billy Childish's current crew with an alternate version of a track from their fifth album, Brand New Cage. The A-side is an impassioned and perplexed protest at the omission of Brian Jones’ name from the plaque in Dartford Station commemorating the formation of the Stones. B-side exclusive to this 7”. As ever, zero progression, maximum class of 1977 vibes.

Post Self

Godflesh are known as an industrial metal band, but their 8th album, Post-Self, sees them move away from metal and experiment with industrial and post-punk sounds, exploring what inspired them in the first place. Lyrically the album deals with anxiety and depression, fear, mortality and paternal and maternal relationships.

Wild Evel and the Trashbones
Digging My Grave

Wild Evel and the Trashbones are a knockabout good-times garage-punk gang from Austria, with lots of lessons learned from both the original 60’s garage rockers and Billy Childish’s trash aesthetic revitalisations. Digging My Grave is a driving messy fuzzy torrent of leathery guitar action, released by Dirty Water.

Bad Daddies
Over 30 Singles

Over 30 Singles is an anthology charting the career of this here punk band Bad Daddies, aka B.D. Included on this compilation are some of their ultra-limited 7” singles and cassette releases. If Bikini Kill, The Urinals, Melt Banana or The Bags are your thing then you should probably check this out.
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Time Frames

Razz are led by ex-Pets guitarist Dan Wood whose guitar and songwriting skills revive a classic new wave sound making it relevant for today. Backed up by members of Reptoids, Talkies and Sob Stories, Time Frames is blistering rock record with memorable melodies, 'ooo-ooos' all in the right places and a cracking debut. On Emotional Response.

Des Demonas
Des Demonas

Debut album from fresh young band Des Demonas, although be aware that this isn’t the first outing for most members (who’ve played with Kid Congo Powers, The Make-Up and Thee Lolitas variously). Des Demonas is an album of fast-chugging repeato-rock from that fertile and every-growing US garage-punk universe. Released by In The Red.

First Rehearsal Tapes

Check out this chunk of alternative music history: Suicide’s first ever rehearsal, captured on tape in 1977 as Alan Vega and Martin Rev were just starting up their legendary dirty NYC synth-punk project. These formative recordings contain quite a lot of what was to come in embryonic form, so you really gotta hear it. Reissued to vinyl by Superior Viaduct.

Touche Amore
Stage Four

An unexpected move from LA band Touché Amoré here: if this was the first you’d heard from them, you’d be unlikely to guess that they have been a howling punk band for most of their career. And yet Stage Four is a sweeping suite of songs that are sung as songs, with the grace and careful construction of a band like The National. Nicely done. Out on Epitaph.
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All Pigs Must Die
Hostage Animal

All Pigs Must Die are a ferocious heavy ensemble that features members of bands as notable as Converge, Bloodhorse, and The Hope Conspiracy. Hostage Animal is their newest statement of bleak fury, packed full of metal riffs and crusty hardcore punk punch. Ten tracks and no mercy. Released by Southern Lord.

The Mekons

Forty years of The Mekons this year! Naturally we celebrate with the release of some music, in the form of two recordings from the recent Mekonville Festival. Interestingly, one recording is by the current line-up of the band, and the other is from the original 1977 line-up, re-assembled for the purpose. Two-track 12” on Slow Product.
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Memory Of A Cut Off Head

What must it be like to make a record every week? Well John Dwyer is trying to find out with his various Thee Oh Sees, Oh Sees and OCS records simultaneously causing panic within our filing system. This latest release sees him reunite with vocal foil Brigid Dawson creating a hushed affair at odds with his recent energetic garage rock. Back to the roots. Quiet and sumptuous. 

Ut + Confidential

First out the gate for the Ut reissue series are the debut EPs from the New York no wavers. Ut’s is a darker and more angular take on the bass and rhythm centred approach they share with contemporaries Liquid Liquid and ESG. Admirably inventive and non-hierarchical. Available on CD or 12” cut at 45 rpm.
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Table Scraps
Sick of Me

Brummie garage punks Table Scraps follow a slew of cracking singles and an LP with a new 7”. Sick Of Me continues in their tradition on self-produced, self-styled, reverb-soaked garage rock. The band have notably been picked to support legendary punk acts The Stranglers and Buzzcocks. On Zen 10.

A Certain Ratio
The Graveyard and The Ballroom

The Graveyard and the Ballroom was the very first album released by A Certain Ratio. It was recorded by legendary producer Martin Hannett and shows the band in their beginning stages, starting to perfect the danceable post-punk that yielded true rewards on their follow up opus To Each. Re-issue on Mute. 

Abattoir Blues

Influenced by The Fall and Nick Cave, an album by the latter is where they got their name, Brighton’s Abattoir Blues have cleaned up their act since being gear-smashing drunks on stage. There sound, however, still has the necessary ferocity and abrasiveness to make a statement in this difficult social and political era. Blinded follows on from the singles Sense and Fading with socially conscious lyrics. 12" on Telharmonium.
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Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys

Two steps ahead of anyone hoping to insult them with a jeering nickname since 2009, Sydney’s Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys return to peddle their rather raucous, slightly punkish and unapologetically dated rock & roll. Rot is their second LP, released on LP/CD by their own label R.I.P. Society and brims with filthy bass, fabulously harsh guitars mixed high and hoarsely-barked vocals.

Drunk In Hell
Drunk In Hell

It was starting to feel like the filthmongering Drunk In Hell would never release an album but here we go. A doom metal band (but only for lack of better terminology) high on hate and skronk, they play their own bunch of broken parts to assemble euphoric half-stumbles of heavy. Much excitement.

Contagious Life

The debut album from London hardcore crew Permission lands like a concrete punch but faster. Contagious Life is eight tracks of breakneck energy and furious frustration: all yr favourite elements The vinyl release comes along with a insert of lyrics and a download code, and is released by La Vida Es Un Mus.
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Eyeless In Gaza
Rust Red September

Eyeless In Gaza were an artsy duo operating first in the 80’s, and then in the 90’s after a break of a few years. Inspired by an Aldous Huxley novel of the same name, Martyn Bates and Peter Becker put together a highly atmospheric set of tracks with Rust Red September, re-released now on double white vinyl.

Operation: Sand / Empty There

Here we have a rare thing, a reissue of a stand-alone single (not grouped into a compilation or anything). Karate were an alternative rock band from the USA, and Sand / Empty Three has two of their stronger tracks for you to listen to, rounded out with two previously unreleased tracks. Vinyl reissue with download code on Southern.
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Fox Face
Spoil + Destroy

Fox Face are Milwaukee’s best feminist punk outfit, applying lots of riot grrrl ferocity along with a bit of old-school heavy riff’n’chug, and even some brighter surfy sections. Spoil + Destroy is their debut album, and it definitely does the job if you are after powerful guitar music with a strong anti-bullshit filter. On Dirtnap.

The Moral Crossing

The third album from Leeds post punk kraut lot Autobahn manages to be both blistering and explore less brutal concepts such as love and emotion. The bands gruesome, pulverising sound should appease any fans of Bauhaus and Joy Division still lurking about.  *We have copies of the limited GREY vinyl edition - EXCLUSIVE to shops in Leeds* 
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The Dusk In Us

Their first album in five years, The Dusk In Us is the latest release from Converge. They certainly remain a big part of that metal and maths rock scene and they always will, however this record almost takes a Dillinger Escape Plan turn - for the better may I add - which gives the whole record an added kick. Available on black vinyl LP, indigo vinyl LP and CD and released on Epitaph. 

Leisure Opportunity

Proto-Idiot hail from Manchester and share band mates with fellow Mancs The Hipshakes. Their debut album, Leisure Opportunity has the quintessential English songwriting of, say, Ray Davies but with a delivery that is way more urgent, sharp and erratic making it classic, but absolutely for right now.

Virtue Signal

Aathens are a post-punk band from London. Their sound has all the usual hallmarks of a post-punk band - angular guitars and a precise rhythm section. However, there’s also an unexpected liquidity to their sound. Virtue Signal is their debut LP on Blank Editions. Aathens line-up features members of fellow London bands Ice Baths and H.Grimace.
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I've Got A Conflicted Mind (Alt.Version) / In A Parallel World (Alt. Version)

CTMF are a loud rock/punk guitar band and on this 7” from Damaged Goods are two alternate versions from their recent LP, Brand New Cage. Exclusive to this release are I've Got A Conflicted Mind (Alt.Version) and In A Parallel World (Alt. Version). Both are fun, rock and roll cuts of old school guitar fun.

Dirty Fences
Goodbye Love

Dirty Fences hail from Brooklyn. Goodbye Love is their third album. The band have created a sound of their own with chugging guitars and blissful harmonies, whilst not being scared to wear their punk and rock influences on their sleeves. Redd Kross, Dictators, MC5, Johnny Thunders, Ramones, Kiss and even Motley Crue have shaped this New York four-piece's musical stylings. The album also features a guest appearance from Christina Halladay of Sheer Mag.

Darlene Shrugg
Darlene Shrugg

Not a person but a band who seemingly eschew all forms of internet presence they are however made up of people you may have heard of. Former Slim Twigs and Tropics folks began collaborating with Meg Remy of US Girls and the unlikely trio were then joined by further people who had already traded under the name Ice Cream. Their interesting dynamic seems to be influenced by the raw rock power of Black Sabbath and the garagey rock splurted out by the likes of the Hives and the Strokes. 

Display Homes
Climate Change

Display Homes comprises chums Steph, Darrell and Greg from the suburbs of Sydney, Australia. While openly admitting to haphazard, amateur origins on the local DIY indie scene, the band sounds confident, competent and cheerful on this self-titled 7” debut. This is all about having fun with a classic genre. Lead track ‘Climate Change’ is a spunky rock’n’roll jogger complete with tongue-in-cheek anecdotal lyrics about walkin’ down the street and watchin’ Dawson’s Creek.

Basement 5
In Dub

Dub companion to the reissue of the London post-punk band’s sole LP, the Martin Hannett-produced 1965-1980. In some cases the craze of using dub techniques to expand the aesthetic horizons of guitar bands seemed opportunist or overly optimistic, but Basement 5’s original rhythms were solid enough, and the basslines heavy enough, for that approach to make sense in this case. It’s a high-energy half hour that emphasises the extremes of Hannett’s production and a worthwhile companion piece to the parent LP.  
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tenebrous LIAR
The Cut

Sludge-tastic, borderline slowcore DIY rock from tenebrous LIAR on their eighth LP, The Cut. Also a photographer known especially for expressive, atmospheric portraiture, Steve Gullick deals with some thoroughly dreary demons this time, coming out a bit like a quiet Have A Nice Life. Ben Edgar (percussion) and Brian Casey (bass) join Gullick’s vocals, guitar, piano and organ.

Basement 5

Hard to believe that a prime post-punk era Martin Hannett production has languished in relative obscurity for so long. Basement 5 were a short-lived, all-black London band operating in a similar dub / punk territory to early Public Image Ltd and Killing Joke. At one point fronted by Don Letts before photographer Dennis Morris took over, this, their sole LP, features Blockhead "Gentleman" Charles Charles sitting in on drums. There’s a nice balance between a heavy and precise rhythm section and scratchy, sloppy guitar and vocals, lyrically politicised as you’d expect, with Hannett applying some effects familiar from his work with Joy Division and others. The CD version features the In Dub EP, available separately on vinyl.
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Leave Home

The first four Ramones albums are essential as far as any punk fan is concerned. 'Leave Home' is their second album and it saw the New York leather jacket sporting legends double tracking their sound for a more polished sound than their iconic debut. The rapid-fire rhythms, short pace and catchy bubblegum melodies are still more than apparent, as are the hits. You'll find 'Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment', 'Pinhead', 'Swallow My Pride', 'Commando' and 'California Sun' on this record which spits in the face of any idea of a sophomore slump. "One two three four!"
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We Have Been So Terribly Betrayed

Partisan is a post-punk project set up by players from Oathbreaker, Maudlin, and Rise and Fall. You can disregard their previous bands as they are strict with their genre-ethics. Their second LP holds six dark and dreamy pop tracks, chorus drenched guitars, big reverbs and a Rickenbacker that pushes through the haze. LP on Hypertension.
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Pere Ubu
20 Years In A Montana Missile Silo

Since 1976 Pere Ubu have been creating their own unique brand of art-rock and they show utterly no sign of stopping. The magnificently titled '20 Years in a Montana Missile Silo' once again sees them hunker down in a dark windowless room a create blasts of future music...this time with lots of synths.   

King Khan & The Gris Gris

Hard to keep up with all King Khan’s activities sometimes, but here is another new venture. Murder Burgers is pitched as a solo album (although it does feature The Gris Gris as backing band), with a more singer-songwriterly approach. Though don’t worry, Murder Burgers is still packed with garage-rockin’ fire. On his Khannibalism label.

Brand New Cage

Wild Billy Childish with yet another album here, more specifically his fifth in as many years with CTMF. While his work rate remains astonishing, what’s perhaps more impressive is that most of the stuff he comes up with is still pretty damn good. Cuts like ‘Are You Better Than Me?’ and ‘The Punk Was In Me (And It Had to Come Out)’ are delightfully pig-headed garage rock. New bassist Nurse Julie contributes two tracks to Childish’s ten. Out on Damaged Goods.

Monster Treasure

Big and chunky indie-grunge-pop-punk songs from Monster Treasure, a Californian band. Their II album tears it up with rad grrrrrl riffs and a relentless pummelling of melodies, adding up to a record you could surely enjoy while driving with the windows down to the beach or some other good time. Released by Leisure & District.


Cassels are here, and they are doing that life in a small English town antagonism thing via the medium of chunky-chuggy fast rock-metal. The lyrics are verbose and sarcastic but very firmly down to earth, which I guess earns them their crucially valued authenticity. Epithet is their debut album, out on Big Scary Monsters.
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Live at 9:30 Club

You can pretty much call them a supergroup, made up of members from Circle Jerks, Burning Brides, Redd Kross, and Earthless, and here they captured in their natural state - raw and pure energy. Smashing out 15 songs in under 30 minutes whilst supporting Dinosaur Jr. in 2011. Limited repress on Outer Battery.
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Bad Times / Not Myself

Garage punks Datenight are must see live act, their energy and anthemic, shouty choruses make for a great gig and compulsory audience participation. Their version of punk nods in the direction of New Zealanders, Toy Love and fellow Americans, The Oblivians. Bad Times b/w Not Myself was recorded live at Third Man Records.
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Spray Paint

Purposefully loose, mixing no wave and post punk, Spray Paint display their rockin’ chaos through three tracks recorded live in the Blue Room at Third Man Records. There was a studio version of Cussin’ released as a single back in 2014, but this version, for its performance and lyrics, in the current state of the world, is much needed.

The Bronx

Ah The Bronx: a band who can be relied upon to blast the listener with fierce hardcore fury (well apart from when operating as Mariachi El Bronx that is). Album number five, titled V, does everything you want it to, dripping with fuzz and thrashing attack-power all the way. Released by Cooking Vinyl.
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Snapped Ankles
Come Play The Trees

Snapped Ankles are a London group making their full-length debut right here and right now on The Leaf Label. The band apparently love to play shows while dressed up as trees, but you can’t really hear the foliage on these recordings. You’ll have to make do with chunky-funky synthesiser lines and fuzzy guitar melodies instead. Come Play The Trees is released by The Leaf Label.

Pet Crow
How Are You Wired

Unlike the pet seagull that was a recent barely fathomable news story, this is instead a Pet Crow. The band have already built up a good following and have been featured in all the magazines. They play a brand of raucous garage and punk rock which has drawn comparisons to the Sonics and the Julie Ruin. 

The Fall
A-Sides 1978-2016

A-Sides 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 51 tracks over 3 CDs, this retrospective will give you a good overview of The Fall’s career, and to endorse its credibility among fans of the band, all tracks have been remastered by Fall engineer Andy Pearce.


Havah are an Italian band who, for their third album of stern and cold post-punk, have decided to delve into their country’s dark history of Nazi occupation and Fascism. Contravveleno is thus an intense listen, with the industrial and cold-wave dials turned up to the maximum. Released by Maple Death Records in a limited edition of 300 LPs.

Sparrow People
I Thought Of You / Baby Foxes

Sweet and winsome Australian pop from people who were one in the rather great Minimum Chips. It sounds rather similar to those marvellous purveyors of strum 'n' sing the Cannanes in that everything sounds like people picking up instruments for the first time. It's naivety though is what gives it it's charm.  

Public Psyche
No New Violence

It is our happy duty to report to you that the band Rape Blossoms are now going by the better name of Public Psyche, and it is under that name that they present to you their third album, No New Violence. The vibes are murky but slick, with underslung basslines, howling guitars and slippery synths creating some very post post-punk. Out on Hypertension.

Shilpa Ray
Door Girl

Shilpa Ray’s album cover to Door Girl may make it look like a soundtrack album to a John Hughes film in the vein of Pretty in Pink or Ferris Buller’s Day Off, but I wouldn’t say that to her face. It’s a bile ridden album of bucolic punk rock, with Ray spitting and gurgling over you until you’re crying like a little wuss in the corner. Fun.
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Gen Pop
On The Screen EP

Gen Pop are a good ol’ punk band and On The Screen EP is their take on the modern world. From us all being chained to a screen of some kind to violent musings on excess and frustration, Gen Pop unleash some mean old guitar noise and some heavy vocals across five tracks on this raucous 7” on Upset The Rhythm.
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Lower Slaughter
What Big Eyes

A complete and utter madness of a record from Lower Slaughter - featuring Ex Divorce vocalist Sinead Young. What Big Eyes is their debut album and it really does pack an absolute punch when it comes to riffs and aggression- noise and thick guitars allow for the chorus’ to become rivers of pure sound that make you angry just listening to them. Available on Vinyl LP and CD.      

The Clash

The Clash were mocked mercilessly at the time for this sprawling 3LP album which contained 36 tracks taking in funk, reggae, jazz, gospel, rockabilly, folk, dub, rhythm and blues, calypso, disco, and rap. Some of it may be rubbish but lots of it is very very good indeed. Imagine, say, I don't know,  the Libertines making a record like this at the height of their success. Wouldn't happen  - that's why the Clash are special. 
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Cobra Man
New Driveway Soundtrack

Cobra Man is a project dedicated to open-heartedly embracing all the most 80’s tropes of the 80’s. Their debut album New Driveway Soundtrack is inspired by skate culture and skateboarding videos, and is packed with chunky funky italo-disco DIY-punk synth-pop fun times. Gnarly. Out on Goner Records.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Assault Two

Straight out of Manchester come this duo, made up of one part Crispy Ambulance member and once part Triclops member. Scissorgun’s debut album is titled Assault Two, because it continues the lineage of Aural Assault Records by finally following up that label’s 1980 debut release… But also because it is a ferocious listen. Released in a 10” and CD package, with different versions of the same material on each format.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The Underground Youth

Psychedelic shape-shifters the Underground Youth release a hundred thousand records a year so it's important they keep things fresh; with this repress of 2011's Delirium that's actually achieved by going back to their original sound, a low-key and slow-cooked psych rock with hints of blues and stoned-out space worship. Recommended to fans of the Spacemen 3 and mister Brian Jonestown Massacre.

Eyeless In Gaza
Picture The Day - A Career Retrospective 1981-2016

This compilation provides a comprehensive overview of the influential Eyeless In Gaza’s whole career, with the major singles supported by album tracks and B-sides. 35 tracks for 35 years. Plus! An entirely unreleased track as a special treat. Picture The Day - A Career Retrospective 1981-2016 is a double CD compilation on Cherry Red.

New Order Presents Be Music

Be Music is the umbrella name for the various extracurricular activities that the individual members of New Order got up to in their time away from the band. Lots of productions and remixes for acts including Section 25, A Certain Ratio and Factory Floor. This overview release, spanning the whole course of the band’s existence, compiles twelve tracks on the double vinyl edition and thirty-six tracks on the triple CD edition.

The Word As Law

Reissue of Neurosis’s second full length album The Word As Law. Released in 1990 this was still a precursor album to the more avant garde doom laden band we know today, but they were still pioneering, mixing punk and hardcore fury with metal musicality and brunt. Remastered and released through Neurot.

Flat Worms
Flat Worms

Flat Worms are the latest band of guitar-driven party noisemakers to be circulated by John Dwyer’s Castle Face label, and they’ve just delivered their debut full-length album. Flat Worms is gorgeously gnarly, with guitars riffing on the point of feedback and a high-powered rhythm section whipping everything into a frenzy. Good fun.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Side Eyes
So Sick

This band is something that we'll probably start to see a lot more of in the future. Bands formed out of the offspring of former heroes. Singer Astrid MacDonald is the offspring of members of Redd Kross and the Go Go's which makes you wonder whether the driving pop punk she makes with her band is somehow a result of DNA. 
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Oh Sees

Rebranded garage rock professors Oh Sees have become a little more informal with this one -- "please, call me Oh Sees", they ask as you step into their office for a chat. Cool dads. They follow up duelling records A Weird Exits and An Odd Entrances (one a hard-hitting, twice-drummed psych rock record, the other a soft experimental curveball) with Orc, which is loud and turgid a la its title. Some of the gnarliest work here, it would appear -- "ew" is the watchword.

Malarial Bog EP

Good old-fashioned bad-times music from brand new London band Sarcasm. The four track Malarial Bog EP features a vocal style that can barely be bothered and tight guitars that cut sharply through the mix. Post-punk tracks with names like ‘Instant Automation’ and ‘Machine War’ are just bound to be good aren’t they? 7” EP on Static Shock Records.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Naomi Punk

Really oddball sounding lo-fi sound collage rock from this three piece who have toured extensively with Parquet Courts to the point where their Andrew Savage writes the press release here. He's smitten for sure. I'll take his word. It's really wobbly off kilter stuff but there's pop hooks 'neath the sludge. 

Inger Lorre
Live At The Viper Room

Inger Lorre of Infamous Nymphs kicked out these particular jams to an adoring sold-out crowd Live At The Viper Room, and these recordings have now (thank god!) surfaced. The sound is a raw unleashing of energy, with a Siouxsie & The Banshees cover chucked in along with original Lorre numbers. Evidently a great night was had: now relive it on your turntable. 2LP on Sweet Nothing.
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  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Proud To Be

Reissue of the 20th anniversary vinyl edition of DFL’s debut album for the Epitaph label, originally released in 1995. Pure, and seemingly bottomless hardcore punk energy, just what epitaph were notorious for. Featured Adam Horovitz of Beastie Boys. 20 tracks in under 30 minutes, that is how you do it.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk


Danish five piece Lød grab the post-punk pot, chuck in bits of NEU!, Veit Cong, This Heat, and sense of a need to dance. Their debut release, Folder holds a krautrock groove and constant forward momentum, with a nod to no-wave sound experimentations and Battles esque polyrhythms. The songs are long, but not long enough when they get you bouncing like this.