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Sleaford Mods
Divide And Exit

Divide And Exit by Sleaford Mods is the follow-up to their breakthrough compilation album, Austerity Dogs. I think it’s fair to say that the Nottingham duo of Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearns, mixing beats, samples with sharp, witty lyrics and punk delivery have come up with a bit of classic. Includes the single, Tiswas.
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GNOD
Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine

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

The London Dirthole Company
Modern Ist EP


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Scott & Charlene’s Wedding / Fawn Spots
Split


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Wiccans
Sailing A Crazy Ship

As their third album, Sailing A Crazy Ship amounts to a hat-trick of successes for Texas band Wiccans. Now based in Austin, the 8-year-old group have proven they can barge past fleeting trends with evergreen creativity; their latest is a blast into the stratosphere, while boasting vivid hardcore-punk melody.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Sextile
Albeit Living

LA gang Sextile give us their second album, Albeit Living. These ten tracks take the gnarly debut album’s sound and makes pretty much everything a bit better, from the production to the songwriting and composition. But don’t worry, these synth-driven post-punks still have plenty of bite and bile to them. Albeit Living is out on Felte.

Giuda
Yellow Dash / Kukulcan

Yellow Dash by Italian glam-rockers Giuda is taken from their second album Let’s Do It Again. The limited edition 7” is backed with  Kukulcan, an instrumental about the Maya snake deity, a track which is exclusive this single. Yellow Dash/Kukulcan is available on 7” yellow vinyl.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Institute
Subordination

In the run-up to their 2016 European tour, Institute got themselves ready and fired-up by recording a new album, which we now see before us as Subordination. This the most live and direct Institute have ever sounded on record, with Moses Brown’s cynical, anti-normative lyrics riding on a bed of gnarly guitars. On Sacred Bones.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Captain, We're Sinking
The King of No Man

It sounds like the setup for a joke about the German navy, but Captain, We’re Sinking is actually an American post-something punk-rock band. Trying Year, the first single off their new album King of No Man immediately demonstrates their penchant for dissonant chords that have your head bobbing right away. Come get your fix of head-nodding post-hardcore shredding and angry sing-along anthems!

Josef K
It's Kinda Funny (The Singles)

Josef K were a classic post-punk group in the Scottish scene surrounding Postcard Records in the late 70’s and early 80’s. It’s Kinda Funny gathers all the band’s singles, plus the accompanying B-sides, into a compelling sharp-edged whole. Cool and sleek and wirey. Vinyl LP on Les Disques du Crepuscule.
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Single Mothers
Our Pleasure

These are shouty. They make incendiary punk rock with snarly vocals spat out over the top. The singer sounds like Craig Finn's snottier nephew as the barrage of words cascades over some quite tuneful guitar rock. Bet they are a blast live but until they come to your town it could be a good idea to shout along to the vinyl.   
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Fucked Up
Year Of The Snake

Canadian epic-punks Fucked Up check in on their Zodiac series with instalment number eight, Year Of The Snake. The title track is a full twenty-four minutes long, using electronics and psychedelic weirdness alongside the band’s classic hardcore. Plus, the CD edition features a wild club-tastic remix from Container. Released by Tankcrimes.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Hello Kitty On Ice
Man With A Hole In His Throat / The Answer

Neil Hamburger, the bizarre comic identity of Gregg Turkington, is well enough known these days to have had a major film made about him. But few were ever aware of Hello Kitty On Ice, his teenage hardcore band from 1983! Granted, that’s probably because no recordings were ever released… Until now! 7” release, quite appropriately on Burger Records.
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Vlimmer
IIIII

Berlin’s Vlimmer still intends to complete a hefty series of 18 EPs, making this fifth edition still comparatively early in the proceedings. I hope he adopts a clearer numbering technique soon though, as IIIII is already a little difficult to read… The sounds are brighter than usual, though still with lots of cinematic synth-moodiness. CD EP release on Blackjack Illuminist Records.

Sheer Mag
III

New business from Sheer Mag, a tight little set of 4 tracks. III is lo-fi indie-rock with lead guitar flavours that come straight from the 70’s glory days. Plus some gorgeous pop melodies, unabashedly showing themselves off. A very appealing package, released by Static Shock Records on 7” vinyl.

Bad Breeding
Divide

Crusty, angry, and feverish punk from….Stevenage of all places. Pushing the punk, Bad Breeding have self-released most of their output and have now turned to Hackney based label La Vida Es Un Mus (E-150, Limp Wrist, Early Fucked Up) to release their second album in under a year. After all there is a lot to be angry about.
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Loom
Loom

As a band on the tip of the tongues of BBC Radio 1 and the NME, Loom have a surging blast of wings against their sails. Their self-titled ten-track is a grungy stab from a group who have personality in abundance. Comparisons will be made (it's hard not to point towards Nirvana), but this rock-solid debut bleeds originality.

Brando's Island
Duplicaat / Natural Order

Brando’s Island, who have an excellent name, are a synth-punk outfit with a little dose of no-wave attitude for good measure. Duplicaat / Natural Order is their third single, and it feels like the band are lashing out and lashing in at themselves all at the same time. Plenty of edge and frenzy to these two tracks. 7” single, out on Million Dollar Records.

Cassels
Flock Analogy

Cassels are a two-piece band from Oxfordshire that subtly combine elements of grunge with punk, alongside socially charged lyrics that delve into the mindset of the modern world. Flock Analogy is the two record 7” vinyl that shows the exact artfulness that the two brothers have successfully achieved in this release.
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Flying Calvittos
Goodbye You Spaghetti Punks

Flying Calvittos were a super-obscure Australian underground band who made this EP in 1980 and then more or less vanished. Goodbye You Spaghetti Punks is a noisy weirdo-punk slice of scrunch, charmingly free of much concern for neatness or anything else like that. This EP has never been reissued before, but is now pressed up in an edition of 300 7”s, thanks to the Insolito label.
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Gerry & The Holograms
Gerry & The Holograms

Gerry & The Holograms are a fascinating footnote in Manchester music history: their eponymous main song allegedly influenced New Order’s ‘Blue Monday’ and was much beloved of Frank Zappa, and yet the quasi-novelty synth-pop group is scarcely known. This release of their only full-length record might change that. Vinyl reissue on Cache Cache.

The Fall
Live In Clitheroe

Live set by The Fall, captured in 2013 at Clitheroe Grand. By all accounts, Mark E. Smith and his band of merry men and women were in splendid form at this show, even if Mark did do his old ‘sing from the dressing room’ trick for the last few songs. Live In Clitheroe is released on vinyl with a nice vintage-design sleeve by Ozit Dandelion.

Gnarwolves
Outsiders

Gnarwolves make a triumphant return after three years of touring their debut album. Outsiders keeps Gnarwolves at the forefront of British alternative punk music, with as much effort put into melodic choruses as the heavy guitar crunch. Outsiders is released by Big Scary Monsters in CD and vinyl editions.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The Distractions
Kindly Leave The Stage

The Distractions declare an end to their long career (although said career did have a three-decade gap in it) with their third album, Kindly Leave The Stage. By making an active decision, the band get to fully define their exit, with at least half the album’s tracks being actively about departure or endings. Lovely melancholic guitar pop, released by Occultation.

Camberwell Now
The Ghost Trade

The Camberwell Now were a noise/art group formed by drummer and vocalist Charles Hayward after the disbanding of This Heat, featuring This Heat’s sound technician Stephen Rickard who created analogue sampling boards for field samples and tape manipulation way before the sampler was brought in. First vinyl reissue since 1986 and features a bonus unreleased track.

Chain of Flowers
Let Your Light In / Flesh, Blood and Bone

Double A-side single from Cardiff’s premier post-punk-shoegaze-pop outfit Chain Of Flowers. Let Your Light In / Flesh, Blood and Bone sounds like it could play to get the crowd excited before a Cure gig, with moody vocals and dramatic synth and guitar lines. Released as a 7” single on the Alter label.

Wipers
Better Off Dead

Originally released in 1978 Better Off Dead was the first recordings made by Portland, Oregan punk rockers Wipers. Whilst being heralded as being highly influential they hardly played live and were mainly a DIY studio band, only being discovered through cassette compilations and later Nirvana playing live covers. Limited repress on Jackpot.
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Terry
Remember Terry

Terry are a four piece group out of Melbourne Australia. Some of them are in other bands including the brilliantly named Constant Mongrel. Together, Terry perform a shambling kind of indie pop  - the sort that get’s umpteen plays on Marc Riley and successfully tours the UK’s smaller halls. I like how they all sing together  - that’s nice. This is their second album.    

Various
Put Ears on Yourself

Put Ears On Yourself is the first instalment in what is projected to be a series of 7” showcases for exciting new bands. It includes tracks by Trust Fund, Lower Slaughter, Sissy and the excellent Milk Crimes. Seven inches of lively band action, housed in a screen-printed sleeve, released by Art For Blind Records.

Milo's Plane
Individual Development Plan

Bristolian crew Milo’s Plane fly in for a messy post-hardcore landing with their third album Individual Development Plan. The album races through twelve tracks in minimal time, chucking equal parts melodic songwriting and gnarly guitar thrashing at the listener. The album is released on vinyl by Gravy Train Recordings.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

10,000 Russos
Distress Distress

10,000 Russos cast another album of darkly fuzzed-up psych-rock into the world. This one is distinguished by its techno-industrial throb and the tendency to push the echoed vocals so far back in the mix you feel like it might be bleeding through from the other side of the record. 10,000 Russos’ second album Distress Distress is released by Fuzz Club.

WALL
Untitled

‘Untitled’ is the debut release from WALL. Described as a genuinely sought after act on the New York underground scene, the record contains a number of solidly constructed pieces of hard hitting music that has taken them from unknown to very much, known! A mix of punk and hardcore, and is available on Vinyl LP and CD.
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Post War Glamour Girls
Swan Songs

It's hard to make a good album with your phone going off every five minutes so it's good to see Leeds noiseniks Post War Glamour Girls going where there's no wi-fi or phone signal to make their new record. This isolation has produced an intense work tackling all the gritty themes we all worry about with musical nods to Pixies and Wild Beasts along the way. 

The Membranes
Everyone's Going Triple Bad Acid, Yeah!: The Complete Recordings 1980-1993

After a 20 odd year hiatus, Blackpool based post-punkers The Membranes reunited in 2012 and have another brand new album coming out this year. Here we have a huge collection (i.e. everything from their discography in one box of CDs) that covers the initial outings of the group. Everything they recorded from 1980-1993, almost 100 songs from EPs, and singles that have never been on CD before. FFO Big Black, Sonic Youth.
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Breakfast Muff
Babyboomers / R U A Feminist

Breakfast Muff are a premium gnarly punkish pop group from Glasgow’s scene, drawing personnel from Joanna Gruesome, Hairband and Spinning Coin. Of course that means that they are a high-energy force to be reckoned with, and new release Babyboomers / R U A Feminist is a double A-side single of tightly-coiled power. 7” on Amour Foo.

Noise Addict
10,000 Kids With Guitars

Noise Addict is what happened when some Australian teenagers saw a Nirvana gig and decided to try and do it themselves. Wahey! They actually ended up making a decent impact with their noisy punk-pop, and Numero Group now present two LPs worth of their best cuts. 10,000 Kids With Guitars comes with a chalkboard cover, so they tell us.
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The Durutti Column
Domo Arigato v2.0

Originally setup by Tony Wilson and signed to his Factory records label, Manchester based avant garde ensemble The Durutti Column recorded Domo Arigato live in Tokyo in 1985. Mixed and mastered straight after the concert before they had to fly home they were never truly happy with it. Now Factory Benelux have revisited the album, returning to the original tapes and spending the time they didn’t have on polishing it to perfection. Includes a bonus 7” single and digital copy.
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Ho99o9
United States Of Horror

Ho99o9 consider themselves both a hip-hop and a punk group, narrowly skating around the corpse of nu-metal to produce powerful and angry political music with the intensity of a Death Grips. United States Of Horror is their debut album, featuring production from Dave Sitek out of TV On The Radio. Released by Caroline.

CFM
Dichotomy Desaturated

CFM is the solo rockin’ out project of Charles Moothart, an associate of both Mikal Cronin and Ty Segall, putting him right in the middle of a whirlwind of garage-psych quality. Dichotomy Desaturated is his second solo album, and it sounds like the realisation of a stack of guitar fantasies. Good guitar fun on In The Red.
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Golden Pelicans
Disciples Of Blood

Golden Pelicans make hard rock that is just as hard and gnarly at the edges as they used to make it in the scuzziest 80’s fleapits. Disciples Of Blood is the third record of punkish long-haired party music the band have put together, and it's properly strong stuff. Released by Goner Records on both CD and LP.

The Vex
The Vex EP

Stuck in the void between London and Kent, The Vex boys are on their third EP of ska infused, The Clash influenced rock and roll. Their self titled outing is self released and underpins their driving force of standing on their own two feet. Boot-stomping and groove filled. Get that jacket on, and get them drinks in.

Deep State
Thought Garden

A simple idea that is done far too little. With a self professed amateur heading up some pro players, this little four-piece from Georgia take scuzzy, aggressive, single gear punk rock and pump it full of catchy as hell melodies and playful pop happiness. “Joy rock” they call it. Bob on, I say. Debut album on Friendship Fever.

Sleaford Mods
T.C.R

This is the first new material from Sleaford Mods now that they've handed the keys over to the man at Rough Trade. Not that their sound has changed at all. 'TCR' sees them just as angry and sweary as before with five new tracks recorded earlier this year. The title track details the travails of a man who escapes to the pub only to realise that it's just as futile as the rest of his life. Same old then but we wouldn't want it any other way. 
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feedtime
Gas

Australian noise rock trio feedtime formed in 1979, disbanded in 1989, came back for a brief time for their last album in 1996 and now return once again with a brand new fukl length through In The Red. 38 years on and they are still rough around the edges, dirty, gritty and above all...noisy. Drunken noise rock, offset with Laibach esque vocal grunts.

The Younger Lovers
Young Brothers

The Younger Lovers present the latest step in their gradual evolution from hissy lo-fi bedroom project to sharp actual band: fourth album Young Brothers. The band, who feature past alumni of acts like Gravy Train!!! and Panty Raid, are in energetic and poppy spirits here, and Young Brothers is bound to delight fans of the more joyful end of DIY punk music. On Southpaw.

Pere Ubu
Drive He Said 1994 - 2002

The Fire label have repressed three of experimental art-punks Pere Ubu’s underappreciated later albums, and included some rare bonus material as well. Drive He Said includes Raygun Suitcase, Pennsylvania and St Arkansas, albums which capture the band’s freeform intensity and their complete refusal to conform to genre. This four LP box-set also comes with a download code.

Aye Nako
Silver Haze

Based in New York City, Aye Nako has released a twelve-track full length entitled ‘Silver Haze’. This is their second full length record and contains a clever mix of rock and indie throughout the spine of the tracks, but with elements of grunge and even punk in some parts. Available on Vinyl LP and CD.
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Career Suicide
Machine Response

Career Suicide boil down the sounds and attitudes of decades-worth of fast and heavy music into a battle-ready core of thrashing guitars and breakneck speed. Machine Response is performed by a lineup that includes Dallas Good and Souichi Hisatake, and everyone seems to be playing at the fierce peak of their powers. Vinyl release on Static Shock Records.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

The King Blues
The Gospel Truth

After disbanding in 2012 and reforming in 2016, ska-punk Londoners the King Blues hit the ground running and are now releasing their second full length since being back. As wever they delve deeply into personal and social commentary, shining light on some dark points and presenting them in raucous party ready ska anthems.  
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Year Of Birds
White Death To Power Alan

Year Of The Birds are a no-fucks-given Teeside post-punk band with a busy recent history behind them. White Death To Power Alan is their most properly-recorded slab so far, but it still comes without any airs or graces. These guys are much too direct for that. Vinyl release on Odd Box, released in an edition of 250.

Tear
Vinyl01

London buzz-band Tear have signed to Tim Burgess’ label O Genesis for their first ‘mini album’ (that’ll be an EP, then). It’s exactly the sort of music one would expect Tim Burgess’ record label to release - moody, kinda shoegazey rock that sometimes snaps into a very smart ‘Blitzkrieg Bop’ impression. You won’t be able to tear yourself away.

Blood Command
Cult Drugs

After the last Blood Command album in 2012, main man Yngve Andersen took some time to concentrate on production, his label Loyal Blood and studio, producing band such as Ondt Blod. Now his baby returns for their third full length. A pretty unique take on hardcore come metal come electro punk-pop… yep, it’s all in here… big stadium sounds..

Silver Shadows
Cold Plastic

Silver Shadows play an 80’s-imbued form of post-punk, richly awash with synths as well as with indie-pop guitars. They are also notable for having three vocalists taking a lead role, leading to some fairly wonderful harmonies. Cold Plastic is the band’s debut full-length album, and it is released on vinyl by Volar.

Blue Orchids
Skull Jam

Blue Orchids are a vintage Mancunian post-punk band (formed by Martin Bramah after he’d played on The Fall’s debut(!)) who’ve come back for more in recent years. New EP Skull Jam features a mixture of brand new songs, new versions of old songs, and a cover, and it bristles with energy and interest. 10” on Tiny Global Productions.

Watcher
Live at Third Man Records

Watcher are a Tennessee tangle of fury and energy and distortion, spitting their songs out at breakneck pace towards unsuspecting audiences. They are pretty new to the game, having self-released just a handful of cassettes so far, and this short-but-sweet 7” document of their set Live At Third Man Records is their most high-profile release so far. Cheers Jack White.
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Chain of Flowers
Cadwyn O Flodau

Don’t be deceived by the pretty name and LP cover. Chain of Flowers is the heavy-hitting debut from the Welsh heavy shoegaze rockers of the same name. Guitars swirl around, crashing into a mix of sonic drawl. There’s an urgency and drive to the songs but also some more tender moments within it all. For fans of TOY and Bo Ningen.  

Nots
Live at Third Man Records

Jack White continues to offer both gigs and releases to up and coming bands via his Third Man Records label and shop: good on him. Nots are the latest band to get White-aided opportunities, with this 7” document of their live set. They sound like a fierce and essential live act on this evidence, with a serious bite to their post-punk via no-wave sound.
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LIFE
Popular Music

Hull-based band LIFE present their first album-length-statement of accurate and focused anger. The cannily titled Popular Music is a little like Sleaford Mods if they were also a Fall-ish band with guitars and all. This debut album is bristling with all the brutality of 2017, and it makes for a righteous listen. Released on the Afghan Moon label.

Invaderband
Invaderband

New Northern-Irish alternative guitar music from the mind of Adam Leonard (of The Owl Service). Invaderband play choppy, post-punky songs, flavoured with old-school space alien action as on the lead single ‘Attack Of The Pod People’. This self-titled debut full-length is released on vinyl by the Tectona Grandis label.

Ramones
Live at The Roxy - August 12, 1976

This is The Ramones at the peak of their snotty three-chord power punk in 1976, finally available on 180 gram vinyl from Rhino and sounding great, or as great as The Ramones should ever sound. Live at The Roxy - August 12, 1976 is a no-brainer for fans of the band, or those looking for an introduction. It has a great setlist and is one of the best quality live recordings of the band.  
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The Workhouse
The Sky Still Looks The Same

The Workhouse are not a god-awful blues rock band as the name might suggest, but a post-rock band who blend dark atmospherics, shoegaze and post-punk, and they’ve been doing it, from their Oxford base, since 1996. The Sky Still Looks The Same is their latest EP, released on German label, Oscarson.
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Chris Hewitt
Martin Hannett, His Equipment and Strawberry Studios

A massive A4 book documenting several areas of interest for fans of North West post punk music. First up it covers Martin Hannett and the equipment he used to make the classic records by Joy Division and the like. Next up it tells the story of Strawberry Studios founded by 10CC but used by Hannett and other Factory producers of the era. Finally there's a section on Hannett and Tosh Ryan's Rabid records and Absurd records.   

Screen Wives
Husbandry

Screenwives exist in a particular group of Dischord-influenced, DIY rooted bands that have made up vibrant scenes dotted around the UK for years now. Often confined to criminally short-run CDr releases and playing shows to 20 people, some bands do indeed creep out of obscurity, and this London outfit are deservedly making those waves now.

Various
Oz Waves

Welcome to the invisible world of 1980’s DIY Australia! Oz Waves rounds up ten artists who produced bedroom electronic music with little concern for the wider world. Some of this material was released in micro-editions, while some tracks have never been released at all. This stuff comes with useful liner notes that provide some context. Oz Waves is out on Efficient Space.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

VENN
Runes

VENN are a London + Berlin outfit making their full-length debut with Runes. Nine tracks of slick and sheeny post-punk that gazes out at you from behind a dusky haze, with cold yet longing eyes. Entwined bass and drum lines push relentlessly forward behind beautifully-toned guitar and subtle keyboard textures. The LP is out on Full Time Hobby.

The Process
The Covenant Of The Cosmos

Made up from the remains of fellow Scottish hardcore punk bands Shank, Scatha and In Decades Decline, The Process make metallic edged hardcore with the relentless fury of previous tour and release mates Iron Lung whilst keeping the beat-down pit-pummeling “stay true” epicness of Integrity. With 9 years since their last full length, this one may cause bruising.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Artefact
Votive Offering

Votive Offering is the full-length debut of DIY punk four-piece Artefact. Shouty punk and hardcore are a key reference point, but this is kept under control by a love of the droning guitars and luscious vocals of 1980s goth and pop music. This distinctive combination is out on vinyl LP from the Adagio label.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Rank / Xerox
M.Y.T.H.

Four track EP on vinyl 12” from noisy San Fransisco post-punks Rank / Xerox. M.Y.T.H. is the band’s first release in five years and a reminder that they have been missed. Shambolic guitars butt heads with distorted synths and weird shouted hooks that you’ll never get out of your head. Pressed by the Adagio label.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Eyeless In Gaza
Original Albums Boxset

Eyeless In Gaza were a post-punk outfit from Warwickshire who were active in the 80s and helped keep it moody, moving with a similar trajectory to Talk Talk from a poppy sound to sombre New Wave shores. Fronted by Martyn Bates and his untrained, boozy vocal, the band went on to make music based around dark synths, field recordings and noise. 'Original Albums Boxset' captures the band as they went through their many different stylistic incarnations, featuring four records released in the early eighties, a bunch of rarities and a lot of educational sleeve notes about the band's time together. 

Karies
Karies EP

Harbinger Sound have imported this spiky post-punk from Germany, with the help of the This Charming Man label they have out there. This 4 track, self-titled EP from Karies is fierce, tight and noisy: I can’t parse the German-language lyrics, but the singer seems aggravated about something. It’s cool angsty stuff.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Golden Pelicans
Live at Third Man Records

Jack White continues to offer both gigs and releases to up and coming bands via his Third Man Records label and shop: good on him. Golden Pelicans are the latest band to get White-aided opportunities, with this document of their live set. They are a real bruiser of a band, vividly spitting high-energy punk at the audience and squeezing four songs into this 7”.

Sneaks
It’s a Myth

Minimal synth-pop from Sneaks, who operates from within Washington D.C.’s DIY punk scene while pointedly avoiding almost all of that genre’s trappings. No, the music on It’s A Myth is icily precise and stripped back to crisp beats and a cool vocal delivery: Sneaks sounds compellingly unique. It’s A Myth is ten tracks and just eighteen minutes long. On Merge.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Rays
Rays

Rays are an Antipodean garage post-punk outfit making their debut with this self-titled full-length. They have the thrusting heft of Australian punk rock, but also the indie-pop-melodic sensibility of the New Zealand Flying Nun guys, and boy, what a combination it makes. Rays is released by Trouble In Mind.
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  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Audacity
Punk Confusion Formula / Persecuted

Shouty, messy punk on vinyl 7” from Audacity. Both Punk Confusion Formula and Persecuted capture the band’s ability to somehow combine catchy pop-punk melodies, rough-edged post-hardcore drones and a frantic DIY tone. Both tunes are borrowed from the Mellow Cruisers album and limited to 300 copies. 
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The Underground Youth
What Kind Of Dystopian Hellhole Is This?

The Underground Youth deliver their eighth album, the cheerfully (and topically?) titled What Kind Of Dystopian Hellhole Is This? Those gloomy vibes are transmitted to the listener via goth-vocalled, shoegaze-guitared post-punk music. The songwriting standards are very high, since The Underground Youth clearly know themselves very well by this point. Out on Fuzz Club.

King Salami and The Cumberland Three
Goin' Back To Wurstville

Fans of rockabilly, sausage references and classic rhythm & blues will find plenty to love in King Salami and the Cumberland 3. The all-over-the-world-via-London band are full of high octane fun and cool rock’n’roll like they used to make it, delivered with an extra punky vigour. Goin’ Back To Wurstville is released by Dirty Water.

Behind Closed Doors
Exit Lines: The Brief History of Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors were a Baltimore band who popped up and then dissolved again with just a few years in the late 90’s. Exit Lines: The Brief History of Behind Closed Doors contains everything that the band ever recorded (which isn’t a lot), on red-with-black-splatter vinyl with a laser etching of the lyrics on the B-side. Fierce and complicated hardcore, reissued by Temporary Residence.

One Eyed Wayne
Attack Of The Luxury Flats

In the wake of Sleaford Mods and Hard Left here's another bunch of older lads getting really annoyed with stuff. Taking their cue from the London 'poetry' of Ian Dury this London four piece have made a scabrous, snarling album which has enough melodicism and bite to appeal to fans of the best bits of post-punk and Two Tone era ska. .  

H. Grimace
Self Architect

First full-length record from H. Grimace, one of those post-punk bands they have in that London. Self Architect slices its way through contemporary issues (patriarchal pressure on women, ‘the end of nature’ etc.) with slick guitars and Hannah Gledhill’s sweetly-strong vocals. CD / LP out on Opposite Number.

Cold Meat
Jimmy's Lipstick

New Australian punk howl from Cold Meat, making their recorded debut with this 7” on Static Shock Records. Jimmy’s Lipstick is a four-track blast of tightly-wound fury, coming at the listener with a great deal of righteous feminist vigour. One song has the lyric: “I hate myself / but I hate you more”, which is pretty damn brilliant.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Anxiety
Anxiety

Anxiety are a proper-hard hardcore band from Glasgow, and this is their debut release. They have the speed and ferocity of hardcore punk (9 tracks in 20 minutes: yep, that passes the hardcore test), but also the sonic-fuckedness of a lot of noise rock. Everything is messed-up and uncomfortable, and it's wonderful. Vinyl release on La Vida Es Un Mus.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

White Dog
Sydney Limits

Proper no-messing hardcore punk from the dirty underside of Sydney, Australia. White Dog tick all the boxes: driving rhythmic chug, nihilistic macho-bloke shouting, and a 16 track / sub-30 minute tracklisting. Sydney Limits is the band’s debut full-length, released on CD and 45RPM-cut 7” by the Agitated label.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Palberta
Bye Bye Berta

Now seven releases deep, Palberta blindside you with strange post-punk grooves that sort of recall ESG and The Birthday Party before the singing starts and pulls the rug from under your feet. Each song features an array of quizzical vocal arrangements, from knowingly cutesy harmonies to chanted almost-melodies that recall the better bits of Gaggle. The closest touchstone here is probably Micachu & The Shapes - that is to say, well worth checking out.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Blue Orchids
Bomb Manchester! / Bomb Hamburg!

Manchester post-punk mainstays Blue Orchids unearth some heavily bootlegged live recordings from Manchester, 1981 and Hamburg, 1985 for this double CD. Two very different setlists, both sought after by fans and treated in the studio by Richard Trubridge and Stuart Moxham respectively. Limited edition, 300 copies worldwide and exclusive to independent stores so you’re better off being the early bird.

Urochromes
Night Bully EP

Urochromes are a harsh and gnarly outfit producing messy punk that is driven by drum machines rather than puny humans. Night Bully sounds like it was recorded inside of a bin, which is obviously a good thing. The EP also features a remix from Boy Harsher. This 7” is released by Wharf Cat Records.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Nightingales
Become Not Becoming

New music from Nightingales, one of the very first of the original punk crew to start spitting and riffing. Of course, they’ve grown with the times, still sounding tight and fresh in 2016. Becoming Not Becoming is available as a six-track 10” release with a bundled download code: that’s the only format you’re getting and numbers are limited to 500, so jump quickly. Released by Tiny Global Productions.

KaS Product
Black & Noir - Mutant Synth-Punk from France 1980-83

Soul Jazz present this compilation made up from early recordings of French experimental synth group KaS Product. Early EPs covering 1980 to 1983, many agree that the duo were leaders of the coldwave genre movement. Expect distorted and speedy drum machines, snarling synths and punk lyricism with riot calling delivery. FFO Suicide, Kleenex and Cabaret Voltaire.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

Has A Shadow
Sorrow Tomorrow

Hailing from Guadalajara, Mexico, Has A Shadow release their second full-length dark offering of gothic, grunged-out post-punk on a black, 180gm slab of vinyl. And CD. Theirs is a sound that haunts and stalks the night, with stark, eerie vocal chants and murky bass rhythms serving as undercurrents to moonlit riffs and scuzz of “Sorrow Tomorrow”.

Terry
Terry HQ

With the sad demise of Wogan there's room for another Terry in town. This Terry contain members of Total Control and make music which owes a lot to those scratchy post-punk types. They often sing all together in a kind of communal depressed football team style. For fans of early the Chills, Swell Maps, the Clean and the Go-Betweens I think.   

Foxygen
…And Star Power

It's Foxygen, those goofy psych-rockers with a penchant for the 60s and maybe also flowers! They haven't released a record since their well loved 'We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic', but they promise this one -- named 'Star Power' after an imaginary radio station they made up -- is as good, if more punk, and also a little more soft rock. A nice contradiction, if you ask me.
  • Genre(s):
  • Punk / Hardcore / Post-Punk

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