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The Urinals
Pin The Needles - Live at George's, Santa Barbara, November 1979

The Urinals were a rackety minimalist punk rock band out of South California who later changed their name to the more user-friendly 100 Flowers.  Pin The Needles is their first ever live album, capturing the band at their raw and ragged best at an early show which gave the audience a peek at the songs that would emerge on their debut LP of '83 (released under the 100 Flowers moniker). Comes in gatefold sleeve with info, photos etc.  
  • Vinyl LP (HARBINGER199)
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Various
A Harbinger Sound Sampler

The fearsome Harbinger Sound label put together a compilation that captures the diversity and intensity of their current roster. A Harbinger Sound Sampler contains unheard tracks from Sleaford Mods, Consumer Electronics and Pain Jerk, as well as an astonishing array of angry, noisy and political tunes only available on double vinyl LP.
  • Vinyl Double LP (HARBINGER000)
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Girls In Synthesis
Pre/Post: A Collection 2016-2018

Here is where Girls In Synthesis compile their earlier three EPs so you don't have to pay large prices on discogs.  For the uninitiated, the band play a large DIY punk racket inspired by such luminaries as Wire, Crass and the Fall without particularly sounding like any of them. Sonically adventurous, theirs is a primal, primitive noise perfect for troubled times. 
  • Vinyl LP (HARBINGER204)
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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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Sleaford Mods
Live at SO36

Live recording of Sleaford Mods’ third gig at SO36 in Berlin, from June 2015. Live, angry and righteous, the whole gig was caught on camera and documented. The album contains pretty much all of their biggest tracks, including Jobseeker, Tied Up In Nottz, Joly Fucker, and Tweet, Tweet, Tweet. If studio recordings aren’t gritty and sweaty enough for you...
  • Vinyl LP (HARBINGERUSA001)
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Treriksroset
Kristen Musik Fran Ragsved

Horrible noise from Treriksroset aka Tommy Carlsson. Carlsson has been active in Stockholm's underground for many years, whisking together or sort of crunches and squeals for maximum devastation. Kristen Musik Fran Ragsved easily ranks among his most intense releases. Recorded in mono. On Harbinger Sound. 
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Consumer Electronics
Airless Space

A quick warning, despite the artwork, this is not a Guided by Voices album. Instead it's the latest from horrible (in a good way) music purveyors Consumer Electronics. After tackling the endlessly inspirational topic of Brexit on their last album, on Airless Space they have turned that attention to one D. Trump. Moving from London to San Francisco has resulted in a mellower sound than the best, but given the subject matter, one that is no less horrible. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (HARBINGER200)
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Sleaford Mods
Austerity Dogs

Austerity Dogs is the 6th album by Nottingham duo Sleaford Mods, but it’s the one that got them noticed. Since its release in 2013, the band have gone from strength to strength, being a necessary mouthpiece and cathartic outlet for many in the these austere times. They mix a punk snarl with pepped-up hip-hop beats and socially aware lyrics to make an original, energetic, angry and often witty statement that has become essential.

Dead Normal
There Is Nothing Left But The Enjoyment Of Senseless Destruction

Sure to appeal to fans of Atari Teenage Riot, The Fall and Crystal Castles, Spanish-based trio Dead Normal fuse harsh electronics with punk energy and dynamics. There is Nothing Left But the Enjoyment of Senseless Destruction - catchy title - gives listeners a clue as to what lies within their debut! 
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Sleaford Mods / Sudden Infant
You're Brave / Fat Nipple Uptight

Hey look: it's a Sleaford Mods thing. We're all pretty excited to drop the beat and then get our Swear Circle going, which is kinda like a drum circle except without snares and with a lot of variations on the word "fucker". This particular 7" sees "You're Brave" paired with a tune by Joke Lanz's project Sudden Infant, who offers up "Fat Nipple Uptight" on the B-side. Pretty graphic, dude.
  • Vinyl 7" (HARBINGERP004)
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Circuit Breaker
Hands Return To Shake

If you can imagine the vocal stylings of ‘80s goth-punks such as Bauhaus and Killing Joke and the angular new wave of Wire paired with the pristine synth work and dissonant electronic sounds of acts such as Autechre and Pan Sonic then you’re close to imagining the sound of sibling duo Circuit Breaker. Their debut album Hands Return To Shake will please fans of industrial rock, new wave and IDM alike.
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Muscle Barbie
Muscle Barbie

This self-titled full length from Muscle Barbie is the band's second release and promises more of the same from their first release on tape All Your Stuff. This release has been described as being super super limited, so if you want one you need to act fast! Again, only available on vinyl LP, and released on Harbinger Sound. 
  • Vinyl LP (HARBINGER184)
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John Paul
No Filter

Harbinger Sound gets back into the grimy seam from which Sleaford Mods came and comes out with John Paul (no relation to the former Pope), whose No Filter is a cynical journey through small-town shit-time England, with witty slam-poetry wordplay bluntly delivered over simple electronic backing. Yes m8. On Harbinger Sound.
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Massicot
Suri Gruti

The sounds on Massicot’s new record Suri Gruti were apparently recorded as soundtracks to Man Ray films: from the sounds of the audience at the start and the end, Suri Gruti also appears to be a live document. But this stuff is firmly strong and potent enough to stand as its own record: tightly churning repeato-rock of the highest order. 10” on Harbinger Sound.
  • Vinyl 10" (HARBINGER163)
  • Limited edition
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Sudden Infant
Buddhist Nihilism

How could I not reference the press release here? "SUDDEN INFANT is a Swiss Industrial-Dada-Noise-Rock band based in Berlin". How bad-ass does that make this band sound? Buddhist Nihilism is the latest release from SUDDEN INFANT and contains 12 explosive tracks that, like the records before this (see Radiorgasm and Wolfi's Nightmare in particular) combine over 25 years worth of industrial music experience. Available on vinyl LP and CD, and released on Harbinger Sound. 
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Noseholes
Danger Dance

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

Nachthexen
Disco Creep

Sheffield’s Nachthexen continue their fine run that dates back to 2015’s The Other with another EP of righteous, fervid post-punk. The latest weapon in their arsenal is a new dancefloor sensibility, best exemplified on the title track. Over a ragged disco beat, their always-on-point vocalist rages against men in clubs who proceed to ruin her night out by showing no regard for her personal space. Out on Harbinger Sound.
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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.
  • Vinyl LP (HARBINGER174)
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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.
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Ceramic Hobs
Black Pool Legacy

The great thing about the success of Sleaford Mods is that it has given Harbinger Sound the funds to release some of the more out there music made on these shores. It's therefore no surprise that they've turned their attention to Ceramic Hobs a bonkers psychedelic outfit out of Blackpool who have been scaring people since 1985. The fact that this compilation was selected and sequenced by Philip Best (Consumer Electronics) tells you that this is pretty far out and sense shredding stuff.    
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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.

Sleaford Mods
Key Markets

Just as the UK goes back to the ballot box, our favourite agit-prop duo return with 'proper' album number three. Named after a particularly gruesome sounding supermarket in Grantham in the '70s and '80s, the album contains further ruminations on the disorientation of modern existence and the pointlessness of government politics. "It's a classic," they say...and from the sound of lead track the tight and rhythmic 'No-one's Bothered' who are we to argue?
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Toylettes
Toylettes

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. 
  • Vinyl 10" (HARBINGER166)
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Nachthexen
EP

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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John Wall & Mark Durgan
Contrapt

Lovers of sound detritus John Wall and Mark Durgan finally return to their collaborative endeavours with Contrapt, a seven-track missive made through improvisations made over three years. The timespan reflects in the record a structure and narrative in spite of the unprepared approach.

Mark Wynn
More Singles...

Typically perfect for fans of The Fall, Patrik Fitzgerald and many other late 20th Century post-punk outfits, More Singles... is another slice of Mark Wynn's vast back-catalogue. Featuring hits such as 'And Dave Went Mental' and 'Bill Burroughs Was My Baby', this is an essential for any fan.

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.
  • Vinyl 12" (HARBINGER160)
  • Limited edition
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The Lowest Form
Personal Space

The Lowest Form is the hardcore outfit of Helm dude and Alter bossman Luke Younger, although they are pleasingly free of any kind of sound-arty reconsiderations of hardcore. This is just fucking hardcore, noisy and aggressive and thrashy and great. Second album Personal Space is released by Harbinger Sound.

Consumer Electronics
Dollhouse Songs

Tech punk aggressors Consumer Electronics return with another noisey affair with the delicately titled Dollhouse Songs. Produced by the mighty Russell Haswell, this dirge of austerity angst jumps right down your earhole and stays there. Out on vinyl LP with lyric sleeve from Harbinger Sound. Limited to 1000 copies.

Mark Wynn
The Singles

Pissed-off wordsmithery from Mark Wynn, labelmate and recent tourmate of Sleaford Mods. The Singles compiles the highlights from a range of hard-to-find self-released CDs, a selection of acoustic frustration with an excellent bleak humour. 500 LP copies with a 20-page booklet of visual materials, on Harbinger Sound.

Circuit Breaker
My Descent Into Capital

Circuit Breaker make music that brings industrial sonics into the present day. My Descent Into Capital is their fullest statement to date, taking the length of a whole album to hammer into the bleak truths of life under the neoliberal rule of late capitalism… with synths and drum machines! Out on Harbinger Sound.

Phil Julian
Trace

Someone let abstract-electronics-expert Phil Julian into the EMS (Elektronmusikstudion) studio in Stockholm! I can only dream of the delicious range of sound machines one might find in a proper electroacoustic music studio like that… This LP on Harbinger Sound is the result of two weeks in residence at the EMS, and it sounds quite frankly gorgeous.

Debt of Nature
Order : Spoil the Entire State


  • Vinyl LP (HARBINGER111)
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