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Sleaford Mods
A Little Ditty / I'm Shit At It

Angry. Angry. Angry. Shouty. Angry. Angry. Shouty. Sweary. Shouty. Angry. Angry. Sweary. Sweary. Sweary. Angry. Shouty. Shouty. Shouty. Shouty. Angry. Punchy. Punchy. Punchy. Angry. Punchy. Punny. Angry. Sweary. Fighty. Angry. Fighty. Angry. Angry. Angry. Shouty. Angry. Angry. Shouty. Sweary. Shouty. Angry. Punky. Punky. Angry. Punky. Punky. Ang...view item »

Even As We Speak, Boyracer, Action Painting!, Secret Shine
Four Band Compilation (Ex-Sarah Records Bands)

Just in time for the Sarah Records package tour of summer 2018 is this four band compilation featuring all the bands involved in the live extravaganza. Boyracer, Even As We Speak, Action Painting and Secret Shine all contribute a couple of new or unreleased tracks each. Now 'scu...view item »

Fling Yr Bonnet Over The Windmill (The Sarah Singles)

Boyracer have released many records over the years but some of the best things occurred when they were signed to Sarah Records. Always an odd fit with the label's more poetic stance, Boyracer were always a punk band if a romantic one. This collection compiles the three singles they recorded for Sarah in the early '90s. &nbs...view item »

Action Painting!
Trial Cuts (1989-95)

Action Painting could have been Sarah Records breakout stars. They had that dash of arrogance that was nowhere to be seen elsewhere on the shy, bookish label. Instead after three singles on Sarah and one for Damaged Goods they imploded. Now for the first time ever all these tracks have been collected on one LP with demos, unrele...view item »

Even As We Speak
Feral Pop Frenzy

Hang on  - that's not the original sleeve. Where did that wolf come from? (it's a Dingo) Anyway wolf or no wolf (Dingo?) this is a great album. Even As We Speak were the brightest and shiniest Sarah records band. As if the Go Betweens thought ah fuck it let's become Saint Etienne ...view item »

The Amazing Singing Record

The Amazing Singing Record contains eight up-and-coming artists from Arizona. Each act contributes two songs. From the wonky country of Gene Tripp, the soothing analogue pop of Electrsad, lof-fi beauty of Amatuer Hour, The throat-ripping anthems of Cereal Milk, ...view item »

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 ...view item »

Typical Girls Volume Four

Emotional Response has had great success so far with their girls-to-the-front compilation series Typical Girls, so much so that they have been deluged with a wealth of the highest grade material from punks and post-punks and now have enough material for two more editions! Wasting no time, they are consequently releasing volumes 3 and 4 ...view item »

Karen Meat
You’re An Ugly Person

Built on a foundation of mid-fi girl group inspired songs, Karen Meat, AKA Iowa resident, Arin Eaton released her first recordings, She’s Drunk Like The Rest Of Us, as a cassette in 2016. With her debut album You’re An Ugly Person, she keeps her mid-fi aesthetic, but the girl group sound is replaced by a kind of dead...view item »

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 thei...view item »

The Just Measurers

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...view item »

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....view item »

Typical Girls Volume 2

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 Die...view item »

The Debutantes
Adams Apples / Kids

Taken from their critically acclaimed cassette EP, ‘Adams Apples/Kids’ is the latest 7” release from Irish, sun-soaked, indie slacker pop band The Debutantes. Featuring Leon Butler on guitar and vocals, Paula Cullen (The September Girls) on bass and vocals and Sarah Grimes (also of The September Girls) on drums, playing heartbr...view item »

Terry Malts / Kids On A Crime Spree
Our Love

Split 10” release with two tracks apiece from Terry Malts and Kids On A Crime Spree, both making lovely fuzzed-up indie-pop on the West Coast of the USA. Our Love’s four tunes are punchy, sparky and buzzy, all with solid pop melodies running through the middle. 10” on the Emotional Res...view item »

They Make No Say: A Polytechnic Youth Singles Collection

Here is a much needed compilation which collects together all those hopelessly limited edition, impossi-buy records released by the London micro label Polytechnic Youth. The label focuses on the kind of minimalist synth pop that was in vogue between the years of '78 and '83 and has become highly collectible. You won't get these tracks anywhere e...view item »

Even As We Speak
The Black Forest

Sarah Records stalwarts return older and more wizened but still with that happy-go-lucky charm intact. Their original singles were just perfect (see the Nothing Ever Happens 7") but it was their album Feral Pop Frenzy that almost crossed over with it's unabashed pop joy married with an oddball experimental bent. Will be interesting to s...view item »

Solid Gold

More indie pop from the ever busy Emotional Response. What we have hear are two fuzzy and catchy slabs of old school indie with nods towards the Darling Buds and Shop Assistants as well as a healthy dose of shoegaze blur. It is full of vigour and fun and the lead guitar is very busy indeed twirling all over plac...view item »

Wanda Junes
Hi Fi Record Album

Wanda Junes are a group who are, quite firmly, from rural America. They take the relatively traditional forms of US folk / country, and marry them with touch of lo-fi indie thinking. The sardonically-titled Hi Fi Record Album is sometimes quiet and thoughtful, sometimes hollerin’ and hootin’, but always wort...view item »

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...view item »

Andy Human & The Reptoids
Kill The Comma

“Is it modern cause we killed the comma?” ask Andy Human & the Reptoids on their gritty new 7” for Emotional Response entitled Kill the Comma. For what it’s worth it’s high time somebody offed the Oxford comma. In any case there is some solid channelling of the garage punk spirit going ...view item »

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 ...view item »

Sob Stories
Debut 12-inch

Taking their cues from the joyous jangle of ‘80s guitar bands, Sob Stories' aptly titled Debut 12-Inch sees the Bay Area band whizz through guitar pop without leaving you time to get bored. The band are led by Joel Cusumano, previously of power-pop band Talkies, so his melodic credentials all check out. 12...view item »

Even As We Speak
Yellow Food: The Peel Sessions

It's remarkable to think that Even As We Speak were featured on four different radio sessions yet really at the height of their powers released one album  -the should-have-been hit 'Feral Pop Frenzy'. Well now that they've reformed and are releasing new music it's high time for a physical release of their various radio disp...view item »

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....view item »

Mick Trouble
It’s The Mick Trouble EP

Lost Artist rediscovered alert! The tracks on It’s The Mick Trouble EP by Mick Trouble were found on a reel-to-reel tape in early 2017 and include a jam session that features The Glitter Band, Lemmy and Damo Suzuki of Can. I...view item »

Toxic Care

In a grounded Yorkshire fashion, Toxic Care is a hearty dose of raging punk is an absolute wall of direct and candid destruction. Since making crashing waves in the Northern punk scene in 2016, the vibrant outfit named Natterers have dropped this brooding 6-track-EP. Promising and engaging&nb...view item »

Go Away EP

Florida punx UV-TV turned heads with their debut LP Glass earlier this year. A short five months later and they’ll be dropping this EP on Emotional Response (City Yelps, Sleaford Mods). The three-piece tear through two new bits and cover tracks by The Prim...view item »


Australian band Pregnancy are made up of members from acts such as The Ocean Party, Totally Mild, Ciggie Witch, and Jade Imagine who all circulate around the Emotional Response Recordings camp. Playful, nostalgic indie pop with a Future Islands ...view item »

Hulaboy / The Safe Distance

Here's one of those good old fashioned split albums and both sides feature former Boyracer and current Emotional Response honcho Sir Stewart Anderson. Hulaboy is his long running collaboration with Eric Stoess of Hulahoop and they make bittersweet pop with nods towards Postcard and Flying Nun. O...view item »

Crayola Summer
I Know Who We Are

Who remembers the Colgates? Actually I do which probably makes me very sad indeed. Anyway the feller that made this used to be in the Colgates and also the much loved Sarandon. Here he is with a flex disc (and 6 track download) with a magnificent piece of warped indie somewhere between Josef K...view item »

Suss Cunts
5 Song EP

Suss Cunts arrive on your stereo high on feminist super-power and low on bullshit. The simply-titled 5 Song EP was initially released on cassette, but it now makes up the group’s first vinyl release. Punchy punk-pop with an attitude, designed to put ideas in your head and grooves in your body. 7” on Emotiona...view item »

Florence Raynaud

Florence Raynaud, the frontwoman of Croque Madame, here presents her first solo release, a 7” single. Singes is centred around Raynaud’s highly characterful French language vocals, with a cluster of strings and piano and bouncy pop rhythm section around her. A very strong de...view item »

The Ocean Party
Beauty Point

The Ocean Party are a bunch of Australians who make emotional, sweeping indie pop. They have six (6) songwriters so there should be no shortage of new material. This is their seventh album of atmospheric piano led music which incorporates strings and sax and reminds us kind of a severely depressed Icehouse....view item »

Äntligen en ny EP med Lögnhalsmottagningen!

Lognhalsmottagningen’s fierce lo-fi Swedish punk songs are in and out with such velocity and brevity that you might struggle to pronounce their name before the first track is done with (unless you speak Swedish of course). Antligen en ny EP med Lognhalsmottagningen is a six tracks and seven inches of joyful underg...view item »

Pop Chops

27 song compilation of Stoke On Trent's answer to Guided By Voices. During the '90s Father released a slew of remarkable lo-fi albums where beneath tape recorder hiss lay unbelievable brilliant compositions referencing Pavement, early Hood and of course GBV. The best bits have now been collected...view item »

The English Teeth
The English Teeth

Stewart 'bloody' Anderson. Indefatigable front man of Boyracer, co-owner of the excellent Emotional Response records, sidesman in about a million other bands, cowboy, ranch dweller and now recording punk scorched pop as the English Teeth. How does he have enough hours in the day? We have no idea. Anyway fan...view item »

Mattress Springs

Australian post-punk group Bent have both a winning pop sensibility and a fondness for a skewed brokenness that almost reaches no wave levels at points. Mattress Springs has it all balanced out in perfect quantities, with four tracks of angular tuneage. 7” EP, released by the Emotional Response label....view item »

Snakes and Shapes

On the surface, Aussi-born post-punkers Bent could be compared to the likes of The Raincoats, Slits and Kleenex - however this trio's originality warrants much more appreciation, than mere offhand comparisons. Snakes and Shapes is their sophomore release, and one that deserves a great deal of...view item »


“Der-ner-ner-ner, der-ner-neeeer, on broadwayyyyy”. Those coming here for rousing soul cuts ala The Drifters will leave empty handed. However, there is a soul of sorts to what Broadway do, if you can trace that path down to The Fall and Sleaford Mods. Much like the l...view item »

Croque Madame
Croque Madame

Croque Madame is a coming-together of some very individual creative minds: Dave Perlis, Rob Storey and Florence Raynaud. The French vocals of Raynaud lend an irresistible glamour and breezy sleekness to the project, and this debut album has the feel of an instan...view item »

No Monster Club
Where Did You Get That Milkshake

No Monster Club is the project of the prolific Dublin-based producer Bobby Aherne. Having already released a dozen albums, Aherne's style is a tongue-in-cheek take on pop music, mocking a lot of contemporary pop while being compared to "a stripped-down sugar high Pet Sounds". 'Where Did You Get That Milkshake' is the band's first 7" with contrib...view item »

Typical Girls

Typical Girls takes its title from a lyrics of song by The Slits, and it showcases an array of modern female-fronted bands who’ve taken up their might fem-rock mantle. Awesome punks from around the world are here, including Rakta, The Splits, Slum Of Legs and ...view item »

F*Ckin’ Ziggurat

Fancy zine / book assembled by Emotional Response, featuring deep interviews with lots of cool bands from around the world, including No Monster Club, Primitive Calculators and Quaaludes. And the 70 beautifully-bound pages are accompanied by 17 songs on an accompanying CD, so you can read about ...view item »

City Yelps
The City Yelps Half Hour

City Yelps are a Leeds band of scrappy young guitary things, following up a single and a tape with a full-length debut. The City Yelps Half Hour has had the privilege of being produced by Mick Flower of Vibracathedral Orchestra, so its garage-rock-punk songs sound spot on. LP out on Odd...view item »

Shark Toys / UV-TV

This split single on the Emotional Response label gives you 2 tracks apiece from Florida’s UV-TV (appearing on vinyl for the first time) and LA’s Shark Toys. Bold and loud indie-pop that’ll put a spring in your step. And the coloured vinyl comes with a download code that includes one more song ...view item »

Tangible Excitement! / Ginnels

Here’s a split between Irish group Ginnels and excellently-named new band Tangible Excitement! (the exclamation mark is part of the name). Fizzy, energised indie-pop from both sets of players: Ginnels just about have the edge on jangle though. Pressed to various different colours of vinyl:...view item »

Primitive Calculators
I’m Fucked / Bad

Primitive Calculators took more-or-less 3 decades off between their early work and their later, Nick Cave-prompted return: now they have some brand new music for us to hear. I’m Fucked / Bad is a pair of strong, Suicide-via-Australia vibed synth-pop, pressed to coloured vinyl by E...view item »

Linton and Stewart / The Aislers Set

A V Linton is a legend of underground indie pop.  The Aislers Set were a much loved band as we all know but even further back there was amazing work in the 90’s with Henry’s Dress, but the last release from The Aislers Set was in 2003, making this...view item »

Enemy Anemone / Cougar Vox

An international split EP here, combining Enemy Anenome (aka Jen Turrell, member of Rabbit In Red) with Cougar Vox. Neither of them hang around: this 45rpm 7” gets through 5 tracks! All jaunty and bright and shamblesy and happy. Good vibes! The coloured vinyl plays backwar...view item »

Various (The Safe Distance, The Declining Winter etc)
A Tribute to Crabstick

To those of us who were around at the time, Crabstick were one of the finest bands of the early '90s. They had a wonderful rustic lo-fi charm that was one part Beat Happening, one part Daniel Johnston and one part The Go-Betweens. Someone should reissue their 'Stud or Houseboy' album pronto. Here is a cheap and cheerful tribute disc with tracks ...view item »

The Safe Distance
Do Some More Songs

The Safe Distance make music whilst living on different sides of the Atlantic Ocean, imagine that! Especially interesting as this isn’t abstract email-collab friendly stuff, but energetic full-band indie pop! Twelve songs, including Wire, Human League and Saxon covers, com...view item »

Nail House Party Compilation

The Emotional Response label is run by the same people who used to run 555. They've already put out a bunch of great things including a 7" by Sleaford Mods no less. Now theypresent the Nail House Party Compilation, a bundle of twenty of their bands: indie / punk / indie-punk galore! The bargain-priced set contains the l...view item »

Hard Left / Bad Daddies

A split 7” with two tracks from heavy punk band, Hard Left, and three from arguably an even angrier bunch, Bad Daddies. 5 tracks on a 7”? Yep, they’re punchy, top-lip-curlin’ moments of madness, with the shortest of them being a 21 second freakout.  7” coloured vinyl. &...view item »

Pete Shelley EP

Wetherby-spawned indie punk stalwarts Boyracer are back after a 4-year break with what is being touted as their final ever release. And it tops off an enormously prolific output for this underground indie outfit. Subject to about as many line-up changes as you'd expect a band with over 20 years behind them to have had, this features guitarist Ma...view item »

Victorian Slang
Victorian Slang

Victorian Slang is duo made out of Bobby Carlson, a folk and psychedelic aficionado, and Stewart "Boyracer", who likes plucking as much noise and feedback out of his guitar as possible. They both sing sloppily and joyously through the twelve tracks on their self-titled record, recalling noisy 90s indie rock like Jesus and the Marychain and Pavem...view item »

Kate's Bush
3 Song Flexi

Amusingly named Kate's Bush are duo John Stanley and Stewart Anderson. Recorded a few years ago now (some sources say 2009 and others say 2010 so who knows), these tracks finally see the light of day on this magnificent orange 7" flexidisc. Strictly limited to 250 copies, with download code included. Tracks:...view item »

Boyracer / American Culture
Split EP

Here we have a nice split between formerly Yorkshire based buzzsaw popsters Boyracer and American Culture (former members of Loveletter Band and Bad Weather California). These are some of the final recordings from Boyracer and so are worth picking up particularly if you own their releases on now legendary labels like Sarah Records and Sl...view item »

Exes and Enemies

Here is another 3 song 7 inch color vinyl, limited 100 copies record on Emotional Response. The neat thing is  - you get a 10 song download too so its like a full length LP.. Hulaboy is a long running collaboration between Eric Stoess (Hula Hoop) and Stewart Anderson(Boyracer). Influenced by the Postcard and Flying Nun record l...view item »

The Cannanes
Hit The Wall EP

Another corker on Emotional Response from the Australian king and queen of indie-pop The Cannanes. A globally adored and respected band, seemingly active since the beginning of time. Here they are joined by Stewart Anderson and Jen Turrell (Boyracer) for 3 exclusive songs recorded in Flagstaff, Arizona in summer 2013 and its mastered by Bob...view item »

The Safe Distance
Songs EP

The Safe Distance are an international, oddball-pop supergroup featuring Crayola on vocals and guitar (Sarandon / A Witness, UK), David Nichols on drums, (Cannanes / Huon, Australia), and Stewart Anderson on bass and organ (Boyracer etc, USA). Their latest 4 track, 7’’ EP lies at the power pop end of the C86 spectrum...view item »

Kickback$ / Shindaggers
Split EP

I've got a whole fistful of 7"s on Emotional Response to write about this week. This is the new label from the dude who brought you 555 Records, now relocated to Arizona. On this single (which comes complete with an 11-song download) are two tracks each from the northern Arizona garage rock scene. On side A we've got the Shindaggers, who...view item »

Cheap Red
Butterfly EP

Two bands collide with this indie pop offering from members of Kanda and Boyracer. Including unexpected covers of, among others, Judas Priest's 'Breaking the Law'. Available on very limited edition 7" colour vinyl (only 100 copies), this record comes with a free 14 song download. A confident follow up to thei 2009 debut cd.  ...view item »

Thee Headless Kings
The Untimely Death Of... EP

Garage-indie-soul-doo-wop-fun from the Emotional Response stable. A rollicking heart-on-sleeve kaleidoscope of 50s styledrock and roll and and 60s soul icons, (think Booker T, Al Green), coupled with a healthy dose of garage punk, filtered through the off kilter singular vision of frontman Justin Burch, (Soft Paws/Inspaceno!). Also stars Stewart...view item »

Box of Tricks

I keep saying this is a 555 box and although this is on Emotional Response you can see my confusion. See, Emotional Response is the brand new label from the people that brought you the legendary formerly Leeds label 555. All the items on the label look great but this one is mind blowing. Its a 5 x 7” vinyl box set in a gorgeous box with ba...view item »

The Cannanes
Hit The Wall

Having a few problems on the record player front so I’m playing this latest missive from the grand old indie king and queen of Australia on the stereo in the other room. Its sounding great, if distant. Opener ‘Hit the Wall’ is a raucous affair for the normally gentle popsters with Boyracer...view item »

Lögnhalsmottagningen / Bad Daddies

Very cool split 7" of weird punky shit from Bad Daddies and Lognhalsmottagningen here. The Bad Daddies side has vocals so squeaky I thought it was on the wrong speed at first but no, they've just got quite a squeaky singer. They're superb actually; raw, stripped back punk delivered fast and with minimum fucking about. There's four songs on their...view item »

Luke Wyatt
Teen Hawk

Luke Wyatt is a rising star of the electronic world with his Torn Hawk alter ego. This is his first full length album under his own name and a nod is given to his other work in the title here. But apparently, to be successful you have to be obvious. I was told this yesterday, if yo...view item »