Monday, January 22, 2018

BIKINI COPS - THREE 7"

Label:     Drunken Sailor
Year:      2018
Country: Australia

The third EP from Bikini Cops features six short blasts of brilliant retro punk. Imagine a mix of The Saints and early Black Flag. 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

UBIK - S/T 7"

Label:     Aaarght
Year:      2018
Country: Australia

You can't go wrong with a record released by Aaarght Records and this  7" is another great example. Last year Melbourne based four-piece Ubik released a brilliant demo cassette and now they are back with their vinyl debut. The four tracks fuse stomping classic '70s punkrock with goth and death-rock influences. Members of Red Red Krovvy, Masses, Internal Rot, Little Desert and Agents of Abhorrence. 


Thursday, January 11, 2018

TORTÜR - NO SURRENDER, NO SURVIVE 7"

Label:     not on a label
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Fast and heavy distorted d-beat hardcore from Los Angeles. In the tradition of classic Swedish and Japanese d-beat. 

Friday, January 5, 2018

SIMMER - PAPER PRISMS LP

Label:     Dog Knight Productions
Year:      2016
Country: UK

Atmospheric and hard-hitting shoegaze.


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

RATS BLOOD - UGLY 7"

Label:      Phobia/Distro-Y Records/Donnez-Moi Du Feu/Imminent Destruction
Year:       2017
Country: Ireland

Six tracks of d-beat driven hardcorepunk from Dublin. Heavily influenced by bands like Totalitär, Herätys or Warcry. 

Saturday, December 30, 2017

BEST OF 2017

7“ 
Andy Human & The Reptoids - Kill The Comma (Emotional Response) 
Beatniks - Beatnik Theme (Neck Chop) 
Bless – Yr always on TV (DZ Tapes) 
The Cavemen - Dog On A Chain (Slovenly) 
Dagger - Writhing in the Light Of The Moon (Lengua Armada)
Dirty & His Fists - s/t (Feel It)
Flasher - Winnie (Sister Polygon)
Genpop – On The Screen (Lumpy/ Upset! The Rhythm) 
Katastrof - s/t (Adult Crash/ Beach Impediment) 
Kid Chrome - Demons (Goodbye Boozy)
Liquids - More Thana Friend (Drunken Sailor) 
Marble Eye - s/t (Erste Theke)
Nag - No Flag (Space Taker) 
Psico Galera - Senza Via Di Fuga (La Vida Es Un Mus) 
Rik & The Pigs - Blue Jean Queen (Feel It) 
Surfbort- Bort To Death (HoZac) 
Swinehood - Payback Time (Ken Rock)
Trampoline Team - Drug Culture (Space Taker) 
Tropical Trash/Brutal Birthday - Split (Maple Death)
The Wad - Benny's Business (Lumpy) 

LPs 
Bed Wettin‘ Bad Boys - Rot (R.I.P. Society/ What's Your Rupture)
Booji Boys - s/t (Drunken Sailor)
Brainbombs - Inferno (Skrammel)
Mark Cone - Now Showing (Neck Chop)
The Cowboy - s/t (Fashionable Idiots/ Drunken Sailor)
The Cowboys - s/t (HoZac)
Destination Lonely - Death Of An Angel (Voodoo Rhythm)
Feral Ohms - s/t (Silver Current) 
Flat Worms - s/t (Castle Face)
Flesh World - Into The Shroud (Dark Entries)
Heavy Metal - Smash Criticism Smash Optimism Smash Arachnophobia (Static Age)
His Electro Blue Voice – Mental Hoop LP (Iron Lung/ Maple Death)
Impalers - Cellar Dweller (540/ Static Shock)
Mythic Sunship - Land Between Rivers LP (El Paraiso)
David Nance - Negative Boogie (Ba Da Bing!)
Priests - Nothing Feels Natural (Sister Polygon)
Taiwan Housing Project - Veblen Death Mask (Kill Rock Stars)
Terry - Remember Terry (Upset The Rhythm)
USA/Mexico – Laredo LP (12XU/Riot Season)
The World - First World Records (Upset The Rhythm)
VA – Horrendous New Wave (Fish) 

Reissues (LPs + 7"s) 
Astronauts – It’s all done by mirrors LP (La Vida Es Un Mus)
J.D. Buhl – Little Victories LP (Mighty Mouth) 
Chemotherapy - s/t 7" (Time Change) 
Boris Dzaneck - In His Own Words (Danger)
Gerry & The Holograms – s/t LP (Cache Cache)
Gary Wrong Group – s/t 2xLP (12XU)
KBO! – Perspektiva 1982-1989 LP (No Plan)
Look Blue Go Purple - Still Bewitched 2xLP (Flying Nun/Captured Tracks) 
Los Reactors - Dead In The Suburbs 7“ (Paramecium) 
Lowlife - Leaders 7“ (HoZac)
Mick Trouble - It's The Mick Trouble EP 7“ (Emotional Response) 
Negazione - Tutti Pazzi 7" (No Plan) 
Neon - s/t 7“ (Static Age/Water Wing) 
The Nurse - Discography (La Vida Es Un Mus)
Normal Hawaiians - More Wealth Than Money 2xLP (Upset! The Rhythm) 
Solid Space – Space Museum LP (Dark Entries)
Teenage Graves - s/t (Re-Ken)
Die Tödliche Doris - " " (Etats Unis)
Vietnam - s/t LP (Burka For Everybody)
Y-Pants – s/t LP (Water Wing)
The Zellots - s/t 7“ (Supreme Echo)
Zoomers - Exist LP  (Mighty Mouth)
VA – Even A Tree Can Shed Tears. Japanese Folk And Rock 1969-1973 2xLP (Light In The Attic)
VA – Deutsche Elektronische Musik Volume 3 3xLP (Soul Jazz)
VA – Kuoleman Tappaneet - Punk Rockia Pienkustanteilta 1977-1983 LP (Svart)
VA – Sammlung - Elektronische Kassettenmusik, Düsseldorf 1982-1989 LP (Bureau B)
VA – Subnormal Girls Volume 2 (Waiting Room)
VA – Warfaring Strangers – Acid Nightmares 2xLP (Numero Group)

Sunday, December 24, 2017

HAIRCUT - SHUTTING DOWN 7"

Label:     Feel It
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Ripping hardcore-punk from Richmond's Haircut.

RIK & THE PIGS - BLUE JEAN QUEEN 7"

Label:     Feel It
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Curently one of my favourite bands and this 7" is another real scorcher.

Monday, December 18, 2017

COLLATE - MATERIAL INSPECTION CS

Label:     not on a label
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Discordant and repetitive post-punk made with drving beats and pumping bass lines. Reminds me of the great Lithics LP from last year.

WITCH COAST - DEVIL VISION

Label:     not on a label
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Noisy lo-fi punk/garage from Washington D.C.. Reminds me of early recordings from Times New Viking, Wavves or Black Time.

THE FRITZ - DEMO II CS

Label:     not on a label
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Primitive punkrock from Hammond, Indiana. Not unlike The Liquids, Booji Boys, The Coneheads etc.

KING GIZZARD & THE GIZARD WIZARD - POLYGONDWANALAND LP

Label:     Hyperloop
Year:      2017
Country: Australia

Quite popular psych-rock from Melbourne, Australia. 

GEE TEE - DEATH RACE 7"

Label:     Neck Chop
Year:      2017
Country: Australia

Latest 7" from this Aussie band. Synth-punk meets garage meets '70s punk. 

Friday, December 8, 2017

MUTTON - GOULD STREET DEMOS

Label:     not on a label
Year:      2017
Country: Australia

Seven raw and filthy songs that recall the classic sound of early '90s noise-rock. Bands like Feedtime, Venom P. Stinger or Jesus Lizard come to mind while listening to these recordings.


PROM NITE - DANCING TO THIS BEAST LP

Label:     Barfbag
Year:      2017
Country: Canada

A true winner record. Fuckin' brilliant punkrock from Toronto. For fans of The Liquids, Booji Boys or The Coneheads. Twelve short and highly energetic tunes. One of my favourite records in 2017. 

BEYOND PEACE - S/T 7"

Label:     Hard Art
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Just good old hardcore. And it's really good. Yes!


PURPLE-X - DEMO 2017 CS

Label:     Byllepest 
Year:      2017
Country: Norway

Norway has always been a great place when we are talking about hardcore and Purple-X is another great example. This new band takes the classic sound of '80s X-Port Plater releases and fuses it with gloomy deathrock and current hardcore not unlike Crazy Spirit. What a banger!

NATURAL MAN & THE FLAMIN' HOT BAND - S/T CS

Label:     Mutants 4 Nuclear Waste
Year:      2017
Country: USA

This is truely one of the best cassette release I have heard in a long time. Unique 100% non-conformist punk with weird sax-parts and great melodies. A real scorcher!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

JUDY AND THE JERKS - ALIVE AT THE SKATEPARK CS

Label:     Earth Girl
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Yes! Another top notch cassette release from Judy And The Jerks. This band fuses Dangerhouse punk with the '80s US hardcore influences. 7 short and frantic tunes.

Monday, December 4, 2017

DAGGER - WRITHING IN THE LIGHT OF THE MOON 7"

Label:     Lengua Armada
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Dagger feature members of The Liquids, CCTV and The Coneheads. Their vinyl debut offers six tracks of fast primtive hardcore influenced by US bands from the early '80s.