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. 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

STRANGE MOTEL - S/T CS

Label:     Sexy Romance
Year:      2017
Country: Australia

Dark post-punk/indie from Australia. There are some hints of early Flying Nun bands and Siltbreeze release, but in the end it's Strange Motel's own unique style. What a blast!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

THE HALLINGTONS - 1-2-3-4 SONGS 7"

Label:     Monster Zero
Year:      2017
Country: Norway

Perfect pop-punk in the vein of The Ramones, The Queers, Screeching Weasel or The Riverdales.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

ROLEX - DEMO 2017

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

Frantic and dissonant hardcorepunk from Los Angeles. A very promising demo debut. 

SEK - DEMO CS

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

D-beat hardcore from Montreal. Not something unique. but well done and really brutal. 

LUX - THE FULL BLOWN LUX TREATMENT EP

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

Sounds like a modern version of Flipper, Black Flag and The Germs. Frantic and crazy punk/hardcore from Sydney. Stomping beats, ugly vocals and noisy guitars. 10 out of 10 points.

AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS - BIG ATTRACTION CS

Label:     Burger
Year:      2017
Country: Australia

Yes, this is great. 70's style punkrock from Melbourne with some hints of hardrock. Homeless will rerelease their first two cassettes as a 12". A must have!

AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS - GIDDY UP CS

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

And here's their first cassette release. 
 

PIG/CONTROL - VOR DEN MAUERN 12"

Label:     Sabotage
Year:      2017
Country: Germany

Their final release. Powerful hardcorepunk from Berlin. One of the the best German bands in recent years.

LIQUIDS - HEART BEATS TRUE 7"

Label:     Digital Regress
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Seven slabs of brilliant primitive punkrock. The Liquids fuckin' rule!

DICAPRIO - I WENT TO THE MALL YESTERDAY AND I GOT SICK LP

Label:     Irrelevant
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Driving post-punk from Atlanta. Somewhere between other current bands like Parquet Courts, Protomartyr or The Uranium Club. 

RUT - ATTRACTION 7"

Label:     Digital Regress
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Angry '80's style hardcore from California.

OND TRO - S/T 7"

Label:     Spaghetti Cassetti
Year:      2017
Country: Denmark

This trio from Copenhagen plays rough punkrock with some hardcore influences. Brilliant vinyl debut.

Monday, November 20, 2017

SUBVERSIVE RITES - THE DEMOS LP

Label:     Bloody Master 
Year:      2017
Country: USA

A band from New York that recalls the classic sound of British anarcho hardcorepunk from the early '80's. Not unlike The Varukers, Potential Threat, Conflict or Chaos UK.