Thursday, April 20, 2017

RASHOMON - DEMO 2017 CS

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

Rashomon are a new band from Washington D.C..They are inspired equally by traditional '80s US hardcore and Japanese d-beat groups like Framtid or D-Clone. If you like raw and noisy hardcore-punk with great guitar melodies and a driving rhythm section, this one's for you.

BRAT FARRAR - III LP

Label:     Kizmiaz / Off The Hip
Year:      2017
Country: Australia

Brat Farrar has become well known as a member of such great bands as Digger And The Pussycats, Russian Roulettes or Kamikaze Trio. Since a few years he has started a solo projekt and this is already is third full lenght. Once again the individual songs cover a wide range of influences. Imagine a product of Wipers, Chrome, New Order and Farrar's previous bands. 

TOTALOVE - LO QUE TOCO LO DESTRUYO 7"

Label:     Flexipunk
Year:      2017
Country: Mexico

Don't confuse Totalove with the Canadian pop-punks Total Love. This group is from Merida, Mexiko and they play a completely different style. Raw and straight-forward hardcore-punk at it's best. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

SPOTTING - S/T 7"

Label:     Aarght
Year:      2017
Country: Australia 

On their vinyl debut Spitting from Melbourne offer 4 tracks of driving synth-punk with dark, swirling undercurrents. Fans of Nun or Holy Balm won’t be disappointed here. 

RAPTURE - DEMO CS

Label:     Quality Control
Year:      2016
Country: UK

Rapture are a new band from Leeds. They play a fast and melodic style of 80s straight edge hardcore not unlike Youth Of Today or Turning Point. If I didn't know it any better I would think Kevin Seconds is doing the vocals here. I usually don't like straight edge hardcore but this demo tape is really worth it.

MUDDLE - DEMO


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

This ist the demo debut from this new Atlanta group. While listening to the six songs there are elements of classic 70s punk and 80s hardcore lurking throughout, but at the same time the recordings sound fresh and unmistakabletake. The enormous guitar-work with it’s noisy eruptions is a main highlight here. Fantastic. 

DIRTY & HIS FISTS - DEMO CS


Label:     not on a label
Year:      2016
Country: USA

This L.A. based group crafts a truly classic sound all while managing to create furious punk blasts that sounds fresh and not contrived. Dirty & His Fists' sloppy, unpolished, and basic style of punkrock sounds like it was directly taken from an "all american punk" Killed By Death compilation.

THE FRITZ - DEMO II CS

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

This is the second demo CS from this fantastic Indiana based group. Gnarly and primitive lo-fi punk that can be mentioned in one breath with bands like The Liquids or The Coneheads. 

WARM BODIES - EAT SNOT & ROT CS

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

The latest CS release from Warm Bodies. The five songs capture a classic punk vibe, but they are way too quirky and weird to fit into the typical retro-punk category. Great Stuff!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

OHYDA - S/T 12"

Label:     La Vida Es Un Mus
Year:      2017
Country: Poland

On their debut 12" Ohyda from Lublin, Poland blast out heavily distorted hardcore-noise. You get 6 dark and atmospheric songs. 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

PMS 84 - S/T 7"

Label:     Nightrider
Year:      2016
Country: USA 

PMS 84 from Portland play classic UK'82 punk with some hints of Oi! in the tradition of No Future releases. 

SEX TIDE - VERNACULAR SPLATTER 12"

Label:     Superdreamer
Year:      2015
Country: USA

Hailing from Columbus, Ohio this trio has developed a stripped down style of noisy indie-rock that is perfectly executed. On this 12" you get 6 songs of nonstop fury and reckless lo-fi punk attitude.

Monday, April 10, 2017

AXE RASH - SHITFACED CS

Label:     none
Year:      2015
Country: Sweden

More swedish hardcore. Reminds me of The Accused and 80s US hardcore in general. 7 furious tracks with some really pissed vocals. 

POWER FACE - S/T 7"

Label:     Farsot/ Monument/ Aldrig Över Min Kofot/ P.P.P.
Year:      2015
Country: Sweden

Fast and powerful hardcorepunk from Stockholm with some refreshing hints of metal in the vein of Judas Priest

BENT - S/T 7"

Label:     Moontown
Year:      2015
Country: Australia

Sloppy and unpolished post-punk from Brisbane. 4 broken tunes. Brilliant!

LEATHER GIRLS - SHE/ CARD CATALOG CS

Label:     Yippee Ki Yaj
Year:      2017
Country: USA

This four-piece from Austin, Texas recalls the classic sound of 60s garage-punk and psych. Two fuzz-soaked tunes on this nice cassette single. 

FUTURO - A TORRE DA DERROTA CS

Label:     Outprint
Year:      2017
Country: Brazil


Futuro from Sao Paulo were formely known as B.U.S.H.. The only difference to their old line-up are the female vocals. Futuro play a unique blend of punkrock that combines influences ranging from post-punk to hardcore and garage. Highly recommended!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

RADIATION RISKS - DEMO CS

Label:     none
Year:      2016
Country: USA

Frantic punkrock from Buffalo with a saxophone and slight hardcore influences. Reminds me of Dangerhouse releases. 


BURACO NEGRO - DEVASTACAO CS

Label:     Meia-Vida
Year:      2016
Country: Brazil

6 tracks of bleak industrial/noise. Not unlike Throbbing Gristle. 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

RIÑA - DEMO 7"

Label:     Cintas Pepe
Year:      2016
Country: Mexico

No technical shit, just raw hardcorepunk from Mexico City.