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.


HUXLEY BOON - DISTRACTIONS LOOPS CS

Label:     Twin Lakes/ Burnt Brain
Year:      2017
Country: UK

Two extended tracks. Experimental and minimal drone music. Made with samples Sauna Youth used on their album 'Distractions'. 

PIGFUCKER - OST

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

This is a soundtrack to a video game. Composed by the guy behind Buck Biloxi And The Fucks and Giorgio Murderer. 

HAG - DEMO 2017 CS

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

Yes, what a great demo cassette! Imagine a mix of furious nardcore in the vein of RKL and powerful mid-tempo hc not unlike Bl'ast. 

HUMAN NOTHING - DEMO CS

Label:     Space Ritual
Year:      2017
Country: Australia

Hailing from Perth Australia this trio plays a great mix of post-punk and late '70's art-punk.Reminds me of bands like Taco Leg, Diät or Total Control. Highly recommended.

THE SURFIN' SURFERS - S/T 7"

Label:     Mistkäfer
Year:      2017
Country: Ireland

The bandname says it all. Wild surf-punk from Dublin. Four instrumental tunes.

LION'S SHARE - DEMO 2017 7"

Label:     Warthog Speak
Year:      2017
Country: USA

This 6 song 7" sounds like a middle ground between hymnial Oi! punk in the vein of No Future releases and US hardcore not unlike Negative Approach.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

MACHINE GUN - S/T 7"

Label:     Even Worse
Year:      2017
Country: USA

10 cuts of raw hardcorepunk that recalls the classic sound  of '80s US hardcore. 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

PERVERTS AGAIN - MY ACCIDENT 7"

Label:     Total Punk
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Great weirdo-punk from Cleveland, Ohio. Another winner release from Total Punk.

STRUL - FÖREDAR JU FEST 7"

Label:     Adult Crash
Year:      2017
Country: Sweden

Their latest 7" release. Frantic hardcore that recalls the sound of classic US bands from the early 80's.

MUJERES PODRIDAS - DEMO 7"

Label:     Symphony Of Destruction
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Brilliant Latino Punk from Austin. Raw punkrock is paired with some catchy melodies. Influenced by Spanish bands from the 80s.

NEO NEOS - THE HAMMER OF CIVILISATION 7"

Label:     It's Trash
Year:      2017
Country: Canada

Four tracks of short, noisy and primitive punk/hc. Great!

TOYLETTES - TAPE ON VINYL 10"

Label:     Harbinger Sound
Year:      2017
Country: Germany

Toylettes from Berlin are heavily influenced by German punk bands from the late 70s like Hans-A-Plast, Cretins, Bärchen und die Milchbubis or Neon. 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

RASH / C.H.E.W. - SPLIT 7"

Label:     Slugsalt
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Great split 7" feturing two totally raging Chicago HC bands.

BIG HEET - ON A WIRE LP

Label:     Exploding In Sound
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Big Heet from Tallahassee, Florida play a noisy, chaotic and discordant style of punk/hardcore. Their  full lenght debut combines influences raging from post-punk, noise-rock and emotive post-hardcore. The ten songs are throbbing with a tight and heavy grooving rhythm section and super-varied guitar-work. A band of many directions with a totally unique and uncompromising style!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

KETTENHUND - S/T 7"

Label:     Contergan Punk
Year:      2017
Country: Austria

On this nice EP Vienna's Kettenhund dish up four tracks of dirty punkrock with super gruff vocals. Reminds me of Hammerhead (the German ones).

Thursday, November 2, 2017

BLANK SPELL - MIASMA LP

Label:     World Gone Mad
Year:      2017
Country: USA

Deathrock meets hardcore. Highly recommended.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

IMPULSO - S/T 7"

Label:     Erste Theke Tonträger
Year:      2017
Country: Italy

Frantic and noisy hardcore from Italy.