It's been a while in the making, but the "Dirty Squatters Compilation: Music For The Homeless" project is now ready and available for download. Featuring two CDs worth of music, one full of punk / hardcore / crust / grind and the other with ska / dub / folk / spoken word, there should be [...]
AKA 'Artcore Vinyl Fanzine Volume Five'. Punk rock fixture 'n' fitting Welly is back with yet another broadside in his war against mediocrity in the zine scene. And he's a veteran in every sense - this is issue #29 of the exceptional 'Artcore', an organ that he's been thrusting into the hands of grateful punks [...]
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Responding to the earnest demands of aged aesthetes, veteran crusters Misery have had their recent DIY download-only release pressed on to vinyl by the good people at Inimical Records. Not any old vinyl, of course. It's a double album, cut at 45rpm to ensure maximum heaviness, on beautiful grey splatter vinyl [...]
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No, not that one, the proper one.
This is a limited vinyl pressing (300, each numbered) of their first new studio tracks in 25 years, originally released on MCD in 2009. The band have put this out to raise money for Bradford's legendary '1 in 12 Club', who are facing large bills [...]
I've been using whatever remnants of knowledge and wisdom I have in my head to help a young punk put this benefit compilation together. And I'm very excited by how it's turning out.
There are some great acts involved, covering the whole gamut of punk, ska, folk and other related noise, and they've all given their [...]
Some of you may have noticed that I had a small distro hidden within these pages. Many of you probably didn't. So, in an effort to make things more visible (and make it easier to spread the word), I've removed the page here and given it a makeover and domain all of its own. So [...]
The Freebooters play no-nonsense ska-tinged streetpunk with a big fucking smile on its face! This is one infectious album, full of life and energy. It's clear to hear that these Irish girls and boys have a burning desire to stand up and shout 'Shut the fuck up! Listen! Dance! Change the fuckin' world!', a task [...]
JJ, the guitarist from Active Slaughter, is currently doing a 3-year stretch for his part in the campaign against Huntingdon Life Sciences. His friends in Trauma Unit have put together a benefit CD to get some cash together for him when he gets out. This is a 'Pay What You Can' release with 23 tracks [...]
This is a quick heads-up to let you know that my good friends Spanner are on the verge of releasing 'Crisis', their first full-length album, in April. It'll be available on both CD and 12 inches of shiny vinyl and is a collaborative effort between some of my favourite DIY labels - Active Distribution, Pumpkin [...]
I'm posting this on behalf of Bill, the bloke behind the excellent Rodent Popsicle Records. He's a top fella and you could do far worse than take full advantage of this generous offer. Take the 'mindless' out of 'mindless consumerism' and get your hands on some of the absolute bargains to be had from him [...]