I spent a very pleasant few hours in the company of around 100 other folk and three cracking bands a few weeks ago. As well as the ageless Subhumans, support came from local loudmouthed ska-punkers Spanner and the superbly shouty Grand Collapse (my first chance to see 'em in action - very impressed by their [...]
Running time (h:m:s): 00:16:58 (Where Shadows Lie) / 00:04:55 (Lament...)
Size (mb): 128
Cat. No: BRITPLOD2 (Where Shadows Lie) / none (Lament...)
Year: 1986 (Where Shadows Lie) / 1987 (Lament...)
Where Shadows Lie Side 1:
1. Where Shadows Lie
2. But A Child
3. Far Too Long
4. The Question (Chains Of Guilt)
Where Shadows Lie Side 2:
2. Clockwork Mind
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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 [...]
This is the first vinyl release from the rapidly-expanding Riot Ska Records collective (among others), and it's a great start for them.
Opposition Rising hail from Boston and band members have been heavily involved with the scene for many years. Their diverse tastes are reflected in the sound they've produced here, a pleasant cocktail of sharp [...]
Although I don't think I've spent so much on new music this year when compared to last, what I have bought has been immensely satisfying. These ten releases have ended up doing multiple revolutions on various stereophonic devices around my house, and have definitely earned their keep.
Amebix - Sonic Mass LP (Easy Action Records). An [...]
As mentioned a couple of days ago, I've put together a mix for my punk friends in Indonesia. It's not much, but I hope that someone who's had a bit of a shit time at the rough end of this theocratic fascism ends up with a smile on their face after listening to it. Same [...]
Back with a bang after too many years, heavy crusters Misery return to show the young pups how it's done.
Embracing the new audio world order, this is a download-only release. But that doesn't mean getting lumbered with crappy bitrate mp3s. No, this one's available in full studio glory FLAC. Burn it to CD and you've [...]
On a certain forum that I hang around on, someone asked folks to write about their three most memorable gigs. Seeing as I've still got a memory, I put it to good use. And, being the generous soul I am, I'm reposting what I remembered here for me, you and generations to come.
Wow, tough. But [...]