Monday, 3 September 2018

MUSIC CITY

Conor from THE NUMBER ONES has a new project called MUSIC CITY and has a 7" on the way! 


SSR057: MUSIC CITY - PRETTY FEELINGS 7"


"Conor Lumsden from THE NUMBER ONES is MUSIC CITY and the boy proves how talented he is, playing every instrument on this record. 1979 was a magical year in music terms and his debut sounds like a gem from that era. It's a single that will be re-discovered in 40 years time and people will ask how this wasn't loved by more people.

A-Side 'Pretty Feelings' is a slow power pop chugger with gorgeous harmonies and 'Damn The Torpedos' esque moments. The flip 'Do I?' is more uptempo with jangling clean guitars that is part power pop, part Green on Red and part Stars of Heaven." (Sean Forbes)

Limited to 400 copies.



Out on September 21st, but you can pre-order HERE.

Friday, 31 August 2018

GELD - Soft Power 7" out now

The 'Soft Power' EP from Melbourne's GELD is out today and will be making the rounds shortly. It's both rages and gets weird over the four tracks. Pick it up from ourselves or Iron Lung in the USA! Red vinyl for mail order while it lasts. Of course you can listen to the whole thing on Bandcamp as well... The repress of the 'Perfect Texture' has hit a shipping delay but will hopefully be here soon!


Monday, 20 August 2018

V/A: ' Raise Your Voice Joyce: Contemporary Shouts From Contemporary Voices' available to pre-order

At the pressing plant right now!

SSR062: V/A - 'RAISE YOUR VOICE JOYCE: CONTEMPORARY SHOUTS FROM CONTEMPORARY VOICES' LP


"Contemporary shouts from contemporary voices charting a small piece of the limitless history of women in revolt. Eight tracks; each one a history; a story; a biography, told through disparate styles, from early anarcho punk and UK82 to DIY snapshots of goth crossover – all bound together to cement an activated and radical disruption vita. Joyce is the revolting woman; a constant of history. Contributions from members of today’s UK and European punk scenes (Nekra, Good Throb, Arms Race, Sauna Youth, Terrible Feelings and more), RYVJ is a command, a demand and a well-spoken message for tomorrow."


The record is limited to 500 copies in a wraparound sleeve, with full lyrics and essays. We're expecting this to be with us around early October. You can check out the opening track here:


PRE-ORDER LP HERE

Friday, 27 July 2018

GELD

Yeah, I'm dying in this heat as well, thanks for asking. Now moving on...

Earlier this year I stumbled upon GELD's 'Perfect Texture' LP online and ended up playing it constantly. I ended up going to send a message to them saying how much I liked it and that I would love to do something in the future, only to find an unread message from the band asking if I was interested in doing the record some months before. Argh. Anyhow, aside from feeling like an idiot we're now bringing you (with some help from the wonderful Iron Lung Records) not one, but two GELD releases:

SSR060: GELD - PERFECT TEXTURE LP



Swirling psychedelic D-Beat madness from Melbourne, Australia with members of KRĂ–MOSOM and POWER. Acidic fuzz guitars and wild distorted vocals snarling out 11 songs about suffering, vulnerability, paranoia and banality are what make up the perfect texture of living in today's doomed world. "Perfect Texture" offers about as much comfort as a swarm of angry bees whose nest has just been kicked. Originally released earlier this year on Iron Lung, this record quickly became a firm favourite and we're very happy to present it to the UK and Europe.

400 copies on purple vinyl, with a huge full colour poster and lyric sheet housed in a 350gsm glossy sleeve.




and also a brand new 7" EP!

SSR059: GELD - SOFT POWER 7"



A nasty follow up EP to the Perfect Texture LP released earlier this year finds GELD in a more irascible and unhinged state. Soft Power expands on the band's vision of a freer form of D-Beat with noisier sounds, tighter dimensions, wilder visions and subtler experimentation with carefully placed nuances. Don't be tricked into thinking this is some sort of hippy dippy jam band bullshit though, every second of this is cruelly calculated and executed with the utmost care. Damn. 

100 copies on Red Vinyl for mailorder, 300 copies on Black Vinyl for everyone else.



Both of these will be released on Friday August 31st, and you can pre-order both from HERE.

If you're in America or Canada, please order from Iron Lung. Thanks!


Wednesday, 11 July 2018

SHEER MAG + THE NUMBER ONES tour

SHEER MAG and THE NUMBER ONES will be touring the East Coast of America on their way to Not Dead Yet this October! Here's the poster:




Monday, 11 June 2018

IDIOTA CIVILIZZATO have an album on the way

...and you can hear two tracks from it right here:



They'll also be playing at K-Town in Copenhagen this weekend with a bunch of killer bands like S.H.I.T., Unarm, Game, Lux and way more:



See you by the cocktail stall.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

COLD MEAT and BLAZING EYE 7"s out now

Two new records are available now!

SSR055: COLD MEAT - PORK SWORD FEVER 7"


Cold Meat hail from Perth, Western Australia, but truly these are siren songs for every woman getting fucked over in every corner of this sorry planet, oozing total defiance and sneering, caustic rage across five certified slappers. They hex lazy pricks and bad bastards with a spell of spectacular jangeloid riffs and clattering anarcho toms, each track upping the stakes like a praying mantis - fuck, decapitate, eat corpse for nourishment. Vocalist Ashley's throaty, spit-splashed lyrics cover the full gamut from the care burden placed on mothers ('Maternity Stomp') to the psychic burden of hating men while craving dick ('Meat Joy'). This is incisive, tongue-in-arse-cheek, indefatigably Now punk. Cold Meat will have you fisting the air, but only if you lube up first. (Bryony Beynon)

Limited white vinyl available for mailorder only.
Available in Australia from HELTA SKELTA RECORDS.




SSR038: BLAZING EYE - WAYS TO DIE 7"


After what has seemed like an eternity and an extremely long journey (including 90% of the initial pressing of the record mysteriously disappearing in transit), Blazing Eye's most recent recording secures their place as one of Los Angeles's best hardcore-punk bands. Propagating punk as true and original as bands the likes of G.I.S.M. and Siege, Blazing Eye sets forth with their strongest release since their 2013 demo. It's a banger for sure and I'm happy that this record is finally a reality.

Mailorder customers will receive copies from the initial pressing (completely different cutting, pressed at a different plant and with different centre labels) until I run out.




In other news, the label has just turned ten years old. I've gone back and forth about doing something to mark the occasion but ultimately decided against it. Instead I want to just say thank you to everyone who has helped out along the way and to everyone who has given me a chance to do this over the years. It's been a combination of endless punishment, stress and occasional joy, and I can't really imagine doing anything else at this point.

A bunch more records are on the way, so speak soon.
Tom / Static Shock