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

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

S.H.I.T. European tour dates

S.H.I.T. will be touring Europe for the first time next month. Below are the dates and flyer for the first London show!


Friday June 1 - London @ New River Studios
Saturday June 2 - Sheffield @ DINA
Sunday June 3 - Glasgow @ The Old Hairdressers
Monday June 4 - Cardiff @ The Moon
Tuesday June 5 - Brighton @ Cowley
Wednesday June 6 - Antwerp - Den Eglantier
Thursday June 7 - Mannheim @ AJU
Friday June 8 - Amsterdam @ Vrankrijk
Saturday June 9 - Bremen @ Friesenstrasse
Sunday June 10 - Malmo
Monday June 11 - Stockholm
Tuesday June 12 - Goteborg
Wednesday June 13 - Oslo
Thursday June 14 - Uppsala
Friday June 15 - K-Town Hardcore Festival
Saturday June 16 - K-Town Hardcore Festival
Sunday June 17 - Berlin @ K19
Monday June 18 - Leipzig TBD
Tuesday June 19 - Brno @ Slim Cessnas Autoclub
Wednesday June 20 - Vienna @ Arena
Thursday June 21 - Budapest @ Drrpnc
Friday June 22 - Zagreb @ Klaonica Squat
Saturday June 23 - Milan @ Macao
Sunday June 24 - HELP
Monday June 25 - Lyon /Saint Ettiene (TBD)
Tuesday June 26 - Barcelona
Wednesday June 27 - Madrid @ Bulritzer
Thursday June 28 - Andoain @ Gaztetxe
Friday June 29 - Paris @ Gibus
Saturday June 30 - London @ DIY Space For London

Sunday, 15 April 2018

BETA BLOCKERS music video

BETA BLOCKERS have made a video for Your Insurance Is High (Deep Heat), and here it is:


Friday, 16 February 2018

STATIC SHOCK RECORDS NEWSLETTER - 16TH FEB 2018

So I just typed this out and lost the entire thing when I clicked send, so this version is going to be somewhat more brief. Probably for the best anyhow. I've got another record out today, plus some much needed represses of the URANIUM CLUB and TV CRIME records. Let's go straight into it:


NEW RELEASE:

SSR056: BETA BLOCKERS - STIFF PRESCRIPTION MLP



One of the new faces of Sheffield and Leeds punk (though members also keep busy in The Flex, No Form, Whipping Post and Community), Beta Blockers are here with their debut 12". What do they sound like? They sound like Die Kreuzen fucking about with the Screamers, or maybe Black Flag smashing gurners with Neubauten, or how about Stooges getting punished by the Gallagher brothers, maybe even all of those at the same time. Seven songs in eighteen minutes, housed in a heavyweight sleeve featuring artwork from Keegan Dakkar Lomanto. Limited to 300 copies, all on white vinyl.

LISTEN / DOWNLOAD: https://staticshockrecords.bandcamp.com/album/stiff-prescription
ORDER: http://staticshockrecords.limitedrun.com


REPRESS DEPT:

SSR048: URANIUM CLUB - ALL OF THEM NATURALS LP“All Of Them Naturals” is a fully realized, inclusive world of faux-corporation sponsored surrealist new wave punk music rife with satire and discordance. Robotically tight. Delightfully warped. Ideas as vast as Nebraska’s GMO cornfields and as lethal as the pesticides they spray on them. Did the Sunbelt Chemicals Corporation invent DDT? Maybe. Did they invent man? They think so. Did they invent the wheel? No, that was URANIUM CLUB. Truly, our generation’s DEVO. An important group." - Jensen Ward

SSR033: URANIUM CLUB - HUMAN EXPLORATION LP"Originally released as a cassette, the debut from Minneapolis' Uranium Club is now widely available as an LP. Uranium Club play a kind of minimalist, agitated, catchy punk rock that reminds us of Wire before they released 'Pink Flag', but with an extra snotty attitude and bundles of energy. For a more recent comparison try early Total Control or the Shitty Limits. Each of the seven tracks on here explode from the vinyl, with each track more energetic than the one before, and they'll all be stuck in your head for weeks afterwards."

SSR042: TV CRIME - HOOLIGANS 7"Repressed on white vinyl! Debut Single from TV Crime who are a new garage punk / power pop band from Nottingham who come fully formed. 'Hooligans' is a total stomper of a power pop song that starts like a classic Good Vibrations Records 7" with The Moondogs esque guitar work and the energy of 90's legends New Bomb Turks or Gaunt. Flip 'Wild One' is another pounder but with a more rock 'n' roll twist. As the band say "Killer Tunes - Shitty Attitude".


OTHER NEWS:
THE NUMBER ONES are playing a bunch of shows over the next few weeks, including a record release show for the Another Side Of... 7" in Dubin tomorrow night with Protex(!) and Extravision:




Following that there's a UK weekender:
16/03/2018: CARDIFF - BUS TRANSPORT CLUB
17/03/2018: LONDON - BOSTON MUSIC ROOM
18/03/2018: SHEFFIELD - LORD NELSON

and then a European tour:
Fr. 23.03.2018 Milan - Cox 18
Sa. 24.03.2018 Heidelberg - Schmitthelm
So. 25.03.2018 Trier - Ex-Haus
Mo. 26.03.2018 Paris - Olympic Cafe
Di. 27.03.2018 Nantes - La Scene Michelet
Mi. 28.03.2018 Antwerp - Music City
Do. 29.03.2018 M├╝nster - Baracke
Fr. 30.03.2018 Brussels - La Chaff
Sa. 31.03.2018 Groningen - Vera
So. 01.04.2018 Kiel - Hansastr.48
Mo. 02.04.2018 Hamburg - MS Hedi
Di. 03.04.2018 Berlin - K 19
Mi. 04.04.2018 Leipzig - tba
Do. 05.04.2018 Mannheim - Juz
Fr. 06.04.2018 Munich - Kafe Kult
Sa. 07.04.2018 Stuttgart - Privat


In other news, I've just had to reject test presses for the upcoming COLD MEAT and BLAZING EYE 7"s, which was a bummer, but what can you do. Hopefully they'll be corrected and on the way to coming out ASAP. IDIOTA CIVILIZZATO and KRIMEWATCH have both recently recorded LP's, and I should have more news on those shortly.


That's it for now, until next time!
Tom / Static Shock

Friday, 9 February 2018

BETA BLOCKERS - Stiff Prescription streaming now

Here's our newest release. Vinyl is out a week today, but you can stream it in full now at the link below!

SSR056: BETA BLOCKERS - 'STIFF PRESCRIPTION' MLP



One of the new faces of Sheffield and Leeds punk (though members also keep busy in The Flex, No Form, Whipping Post and Community), Beta Blockers are here with their debut 12". What do they sound like? They sound like Die Kreuzen fucking about with the Screamers, or maybe Black Flag smashing gurners with Neubauten, or how about Stooges getting punished by the Gallagher brothers, maybe even all of those at the same time. Seven songs in eighteen minutes, housed in a heavyweight sleeve featuring artwork from Keegan Dakkar Lomanto. Limited to 300 copies, all on white vinyl.

Daniel from Sorry State offered his take on the record:

"Remember that time when Black Flag’s 'Live ’84' lineup jammed with Einst├╝rzende Neubauten? OK, so maybe that never happened, but if you took two stereos, cued up 'In My Head' on one and Neubauten’s 'Zeichnungen des Patienten O.T.' on the other, synced them up 'Zaireeka'-style and did enough acid so that they seemed to lock together into one roaring piece of gestalt, your experience would roughly approximate what we lucky citizens of the year 2017 can hear on this debut record from Beta Blockers. I keep coming back to this idea of duality in attempting to describe Beta Blockers because their music sounds like a tenuous, explosive marriage of ego and id. It’s a distant descendent of the Stooges’ 'Fun House' in that Beta Blockers’ rhythm section lurches and crawls with the raw, primal power of an apex predator, while the upper register of sound (on 'Fun House', the sax, but here a buzzing, whirring synth) engages in full sonic deconstruction… or maybe combat is the more appropriate metaphor? There’s certainly no truce between Beta Blockers’ deep-in-the-pocket hardcore and industrial noise elements… it’s less like they’re collaborating and more like they’re fighting, and if one side seems to gain the upper hand temporarily it only ends up making space for the other to build momentum and hit you with even greater force. Much like the other records I’ve mentioned thus far, Beta Blockers’ debut is neither immediate, easy, nor friendly, but if you seek out music that confounds, disorients, and overwhelms this record is just what the doctor ordered. "