As these are now going into production, I figured I'd start to get the word out about the next two releases coming out on Static Shock Records. Expect these in the next 3-4 weeks:
SSR13: NO - S/T 12"
Following a couple of demo tapes that didn't really do them any favours, London's NO did what most bands should do, namely go back to the practice space and work on writing better songs, not even really playing live in the meantime. After a while, everything finally clicked and they recorded this killer record. Eight tracks of ferocious, desperate hardcore punk played by misfits (some of whom also play in Satellites Of Love, Shitty Limits and Tremors) that sounds rooted in the sounds of early Mid-West American hardcore (comparisons to Die Kruezen, a more rabid White Cross and Mecht Mensch aren't completely invalid), but not stuck completely in the past. Recorded at Chuckalumba by the fellow who handled the early Electric Wizard lp's, this is going to be seen as an essential document of UK Hardcore in years to come.
Listen to 'Germ' here:
SSR14: VIOLENT FUTURE - S/T CS
Six track demo tape from this new Toronto hardcore band, who feature members of Urban Blight and Bad Choice. Mid-paced hardcore punk with killer riffs, pissed off vocals, and a solid Oi influence. What more do you need to know? This version is for the UK / Europe primarily, anywhere else, feel free to order direct from the band.
Listen to 'Violent Future' here:
No pre-orders or anything stupid for these, they'll be for sale once I physically have them here, assembled and ready to go. Expect that to happen early-mid March.
In other news, I've just set up a Bandcamp page for the label and in time will be adding all of the past releases for free streaming, you can find that right here: http://staticshockrecords.bandcamp.com/ . So far, Brain F≠, Deaf Mutations and Urban Blight is up there, so check those out if you haven't already. I'm not too sure how I feel about having stuff available to buy digitally, but maybe that'll be an option in the future.