Two new releases are out now and ready to order on Static Shock. Both are killer if I say so myself. I'll start mailing these out as of Monday 26th.
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 Richmond and Mid-Western 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. 8 tracks. 500 pressed. First 100 are on grey vinyl for mailorder and local shops.
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? Limited to 100 pro-duplicated tapes.
You can also listen to both releases in their entirety here: http://www.staticshockrecords.bandcamp.com
SSR15: VIOLENT REACTION 7"
Straight edge, no bullshit hardcore punk from Liverpool, influenced by Out Cold, Negative Approach and Last Rights. This will be a split release with Quality Control HQ and should be out mid-late April.
In other news, NO will be touring the UK and Spain in May by themselves, and then doing 10 days in Europe in June with Stab. Details will be around nearer the time I'm sure.
Thanks for the support...