Sunday, 22 May 2016

EFIALTIS and SIEVEHEAD 7"s out now!

Two new releases are available now!

SSR037: EFIALTIS - S/T 7"


"After last year's haunting demo, London's Efialtis get the vinyl treatment with a fresh EP on Static Shock Records. Featuring three primitive stompers from their tape plus a riveting new one, Efialtis crash through the ruins of reality like an angry goddess in search of retribution. Four feral tracks of stripped down, high-energy, mid-tempo Punk, with despotic vocals and ominous Greek lyrics. The sharp guitar and buzzing bass wade through combative drumming, all tough as nails and perfectly enhancing the nightmarish unease underlying their sound. Ten minutes of '80s-inspired, rudimentary jaggedness, complete with catchy songwriting, tight delivery and a production that's appropriately massive and the right amount of shambolic. Featuring members of Good Throb, Sarcasm, Dregs, Body Butter and more. A skull-crashing must-have for the coming apocalypse." (Lydia Athanasopoulos)

First press is limited to 500 copies and comes with handstamped sleeves, risographed inserts and also includes a download.


SSR039: SIEVEHEAD - Buried Beneath 7"


"It takes a scene to raise a band and Sievehead are a product of the vibrant hub that is Sheffield's DIY punk community, one of the key cities in a resurgent UK punk scene that shows no sign of slowing down. Here they offer two tracks on the A-side of burly punk rhythms careening and rumbling through swirling post-punk vibes, catchy and insistent, a howl tamed and torn, packed with pain and power, showcasing the same dark propulsive energy that caught the attention of DIY music fans the world over on last year's 'Into The Blue' LP. Fans like Pure Gold, alter-ego of Dave Forcier (of the Steve Adamyk Band and Pregnancy Scares) and Tommy T (of the Classical Mishaps), who contribute a remix on the b-side here taking the song Try the Mirror from the LP and skinning Sievehead's vehement deathrock-tinged tumult and bathing the skeleton of the song in unsettling synth minimalism, creating an eerie weave of hisses, pops and echoes that could sit comfortably on an early John Carpenter soundtrack." (Joe Briggs)

First 100 on green vinyl for mailorder only. Download code included.


In other news, I have three records at the plant right now, expect these in the next couple of months:
SSR038: BLAZING EYE - Ways To Die 7"
SSR041: TV CRIME - Hooligans 7"
SSR042: WARTHOG 7"
Expect info and previews soon.

Thanks for the support as always, and I hope you like the new records!