Thursday, 25 August 2016

Coming soon: TYRANNAMEN - S/T LP





Next month we'll be reissuing the debut LP from Melbourne's TYRANNAMEN! Originally released on Cool Death Records in Australia at the start of the year, this has been one of my favourite LP's of 2016 and I'm stoked that we'll be able to help keep it in print.

I'm pretty bad at writing descriptions, so I handed the task over to my friend Sean, and this is his take on the record:

"After five years of playing gigs Melbourne's Tyrannamen (who also feature members of Twerps and Whipper in their ranks) finally released their debut album on Cool Death Records but that pressing sold out instantly so Static Shock decided to do the honourable thing and keep this instant classic in print. The album is just 23 minutes long but every minute is worth the admission price alone. The album starts with calling card 'I Can't Read Your Mind' which is full of ramshackle yet instantly catchy punk rock but with a soulful and rock 'n' roll underbelly. It sits somewhere between Alex Chilton, Royal Headache and Irish power pop kings The Moondogs. Your jaw will drop and your feet start moving. Other highlights include the anthemic 'You Should Leave Him' which starts like The Undertones 'Get Over You' before heading into a straight up pounder with Nic Imfeld's raw but tuneful voice taking the song to pop heaven. This album tugs at your heart, twists at every turn and deserves to be loved for years and years to come."

Clash magazine debuted 'I Can't Read Your Mind' earlier today, and you can check that out right here or listen below:



More info soon!

SAUNA YOUTH US Tour

SAUNA YOUTH will be going to America for the first time next month! Check out the tour poster. The repress of the False Jesii 7" has now sold out from us, but is still floating around some distros, and they'll have copies with them over there!


Friday, 19 August 2016

Static Shock Weekend - Final Announcement and Schedule!



Here's the final band announcement for this year's weekend! The following bands will be joining the bill:

IMPALERS (Texas)

VAASKA (Texas – Only UK / European show)

STRUTTER (Texas / Melbourne)

THE FLEX (Leeds

SAUNA YOUTH (London)

CHAIN OF FLOWERS (Cardiff)

DISGUISE (Dublin)

OBSTRUCT (Leeds)

BAD BREEDING (Stevenage)

STRONG BOYS (Dublin)

TRUE VISION (Leeds)

WOOLF (London)

SCORE (London)

SNOB (London)

PAYDAY (London)

BODY BUTTER (London)


The schedule is below. Advance tickets will be available from 10AM on Monday August 22nd. There will also be a weekend pass available for £55 which will get you into every show (minus the Friday aftershow, which isn't ticketed), and saves you £12 on buying separately. Locals are encouraged to pick up tickets in person from either Tome Records or All Ages Records. Support your local record shops! These will be available mid-next week.



THURSDAY NOVEMBER 3RD

BELGRADO
THE LOVE TRIANGLE
ANXIETY
TV CRIME
BODY BUTTER
MISC.

Followed by late night karaoke.

DIY Space For London
Doors 6:30pm
£10 adv.
All Ages / Fully Accessible Venue


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4TH

Matinee Show:
CHAIN OF FLOWERS
WOOLF
NO FORM
SCORE

New River Studios
Doors 2PM
£7 adv.
All Ages / Fully Accessible Venue

Main Show:
IRON LUNG
IMPALERS
DIAT
RIXE
ARMS RACE
SIEVEHEAD

The Dome
Doors 6PM
£15 adv.
14+

After Show:
THE LOWEST FORM
THE WANKYS
IDIOTA CIVILIZZATO
SNOB

The Unicorn
Doors 11:59PM
Donation Entry
18+

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5TH

Matinee Show:
DISGUISE
OBSTRUCT
MURDER
WHIPPING POST
PAYDAY

New River Studios
Doors 1:00PM
£7 adv.
All Ages / Fully Accessible Venue

Main Show, across two stages:
KRIEGSHOG
HARD SKIN
WARTHOG
THE FLEX
SAUNA YOUTH
URANIUM CLUB
STRUTTER
APOSTILLE
BAD BREEDING
SARCASM
ES

Followed by late night disco.

The Dome / Boston Music Room
Doors 5:00PM
£18 adv.
14+

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6TH
VAASKA
'SPECIAL GUESTS'
STRONG BOYS
TRUE VISION
CULT SYNDROME
RUNT

DIY Space For London
Doors 2:30PM
£10 adv.
All Ages / Fully Accessible Venue



Thursday, 4 August 2016

TV CRIME - Hooligans 7" and SAUNA YOUTH - False Jesii Pt.II 7" Repress out now!

The debut 7" from TV CRIME is now available to order!



SSR042: TV CRIME - Hooligans 7"
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".

Limited yellow vinyl for mailorder only!

ORDER HERE

DOWNLOAD / STREAM HERE


We've also just repressed the SAUNA YOUTH 7" from a few years back as a lot of people have been asking about finding copies. All copies are on blue vinyl and come in handstamped sleeves. Here is the original spiel from when it was released, courtesy of Sean Forbes:

SSR017: SAUNA YOUTH - False Jesii Pt.II 7"


"London’s Sauna Youth follow up their acclaimed debut lp 'Dreamlands' with a brand new two track single on Static Shock, but those who are only hoping for Dreamlands Pt.II are likely to be disappointed. This is (for this release, at least) Sauna Youth reborn as a c86 indie pop band. These two female fronted tracks sound so good they could have been released back in the day on the Subway Organization or 53rd and 3rd. The music is raw and simple like a slowed down Ramones but the vocals are sugar sweet with lots of backing harmonies. If you love the Fizzbombs, The Flatmates or The Rosehips you will instantly fall in love with these two perfect under three minute indie pop gems." - Sean Forbes

ORDER HERE

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

WARTHOG - S/T 7" coming soon!


The new 7" from New York's WARTHOG is currently at the plant and will be dropping very soon! It's another co-operative release with our friends Beach Impediment Records. Here's the opening track, 'Culture?'