Friday, 7 December 2018

Nothing Clean - Cheat LP

OK, this will be my final post for the year, for realsies this times.  Best UKPV release of the year from Leicester band featuring ex-members of Hangover Heartattack and Toecutter also some member started a side band with ex-member of Mangle, Nazi Killer who put out their first 7" this year.  You can download the album for pay want you want from their Bandcamp but the LP has a bonus track that isn't on the digital version, after the album proper ends the LP has a stuck groove so you have to pick the needle up and put it on the extra track, EDIT: which I've just found out is there contribution to the Spazz tribute LP which came out a while ago.  Also the last time I mentioned this band I said they were filling the hole in the UKPV scene for people who miss Gets Worse, Gets Worse didn't break up, they were just on hiatus, they've got an LP coming out next year.

Friday, 30 November 2018

Hot Snakes - Treat Yourself / Ungallant, Coarse And Rude 7"

Remember when I said the Manpig LP would be my last post for the year, I lied.  Punky Indie Rock from San Diego featuring members who've played in Pitchfork, Drive Like Jehu, Rocket From The Crypt and Obits (if you don't already know, with the exception of RFTC all these bands are basically the same members just give or take a few people).  This 7" was a limited to 1000 and only sold by the band while they were on tour.

Friday, 12 October 2018

Manpig - The Grand Negative LP

I'm not sure if I'm going to post anything else this year so here's something I've been sitting on for a year.  Members of Infest and Chorus Of Disapproval, formed in Valencia, California in 1991 but this only release came out in 2012.  A really horrible rip was available on a few blogs but whoever made it obviously had the volume too high so the levels were all blown out, so I found a copy from Giulio from Cripple Bastards' F.O.A.D. distro at Bloodshed Fest last year and made a cleaner sounding rip.

Friday, 5 October 2018

Consumer Electronics - The Weight/Hostility Blues 7"

London based Noise group started in 1982 by members of Whitehouse and Ramleh.  Today the only original member is Philip Best, with new additions, Russell Haswell who has been part of several other Noise projects and American artist Sarah Froelich, if her Discogs page is accurate this is the only music thing she has been part of.  The is a new single that is meant to tease a forthcoming album.

As a bonus I noticed that there isn't a Bandcamp where you can purchase their previous LP Dollhouse Songs so I made a rip of it.

Friday, 28 September 2018

Corrupted - Felicific Algorithim 12"

It's been a long, strange journey for Osaka's Corrupted.  They started off as one of the 90's most brutal Sludge Metal band with songs almost exclusively in Spanish (for...reasons I'm sure), transitioning into epic Post-Metal with two of their later period songs stretching for over an hour.  Their singer, Hevi left in 2011 leaving the band to continue as an instrumental three piece.  This is their most recent release on the UK's Cold Spring, which is a variable speed Noise record (it can be played on either 33 or 45), this rip is on 45 because that one just sounded right to me.

Friday, 21 September 2018

藤本修羅 & Swarrrm ‎– 玉砕放送 7"

Swarrrm are a Progressive Grindcore from Kobe, Japan active since the late 90's.  I was introduced to them by split 7"'s with other bands, in fact I thought that's what this is when I picked it up the back cover makes it seem like it's a split rather than a collaboration EP.  I can't find any information on Shura Fujimoto, this record is the only entry on his Discogs page and when I google his name I just get information about a character from a manga and accompanying anime.  There's a lot of guitar noodling on this ep (is that Shura Fujimoto?) and the vocals are more shouty HC style rather than the Extreme Metal growling Swarrrm's vocalist normally does (maybe that's Shura Fujimoto, I don't know, all the writing in the liner notes are in Japanese).

Monday, 17 September 2018

Man Hands/Human Junk - "Man Junk" split tape

I don't do this often, in fact I outright refuse to repost old stuff I've already made rips of, but the first attempt of this came out so quiet (I hadn't done too many tape rips before) that I decided to make a new rip.

Man Hands are a Thrashcore in the vein of Charles Bronson.  Started with ex-members of Winter In June, November Coming Fire and at the time current members of Lakes/Kid Pang, Gareth from NCF left after the second release and replaced by John from Sky:Lark, this was the first release with him on vocals.  They haven't released anything new in a while but they can be coaxed into playing live every now and then.  Members are also playing in Rudimentary Peni doing Post-Punk band Snob, Converge playing Neocrust unit Harrowed and spacey Krautrock inspired Cosmic Thoughts.

Human Junk were a Powerviolence band from Broadstairs  modelled after Hellnation.  Came from the ashes of Face Of Death and existed at the same time as the entirely too short lived Mind Eraser style band Ripped To Shreds.  After they finished Sam playing in two piece Post-Hardcore band Wedding with one of the guys from Kind Eyes.

This is the part where I get weepy that the scene in Kent is non-existent and it won't be what it was when there was still shows at the old practice rooms in Cliftonville "but what about the burgeoning scene in Folkestone and the new practice room venue in Minster?" I LIVE IN MAIDSTONE, DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO GET TO THOSE PLACES BY TRAIN AND HOW EARLY I'D HAVE TO LEAVE TO GET ONE BACK?  Why don't YOU come to MY town, you can see bands at Drakes pub for free AND get gluten free Vegan pizza, would that be so bad?