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 while.  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.

EDIT:  Alright, fuck it, I got bored and ripped it on 33 as well.

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, spacey Krautrock inspired Cosmic Thoughts and Post-several genres Negative Space.

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?

EDIT: Since I wrote This, Drakes has shut down and Ponga Foods, who provided the Vegan pizza have moved to a café in Allington.

EDIT: Since adding that edit Drakes has reopened under new management and Ponga now operates three days a week out of an antique shop in Chatham, they no longer do pizzas.

Thursday 6 September 2018

Sheer Terror - Pall In The Family 7"

New 7" on Reaper Records, there's also a CD version on Rebellion which includes the tracks from the Spite 7" and their side of the split with Old Firm Casuals.  This is the first released with a two guitar line up (Gary from Kill Your Idols is a full member now).  This is something of a concept record, all the songs on it are written about the bitter divorce that the bands current bass player, Jason went through in the year leading up to recording it.

As a bonus I've made a new rip of the Sham 69 covers 7" because the old one was made with a dying PC that came out with weird digital glitches which at the time I just though "meh, good enough."

Friday 31 August 2018

Talk Hard - Sarah Connor's Will 7"

A brief history of my obsession with this early 2000's Boston Hardcore band.  I picked up their split 7" with Canadian Straight Edge Thrashcore band Radical Attack, really liked their side then years later I happened to find their 2nd EP in Tome Records (DIY Space For London is a pig to get to but the upside is you can shop for records between bands if you want).  Recently I got curious about their 1st EP and found you can actually find it pretty cheap on Discogs.  This was actually the first release on Don Giovanni Records, a label I would like to point out would go on to put out records by acclaimed Indie rappers such as Moor Mother and Sammus, and the fist song on their debut 7" on their label is a song about record collecting titled I Don't Like You Because You Are Black......can the term Edgelord be applied retroactively before people started using it, because I feel it really applies here.

Friday 29 June 2018

Fucked Up - High Rise 7"

Toronto cult Hardcore band turned Indie Rock scenester darlings love to do random covers of obscure Twee bands, here's a two song 7" with covers of The Trainspotters and Jade Hairpins.  Available from Tankcrimes.

Friday 22 June 2018

Hooded Menace/Algoma - split 12"

You know what, fuck it, I'm not even going to address when I take ages between posts anymore.  I have a grown up job and a house with a mortgage on it, I don't always have time to do this.

Hooded Menace: Death Doom from Joensuu & Helsinki, Finland
Algoma: Sludge from Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

Friday 9 February 2018

JFA/Rash Decision/The Broken Bones Gentlemens Club - "Dean Lane Hardcore Funday" 3 way split 7"

Jodie Foster's Army: Skate themed Hardcore band from Phoenix, Arizona.  Active in the 80's but reformed now because why wouldn't they, every band, no matter of how small significance will reform, Eternal Return, everything that has happened will continue to happen, FOREVER!  They only have live tracks, nothing new recorded.
Rash Decision: Hardcore from Falmouth, Cornwall featuring the dude from Monolithian.
BBGC: Hardcore from Britol

Friday 2 February 2018

Sump/Sesso Violento - split 7"

I'm not dead, grown up life has just been getting in the way again.

Sesso Violento broke up for the 2nd time at the end of last year.  Originally an off shoot for the members of Cthulhu Youth (minus Aaron), broke up and continued with just the singer, Umberto playing most of the instruments (with Aaron playing drums), resurrected as a live band by recruiting the members of Cease To Exist.

Sump is a two man Blackened Punk band from Yorkshire.