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The Times - 'Red With Purple Flashes' 7"

added by Alex Deller on Tuesday May 12 2020 in Reissues

Static Shock are back on a reissue tip, this time dusting off the debut 7" from The Times. Here's what's Sean Forbes has to say about it:

"Originally released in 1981 on Dan Treacy from the Television Personalities label Whaam! Records, The Times were the brainchild of Ed Ball. He was a co-founding member of the Television Personalities, Teenage Filmstars and 'O' Level. This single is just over three minutes of pop perfection that will not leave your stereo for weeks. 'Red With Purple Flashes' is pure Mod revival meets 60’s pop that sits next to the Television Personalities, The Creation and The Jam in your collection. The flip 'Biff! Bang! Pow!' is another uptempo mod stomper that would have been an A-Side for most bands. The sleeve design features a pastiche of Warhol's Campbell's soup cans. Finally reissued on 7” so you don’t have to spend £200+ on the original."

link: staticshockrecords.limitedrun.com

United Mutation - 'Dark Self Image' LP

added by Alex Deller on Wednesday May 6 2020 in Reissues

Fuck me in the eye, here's some good news:

"Radio Raheem is proud to bring you the definitive collection of United Mutation's 1982-1983 material! This LP compiles the full recording sessions for their earlist demo, the Mixed Nuts Don't Crack compilation LP, and the legendary Fugitive Family 7" — 26 tracks total, including 6 that have never before been released. All tracks have been faithfully restored by the band and Don Zientara at Inner Ear Studios and sound better than ever.

"Also included is a 24-page booklet showcasing the band's incredible archive of xerox collage artwork, plus detailed liner notes and band history."

Given how Radio Raheem routinely knock it out the park with their reissues, this is VERY exciting indeed.

link: dthw.sh/radioraheem

An interview with Vanilla Poppers

added by Alex Deller on Saturday March 28 2020 in Interviews

For various rather dull reasons I've been sitting on an interview with Christina Pap of the excellent Vanilla Poppers for the past 18 months. As the band is on hiatus and hasn't released a record in two years the timing is very far from perfect, but hopefully you're interested enough to read Christina's excellent responses - just because I'm slow and shit doesn't mean the band have gotten any less great, after all.

link: blog.collective-zine.co.uk/?p=260&preview=true

Slave Hands - 'No More Feelings' LP

added by Alex Deller on Thursday March 26 2020 in New Releases

Dry Cough Records (in partnership with Gate of Deliria, Minor Obscure and Sewer Prison) are releasing a new album from Finnish doom / noise-rock miscreants Slave Hands on April 3rd. It is called 'No More Feelings', and promises to be HORRIBLE.

link: drycoughrecords.com

Cold Meat - 'Hot And Flustered' LP

added by Alex Deller on Wednesday February 19 2020 in Pre-orders

Static Shock are doing a Very Good Thing and releasing the first full-length from Aussie punx Cold Meat. Here is some information: "After a slew of 7” offerings, Perth’s Cold Meat have finally hit us with a full length record. Much like their last few releases they’ve taken an amped up approach to 70s PUNK but this time round they offer ever so slightly more diversity. Ten tracks clocking in at just over 23 minutes and cut at 45rpm for maximum volume. Get hot and flustered."

link: staticshockrecords.limitedrun.com/products/662346-cold-meat-hot-and-flustered-lp

Coriky s/t LP on the way

added by Alex Deller on Tuesday February 11 2020 in New Releases

Dischord Records have a self-titled LP on the way. It comes out on March 27. Here is some very matter-of-fact information about it: "Coriky is a band from Washington, D.C. Amy Farina plays drums. Joe Lally plays bass. Ian MacKaye plays guitar. All sing."

link: dischord.com

Targets demo tape

added by Alex Deller on Wednesday February 5 2020 in New Releases

Richter Scale are putting out a UK edition of Targets' demo tape, which offers "six tracks of brutalized, negative, angular hardcore." It sounds pretty tidy, so go check it out.

link: richterscaleoxford.bandcamp.com/album/targets-demo