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Cash For Your Stories - 'Relaxed City Living' CD

added by Alex Deller on Tuesday September 13 2016 in New Releases

Cash For Your Stories have a CD discography out called 'Relaxed City Living'. It features seven new tracks and the cuts from their two EPs. They sound a bit Shotmaker-y and a bit Reds-y, albeit shot through with a good dose of grey English gloom. Extra points are scored for titling one of their songs 'Mission Of Birmingham'.

link: cashforyourstories.bandcamp.com/album/relaxed-city-living

Scrap Brain demo out now

added by Alex Deller on Monday September 12 2016 in New Releases

Scrap Brain is a band comprising people from different places who also play in different bands. They formed as part of the First Timers thing. They have a demo out. It has four songs on it. These songs are uniformly horrible. They sound a bit like Violence Creeps or something. If you so wish, you can listen to the demo below. You can also buy an audio cassette at Tome Records or at one of these gigs:

13/09 - Oxford, The Library (w/ Mystic Inane)

24/09 - Norwich, Owl Sanctuary (w/ Pig Control, Jackals)

10/11 - London,, Bethnal Green WMC (w/ Shopping, Squeakeasy, Molar)

link: scrapbrainhc.bandcamp.com

Rat Cage demo available now

added by Alex Deller on Monday September 12 2016 in New Releases

Sheffield's Rat Cage have gone done a demo. On it there are four tracks. The music, so say they, is "FFO 80s Swedish and US hardcore." Sounds pretty ripping, all told.

link: ratcage.bandcamp.com/releases

Tout Suite / Salvo - split cassette

added by Alex Deller on Monday September 12 2016 in New Releases

A noisy, noisy split tape featuring two noisy, noisy bands. Prejudice Me says: "Manchester's finest blastbeat discore duo Tout Suite team up with the mighty north west UK political hardcore band Salvo." Check out the Tout Suit side below, if you think your ears can handle it.

link: toutsuite.bandcamp.com

Asthenia / Akallabeth split 7" out now

added by Alex Deller on Tuesday September 6 2016 in New Releases

A split 7" featuring the bands Asthenia and Akallabeth is available now from Two Moons Records. Here's the label's somewhat taciturn description: "Akallabeth are from the UK and Asthenia are from Japan. Both play emotive hardcore."

link: moonsmoons.bigcartel.com/product/asthenia-akallabeth-7

Boris tour dates

added by Alex Deller on Thursday September 1 2016 in Gigs

Japanese psych/doom/sludge/experimental act Boris will be hitting these shores for a few dates to play their 'Pink' album in its entirety. Here's where and when:

13/12 - London, Electric Ballroom

14/12 - Bristol, The Fleece

15/12 - Manchester, Sound Control

16/12 - Newcastle, University

18/12 - Glasgow, Stereo

19/12 - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

20/12 - Brighton, The Haunt

link: facebook.com/borisheavyrocks

Respire - 'Gravity And Grace' LP pre-orders

added by Alex Deller on Tuesday August 30 2016 in Pre-orders

Pre-orders are up for Respire's 'Gravity And Grace' LP. Says the label: "Respire is a six-piece band from Toronto, Canada, who combine epic post-hardcore, screamo, and black metal." It is being co-released by Zegema Beach Records (Canada), Ozona Records (USA), Dingleberry Records (Germany) and Narshardaa Records (Germany).

link: narshardaa.bandcamp.com