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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

Om gigs

added by Alex Deller on Monday January 13 2020 in Gigs

Om are playing some dates this side of the pond in May and June, which is great news if you like being surrounded by drunk morons throwing devil horns and bellowing "yeaahhhhh, riffs!" while the band lock into a chilled, meditative groove. Support comes from Pharaoh Overlord.

29/05 - EartH, London

31/05 - The Fleece, Bristol

01/06 - SWG3, Glasgow

03/06 - Gorilla, Manchester

04/06 - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

05/06 - The Crossing, Birmingham


link: dragcity.com

Friendship on tour

added by Alex Deller on Friday January 10 2020 in Gigs

Japanese brutalists Friendship are playing a string of dates in March - go see 'em if you fancy some punishing, inventive hardcore/grind/metal. Support comes form UK doomstrels Kurokuma. Here's where and when it is all happening:

19/03 - Bannerman's, Edinburgh

20/03 - Drop the Dumbulls, Liverpool

21/03 - Dreadfest@Temple of Boom, Leeds

22/03 - The Moon, Cardiff

23/03 - Dead Wax Digbeth, Birmingham

24/03 - Boston Music Room, London

25/03 - The Lughole, Sheffield


link: friendshipsl.bandcamp.com/album/undercurrent