Saturday, 28 January 2012

Lucky Thirteen

I've had lots of ideas for things to write about this time, but after spending time re-launching the Suspect Device distro Suspect Device Shop all those good ideas have disappeared. So here's some records I've bought over the past couple of weeks.

Anyway, The new Artcore is out, issue 29, and it comes with a superb comp LP. "Terminal Decay" has tracks by 1981, Endless Grinning Skulls, Night Birds, Arctic Flowers, Off With Their Heads, Pettybone, Hygiene and lots of others. Twenty tracks, thirteen of which are previously unreleased. You can order it here Artcore Fanzine.

I also bought the Anthrax 7" that is a benefit for the 1 in 12 Club. A great band and a great cause. It's a limited release, so I don't know if there are any left, but it's got to be worth an email to see if you can still get your hands on a copy -

My friend Casey Jones sent me a copy of the No For An Answer 7""It Makes Me Sick". Recorded by the same line-up that recorded "You Laugh" EP, and it sounds like No For An Answer should sound. Great hardcore, good lyrics and great to hear that these guys can still do it.

There's a Hard Skin singles LP out too, so I had to buy that as well. It felt like being a kid again, buying dodgy singles collections that I probably shouldn't.
I been on the hunt for the Speed Kills 7", but hopefully I can get my hands on a copy in the next week or so, once I've been paid. I have a download of their demo and it's a real ripper.

Ok, that's it for now. Go buy some records...

Suspect Device

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

12 Bars Of Gold

It's that time of year again; so here it is, my 2011 top 10 lists....

Night Birds “The Other Side Of Darkness” LP Grave Mistake
Violent Arrest “Tooth & Nail” LP Boss Tuneage / Tadpole
Section 13 “Burning Bridges” CD Boss Tuneage
Arctic Flowers “Reveries” LP Inimical
Endless Grinning Skulls s/t LP Viral Age
Brain F≠ “Sleep Rough” LP Grave Mistake / Static Shock
The Phoenix Foundation “No Love Lost” LP Stonehenge
Deep Sleep “Turn Me Off” CD Grave Mistake
Zounds “The Redemption Of...” CD Overground
Burnt Cross “Mankind’s Obituary” CD Tadpole

Punch “Nothing Lasts” 7” Deathwish
OFF! “First Four EPs” 7” Boxset Vice
Whole In The Head “Them & Us” 7” Tadpole
Night Birds “Midnight Movies” 7” No Way
1981 “Decay” 7” Kämäset Levyt
Epic Problem “EP” CD Self Released
Burnt Cross “Fight The Law Not The Poor” 7” Tadpole
Pet Milk “Philadelphia Punklife” download
Career Suicide “Cherry Beach” 7” Dirtnap
The Shirks “Cry Cry Cry” 7” Grave Mistake 

Culture Shock “Everything” CD Boxset Bluurg
HDQ “You Suck / Hung Drawn & Quartered” CD Boss Tuneage
Faith “Subject To Change & First Demo” LP Dischord
Depraved / Visions Of Change s/t CD Boss Tuneage
Exit Condition “Impact Time / Bite Down Hard” LP Boss Tuneage
Night Birds “Fresh Kills Vol.1” CD Grave Mistake
Exit Condition “Days Of Wild Skies” CD Boss Tuneage
Political Asylum “Winter” CD Boss Tuneage
UK Subs “The Complete Punk Singles Collection” CD boxset Captain Oi
Skids “The Singles Collection 1978-1981” CD Boxset Captain Oi

Violent Arrest - The Hobbit, Southampton
Subhumans - The Joiners, Southampton
Night Birds -  Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, Brighton 
OFF! - Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
Punch -  Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, Brighton
Deep Sleep -  Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, Brighton
Peter & The Test Tube Babies - The Prince Albert, Brighton
Stupids - The Prince Albert, Brighton
Liberty - The Joiners, Southampton
Steve Ignorant - Shepherds Bush Empire, London