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New Wild Moth lp

added by Andy Malcolm on Thursday February 26 2015 in New Releases

WILD MOTH and IRON PIER have announced the upcoming release of INHIBITOR, the sophomore LP from the California band. Scheduled for a May 26, 2015 release on vinyl and digital formats, Inhibitor is the follow-up to Wild Moth's 2013 debut full-length on Asian Man, Over, Again, as well as a recent split 7" (Broke Hatre) with fellow Bay Area post-punks Creative Adult. The debut LP was an absolute corker, so I am looking forward to checking this one out ASAP.

link: ironpier.net/

Enablers - new LP and tour

added by Andy Malcolm on Tuesday February 24 2015 in Bands

Enablers return with "The Rightful Pivot" and a European tour. The UK dates are:

TUESDAY 31...............Brighton @ The Joker

WEDNESDAY 1............Bristol @ The Cube
THURSDAY 2...............Manchester @ Gullivers
FRIDAY 3.....................Nottingham @ The Maze
SATURDAY 4...............London @ Electrowerkz
SUNDAY 5...................Kent @ Ramsgate Music Hall

link: enablers.bandcamp.com

New Release on Ruined Smile

added by Andy Malcolm on Monday February 23 2015 in New Releases

London post punk trio Feature have released a five track compilation cassette through Ruined Smile in Brisbane this week. The five tracks are taken from their Culture of the Copy EP and their recent Tourists split with Slowcoaches. The tracks and tapes are online below.

(disclosure: Ruined Smile is a label run by CZ writer, MH)

link: ruinedsmilerecords.bandcamp.com/album/feature

Alex Hannan's top 10 of 2014

added by Andy Malcolm on Monday February 23 2015 in Writer's End of Year Top 10s

Erm, so we didn't really do top 10s last year, I can't remember why. Alex Hannan has sent me one though. In February. Here it is!

ANTI RITUAL - s/t (Indisciplinarian)
RICHARD DAWSON - Nothing important (Weird world)
DOGMATIST - Worn out welcome (Adult crash)
GOOD THROB - Fuck off (Superfi, White Denim, Sabermetric)
IMPALERS - Psychedelic snutskallar 12" (540)
IVY - s/t LP (Katorga Works)
RASPBERRY BULBS - Privacy (Blackest ever black)
THANTIFAXATH - Sacred white noise (Dark descent)
THOU - Heathen (Vendetta)

Last spot is a toss-up between these two depending on mood: TELLUSIAN - Collision (Pillowscars)
TEITANBLOOD - Death (Norma evangelium diaboli)

An interview with S.H.I.T.

added by Alex Deller on Monday February 23 2015 in Interviews

Canadian rippers S.H.I.T. were good enough to answer some (pretty dumb) interview questions for us. The band are ace, and their responses are super smart and informative. Have a gander via the link below.

link: blog.collective-zine.co.uk/?p=185

Endless Column - 'Summer' 7"

added by Alex Deller on Thursday February 19 2015 in Pre-orders

Taken By Surprise are now taking pre-orders for Endless Column's 'Summer' 7". Here's what the label says about it: "Endless Column started in 2010 when Doug Burns (Observers, Red Dons) moved to Chicago and started the band together with Jimmy Hollywood (Tyrades), David Wolf (Daylight Robbery) and Eric Watts. They deliver rocking lo-fi garagerock with surfy undertones. These four songs are taken from their demo, recorded and mixed entirely on a Tascam 246 in the summer of 2011, and mastered by Daniel Husayn at North London Bomb Factory. The band went on a hiatus after Burns moved away for school for two years in 2012 and is now back together playing shows again." You can give it a listen below.

link: takenbysurpriserecords.bandcamp.com/album/summer-7

Moor Beer Bristol - Punk Show

added by Andy Malcolm on Wednesday February 18 2015 in Gigs

Moor Beer is a Bristol based Brewery, and they want to bring together the worlds of excellent beer and punk rock. You can find out moor at the tweet below - currently they are looking for bands to play.

link: twitter.com/drinkmoorbeer/status/568016332861640704