Two blinding hardcore acts are set to devastate the continent in May and June: Ajax and The Impalers. Between 'em they've released some belting records for Static Shock, Beach Impediment, 540 and Todo Destruido and this'll definitely be one not to miss!
Friday May 29th - Tenterhooks, Dublin, Ireland
Saturday May 30th - TBA, London, UK
Sunday May 31st -The Meatlocker, Leeds, UK
Monday June 1st - The Lughole, Sheffield, UK
Tuesday June 2nd - Music City, Antwerp, Belgium
Wednesday June 3rd - Paris, France
Thursday June 4th - Getaria, Spain
Friday June 5th - Rock Palace, Madrid, Spain
Saturday June 6th - Barcelona, Spain
Sunday June 7th - St Etienne, France
Monday June 8th - Milan, Italy
Tuesday June 9th - Attack, Zagreb, Croatia
Wednesday June 10th - Venster, Vienna, Austria
Thursday June 11th - New Direction Fest, Jugend Haus, Herrenberg, Suttgart, Germany
Friday June 12th - OCCII, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Saturday June 13th - Bremen, Germany
Sunday June 14th - Hafenklang, Hamburg, Germany
Monday June 15th - Malmo, Sweden
Tuesday June 16th - Gothenburg, Sweden
Wednesday June 17th - Oslo, Norway
Thursday June 18th - Stockholm, Sweden
Friday June 19th - K-Town Fest, Copenhagen, Denmark
Saturday June 20th - KastanienKeller, Berlin, Germany
If you've not heard either band yet, initiate yourself with the latest release from The Impalers via the link below.
WarHorse pretty much crushed it, and with Southern Lord's reissue of the band's sole album still cooling on the slab it seemed a reasonable enough time to try to find out more about 'em. Click the link below to read an interview with bassist Jerry Orne and drummer Mike Hubbard.
The debut 7" from Brighton punk act Onmacht is out now via Tadpole Records. It sounds pretty fearsome. Email Darren at spudutatAThotmailDOTcom if you fancy a copy.
Pretty excited about this new band with members of Action and Action, CircusAct, The Good Wife and Caretaker. The first song in this 3 track selection in particular gives me good vibes. Kind of like early Van Pelt in a sort of a way. Check it out anyway.
Bcore has gone and released a 2xLP discography compiling all of E150's releases, plus the stuff from the Seein' Red split which never saw the light of day. If you've not heard 'em they were from Spain, played great, ultra-fast hardcore and were insanely good live.
A bunch of new shit from Helvetia has materialised. Here's the tale:
An album worth of new songs was recorded at the beginning of 2013 after the release of "Nothing in Rambling" but the files where deemed lost after Jason's computer exploded after sitting in a hot van for too long . Finally a back up of some of the tunes was recovered and could be mastered and made available. This is "A Dot running towards the Dust - The lost Sessions"
Not had a chance to work my way through it yet as I got excited and came here to post this, but the first song is sounding goooooood. You can pay a whole 5 bucks to download it from their Bandcamp page.
Spain's Shonen Bat have a new album, 'Bad Character', out on Otomo Records and it's a fine slice of indiemo, touching on bands such as Braid. The first song reminds me a lot of an Eat People track. It's cheapo and available from their Bandcamp.