Topic: Humans the Size of microphones LP

LP out on De Graanrepublik  and SuperFi  April 8th 2016

http://www.superfirecords.co.uk/sf074.html

http://www.cargo-records.de/de/item/959 … rt.75.html

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upjtwdL-U3E

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I agree with Peely that it's one of the worst band names in the history of recorded music, but still awesome

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great band

Major Wants : To The Point "mentally checked out' 7"
the Death Dust Extractor 12" & Crisis 7"s at punk prices...
and I do a weird record label http://tadpolerecords.blogspot.co.uk/

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Awesome news, saw HTSOM about ten times around Southampton but don't honestly think I've heard a recorded note. Great stuff.

"Give me a prejudice, and I will move the world"

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Also available in Europe on Graanrepubliek  here,



Humans the Size Of Microphones - Human Crop Circles lp is out now!!!

UK hardcore at it's finest. Mainly taking cues from older Ebullition and Gravity releases, this will please fans of bands like Majority Rule as well. This lp compiles the demo and 5 unreleased tracks which are just too good to be unheard.... superlimited to 147 copies....we guessed that's the amount of people interested...

order here please; [email protected]

€11,00 excluding postage that is.

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I need to correct something Kunal stated in his write up.

A crashing, bashing, chaotic agglomeration of old-skool Ebullition styled emo, their live shows were legendary, and not just because they sometimes wore massive afro wigs or the bassist used an old sweatshirt for a strap.

It was not an old sweatshirt but a pair of trousers probably bought from Topman knowing James.

A sweatshirt would have looked silly.

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I keep forgetting to correct that, will do so now

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LP came out great

Major Wants : To The Point "mentally checked out' 7"
the Death Dust Extractor 12" & Crisis 7"s at punk prices...
and I do a weird record label http://tadpolerecords.blogspot.co.uk/

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Thanks for getting one man. WHAT A BAND.

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https://ringmasterreviewintroduces.word … p-circles/

Thank you for the generous review Ringmaster

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loved the demo back then - https://welcomehomesexy.bandcamp.com/al … onstration

definitely buying an LP

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Another review this time from Tadpole records..

Humans The Size Of Microphones LP is great

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Another great column about punk stuff by Noel Gardner, this time with a nice review of the Humans The Size Of Microphones LP.

http://thequietus.com/…/20200-punk-hard … s-bad-bre…

Human Crop Circles is a retrospective ten-song LP by Humans The Size Of Microphones: an early-00s band from Southampton who accrued a fabled reputation despite, or because of, rarely being seen or heard. While the audience for this marginal Brit-emo excavation is likely small and specific, the labels Superfi and Graanrepubliek have done the Lord’s work in assembling it. HTSOM’s niche was emotional hardcore, musically adjacent to American bands on labels like Ebullition and Witching Hour (vocalist Pete Osmond ran a distro in the 90s that carried this sort of thing when it was otherwise unobtainable in the UK) but with a distinctly British wit.

Fears of offputting zaniness, such as a song called ‘I See The World Through Rose Tinted Testicles’, are allayed by a satisfyingly sharp way with phrasing and imagery. “The four horsemen of the apocalypse now/ Ignore the one way system in the centre of town,” states ‘No One Gets Out Alive’, one of five unheard-until-now songs recorded in 2005. If that reads to you like it might be a bit tricky to fit into a tune, HTSOM are helped in this regard by their spasmodic, chaotic approach – roughly in the orbit of Mohinder and Heroin, but with longer songs and a lurching noiserock undercarriage that sometimes reminds me of an emo Part Chimp (of all things).

The album’s other five tracks were originally released as a demo CD in 2002, and address that year’s myopic conflict in Afghanistan from an anti-war perspective; emo has a tendency to favour introspection over politics, but not these guys. Humans The Size Of Microphones hid their light under a bushel during their time together, yet in this reporter’s opinion they’ve aged more robustly than most of the British punk underground of ten to 15 years ago. Peers can recall them fondly, everyone else can thrill to them for the first time.

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johnchuckalumba wrote:

Another review this time from Tadpole records..

Humans The Size Of Microphones LP is great

to the point, no messing about

Major Wants : To The Point "mentally checked out' 7"
the Death Dust Extractor 12" & Crisis 7"s at punk prices...
and I do a weird record label http://tadpolerecords.blogspot.co.uk/