s/t (2010/SUB POP)
ALTERNATIVE-ROCK. HAPPY BIRTHDAY formed in 2008 and was supposed to be a project and a one-show band. They enjoyed playing with each other so much that they decided to keep doing it. Kyle Thomas has applied his voice to an impressive array of genres: psych-folk in FEATHERS, stoner-rock in WITCH, glam-rock as KING TUFF. On HAPPY BIRTHDAY's debut, this voice meets perhaps its ideal application: simulated! Although the debut album from HAPPY BIRTHDAY was initially shrouded in mystery, a few spins later and it’s provided a real pleasant surprise. Whilst it may not necessarily be too high-brow or clever in it’s nature. This record is 35min. of catchy, hook filled glam-punk fun.
so bunted/my zone (2015/TOP SHELF)
POP/EMO-PUNK. The Bay-Area sludgy pop-rockers worked with producer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Joyce Manor, Whirr) on this 2 track 7", creating a sound reminiscent of SUPERHEAVEN, OVLOV and WEEZER. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
HAPPY HOOKERS FOR JESUS
s/t (2014/ERSTE THEKE)
PUNK-ROCK. If you are looking for a new and outstanding band from Europe, here you got it. What you get is pure Danish unrelenting punk-rock damage. Take the smarmy music oft THE URINALS, speed it up to 150% and crank the volume up to the max and you hear what the HAPPY HOOKERS FOR JESUS are all about. This 7" is a little bastard of punk that‘s stuck in your head with the first listen. A nihilistic feedback orgy in four acts, packed with merciless insanity, screeching guitars, distorted echo-voice and a totally wasted i-don't-give-a-flying-fuck-attitude, all thrown together in a stinky garage. So, get it or get lost!
anger (2015/FLINCH LUMIN)
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. Infamous recordings of raw and ferocious hardcore finally available on vinyl. Recorded in 1993, just as so-called, power-violence was about to take hold. Features the gutteral vocal monstrosities of Dan Lactose (SPAZZ). Mixing thrashing speed and intensity, influenced by the likes of INFEST and CROSSED OUT, with grinding sludge ala GREIF and EYEHATEGOD. Vinyl is limited to 300 copies, comes with handstamped labels, a HAPPY? sticker and includes a digital download card.
frowns vs downs (2012/FYSISK FORMAT)
HARDCORE. The 2nd 7" shows the Oslo-based band improving on all levels on the recipe of their 1st 7": making the best old-school hardcore since 1982. Like the debut, the 4 tracks are recorded and mixed by the band themselves and features artwork by Esra Roise. This 7" is a testament to how wonderful music can be when when young men reach expert level in stupidity and aggression and nail it with 100% precision and taste. Limited to 500 copies.
sleep tall (2013/FYSISK FORMAT)
HARDCORE. "sleep tall" consists of 15 tracks written after the principle of maximum musical energy effect per second. "sleep tall" is not a tribute to BAD BRAINS, BLACK FLAG or MINOR THREAT. It is a competent refinement of a genre that most new bands misinterpret. Features former members of Norway's most infamous straight-edge bands, TIEBREAK and FAIRFUCK.
sinister vibes (2015/SVART)
ROCK/PUNK/METAL. The Finnish 4-piece rock n' roll band HARD ACTION is releasing their 1st full-length on Svart Records. Following the debut 7" "dead dogs" the band takes up where they left off with the 1st release only to take it up a notch with this 10-track LP. The music is deeply rooted in 1970's rock and late-70's punk-rock, and the simple-yet-catchy songs are topped with burning hot lead guitar parts, so expect nothing less than an album filled with electric guitar worshipping rock music. Featuring members of SPEEDTRAP, DEATH TOLL 80K, FORCED KILL etc. This is pit slamming rock 'n' roll, full of fire and energy with no frills. Each song, more often than not, starts at a ferocious pace and HARD ACTION don’t let up for a second.
econmoy (2016/FUTURE PERFECT)
PUNK-ROCK. HARD LEFT is a hard-mod/punk band born out of a desire to explore leftist political ideas and marry them to rabble-rousing music worthy of the worldwide struggle against capital. Their debut album, "we are hard left", was a concise and explosive punk record, packed with anthems of resistance and calls to action. Now they're back with this new 4-song 7" entitled "economy".
we re hard left (2015/FUTURE PERFECT)
PUNK-ROCK. Brought together by the music, held together by the outrage - HARD LEFT is a hard-mod/punk band born out of a desire to explore leftist political ideas and marry them to rabble-rousing music worthy of the worldwide struggle against capital. Far from a dry exercise in doctrinaire thought, HARD LEFT's songs are great punk first and foremost, and ripping good fun. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
hard nuts and hard cunts (2012/MALOKA)
OI!/PUNK-ROCK. HARD SKIN's "hard nuts and hard cunts" is the brilliant and groundbreaking debut album from one of the fiercest oi-punk bands to emerge from the streets of London. Originally released in 1996, it was a delivery of tongue in cheek humor into an all-too-serious scene. HARD SKIN consist of members from UK's anarcho comedy crew WAT TYLER and anarcho punx THATCHER ON ACID doing the skinhead-limbo better than every oi! band ever did - but they do pay them homage... of course!
we are the wankers (2013/1234 GO!)
OI!/PUNK-ROCK. A fresh bit of dross and a some old toss from the UK's number one band! Featuring "we are the wankers", "two bob cunt" (previously unheard alternate version) and "fuck it" (previously unreleased). Those laughable limeys HARD SKIN are back with these 3 tracks of fun oi that the whole family can raise a pint glass to. OI! OI!
we're the fucking george singles 1978 to 1981 (2012/JT CLASSICS)
OI!/PUNK-ROCK. "we're the fucking george - singles 1978 to 1981" has 15 tracks on it compiled from singles and released between 1994 and 2011. In case you haven't heard HARD SKIN - you are missing out! They are fucking brilliant. It's oi! but done like the old days when it was good. Bloddy, angry, basic and anthemic. The LP doesn't come with a download because real skinheads don't use computers!
why do birds suddenly appear (2013/FERAL WARD)
OI!/PUNK-ROCK. Nine years on from the stunning 2nd album "same meat, different gravy", lazy south London oi! legends HARD SKIN return with not one but 2 albums. "why do birds suddenly appear" is the female version of this soon to be household oi! classic. It features versions of the tracks from "on the balls" but with with female vocals; for example from Becki Bondage, Miki from LUSH, Sandy from FUCKED UP, Beckie from CHAOS UK, Alison from the KILLS, Debbie from the NUNS etc. It's 12 instant anthems about council estates, sausages, the kids, cunts, the filth and gipsy hill. The sound is massive, the songs catchy and they'll stick in yer head for years. This is the 1st ever album to be released in both male and female form.
s/t (2013/VINYL CONFLICT)
HARDCORE-PUNK. This is the debut 7" from Richmond's HARD STRIPES. Following 2 demos, this 7" delivers 5 tracks of relentless hardcore abuse that's guaranteed to bring out the club-swinging, knuckle-dragging neanderthal in all of us. Taking cues from mid- to-late '80s NYC hardcore, HARD STRIPES throw down an 7" full of ferocious riffage, pummeling breaks and powerful vocals that command not only attention, but complete submission. Another fine addition to the Richmond Hardcore lineage. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
HARDCORE-PUNK. Richmond's HARD STRIPES returns after releasing a badass debut 7" on Vinyl Conflict with a brand new 5-song 7" of punk-influenced hardcore. Five tracks of relentless, no-frills, no-gimmick hardcore/punk guaranteed to bring out the club-swinging, knuckle-dragging Neanderthal in all of us. For fans of 86 MENTALITY, early AGNOSTIC FRONT and BOSTON STRANGLER. Vinyl includes a digital download card.