“After a demo tape in 2012 and a Split 7 “, now there last replenishment of Is Dodelijk from Nürnberg. 7 songs in just under 7 minutes 45rpm , ie 7x thrashy hardcore punk in top speed ! Both musically and lyrically somewhere between early Amen 81 and the entire 2000s Thrashcore as Nihil Baxter , alert Gerd or Surf Nazis Must Die .”
“Paul Orwell is a singer / songwriter from London who possesses a unique talent in his ability to create the music, attitude and ambience of the mid 1960’s beat period with an assuring knowledge of his place in today’s society. With an extensive record collection encompassing Soul, Freakbeat, Rhythm & Blues, Gospel, Folk and late ‘60s Rock he has taken elements of all these fantastic genre’s and come up with an album filled with moments of genius incorporating the talents of Phil Spector, The Pretty Things, The Beatles, The Who and all those other influential bands”
Mastering Diät “Positive Energy” on Iron Lung and Adagio830 Records.
“The long awaited debut full length has finally arrived. And the wait was well worth it. Diät have worked, worked and reworked these 8 songs until they were perfect. Who is this band you ask? Let us introduce you:
“Brought together by a shared enthusiasm for bleak UK punk and a history of playing in hardcore bands, Berlin based DIÄT have created a sound that they have described, perhaps not entirely seriously, as ‘tough new wave’. Fans of Crisis, Killing Joke and The Mob (UK) should be pleased by the band’s unlikely synthesis of depressive drift and cranked, accelerated energy.
‘Positive Energy’ was recorded last Winter while huddled in a practice space overlooking the industrial landscape of frozen East Berlin, the album finds Diät reining in the threads of malignant enthusiasm still peppered throughout their earlier recordings (both 7″s previously released on this fine imprint) to focus on the cynicism and dejectedness that binds them as a band.”
Packaged in a high quality reverse board jacket with a 12 page lyric booklet only available in this version of the LP. All copies on black vinyl. The download comes with the “Hurricane” video as well.
Art: Jes. Sounds: Duckface. Mastered: Husayn. Video: West.”
Mastering Dim Prospects “S/T” Lunadiscs Records.
Taken from Suspect Device Fanzine:
“This record arrived via punk post from Dim Prospects’ guitarist Mops who gave it to my good friend Rich when he visited Vienna recently. Many years ago Rich had given me an album by an Austrian band I’d never heard of at that point, Target Of Demand, it was a great record that also featured the guitar talents of Mops. I wouldn’t go as far as comparing the two bands, although some of the guitar parts on this do have me thinking of that record, perhaps unsurprisingly. Dim Prospects deliver driving, melodic punk which at times reminds me of early Leatherface or even Pegboy, and although not super fast, the songs are brimming with an energy that gets into your soul and makes you feel you can do anything. I’ve been playing this a lot and have no hesitation in saying that this is one of the best melodic punk records I’ve heard in a long time. (Tony)”
“50 pressed for MANIC RELAPSE FEST, hand made lathe cut 7″s”
Taken from Uberrock:
“Somebody once sang, “who will save rock and roll?” Well I could give you a list as long as an elephant’s trunk of bands who are flying the flag for good old Rock and Roll and I’ve just added another name to the illustrious list. Sticky Valentines is their name and playing dangerous sloppy rock and roll is their game.
Don’t despair kids, Rock and Roll is in rude health if you only scratch the surface, or failing that check out some of the bands I get to review on Uber Rock. Imagine the Rolling Stones around the time of ‘Exile…’ jamming with a prime time Thunders and Sylvain and add a dash of Hanoi Rocks when they were entering Mystery City that’s where these pirates of glunk sit comfortably. Hell, for good measure throw in some Replacements and a few Chuck Berry licks and Izzy Stradlin when he was on top of his game, oh and don’t forget the booze.
Kicking off quite literally is ‘Bored On The Boardwalk’ – with its heaving, sloppy swagger it’s like one huge barroom brawl is only one swig away and these vagabonds are gonna mess with anyone and everyone. With a fantastic guitar solo that Johnny would have been proud of the song just ends and gets the hell out of dodge. Superb stuff.
There are many pretenders who have a go at Rock and Rolling but can’t pull it off. Sticky Valentines were born to Rock and Roll and I see it as my duty to offer them up to you as paragons of taste: it’s only right you join me in saving rock and roll by supporting this band of rock and roll gypsies. Now can I get a “Fuck yeah!?” Stay alive, stay out of jail and Rock and Roll! Fuck Yeah!!!”
Mastering Raatoämpäri “Tuomiojärvi”.
What is there to say other than everything that comes out of Finland is amazing and worth checking out.
Recorded by Maxime Smadja at Studio Les Thermes.
“If you were lucky enough to hear and hold dear their debut LP from last year, it won’t be hard to convince you of their lust for Wire-wrapped rhythms and those fluid French lyrics laid artfully on top of such slashing guitars and intimidating vocal harmonies, uggh, so good! Straddling the razor’s edge of late 70s French thug punk bravado and early 80s post punk into a concise and well-produced modern classic, Que Du Bonheur strikes an icy aloofness right across the board into such impeccably well-written guitar lines, all destined to stick in your head instantly. The vocals can only really be described as excruciatingly refined, deadpan yet defiant and brilliantly brutish, you can try to stave off their allure, but why even put up the effort? Tough and seductive, and swollen with cuts from all those barbed hooks, this new LP should solidify their legend even further” (Todd Killings, VICTIM OF TIME)
“After their well-received 1st EP (Road to Nothingness), Singapore’s motorcharged punk outfit, SNÄGGLETOOTH, bring on a more straight forward punk influence than anything else on this 2nd EP. Punk yes, but they were still able to edge through each track with blistering riffs and intense guitar solos all over. A good combination which was well-executed in this release. Overall, this 2nd EP is on par or even better than the 1st one. Good songs, good sound. For fans of Motorhead, Annihilation Time, Inepsy, Burning leather, Skitkids and more etc.”