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Nachthexen 7

Mastering Nachthexen “s/t” on Kids of the Lughole.

Recorded and mixed by Ben Hunter.

Taken from Just Some Punk Songs:

“Nachthexen are a female fronted synth punk band from Sheffield featuring Emma Thacker (vocals), Donna (synth), Fiona (bass) and Olga Rienda (drums). They take their name from the German nickname for the women military aviators of the 558th Night Bomber Regiment (later known as the 46th “Taman” Guards Night Bomber Aviation Regiment) of the Soviet Air Forces. The English translation is Night Witches.

Last year saw them release the name your price ep titled The Other. They followed it up last April with a s/t 7″ ep on Kids Of The Lughole Records. (Just a quick note, Kids Of The Lughole have put out some of 2016’s coolest music, this blog has already featured Sievehead, Clean Shirts and Detergents but there’s others that are definitely worth checking out : https://kidsofthelughole.bandcamp.com/ ).

Back when I was at school, the likes of Cabaret Voltaire and The Human League were pioneering synth punk and like Nachthexen, both were from Sheffield. Upholding that city’s fine tradition of this kind of music, from the s/t ep, this is Ring Ring…..”

 

No Form

Mastering No Form 12″ on Muscle Horse Records.

“A boundary-pushing record from the North of England. Bathing in the murk, devoid of light, it invokes a dark atmosphere that has little to do with any gothic plod or metal pose. This is punk, as antagonistic and cleansing as it ever can be. NO FORM’s notorious live power is finally captured on this, their first record, with four shorter pulsating numbers on Side A and one long jam on Side B that approaches the outer limits. Shrill, disconcerting guitar leads and tormented vocals slither over an affirmative pummel that exists at the meeting point between outlier hardcore punk – SIEGE/UNITED MUTATION/GISM – and post-punk/proto-industrial at its most confrontational – SPK/CABARET VOLTAIRE/GOOD MISSIONARIES. Deceptively catchy thrashing coexists with sinister, siren-call sax that evokes THROBBING GRISTLE. This is music for the perennially despondent. Music for the subconscious, not the fashion conscious. This is music that could have been the soundtrack to the Blood Garden in JG Ballard’s ‘High Rise’. This is music as life ritual, to be listened to by all or none.” (Rob Tyers)

Buy it here!

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