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Mastering Primetime “Going Places” on La Vida Es Un Mus.

“Primetime return with their second EP ‘Going Places’ on La Vida Es un Mus. A four track EP of juvenile Joie de vivre. Each of the four tracks ooze sass, nonchalance and that special ingredient – songs that demand repeat listens. Standout track is ‘Pervert’ which is one minute and 56 seconds of post punk perfection which would happily sit on Rough Trade’s seminal 1980 compilation ‘Wanna Buy a Bridge’ in between Kleenex, Swell Maps and The Raincoats. You will not find something as instant and essential in 2016.'”

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Hipshakes

Mastering The Hipshakes “Sounds We Found” on SMF Records.

“Yes, here’s the long-lost second album by garage punk hit-machines The Hipshakes! Just over six years after it was recorded, finally a full release for Sounds We Found. It’s the Hipshakes first attempt to record in actual Medium Fidelity. Played at super speed with their usual ultra-excellent song writing ability on show, life, death and how to party are all dissected, usually in under two minutes. Former teen sensations from small market town, civil parish, capital of the Peak District and home of the Pudding – Bakewell – The Hipshakes have been friends since before they can remember. They bought instruments at 15 and have been playing together ever since. Early efforts were snotty-nosed and short, brilliant and bratty. With advancing years their noses may have dried up but the hits haven’t. Formed in 2001, their first slew of records and tours of Europe and America were unleashed between 2005 and 2008, calling in at South By Southwest and Gonerfest. 2014 unbelievably saw them tour the UK for the first time. On this record, they are a classic three piece combo of guitar, drums and bass: everyone writes songs and everyone sings them. They have travelled the world, played hundreds of gigs, released dozens of records and been cheered and jeered in roughly equal measure. Live, they are a ferociously exhilarating, mega-mondo smash-hit pop-fountain. They’ve shared the stage with the cream of the garage punk crop of the last ten years. The band are fans of the Soft Boys, Jay Reatard, Kinks, Black Lips, Wreckless Eric, Love Triangle, Swell Maps, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Wire, Red Cords, Nerves, Fuzz and MC5, so if you can dig those bands you might like the Hipshakes too.”

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Mastering Blood Robots S/T LP on Thought Crime Records.

“Members of that band seem to have been in pretty much every Punk or hardcore band from the U.K. in the last 25 years or so: Health Hazard, Ebola, One By One, Boxed In…you name them. Blood Robots started in 1982 and recorded 2 demos, a split flexi 7“ with Reality Control and a few compilation tracks. Here´s most of their recorded work combined on a record that has more than 40 minutes of superb and pretty unique Punk, that has been influenced by Swell Maps, The Fall and of course Crass.”

 

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