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    • March 24, 2023 6:05 AM CDT
    • Out now You Better Run (You Better Hide) brand new single + video from Dutch garage rockers Black Operator



    • March 15, 2023 2:52 AM CDT
    • If you are looking for something completely different and off the beaten track for your next Punk Weekend then why not look at the increasingly popular Punk On The Peninsula, held in the beautiful coastal town of Dunoon on the Cowal Peninsula on the banks of the stunning River Clyde?

      Dunoon is a real hidden gem and people who have attended the festival over the past seven years, bands and fans alike, quite simply fall in love with the place, and the real bonus is it is only one hour away from Glasgow and Glasgow Airport, and incredibly easy to get to.

      The views, the atmosphere, the peninsula, the town and the nearby beaches all give the event a holiday feeling. Far different from the normal corporate and city centre locations that usually host these events.

      Famous acts have been singing the event’s praises: The Skids said they were blown away by the scene from the stage; the Cockney Rejects described it as the most stunning location they have ever played; RUTS DC said it's the most beautiful location for a festival and Peter & The Test Tubes commented that it's the best idea in years as people will buy tickets before they even know which bands are playing - they were right!

      Whether driving to the festival by from Glasgow along the banks of Loch Lomond, Loch Fyne and the stunningly beautiful Loch Eck, or by driving from Glasgow to Gourock, just under thirty miles from Glasgow, and then jumping on the car ferry for a truly glorious twenty minute crossing of the river, whichever way you choose, you will be glad you made the effort by the time you arrive in the little seaside resort of Dunoon, it truly is an unforgettable experience.

      People travelling by train can board one of the trains from Glasgow Central to Gourock and in under an hour, be dropped off on Gourock Pier, the last stop on the line, where a few yards away the twice hourly Passenger Ferry takes you across the glorious Firth of Clyde and drops you off at Dunoon Pier, a two-minute walk from the event!

      With increasing numbers attending the festival from as far away as Australia, Canada and many Europe countries, the festival features some of the household names of the Punk World as well as a whole host of the unsung heroes of our scene and thoroughly deserve their day in the sun, and features not just out Punk acts but also a fair smattering of Celtic Punk, Folk and even Ska acts.

      This year’s event on 25th to 28th May features three different venues including for the opening night the incredible setting of The Burgh Hall in the town’s main street, for the first time, then for the next three days, the main stage is situated on the pier on the banks of the river with absolutely breathtaking views.

      In these testing financial times we have tried to help by offering ultra low prices for people wanting to camp, as well as having a limited number of cut price slots for people with Camper Vans.

      If you would like to know more please go to




    • February 4, 2023 5:56 AM CST
    • Reissued on blue or black vinyl Satan's Rats 'You Make Me Sick' 7"

    • January 28, 2023 7:53 AM CST
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      ‘Is Still Murder’

      14 track LP only: Label: Overground

      Cat. No. OVER 189LP   Barcode: 689492218010

      Limited edition of 500

      Release Date: 27th January 2023



      The System formed In Wigan, Lancashire in January 1980, a fusion of two local punk bands.


      Rebellious from the start, one of their first gigs on 29th July 1981 caused outrage when they played their local pub’s car park whilst many residents were celebrating Charles and Di’s royal wedding. The local vicar ensured that the police pulled the plug.


      It was hearing Crass and seeing them live that influenced the band to move in a more ‘anarcho-punk’ direction. Soon they had linked up with other like-minded bands and after playing with Flux of Pink Indians were invited to join Flux’s Spiderleg Records. Two singles were released in 1982 Dogs Of War and The System Is Murder and the two bands toured together. They also appeared on the Wargasm compilation album with Dead Kennedys, Captain Sensible, Mau Maus and others.


      A friendship with Crass developed with The System organising two gigs for them in Wigan and Crass turned up unannounced at a System gig, and borrowing their gear, began playing new material to a stunned audience.


      The System split in November 1983 and reformed for a McLibel benefit gig in 1998 and again briefly in 2015.


      This album compiles tracks from their singles, their Wargasm appearance and demo recordings that were previously available on the long sold-out CD version released by Overground Records in 2005. The insert features a detailed band history and photos courtesy of Andy Coward.


      Track Listing:

      Dogs Of War / Their Corrupting Ways / Nervous Breakdown / Under Cover Agent For The S.A.S. / Let’s Be Free / Born To Lose / Identity / White Youth / We Don’t Wanna Fight Their Wars / Thought Control / Their Decisions / Prisoner / Repetition / In The System


    • December 3, 2022 4:26 AM CST

      ICON A.D.

      ‘Lest We Forget’

      15 track LP only: Label: Overground

      Cat. No. OVER 188LP – Edition of 300

      Release Date: 2nd December 2022

      Formed in Leeds in 1978 by four school friends aged 16 to 18, all with no musical ability whatsoever but plenty of attitude, Icon A.D. immediately started upsetting the local newspaper, venues and the ‘rock’ fraternity but played only locally and released nothing and would probably have drifted into oblivion until…

      They noticed an advert from Crass who were planning to release an album of ‘unknowns’. They submitted a rehearsal tape and the track ‘Cancer’ was included on the first ‘Bullshit Detector’ on the Crass label.

       The band were becoming increasingly politicised and sent some new recordings to Radical Change records who in September 1982 released the ‘Don’t Feed us Shit’ EP. The single was a huge success and peaked at No.2 in the ‘independent’ chart and in the tradition of ‘anarcho-punk’ was sold at a ‘Pay No More Than’ price.

       The same month the band recorded a session for John Peel and shortly after recorded their next single ‘Let The Vultures Fly’ also released on Radical Change in June 1983, again sold at an ‘anarcho-punk’ price.

       The single was another huge success far out-selling their previous single and Backs distribution who funded Radical Change wanted the band to cross over into the more mainstream punk market and suggested full colour covers and a full retail price.

       Rather than compromise their principles the band split.

       ‘Lest We Forget’ compiles their two singles, their unreleased final single and other studio recordings unreleased at the time complete with an insert with a detailed band history from Crag Sharp-Weir.

      Track Listing:

      Face The Facts/ Fight For Peace/ You Fight To Kill/ What's Your Name/ Say No/ Tridents 1 and 2/ Seeing Is Believing/ We'll Rise They'll Fall/ Rough Cut/ Money Men/ Backs To The Wall/ Cancer/ Ransom/ Trident/ Clockwork Orange

    • October 17, 2022 3:35 AM CDT
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    • October 17, 2022 2:32 AM CDT
    • Los Atarrayas presents "Killed By Surf", probably the punkest instrumental surf record you've ever heard!

      10 original wild surf'n'roll songs, melted with weird & unusual sounds, launched through a twangy, reckless, reverb-driven wall of sound!

      Available in vinyl and digital on Los Atarrayas Bandcamp page and Surf Cookie Records Bandcamp page

      Killed By Surf

    • October 17, 2022 2:29 AM CDT
    • Los Atarrayas presents "Killed By Surf", probably the punkest instrumental surf record you've ever heard!

      10 original wild surf'n'roll songs, melted with weird & unusual sounds, launched through a twangy, reckless, reverb-driven wall of sound!

      Available in vinyl and digital here : and here :

    • September 23, 2022 11:58 PM CDT

    • July 4, 2022 1:09 PM CDT
    • On 16th January 1979 the Art Attacks released their second and sadly posthumous single 'First and Last' on Fresh Records.

      The A side was "Punk Rock Stars" and featured the drumming of Robert Gotobed from Wire. The B side was "Rat City".

      The A side was recorded in 1978 before they split in March of that year, while the B side was recorded in 1977.

      The artwork was designed by Edwin Pouncey aka Savage Pencil, lead singer of the band.

      After they split Edwin Pouncey, Marion Fudger and Steve Spear would form The Tagmemics who released one single 'Chimneys' on the Index label in 1980.

      Unquestionably a punk rock classic, the single is now highly collectable, has featured on many official and unofficial punk rock compilations and has been long overdue an official reissue so in 2022, in conjunction with the band, Overground Records have released a limited reissue of 500 copies on silver vinyl which losely reproduces the original sleeve and label artwork.

    • June 20, 2022 3:56 PM CDT
    • Billy Childish headlining… way I’m gonna miss this. Anyone else going?

    • May 21, 2022 9:18 AM CDT
    • Out  now a reissue of the debut 7" by Neon Hearts 'Venus Eccentric' b/w 'Regulations'. 500 only colour vinyl with full colour double-sided insert.

    • February 26, 2022 6:10 PM CST

      Here is a new blog that may be of interest to all those who speak French.

    • February 26, 2022 7:14 AM CST
    • The Cravats were one of John Peel’s favourite bands and he invited them into Maida Vale Studios to record four sessions for him for his Radio 1 show between 1979 and 1982.

      The beauty of these sessions was the challenge that each had to be recorded and mixed in one day so there was always an energy about the tracks and the versions were always raw as there was no times for overdubs, post-production changes etc.

      These four sessions all get one session per side.

      The first from 31/7/79 features five tracks: Welcome / Pressure Sellers / Who’s In Here With Me? / Live For Now / Precinct

      The second recorded 23/9/80 is: Still / In Your Eyes / You’re Driving Me / Triplex Zone

      The third was recorded 10/8/91 the tracks are: Terminus / Ice-Cubists / Firemen / Rub Me Out

      And lastly, recorded 6/11/82: There Is No International Rescue / The Station / Daddy’s Shoes / Working Down Underground

      The artwork features pictures of The Cravats recording in a studio.

      Released by a Cravats fan (no label is credited) as a limited edition double album of 300 copies, we have managed to acquire a few copies.

    • December 11, 2021 4:46 AM CST
    • Out now is The Rings 'I Wanna Be Free' b/w 'Automobile' 1977 rehearsals 7". It's raw 1970s punk rock recorded before their classic Chiswick single. There's just 300 copies and a variety of colours.

    • December 12, 2020 8:28 AM CST

      ‘The Colossal Tunes Out’

      Label: Overground Records

      12-track LP OVER 178LP – edition of 500 with poster

      What happened in February 1983 then?

      Serial killer Dennis Nilsen was arrested, unemployment hit an all-time high, the Mini Metro was Britain’s best selling car and The Cravats released a flipping stonking LP on Corpus Christi Records.

      Played to pieces by Peel and hugging the indie chart’s midriff for a good few weeks, every track on ‘Colossal’ is indeed ruddy enormous.

      Like everything by these dada-dealing daddios the music is a highly calculated cacophony of pounding drums, behemoth bass and fraught guitars all drenched in sonically deranged saxophone while the songs are surreal stories sheathed in the scenery of their small town English home.

      The whole beast is a kind of all you can eat aural entertainment buffet featuring 13 of the band’s best bites of the bizarre.

      From the frantic psycho surfabilly opener, Off The Beach to the ferocious hornets-in-a-holdall drone of I Am The Dreg, The Cravats employed their entire toolbox of toys when putting this doozy together.

      Apart from newly recorded tracks, There Is No International Rescue, Fireman, Terminus, The Station, Icecubists, Daddy’s Shoes and Working Down Underground you got the Small Wonder Records single releases, And The Sun Shone, You’re Driving Me and I Am The Dreg (the version of Off The Beach on here was recorded on a mobile studio positioned in a pig pen next to their practice room down on the farm in Worcestershire. It’s noisier and more unkempt than the Small Wonder single release).

      Plus there’s the ‘hit’ single (well, It sold more than anything else they ever did!) Rub Me Out and When Will We Fall, forged by High Priest of Punk, Penny Rimbaud with the aid of Southern Studios sound guru, John Loder which was fired out of the Crass Records canon in 1982.

      No track sounds like any of its companions but every track sounds like The Cravats.

      The original Colossal Tunes Out LP certainly deserves its legendary status and hefty price tag on the rare record resell circuit. It’s good news that Overground Records are putting these tunes out again and it’s great news that they still sound colossal!

      One-time vinyl pressing of 500 copies that closely reproduces the original but with the bonus of a poster.

       Off The Beach/ Terminus/Firemen /The Station /Working Down Underground/ I Am The Dreg /You’re Driving Me /There Is No International Rescue/ And The Sun Shone /Icecubists /Rub Me Out /Daddy’s Shoes /When Will We Fall

    • September 26, 2020 5:45 AM CDT
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      ‘What A Bunch Of Rodents’

      12 track LP only: Label: Overground

      Cat. No. OVER 177LP  

      Release Date: 2nd October 2020

      Satan’s Rats formed in Evesham, Worcestershire in January 1977, with an average age of just seventeen.

      Songs like the anthemic ‘Year Of The Rats’ about the demise of the old fart groups, their appearance at the Birmingham Punk Festival and support to the Sex Pistols at the Roxy soon saw the band build a large following and inevitably drew them to the attention of record labels.

      Their first demo earned them a deal with DJM Records. Hardly a punk label, home to Elton John and the enigmatic Rikki Sylvan who produced their first two singles.

      The first single ‘In My Love For You’ was released in 1977. Bob Geldof reviewed in the NME and slagged it off. The second single ‘Year Of The Rats’ released early in 1978 fared no better, sinking without a trace.

      For their third single ’You Make Me Sick’ they had Vic Maile (Dr Feelgood/Fruit Eating Bears) as producer. He managed to capture the anger of the band perfectly and this single, released in 1978 was undoubtedly their finest moment. Julie Burchill reviewed it in the NME, she hated it.

      Later that year Paul Rencher quit, the band recruited vocalist Wendy Wu, changed their name to The Photos, signed to Epic and had a hit album.

      All three Satan’s Rats singles are highly prized collectors’ items and have been heavily bootlegged on punk compilations, one series even naming itself ‘Year Of The Rats’.

      ‘What A Bunch Of Rodents’ is a vinyl compilation of their singles and six studio recordings unreleased at the time and contains an insert with sleeve notes from Steve Eagles and photos and memorabilia.

      Track Listing: In My Love For You / Façade / Year Of The Rats / Louise / You Make Me Sick / Louise / Who Stole My Skateboard? / Sex Object / With Honours / You Make It Hard 4 Us / Look At The Band / She's Artistic

    • August 16, 2020 5:30 AM CDT



      'Is Still Above God'

      Label: Overground • OVER 173LP

      Release Date: 14th August 2020

      Bar Code: 0731946381266

      John The Postman was, hardly surprisingly, a postman. John and his friends were regulars at the first punk gigs in Manchester. It was at one such gig in April 1977 after a few too many drinks that John decided to invade the Buzzcocks stage, picked up a guitar and decided to terrorise the audience with his version of the rock standard Louie, Louie. Far from being murdered, he actually won a few admirers and after a couple more appearances was actually invited to become the official support to such artists as V2, The Fall, John Cooper-Clarke and The Drones.

      Soon John was joined by other musicians and a band (of sorts) was formed for the live gigs. Things improved, sometimes they got paid for appearing!

      Flushed with success and beer money, it was inevitable that John would sell out and release a record on Manchester’s Bent Records. So in Feb 1978 John and fifteen other musicians got drunk and headed into Pennine Studios in Oldham to record their debut mini album ‘Puerile’. The introduction to the album was by Mark E. Smith of The Fall and was his debut appearance on vinyl.

      The album was released in a brown paper bag (to look like a letter) and sold an impressive 10,000 copies.

      In need of more beer money, John and ten musicians went to Cargo Studios in Rochdale on Sunday, 10th October 1978 and in a few hours completed his second album. Packaged in another appropriately D.I.Y. sleeve the album was another success, selling 7,000. Sounds saw fit to describe John as “neo-legendary and neo-obscure”.

      A third album was recorded in 1980 scheduled to appear on Mark E. Smith’s Cog Sinister label, before departing to America to work as (you’ve guessed it) - a postman!

      In 2014 John approached Overground Records (who had reissued his other albums) and a release was planned. Sadly John who prophetically suggested the title died in 2015 and the project was shelved until now.

      This masterpiece of mayhem continues the madness and is released as a limited edition of just 300 copies. It is the perfect tribute.

      Track listing:Merry Go Round/ No Fun/ Good News Week/ Barbados/ Work/ Eve Of Destruction/ Wild Man Fischer Trio


    • June 21, 2020 4:48 AM CDT
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      ‘The Deadline Demos’

      Label: Overground Records

      8-track 10” LP OVER 175LP Barcode: 0731946381273

      Release Date: 26th June 2020


      In 1989 Dee Dee Ramone fled both New York and The Ramones and headed to Europe. After a brief aborted link-up with Stiv Bators and Johnny Thunders in Paris, he moved to London intending to seek out fellow punk rock contemporaries with a plan for a fresh start and to form a new band.

      DeeDee was introduced by mutual friend Brian James (ex Damned/Lords of the New Church) to Alan Lee Shaw (ex Rings/Maniacs) and George Butler (ex Lighting Raiders) and a band formed with the proposed name of Dee Dee Ramone’s Deadline.

      With rehearsals underway, Alan on bass /backing vocals, George drums and Dee Dee guitar/lead vocals, the project was soon up and running and in the process of negotiating a recording deal with Overground Records, the release would be promoted with a UK tour, when due to unforeseen circumstances (unfortunately the state of Dee Dee’s fragile mental/physical shape), the project was sadly and frustratingly brought to an abrupt end, before any studio recordings or gigs could be completed.

      The demos from 1989 are the only recordings that occurred. They are works in progress, forming an important historical record that show flashes of Dee Dee’s genius as one of punk’s most important original songwriters.

      The songs never appeared on any of Dee Dee’s other releases and but for this recently re-discovered tape would have been lost forever.

      All eight tracks from 1989 the session are released as a limited edition 10” of 400 copies.

      Track listing:

      Jumping Jack / What About This? / One Way / I Got A Right / My Baby Only Loves Me This Way / She’s Dreg From My Heart And Back / I Can’t Come Out / Human Being Parade

    • March 25, 2020 9:20 AM CDT
    • A nice cover version of the most famous Ugly Ducklings song: "Nothin'", by The Sick Rose, an 80's garage rock band from Turin, Italy.

    • March 25, 2020 9:02 AM CDT
    • The Sick Rose, an 80's garage rock band from Turin.

    • March 15, 2020 1:46 PM CDT


      Label: Overground Records

      12-track LP OVER 172LP Barcode: 0720355546076

      12-track CD OVER 172CD Barcode: 5060114368118

      Release Date: 13th March 2020

      'You feel that when the music stops you're always left without a chair' - Hoorahland

      We all inhabit Hoorahland.

      It's the great bemusement park in your head and what Walt would have wanted. We never leave. Trapped by its turnstiles, looping the loop of uncertainty for eternity or, at least, until the Chessington World of Dementia kicks in and brings blissful release.

      Oh, and Jello Biafra duets with The Shend on Now The Magic Has Gone, a song about two ageing theatre queens whose everlasting love has tragically fragmented into a thousand shards of bitter hate. It's a tango.

      You what?

      After 43 years, Hoorahland is The Cravats totally in control of where they want to be sonically. A polished progression from 2017's critically aclaimed Dustbin of Sound album.

      Twelve Carollian compositions chronicling the view from Shend's brain laid like a sumptious set of doilies upon the sax-riddled, bass-laden engine that Biscuits, 91, Garstang and Naan have whittled.

      It's an intricate Dada Vinci design for the dysfunctional dodgems in which we nervously perch as they bounce off the buffers and each other while we fumble frantically for the imaginary steering wheel.

      Without employing too many cliched Theme Park music metaphors such as 'white knuckle roller coaster ride' and 'spinning teacups of terror' what do we get?

      Apart from last year's single Shy and Good For You which were championed on the wireless by Gideon Coe, Marc Riley and Henry Rollins amongst others, there are ten other opuses covering everything from the lack of god, Austin Allegros and granny's faded jeans to tight fitting jar lids, grouted portholes in Cartel submersibles and Bryan May's shirt.

      Plus, of course, that duet with Jello.

      As I said we all inhabit Hoorahland but it's not about the rides, it's more about the view from the queue.

      And no, it's not a ruddy concept album . . . although the definition of 'concept' is 'an abstract idea' and as The Cravats have been as abstract as fuck for 43 years then maybe it is.

      Whenever I start to feel important, I think 'well, I never did much for The Cravats and I didn't stop Toyah.' - JOHN PEEL


      Great to hear a saxophonist playing riffs . . . This group are vicious in their intent, yet relaxed taste abounds. - MARK E. SMITH


      One of the greatest bands in the history of music. - HENRY ROLLINS


      A listening experience akin to being hit over the head with a saxophone while an incredibly clever anarchist autodidact shouts in your face - STEWART LEE


      The Cravats are: The Shend – Vocals, Svor Naan – Saxophone & Clarinet, Joe 91 – Bass, Rampton Garstang – Drums, Viscount Biscuits – Guitar