I guess these newsletters are now every two weeks. Few bits of news and lots of other records you defo need have arrived includi ng the never ending restocks of Home Front, The Chisel and Rixe. Plus lots of other new records. Plus if you have been following the Irish punk scene make sure you get check out the pre-order section of this newsletter.
Record Of Dis Week: Tozcos - Infernal 12"
So for Record of Disweek I was thinking I was going to go with The Chisel or the Groucho Marxist Records compilation both very fine records but released late last year I only got around to Tozcos - Infernal recently and it has been a record I just keep coming back to so I said I had to highlight it for this week, as it is the record of the week for me. Tozcos last release was their With their last release way back in 2018 i guess they haven't been on my radar so I guess that's why I am late to the party on this. Coming from southern california citing local influences of TSOL and Adolescents there is UK82 undercurrent that creates an energy or electricity as maybe the cover alludes to that is just infectious.
Check out Tozcos - Infernal 12" now on the table get your copy or listen here.
1. The Chisel - What A Fucking Nightmare LP - 12” (Pure Noise)
2. (New Dark Ages Records)
3.SCREAMING DEATH “ 4 WAY SPLIT LP“ SCARECROW, DISSEKERAD, DESTRUCT, RAT CAGE 12" (Skrammel Records)
4. Night Fever - Dead End 12” (Svart Records)
5. Home Front - Games Of Power LP (La Vida Es Un Mus)
Here is our version of Top Of The Pops run-down of the top selling releases from last week so you get an insight into what is at the top of the table, a small run down of what others are listening to so you can give into pier pressure.
New Irish zine Boots & Ballads covering the world of Oi! with Vol#1 covering the recent SIrish Oi! and Street Punk Fest in Dublin, with interviews with Sympos, United Bottles, Easy Company, An Slua and more.. Ryan who does the zine also runs the amazing Luca Records down in Waterford, which is record shop and skateboarding and they also put on lots of gigs there as well. Great to see a rising punk scene in Waterford.
Here is what else arrived in of recent:
The Chisel - What A Fucking Nightmare LP
Boots & Ballads zine Vol. #1
THE CHISEL - Retaliation LP
TOXIC WASTE - Belfast LP
V/A GROUCHO MARXIST RECORD CO:OPERATIVE LP + 40 PAGE BOOKLET
TOZCOS - Infernal LP
BIB - Biblical 7"
HOME FRONT - Think Of The Lie MLP
INSTITUTE - Ragdoll Dance LP
HOME FRONT - Games Of Power LP
RIXE - Collection LP
ZOUNDS - Can't Cheat Karma LP
Axe Rash / Therapy split 7”
Spillage - S/T 7”
VERDICT The Rat Race LP
SCREAMING DEATH 4 Way split LP - Rat Cage, Scarecrow, Dissekerad, Destruct
PHANE Police system "7""EP"
SVAVELDIOXID / PARASIT split "7""EP"
ABSOLUT Hell's Highest Power LP
3-WAY CUM 1993-1998 2XLP
ANTI CIMEX The Complete Demos Collection 1982-1983 LP
BLACK UNIFORMS Faces of death LP
DRILLER KILLER And the winner is … LP
DEFIANCE Out Of Order LP
A couple of new pre-orders are available on the table the idea of these pre-orders is so you can pre-order records ahead of time so you dont miss out on coloured versions and you dont have to pay 2-3 times the postage.
AN SLUA / RED BRICKS / THE UNCOUTH / RECKLESS UPSTARTS "INTERCONTINENTAL OI!" 12"
An Slua are a band everyone in Ireland is talking about and one you should defo pay attention to and they are finally back with 3 new tracks, alongside 3 other bands. Some of the finest street punk/ Oi! from four countries on two continents. 3 new tracks from each band! The Uncouth (USA), An Slua (Ireland), Red Bricks (Germany), Reckless Upstarts (Canada)
I thought a little section of what we have been listening to or a playlist would expose even more music to you. But I didn't want to do a Spotify playlist as Spotify doesn't help punk. So I am just going to highlight a few things I have been listening to this week and its not all crust punk and Oi!. Sometimes stuff is in distro other times it aint if it is in distro I will link to the record and their should be an embedded player their for you to listen or you can buy the record.