Cork, 1979, No label/demo only, 7inch
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Antrim?, 1981, Homestead Records, 7inch
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Dublin, 1991, FOAD, Cassette
The elusive volume two uploaded at last and what a gem it is. A whopper of a compilation featuring songs from the following, Arnheim, Dismal Abysmals, Ciunas, SMH, Stigmatamartyr, Coitus, Paranoid Visions, Brinskill Bomb Beat and 'Sleep With The Beaver'! I have to say the Stigmatamartyr tracks really stood out for me on this one, more of that please. Thanks again to Jay for sorting this one out for me.
Dublin, 1992, FOAD, Cassette
Finally get this gem up here. Arnheim had their own unusual dark, manic, paranoid punk style, mixing in elements of various 80s punk and post punk bands. Thanks to Jay for sending this on, great sound quality.
Co. Antrim, 1977, IT, 7 inch
Fairly rare early IT records release, great power pop/pop punk. Think this may have been their only release, featuring Paul Maxwell later of the Tearjerkers
Dublin, 2011, Headwrecker/Distroy, Cassette
I can't really be totally objective about this as I sing in this band, so here is Agitate Zines opinion..."this is an overwhelming assault of ear molesting raw noise punk...The Japanese influence of bands like GAI and Confuse is very much apparent. The reverbed vocals..reminding me of 'Perdition' era Disorder but at the same time having a very dark and at times atmospheric feel to them".
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Okay so it has been a while since I have uploaded anything to the archive and also a while since I have been actively searching for new stuff to throw up. To put it quite simply I haven’t had enough time to do this properly. So basically what I am looking for is a few helpful people who want work on the archive with me. Whether its just responding to emails, taking stuff that has been sent to the blog and upping it to the blog, scanning old flyers.zines, ripping old tapes/records/cds and/or sourcing them, flyering at gigs, even someone who would be willing to give the archive a bit of a makeover. So if anyone is interested in helping in anyway (even if they are unsure how to help!) please send me on an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Wicklow, 1999, No Pride Records, 7"
Ah a true blast from the past for myself here. Saw these guys only once and I think that was with Menace or Dogshit Sandwich around 2000. Straight up fast fun punk fuckin rock from these Wicklow boys. There is 6 tracks on the 7" and thanks a million to Alan for sending on the 8 unreleased tracks for everyones enjoyment, he also did an excellent job on EQ'n the tracks :)
Dublin, 2011, DIY, Download
Apologies to The Dirge lads for not getting this up sooner, but alas it is finally here. The Dirge are a young Dublin band playing a mix of hardcore and skacore. Four tracks on this EP, one being a Choking Victim cover, gives you an idea of the direction this band are heading towards, however to me the stand out track is Birth, Waste, Death which is a really well structured slowed down hardcore tune that reminds me of Moss Icon or Born Against. I dunno if that's what they were planning on but its comes of fucking great. I have only seen these guys once and am looking forward to seeing what they come up with next.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Belfast, 1980, Double D records, LP
Not sure how exactly I ended up being ignorant of this record for years, soon as I got a rip of this I listened to it three times back to back, which is pretty good for someone with an attention span like mine. This is power pop tastic, almost seems like a concept album about a breakup or something, anyway a fucking gem.