@The Ceramic Hobs are the band in the corner of the old man-s pub round the back of the venue getting drunk before they either a( slay your senses with a mind boggling set of punk inspired psy/chedelia or b( fall over screaming and fighting. They make The Fall look as stable as U2 and the Butthole Surfers as mainstream as R.E.M. They're from Blackpool and have been going since 1985. This double LP retrospective of the North of England-s most unique, overlooked and long/lasting underground band spans 25 years of recordings, with tracks taken from numerous releases carefully selected and sequenced by Philip Best *Consum... + INFO
At long last a reissue on vinyl for this long lost and scarce UK hardcore classic. Originally self/released in 1993 in a very small run. Original copies now command Â£100 upwards on the collectors market. This reissue collects that original material alongside tracks from that same period released in Japan only. This new edition was put together by the band themselves. It features an extensive collection of unseen photographs and sleeve notes housed in a swanky gatefold sleeve. The same iconic front cover used on the original album graces this edition too. Limited to 500 copies.
Circuit Breaker are a band split in half. On the one hand, there is the jagged guitar and maud/lin singing of Peter Simpson, which slots into the lineage of expansive and gothic punk ala Killing Joke , Bauhaus , Wire ,etc. Pushing against it is the production approach of his brother Edward. Washes of glassy FM Synth melodies are counterbalanced with bursts of electronic harshness, recalling artists such as Autechre ^ Pan Sonic. "Hands Return To Shake" is their second full length. Moving on from the previous record, "My Descent Into Capital", "Hands Return." is a much more personal and emotive work. Simultaneously a re... + INFO
Consumer Electronics return with a double album of all new studio recordings produced by Russell Haswell. Some wondered how the songwriting team of Philip Best and Sarah Froelich would fare after the leaving their London home to take up residency in the United States. Well, here's the answer. Recorded in San Francisco, CE deliver "Airless Space",a state/of/the/union address that does for our American cousins what the band's earlier "Estuary English" album did for a British audience poised upon the coming madness of Brexit. Unusually for CE, "Airless Space" clocks in at 60 minutes, a hexed induction for a country labou... + INFO
Two studio tracks by the experimental electronic trio of Philip Best, Sarah Froelich and producer Russell Haswell. Limited edition -album/style- picture sleeve with printed card inner sleeve containing full lyrics to both tracks.