Saturday, March 26, 2016


Ajax- (1st) s/t 7" (Katorga Works)
First Pressing, 2014
Black Vinyl /850

More excellent material from Ajax. This is their debut 7" from 2014. As I have mentioned before, I didn't learn about this band until after their 2nd EP proper and sometimes I wonder why I missed them for that long as all of their material is superbly grizzly hardcore punk, the kind of stuff that rarely goes under my radar. Everything this band has released is excellent and I really have trouble trying to pick my favourite amongst any of it. Essential music.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016


Ajax- "Bleach For Breakfast" Demo 7" (Even Worse)
First Pressing, 2014
Pink Vinyl /??

Vinyl pressing of the Ajax "Bleach For Breakfast" demo, originally released as a tape. As with their entire catalogue thus far, this is just excellent, gruff hardcore from New York. Certainly one of my favourite bands of the moment.

Sunday, March 6, 2016


Crown Court- "The English Disease" 7" (Rebellion)
First Pressing, 2015
White Vinyl /200

2nd EP from Crown Court, three more songs. Minor progressions to note- probably the cleanest and most 'Oi!' recording to date and as a result their most 'Oi!' sounding material so far. Excellent stuff again, but nothing can touch that demo.

Saturday, March 5, 2016


Crown Court- "Ruck And Roll" 7" (Rebellion)
First Pressing, 2015
Clear Vinyl 270/300

Though a release from last year, this record presents the debut EP from London's Crown Court. Have been sitting on this since it first came out. More catchy, stompy Oi! from members of the wider current UK hardcore scene. Probably not quite as catchy as the bands excellent demo from 2014, but it's not far off. Managed to land the limited clear vinyl pressing.