Friday, 13 October 2017

Taste the Burning - one last look at Discharge '86

Our final look at Grave New World era Discharge concerns the one that got away, the first track recorded for the LP which for whatever reason didn't make the grade, Taste The Burning. Certainly one of the most tantalising pieces of information from Fish's interview in Our Future issue II, the idea that there is a complete, studio quality outtake from the LP session out there somewhere in the ether is as frustrating as it is exciting.

Assuming Taste The Burning was never copied from the original reel to reel the likelihood of this track ever seeing the light of day are slim indeed, however thanks to the power of the DIY underground there are a couple of live versions of the track out there for us to enjoy.

Taste The Burning Live in Leeds

The song adds a welcome change of tempo to the 1986 set, but it is this same tempo which perhaps reveals why it was dropped from the final album track listing, being at odds with the LP's more mid-paced assault.

Perhaps we will one day see some comprehensive Discharge re-issues - until then we'll just need to keep digging through the underground.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Discharge 1986 - Back from the Grave

Issue II of Our Future is now pretty much sold out but before Issue III hits the door mats there are a few more aspects of Discharge 1986 I'd like to consider here on the blog.

The first is a classic 'what could have been' consideration. From about the 5 minute mark on the video below we get to hear the 1986 line-up of Discharge tearing through some classic Pooch era numbers sans vocals. The musicianship and energy is top shelf: Garry remains a powerhouse behind the kit, Fish more than nails the leads, and Nick doesn't slouch in bass department either.

The whole performance asks so many questions. What if the band had interspersed a few more of these these tunes through their set? What if Cal had toned down the falsetto a notch or two. What if the band had managed to keep going just a little longer? 

Close the curtains, back comb (whats left of) your hair, crank it up and give your best Cal impersonation!

More Discharge related posts t come, you can order a copy of the zine while stocks last here, and follow the zine/label via facebook here

Thursday, 5 October 2017

back for the attack - Feb 2018!

More details to follow - expect a whole lot of noise disorder and chaos!!

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Our Future zine issue 2

Issue 2 of Our Future takes a look an in depth look at the Discharge LP Grave New World, and one area of this study is to look at other LP's released in 1986.

1986 was certainly a fantastic year for underground hardcore and metal music, with band established acts such as Slayer and Metallica releasing their best works and hardcore groups like Agnostic Front and D.R.I. going from strength to strength. Things were perhaps not so rosy for our the home grown talent, Grave New World - as discussed in Our Future issue 2 - was an LP which very much divided fan opinion, but what about the other stalwarts of the UK Hardcore scene?

Here are four more LP's released in 1986 - which one do you think sounds the freshest after 30 years?

G.B.H. - Midnight Madness LP

Broken Bones - Never Say Die 12"

English Dogs - Where Legend Began LP

The Exploited - Jesus is Dead 12"

Our Future issue 2 is available to order now through the label bandcamp page

Mob 47 & The Wankys UK dates

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Crack Your Skull Up! 01

Crack Your Skull Up is an occasional series of posts about new music which will most certainly crack your skull up!


The Bordeaux shakedown nightmare continues unabated with this hot new release from Diktat. A real mangel hardcore feeling in the tradition of Sweden's Totalitar, even the bands name feels like a tribute to those mighty Scandinavians - hardcore for fans of HARDCORE.


Ex-member of Thisclose lunging full d-beat for the throat - State of Fear, Doom and even a whisper of early Entombed rattling around a cage made of Bones consecrated bones. The sound of a thousand crusties shoving their raised fists into an enormous boiling kettle in the depths of Bathgate - 100% SMASH.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Our Future zine issue one out now: KLF & Extreme Noise Terror - The Black Room

Issue one of our future zine looks in depth at the 1991/2 collaboration between international pop sensation The KLF and crust punk pioneers Extreme Noise Terror, in particular their planned joint LP 'The Black Room.'

The project was abandoned in its early stages, with only the below instrumental Extreme Noise Terror tracks as evidence in the public realm of how far the project had progressed. There may however, as reported in Our Future issue one. exist some much more developed, perhaps even finished versions of these tracks, though whether they will ever be available to the public is another question.

Listening to the below tracks out of context they come across as very simplistic, short and repetitive by the usual ferocious standards of Extreme Noise terror. However, when we consider how they would have pulled apart and re-arranged by Jimmy and Bill in the studio then a clearer sense of their intent as building blocks towards something much greater becomes clear.

I don't think I'm offering too much of a spoiler for Issue One by saying that the reasons why The Black Room LP was put on hold are us unclear today as they have ever been. If you would like to find out more about this unique moment in the history of both Hardcore punk and Pop culture history then follow this link to order a copy Our Future issue one

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Our Future issue one

Our Future issue one will be off to the printers this week - 24 pages focusing on the 1991/2 collaboration between The KLF and Extreme Noise Terror

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Five Thousand - Monadh

New release!

Heavy Hardcore in the vein of bands like Scatha and Amebix - CD coming soon