Thursday, 20 August 2015

Upcoming shows from Sievehead and Flesh World

We're putting on a couple of shows of the next couple of weeks, and the line up's are pretty great if we say so ourselves.

First of all, we have Yorkshire's Sievehead and Bad Manfiest coming through on tour. This is also Frau's homecoming show after their US/Canadian/Mexican tour which is happening right now!

(Flyer by Colin Mifsud)

Following that a couple of weeks later, San Francisco's Flesh World be playing the last show on their UK tour, and have Good Throb, The Lowest Frm and Border with them. This is going to be a good one for sure:

(Flyer by Charlotte Procter)

For more info on both of these and other shows we're booking, check out this group:

Monday, 17 August 2015

SHEER MAG UK / Ireland tour dates!

SHEER MAG are coming over for the first time this coming November! They will also be doing a full mainland tour, but for now, here are the dates for the UK and Ireland:

Saturday November 7th: Static Shock Weekend, London
Sunday November 8th: JT Soar, Nottingham
Monday November 9th: The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow
Tuesday November 10th: The Lughole, Sheffield
Wednesday November 11th: Dublin, Ireland
Thursday November 12th: Temple Of Boom, Leeds
Friday November 13th: The Lexington, London
Saturday November 14th: West Hill Hall, Brighton

Here's a video of them playing at the Boiler Room in Boston a few months back:

Friday, 7 August 2015


Static Shock Weekend returns for the third time in 2015! Last time was pretty unforgettable with killer sets from bands such as Hank Wood and The Hammerheads, S.H.I.T., Dawn Of Humans, Hard Skin, Give, Rakta plus many more, and we're hoping to top it this year. Over the next few weeks we'll be announcing more details, but the set up is pretty similar to last time. Over 30 of the best punk and hardcore bands from our local community, the country, and around the world in a bunch of different venues around London, and no doubt a few surprises too. Go to the shows you want, go buy records, hang out or do whatever during the ones that you don't!

Without further ado, this is the first batch of bands you can expect to see at the fest, in no order:

SHEER MAG (Philadelphia, USA)
First ever UK show! Static Shock / Wilsuns Recording Company

Only UK show! Iron Lung / La Vida Es Un Mus Discos

Toxic State / Sacred Bones / La Vida Es Un Mus Discos

Upset The Rhythm

THE LOWEST FORM (London / Glasgow)
Iron Lung Records / Harbinger Sound

ARMS RACE (London)
Quality Control HQ / Painkiller Records.

Static Shock Records

TRANCE (Palma, Mallorca)
Only UK show! Featuring members of Orden Mundial.


And there's plenty more to come as well! So keep November 5th-8th free, start looking into those cheap flights and figure out who's floor you'll be crashing on, it's going to be a banger.

For further info, keep an eye on the following links:

Have any questions? Email Please note the fest is pretty much booked, so don't ask if you can play. Thanks!

Tuesday, 14 July 2015


I just wanted to drop everyone a quick line to let you know that I've just listed a bunch of test pressings from the label archives on eBay. All the money from these auctions is going to the DIY SPACE FOR LONDON, which is a new space that is about to open in the upcoming weeks. They have been fundraising for the last three years and are weeks away from opening a legal, all ages space that this city is crying out for, but they need a last small push of funds for the finishing touches. To help out, we've listed a bunch of titles. This will most likely be the only time that I'll do this, and some of these are the only spare copies I own.

Records are listed from:

and I will also add more in the next few days if I find anything else interesting...

You can check the auctions at this link:

And if you would like to learn more about the space, you can check it out here:

Thanks for checking these out, and if anyone has the time to share this information in any way or form, I'd really appreciate it. It'd be great to get the word out there about these!

Friday, 3 July 2015

VEXX in London!


Hailing from Olympia, Washington, VEXX are a true anomaly. Unhinged, Penelope Houston-style vocals with the meth-driven guitar solos of the ZERO BOYS and highly syncopated rhythms to devastating impact. Songs like "Falling Down" and "Spirit/Contraint" blaze past with their breakneck tempos, yet contain enough pop sensibility to yield repeated plays. While VEXX sound more small-town Midwest than gloomy Northwest, they still pay occasional homage to the ominous sounds of the WIPERS on standout track "Ocean Shores" Ð showing they understand their geographical antecedents better than most. Elsewhere, "Stress" and "Roky, Take me Home" recall the thuggish menace of Hermosa Beach groups, with vocals that alternate between a grumble and a roar.
Records on Katorga Works, Upset The Rhythm and M'Ladys, and also featuring members of G.L.O.S.S.

Plus locals:


Sunday August 2nd

Power Lunches
446 Kingsland Road
E8 4AE

Doors 7:30 and wrapped up in plenty of time for last Sunday trains etc.

£6 in.

Advance tickets are available here:

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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

New records from SHEER MAG, AJAX and DISGUISE out today!

Hello everyone, I hope the summer is treating you well. AJAX and IMPALERS both recently toured Europe and had a great time. DISGUISE shortly followed with DiE and by all accounts killed it every night too. FRAU are also preparing to go to America, Canada and Mexico for the first time in August as well.  Its time to let you know that three new records are out today and now available to order. These are all a little different to each other and all great:


"In 2014, Sheer Mag seemingly came out of nowhere with what was probably our favorite release of the year, debuting, straight to vinyl, their brand of hard rock-inspired power pop perfection. This time around, expectations are unreasonably high, but guess what? Sheer Mag don't care!

Out from under this table, these Philly miscreants return stronger than ever, this time toning down (ever so slightly) the power pop undertones that got them comparisons to the Shivvers (female vocals?) and putting the rock in the forefront. Still, the band could pass as the Jackson 5 re-imagined as a punk trash compactor and this record stands tall as what will definitely be the hard rock record of the year."

AJAX - S/T 7"

New York's AJAX follow up their demo and Self Titled 7" on Katorga Works with undoubtedly their best material yet. The four tracks on this new recording continue their perfected blend of early Boston influenced hardcore and Swedish, Totalitär influenced riffs and gruff, Choke-esque vocals. Features members of Creem, Warthog and Nuclear Spring. Comes in a full colour pocket sleeve with great artwork from Shiva Addanki.


Dublin, like New York or London, is a city whose punk in 2015 matches its vibrancy with its refusal to be defined by one sound. Multiple bands, all with wildly divergent takes on 2015 punk, all unified in their DIY ethic and refusal to compromise. The first 12" from searing rawpunx Disguise (who also feature 2/3 of Zom and members of Strong Boys) continues where their System Shock 7" left off, slamming together the lithe turmoil of Gloom, the monstrous purpose of Bastard, the ugly burn of Crude SS into a violent driving gunk, like Florida's Mauser or Australia's Kromosom, taking that Scandi-Japanese rawpunk axis and stretching it out to their own corner of the globe.

Built on a relentless sinister thrum, a taut propulsive clatter, Disguise explode with scalding fury in the screaming guitars and tortured barks and roars echoing out of the radioactive slurry. From Constant Victim pure vitriol rolling into Signs of the Future's noisestomp groove, to Depleted Uranium heady crash and BBFM's broken fade, this is ferocious hardcore punk, worked til its end. (Joe Briggs)

There's a limited amount of colour vinyl copies available in the webstore for this one too!

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Static Shock Gig Vol #77: IMPALERS (USA), AJAX (USA), NO & CULT SYNDROME

Static Shock Gig Vol #77

There are a few phrases you will always see in reviews for hardcore bands; "this rips!" or "totally insane!!" or even the occasional "fucking brutal!" But there here is something you don't hear every day: FINESSE. And I can think of no better word to describe Austin's Impalers. I could talk about the perfect drumming, the wailing solos, the expert riffs, or I could just call like I see it: this band is flawless, never boring, and a total banger on top of that. These boys have cut their teeth touring in various bands like Vaaska, Insect Warfare, Glue, Mammoth Grinder, Power Trip and countless others and playing on countless releases for more than a few years now and it shows. They almost has a later Cimex vibe without all the cheesy shit that made you afraid to admit that you liked those records. Like I said before, FINESSE. These guys know what the are doing and are here to make that very clear to you. Releases on 540, Beach Impediment, Trabuc, Todo Destructo and Static Shock Records.

Taking the blueprint of blistering USHC with riffs reminiscent of Swedish classics like Totalitär and one of the most powerful vocalists going today, Ajax have quickly become one of the most interesting contemporary hardcore bands. Featuring members of Warthog, Creem and Nuclear Spring and with releases on Katorga Works, Static Shock and Even Worse Records.

Ferocious dissonant hardcore focused in intensity and all-out rage. References to Midwest USA hardcore are often used to describe NO but while not completely off the mark they are just one of the many points of reference for this rather complicated band. NO are another living proof of how great the current UK hardcore crop is. Releases on Static Shock and La Vida Es Un Mus.

New London band playing ultra primitive hardcore punk.

Doors 8:00pm
£7 entry

Advance tickets available here:

Monday June 1st
The Black Heart
2-3 Greenland Place
Camden, NW1 0AP.

Nearest station: Camden Town (1 minute walk)

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