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Harker Confirm ‘No Discordance’ European Tour Dates

Harker No DiscordanceBrighton indie punks Harker are set to release their debut album, No Discordance, that will be available for purchase this coming Friday, the 9th February, and is now available for pre-order digitally, as well as on a range of physical formats on CD, cassette tape and a limited run of coloured vinyl. The album can be purchased regionally from Disconnect Disconnect Records (UK), Wiretap Records (USA), Fond of Life Records (EU), Shield Recordings (EU), Fixing A Hole Records (JP) and Future Void Records (UK). 

No Discordance can be pre-ordered worldwide here

Harker‘s European tour dates, and the video for Plague Your Heart, can be viewed below Read More…

Harker Release Full Stream Of ‘No Discordance’ LP

Harker No DiscordanceHarker have released a full stream of their forthcoming album, No Discordance, that is set for release on Friday 9th February 2018. The album features ten tracks of valve busting punk rock and is the result of months of hard work and an exhaustive journey to create what is a true mission statement of an album.  No Discordance is due out on Friday 9th February on Disconnect Disconnect (UK), Fond Of Life (EU), Shield Recordings (EU), Fixing A Hole (JP) and Wiretap Records (USA). 

No Discordance can be pre-ordered worldwide on all formats via Harker‘s website here

You can stream No Discordance via Already Heard here

This Obsession Sign With Wiretap Records; Announces New LP

This ObsessionChicago pop-punk trio This Obsession has joined the Wiretap Records family.  The album will be titled A Confrontational Effort and is set to drop on March 16, 2018.

Coinciding with the announcement, the band is streaming the new song “Deep Water.”  Listen to the song below.

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Breaklights Release ‘Don’t Try So Hard’ EP Via Wiretap Records

Breaklights DTSHBreaklights have released their brand new EP, Don’t Try So Hard, and it is now available everywhere. Don’t Try So Hard can be streamed via Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp and all good digital outlets, the EP is also available on an extremely limited edition vinyl run of only 100 via Wiretap Records.

You can purchase the Don’t Try So Hard EP on vinyl here and digitally via Bandcamp here

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Breaklights Reveal ‘Runaways’ Video

BBreaklights DTSHreaklights have signed to the Wiretap Records roster for the release of their upcoming EP, Don’t Try So Hard, which will be released on January 19th, 2018. The EP was produced by Chris Beeble and mastered by Jason Livermore at the infamous Blasting Room in Fort Collins, CO. The band have now released a new song off the album entitled Runaways with an accompanying music video

The Don’t Try So Hard EP can be pre-ordered on vinyl here

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Harker Reveal Video For New Single ‘Plague Your Heart’

Harker No DiscordanceBrighton punk rock powerhouse Harker have unveiled the music video for latest single, Plague Your Heart, that is released today in anticipation of their forthcoming debut album and sold-out release show.  Taken from their upcoming debut album, No Discordance, the video is filmed and directed by the band’s bassist, Phoebe Saunders and features some fuzzy yet action-packed 90s-style home video.

No Discordance can be pre-ordered worldwide on all formats via Harker‘s website here

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Wiretap Records Release 2017 Sampler As A Free Download

Wiretap 2017 SamplerWiretap Records have released a sampler of their favourite tracks from the past year as a free download. Wiretap Records released a total of nine records, six albums and three EP’s, in 2017 and they promise that 2018 will be their busiest and most ambitious year to date, which includes the promise of new records from established acts such as Odd Robot, Avenues and Wolves&Wolves&Wolves&Wolves, as well as new additions to the label’s roster like Breaklights and Harker.

You can download the Wiretap Records 2017 Sampler via Bandcamp here

Harker Release New Single ‘300 Cigarettes’

Harker Nov 17Brighton indie punks Harker have released their new single, 300 Cigarettes, which is now available via all good digital retailers. The band have also announced that their debut full length, No Discordance, is set for release on Friday 9th February 2018. The album features ten tracks of valve busting punk rock and is the result of months of hard work and an exhaustive journey to create what is a true mission statement of an album.  No Discordance is due out on Friday 9th February on Disconnect Disconnect (UK), Fond Of Life (EU), Shield Recordings (EU), Fixing A Hole (JP) and Wiretap Records (USA). Harker will also be on tour in the UK later this month and in early December with Southampton’s Miss Vincent.

You can stream 300 Cigarettes via Soundcloud here and view Harker‘s UK tour dates below Read More…

HiGH Release ‘Evil Gene’ LP Via Wiretap Records Today

High EGMost recently seen at Fest 16, HiGH formed in 2013 and quickly gained a following with fans of their fuzzed out, melodic rock n roll. Their first full length, Bummer Burner, was independently released in 2015. Now the New Orleans punk rock power trio have released their latest full-length record, Evil Gene, today, November 17th, via Los Angeles based indie label, Wiretap Records. Evil Gene is now available digitally, and on a limited edition violet with beer splatter vinyl.

HiGH‘s Facebook page can be found here

Evil Gene can be purchased on vinyl here and digitally here

Odd Robot Release ‘Bridge City Sessions’ Video

Odd Robot Bridge City Session Nov 17Odd Robot have released live recordings of the tracks Take Two White Pills and Knife And A Cigarette that were recorded for a Bridge City Session, both songs are taken from their latest album, A Late Night Panic, that was released earlier this year on Wiretap Records.

Odd Robot‘s Bandcamp can be found here

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Wiretap Records Release ATTENTION Album In Aid Of ACLU

Attention Nov 17Wiretap Records have released the latest charity compilation in their ATTENTION series. The compilation is part of the on-going quarterly compilation series with all proceeds going to the American Civil Liberties Union. The 35 track compilation features bands such as Iron Chic, Sincere Engineer, Spanish Love Songs, Odd Robot, Such Gold, Big Nothing, Breaklights, Kamikaze Girls, Avenues, Daydream, Wolves&Wolves&Wolves&Wolves, Donaher, Knifey and lots more.

You can pick up the compilation via the Wiretap records Bandcamp here

HiGH Release ‘Scotfree’ Video Ahead Of Appearing At The Fest

HiGH Oct 17HiGH have released the brand new music video for the track Scotfree ahead of appearing at The Fest in Gainesville on October 27th at Mother’s Pub. HiGH‘s new album Evil Gene is now available for pre-order on violet with beer colour splatter 180 gram vinyl ahead if it’s November 17th Release date. You can pre-order Evil Gene on vinyl via Wiretap Records here

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New Orleans Punks ‘HiGH’ Sign To Wiretap Records

HiGH Oct 17New Orleans punks HiGH have released a new track, Evil Gene, the song is the title track from the band’s forthcoming album, which is scheduled to be released through Wiretap Records on November 17th. HiGH are scheduled to hit the road later this month on their way to FEST 16 in Florida where they’ll play Friday October 27th at Mother’s Pub at 4pm. 

You can view stream Evil Gene here and view HiGH‘s tour dates below Read More…

Slowkiss Sign To Wiretap Records

Slowkiss Promo Oct 17Slowkiss have signed to Wiretap Records after the label fell in love with the quartet from Santiago, Chile and their blend of punk, grunge and shoegaze. The band’s new EP, Ultraviolet, will be released next month, ahead of the release of the Ultraviolet EP Slowkiss have released a new music video for the track Empty Eyes, the first track taken from the new EP.

You can view the video for Empty Eyes below Read More…

Regarde Release ‘Leavers’ Album

Regarde LeaversItaly’s Regarde deliver a solid blend a indie, emo and post hardcore on their new full length, Leavers, that was released yesterday, the 6th October. The album is now available on vinyl, cassette and digital formats, as well as on a limited edition milky vinyl and a bundle that includes a ltd edition hand signed analogic photo. 

Leavers can be streamed and purchased via Wiretap Records here

The limited edition milky vinyl edition of Leavers can be ordered here

Regarde Release Video For ‘Patterns’

Regarde PatternsItaly’s Regarde deliver a solid blend a indie, emo and post hardcore on their new full length, Leavers, that is due for release on the 6th October. The album is now available for pre-order on milky vinyl and a bundle that includes a ltd edition hand signed analogic photo. Ahead of the LP’s release Regarde have revealed a video for the track Patterns that is taken from the new album.

Leavers can be pre-ordered via Wiretap Records here

You can view the video for Patterns below Read More…

Wiretap Records Release Latest Compilation In Aid Of ACLU

Attention Aug 17Wiretap Records have released their latest ATTENTION! charity compilation, once again all proceeds will be going to the ACLU. The compilation contains over thirty tracks and is a pay what you want release, although it is suggested that you consider a donation of at least $1. The compilation contains tracks from Young Hunger, Odd Robot, Slowkiss, Kamikaze Girls, Looming, Decent Criminal, Choke Up, Gender Roles, Attic Salt, Regarde, Club Night, Daydream, The Vansaders, Crooked Teeth, Aviator, Sleep In, Copneconic, The Apology Tour, Deer Leap, Pop Warner, Portkey, Junior Astronomers, West Means Home, Kevin Nichols, Watch for Horses, Reunions, Toy Cars, Showoff, Beachnut Brackish and more. The latest volume of ATTENTION! can be downloaded here

Kamikaze Girls Seafoam

Kamikaze Girls

Seafoam

Big Scary Monsters Records
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Leeds based duo Kamikaze Girls released their debut album, Seafoam, a few days ago on June 9th, the album, which follows on from last years critically acclaimed Sad EP, has been issued via Big Scary Monsters Records in Europe and Wiretap Records in North America. The album marks a shift away from the Sad EP, whilst Seafoam maintains their commitment to political and social change, it demonstrates a broader range of musical influences and styles that doesn’t diminish the impact of their brutally honest and personal lyrics, rather it makes the new album feel somehow more focused and accessible, and this is important for a band whose message is one that I think needs be heard.

Seafoam kicks off with the dark and haunting One Young Man that segues into the intense Berlin, this was the lead single from the album and you can see why it was chosen as the track to grab your attention. There seems to be a more confrontational attitude to the songs, a change that is exemplified on the intense KG Goes To The Pub, a track that challenges attitudes and stereotypes with an enviable level of venom and fury, but this is counterbalanced by tracks that display a greater level of subtlety and harmony. Tracks like the superb Unhealthy Love channel northern post punk influences whilst still lyrically packing as much of a punch, I Don’t Want To Be Sad Forever comes across as a manifesto for much needed change before the bonus track, Anxious, lays bare the realities of managing mental health issues.

From the start it’s clear that a lot has changed since the release of their Sad EP last year, Kamikaze Girls sound like a band whose confidence has grown and their mix of punk, riot grrrl, shoegaze and post punk gives them a unique place in the British punk scene. Whilst the Sad EP sounded like an act of catharthis, Seafoam in comparison comes across as coming from a more hopeful place, issues are still confronted, a change of perspective doesn’t mean that Kamikaze Girls have in anyway abandoned their principles or the attitude that lies at the heart of the band, this just sounds like they have come to terms with the past and are now focused on confronting the future head on.

You can order the digital release of Seafoam here and physical formats can be purchased here (EU) and here (US)

Kamikaze Girls Release ‘Seafoam’ Album

Kamikaze Girls SeafoamSeafoam is the full length follow up to Kamikaze Girls acclaimed debut EP, Sad. Exploring wider musical influences from shoegaze, fuzz-pop and the heavier side of the genre spectrum they call home, Seafoam is a record that feels like a weight being lifted and a focused, sharpened quill being shifted to new targets. Kamikaze Girls are set to play a series of festivals in Europe this summer, including 2000 Trees and Truck Festival, and are confirmed to play FEST 16 in Florida this October, the duo is currently out on a UK co-headline tour with Nervus.

Seafoam can be ordered here (EU) and here (US)

Kamikaze Girls Release ‘Deathcap’ Video And Confirm UK Tour

Kamikaze Girls Nervus Tour May 17Straight off the back of a run of dates supporting Gnarwolves and a ferocious set at The Great Escape Festival, Leeds duo Kamikaze Girls have now revealed the video for Deathcap. The release of the video comes ahead of a further run of tour dates with Nervus and UK festival appearances over the summer, and the track is the latest to be taken from their upcoming debut full-length, Seafoam, that is due for release on the 9th June via Big Scary Monsters Records (UK) and Wiretap Records (US).

Seafoam can be pre-ordered here (UK) and here (US)

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Wiretap Records Release Compilation In Aid Of ACLU

Dont forget to py attentionOver the next four years Wiretap Records will continue to release an Attention! compilation four times per year and will be donating 100% of all proceeds from the compilations to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The latest release (Don’t Forget To) Pay Attention is now available as a pay what you want download of at least $1 or more. The compilation features 35 bands from the rosters of No Sleep Records, Big Scary Monsters Records, Lame-O-Records, Near Mint Records, Red Scare Industries, The Black Numbers, Cardigan Records, Save Your Generation Records, Take This To Heart Records and more

You download and stream (Don’t Forget To) Pay Attention here

Regarde Release ‘Last Summer’ Single

Regarde LS SingleItaly’s Regarde have signed to Wiretap Records and the band have now released a brand new music video for their new single, Last Summer, that is taken from their forthcoming debut album, that is due out this Fall via Wiretap Records (USA) V4V Records (Italy) and Epidemic Records (Italy).

Last Summer is available via iTunes here and Spotify here

You can view the video for Last Summer below Read More…

Odd Robot Sign To Wiretap Records

Odd Robot Late Night PanicOdd Robot have signed to Wiretap Records, the Californian power pop punk outfit will be re-releasing their stellar debut album, A Late Night Panic, from earlier this year on a limited 12″ pressing on orange vinyl that will be available from the 26th May, the band have also released a brand new music video for their song Knife And A Cigarette.

You can pre-order A Late Night Panic here

You can view the video for Knife And A Cigarette below Read More…

Kamikaze Girls To Release ‘Seafoam’ Album

Kamikaze Girls SeafoamKamikaze Girls will release their forthcoming debut album, Seafoam, on 9th June 2017 via Big Scary Monsters Records in the UK and Wiretap Records in the US. Alongside the news, the band have revealed a June 2017 UK tour with Watford indie punks Nervus as well as a string of festival appearances including The Great Escape, 2000 Trees and Truck Festival.

Seafoam can be pre-ordered here (UK) and here (US)

You can view the video for the track Berlin, and Kamikaze Girls tour dates, below Read More…

Elijah Newman And The SideEffects Release New EP

Elijah Newman GhostsElijah Newman And The SideEffects who’s brand new EP, All I Found (Was A Ghost), is now available for download and streaming via Wiretap Records and all the major digital retailers. If you’re fan of artists like Ryan Adams, Frank Turner, Dave Hause and JT Woodruff then you should give this EP a listen.

Elijah Newman And The SideEffects Facebook page is here

All I Found (Was A Ghost) is available via Wiretap Records Bandcamp here

Gender Roles Sign To Wiretap Records

Gender Roles Planet X Ray FlyerGender Roles have signed to Wiretap Records and to celebrate they have released a music video for their song Skin, the track is from their debut EP, Planet X-Ray. The EP will be released with help from Hanger Records on limited cassette on April 14th. The trio deliver hazy indie-punk that dishes out fuzzed-out, Snarling vocals, brutal bass, and a heavy dose of cymbals congealed together with off-kilter guitar licks to create a feel-bad-feel-good mix.

Planet X-Ray can be purchased digitally here and pre-ordered on cassette here

You can view the video for Skin below Read More…

Elijah Newman And The SideEffects Sign To Wiretap Records

Elijah Newman GhostsElijah Newman And The SideEffects have signed to Wiretap Records, and to celebrate they’ve released a music video for the track Come Back Home. The track is taken from their upcoming EP All I Found (Was A Ghost) that is due to be released digitally on Friday March 31st, the five track EP captures the bands hooky choruses and punk sensibilities that are tinged with folk overtones.

You can pre-order the All I Found (Was  A Ghost) EP here

You can view the video for Come Back Home below Read More…

Wiretap Records Release Latest Charity Compilation for ACLU

Wiretap Attention Feb 17Wiretap Records latest ATTENTION! Charity Compilation is now available to download for Pay What You Want donation, 100% of proceeds after Bandcamp Fees will be donated to the ACLU. It features thirty great tracks from Del Paxton, Regarde, Kamikaze Girls, Super American, Ducking Punches, I’m Fine, Cold Wrecks, Spanish Love Songs, Daydream, The Exquisites, Pinned in Place, Get Married, Low Speech, Odd Robot, Pseudo, Accidente, Movies About Animals, Great Apes, Leveless, Geometers, Wolves & Wolves & Wolves & Wolves, Southpaw, Cables & Arms, Nights Like Thieves, The Offseason, Sixteen Scandals, Old Notes, Iris Jupiter, Skoundrel and more. Over the next four years Wiretap Records will continue to release ATTENTION! compilations and will be donating 100% of proceeds to the ACLU.

You can down load the latest ATTENTION! compilation and donate to the ACLU here

I’m Fine Release Debut LP ‘Never Knowing Best’

Im Fine Release NKBI’m Fine‘s new album, Never Knowing Best, is now on general release through Wiretap Records. It can be streamed via Spotify and Apple Music, and is available for download via iTunes and Bandcamp.

You can order Never Knowing Best digitally here and on limited edition cassette here

The Punk Site review of Never Knowing Best can be found here

I’m Fine‘s Facebook page is located here

Im Fine NKB

I'm Fine

Never Knowing Best

Wiretap Records
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

New Orleans, Louisiana’s I’m Fine will release their debut full length album, Never Knowing Best tomorrow, February 3rd 2017, the album was recorded in the band’s hometown of New Orleans by James Whitten with help from Brian Pretus of Pears. I’m Fine combine elements of punk and indie that sit happily alongside post hardcore and emo influences. Whilst this is the band’s first full length I’m Fine have been around since 2011, they released an initial burst of EP’s between 20111 and 2012 and then, at least as far as I can tell, there has been silence, apparently this was due to band members running into personal issues and problems that derailed their initial impetus, but they stayed together regardless of what life threw at them and now it seems they’re back on track with the release of Never Knowing Best.

The album jump starts into life with the lo-fi explosion of Merit Badge, the lead single that was streamed in advance of the release, it carries a raw discordant quality throughout that is reminiscent of an angry hyperactive Dinosaur Jnr, without giving you chance to draw breath the album launches into Dead Eyes, this kicks the pace up a notch and it is swiftly followed by Nabors, this track builds the intensity and incorporates a few math rock flourishes into their sonic assault. Legends In Corners brings a more thoughtful element into the mix that segues into the defiant strains of Cursive before Late Night Talks About Nothing brings an anguished moment to the album. For me Grow With Us and Burma bring the albums finest moments, with fine upbeat and insistent rhythms that are married to their raw discordant style, just as you think I’m Fine are building to a upbeat finale Never Knowing Best has a final twist, it closes with two complex disquieting numbers, Evil Bubbly and Trash Eyes, that brings what has been a wildly fluctuating dissonant debut to a close.

I’m Fine are a band that wear their influences proudly on their collective sleeves, their sound has a resemblances to bands such as Latterman, Gnarwolves, Cursive and At The Drive In, but that isn’t the end of the story, they incorporate different elements and styles into every track making Never Knowing Best an unpredictable beast of an album. It captures the rage of post hardcore, and this is the style that is at their core, but they straddle so many genres you just can’t pin them down, hints of math rock complexity are incorporated, indie and emo sensibilities pervade and it’s all delivered with a punk DIY ethos, with a running time of just over twenty minutes you could argue that Never Knowing Best is somewhat on the short side, but it’s a brief satisfying blast from a band who might not know best, but they certainly know their own minds.

You can pre-order Never Knowing Best digitally here and order the limited edition cassette here

I’m Fine Premiere New Song ‘Merit Badge’ From Upcoming LP

Im Fine NKBNew Orleans, Louisiana’s I’m Fine are premiering the track Merit Badge off their upcoming album, Never Knowing Best, that is due out February 3rd 2017 via Wiretap Records. The new record was recorded in the band’s hometown of Nola by James Whitten (Pears, Thou) with help from Brian Pretus of Pears.

You can pre-order Never Knowing Best digitally here and the limited edition cassette here

You can stream Merit Badge here