The third release in our autumnal flurry, Hands Up Who Wants to Die’s “Vega in the Lyre” is now available to pre order and stream. To stream the record head over to Nialler 9 and to order visit our bandcamp site.
We will be releasing the Plaids Self Titled LP on September 22nd and you can currently stream the whole record over at Brooklyn Vegan.
The album is a split release between ourselves, Barely Regal and Dingleberry Records on vinyl and Digital Download. You can also pre-order the vinyl version with a limited number available (100) on White Vinyl for mailorder only.
Twisted’s four date tour of Ireland gets underway in New Ross this evening. This is the first visit by the Porthcawl punx to Ireland and we hope it won’t be the last.
The dates involved are:
Tues 19th - CDP, New Ross w/ w/ The Blackmail House, Jimmy Shields
Wed 20th - Emmett’s, Ballina w/ Two Comfortable Men
Fri 22nd - The Hut, Dublin w/ New Gods, Gaze
Sat 23rd - The Printshop, Cork w/Hags
Along with Specialist Subject Records we will be releasing their debut LP “Utopia” later this year. The band have of course undergone a few line-up changes in their time together, it was under their Leeds incarnation that we released two 7”s by them, first the explosive Revolution Summer emo found on “Stockholm” and then a split with another AFB alumnus What Price, Wonderland?
While we wait for the LP, the band will have copies of their latest demo with them which they self-released earlier this year on cassette. They also recently just dropped a cover of “Reality Breakdown” by No Trend from their LP tracking session, which you can listen to via youtube
Sadly we must announce that we are leaving Cork for pastures new next week, this obviously means that we are no longer able to commit to running our shop inside Cork Community Print Shop so as a farewell to the city that has been our (and very welcoming) home for the last 3 years we are having a moving sale for our last week.
It is of course not the end of the Printshop, which has seen quite a few changes over the last few months as we have adapted to other members leaving. Along with the remainder of the team and some new members some great new developments are already in the works!
Our partners in crime The Hobo Convention are still onboard and have exciting plans on the record selling front so keep an eye out for that!
Label and mailorder business will continue as usual from our new surrounds in Sligo (soon to become the diy record label capital of the country with Distroy Records and Bluestack Records already in residence).
So to help lighten our load in moving to the north-west we’ll be having a sale on for our remaining time in the Printshop - 3 for 2 on all AFB stock except consignment titles.
Printshop opening times: Wed - Sat 12-6pm
The Altered Hours will be playing a one-off show tonight - 9th July - in support of Brian Jonestown Massacre at the Academy who are in Dublin as part of their Euro tour.
The Altered Hours at Liverpool Psych Fest, 2013 - alteredhours.com
The band will be back on the road again at the end of July for some more festival dates around Ireland:
Friday 25th July - Knockanstockan Festival, Blessington Lakes, Co. Wicklow
Saturday 26th July - The Pine Lodge, Myrtleville, Co. Cork
Friday 1st August - Indiependence Festival, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork
Nottingham emo-punx Plaids are about to drop their debut LP, the record will be released later this summer on Art for Blind and also in conjunction with Barely Regal Records (London, UK) and Dingleberry Records (Giessen, DE) and as a taster the good folks over at Brooklyn Vegan are streaming the track ‘twenty-two’.
Since premiering stateside, the track is gaining traction quickly and garnered this attention from DIY "twisting, high-gain riffs weave their way around a frantic rhythm section, fit to collapse at any moment from the speed such fury requires"
Plaids s/t LP artwork - cover design by Kyle McPartlin