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Lights…Kamera…Action!

Launched in 1981 by veteran producer/label boss Miki Dallon, the Kamera label was responsible for a clutch of fascinating punk, post-punk, new wave and synth pop records. The imprint was christened in fine style with ‘Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul’ by Manc mavericks The Fall.  Other highlights included releases by punk band Charge, folk-influenced

Meteoric Rise

Formed in 1980, and still going to this day, The Meteors all but defined a new musical genre, Psychobilly, which fused 50s Rockabilly stylings with the brutal energy of Punk. Led by P. Paul Fenech, the band notched up numerous indie hits across the 1980s, including manic covers of 'Bad Moon Rising', 'Go Buddy Go', 'Rawhide', 'Little

Universal Punks

Fronted by punk’s elder statesman Charlie Harper, The U.K. Subs have been flying the flag since the late 70s/early 80s, when they tore up the charts with hits like ‘Stranglehold’, ‘Tomorrow’s Girls’ and ‘Warhead’.  We’re pleased to announce our new acquisition of the band’s 2002 album Universal (originally on Captain Oi!), alongside a live

Punk Vibes

The Vibrators are a British punk rock institution, formed in 1976 by vocalist Ian ‘Knox’ Carnochan, bassist Pat Collier, guitarist John Ellis, and drummer John 'Eddie' Edwards. Originally signed to RAK Records, (Mickie Most produced their first single), they supported the likes of Iggy Pop and Ian Hunter on tour and over the years

Pucking Perfect

The Defects are a punk rock band from Belfast, Northern Ireland, formed in 1978. The line-up of Ian "Buck" Murdock (vocals), Marcus "Dukie" Duke (guitar), Jeff Gilmore (bass) and Glenn Kingsmore (drums) wrote and recorded their debut album in 1982, epitomising the sound of what we know

Chessboxing Gets Ejected!

Hailing from Dagenham, Essex, The Ejected were an early 80s punk band signed to Bristol label Riot City. Their fast-and-furious 1982 indie hit 'Have You Got 10p' appears in a newly released film, By Rook or Left Hook. Described as "Rocky meets The Queen's Gambit as

Ring Snapper

Founded in the early 70s, veteran London band Cock Sparrer are now one of the biggest on the punk scene, headlining the likes of Rebellion festival. These leading voices on the Oi scene often penned lyrics which dealt with topics related to the daily life of the working

All That Glitters Is… Golf

Originally part of the PlasticHead family, Golf was a subsidiary label set up in the early 2000s to release the best in pop-punk, ska, metal, emo and hardcore that was so in vogue at the time. As well as licensing in heavy hitting albums from scene leaders such

A League Of Their Own

English punk rockers Anti-Nowhere League have been a force on the punk circuit since the late ‘70s. They reached No 1 in the Independent Charts with their debut album We Are…The League from 1982, and their aggressive cover of Ralph McTell’s ‘Streets Of London’ spent five weeks in the listings. But it

Boys Will Be Boys

The Boys are an English punk rock/power pop band formed in London in 1976. Forming from the ashes of London SS and The Hollywood Brats, they released two albums before signing to Safari for 1979s’ To Hell With The Boys, 1981’s Boys Only and a Christmas album as their alter egos The