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A Time For Conflict

Led by the one and only Colin Jerwood, South London anarcho-punks Conflict reached the peak of the indie charts with the 1983 album It’s Time To See Who’s Who and scored a flurry of indie chart singles through the 1980s, including 'The Serenade Is Dead' (No 5) and 'This Is

Running Riot in 21

Founded in the early 70s, veteran London band Cock Sparrer are now one of the biggest bands on the punk scene, headlining the likes of Rebellion festival and attracting a whole new audience. These leading voices in the Oi scene often penned lyrics which dealt with topics related

Summer Into Fall

The Fall – Can Can Summer Mark E. Smith’s group were called many things over their forty years in the business, but “polished” and “funky” were not ordinarily the words. This is why Can Can Summer from their 2008 studio album Imperial Wax Solvent is such an astonishing track for

Small Wonder

Small Wonder Records Cherry Red are now the proud owners of the Small Wonder Records catalogue. Small Wonder was an independent British label founded in the 1980s, and specialising in Punk and Post-Punk.  Amongst the catalogue are albums from Punk-Poet Patrik Fitzgerald and The Cravats, along

Fresh Fruit For Chemical Warfare

First released 40 years ago, Dead Kennedys’ debut album 'Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables' is being remixed from the original multi-track tapes, with help from renowned mix engineer Chris Lord-Alge. Bassist Klaus Flouride and guitarist East Bay Ray were heavily involved in creating a mix which adds depth without losing any of its

D-I-Y Colour Discs

The indie label boom following punk in the late 70s led to an explosion of D-I-Y imprints, often based in bedrooms, issuing limited edition cassettes (cheaper than records!), sold at gigs and by mail-order. One of the most prolific such operations was Color Discs, an alias for Gary Ramon, which was

Undead Post-Punk

Formed in South London in the late 70s, The Disco Zombies were typical of the "DIY" bands championed by DJ John Peel. Across 1978/79, they self-released three EPs, 'Drums Over London', The Invisible E.P. and 'Here Come The Buts', as well as another EP as Fifty Fantastics, on their

Alternative Eurostar

Alternative TV were at the vanguard of the original Punk scene of the late 1970s. Led by Sniffin' Glue fanzine writer Mark Perry, they released a string of incendiary 45s, including the clarion call that was 'Action Time Vision' in 1978.   The track is being used for a major new continental TV and online

Scheming Kennedys!

Schemers is a new feature film set in Dundee in 1979/80, dealing with the youth culture of the day and the dangerous business of music promotion.   It's the directorial debut of Scotsman Dave McLean, who used to manage Placebo and organise UK tours by the likes of Nirvana.   The