Thursday, 28 June 2018
This is where you can buy copies of the new issue closer to where you are. These are direct links to the item itself, how easy is that!
Sorry State (Raleigh, NC)
It's Alive (Orange County, CA)
Static Shock (London, UK)
Different Kitchen (Cambridgeshire, UK)
Wednesday, 10 January 2018
52 pages (A5). Long interview with Brian Gorsegner (NIGHT BIRDS), a write-up about great records with even better early versions (SUBHUMANS, CRO-MAGS, YOUTH BRIGADE), BLOODY GEARS, SPRING ROLLS (an old band from Darwin), and another big batch of local/national gig photos. Plus the usual salty editorial and a load of live and record/tape reviews.
Review from Scanner zine:"This Australian zine is rapidly becoming one of my favourites. It’s got a great attitude; editor Alex has plenty of knowledge on what makes Punk Rock good and vital and writes with a direct bluntness and honesty that’s refreshing and very readable. The last 20 pages or so of this are taken up with photography with a multitude of bands cranking the jams live in Perth. They’re clear, up close and the print reproduction is good. Elsewhere there is a rather epic interview with NIGHT BIRDS (11 pages), a great (and thoroughly deserved) retrospective on BLOODY GEARS, a bunch of gig and record reviews, a bit of a dig at CAREER SUICIDE who fucked about with an interview, a look at re-recorded albums and their superior predecessors (SUBHUMANS (Canada), YOUTH BRIGADE, CRO-MAGS) and probably my favourite part of the zine, Alex’s editorial. I said above his writing is direct and very readable and it’s here that it is strongest. Printing is good, text is done on a typewriter but the layouts remain sharp and crisp. Recommended in every way."
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Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Tuesday, 17 November 2015
44 pages (A5). Interviews with Joe Lachut (SEVEN INCHES TO FREEDOM fanzine), MISCALCULATIONS, a history of DISSENT, plus Maggot Fest photos and record/tape reviews. E-mail for wholesale rates and multiple orders.
Review from Sorry State Records:
"Latest issue of this Australian zine, and I have to say that this issue pretty much places this firmly at the head of the pack as far as I'm concerned... this is exactly the type of zine that I want to read. Not only is the music coverage very much in line with my personal tastes (nearly everything Alex writes about is stuff we carry at Sorry State), but the writing is great as well. I mean, I guess this is kind of a "zinester's zine" in that there's a depth here that very few other zines achieve. When I say depth I don't mean pretension (*cough*Distort*cough*), I mean that Alex seems to actually think for more than two minutes about what he writes down, and furthermore figures out the best way to put that idea on the page and get it across. The writing is straightforward, direct, and feels like it's actually communicating something, which is something that I really strive for in my own writing (particularly on my blog) and admire when I see it done well. As I noted, the stuff he writes about is really cool, but the writing is so good that I'd read this even if it were a personal zine about choosing the best brand of toilet paper. Highly recommended."