Friday, 26 April 2013

0044/0045 - Foxxes - Forget The Rain 7"

I'm waiting for two things today. 1) For someone to get back to me about a job and 2) For tonight, so I can head out for the first night of 'Kin Hell Fest in Leeds. I thought I'd use my waiting time wisely, by posting another update. This is also my last single record post, as I have some multiple ones to do shortly, which should help me get my pile down a bit!

Foxxes are a UK based melodic hardcore band, signed to Italian label Strikedown Records. I first heard about these guys when they sent me their 7" to review in digital form for my other blog This Noise Is Ours. After reviewing it, I bought a copy directly from the bands webstore. I later got a second copy, when I ordered a special bundle pack directly from Strikedown Records

The 7" itself features four tracks, but the record came with a download code that featured the other three bonus tracks, which was pretty cool.

Side A -
1. Only In Dream I'm Alive
2. Love Is Loneliness

Side B -
3. Live With The Past
4. Escape Myself

Bonus Tracks (download only)
5. Darkest Days
6. Forget The Rain
7. Winters Alone

There was also a full colour lyric insert, which matched the external artwork.

The record itself came pressed on black/grey vinyl. The songs were listed on the centre sticker too, with the other side featuring a subtle motif of a fox's head/

In terms of pressing information, there were 500 pressed:-
200 - Black/Grey Haze vinyl
300 - Black vinyl

As I have two copies of the Black/Grey Haze version, I would be willing to trade it for a Black copy!

This is just good, honest melodic-hardcore, with plenty of emotion and genuine feeling.

You can pick both colour-ways directly from the Foxxes webstore at

You can also get them from Strikedown Records at

Foxxes -
Strikedown Records -

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

0041 - 0043 - Carry The Weight stuff!

Here's another multiple post to save time. I ordered the Guilty 7" from Carry The Weight and picked up a couple of other records whilst I was browsing, as it would have been rude to just buy one!

#0041 - Guilty - Guilty 7"

This was the reason I ordered from Carry The Weight to begin with. I really liked the cover art, so purchased it.

It came with a simple paper insert, with lyrics and credits on.

The record features four songs:-

1. Hollow Path
2. The Night Shift
3. Shackles
4. At The Bottom 22.07.11

I love the record itself as well. It's pretty unusual to get a pastel orange pressing and the black/red streaks look ace on it.

In terms of pressing it was limited to 1000 and it was put out by Carry The Weight Records (UK), Six Feet Under Records (USA) and Green Menace Records (Swe). I've put the pressing info below:-

Carry The Weight Records:-

Out of 300. 100 on Black vinyl and 200 on Orange w/black splatter vinyl

Six Feet Under Records:-

Out of 400. 100 on Red/White/Orange Tri-colour vinyl and 300 on Blue/Black swirl vinyl.

Green Menace Records:-

Out of 300. 300 on Blue/Black swirl.

These numbers/colours are as accurate as I can get them but feel free to correct me if I'm wrong!

As far as I can tell, you cal still pick up copies of both colours from Carry The Weight Records at and from Six Feet Under Records at

Anyway, this is an awesome, short-sharp 7" from one of Sweden's best hardcore bands. Buy it if you haven't already.

#0042 - Cold Snap - Bad Moon Rising 7"

While I was browsing I picked up two other 7"s, including this one.

With this record, the inner sleeve also acts and the lyric insert.

The 7" has four tracks on it:-

1. Hypothermia
2. Violent And Void
3. Bad Moon Rising
4. Wretched Existence

This was a split release between Carry The Weight Record and Dead and Gone Records. The pressing info is below:-

Out of 500. 150 on Clear w/Grey, White, Yellow Splatter vinyl, 150 vinyl Black with yellow centre vinyl and 200 on Black vinyl.

Again, these figure are as accurate as I can get them. Feel free to nudge me if they're wrong.

This has sold as far as I can tell, but you may be able to pick copies up from various distros or from Dead Formant, eBay etc.

#0043 - Said And Done - Weight of The World 7"

This was the other 7" I picked up. I bought this becuase I had a bit of a fascination with Dutch hardcore at the time and had been talking to Pim a lot while writing my blog.

 The record sleeve features two live shots of the band, from gigs in Poland and France. Pretty cool sleeve. I wish more bands did this.

Again, this 7" feature four tracks too:-

1. Weight of The World
2. Third Wave
3. Fit The Mold
4. Burning

Carry The Weight got this record right, as they've put the RPM speeds on the centre stickers. You all know how I like to know my speeds!

In terms of pressing, this was a Carry The Weight only releases. Pressing info below:-

Out of 500. 200 on Red w/Black splatter vinyl and 300 on Black vinyl.

You can still pick Black copies up from Carry The Weight Records at

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

0040 - Dry Heaves - Loose Tongues 7"

I've gone through another one of my quiet patches with this blog, but want to get back into it, as I have so much to post about and am lazy. Hopefully I'll get more updates up over the next few weeks too. I'm not really very good at it!

Anyway, onto this record. I saw Sheffield punks Dry Heaves in the upstairs room of a pub in Harrogate called The Empress. The gig was put on by North Yorkshire Hardcore. It also featured local bands Little Drafts, Eric Bana and also Eagleburner, from down South. It was the first time I'd seen Dry Heaves, so I picked up this 7" from the band after the gig.

I've got a lot of affection for records with cool artwork and this record has cool artwork. The artwork was done by Pogger Art.

I've taken a photo of it unfolded too as I think it's rad.

The inside of the cover features the song lyrics and band credits.

The record features five tracks in all -

Side A:-
1. Loose Tongues
2. Play It Safe
3. Paranoia

Side B:-
4. What's Wrong With Me
5. Tontine

The record was put out by Sheffield band label Common Thread Records. It was limited to 300 copies and pressed on Yellow vinyl.

As you'll see from the above pics, the band personalised each copy. I especially like what they did with Side Bee, get it!

Anyway, this is awesome 80s inspired punk and will appeal to you if you like bands like Circle Jerks and the like.

If you've not already go it, you can still pick copies up from both the band and the label. Check the links below:-

Common Thread Records -
Dry Heaves - and