The Shapes Release ‘More Songs For Sensible People’ 14-track LP This July Jul13

The Shapes Release ...

THE SHAPES –  “MORE SONGS FOR SENSIBLE PEOPLE” Label: Overground Bar Code: 689492154219 14 track LP Cat. No: Over 81 LP Release Date: 14th July 2014 “Welcome to this collection of musical ditties by punkpop band The Shapes, who hailed  from the centre of the known universe,...

The Return Of Rubella Ballet (even bigger)

Rubella ballet return with new album ‘Planet Punk’ released via Overground Records today. Good timing then, that Ray Nicholls is on the mark to take a closer in-depth look “They were the band who bridged the gaps between The Sex Pistols, X Ray Spex, and Crass.” TylerVile Punk Globe Dec 2014. It’s been 28 years since your last album of new material. That usually means a band has split and decided to reform in the hope of re-living their youth, but that’s not the case with Rubella Ballet, you never stopped being a band, so why such a long delay between albums? “Previously we needed to make a record by using a recording studio,...

Rubella Ballet Releases ‘Planet Punk’ 31st March 2014 on Overground Records Mar23

Rubella Ballet Rele...

OVER135CD : 689492142025 & OVER134LP : 689492142018 (Green vinyl w/CD) Release date: 31st March 2014 “They were the band who bridged the gaps between The Sex Pistols, X Ray Spex, and Crass.” TylerVile Punk Globe Dec 2014. Rubella Ballet formed in 1979, with the nucleus of the band...

RT-Zed vinyl album launch of ‘Zed Head’ Dec11

RT-Zed vinyl album ...

The RT-Zed (Steve Grantley SLF drummer’s side project) vinyl launch album party takes place at 229 The Venue on Great Portland Street, London on Friday 13th December.   Following the success of the CD, public demand has led to the manufacture of a vinyl pressing which can be...

Steve Ignorant And Paranoid Visions Talk Of &lsqu...

Out on Nov 11th on Overground Records is a collaborative album between former Crass frontman Steve Ignorant and Dublin’s Paranoid Visions titles ‘When…?’ which is being launched at a special one-off event on Saturday 9th Nov at The Dome, Tufnell Park, London with support from Zounds, The Cravats and Craig Temple. WithGuitars have been privileged to hear this fantastic release and were sufficiently enthused to catch up with the protagonists. So let’s start with the obvious question, how did the collaboration with Steve Ignorant come about? We got to know Steve via the Last Supper gigs, and at the after-show party for the...

Steve Ignorant with Paranoid Visions’ ‘When…?’ London Album Launch Show Sep12

Steve Ignorant with...

To celebrate the release of the Steve Ignorant with Paranoid Visions album ‘When…?’ on Overground Records, the label is having a special launch night at The Dome, Tufnell Park, London on Saturday 9th November with support from Zounds, The Cravats and Craig Temple (Moral...

Zounds ‘Ancient Briton’ 7”/DL (Overground Records) Jun16

Zounds ‘Ancie...

  A two track 7” that continues perfectly on from where they left us with 2011’s superb ‘The Redemption of Zounds’ album.   The A-side rips the piss out of the typical Sun-reading, lads mag, football obsessive pissheads.   The B-side encourages all to phone in the boss...

Goldblade Charting The Terror of Modern Life

Since WithGuitars first heard material of the new Goldblade album, ‘The Terror Of Modern Life’, (read Ray Nicholl’s album review) we were totally onside, struck by the energy both of the music and lyrics, as well as the  focus and subject matter of the first offering by the Manchester band in five years. Put simply, if you like Punk, you will get this, the album is even more relevant, a virtually lyric documentary of the current political and social malaise of current days. Rotten Johnny enjoys an entertaining chat with frontman John Robb. Five years since your previous album ‘Mutiny’. Why such a long time? We were waiting for the...

Goldblade ‘The Terror Of Modern Life’ (via Overground Records) May20

Goldblade ‘The Terror Of Modern Life’...

Crikey what happened to Goldblade?! It’s been 5 years since their last album Mutiny’ and in those five years the world has become a more depressing place and this doom and gloom has been echoed in Goldblade’s sound and on this new album.   Long gone are the poppier tunes of yesteryear to be replaced by a much heavier and harder sound personified by Keef Curtis’s bass playing which rattles and growls and sounds like he’s playing it through a cabinet that’s shot to pieces. Or maybe Keith is just shot to pieces?   John Robb’s lyrics are now starker and more overtly political, no doubt where his allegiances lie with...

The Cravats ‘In Toytown’ (Overground Records) Sep11

The Cravats ‘In Toytown’ (Overground ...

Here we are in 2012 and eventually, after god only knows how long, we finally the debut Cravats album on CD. Nigh on impossible to find when released it’s a mystery why this essential document has taken so long to appear again, but it’s been well worth the wait because on this double CD set we have: a)      1980s ‘In Toytown’ album fully remastered and sounding great b)      All the bonus Small Wonder singles which is a further impressive 11 tracks c)       An extra album of a journey through ‘In Toytown’ as imagined by Penny Rimbaud from Crass Anyway, onto The Cravats, if you don’t know who they are then you...

THE CRAVATS IN TOYTOWN   OUT On OVERGROUND RECORDS Sep09

THE CRAVATS IN TOYT...

John Peel: “I hate Toyah records and they all go whizzing into the charts, and I love The Cravats and play all their records and nobody buys them. Whenever I start to feel important I think, ‘Well, I never did much for The Cravats and I didn’t stop Toyah’…”...

PARANOID VISIONS To release ‘Escape From The Austerity Complex’ Aug14

PARANOID VISIONS To...

New album released through Overground Records on 17th September 2012 Available as a 16 track CD or 12 track LP (coloured vinyl   Formed in Dublin in 1981, Ireland’s longest running punk band have become increasingly successful, culminating in what has already been described as a...

Zounds In America, ...

Zounds, the legendary anarchist post-punk band releases their second album this year ‘The Redemption of Zounds’ on Overground Records, almost 30 years after the release of their ground-breaking, seminal debut ‘The Curse of Zounds’. Formed in 1977, Zounds was the...

Zounds Release ‘The Redemption of Sounds’ Jul26

Zounds Release ‘The...

Out now, is the new Zounds album ‘The Redemption of Zounds’. It’s taken 30 years to follow up ‘The Curse of Zounds’ and this album is superb as the reviews it has been getting testify. Just Google it and read. There’s a very good interview with Steve on...