Meet Me In St Louis - Variations On Swing. 24.09.07
The harsh and abrasive chaos from the likes of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Converge and The Chariot are just ‘harsh and abrasive chaos’ to some ears. The latter usage of that phrase was those who don’t get it and that ‘it sounds like a lot of noise’, whereas the former usage was for those who see the phrase as a compliment; music is music, no matter how it comes across.
The technical ability, aggression and intensity is all thrown into a grinder and then carefully placed back together in a jigsaw like fashion; 'Mire' is the album that the previous metaphor belongs to and Stallone seem to know what they’re doing. My first listen didn’t quite get it, but sitting down and actually concentrating it all makes much more sense. It’s this need for a deeper level of concentration that still makes me think to this day that technical music is only appreciated by the more intelligent and creative minds (no offence to everyone else in this pretty little world). I think it’s because a creative mind is able to process the music for what it is, and not just “noise”, as well as appreciate the technicalities at play.
First review of the new Stallone album. Available to pre-order here.
New Release: Cover Buzz
Available to pre-order now, this is a four-way split 7” featuring covers from Let It Die, Pariso, MINE and Svalbard. Released in collaboration between ourselves, Enjoyment Records, Moshtache, Dog Knights and Cult Culture. 40 copies per label.
Released on limited ‘jukebox’ vinyl and made to look and feel like an old jazz record (just because), this is a cover versions 7” that celebrates punk, hardcore and powerviolence and highlights the creative and co-operative nature of the UK DIY scene. Follow the link below for more info, tracklisting and pre-orders.
“Svalbard have crafted these two songs with exquisite precision and I wouldn’t normally be inclined to call a release like this a single. This release was made to be listened in its entirety and as good as both songs are, they really shine when they’re played together.”
Awesome review of the new Svalbard 7”. Give it a read. Pre-order here.
Today we’re bringing you the ever-so-slightly-delayed Punktastic 13.08. It’s another 13 track collection of new, excellent music, taking our 2013 compilation track total to a staggering 104 songs! …
We’re featured on this compilation with some incredible bands. It’s FREE too. Check it out!
Bristol four-piece Svalbard will release a 7” single called 'Flightless Birds' on October 7th through Tangled Talk.
12 White Rabbit, Plymouth
14 The Loft, Southsea Fest
15 Power Lunches, London (FREE)
17 The North, Rhyl
19 Mcneils, Glasgow
20 Gorilla Studios, Hull
27 Gryphon, Bristol (FREE)
Really excited to announce a second pre-order from yet another incredible new UK band this week. Having self-released their first two records, Svalbard’s latest 7” ‘Flightless Birds’ is now available in the online store.
Drawing influence from crust, post-rock and hardcore, this is a record that fluctuates between moments of aggression and frailty in a way that few bands can match.
Available on limited 7” vinyl. Anyone who pre-orders now will receive an instant download that includes all three of the band’s releases to date.
Ash Vale four-piece Stallone will release their debut album, 'Mire' through Tangled Talk Records and Enjoyment Records on October 7th.
1. As A Serpent
2. Without A Home
3. In The Mire
4. Nailed Myself To The Cross
5. They Drew
6. In My Sleep
7. A Chalice
An album preview and a stream of 'In The Mire' can be found after the jump.
Stallone’s debut album ‘Mire’ is now available to pre-order now from ourselves and Enjoyment Records! This is one of the most impressive debuts we’ve heard in a long time - fast, aggressive, technically sharp hardcore FFO Dillinger, The Chariot, Converge, etc.
Download a free track and hear a preview at http://www.thestallone.com
All pre-orders include an instant download of the full album.