Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Finally The Sticks put out an LP

Well they've finally done it...The Sticks have released an lp, albeit a double 7" lp. Whatever. Its still 10 tracks (the cd version features a mindboggling extra 10 tracks) of the finest anorexic garage gloop'n'gunk you'll hear this side of the Atlantic or anywhere for that matter. Go get it from Upset The Rhythm NOW!

NYE - 13Monsters

by Dan Nixon.

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Merida's End of Year List

Band of the Year - Teen Sheikhs (2009-2009, R.I.P.)

Shows -
Nobunny, Okmoniks, Rock n' Roll Adventure Kids, Hygiene @ The Stags Head
S.I.D. Dudefest - Finally Punk, Cold Pumas, Human Hair, Teen Shiekhs, La La Vasquez, The Sticks
Total Freedom Warehouse Party - Male Bonding, Teen Sheikhs, Fair Ohs, Mazes, Rad Guillotine
Special Mention to T.I.T.S, Fun Anna, Nodzzz, Veronica Falls, Yes Way Fest.

The Hunches - Exit Dreams
Pissed Jeans - King of Jeans
Christmas Island - Blackout Summer
Grass Widow - S/T
Tyvek - S/T

Cheap Time - Woodland Drive
Girls at Dawn - Never Enough
Graffiti Island/ Old Blood/ Male Bonding/ Rapid Youth - split 7"
Mildred and the Mice - I Like My Mice (Dead)
The Pheromoans - Penis Envy/Revamper

Track of the Year-
Teen Sheikhs - Cracked

Runner-Up Band of the Year -
Trash Kit
Faves from the Vaults:

The Raincoats - The Raincoats
Bette Davis and the Balconettes - Surf Surf, Kill Kill
Pink Section - Pink Section
The Clean - Anthology
Fire Engines - Candyskin/Meat Whiplash

Best LP Art -
Woods - Songs of Shame

Worst LP Art
Tyvek - Tyvek

Best 7" Art -
Christmas Island - Nineteen/Twenty Nine

Worst 7" Art
Wavves - To The Dregs

Label of the Year -
Captured Tracks

Top Tips for 2010
Fair Ohs write the Fifa World Cup Anthem and become millionaires
Trash Kit and The Raincoats team up and release a killer violin lead post-punk masterpiece.
Captured Tracks buckles under the pressure of too many releases and a lot of Terminal Boredom posters are very angry
La La Vasquez release lots of records! Yeaahhh!

Monday, 14 December 2009

SID 003 - FAIR OHS pre-order

Ok. Here goes. Pre-orders are now being taken for our third and final release this year. The mighty FAIR OHS have been tearing up London and beyond all year to great acclaim, and Sex Is Disgusting is proud to present their debut vinyl release.

Due to the holiday season all orders will be shipped/posted at the start of the new year.

SID 003 - Fair Ohs - debut 7" - LTD 250.

A. Summer Lake

B. Almost Island

Paypal - sexisdisgusting@gmail.com

UK including postage - £4.95

Europe including postage - £5.95

Rest of the world including postage - £6.95

Distros get in touch - sexisdisgusting@gmail.com

What a show its going to be


Where To Now? radio show ........

New show can found HERE.
1. Airmail - In a moment - Graffiti (1979)
2. Dymaxion - The critics darling - Room Tone (1996)
3. The Executives - Shy little girl - Attrix (1979)
4. Spectrals - Leave me be - Captured tracks (2009)
5. Deep Shit – Hector - No pain in pop (2009)
6. Woven Bones - I wanna be your boyfriend - Yeti Publishing (2009)
7. Public Zone - Naïve - Logo records (1977)
8. The Lines - Not Through windows - Red records (1979)
9. The Prefects - Things in general - Vindaloo (1979)
10. The Flatbackers - Pumping iron - Red Shadow records (1980)
11. Modern convenience - Artificial light - Savoury days (2009)
12. Tyvek - Frustration rock - Whats your rupture (2008)
13. Bad sports - Sinking you - Douchemaster (2009)
14. White Wires - I remember how - Douchemaster (2009)
15. Jacuzzi Boys - Planet of the dreamers - Floridas dying (2009)
16. Cococoma - Water into wine - Goner (2009)
17. The Time Flys - Jailbait - Birdman (2005)
18. The Saints - No time - Emi (1977)
19. The Dream Syndicate - Some kinda itch - Zippo (1982)
20. Geezer in the olds - Don’t follow me - Savoury Days (2009)
21. Malaria - Your Turn To Run (I will be your only one) - Cachalot (1982)
22. Maximum Joy - In the air - Y records (1982)
23. Los Iniciados - La marca de Anubis - DRO (1982) / Minimal Wave (2006)
24. Palais Schaumburg - Telfon - Zick Zack (1980)
25. The Waitresses – Clones - Clone records (1977)
26. Fair Ohs - Automatic - Italian beach babes (2009)
27. Tropa Macaca - Fazer Chuva - Rafflesia (2009)
28. Rhythm of life - Summertime - Rational records (1981)
29. The Pheromoans - Radical Courrier - Yakisakana records (2009)
30. Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Higher than the stars - Fortuna pop (2009)
31. Meth Teeth - Never been to church - Woodsist (2009)
32. Steven Judy - Pick Axe - Concrete productions (1981)

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Andy's End Of Year List



Nobunny, Okmoniks, R&R Adventure Kids, Hygiene @ The Stags Head, Dalston
Sex/Vid, The Shitty Limits, Sex Dungeon @ The Grosvenor, Brixton
The Country Teasers/The Rebel @ The Freebutt, Brighton (either show)
Woods, Veronica Falls, La La Vasquez @ The Lexington, Angel
Male Bonding, Mazes, Fair Ohs @ Total Freedom Warehouse, Manor Hour

Honourable mentions to; Big Takeover #1 (Logic Problem, Black Time, Mob Rules ..), Yes Way Festival, Dudefest (Finally Punk, Human Hair ..) and Nodzzz/Lovvers tour.


Pissed Jeans - King Of Jeans - Sub Pop
The Hunches - Exit Dreams - In The Red
Ratas Del Vaticano - Mocosos Pateticos - Siltbreeze
Lovvers - OCD Go Go Go Girls - Wichita
The Anals - Total Anal - Permanent Records


The Pheromoans - Penis Envy/Revamper - Convulsive
Hygiene - Hygiene - Dire Records
The Whines - Insane O.K
Teenage Panzerkorps - TPK - Captured Tracks
Francis Harold & The Holograms - Mirror Of Fear - Hozac

Track of the year;

Pissed Jeans - Dominate Yourself

Band of the year;

Male Bonding

Faves from the vaults;

The Raincoats - The Raincoats - Kill Rock Stars (reissued in '09)
The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms - Domino (reissued in '09)
Axemen - Big Cheap Motel/Scary! Pt 3 - Siltbreeze (reissued in '09)
The Urinals - The Urinals - Happy Squid Records
Inflatable Boy Clams - Inflatable Boy Clams - Subterranean Records

Best LP art;

The Anals - Total Anal - Permanent Records

Worst LP art;

Jay Reatard - Watch Me Fall - Matador

Best 7" art;

The Beets - Don't Fit In My Head - Captured Tracks

Worst 7" art;

Drunkdriver - Knife Day - Fan Death

Label of the year;

Siltbreeze, again.

Top tips for 2010;

"Lo-fi" dies, minimal synth becomes cool, everyone wearing shirts with pizza on them and writing songs about the beach move to Berlin and dress all in black.
Sex Is Disgusting release more than two records.
King Of Jeans translates beautifully live.
La La Vasquez release some great records.
The Pheromoans backlash begins, they sign to Matador and do a split with The Eels

Bummed out in '09;

Getting arrested
The exchange rate
Still not owning a computer
Getting terrible news in Birmingham, an already terrible place
Sleeping on James' living room floor forever

Contrary to what you'd imagine I hate making lists, especially as James wouldn't let me have ten LPs. I wouldn't say its definitive as my memory sucks but here is what I liked this year.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

James' end of year lists.

(meal of the year at Le Authentique, Paris)

In no particular order.


NoBunny/Rock & Roll Adventure Kids / Okmoniks / Hygiene @ Stags Head.

Weirdapalooza - Lovvers / Male Bonding / Strange Boys / Hipshakes / Dissolutes / T'Sheikhs @ The Bodega.

Sex Is Disgusting All-dayer (Dudefest) - Finally Punk / La La Vasquez / Human Hair / Cold Pumas / The Sticks / T'Sheikhs @ The Hobgoblin.

Divorce / Golden Grrrls / Ultimate Thrush / T'Sheikhs @ somewhere in Glasgow.

Kid Congo / The Sticks @ Engine Rooms.


Pissed Jeans - King Of Jeans - Sub Pop

Ty Segall - Lemons - Goner

The Yolks - s/t - Randy/Bachelor

Cococoma - Things Are Not Alright - Goner

Gun Outfit - Dim Light - PPM


Mean Jeans - License 2 Chill - Dirtnap

Hunx - Good Kisser - Bachelor

Personal & The Pizzas - Brass Knuckles - Bubble Dumb

Thee Oh Sees - Tidal Wave - Woodsist

Graffiti Island / Male Bonding / Rapid Youth / Old Blood - split 7" - Paradise Vendors

Track of the year:

Pissed Jeans - False Jesii Part 2

Band of the year:

Male Bonding

Faves from the vaults:



The Time Flys

Shop Assistants

Exploding Hearts

Best lp art: Thee Oh Sees - Help - In The Red

Worst lp art: Pissed Jeans - King Of Jeans - Sub Pop

Best 7" art :
Graffiti Island / Male Bonding / Rapid Youth / Old Blood - split 7" - Paradise Vendors

Worst 7" art:
Wavves - To The Dregs - PPM

Label of the year:
In The Red

Top tips for 2010:

Male Bonding go global.

I will finally see Rent Boys live.

Pheromoans tour the US.

Garage-Punk goes mainstream, In The Red become "the new Domino".

SID to release more than a record every six months.

Bummed out in '09:

People who think moshing means you and your mate pushing each other as hard as you can into the rest of the audience.

Shipping costs from the US.

Static gig goers at the front of shows with full pints.

My living room.

Having no money for buying records or putting them out.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009



VIDEO are Badass like your best friends big brother. Round these parts i've/we've been digging the punk rock vibes of bands like Snake Flower II, Bare Wires, The Time Flys, Wild Thing et al & al, & VIDEO continue in that tradition of punk rock proper and hail from Denton, Texas. I think they might be perfect in every way. There's a bit of 80's hardcore, some little psyche touches and some tasty garage goo goo muck too. Nothing out as yet, but i'm guessing they will have something out on the awesome Play Pinball Records soon i hope.