Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Andy Disgusting's end of year list


Band of the Year - Gun Outfit

Track of the Year - Gun Outfit - Last Chants


Top 10 LPs/12" EPs:

Gun Outfit - Possession Sound
Naked On The Vague - Heaps Of Nothing
Kitchen's Floor - Loneliness Is A Dirty Mattress
Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Rush To Relax
Tyvek - Nothing Fits
Plug - Plug
Dictaphone - s/t
Puerto Rico Flowers - 4
Puffy Areolas - In The Army 1981
Hounds Of Hate - Head Anthem


Top 5 7"s :

Glam - Glam
Pissed Jeans - Sam Kinisom Woman/The L Word
The Homostupids - Night Deacon
The UV Race - I Hate You
The Pheromoans - Midnight Watchdog


Top 5 Tapes :

Neonates/Pussy Patrol Split (NEONATES SIDE)
Woolf - Woolf
Sauna Youth - Mad Mind
The Homostupids - Great Music Collection
The UV Race - Homo


Best Live Band - Thee Oh Sees blew me away.

Top 5 live shows :

Thee Oh Sees - Brixton, London, Plan B
Gun Outfit/The Pheromoans - Brighton, The Cowley Club
Zounds - Brighton, The Cowley Club
Naked On The Vague - Brighton, The Cowley Club
Charles De Goal - Hainault, London, Offset Festival

Honourable mentions to; YES WAY FESTIVAL & DUDEFEST. Too many great bands played at both to even factor it in. There is more.

Top 5 Labels :

RIP Society
Savoury Days
La Vida Es Un Mus
Fashionable Idiots

What Made Me Sad :

Boredom Boys broke up.
The Human Race broke up.
Yuck continued playing music.
The Pheromoans weren't knighted.

Best LP artwork : Dictaphone - s/t

Worst LP artwork - Zond - s/t

Best 7" artwork - Pocahaunted - Threshold b/w Echolocation


Worst 7" artwork - Negative Approach. New one AND reissue. OUCH.

Reissues/Revisited/Old Records/Most Listened :

Reissues : The Endtables, Black Tambourine, Crisis, Brainbombs, Dolly Mixture (didn't get the LP though, too slow)

Revisited/discovered for the first time/listened to a ton : Neil Young (esp. Zuma), Happy Refugees, Ama-Dots, The Primates, Reversible Cords, The Petticoats, Danzig, Morbid Opera, Big Star, Your Funeral, Rudimentary Peni, Occult Chemistry and all Times New Viking LPs.

2011 will be good because :

GOOD THROB, look for their demo soon, heard a couple tracks, great!
The Pheromoans LP
La La Vasquez LP?
Increasingly frustrating and disgusting government will breed good punk rock or, at the very least, Crass (THE NEW BLACK FLAG!) shirts continue to sell like hot-cakes.
2010 was mostly terrible so 2011 has to be great.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

James Disgusting's end of year list


Band of the year: Sauna Youth

Track of the year: Home Blitz - Two Steps

Top 10 LPs in no particular order:

Ty Segall - Melted
Home Blitz - Out Of Phase
Guinea Worms - Sorcerers of Madness
ECSR - Rush to Relax
Drunk Driver - s/t
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Thee Oh Sees - Warm Slime
Wire - 1976 demos
White fence - s/t
The Spits - s/t


Top 5 7's:

Folded Shirt - s/t
Home Blitz - Perpetual Night
Sauna Youth - Youth
UV Race - Knife Fight
La La Vasquez - Hello


Top tapes:
Former Bullies
Porn Persons
Sauna Youth


Top live audio/visual experiences:

Divorce @ Sounds From The Other City
Oh Sees @ Luminare
Dude Fest II - Brilliant Colors, Prize Pets, La La Vasquez, The Sticks, Lovvers, Cold Pumas @ The Cowley Club
Rent Boys @ everywhere, all the time
Charles De Goal @ Offset Festival
Ty Segall, Sauna Youth, Fair Ohs @ Jam

Bummed out in '10: Jay Reatard RIP, the Devo album, Enter The Void, BBC turning into FOX, Yuck the band.


Best artwork: Bare Wires - Seeking Love


Worst artwork: The Bitters - Eastern General


Best 7" artwork: Wild Thing - Age Difference


Worst 7" artwork: Dirty Projectors - No Intention


old shit and reissues dug and re-dug:

Pussy Galore
Hardcore Devo Vol 1& 2
The Lines
Lou Reed - Street Hassle
Spacemen 3

Labels with good product:

Fashionable Idiots
La Vida Es Un Mus
Columbus Discount

Other things: The Coalition can fuck off. The Love Triangle are an excellent band. Politicized youth finally, although people just out for a rumble can fuck off. Lots of UK bands set to release LPs next year. SID set to up the release schedule again..two fold. Yuck need to be stopped. All music TV is a fucking joke. Please stop using found photography for artwork. Green Door Store heralds a new era for Brighton's music scene. Music industry needs to hurry up and die. Andy Auld gets buff.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Eat Skull & Gangllains

Remember that split 7" these guys put out last year? Well imagine if that pair went on tour together...that would be amazing right? Well guess what? They've only gone and made it happen.
Potential show of the year written all over it's face.


Sex Is Disgusting presents ... #27

Ganglians (Sacramento, California - Woodsist, Captured Tracks, Weird Forest)

Eat Skull (Sacramento/Oakland, California - Siltbreeze, Woodsist)

Graffiti Island (London, UK - Art Fag, Paradise Vendors, House Anxiety)

The Hope, 11 Queens Road, Brighton. 8pm, £5 advance & £6 door. 15/11/10.

Ganglians make psychedelic pop inflected with touches of 60's surf music, garage rock, folk, noise and psyche. On their debut LP 'Monster Head Room' looping vocal harmonies reigned supreme over some of the most experimental pop music of last year, songs that were simultaneously reminiscent of The Beach Boys, peers & friends' Woods, and the less abrasive side of Not Not Fun Records. We're particularly excited about having them play at The Hope for us after hearing new track 'My House', one of their catchiest pieces of music yet. Fact; their name is a mixture of gang & aliens and does not refer to the bundle of nerves known as a Ganglian. Come catch this gang of aliens & make sure to hide your weed.

After two incredible LPs and a number of CDRs, tapes and 7"s Eat Skull finally make it to the United Kingdom. We're incredibly excited about seeing this band for the first time as 'Sick To Death' and 'Wild & Inside' were amongst my favourite albums of the year in 2008 and 2009 respectively. Eat Skull's sound flirts with 80's hardcore and punk, shambling Messthetics hidden treasures, paisley pop, the indie rock of Royal Trux and early Pavement, NZ's Flying Nun label, the experimental works of The Shadow Ring & Axemen and much more. It sounds like all these things and none of them at the same time. Just great records made by people who dig good music. Third LP in 2011 apparently.

I once wrote this about Graffiti Island -
"Do you like getting creeped out? How about getting turned on? Both at the same time? Highly-sexed creep punk, bare bones rhythm, songs about ancient rituals delivered with a lobotomised charm."
Now I'm in the band & thus it'd be narcissistic to add anything further aside from that returning to that write-up made me concerned I'm harbouring sexual feelings for Pete. We are frequently compared to The Cramps and Beat Happening. New recordings coming this month.

Advance tickets available from Resident Records, Brighton: 01273 606312

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Divorce & Comanechi tour trailer

Been anxiously waiting to see Divorce again since the second they finished their mind-blowing set at this years Sounds From The Other City festival in Manchester. If you have never seen them perform live then you are seriously missing something in your life. Do not miss under any circumstances.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Former Bullies


So i missed Former Bullies at YES WAY but apparently they played a stormer of a set. I've seen them before though, so it came as no great surprise to hear the kind words of some the YES WAY patrons. My annoyance at missing them was a little dampened when Andy finally handed over the copy of their 'Seasoned' cassette album that they'd given to him for me. Boy oh boy is it ever good, more than good in fact...its excellent and it has swiftly found its self jostling for position in my top 10 albums of the year. I shit you not. Here's a stab at giving you an idea of what it sounds like...errrr a Mancunian Home Blitz meets 60's Paisley-Pop and primitive K Records style Garage a la Halo Benders and maybe some Sebadoh demos in there too. I urge you to purchase it (if you don't have a tape player buy one) and if you get the chance to see 'em live you should. They have a 7" coming out on Suffering Jukebox soon, and i'm proud to announce that we'll be working together some time in the not too distant future too.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Thursday, 12 August 2010


La La Vasquez recording their Sex Is Disgusting 7" with Henry William Withers at More Or Less Mono. -

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

The calm before the storm

Hopefully some more snaps to come.

Monday, 19 July 2010


Ryan De La Hoz makes art inspired by 'the fragility of human life' and tells us to 'get busy living or get busy dying'. He certainly seems to be busy living or, more accurately, hard at work if the sheer amount of effort that is evident in how he shows his art-work is anything to go by. Photographs of recent very nicely put together exhibitions are at his website along with a wealth of his work. Look at


Neonates are in their nascent stages as a band but I've already heard enough of their ethereal & stoic post-punk to eagerly anticipate each upcoming release by them as I would were they a long-beloved beat combo. Their music is especially interesting due to the fact that they do not directly ape one band or sound associated with 80's post-punk yet sound so 'authentically' of that era, more so than any other band in recent memory. Their work recalls Y Pants, The Nixe, Desperate Bicycles and Inflatable Boy Clams but with a striking clarity of vision and a real feeling of ownership; this is THEIR post-punk, influenced by their foremothers and forefathers but not slavishly so. Indeed, if Neonates set out to make music that wouldn't sound out of place on Rough Trade in 1980 then they have achieved this though I doubt that it was so studied; music this fantastic is rarely made with other people in mind. They share qualities with their influences; the same smug candor (see; smug as compliment, a) "she was smug" .. "as well she should be, her quiche was delicious!"), directness, angular rhythms and intricate art-damaged guitar hooks that make the Messthetics compilations such a cause for celebration. The best music is SMART/DUMB, DUMB/SMART, loose, tight, goofy, cool, mysterious, direct and fucked, all at once. Neonates achieve this. They are a band who are truly special & we are honored that plans are afoot to release a Neonates 7" in 2010 on Sex Is Disgusting Records (y'know, us). Watch this space. When I read what I write about music I feel like a man born blind explaining colour. Apologies.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

RENT BOYS 7" available for pre-order now!!!!!!


Its SID006 already. We are more than proud to present the debut 7" from Leeds' own sleezy-garage-dirt-bags, RENT BOYS. If you're digging the nastier side of US garage punk a la PUFFY AREOLAS, FRANCIS HAROLD & THE HOLOGRAMS, GUINEA WORMS et al, or you are missing the UK Garage-gunk of BLACK TIME, and THE COUNTRY TEASERS then this could sit quite well in your collection.

Side A

1. Gang Love

Side B

1. *****

2. Ripped Up

Beautiful matte finish, 300 gsm card sleeve. Yummers


Monday, 14 June 2010

New Weirdos 7" review

Great little review of the 7" on Norman Records' website.

"One of the LOUDEST singles I ever did lay my city-eyes on. This little vinyl violator has been mixed/mastered into the red.... And then some. Its a snarling pig fucker of a tune though. It's such a thick, disarming concotion. "New Weirdos" sounds like The Birthday Party challenging The Butthole Surfers to a mud wrestle on Neptune... Except instead of mud they are wrestling in an enchanting mixture of Angel Delight and sick. Its a sweet offering from the Sex Is Disgusting kitchen. I'm still reeling from the assured sleaze rock power of this behemoth.."

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Exciting news!

Sex Is Disgusting records will now be exclusively distributed in the UK via FORTE. Tell your local record store to get involved. We expect Prize Pets 7" to be with us early next week, and the Mazes/Spectrals split to follow shortly after. More exciting announcements soon

Saturday, 17 April 2010

MAZES/SPECTRALS & PRIZE PETS pre-orders up now.

WHOOP. Pre-orders for both the Mazes/Spectrals 4 track split 7" and the Prize Pets masterpiece debut 7" are now up at our BigCartel shop. Go Go GO!

This is what they look like:

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Things are happening. We have things to tell you about and things to show you. All pretty special. I was really ill and injured & now I'm better so look for more things from me on here, a new website, more shows, more records, more writing, more partying, more more. We sit prettily, crushing cans on our head at the dawn of a new epoch.

Come tomorrow please. The very exciting Xeno & Oaklander and Led Er Est are playing, all the way from New York City, dwellers of the Wierd Records stable for fans of Kas Product, Skinny Puppy, Bauhaus, Ruth, Soft Cell and Cold Cave. Plus PLUG, two-piece haunting post-punk from London for fans of Delta 5 and Liliput. £5, 8pm, The Cowley Club, 12 London Road, Brighton, East Sussex. Flyer above.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Peepholes - 'Ladder' video

Another beautifully shot video by Dan Nixon. look out for his Spectrals video coming soon.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

We have a Big Cartel

I finally got round to doing a web-store. Whoop.
Go buy stuff!


Thursday, 4 March 2010

Hunx & His Punx

Beautiful poster by Zoe Austin. Facebook even HERE. Tickets available from Edgeworld Records, Brighton and Wegottickets.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Sunday, 21 February 2010

U.S Girls tour begins tomorrow ..

in Brighton. As our good friends at Upset The Rhythm state on their blog, U.S Girls is in the neighbourhood and that means we are lucky enough to hear her "lithe, lysergic gamma ray of keyboard murk beamed over percussive bonk that sort of resembles Diamanda Galas reinterpreting Suicide". Support comes from U.K garage/post-punk delinquents La La Vasquez and tape-looping brain-musher Dylan Nyoukis. It is tomorrow (MONDAY 22ND FEBRUARY) at 8pm and costs £5 for entry. There may be special guests. It is in Brighton (as all our shows are) in The Cowley Club on London Road and it will be great. Do you really need to know more or are you already packing a survival kit and heading off to bed to get the requisite amount of sleep to prepare you for the onslaught? I think the latter. Bring zines/distro, support your (currently crippled) local DIY dudes. I hurt my back carrying a bass amp (trapped sciatic nerve/herniated disc) the day after the Gary War show and have been out of action since then so come down and socialise with an attention-starved lunatic hungry for conversation and human interaction. I would be ever so grateful.

Above there is an online-only poster by my friend Jamie McGregor. There were going to be screen-printed versions but we didn't co-ordinate it in time. The alternative real-life poster/flyer is even more obscene, it is a collage with a bit more nudity in it than I noticed when initially assembling it. Pick one up around town and go red in the face. See you tomorrow!

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Ale Mania

Been jamming these guys non stop for the past week or so. Their vibes range from Ariel pink / john maus woozy kinda hypno pop on tracks like ‘vomit pig’ through to pure dancefloor tropical post-punk funk leanings on other tracks like ‘bayview’. Really the shit just sounds all over the place in terms of genre and influence but that’s what I love about it – my personal fave ‘Robust universe’ even has some kind of homage to warren G’s regulate going on which was always going to be an absolute win. They currently Have a 7” out on Volar Records, a forthcoming 7” on Hell Yes records, and a 4 way split coming soon with Sharp Ends, O Voids, & our bros Spirit Photography. You can jam, and more importantly, BUY all of these tracks over at the Ale Mania myspace

- Matt Hendon

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Fair Ohs 7" is HERE !!!!!!!


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

A. Summer Lake

B. Almost Island

Paypal -

UK including postage - £4.95

Europe including postage - £5.95

Rest of the world including postage - £6.95

Distros get in touch -

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Raunch Hands - Live For The Summer

Bring on Summer already! Fuck this cold ass island.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

I would to take a minute to remind you of what Hip Hop (RIP) is really about.

Percee P Vs Lord Finesse. Homage to legendary battle they had in 1989 (look on You tube)

Friday, 5 February 2010

Brand new Where To Now Radio show

New Where To Now radio show - HERE
1. The Distributors - Tv Me - Rockburgh (1980)
2. The Vulcaneers – Tranya - J.P. Gutrock (1996)
3. Prag Vec – Wolf - Spec (1978)
4. Stepping Talk - Common Problems - Eustone (1979)
5. Minny Pops - Secret Story - Factory (1982)
6. Eyeless Gaza - Blue Distance - Cherry Red (Blue Distance)
7. Adverts - Quickstep - Stiff (1977)
8. Gymslips - Barbara Cartland - Abstract(1980)
9. Cry Shark - One Phone call - Radical Wallpaper (1981)
10. Smith Westerns – Tonight - Bachelor (2008)
11. The Beale - 97 Circular - Guided Missile (1997?)
12. Hygiene - TV Girl - Dire (2009)
13. Ean Eraser - Illegitimate Love - Eraser Music (2009)
14. The Time Flys - The In Crowd - Douchemaster (2007)
15. Icky Boyfriends - Flying monkeys - Menlo Park (2000)
16. Sneaky Pink - I Can`t Wait - 1234Go (2008)
17. Mekons - Never Been In A Riot - Fast Product (1978)
18. And The Native Hipsters - I Wanna Be Around - Heater Volume (1980)
19. Big Flame - Sargasso - Ron Johnson (1985)
20. Puritan Guitars - Making It - Riverside (1980)
21. Tee Pee - I Told You - Senzei (2009)
22. Pink Priests - Stubborn Stalks With Historic Teeth - La Station Radar (2010)
23. Flight - Over My Head - Kill Shaman (2010)
24. Hubble bubble - Freaks...out - Radio Heartbeat (2007)
25. Syndromes - Fading Memories - Merciful (1980)
26. Acrobats Of Desire - Parking Boys - unknown (?)
27. I’m So Hollow - I Don’t Know - Rockburgh (1980)
28. The Real Losers - Don’t Leave Me Now - Bancroft (199?)

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Regular SID night in London - Guitar Romance

We have a regular night in London Starting in March. Event can be found HERE.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Grand Trine. Sax 'n' sass

Digging these Canadian skronkers right now. The tracks on their myspace are very different from each other, but i like both vibes. One being a sax heavy punk rock number channeling a Rocket From The Tombs and Crime wave, the other like a Chrome 'n' Genders minimal electro-punk affair. They just had their debut vinyl Released by Divorce Records, go check it.

Sunday, 31 January 2010

The Barreracudas


Digging the Barreracudas so hard at the moment, they’ve had a previous 7” on Douchemaster records and have a brand new one out on Bachelor records which showcases their positively awesome powerpop streaked take on 70’s glam punk – think the new york dolls but if they were on a mega light-hearted tip singing songs about the stupidest of shit like eating dog food & being bummed out that some chick you’re totally into and want to party with isn’t up for getting wasted with you at all. Absolute party vibes. Pick up the 7” along with all the other quality new releases on bachelor here – prices work out super cheap to the uk.

Check the a side ‘dog food’ over at the Bachelor records myspace

- Matt Hendon

Monday, 25 January 2010

Very good Bad Sports

Been playing nothing but Bad Sports for the last week. Featuring members of Wax Museums, so you know this band is gonna slay. Its so good i wont even mention the slightly dubious artwork. Get it now from the ever awesome Douchemaster Records.