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Artist
Title
Year
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STA172
Broker
Quixota
2016
Vinyl / MP3
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Broker - Quixota

Broker
Quixota

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Tracklisting

Talk
Eau De Vie
Quixota
Torso, The Idol
Yogurt
What The Contestants Don't Know
The Grass Is Always Greener In Kreuzberg
Miller
White

Catalog

STA172

Release Date

21 Oct 2016
STA171
Axis Of
Companions
2016
Digital
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Axis Of - Companions

Axis Of
Companions

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Tracklisting

Cardiel - Luxor, Cologne
Wetsuit - Haunt, Brighton
All My Bones (Feat. Frnk Iero and the Cellabration and The Homeless Gospel Choir) - Underworld, London
Super Resurgence - Melkweg, Amsterdam
We Dine on Seeds - Atlantic, Portrush
Grey Man's Path at Night - Eklektik Festival, Marbehan
Marconi's Place - Stag and Hounds, Bristol
Lifehammer - Backstage by the Mill, Paris
Brobdingnagian/Auld Lang Syne - Empire, Belfast
Edge of the Canebrake - Rock Cafe, Hamburg

Description

2015 saw the band make their 400th live appearance and perform at some of Europe’s most respected venues while supporting My Chemical Romance star Frank Iero. Touring 'The Mid Brae Inn' throughout the past year has allowed the band to truly experience a deep connection to their following as their loyal 'Companions' enthusiastically chant the lyrics of the album's opening track "All My Bones". The title of this live album was soon seen written on jackets and t-shirts and eventually tattoos began surfacing across the country and beyond.

As tribute to this powerful display of togetherness, Axis Of bring you their first live album, 'Companions' featuring a selection of recordings from various shows throughout 'The Mid Brae Inn' live tour. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Andrew Coles (www.beardnoise.com) this digital album is available to download via Independent Music along with the bands exclusive two track lathe cut single which features “All My Bones” (Studio version) and "All My Bones (Live)" with guest vocals from Frnk Iero and the Cellabration and The Homeless Gospel Choir.


Catalog

STA171

Release Date

12 Feb 2016
STA170
Axis Of
All My Bones
2016
7
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Axis Of - All My Bones

Axis Of
All My Bones

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Tracklisting

1. All My Bones
2. All My Bones (featuring FrnkIero AndThe Cellabration and The Homeless Gospel Choir) Live at Underground, London

Description

2015 saw the band make their 400th live appearance and perform at some of Europe’s most respected venues while supporting My Chemical Romance star Frank Iero. Touring 'The Mid Brae Inn' throughout the past year has allowed the band to truly experience a deep connection to their following as their loyal 'Companions' enthusiastically chant the lyrics of the album's opening track "All My Bones". The title of this live album was soon seen written on jackets and t-shirts and eventually tattoos began surfacing across the country and beyond.

As tribute to this powerful display of togetherness, Axis Of bring you their first live album, 'Companions' featuring a selection of recordings from various shows throughout 'The Mid Brae Inn' live tour. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Andrew Coles (www.beardnoise.com) this digital album is available to download via Independent Music along with the bands exclusive two track lathe cut single which features “All My Bones” (Studio version) and "All My Bones (Live)" with guest vocals from Frnk Iero and the Cellabration and The Homeless Gospel Choir.


Catalog

STA170

Release Date

12 Feb 2016
STA169
Various Artists
Winter 2016 Sampler
2016
Digital EP
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Winter 2016 Sampler

Various Artists
Winter 2016 Sampler

Free Download

Tracklisting

1. Axis Of - All My Bones (Featuring FrnkIero AndThe Cellabration and The Homeless Gospel Choir) Live at The Underworld, London
2. Blacklisters - Cash Cow
3. Die! Die! Die! - Don't Try
4. USA Nails - I am Normal
5. Mnemotechnic - Shallow Goals

Description

Here are some of our favouites this winter. To download this sampler for free, simply apply discount code "WINTERSAMPLER" upon check out.


Catalog

STA169

Release Date

04 Feb 2016
STA168
American Clay
Talk
2015
7
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American Clay - Talk

American Clay
Talk

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Tracklisting

Talk

Description

Exclusive lathe cut single features American Clay's first single, “Talk”. The Track demonstrates the quartets love for guitar shackled dissonant pop, thundering drums and distant yet hooky vocals.

Each of these, specially created 7" records, are made by hand using Japanese lathes from 1970. Due to the delicacy of the pressing process stock is extremely limited. "Talk" is available as an instant download (lossless format) after purchase.


Catalog

STA168

Release Date

04 Dec 2015
STA167
Various Artists
Autumn 2015 Sampler
2015
Digital EP
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Autumn 2015 Sampler

Various Artists
Autumn 2015 Sampler

Free Download

Tracklisting

USA NAILS - HOLIDAY
BLACKLISTERS - SOMETHING IN THE WAYNE
AXIS OF - THE GREY MAN'S PATH AT NIGHT
CARNIVORES - THE SECOND WAVE OF YUPPIE SCUM

Catalog

STA167

Release Date

13 Nov 2015
STA166
Robocobra Quartet
Iwazaru
2015
7
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Robocobra Quartet - Iwazaru

Robocobra Quartet
Iwazaru

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Tracklisting

IWAZARU
MIZARU

Description

Exclusive lathe cut versions of Robocobra Quartet single "Iwazaru / Mizaru". Available in two variants (select which song you would like to own). Each of these, specially created 7" records, are made by hand using Japanese lathes from 1970. Due to the delicacy of the pressing process stock is extremely limited. Both "Iwazaru" and the b-side "Mizaru" are available as an instant download (lossless format) after purchase.

Iwazaru / Mizaru finds Robocobra Quartet's ever-present pleading lead vocal cradled by an effect-heavy instrumental, morphed in sympathy to each word spoken. Both tracks excellently offer up saxophone stabs, latin drum patterns and distorted bass when and where appropriate.


Catalog

STA166

Release Date

16 Oct 2015
STA165
USA Nails
No Pleasure
2015
Vinyl / CD / MP3
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USA Nails - No Pleasure

USA Nails
No Pleasure

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Tracklisting

I Am Normal
Palm Them Off With Me
You're A Stain
You Sing For Yourself
They'd Name An Age
Laugh It Up
Automated Cyst
Holiday
Make Me Art
I Am In A Van
I Cannot Drink Enough

Description

Just under a year since the release of their first LP ‘Sonic Moist’, the band return with their latest instalment of brash noise-rock-punk-psych: 'No Pleasure'. The album features 11 furious tracks that see the band expanding on noise-rock and punk, as well as exploring new territories in post-punk and kraut-rock.


Catalog

STA165

Release Date

06 Nov 2015
STA164
Carnivores
Live At Smalltown America
2015
Digital
Carnivores - Live At Smalltown America

Carnivores
Live At Smalltown America

Tracklisting

Apathy In The UK
Monkfish
Let's Get Metaphysical
Insecuricor
Watching Fireworks
Keeping Up Appearances
This Sinking Ship
Are We Cooking With Napalm?
Lion Tamer

Description

Carnivores are a Paisley based three-piece who released their debut album 'Let's Get Metaphysical' just under a year ago. On tour in Ireland for the first time - the band came into the studio at Smalltown America in Derry to play in front of a noise-hungry, expectant and racous audience.

Their sound distills the best parts of classic Helmet, Fugazi and Weezer and merges it with a unique vocal style and socially-aware lyrics. Vocalist Kenny Leckie is one of the strongest front men on the post-hardcore club circuit and drummer Martin Johnson is quite simply one of the most breathtaking percussionists working right now in the UK.

In short, this is a record best played loud and with good friends. It is a glimpse of three men lost in a primal blur of musical electricity, swimming in seas of violent noise.


Catalog

STA164

Release Date

09 Oct 2015
STA163
Blacklisters
BLCKLSTRS
2015
Digital
Blacklisters - BLKLSTRS

Blacklisters
BLCKLSTRS

Tracklisting

Clubfoot By Kasabian
Swords
Nice Garden
OK47
I Can Confirm That Ruth Abigail Holmes Is Not Dead….
Mouthpeace
Ask Yourself A Question If The Answer Is Go F**k Yourself
Hero Of China
Trickfuck
Shush

Description

Blacklisters are a band who’re an impending tour-de-force and this album is more visceral, ferocious and relentless than anything they’ve put out there before. They’ve managed to push their live shows and their ability to make your speakers burn in intensity into this record and I dare you to argue against the hype surrounding them after listening to this.

The album kicks off with Clubfoot by Kasabian (a cover or not? You decide.). You’re welcomed by a skewed, pinched, nasty guitar that pushes you under its waves and holds you there until you drown, while the furious, cruel screams of the vocalist, Billy Mason-Wood, ensures your attention is well and truly nailed into this track as he bursts blood vessels while snapping his vocal cords, all in the name of making quality alternative, heavy, hardcore music. The marauding bass-line bounces and crushes against the smashed drums, making it almost impossible not to move your head along to this ugly monster of a sound which swells its body around you, squeezing every drop of energy from you while all the time telling you to wake the fuck up.


Catalog

STA163

Release Date

18 Aug 2015
STA162
Blacklisters
Adult
2015
Vinyl / CD / MP3
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Blacklisters - Adult

Blacklisters
Adult

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Tracklisting

Shirts
Cash Cow
The Sadness Of Axl Rose
Big Ticker
Weasel Bastard
I Knock Myself Out
Dream Boat
Power Ballad
Priss
Downbeat

Description

The Leeds quartet's follow up to 2012's eponymous debut album is a snarling, riff-punch to the solar plexus. Cut snares, and snaking guitars form an acerbic backdrop for Billy's uncompromising vocal snarl. Fans of The Birthday Party, The Jesus Lizard, Fugazi and Shellac will revel in Blacklisters update of the form. This first-pressing, is available on two coloured vinyl variants and CD.


Catalog

STA162

Release Date

18 Sep 2015
STA161
Various Artists
All Dayer #6 Live At Smalltown America
2015
Digital
All Dayer - Live At Smalltown America

Various Artists
All Dayer #6 Live At Smalltown America

Tracklisting

Lost Avenue - Daggers
Freak's - Symmetry and Correlation
Rosseau - Hope
Clanns - Moriarty
American Clay - Gutted
Small Hawk Orchestral - Cutting Off A Hand
Pigs As People - Dismemberments
Carnivores - Let's Get Metaphysical

Description

The fabled Smalltown America All Dayer, the sixth of it's kind, was held on 31st July 2015. Eight bands took to the stage throughout the night almost leaving STA HQ with a hole in the studio floor.

Previous all-dayers have seen performances by the likes of And So I Watch You From Afar, 65 Days Of Static, Frank Turner, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Seafood, Soak and Polysics. It has always been a great night out and most importantly a snapshot of the live scene locally on any given year.

This year the show has been fully documented to be enjoyed by an increasing strong community of DIY gig-goers in the comfort of their own homes.


Catalog

STA161

Release Date

11 Sep 2015
STA160
Blacklisters
Shirts (Single)
2015
Digital
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Blacklisters - Shirts (Single)

Blacklisters
Shirts (Single)

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Tracklisting

Shirts
Something In The Wayne

Description

'This song, Shirts, is a song about shirts, about wearing them, about needing them, about loving them. I didn't wear a shirt once and this is what my world looked like. Always wear at least one shirt.’ - Billy Mason-Wood

The track is the first single from their second studio album 'Adult'. 'Adult' was recorded at Suburban Home Studios in Leeds with producer Matt Johnson, aka MJ of Hookworms. The album is a clear progression for the band, and demonstrates a growing confidence in their song writing and performance, from the abstract art-noise to the unrelenting, brutally minimalist riffs that first put them on the radar.


Catalog

STA160

Release Date

07 Aug 2015
STA159
Various Artists
Summer Sampler 2015
2015
Digital
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Summer Sampler 2015

Various Artists
Summer Sampler 2015

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Tracklisting

BLACKLISTERS - I KNOCK MYSELF OUT
USA NAILS - SHITE AT THE PALLADIUM
CARNIVORES - CROOKED TEETH
DIE! DIE! DIE! - OUT OF MIND
AXIS OF - SUPER RESURGENCE

Description

This sampler was put together by our label manager. Crack open the bees, get the BBQ on and enjoy some awesome rocking tracks from past present and future releases.


Catalog

STA159

Release Date

30 Jun 2015
STA158
Ciaran Lavery & Ryan Vail
Live At Smalltown America
2015
Digital
Ciaran Lavery & Ryan Vail - Live At Smalltown America

Ciaran Lavery & Ryan Vail
Live At Smalltown America

Tracklisting

The Colour Blue
The Sea At Night
Shipping Forecast
Nick Cave's Band
Flow
Ceol Na Mara (Featuring Teknopeasant)

Description

Recorded live at our studio on April 10th, this six song EP showcases the depth of talent of the Ryan Vail and Ciaran Lavery collective.

Their collaborative project 'Sea Legs' [Quiet Arch] has been hailed as 'one of the best releases on Irish shores so far this year.' [Hot Press] and is quietly building an audience all of its own.

Across the short set, Lavery's folk nestles delicately in Vale's glitchy, electro soundscapes.


Catalog

STA158

Release Date

02 Jun 2015