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Artist
Title
Year
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STA157
Various Artists
Spring Sampler 2015
2015
Digital
Spring Sampler 2015

Various Artists
Spring Sampler 2015

Tracklisting

Sullivan & Gold - Forget Myself (Live)
Axis Of - Wetsuit (Live)
Carnivores - Metaphysical Airports of the 20th Century
USA Nails - What's Wrong With Your Boy
Die! Die! Die! - Ashtray! Ashtray!

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STA157

Release Date

08 Apr 2015
STA156
Hot Cops
Live At Smalltown America
2015
Digital
Hot Cops - Live At Smalltown America

Hot Cops
Live At Smalltown America

Tracklisting

Kenzie's Farmhouse
Fallout
Art Of The Act
Passive-Passive
Decay
Six

Description

Hot Cops play their set with equal nods to 'Pig-Lib'-era Malkmus and the tougher, distorted dynamic of Rancho De La Luna Arctic Monkeys. Their star is in the ascendency - this show capturing why everyone is getting so excited North of the border.


Catalog

STA156

Release Date

08 Apr 2015
STA155
Leo Drezden
Live At Smalltown America
2015
Digital
Leo Drezden - Live At Smalltown America

Leo Drezden
Live At Smalltown America

Tracklisting

Approach
Black Palace
Quest
Hunting Drums
Omen Satellite Capricorn
Green Fire Magic
We Found Her Lying There
A Place For You And I

Description

Leo Drezden merge breathtaking technical skill with killer groove and euphoric peaks. Exhilarating and emotional, celebratory and essential. They should be deemed a national treasure.


Catalog

STA155

Release Date

08 Apr 2015
STA154
Axis Of
Munro Bagger (Single)
2015
Digital
Axis Of - Munro Bagger (Single)

Axis Of
Munro Bagger (Single)

Tracklisting

Munro Bagger

Description

"Munro Bagger" is the third single to be taken from Axis Of’s new album ‘The Mid Brae Inn’.

The track distills the best parts of 2015 Axis Of: melodic, arpeggiated guitar riffs; ferocious kick drum patterns; tantalisingly original lyrics and a middle bit that you can throw your mate about to.


Catalog

STA154

Release Date

25 Mar 2015
STA153
USA Nails
Sonic Moist (Single)
2015
Digital
USA Nails - Sonic Moist (Single)

USA Nails
Sonic Moist (Single)

Tracklisting

Sonic Moist
What's Wrong With Your Boy

Description

Following the release of the band’s debut album 'Sonic Moist' in November, USA Nails will tour Europe in February 2015. They will also be releasing a single featuring the title track from their record on Wednesday February 11th to coincide with this. Said single is backed with a brand new track called “What’s Wrong With Your Boy?”

A video for “Sonic Moist” directed by Steven (vox/guitar) will be released concurrently. USA Nails have secured a number of support slots for the likes of The Wytches, Future of the Left, Perfect Pussy, Mclusky, Guerilla Toss, Joanna Gruesome, Tera Melos and Pleasure Leftists among others. They have made festival appearances at British Wildlife (Leeds) and Carefully Planned #4 (Manchester) in 2014 and are in the process of securing slots at a slew of UK and European festivals next summer.


Catalog

STA153

Release Date

11 Feb 2015
STA152
Axis Of
The Harsh Winds Of Rathlin (Single)
2015
Digital
Axis Of - The Harsh Winds Of Rathlin (Single)

Axis Of
The Harsh Winds Of Rathlin (Single)

Tracklisting

The Harsh Winds Of Rathlin
Wetsuit (Live)

Description

"The Harsh Winds of Rathlin" is the second single to be taken from Axis Of’s new album ‘The Mid Brae Inn’.

The track is a weather-beaten journey through the Axis Of environment - distorted bass butts its head against singalong vocal breaks, audience handclaps and mathematically-charged guitar riffs. The lyrics are equally memorable and evocative, this is a band that specialises in painting a vivid picture for each track they work on, "One wet Sunday, I dandered down to a place within the rocks. Found some drift wood and with a knife I glorified the lot. Wrote a thousand names in there a thousand more to go."

“The Harsh Winds Of Rathlin” is accompanied by a live bonus version of “Wetsuit” recorded on New Year's Eve at The Empire, Belfast.


Catalog

STA152

Release Date

21 Jan 2015
STA151
Various Artists
Winter Sampler 2015
2015
Digital
Winter Sampler 2015

Various Artists
Winter Sampler 2015

Tracklisting

Axis Of - Munro Bagger
USA Nails - You Only Sing For Yourself (Live)
Carnivores - Yuppie Scum (Alternative Version)
Die! Die! Die! - Swim
Burning Alms - In Sequence

Catalog

STA151

Release Date

08 Jan 2015
STA150
Axis Of
The Mid Brae Inn
2015
Vinyl / CD / Digital
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Axis Of - The Mid Brae Inn

Axis Of
The Mid Brae Inn

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Tracklisting

ALL MY BONES
WETSUIT
THE GREY MAN'S PATH AT NIGHT
SUPER RESURGENCE
MUNRO BAGGER
BEACHCOMBING
MARCONI'S PLACE
QUARREL REEF
OH CALUSCO!
THE HARSH WINDS OF RATHLIN
SUNFINDER
RETURNEE'S LAMENT

Description

Band succumbing to the sea is an apt metaphor for Axis Of's second record ‘The Mid Brae Inn’. Across its eleven tracks, distorted bass swells and soars whilst guitars foam with effervescent hooks. One can almost taste the salt on album highlights: “Wetsuit”, “Beachcombing” and “Quarrel Reef”. The Irish trio's sound is melodic and thunderous – drawing comparison to the Biffy Clyro crossover ‘Only Revolutions’.


Catalog

STA150

Release Date

23 Feb 2015
STA149
Axis Of
Wetsuit (Single)
2014
Digital
Axis Of - Wetsuit (Single)

Axis Of
Wetsuit (Single)

Tracklisting

Wetsuit
All My Bones

Description

“Wetsuit” is the first single to be taken from Axis Of’s forthcoming sophomore record ‘The Mid Brae Inn’. It illustrates a band that has honed its sound on the road combined with some serious songwriting know-how.

“The track is my attempt to comprehend the power of the sea”, explains vocalist, bassist and chief lyricist Ewen Friers. “One of the sea's most unrelenting features is its ability to simultaneously provide us with joy and pain. Growing up on the North Coast I have seen first-hand the aftermath of people being lost to the sea. We’ve attempted to frame this dark concept with some (hopefully) beautiful and joyous music.”

The sound created by this distillation of punk rock, pop hooks and tidal force is a memorable one. Axis Of’s tunes are ear-worms of the very best kind; scream-a-longs that are built to be heard live. Air punches mandatory.

The single is backed with a stripped back version of "All My Bones" another brand new track which features on the forthcoming LP but handled very differently for this release.


Catalog

STA149

Release Date

26 Nov 2014
STA148
Sullivan & Gold
Live At Smalltown America
2015
Digital
Sullivan & Gold - Live At Smalltown America

Sullivan & Gold
Live At Smalltown America

Tracklisting

For Foes
Forget Myself
Guatemala
Maelstorm

Description

Sullivan & Gold joined us in the studio on 12th December 2014 for a very special Christmas show, Live At Smalltown America. This EP was exclusively available to download via our eStore for 2 weeks only.


Catalog

STA148

Release Date

09 Jan 2015
STA147
USA Nails
Live At Smalltown America
2014
Digital
USA Nails - Live At Smalltown America

USA Nails
Live At Smalltown America

Tracklisting

Workplace Assessment
Sometimes I'd Rather See It All
I Am In A Van
Chain Of Command
Other New Song
Don't Lie To Me Clock I Know What Time It Is
Am I A Man Or Not
Sonic Moist
This Sand

Description

USA Nails paid a visit to STA HQ on halloween night (2014) and recorded a live session for us. The results were available for download from our eStore for 2 weeks only. Listen back to the gig in your own kitchen, shed, or sofa-chair.


Catalog

STA147

Release Date

03 Nov 2014
STA146
Various Artists
Autumn Sampler 2014
2015
Digital
Autumn Sampler 2014

Various Artists
Autumn Sampler 2014

Tracklisting

Burning Alms - Certain Collapse
Carnivores - Apathy In The UK
Die! Die! Die! - Get Hit
Sullivan & Gold - Run Faster
USA Nails - Chain Of Command

Catalog

STA146

Release Date

07 Oct 2015
STA145
USA Nails
Sonic Moist
2015
Vinyl / Digital
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USA Nails - Sonic Moist

USA Nails
Sonic Moist

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Tracklisting

Sonic Moist
Chain Of Command
Shite At The Palladium
Distilled Town
Oh Caroline
Sometimes I'd Rather See It All
Am I A Man Or Not
Seatlicker
Push Him Back Where He Is From
Un-name Everything

Description

'Sonic Moist' is the debut album from London's USA Nails. Formed in early 2013 through a mutual love for noise rock, punk and krautrock, USA Nails are gleefully complicit in the resurgent post-punk scene in London.

'Sonic Moist' catalogues the first year of the band’s existence. The ethos of not over-thinking the song-writing process was carried through into the recording process, as all songs were tracked live, in a single day last summer. Gareth (guitar): "The creative process is fast, that's the main difference between this and our other bands I'd say. We write quick and try not to get bogged down on the little details". Steven's snotty spoke-sung vocals deliver an often menacing and uncomfortable tone across an array of unpolished, garage-noise riffs and drums. Although firmly rooted in post-punk, the album also traverses krautrock and noise-rock territories, while remaining consistently pissed off.


Catalog

STA145

Release Date

17 Nov 2015
STA144
Swords
Live At Smalltown America
2014
Digital
Swords - Live At Smalltown America

Swords
Live At Smalltown America

Tracklisting

Who Took Your Soul
Glock
Sitting On Walls
Betty Machete
Wicklow

Description

Dublin group Swords will release a new live E.P. this Tuesday (October 21st) entitled Swords - Live at Smalltown America.

The result of a one-off special live set the three-piece performed at Smalltown America studios in Derry last month, the extended play will feature four new tracks from Swords including ‘Betty Machete’ a song that impressed during the band’s recent headline show at the Button Factory (read T.L.M.T’s review here) and a performance of ‘Wicklow’ taken from their debut album Lions & Gold.

Indeed the E.P. itself sounds and feels like a natural off shoot of the trio’s seminal set at the Dublin venue this summer. Imbued with the group’s powerful live performance and a clear evolution sonically, new songs such as ‘Glock’ and ‘Who Took Your Soul’ are shining examples of the trio’s continued growth in the build up to album number two.


Catalog

STA144

Release Date

07 Oct 2014
STA143
Carnivores
Let's Get Metaphysical
2014
vinyl / Digital
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Carnivores - Lets Get Metaphysical

Carnivores
Let's Get Metaphysical

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Tracklisting

LET'S GET METAPHYSICAL
INSECURICOR
CROOKED TEETH
APATHY IN THE UK
WATCHING FIREWORKS
SCOTTISH FOOTBALL
A SHADOW OF A SHADOW
THE SECOND WAVE OF YUPPY SCUM
JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES
THIS SINKING SHIP
LION TAMER
LION TAMER (REPRISE)

Description

A three-piece rock band based in Paisley, Scotland. Described by the NME as sounding like "Weezer being beaten up by The Dillinger Escape Plan", Carnivores draw influence from Fugazi, At The Drive-In, Idlewild, Helmet, Elvis Costello and Nirvana.

"One of the most complete rock records of this year" - Scottish Sun

"Chock-full of tunes" - The Skinny

"Loud and too the point - I admire this no bullshit approach" - Penny Black

"Begging to be played to thousands in stadium shows" - Scottish Fiction


Catalog

STA143

Release Date

27 Oct 2014