New Black Volvo Album ‘Bad Driving’ – Pre-order Now

It is our pleasure to bring you the second album from Dutch punk rockers Black Volvo. The album is available on vinyl (pink and black) as well as CD. We have very limited stock of the pink vinyl so don’t hang around if you want one!

Head to our webstore to pick up a copy!

Black Volvo continue to blow us away with their fat riffs and all round catchy tunes. With thick riffs, loud bass, solid drums and catchy songs you need to wrap your ears around Black Volvo. Their live shows are entertaining, loud and always played with a laugh.

You can listen to the album track ‘Hanging Johnny’ on our page here: Bandcamp

‘Bad Driving’ was recorded by Tim at Big Dog Recordings in Antwerp. Black Volvo said “the recording sessions where so much fun! And that is what you will hear when you put the record on, 17 punkrock songs to bang your head to and leave you with a smile on your face! We can’t wait to play you all the new songs!”

These songs will easily turn into huge sing-alongs live. Party hard and fists in the air! Bring serpentines!

Head to our webstore to pick up a copy!

“crammed full with insanely catchy riffs that really do cross the genres; punk at its core with but metal elements and a sprinkling of glam vocals…” – Louder Than War

You can catch Black Volvo on tour in the UK in March. Here are the gigs they have coming up:

10-03-2017 – OJC Solution / Hillegom

17-03-2017 – Gebr. de Nobel / Leiden – RELEASE SHOW

22-03-2017 – The Lady Luck / Canterbury (UK)

23-03-2017 – Santiago’s / Leeds (UK)

24-03-2017 – Maguires Pizza Bar / Liverpool (UK)

25-03-2017 – Star & Garter / Manchester (UK)

26-03-2017 – The Smokehouse / Ipswich (UK)

08-04-2017 – JVC de Schuit / Katwijk

26-05-2017 – Patronaat / Haarlem

09-06-2017 – The Wagon & Horses / Birmingham (UK)

10-06-2017 – Private / Manchester (UK)

17-06-2017 – CAB03 / Leiden

29-09-2017 – TBC (UK)

30-09-2017 – Wotsit Called Fest / Hastings (UK)

Head to our webstore to pick up a copy!

www.blackvolvo.nl

A Year In The Life Of TNSrecords – 2016

It’s that time of year when people start writing their reviews of the year. It’s been a fairly busy old year for TNS so we thought we’d take the opportunity to recap what has probably been our most successful year to date.

It’s safe to say we started it as we meant to go on. With complete chaos. We hosted a New Year’s Eve party at Gulliver’s in Manchester. Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man went onstage at 11.30, then stopped at 11.55 for everyone to have a complimentary shot of Jagermeister (cheers Steffi Price) before bursting into a suitably ramshackle version of Auld Lang Syne, before finishing the remainder of the set. It’s safe to say that human pyramids and walls of death are a great way to start any year.

We were back at Gulliver’s later that month for our last TNS gig for the forseeable future. It was a TNS all-dayer, headlined by Faintest Idea. After our 10 Year Anniversary gig in 2014 we had decided to get others involved (our good friends at Moving North and Anarchistic Undertones) and use the April date we had traditionally used for the TNS birthday gig for Manchester Punk Festival. Whilst MPF is something we are exceptionally proud of it’s also a ridiculous amount of work. We realised that evening that we were definitely spreading ourselves too thin by trying to do everything. For the same reasons that our zine is currently in hiatus and that our podcast is infrequent right now, something else had to give.

We felt that by putting the TNS gigs into hiatus we would have more time to spend on the label and MPF, so as we were packing up after the gig we decided a break was needed. It was a hard decision, but we’re sure we will be back one day and Manchester certainly isn’t short of amazing punk promoters. We’re not sure we are really even leaving a gap. We want putting on a gig to be something we’re excited about rather than something that is forced. Quite simply, you just can’t do everything. We all have so many amazing memories from the 12 years of TNS gigs and for that reason, we certainly think this is an extended break rather than stopping forever. We’ll see.

As well as being the last band to play a TNS gig, Faintest Idea were also our first release of a busy year. ‘Increasing The Minimum Rage’ is their third TNS album and their finest release to date, showcasing their two-tone infused street ska sound perfectly. Many positive reviews followed and their live shows are attracting more and more people every time. 2017 could be a huge year for them.

2016 also saw us releasing new full length albums for Stoj Snak, Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man, Wonk Unit and Pizzatramp. We also had a couple of collectively released 7”s from Matilda’s Scoundrels and Shot! as well as continuing to release the Wonk Unit back catalogue on vinyl for the first time. Their second album, ‘Trolleys – Thank You’ was our second of the reissues series. Our very good friend from Denmark, Stoj Snak released his Screamer/Songwriter album. This is folk punk at its very best! We are delighted he’s going to be playing at MPF in 2017.

‘Colossal Velocity’ by Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man was the bands third on the label. It also received a fantastic critical response (it was the first TNS release to be reviewed in Kerrang!, getting a great 4K review). Clocking in 17 tracks in just over 20 minutes you’d expect fast and angry music, you’d be right!

Wonk Unit have had an absolutely incredible year, with many tours, including playing huge venues alongside Slaves. Their ‘Mr Splashy’ album is an instant classic, combining punk, indie, ska and many other sounds to make a truly original sound. We can’t wait to see what 2017 holds for this band as they continue to tour constantly.

Pizzatramp are a new band to the TNS roster. We saw them for the first time this year and were blown away by their fast, aggressive and riff driven punk rock. We are so happy to have added them to the TNS family. Again, next year could be huge for these guys.

We also co-released a couple of excellent 7”s for bands that were new to the label. Matilda’s Scoundrels play superb folk punk and are currently recording their debut album. London’s Shot! play an awesome and distinctive blend of hardcore and punk n’ roll. Both bands will also be gracing the MPF stages in 2017.

We have also continued to distro music and zines from all over the world. It’s certainly not just about our own releases. We have some amazing music in the distro right now. Due to time and money restraints we can’t release every band we love but hopefully we can help a few more people to hear their music.

In April we had the second ever Manchester Punk Festival. We were absolutely over the moon that it sold out ahead of the festival. It really couldn’t have gone much better. Every band had a great crowd and everyone seemed to have an incredible time. It was amazing seeing DIY bands playing to huge audiences. It really is awesome what can be achieved when like-minded people work together, pooling their resources and ideas. We are well on with plans for 2017.

Next year’s MPF is set to be even bigger and better. It absolutely blows our minds that we have booked bands like Paint It Black and Strike Anywhere. Not only are these legendary bands that we are huge fans of, they are also bands who really get the DIY ethos of the festival. The future of MPF is something we are incredibly excited by. We hope you can join us in 2017.

The DIY scene in general seems to be going from strength to strength. We’ve all been to/played so many amazing gigs this year and there are absolutely incredible individual scenes in so many places. It’s so cool to see how many people are supporting DIY bands, gigs and labels. Long may it continue! We were going to make a list of small gigs and festivals people should check out but that would do a disservice to any that we miss. Just find out what local gigs are happening near you, get out and support them. You will not be disappointed.

We have so much planned for 2017 already. We already have several releases already lined up that you will hear about very soon. We really hope you can join us for a huge party at MPF.

In February/March we’ll be doing a big TNS showcase tour with Wonk Unit, Roughneck Riot, Revenge Of… and Faintest Idea playing a series of dates across the UK. In the true spirit of DIY gigs we believe that every band on the bill should be supported. So we won’t be announcing the running orders until the gig actually starts. Get down early. It’s all going to be a lot of fun. We hope you can join us for the ride.

TNS would like to say a massive thanks to every single person who has supported what we do over the past 12 months. We really couldn’t exist without you. We do all this in our spare time alongside full time jobs. So many people help out with what we do. We hope you know how much we appreciate your time and effort.

Please keep supporting DIY music. Every single sale makes a difference to a label like TNS. Every single person through the door at a DIY event makes it viable for that event to happen.

Pizzatramp Join The TNS Family – Pre-order New Album Now

We are very excited to announce that Welsh trash punks Pizzatramp have joined the TNSrecords family!  We also have their new album ‘Blowing Chunks’ available from our webstore now!

As soon as we heard their music online we had to see them live. When we finally saw them in all their glory they certainly didn’t disappoint, with a high energy action packed live show that has been exciting punk rock audiences all over the UK. This is fast as fuck, riff fuelled thrash punk, delivered with a swagger. It doesn’t piss about.

‘Blowing Chunks’ is their best recorded material to date, building on the success of their previous EPs and adding even bigger riffs and even more energy. Basically they are your new favourite band and they will be coming to a town or city near you very soon to drink all your booze.

The album is out on CD on the 11th November with the vinyl coming a month later. We have bundles for both CD and vinyl that include t-shirts and trucker caps!

Pre-orders are really appreciated. They help us keep the record label going.

Pre-order the album:
Vinyl: https://bit.ly/2dZp07t
CD: https://bit.ly/2e0glUv
T-shirt & Cap Bundle: https://bit.ly/2dZpEC4
Bandcamp: https://bit.ly/2evDBdM

Check them out on Facebook

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S3 Ep65 TNS Radio Punk Podcast

Moz and Mike return with a slightly summery feel, which amounts to a Scottish football song and some reggae. The show also includes new music from the upcoming Revenge of the Psychotronic Man album ‘Colossal Velocity’, as well as new releases from Ruts DC, and System Paralysis.

You can click on the iTunes link below the player to subscribe or use the feed url – itpc://www.tnsrecords.co.uk/?feed=rss2&cat=304

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The show also goes on on Real Punk Radio on Thursdays at 5pm Eastern time and on Punk Rock Demo at 7pm Pacific time.

Songs played:

Tracks:

  1. The Ruts DC – Psychic Attack
  2. Revenge – Felch, Death, Fuck, Storm
  3. Revenge – Rrose Selavy To Make A Toast To Life
  4. Wreckless Eric – Telephoning Home
  5. System Paralysis – Self Made Madness
  6. Q – CQNTRQL
  7. The Slackers – Axes
  8. Dr Ring Ding Ska Vaganza – The Exorcist
  9. Dreadsquad (feat. Kasia Malenda) – Soulfly
  10. The Crosstops – One Track Mind
  11. Superchunk – Detroit Has A Skyline
  12. The Newtown Grunts – Toepokes and Tragedies
  13. The Franceens – Alright
  14. The Misfits – NY Ranger
  15. Killing Joke – Pssyche
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S3 Episode 60 – TNS Radio Punk Podcast

Moz and Mike record their latest effort during a party, which means there’s slurs a plenty and towards the end no one bothers to introduce the last five songs because a group of girls wanted to sing a Sister Sledge song.

There’s plenty of bands played, but also some intense whittling. Get ready for top-notch conversation on Icelandic lettering, pit dicks, playing “dead or paedo” (oh look, Prince is dead), the memorable visit of 30,000 Rangers fans, and a brief mention on why MPF was a hoot.

You can click on the iTunes link below the player to subscribe or use the feed url – itpc://www.tnsrecords.co.uk/?feed=rss2&cat=304

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The show also goes on on Real Punk Radio on Thursdays at 5pm Eastern time and on Punk Rock Demo at 7pm Pacific time.

Songs played:

Tracks:

1. The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing – Not Your Typical Victorian
2. Brawlers – N.O.R.E.S.T.
3. Big Machine – Screamo
4. Dillinger Four – New Punk Fashions For The Spring Formal
5. Anti-Flag – She’s My Little Go-Go Dancer
6. Börn – Auon
7. The Grifters – Holmes
8. Constant Insult – No Beginning
9. The Baptist Killing Spree – Can’t Treat Me Like Shit
10. Foreign Legion – FL
11. The Creepshow – Shake
12. Abney Park – Airship Pirate
13. Pale Angels – All Her Clothes

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S3 Episode 59 – TNS Radio Punk Podcast

This week: more tracks by the hot bands that we’re looking forwards to seeing at mpf, Scott and Ricky talk about our favourite comic books, and we played an old track by Matt Woods because we miss his voice on our show.

Listen out in particular for some awesome kazoo by CISTEM FAILURE, riot grrl riffs from MOMMY LONG LEGS, and guitar orgasms from MELT-BANANNA.

You can click on the iTunes link below the player to subscribe or use the feed url – itpc://www.tnsrecords.co.uk/?feed=rss2&cat=304

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The show also goes on on Real Punk Radio on Thursdays at 5pm Eastern time and on Punk Rock Demo at 7pm Pacific time.

Songs played:

1. Melt-Bananna – Candy Gun
2. Citizen Fish – Face To Face
3. Don Blake – The Plan
4. Thirteen Towers – Inviting Disaster
5. The Roughneck Riot – Resistance
6. Cistem Failure – Boot On Your Face
7. Mommy Long Legs – Horroscope
8. Maxwell’s Dead – Transposed
9. Sick On The Bus – Just Sex
10. Chewed Up – Advice
11. Pardon Us – I Never Said That
12. Zatopeks – Politics
13. Laughing In The Face Of – Wronga
14. Matt Woods – I’m So Straight Edge I’m on Daytime TV15. Villy Raze – The Morgue

 

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S3 Episode 58 – TNS Radio Punk Podcast

This week Ben drinks as he turns 30 and Pete laughs at Ben.

The usual capers, exclusive first spins from Autopsy Boys, The Red Pills and some epic tunes from Super Luxury, Waco, Pizza Tramp, Cool Jerks, Ona Snop and No Ta. Good tunes good times.

You can click on the iTunes link below the player to subscribe or use the feed url – itpc://www.tnsrecords.co.uk/?feed=rss2&cat=304

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The show also goes on on Real Punk Radio on Thursdays at 5pm Eastern time and on Punk Rock Demo at 7pm Pacific time.

Songs played:

1. Autopsy Boys – Cigarette Burns
2. No Ta – Anna
3. Bobby Funk – Incoitus Interuptus
4. Waco – Wrangler
5. Stoj Snak – Laughter Brings People Together but no-one wants to fuck the funny guy
6. The Red Pills – Designer Genes
7. The Heavy – Turn Up
8. Ona Snop – Henin Ona Snop
9. Cool Jerks – Piss Sauna
10. Pizza Tramp – Pizza Tramp
11. Super Luxury – Ian Mackaye made so much money out of Fugazi that he lives in a solid gold house and drives a solid gold car and he sits on his driveway but he can’t go anywhere because the wheels are made of solid gold
12. The Roughneck Riot – Ignorance Is Easy
13. Bolshy – No Means No
14. Maxwell’s Dead – Transposed
15. Villy Raze – The Morgue

 

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S3 Episode 57 – TNS Radio Punk Podcast

Moz and Mike return for another quality podcast where intellectual discussion is at the fore-front, unlike some of the other presenters who play 18 songs in an hour because they’ve got sweet FA to talk about. Who would you rather meet down the pub? All you need to ask.

There’s some songs played from the Manchester Punk Festival samplers, but there’s also talk of other music news going, including a new song by TNS stalwarts the Sounds of Swami.

You can click on the iTunes link below the player to subscribe or use the feed url – itpc://www.tnsrecords.co.uk/?feed=rss2&cat=304

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The show also goes on on Real Punk Radio on Thursdays at 5pm Eastern time and on Punk Rock Demo at 7pm Pacific time.

Songs played:

1. Citizen Fish – Back to Zero
2. Oi! Polloi – L.I.N.U.X.
3. Sick on the Bus – Never Enough
4. Gut Model – Slime Marriage
5. Pale Angels – I’m Nobody
6. Sounds of Swami – Twisting My Arm
7. Wilko Johnson, Roger Daltrey – I Keep It To Myself
8. WOAHNOWS – Watching Accidents
9. Brassick – Pelt
10. Black Flag – Candy Rush
11. Bar Feeders – Outhouse of Doom
12. Empty Vessels – Two Skeletons
13. Captain Hotknives – Prejudiced Wildlife

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S3 Episode 56 – TNS Radio Punk Podcast

This week, Col ‘Mitten-Licker’ Armstrong from MBBP joins TNS Radio in order to plug all of his upcoming gigs. Along the way he entertains co-host and TNS Radio regular Mike by talking about imaginary football, and why his label partner Matt Woods and Maggie Thatcher have never been seen in the same place at the same time.

There is also plenty of music, with songs that showcase both punk and hardcore. It’s positively cosmopolitan.

You can click on the iTunes link below the player to subscribe or use the feed url – itpc://www.tnsrecords.co.uk/?feed=rss2&cat=304

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The show also goes on on Real Punk Radio on Thursdays at 5pm Eastern time and on Punk Rock Demo at 7pm Pacific time.

Songs played:

  1. SNFU – Cannibal Café
  2. Nothing Clean – Piss Prism
  3. Piss On Authority – A.N.A.B. (All Nazis Are Bastards)
  4. The Repossessed – Make Your Own Utopia
  5. This Ends Here – Resignation
  6. Wolfbeast Destroyer – Toast the Disgrace
  7. AVAS – Walk Away
  8. Forged in the Furnace of the Sun – Faceless
  9. Down and Outs – We’re Down and Out
  10. Grand Collapse – Far From the Callous Crowd
  11. Void – Who Are You?
  12. Leatherface – Not a Day Goes By
  13. Modern Pain – Holy Foundations Crumble
  14. Renounced – Aching
  15. Carnist – Unlearn
  16. JOTNARR – Rise By Sin
  17. Tyrannicide – Security

Please spread the word if you liked the podcast. Please get in touch via our facebook page or email podcast@tnsrecords.co.uk if you would like to send us some tunes to play. Stay tuned.

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S3 Episode 42 – TNS Radio Punk Podcast

Bev is on his own for this week’s podcast, Andy is busy elsewhere. He works through this week’s recommendations and requests playing both new tunes and old favourites. There is also an update on the TNS gigs that are coming up including NYE. We also find out his progress towards drinking 500 unique beers this year.

You can click on the iTunes link below the player to subscribe or use the feed url – itpc://www.tnsrecords.co.uk/?feed=rss2&cat=304

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The show also goes on on Real Punk Radio on Thursdays at 5pm Eastern time and on Punk Rock Demo at 7pm Pacific time.

Here is what they played:

Leftover Crack – Slave to the Throne
Pizzatramp – The Shredder
PEARS – Victim to Be
Wonk Unit – The Murderers Shoe
The Kirkz – 1998
Mighty Midgets – Thoughts On Article 19
Revenge of the Psychotronic Man – The End Of Everything
Death – Freakin Out
Ed Ache – Defective
Villy Raze – Uncle Betty
Stoj Snak – How Much Tear Gas Does It Take Before You Start Seeing Red (Live)
Wolfhour – Blind
Haramarah – In Hardcore We Punk
The Domestics – Fuck Your War
The Franceens – Bomb
Almeida – Tureqt Fureg
Brutal Youth – War On Youth
Dillinger Four – Maximum Piss & Vinegar
Clowns – Powders
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Juggernaut
Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip – Porter

Please spread the word if you liked the podcast. Next week’s show will be a special brought to you by someone. Not sure who at the moment. Please get in touch via our facebook page or email podcast@tnsrecords.co.uk if you would like to send us some tunes to play. Stay tuned.