Pre-order Grand Collapse’s new album ‘Along The Dew’ now

We are incredibly excited to bring you the second album from Cardiff’s hardcore punks Grand Collapse. ‘Along The Dew’ does not disappoint and perfectly follows on from the bands frantic debut ‘Far From The Callous Crowd’. ‘Along The Dew’ delivers everything you want from Grand Collapse; it’s aggressive with loads of energy, massive riffs and non-stop. The album is available to pre-order now  on vinyl and CD and will be dispatched the week of it’s release on 19th May!

This is what the band have to say about the album. “We’ve spent the last three years touring the Far From The Callous Crowd record to death so at the beginning of 2016 we thought it about time we cracked on with making a new album. Writing and performing new songs was a breath of fresh air and we were excited to capture it in the studio. On reflection I think this album is more chaotic and aggressive than the first. It has a lot of energy, a ton of riffs and is unrelenting in pace. Topically I’ve covered the DSEI arms fair, our trial against the UKBA, the convenient death of Luciano Ponzetto & the harrowing nature of domestic abuse. The title track, Along the Dew, is a fictional short story about a fallen huntsman struggling through the wintry earth and being chewed by woodland creatures. Happy stuff like that. We’re really happy with this effort, which is saying something because we’re a bunch of pedantic bastards when it comes to this stuff.”

As with their debut album, the artwork is a woodcut print made by the amazing artist John Abell. To find out more about him, head to his website.

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Make sure you check out Grand Collapse during their upcoming tour in May and June. Here are the dates;

Have a listen to Grand Collapse’s debut album below.

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!

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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

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Revenge of the Psychotronic Man’s New Album ‘Colossal Velocity’

We are excited to announce that ‘Colossal Velocity’ the new album from Revenge of the Psychotronic Man is available to pre-order now from our webstore! Out on 15th July the album is available on vinyl and CD along with all our usual bundle deals. The vinyl is on two variants; Clear (100) and Sea Blue (200). Don’t hang about if you want the clear vinyl, they will probably shift quickly.

Pre-order the album here.

“I didn’t see The Ramones play in New York and I didn’t see The Clash play in London but in thirty years I can say I did see Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man play in Manchester… with Mr Blobby.” Colin’s Punk Rock World

If you weren’t aware, Manchester band, Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man play stupidly fast punk rock and have been touring all over the UK and mainland Europe for over a decade. Their ‘Make Pigs Smoke’ and ‘Shattered Dreams Parkway’ albums have received critical acclaim from both the underground fanzine circuit and more mainstream publications.

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In 2013 the band recorded a Maida Vale session for Radio 1 and also had a track picked by Steve Lamacq in a compilation of his five favourite independent bands of the same year. They are massive supporters of the DIY ethic with all members having put on their own gigs. Bassist/vocalist, Andy Davies co-runs independent punk label TNSrecords and is part of the collective that set up and run Manchester Punk Festival. Guitarist/vocalist, Matt Woods co-runs the popular MBBP live night in Manchester.

Their lyrical content ranges from DIY ethics, supporting local music venues, political ranting, drinking anthems and cult footballers. The band has shared the stage with the likes of Bad Religion and NoMeansNo, whilst racking up around 500 gigs and building a reputation for a high energy live show with huge crowd participation.

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Revenge of the Psychotronic Man Release Album Teaser Video

Continuing the theme of naming their releases after quotes from their hero and mentor, Alan Partridge, Revenge of the Psychotronic Man’s new record is called ‘Colossal Velocity’. To launch the album, the band have paid homage to Alan by stealing/adapting the teaser trailer for his debut film ‘Alpha Papa’.
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Colossal Velocity is actually one of the rejected titles for the film discussed in their teaser trailer. Watch it here.

 
‘Colossal Velocity’ is the highly anticipated follow up to 2012’s critically acclaimed ‘Shattered Dreams Parkway’ in the summer of 2016.

Revenge described the new record as “having all the speed and energy people expect, but with some new twist and turns” and “lyrical content that ranges from changing the world through one minute songs with lyrics you can’t decipher, space travel and former footballer Niall Quinn”.

The album will be released through TNSrecords (and 5FeetUnder Records in Denmark) in July 2016.

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New Release: Matilda’s Scoundrels “Crowley’s Curse”

We are excited to welcome Matilda’s Scoundrels to the TNSrecords family. They have been smashing across the country over the last couple of years, most recently at MPF. Formed in 2014, Matilda’s Scoundrels are a 6 piece folk punk unit from Hastings. They have been working really hard helping to build a great scene on the south coast so fit perfectly with TNS.

We are working with a few great labels to bring you a 2 track 7″ ‘Crowley’s Curse’ which is available to pre-order now.

Matilda’s Scoundrels play fiery and feisty folk-punkTeam Rock

Blending traditional punk instruments with accordion, mandolin, tin whistle and gravelly vocals makes for an exciting mix of music which has had hundreds of bodies moving, feet tapping and beer flowing. They have released two EPs over the last year, ‘Beasts in Disguise’ and a split EP with fellow Hastings punks The Barracks. Make sure you check them out.

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This is what London Celt Punks had to say about the guys:

“So what we have here is a band playing at the top of their game. A band who are clearly on the rise and as I have said oft time before its bands who put the work in that gets the goods in the end and Matilda’s Scoundrels are a band who have put that work in and continue to do so. A bunch of decent fella’s who really enjoy what they are doing, that are good friends and as far away from some prima-donnas I could mention as is possible. Always up for playing and genuine upset if for some reason they can’t do it. It’s bands like this that deserve the rewards and the way things are going I am absolutely certain they are going to get them”

So what are you waiting for? Head to the TNS webstore to pick-up your copy.

Check out Matilda’s Scoundrels on Facebook Twitter and Bandcamp. 

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New Album from Faintest Idea: Pre-oder Now

We are incredibly excited to announce that we are releasing the brand new Faintest Idea album, ‘Increasing The Minimum Rage’ on 1st April. It’s available to pre-order now on both vinyl and CD.

We go back such a long way with Faintest Idea. They have played our live events for years and years and are one of a very small number of bands who featured on our volume one compilation who still regularly gig. This will be the third album they have released on TNS. We’ve seen them go from one of the most exciting up and coming UK bands to one of Europe’s most established, relevant and widely regarded ska punk acts.

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Thoughtful and well-informed lyrical content is presented in the form of upbeat, dancey yet edgey, two tone fuelled and brass driven punk rock. It is a pleasure to see the crowd reactions that this band regularly receives and it is very much deserved. This album is the first with the current line up and it also features Vic Ruggerio on keys.

Faintest Idea say “the new record sounds heavier both musically and lyrically than our previous releases. With free market capitalism still rampant things don’t look too great for the younger generation. The album is a reflection of the time we find ourselves in, it is the sound of people trying to keep hope in a seemingly bleak future.”

The band will be releasing a series of music videos to coincide with the release and there will be several options for t-shirt/hoodie bundles. It will be available on vinyl (100 pink, 200 translucent green) and CD. There will also be a free dub remix of the album available in around 6 months time. ‘Increasing Minimum Rage’ is available to preorder now from TNSrecords.

Make sure you check out the Faintest Idea facebook page to keep up with all the release info as it’s available.

Go pre-order your copy now, especially if you want to grab one of the vinyl colour variations!

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S3 Episode 20 – TNS Radio Punk Podcast

Bev & Andy off of TNSrecords return for another show. This week they are hungover from Punx Inna Jungle the night before and it shows. They introduce a track from the new Kirkz show whilst developing a new name for them, Andy does a great impression of Big Hands and then reads reviews of Charlotte Church’s albums.

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

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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:

Mighty Midgets – Burn After Rolling
Broken Aris – Aldrig
The Carry Ons – Fuck The Cliche
The Young Conservatives – Pure Desire
The Falcon – Blackout
Off With Their Head’s – Trying To Breathe
Crazy Arm – Bandalito
Acid Drop – 20 Tonnes
Great Cynics – Want You Around (Chunky)
The Kirkz – The 5th Plague
Almeida – Kings In Contempt
The 4130s – 1 Second 2 Break
Petrol Girls – Restless
Riggots – EA OK
Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip – Stunner
China Shop Bull – Holiday In Cambodia

Please spread the word if you liked the podcast. Next week’s show will be brought to you Mike & Moz from TNSrecords. 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.

TNSrecords T-shirt Subscription Series

We like t-shirts. Especially t-shirts with animals swearing on them. We wanted loads of new designs so we decided to try something different. We have asked some of our favourite designers to come up with a t-shirt design for TNS as well as asking you to submit your proposals. With so many great ideas we decided to print a new t-shirt each month with a limited run of just 25 for each design. This is your chance to get your hands on all 12 t-shirts through the year for just £95. If you don’t have all the money up front get in touch with us via our facebook page or email (info@tnsrecords.co.uk) and we will sort something out.

The first design is from an illustration by Dan Allen (Ducking Punches). If you think you have seen the design before you are right. It was used on the a TNS all-dayer post a couple of years ago.

You can buy a subscription HERE (just 10 available) or pick up the Alan Partridge design HERE (just 15 available).

There will only be 10 subscriptions available with the remaining 15 t-shirts available to buy as they come out. Subscriptions will be available for the first two months or until they sell out. Subscribers will be able to tell us if they want a certain t-shirt in a different size, just get in touch as soon as a new design comes out.

Due to there being 12 individual items postage will cost £28. But if you live in Manchester or want to collect them all together when you visit, or see one of us at a gig somewhere in the UK, just select pick-up at gig. We will post each t-shirt out as they arrive.