Pizzatramp ‘Grand Relapse’ Pre-Order

NEW PIZZATRAMP. Yes mate! This album is available for pre-order now and will be released on the 5th April. Also… PICTURE DISC! And Orange Vinyl. And CD. There is also a Koozie. Winner.

Frequenters of UK DIY gigs know who Pizzatramp are.  Chances are, they love them.  Knocked up in 2014, they’ve built a strong following for their no nonsense fast thrash-punk noise.  Their new album, Grand Relapse, is out 5th April on TNSrecords.

Though the punk world had been waiting for them since the early 70’s, it was 2014 when the band burst onto the scene.  They’ve got years of experience, but the band describe this as their best album yet, spitting out any normal conventions of song writing. Prepare for your ears to bleed and your feet to stomp.

Discussing the album, guitarist and vocalist Jim said: “This album tackles the cult of Scientology, the dangers of taking pills on school nights, the stupidity of white racist scum, the systematic destruction of the NHS, the mindless hell of working rubbish jobs and a load of songs about hangovers, comedowns and drinking.”

This 15 song offering very quickly tells you what you’re in for – fast, thrashy punk with dark undertones of a faltering society.  TNSrecords love the album; it sums up everything the DIY community stands for.  It’s a massive middle finger to the norm which will make your heart boom and your soul dance.

Pizzatramp are arguably one of the leaders of the DIY scene and this new album will be a welcome addition for many a record collection.  After an amazing gig at Rebellion 2018, they’ve shown they can easily dance with the big boys.  These are exciting times in the punk rock world.

The album is now available to pre-order from TNSrecords on picture disc, orange vinyl and CD from our webstore:

Vanilla Pod ‘Goodbye My Love…’

Twenty three years. I’m sure there aren’t many things you’ve managed to keep at for twenty three years. It’s a long time, and sticking with something for that long would require more than an ounce of commitment.

Somehow Vanilla Pod have managed it. Even though this is their final year they’ve still managed to stick together for 23 years, and have an impressive back catalogue – six albums and several singles – to show for it.

We’re pleased to bring you Goodbye My Love will be the band’s swansong; a four track EP of blistering punk rock showing a band that never slowed down and always stayed true to who they are. Available on limited edition coloured vinyl, released by a whole host of labels the band calls friends.

Pick up a copy here:

A1 Disgracer 1:44

A2 Grey 2:10

B1 Waster 2:41

B2 G.O.B. 2:52

Goodbye My Love is released on Friday 5th October 2018 by TNSrecords, Aaahh!!! Real Records, Brassneck Records, Disconnect Disconnect Records, Horn and Hoof Records, Make That a Take Records, Speedowax Records, and the band’s own Poets on Payday Production. Boss Tuneage Records have handled the manufacture.

Folk-punk troubadour Tim Loud announces new album ‘Salvation’

We’re very excited to bring you the brand-new album from infamous antifolk troubadour, Tim Loud. Salvation is Tim’s third full-length release, on which he aims to expand on previous musical avenues whilst marking out roads for new territory. You can pre-order the album now on vinyl and CD. Check it out here:

Whether playing solo acoustic sets of roots, blues and antifolk or more raucous sets with his full band, Tim has been rapidly building his name in the music scene with a rigorous touring schedule. He has established a solid reputation for his skilled songwriting, thought-provoking, irreverent worldview and truly entertaining live shows.

With range, character and depth to his vocals and a passionate and varied playing style, Tim tackles an array of genres and influences in his music, while his lyrics take on a wide selection of topics from the personal to the political, always conveyed with a hint of irony and a heavy dose of cynicism.

You can pre-order Salvation from us now random colour vinyl, CD and digital download, ahead of its release on 28th September 2018. Hot off the heels of the release, Tim will be embarking on an 8 date UK tour with Roughneck Riot, followed by a 16-date tour in Western Europe. Pre-order:

The subject matter of Salvation’s 11 tracks delves further into the self-analytical lyrical content presented in the previous two albums. This time taking on a far more nihilistic and accepting approach to the issues that have presented themselves during his time spent relentlessly touring Western Europe since the release of his first album.

For the most part Salvation has moved past the satirical finger pointing of previous tracks like ‘Age of the Idiot’ and ‘I Don’t Care…’. Instead opting for a more earnest and personal approach, allowing some vulnerability to peak through what is still intended to be a humorous, light-hearted glance into Tim’s world.

Salvation video:
Album teaser:

Catch Tim on tour…

4.10 – Kendal, Bootleggers, UK*

5.10 – Stafford, Redrum, UK*

6.10 – Hastings, The Palace, UK*

7.10 – High Wycombe, The Phoenix, UK*

11.10 – Nottingham, The Maze, UK*

12.10 – Warrington, Old Town House, UK*

13.10 – Cambridge, Corner House, UK*

14.10 – Middlesborough, Westgarth Social Club, UK*

19.10 – George & Dragon, Acton, UK+

20.10 – Ipsiwch, The Smokehouse, UK+

21.10 – Lady Luck, Canterbury, UK+

26.10 – Leeds, Northern Guitars, UK+

27.10 – Colne, 12 Bar Café, UK+

8.11 – Antwerp, TBC, BE

11.11 – Winterthur, Sanitorium, CH

12.11 – Salzburg, SUB, AT

15.11 – Prague, Café Na Půl Cesty, CZ

16.11 – Kolín, Pod Hodinama, CZ

17.11 – Dresden, Veränderbar, DE

18.11 – Leipzig, Black Label Pub, DE

20.11 – Plzeň, Sally Brown, CZ

21.11 – Berlin, Wild at Heart, DE

23.11 – Schwerin, Steini’s Pub, DE

24.11 – Aachen, The Rover, DE


Welcome Bobby Funk to the TNS Family

**This is a pre-order. We will be sending out the records the week of the release. If you want to receive other records that aren’t part of pre-order earlier, please order them separately.**

We are delighted to welcome Cornish punks Bobby Funk to the TNSrecords family. And have we got a unique record for you. Coming on April 16th 2018, Bobby Funk will be releasing ‘Avocado Stains’.

Bobby Funk have spent the last few years causing a scene up and down the country with their infectious riffs, driving bass, punishing drums and tongue in cheek lyrics, this EP is a culmination of all that condensed into 13 minutes of chaos. Recorded in December 2016 and summer 2017 in Falmouth, Cornwall Bobby Funk are finally ready to unleash this monster via TNSrecords, Autonomonster Records and Krautpop! Limited to 250 copies on radioactive Avocado shaped vinyl, no two records are the same.

Pre-order the record here:

“I can’t remember why we decided to make the record shaped like an Avocado” explains vocalist Ollie, “I can’t even remember why we decided to call it Avocado Stains either, but we’re sort of stuck with it now. Really pleased with how the records turned out and how it sounds, looks like if you eat it it’s gonna kill you”

Featuring tracks about drugs, bouncers fighting, calling Johnny Depp a Wanker 83 times (yes, we counted), what would have happened if Jason Statham was in Crass and a song about a sick helmet that becomes a sick helmet, there really is something for everyone!

You can catch Bobby Funk releasing the record at Manchester Punk Festival 2018 at 2pm in the Zombie Shack on 21st April. More shows will be announced throughout the summer up and down the country as well as a trip to Europe in the near future.

These records are very unique. That means they are expensive to make as they are a 7″ cut into a 12″ record, hence the price. Don’t hang about if you want one, we don’t have many.

Check out Bobby Funk on facebook here:

Pre-order the record here:

Nosebleed Join TNSrecords Family

For 4 years Nosebleed have been hitting stages up and down the country and pulling followers in with their suited and booted, infectious riffing and fist pumping Garage Punk and Rock n Roll rhythms. We honored to announce that they will be joining the TNSrecords family.

The 6th April sees the release of their debut album ‘Scratching Circles on the Dancefloor’ on TNSrecords. The album is now available to pre-order from our webstore on vinyl and CD. The black vinyl is limited to 100 records and comes with a limited edition sheet of temporary tattoos. Head here to grab a copy. Recorded live in one weekend with Producer Andy Hawkins (Hawk Eyes, The Pigeon Detectives) the band have captured their live, raw energy and squashed it all up into your listening medium of choice. The release of the Album is accompanied by the video for the first single Scratching Circles, documenting the last year of the band’s tour.

Nosebleed will be touring the brand new album in the UK and Europe throughout April and May, spending most of the time off stage bringing the show right up to your sweaty faces.

When asked about the release, bassist Ben Hannah said, “We have worked hard on this album over the last year and really believe that it represents everything we are about, short, sharp, catchy songs about love lost and being scared of the dark.”

Nosebleed will be hitting the festival circuit over summer playing stages at Boomtown Fair, Beatherder, Camp Bestival, Bestival, Outcider and Wonkfest and have an extensive list of dates throughout the rest of the year (see the band’s Facebook page for latest dates). Don’t miss this live show, it will be something you will not forget for a long time.

‘That Was Just A Noise’ – Final Release from RotPM

After 14 years as a band Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man are calling it quits.  They are planning to go out in style playing loads more gigs before finishing with an all-dayer in December. We are releasing one final record, titled ‘That Was Just A Noise’, continuing their theme of Alan Partridge references on their albums.

The album, which features tracks from their 3 TNS released albums; Make Pigs Smoke (2009), Shattered Dreams Parkway (2012) and Colossal Velocity (2016) alongside rare, out of press tracks from 7”s, splits and EPs and two brand new, previously unreleased tunes, will be out in June.

You can buy the album on 12” vinyl, CD or cassette. We have bundle options available too. You can get your gig ticket and a t-shirt designed by Danny Combie from Wolf Mask alongside the album.

Head over to the webstore to pick up record and final gig ticket… –

The band take influxes from the likes of Zeke, Kid Dynamite and Alan Partridge (whom the title is a nod towards) and have built a reputation across Europe for their high energy, full throttle live show and ridiculous audience interaction. During their 14 years they have played with the likes of Bad Religion and NoMeansNo, played over 500 gigs and sold over 5000 records/CDs. They have also done a Maida Vale session for the BBC Radio 1 Punk Show and had a track picked by Steve Lamacq in his favourite 5 independent songs of 2012.

They have earnt much respect for their support of independent music. Bassist/vocalist, Andy co-runs TNSrecords and is part of the collective that runs Manchester Punk Festival and all three members have booked numerous DIY gigs. The band also work hard to support independent music venues. This final release includes tracks from their three critically acclaimed TNSrecords studio albums, plus out of press rarities and a couple of previously unreleased tracks spanning the bands whole 14 years.

The band summed up their time in their parting statement by saying; “every part of being in this band has meant the absolute world to us. The support we have received has been so humbling. Thank you so, so much from the bottom of our hearts. This has been a life-changing, mind-blowing and wonderful experience from start to finish.”

The reaction to the split by fans and fellow bands alike has echoed their importance to the DIY scene. They will be missed, but in true Revenge style, they will go out hard and fast and in the most ridiculous way possible.

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“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

“Thought provoking, forward thinking and doused with intensity” Louder Than Star

“Aggressive punk that makes Black Flag sound relaxed… 17 explosions of excellent, snotty rage that you can both smash the system and skateboard to.” 4K Kerrang! Magazine

“‘Colossal Velocity’ is a relentless barrage of masterful punk. Fucking brilliant! This, ladies and gentlemen, is how it should be… Punk rock for 2016. Modern, thrashy, intense and bloody refreshing.” Blank Slate Creative

Friday 2 March – The Birds Nest, Deptford, London
Saturday 17 March – The Old Town House, Warrington
Thursday 22 March – The Salty Dog, Northwich
Friday 30 March – Bad Apples, Leeds
Saturday 31 March – Dugstock, The New Cross Inn, London
Sunday 1 April – The Lady Luck, Canterbury
Tuesday 3 April – Steini’s Pub, Schwerin, Germany
Wednesday 4 April – Menschenzoo, Hamburg, Germany
Thursday 5 April – Stö, Leipzig, Germany
Friday 6 April – Mark, Salzburg, Austria
Saturday 7 April – Burgerhaus Glockenbachwerkstatt, Munich, Germany
Saturday 14 April – Westgarth, Middlesbrough
Saturday 21 April – Manchester Punk Festival
Saturday 28th April – Comrades Club, Conwy
Wednesday 2 May – Rebellion, Manchester – with ZEKE
Saturday 19 May – Bank Top Tavern, Oldham
Saturday 26 May – Strummercamp Festival
Saturday 21 July – The Swan With Two Necks, Macclesfield
Saturday 28 July – Wonkfest, Tufnel Park Dome, London
2-5 August – Rebellion Festival, Blackpool
Sunday 12 August – Boomtown Fair
Sunday 9 September – Museum Vaults, Sunderland
Saturday 15 Sept – The Fulford Arms, York
Saturday 29th September – Wotsit Called Festival, The Palace, Hastings
Saturday 13 October – The Chelsea, Bristol
Saturday 20 October – The Smokehouse, Ipswich
Friday 26th October – Copenhagen (TBC)
Saturday 27th October – 1000Fryd, Aalborg, Denmark
Saturday 17 November – Red Rum, Stafford
Saturday 24 November – 100 Club, London
Friday 30 November – The Black Bull, Gateshead
Saturday 8 December – Rebellion, Manchester LAST GIG

Stunning New Video from Grand Collapse

You need to check out the new animated video from Grand Collapse, animated by Ian Gibson, depicts the short story Along The Dew . A tale of vengeance that sees a huntsman fall from his horse and descended upon by opportunist woodland creatures. A gory, wintry scene that reflects the bands continued stand against bloodspots.

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The track is taken from Grand Collapse’s album ‘Along The Dew’ that we released last year. You can pick up a copy on vinyl and CD HERE. The album delivers everything you want from Grand Collapse; it’s aggressive with loads of energy, massive riffs and non-stop.

Revenge of the Psychotronic Man announce split!

After pushing 14 years and well over 500 gigs, 4 albums and numerous splits/EPs/7”s Revenge of the Psychotronic Man have come to a big decision. We’ve had an unbelievable run but we collectively have realised that our time as a band is coming to an end.

Trying to do this alongside full-time work and numerous other commitments has been exhausting. We leave this knowing we have given absolutely everything we could. Doing around 50 gigs a year and ensuring we record and release as often as possible has taken its toll. We have got to a point where we have realised that this is affecting relationships with friends/family/partners and, significantly at times, mental health. There have been occasions where we were practising 2/3 times a week, then gigging all weekend and trying to squeeze work/TNSrecords/Manchester Punk Festival/MBBP in alongside it all. We guess we can’t do all of that forever. We would never want something we have prioritised and loved so, so much to become a chore. But we could never do this half-heartedly either – this is worth way more than that.

We have so many awesome gigs booked (including a handful that we haven’t announced yet) and we have absolutely no intention of letting anyone down. We also want to go out on a good run as it’s probably what we will remember all this by the most. So, we will be doing all the gigs we have booked (and maybe a couple more). They will be our tightest and most passionate performances ever, they simply must be. We will then wrap it all up with a final Manchester gig in November/December. Everything we can announce atm is listed below.

We have genuinely not thought about what comes after that. But this isn’t a hiatus. Maybe we’ll want to come back to it in the future, maybe not, we will see where our lives take us individually. At the moment none of us really want to think about that, but if it happens it certainly won’t be any time soon. It quite possibly will be never.

We will be releasing one last record too. It will have selected tracks from our last three albums plus some rarities and unreleased stuff. More news to follow on that soon.

There are so many people to thank that we’re not going to attempt it right now. We have been truly humbled by our experience and it’s safe to say that the DIY music scene is in a much healthier position than it was 14 years ago. What a community we have, it’s so heart-warming. It’s impossible to overstate how honoured we are to have played a small part in that. We can’t list everyone we want to thank here, that would be ridiculous, but we’d like to acknowledge the contribution of past members, Dave Allcock, Liam McDevitt and Tom Fildes and also our number one roadie, Malibu Phill McKie. And we do want to take this chance to publicly thank Tim Bevington. We couldn’t exist as a band without him and what he has selflessly done for our band (and for independent music in general) also can’t be overstated. We told Bev what we’d decided yesterday and he called me to chat about it. He said, “if someone had told you what you would achieve at the start, you wouldn’t have believed it”.

And that rings so true. We are so lucky to have had all these incredible experiences. If you’d told us that three idiots would sell well over 5000 records/CDs, play to capacity crowds with likes of Bad Religion and three years in a row at MPF, play all over Europe, get mainstream radio play and do an actual MAIDA VALE session, we would have just laughed out loud. But we started this band to have fun, to gig as much as we could and to get our favourite new bands playing in our own town and to help build communities of like-minded people, where people supported small DIY gigs. We can genuinely say we’ve tried so hard to do all those things and that our happiest moments are the small, packed gigs where the crowd gets ridiculously silly. Seeing the crowd responding to our music means everything. We’ve made so many friends and seen thousands of incredible bands. Writing this is bringing tears to my eyes, but we all know it is time. I think we leave the DIY scene in an incredibly healthy place, with so many amazing bands coming through right now. And obviously we will all continue to be involved with that individually in a variety of ways.

It would mean to absolute world to see you all at some of the remaining gigs. Thank you so, so much from the bottom of our hearts. This has been a life-changing, mind-blowing and wonderful experience. Much, much love.

Andy, Matt and Big Hands

Remaining Gigs
Saturday 3 February – The Owl Sanctuary, Norwich
Friday 2 March – The Birds Nest, Deptford, London
Saturday 17 March – The Old Town House, Warrington
Thursday 22 March – The Salty Dog, Northwich
Friday 30 March – Bad Apples, Leeds
Saturday 31 March – Dugstock, The New Cross Inn, London
Sunday 1 April – The Lady Luck, Canterbury
Tuesday 3 April – Steinis Pub, Schwerin, Germany
Wednesday 4 April – Menschenzoo, Hamburg, Germany
Thursday 5 April – Stö, Leipzig, Germany
Friday 6 April – Mark, Salzburg, Austria
Saturday 7 April – Burgerhaus Glockenbachwerkstatt, Munich, Germany
Saturday 14 April – Westgarth, Middlesbrough
Saturday 21 April – Manchester Punk Festival
Saturday 28th April – Comrades Club, Conwy
Wednesday 2 May – Rebellion, Manchester – with ZEKE
Saturday 19 May – Bankhouse Tavern, Oldham
Saturday 26 May – Strummercamp Festival
Saturday 21 July – The Swan With Two Necks, Macclesfield
2-5 August – Rebellion Festival, Blackpool
Saturday 29th September – Wotsit Called Festival, The Palace, Hastings
Saturday 27th October – 1000Fryd, Aalborg, Denmark
November/December – Dates tba – The End Of Revenge, Manchester.
(Plus a handful to be announced soon and a couple to be confirmed).

Random Hand’s ‘Change of Plan’ on Vinyl

Random Hand are back! To celebrate we decided to bring you their awesome debut album ‘Change of Plan’ on vinyl for the first time, marking 10 years since it was first unleashed on the Punk & Ska loving scene. Listening back to ‘Change of Plan’ reminds you how packed full of huge tunes it is, from the Metal flavoured Ska classic ‘Play some Ska’ to the brooding grooves of ‘Danger Makes enemies’. The record looks awesome on bright red vinyl, lovingly presented in the updated artwork, by Simon Mitchell.

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We’re very excited to watch it go off when they play Manchester Punk Festival, in April! If you can’t make MPF, they will be playing a selection of songs from the record at a few festival and club shows across 2018. The record features the original 10 tracks, none of that extra EP nonsense tagged on the end. Make sure you pre-order a copy from our webstore; we’ve only pressed a short run. We’ll be shipping the album in time for its release on 9 Feb.

Random Hand say “This Album marked our arrival, as a band that was going to be around for some time, and you better start to enjoy us, because we were going to be playing a lot of gigs… it seemed to work!”

“In the eyes of many, nothing we’ve done to date exceeds this album. They would be wrong, but it’s nice that they care enough to have an opinion. Listening back, it’s wonderful to hear what it captured and we’re pleased it means so much to so many.”

“We’re going to be doing a bunch of festivals and a few club shows through 2018, which haven’t been cynically timed with this release, it just wonderfully worked out that way. So, come see us play and buy the damn thing.”

Random Hand played one of the first TNS gigs way back in 2004 and went on to headline our 10th anniversary all-dayer at Sound Control. But aside from those heady heights they have also played Reading and Leeds Festival, Rebellion, Boomtown, Slam Dunk, Mighty Sounds and countless gigs across the UK & the rest of Europe.

Alongside a couple of EPs, 4 studio albums and a live album, Random Hand also recorded 3 sessions at Maida Vale for Mike Davies’ great BBC Radio 1 Punk Show.

So, what are you waiting for? Get this beautiful slab of ‘ska-punk-metal soundclash’ in to your life and prepare yourself for the return of the mighty RANDOM HAND!

Pre-order here:

Tim Loud and the Psychotronic Man: pre-order the EP now!

In April 2017, Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man and Tim Loud toured mainland Europe together. It was drunkenly decided that they should produce a collaborative EP (people have all their best ideas when drunk). We’ve teamed up with No Time Records to bring you the EP on tape (with download) as a record of this event. It is available to pre-order from our store now and will be released on the 17th Nov.

What resulted from the collaboration was a set of songs that reflect music that the band listen to, rather than the music they usually play. There’s more of a rock sound than either Revenge of the Psychotronic Man or Tim Loud would usually have. While the songs are all quite different it’s come out fairly coherent. In there is a a mixture of catchy punk, hair metal and grungy rock music.

The lyrics touch on the ridiculous idea of putting other people on some sort of pedestal, keeping with the lyrical themes usually picked up in RotPM and Tim Loud’s tunes. They also cover motorcycles, and sensible boundaries for designated quantities of fun. Probably firsts for both. The fun they had making it definitely shines through.

This is not the first collaborative effort with these people involved, as there has already been a split EP released of Revenge and Bootscraper (RIP) covering each others songs. This EP was then written and recorded in 48 hours. Here are the results of that drunken plan. It is, fair to say, not what you might have expected… Apart from the drunk bit.

“We thought it might be a laugh – it was. Surprisingly sober session though. We did have some beer, but no one got seriously hurt. Who knows what other collaborations await? I am hoping for Marvin Gaye and Slayer (Marvin Gayer?). We might need a ouija board.”

“Massive thanks to Aled, Bev at TNSrecords, Tommy at No Time and Ben Tosser for the floorspace/food whilst recording. Huge thanks also to everyone who looked after us on that tour. Very good.”

The EP was recorded by Tim Loud, August 2017. It was mixed and mastered by Aled Jenkins.

Pre-order NOW.