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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MPF2016: Thank You

We are absolutely blown away by MPF2016. Thank you so much for coming and making it so special. We don’t think we can quite process it all yet.

We can’t really get over how good the event was. There was always going to be minor teething problems and we’re hugely disappointed that the streaming didn’t work out but overall it was a massive success. Seeing so many friends playing to hundreds of people, seeing some of the best bands from home and abroad and being able to bring so many good people together is a feeling that can’t be put in to words. Live music is a wonderful thing.

Huge thank you to all the people that turned up and worked/helped out with things. It’s an event that needs so much help on the day and we’d struggle to do it without you. We’re always gonna forget someone but off the top of my head we’d like to thank Timothy, Lee, Kaz, Phil and Chris for so much help. It’s proper appreciated. On top of that there are the countless people that also helped hand out flyers across the country or told their friends about the festival. If we’ve forgotten anyone then we apologise, it’s been a rough few days.

Also a special thank you to Millie, Samantha, Fizzy and Camilla for their continued support and patience pretty much all year round. They also all put in a massive shift over the festival and before. Putting on so many events and gigs requires so much more time than is realised. The need to always be on the phone, the levels of stress that come with it, the constant worry and moaning about things, we’d find it pretty impossible to handle without you.

Also wanna say thanks and give apologies to Garrett, Lenneke, Daryl, Cam and Marc from Bird Attack for their efforts over the weekend. We hope you still had a good time despite the difficulties.

We know there were some small things that didn’t go perfectly and we always want to improve the festival. Please complete our survey to tell us what you thought. All feedback will be taken on board. As a thank you we will be pick one person at random to win a pair of tickets to MPF2017.

You can find the survey here: https://goo.gl/forms/J0yhxyUVWJ

See you next year!

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S3 Episode 53 – TNS Radio Punk Podcast

This week on TNSradio – Ben and Pete present lots and lots of new and exclusive music in an inclusive fashion. They play a track by Speed Dinosaurs that is so exclusive that the band themselves have yet to hear it. New tracks from Armed to the Teeth, The Vermin Suicides, Sink Alaska, Saltwater Injection and loads loads more. At one point Nickleback get played but don’t worry it doesn’t last long. They also attempt to do the Slayer Scream from Angel of Death pathetically. Have a listen, you will have a good time!

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:

1. Zero Talent – Cette Année Le Père Noël Ne Viendra Pas
2. Armed To The Teeth – Faction
3. Ducking Punches – Fizzy Brain
4. Saltwater Injection – Killer Boss
5. The Vermin Suicides – Drink Myself to Death
6. Speed Dinosaurs – Conservatives
7. Støj Snak – CopyWrong
8. Sink Alaska – Overkill is Underrated
9. Billy Liar + Paper Rifles – Four Hours
10. Billy Liar + Paper Rifles – What We’ve Got
11. China Shop Bull – Horse Royale
12. The Deadites – Seen to be Scene
13. Nickleback – Some shite song
14. Faintest Idea – Corporation
15. Itziarren Semeak – Nafar Erreserbak

Please spread the word if you liked the podcast. Next week’s show will be a special brought to you by Ricky & Scott. 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.

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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!

TNS Gig Hiatus

After 12 years of putting on TNS gigs in Manchester we have decided to take a hiatus from promoting.

As TNS has built as a label and as we’ve become involved in other projects such as the all consuming Manchester Punk Festival, we have found that we have less and less time, but also that the workload is becoming so unmanageable that it is affecting our enjoyment of what we do. The last thing we’d ever want to do is do something in a half hearted way. This is worth more than that. We both have full time jobs, we have lots of releases coming up, MPF and Andy is also busier than ever with Revenge of the Psychotronic Man.

When we first started putting on nights we perhaps didn’t have the wealth of fantastic promoters which the city now boasts and we certainly didn’t have the amazing turnouts at DIY gigs. It was always important to us to get amazing bands to our city. But we felt that something had to give and the TNS live gigs were the obvious choice. The bands we love do not struggle to play in Manchester any more because of great work, by lots of amazing promotors and the live scene is in such a healthy state that we felt that out of all our endeavours, this was perhaps the one that would be missed the least at this point in time.

We very much look forward to attending more gigs as punters and hope that we’ll have a bit more time to commit to working on our releases rather than spreading ourselves too thin. Who knows, we may even bring the zine back as that’s something we’ve missed.

So many people have helped out at our events and we can’t thank them enough. The amount of diverse and exciting bands we have seen has been inspiring. Massive thanks to everyone who has played. We’d also like to thank all the venues that have been so accommodating over the years. And we really can not say how much we appreciate you all coming to our gigs, it means so much. A special mention should go to Mikey who has been flyering for us for the vast majority of that 12 years.

We can’t tell you how much we wish we had enough time to do everything and we can’t say we won’t miss it, but a bit of time with less pressure is important at the moment. We hope you all understand the decision. We guarantee we’ll be back.

Our good friends Tim Loud and Ben Phillips have organised a TNS all dayer in leeds on Saturday, so lets make sure we go out with a bang. See you in the pit.

Bev and Andy

New Release: Mighty Midgets – Raising Ruins for the Future

We are really excited to announce that we have joined forces with loads of great labels to re-release the Mighty Midgets’ album ‘Raising Ruins for the Future’ on vinyl for the first time. You can pre-order the album now from the TNSrecords webstore. Released on the 18th December the album is available on both pink (150) and black (150) vinyl. We have a limited amount of copies so be quick if you want one.

Make sure you grab your copy HERE!

Here is a bit about the album…

In 2010 we were sent a copy of ‘Raising Ruins For the Future’ by Mighty Midgets for review for our fanzine. We instantly fell in love with it. The combination of ferocious speed, combined with unforgettable melodies was absolutely spot on. It was a game changer. We wrote a superlative filled review and promptly ordered some copies to sell in our distro and to spread the word about a fantastic band.

It turned out that the guys ran their own label in Denmark; the fantastic 5 Feet Under Records. It was so cool to find a group of people with such similar ideas and ethos to ourselves, who also played such brilliant music. We decided to work together on some projects, the most notable being an International Split, which featured Mighty Midgets, Revenge of the Psychotronic Man, Fist of the North Star (USA) and Broken Aris (Sweden), which was collectively released by TNS, 5 Feet Under and Stikman Records (USA). It’s amazing what can be done when people work together.

This was the start of TNS working outside of the UK and it has continued over the last few years, with UK bands getting released/playing in Scandinavia and Scandinavian acts coming over here. It is an absolute pleasure to continue to work with 5 Feet Under, they are a big part of the TNS family. Mighty Midgets stopped gigging a few years back and we were always disappointed that Raising Ruins was never released on vinyl, so when the guys came to us and said they wanted to rerelease it on 12 inch we were absolutely delighted.

We have some copies on pink vinyl and some on black. The art is beautifully designed by guitarist, Niels. We are so proud to be releasing what is genuinely one of our favourite records. We will be in Denmark next week to see the band playing live at 5 Feet Under Fest. And don’t worry, we’ll be trying to convince them to do some UK dates too.

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Calais Donation – Revenge of… Tour

Revenge of the Psychotronic Man are heading out on tour in mainland Europe later this week. As they’ll be passing through Calais, they thought it would be good to drop some donations at the camps to help people who are there.

This is what they have to say;

“We hear they are pretty stocked up on food/clothes (and the van is pretty full already), so our plan atm is to collect money and then drop by the camp and ask what they need (cheers for the info Robin Licker), then head to some shops to pick specific things up.

If you would like to help out please click the paypal button below. Obviously you can 100% trust us that the money will go to the camps, but in the interests of transparency we will document where it goes. Let us know if you want to get involved.





Friday 23 October – The Union Bar, Hastings
Saturday 24 October – The Flatertheek, Naaldwijk, The Netherlands
Sunday 25 October – Gebr de Nobel, Leiden, The Netherlands
Monday 26 October – HPC Cafe, The Hague, The Netherlands
Tuesday 27 October – Pino Noir, Groningen, The Netherlands
Wednesday 28 October – Rote Flora, Hamburg, Germany
Thursday 29 October – Wagenplatz Karl Helga, Leipzig, Germany
Friday 30 October – Tydeeh, Mol, Belgium
Saturday 31 October – Gonzo, Ninove, Belgium
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Pre-order ‘Wonk Unit: Flying the Japanese Flag’ Now

We are excited to announce that we are re-releasing the first Wonk Unit album, ‘Flying the Japanese Flag’ on vinyl. You can now pre-order the record on one of to different colour varieties from the TNS webstore. Limited to 100 you can get the album on milky clear vinyl with red and white splatter. There are also 200 copies on white vinyl (with a red label, get it? Nice.)

Pick up a copy here.

The record will be released on 13 November in time for Wonk Unit joining Slaves on tour across the UK. Most of the dates are sold out but if your lucky you might still be able to get a ticket for the tour.

Here is what Alex Wonk has to say about the album, which has long sold out on CD:

“Everything about this record has a fuck you energy about it. It was at a time of rebirth for me. I was 5 years sober, newly single and finally living my life again after years of addiction and depression. I experienced for the first time the highs of romance and promiscuity with sober eyes. It was a second adolescence. I was dumb and naive but most importantly I was happy. The blinkers were off and I was able to see all the fuck ups and horrors of the previous decade and shrug them off my shoulders. This album was a memoir, a diary, a cleansing of the soul. A freedom. Written for myself. If you wanted it, great! you could just download it from MySpace but we weren’t looking for approval. The original ethos of Wonk- never asking for a gig or review. Not looking for a record deal. This was music for ourselves. If folk liked it then rad but never forcing it on anyone.

This record wouldn’t get written now in 2015 and I wouldn’t be naked (covered in period blood) on the front cover. I’ve kinda got all of that shock factor stuff out of my system. I’ve learned a lot in the last decade and I hope I’m a better person for it.
The songwriting on this record is probably the best I’ve ever done. This may sound like simple 3 chord punk but just try playing it. I’m super stoked that it’s coming out on wax!!”

So don’t hang about. Head over to the webstore to grab a copy. They probably won’t be around for long. We also have an exclusive t-shirt available with the pre-order. Everyone loves a Wonk Unit t-shirt.

Pick up a copy here.

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New Release – Chewed Up / Casual Nausea Split LP

We are very pleased to announce that we are releasing the vinyl version of the Chewed Up & Casual Nausea split album. Self-released earlier in the year on CD we absolutely loved that both bands had managed to record their awesome live on sound. Seeing the both again at Strummercamp was the final straw, we had to get involved. So this is the result. You can now pre-order the split on beautiful pink vinyl from our webstore. We have all the usual deals. Please check it out and spread the word.

Pre-order the record here.

Here is a little on both the bands and reviews of the split if you need someone else’s word and don’t trust our opinion.

Chewed Up are Antifascist Skacore bikepunks. Walk in the Bike lane when they’re around and you’re going to get reprimanded. Peddling their brand of shout along dancing numbers with some seriously abrasive vocals they’ve been ripping up venues up and down the UK on tour with their buddies Casual Nausea. For fans of Leftover Crack/R.A.M.B.O

A glorious frantic mess. More a group or friends or some sort of deranged punk rock family than a band. Casual Nausea:- fast and aggressive yet strangely tuneful and sing along at the same time, don’t know how to categorise them selves other than… S’punk rock innit. Check out the split album, everyone involved is really proud of it.

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Split Reviews:

The CD came.. I played it.. My ears bled. Cheers mate – Tony Vermin, Antipop

This is one of those releases that gives you a chance to go back to a style of music that you have not looked at for an awfully long time; I have not given punk (and both traditional and crust/hardcore punk) a listen in far too and it is a good shot in the arm for me.  Both bands bring different things to the table and both are played really well.  I will be honest as say I prefer Chewed Up, the energy from those seven minutes just knocked me sideways; Casual Nausea remind me of when my mate would play old school d-beat bands when I was growing up and the sheer joy in his excitement at that type of music.  But both bands given themselves a good showing and if you have even the slightest interest in punk of any sort, get your hands on this…  – allthetimeiwaslistening [link]

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TNS Summer Sale 2015

TNS Summer Sale 25% OFF

We have some awesome releases lined up in the next couple of months. It is time to clear some stock and raise some funds to help pay for them. So we decided to have a summer sale over the next 3 weeks to give you 25% off* in our webstore. Just use the code ‘tnssale15’ when you check out.

We have added loads of great releases to our distro, along with our 43 releases so far, there is loads to check out. Everything that you spend on TNS goes back in to the label and helps us to continue to do what we do. Without your support we would not be hear. It is really appreciated. Every purchase genuinely makes a massive difference to us. Our sales are probably a lot lower than you expect.

If you could help spread the word across the internet that would really be appreciated.

*offer excludes tickets, t-shirts and pre-orders