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TNS Radio Podcast S3 Episode 4

The 3rd series of the TNS Punk Podcast rolls on with a fourth episode from Moz and Mike. They discuss closing venues, ending songs and starting podcasts featuring punk past and present including the Franceens, Filthy Thieving Bastards, Faintest Idea, and some other bands that don’t even begin with F.

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Here is what they played…

Faintest Idea – Bull in a China Shop (2:44)
Running Riot – Judge, Jury & Executioner (2:24)
The Domestics – Shut Down (1:06)
Bootscraper – Captain Gin vs The Victory Gin (2:57)
Filthy Thieving Bastards – Daly City Train (2:32)
Ruts – Savage Circle (3:05)
Adam & The Ants – Zerøx (3:47)
The Franceens – Alright (1:12)
Riggots – Forked Shoes (3:02)
Speedy Ortiz – American Horror (3:32)
The Skints – Rat-at-at (3:32)
Eek-a-Mouse – Rudeboy Jamaican (4:23)
Half Man Half Biscuit – Irk The Purist (1:51)
Minutemen – Joe McCarthy’s Ghost (1:01)
Rites of Spring – End on End (7:37)

Please spread the word if you liked the podcast. We have a new episode coming to you every 2 weeks with a show from Ben and Pete next. Stay tuned.

Final Manchester Punk Festival Band Announcement

There is only two and a half months to the first ever Manchester Punk Festival and it’s time for the final band announcement. On Thursday we announced that the Filaments will be return to Manchester for the first time in 10 years to headline MPF. If you have been keeping a eye on the MPF facebook page you will have also seen us announce Creeper and Atlas Losing Grip. On top of these we have another 13 bands to announce, taking the Manchester Punk Festival total to 47.

Apologies, I Have None are Manchester favourite since forever. This London four-piece will be playing some of the best written songs to come out of the UK scene whilst headlining one of the MPF stages. They’re brutally honest, you can’t help but get involved.

As announced on Saturday Atlas Losing Grip are hitting these shores. They have made a name for themselves touring Europe with some of the best bands around so we are delighted to bring their unique blend of melodic hardcore and heavy metal to Manchester.

That Fucking Tank are Aptly named because their sound hits you like a fucking tank. Two piece from Yorkshire playing some of the most captivating live sets you’ll see. No words, just pure riffs.

We also have a brilliant new band from the South Coast who blend the likes of Alkaline Trio, Misfits and UK hardcore together for an unforgettable debut EP out on Palm Reader Records. Don’t miss your chance to see Creeper.

Ex-The Steal guitarist but also an amazing singer/songwriter in his own right. Not played a gig in Manchester forever but still one of the best around, if you’re into The Weakerthans, you’re into Dave House.

Also on the acoustic stage Great Cynics’ Giles Bibber will be taking it back to how it was before the full band. Amazingly catchy pop songs sung with soul.

We also have The Murderburgers who will deliver some pop-punk from Scotland with songs about being flat broke and going mental. Whilst The Human Project will deliver a large slice of fast, loud, melodic punk rock all the way from Leeds. With Darko also delivering some melodic hardcore from the south.

Across on the acoustic stage we will have Joe McMahon from the awesome band Smoke Or Fire. He will be joined by Captain Hotknives and his songs about  skankin yr nana and the pathetic nature of petty racism.

The acoustic stage will also have sets from Billy Liar, Joe Yorke, X Ray Cat and Joe McCorriston.

We are really happy with the line-up. If you bought early bird tickets you are getting all this for just £10. Tickets are still just £15 which is still incredibly cheap. Head over to the TNSrecords webstore (cheapest & t-shirt deals available), Sound Control or See Tickets to grab your ticket now.

Keep up with all the latest information on Twitter and Facebook.We will be announcing the day splits soon and there will also be a free sampler with a track from all the bands playing.


The full line-up for Manchester Punk Festival



Manchester Punk Festival

The Filaments to Headline Manchester Punk Festival

We are very proud to announce that the Filaments will be headlining this years Manchester Punk Festival.

The band will be returning for their first Manchester gig in a decade. Since their debut album ‘Skull and Trombones’ was released in 2001 the Filaments gained a reputation for their immense live shows with a sound that has truly stood the test of time.They’ll be no greater proof than around 9pm on Saturday 18th April when The Filaments top off an incredible day and night celebrating everything under the umbrella of “punk” the UK (and further) has to offer.

We will be announcing the final set of bands for the festival on Sunday. We have another 15 great bands for you.

Ticket are available from the TNSrecords webstore and from Sound Control.

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TNS Radio Podcast S3 Episode 3

We are back. And this time for real. TNS Radio YO! This episode is bought to you by Bev and Andy from TNSrecords. As usual the talk loads of sh*t. In this episode they discuss the important topics like Blink 182, Groezrock band competitions, the free TNSrecords sampler, Manchester Punk Festival, TNS_Recordz, raising money for the Revenge of the Psychotronic Van and some comps.

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Here is what we played…

The Restarts – Independentzia
Tosserlad – Fuck You Rocko
Throwing Stuff – Token Beef
The Stupids – Middle Aged Punk
Beng Beng Goes Electric – More Riots
Old Coyote Club – Medicine
Domestics – Pills
The Franceens – Attack
Black Volvo – Rockers
Wonk Unit – Nan
Officer Down – Light The Torches
Roughneck Riot – Animosity
Crazy Arm – Blind Summit
Tyler Riddim – Souljah Luv
Just Panic – Crime
Against Me – FUCKMYLIFE666

Please spread the word if you liked the podcast. We have a new episode coming to you every 2 weeks with shows from Mike and Moz as well as Ben and Pete. Stay tuned.

Free TNS Sampler & Winter Sale

At TNS our aim is to get great new music in your ears. With this winters TNSrecords sale we have decided to make that easier for you. We have put together a sampler of the last 11 TNS release for free download from the TNSrecords bandcamp page.  Along with 11 free tunes being sent your way you will also get a code to get 25% off in the TNS webstore up to 15 February.

As you know, we run TNS in our spare time on a not-for-profit basis. Every penny that you spend in our webstore will go in to running the label and putting out new tunes. Anything that you spend in our webstore is really appreciated and helps us to keep going. We have some great releases lined up and it would be great to get them into your ears as soon as possible.

If you don’t have any money going spare then there are other ways in which you can support what we do. In this very busy internet world get heard above the noise can be hard. So please let people know about us if you think they would enjoy what we do. You can also donate your Facebook or Twitter account once a month (or more) HERE so we can share TNS news from our pages. Also don’t forget to check out the TNSrecords bandcamp page for loads of pay-what-you-want releases.

Make sure you get the free TNS sampler downloaded to get some free punk in your lives and the sale code to get 25% off in the webstore.


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TNS Radio Podcast S3 Episode 1

The TNSrecords punk podcast is back for a new series. We have three sets of presenters lined up to deliver a new podcast to you every couple of weeks. The first show is brought to you by Ben and Pete of Acid Drop fame. They play you some of their favourite tunes alongside a couple of guilty pleasures.

This episode is over a year old. At the start of 2014, with the new site, we thought we would be ready to start again. But we have had lots of issues and not enough time to sort them out. Hopefully we should be on it now.

The new series will also feature TNSrecords own Bev and Andy as well as shows from Moz and Mike (Dangerous Aces and the Shadowcops). Across the shows we hope to introduce you to loads of great underground punk tunes, new releases and some old favourites. We will probably act like idiots and talk lots of shite.

Anyway, here is what was played in the latest podcast:

Bad Religion – O Come O Come Emmanuel
JB Conspiracy – Say Goodbye
Drones – Raise The Stakes
The Exposed – To Your Demise
Sounds of Swami – In Retrospect
Blackbeard’s Tea Party – Landlady
Smokey Bastard – Mongrel
Stöj Snak – Great Ideas Need Landing Gear
Papa Roach – Hidden Dub Track
Random Hand – Tales of Intervention
Anti-Vigilante – Push On Through
Juno – Answers
Autopsy Boys – About Last Night

If you want to get in touch or send in some music feel free to email us at

Manchester Punk Festival

More Bands Announced for Manchester Punk Festival

To kick off 2015 we have an update of some of the bands playing this year’s Manchester Punk Festival. We also have some news on the other venues that will be hosting MPF across the two days. We still have our headliner to announce. There will be at least another 13 bands playing too! Probably more. Grab your tickets HERE.

Leagues Apart originally formed in Manchester and have since scattered across the world but they’ll be back in Manchester with their gruff punk in the vein of Off With Their Heads for MPF. They might even dust off the old leather jacket and SKUNX forehead tattoos for an after party.

Exeter based Muncie Girls are a three piece playing incredible and anthemic punk rock not too far away from the likes of Superchunk and Great Cynics. Describing themselves as being “Sad Since 2012” Hindsights are a serious force to be reckoned with. Brutally honest lyricism backed by great musicianship, don’t miss them.

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Boston Manor are escaping Blackpool once again to showcase a British pop-punk sound that’s had them making waves in the last 12 months. Relative newcomers Simmer are due to release their debut EP through Dogs Knight Productions and their early demos are damn impressive.

Beat The Red Light are one of the best live bands around. A favourite from the TNSrecords family their combination of Thrash and Ska produces awesome results. Manchester’s own Holiday will also join us to deliver happy songs about unhappy things.


Across at the acoustic stage Speed Dinosaurs deliver the likes of Bad Religion and Rancid, along with their own tunes, on a ukulele, double bass and cajon. They will be joined by Tim Loud of Bootscraper fame with a rousing shot of country/folk/blues with a punk edge. Skank Agenda will also be crossing the pennines to deliver their brand of acoustic punk to your ears.

The festival will be spread over 5 venues across Manchester. Friday will see two evening gigs; one at Sound Control and the other at Ducie Bridge. During the day the main event will be held across two stages at Sound Control with an acoustic stage across the road at the Thirsty Scholar. To round the Saturday off we will have two aftershow parties down the road from Sound Control; one at Joshua Brooks and the other at Retro Bar.

Your MPF ticket will get you in to all the gigs, but the Friday night and Saturday aftershow gigs have a limited capacity so access will be on a first come first served basis.

You can check out a list of all the bands playing across at the MPF website.

£10 early bird tickets for MPF have now SOLD OUT. Tickets are now available for £13 from the TNS webstore HERE. On the 2nd Feb they will increase to £15 and be more on the door. There are also a couple of t-shirt and hoodie deals available.


Revenge of the Psychotronic Man vs Bootscraper Split EP

At Strummercamp 2013 Manchester speed punk band, Revenge of the Psychotronic Man and Leeds Aggro-folkers, Bootscraper started discussing the idea of covering each others tracks and putting together a split to document the results.

If you are aware of both bands you will know that their sound is very different, with Revenge of taking fast to a new level and Bootscraper producing a big mix of county, Balkan, punk, sea shanty, rockabilly, bluegrass, folk, gypsy and blues music.

But this divergence of sound made the idea even more interesting and every single band member was on board. Based purely on having released music from each band you can probably guess that here at TNSrecords we were also in to the idea. We are also very much into making sure that ludicrous drunken ideas become reality. This needed to happen!

So 18 months after the idea was born, here are the results. You can pre-order your copy now from the TNSrecords webstore HERE.

Bootscraper have reworked three Revenge tracks and Revenge have sped up and shouted over four Bootscraper tunes. We love it when a plan comes together and we are sure you will also love hearing some original and exciting takes on some much loved tracks. You might have even heard Revenge of playing one of the tracks when they headed to Maida Vale to record a session for Mike Davies Radio One Punk Show.

Unfortunately, since the split has been recorded Bootscaper decided to call it a day playing their last gig at Pie Race Festival in Leeds. So their swan song is this release. What a way to go out.

As usual we have loads of different bundles to check out with hoodies and t-shirts. The EP is available on both CD and vinyl. This is a pre-order for the album, we will be sending it out in time for its release on valentines day. Check them all out in our webstore HERE.

Whilst in the studio Bootscraper also recorded this cover of ‘Whiskey in the Jar’.

The Franceens: New 7 Inch Out Now

We have some cracking new music for you from York’s garage punk trio The Franceens. This time we are delivering their tunes to you through the medium of 7″ vinyl (with download code). Hopefully you picked up their debut album ‘Stepford Smiles’ which we released last year. This is a pre-order. We will be sending them out on the 15th so that the tunes will be in your ears in time from Christmas.

If you didn’t know already The Franceens are a 3 piece rock and roll band from York UK. They are known for their ferocious live shows, constant gigging, and their high-energy version of garage/rock and roll style music. They started in February 2013 and have been going strong ever since.

As you are probably aware, here at TNS we like to support bands that also put some effort in to supporting their local scene. Without people putting the effort in the scene dies. Well The Franceens fight for DIY, underground music and believe in supporting your local live music scene, whilst also trying to discover and support new bands from further afield. Check out Behind The White Door in York.

This is what Louder Than War had to say about The Franceens when they caught them live:

The Franceens are loud, this is feral beat music, but music played with discipline – despite their age The Franceens have honed their skills taking on endless tours of the UK and smash and grab raids into Europe; if you fancy some adrenaline coursing mayhem then you can do no better than catching The Franceens live – I’d waited way too long, its not a mistake I will be making again. Louder Than War

So what are you waiting for? Grab your copy of the 7″ HERE.

If you haven’t had the chance to check out their album you can pick it up with the 7″ HERE.