This is the second pressing of the album Routine & Ritual from Suffolk/Essex punks, The Domestics.
We have pressed the album on translucent bright orange vinyl. People kept asking about it after it was sold out around 18 months ago so 4 labels have got together and given it the reissue treatment of bright orange vinyl.
Co-released by TNS RECORDS (UK) / MANGEL WAX RECORDS (SWEDEN) / KANGAROO RECORDS (FRANCE) / SICK WORLD RECORDS (NEW ZEALAND).
Limited to 330 copies, with 60% of those outside the UK.
The album was originally released on Christmas day 2014.
If you weren’t already aware, The Domestics are at the forefront of the new breed of hardcore punk spewing out of East Anglia (EAHC as the faithful are calling it) – the region that gave birth to Extreme Noise Terror, Raw Noise and The Stupids to name but a few. Mixing elements from the best of the U.S. (Poison Idea, Black Flag, Out Cold, Limp Wrist, Green Beret), Japan (Gauze, Warhead, Kreigshög) and the UK (Discharge, Chaos UK, Violent Reaction), The Domestics end up sounding fresh through the breadth of their influences.
Many of the elements may feel familiar but the overall sound is hard to pin down with any real certainty. They ain’t reinventing the wheel here but I can’t think of another band that sounds quite like them. This is, by some margin, the most obnoxious-sounding record TNS have been involved with so far. Full of hate, hope and hooks (memorable songs and hardcore can go together – don’t let anyone tell you otherwise). Socially aware lyrics tackling frustration, depression, cultural and sub-cultural norms and more add to a album that demands repeated plays – this ain’t no ‘play it and file it’ record.
Oh yeah, I guess while we’re talking this up we should probably mention that Dean Jones from the legendary Extreme Noise Terror guests on ‘Fuck Your War’, brutalizing that track even further. EAHC thunders on…
As you are probably aware, here at TNS we also believe that it is important that bands we release music for support the scene. The Domestics don’t let us down on that front. They put on some great gigs in Ipswich and are also involved in the great Kibou Records.
We are putting out the CD of the album and we are teaming up with some great labels to also release it on 12″s of vinyl. Go and say hello to Imminent Destruction Records, Kibou Records and Orchestrated Dystopia Records.