TNSradio Podcast Logo

S3 Episode 19 – TNS Radio Punk Podcast

This week is a MBBP take over. For this special Colin The Destroyer and Matt the King of Funk play the greatest music in recorded history, whilst simultaneously being both witty and profound. It happens for an hour.

You can click on the iTunes link below the player to subscribe or use the feed url – itpc://


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. Wonk Unit – Lewisham
2. Vanilla Pod – Leaving The Bentinck Dock
3. Brainfreeze – Black Clouds
4. Butthole Surfers – Goofy’s Concern
5. Villy Raze – Uncle Betty
6. Ziplock – Change Your Routine
7. Dead Subverts – You Call This Civilisation
8. Holiday – Isolation 9. Luvdump – Information is Power
10. Matilda’s Scoudrels – Beasts in Disguise
11. Gama Bomb – We Respect You
12. Municipal Waste – Mind Eraser
13. Half Man Half Biscuit Shit Arm Bad Tattoo
14. Anal Beard – Biscuit
15. 2 Sick Monkeys – Had Enough
16. Casual Nausea – Milk is a Metaphor
17. Speedozer – Drug Train
18. Dubliners – All For Me Grog
19. Dead City Riot – Spraycans
20. The Damned – Melody Lee

Please spread the word if you liked the podcast. Next week’s show will be brought to you Bev & Andy from TNSrecords. Please get in touch via our facebook page or email if you would like to send us some tunes to play. Stay tuned.

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.

Website | Facebook | Twitter

filaments flyer

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’.

Manchester Punk Festival

MPF people. Get excited. The first Manchester Punk Festival is coming. 17/18 April 2015. Save the date.

Last years TNSrecords all-dayer was absolutely amazing. We were completely blown away by the amount of people that wanted to join us in celebrating 10 years of TNS. This left us with the kind of problem that you want to have. How can we possible follow that next year?

Easy, we get together we some great Manchester punk promoters to create something new and exciting, bigger and better. TNS has always been about collaborating with like minded people, working together to achieve something positive. So with that in mind, we present to you Manchester Punk Festival (MPF) brought to you by ourselves and our friends in Moving North and Anarchistic Undertones. We are big fans of what they do and always attend their events.Manchester has a thriving scene, so by working together we hope to combine some of the most exciting strands of the scene. You are probably aware of what they both do, but if not check them out: Moving North and Anarchistic Undertones.


The main event will be at Sound Control and be across two stages on Sat 18 April. Like last year’s all-dayer we will also have a free gig on the Friday and an after show for when the all-dayer ends. There will be at least 30 bands, probably more, across the whole weekend.

We are very pleased to announce the first bands confirmed for the festival are The Restarts, Wonk Unit, Crazy Arm, Almeida, Fair Do’s, Revenge of the Psychotronic Man, Great Cynics, Throwing Stuff and Wadeye.

So you obviously want in. Well we have a limited amount of early bird tickets up for sale at just £10. Make sure you don’t hang around as there aren’t many. We will be releasing the remaining tickets on the 1st December for £13. Head HERE to grab your ticket. All bundles will be sent out at the start of APRIL.

Keep an eye on the MPF website, Facebook and Twitter for all the latest info.

If you want something to happen, just make it happen.

tns logoMovingNorthAnarchistic Undertones

New Black Star Dub Collective 12″ Out Now

We are very proud to announce that the brand new release from Black Star Dub Collective is now available from TNSrecords. ‘Vampire’ is a brand new 12″ EP from the band. Following on from the success of the “From Rusholme With Dub” split LP, this is the Manchester band’s first recording with new vocalist Josif Yorke (of Liberation and formerly of Rast4Eyes). This is dub that you need in your life! Pick it up from the webstore NOW.


Black Star Dub Collective – Vampire

We are releasing this alongside a collective of independent labels including:



The record features the following tracks:


SIDE A – VAMPIRE (Nucleus Roots Vocal and Dub Cut)
SIDE B – VAMPIRE (Dubconductor Vocal and Dub Cut)

If you can’t wait to get your hands on the record you can stream the tracks on bandcamp now:


Strummercamp 2014

3 Days of Liberation, Music & Performing Arts Inspired by Joe Strummer

0161 kicked off the festival season with a bang at the weekend. The start of festival season means one thing; it is time for our annual gathering at Manchester Rugby Club for the mighty Strummercamp Festival. This will be the sixth year that TNS has helped out at this great little festival. This year we are teaming up with Spannered and Punx Inna Jungle to bringing you a cracking line-up on the second stage. Hempen Jig are also putting on their awesome acoustic stage again.

If you weren’t aware Strummercamp was set up initially as an idea to pay tribute to the late great Joe Strummer and the Clash, reflecting Joe’s positive spirit and influence, the organisers mix the acts from many musical backgrounds, from classic punk to ska, reggae to rockabilly, folk to rhythm and blue. It’s a not-for-profit festival that takes place at Manchester Rugby Club the weekend 23/24/25 May.

We have some very limited cheap weekend tickets for just £50, if you want to come head to our webstore to grab yours. Be quick as these cheap tickets are very limited. Get them HERE.

Here is what we have planned for you:

TNS Stage (Saturday)
Vanilla Pod – facebook 
Revenge of the Psychotronic Man – facebook
Black Volvo – facebook
Wonk Unit – facebook
Tosserlad – facebook
Ubuntu – facebook
The Liabilities – facebook
Mr Shiraz – facebook
The Crash Mats – facebook


Speed Dinosaurs
Joe McCorriston
Emma Hallows
Pullman Porter
Tim Holehouse
Sammy Merbus
Jake Martin
Goy Boy Mcilroy
Mauri Clash City Rocker
Joe Solo
Matty James
Henry Raby

Dead Neck
Roughneck Riot
Hated til Proveb


Billy liar
Rob Galloway
Villy Raze
Jonny Gill
Eliza P.
Mixtape Saints
The Lone Groover
The Love we leave Behind(Barney)
Tim Loud
Dave Heap
Henry Raby

Beretta Suicide
A Sudden Vengeance Waits
Bob Hoskins Experience

**We will update this soon with the bands playing the Spannered, Hempen Jig and Punx Inna Jungle stages**

The following bands have also been announced for the festival, with more to come:

Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra, Ruts DC, The Membranes, Dreadzone, XSLF, Jah Wobble, Linea, Headsticks, Super Fast Girlie Show, Band Of The Underhand, Joe Solo, Rotten Hill Gang, Dub Sex, L*uise Distr*s, Attilla The Stockbroker, TheGreatExplosiveTrash, Orphan Boy, Run Out Of Guns, The Trailer Trash Orchestra, Evil Blizzard, Night Of Treason, Mauri Clash City Rocker, Red Eye Jedi, Cheapskates, Matty James, Burning From The Inside, Bug, Eliza P, Emmott and the Folkestra, and Jake & The Jellyfish.

For more information, check out the Strummercamp website. Make sure you get your cheap tickets HERE.


Thank You! A Quick TNSreleases Sale.

We cannot begin to fully put in to words how absolutely blown away we were with the TNS 10th Birthday celebrations. The support we received across the whole weekend was so humbling. The attendance far exceeded our wildest expectations. It was awesome. We are now starting to recover so we thought we should show some appreciation in return and help any new people to TNSrecords to check out what we do. We are going to have a quick 25% off sale on all TNS releases. We are off driving around Europe in a van with Revenge Of… from the 19th to 27th, so the sale is on until we return. We also want you to hear as many new bands as possible. So any order of 3 CDs or more will get a free TNS compilation as well.

TNS all-dayer2Taken by Pay No More Than… Photography

Anyway, before we give you more information on that, we had so much help in putting the weekend’s TNS party on we should thank everyone involved. We are inevitably going to miss someone, as this was such a collective effort and so many people got involved. For that we can only apologise, our memories aren’t what they used to be for some reason.

Mikey Wong, as usual, did an awesome job at making sure that everyone heard that the gig was happening. He was helped by all the members of the street team who help us get flyers in people’s hands across the UK. Fizzy did countless jobs making sure everything was ready, packing parcels and sorting the distro out. Sam sat on the door all day, as she has many times in the past, making life so much easier for us, as well as doing loads of little jobs that no-one sees. Both of these girls put up with lots of TNStress, so thanks loads to them. Loads of people helped run the distro during the day; thank you Tom, Laura, Col, Kathy and Dani.

All-dayer Cake

Kim made a cake. Probably the best cake the world has ever seen. We can’t get our heads around how long that would take or even how it is possible. And that is not to say Charlotte’s cake wasn’t fantastic too; both of them went way above our expectations, plus both cakes tasted amazing! Cheers to Ricky for the pizzas at the Bay Horse. Col, Mike, Mikey, and Davey helped out with some boring tasks that you wouldn’t want to wish on anyone. Dazzler and Tree stepped in at the last minute to make sure that the after show actually happened. Big Hands, Emz, Jack, Dave and Fizzy helped set everything up, carrying loads of stuff… basically lots of things that you don’t want to do when you’re hung-over. Cheers to everyone who took such amazing photographs of the bands and shared them with the world. Then we come to the video below, which was a complete surprise to us and blew our minds when we saw it for the first time on Friday. Thank you to everyone involved, you can see all their faces in the video… well apart from Scott who filmed and edited it all. Finally, to all the bands that played. Everyone gave it their all and, at the end of the day, is the reason we were all there. What a show!

And thank YOU for your support. We want to make sure that great underground music is heard by as many people as possible. If people don’t come to the gigs, buy records, spread the word, then this wouldn’t happen at all. On that note, we are having this sale. Just use the code ‘THANKYOU2014’ when you check out, between now and 27 April, to get 25% off all TNS releases.

**We are away until 27 April so orders will only be sent out when we return.**

If you are looking for other great weekends to hurt your livers at you should definitely check out 0161 Festival and Strummercamp Festival, which are both happening in May. Thanks again. See you at the Restarts gig on 14th June.

Check out Pay No More Than… Photography for more pictures of the gig.

TNS all-dayer 3Taken by Pay No More Than… Photography