Revenge of the Psychotronic Man’s New Album ‘Colossal Velocity’

We are excited to announce that ‘Colossal Velocity’ the new album from Revenge of the Psychotronic Man is available to pre-order now from our webstore! Out on 15th July the album is available on vinyl and CD along with all our usual bundle deals. The vinyl is on two variants; Clear (100) and Sea Blue (200). Don’t hang about if you want the clear vinyl, they will probably shift quickly.

Pre-order the album here.

“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

If you weren’t aware, Manchester band, Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man play stupidly fast punk rock and have been touring all over the UK and mainland Europe for over a decade. Their ‘Make Pigs Smoke’ and ‘Shattered Dreams Parkway’ albums have received critical acclaim from both the underground fanzine circuit and more mainstream publications.

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In 2013 the band recorded a Maida Vale session for Radio 1 and also had a track picked by Steve Lamacq in a compilation of his five favourite independent bands of the same year. They are massive supporters of the DIY ethic with all members having put on their own gigs. Bassist/vocalist, Andy Davies co-runs independent punk label TNSrecords and is part of the collective that set up and run Manchester Punk Festival. Guitarist/vocalist, Matt Woods co-runs the popular MBBP live night in Manchester.

Their lyrical content ranges from DIY ethics, supporting local music venues, political ranting, drinking anthems and cult footballers. The band has shared the stage with the likes of Bad Religion and NoMeansNo, whilst racking up around 500 gigs and building a reputation for a high energy live show with huge crowd participation.

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Revenge of the Psychotronic Man Release Album Teaser Video

Continuing the theme of naming their releases after quotes from their hero and mentor, Alan Partridge, Revenge of the Psychotronic Man’s new record is called ‘Colossal Velocity’. To launch the album, the band have paid homage to Alan by stealing/adapting the teaser trailer for his debut film ‘Alpha Papa’.
Check out the video HERE
Colossal Velocity is actually one of the rejected titles for the film discussed in their teaser trailer. Watch it here.

 
‘Colossal Velocity’ is the highly anticipated follow up to 2012’s critically acclaimed ‘Shattered Dreams Parkway’ in the summer of 2016.

Revenge described the new record as “having all the speed and energy people expect, but with some new twist and turns” and “lyrical content that ranges from changing the world through one minute songs with lyrics you can’t decipher, space travel and former footballer Niall Quinn”.

The album will be released through TNSrecords (and 5FeetUnder Records in Denmark) in July 2016.

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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’.

Record Store Day – All Ages Records

Here at TNSrecords we love the amazing place that is All Ages Records in Camden. It is a treasure trove of awesome punk rock goodies. If you haven’t been, then you should definitely check it out. You have probably heard of Record Store Day. It was dreamed up in 2007, in the US, to get people to visit their local independent record store to help keep them alive and check out their unique culture.

To spike peoples interest, record labels release exclusive vinyl and CDs with limited promotional products. This leads to massive queues outside stores to get the years exclusive releases. All Ages Records sees the event as being dreamed up by the major record labels, who print up supposedly limited editions of back catalogue titles and sell them for double the normal dealer prices. As they are a specialist shop, it means that All Ages only wants to sell punk (and related) releases so this limits their involvement with RSD. Last year they had nothing to do with it.

This year they decided to take RSD on with their own terms. They want to increase the amount of DIY punk records included in RSD and used RSD to promote DIY labels. So they approached independent punk labels and asked them to help All Ages to… SUBVERT RECORD STORE DAY! They asked the labels to submit a special limited edition of one of their vinyl releases. A cheap, home made, numbered cover version. They wanted the labels to be creative. In addition to this, they are putting on a RSD all-dayer at The Blackheart, in Camden, with as many of the participating bands playing as possible.

As you can probably guess, we loved the idea. We had to get involved.We have included two releases in All-Ages RSD. They are both from Revenge of the Psychotronic Man and limited to 25 copies. We needed to come up with some new cover designs. So Andy and Fizzy put the kettle on, brewed up, lit a match and attacked some vinyl covers.  Here is some information on both releases and pictures of what resulted from their creativity.  On 19 April, get down to All Ages and pick one, or both, up.

Revenge of the Psychotronic Man – Shattered Dreams Parkway 12″
Limited to 25 copies (numbered with letracet)
Coffee stain/sanded/burnt edges. It also includes a fanzine, download code and poster.
15 track album of fast punk.

“ A Searing British punk band. This is very good.” Steve Lamacq

“It’s super fast, furious, frantic and to add another couple of f’s to the party…it’s fucking fantastic! You do need to get this album right away, in fact why not get their whole back catalogue. ROTPM are without a doubt one of my favourite UK bands!” Lights Go Out

“Shattered Dreams still has absolutely all of the alcohol-soaked, adrenaline fuelled punk rock fun that made a generation of punks get pissed, talk shit and dance like idiots. Sub-fucking-lime.” One Way Ticket To Cubesville

“Gut-bursting speed punk that would make even Zeke blush. This is cracking hardcore with absolutely no adornments. They make no apologies, take no prisoners and second guess nothing… There is another dimension that shouldn’t be overlooked – they’re politically sussed. Check out ‘Red Top Bullshit’ and ‘Hobby Horse’ for an insightful view on current goings on with media manipulation and transfers of wealth… A potent expression of bile, straight from the core.” Riot 77 Magazine

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Revenge of the Psychotronic Man – Ten Years Of Revenge 7″
Limited to 25 copies (hand numbered)
Hand stencilled brown paper bag sleeve.
4 track ten year anniversary 7″. Includes new recordings of classic old tracks plus Tim G and From The Cradle To The Rave remixes of newer tracks. Includes download code.

“The 10 Year Anniversary 7” EP is essential listening for everyone who’s been to see this band over the last decade. In 10 years, they’ve become part of an established punk label, played hundreds of gigs across the UK and Europe, assembled what must be thousands of human pyramids, and more recently even did a session for the Radio 1 Punk Show. That’s big stuff!

I hope Revenge of the Psychotronic Man keep going for another 10 years and more. Still getting pissed, still talking shit and still dancing like idiots. Let’s hope it never changes.” Shot In The Foot

“It is all about dabbling with yer dome of discordance and seeing what ejaculates forth – I am happy to say the sonic semen splashed here is very salty – have a gander. Good to see people tiptoeing outside safety zones and putting their todgers of tuneage into new electrified areas!” Fungalpunk

“This EP encompasses everything we love about them; the raw power, the unrelenting hard sounds, the speed you can’t sit still to. This is a punk album. Pure and simply. It’s the sound that comes into my head when I try and describe the music of the scene. Switch to side B and we have some remixes of two tracks from Shattered Dreams Parkway, “Beer For Breakfast” and “Things I Have Learned In My Life So Far”, both sound absolutely mind blowing and despite my love for the originals, I can definitely get on board with these tracks. Both Tim G and C-Rave have outdone themselves, I didn’t expect it and was more than pleasantly surprised. In fact I was fucking awed. A must have.” Brew For Breakfast

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