Wednesday, December 6, 2017

IDYLLS - PERTH 2017

Next COLD MEAT show, playing with IDYLLS from Brisso.
At the Sewing Room in Perth CBD
https://www.facebook.com/events/504202373276101/


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

COLD MEAT SHIRTS

New run of COLD MEAT shirts available featuring part of the artwork from our new 7" which will be out early next year

$20 + $3 postage. Email or order through the bigcartel

http://heltaskeltarecords.bigcartel.com/product/cold-meat-tshirts




DISTRO STOCK

Although I've downsized the distro considerably I am still getting in new stock from trades. So keep an eye out
New in:
HELTA SKELTA - Nightclubbin' 7" (last couple of copies)
HELTA SKELTA - Reds 7" (US press)

PARSNIP - S/T 7"
TALC - S/T 7"
THE UGLIES - Keeping up with LP
PTSD - If you see something, say something CS
SISTEMA EN DECADENCIA - Demo CS
SKYZOPHRENIA - Live in Tsuyama CS
PRODUCT - New Wave of Death Funk CS
HUMAN NOTHING - Demo CS (Members of Helta Skelta, Self Harm & Nervous Trend)



BIGCARTEL
Also on the way is the new TOTAL CONTROL - Laughing at the System 12" EP

DEBBIE DOWNERS / STRANDED IN ORSTRALIA COMP CS

The 'Stranded in Orstralia' comp CS I've been working on is taking much longer than expected (no surprises). So here's two tracks from it. DEBBIE DOWNERS. This is the only recording the band has so far but a demo will be out later on HSR. Short, fast and choppy 80s DIY inspired punk along the same lines as Kleenex/Liliput, Petticoats etc.

Flyer for the last COLD MEAT and HELTA SKELTA Melbourne show. Probably the best we played



Monday, October 23, 2017

HSR021: HELTA SKELTA - NIGHTCLUBBIN' 7" NOW AVAILABLE


HSR021: HELTA SKELTA - Nightclubbin' 7"

Now up for order (coloured vinyl while they last): Here

Digital: Here

Internatoinal release through Deranged Records

After a few full length records, a few EPs, and a US tour in 2016, Perth's Helta Skelta have recently taken some time out. However, they're now back with a new 3 song 7" EP. Here, Helta Skelta change things up yet again, never one to let things dull. This 7” sees the band head into sparser territory, favouring the British and US over the Australian sounds. A much more art rock and post-punk outing this time round whilst still holding on to those aspects of 70s garage punk from previous efforts. A good comparison would be some Wire inspired jams that had been churned out with Eddy Current or John Cooper Clarke in mind.

"There’s a weird one-off episode of Only Fools And Horses set in Florida, and a running side-joke is that Americans can’t tell the difference between a cockney and aussie accent, constantly confusing the two. It always comes to mind when I think of Helta Skelta. Given that Jon’s accent floats somewhere between them like a trans-hemispheric version of the “mid-atlantic” twang, and that the tune itself plays out like a mix of Eddy Current and Blur’s “Parklife”, filled with Sleaford Mods (millennial John Cooper Clarke)-esque stream of consciousness wordplay and compounded colloquialisms from both sides of the equation, the comparison grows only more apt. Stylistically, the band has been leaning towards a sparser, more minimal post-punk vibe for a while, and this single is the clearest expression yet of this trajectory. One play is not enough, expect to be returning the needle repeatedly." Alex Leech, No Exposure fanzine