Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Here's one of the few blogs out there actually worth reading: underneaththestairwell
Drew sung for Napalm Hearts, as well as some other fine bands, has written one book worth the publication and has got a few more on the way. Info on his planned publications can be found on his page.

 'The Crooked Beat' is certainly worth purchasing if you're a fan of degenerate fiction along the lines of Bukowski, Fante and Celine. Comes highly recommended.
 So do yourself a favour, head over to his page and purchase a copy.

Here's some footage from Agitated's release show on the weekend.
Leeches have a 7" coming out anyday soon, and my next release will be a live cassette by The Choke.

  The Choke @ 208 from Total Recommendation on Vimeo.

  Leeches @ 208 from Total Recommendation on Vimeo.

Friday, October 19, 2012


Helta Skelta is heading over to Melbourne to play this early November.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Both of these are back from the plant and available for order.
$12pp anywhere within Australia
Wholesale get in thouch

 HSR:003 Agitated's debut 7 ". Highly influenced by early 80s US hardcore but with an Austarlian edge. These guys listen to a lot of Adolescents and JFA which definately shows on this recording but more broadly this reminds me a lot of the early hardcore that came out of Southern California and even the DC scence in the early 80s. This is immature, aggressive hardcore.

   Agitated - Gender Issues by HeltaSkeltaRecords

 HSR:002 These guys were around for a while in Melbourne playing their own take on hardcore heavily influenced by UK street punk and oi! Think Negative Approach and Last Resort. With hard hitting vocals and catchy hooks.The Dead Boys cover on here is great and sleazy, adding to the aesthetic.
They took a no bullshit approach to this kind of music as it should be and played some great live shows. This recording was originally released by Stained Circles on cassette but quickly sold out. Four new tracks have been added to the B side here, all from the same session.