Saturday, June 22, 2013


First show Helta Skelta has played for a while, and probably the last we will play for a while as we get our new record together. It's also the demo launch for  my other band Plastic Bags which should be available in the next week or so.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Couple of reviews from Maximuum Rock n Roll and Sorry State Records of the Asbestos 7". Think Sorry State still has a few copies but other than that I've only got about 20 copies left, so if you want one better get on it.

Sorry State Records:
After a standout 12" in 2011, here's the follow-up EP from Australia's Helta Skelta. This band plays the best kind of hardcore and punk, i.e. the kind that defiantly flouts any kind of boundaries. The first song here is a brutal, mid- to slow-paced stomper that could be a Violent Future outtake, but then the second track, while holding at a similar tempo, weaves in some catchy punk guitar and recalls other great Australian bands from the Chosen Few and Radio Birdman right up to Eddy Current / UV Race. The b-side kind of weaves these sounds together while picking up the tempo, arriving at a more hardcore-inflected take on the Dangerhouse sound.