SMOG VEIL have helped us a lot through digitally distributing our releases from their base in the U.S.
Here’s their own blurb –
Smog Veil Records has been releasing records since 1991, most geared to the post-young, most of which are ridiculous, bombastic, and otherwise under appreciated rock and roll from Northeastern Ohio
These guys have released a ton of good stuff including Pere Ubu.
HEADWRECKER is a label run by an Irishman in London.
They co – released ‘A Massive, Glorious, Uphill, Shit – Fight’
Focuses on mainly Irish hardcore and filthy dirges.
Check ’em out here – http://headwrecker.wordpress.com/
This is an amazing label that primarily releases cassettes.
They released our ‘No Fi, Lo Fi, Hi Fi’ cassette.
Here’s the ‘about’ section from their own site –
Our first release was Quompilation No. 1 in January 2011 which featured 13 of Ireland’s best young bands covering some of their favourite songs of 2010. It was a huge success and the cassette sold out pretty much immediately following a rollicking ol’ launch gig in the Lower Deck. Further releases followed in 2011 in the form of No Fi, Lo Fi, Hi Fi, a collection of B-Sides and Rarities from legendary Dublin alternative-types, Estel and a split cassette from Ginola and Turning Down Sex called It’s A Disagreeable Thing To Be Whipped.
2012 has so far brought the release of Quompilation #2, which completely sold out at the launch in Dublin’s Crawdaddy. We’ll have four new releases in May and plenty more throughout the year, so keep an eye on things over the next few months.
We’ve also moved into promoting gigs for people and have put on some really fun things over the last few months, with some more big things to come in the near future. We do all sorts, from crusty punk in tiny venues to experimental electronics in massive churches, so get in touch if you’re looking to play in Dublin and we’ll try to help you out.
Support these people now!
From the 30th of March until the 2nd of April ESTEL will tour Ireland with our good friends Fuzz Orchestra in tow.
Check these guys out if you get the chance.
We’re talking heavy rock / psych three piece that will engage you and then leave your head swimming.
We’ve had the pleasure of touring with these guys in Italy and I can only say that it’ll be more than worth the price at the door.
TOUR BLURB –
The venue is empty for Estel, and for the longest time it appears as though they’re doomed to play in front of no-one, criminally underestimated as they long have been. Luckily, the Quad fills out in short order halfway through their set, dark, hypnotic noise, tempered with eerie keys and jazzy undertones. Their set is epic for a support slot, and those in attendance are swept away in it by the end. Not much banter, just darkened rock ‘n’ roll from the gatekeepers of Dublin’s underground in advance of their upcoming odds ‘n’ sods collection’s release this month through Quarter Inch.
Fuzz Orchestra, resplendent in suits and boots, hit the stage, guitars, vinyls, transistors and all, and proceed to lay down sludgy, groovy riffs with their distinctly Italian flavour, pockmarked with sound art, samples and musique concrete. Laying destruction upon the venue, the band cycle like Tasmanian devils through music from both their albums, flinging vinyl into the crowd and generally looking like men coming unglued. Fucking quality.
SEE PHOTOS HERE –