diskant is an independent music community based in Glasgow, Scotland and we have a whole team of people from all over the UK and beyond writing about independent music and culture, from interviews with new and established bands and labels to record and fanzine reviews and articles on art, festivals and politics. There's over ten years of content here so dig in!

 Subscribe in a reader

Recent Interviews

diskant Staff Sites

More Sites We Like

Quick! Reviews! Little ones!

Posted: September 13th, 2004, by Simon Minter

Here are a couple of new things from the fine, upstanding, idiosyncratic Sheffield Phonographic Corporation.

Like Him + Her + Her + Me is a 7″ single by Champion Kickboxer on glorious heavy white vinyl, which lopes along with one of those Clinic-style circular basslines. It’s pretty weird, disjointed and hollow-sounding slow garage rock, all clomping drumbeats and not-quite-there vocals. Odd, but good.

Speaking of which, A Box of Odd is a compilation CD which is straight out of the Pebbles/Nuggets/Beyond the Calico Wall box – thirteen tracks of dumb, stupid, surf-y garage punk which is generally recorded sloppily enough and performed hastily enough to make it a gem of a selection for any keen freakbeat fan. It features The Motherfuckers, Beachbuggy, Chuck, The Special Agents, Texas Pete and G.G.Action, hopefully all of which have now split up and formed other bands playing the same kind of music.

Simon Minter

Simon joined diskant after falling on his head from a great height. A diskant legend in his own lifetime Simon has risen up the ranks through a mixture of foolhardiness and wit. When not breaking musical barriers with top pop combo Sunnyvale Noise Sub-element or releasing records in preposterously exciting packaging he relaxes by looking like Steve Albini.


Comments are closed.