GET FUZZED! - issue #1

instereorecords

A a New Fanzine to talk about New Music! 

Issue #1 Features:
New Music, Band Profiles, New Releases, Competition

Bands include:
SPUN, HIGH/LOW, Deniers, Usselman, Witchingseason, Dark Globes, White Raven Down, The Fishes and I, Earbones, Penny Antics, Cope + MORE new music!

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JULY 2018 ISSUE #1

IN THIS ISSUE:

NEW MUSIC!

BAND PROFILES!

NEW RELEASES!

WIN STUFF!

SPUN HIGH/LOW

COPE THE UTILITIES

RORQUALS

EARBONES

USSELMAN

FAUXCHISELS

DENIERS

& MORE!...


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INTRODUCTION:

WELCOME TO THE FIRST

ISSUE OF GET FUZZED!

-- A NEW FANZINE TO TALK

ABOUT NEW MUSIC!

Are you doing something and

want to promote it? Got an EP

Launch? Recording Studio? Do

you make Music videos? - Give

us a shout!

In a band? Send us your

demos for reviews (see the reviews

& recommended page).

We want to get this little ‘zine

out there and let it grow, so feel

free to sling us some feedback,

and please share this copy

around!

Keep an eye on our social

media pages, where we will

share additional content.

Keep fuzzy,

Instereo Records

NEXT ISSUE: SEPT 2018

Our 2nd Issue will be coming

out in September.

To get your band featured or to

place an advert, please get in

touch.

CONTENTS:

INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

RECOMMENDED . . . . . . . . . . . .6+7

NEW RELEASES . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

FEATURED RELEASE: HIGH/LOW . . . . . 9

WIN! MUSIC GOODIES . . . . . . . . . .10

FEATURED RELEASE: SPUN . . . . . . . .11

OUT NOW . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12+13

BAND PROFILE: DENIERS . . . . . . . . .14

INSTEREO RECORDS CATALOGUE . . . . .15

RAYGUN FX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

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NEWS:

CASSETTE STORE DAY is back

for 2018 and we are excited!

Keep your eyes peeled for great

new bands and limited edition

released on tape Saturday 13th

October 2018.

http://cassettestoreday.com

INSTEREO PRESENTS:

We are looking to book our next

Instereo Records Presents

evening in September. Our first

event that saw Spun, Deniers,

Foul Moon and The Fishes and I

tear Annies Bar a new one in

Southend back in March.

send your news to

info@instereorecords.co.uk

SPOTIFY MIX TAPE VOL 1:

We’ve put together

a fresh

mix tape of

New Music on

Instereo Records,

along with some friends and

new music we have discovered

that needs to be heard!

This months MIXTAPE includes:

Spun, HIGH/LOW, Earbones,

Usselman, Cope, White Raven

Down, The Fishes and I,

Hypnosister and more!

Check out the latest playlist at:

instereorecords.co.uk/mixtape

BASSIST WANTED!

Southend based Punk/Alt Rock

band SPUN are on the look out

for a Bassist. Interested? Give

them a shout!

www.spun-band.co.uk

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‘GUARANTEES’ EP

OUT 13 TH JULY 2018

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RECOMMENDED:

Check out new music and

bands we have discovered.

WITCHINGSEASON

ALTERNATIVE ROCK TRIO FROM LONDON.

Witchingseason are widely known

for their energetic and intimidating

live performances.

The aggressive rhythm section of

Wayne Summers (Drums) and Gary

Summers (Bass) sets the tone, and

with Tom Reynolds's gruff, passionate

vocals and screaming, dirty guitar

this has propelled the band into the

spotlight, leading to their music being

well-received by critics and generating

rave reviews for their album;

Celosia.

E/WITCHINGSEASON

WWW.WITCHINGSEASON.CO.UK

EARBONES

2 PIECE BLUES ROCK

EarBones are a two piece heavy blues

rock band based in Northampton,

formed by guitar/vocalist Arran

Westlake, and drummer Michael

Mann.

Check out their debut release ‘KEY EP’

E/EARBONES.BAND

USSELMAN

DELICIOUS DELAYED GUITARS AND SYNTHS

Usselman is the artist moniker for

English musician Chris Usselman who

is based in Southend-On-Sea, Essex.

He is currently working on completing

a debut album for Blow Up Records

which will be released in 2018.

E/USSELMAN

WWW.BLOWUPRECORDS.COM

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DARK GLOBES

INDIE, SHOEGAZE, NOISE POP

Reassuringly downbeat, ego-free pop

music, burying fragile songs under a

fuzzy blanket of reverb, lit by a candle

of jangle.

A shy collective of Southenders, a mismatched

coalescence of oddballs.

THE PENNY ANTICS

GRUNGE/PUNK

A frantic and energetic

two piece Grunge/Punk

from Essex.

Gigging around for three years now

and are known for their unpredictable

and energetic performances and play

each set as though it was their last; in

both practices and gigs!

Their new EP ‘NOT(e)WORTHY’ is out

now, check out the video for their

single ‘Pincushion’ on Youtube.

E/THEPENNYANTICS

Q/THEPENNYANTICSOFFICIAL

Their debut album ‘Everyone I Know Is

Falling Apart’ is the culmination of all of

their disparate influences - indie heroes

Teenage Fanclub, the reverb-drenched

melancholy of Yo La Tengo and Galaxie

500 and the precise jangle of Felt – but

with a distinctive voice all its own, a

sound that takes inspiration from all

over, but could only come from the

Essex coast.

Released on the recently resurrected

Half Machine Records – known for releasing

debut singles by Real Estate,

Woods, Banjo or Freakout and the critically

acclaimed reissue of Roberto Cacciapaglia’s

space pop classic The Ann

Steel Album.

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NEW RELEASES!

FAUXCHISELS

INTENSE PUNKY NOISE-ROCK

WALK IN COMA

ESSEX METAL 5 PIECE

Walk In Coma are an alternative

metal band who have been hitting the

Essex live circuit for over a decade.

Drawing from their combined influences

of Slipknot, Lamb Of God and

Architects as well as many other eclectic

individual tastes has given the band

comparisons to Killswitch Engage,

Machine Head and Bring Me The

Horizon..

Their new 6 track EP ‘Blur the Line of

Fiction and Fate’ is out now on all digital

platforms.

Release date: June 22 2018

Release tite: Blur The Line Of

Fiction And Fate

Formats: MP3, CD

E/WALKINCOMA Q/WALKINCOMA

K WWW.WALKINCOMA.CO.UK

Recorded live at the Black Country

Recording Company (Wolverhampton)

in front of a select audience of

friends and strangers, Fauxchisels At

The B.C.R.C. perfectly captures the energy

and attitude of one of the West

Midlands’ brightest post-punk trios.

Nine tracks of intense punky noiserock

— solid bass and drums creating

the bedrock for the spiky guitar and

colloquial ‘in-your-face’ vocals – serve

as both a reflection of our times, and

as a necessary verbose call from

inaction, with a wry sense of humour

and a poetic bent.

Released on heavy-weight orange

vinyl (first 100 copies with full colour

lyric zine), limited edition cassette and

streaming/download.

Release date: July 30th 2018

Release tite: AT THE B.C.R.C

Formats: Vinyl, Tape, MP3

Label:

DIE DAS DER

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FEATURED

NEW RELEASE!

HIGH/LOW

SKELETONS (Mini Album)

OUT 27 JULY 2018

FOR FANS OF:

FEEDER/WEEZER/BOB MOULD/SUPERCHUNK

FORMATS:

10” VINYL/CD/ DOWNLOAD

full length album, after recording

the 2 tracks for our Record

Store Day release (back in

April), that set the direction.”

The Southend-on-Sea, Essex

based 90’s-loving 3 piece

HIGH/LOW are back, with

more fuzz, more riffs and bigger

beards, with their new 8

track Mini Album ‘Skeletons’.

Recorded in 3 days in their Lofi

Studio, the record sees the band

return to their earlier raw sound,

with fuzzy, summery tracks like

‘My Bones’ and ‘Get Riffin!’.

“We wanted to release

something short and direct

before we worked on our next

Out Fri 27th July 2018 through

Instereo Records, ’Skeletons’ is

now available to pre-order on

10” Vinyl, CD and Download.

Pre-Order it now at and get immediate

download of bonus

track ‘All Lofi’ plus A3 poster,

A6 Lyrics and Mixing notes +

Download.

Release date: July 27, 2018

Release tite: Skeletons

Formats: 10 Vinyl, CD, Mp3

Label:

Instereo Records

E/WEAREHIGHLOW Q/WEAREHIGHLOW

D/WEAREHIGHLOW P/WEAREHIGHLOW

K WWW.WEAREHIGHLOW.CO.UK

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WIN! MUSIC GOODIES!

Do you Like Music?

Love Vinyl & CD?

Fancy winning a copy of every

release we’ve put out at

Instereo Records? Along with

a T-shirt, stickers and other

music goodies?!

This includes:

High/Low - Skeletons 10” Vinyl & CD

Spun - Guarantees EP CD

Deniers - Plan Totality CD

Luke Gambling - Customer Service EP

and more!

HOW TO ENTER:

All you have to do to enter is

send us an email with your

Name and Address to:

info@instereorecords.co.uk

A lucky winner will be picked in

August. The winner will be

notifed by email.

Good Luck!

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FEATURED

NEW RELEASE!

SPUN

GUARANTEES EP

Out 13th July 2018

Southend fuzz-mongers, Spun

are back again with their third

single and title track of their

upcoming debut EP; Guarantees.

Dangerously close to breaking

the 3 minute mark, Guarantees

is about frustration towards

compliance and repetition in

every day life and wanting

something different.

Taking influence from bands

such as The Misfits, Deftones,

The Smashing Pumpkins and

Jawbreaker, Spun was formed

FOR FANS OF:

PUNK/90’s ALT ROCK

FORMATS:

CD/ DOWNLOAD

at the start of 2017 with the

intention of making unashamedly

distorted guitar music.

Swerving more polished,

aspirational sounds, Spun

endeavour to offer something

raw and obnoxious.

With tracks lambasting Bus

drivers to the boldly titled

“Great British Peado Hunt”, the

band’s debut EP delves into

provincial isolation and the

attitudes it inflicts.

As well as being available on

streaming platforms, a limited

run of copies of the EP will be

available for preorder from

15th June with a free

download of the single

Release date: July 13, 2018

Release tite: Guarantees

Formats: CD, Mp3

Label:

Instereo Records

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OUT NOW!

COPE

LOUD 2 PIECE FROM CANADA

Cope is a twopiece

noise rock

band from Lethbridge,

Alberta,

consisting of

Mickey Hayward

on drums and

Tyson Wiebe on guitars and vocals.

Their second EP, “Second” was

helmed by Clayton Smith and Jon

Martin of Green Recording Company,

has added a layer of sonic shellac

over Cope’s bellicose sound. The result

is an EP that expands on the Cope

formula, but with laser focus and a

polished sheen.

Release date: May 4, 2018

Release tite: Second

Formats: MP3, Cassette

Label:

Norwegian Blue

E/THISISCOPE Q/THISISCOPE

K WWW.THISISCOPE.BANDCAMP.COM

RORQUALS

LOFI DRONE, AMBIENT AND MINIMAL MUSIC

THROUGH AMPLIFIED GUITAR, ORGAN AND ELECTRONICS

Thie debut album

from Rorquals,

comprises of 4

pieces written

over the course

of 2017.

The album was

written with a more structured direction

utilising walls of distorted guitar

drones whilst heavily incorporating

organ sounds to give the pieces more

of a melodic dynamic throughout.

The album was recorded live and includes

sections of improvisation within

the arrangements. This is with the aim

of keeping that 'in the moment' vibe

and to give the listener an honest portrayal

of the Rorquals live experience.

Release date: June 22, 2018

Release tite: immerse / release

Formats: MP3, Cassette

E/RORQUALS

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THE FISHES AND I

FOR FANS OF: PEARL JAM,

SOUNDGARDEN, ALICE IN

CHAINS, ETC

The Fishes And I

is the performing

name of Mark

'Tug' Tugwood.

Tug writes, records and mixes all his

own material. Live gigs are either

performed as a soloist or as a 3 piece

band with Luke Mackenzie (bass) and

Sean Mahon (drums).

Turning Tides is the first release from

The Fishes And I. Download the E.P

from iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, Tidal and

Amazon or grab the CD at their gigs.

Release tite:

Formats:

Label:

E/THEFISHESANDI Q/THEFISHESANDI

K WWW.THEFISHESANDI.COM

Turning Tides

CD, MP3

Garden City Records

THE UTILITIES

FOLK ROCK FROM CANADA

“Heavy South,”

fixates on circular

patterns: workweeks,

weather

patterns, daily

exchanges.

Melodic, lyrically-focused songs are

the heart and soul of the record, with

psychedelic flourishes and instrumental

detours adding colour.

The Utilities sound confident on

“Heavy South,” refining the strengths

of their previous releases with the help

of Albertan producer Jesse Northey.

"Heavy South" is an inviting record

that rewards repeated listens.

Release date: January 19, 2018

Release tite: Heavy South

Formats: CD, MP3, Vinyl

E/THEUTILITIES Q/THEUTILITIES

WHITE RAVEN DOWN

HARD ROCK/METAL

White Raven Down released their debut single

"Take Me" late April 2018 along with a music

video to an overwhelming response. Currently

sitting at 17k views on Facebook and 10k views

on YouTube.

To mark the release of "Conspiracy" White

Raven Down released their second music video

to their track "Salvation" which was premiered

by New Noise Magazine.

Release date: June 15, 2018

Release tite: Conspiracy

Formats: CD, MP3

E/WHITERAVENDOWN

K WWW.WHITERAVENDOWN.COM

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BAND PROFILE:

DENIERS

MEMBERS:

Nik Hammond - Vocals, Guitar

Carl Logan - Drums, Vocals

BRIEF BIOG:

2 piece bastards of melody

from Essex, UK. Crunchy

downtuned riffs mixed with a

90's grunge influcence and an

axe to grind with the state of the

world.

SOUNDS LIKE/INFLUENCES:

Alt rock, noise, grunge

RELEASES:

Plan Totality (ALBUM APRIL 2016)

Serfs EP (EP NOV 2014)

WHATS NEXT:

Currently working on a follow

up to their debut album ‘Plan Totality’.

E/WEAREDENIERS

Q/WEAREDENIERS

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