Monday, December 26, 2011


In the spirit of the season, NGL mailorder is offering a special deal on one of, if not the, best Hardcore record released this year of the Rabbit. That's the HATEFUCK 'Rock 'n' Roll Let Down' 7"EP + issue 3 of Negative Guest List, featuring a 6+ page article on the group AND the first 'Songs of Negativity' CDr featuring "When Time Takes Over", later the A-side on the 'Rock 'n' Roll...' 7" and "Well Dressed Man", which ended up on our 'Wings Over Gabba' comp LP.

HATEFUCK were a short lived, self destructive hardcore band existent in the early 2000's, who would effectively morph into PINK REASON in due time. On 'Rock 'n' Roll Let Down', you will hear a heap of the Stooges, a taste of 'Jesus' era Feederz and a smattering of Suburban Mutilation.

Other bands on SoN#1 CDr include Royal Headache, The Jaguar, Taco Leg, Bed Wettin' Bad Boys, Ratas del Vaticano, Puerto Rico Flowers and more.

Prices for 7"/zine/CDr package: $AU10PPD Australia
$US13PPD World

Payment to negativeguestlistrecords@hotmail .com

Other inquiries to dirtyalley@msn .com

Thursday, December 22, 2011

WET SPOTS, CLAMMY THIGHS....Tough Troubles 'Romances' CS40

Here is a pic of what will be our next, and hopefully last, cassette release on Negative Guest List records. It is called 'Romances' and it is by the excellent UK/Oz new-wave raiders, Tough Troubles. A concept album about the many forms and facets of romances, this long overdue release follows the group's debut full length 'Diseases', on their own Geneva Lake records imprint. The Tough Troubles feature members of the perennially underrated NGL recording artists Eagle Boys. The music imagines a marriage of Throbbing Gristle w/ Human League. The cassette will be available for purchase shortly.

Don't forget that we have some new 7"s available:

NGL021: BLANK REALM 'Falling Down the Stairs' 7"
Blank Realm's first full length 7" (following their one-sided induction into our Jukebox Singles Club) sees them fire up an arcane, acoustic take on the much-loved NZ skewered pop sound on A-side. B-side "Exile in the Terrarium" plugs in the electric guitar for an elongated trip into psych/rock miasma, somewhere between Michael Yonkers and White Heaven.

NGL022: WATERY LOVE 'Two Thrills' 7"

Third single from this upper echelon American Band. The A-side is a pounding, piercing Cramps cover; flip it and you get the rambling live favorite "A Condom". Pressed at 33RPM to facilitate Watery Love's lovingly long winded groove.

Image of  THE LOST DOMAIN 'Drunken Sailor' 7"

NGL023: THE LOST DOMAIN 'Drunken Sailor' 7"
A companion piece to the recent reissue of 'Blondes Chew More Gum', these recordings are from 1999 and welcome Jeffrey "the Professor" Wegner into the Empire. A burly, skronky take on traditional "What Would You do With a Drunken Sailor" and an immortal piece of clatter/shimmer entitled "Pool".

NGL024: 3 TOED SLOTH 'I Didn't Know I Loved You ('til I Saw You Rock 'n' Roll) Jukebox Single #2 7"
The second entry into our Jukebox Single series comes courtesy of NSW's favorite forgotten sons, 3 Toed Sloth. Recently remastered recordings from the early 90's (from the same sessions as their recent 'Against the Odds' 2x7" on the fantastic Unwucht records, w/ Gary Glitter and Pere Ubu covered to a typically grouse effect: the theatrics of the originals reduced to 2 minute primal Australian grunt.

NGL/SLEEK BOTT 1: AXEMEN 'The Nutcracker Suite' 7"
This December Australia has the Axemen live experience to look forward to. To celebrate, NGL has partnered w/ Axeman "Little" Steve McCabe's Sleek Bott imprint to release this Oz tour 7". You get a live @ WMFU track on the a-side entitled "Nutsack" that stammers w/ a positively fried post-70's hard rock feel, and a B-side called "Nutshack (Redemption Song)" that sounds like it's from another planet. Well, I 'spose Christchurch kinda is! 300 copies.


NGL004: KITCHEN'S FLOOR 'Too Dead To Notice' C20
NGL012: LOW LIFE 'Sydney Darbs' 7”EP
NGL013: UNHOLY 2 '$$kum of the Earth' LP
NGL016: THOMAS JEFFERSON SLAVE APTS. 'Burning Trash b/w Price of My Words' 7”
NGL017: EAGLE BOYS 'Kambalda Boys' 7”EP
NGL019: DEGREASER 'Bottom Feeder' LP
NGL020: THE LOST DOMAIN 'Blondes Chew More Gum' 2xLP


NGL014: TOUGH TROUBLES 'Romances' C40 (Jan 2012)

NGL027: SKY NEEDLE 'Rave Cave' LP
NGL029: MAD NANNA 'I Made Blood Better' LP


KITCHEN'S FLOOR 'Look Forward to Nothing' LP/WATERY LOVE 'Die With Dignity' 7” (Siltbreeze)
TACO LEG 'Printed Gold' 7” (Richie/Testostertunes)
STARE CASE 'Lose Today' LP (De Stijl)
'Overdosing In Repblican World #1' Fanzine COMING SOON

All order inquiries should still come thru to dirtyalley @ msn . com

Monday, December 5, 2011

And don't forget...Introduing...THE NUTCRACKER SUITE + Roland S. Woodbe reviews

As you well know New Zealand's coffee wine chuggers The Axemen will be headlining this weekend's NGL "Polka Before the Apocalypse" festival. To celebrate, we offer our first ever (and probably last) split label release. It is called 'The Nutsacker Suite' and it's catalogue number is Sleek Bott/NGL1.

You get a live @ WMFU track on the a-side entitled "Nutsack" that stammers w/ a stoned 70's hard rock feel, and a B-side called "Nutshack (Redemption Song)" that sounds like it's from another planet. Well, I 'spose Christchurch kinda is! 300 copies, hand-coloured artwork (by the band, not me).


I will have under 100 copies of this record, so direct orders are limited to Australian customers & stores only. The rest of the planet can score it from Easter Bilby records or the band themselves shortly.

Finally, to cap off this post-heavy day and put my filthy fingers (I am back at the fertilizer plant, see?!) to rest, here are some recent reviews from the estimable Siltblog from our recent catalogue, penned by Mr. Gourmet himelf, Roland S. Woodbe.

It has been an age since I last heard from Lester 'Ding Dong' Dell but he ain't lost a lick of his limerick genius.The thing about ol Ding Dong is this; he's much more fun to read than to hear. 'Cause he also SPEAKS in limerick form all the time too. So when I says he's a genius, I'm bein nice is all. That's how he's wired. Can't help it. Same as a retard. It's a fine line I'm told. Anyways, enjoy:

Degreaser-Bottom Feeder lp (NGL)
Degreaser's got one in the can
Who amongst us is not yet a fan?
It weaves & it bobs
As it rectally robs
A young Sea Scout from being a man

Low Life 'Sydney Darbs' - Can't say I's found no duds yet, but it did take me a minute to wrap my nog around Low Life's 'Sydney Darbs' ep. There was somethin sticky in the mix that hinted at Box Of Fish residue, but overall it moves along in very driven & dark tones what fantastically transported me back to the streets of London, circa 1982. There I tailed these 3 blokes whiles they's whispered sweet nothings into ears at Illuminated & Small Wonder, only to surrender the goods over a parsnip bundt cake (w/vegemite icing, yum) at the Crass compound. Makes sense. Shit, after all that imaginary walkin, even I was peckish! Dig this & all manner've Aussie product at;

Forgetting faliure...Issue 32 available now + new label releases!!

Issue 32 "The Lens Issues, Vol. 2/TV Eye" is available now. This is the second film issues and features..
Nathan Pohio on 'The Ballad of Ritchie Venus' doco
Interview w/ Vincent Gallo by Vinvent Gallo
Interview w/ Blues Control by Richie Charles
Writing on Catherine Breillat and David Cronenberg
Film reviews by Brendon Annesley and Chuck Barrels.

Issue is dedicated to Ken Russel. RIP.

$AU5.50 PPD OZ

Also taking orders for the next lot of 7"s.
NGL021: BLANK REALM 'Falling Down the Stairs'
NGL022: WATERY LOVE 'Two Thrills'
NLG023: THE LOST DOMAIN 'Drunken Sailor'
NGL024: 3 TOED SLOTH - Jukebox Single (Gary Glitter b/w Pere Ubu)

$US15 PPD WORLD (All oversas orders come w/ free mag of your choosing)
These will ship end next week.


Issue 33 - 2011 wrap up, Kitchen's Floor tour diary, Graham Lambkin & more.
Due start Jan, 2012.

NGL026: LOW LIFE 'Dogging' LP
NGL027: MAD NANNA 'I Made Blood Better' LP
NGL029: SKY NEEDLE 'Rave Cave' LP
Due March 2012

Sunday, December 4, 2011

MEAT THUMP - In the camera

Sorry for the "photoblog" themed post, but here are some shots of Meat Thump performing music live mostly around the Brisbane area. We have a 7" recorded that needs some vocal overdubs, and these pic's are intended as a visual reference. Hopefully that one will see the light of day early 2012. On record the band's membership is comprised of Brendon Annesley, Bobby Bot, Matt Kennedy, Harry Byrne, Matt Earle & James Kritzler. Other members have included Chris Colla, Marc Cheeseman, Matthew Fresta, Andrew McLellan, Finn Parker, Bill Speight and Mitch Tolman. No chicks.

Thanks for the memories, camera man!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


All order inquiries and general questions please go to dirtyalley @ msn . com in your email browser.

Here are some new reviews of recent (and not so recent) releases, courtesy of Terminal Boredom online fanzine.

Blank Realm "Hey! Little Child" 7"
First in a series of NGL-curated jukebox singles (what we call one-sided 7"es in the States) that will feature chosen artists tackling cover songs selected by the label. Blank Realm have been a tough call for me thus far, their LP left me feeling like a man drowning in a sea of improv/noise with no life vest. The spectacular "Burgers In Our Midst" off the 'Wings Over Gabba' comp fell squarely in my wheelhouse however, a pleasantly Krauty drift in a contained one-track pool. This is probably the most trad-sounding this band is going to get, though they do go freewheelin' with the organ freak-outro. It's a fairly straight take on the Chilton-penned tune, and Blank Realm balance their more out tendencies well against the source material. While we can go on and on debating the merit of one-sided singles and the dollars-to-music ratio they present for those with a monthly record budget, lets just say this one succeeds as a concept.(RK)

Degreaser "Bottom Feeder" LP
Gnarly Aussie rooting from the remains of Sea Scouts, Bird Blobs and other shrapnel resting in the mind of Tim Evans. If you were following Sea Scouts back in their day, well I applaud you, because I myself have been playing catch-up with their work over the past year or two, and only then because of a tip from the Aussie sleuth who released this here record. So yeah, this thing goes deep in the burrow, perhaps if you didn't think Slug Guts went deep enough in the hole, well then you need dig no further than to follow this black rabbit. Dark layers of rhythm repeat and sway in a passively agressive lurch and flop, performing a No Wave application of the time-honored Aussie trogloditian swamp-swing. There's little variance from song to song, both rhythmically and aesthetically, vox are continuously delivered in a Yow-like drunk-murmuring-into-a-whiskey-bottle slur. There might only be one song here, who knows, there aren't even any song titles to be seen anywhere. The album leaves you feeling out of sorts. Sometimes this enhances the damage and adds a twisted psych quality to get lost in, and sometimes it makes it too much too take. Too much ugly repetition. When Degreaser leave you floating in some borderless dreamscape full of dust devils and shadow demons, they excel. The best couple of cuts off of this are as primal a scree you're going to scrape off the bottom of your shoe this year. A side long serving is plenty of time to get where they're going. Taking the whole thing at once might want to make you lay off the drugs for awhile. Which is a good thing, no? Scum stats: I'm sure there's only an unholy few of these, so get one now before you're paying a devil's ransom in 2012.(RK)

Eagle Boys "Kambalda" 7"
London-based band of Australian travelers that barely existed from what NGL HQ tell us, but who had the good sense to both name themselves after a bad Aussie pizza-chain and record these tracks on someones broken tape machine before packing it in. "Kambalda" is a jittery punk number about starting brush fires in the Oz countryside that presents some Wire-like tenison as played by drunken louts sipping the meths. Actually, the drummer sounds pretty sober and great. B-Side has two shorter and punker broadsides which do remind me of a younger sounding Bits of Shit. Sleeve and label present different titles for the tracks which is always makes for fun. A-Side is a real treat, but the flipside shows some deceptive catchiness on repeats.(RK)

Low Life "Sydney Darbs" 7"
I tried to talk the Low Life cassette up as much as I could - fantastic animosity from Australia, it was super-aggro even by Oz standards. Apparently NGL liked it a bunch too, which leads us to the 'Sydney Darbs' 7", that just gets right down to business with "Atomised". Sheer aural assault, fleshpeeling guitar, hatred-spewing vox, earthquake rhythm section - real streetcleaning shit. "Rewire" retracts the venom a bit but operates in a more neanderthal-like fashion. Blunt and rather rude. "Submission" kicks off Side-B (and your dick) with more of that skinflaying guitar sound, I think the first lyric is something about "old cunts" - real anti-human sermonizing that I can get behind. This one barrels along like a beat-to-shit pick-up blazing down outback roads, shooting guns at anything that moves. A legit corker, great lyrics included. "Down Under" closes up shop, and it's a fucking black hole. Exceptional. I feel like these guys are the closest thing to an Aberrant Records band I've heard in modern times, and they add a bit of NYC-scumrock filth to the proceedings. Even the lyrics are top fucking notch. I feel like taking a shower after a few listens to this. Watch out for their 'Dogging' LP in 2012. I know I will be.(RK)
Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments "Burning Trash" 7"
Double-shot of unreleased '95 demos from the legendary TJSA that is a boon for cult-members and a real victory of a release for NGL Inc. "Burning Trash" swings with House's always authoritative vocal swagger and some filthy guitar work. My wife seriously just asked me if I was listening to Neil Young. I have no idea what to say about that. "Price of My Words" is an "eggy"(!?) version of "Lightin' Rod" from the 'Straight to Video' album according to House, and it ups the tempo and throws a bit more gasoline on the guitar. TJSA + raw "demo quality" recordings = big winner. Brendon should be very proud of this release, and hopefully this stokes the coals under CDR to get both the Psandwitch LP out and get that TJSA reissue campaign rolling...(RK)

Unholy Two "$$kum of The Earth" LP
Columbus' Unholy Two somehow slipped this full length out under the radar in the waning moments of 2010, and either I wasn't paying enough attention or not enough people were (and are) talking about this, one of the more diabolical long-players of recent memory. It's not something you can listen to passively. It requires attention, and takes it by force if necessary. Production is rawer than Tommy Rich's forehead after a dog-chain match with Buzz Sawyer circa May 1983. Yes, that raw. Six or seven different layers of feedback/distortion/scree on every song. Are the Unholy Two even a duo? I feel like there's more than just a two-man tag team making the racket there. They must need at least three guys just to carry all the effects pedals. Perhaps they're invoking the Freebird Rule. "Garvin Stomp" opens this affair with the utmost class, and by the time it's over you should know full well whether you've got the gonads to hang with nine more tunes. The assault isn't necessarily riff-heavy, as you'll be hard-pressed to pick the actual guitar out of the maelstrom for the most part. What they get going is more of a rhythmic din, a morass if you will, taking effects-pedal abuse and noise looping/fucking to nearly ridiculous extremes and creating a pretty soul-crushing sound. There's no light at the end of this tunnel. Bad vibes. Bad drugs. Music played by heels. "(Do The) Horsecock" is fucking garage-rock at its core, no matter what anyone tells you, and it takes what the Necessary Evils did and practically renders it a moot point. "White Devil" is $$kummier than any band in NYC right now even wishes they could be. I actually bladed when I listened to "Nazi Nailgun" for the first time. The inclusion of two live cuts to pad out the end of thisbloodbath of an LP is no great sin, as they sound like total not-giving-a-fuck hell. I'm sure these guys have done a lot worse things at afterparties. I'd love to see these gorillas pull this shit off live...500 copies with artwork I think was well chosen and whose screenprinting/design is as overdriven as the music therein. If Puffy Areolas are the Monoshock of today, then that makes the Unholy Two...Monster Magnet? Aussie edition of 100 copies available with alternate artwork and bonus cut on NGL.(RK)

V/A "Wings Over Gabba: The Best In Songs of Negativity" LP
If any modern fanzine reflects my tastes it's Negative Guest List (and not Terminal Boredom), so I was definitely stoked to dig into this compilation which collects the best of the CDs (which I unerringly manage to misplace) that have accompanied a few issues of NGL during its run so far. All exclusive cuts, which is how it should be done, and all from bands that are probably just slightly off the radar of all but the most attentive of current record nerds, which is also how it should be done. Mordecai are the best band in Montana and "King of Infinite Space" is yet another pristine example of their efforts at learning how to play their instruments in the shapes of actual songs, and this one is nothing less than fantastic. They sort of have an intro, build up a little steam, they horn two chord changes in this one I think, with a solo(!?) and then sound like geniuses just stopping on a dime. Maybe a nickel. BA's own band Meathump (which sounds almost as cool as Meat Thump) do an inspired bit of dueling guitars that sounds like an outtake from Alvarius B's "Blood Operatives.." LP. Sewers prove I haven't been paying enough attention, because I know shit about them. I'm assuming they're Australian, and they sound like the hobgoblin version of Pheromoans, which means I need to go diggin' through some back issues. Blank Realm are one of the few NWOAM groups I haven't given a total ball coddling this year, and "Burgers In Our Midst" is passive-agressive dronescaping that perhaps frightens me in its depth. A phenomenal cosmic voyage. Kitchen's Floor track is a grade-A certified slab of trash-rock sirloin that rescues me from that fearful reverie, I "Needs" more bands like this. Wisconsin "legend" The Jaguar kicks off side B, sounding like the short-bus riding Midwestern counterpart to Digital Leather's Shawn Foree. BA should be seeking restitution from the pressing plant, as it sounds as if they pressed the Future Blondes track backward and at the wrong speed. Either that or it was recorded during a tornado. Caped superheroes Butcher Cover save the day once again with a gristly Chaos UK cover that should have you running for it. One of this LPs true gifts is another Hatefuck track, this one called "Well Dressed Man" that provides further evidence that they are one of the lost treasures of the decade. It makes you think about what could have been (or what actually was that you just weren't there for), but also realize that sometimes it's best to not have all your dreams fulfilled. Totally brutal heavy rock made by criminals. Closing out are two more gems, Rubbish Throwers released one of the better and more slept on singles of NWOAM singles last year, and this instrumental sounds like the smog monster surfing a tsunami. Closing are Bits of Shit, whom I've given a good tug on my own based on one of the best punk singles last year in the worldwide field, and this cut holds its own with that collection of tracks. Sheer Australian dunderheadedness in musical form from tough bald men wearing cut-off denim vests. I think BA wrote somewhere that the singer is a real John Rotten type or something along those lines, and I enjoy imposing that description onto my mental image of the band and their sound. Blokes you can trust, for sure. Housed in plain black sleeves with labels proofread by Helen Keller seems only fitting to the edge-of-his-knickers lifestyle I'm sure BA must lead every day between assembling issues of NGL, plotting record releases, playing in bands, reviewing records and interviewing interesting people, being interviewed by Vice, growing Tav Falco-esque moustaches and being perhaps the most important scribe and doer-of-things in the international underground music scene right now. I can't imagine you not buying this.(RK)

Wonderfuls "Piss Fist" 7"
Brendon NGL extends his empire into the world of vinyl with the release of an EP from this Brisbane-based duo who must be some pretty weird dudes, or are ready to die trying to convince you they are. These songs are sourced from recordings done from 2004-07 before they guys were probably committed to the psych-ward or took jobs in some factory sweatshop for malt liqour money. I think the "Royal Trux if they were on the 'Waste Sausage' comp" vibe Brendon prepped me with before hearing this is more apt than anything I'm going to go reaching in the chumbucket for. They certainly propagate a certain shite-gazing aesthetic, one part guitar-folk and the other half barrel-bottom art-punk trash, or at least poking irreverent fun at such things. "Piss Fist" itself is vulgarian acoustic rock'n'roll with perhaps ad-libbed lyrics and a shockingly catchy guitar part recorded while relaxing in a truck stop bathroom. "Hated Man" is mock-psychedlica whose "hook" seems to be only the wonderfully sleazy pronunciation of the word "maaaan". I have to think glue was the preferred drug of choice while recording this one. "Sick Individual" is so loose it hurts, a real showcase for their troubadoring skills. Could also be a piss-take on NZ-pop. They end with the tour-de-force of "Young Hearts", a snaggletoothed bit of emotionally difficult brain-damaged grunge rock. A peculiar record that becomes a little bit more odd each time you listen to it, and straddles the fine line between total garbage and absolute rubbish with unnerving panache and is an interesting throwback to the days of yore when Australian music was truly fucking bizarre and uninviting.(RK)
The title tune gives off a weird stench of Pink Reason-y acoustic gloom and Dave E snot-filled storytelling. For a song torn from the pages of an AA/NA meeting…this slurry named "Piss Fist" is (dare I say) quite catchy. After the minute or so of 12 step confessions, "Hated Man" hightails it into acid casualty territories and outsider guitar wank-isms. This shizz is stewed. A steady stream of 70’s retrofitted psychosis, heaped upon a moderne strum-punk that mumbles and collapses through the flipside. "Sick Individual" and "Young Hearts" seem to reference The Geeks or that now famously heralded Unwanted Christmas Presents LP everyone's been fighting for. My kinda’ glop. A head-scratcher that’ll become an “ooh-lookie-what-I-found” treasure for record nerd show-offs for years to come. This is pretty sweet slab…and it’s heading to a Shit-Fi Mix-tape near you.(RSF)

New items in the distro: KITCHEN'S FLOOR 'Too Dead Notice' LP $20, ABOVE GROUND LP (Members of Axemen and Vacuum) $20, FAR OUT FANGTOOTH 'Pure and Disinterested' LP $20 and WATERY LOVE 'Die With Dignity' 7" $10. All from Siltbreeze and all prices w/out shipping.

NGL fest looms. All of Brisbane don't forgot to head over the the Spring Hill Hotel on Dec 10 for the year's best night of live music, social drinking and hand rolled cigarette smoking.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

BLONDES CHEW MORE GUM 'Tip of the Tongue'

Here is what Volcanic Tongue's David Keenan had to say about THE LOST DOMAIN's 'Blondes Chew More Gum' 2xLP reissue. We are very proud of this release and glad that it is getting this kind of recognition:

Staggering and timely reissue of a 1995 cassette from this legendary Australian underground free rock group (back then known as The Invisible Empire) that oughta re-write goddamn history. The Lost Domain were and are one of Australia’s best kept secrets, the centre of gravity for a whole scene, with a revolving membership that has at one time featured a buncha key underground players – Leighton Craig, Eugene Carchesio, Ian Wadley – and who re-wrote the free rock manifesto as radically as The Dead C. Indeed, The Dead C might be their nearest bed-fellows. Blondes Chew More Gum features a six-piece line-up, with the core of guitarist David MacKinnon and guitarist/vocalist/mandolin player/organist Simon Ellaby joined by Greg Hilleard on guitar/FX and vocals and the ‘drum orchestra’ of Dina Bojic, Bettina Graham and Ian Wadley. The drums dunt all over the place, now beating doomy cultic tattoos, now staggering through endless repeat guitar breakdowns like wounded soldiers, now raising the skies like the Ya Ho Wha Orchestra. The guitar playing is ferociously minimal, working weaves of frazzled steel into hypnotic registers that spill over into euphoric repeats while the vocals mix dying cross-eyed hillbillyisms with Michael Morley does “Sister Ray”. Indeed, the ghost of The Velvets flits throughout this massive double set, particularly the kinda atonal squeal of “Black Angel’s Death Song” but it’s perhaps more accurate to say that they build on the kinda furthered VU sound of units like Vibracathedral Orchestra, combining amplifier worship with DIY ritual and an approach to The Blues that emphasises its potential for musical freedom as much as Harry Pussy. But really, as Jon Dale puts it in his eloquent sleeve notes, “Blondes Chew More Gum fucking ROCKS.” This release turns alla your contemporary rock histories on its head. Singular, bloody-minded in its pursuit of the zone, massively psychedelic destructo rock of the kind only the Southern Hemisphere can deliver. Comes in a gatefold sleeve with liners, snaps and fliers. Highly recommended!

I have less than 50 copies of this record available for direct order. If it suits you better, try Missing Link, Repressed, Clarity Records for a copy in Australia, and Goner, Little Big Chief and Indoorsman in the States.

PS- Check out that shot above for a pic of the Lost Domain (or Invisible Empire, as it were) circa the time of the 'Blondes...' recording. And don't forget to look out for the companion 7" titled 'Drunken Sailor', which is due later this month.

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Monday, November 14, 2011


Features interviews w/
Ritchie Venus by Nathan Unwucht
Hipster Piss Party by Thomas DeAngelo
Total Control by Brendon Annesley
La Grande Triple Alliance by Sam Miers
Laughing Hands & Stolen Property by Jarrod Zlatic

+ record reviews, and editorial by Monty Buckles on the writing of Gustav Hasford

$5.50 PPD Australia
$7.50 PPD World

Zine plus 7" (choose from Low Life, Thomas Jefferson Slave Apts, Eagle Boys, Hatefuck, Wonderfuls)
$13 PPD Australia
$15 PPD World

Also found a few copies of the thought OOP 'Livin' Evil' live LP by Slug Guts and 'Hey! Little Child' jukebox single by Blank Realm. Very limited.

Check out the distro for some new, non NGL titles, including the BLACK HUMOR reissue of Misanthropic SF art punk and great STARE CASE LP!

Thursday, October 6, 2011


New issue. Features interviews with & cover shot of John Sharkey of PRF, Slugfuckers, My Mind's Eye Records, Pimtive Motion, Breakdance the Dawn, and the return of the 200LBU Gorilla, Tonya Loiterman.

Thursday, September 29, 2011


DEGREASER 'Bottom Feeder' LP available now. Check out a poorly shot video from the LP above.


This web presence will shortly be opening up a distro section so you can pick up excellent records from other labels alongside your NGL purchases. Don't forget that the Lost Domain, Low Life & DeGreaser records are available now, so pick up your phone and place the order (via the internet)! Prices can be found at the below post.

Please keep checking this space for available distro items, I will not be making a new post for every time a record comes in.

BLACK HUMOR 'Love God, Love One Another' LP Reissue (Superior Viaduct) Excellent, first reissue of this trangressive San Fransiscan art-punk classic w/ great silk screen sleeve and handstamped/numbered out of 500 copies. "Crutches swastika" labels remain intact! $25 + postage

MAD NANNA - s/t 7" (Little Big Chief)- U.S. pressing of sold out 7", from band who've drawn comparisons to Shadow Ring, Xpressway records & the Screamin' Mee Mees. LP on NGL early 2012. $10 + postage.

MUURA - s/t 7" (Albert's Basement)- Excellent debut 7" from Matt Earle (xNoBBQx, The Minerals), following a handful of CDr/tape releases on Breakdance the Dawn. $10+ postage.

STARE CASE 'Lose Today' LP- Incredible first LP of electronic/gtr blues and VU like moods from ex-Wolf Eyes members. One of the surefire classics of 2011. $25 + postage

UV Race 'Homo' LP (Aarght!)- Second LP from Melbourne Velvets/Godz/Electric Eels-like sextet. My copies are of the Aarght! pressing, hand numbered out of 300 copies on color vinyl and handmade sleeve. 2 in stock, $16 + postage


Friday, September 23, 2011


 Hello mate. LOW LIFE 'Sydney Darbs' 7", DeGREASER 'Bottom Feeder' LP and LOST DOMAIN 'Blondes Chew More Gum' 2xLP will be available in the USA early next week, and Australia in a fortnight. Prices for AUS orders are:

7": $13PPD (AUS)
LP: $23PPD (Brisbane, $15+ postage elsewhere)
2xLP: $33PPD (Brisbane, $25+ postage elsewhere)

7" + LP: $33
7" + 2xLP: $43
7" + LP + 2xLP: $60
LP + 2xLP: $50
Once again, please paypal dirtyalley@msn . com
For orders over $50, send to negativeguestlistrecords@hotmail .com

Coming to you later this year we have the BLANK REALM 'Falling Down the Stairs' 7", WATERY LOVE's thumping and sick 'Two Thrills' 7", the second NGL Jukebox Single c/o New South Wale's 3 TOED SLOTH, a companion piece to 'Blondes..' in THE LOST DOMAIN 'Drunken Sailor' 7" & an AXEMEN Australian tour 7" (split w/ Sleek Bott)

NGL: POLKA BEFORE THE APOCALYPSE label showcase will be held in Brisbane town Dec 10 & 11. Venue is still undetermined for the 10th; please get in touch if you can help out. The two day event will feature such fine acts as AXEMEN, MAD NANA, 3 TOED SLOTH, KITCHEN'S FLOOR, BLANK REALM, XNOBBQX, EXILES FROM CLOWNTOWN, MEAT THUMP, WONDERFULS, REUNION SACRED IBIS & MORE, bands & artists who have our utmost support. It is sure to be the most fun you will have that weekend. AXEMEN will be selling shirts & have a grip of Siltbreeze vinyl for sale, dig the pic above for a visual reference. Surely I don't need to tell you that 'Three Virgins' is an essential purchase for any casual goober or refined record-eater?!

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Here is where I was last weekend. Read about it in the next issue of Negative Guest List. Due end September.


Not too long ago, I played in a pretty repulsive band who released a pretty sweet cassette called 'Smack Based'* in early 2010. The EP will shortly be available for purchase in the vinyl format, c/o Leatherbar records, who have gone out and put the goddamn thing on a single sided 45RPM 12"EP. You can buy copies of the record from me if you live in Australia, or the label if you live in some other shithole. My copies will be AU$22PPD.

* For the record, I was never really happy w/ the name of  & what it implied, and would have much preferred the tentative title 'Wings Over Gabba'. Sound familiar? Yes, the rest is history.


Today I watched two films in lieu of going to work and making $140 (thereabout). Here is what made it almost worth it.

ABSOLUTE POWER (1997, Dir. Clint Eastwood): Gene Hackman briefly eating pussy. Gene Hackman's exposed mid drift. Eastwood's various poorly veiled "disguises".

DISTURBING BEHAVIOUS (1997, Dir. Guy that created X-Files/Millennium etc): Katie Holmes outsider grunge/whore get-up, "What the fuck, you Blue Ribbon shithead?!"

I cannot stress this enough; please find a job that suits & takes care of you. If you hear of anything in the Brisbane area please email dirtyalley @ msn . com

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Issue 29 of the magazine can now be had by all. Enjoy interviews w/ El Jesus de Magico, Michael Yonkers and Times New Viking; weep for the untimely death of pop idol Amy Winehouse; and admire the wit and wisdom of Ben R. Wallers & Roland S. Woodbe in our second of 3 Country Teasers pieces. Also included in this issue is a chat w/ New Zealand's Coolies, Montana's Mordecai and an editorial section focusing on contemporary American comedy (Louis CK, Doug Stanhope, Larry David). This is truly, w/out competition the magazine's 29th issue yet!

Once again, prices are at:


LOW LIFE 'Sydney Darbs' out soon

Next up on NGL records is the debut EP by Sydney's Low Life entitled 'Sydney Darbs'. It will be available in a month's time. Hear the opening cut and scope the artwork at the below link (or if you just want to see the art, simply look up). This 7" will be followed by an LP called 'Doggin', slated for release early 2012.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thinkin' out lord

The worst and most of us, are bored idle things that can walk, invent problems and circumvent self-improvement. Drink, drink.

Also, RIP Amy Winehouse. 'Back to Black' is the better pop or r'n'b record of the 2000's. Girl could sing, had soul; albeit damaged and poisoned (not intrinsically by drug (ab?)use).

Next on NGL: LOW LIFE 'Sydney Darbs' 7"EP 

Friday, August 5, 2011

OUT NOW - UNHOLY 2 '$$kum of the Earth' & V/A 'Wings Over Gabba' NGL compilation LP


Tracks taken from 'Songs of Negativity' #1-3 CDr compilation
MORDECAI - King of Infinite Space 
MEAT THUMP - Wynunum Manly Seagulls Feathered
SEWERS - Lineage 
BLANK REALM - Burgers in our Midst 

JAGUAR - My Only Friend 
BUTCHER COVER - Detention Centre (chaos uk)
HATEFUCK - Well Dressed Man 


NGL013: UNHOLY 2 '$$kum of the Earth' LP
 One hundred copies exist of the Australian pressing of Unholy 2's 2010 hard-rock hit, '$$kum of the Earth'. You already know and love the tunes here: "Sick Fuck", "Sullivan Killed Benoit" and "Do the Horsecock", to name but three. There's a bonus track and alternate screened artwork for those of you who own the "OG" and want to upgrade. Is the Australian public ready for 'Skum..', sure to remind them subconsciously of their criminal ancestry of rape, murder & thievery? Well, it's too late now... at least I left half the press in the States.

Both LP's are limited to 100 copies

Monday, July 25, 2011



Hello again. Issue twenty-eight of the mag is available as of today. In this issue, scope interviews w/ Mike Hudson of the Pagans, Frank Mauceri of Smog Veil Records, chartruese Haley Fohr of Circuit Des Yeux and Washington guitar heroes Milk Music. Don't forget to check out the tributes to Desiree West and Desiree Costeau, and the record reviews and editorial section that you have grown to expect.

Here are the prices:


Thursday, July 21, 2011

SLUG GUTS 'Livin Evil' Tour

SLUG GUT'S 'Livin' Evil' tour of Australia starts today in the fair city of Sydney. Playing w/ them is Low Life, Whores and Ruined Fortune, who- if I'm reading the below poster correctly- feature members of Circle Pit. After that that is a stand-off against Melbourne city w/ Tax and Repairs, followed by a stopover in Adeleide to play alongside the almighty Grong Grong, before making it back to Brisbane August 6th. If you live in any of these cities I highly recommend checking them, and picking up a copy of the record while you're at it. I'm out of my copies, and I can assure you it is a hoot.


22/7/11- Slug Guts at Blackwire Records w/ Low Life, Whores, Ruined Fortune
23/7/11- Slug Guts at The Worker's Club w/ Tax, Repairs, UV Race, True Radical Miracle
24/7/11- Slug Guts at Metro w/ Grong Grong, Vaginors, Friends
06/8/11- Slug Guts at Step Inn w/ HITS!, Blank Realm, Keep on Dancin's (plus Feathers an NGL DJ's)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


New issue available now:


Interviews w/ Thomas Jefferson Slave Apts.
Dave Laing/Dog Meat Records
Sea Scouts
Country Teasers
Psychedelic Horseshit and more

plus 'Songs of Negativity V' CDr w/ exclusive tracks by
Cured Pink
Golden Error
Actual Holes
Vaginabillies and more


Paypal to

NGL27 + CD + 7'' "package" deal - $15.00PPD (AUS ONLY)

Choose from
NGL007: Wonderfuls - s/t 7''
NGL011: Hatefuck 'Rock 'n' Roll Let Down 7''EP
NGL015: Blank Realm 'Hey! Little Child' Jukebx cover single
NGL017: Eagle Boys 'Kambalda Boys' 7''EP

Sunday, July 17, 2011


BLANK REALM 'Hey! Little Child' 7” (SOLD OUT)


Blank Realm have been setting hearts aflutter in Brisbane and beyond (including, most recently, the United States) for the better part of the last decade. Over two LP's and a gaggle of small run CDr and tape releases, this rabid family unit have blurred the lines between spoiled Krautrock, FM channel-surfing and psychedelic shrubbery. Their first release on NGL is also the first in a series of Negative Guest List 'Jukebox Singles', where artist's are invited to take a song that has been pre-written by another and attempt to transcend the meaning of the word “cover”, the only guidelines being that it should be fit to cut at 45RPM's. Here, the Spencer's (and a Walsh!) add a blazed psychedandy vibe to Alex Chilton's orgiastic “Hey! Little Chid”, taken from his classic 'Like Flies On Sherbert' LP. If this is your first taste of BR it will surely only leave you wanting more, and for the old fans here is your chance to be satiated in hearing the only tune this band has covered on stage immortalised to wax. Get a gobfull.

BLANK REALM 'Hey! Little Child' Jukebox 7”

A. “Hey! Little Child” (A. Chilton)

SOLD OUT FROM ME: Try your luck at Fusteron, Goner, Volcanic Tongue or Google.

TJSA 'Burning Trash' 7”


Two unreleased tracks from Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, taken from a '95 demo (possibly funded by Dinosaur Mahaffey) that mostly featured tracks which would later appear on their second LP ''Straight to Video'. B-side “Price of My Words” is described by Ron as an eggy version of “Lightnin' Rod” from said record, while A-side is a woozy, entirely new, old hit sure to give you a hangover tomorrow.


a. Burning Trash

b. Price of My Words

EAGLE BOYS 'Kambalda Boys' 7”


The Eagle Boys were a foursome who had gathered from all corners of the globe (including two from Western Australia) to play a type of rock based music vaguely reminiscent of 76'ers like Wire, the Saints and X. They were based in London and played a handful of shows to few. Fans of modern Australian imports like Bits of Shit or Eddy Current Suppression Ring might find something to like here. Named for a notoriously bland national pizza chain (“tinned bomb shelter vegetables, powdered-dust bases, Carlingroyals20innitcheesesemenscrape, OAP skin-fold oil and frozen pie meat”)- or more likely, the Kambalda Australian football club- the Eagle Boys were and remain a truly great band that went well under the radar in their short tenure, and this EP-mastered by Iron Maiden's recording engineer- serves as a reminder that if you ain't heard of it, it must be good.

EAGLE BOYS 'Kambalda Boys' 7”EP

a. Kambalda

b: 1. Taking Stock
2. Armadale Dance

Email/paypal: dirtyalley @ msn . com

Saturday, July 2, 2011

BACK ISSUES (still available)

1-7: “Year of the Rat'
#1: Der TPK, Hospitals, Castings, DAIS Records, France.

#2: Clockcleaner, Ooga Boogas, Stickmen with Ray Guns. Ratas del Vaticano, Naked on the Vague.

#3: 'Flip Out 2009': Hatefuck, UV Race, Super Wild Horses, Native Cats, Royal Headache.

#4: Kitchen's Floor, Blank Realm, Ghosts of Television, Cured Pink Radio, Marl Carx, Sabbatical Records.

#5: Rusted Shut, Eat Skull, Septic Surge/Trapdoor Tapes, Johnny Corndawg, XNoBBQX.

#6: Fabulous Diamonds, Outer Spacist, The Stabs.

#7: 2009 Year End Issue; Icky Boyfriends, Home Blitz, Puffy Areolas, Tough Troubles.

8-20: “Year of the Ape”
#8: Guinea Worms, ZOND, Electric Bunnies.

#9: Cold Sun, Absoluten Calfeutrail, Black Metal, Newcastle punk zines.

#10: Breaker Morant, FNU Ronnies, The Throb, Meercaz, Taco Leg, Jay Reatard, Leaf Leaf.

#11: Purling Hiss, Elks, The Mansons, Lost Animal, Acid Casualty, Lady Gaga.

#13: Doc Dart, The Wild Gunmen, Wasted Truth.

#14: Slug Guts, Whores, The Chinese Restaurants, Lars Von Trier, 'Xavier: Renegade Angel'.

#15: Grong Grong, The Blue Heelers, Kitchen's Floor tour diary, Steve's Movie Reviews.

#16: 'Men Who Release Records': Siltbreeze, De Stijl, Richie/Testostertunes, Columbus Discount Recordings.

#17: Don Howland/Bassholes, Unwanted Christmas Presents, Southern Comfort, Hunter Thompson.

#18: Lost Domain, The Axemen, Tractor Sex Fatality, The Rolling Stones, Justice Yeldham, Bruce Springsteen.

#19: Cheater Slicks, Cows, Killdozer, Todd Solondz, Kurt Vile, Circle Pit.

#20: 2010 Year End Issue: Flipper, The Icky Boyfriends 'Budget Rock' reunion, Fleece Reynolds.

21- “Year of the Prawn and newt”
#21: Butthole Surfers, Low Life, Pheromoans, Snake Apt, Call Back the Giants, Robert Crutcfhfield.

#22: Nudge Squidfish, Cheetah Chrome, Smog Veil Records, Death in June, 'Songs of Negativity IV' CDEP

#23: Giuseppe Andrews, Tesco Vee, No Trend, TV Freak, Difference Between Love and Sex & The Review Ranch.

#24: 'The Negative Lens': Buddy Giovinazzo, 'Snitch'd'.

#25: Browning Mummery, My Mind's Eye Records, John Olson, Pictish Blood, live reviews.

#26: 'Deadbeat at Dawn', Nailed Down, The Yuppies/VD Fex, film reviews, editorial, K-Holes, The Art Thieves.

#27: Country Teasers, feedtime, Sea Scouts, Dog Meat Recs, Thomas Jefferson Slave Apts, Psychedelic Horseshit.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Byron Coley is a man of refined taste. A book of his early writings was recently released, and if you've read yer share of 'Forced Exposure', you'd know he was one of the few scribes able to pluck the manic 'tude of Richard Meltzer and make it both wildly entertaining and readable. Here is what he had to say about the Wonderfuls 7" in the July issue of THE WIRE:

Great debut single by an excellent Brisbane duo. The sounds range from toasted acoustic tunes to raunchy, effects driven riff-rock of a very shabby nature. their vocals sound drunk as hell, alternately filled with snot and utterly lost. The songs have enough pop structure to hold together, and the results are goddamn inspired.

Also, a reviewer by R.S. Woodbe of Siltblog, another folk who knows what he is talking about:

There's been this fanzine what's sprung up down to Australia called Negative Guest List & it's got lot's of crows crowin. Which is a good thing. 'Cept I am a sad fuckin sap & ain't even seen an issue. Ever! The feller what's behind it, Mr. Brendan Somethinorother, seems like a straight shooter though, so's here's hopin such a glarin oversight is rectified soon. But then before I's could even get a gander at page one he's gone & released a 7", usin the street cred of the NGL name as collateral. Hmmmm, now where have I come across this business model before?
Anyways, the Wonderfuls s/t 7" is a humdinger & a half. Purported to be the work of 2 cousins-one's of which is mentally unstable (LOOK WHO'S TALKING?-Capt'n Siltbreeze)-these 4 tracks rank this hoss high amongst the recent Aussie imports. It has a deliciously skewered crackle that recalls 4 different bands what was citizens within the Terse Tapes universe 1 million art-noise punk years ago. I mean listen to it! At any given time they could be Holiday Fun, East End Butchers, Agent Orange, Pastel Bats, Invisible Boys, Wet Taxis, Lazio Toth, Lunatic Fringe, Mice Against God, Pissy Relay Switches, Mesh & Disneyland but never Bathroom Beans, Art Throbs, Mindless Delta Children, Junk Logic, Painkillers, Saxaphone Caper, Zzzzzzzzz, The Klu, Negative Reaction, Laughing Hands, JP Sartre Band or Disneyland. It's a slippery slope, you know? But The Wonderfuls sound like they's squiggle is just right. Let's hear more! Long may they swish.


Alex Simon of Ratcharge fanzine designed the print for our first NGL records T-shirt. "Black ink on white cloth, featuring tasteful cartoon rendering of Caligula getting on the piss w/ Nosferatu. As modeled by Tyler, the Creator at a recent stage performance in Brisbane. Shirts are unusually large to cater to a predominantly black fanbase"

There were 15 of these made. Cost is $AU25+ postage.

Second T-shirt design & potential record label logo is being designed by Troy Hanson AKA: THE JAGUAR.



                   SLUG GUTS 'Livin' Evil' LP


'Livin' Evil' finds Slug Guts- Brisbane's finest exports of contemporary adult swamp rock- at a middle ground between the first LP 'Down on the Meat' (Killdozer, Venom P. Stinger, Birthday Party), its follow up and rapid departure 'Howin' Gang' (The Triffids, Inca Babies, Bauhaus), and a future not yet determined. Recorded live at the Globe Theatre late 2010, 'Livin' Evil' contains mostly new tracks from the group's upcoming third LP, as well as a cover of Lubricated Goat's “In the Raw”: the urban hammerhead menace of the original replaced w/ dying cockroach vocals & grubby free jazz yalpin's.

SLUG GUTS 'Livin Evil' live LP

a . Glory Holes
. Black Sports
. Howlin'
. Chrome Crucifix
. Still Waitin' Around

b . Mud Town
. Creepin' Out
. Startin' To Whine
. Skin Problems
. In the Raw

AUS: $27PPD (Mailorder only available for Australian buyers. Internationals scope Goner Records). Paypal

Monday, May 16, 2011

HATEFUCK "Rock and Roll Let Down" 7"EP Now Available

          HATEFUCK 'Rock 'N' Roll Let Down' 7”


First official release from Hatefuck, wherein lies an embryonic Pink Reason. The Hatefuck crew (HFK) existed in the early 2000's, their legacy left in a number of legendary live shows and a handful of demo recordings, from which these tracks were decalcified. 'Rock 'N' Roll Let Down' contains three cuts of amphetamine hardcore. A side “When Time Takes Over” is a long rock-based tune that necessitated the 33RPM run time speed. The flip offers three faster cuts, from the high octane punk of “HWY 10” to the Stoogoid rumble of “Little Girls Make the World Go Round” .

A fourth Hatefuck track “Well Dressed Man”, is also available on the 'Wings Over Gabba: The Best in Songs of Negativity' comp LP.

HATEFUCK 'Rock and Roll Let Down' 7”EP

a . When Time Takes Over

b . HWY 10
   . Lil' Girls Make the World Go Round
   . The Real Rock 'n' Roll Let Down

330 copies pressed.
Prices: AUS $AU11

Sunday, April 17, 2011


"spew a geyser of blood that I could projectile onto hot girls, saying "I HAVE AIDS!""

"tumorous/hernia-like protrusion in my sack"

"perennially blue-balled"

"stab me w/ a chisel in art class after ripping out half my hair"

"skin illuminated by a sickly greenness"

"'The Twin Parks Trio'"

"Negative Guest List"

Check out this blog for some cool obscure Australian shit:

Monday, March 28, 2011

WONDERFULS 7" available

                                          WONDERFULS 's/t' 7”


'The Wonderfuls are cousins Bobby (vocals) and Danny (guitar). Recording started shortly after Bobby was released from a relapse stint at the local psychward, and continued over a four year period under intense psychiatric treatment. Their self titled 7” contains 4 tunes, decalcified from 2004-7, that recall 'Twin Infinitives'/'Singles, Live and Unreleased'-era Royal Trux Playing hat Stu Spasm dubbed the Devil's Music. If the 'Waste Sausage' or 'Leather Donut' comps were centred around Brisbane bands butterflying in the contemporary shitpool, rather than the dark side of 1980's King's Cross, at least one of these tunes would've been a surefire album highlight, instead of, herr.....Purple Vulture Shit. If the Urinals grew up in dregs of Woolloongabba and Red Hill, then just look at what the toilet just spat up. But enough w/ the reference points, right? Wonderfuls are part blazed guitar band, part performance art shoguns. Listen up and you will hear genuinely damaged cuts about rejection, Piss Fisting, and adult romance. Four of them in as many years.

With the interest in underground Australian music continuing to grow pig-wings, it's only fair that the freaks get their fifteen minutes, and these two gentlemen are as Weird and Wonderful as they come

WONDEFULS s/t 7” (AKA 'Piss Fist' EP)

a . Piss Fist
. Hated Man

b . Sick Individual
. Young Hearts



NGL008: V/A 'Wings Over Gabba: The Best in Songs of Negativity' LP
NGL010: SLUG GUTS 'Livin' Evil' LP
NGL011: HATEFUCK 'Rock 'n' Roll Letdown' 7"EP