LULU'S OCTOBER 19 NEWSLETTER
Here is the October 2019 Newsletter, emailed at the start of the month to our mailing list and sent hard copy with all instore orders.
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Featured in this newsletter:
LEATHER LICKERS - S/T 7" [UPDATE: SOLD OUT]
The buds are bloomin’, and what a hectic month it’s been. Since we last spoke Cool Death have put out not one but TWO (!!) unbelievable 45s (suss here
and here). Ben has been busy on the Autobahn with Exek, writing off tour vans as quickly as Auto Europe can hire em out (look forward to his tour diary “Get Outta The Van” in the Spring edition of Lulu’s Magazine, coming December). Pia is also jetsetting around the land of bratwurst, backpackers, and cheap drugs; sure to return the better for it. All the while the fate of our beautiful sanctuary remains in the hands of real estate agents and questionable handshake deals. Forward march; The Modern Australian Underground Hustle must continue. On top of the ones written about here, the following releases also have been expanding our minds and sustaining our spirits over the past month;
~ BASIC HUMAN “ADULT BABY” 7” (MEAT SPIN) [UPDATE: SOLD OUT]
~ FRANCIS PLAGNE “RURAL OBJECTS” CS (HOBBIES GALORE) [UPDATE: SOLD OUT]
~ WILSON TANNER “II” LP (EFFICIENT SPACE)
~ EXEK “SOME BEAUTIFUL SPECIES LEFT” LP (ANTI FADE RECORDS)
~ FABULOUS DIAMONDS “PLAIN SONGS” LP (RESEARCH RECORDS)
LEATHER LICKERS - S/T 7"
Black vinyl with hand screened covers, pullout A3 insert/poster & stickers.
Finally the debut 7” from Melbourne’s best fucking secret. Total hardcore punk, Leather Lickers play like the tape’s gonna run out. Originally born as a way for Gil to play in a punk band, the Lickers relied on simplicity, energy, speed and hooks to produce their brand of hardcore. Since the band formed six years ago the world has changed, but some things haven't. Coco has had exactly one haircut, and Leather Lickers still kick ass. For fans of Lip Cream, Poison Idea, 9 Shocks Terror, H100’s. This E.P is an absolute ball of destruction so crank it LOUD and feel it.
STEVE HIETT - DOWN ON THE ROAD BY THE BEACH LP
Spring equinox has arrived, and so has this record, just in time to soundtrack the budding trees.
Long championed as a hidden classic by record collectors worldwide (see also; Lewis, Donnie & Joe Emerson), Steve Hiett's Down On The Road By The Beach finally gets it's first release outside of Japan courtesy of local dream label Efficent Space. This ghost of an album sees the fashion photographer inexplicably backed by the legendary Moonriders, a meeting of the minds that produced one of the most singular and beautiful exports of the Japanese bubble era.
Hiett glides across fragile ambient and playful exotica, taking lackadaisical rock'n'roll pit-stops here and there to jam out covers like Never Found A Girl and Roll Over Beethoven. A mystery of an album; all white suit on the beach. Grab a drink and relax.
It’s not terribly often that death metal meets feminism and it might be even less often that the result is one of the best tapes you’ve heard all year. CANCELLED EARTH achieved just that. For fans of Winter, Abhorrence, Innumerable Forms, the safety of women in society and early Deathspell Omega.
POWER is - and has been the real deal for quite some time. This single serves not only as a testament to that fact, but showcases two of POWER's best creations yet. Like thunder rips across the sky, the pounding drums on ‘The Fool’ signal the oncoming storm of slashing rock and roll. The single sees POWER explore a side of band which has always been simmering beneath the surface - and it seems the time was right for them to unleash these raw new tunes without holding back. Pure electric guitar damage from this most formidable three-piece.
With the ‘The Fool’ cutting a figure which could’ve been found backstage at a show headlined by Venom and The Stooges, the flip, 'Give It All To Me’ displays a range of heavier melodies intoned by 80’s cult groups such as Wicked Lady and Iron Claw. POWER have stayed true to themselves and continued to ride towards to the storm.
The Number One EDDIE KENRICK's photo magazine of PUNKS! "Pastels are weak, unless you wear them ironically or in a contrasting fabric like rubber. Grey is for old people and suits."