It’s been a while. Don’t worry though, you haven’t missed much! Well, you might have missed a few things. Let’s recap for a moment…
Alex’s other band Grieg released their debut full length LP called Retaliate First. It’s 12 chunks of weird metal, faster than No Anchor and with 100% more blazing guitar solos.
Donnie, started a new project called Forevr and they have a release called Demonstration. It’s all up in that showgaze vibe. You know, all the beautiful noise.
And at the other end of Oz, Ian had been whooping it up on guitar with Shaking Hell. That is until he realised he had become a dad and as such has turned his attention to ruling at that ever since.
As for No Anchor… well that top bloke over in the US, Haze XXL put out his latest volume of his seminal compilation Dope Guns & Fucking In The Streets. It is Volume 13 and featured No Anchor on it as well as Feedtime, Useless Children, Big Business and a whole bunch more. You’d think making it as a triple seven-inch vinyl release would be crazy and it was. The damn thing still went and sold out in minutes. We’d have tried to sell you some but they vanished just too damn quick. Haze however has gone and pressed up a bunch of CD versions of the comp (cause kids these days can’t cope with flipping vinyl every four minutes). He also sent a couple of copies our way. Woohoo!
Go get it from over on our BANDCAMP page…
No Anchor has hit the practice room one or twice so far this year and actually have plans to be productive very soon. As in all go to Tym Guitars in a few weeks time and watch Brisbane legends Budd play for the first time in years. Chance are we’ll be taking notes too. Until then go get some new noise in your earhole!
Yep. If feels like years in the making but we’re pretty darn happy to have this EP out now.
Remember there’s two versions…
The American edition comes with artwork by HAZE XXL which is a pressing of 300 on red/black/white vinyl. You can get it from the AMREP site: http://www.shoxop.com These are available now.
The Australian edition comes with artwork by No Anchor drummer Alex (the one above) which is a pressing of 200 copies on red/black vinyl. Head over to No Anchor’s BANDCAMP page to nab a copy. These will pop up Sunday morning… as in now!
…and for the ultra keen, we will also have on the No Anchor Bandcamp page a couple of deluxe versions which are handmade by Alex with original prints of the artwork.
If you are in Australia you can walk into the fine establishments of Polyester Records in Fitzroy Melbourne, Rocking Horse Records and Tym Guitars in Brisbane and purchase a copy of the 10inch over the counter.
It’s been a great project working with Tom Hazelmyer on this. We hope you dig it.
Ahhh life on holiday’s… It’d be great if it was true.
A while back No Anchor teamed up with US label Amphetamine Reptile (go check their catalogue, it’ll blow your mind) with the plans of doing an Ep. This led to us actually collaborating with the man behind the label Tom Hazelmyer and so now we have some new songs and Tom features on them.
And now we’re ready to birth a new 10inch slab of vinyl…
Here’s a taste of what’s inside…
Just to confuse matters, there’s two versions of the Ep. The Australian version (above) with artwork by Alex and a US version with artwork by HAZE XXL (below). Both are limited pressings.
The first copies will be making their way to Alex’s solo art exhibition opening this Friday in Melbourne at The Old Bar in Fitzroy. Alex will have a small amount with him and the rest will be available sometime soon online.
Alex will also have original No Anchor artwork on show and for sale, so be sure to go check it out.