Emotional Response Records Showcase



Grab these while you can as they come with a digital download which gives you access to LOADS of bonus tracks! In fact, one of these shiny little records will score you TEN tracks! Score!  I should also point out that each of these bands featured below all share one common member, Stewart Anderson.

Hulaboy – Exes and Enemies

Combining Americana, twee and a bit of new wave, this three-song vinyl will suck you in and have you begging for more. It’s catchy and engaging.  If you’ve been following any of Hulaboy’s material or are a fan of UK’s twee genre, this will make you oh so very happy.  Their songwriting is still as fresh and wonderful as it was twenty years ago.  So sweet! (4.8 out of 5)

Boyracer – The Kind Of Man You Really Are

With Stewart at the vocals once again along with Jen, we are privileged to aggressive melodic pop and what might be the band’s final release… and who could really blame them for putting the project away after 800+ tracks released since their debut in 1991 – that’s quite a track record.  This vinyl features four tracks, each sporting a furiously fast tempo to the point where it reminds me of punk rock.  As with Hulaboy, the writing is top notch and is just as catchy.  And much like classic punk, the tracks are short and the bliss is over before you know and replays are highly encouraged.  And seeing as this is my first introduction to this project, it makes me curious to sniff out their back catalog and see what I’ve missed over the last twenty-three years.  Grab this while you can!  (4.9 out of 5)

The Safe Distance – Hey You!

Wild, noisy and powerful indie rock meets C86 elements and garage rock riffs. This stuff is powerful!  Stewart takes to the bass and organ here while Crayola takes on vocals and David Nichols takes drums.  Things slow down a little on the flip side but the intensity is not lost, especially as the pace launches itself back to breakneck speeds as the final track kicks off.  This is a sweet record from start to finish; never a dull moment.  Wow, just wow!  I want more!  Luckily, the digital download that accompanies this vinyl comes with seven bonus tracks.  Score!  (5 out of 5)



About Nick H.

I'm a geek for music whether it be on vinyl, CD, 78 or whatever. My goal is to sniff out the greated music on Earth, specializing in the obscure. I make music myself as well, mostly ambient and sound collage (1 album out and a few remixes so far). I work full time as a professional mascot (it pays the pills) but will soon retire, i hope.
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