Black Wax launches new record label

BLACK WAX LAUNCHES NEW RECORD LABEL WITH CHINESE JUNK

They are the punk rock equivalent of junk food. Cheap and nasty and so damn great. They’re bad for you, addictive as hell and as repetitive as acid reflux. They don’t write songs about pretty things, they write about crappy things. Mostly under two minute ditties about crappy jobs, discount stores, living in a dead end town, bargain bins and human trash. 
Ladies and genitals, I present you with your new heroes of low budget rock ‘n’ roll, the new purveyors of power flop and the “Kings of Pound Shop Rock”… CHINESE JUNK!
Formed in the suburbs of London loosely in 2019 and properly in 2020 (the year the world fell apart), CHINESE JUNK features members of the Griswalds, The Ulcers and The Unreleasables. 

I wanted to write and record songs and basically have another musical adventure but without spending any money, or at least very little, doing it. All the songs were recorded in one short session in a practice room on an 8 track recorder and mixed and mastered by our friend for beer and pizza.

Ben Nuthink


Adam Smith – A record label has been on the cards for a while, and with live music on hold, now is the time to launch the Black Wax Noise Division and end 2020 on a high. I’m well chuffed that our first release will be the Permanent Reduction EP. It’s too good to be restricted to digital formats – your turntable deserves some CHINESE JUNK!

Issue:
150 on black wax with picture sleeve and insert
100 on coloured wax in company sleeve

Provisional release February 2021

Available for pre order from 4th December 2020

Promo information here.

Let’s Go! again

Yesterday was the second episode of Let’s Go! our brand new 2 hour monthly radio show on Totally Wired Radio (a collaboration between Acid Jazz Records and Fred Perry Subculture).

You can hear the full show here –

Playlist:
Cyanide Pills – I Don’t Remember
Bad Nerves – Palace
Mash – Having A Ball
Lucy And The Rats – Dark Clouds
The Cavemen – Euthanise Me
The Gaggers – Sharp Lies
The Fame-Beats – Watford Stomp
The Len Price 3 – Got To Be Together
The Detroit Cobras – Stay Down
The Revellions – Ain’t No Fool
Kurt Baker – New Direction
Starcrawler – Hollywood Ending
Baby Shakes – Really Really
Chinese Junk – Best Before Date
Continental Lovers – Tape Deck
The Scaners – X-Ray Glasses: On
Sheer Mag – The Killer 
Muck And The Mires Interview – Part 1
Muck And The Mires – I’m Your Man
Muck And The Mires Interview – Part 2
Muck And The Mires – Too Soon To Fall In Love
Muck And The Mires Interview – Part 3
Muck And The Mires – Hashtag Loneliness
Chords UK – Listen To The Radio
British Jets – Another Day in the City
Nerve Button – Thirty Days
The Triggers – Clones 
The Schizophonics – Black to Comm
Black Mambas – Be Bad Too
Benny Trokan – Too Far Gone 
Dimorphodons – Searching for Dimorphodons
The BellRays – Fire On The Moon
Radiohearts – My Heart Has an Obituary
The About Blanks – She’s A Nosebleed
Poison Boys – Mean Queen
The Shanghais – Sick of You
The Hives – Good Samaritan

New merch available

Following requests for some of the previous Heritage campaign shirts to have a reprint we’ve decided to make them generally available along with a whole range of Black Wax merchandise. The bags are the perfect size for your records, and some shirt designs are now available in ‘girlie’ fit. It’s also that time of year to bring out our Reindeers Ramones tribute Christmas T-shirt, now also available as a girlie, bag and hoodie! Find them in the shop.

Let’s Go! Episode 1!

Yesterday we launched ‘Let’s Go!’ a brand new 2 hour monthly radio show on Totally Wired Radio (a collaboration between Acid Jazz Records and Fred Perry Subculture).

You can hear the full show here –

Playlist:
Los Pepes – Let’s Go!
Chinese Junk – Cheaper Than You
Vacuum – Fixated
Appaloosa – No Hope For The Kids
The Number Ones – Breaking Loose
The Briefs – Poor And Weird
Witchdoktors – Voodoo Eye
The Freaks Of Nature – Want Me!
The Mystery Lights – I’m So Tired (Of Living In The City)
Paul Collins – Come Back And Stay (Live in Europe)
The Nerves – Give Me Some Time
Faz Waltz – Rock N Roll Is Tough
Zac – The King Is Dead
The Speedways – Daydreaming
Smalltown Tigers – Five Things
The Veras – Paper Cup Telephones
The Hurricanes – Take A Ride Tonight
Chubby & The Gang – All Along The Uxbridge Road
Duncan Reid – Interview Part 1
Duncan Reid And The Big Heads – Your Future Ex Wife
Duncan Reid – Interview Part 2
Duncan Reid And The Big Heads – To Live Or Live Not
Prima Donna – Sing To Death
Hard Action – Yours Truly 
Capitol 1212 ft. Earl 16 – Love Will Tear Us Apart
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
Knuckledust – Life Struggle 
Young Francis – I Wanna Hold You Tight (Tonite)
Tommy And The Commies – Hurtin’ 4 Certain
Nasty Rumours – Barbwire Heart
Amyl And The Sniffers – Control
Martin Savage And The Jiggerz – Between The Lines
T. Benny and the Buzz Brothers – Gimme A Buzz
Curtis Baker & The Bravehearts – Is Vic There?

Let’s Go! I’m back on the radio!

Pleased to announce ‘Let’s Go!’ with Adam Smith will be launching as a monthly show on Totally Wired Radio at 2pm on Saturday 24th October – continuing every 4th Saturday of the month.

A brand new online radio show showcasing what’s happening NOW in the world of Punk, Rock & Roll and Garage with the odd bit o’ soul and other stuff.

Concentrating on forthcoming and recent releases, our sense of nostalgia will only stretch back over the last 20 years. Music prior to the year 2000 may work its way through if it’s for a re-release or anniversary tour worth us getting excited about, otherwise we’re keeping it more current and forward looking.

Feel free to get in touch with messages, shout outs, requests etc. And if you’re in a band, run a label, or club night, or anything and want to get involved then send a message to this page.

See the full line up of shows, find out more about the station and listen in via totallywiredradio.com

Let’s Go!

Delivery Day!

A few T-Shirts should be dropping through letter boxes today. The first Black Wax Heritage Campaign – Pop In The Park 1 – is complete and I’m very pleased to have been sent this photo of Kevin Jones, lead singer of The Sods, sporting his!

In true Sods style he commented ‘I remember this gig well. Two great bands performed that day plus Eddie and the Hot Rods.’

A big thank you to all who bought a T-Shirt and supported the campaign.
Look out for the next one going live very soon!

 

 

Social Distancing Vol. 1

Saturday 21st March 2020. Inspired by some other home DJs I live streamed a DJ set from my front room on Facebook. I did a 1 hour set ahead of Andy from Northern Irish Punk Blues Duo The Bonnevilles doing a live set on their band page.

One of the decks, as always, was a bit dodgy. I had my (nearly) 3 year old, Slade, helping me pick out records, and he even informs us that he needs a poo.

Enjoy. Stay Safe.