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Buyer Beware: Antisect bootleg

It has recently come to our attention that there is a bootleg of Antisect’s In Darkness There Is No Choice recently out on vinyl, apparently on a label called Anti Society.  This is being offered as an official release.

This is not an official release – neither the band nor Southern are involved.

It is particularly upsetting to all of us as we have been working on an official reissue.  We have restored the original analogue master tapes and Pete Lyons from the band has worked with Harvey Birrell here at Southern and created new masters for CD and LP.  We are reissuing the album on vinyl in the original poster sleeve along with new liner notes and archival photos from the band.  We are also completely repackaging the CD, which will include a fold-out miniature version of the LP sleeve as an insert (similar to the way the Crass sleeves are part of the Crassical Collection CDs).

The audio for this bootleg will have been taken from a second-hand source, that is to say it’s not from the original masters, but is either taken from the 1994 CD or from the 1983 vinyl release.  The printing and packaging are also copies and are far inferior to what the band would like to see available.

Please do not waste your money on this inferior product.  We also urge any retailers or mail orders who are offered this to refuse it and contact us with information.


ANTISECT: Legendary UK Punk Pioneers Announce Reunion Shows

Some things are best left unfinished; others deserve another chance, and of that particular breed, a rare few choose to truly go for the throat and give it their all. Antisect are one of those bands.

“Antisect, for most people, will never be just about the music. It was always more than that.” – Pete Lyons


Earlier this year, the legendary UK crust punk pioneers shocked and delighted the metal/punk community with the announcement of a reunion, and a string of live shows – their first since the band first split in 1987. A triumphant performance at this year’sof Puntala-Rock Festival in Finland was only the beginning. Since that day, Antisect have lined up a slew of upcoming shows and made some very exciting plans for the future. After over two decades of inactivity, the coming months will see the current members of Antisect very busy indeed…

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William Elliott Whitmore on tour

Our good friend William Elliott Whitmore is on tour in Europe in support of his fifth album, Field Songs.   We released William’s first three albums and it was an honour and a pleasure to work with him, and we look foward to seeing him when he gets to London.  That’s Will pictured on his first visit to the UK in 2003 there on the left.

  • 08.11.2011 D-Berlin, Postbahnhof
  • 09.11.2011 D-Hamburg, Hafenklang
  • 10.11.2011 F-Metz, Peniche La Lucarne (boat show!)
  • 11.11.2011 B-Brussels, Botanique
  • 13.11.2011 NL-Amsterdam, Paradiso (upstairs)
  • 14.11.2011 UK-Leeds, Irish Centre (w/ Low Anthem)
  • 15.11.2011 UK-Bristol, St.Bonaventure’s
  • 16.11.2011 UK-London, Roundhouse (w/ Low Anthem)
  • 19.11.2011 IRE-Dublin, Sugar Club

You can pick up William’s albums on Southern, his Latitudes session and shirt,, and his songbook in our web store:
Field Songs plus some new sweatshirts and even a beer glass are available on Will’s own site.



Geoff Farina European tour

Our very own Geoff Farina is touring Europe beginning next week.  Geoff is once again heading out with his cohort Chris Brokaw for a set of dates as a duo.  A great show not to be missed!

All of Geoff’s solo works, and his collaboration with Chris Brokaw, The Angel’s Message To Me, are available from our web shop.

Oct 26: Geoff Farina/Chris Brokaw Duo @ Teatro Central, Sevilla ES
Oct 27: duo @ Mondo Cub, Vigo ES
Oct 28: duo @ La Antiqua Estacione, Oviedo ES
Oct 29: duo @ Azkena, Bilbao ES
Oct 30: duo @ Moog, Barcelona ES
Oct 31: duo @ Jazz Cava, Vic ES
Nov 02: duo @ K4, Nuremburg D
Nov 03: duo @ Swamp, Freiburg D
Nov 05: duo @ Kulturkeller, Fulda D
Nov 06: duo @ Ponyhof, Frankfurt D
Nov 09: duo @ Cercle du Laveu, Liege BE
Nov 10: duo @ King Georg, Cologne D
Nov 11: duo @ Madame Claude, Berlin D
Nov 12: duo @ Conne Island, Leibzig D
Nov 16: Geoff Farina solo @ Lomax, Catania IT
Nov 18: solo @ Kalinka, Carpi IT
Nov 19: solo @ Mavv, Vittorio Veneto IT
Nov 20: solo @ Sidro, Savignano sul Rubicone IT
Nov 22: solo @ Magnolia, Milano IT
Nov 23: solo @ Blah Blah, Torino IT
Nov 24: solo @ Init, Roma IT