Oct 082012

This is a milestone day for NO CLEAN SINGING. Today, in collaboration with GRIND TO DEATH, we’re launching the NCS Bandcamp page and releasing our first compilation of recorded music — The Only Good Tory — a FREE collection of 46 songs by 46 UK bands who are on the cutting edge of grind, powerviolence, harsh crust, and fastcore. It’s guaranteed to wreck heads.

The lion’s share of the credit for this blockbuster goes to our friend Alex Layzell of GRIND TO DEATH. It was he who conceived of this idea, contacted the bands, assembled the tracks, and arranged for the preparation of a killer artwork booklet prepared by the talented Kex Whelan — which includes separate artwork for each of the 46 tracks on this comp.

We’re making the comp available as a free download to support the bands — this comp is dedicated to them and their passion — and to thank the fans of honest music wherever they may live. But in the near future we’ll be offering the comp on limited-edition tape produced by DIY Noise as a prize for a competition among NCS readers. We haven’t yet thought up a contest for how to do this, but it will probably involve the submission of nude photos. Or not. We’re working on it.

As for the title of the comp — The Only Good Tory — people in the UK grind and powerviolence scene will get it pretty fast, and for those who don’t, there’s an explanation in the dedication that comes with the full-album download. As mentioned, the full-album download will also include a booklet of art, a tracklist, the album cover, and even artwork for the cassette.

And yes, this comp is a monster — 46 different bands contributed music, much of it not previously released. Some of the participants are bands we’ve featured at NCS, but many may be new to you. Trust us, they’re all worth hearing. You’ll get the chance to do that below, and of course you can visit the brand-spanking-new NCS Bandcamp page at this location, where the songs can be individually streamed and individually downloaded, as well as obtained as an album along with the bonus features described above.

Who knows? If people like this idea, we’ll do it again. Actually, we’ll probably do it again even if you don’t like the idea. The main mission of this site is to support underground music and its fans, and being able to provide a platform for distributing music for free is something we’ve dreamed of doing for a while. Today the dream comes true. Hope you guys dig this.


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  1. fuck me!!!!! NCS Bandcamp!!!!! sign me up!!!!!!!! great fucking way to start this awful rainy monday!!!!

  2. Fuck yes, I love this kind of stuff. Please do again, and often.

  3. Wait. You’re gonna try to run a fucking contest without asking me to help????

    You’re “fuck you in the ass with a steel cactus” cactus is on it’s way to your house. I believe you know what to do with it.


    *cue diabolical laughter while stroking a loris*

  5. I’ve been working on writing assignments all fucking day. Took a break and found this post! Free music!! An NCS Bandcamp Page!!! What a great way to decompress!!!!

    I just threw all the tables and chairs through the coffee shop windows! \m/

  6. Totally… Fuckin… Awesome…! Great idea.

  7. Hello! I know this is somewhat off-topic however I had to ask.
    Does running a well-established blog such as yours take a massive amount
    work? I’m brand new to writing a blog but I do write in my diary every day. I’d like to start a blog so I can
    share my own experience and views online. Please let me know if you
    have any kind of suggestions or tips for new aspiring bloggers.
    Appreciate it!

  8. What a stuff of un-ambiguity and preserveness of valuable familiarity on the topic of unexpected

  9. What an excellent idea, I reckon the idea can spread to other sub-genres.

    Get a whole NCS collection going 😀

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