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2019
NEW SUBHUMANS ALBUM! on Pirates Press

JUNE 2016

Out now is the brand new album by UK punk/ska pioneers Culture Shock & it is of course all kinds of awesome! Titled "Attention Span", this is the band's first new material since their reformation in 2013 & it picks up in fine style from where their legendary 1980's "Go Wild", "Onwards & Upwards" & "All The Time" releases left off. The tried & tested Culture Shock formula of hard hitting anti-establishment social commentary married with super infectious, raw & ragged punky ska rhythms never sounded better in fact! 10 fantastic songs are served up in total & they are not to be missed. "Attention Span" is available on CD, vinyl & download now through us ['Stuff for Sale' link] or Bandcamp here:http://cultureshockuk.bandcamp.com/album/attention-span  [From Do The Dog zine]



May, 2006. Karoline (right) and Robert (left), At the office.


Lauren, Subhumans 2006 US tour manager, with band in snow in errr, Minneapolis or somewhere.

dick and bruiser at Fat Wreck HQ

awwwww. Dick (with glasses) and Bruiser (red collar) at Fat Wreck HQ, San Francisco


subs by a lake on the way to Scotland, 2005ish.

RIP John Loder, a name, if not a face, that many of you will recognise from the back of the Subhumans records.
John recorded the Subhumans as well as Rudimentary Peni, Crass, Fugazi and countless others at his Southern Studios in London, and was instrumental in the release and distirution of those records. His passion for the music of those bands and his finely-honed, intensely detailed engineering skills, (we'd nod off on the comfy sofas and wake up half an hour later, utterly bemused that he'd still be tweaking and fine-tuning the same sound) are as much a timeless archive of John's skills and vision as they are invaluable time capsules of those bands captured at their freshest in their earliest days.
John was the architect behind our first trip to the States in 1983, as a bunch of wet behind the ears, wide-eyed teenage innocents from the country. (He chaparoned us over there and gave us some good fatherly advice on the plane). It was, without doubt, a life-changing experience for us.
We didn't see John that much in the later years, but it was great catching up with him when he turned up for a blast from the past at a little gig we did in Hackney a year or two ago. Still the same John, big grin, but with his grey beard he'd taken on a kindly, womble-like air!

John will be fondly remembered by us, standing in the corner of the studio, with yards of tape around his neck, editing "the old way", blackmailing Trotsky to stick the kettle on or risk losing his drums from the mix, and when asked if the bass was loud enough in the mix, giving the reply- "look, if I take it out you can tell it's not there....."
And of course for that grin. Cheers John!