Graffiti Island, Italian Beach Babes.
Italian Beach Babes is a record label based in London, run out of a bedroom with the aim or releasing music I love to a wider audience and distributing it. I also run a small distro of like-minded labels and bands from around the world.
I’ve released a cassette of Graffiti Island/ Male Bonding/ Pens, a GG Allin tribute 7″, a Male Bonding/ Fair Ohs live cassette, Compilation of UK bands 12″, in conjunction with Paradise Vendors (a record label,CL) feat: Fair Ohs/ Graffiti Island/ La La Vasquez/ Cold Pumas/ M. Bonding/ Teen Sheiks/ Plug/ The Human Race/ Not Cool/ Not Cool/ Spectrals/ Mazes, a Blessure Grave Live Cassette and in the near future will be releasing a Dirty Beaches 7″ and Hounds of Hate 12″. ( Overwhelmed? To hear and see these bands look below for “Bands Dictionary”, CL).
Before this I used to work in transexual porn. No lie.
I like girls from the early 90’s with big hair and neon bikinis.
Graffiti Island- Headhunters
This is a sequence from one of my favourite movies, Beach Babes From Beyond 2: Cave Girl Island. It’s these kinda movies that inspired the name.
Male Bonding from a warehouse show last year, crazy fun. Now and again a warehouse space will crop up in London and for a period of about 6 months there will be some amazing shows and it’ll be wild nights but they always end. Were waiting for a new one to crop up at the moment.
Hounds of hate – I Like Triangles
This is a great video for the first Track to be released by Hounds of Hate, I love the way the videos put together and the song is just perfect.
These bands belong to London’s DIY scene portrayed in Italian Beach Babes, Lo-fi sounds ranging from Garage/Post punk to “Fucked- up Pop”, Lyrics ranging from cheeky defiant to hazy Horror B movies nostalgic. The lo-tech cassettes/ 7″ vinyls with its hand-made feel covers complement the Lo- fi fuzzy sounds, once you’ve tasted one, you binge hard.
Male Bonding- Year’s Not Long
Dirty Beaches- Coast to Coast
Cold Pumas- Jela
La La Vasquez
Blessure Grave- Stop Breathing
Fair Ohs- Hey Lizzie
Few Words On GG Allin
The notoriously notorious Punk rocker, who used to perform naked -often covered with his own blood- shit on stage and eat his own feces, and yet indisputably a prolific and talented artist, whose music legacy remains relevant and kicking. His choice of lyrics was beyond provocative, a diplomat he was not, but then again what would you expect from a person who was birth-named Jesus Christ by his fanatic father. Well, the “Messiah” overdosed on Heroin in 1993 (A divine way to go, CL), and no, he hasn’t resurrected yet, though he sort of did through now a days lo- fi Punk bands (look for the GG Allin tribute 7″ vinyl by Italian Beach Babes).
GG Allin- I Wanna Fuck Myself