COCAINE PISS versus The Hype

We’re happy to announce our next cooperation with the craziest thing to come out of Wallifornia: COCAINE PISS

Cocaine Piss hails from Liège, Belgium. This female fronted punk band is the best thing the city has delivered since Hiatus. Simple, fast, effective, aggressive yet loving. Their style is like being asked out on a speed-date in the middle of a highway with 20 minutes to bust out your quickest dance moves.

In December 2015 we will release their demo “The Pool” on a limited etched 12” (300 copies), etched, yes, no need to read again,  that’s how crazy we are about this band!

In February 2016 they hit the studio with Steve Albini (Steve fucking Albini!) to record their full length, set to be released in September 2016.

Get ready for a glittershitstorm!



New additions to the roster: VVovnds & Partisan

It’s with great pleasure that HYPE announces the collaboration with two of Belgium most promising, shredding and exciting bands: VVovnds and Partisan. We will be releasing the first LP of VVounds in the wake of Halloween (November 3th) and the first Partisan 12-inch on November 16th. Both records are now up for preorder in our store.

The punk of VVOVNDS is immediate, it hits hard and deep, but yet it still defies easy descriptions. Like their name, they leave things simple, their boots firmly planted in the roots of the hardcore punk genre. But at the same time it’s impos­sible to find an easy reference point, the traditional sounds-just-like-x, because for them x doesn’t mark just one spot. To the contrary, they have a lot of x’s, scratched in blood throughout the walls of genres like powerviolence, sludge and who knows what else, as long as it’s covered in bile, blood and tears. Although comparisons are difficult to find and far-fetched, we’ll give it a try: imagine all members from Converge/ Lightning Bolt/ Ice Age/ Uniform and Some Girls caught in a drunken bar fight, all armed with rusty prisonknives…

PARTISAN is the brainchild of Cedric Goetgebuer, Ivo Debrabandere and Thijs Goethals. Having known one another for many years they began to work, play, create as a unit in 2013. PARTISAN represents a sonic departure from the norm; its collective members may be known for past and current HC and metal-derived projects such as Rise and Fall and Oathbreaker, but they are far from being a mere extension of their predecessors. With their post-punk inspired sound, driven by noisy, yet clean and bright guitars and pulsating bass, PARTISAN channel influences from their collective musical pasts into songs that deliver their power and urgency through texture, dynamics and dark melody. Massive noise, reverb and distortion but always with a melodic approach and a keen sense of songcraft and dynamics. Dark hypnotic poptunes that beguile and bewilder, drowned in fuzz and reverb, not unlike The Jesus and Mary Chain / Killing Joke / The Wipers / A Place To Bury Strangers



Ceci n’est pas un disque – a tribute in loving memory of Florent Pevée / Kabul Golf Club

Turn the clock back to 2012. “Le Bal Du Rat Mort”, Kabul Golf Club’s EP was tearing everyone in the Belgian alt scene a new one. Brothers Jan and Maarten were known for colouring outside the lines, having formed the backbone of nineties stalwarts Kindred, but it was newcomer and youngster Florent who added an extra kick of nasty to their already fucked up cocktail. Whilst KGC kept things tight and grounded as far as the HC-punk roots go, they never shied away from the bleak back-alleys Shellac, The Locust, Future Of The Left or TC Matic used to frequent. There was always a whiff of Belgian surrealism to their approach to music, lyrics and artwork. Reasons enough for Hypertension Records to hook up with these guys to prepare the release of a second, scorching EP. KGC was ready to take the world by storm.

Until that dreaded November 29th in 2013… a horrible traffic accident robbed 21-yr old sparkling multi-talented Florent of his life. Abruptly ending KGC as well.

The remaining band members and Hypertension have decided to join forces to give Florent the artistic commemoration he deserves by realizing one of his dreams: releasing “Le Bal Du Rat Mort” on vinyl.

As always with KGC, the norm is always a slightly different approach and “just re-releasing the EP on vinyl” was not option. Instead, we’ll be creating a unique work of art, aptly named “CECI N’EST PAS UN DISQUE”, with new artwork (by “Haspengouw Wizzard” Steebz Khuan), a photo magazine and exciting new music. For that, we asked friends of KGC to do what they do best: create, rock, make their own interpretation of their favourite KGC song and put it to tape for this project: The Sore Losers, Polaroid Fiction, The K, Little Trouble Kids, Raketkanon, Piquet, The Rott Childs, Rise And Fall.

Every band is not just giving its own view and interpretation of their favo song, it’s also a heartfelt gesture of friendship, a sound farewell honouring the KGC musical heritage, and Florent more specifically. It’s the ultimate expression of friendship and the deeply rooted punkethics each band still holds so dear.

In addition to the vinyl and extra CD, this deluxe edition will also contain a photo magazine.

“Ceci n’est pas un disque” will be presented at “Ceci n’est pas un concert” on Saturday November 29th at the Muziekodroom, Hasselt. It will be one year to the day Florent passed away. Special guests will be joined by the likes of Drums Are For Parades, The K., Little Trouble Kids, Piquet, Polaroid Fiction,  Raketkanon and Rott Childs.

Early bird parcels (25 euro for the LP + ticket) are now available in the store.