Captain Sensible - This Is Your Captain Speaking / Omega Tribe - Angry Songs

ONE LITTLE INDEPENDENT release the next two singles in the Crass Records’ reissue next months, with twelve-inch vinyl editions of Captain Sensible’s This Is Your Captain Speaking (1981) and Omega Tribe’s Angry Songs (1982).

Both records will be issued on black vinyl by OLI, and in digital format through a variety of different online partner platforms.

Captain Sensible – This Is Your Captain Speaking

Captain Sensible - This Is Your Captain Speaking

‘This Is Your Captain Speaking’ by Captain Sensible (a founding member of punk rock legends The Damned) mixes pure punk audaciousness with hints of psychedelia and goth as well as choral music, to create something undeniably “Captain”. The EP features vocal contributions from the band, Dolly Mixture and engineer John Loder’s young daughter Tash. Penny Rimbaud, who wrote the lyrics for the first track, ‘What D’Ya Give’, features on drums throughout. Tongue-in-cheek and also raw, the EP represents a pivotal moment when two of punk’s original trailblazers joined forces.

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Captain Sensible. 2022. This Is Your Captain Speaking. One Little Independent
Available from One Little Independent from 26 August 2022

Omega Tribe – Angry Songs

Omega Tribe - Angry Songs

‘Angry Songs’ by Omega Tribe is anarchist punk at its finest, with powerful unrelenting lyricism, caustic riffs and an immediacy that came to define the genre. It was produced by Penny Rimbaud plus Pete Fender and included Hugh Vivian on guitar and vocals, Daryl Hardcastle on bass, Pete Fender on guitar, and Pete Shepherd on drums. The band have recently reinvented themselves, are creating and releasing new music, and they have a new album out.

The band told us that ‘Angry Songs’ was “made many years ago when we were very young and had limited experience of the world. A dominant narrative of the time was the perceived likelihood of nuclear Armageddon. Many young people felt this sense of impending doom at the time, and, once punk rock had ceased to be the latest fashion trend, many bands remained steadfastly focused on this pessimistic theme. Arguably this is still the case for some of these bands whose politics are wedded to a binary of ‘us and them’. You will hear some of this reflected in Omega Tribe’s music, however, you may also hear harmonies and instrumentation that would develop on their later releases. Pete Fender supported us and brought musical and technical expertise to the project, and he went on to become a member”.

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Omega Tribe. 2022. Angry Songs. One Little Independent
Available from One Little Independent from 26 August 2022