Put Ears on Yourself is the first in a new 7” single series curated by Art For Blind Records. Each 7” will feature 4 bands from Ireland and the UK and will be housed in a series of limited edition screen printed sleeves designed by emerging artists, designers and illustrators.
The first volume features UK artists Trust Fund, Milk Crimes and Lower Slaughter along with Dublin based garage punk band Sissy. The records are housed in covers designed by Leigh Arthur, Charolotte Ager, Rebecca Bronya, Sinead Young and Edel Doherty and were handprinted in County Leitrim by Pulled.
Trust Fund offer up the track Splitter. The track is a lo fi melodic soundtrack to long journeys and features record-mates Milk Crimes on backing vocals. I’ll be Back Soon is Leeds based punks Milk Crimes first outing on vinyl after an exciting demo released on cassette by No Dice Tapes in early 2015. The song is a promising glimpse of their forthcoming debut album in late 2017.
Dublin/London based Sissy contribute the track Nice Guy to the compilation which is a deliciously snarling piece of garage punk which takes aim at those fucking nice guys and is the perfect follow up the bands recent self released 7”.
Rounding off the record is Lower Slaughter’s Tied Down. The result is a sound which brilliantly shows the most of Sinead’s very different vocal style and maintains the ingenuity and experimentation which make the band such a breath of fresh air.