Hammer '86

A 7 track synth pop ep (36m 45s) — released September 11th 2015 on Shock World Service

Having sat undiscovered for 30 years in an attic in Dublin, Hammer is a synthwave record that has been likened to acts such as Hard Corps, Nitzer Ebb, Depeche Mode & Severed Heads and has received plaudits from DJs such as Trevor Jackson, JG Wilkes (Optimo), Philip Sherburne (Pitchfork), Veronica Vasicka (Minimal Wave) & Richard Sen.

Previously only available as a limited edition vinyl, the digital release comes with 7 tracks including mixes by JD Twitch (Optimo), 3 new remixes & the recently discovered 1986 dub version of the track.

The release has picked up lots of interst from collectors of rare synthwave/cold wave & rare electropop. In a similar vein to releases on labels such as Minimal Wave. Mannequin & Dark Enteries & releases such as the Cold Waves & Minimal Electronics compilations. As such the track is regularly played on shows such as Optmo's show Rinse FM, Debonair, Alien Jams & The Do You Show on NTS Radio.

Wasn’t aware of the band, really great! - Trevor Jackson NTS

This track; 'Hammer' is really special! + Great Lakes Mystery version is f*ckin' Killer. - Jonnie Wilkes Optimo

This sounds great! I'm looking forward to hearing all the material - Veronica Vasicka Minimal Wave

Fits snugly with the John Carpenter-loving aesthetic of the Italians Do It Better crew - The Quietus The Quietus

These remixes sound great! - Philip Sherburne Pitchfork

This sounds awesome! - Chloe Fieda NTS

Wow very nice + great video! - Charlie Bones NTS

Liking the Great Lakes Mystery soundscape vibes. However, it's the Sawbones Afraid Of The Dark mix which is my fave and should work on the dancefloor - quality psychedelic dark disco! - Richard Sen Padded Cell

Love these releases! - Ali Renualt Cyber Dance

These are great, thanks for sending them to me! - Tim Sweeney Beats In Space

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