Drown This Town EP physical release!!

From the press release! 🙂 you can now pick them up from us at shows!


Safety Second Music are delighted to finally announce the physical release of London Towns own Post-Punk / Punk-Step / call-them-what-you-will explosive 4 piece’s second EP, including expanded artwork, details and lyrics. Recorded by Ben Standage (from Hardcore / Progcore weirdos DOWN I GO) at Orchard Studios over the summer in 2011

After unprecedented underground interest generated by its digital release on iTunes, Spotify, bandcamp etc… and selling hundreds of the lead single KICK AND SHOVE at shows throughout the UK and Germany, Safety Second stepped up and have done a limited edition physical run of the full EP on CD with Vinyl to follow in 2012.

Referred to as the “Best EP of the year” by influential American website Punknews.org (review), Dissociates have often been difficult to define – being referenced with Fugazi and Bluetip, Biffy Clyro and Billy Talent, Les Savy Fav and The Pixies, The Clash and The Jam, Franz Ferdinand and the Minutemen and Future Of The Left and Mclusky


After playing the country with the likes of Joe Lally (Fugazi), Blag (The Dwarves), Lars Friedrickson (Rancid), Crazy Arm, Capdown, The King Blues, Sonic Boom Six – Dissociates recorded and released the DROWN THIS TOWN EP over the summer of constant touring and discontent, actually finishing the process on that awful weekend of the Norwegian massacre and news of Amy Winehouse’s death.

In 2011 the Dissociates toured Germany twice off their own back and have been up and down the country multiple times with the likes of crazy arm, capdown and Damerels.

“The EP reflects a general disenchantment with whats going on in London – and beyond – at the moment, we are referencing everyone from Henry Miller to the situationists in ’68” Says Daniel Stevens (vocals, Guitar)

“There aren’t enough artists who are prepared to take a stand – or are able to do so with any kind of intelligence – in the x-Factor age its only artists like Future Of The Left or Billy Bragg who are making a coherent stand. We aim to help them with that musically, morally and directionally” Ned Mendez (Guitar, Vocals)

Dissociates will be continuing to tour the EP in early 2012 and have been asked by the Old Blue Last to do a release party in January. In 2012 Dissociates will be returning to Germany and France, and visiting Russia & Ukraine

Their sound manages to link the US underground punk scenes of the ‘80’s and ‘90’s – Husker Du, Jawbox and the like – with the homegrown sounds of The Clash and The Jam, a combination as clever as it is incendiary. Frontman Daniel Stevens is a bundle of nervous energy and spurs his bandmates onto matching him, whether he is wrestling feedback from his long-suffering guitar or roaring his incisive, melodic vocals into the mic. And with tunes like the simple but ferociously catchy “On The Motorway” or the compulsive “Dissociate”, and a few more shows as powerful and brilliant as this one, it can only be a matter of time before they come to much wider attention.” SUBBACULCHA


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Germany Tour and new record

We are about to leave for Germany (in about 1/2 hour actually) so if you’re in europe then try and make some of these dates:


01/09 Aachen – Wild Rover

02/09 Eschweiler

03/09 Durwis – Rock Am Pool

04/09 Dortmund FZW


Also we HAVE A NEW RECORD OUT!!!! Its on bandcamp now and will be on iTunes and Spotify presently, and here’s a track to listen to now,


see you when we get back! 🙂

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cool shit we’ve been doing…. London Summertime

this month we’ve played some great shows – including the one in central london with our brothers crazy arm where a taxi caught fire and exploded outside the venue at stage time




the rest of the month we’ve been finishing the new record with the excellent Ben Standage who managed not only to get through the whole process but actually stood in on bass with us for our last tour with our OTHER plymouth brothers The Bedroom Project. Should be dropping soon so watch this space.


we’ve got some shows coming up with some bands we’re pretty psyched about, first up the first ever Disgusted in Tunbridge Wells festival at the forum with Lars Friedrickson (who played in a little known band called Rancid – among others) and the anti-nowhere  league which will be awesome. Then next weekend we are playing with our Milton Keynes brothers CAPDOWN (keith recorded our first EP, fact fans) at the crauford arms – looks like it’ll be a total roadblock so if you haven’t already got a ticket good luck – thats also with anti-vigilante as a bonus.


and the week after that, we are very proud to say we will be playing with The Kominas at the Old Blue Last. The Kominas – if you don’t know them – follow in the grand tradition of the Dead Kennedys and every intelligent punk rock band that followed and have been instrumental in the creation on the Taqwacore movement. We strongly advise you to check them out if you don’t know them already. So big times and shows all around.


Saturday 30th July: TUNBRIDGE WELLS FORUM with Lars Friedrickson, Anti No-where league & more STAGE TIME 4.30PM

Friday 5th August: MILTON KEYNES CRAUFORD ARMS with Capdown & Anti Vigilante

Thursday 11th August: OLD BLUE LAST LONDON with The Kominas,

new record out on safety second, keep your ears peeled

and don’t forget you can download some free songs of ours from our bandcamp if you can’t wait

maybe video soon too, forgot about that! 🙂



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Free tracks from the new record

We’re going on a short tour tomorrow and have an EXTREMELY limited number of CDs as promo for our new Ep coming out later this summer, so this isn’t unfair on people who cant make the shows we’ve also put them online for free download from our bandcamp site – just click the link and head over there – you’ll have to supply your email address but be assured that this only goes onto our mailing list – so you won’t get spammed, and you can of course unsubscribve at any time! They will send you a link to download the tracks then they will be sent straight to you. And please let us know what you think! 🙂

Click here to download the tracks


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Tour Dates finalised

Tour dates are up! Come down and see us alongside the mighty Bedroom Project from Plymouth.

Print this poster and get in for less at all shows!

See the Tour section for the FB Events and a secret extra gig…..

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New promo track & South West tourdates!!


So we’re putting 2 tracks on CD so we have something for Merch for our SW tour at the end of the month, Kick’n’Shove has gone down really well, thanks for all your comments and input. The other track may be familiar to some – we’ve done a new version of Under Heavy Manners, originally recorded for Waiting For The Backlash (which we’ve taken down for the time-being, sorry!)

so once again – please listen and let us know what you think – and if you’re in Devon or Cornwall then see you in a couple of weeks – check tour section for details!

Under Heavier Manners

London Show w/ The Bedroom Project

Plymouth Show w/ The Bedroom Project & Crazy Arm

Camborne Show w/ The Bedroom Project

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New Track Preview – Kick’n’Shove

This will be the lead track from our new record “Flood This Town” coming out early summer. Enjoy! And let us know what you think in the comments below – or find us on Facebook and tell us there! 🙂

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