John (Disconnect Disconnect Records)
SPB: You've had a good run in 2019. What do we have to look forward to in 2020?
John: 2019 was great for Disconnect Disconnect, working with some great upcoming bands (Blowfuse, A Time To Stand, Drunktank, Stone Lions, Kill The Rooster), great new albums from some bands we’d worked with before (The Decline, Primetime Failure, Thousand Oaks), and working with some personal heroes (Ten Foot Pole and Radar State).
This year I’m trying to keep everything “business as usual,” working with some great new UK and Euro bands and helping some better known bands get their albums out in the UK. We’ve already got a couple of releases announced, with the debut Hell’s Ditch 7” sure to be the start of great things from this band made up of ex and current members of UK faves River Jumpers, Bad Ideas and Maycomb, whilst we’re doing the UK release of “You’re Not Broken. I Am” by The Beautiful Mistake, which is the band’s first release in 15 years! Other than those, we’ll be handling the new The Sewer Rats LP in the UK, and I’m hoping 2020 will give us a new Harker record!
As a “one man band” I have quite a lot of freedom to do whatever I want, so expect to see a mix of bands with sounds from across the punk rock spectrum, just with the general rule that if I’m passionate about the band I will try to help them out and promote some great releases. Please keep an eye on our social media channels (/disconnectdisconnect or /disconnectdisconnectrecords) and get involved to help us spread the great word of punk rock!