What we do

Overground Records releases punk rock, anarcho punk, proto punk and other interesting reissues, and the occasional new release by bands we’ve previously reissued.

Overground Records started in 1988 inspired to reissue a few punk rock classics. The first few releases were limited edition vinyl pressings, but with the advent of compact discs we started manufacturing CDs because we could include up to 74 minutes of music, making them better value. Much of the catalogue is also available for download.

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Out now are reissues of the three Satan’s Rats 7″ which closely replicate the originals and are limited to just 500.

Out at the start of July we have The Shapes ‘More Songs For Sensible People’ LP, it’s a vinyl version of the now deleted ‘Songs For Sensible People’ CD and limited to 500.

Next up is an acoustic album by Goldblade titled ‘Acoustic Jukebox’. it’ll be a one-off pressing on vinyl and CD.

An all-dayer to tell you about:

Firstly, good news: our favourite one-day punk festival North-East Calling (formerly Durham Punk Festival) is back with a new venue, the University of Northumbria on Saturday 30th August with another great line-up: Damned, Upstarts, Conflict, Business etc. Not only that but it’s a lovely venue, more akin to the venue at Durham, so cheap beer, top acoustics, a beer garden and good cheap food on the premises.

Tickets to all events available from: Gigbox

  • Title: More Songs For Sensible PeopleThe Shapes More Songs For Sensible People
    Artist: The Shapes

    Vinyl pressing of the deleted CD limited to 500 and packaged in a rather dapper inner sleeve!

  • Title: Planet Punkrubella ballet planet punk
    Artist: Rubella Ballet

    First album of new material since 1986 from Rubella Ballet who were highly influential in both the anarcho-punk and the early gothic scenes.

  • Title: When…?Steve Ignorant with Paranoid Visions
    Artist: Steve Ignorant with Paranoid Visions

    For his first album in 13 years, former Crass vocalist teams up with Paranoid Visions for an album of pure punk rock.