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 is the new album by Rubella Ballet ‘Planet Punk‘ on LP/CD/DL. The vinyl is a limited pressing of 500 on green vinyl with CD. USA customers can purchase copies from Ebullition from 1st April: http://www.ebullition.com/

Last release was the new album by Steve Ignorant with Paranoid Visions titled ‘When…?’. It’s blistering punk rock available on limited blue vinyl LP, CD and DL. Check out the video for Join The Dots which was also a single on All The Madmen.

Next up we have reissues of the three Satan’s Rats 7″ and The Shapes ‘Songs For Sensible People’ LP.

Some all-dayers 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, Dickies, Upstarts, Conflict 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.

In Manchester on Sat 17th May at HMV Ritz is North-West Calling with The Damned, Upstarts, UK Subs, Business etc.

On 26th April 2014 at Glagow O2 Academy is Scotland Calling with Damned, Upstarts, Business, GBH etc.

Tickets to all events available from: Gigbox

  • 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.

  • Title: The Terror of Modern Lifeover132cd
    Artist: Goldblade

    The sixth album by Goldblade is a stark and dark work that never lets go of the band’s high octane energy and knack for a great chorus.