Essex gig promoters BLACK WAX have announced a new record label and their first release!

With several years in the business, Black Wax MD Adam Smith was involved in the running of legendary Essex venue, The Square in Harlow and also plays bass in both the NEWTOWN NEUROTICS and LOS PEPES. Starting a label seemed like the next logical step.

"A record label has been on the cards for a while, and with live music on hold, now is the time to launch the Black Wax Noise Division and end 2020 on a high," he says.

Black Wax Noise Division's inaugural release will be the Permanent Reduction EP by new London punk trio CHINESE JUNK, formed by members of The Griswalds, The Ulcers and The Unreleasables.

"I wanted to write and record songs and basically have another musical adventure but without spending any money, or at least very little, doing it," explains bassist/vocalist Ben Nuthink. "All the songs were recorded in one short session in a practice room on an 8-track recorder and mixed and mastered by our friend for beer and pizza."

Set for release in February 2021, the 4-track Permanent Reduction EP will be available on limited edition coloured or black vinyl and is available to pre-order here.

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