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Vinyl 12” only, incl. download code.
Limited edition of 300 only.
Merchants on the high-sea of Antipodean negativity and paranoia. Suburban dislocation filtered through corybantic hate. Melbourne’s GENTLEMEN scrawl through 7 tracks of anti-modern thuggery, indebted to a lineage of afflicted Neanderthals. The ugliness of FRANCIS HAROLD, the nihilism of FLIPPER, the obnoxious repetition of STICK MEN WITH RAY GUNS, masticated and spat-out across dog-eared copies of “MEET MY FRIEND VENOM”. The cult of GENTLEMEN continues with the re-issue of SEX TAPE on HOMELESS.
Dragged kicking and screaming into higher-fidelity by MIKEY YOUNG. Limited edt. of 300 numbered copies

"Ugly rock from Australia. Think FEEDTIME for an old comparison, USELESS CHILDREN or SLICES for a modern one. Chaotic, really dirty and "I Wanna Be A Closer" is my favorite song of the day, though I can't imagine GENTLEMEN would care. And that is why they are awesome." – MAXIMUM ROCK AND ROLL

“Being a punk band a couple decades ago must’ve been tough. Being a bummer punk band like Flipper, Stick Men With Rayguns, Drunks With Guns, or feedtime must’ve been even tougher. GENTLEMEN, along with the Lamps, Shaved Women, Francis Harold and the Holograms, Pissed Jeans, Watery Love, and a half-dozen or so others are admirable. They make the kind of ugly, bleak noise rock I need in my life. The kind that’s equally influenced by the aforementioned bands and side two of My War. I couldn’t tell ya exactly why I wanna hear this kind of music, it’s just in my blood. What I do know is that my blood boils every time I hear of a new band creating this raw, uncompromising, completely unmarketable kind of rock’n'roll (a key distinction—this is not just noise). If you put a thermometer under my tongue while I was listening to Sex Tape I surely would’ve shot mercury all over the wall, and that’s not all. Ok, maybe that’s all. Regardless, if the name dropping I did in this stupid review got you excited, you’ll climax your mind over this tape. Someone please press it into vinyl already. Tapes are so 2010.” – YOUR FLESH

“…I should have reviewed this about 4 months ago, but I kind of forgot about it and in doing so neglected one of the best demos I've heard all year. I first gave this a tape a listen with friends in the car, and one of them asked if it was the Hank Wood LP. A few of these songs meld thrashy hardcore with sleazy sounding 90's garage, but to Gentlemen's credit, this demo has a lot more going for it besides just mixing those two genres. The singer reminds me a lot of Gary Floyd from The Dicks. Basically, this whole tape is a monster, melding the more rock and roll parts of No Trend and Flipper while adding some modern elements to the mix as well. Australia has had the garage rock scene by the balls for the past couple years, so its good to see that there's some negative noise coming from Down Under worth listening to as well.” – ACHTUNG


A1. Live Action Jazz (1:35) A2. Midnight Climax (2:34) A3. Wild Pegasus (1:57) A4. Military Style Massage (4:25) B1. I Wanna Be A Closer (1:47) B2. Chinese Cigarettes (1:53) B3. Perry (3:32)

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