Tuesday 18 April 2017

Music first! Blog updates second!

Well, well, well....over a year and a half since I wrote anything on this. Terrible!

Since I updated, some things have happened:


Bonnie Mercer & Steve Patrick 'Live at The Old Bar'

  • A monster of noise...intense and scary....but Steve uses there cute mini-moog things which are great! Only 52 copies in nice handmade leather pouches.

Hotel Wrecking City Traders 'Live At The Evelyn Hotel'

  • There is a theme here...live albums on cassette! Only 25 copies made, I have 3 copies left.

Electric Magus 'Olympus Mons'

  • A creature from another planet took over the mind of Raul Sanchez! Thirty-something copies in hand stitched, draw string bags.

Crap Crab 'Volume 1'

  • My old pals from back in the UK. Their debut 'proper' of three 8" records, lathe cut by Mr Peter King in New Zealand! 20 copies only, of which only 13 or so were/are for sale. Only 2 copies left.

....and there is more to come.

I'm moving house...forget the records, CDs and tapes, I just really need to get rid of some of these cardboard mailers I've been holding onto for too long!

Thanks for keeping my dream alive

Thursday 23 July 2015

New Hey Colossus/Hotel Wreckers 12" and Raul Sanchez releases in the shop in about 1hour!!!

Hi Team,

I’m so sorry I’ve not been in contact for a while…I’ve been busy with so much stuff, good and bad...BUT this email is ALL GOOD!

Going up in the shop in the next couple of hours are two pre-orders that will be shipping in a few days time.
BY THE WAY, THE SHOP IS NOW HERE... https://wildanimalsrecords.bandcamp.com/ ....so you can get your downloady things.
***Shipping might be whacky so drop me a line if the postage price is crazy bad...likewise, don't be upset if I email you asking fir you to cough up more dough for the pile of records you order! I'm sure you understand :)

anyway, here is some news:

First up is a super sweet split 12" from UK's HEY COLOSSUS and Australia's HOTEL WRECKING CITY TRADERS!!!
Both bands have a lengthy track for your pleasure and there are only 216 copies on a dead sexy 12" that runs 33rpm on one side and 45rpm on the other and has locked grooves and AND...it's fab! ...so move quick, Earthlings.

Second release is the debut solo album from Aussie legend (leg end?) RAUL SANCHEZ i JORGE.
He is and was in so many good bands it's hard to keep up. Formally of MAGIC DIRT, currently of MIDNIGHT WOOLF, THE APE and RIVER OF SNAKES. There are only 73 copies of this super sweet CD which has been decorated by Raul and friends so no two are the same! It comes with so much other cool stuff you'll be crazy not to buy it.....oh, it's called MASKS and i'm filing it under 'Cowboy Drone'.

There is more info on the shop page for these releases so go look.

Also, i've dropped the price of the fab Claws & Organs 12". They have done a bit of recording recently with a view to putting some more stuff out soon and they were even recording a video the other day. When did they get so classy, eh?

Anywho, any questions, please ask.

All the best,

ps: did i mention the new shoppe?

Wednesday 7 January 2015

Claws & Organs 'I Am Scum And Nobody Should Love Me' 12"....OUT NOW!!

Well, it took a bit of time to arrive and turned up on the worst possible day (Christmas Eve!...I was very busy!)...BUT, the Claws & Organs 12" EP 'I Am Scum And Nobody Should Love Me' is finally here for your aural pleasure!

It's six tracks of dark, grungy fuzz and the package is blooming lush:
227 copies, 109 black, 118 on random colour vinyl.
Sleeves are screen printed by Jem at We Empty Rooms and hand numbered & rubber stamped by me. You'll get a download code when you order the vinyl and the first 50 odd orders with get a gift too....maybe a Claws & Organs setlist, guitar pick, broken drum stick or even a super limited mix CD of tunes they like! ...or you might get a packing slip for the records when they were delivered.

There is also a few copies of the CD left: 50 copies. Hand numbered and rubber stamped. Handmade packaging with paper sting tied sides.

Some peeps said some nice stuff about them...as did I...you can read in on the bigcartel shop listing (I said they were translucent!).

Anyhoo, they have a bunch of gigs coming up...check 'em out HERE.

Next up will be the debut solo album by Aussie fuzz Legend Raul Sanchez from Magic Dirt, River Of Snakes, Midnight Woolf, The Ape and (probably) more! He remixed the album recently and added some guitar parts so we sat down and worked out what he wanted it to look like...it will be lush! I'm already proud of it and I've not even put craft knife to cardboard yet! There will be only 73 copies and, if it doesn't get too hot down in Oz, it'll be ready late Feb/early March.

Still got Lonely Wholesome 7" for sale....still got some of the colour 7"s...what the fuck is wrong with you people?! HAHA! Fucked Up are in Oz in Feb and I'm trying to twist Jonah's arm to do a LW show....but we'll see. I'd be happy with just a Fucked Up show really!

Later in the year I'll have a split 12" with Hey Colossus and Hotel Wrecking City Traders and a split 7" with Bodies and Ex-Wives. Both are going to be fanning fucktastic!

God, I always write too much on this blog....someone told me i should start a twitter...what do you rek?

Thanks for the reads.
Please buy stuff HERE and keep my dream alive!

Love Danx


Saturday 22 November 2014

Claws & Organs 12" and CD! Hotel Wreckers & Hey Colossus split 12"! Bodies & Ex-Wives split 7"!

This is an exact copy of an email i just sent....coz i'm a lazy sod!

Hi  everybody,

I've just put the Claws & Organs 'I Am Scum And Nobody Should Love Me' 12" and CD up in the shoppe... wildanimalsrecords.bigcartel.com
CD is limited to just 50 copies and i've only got as many as were leftover from their recent tour! 12" vinyl will be ready early December but you can get your wallets out now and buy a copy if you like. There are only 200 copies, 100 black, 100 random colours of which i'll do a break down when i get 'em.

When I first saw Claws & Organs playing at the Old Bar in Melbourne they evoked memories in me of nights out back in the Old Smoke seeing Stony Sleep, The Horrors, Nine Black Alps and loads of other stuff I loved in my 20's. The second time I saw them (at The Tote) I asked them if I could put a record out by them! When they sent me the tracks that make up 'I Am Scum And Nobody Should Love Me' I was blown away! As grim and moody as it is fresh and exhilarating. They should play in the dark with a single while light and loads of dry ice....I saw them pay in a park recently, they were practically translucent!

Anyway, once that is out i'll start pinning down some ideas for Raul's CD. He's got some cool ideas so it should be a great package.

Beyond that, i'll be doing a couple of split vinyl records in 2015....a 12" from London stoners, Hey Colossus and Melbourne...err...stoners, Hotel Wrecking City Traders (...who are supporting Sleep at the Corner soon) and a 7" from beardy Scots, Ex-Wives and beardy Melburnians, Bodies! Unfortunately, getting record pressed take fooking ages and that Record Store Days thing gets right in the way so these may not be out for another 6mnths...sh!t eh?! Anyone know how to make a record pressing machine?

Thanks for reading. Please by some stuff and keep my dream alive!


Wild Animals Records


Claws & Organs "I Am Scum And Nobody Should Love Me" 12"/CD
Lonely Wholesome "Vanity/Lethargy" 7"
Giles Read "Law Of The Sea" CD
Sheen "Sheen" CD

COMING SOON...but not soon enough!

Bodies / Ex-Wives "Split" 7"
Hey Colossus / Hotel Wrecking City Traders "Split" 12"
Raul Sanchez i Jorge "Masks" CD

Friday 3 October 2014

Giles Read: Law Of The Sea

Hey music fans,

Just a quick note to let you know Giles Read's Law Of The Sea mini-album is now in the shoppe:


Its a pleasurable jaunt through folky guitars and wistful warblings...until you get the tracks six, which rocks the fuck out! well...not quite "the fuck out"...but you'll hear what I mean.

This is a seven track mini-album/EP type thing. Yes it IS for the faint hearted and might make you cry AND smile at the same time. Imagine that! Giles has been my friend for many years and I was so pleased when he agreed to let me put some of his music out. He's quite secretive about it all and seldom does any shows. I've seen him play these tracks maybe three times!

This is actually the third CD I have done for Giles.

Also coming soon:

Claws & Organs I Am Scum And Nobody Should Love Me 12" EP. 
Godlike grungy Melbournians who will be on tour just before the 12" will actually be ready...oh well! I'm going to be doing a short run of CDs for the tour in some tasty packaging (this isn't a clue about edible packaging...but now I mention it...!!). I'll try and keep a few back for the shop.

Hotel Wrecking City Traders / Hey Colossus split 12".
Should come together and January. I believe Paul HC is doing some artwork for it. You know know as much as I do about this release!

Ex-Wives / Bodies split 7".
Angry Scotland meets angry Australia....this will be fucking great!

Thanks for listening


Thursday 25 September 2014

God bless the drunkard's dog...

How do?

It's been a while since I last did an update...actually, i think i did an email mid-August (join the mailing list, you're missing out!)...things have been going on in Wild Animals Towers (Box Hill) though.

I'm currently doing a bit of writing  for a cracking mag called Veri.Live based over here in Melbs. It's top class (but not top shelf) and each copy comes with a 7" record, which is ALLLLLRIIIIIGHT!! Check it out!

This weekend I WILL be putting together the Giles Reed EP (I promises, Giles...sorry!). I've got a pile of nice card, some nautical rubberstamps and a bunch of paper string. This EP is being done in exchange for a Fostex X14 four track tape recorder which Giles has sent to me. This is the model before the Fostex X12 I had 15 years ago so I'm going to be dumbing it right down. Sod garageband!

The order has been placed for the Claws & Organs 12" 'I Am Scum And Nobody Should Love Me', which is bloody exciting! I'll be expecting that mid-November...which is bloody ages away! As you may or may not know, everything we do is hand stamped etc so when i order a record it is always just blank white labels in a paper sleeve. So, I'll try and get the sleeve and everything else ready for the records arrival so I can just stamp the labels and get it out to you lucky bastards! I'm the mean time, have Claws & Organs coming in your ears HERE! 

Also, I'll be doing another 7", hopefully before Christmas, featuring Aussie stoner, droner, boner(?) duo Hotel Wrecking City Traders and UK twenty-eight piece noise lords Hey Colossus...exciting stuff for me as I have a deep love for both bands....deeply deep.

"Doing Lunch" with Raul today so I will force him to talk about his album that I seem to have been banging on about for 6mnths!

Also, I wanna do a split 7" with Ex-Wives from Scotland (who have kindly agreed...in pencil. HA!) and Bodies from Melbs (Who I've not actually asked yet...chaps?).

Anyway, loads of other stuff going on...I've written too much already.

While you wait of all this great stuff, buy other stuff from me. I promise when I am rich and infamous, I will allow you all to live vicariously through me. I'm kind.

Serenity NOW!


oh, P bloody S: I forgot, the kind folk at It's Psychedelic Baby mag asked me some question and i answered them! cute... READ ALL ABOUT IT!

Friday 4 July 2014

Link me up, buttercup...

Hi Schnukie-Pops,

Thanks to all who have ordered the Lonely Wholesome 7". Still got a few coloured vinyl up for grabs HERE.
Noisey /Vice have interviewed Jonah and asked him about Box Hill...which is cute! you can read that HERE.
UK peeps, you can get the 7" from HERE, HERE, HERE or preferable from HERE.
People in the Americas can get it....soon....I've sent it to some shops....no-one has listed it yet! HA!
Aussies, you can get it from me or if you leave your house (in Melbs), HERE and HERE!

I've got two Crap Crab tapes left...IT FLEW OUT! Tapes are cool, yeah? (Jesus!!?). Anyway, get it HERE or if you are in the UK, HERE! Also, get a fucking fantastic 70+ song compilation from Riot Season Records HERE which is only a fiver (that's five English pounds) and also features a new Crap Crab tune and a shit tonne of other great bands!

The Sheen album has also picked up in the last couple of week...it's been a slow burned but WHAT AN ALBUM! I bloody love it...got a hand full left HERE and again, UK peeps can get it from HERE. Also, the band (who are now an 'ex' band) have just put up some live demos of newer tracks recorded after the album which is available HERE!

Just so you know, you might need to email some of those HERE's to get em, but they got em!

Next I'm doing a solo album thing of what I'll be calling Cowboy-Drone from Raul Sanchez i Jorge* form River Of Snakes, Magic Dirt, Midnight Woolf and The Ape (currently!), a CD from my old 'gig buddy' from the UK, Giles Reed....he does some great bluesy stuff and he's my mate.

Also, I want to put a records out by Gold Class and Monotony....but they won't reply to my emails!
But i will be putting Ex-Wives on a comp 7" later in the year!


Thanks for helping out

* i just found this, hilarious! "Oh...hey!"