TNB live at Broken Flag festival, London 2012 & Harbinger Sound festival, Nottingham 2012. Edition of 300 copies.
The Rammel Club:
‘The organizers had promised Special Guests and they don't come any more special than The New Blockaders. Around 100 folk saw TNB wreck the stage with wood, metal, tools and glass. Visceral and edgy with sawing metal abuse, high pitched frequencies, the audience getting a little nervous maybe, TNB feeding off this with one masked provocateur hurling a wooden table into the throng where it flies tracer like onto my head before someone picks it up and hurls it back, along with a few beer cans spraying their emptying contents for good measure. After TNB left the stage everyone was wearing a smile.’ MuhMur / Idwal Fisher
‘The New Blockaders concluded the Broken Flag Never Say When festival, which had been an exhilarating weekend. Fittingly, it was a conclusion of pure noise, a tidal wave of nasty, enervated saturation. TNB go beyond pure noise and into something approaching, but resolutely sneering at, the avant garde. Ultimately, with their ferocity and nihilism, TNB brought matters full circle, back to the roots of Broken Flag’s underground spirit, but without ever dispelling the magic that had gone before.’ The Laminal