New Discharge documentary out soon!

Lost Data Productions, an independent, DIY collective that promote underground / alternative bands through filming, documenting, live streaming bands on the UK underground circuit are to release a documentary on the iconic punk band DISCHARGE!

One of the original UK hardcore / UK82 punk bands, Discharge exploded onto the UK punk scene at the start of the ’80s with their signature hardcore sound, political lyrics and heavy pumping, d-beat style. The band cemented their place in history for introducing the world to the d-beat, now a household drum beat for bands from punk rock to thrash and extreme metal. The d-beat itself spawned a movement of countless bands such as the Varukers, Doom and Anti-Cimex.

A truly legendary band, Discharge have influenced countless bands, not only in the punk scene, but they are also cited as being a big influence to heavy weights such as Metallica, Sepultura, Anthrax, Napalm Death and Machine Head.

The documentary follows the band through 3 of their UK gigs between 2015-2019,  featuring exclusive interviews with the band – giving an intimate insight into their journey through punk rock over the decades – and featuring extensive live footage from gigs at London’s the 100 Club, T-Chances, and Bristol’s Exchange.

Filmed in full HD, the release is a special 2-disc box-set (DVD + BluRay), which comes with a bundle of extras including stickers, hi-res images and an A2 poster!

After having documented a vast amount of gigs on the UK gig circuit since 2012, this is our first physical release, and the first of several documentaries in the series “Legends of Punk”.

The documentary is available to pre-order now from:

Teaser trailer:

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!