welcome to the home of funtime records.
welcome to all those who still believe in alternative music as a counterculture. a scene of people, willing to communicate, without judging to fast and with a strong focus on discovering new aspects of life. whether it's indierock, punkrock, hardcore, emo or noisecore...that' doesn't matter...this is about honest music!
made by dedicated and creative people with the sheer intention to express, play music, feel the passion and rock out on every possible occasion...
communicate, be open minded and let the world around you surprise you !
act and react !
14th of May 2012
::funtime concertflash:: HOMER '15years' BIRTHDAY PARTY/RELEASE PARTY 10 INCH LP:: VRIJDAG 17 MEI
This friday, 17 may 2013, HOMER is celebrating their 15th anniversary and the birth of their special ten inch release.
On this birthday release , you can find 5 (friends in) bands that recorded their own version of a Homer classic. The result is fresh, surprising and rocking. Besides these songs, Homer recorded a brandnew song 'this machine kills'.
All this, will be presented live at DE KLINKER in AARSCHOT on friday the 17th of may.
Doors open at 18.15 and the first band kicks off at 19.00. Come early and support all bands!!! First 30 visitors receive a free cd. info and reservations : johan 'at' funtimerecords 'dot' com
FACE THE FAX, MUSTH , THE ROCKET, ARIZONA, HOMER and the GWYLLIONS are rocking out.
All info can be found here : https://www.facebook.com/events/153598654789541/
See you there!!!!
Link to listen to the brandnew HOMER song 'this machine kills' :
25th of April 2013
::funtime newsletter:: GROEZROCK FESTIVAL this weekend : funtime distro @ Groezrock and ARIZONA/THE ROCKET at Groezorckc:: OFF THE CHARTS Signs on Funtime rcs
"Spring is in the air" and this weekend , it's that time of the year every good punkrock/hardcore/emo kid can be found somewhere in Meerhout to celebrate GROEZROCK!!!
As usual, your loyal servants can be found at the Groezrock Festival market with the funtime distro.
You can expect a whole lot of new and classic CD and vinyl releases, as well as some special actions on funtime records releases. Don't forget to pick up the old and new stuff like fe the brandnew Face the Fax 'Basic human wrongs' CD
Besides a visit to our label/mailorder stall, we advice you to get out of your tent on time to catch THE ROCKET at the mainstage on saturday, they are opening the festivities over there .
And on sunday you can catch ARIZONA while they open the acoustic stage together with Grey Like Masquerade
And then something else :
We're reallly siked to announce that we have a new family member on board. Off The Charts have joined the family. These hardworking youngsters have conquered a lot of hearts in and outside of Belgium the last couple of years with their heartfelt songs, rocking live shows and overall great attitude. You can expect their funtime debut album in the autumn of this year and in the meantime : check them out live and visit their facebook page..they are worth your time and dedication!
20th of April 2013
:: funtime records/concerts newsflash : HOMER VIDEO TEASER + FACE THE FAX 'Basic Human wrongs' out now + UPCOMING FUNTIME CONCERTS
Hello Dear friends,
Those that should have missed it, the brandnew Face the Fax 'Basic Human wrongs' album is out and available now through the band, funtime distro/mailorder...Official instore date is the 30th of april and the same goes for interpunk and iTunes. If you want to purchase your copy of this magnific skatepunk record before it hits the shelves of every decent recordstore, just mail us at johan 'at' funtimerecords 'dot' com or pick it up at the Groezrock festival market...
Also upcoming is the ltd HOMER 15 years anniversary 10 inch LP... This special release features one fresh new Homer song and five Homer covers done by some of the bands good friends/bands : Arizona, Steve Rawles (Belvedere, Tias), Face the Fax, Musth and The Rocket.
For a little preview of what to expect, just check out the following small teaser :
Official HOMER 15 years anniversary/release party at Jc De Klinker in Aarschot on the 17th of may with Face the Fax, Arizona, The Rocket, Musth, Homer and Gwyllions...
facebook event page : https://www.facebook.com/events/153598654789541/
Other upcoming funtime shows :
Sojo Club, 11th of august : PUNKROCK ATTACK Summerfest with Belvedere, Homer, Face the Fax, The Real Danger, Arizona, The Fear, Generation 84, My Dog is Radioactive
Facebook event page : https://www.facebook.com/events/274126462720889
Jc De Klinker, 28th of september : FUNTIME FESTIVAL 2013 with Cornflames, Skin of Tears, Generation 84, Toxic Shock, A Strength Within, This Kid, El Mirage, Octopussy's, Off the Charts, Priceduifkes...
Facebook Funtime Festival page : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Funtime-Festival/124559914384400
For updates and more info , stay tuned!!!
4th of April 2013
:: funtime newsflash :: FACE THE FAX 'basic human wrongs' CD RELEASE PARTY :: this saturday 6th of april Sojo, Leuven
Hello dear friends,
This saturday the 6th of april FACE THE FAX is celebrating the birth of their brandnew album and funtime records debut 'Basic Human Wrongs'. This exquisite punkrock party will be held at the fine SOJO CLUB in Leuven and with the good company of bands like SMASH THE STATUES, THE IGNORED, TORCHES AND TRIGGERS, DUTCH RUDDERS and RED LIGHT RUMORS.
all info and updates on this facebook event page :
Come over, join the party and get caught by the new FTF songs!
Oh yeah, the funtime distro stall will be there too!!!
21th of March 2013
::funtime concertflash :: CAPTAIN STRAIGHT ED FEST this saturday 23rd of march at SOJO CLUB
This SATURDAY the 23rd of MARCH, it's time for CAPTAIN STRAIGHT ED FEST
This fine and cosy festival, hosted by Mr Ed, is held at the SOJO CLUB, Eenmeilaan 35 , 3010 Kessel-Lo (Leuven)
Doors open at 16.30h and the first band kicks off at 17.00h
Info and reservations : johan 'at' funtimerecords 'dot' com
Here's the line up for saturday, don't hesitate, come over and enjoy!!!
17.00 - 17.30 : SOLSTICE
17.55 - 18.25 : THIS KID
18.50 - 19.25 : FACE THE FAX
19.50 - 20.20 : GREY LIKE MASQUERADE
20.45 - 21.20 : ARIZONA
21.45 - 22.30 : HOMER
FIRST 20 VISITORS GET A FREE CD!!!
Facebook event page : https://www.facebook.com/events/567367403290009/
6th of March 2013
:: NEWSFLASH :: new Funtime concert announced : PUNKROCK ATTACK - summerfest edition feat. BELVEDERE and lots more
Here we are with a short newsflash about the funtime concerts coming up the next couple of months...
First off, we're very happy to announce we are putting up a small indoor PUNKROCK festival on the 11th of AUGUST.
The exact location tba pretty soon, but here we go with the bands that are already confirmed : PUNKROCK ATTACK - Summerfest 2013 edition
BELVEDERE (can) + HOMER + GENERATION 84 + THE FEAR (uk) + ARIZONA + FACE THE FAX + 2 more bands tbc
No need to say, this is goin' to be one hell of a party...
facebook event page : https://www.facebook.com/events/274126462720889/
Other concerts coming up :
23rd of march : CAPTAIN STRAIGHT ED FEST, LEUVEN (hosted by mr Ed) w This Kid, Solstice, Face the Fax, Grey Like Masquerade, Arizona, Homer)
facebook event page : https://www.facebook.com/events/567367403290009/
17th of may : 15 YEARS OF HOMER at de Klinker, AARSCHOT with Musth, Face the Fax, Arizona, The Rocket, Gwyllions and Homer
facebook event page : https://www.facebook.com/events/153598654789541/
28th of sep : FUNTIME FESTIVAL , AARSCHOT with el.Mirage, The Rocket, Octopussy's, A Strength Within, Cornflames and more tba pretty soon...
facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Funtime-Festival/124559914384400/
24th of February 2013
::funtime records :: short newsflash :: upcoming releases and concerts
Holy smoke, some fine labelwork to do these days...
FACE THE FAX is delivering the final mix of their freshly recorded album 'basic human wrongs' by the end of this week, mastering will be done at the famous Blasting Room in the US.
HOMER recorded a brandnew song at the motormusic studio last week for their upcoming birthday ten inch and THE IGNORED is preparing to enter the studio in march/april to record their long awaited new full length... And in a couple of weeks The ROCKET, ARIZONA, MUSTH, FACE THE FAX and STEVEN RAWLES are delivering their recordings for the Homer ten inch...Mastering done at westwestside music in the US.
In the meantime, mark these fine dates if you haven't done that so far :
23 march : CAPTAIN STRAIGHT ED FEST, sojo, Leuven (w FTF, Arizona, This Kid, Solstice, Grey Like Masquerade, Homer)
06 april : FACE THE FAX release party with Smash the Statues, The Ignored, Red Light Rumors and more), Sojo , Leuven
17 may : HOMER 15 year anniversary party/release party, Klinker, Aarschot (w Musth, FTF, Arizona, The Rocket , Gwyllions and Homer)
28 sep : FUNTIME FEST, Aarschot (first bands tba soon)
More updates coming soon!
8th of January 2013
::FUNTIME newsflash :: funtime showcase at Faktorsfestival/Eurosonic Noorderslag this friday the 11th of january
A newsflash for all those of you that are hanging around at EUROSONIC/NOORDERSLAG in Groningen the next couple of days.
Aside of this major musicevent, there's an alternative sidekick festival called FAKTORS FESTIVAL. And we are havin' a funtime records showcase this friday the 11th of january at the small and cosy ZOLDER.
Facebook event page
Entrance is for free, doors open at 20u and the next couple of bands will rock out for you :
So all of you visiting Groningen, we would be happy to see your friendly faces show up on friday!
Rock on and all the best,
Funtime records team
11th of December 2012
:: funtime newsflash :: Face the Fax signed on Funtime records :: new album coming out in 2013 ::
Hello Dear friends and compadres,
We're very happy to announce that we have a new member on board of the funtime records punkrock team! Face The Fax will be joining the family and we are very pleased to welcome them. This fine Belgian skatepunkband has been conquering hearts and stages for quite a few years already and all members have put a fair deal of their life, time and dedication in our precious punkrockscene (by putting up shows, helping out to run kickass records and what more). You can expect a brandnew album somewhere around springtime of 2013.
If you want to read FTF'es statement about them joining funtime rcs, please read the message below:
"Friends of the Fax, We’re stoked to announce the release of our second full album, entitled “BASIC HUMAN WRONGS”. In February, we’ll be taking over DeStudio in Asse to record a splendid collection of melodic punkrock, which will see the light of day mid April 2013. Our next effort will be released by Belgium’s finest punkrock/hardcore label FUNTIME RECORDS. We’re more than happy to join a whole lot of friends and legends on their roster, and are confident this will be another giant step in our world domination scheme. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled on our facebookpage for updates!"
3th of September 2012
:: funtime newsletter :: summer/autumn 2012 :: new releases :: funtime shows :: more
Here we are with a fresh and shiny newsletter...
We had a great year so far with fine releases from HOMER (politics of make believe CD/LP), FACE TOMORROW (acoustic ltd ed seven inch) and the recently released MUSTH/RAIN split seven inch.
And there's lots more coming up for all you musiclovers.
In this newsletter you get an update about the upcoming releases and planned funtime shows...
Here we go!
:: UPCOMING FUNTIME RECORDS RELEASES ::
'Not everyone grows up to be an astronaut' format : CD
fun.prod.2012.75.04 - Barcode : 3337871322694
Official Release date : 20 october
The Rocket has faced a lot of line up shizzle since the release of their former ep . Half of the band decided to head for new horizons and the other half of the band took a fresh dive in new waters. More motivated than ever and eager to deliver the best record so far. In our humble opinion they managed to pull this of with grandeur. The new The Rocket album is packed with anthemic popsongs with a punkrock angle.... A great focus on 'the song' as a work of art and the use of splendid chorusses and harmonies in combination with the vocal range of the new lead singer makes this new shiny disc a real must have for all poppunk and college rock fans ... Somewhere inbetween the legendary 'blue album' of Weezer and the later work of Hollands' finest punkband Undeclinable Ambuscade, there's a spaceship transporting a massive bunch of music...and guess what the astronauts listen to? The Rocket! You got that right, baby! They are back with a bang and hell yeah we are more than ready to sing along!!!
For fans of : Undeclinable Ambuscade, Weezer, Motion City Soundtrack, Get Up Kids, New Found Glory, Nada Surf...
facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/therocketbe
CD release party: 28 sep, Sojo, Kessel-Lo (Leuven) - (with Face the Fax and more)
'regardless of what is right' format : CD
Official Release date : 20 october 2012
Generation 84 is a hardworking melodic punkrockband out of Belgium. They were formed at the end of 2009 and released a debut mini cd on funtime in nov of 2010. Since then they have played 60 shows in and outside of Belgium, sharing the stage with bands like Death By Stereo, No Fun At All, Against me, A wilhelm Scream and lotsa other bands. In this short period of time, they already became a household name in the Belgian punkrock scene, known for their tight and energetic live performances.
Musicwise, Gen 84 can be compared to bands like (old) Rise Against, No Use For A Name, Ten Foot Pole and other classic skatepunk bands.
You can find more info in the attached biography and can have a listen to some of their songs on www.generation84.com or their facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/#!/Generation84
CD release party: 22 sep, Heist-Op-Den-Berg (with the Rocket and more)
THESE MOUNTAINS ARE GHOSTS
'Demon Horde' format : CD
fun.prod.2012.74.03 - Barcode : 8717545218112
Release date : 2 october 2012
These Mountains are ghosts are a young and dedicated outfit out of Belgium. Inspired by bands like Baroness, Mastodon and the likes they deliver an intense and exposive debut album, filled with great rhythms, fine hooks and thundering riffs. All this caught up in songs that grab your attention and make you move instantly. No doubt this is a band we will hear a lot about in the near future.
Mastered by Alan Douches at Westwestside studio. A must hear for all fans of sludge, posthardcore and modern metal, psychedelica
CD Release party: 28 sep, De plekker, Riemst
:: UPCOMING FUNTIME SHOWS ::
FUNTIME FESTIVAL 2012 - 13 OCTOBER 2012
That's right! It's that time of the year again...the annual FUNTIME FESTIVAL is held on the 13th of october at JC De Klinker in Aarschot
Tickets are on sale for 9 euro (excl service costs) at FATKAT (Antwerpen), JC DE KLINKER (Aarschot) and the FUNTIME DISTRO (on shows) or at all FNAC STORES : http://be.fnacspectacles.com/place-spectacle/manifestation/Pop-rock-Folk-FUNTIME-FESTIVAL-2012-FUN12.htm
Of course, you can also make a resevation by sending an email to johan 'at' funtimerecords 'dot' com
Facebook event page FUNFEST :
For info, check the FUNTIME FEST flyer below ! We hope to see you all there, the music's great, the drinks are cheap and the company is fabulous ;)
If you want to buy your ticket online, you can do that via FNAC ONLINE SERVICE.
23rd of NOVEMBER
Sojo, Eenmeilaan 35, 3010 Kessel-Lo (Leuven)
ARIZONA + ? (tba soon)
This date is reserved for a very special show. we will be back with more info pretty soon...
:: VARIOUS NEWS ::
HOMER just launched a brandnew website , you can find it over here: http://www.funtimerecords.com/homer/
A video clip for the song 'My last piece of ignorance' is on the way! More about that later on...
ARIZONA is finishing all the preparations for their soon to be released and very limited SEVEN INCH. This seven inch includes two brandnew songs and believe us, they rock bigtime. Artwork of this fine piece is done by John Meloche of TIAS...we'll be back with more news about this one asap.
MUSTH has a new guitarplayer and he rocks! Want to check it out live, tomorrow they are doin' the Antwerp leg of the seven inch release parties at the Dokken in Antwerp, in the good company of Rain and Sardonis...
23th of May 2012
::funtime concertflash :: NO TRIGGER + HEARTSOUNDS + HOMER + FACE THE FAX + OFF THE CHARTS :: friday 25th of may :: YPSILON - AALST
A short reminder of the next funtime show, this FRIDAY THE 25TH OF MAY at YPSILON, AALST.
In cooperation with Rock'n Load and 20000ft, we host a fine evening of punkrock/hardcore with the next topnotch line up :
OFF THE CHARTS + FACE THE FAX + HOMER + HEARTSOUNDS (usa) + NO TRIGGER (usa)
A punkrock deluxe party...presale for this event at all Fnac stores and fnac online.
If you want some more info about this show, feel free to mail us at johan 'at' funtimerecords 'dot' com
Facebook event page : https://www.facebook.com/events/232920613469877/
Shops, get in contact with the following distributors for funtime releases :
Benelux : Suburban
Denmark : North Post
UK : Copro-Sonic
USA : Interpunk, Smartpunk
Funtime Records releases are available through the following fine distro's, mailorders, people :
Belgium : Good Life Recordings, Eye Spy Records, I For Us Records, Offerandum Records, Holy Shit! Records, Suburban
Germany/Austria : Let It Burn Records, Rise Or Rust Records
the Netherlands : Shield Recordings, Crucial Attack Records, Reflections Records, Inside Knowledge, Suburban
Spain : Underhill Records, Aloud Distribution
UK : Engineer Records
WORLDWIDE MAILORDER SERVICE through WWW.INTERPUNK.COM !!!
Shops, people, we deal direct! for orders, get in contact with :
3221 Nieuwrode (Holsbeek)
fax +32 16 621 800
email : johan 'at' funtimerecords 'dot' com - www.funtimerecords.com