The Karate Klub began it’s life during a cold winter of 2007 when a group of punks got together and raised the cash to rent a rundown warehouse in Phibsboro. It had previously operated as a martial arts centre so was aptly named.
The Karate Klub has operated as a practice space for countless bands, a social space hosting film nights and workshops and a recording studio.
The Karate Klub has produced so many bands it is impossible to name them all but something that stands out is the wide variety of styles and sub-genres that exist under one roof.
This release is a celebration of the Karate Klub as an important part of the overall D.I.Y. scene.
The vinyl format features a hand printed cover and a large booklet with details of the bands involved along with artwork and photos that highlight the history and culture.
Bands Featured on Compiation: Rats Blood, Surge, The Blow Ins, Grit, The Whole Sick, Sissy, R.A.Z.O.R., Dowth, Strong Boys, Disguise, Badb, Extravision, Pozoga, Vena Kava, Zona Zla, Electric Bill and the Meter Readers, The Objectorz, Putrefaction