Buzzcocks announce 40th anniversary reissue of Spiral Scratch EP

Plus Time’s Up studio bootleg and early years box set

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Buzzcocks are reissuing their debut EP, Spiral Scratch, to coincide with its 40th anniversary.

They will also reissue Plus Time’s Up, a bootleg of the band’s first-ever studio recording session. They will also both be collected in Buzzcocks (mk.1) Box, which will also include reprinted photographs, concert flyers, pins, and a reimagined print of Manchester punk fanzine, Shy Talk.

Spiral Scratch will be reissued on January 27 via Domino on 7″ and as a digital download. Time’s Up and the Buzzcocks (mk.1) Box both available from Domino on March 10.


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