No Wave Vinyl LP CDs and Box Sets

For some musicians, punk was too close to rock and roll for comfort. Seeking to move further away from what they saw as the (punk-rock) mainstream, no-wave explored noise, abrasive sounds, and an approach that favoured texture over tonality.  Emerging primarily in New York in the late 1970s, the sub-genre included artists such as Suicide, Glen Branca, the Lounge Lizards, and Sonic Youth.

One of the interesting characteristics of no-wave was its overlap with other forms of artistic expression. Due to shared iconoclastic values and the cross-pollination encouraged by a shared New York location, musicians, visual artists, film-makers, and performance artists collaborated and co-operated to break down convention and react against the traditions of the various art forms.