The Goa Express will release their urgent new single The Day on Friday the 5th of July. It combines an unstoppable new wave rhythm and abrasive guitars with sneering vocals that brim over with the spirit of seizing the day while everything is falling apart around you.

Sure, their sound may rustle with the ghosts of acts like The Stooges, Psychedelic Furs and contemporaries like Shame, but The Goa Express possesses youthful energy, northern spite and an ever-evolving sound all of their own.

Have a listen.

 

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Also out now via PNKSLM is Sudakistan’s brilliant new 7″ Automaton/Quiero Ser Tu Perro.

Released on the 24th May, we’ve already shared the B side (a marvellous Iggy & The Stooges cover in Spanish), and the A side is equally good – a storming, irresistible slab of psych infused garage rock.

Listen here. Buy it here.

 

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London based country-infused rock quintet Sleep Eaters will soon unveil their EP Holy Days on 9th August  via Stockholm’s ever reliable PNKSLM Recordings.

We were excited by their debut single Ghost on Fire last year and if anything Bad Love from the new EP is even better. It follows on from first taster Don’t Sell Your Soul and both are brilliant country-infused takes on garage rock.

Loving these – have a listen. Buy the EP here.

 

 

Get Saturday off to a shredder. New videos from METZ, DZ Deathrays and Toronto’s Possum.

Noisy.

 

 

 

A couple of weeks ago Stanley Brinks & The Wave Pictures shared their new single Sober In Barcelona, which is the latest track to be taken from their forthcoming new album, Tequila Island, released next week, 21st June on Fika Recordings.

it’s an ode to a lost afternoon in the baking Spanish sun that sees Mr Brinks mournfully lamenting a period of sobriety on the Plaça de Sol in Gràcia that he swears he’ll never put himself through again.

 

LIFE – Hollow Thing

Posted: June 12, 2019 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Punk, Rock
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Following the release of brilliant recent single Moral Fibre, Hull outfit LIFE have now announced details of their much anticipated second album A Picture Of Good Health. Alongside the announcement the band have also shared a new single taken from the record called Hollow Thing.

Whereas the band’s excellent debut album Popular Music was broadly political, the new album takes a more personal approach with some beguilingly honest and brave lyrics that are bold in both sound and feeling, whilst also retaining the core DNA of their previous material. Hollow Thing has the band homing in on a bigger and more focused sound whilst also channelling the lyrical content inwards.

Give it a spin.

 

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Sorry loyal reader for the extended hiatus in posting – the longest we’ve had in ten years! A combination of factors too boring to share.

Anyway we’re back now with a massive backlog of new, and frankly no longer new tunes to share, and we’re going to start with the mighty Girl Band who have also been on hiatus for a while (actually four years) but for reasons much more valid than ours.

Shoulderblades is the first track from new album The Talkies and it is six minutes of sheer blistering, noisy brilliance.

Shayne – this is for you – thanks for writing!

 

 

With tales of artistic jealousy, petty theft, late night psychedelic excursions, burgeoning romance, and a betrayal, Kebab Disco is the debut LP from SF Bay Area trio Neutrals. It follows the release of two well-received promotional cassette demos and is out via the Emotional Response label on the 7th June.

The group channels a wide range of 70s and 80s punk, post-punk, and C86 influences – we’re talking some serious indie guitar jangle – check out I Can Do That and Technical College from the record below.

Order via Bandcamp here.

 

 

 

 

Stanley Brinks & The Wave Pictures will release a new album, Tequila Island, on 21st June via Fika Recordings (order here).

It is their fifth album together, but the first since 2015’s My Ass. That’s not to say either have been slacking in that time—both are notoriously prolific: The Wave Pictures have turned out five albums and Brinks seven since they last came together in the studio.

To any of you familiar with Stanley Brinks’ huge discography—more than 100 albums—Tequila Island might, we stress might, sound a little more raw; less sophisticated than some of his other recordings. It’s still rich in jazzy sounds and original structures however, but the tracks are looser and full of playfulness, with the lyrics carrying the essence of the songs.

Lead single and title track Tequila Island is a feel-good slice of sun-kissed summer fun that’s probably best enjoyed this weekend with one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.

Listen here.

 

The sprightly sarcasm and acerbic commentary that we liked so much on NY natives B Boys 2017 debut long player Dada continues on the band’s upcoming sophomore LP, Dudu.

Influenced by such notables as The Clash, Devo, Wire, and Talking Heads, the new record finds B Boys picking up where they left off, pondering quotidien grievances while examining the bigger picture. Lead single I Want featuring Pill’s Veronica Torres is a bright, feel-good critique of capitalism and greed.

Give it a spin. The album is out via Captured Tracks on 26th July.