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With their 80s-infused take on raw, rumbling garage rock, Los Angeles-based band The Growlers have shared their sultry new single Foghorn Town. It is the second release from their upcoming LP Natural Affair.

With an intro and verse that recall the band’s early singles – muggy, sprawling, slightly sinister – Foghorn Town quickly shifts to a bright, optimistic chorus, finished off with a razor-wire lead guitar slicing through the mix – pretty much perfect for poolside hangouts and late night jams.

Listen here.

 

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Heavy funk
Dystopia-punk canons
Lonnnnng jams
Bloated solos dribbling down your caved-in chest.
Human cattle like a beef avalanche, right on your burned out face hole.
Spider legs fuzz crawling in your brain.

Face Stabber, the latest long player from the Oh Sees is released on Friday. This is a very good thing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cat Scan – In Nature

Posted: August 11, 2019 in Alternative, Garage, Music, Punk, Rock
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In Nature, the debut LP by LA post-punk group Cat Scan, on Volar Records sees a release on the 6th September.

Check out Dirty Movie from it, a sonically intense blast of garage punk with riffs so sharp you could cut yourself on them.

Play it loud and order the album via Bandcamp here.

 

London based country-infused rock quintet Sleep Eaters will unveil their debut EP Holy Days next week, on 9th August, via Stockholm’s PNKSLM Recordings.

With their country-infused take on garage rock, we’ve been looking forward to this one a lot – we’ve already shared a couple of tracks from it and now we have the psych-tinged darkness of Life of Sin to brighten up your Friday. It kicks off with a country tinged guitar line and benefits from the use of organic instrumentation – including a lap steel – and dueling guitars which shimmer above a propulsive shuffle, which doesn’t then let up over its full 2:41 duration.

Enjoy.

 

Following a few rough years of touring, relationships beginning and ending, and writer’s block, Mikal Cronin decided to make a change. He packed up and retreated to Idyllwild, a small town in the mountains of southern California, where he spent a month in the cabin, alone. The solitude proved fruitful, with the bulk of forthcoming long player Seeker being written and demoed during this time period.

After a series of fires sparked by an arsonist forced him to evacuate immediately, he returned a few days early to LA and began the recording process using Ty Segall’s Freedom Band.

Seeker will be out on the 25th October and Show Me is the first taste from him. Check it out below, together with some UK dates for early next year.

 

Live Dates

Feb 24th | Bristol, The Louisiana
Feb 25th | London, Moth Club
Feb 26th | Manchester, Soup Kitchen
Feb 27th | Glasgow, The Hug & Pint
Feb 28th | Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Feb 29th | Brighton, The Hope & Ruin

 

Just a couple of days ago we posted Oh Sees’ video for Poisoned Stones in Part 1 of our Mega Round Up.

Now we have the shorter, faster, more violent Heartworm for you.

The world’s so fucked up
We’ve got worms swimming in our guts

Fabulous. Watch it here.

 

We’ve been catching up (again) on some new tunes and, well frankly, there are just too many of the bloody things.

Here are a few of the loud / fast / brutal / noisy ones we’ve really liked from the last month or so, and there’ll be a few more (quieter ones) tomorrow.

So here we go…

The Hives are back with new single Good Samaritan. They’ve still got it.

 

Slaves new EP The Velvet Ditch features four songs that didn’t make the cut for most recent album Acts of Fear And Love. This is One More Day Won’t Hurt.

 

And Flake is a highlight from Fidlar’s latest long player Almost Free – a great video too.

 

Garage psych legends Oh Sees have shared the brilliant Poisoned Stones from upcoming album Face Stabber.

 

Out next month, Nottingham punk rock lifers Grey Hairs have announced their third album Health & Social Care – a scorching reflection on balancing your creative impulses against the commitments of impending middle age. This is the video for Tory Nurse.

 

Alien Thing’s sound is described as danceable late 90s punk, peppered in midwest depression. Some references are Shellac, Tom Waits, Fugazi, and Primus. This single, the excellently titled How to Build an Earthworm Farm, is loud and impassioned. Lyrically, it’s half psycho-narration and half diss-track aimed at the prison-industrial-complex…

 

Meanwhile Frauds are back with a brilliant new single full of jagged riffs – Putin’s Day Off is acerbic and savage. Never heard the phrase “critically acclaimed major label debut” spat quite so viciously…

 

Crushed BeaksSky Burial is driven by squalls of feedback wrestling with pop melodies turned inside out, pushing forward sheets of distortion and psyched out rushes of noise pop.

 

Brooklyn based band Pink Mexico’s track Dirty & Stupid, from the recently released album DUMP, is an anthem of torrid times, self-medication and self-sabotage.

 

The twisted music of Knife Wife gets a new outing on Family Party. The album is a medley of violent indifference, sorrow, general nastiness, bitter joy, and the symbolism of dogs. Check out The Dentist.

 

Black Mekon and his brother Black Mekon were named after the legendary Black Mekong, illegitimate children of prostitutes visited by missionary preachers, abandoned to fend for themselves on the banks of The Mekong River. Now joined by their cousin Black Mekon they deliver blistering in-the-red punk blues as a three piece. New single Immunity is 63 seconds of of jet-engine noise and pelvis-shattering drums. It comes from new album Destroy Nostalgia (out August 16).

 

London cosmic punk quartet WACO have returned with a new single, Levenshulme Lover,  and have a new full length, Human Magic, set for release on November 1st.

 

Bay area jangle post punks Neutrals have shared the video for Hate the Summer of Love off their debut album Kebab Disco.

 

London-based punk outfit Real Authority have released a third track Depression Issues from their upcoming debut EP True Motion. Guitarist Johann Saul describes it thus, “This is probably the heaviest track in our set. You’ve got Slayer-esque cymbal grabs, twisted spoken word passages, creepy organ parts, down tuned bendy riffs, and a brutal half time breakdown. A real journey through the fiery riffs of hell!” 

 

And finally, Discordant, claustrophobic and unforgiving, Icelandic psych-rock heavyweights Singapore Sling have been conjuring their own scuzzy nihilistic anthems for nearly two decades and are back with their tenth full-length, Killer Classics, that’s due for release August 15th on Fuzz Club. Here is the morbid, blown-out hip-shaker that is album-opener Suicide Twist – an unholy attack on the senses comprised of blistering guitar- noise, mechanical drum-machine and atonal, deadpan vocals.

 

Famed for their wall of sound, and notoriously difficult to label (they themselves describe their music as “psychedelic, socialist, utopian, death raga, erroneous funk, trapdoor jazz, bastard muzak“), the origins of Meatraffle are lost in obscurity although it has been said that they came about as the result of a drunken afternoon shared by Clams Baker and Zsa Zsa Sapien in a South London Wetherspoon pub, and that the original idea was to actually do a meat raffle. Indeed, early photos of the band feature raffle tickets and pig’s heads. Whatever the truth may be Meatraffle took shape in places like the fetid cauldrons of the Queen’s Head and the Windmill in Brixton alongside former label and tour mates The Fat White Family.

They released their first album, the truly excellent HiFi Classics on Trashmouth Records back in 2015, and their new album Bastard Music is out on August 30th on Delayed Records (pre-order here). The first single from it is The Day The Earth Stood Still, a love letter to the working class on an imagined global holiday, and is backed with Meatraffle On The Moon.

You can listen to both below.

 

 

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.