Archive for the ‘Industrial’ Category

Cabbage.

  1. a cultivated plant eaten as a vegetable, having thick green or purple leaves surrounding a spherical heart or head of young leaves
  2. a person who leads a dull or inactive life
  3. politically energised, wryly observant, fast and furious indie band

So it was that no. 2 (MM) having eaten no. 1, went, with middle sprat, to see no. 3 at the Oxford Academy.

Despite the band themselves declaring it was good to be playing the Oxford Academy rather than their usual Bullingdon venue, the truth is the latter is a superior venue in every way to the former. Although at least we were upstairs – small mercies.

And despite the Academy’s trademark muddy acoustics, the band themselves managed to rise above it, delivering a sweaty, churning set that took in swirling post-punk, art-rock, hypnotic psych, and good old fashioned noisy punk – all wrapped up in that classic Manc swagger.

The tracks alternated between the sinister, menacing cynicism of their excellent debut album ‘proper’ (Nihilistic Glamour Shots) and the sly, knowing groove and caustic outspokenness of old favourites. From the new we had plenty of highlights: the industrial grind of Reptiles State Funeral, the surf-tinged punk stomp of Preach to the Converted, the pummelling blast of Postmodernist Caligula and the ominous, pulsating Perdurado. From the old we had Uber Capitalist Death Trade, the scuzzy anthem Terrorist Synthesizer and a wonderfully queasy Dinner Lady – a song to put you off quiche forever. We finished with their viciously acerbic Necroflat In The Palace, an appropriately messy, dirty finale that sounded like the Butthole Surfers fighting in a sack with the Fat White Family. The only minor disappointment for a swaying middle sprat and I was the absence of Celebration of a Disease, a joint favourite song from the whole of 2017.

Live, Cabbage don’t hold back. Giving the head and the heart a sonic blast and imparting any complacency with an all too welcome boot up the backside.

Go see them!

 

 

 

Metz – Mr Plague Video

Posted: April 16, 2018 in Alternative, Industrial, Music, Punk, Rock
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METZ have a new animated video for the blistering Mr. Plague, taken from their 2017 album, Strange Peace.

As described by director, Shayne Ehman, the video examines: “…the crumbling remnants of civilisation…a broken justice system…a consumer wasteland… Was it all part of the plan?”

Watch and find out…

 

We shared Brooklyn-based noise-rockers Russian Baths single Ambulance way back in March 2016, and now we are sharing What’s Your Basement, which is the second single off of their forthcoming, debut EP, Penance.

It is a two minute blast of brilliantly queasy, discordant guitars and crushing percussion that has more than a taste of vintage Sonic Youth about it.

Liking this… a lot.

 

One of the greats – punk, post-punk, poet, contrary icon. Genius. Legend.

 

 

 

Manchester trio The Longcut will release their new album Arrows on the 6th April.

Musically sitting somewhere between utopia and dystopia, the band have constructed their own monolithic world as bittersweet as it is bleak. Behemoth of a lead single Deathmask is the perfect case in point – energetic, menacing and mesmerising, it is six minutes of urgent, brutalist experimental synth rock.

And you should listen to it.

Right now.

 

  1. Eels – The Deconstruction
  2. The Decemberists – Severed
  3. No Age – Send Me
  4. Haley Heynderickx – Untitled God Song
  5. Hot Snakes – Six Wave Hold-Down
  6. Bonny Doon – I Am here (I Am Alive)
  7. Radkey – Not Smart
  8. Micah P. Hinson – Beneath The Rose ((Marc Riley BBC 6 Music Session 06/11/2012)
  9. Jack Cooper – Fat Old Sun  (Pink Floyd cover)
  10. The Soft Moon – Choke
  11. The Exbats – I Was In Your Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. First Aid Kit – Fireworks
  2. No Age – Drippy
  3. Alela Diane – Émigré’
  4. Calexico – Voices In The Field
  5. Olden Yolk – Takes One To Know One
  6. Craig Finn – Fault Lines  (Mountain Goats cover)
  7. Ty Segall – The Main Pretender
  8. The Orwells – Vanilla
  9. The Soft Moon – It Kills
  10. Graham Coxon – Falling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australia’s DZ Deathrays have unveiled a surreal video for new single Total Meltdown.

In typical DZ style, the ridiculous video sees the duo turned into animated characters, fresh after a night out on the town, a chaotic series of events that perfectly encapsulates the raucous, thrash-party sound of the single.

Watch it below.

 

Chapter II is probably our favourite track from Naomi Punk’s latest album Yellow. A song that just oozes pulsating, tribal chaos.

The band have shared an appropriately intense and moody video for it. Watch it below and order the album via Bandcamp here.

 

The Wasp is the latest buzzing track from Brooklyn’s no-wave, noise-punk supergroup Ice Balloons from their upcoming LP Fiesta, out August 11th on Volar Records.

As much a cult as a band, helmed by a giant golden fly, Ice Balloons celebrates chaos as fizzles and lasers pop from every broken corner of their tumbled offerings. The Wasp is no exception – the track, like most of the record, was inspired by insects after a hallucination caused by altitude sickness during a trip to Colorado.

Stream it here.