Archive for the ‘Post Punk’ Category

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We first featured the grunge influenced post-punk noise of The Karma Repair Kit back in December 2015.

New single BITE carries on the good work – raucous, intense and dissonant with nods to the likes of Mudhoney, Slint and Savages, the Bristol four piece are marking themselves out as ones to watch.

Stream it below. Buy from Bandcamp here.

 

best of the weekAfter last week’s bonanza of new tunes, we’re back with eleven more tracks gathered up from the past seven days. No reduction in quality either with another (and the best yet) taste from Laura Marling’s new record Semper Femina, a brand new instrumental track from pastoral psych rockers Allah Las and another ominous slice of brooding Americana from Timber Timbre.

We also have new singles from Hater, Luxury Death and WATERS, a Talking Heads cover from Japandroids and another entry from the Our First 100 Days Project – this time it is DRINKS and a hazy, 60’s inspired tune. We have another song from Adam Torres’ upcoming EP and an unbearably sad Mount Eerie track. Finally that rarest of sightings on MM, a remix of sorts with Parquet Courts’ Captive of the Sun brilliantly reworked in tandem with rapper Bun B.

Enjoy y’all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAIT’s brilliant debut track I’m Still Here was so good it made it into our end of year best of lists.

Now, with an insistent hybrid of wonky electronics and angular post-punk (that tips the hat to Killing Joke, Death in Vegas, and The Fall), we get to hear Push The Elephant, the debut single proper from the anonymous audio/visual artist.

Great stuff – stream it here.

 

Cabbage – Save The Human

Posted: February 12, 2017 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Post Punk, Rock
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Cabbage’s twisted and ferocious post-punk shot through with righteous bile and an amphetamine black humour makes them our favourite band of the moment.

Yesterday we included their new single Gibraltar Ape in Part 1 of our Best of the Week Round Up, and here is the b-side – the equally good Save The Human.

 

best of the weekHere is Part 2 of our round up of the best of the week’s releases.

In this batch of gems we have a new single from prolific garage-punk Ty Segall, another taster from the Jesus & Mary Chain’s long awaited new record and a brilliant track from Mark Lanegan’s recently announced album Gargoyle. The Tablets offer up an excellent new wave inspired single and there is a first taste from effervescent indie rockers Charly Bliss’ forthcoming debut album Guppy.

We’re also eagerly awaiting Annie Hardy’s upcoming long player and Want shows why, and lastly Tom Williams is back with a rousing new single of orchestral Americana.

Enjoy, and check out Part 1 of the post from yesterday here.

  1. Ty Segall – Pan
  2. Mark Lanegan Band – Nocturne
  3. Jesus & Mary Chain – Always Sad
  4. Annie Hardy – Want
  5. Charly Bliss – Glitter
  6. The Tablets – Not A Sign
  7. Tom Williams – Everyone Needs A Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nickel In The Jukebox

Here is volume 27 of Nickel in the Jukebox – a semi regular roundup of new (and some not so new) tunes for your listening pleasure. Within these ten tunes we have frantic noise punk, classic country, slow-burning folk, indie guitars and fuzzy pastoral psychedelia and plenty more besides. Listen and decide… hit or miss?

 

Tangerines – Peckham Boys  [RIYL: Art-punk, Television, Modern Lovers]

 

Steady Sun – Life At One Twenty Two  [RIYL: Psych-rock, Jefferson Airplane, Tame Impala]

 

Wild Pink – Broke On  [RIYL: Introspective indie rock, Dr. Dog, Tom Petty]

 

Fast Friends – I Don’t Wanna Die  [RIYL: Punk, Prawn, Into it. Over It]

 

Hayes Peebles – Home  [RIYL: Country-rock, Johnny Cash, The Sadies]

 

Wolf Girl – Moody  [RIYL: Garage pop, Speedy Ortiz, Tacocat]

 

Unveig Aas – What Hurts The Most (Is Knowing You Want To Leave)  [RIYL: Classic country, Caitlin Rose, Samantha Crain]

 

Tinnedfruit – Tattoo  [RIYL: Proto-punk, MC5, Devo]

 

 

Mara Simpson – Ghosts  [RIYL: Folk, Marissa Nadler, Beth Orton]

 

BOYTOY – Want  [RIYL: Fuzzy rock, Throwing Muses, Belly]

 

Here is a slightly chaotic pop song by Tin Can Telescope about being a tourist in New York. It is inspired by a classic Strokes-esque New Yorker sound and infused with the slacker mentality of Pavement and the psychotic vocals by Black Francis of Pixies.

Tin Can Telescope is a Danish garage rock band from Grenaa. Their latest EP is Winding up the Reeling Sensation, released in November – get it here.

 

Here is a quick selection of five excellent new videos that have caught our eye (and ears) recently.

Jade Jackson creates a sound that is simultaneously new and old, merging a youthful spiritedness with a weary storyteller’s perspective usually reserved for veteran artists. Stylistically the sound is unapologetically country rock. It merges the heartbreak and resilience of Lucinda Williams with the melodic confidence of Emmylou Harris, yet contains the emotional presence of a young musician who cherished albums by The Gun Club and Smiths alongside the works of George Jones and Hank WilliamsMotorcycle is a song that channels a tough girl swagger and reluctant vulnerability set to a haunting post-punk Western sound.

 

Fast rising post punks IDLES have released a chaotic and hilarious video for outstanding new single Stendhal Syndrome. Just watch it.

 

Psychedelic heroes Singapore Sling have shared the video for Riffermania (KILL KILL KILL), the second single from their forthcoming LP Kill Kill Kill (Songs About Nothing), officially released on Fuzz Club on 2nd February. Their latest effort sees the band at their most sinister, immersive and unforgiving and the Lynch-esque video showcases their sleazy and discordant rock’n’ roll at it’s best.

 

Baked are sharing the video for their new single Danelectroladyland which captures the band on the road from last year’s US tour with Titus Andronicus and Spider Bags. The track comes from the band’s upcoming album Farnham, due out February 24th, a mix of dusty country, blistering shoegaze, fuzzed out indie, and slow burning rock ‘n’ roll. Steeped in a slow rolling fog, Danelectroladyland opens with a warbling calm before eventually peeling its way into a thick wall of sound.

 

Lastly, Garrett Pierce shares his first visual from his forthcoming LP Dusk. The video for Distant Thought is a gorgeous journey through his natural habitat along the coast of the Sonoma and Mendocino counties in Northern California.

 

best of the weekAnother seven days have come and gone, although these felt infinitely more dangerous than any others. Hats off to Ewan McGregor at least this week!

If nothing else it means new songs from those horrified by the new leader of the free world – so to kick us off we have offerings from Suuns, Meat Wave, Father John Misty and an update on a protest song classic from Billy Bragg. Elsewhere a raw articulation of grief from Mount Eerie, and some sparkling new releases from none others than Real Estate’s Byrds-ian jangle, Promised Land Sound’s space-country, FEWS’ post-punk motorik squall, some sunny indie from Tim Darcy (of Ought), garage-grunge from Meatbodies, a brilliant slab of shoegazey beach-punk from Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and to round it all off a new song from power-pop-punks White Reaper.

Twelve songs – a perfect playlist to kick off the weekend.

Enjoy

  1. Suuns – Native Tongue
  2. Billy Bragg – The Times They Are A-Changing Back
  3. Meat Wave – Dogs At Night
  4. Father John Misty – Pure Comedy
  5. Meatbodies – Haunted History
  6. Real Estate – Darling
  7. Tim Darcy – Still Waking Up
  8. Promised Land Sound – By The Rain
  9. Mount Eerie – Real Death
  10. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – French Press
  11. FEWS – LaGuardia
  12. White Reaper – Judy French

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation

To coincide with their upcoming tour (see dates below), Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation will be releasing a gorgeous, reworked version of their sultry album track, Sister Green Eyes, this will be the band’s third single from last year’s excellent album Mirage.

Sister Green Eyes sensuously throbs to a more Eastern drive, with an sedated Velvets droned melody, and a fluctuating groove straight out of the CAN little black book.

Part tribal, part gothic groove and richly hypnotic, the track was inspired by the Japanese word “Shinrinyoku” which is sometimes translated and often described as “Forest Bathing”, where submersing oneself so deeply into the atmosphere of the forest or in the band’s case, the Swedish ‘Ocean and Mountains’, that the experience is rejuvenating and restorative so showing you a way that can often seem lost or out of reach and Josefin’s breathless, broken vocals encapsulate that.

The single will be released on Rocket Recordings on 24th February (digital only).

Stream it below and check out the tour dates.

See them live:

24 Feb / Nottingham / Nottingham Contemporary
25 Feb / Liverpool / Liverpool Central Library
26 Feb / Newcastle / The Cluny
28 Feb / Glasgow / Broadcast
1 March / Manchester / The Soup Kitchen
2 March / Leeds / The Brudenell Social Club
3 March / Bristol / Louisiana
4 March / London / Moth Club
5 March / Brighton / Haunt
6 March / Oxford / The Bullingdon
7 March / Birmingham / Hare & Hounds