Archive for the ‘Punk’ Category

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

Noisy.

 

 

 

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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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.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Scary Hours create unsettling and raw anti-folk, rich with socio-political humor and the confrontational spirit of punk and hardcore.

Band spearhead Ryan Struck is officially from Jersey, but his songwriting is chock full of references to work life in NYC. The term “Scary Hours” is actually pulled from the Wu Tang Clan track from their 97’ album Forever. 

Scary Hours was conceptualized with the intent of writing stripped down acoustic songs, and while it contains some of the jingle and gloss of punk-tinged acoustic pop, the debut album is more basement show than coffee shop – Elvis Costello meets Lawrence Arms maybe, or possibly a Bukowski-esque Bright Eyes.

Check out the title(ish) track and the excellent Circling Shit from the debut album (released last week on Pyrrhic Victory Recordings) as well as a cover (download for free) of Elliott Smith’s Ballad of Big Nothing.

 

 

 

 

ShitKid – Detention Album

Posted: May 10, 2019 in Alternative, Music, Pop, Punk, Rock
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Åsa Söderqvist and new bandmate Lina Molarin Ericsson, aka ShitKid are winding the clock back to their school days to mine material for their excellent second album [DETENTION].

It is a scintillating eight-track pop-punk blast of teen angst that pays tribute to the bands Söderqvist loved in her formative years. It perfectly evokes a rebellious, youthful spirit that everybody can relate to; young love, alienation and a surefire belief that the adults are out to get you.

And ShitKid have pulled it off with so much energy, that they have made the teenage rollercoaster of emotions such a joy to ride again. Even at our age!

Check out a couple of tracks from the record below and order via Bandcamp here.

 

 

IDLES – Mercedes Marxist

Posted: May 8, 2019 in Alternative, Music, Punk, Rock
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The marvellous IDLES have shared a new song anthem – Mercedes Marxist – taken from the sessions for their latest LP Joy as an Act of Resistance.

It will be released physically on 2nd August as a 7″, which will include another new song on its b-side, entitled I Dream Gullioutine. Pre-orders are available HERE.

It is a brilliantly menacing slab of quivering, barely constrained punk rock, that begs to be played loud.

Have a listen.

 

While (I Blame) Society, the first track from Titus Andronicus’ upcoming new album An Obelisk (order here) was a thunderous reminder of their hardcore credentials, the album-closing Tumult Around the World serves as an uplifting anthem of unity and compassion for an increasingly divided world. It is a buoyant blast of Patrick Stickles and co. at the height of their cathartic powers.

Watch the excellent video for it below.

 

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Dinosaur Pile-Up have released their brand new single Back Foot. The song is the second to be taken from their forthcoming fourth album Celebrity Mansions, released on June 7th via Parlophone Records.

Back Foot takes the slacker rock template and applies a coating of gonzo heavy metal, resulting in the most fun combination of guitar, bass and drums you’ve heard in an age.

Watch the video which depicts the everyday reality of the quest for fame. It puts a comedic touch on the monotonous 9-5, nagging parents, run-ins with the police and dreary daytime TV.