Archive for the ‘Punk’ Category

best of the weekHere we are again, but with lighter nights, spring flowers beginning to bloom and eight songs from the past week rounded up for your listening pleasure.

From a new benefit single for the Southern Poverty Law Center, we have wonderfully spectral folk from Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and some equally wonderful psych-folk from a re-issue of a long-lost 70s classic by Philip Lewin. There is a excellent video for Conor Oberst’s muzzy new drinking song and some rousing, full-on punk rock from Whips. We also have Speedy Ortiz’s contribution to the Our First 100 Days project, a blast of classic power-pop from veteran indie royalty Robyn Hitchcock, and classic indie rock from The New Pornographers. Rounding us off is a chugging new Bleached track with some enjoyably hefty power chords.

All yours.

  1. Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Treasure Map
  2. Conor Oberst – Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out
  3. The New Pornographers – This Is The World Of The Theater
  4. Whips – Goldmine
  5. Philip Lewin – Watercolours
  6. Speedy Ortiz – In My Way
  7. Robyn Hitchcock – Mad Shelley’s Letterbox
  8. Bleached – Flipside

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bar is Low is the lead single from Why Love Now, the fifth album from Pissed Jeans, out today worldwide on Sub Pop.

The song is one of our favourites from the record and is now the subject of a humorous new video, following the band members on a trip to the gym. Except they don’t know how to properly use the equipment. An absurd competition ensues.

Watch it here.

 

 

 

 

We’ve already shared Oakland, California four piece RAYS’ raging single Drop Dead, and now we have another track for you from their upcoming self-titled debut release via Trouble In Mind.

New single, Made of Shadows is just over 90 seconds of derisive, reckless, scrappy punk, speaking to the absurdities of everyday life, but with a wry smile.

Watch the video below. The album is out on the 30th March.

 

Los Angeles queer punk group French Vanilla was formed by four UCLA undergrads and the nine vigorous tracks on their debut record regulate the dance floor with socially sensitive lyrics, vocal freneticism, punchy basslines, and catchy sax.

Check out the socially conscious lead single Anti-Aging Global Warming.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

best of the weekSo many good new tunes released this week – fourteen and counting – that we’ve had to split them into two posts.

Here are the first seven including a brilliant new single from the UK’s new saviour of indie guitar rock, Cabbage. Like a cross between Fat White Family, The Fall, and the Amazing Snakeheads. We have the new single from Samantha Crain’s upcoming album and three more excellent offerings from Secretly Canadian’s anti-Trump protest the First 100 Days project – Adam Torres, Jessica Lea Mayfield and a haunting solo performance from Hurray For The Riff Raff’s Alynda Segarra.

Rounding off Part 1 is some crushing, nihilistic punk from RMBLR and the return of indie folk trio The Staves who are sounding seriously fed up.

Listen. Enjoy. Check Part 2 tomorrow.

  1. Cabbage – Gibraltar Ape
  2. Samantha Crain – Antiseptic Greeting
  3. RMBLR – Miracle
  4. The Staves – Tired As Fuck
  5. Hurray For The Riff Raff – Everybody Knows
  6. Jessica Lea Mayfield – The World Won’t Stop (Demo)
  7. Adam Torres – Dreamers In America

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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]

 

Meat Wave

We are eagerly anticipating Chicago trio Meat Wave’s forthcoming album The Incessant out on 17th February on Big Scary Monsters here in the UK and EU, and via Side One Dummy in the States.

We posted the title track  recently and Incessant was brilliant, but the rollicking, self-referential Bad Man, might be even better – one of the most cathartic, bile-ridden songs in a catalogue littered with them.

Listen below, pre-order the album here, and check out their upcoming UK tour dates too.

 

See them live

Apr 21st | Brighton – The Joker
Apr 22nd | Nottingham – Stuck On A Name
Apr 24th | Cardiff – Club Ifor Bach
Apr 25th | Birmingham – The Flapper
Apr 26th | Leeds – Brudenell Social Club (Games Room)
Apr 27th | Glasgow – Hug & Pint
Apr 28th | Newcastle – Hit The North
Apr 29th | Liverpool – Studio 2
Apr 30th | Leicester – Handmade Festival
May 1st | Guildford – Boileroom
May 2nd | London – Birthdays

Another From Mind Rays

Posted: February 6, 2017 in Alternative, Garage, Music, Punk, Rock
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Back in November we shared Still & All from Belgian garage punks Mind Rays.

Now we can share a new single from their upcoming long player Nerve Endings, which sees the light of day on the 24th March.

Demuie is equally energetic, equally furious, equally chaotic, equally good. Just a minute longer…

Listen below. Order the album via Bandcamp here.