Archive for the ‘Punk’ Category

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.

 

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Here are ten new tunes all nicely collected up for you in one easy post – from the righteous fury of IDLES and Honey Lung to the traditional folk of Bonny Light Horseman and Devendra Banhart. We also have new songs from the likes of the Lumineers, Parsnip, New Pornographers, Sleater-Kinney, Angel Olsen and The Growlers.

Whatever floats your boat, there is something here to enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEET – Outer Rim Video

Posted: July 24, 2019 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Punk, Rock
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UK band FEET have shared the music video for their blistering indie-punk single, Outer Rim, taken from their debut album What’s Inside Is More Than Just Ham (out via their own Clapped Records on 4th October).

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.

 

JOHN – Future Thinker

Posted: July 19, 2019 in Alternative, Industrial, Music, Punk, Rock
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It’s been out for a couple of months I think, but heard this on 6Music this afternoon and it was one marvellously unholy racket of industrial jackhammer punk set against contrasting deadpan vocals.

It’s called Future Thinker by London duo JOHN, and comes from their upcoming album Out Here On The Fringes.

Top tune. Order the album here. Check out their Bandcamp page here.

 

B Boys – Instant Pace

Posted: July 11, 2019 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Punk, Rock
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Taking their cues from the likes of Devo, Talking Heads and Wire, New York trio B Boys find inspiration in the chaos that surrounds them: the aggressive attitude and sonic lawlessness of the city they live, work, and breathe in every day. Their raw, yet meticulous style is characterized by rhythmic complexity, commanding riffs, and introspective lyrics that are as playful and self-aware as they are cutting.

Their sophomore album Dudu is out on the 26th July and the latest track to be shared from it is Instant Pace, another acerbic slice of subversive, frustrated punk rock.

Give it a spin.

 

Hot on the heels of our post about The Murder Capital earlier, Leeds indie outfit Party Hardly have shared a rousing new anthem of their own – Rats In The Kitchen – the second track lifted from forthcoming EP Modern Strife Is Snobbish, which sees a release later this summer.

Giving their jangly guitar rock some hefty punk overtones, the track follows on from The Hopskotch Man, and is the musical equivalent of waking a guard dog – a bit woozy in places, but equally likely to suddenly tear your ears off with no warning and no apology.

Damn fine stuff – listen to both tracks here.

 

 

After four years, Californian punks CEREMONY are back with a new album, In The Spirit World Now.

The album explores some pretty amorphous lyrical territory about arrested development, botched relationships, and the never-ending hamster wheel of self-destruction so many creative people succumb to – it’s out on the 23rd August,  but for now content yourself with a pretty fine lead single, Turn Away The Bad Thing.

 

Black Adidas – Be Cool

Posted: June 26, 2019 in Alternative, Music, Punk, Rock
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We posted about LA band Black Adidas way back at the start of 2018, and we’re becoming rather fond of raucous new single Be Cool.

The band deliver some pretty rugged punk rock that nods slyly to its origins without beating their listeners over the head with replica or reproduction. Sure, you might hear some Rancid in there and even (rather nostalgically for us) some Sham 69, but Be Cool stands proudly on its own two feet and eagerly tries to cave your skull in with some proper sonic skulduggery and a storming anthem chorus.

You know the rules… play loud.

 

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.