“Very basic music – loud, fast, city, raucous, arrogant, paranoid, speed-freak rock n roll. It will be so loud that if we move in next door to you, your lawn will die”.
Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister || 1945 -2015 || Born to lose, lived to win.
Our regular collection of the best of the week’s new tunes. This week no less than x new tracks for you.
- The Felice Brothers – Carriage
- Smoke Fairies – Wild Winter
- Savages – T.I.W.Y.G.
- Meat Wave – Symmy
- Theo Verney – Sailed Long
- WALL – Fit The Part
- Cassie Ramone – Run Run Rudolph (Chuck Berry cover)
- Pinemen – That Certain Flavour
Jesse Payne stems from a soil deep in the Southeastern region of the United States. He nests in scenic views of trees and mountains blending into valleys of skyscrapers and barns. Alabama and the Appalachian trail provide the canvas for his yellow shade of timeless polaroids transposing over lake and swing.
New album Heirloom will be released on 14th August via Capture Music, and the first single is the gorgeous, slow-burning ache of Origins.
Graveyard Johnnys fuse the primal bump’n’grind of classic 50s rockabilly with the fury of late 70s punk rock and new album Dead Transmission continues their raucous, sonic adventures.
Piss and vinegar in places, affectionate in others, but rocking and stomping throughout, this is rock’n’roll at it’s visceral best with some rousing tunes chucked into the mix of influences. There are lyrical nods to the past, Dale Hawkins and Carl Perkins, the spirit of The Cramps and maybe even a tribute to the Sex Pistols in there.
Listen/download their single The Poison and decide for yourself.
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The Sex Rays deal in sweaty, adrenalin fuelled garage rock.
New single She Thing is a tight, sci-fi radio rock ‘n’ roll anthem channeling the band’s lusty garage rock roots, and then driving said roots through the roof.
The B-side is the brilliantly named He’s Trying To Work It Out With His Girlfriend, And Then The LSD Kicks In showcases the band’s fondness of devolving into a slurry of artsy noise, backed by classic Kinks-ish guitar riffs, pounding drums and driving bass.
Listen below, and buy from Bandcamp.
Aussie duo My Old Dutch is an explosive two-piece lo-fi rock’n’roll outfit from Melbourne, bashing out 50s inspired tales of love lost, found and stolen.
First single Howlin’ Marilyn is a crankin’ two and a half minute ditty. Driven by a fuzzed-up, rocking riff soaked in magneto feedback, glued together with a thumping beat and some old school jukebox vocals. It tells the story of lust’n’love between a guy and his werewolf girlfriend.
From East L.A., The Bloodhounds play fresh, edgy R&B tinged blues with a hint of punk swagger and latin groove, but always with maximum emphasis placed on good old fashioned rock’n’roll.
Debut album Let Loose is out in early November via Alive Naturalsound Records, and until then you can check out the first track from the album, the somewhat self explanatory Try A Little Reefer.
Portland’s The Shivas have announced the release of their fourth LP, You Know What To Do, out October 28th on Olympia-based label K and on cassette via Burger Records.
Having drawn comparisons to bands like Thee Oh Sees and Black Lips, The Shivas blend elements of surf-pop, garage-rock, and good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll, dousing their hook-filled melodies with a healthy dose of reverb. There are fuzzy, frenetic jams and hazy slower tunes, and the sub-90 second crackle of Manson Girls is one of the former.
Have a listen.
Here is Dan Sartain’s new video for his rather inspired cover of The Knife’s Pass This On.
It is the lead single from his new album Dudesblood, which you can order here.
We’re throughly enjoying this EP from NYC’s Falling Birds, whose fuzzed up garage rock recalls the The Black Lips, but with a dash of Bright Eyes’ folky storytelling sensibilities and a smattering of classic rock’n’roll thrown in for good measure.
The five track EP is called Native America and can be grabbed from Bandcamp here on a name-your-price offer. We suggest you head there right away, but if you need more convincing check out EP opener Darling, and Dead Man Walking below.