Archive for the ‘Rock’ Category

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.

 

 

 

 

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Stanley Brinks & The Wave Pictures will release a new album, Tequila Island, on 21st June via Fika Recordings (order here).

It is their fifth album together, but the first since 2015’s My Ass. That’s not to say either have been slacking in that time—both are notoriously prolific: The Wave Pictures have turned out five albums and Brinks seven since they last came together in the studio.

To any of you familiar with Stanley Brinks’ huge discography—more than 100 albums—Tequila Island might, we stress might, sound a little more raw; less sophisticated than some of his other recordings. It’s still rich in jazzy sounds and original structures however, but the tracks are looser and full of playfulness, with the lyrics carrying the essence of the songs.

Lead single and title track Tequila Island is a feel-good slice of sun-kissed summer fun that’s probably best enjoyed this weekend with one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.

Listen 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.

 

We’ve oft mentioned our love for some of the bands coming out of Ireland at the moment – Fontaines D.C., Murder Capital and the wonderful Silverbacks.

It is the latter who have released a new single, the propulsive, chugging Pink Tide, is another crackerjack of a tune brimming over with sardonic humour and sinewy twin guitars. It tells the tale of a slow unravelling of fashionable and futile revolutions in a land drowning in pomp and circumstance.

According to Silverbacks’ Daniel O’Kell  the origins of the track came from “another demo, poorly named ‘Mark E. Smith Eats His Purple Crayon’. In the end we realised that the riff deserved better, and we started writing what eventually became Pink Tide.

Marvellous. Listen here.

 

Modern Nature have announced details of their debut album How To Live, released 23rd August via Bella Union. You can preorder here.

The band is a new project from Jack Cooper (Ultimate Painting/Mazes), Will Young (BEAK>) plus Woods’ Aaron Neveu and Sunwatchers’ Jeff Tobias.

They have shared a video for lovely first single Peradam of which frontman Cooper says: “Peradam is a word from René Daumal’s novel Mount Analogue, which was the source for Jodorowsky’s Holy Mountain. In the book ‘Peradam’ is an object that is revealed only when someone knows they are seeking it. The song is about striving for something but not knowing what that something is and feeling like whatever it is might be unattainable anyway. A futile quest or some kind of circular dream. I’m sure most people can empathise with that feeling.

Liking this a lot – watch it here.

 

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.

 

 

Raw blues duo Left Lane Cruiser are back with a new record, Shake and Bake – meaning another tasty helping of their lowdown, sleaze-ridden garage blues.

The Waltz is the latest track shared from the record and it is a heavy-duty monolith of fuzzy, fried rock’n’roll, just like the devil intended.

Give it a spin here. The album is out on the 31st May via Alive NaturalSound Records.

 

 

Always a happy event in the MM household when a new Black Mountain record appears on the horizon.

Their new single is Licensed To Drive, from their forthcoming album, Destroyer, due May 24th via Jagjaguwar.

In the words of the band’s Stephen McBean “A riff in A flat and some Neu / Nugent / Newman Motorik hustle. Was the vacation better than the journey or did the drive etch itself into your soul? I’d like to thank the DMV for the inspiration.

Marvellous stuff – give it a listen.

 

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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