Archive for the ‘Rockabilly’ Category

We loved L.A. Witch’s track Untitled which we posted back in June. Now we have a new track, the slower, more sinewy Baby In Blue Jeans for your listening edification.

It comes from their upcoming debut album and is a grittier take on Mazzy Star’s hazy, sleepy beauty.

Immerse yourself below.

 

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South London based neo-rockabilly upcomers, The Sly Persuaders have announced the release of their self-titled debut album, out via Roadkill Records on 24th February.

The band make raucous garage rock soaked in heavily-effected, searing guitars. Their brand of Bad Seeds’ energy meets The Gun Club’s rockabilly psychosis oozes from their singles and surf-pop beats merge with layers of gypsy-psych percussion. The results we can tell you, are pretty damn fine.

Listen to new single TFD, and previous release Watch & Learn below, and order via Bandcamp here.

 

 

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Oh! Gunquit are a London-based, rumble-bop, trash-stomp, blitz band who concoct a heady brew of primitive surf, raw R&R, wild garage, and twisted freak-a-billy!

Hot on the heels of August’s excellent Hot Cross Fun cassette only E.P., they have released a new lime green vinyl 7″ single which features two tracks Nomads of The Lost and Walking The Streets.

Check out both below as well as Fireballs from the Hot Cross Fun EP.

Pre-order the single here.

 

 

 

Punk Slime Recordings have announced the official debut album from Birmingham’s wonderfully named Swampmeat.

Gin & Tonic will be released on November 25 and is a collection of countrified rock and roll, that recalls Creedence, The Clash and the man in black, confidently straddling the edge between country, punk and rock and roll.

Lead single Brand New Cadillac (not a cover!) serves as a perfect introduction to the world of Swampmeat for the uninitiated.

Listen below. Top banana.

 

Farewell Teddy is an indie-rock duo from Atlanta, Georgia.

The Ferris Wheel EP is a four-track precursor to their forthcoming debut album, Brave New World’s Fair (Part 1), which is due to be released independently early this year.

For now check out the country twang and vintage rockabilly rumble of I’m Not Afraid Of Torture. You can download the EP for free from NoiseTrade here.

 

100 Posts in 100 Hours is a series rounding up the best of our inbox from the tail end of 2015.

MM Shorts 771: Black Vincent

Black Vincent’s album Teardrop Deluxe features nine tracks steeped in rockabilly and early rock n’ roll with subtle nods to glam and post-punk. With vocals that show a clear affinity to balladeers such as Johnnie Ray, Roy Orbison and Frank Sinatra, as well as more contemporary crooners like Chris Isaak and Richard Hawley, there is much to like here.

Buy from Bandcamp. Listen to Friends With Motorcycles here.

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We get sent lots of videos and having been idly trawling through the backlog of them today, here are a few that caught our eye (and ears).

Dive in then to musical films from Piney Gir, Love Buzzard, Rat Columns, Andy Human & The Reptoids, The Harvey Steel Show, and Nai Harvest.

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Bourbon Street Band

Taking their name from the short-lived 1959-60 TV private detective series, Bourbon Street Beat are (as you’d might expect) inspired by 50s and 60s bands such as Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Band, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, as well as rock’n’roll legends like Elvis, Buddy Holly and Johnny Cash. Each of these influences are apparent in technique and style, yet cleverly and confidently reinterpreted to give the band a contemporary feel and an indie edge.

New single Crossing On a Bend takes the listener on a seamless journey from the 1950s to the late 1960s and back again, all inside two and half minutes, while B side She’s His Woman, is if anything even better, being a bitterly melancholic Country rumble with a rockabilly edge.

Fabulous cover art too! Have a listen.

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Graveyard Johnnys Dead Transmission

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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Nine new, and excellent, songs from the past seven days neatly packaged for your listening pleasure.

1. Jeffrey Lewis – Train Song
2. The Sandwitches – Our Toast
3. Ultimate Painting – Break The Chain
4. John Vanderslice – Midnight Blue
5. Destroyer – Dream Lover
6. Heather Woods Broderick – Wyoming
7. DRINKS – Hermits On Holiday
8. Spoon – TV Set (Cramps cover)
9. Nots – Virgin Mary

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