Introducing >>> Swampmeat

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.

 

100 Songs In 100 Hours: 64 – Farewell Teddy

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

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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A Few Videos…

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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Introducing >>> Bourbon Street Beat

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 Tranmission

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 Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

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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Video Premiere: Trance Farmers – Garbage Night

We’re not usually ones for premieres and all that stuff, but when the song is this good then we can sometimes be persuaded to rouse our lazy carcass off the sofa and head for the keyboard.

Trance Farmers (great name) specialise in psychobilly blues. Six track release Garbage Night is out April 28 on LEAVING Records with Stones Throw. You can also buy from Bandcamp here.

Watch the video for the title track, a fluorescent, garish animation with a slight Monty Python feel that fits this blast of unstoppable, distorted proto-garage punk perfectly. It’s like having a feral dog snapping at your genitals whilst an Elvis lookalike stomps on your face – and that in musical terms is a very good thing indeed.

Absolutely love this. Watch the video. Watch it again. Go mental.

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Introducing >>> Ethan Jano

Introducing >>> Ethan Jano

Ethan Jano is a young folk singer, whose guttural vocals and peculiar delivery feel akin to the dust bowl protest songs of the 30s and 50s which blended traditional folk with rhythm and blues and even a bit of rockabilly swagger.

It is a musical style inherited from a working class life that he has always known – raised in rural Pennsylvania, he was one of eight children born into a borderline blue-collar family. Some of his earliest memories involve listening to his Dad and great uncle pick out old tunes from the likes of Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Elvis and Bob Dylan. 

We have a couple of contrasting tracks from his debut album I’ll Be Fine (out on the 10th February) for your listening pleasure. Check out the joyful strum of Wildfire and the poignant, reflective How You Should Be below.

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Hanni El Khatib – Moonlight

Hanni El Khatib - Moonlight

Hanni El Khatib has been tickling the earbuds of Chris T Popper recently who was turned on to Moonlight, the title track of his forthcoming album.

A man of impeccably good taste (mostly), Mr Popper was quite right and proper with his recommendation, and so we’re pleased to share both that track and The Teeth and a final taster from the record before it is released next week with the brilliant Melt Me.

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