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.   … Continue reading 100 Songs In 100 Hours: 64 – Farewell Teddy

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. … Continue reading MM Shorts 771: Black Vincent

Introducing >>> Bourbon Street Beat

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 … Continue reading Introducing >>> Bourbon Street Beat

Graveyard Johnnys – Dead Tranmission

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 … Continue reading Graveyard Johnnys – Dead Tranmission

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) … Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

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. … Continue reading Video Premiere: Trance Farmers – Garbage Night

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 … Continue reading Introducing >>> Ethan Jano

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 … Continue reading Hanni El Khatib – Moonlight