Death Valley Girls – Under the Spell Of Joy

LA’s Death Valley Girls have always sought to wield their musical magic like ancient mystics, creating psychic bonds with willing ears through the medium of their fiery rock n’ roll. On the surface, previous albums like Glow in the Dark and Darkness Rains were rowdy mash-ups of early American punk, sun-baked psych rock, and proto-metal fire-and-brimstone guitar worship, yet there was always an undercurrent of … Continue reading Death Valley Girls – Under the Spell Of Joy

The Return Of Death Valley Girls

Yesterday we shared a couple of sweet covers by country-rockers Whitney and today we have another, altogether different cover version to offer you. One that heralds the return of LA’s Death Valley Girls. Having made quite a name for themselves with their desert-blasted blend of rowdy proto-punk and primitive heavy metal, this is their first new offering since 2018 album Darkness Rains, and comes in … Continue reading The Return Of Death Valley Girls

New Video: Death Valley Girls – Wear Black

In celebration of Halloween, watch Death Valley Girls’ new video for Wear Black, which is taken from their excellent 2018 release Darkness Rains via Suicide Squeeze Records. Their world is a fusion of feral proto-punk, ‘70s scuzz dirges, and third eye mysticism and we love it….     Continue reading New Video: Death Valley Girls – Wear Black

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of The Year – Chris T Popper’s Selections

Back again like a carrion crow to roadkill. Every year since 2009, Chris T Popper has shared his favourite tunes of the year, and we love him all the more for it…   10. Death Valley Girls – Disaster (Is What We’re After) Whilst the video for this song featuring Iggy Pop eating a hamburger garnered plenty of attention it shouldn’t detract from an absolute … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of The Year – Chris T Popper’s Selections

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 3 (50-26)

Into the top half of our favourite songs of the year. Here are tracks 50 through to 26. 50 Murder By Death – True Dark   Murder By Death have built a career on gothic country rockers and sun-baked desert folk, yet even after all these years they still manage to surprise and True Dark is them at their twangiest best.   49 Fontaines DC … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 3 (50-26)

Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Titus Andronicus – Only A Hobo BRONCHO – Keep It In Line Phosphorescent – C’est La Vie No. 2 Courtney Barnett – Small Talk Kurt Vile – One Trick Ponies Flat Worms – The Apparition Death Valley Girls – (One Less Thing) Before I Die The Berries – Junkyard Dog Laura Gibson – Domestication SOAK – Everybody Loves You New Rose – Plenty Of Flowers … Continue reading Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

NIne Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Joe Strummer – Czechoslovak Song / Where Is England The Men – Ailment Anna St. Louis – Desert Hater – Things To Keep Up With PAINT – Daily Gazette Methyl Ethel – Scream Whole Jeff Tweedy – Some Birds Death Valley Girls – Street Justice Kevin Devine – Into The Great Wide Open (Tom Petty cover)                     Continue reading NIne Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

IDLES – Great Death Valley Girls – Disaster (Is What We’re After) Fucked Up – Normal People Cat Power (feat. Lana Del Rey) – Woman Low – Disarray Spain – Maya In The Summer Iron & Wine – Waves Of Galveston Les Big Byrd – I Fucked Up I Was A Child Whitney Ballen – Fucking Sudakistan – Last Love Supreme Fidlar – Are You … Continue reading Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Our collection extends to no less than ten sweet new tracks for you this week, lovingly gathered up from the past seven days like shells from a beach. Or something like that… Torres – Special (Garbage cover) Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – Bennie And The Jets Julien Baker – Brittle Boned Beach Baby – Limousine Death Valley Girls – Death Valley Boogie Hamilton Leithauser & … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week