Posts Tagged ‘Fist City’

Here is an irreverent video of lady bikers causing chaos in a bar. It is for fuzzy, punk rockers Fist City’s new single Let’s Rip.

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Mad Mackerel's Best O The Month: June 2013

Here we are again, a round up of twenty five of June’s best downloads on Mad Mackerel (plus a few new tunes) that combine to make another perfect mix for those long summer days. Stick these on the iPod, crack a cold one, relax and enjoy!

Honeyslide – Drippin
Swathed in reverb, bathed in noise and drowned in dreamy vocals.


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Big Sun – Pants
As quirky and as engaging a slice of sweet indie pop as you could ever wish to hear.


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Lipstick Lumberjack – Desert Balloons
Folk-pop in the vein of Rilo Kiley.

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Mason Brothers – Falling Together
Spacey, contemporary Americana.

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Royal Forest – Everyone Who Knows You
Weaves warped psych-pop and surreal Americana into something utterly memorable.

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Tales Of Murder And Dust – Tremblin’
Hazy and kaliedoscopic mixing drone, shoegaze and eastern influences into a swirling maelstrom of noise rock.

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Jack Wilson – Masterplan
Masterpiece of restrained emotion where spare, but powerful vocals weave between gentle strings and harmonies. A real treat of authentic folk storytelling.


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Algernon Doll – Anti-Them
Fuzzy guitars, layered vocals and no little distortion.

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Speedy Ortiz – No Below
New single from garage noiseniks.


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Black Joe Lewis – Skulldiggin
Grips from the off with a blistering, distorted blues riff of righteous fury and a gruff vocal of just the right amount of hellfire and brimstone zeal to match.

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Potty Mouth – The Spins
Energetic, scrappy indie rock.


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This Frontier Needs Heroes – George Clooney
Simply gorgeous piece of contemporary Americana.

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Argy Rakis – Let It Go
Rasping, deep vocal that sits comfortably atop a percussive chug of travelling troubadour inspiration.

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Over Nights – Broken Cabins
Sweetly melodic slice of banjo led, backporch Americana.

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Fist City – Boring Kids
Punk. Brash. Snotty. Play loud.

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The Blood Arm – Bubblegum
Art-rock cool with a wonderfully weary, almost resigned feel to the glam undercurrent – imagine Roxy Music on downers…

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Whale Belly – Bubbles In My Blood
Bears the imprint of traditional folk, but boasts a big band sound, and the violin adds a classical element that contrasts sweetly with the naggingly insistent high-pitched guitar riffs.

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The Dive Poets – Idaho
Highway-bound rhythm and spirited viola creates a gently mournful single of perfectly judged alt-Country.

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Kill The Captains – Disco Nazi
Guitars fizz and spit, bass lines hum, and drums are beaten and battered in six minute epic.


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Georgia’s Horse – Thistlebomb
Sparse and spooky country noir – hypnotic and filled with a plaintive melancholy.

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Jacuzzi Boys – Domino Moon
Psych-garage pop of the very best kind.

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Last American Buffalo – Move Me
Slow, yearning country blues.

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Golden Animals – The Steady Roller
Hazy, windswept psychedelia.

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Download Metz – Can’t Understand mp3 (from Adult Swim Singles Series)
Pulverising new track from punk/hardcore hybrids.

Download Rose Windows – Native Dreams mp3 (from The Sun Dogs)
Six minute exotic distortion weaving Sabbath style sludge with the traditional sounds of the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

And to finish off we have the very welcome return of garage rockers The Obits and their new single Taste The Diff as well as the ragged guitars and snarling girl vocals of Summer Cannibals new track Hey / I Was Saved. We have catchy, energetic garage pop from Holland in the shape of Waiting For Something New by Mozes And The Firstborn, and lastly we have the lush acoustics and warm reverb of neo-folkies The Petticoat Tearoom’s track Love Isn’t Gone.

Don’t forget to check all the other Best of the Month mixes in the sidebar too.


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Videos of the Day

Videos to start the week from the acoustic Americana of the places in peril initiative of T. Hardy Morris to the weird party freaks of Fist City’s Boring Kids, and the visual gymnastics of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros film for Better Days. Lastly we have the speed and fury of Radkey perfectly captured in this performance of Cat & Mouse.

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Liven Up Your Day With Fist City

Canadian rock ‘n’ roll renegades Fist City will see a UK release of their album, It’s 1983, Grow Up on July 8th. The album is scheduled for release on Black Tent Press.

Forming in Lethbridge, a smallish southern Alberta town, in 2010, Fist City gelled from the ashes of various punk bands to form a storming blend of garage-fuelled, surf-tinged, scuzzy rock n roll. This is one for fans of other F named bands like Fidlar, Fugazi, and Fucked Up.

Liven up your day – watch the video for Endless Bummer and listen to The Creeps

And catch them live…

May 2-4 – Liverpool – Sound City Festival
May 5 – Leek – Foxlowe Arts Center
May 7th – Edinburgh – The Banshee
May 8th – Glasgow – BLOC Bar
May 10th – Leeds – Santiago’s w/ Nothington
May 11th – Hull – The Piper w/ Nothington
May 14th – Manchester – (stairs make us nervous) w/ The Hipshakes
May 15th – London – Shackwell Arms w/ Cousins
May 16th-18th Brighton – Great Escape Festival