Posts Tagged ‘Slug Guts’

Round Up Time Again.

What with being out at No Direction Home and away with the day job, a whole host of songs have come and gone without us posting them, so we’re remedying that oversight now with this round up of the best from our in-box and around the web.

We have the anthemic Mrs Magician who released their debut album Strange Heaven a couple of months ago. Download There Is No God and listen to the rather provocatively titled I’m Gonna Hangout With The Lesbians Next Door & Drop Acid.

Download Mrs Magician – There Is No God mp3 (from Strange Heaven)

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Two Gallants will release their fourth LP The Bloom and the Blight in September, their first since 2007’s self-titled release and comes after a three-year hiatus. The first single Broken Eyes is a lovely slice of indie-folk.

Download Two Gallants – Broken Eyes mp3 (from The Bloom And The Blight)

Blonds will release their debut full-length The Bad Ones on August 7th, Run is a thrillingly rousing and compelling first taste.

Download Blonds – Run mp3 (The Bad Ones)

Seattle’s Seapony have released What You Wanted, the first taste of their forthcoming album Falling, due in September. It is appropriately autumnal offering of their subtly crafted dream-pop.

Download Seapony – What You Wanted mp3 (from Falling)

K-Holes on the other hand are an altogether sleazier proposition with their joyful and raucous gutterball punk – all jagged guitars and tribal beats. Here are a couple of tracks from latest album Dismania.

Download K-Holes – Frozen Still mp3 (from Dismania)

Download K-Holes – Rats mp3 (from Dismania)

And keeping up the visceral punk theme are Slug Guts and Ceremony. The former release their third album Playin’ In Time With The Deadbeat and Adult Living is an howling unhinged taster, while the latter have delivered up a rather tasty 60 second cover of the Ramones, which is never a bad thing.

Download Slug Guts – Adult Living mp3 (from Playin’ In Time With The Deadbeat)

Download Ceremony – I Don’t Wanna Be Learned / I Don’t Wanna Be Tamed mp3 (Ramones Cover)

Matthew E. White’s debut album Big Inner is out in August. One Of These Days is a modest, low-key soul-filled cut from the record with a gently tropical feel that makes for a most beguiling combination.

Download Matthew E. White – One Of These Days mp3 (from Big Inner)

Earlier this week we premiered the excellent new track from Edmund II, this is Riptide an earlier taste from his album Floating Monk.

Download Edmund II – Riptide mp3 (from Floating Monk)

Laetitia Sadler of Stereolab is releasing another taste of her debut album Silencio, the lengthily titled There Is A Price To Be Paid For Freedom (And It Isn’t Security) is slow, woozy and seductive.

Download Laetitia Sadler – There Is A Price To Be Paid For Freedom (And It Isn’t Security) mp3 (from Silencio)

And to finish off we have something a little different from Mike Tyler. He is a celebrated non-academic, post-beat poet and musician and his new single Stuttering Song II is the first to be released in the UK and is taken from his forthcoming sophomore album Erection (out August 20th). Repetitive catchy chords provide the backdrop for his poetically devised (naturally) and hilariously undemanding lyrics.

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Here we are again. A mix of the best tracks we posted in February and a few new ones too. Twenty seven cracking songs to immerse yourself in!

Download O’Death – Bugs mp3 (from Outside)

Echoes of their ramshackle and punkish best, but this time it is cocooned in something more subtle and thoughtful too.

Download The Whalers – That Rabbit mp3 (from How The Ship Goes Down)

Playing a wonderfully straightforward blend of thudding, bass-heavy rock that makes us think of QotSA melded with the Black Angels and then given some 60s style reverb treatment.

Download Middle Brother – Me Me Me mp3 (from Middle Brother)

Classic rootsy Americana show indie supergroup can live up to the hype.

Download The Barettas – Touche mp3 (from Touche 7″)

An energy filled, rough edged pop number – like bubblegum wrapped around a six inch nail.

Download Creepoid – Grave Blanket mp3 (from Horse Heaven)

Top quality psych-rock and creeping reverb laden malevolence.

Download The Paperhead – Back To Those Days mp3 (from The Paperhead)

Shimmering, orchestrated pop layers, eastern influence and the groovy instrumentals of a classic British Psych record.

Download Hunters – Deadbeat mp3 (from Hunters / Dead Wife split 7″)

The tribal beat and brilliant riff is a perfect combination of the heavy and the accessible. Imagine The Vaselines making music with The Ruts on a chaotic acid binge.

Download Moon Duo – Mazes mp3 (from Mazes)

A must for any fans of psychedelia, drone-rock, stoner riffage or anything similar.

Download Left Lane Cruiser – Giving Tree mp3 (from Junkyard Speed Ball)

An effortless mix of southern-fried blues, garage, and brutal punk riffs into one glorious whiskey and gasoline soaked whole.

Download Trent Fox & The Tenants – Mess Around mp3 (from Mess Around EP)

Garage infused rock n roll with added swagger and a whole bunch of attitude.

Download Wolf Ram Heart – Viewgirls mp3 (from Betrayal of Hearts)

Ominous and brooding – a perfect example of dark hearted, pop psychedelia.

Download Jones Street Station – The Understanding mp3

A wonderful sense of melody and intricate rhythms played with a joyous abandon and sense of fun.

Download The Raveonettes – Forget That You’re Young mp3 (from Raven In The Grave)

Ghostly synths and chillingly beautiful riffs that leave you feeling simultaneously unsettled and enchanted.

Download Slug Guts – Hangin’ In The Pisser mp3 (from Howlin’ Gang)

Seething primal punk-blues holler with a twisted take on everything from goth to garage.

Download Brother Gruesome – Tubes mp3 (from For The Morphine Makes You Comfortable 7″)

Mixing a sound that has evolved from their dark folk roots with a full on Sabbath-esque interlude.

Download J Mascis – Not Enough mp3 (from Several Shades Of Why)

Acoustically tinged pop par excellence.

Download Hunx & His Punx – Lovers Lane mp3 (from Too Young To Be In Love)

Tongue-in-cheek homage to the Shangri-Las, doo-wop, bubblegum pop, beach cruising and prom night teenage angst and finishes with the obligatory spoken word denouement – this time with flamboyantly camp overtones.

Download Bored Man Overboard – Abigail mp3 (from Rogue)

Vibrant, dark and reserved, they tell stories about forgotten people, of resignation and subdued wine buzzes. The music sounds like it has been dragged screaming from being immersed in six months of darkness – a wonderful antidote to the empty pop fluff that abounds.

Download Wavves – Horse Shoes mp3

His finest moment since So Bored…?

Download Fosdyk Well – First Gravity mp3 (from Slumber And Stark Lots)

Off-kilter acoustic strum and a queasy feel combine in this brilliantly disorientating mix of uneasy folk and ambient experiment

Download Silver Shampoo – Streaks Of Satan mp3 (from Higher & Higher)

Top quality fuzzed out, reverbed up, psychotic blast of glamorous garage rock.

Download The Heavenly States – Model Son mp3 (from Oui Camera Oui EP)

A foot-stomper with added rasp, rhythm and groove.

And to finish off we have two excellent covers for you, Loch Lomond’s reverential take on a Fleetwood Mac classic and Bat for Lashes tackling Depeche Mode, as well as the first tastes from new albums by Summer Camp and Julian Lynch, and finally a brand new song from folkies Romany Rye.

Download Loch Lomond – The Chain mp3 (Fleetwood Mac cover)

Download Bat For Lashes – Strangelove mp3 (Depeche Mode cover)

Download Julian Lynch – Terra mp3 (from Terra)

Download Summer Camp – I Want You mp3

Download Romany Rye – I Hate Myself (For Loving You) mp3

Introducing…Slug Guts

Posted: February 15, 2011 in Alternative, Blues, Indie, Metal, Music, Punk, Rock
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We first became aware of the marvellously named Slug Guts via the last Insound monthly mix and a top tune titled Town Tied.

Slug Guts hail from the barren, heat stricken confines of Brisbane, Australia, apparently a town as desolate as it is depressing and suburban. In the first four months of the band, Slug Guts recorded their first LP Down on the Meat, and went on numerous Australian tours before heading back into the studio and recording their thirteen-song sophomore album, Howlin’ Gang.

The music is a cauldron of seething primal punk-blues holler with a twisted take on everything from goth to garage – with the whole lot thrown into a dustbin and stamped into submission. Brilliantly.

Out on the Sacred Bones label next week, you can pre-order here.

Visit their MySpace here.

Download Slug Guts – Town Tied mp3 (from Howlin’ Gang)

Download Slug Guts – Hangin’ In The Pisser mp3 (from Howlin’ Gang)