Mmmm, SLUDGE. This is huge.
Mmmm, SLUDGE. This is huge.
There’s a bit too many Union Jacks in this for me, but it’s annoyingly a bit of a grower.
Angsty At The Drive In/Billy Talent style vocals. Worth a look. Their album Mother’s Ruin is due out on the 30th of September.
Calling upon the spectres of the 90s in this one. Some good stuff from the Flash Bangers.
Nat Lyon is a literal one man band living somewhere in the hills of Connecticut, where he allegedly spends his time renovating an old farmhouse and frolicking with the local livestock… or something. He played all of the instruments on this character-filled DIY release, which in my book is reason enough alone to give it at least one listen over.
This lot are great.
Listener are a three piece ‘spoken word rock band’ from Arkansas in the States. Time is a Machine is their latest release, coming out just a few days ago on the European side of the Atlantic, and just shy of a week prior to that for our American chums.
Despite the trio having been together since not long after the dawning of the new Millennium, and having since trotted their way across the globe, this album is unlikely to feature on many hipster run down lists of the year… but could well be one of the most interesting for those who have ears to listen.
When Must Die Records wrote in to say that they were a small DIY label that usually dealt with ‘experimental/outsider music’, but that their latest release was ‘fuzzed out garage rock’, I had to at least have a quick listen.
When I saw that the band described themselves as ‘fuzzy scumbag rock’, things got even better. (more…)
Flash Bang Band are a bunch from Brighton that I first covered waaaaay back in my auspicious role with what-was-then Artrocker.com. I’m sad to say that I’ve not kept up with their developments too much since, despite having liked to have… Once I initially cover a band it can become difficult to know which updates to keep up with and which to promote and…. aye.
This track caught me surprise. Starting out with elements of the wonderfully soft-sung Iain Archer, coupled with the illustrious Thom Yorke… then shifting to something more akin to Weezer, or the rougher and more recent Dinosaur Pile Up.
They’re on tour soon. Go find them.
The prospect of going out tonight seemed like a chore. Having to wake up from my comfortable slump on the couch and trek across Glasgow wasn’t something I relished after a week of zero motivation or energy. However, this wasn’t just any old gig. This was Marnie Stern – and if it had been anybody else I might not have bothered moving at all. (more…)
I’ve only recently had this Japanese duo introduced to my ears. To be fair to you, I probably only know three songs and I have just found this, my fourth. I often find it difficult to sleep, but listen to these at night and you’ll likely be out by the end of the third track; drifting in Pillow Land. Absolute magic.
Beastin’ new video from the first single to come from this lot’s second album – ‘Nature Nurture’ – set for a release date of the 17th of June. Enjoy.
NGOD – Photograph by Lee Jones
Tall Ships. Where have they come from? A few months ago folk were rating them so highly that I guess I was just automatically put off. I’m sometimes guilty of shutting myself off from bands & films that are hyped and thrown in my face, and I never give them a chance. This has forever been the case with even some of my all time favourite bands… Maybe I’ll learn one day? (more…)