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Catalan! – Alive

You may remember back in the sunny days of July, we had a feature and interview with a certain Mr Ewen Friers, aka Catalan! talking all about the creation of the project, hopes for the future, collaborations and whether he’s a Dr Ian Malcolm or David Levinson kind of guy. Well, Ewen (or Catalan!) is […]

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THANK – Sexghost Hellscape

Band: ThankEP: Sexghost HellscapeLabel: Cruel Nature RecordsRelease date: 26 OctoberSounds like: Nothing. Everything. Something. Clive Barker mystery portal of doom. “Read a book they said. Well, I read a book and didn’t much like what I learned.” Imagine if Girl Band swapped their instruments for chainsaws, jackhammers and a cement mixer that’s been set on […]

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JOHN – God Speed In The National Limit

Band: JOHN Album: God Speed In The National Limit Label: Pets Care Records Release date: Out now Sounds like: Turbo noise rock action destruction and haunted printers. Being able to find stuff is overrated anyway. JOHN (comprised of John on drums  and vocals and John on guitar) are, I’m guessing, more deadpan than a churchyard […]

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The Bronx – V

Band: The BronxAlbum: VLabel: Cooking VinylRelease date: Out nowSounds like: The Bronx, duh.  “FREEZE FRAME, COCAINE- NOTHING’S EVER GONNA KILL THE PAIN!” If one photo summed up The Bronx, it’s in underlay card on this, their fifth album. It shows vocalist and professional “bear impersonating a man” Matt Caughthran, standing in the middle of a […]

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METZ – Strange Peace

Band: METZAlbum: Strange PeaceLabel: Sub PopRelease date: Out nowSounds like: Wires wrapping around your neck. Being encased in cellophane. In a hole.  “Like the cannibal silence, dragging on for so long…” The words “you are rolling” (uttered by producer Steve Albini) open Strange Peace, the third album from professional angry nerds (thanks Liam Gallagher) METZ and […]

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Ampwrecked 14: New Music For Your Ears

Death From Above – Never Swim Alone (Last Gang) The comments below Death From Above‘s latest single are certainly interesting. Content to continue dividing opinion, Sebastien Grainger and Jesse F Keeler push the boundaries of their minimal set up, especially on Never Swim Alone; which, sounds like a wrestler’s entrance music. Seriously. Don’t read this […]

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The Lumes – Envy

Band: The Lumes EP: Envy Label: CrazySane Records Release date: October 2017 Sounds like: Drenched in feedback, coated in mud. “I wish I was nice for a while. I wish I could walk around with a smile.” Whether the guitar at the end of third track (Discharge) on this new EP from Rotterdam’s The Lumes is being […]

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Ewen Friers talks CATALAN! Axis Of, Travelling and avoiding Love Island!

Those of you may remember from last year a feature on Axis Of, celebrating the release of their most recent live album, Companions. Whilst the band have been quiet of late, things have been bubbling below the surface for one of their members, bassist Ewen Friers, who is currently working on a new project, titled CATALAN! Taking […]

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Ewen Friers talks CATALAN! Axis Of, Travelling and avoiding Love Island!

Those of you may remember from last year a feature on Axis Of, celebrating the release of their most recent live album, Companions. Whilst the band have been quiet of late, things have been bubbling below the surface for one of their members, bassist Ewen Friers, who is currently working on a new project, titled CATALAN! Taking […]

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PABST / Autisti – Split 7″

Bands: PABST / AutistiEP: Split 7″Label: CrazySane RecordsRelease date: 1 SeptemberSounds like: Pedal-stamping, slacker-grunge shred. Surely one of the best kept secrets in the underground music scene is CrazySane Records, right? This little Berlin-based label, run by Chris Breuer of ear-bothers HEADS. has been quietly releasing some great records, split 7″ and EPs over the last […]