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Lizard Hips – Top 10 albums of 2017

Weird year for stuff, some of it bad some of it excellent. My top 2 will not surprise some people and it’s mostly business as usual. Some returning bands – The Bronx have absolutely excelled themselves on the new one – USA Nails might not be in the giddy heights of their first two records, […]

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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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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 […]

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Arnocorps – The Unbelievable EP

Band: ArnocorpsAlbum: The Unbelievable EPLabel: Alternative Tentacles RecordsRelease date: Too Ballsy! (25 August)Sounds like: Going faster and faster! The Greatest Band Of All Time still remains the most factually correct album title in existence. Yes, those Austrian-American rock ‘n roll action pioneers, Arnocorps are back in new EP form, Unbelievable, right? WRONG! TOTALLY BELIEVABLE, EXACTLY! Riding […]

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Ampwrecked 13: New music for your ears

High Signs – A Much Larger Ocean (?) The sudden and shocking rasp of vocalist Sam Hargrove from Toronto’s High Signs is more than enough to wake you from a slumber. His cutting, Chuck Reagan-esque bark has the snarl of the Gainesville punker – ravaged and raw and suits their danceable post-punk shuffle to a tea. […]

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Mutoid Man – War Moans

Band: Mutoid Man Album: War Moans Label: Sargent House Release date: 2 June Sounds like: A bone chain bandaged around your mind in the afterlife. I’m not surprised to hear that Mutoid Man brew their own beer; 6.66% apparently. It’s the logical beverage to accompany anything surrounding them and their music -a bottle really should […]