Texans COATTAILS With Amplified Lullaby ‘CLOCKS & KNIFES’ From New EP…

Sensitive moments for the laziest day of the week…

28 October 2018

COATTAILS formed back in early 2013 in Austin, Texas. The quartet released its self-titled debut LP two years ago and is about to launch a follow-up EP, entitled ‘Imaginary Friends’ on 9 November. Here’s one of the tracks. CLOCKS & KNIVES is a sepia colored lullaby centered around that nostalgic kind of warmhearted melodies that were played on jukeboxes in cozy bars back in the sixties. Frolicsome piano play, emotive tunefulness
and reflective vocals. It’s the electrically charged chorus and a captivating guitar solo somewhere in the middle that reminds us that it’s actually 2018 rather than 1966. This
is tender music with a healing force, therefore timeless. Catch the touching elegance
right here…

COATTAILS: Facebook Website

Eccentric Blues Junks WICKED SHIMMIES Gonna Booglarize You Baby With New Album ‘EXILE ON 5TH STREET’…

Brand new sonic impulses

27 October 2018

From Chickasha, Oklahoma here are WICKED SHIMMIES. This far-out 4-headed boogie blues beast that likes to roll, rattle, rumble, roar and reverberate will release their new album ‘EXILE ON 5TH STREET‘ next Tuesday on their Bandcamp page. An unusual two-song LP with each one, part 1 & 2, lasting for about 20 minutes. I’m quite certain these eccentric jam junks didn’t write these sonic mindfuckers the way a regular band writes music. I’m pretty sure they gathered somewhere in a dirty basement and started playing, just following their groovy gut feelings, their mixed-up souls and their insatiate appetite for producing deranged rumpus with an intoxicating buzz that does innocent people’s heads in. No special effects, no arty-farty idiocy for these experimental bohemians.

Undoubtedly inspired by the late genial Captain Beefheart, the incomparable master of freakish blues disaster WICKED SHIMMIES created a psychedelic marathon, a thunderous hullabaloo journey, a capricious hurly-burly serpent that moves viciously and mercilessly. So, if you’re looking for some real boogie crackpots capable of messing up your decadent parties and favorite madcap excesses or you want to test the flexibility of your neighbors’ nerves don’t hesitate to turn to this spaced-out Exile On 5th Street escapade. Trust me, your nightmares will never have sounded this maniacal, this kooky and this red-hot-jerky. Press the buttons and get booglarized baby. Here come the bats…

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WICKED SHIMMIES: Facebook –Twitter

THE STROKES Released Second Album ‘ROOM ON FIRE’ 15 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

27 October 2018

Band: THE STROKES

Album: ROOM ON FIRE – the New York rockers’ second longplayer

Released: 28 October 2003 – 15 years ago

NME review: “Remember life before The Strokes? Guitar music sounded like something
you’d rather convalesce to than go out and rock to. Its stars looked like binmen and talked
like librarians… But just when all seemed lost (and music mags were closing down right, left
and centre, broadly due to the lack of anyone worth reading about), the cavalry arrived. Five young, sexy and skinny New Yorkers, The Strokes provided absolutely everything that had been lacking from modern rock‘n’roll… ‘Room On Fire’ is a refining and tinkering with The Strokes sound, a carefully calibrated attempt not to fuck up too early in the face of untold temptations. The results are still sleek, sexy and thrilling, with a tantalising promise of even better to come.”

Full review here – Score: 4.5/5

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: The Strokes jumped into an empty period of guitar rocker bands and scored big time with their jingle jangle firework, cracking electricity and pretty faces…

TOP TRACKS: Reptilia / You Talk Way Too Much / 12.51

* REPTILIA

* 12.51

* YOU TALK TOO MUCH (cool live version)

ALBUM in full…

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THE STROKES: Website – Facebook – All Albums

To Hell With Halloween – Dance Yourself Dizzy With TINY MAGNETIC PETS To Their New Cut ‘RADIO ON’…

Vibes that make us scream

26 October 2018

If you think Halloween is just a greedy-industry-take-the-money-and-run-affair but you want to move anyway in mysterious ways on that yearly All Hallows’ Eve event with Celtic roots than Irish pop synths force TINY MAGNETIC PETS is definitely what you need to entertain your manic limbs and your fanatical spirit. Their newest single RADIO ON is an infectious electro dance banger that will activate every nerve in your lustful body and will stimulate all of your trick or treat intentions. To hell with Halloween, put on your blue suede shoes and dance til you drop right here, right now…

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TINY MAGNETIC PETS: Facebook

Melbourne’s Pop Collective THE OCEAN PARTY Wonders Graciously On New Single… ‘WHAT IT’S WORTH’

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

26 October 2018

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Band: THE OCEAN PARTY

Who: As a six-headed songwriting partnership, the members of The Ocean Party have been together more than a decade, honing their craft and exploring their musical and personal worlds. The Oddfellows’ Hall is the work of six life-long friends who enjoy the connection
and comfort of being able to dissect their life experiences together through their music.

Pick: WHAT IT’S WORTH – new track from upcoming album ‘The Oddfellows’ Hall’

Score: This is a graciously styled pop pearl with a nostalgic country feel that colors the sky entirely orange. Richly arranged and delightfully orchestrated with twilight vocals all over it. Reflective nostalgia at its very best. Comforting music for vulnerable souls on a starry night. Sit back and experience the moody splendor right here…


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THE OCEAN PARTY: Facebook – Instagram – Twitter


New album THE ODDFELLOWS’ HALL out 9 November – More info here or here

THE AFGHAN WHIGS Released Their Soul-Stirring ’65’ Album 20 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

26 October 2018

Band: THE AFGHAN WHIGS

Album: 65 – the Cincinnati band’s sixth LP

Released: 27 October 1998 – 20 years ago

ALL MUSIC review: “With 1965, the Afghan Whigs finally made the gritty soul record just always out of their reach, seamlessly integrating the R&B aspirations which have textured the band’s sound since the beginning, the music simmers with raw energy, its deep, dark grooves not so much white-boy as simply white-hot. Recorded in New Orleans, the album is plainly the product of its environment. Sultry, sleazy, and more than a little menacing, here more than ever, Greg Dulli is the frontman you love to hate, strutting and swaggering his way through standout tracks like “Something Hot,” “Uptown Again,” and “John the Baptist” with predatory aggression. (Who else would deliver a lyric like “I got the devil in me, girl” as though it were a pickup line?) Still, for all its cocksure arrogance, 1965 is nevertheless a sincere tribute to the classic music recalled by the album’s title, lyrics aside, even if Dulli did sell his soul, he’s somehow managed
to get it all back.”
– Score: 4.5/5

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: The Whigs best album to my ears. Modern-day soul exorcism with Greg Dulli both victim and priest. A soul-stirring sensation. Top score!

Relive 65 here…

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THE AFGHAN WHIGS: Website – Facebook – All Albums 


Still going strong

IAN BROWN Returns Solo With Catchy Earworm ‘FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS’…

Brand new sonic impulses

26 October 2018

When 90s Madchester icons THE STONE ROSES announced their reunion back in 2011
I, like many other countless fans, expected them to release, finally, a new smashing album to confirm once and for all their brilliant debut longplayer wasn’t a one-hit wonder. We all thought wrong. They only came back to cash in big time by playing huge stadiums and big self-organized events. They gave us hope again with two new songs (Beautiful Thing / All For One) a couple of years later but actually ended up in fucking Wembley Stadium in London.

And now out of the blue, the Roses‘ frontman IAN BROWN returns announcing his first solo effort in over nine years, entitled RIPPLES, with three of the songs co-written with
his sons, who also play various instruments across the upcoming record. New first track FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS just arrived and already split fans’ perception. Some think is worth 0/10, others rave about it. After one spin I had actually no idea at all just what to think. Now that I heard it several times it keeps on ringing in my ears. It’s an irresistible earworm. You know one of those simple tunes that go on forever and ever and stick for
a very long time like first-class glue. Check it out here…

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IAN BROWN: Facebook – All Solo Albums


New album RIPPLES out 1 March 2019

(photo on top: FB Ian Brown)