Jingle Jangle Strokes – Discover Debut Longplayer ‘I’LL BE FINE’ By Minneapolis Songsmith ANDY COOK

29 June 2020

Who: “A former hockey player from the Midwest, Cook found new worlds opening up to him as he toured his first records across the country. It was a stop in New York, folded into a tiny Brooklyn bedroom, that helped to crystallize his voice into something he was finally ready to share.”
Album: I’LL BE FINE – debut LP
Sound: “Recorded live to tape at Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, I’ll Be Fine bristles with a closeness not heard in Cook’s earlier work. He is able to anchor a tighter sound with firmer, bolder foundations.”
Released: 12 June 2020
Andy Cook: “These songs are for everyone who’s trying to take our voice from inside
and bring it out. It’s scary, but we’ve got to say what we want if we’re going to be heard.”

Keywords: the swagger of The Strokes, the moody vibe of The War On
, the jingle jangle resonance of Interpol and a spark of Gang Of Four
Key Tracks: Get In Line / Fade Away / If Walls Could Talk





Stream/buy here…

ANDY COOK: Website

Photography and album art: Natasha Bohorquez

To Hell With Blue Mondays – Here Are Ass-Kicking Garage Noiseniks CRACKUPS Getting The Vibes

29 June 2020

These Belgian garage rock motherrockers not only look scary but they also sound scary.
These are a bunch of deranged gunslingers you don’t want to meet in the dark and by the day it’s better to keep a large social distance from them.

The 4-headed bulldozer’s new ass-kicking jackhammer GETTING THE VIBES is a nasty piece of mental exorcism sounding like sonic sex. Oh yeah, this Molotov cocktail’s heated intensity and prurience appetite grows monstrously along its volcanic course until the orgiastic finale hits you in the balls. Get it? Arrrrrrrrghhhhhhhhh! Run and hide before the vibe crushes you.

Go go gol…

CRACKUPS: Facebook

Bittersweet Symphony – Here Are British Rockers REGENT With Brand New Single ‘TIME TO LOOSE THE BLUES’

Reveries for the laziest day of the week

28 June 2020

Brit-rock trio REGENT from Southampton dropped their third single of 2020. Hallmarked with the swagger and sonics of 90s flag bearers like Ocean Colour Scene, Oasis and The Verve, TIME TO LOOSE swiftly follows I Told You So and Again.

Frontman Ben Rooke says “the song is about love, devastation,
heart break, and coming back no matter what life throws at you

Time To Loose The Blues has all the touching characteristics of a vintage, intimate Noel Gallagher ballad. Epic, captivating, and soul-stirring. A heart-to-heart meditation to cry
your heart out to, a downcast tearjerker making you feel better afterward. It could be the sonic, comforting friend you’re looking for in these days of isolation blues. A bittersweet symphony, indeed. Sit down, relax, close your eyes and let your thoughts float away…

REGENT: Facebook

THE FLAMING LIPS Release Sixteenth Album ‘AMERICAN HEAD’ On 9/11

28 June 2020

Surreal fairy tale rockers THE FLAMING LIPS have their 16th longplayer AMERICAN HEAD waiting in the pipeline to be released on 9/11. Last month we got the first single, sensitive diamond FlowersOf Neptune 6 .

Here’s a second piece, entitled MY RELIGION IS YOU. A familiar
sounding, emotive ballad. Tender, intimate and romantic.

Watch/listen here…


(photo by TUTV – Flamings concert Amsterdam 2018)