Five Firecrackers To STAY ON TRACK IN THE WEEKEND!

16 October / 18 October 2020

Five new firecrackers to bang-up your favorite 48 hours…

‘What Are We Standing For’ by BAD RELIGION (Los Angeles)
“In this time of tribal nationalism, dissent, as a form of political speech, is vital to democracy.” The American veteran punks support athletes who take a knee to protest racism and police brutality with this rattling rocket, speeding like a hot rod on the run.

‘White Lies’ by WAR ON WOMEN (Baltimore, US)
A buzz and fuzz crossover crackerjack propelled by stormy guitars, slashing drums, and Shawna Potter spitting and sneering in the face of vicious racists. “We politely request you
get your boots off our necks.”
New album Wonderful Hell out 30 October.

‘Diskotek’ by AXLS (Newcastle Upon Tyne)
After their Saturday Night Fever debut concept album First Contact this vibrant trio
returns with a hip-shaking dance stomper that triggers your limbs on the spot. Turn
your living room into a discotheque and pretend like it’s 1999 all over again.


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‘Summer’s Gone’ by BEECH (Belgium)
Imagine Scottish daydreamers Teenage Fanclub fronted by J Mascis. Yes, slacker vibes and melancholic sentiments, longing for better sunlit days. Close your eyes and join the moony trip while musing about a corona-free world. The nostalgic video clip will help you.

‘Take Over’ by FIRST FRONTIER (South-London)
We can all use a sonic boost in these surreal times. Take Over does the job damn well. A new-wavish, uplifting and don’t worry, be happy humdinger “about protecting your mental health by silencing the channels through which we receive negativity on the reg!” Fun video!

See/hear you next week music junkies…

Five Firecrackers To STAY ON TRACK IN THE WEEKEND!

3 October / 4 October 2020

Five new firecrackers to bang-up your favorite 48 hours…

‘Reminders’ by TOUCHé AMORé (Los Angeles)
Next week these emo-post-hardcore noiseniks drop their new LP Lament.
This clamorous eruption, exploding now and then, will be on it. Bang on…

Poet Boy’ by THE BATTERY FARM (Manchester, UK)
A self-proclaimed doom punk four-piece. Hallelujah! Sounds like a perfect band to help us get rid of twin demons Trump & Johnson. Expect mad Keith Levene/PiL guitars, harsh vocals, and an overall gutter resonance. Release the bats…

‘Do Better’ by ZIG ZAG (Melbourne, Australia)
Razorblade post-punk fury from down under. Pumping bass, thunderous beat, blustery guitars, in-your-face vocals and a vociferous chorus. Firework stuff. Barbed wire electricity! Hell yeah…


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‘Grid’ by PUBLIC ENEMY (feat. George Clinton & Cypress Hill)
Star-studded cut from the loudmouthed rap icons’ new razor-sharp-cutting LP What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down. As expected a much-needed wake-up call. Roll on, mother-rap-fuckers…

‘My Lines’ by SOURDOUGH (UK)
‘I wish I was a vampire, how I would suck the soul out of every situation that I ever been involved in.” Just imagine that, man, that would really feel bloody awesome. Check these gloriously biting British punks out. Right here, right now. 1-2-3-4…

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See/hear you next week, music junkies…

 

Five Firecrackers To STAY ON TRACK IN THE WEEKEND!

26 September / 27 September 2020

Five new firecrackers to bang-up your favorite 48 hours…

‘Blind Youth Industrial Park’ by METZ (Toronto)
Another clamorous knockout you need a police permit for to play it when your neighbors are at home. Rumour goes that the Richter scale collapsed when the Canadian three-piece recorded this haymaker. Their new longplayer Atlas Vending hit the streets on 9 October .

‘What Are Friends For?’ by THE SONDER BOMBS (Cleveland, Ohio)
New label for the UK/EU and new single for this rollicking 4-piece. “From the very beginning we knew this was a song that we wanted people to shake their butts too! I was dancing my heart out while tracking vocals for this one and I think that hype energy really came through in the final product” says frontwoman Willow Hawks about the new ripper. She’s definitely right.
It’s steamy, electrifying, swirling, and big fun! Get it now via Big Scary Monsters.


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‘Eletric War‘ by OSEES (Rhode Island, US)
Now I’m totally sure. John Dwyer never sleeps, he’s a 24/7 music-making maniac. Last week Osees‘ new LP Protean Threat came out and Dwyer already drops a new red-hot-blooded jackhammer from an upcoming EP. The man says: “People need some tunes right now and I think the artists community is making a good run of it. So much great shit is seeing light right now.” Thank you, John!

‘Hear Me Out’ by PIXIES
“All I’m trying to say is it’s alright” sings bassist Kim Deal, oh sorry… Paz Lenchantin. The glimmering guitar-driven pop song is actually from the sessions for their 2019 album ‘Beneath The Eyrie . It will be on a 12″ vinyl single, out October 16, with also a cover of T-Rex’s ‘Mambo Sun‘.

‘Ghosts’ by BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
The Boss who turned 71 yesterday and was born to run
still dances in the dark. His new album Letter To You is out on 23rd October.

See/hear you next week, music junkies…

Five Firecrackers To STAY ON TRACK IN THE WEEKEND!

18 September / 20 September 2020

Five new firecrackers to bang-up your favorite 48 hours…

‘Under The Spell Of Joy’ by DEATH VALLEY GIRLS (Los Angeles)
I just love this!! Big choir, booming beats, far-out sax, titanic tune, crazy finale. Surprise, surprise. It’s Death Valley Girls. Yes, the coolest graveyard garage rock band on the planet used to put a nightmarish spell on you, not one of joy. Listen up, you’ll love this too! FUN!

LE POPE 2066 (Aka Remix) by LEG PUPPY (South London)
Hahaha Hahaha Hahaha Hahaha Hahaha Hahaha Hahaha Hahaha Hahaha Hahaha Hahaha Hahaha Hahaha Hahaha Hahaha Hahaha Hahaha Hahaha Hahaha Hahaha Hahaha Hahaha Hahaha Hahaha Hahaha Hahaha Hahaha Hahaha Hahaha Hahaha

‘Moment In The Sun’ by SUNFLOWER BEAN
The NYC darlings return with a perfect piece of passionate pop. By far the best thing
they ever put on record, to my ears. Funky, sparkling, and sickly sticky. A 24-Karat hit!

‘7 Seconds’ by PORRIDGE RADIO (Brigthon,UK)
Earlier this year this amazing Dana Margolin fronted band released their contender-for-best-album-of-the-year tour de force Every Bad and they shine again on this brand new catchy stunner.

‘Get Famous’ by THE MOUNTAIN GOATS (North Carolina, US)
This steamy horns driven stroke compresses the Mountain Goats’ fervor into
a backhanded benediction, a three-minute pop entreaty to reach for the stars.
Their new album ‘Getting Into Knives‘ arrives 23rd October via Merge Records.


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See/hear you newt week, music junkies…

Five Firecrackers To STAY ON TRACK IN THE WEEKEND

12 September / 13 September 2020

Five new firecrackers to bang-up your favorite 48 hours…

‘Wonderful Hell’ by WAR ON WOMEN
Two years after their smashing LP Capture The Flag the Baltimore hardcore fanatics announced a new longplayer, out next month. Lead-single ‘Wonderful Hell’ is a metallic bang-up cry out for a better world. Stop the fascist creeeeep, let’s raise some hell is the muscled message. Time to act before the monster gets YOU!

‘Psychopath’s Monologue’ by THE CHRONICLES OF MANIMAL AND SAMARA
This is what happens when Mr Hyde turns up at  midnight at your bed and scares
the shit out of you with some creepy stories while he dances around your bedroom
like a deranged maniac to this industrialized techno outburst.


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‘Mirror’ by HEY COLOSSUS feat. MARK LANEGAN (UK/US)
This collaborative song is a pitch-black slow moving serpent. Creepy, ominous
and enigmatic. A fitting piece for the twilight hours and for Lanegan‘s devilish voice.
New album Dances/Curses out 20 November. All info here.

‘Hell’s Teeth’ by PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS (Newcastle, UK)
Newcastle’s pig punch punks dropped an animated video clip for their newest
smack from their third album Viscerals. Expect a paranoid Black Sabbath drone.

‘Berlin’ by A CERTAIN RATIO (Manchester, UK)
Another electronic stomper from Manchester’s funky post-punk heroes’ upcoming
LP ACR LOCO their first in twelve years. It features the wonderful voice of Denise
Johnson
who sadly passed away last July.

 

Five Fervent Firecrackers – STAY ON TRACK IN THE WEEKEND…

5 September / 6 September 2020

Five new firecrackers to bang-up your favorite 48 hours…

‘Siren‘ by THURSTON MOORE
Like great red Bordeaux wine. The older the better! Moore boggles your mind with
an epic 12-minute guitar and drums spiced groove. A hypnotic trip making you feel relaxed, intoxicated and floating eight miles high. Perplexing psych jam!


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‘The Turning Of Our Bones’ by ARAB STRAP (Scotland)
Scottish indie duo return with first music in 15 years. This new single is a nightmarish triumph. Starting with the line ‘I don’t give a fuck about the past‘ they take you on a dark, yet tremendously addictive electronic trip with an ongoing, spellbinding guitar riff and a vibey bass beat. Two words: staggering comeback!

‘Suffering Blossoms’ by EIGHT GATES feat. Matt McDougal of Boundaries (Orlando)
You want to scream your lockdown head off? Open your greedy ears for this metal punk slam dunk coming from the NBA-playoffs bubble city of Orlando. Crush your isolation demons. NOW! HERE! GO! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhh!

‘Crown Of Thought’ by GARCIA PEOPLES (Rutherford, New Jersey)
Psychedelic prog rock Odyssey sounding as if it was recorded in LSD-heaven by
The Grateful Dead. Spacey, far-out and mind-twisting. New album Nightcap At Wits
out 9th October. More info right here.


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‘Just Another Dance Song’ by YEWO (Hungary)
When classic rock and dance dynamics meet each other you get a swirling pirouette-yourself-gaga injection like this bang-bang-banger. A guarantied dance floor filler. Go
nuts, go apeshit, go bonkers! HAVE FUN!

YEWO: FACEBOOK

See/hear you next week, music junkies…

Five Fervent Firecrackers – STAY ON TRACK IN THE WEEKEND…

29 August / 30 August 2020…

Five new firecrackers to boost your favorite 48 hours…

‘This Feeling Is Disgusting’ by MOURN (Barcelona, Spain)
A roaring razor-blade ripsnorter going fast and furious without looking back.
“It’s a happy song about fear of the future, being anxious about what’s going to happen,
not knowing if you’re going to be able to earn a living or not.”
says the trio. New album
Self Worth arrives on 30 October.

‘Vote That Fucker Out’ by WRECKLESS ERIC and AMY RIGBY (UK/US)
An anger-fueled uppercut, the whole wide world should scream along to. A firm middle-finger knockout. Let’s get together and shout at the top of our lungs until the elections in November. Exit Trump is the world-saving goal, ladies and gents! Let’s act! Let’s sing…

‘Jefferson Davis Highway’ by THE PINKERTON RAID (Durham, NC, US)
Confronting, gripping and soul-stirring song/video honoring the American
anti-racist protesters who came/come out in the streets to condemn the recent
killings and attacks of black people by US law enforcement. A moving humdinger.

‘Shame‘ by UNIFORM (NYC, US)
The NYC hardcore fanatics burn slowly but surely towards a passionate explosion. “It’s a portrait of someone riddled with regret in the process of drinking themselves to death,” says frontman Michael Berdan. It’s the title track of their new album, out 9/11. Details here.

‘Snake Oil’ by NAP EYES (Halifax, US)
Electrical guitar-driven indie belter. “The song is kind of a contradiction or riddle, because whatever this ‘snake oil’ literally represents, the singer is apparently brewing and stewing it
as some kind of sustenance.”
The track comes from the sessions of their excellent album Snapshot Of A Beginner released last March.

See/hear you next week, music junkies…

 

Five Fervent Firecrackers – STAY ON TRACK IN THE WEEKEND…

21 August / 23 August 2020…

Five new firecrackers to boost your favorite 48 hours…

1. ‘Hail Taxi’ by METZ
These Canadians have slash and trash chromosomes in their DNA. Their wall-of-balls-crushing racket is massive. New, fourth longplayer Atlas Vending out 9th October.

2. ‘Ohms’ by DEFTONES
The title track from new album OHMS, out 25 September. A robust mid-tempo slam. “We’ve never just been a metal band, we’ve never just been an alternative band, we’ve always just been us.” says frontman Chino Moreno in an interview with NME.

3. ‘Vasto’ by CABARET VOLTAIRE
Hypnotic, intimidating, and ongoing bleeps and beeps trip. Lead-single
from new album Shadow Of Fear, first in 26 years. Out 20 November.

4. ‘Nightmares’ by ALICE GLASS
A furious electro sledgehammer by former Crystal Castles voice. “If this was
ever a part of me/ Then I’ll rip it out/ You’re not a part of me/ Cause I don’t want it.”

5. ‘If I Had My Way’ by OSEES
24/7 garage rock junk John Dwyer releases a new longplayer called Protean Threat
with Osees one of his many outfits. This new cut is a buzzing 60s prog rock stroke. Yeah!…

See/hear you next week, music junkies…

Five Fervent Firecrackers – STAY ON TRACK IN THE WEEKEND…

14 August / 16 August 2020…

Five new firecrackers to boost your weekend…

1. ‘She Loved You’ by MARK LANEGAN remixed by IYEARA (US/UK)
A ritual voodoo-like disco dance. Pitchy synth beats for the twilight hours. On
21st August the full remix album of Mark Lanegan‘s 11th LP  Somebody’s Knocking
by British electro duo Iyeara comes out, re-titled ‘Another Knock At The Door‘.


2.’Tulsa’
by ERIIS (Belgium)
This fresh passion-rock trio’s mantra is Chaos, Strife And Discord. Their sound is as monumental as the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris and this debut single is nothing
less than awesome. A terrific reflection on the Tulsa Race Riots that occurred in 1921.


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3. ‘Prism’ by BULLY (Nashville, Tennessee)
Vehement and electrical power-pop slam with a “happy go lucky/fuck-it-all attitude
and ardent vocals by Alicia Bognanno. Third album SUGAREGG arrives next week.

4. ‘The Greyhound’ by TRAAMS (Chicester, UK)
British post-punk trio back after four years to do what they do best. Taking the listener
on an ongoing riff-tastic trance trip with an instant mind-boggling impact. Impressive!
The first of a trio of new pieces coming our way over the next few months.

5. ‘Baby Let’s Make It Real’ by EELS (UK)
The beautiful freak is back with a vintage Eels humdinger. Reflective, wistful, strangely catchy and deadpan lines like “Baby, you’re a full meal, the way you make me feel/ It’s
kind of a big deal/ Baby, let’s make it real.”
Welcome back Mark Oliver Everett.

See/hear you next week, music junkies…

Five Fervent Firecrackers – STAY ON TRACK IN THE WEEKEND…

7 August / 9 August 2020…

Five new firecrackers to fuel your weekend…

1. ‘You Say’ by Madame So (Paris-born, London-based)
A middle finger to all hostile killjoys out there. Kicking off with a powered guitar riff,
soon followed by Madame So‘s vox hitting the roof with the titanic You Say chorus.

2. ‘Violent Sun’ by EVERYTHING EVERYTHING (Manchester/London)
A terrifically swirling stomper with a last chance message, so don’t
hesitate to get up and dance like Doomsday is just around the corner.

3. ‘Spanish Bombs’ by HINDS (Madrid, Spain)
“As Spaniards, we don’t usually get shout-outs in songs, like New York or London,
so the Clash writing a song about our civil war made us feel honored.”

4. ‘Something More’ by ROISIN MURPHY (London, UK)
Sensual dance diva returns with “a swan-song to how we once lived. There’s plenty of
bravado in the lyrics and the character is a kind of antihero but the indefinable yearning
and the feeling of arriving at a point of emptiness is universal right now!”.

5. ‘Club Zero‘ by GO GO’S (Los Angeles)
Out of the blue, the legendary power-pop punkettes, led by Belinda Carlisle, formed in L.A. in 1978, surprise us with their first new song in nearly 20 years. The new cut’s copacetic catchiness and vitalizing joyfulness put a big smile on your face. Welcome back, ladies.

See/hear you next week, music junkies