NEW MUSIC: Hard-Ons – Lite As A Feather

Hard-Ons, with their new line-up configuration including Tim Rogers of You Am I, have released the video for their second single from their forthcoming new album I’m Sorry Sir, That Riff’s Been Taken. Another surging melodic punk, power pop track, the song kicks like a euphoric mule, with an anthemic quality, that sounds like it could spiral on and on. One of those songs that … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Hard-Ons – Lite As A Feather

NEW MUSIC: Mallwalkers – Get Yr Cake

Coming on like an even twitchier, surging version of The Saints with horns and punk-edged rock n roll, Mallwalkers mix up a really nice sound on this new single. That cascading sound juts up against stop-start sections where things get jerky in a post-punk way. It’s a thrill a second from the Buffalo, NY band. ‘Get Yr Cake’ was the first single released from their … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Mallwalkers – Get Yr Cake

NEW MUSIC: Plaster Of Paris – Danceflaw

We’ve been loving the brand new album from Melbourne group Plaster of Paris and ‘Danceflaw’ is the perfect example of the rhythm, groove, jagged edges, attitude and melodic interplay that the trio have struck right across the record. It’s sweet and nasty, slinky and brash – all at the same time. The disco-punk track is an untethered celebration of the queer spaces, bars and venues … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Plaster Of Paris – Danceflaw

NEW MUSIC: Scowl – Lord Porno

Interesting angles in aggressive music is what floats our boat and Kent UK trio Scowl tick that box with this track, their second single, charmingly titled ‘Lord Porno’. In the punk-fuelled chorus the widescreen wall of distorted guitars crash and careen between the speakers while the rhythm section ushers the song along in the verses with a rolling, tumbling post-punk feel. Over it all, the … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Scowl – Lord Porno

NEW MUSIC: Torrid Horror – To Tear At The Sea

Pummelling is an apt description of this new post-punk track from UK duo Torrid Horror (Caine and Maud). Across seven minutes they dispatch frantic organ-led ‘carnival in hell’ riffs and rhythms while the singer howls and barks across the maddening crowds. At its mid point it pauses to get it’s sonic breath back, inhaling, hands on knees before the waves settle amid a spoken word … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Torrid Horror – To Tear At The Sea

NEW MUSIC: Nonagon – The Family Meal

See-sawing tension and a mix of post-hardcore and post-punk styles makes this new track from Chicago trio Nonagon a real delight. On ‘The Family Meal’ there’s the knottiness and angles of Fugazi mixed with the reaching melodies of Sunny Day Real Estate as the song lurches and churns. This new single comes from their full-length LP They Birds, released on March 3rd, 2021. Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Nonagon – The Family Meal

NEW MUSIC: The Lonesomes – Dog Days

‘Dog Days’, the brilliant new track from The Lonesomes starts off as post-punk by numbers with it’s straight drums, bass pulse and doom-laden shadowy vocal but then, after the straight-line/tension-build it all goes snaky riffs and a lull in proceedings before a dark 80s video game synth takes over proceedings and ratchets up the intensity, kicking the song into sonic pulverising overdrive. Intense and manic … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: The Lonesomes – Dog Days

NEW MUSIC: Gim Kordon – Betoni Kukkii

Aside from the none too subtle nod to the Sonic Youth icon, this is a heavy slab of coruscating guitars, a rhythm section that twists and tumbles with a gnarled density and vocals that careen across the sonic maelstrom with a howling psych rock nihilism. Think Exterminator-era Primal Scream and you’re heading in the right direction with Gim Kordon. Given they’re singing in their native … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Gim Kordon – Betoni Kukkii

ALBUM REVIEW: Cable Ties – Far Enough

Cable Ties Far Enough Poison City Records Cable Ties’ debut album introduced a band built on fiery punk passion and melodic post-punk intensity. Now, three years later, they taken that template and made the loud parts louder, the hooks catchier and pushed their visceral and primitive 70s rock shapes more to the fore. Sonically, the band’s sound still recalls the stinging guitar leads and interesting … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Cable Ties – Far Enough

NEW MUSIC: 100 – Psych

“Pull your head in ya flamin’ galah” are the first words you hear on this new track from Sydney band 100. The first release on the new label Endless Recordings, founded by Bad Dreems guitarist Alex Cameron, it rips and snarls like an inner-city delinquent. Part belligerence, part studied sneer. It reminds us a bit of much missed bands like The Scare, and Witch Hats … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: 100 – Psych

NEW MUSIC: Leizure – Nightmare

The first thing that struck me about Danish band Leizure is how much they remind me of some Australian bands, in particular the much-missed The Scare as well as Melbourne group Witch Hats who have been pretty quiet for a few years now. Given the sound and influences those bands no doubt share, a line can be drawn through Iceage, Ought, Viagra Boys, Birthday Party, … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Leizure – Nightmare