DION LUNADON GETS PRIMITIVE AND NOISY ON NEW PUNK ROCK SINGLE

Dion Lunadon‘s punk rock credentials are pretty impeccable. From scrappy North Shore beginnings in Aotearoa/New Zealand as part of the much missed 90s trio Nothing At All!, through the bigger garage rock sound of the D4 and time spent overseas with blistering noiseniks A Place To Bury Strangers , he’s primarily carved out a career as a band player. Now he’s set to release his … Continue reading DION LUNADON GETS PRIMITIVE AND NOISY ON NEW PUNK ROCK SINGLE

JAPAN’S BORIS RELEASE NEW SINGLE AND ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM HEAVY ROCKS (2022)

BORIS, Japan’s finest exponents of extreme music have announced the release of their new album Heavy Rocks (2022), the latest in their series of Heavy Rocks albums and part of the celebration of their 30th anniversary. Once again they’ve thrown caution to the wind and dived deep into 70s rock and 80s metal with coruscating intensity. Check out the video clip below to hear the … Continue reading JAPAN’S BORIS RELEASE NEW SINGLE AND ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM HEAVY ROCKS (2022)

SCREAMING BONES STRETCH OUT THROUGH DUB, POST ROCK AND PSYCHEDELIA

Screaming Bones is the one-man project of Mike Ludwig who lives near Darmstadt in Germany. Browsing through his Bandcamp page it quickly becomes clear that he’s a creative spirit, with a collection of EP and album releases under Screaming Bones name. ‘Not Welcome’ slowly unfurls across seven minutes of dubbed out sensory immersion. The repeating synth/bass motif casts a nod to ‘Papa Was A Rolling … Continue reading SCREAMING BONES STRETCH OUT THROUGH DUB, POST ROCK AND PSYCHEDELIA

THE AFGHAN WHIGS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘HOW DO YOU BURN?’

The Afghan Whigs are set to release their new studio album How Do You Burn? on September 9th, today announcing the album and releasing the new string-laden and lush single ‘The Getaway’. The new album features a raft of special vocal guests, as detailed in the album media release: For his supporting cast, Dulli called upon several serial collaborators including the late Mark Lanegan, who was a … Continue reading THE AFGHAN WHIGS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘HOW DO YOU BURN?’

GRIMSON RELEASES GLORIOUS PSYCHEDELIC ART POP SINGLE ‘HOUSEHOLD’

So much to love about this new single from Grimson, the project of Berlin-based Swedish/American songwriter Aiden Berglund. You can hear the rich pop art psych explosion of Beach Boys, Harry Nilsson and more contemporary progenitors of the genre such as High Llamas and Field Music in ‘Household‘, the latest in a string of singles. Heavy, rhythmic and supremely melodic piano bounces through the track, … Continue reading GRIMSON RELEASES GLORIOUS PSYCHEDELIC ART POP SINGLE ‘HOUSEHOLD’

SOFT CELL AND PET SHOP BOYS JOIN FORCES FOR NEW SINGLE

Taken from the forthcoming new Soft Cell album, *Happiness Not Included (May 6th), ‘Purple Zone’ was originally pitched to Pet Shop Boys for a remix before wheels were set in motion and a true collaboration took place. The track is pretty much exactly as you’d expect both acts to sound together, in this case a great thing. Continue reading SOFT CELL AND PET SHOP BOYS JOIN FORCES FOR NEW SINGLE

THE DEBUT ALBUM BY SYDNEY TRIO OWO IS OUT NOW

oWo possess a dark and supremely catchy sound that casts a familiar shadow back to the 90s heyday of alternative Australian rock music while still sounding like a pure product of the bars and pubs of Sydney’s Inner West in 2022. In the immortal words of oWo, “Rock’s not dead. It’s just inherently unstable.” On the back of the well-received singles ‘Super Role Model’ and ‘Exit Plan‘, the … Continue reading THE DEBUT ALBUM BY SYDNEY TRIO OWO IS OUT NOW

LEWIS GOLDMARK RELEASES THE VIDEO FOR HIS SINGLE ‘WILD NIGHT’

‘Wild Night’ comes from the debut Lewis Goldmark LP, set for release in May. As Lewis Goldmark, Liam Judson (Belles Will Ring front person) takes on a new outlook and direction musically that still pays homage to the core influences that has informed his music over the years such as Velvet Underground, Beach Boys and David Bowie. Now, however it all comes together with a syringe injection … Continue reading LEWIS GOLDMARK RELEASES THE VIDEO FOR HIS SINGLE ‘WILD NIGHT’

POPSTRANGERS RETURN WITH NEW SINGLE, ‘ARE PIGEONS DOVES?’

New Zealand (UK-based) band Popstrangers are back with a new single, their first released on Rice Is Nice Records and their first new music since 2014. ‘Are Pigeons Doves?” drifts along with a hypnotic, ethereal feel. There’s a tinge of Radiohead in the underlying tension, high register vocal and drum-less arrangement. Popstrangers explain: ‘Are Pigeons Doves?’ is about the conversation I had with a friend, where he … Continue reading POPSTRANGERS RETURN WITH NEW SINGLE, ‘ARE PIGEONS DOVES?’

NEW MUSIC from noisy Chicago Krautrock/post-punk group Koalra

‘The Fires Burned‘ drops the gears and hits the accelerator, immediately levelling out at cruise controlled high speed sense of urgency, there’s a Krautrock insistency locked into the rhythm section – as much chug and churn as narcotised tunnel vision. Mantra-like vocals intone deep nothings across the pealing and swirling guitars. Distortion harnessed like a controlled back burn – where the forest meets the desert. This … Continue reading NEW MUSIC from noisy Chicago Krautrock/post-punk group Koalra

NEW MUSIC: Preamp Disaster – Above The Bloodline

Swiss band Preamp Disaster released their new album By The Edges earlier this month and the main single from it is this giant, swinging slab of heavy, metallic post-rock – ‘Above The Bloodline‘. The song is one of those tracks that builds and builds in intensity and density across three minutes before the dynamics splinter and take a deep breath before the vocals enter the … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Preamp Disaster – Above The Bloodline

NEW MUSIC: Jessica – Oh I See It

Late last year, Sydney songwriter Jessica released her second album, With Reverie. In contrast to her debut The Space Between (2020), which was based around her guitar playing, its followup is an album composed and performed beautifully on piano. The connective tissue between the two albums is Jessica’s haunting, elegiac voice. Part ethereal and dreamy, part heart wrenching and all consuming – whichever way you hear … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Jessica – Oh I See It