Their 2019 debut album New Freak was great fun already, but on the belgian group's newest EP all the moving parts click into each other way more tightly and effective, while their quite slick yet powerful garage punk sound has gained a bit more of a subtle post punk vibe. At various points i'm reminded of groups like (early) Teenanger, Video, Flat Worms, Sauna Youth, Ex-Cult as well as french acts Nightwatchers & Telecult.Album-Stream →
Another fresh new batch of hissy, distorted, melodic and simply awesome garage punk, fuzz- & noise pop bangers by this one-man project from Ely, UK.Album-Stream →
Man, it's been at least half a decade since i last heard of this New Orleans group. However unexpected the release of their new 7" might come, their blend of garage- & post punk, hard- & postcore certainly sounds as fresh and energetic as ever on this one, fitting in nicely with more recent groups in the vein of Launcher, Liquid Assets or Fried E/M.Album-Stream →
With their second longplayer, Portland punks Daydream set off eleven new blasts of carefully controlled chaos, imaginative and unpredictable as ever and with quite a bit of fine-tuning to their very own anything-goes brand of slightly garage-flavored postcore, which might draw comparisons to groups such as Kaleidoscope, Bad Breeding… even a very slight hint of Drive Like Jehu, maybe?Album-Stream →
Montreal group New Vogue never sounded better than on their most recent EP, whipping out infectious hooks at a dangerous pace, merging them into shiny little nuggets of garage- and synth punk with echos of Useless Eaters as well as many loosely Warttman-affiliated bands like Satanic Togas, R.M.F.C. or Set-Top Box. Nice!Album-Stream →
Impotent Fetus, the marvellous new-ish cassette sublabel of the equally fantastic Stucco empire, has already brought quite a bit of joy to the world recently with that Septic Yanks tape. In the meantime, they've already released two new puddles of noise to bathe in, made by two groups of unknown whereabouts, easily upholding the high quality standards.
Fugitive Bubble create a delightful and inventive mess of fuzzed out hard-, noise- and weirdcore, at times reminding me of Das Drip, Warm Bodies, Vexx, the early output of NAG or Kaleidoscope.
C-Krit, on the other hand, sound a lot like a disfigured crossbreed between Soupcans, No Trend and Lumpy & The Dumpers. Also, their fucked up rendition of the Screaming Sneakers evergreen Violent Days is pure gold.
In the two years that have passed since Podium of Valencia, Spain gave us an excellent first impression with their debut EP, what has been a solo recording project back then has grown into a complete band line-up, restlessly bulldozing ahead with their own flavor of straight & stupid garage punk, roughly in the same orbit as Archaeas, Ex-Cult, Flat Worms and Sauna Youth, while adding to their formula some subtle overtones of noise, stoner punk, hard- & postcore.Album-Stream →
Fun and tasteful no-frills melodic Fuzz Punk / Noise Pop from the UK, consisting mostly of crunchy noises, percussive noises and tape hiss. Regarding two of these Songs, On The House and Pedigree Chums… I've heard these before from a band/project called Crown Moulding so i assume some kind of connection here, genius pop music Sherlock that i am.Album-Stream →
Is this really the first time i'm posting a release of this group? This is baffling to me 'cos it feels as if these guys from Kaloomps, Canada have been around forever, having first won my attention with a string of nine cassingles of steadily increasing quality, followed by a self-titled EP which for some reason didn't click with me quite as much. On their recent follow-up however, they're definitely in their zone, delivering six high-momentum bursts of vaguely KBD-ish and Wipers-esque Garage-/Post Punk, also bearing some similarity to groups like Launcher, Institute, Liquid Assets and, occationally, a hint of Crass.Album-Stream →
A thoroughly pleasant listening experience, this debut EP by some Los Angeles group, made up of noise rock, post- and garage punk ingredients, reminding me of a slightly garage-leaning incarnation of Nag, spiked with some weirdness of the Soupcans, Stinkhole or Lumpy & The Dumpers variety. Tasty shit.