Here's yet another short and sweet tape carrying one of those delicious oldschool hardcore/KBD-style/Garage Punk hybrids, so simple and elegant and flawless in its execution. I never get tired of this kind of shit.
This Sydney/London based duo hits every nail on the head straightaway on their first EP with an honest urgency to their straightforward lyrics and a sound not entirely dissimilar to recent british DIY phenomena like Silicone Values or Suburban Homes, although Nasty Party supplement their obvious Television Personalities vibes with quite a bit of Buzzcocks drive. I'm also vaguely reminded of Proto Idiot and Freak Genes.
Im Reich Der Wilden Tiere (No Milk No Sugar) releases May 18th via Voodoo Rhythm Records.
Health Plan releases May 7th via Buzzhowl Records.
Chlorine Sleep releases May 7th via 12XU Records.
Plenty of goodness on this split 7" by two australian bands. Last Quokka's side showcases some of their best material to date and their familiar, heavily garage-boosted postcore sound with traces of Hot Snakes and early Jawbox, as well as more recent groups like Video, Bad Breeding and Ascot Stabber.
This marks the first time i hear about False Cobra. Some of the above comparisons may also apply to their songs, though overall they lean a lot heavier into the garage and classic punk side of things, having a bit of a Ruts or X (L.A.) vibe and also some vague siminarity to The Living Eyes, Mini Skirt or early Teenanger.
Deluxe Bias is killing it once again with another riduculously short cassette containing three dark brown puddles of hardcore punk that couldn't get much more primal than this, overwhelming the listener by sheer sonic force before they even had the time to make any judgement about what the fuck they've just been listening to.
While, for my own taste, releases by that canadian garage weirdo TJ Cabot have so far been a rather hit-or-miss affair, his newest 7" - a collaboration with synth wave artist Sonic Hz - falls squarely into the "hit" category. This high-sugar feast for your eardrums artfully combinines the best ingredients of both worlds and reminds me quite a bit of Sweden's synth punk powerhouse Isotope Soap.
Skiftande Enheter Bättre Förr
Writhing Squares Ganymede
Set-Top Box Nothin'At All
Revv Ya Bad News
Slayer Jr Google Chrome
Shimmer Bed Darling
Markus Je pense à toi
5 Days Grime Fighter
Voice Imitator Swelterling in Leather
Spiritual Mafia Smiles
Go Lamborghini Go Dusty Economy
Hugayz Gimmie Some (Love)
The Gobs Adderall Or Nothin
Knife Twister Same Old Game
M.S.O.L No Limits
Alien Nosejob Opinionated Fuck
Electric Chair Social Capital
Process of Elimination Inhalation
Hounds Of War Iron Hand Of Justice
Dollhouse The Shadow Baby
Artificial Joy Fan Club Manic
Nick Cage Can't Judge The Judge
PR Shake Same Old Trip
Baby Mullet Uptight
Pale Horsey Overlord
Civic Tell The Papers
Raw Plastic Waveswaveswaves
Gemstones No one
On their second longplayer, New Orleans group Waste Man have gotten rid almost entirely of the hardcore elements that were still front and center on their incredible 2018 tape A New Type Of Worry, but that doesn't mean their newest LP is any less thrilling. Quite on the contraty, this has become both their most ambitious and well-rounded release so far, a captivating and unpredictable ride at different points reminding me of smartypants garage punk of the Vintage Crop, Dumb or Uranium Club variety, art punk akin to Lithhics or Patti as well as contemporary post punk in the vein of Public Eye, The Gotobeds and Bambara… at the same time emitting some distinctly oldschool vibes - faint echoes of Wire and Saccharine Trust being the most noticeable ones here.Album-Stream →