Monday, 28 February 2011


Weekend define "wall of sound" music with their brooding, solid songs. It might seem a bit "whoa dude, noise!!!" at first, but give them more listens and what they're trying to do becomes clear. Dare it be named mood music? It certainly conjures up hallucinations of swimming in thick milkshake and makes you feel like you gotta strive to achieve something. But that's if you get lost deep in the Weekend sound, which may happen. It's so good that it sucks you in and makes you try and describe it in weird ways. Want more depth? Dive into Weekend.

For Fans Of:

My Bloody Valentine, No Age, Abe Vigoda

Saturday, 26 February 2011


You might not be a punk, but soon after listening to The Shitty Limits you will be. Haven't got something to be angry about? The Shitty Limits have gotta plenty to go round. And if you are already an angst ridden teen, then these guys are your new soundtrack to all the sticking it to the man you get up to. Everything gets a good shouting at, including television. Whats more is, you can get all there discography for free, take that! They got the formula, they gonna shout at all ah yah!

For Fans Of:

Sauna Youth, Pissed Jeans, Drool

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Saturday, 19 February 2011


Hurray for garage rock. That beautifully rough and ready, bash and shout bastard child of rock n roll. Despite it's apparent quick and disposable junk food feel, it WILL last forever. Championing the sound in 2011 are Bass Drum Of Death, with their faster than your dad's car breed of rock. If you have been bashing your head on your garage door hoping for a magical new band to appear there because you need new cheap thrills, then cease and desist! Bass Drum Of Death are here for you sweet garage head. Weep with joy.

For Fans Of:

Jay Reatard, Ty Segall, Male Bonding

Thursday, 17 February 2011


This band may well blow you away, so try and hold on to a near by tree or something when you listen to them. Packed to the brim with angst and energy that only being young can grant, Archives come at you with their arms flailing, guitars chirping and their singer yelping like his life depended on it. Their sound encompasses what it feels like to be young. When you try and get noticed, have pressures on you and how much other people effect you. You can look deep into where the lyrics are coming from, or you can dive deep into the moshpit that is soon to be forming at future Archives shows. Get on it!!/pages/Archives/113153825395785

For Fans Of:

Cap'n Jazz, Blood Visions, Tubelord

Friday, 11 February 2011



Beauty and menace don't go well together. Oh wait. Yeah they do! Thanks to Trailer Trash Tracys that is! They are the listening equivalent of seeing the most beautiful girl you have ever seen walk into an engulfing cloud of smoke resulting in you never seeing her again. Its a girl because the female vocals of Trailer Trash Tracys are so deliciously dark, you won't be able to think of anything else. You don't want to be without this band in your life if you consider it a dark path that you tread.

For Fans Of:

The XX, HTRK, Wildlife

Wednesday, 9 February 2011


They may share the lo-fi recording style of their fellow D.I.Y rockers. But what their fellow D.I.Y rockers don't share with them is Eat Skull's uplifting enthusiasm for the songs they are singing. They really give it some welly! They have also written some anthems, so take note of "Stick To The Formula" and "Heaven's Stranger" because you'll be humming 'um in no time! You could eat your own skull, or listen to Eat Skull. The choice is yours my friend...

For Fans Of:

Male Bonding, Mazes, Weird Dreams

Tuesday, 8 February 2011


These guys are the kings of experimental great ideas. Sadly they are now R.I.P but one half of the freaky cool duo is now a stand up comedian so don't worry too much. While they were around, they changed the musical landscape forever. You have to be ready though, you have to be in the zone to fully appreciate their work. They created their own freaking zone! Their songs come at you with strange noises, messed up structures and some weird instrumentation. Better to burn out than fade away though, as Kurt always used to say. Get them in your life and get into their groovy, crazy, inventive world of music. "That's wow for now." Sob! As they always used to say...

For Fans Of:

Animal Collective, Gay Against You, Foot Village

Monday, 7 February 2011


Total music to jam out to. They are jamming with their banjo and their drum set, so naturally you feel obliged to just flail your arms around and jam like you're made of ham. This music is free, its not tied down by the man, it doesn't have any pop element because the man is telling it to have that. No sir. Halo Halo STICK IT TO THE MAN. And in doing so, create interesting and complex beatscapes for all the family to enjoy deeply.

They have no interweb things. They are free. Catch them live. 

For Fans Of:

The Wow! Scenario, Islet, Trash Kit

Sunday, 6 February 2011


Like fast paced garage rockin' tunes? Listen to them all the time? Need something to slow your life down a bit? Wait! Don't reach for Air's "Moon Safari". You can still have garage jams aplenty, with a more laid back feel, I promise! They come in the form of Pheromoans, a truly odd musical proposition, if ever there was one. The unprofessional goodness of garage rock shines through their punky ramblings. They are so unpolished, but its awesome, you can lose your inhibitions and just lollygag around. Get into the vibes of Pheromoans, you'll thank yourself later.

For Fans Of:

Anguish Sandwich, Private Trousers, Gummy Stumps

Friday, 4 February 2011



Wildlife are a truly thrilling live prospect. Their songs are complex, dark and sophisticated. Unrelenting guitar lines, brooding bass, pounding drums and quietly sinister vocals all make sure your feet are tapping. Dance to their definitive darkness. Post-punk at it's best. Enough said.

For Fans Of:

The Neat, Gun Crime, Vaults

Thursday, 3 February 2011


You can always trust Chris East when it comes to bands. He starts them, he's in them and he does a bang tidy job of promoting them. And just when you thought he couldn't do any better, boom! Anguish Sandwich appear on your plate, asking you to "leave my braaaiiin alone!". They got the no frills sing/strum/bash sound that doesn't try too hard to impress, but impresses all the same. Chris's knack for penning humorous yet lyrically engaging songs with just the right amount of pop sensibility is still present with Anguish Sandwich. It's also beefed up a notch with the addition of some tidy drums and bass. Fan of Winston Echo (Chris's alter-ego acoustic mastermind)? Then be witness to his new electric fun times, you'd be a fool not to ch-ch-ch-ch-check it out.


For Fans Of:

Winston Echo, Mazes, Pheromoans

Tuesday, 1 February 2011


La Sera is lovely new musical music coming from Vivian Girl's pretty bassist. Yes! Punch the sky with joy! She hasn't gone away and come back with something completely different to the Vivs, yet neither has she come back with something the same. If you catch the drift. Go on, catch it. La Sera takes the prettier moments from the Vivian Girls punky girl group and expands them into fully fledged belters. Her luscious voice also gets to take centre stage, which is a dream come true. Her track "Never Come Around" is the kind of song that you want to materialize into a living creature and be your best friend. Her songs exist in their own world of gorgeous sound. La Sera is SEHR GUT.

For Fans Of:

Frankie Rose And The Outs, Dum Dum Girls, Vivian Girls