• The Lumes – Envy

    The Lumes – Envy

    Whether the guitar on third track (Discharge) on this new EP from Rotterdam's The Lumes is being played remains to be seen. The long stretching, stream of feedback that emanates seems to indicate that it's been hurled into a speaker and left to pump out a noxious, squealing wail until the switch is finally flipped. Nice...

  • Down I Go – Mortals

    Down I Go – Mortals

    Brilliantly self-described as "Drunk Wikipedia Farming" (aka, the kings of concept-core) the Stockholm/Illinois/Toronto trio that is Down I Go still exist as a band. Despite them all living in different countries, the simple matter of distance, time and space isn't going to stop them from creating music...

  • Ewen Friers talks CATALAN! Axis Of, Travelling and avoiding Love Island!

    Ewen Friers talks CATALAN! Axis Of, Travelling and avoiding Love Island!

    Those of you may remember from last year a feature on Axis Of, celebrating the release of their most recent live album, Companions. Whilst the band have been quiet of late, things have been bubbling below the surface for one of their members, bassist Ewen Friers, who is currently working on a new project, titled CATALAN!...

  • PABST / Autisti – Split 7″

    PABST / Autisti – Split 7″

    Surely one of the best kept secrets in the underground music scene is CrazySane Records, right? This little Berlin-based label, run by Chris Breuer of ear-bothers HEADS. has been quietly releasing some great records, split 7" and EPs over the last few months and slowly building up a name for themselves...

  • Arnocorps – The Unbelievable EP

    Jul 16, 17 • Features, mp3's, News, Reviews, Videos1 Comment
    Arnocorps – The Unbelievable EP

    The Greatest Band Of All Time still remains the most factually correct album title in existence. Yes, those Austrian-American rock 'n roll action pioneers, Arnocorps are back in new EP form, Unbelievable, right? WRONG! TOTALLY BELIEVABLE, EXACTLY!...

  • Donnie Willow – Exhibition

    Jul 10, 17 • Features, Introducing, mp3's, News, ReviewsComments Off on Donnie Willow – Exhibition
    Donnie Willow – Exhibition

    From the squealing feedback of opener Stuck, Donnie Willow definitely have issues that would very much like to vent and they do so with swirling rage. The bass on this thumps and hums with gurgling ferocity, whilst guitarist Arthur Piddington, switches from Tubelord-esque vocal wails, to raging yelps of frustration...

  • Ampwrecked 13: New music for your ears

    Jun 25, 17 • AMPWreCked, Blogroll, Features, Introducing, mp3's, News, ReviewsComments Off on Ampwrecked 13: New music for your ears
    Ampwrecked 13: New music for your ears

    You want to hear all the hits? Well here they are for your listening pleasure - High Signs, Death From Above, Dead Cross, Melvins, Dancehall and Oh Sees are all here to bring the thunder. ...

  • Mutoid Man – War Moans

    Jun 20, 17 • Features, mp3's, News, Reviews, VideosComments Off on Mutoid Man – War Moans
    Mutoid Man – War Moans

    Opening track Melt Your Mind couldn't be more aptly titled - it's a shred of riotous, unhinged energy that bubbles, bursts and roars. In just over 2 minutes, it's slams home a vibrant blast of melodic metallic punk leaving your jaw on the floor. This is swiftly followed by the drum-happy clatter of Bone Chain, which sounds like Van Halen writing a pop song for Kvelertak...

  • ’68 – Two Parts Viper

    Jun 11, 17 • Big Amps Falling Over, Blogroll, Features, mp3's, News, ReviewsComments Off on ’68 – Two Parts Viper
    ’68 – Two Parts Viper

    When a man in a suit approaches you in a dream and tells you that you will fail if he (the man) isn't two parts viper, then I guess that's a sign, right? That's what Josh Scogin, vocalist and guitarist for improv-noise bastards '68 thinks - either that, or he needs to seriously cut down on the Twin Peaks marathons. ...

  • Christian Fitness – Slap Bass Hunks

    Jun 2, 17 • Features, mp3's, News, ReviewsComments Off on Christian Fitness – Slap Bass Hunks
    Christian Fitness – Slap Bass Hunks

    Staring at the cover of Slap Bass Hunks, (the fourth album from the ever-prolific Christian Fitness, aka, Andy Falkous) I'm convinced that it's some kind of 'Black Mirror' vision of the future, where the uprising happens and we succumb to our great bee overlords. ...