• Ultra Panda – Satan, Salsa

    Nov 25, 14 • Features, Introducing, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    Ultra Panda – Satan, Salsa

    Ultra Panda are a French three piece consisting of drums, bass, keys and vocals and straddle that weird, swinging bridge between frantic dance-punk, noise-rock and electronic savagery and manage to create some incredibly tight and infectious sounds with such a swirling mixing pot...

  • Art of Burning Water / Isolation Tank – Start Tomorrow

    Nov 11, 14 • Features, Introducing, ReviewsNo Comments
    Art of Burning Water / Isolation Tank – Start Tomorrow

    Bring on the pain. Two more acts that want to strip away any conception that we'll be having a joyous last few weeks of 2014 and rightly so. Total and utter destruction is on the cards. Art of Burning Water and Isolation Tank are hear to smash your ears to bits with this new split ...

  • Acid Deathtrip/Hangman’s Chair – Split 12″

    Acid Deathtrip/Hangman’s Chair – Split 12″

    Man, now that is a killer band name; that just makes you want to listen to them. Netherlands lot, Acid Deathtrip are giving me that weird, foaming-at-the-mouth grin and repeating a subliminal chant of "we know you're going to like this even before the first sludge-damaged riff swamps your brain." ...

  • Stolen Nations – Smoke Signals

    Oct 28, 14 • Features, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    Stolen Nations – Smoke Signals

    Stolen Nations are going to tick a lot of boxes for people. A two piece, comprised of Jon Terrey (ex-The Chariot) on guitars, vocals and Kris Rochelle (of Listener) on drums, they're sound is an ever-shifting amalgamation of grunge, punk, stoner and even post rock thrown into the mix. ...

  • Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World

    Oct 23, 14 • Features, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World

    The elephant-trunked duo of bassist/keyboardist Jesse F. Keeler and drummer/vocalist Sebastien Grainger have returned with the follow up to their furious 2004 debut, You're A Woman, I'm A Machine and it's fantastic that they've patched up their differences and more importantly, back to making a pachyderm-sized racket. ...

  • Lizzard/Ex-Wives/Perfect Teeth – inbox round-up

    Oct 12, 14 • Features, Introducing, ReviewsNo Comments
    Lizzard/Ex-Wives/Perfect Teeth – inbox round-up

    This week in music we discover French rockers Lizzard and their sleazy, hangover-curing tones, a young Tom Jones dancing to Shellac fed through an insanity grinder and how punk rock can help you have a dazzling Hollywood smile...

  • Rock Sound 100% Volume CD: 192

    Rock Sound 100% Volume CD: 192

    This month's Rock Sound CD (192) praises Frnkiero andthe Cellabration for their quirky, distorted punk, Rob Lynch's folk-happiness, Solemn Sun and their doom and gloom, Creeper's punk rock and Code Orange and their scrambled, savage soundscapes...

  • American Standards – Hungry Hands

    Sep 29, 14 • Introducing, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    American Standards – Hungry Hands

    What sets Arizona's American Standards apart from their hardcore contemporaries is their inventiveness and balls to mix things up rather than sticking to a familiar path. At only three tracks long, Hungry Hands is a brief but chaotic slab of blunt, passionate hardcore...

  • USA Nails – Sonic Moist

    Sep 28, 14 • Features, Introducing, ReviewsNo Comments
    USA Nails – Sonic Moist

    There's an anti-hero hostility to USA Nails - they marry contempt with discordant punk rock in a way I've not heard before and it's both creepy and refreshingly original. The ten tracks that make up Sonic Moist are laced with defiant and antagonistic bitterness, with a trace of deep arrogant humour punching through the other side...

  • Oyasumi, Adebisi Shank – 2006-2014

    Sep 26, 14 • Features, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    Oyasumi, Adebisi Shank – 2006-2014

    It's with a heavy heart I write this, but Adebisi Shank are to split. It's only been a month since they released This Is The Third Album of A Band Called Adebisi Shank, the strongest and most experimental album of their career and now they've decided to call it a day. This sucks, but their music will remain - with 3 albums and an EP as their lasting legacy...