• USA Nails – Sonic Moist / What’s Wrong With Your Boy?

    Jan 19, 15 • Features, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    USA Nails – Sonic Moist / What’s Wrong With Your Boy?

    Only when you properly start to listen to the lyrics to Sonic Moist, the title track from USA Nails' debut album does the fear start to set in. Vocalist Steven Hodson sounds like he could climb out of the speakers any moment, invading your space with his perverse lyrical outpouring...

  • En Garde – Weekenders

    Jan 18, 15 • Features, Introducing, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    En Garde – Weekenders

    En Garde are a punk rock band channelling the exquisite berserk rage of Gallows, mixed with the hardcore fury of Blowgoat (RIP) and the scathing bile of Golden Tanks. The raw, untamed energy that pulsates from Weekenders is breathless and infectious in equal measure...

  • Ex Wives/MADEINCANADA – Split 10″

    Ex Wives/MADEINCANADA – Split 10″

    No stranger to these ears - Glasgow merchants of hate Ex Wives are back, frothing at the mouth like Cujo with a broken baseball bat buried in his head. Horror dressed up as music - that's MADEINCANADA. Hailing from Paris, this noise-rock trio are just as, if not nastier than Ex Wives. It's as if both bands are trying to be the out-do each other in being foul, depraved purveyors of gnawing, blood-spitting derision...

  • Hidden gems – 5 albums I’ve enjoyed this year that weren’t released in 2014

    Dec 24, 14 • Features, Introducing, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    Hidden gems – 5 albums I’ve enjoyed this year that weren’t released in 2014

    In a similar vein to last year's post, not everything I've heard and enjoyed has had the 2014 stamp burnt into it. Here's five albums that I've enjoyed this year, but weren't released this year. Got that? Good...

  • Guest post: Jack Murray’s Top 10 Albums of 2014

    Dec 22, 14 • Features, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    Guest post: Jack Murray’s Top 10 Albums of 2014

    Sometimes a great man comes along - a true inspiration to us all. He's suave, witty, intelligent, handsome and charming. Also, there's Jack Murray, who has selected his top 10 albums of 2014. Hey, he did it for 2012 and 2013, so there's no reason to deny him the chance of sharing his knowledge, wisdom and bark-related puns with the rest of the readers. Woof, etc...

  • Lizard Hips’ Top 10 Albums of 2014

    Dec 12, 14 • Features, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    Lizard Hips’ Top 10 Albums of 2014

    Let's face it, there's not going to be any more good albums released this year now. Well, that's the impression that I get. I'll stop with The Mighty Mighty Bosstones puns now and crack on. Below are my top 10 albums of 2014, plus a selection of "nearly made the cut, but are still really good albums that you should listen to." Enjoy...

  • USA Nails – Live At Smalltown America

    Dec 7, 14 • Features, News, Reviews, VideosNo Comments
    USA Nails – Live At Smalltown America

    "This is Twin Peaks" - God bless USA Nails. Did you know they have a live album available to stream from the Smalltown America website? You didn't? Well, you best get on it pronto and listen to it right now if you know what's good for you. Sometimes, I'd rather be a bird and sometimes I'd rather see it all. ...

  • 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." ...