• 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." ...

  • 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...