Archive for the ‘News’ Category

  • Anakin – Celestial Frequency Shifter

    Apr 23, 15 • Features, Introducing, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    Anakin – Celestial Frequency Shifter

    You could be forgiven for becoming lost within this – Anakin (a four piece from San Diego, who have an obvious love of all things lightsaber and Millennium Falcon) create a world with their sound that will envelop you, should you stumble your way into its enigmatic universe...

  • Honningbarna – Opp de nye blanke

    Honningbarna – Opp de nye blanke

    Two years ago, Honningbarna released the album Verden Er Enkel, an album I frankly, couldn't get enough of. It was everything that modern punk rock should be, sung in a Scandinavian tongue; and while I couldn't make out anything cello-totting vocalist Edvard Valberg was saying, it really didn't matter because the music was so breathlessly brilliant. ...

  • Isolation Tank – S/T EP

    Mar 30, 15 • Features, Introducing, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    Isolation Tank – S/T EP

    London beat-combo Isolation Tank are no stranger to Keep It Fast, having reviewed their split EP with fellow crackpots, Art Of Burning Water back in November last year. They haven't mellowed at all - far from it. Their new self-titled EP is an ugly, acidic affair that is ready to corrode and chew away with it's bludgeoning and indignant power...

  • Disasterpeace – It Follows (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    Mar 24, 15 • Features, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    Disasterpeace – It Follows (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    This album should come with a disclaimer. "Warning, do not, repeat, DO NOT listen to this if you are trying to drift off to sleep - may cause utter terror/crazy dreams." Not that I've experienced such a thing, oh no. Well, maybe a bit. ...

  • HEADS. – S/T

    Mar 22, 15 • Features, Introducing, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    HEADS. – S/T

    It's no surprise to learn that HEADS. will be going on tour with METZ in June and any other bands who like writing their name in capitals only. HEADS. are 1 Australian and 2 Germans making stripped-to-the-bare-bones noise rock that in places, gives a nod to that 90s grunge sound, alongside a gnawing, low-end scrape of disgruntled darkness...

  • Alright The Captain – Contact Fix

    Mar 19, 15 • Features, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    Alright The Captain – Contact Fix

    There are sudden pattern shifts, time changes and deviations from the norm that make Contact Fix by Derby's Alright The Captain an exciting and fascinating listening experience. Opening track, Toaster Mouse, is built around a steady, squelching synth-bass line that rises and falls with giddy abandon, whilst the tappy-math rock guitar weaves trickery and pitch-shifting bite throughout...

  • Torche – Restarter

    Mar 4, 15 • Features, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    Torche – Restarter

    Bring on the boom. Torche are back. Repeat. Torche. Are. Back. What of Restarter? Well, it's heavy - monstrously heavy, which is never a bad thing. It's as if Torche have decided they want to crush the listener; compacting their body beneath a press constructed entirely out of hammering riffage. ...

  • Axis Of – The Mid Brae Inn

    Mar 1, 15 • Blogroll, Features, News, ReviewsNo Comments
    Axis Of – The Mid Brae Inn

    When Axis Of first burst on to the scene, they threw so many curve balls it was difficult to know exactly what or where their sound was going. Their debut album; the pulverising bruise that is Finding St. Kilda sounds like Florida dirt-merchants Torche exchanging the boom string for three chords and more amp-jumping...

  • Ash Is A Robot / Arms & The Man / Seasons Calling @ Club 85, Hitchin

    Ash Is A Robot / Arms & The Man / Seasons Calling @ Club 85, Hitchin

    Braving the Arctic conditions, I thought it would be a good idea to remove myself from the comfort and warmth of my abode and venture to Hitchin to see some rock action happen. Arriving late I miss nearly all of The Grass Is Hairy's set (sorry lads) - by accident. I do catch the last 10 seconds of their gruff, obstinate punk-core shouting as I make my way to the bar...

  • Black Years – Black Years II

    Black Years – Black Years II

    There's something incredibly engaging about Black Years, stretched over the three tracks on offer on this 7" EP - they're not afraid to mix up their sound, catering for all on this brief, yet memorable slab of punk rock wax...