Posts Tagged ‘garage rock’

May 9, 2018

Nottingham trio Kagoule obviously had something fanciful and whimsical in mind when they named their new single Bad Saliva. Having recently signed to Alcopop! Records, they deluge us with frisky slapping, angular jaunting strings on the feisty spirited tune. Commenting on the new track, the band says: “Bad Saliva is a track about turning off the path you find yourself on; the temptation to make a change and the anxieties of then making it.” It’s been a long couple of years since we last featured the band, just ahead of their debut album Urth dropped. We’re more than glad they’re back with new music, much less a post-punk inflected garage rock anthem like Bad Saliva! Kagoule will be releasing a new album named Strange Entertainment later this year. 

May 9, 2018

“Indestructible” seems the proper word to describe our affection for Welshly Arms, the Ohio rock band who first captured our hearts last year with Legendary, a fine introduction to the already blooming band’s raw and impassioned garage rock. And now they’re back with a song named Indestructible, a torrid broiling, bluesy burning alt rock anthem whose soulful swagger and funky strut are like Portugal. the Man gone Jack White and The Black Keys. The band will be playing a number of massive summer festivals this year, as well as going on tour with Thirty Seconds To Mars. They’ll also be releasing their debut full length on Republic Records later this month. The year’s only going to get better for Welshly Arms fans like us. Pre-order their debut album No Place Is Home on iTunes, here.

April 17, 2018

Irresistibly contagious, scuzzy propulsive, and riotous yelping energy got us hooked on Bilk when the Essex three piece made their debut with Give Up last month. The band, who’ve received support from across the BBC board (Radio 1, BBC Introducing, etc), now follow that first single up with more of their raucous chugging garage rock on Spiked, solidifying themselves as an exciting British act to watch. As before, they remind me of Yungblud and Palma Violets with their buoyant, rugged sound. The track is about spiked drinks and the disconcerting adventures that follow from being an unsuspected victim of such a situation. Re-visit our Give Up feature, here, as we await more rowdy and unruly rock from Bilk.

April 11, 2018

Wallows could very well be our favorite new American band, not only because the dashing troupe’s ranks include actor Dylan Minnette, but because their versatile form of indie and alt rock really is that magnificent and contagious. Plus, they’re ace performers too, as I noted when I caught them on the very first show of their very first tour here in San Francisco recently. They were the talk of town at SXSW last month, and now they’ve released a debut EP! The Los Angeles based outfit have put together a six track release named Spring. Previously featureed treats like Pictures Of Girls and These Days are included, alongside a bevy of fine new gems. Let The Sun In features a peppy lilt and a hint of 60s vintage allure in its brassy indie rock. This isn’t the first time that the band has reminded me of Noah and the Whale (who’s best album is also spring related, titled The First Days Of Spring). Wallows takes that Charlie Fink-driven sound and imbues it with honeyed jangling Beatles-like charm. For an array of garage rock, indie rock, and even post-punk imbued bliss, check out Wallows’ full Spring EP, here.

April 10, 2018

Makin’ Waves seems rather an appropriate song title for the first track we’re featuring from FEVA. The English lads received widespread praise following the release of their blistering first single, Blind, late last year. It’s certain that they’re making plenty of waves with their fiercely infectious riffs and raw garage rock now that they’ve returned with their second release, a tenacious stomping, rowdy charged anthem that will no doubt earn them even more accolades. 

The band states: “Makin’ Waves is somewhat of an ode to the free spirit, making your own decisions and making your own waves in life regardless of what is considered the norm. It’s an uplifting feel good track and what better time to release with summer not (too) far away”. The new single is out now on all major platforms. Stream debut single Blind below to continue rocking out to FEVA.

April 10, 2018

Unknown Mortal Orchestra dropped their new album Sex & Food on Jagujaguwar last Friday. In case you haven’t listened to the album yet, let latest single Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays act as your impetus to dive into the New Zealand project’s new compendium of brilliant psych soul and rock. Not only is Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays a fabulous dose of UMO’s snazzy grooving aplomb, but it comes with an eye-popping music video, too, rife with vibrant colors and extravagant animations. It’s truly a treat for both the eyes and the ears. New album Sex & Food is available, here.

March 30, 2018

We’ve been more than ravenous for new Bloodboy music this past year after the Los Angeles based surfer-turned-musician thrilled us with her blazing pop rock time and time again since her debut two years ago, culminating in a superbly brazen and incendiary EP named Best of Bloodboy. Her return last month with Sex Crime was much cause for celebration, and now Lexie Papillion has followed that rambunctiously smoldering tune up with another homerun of a sultry sizzling, charismatic pulling song named ‘Is Now A Good Time To Ruin Your Life?’. Signature broiling guitars and her ever impassioned, heated vocals keep us charmed and swooning. The punky garage rock and grungy pop of ‘Is Now A Good Time To Ruin Your Life?’ is big and bold, emphatic and glamorous. And it leaves us even more excited for Bloodboy’s forthcoming debut album Punk Adjacent than we were before, which we didn’t think was possible. You can find the track on iTunes, here.

March 22, 2018

It’s more than “fine by me” that LOUD HOUND chose to reach out and key us into new single Fine By Me. It would have been egregious to miss out on this jaunty rocking indie surf treat, which brings us a pleasant dose of summer mischief and a welcome hair-tousling breeze with its infectious “ooh ooh woos” and sun-kissed guitars. The musician, who hails from New Jersey, has quickly won our hearts over with his beach-y garage rock. An album is on its way. Fine By Me is available from iTunes, here. It’s also a free download, here.

March 22, 2018

Ohio alt rock veterans MONA have been creating quite astir with their recent return. Their last single, Kiss Like A Woman, was accompanied by a music video that’s racked up well over 600K views on YouTube in the past month. The band now follows up that ravishing garage rock brawler with a fresh new taste from their third album Soldier On, arriving this June on Bright Antenna Records. Not Alone is another sweeping rock song. The song focuses on something I tend to understand too often, that feeling of isolation and loneliness despite being surrounded by people. It’s a boisterous rollicking anthem that arrives just as MONA is kicking off a three stop mini-tour that begins in Los Angeles tomorrow night. Details can be found on their website, here.

February 20, 2018

In the short time MONA’s new music video for their single Kiss Like A Woman’s been out, it’s already picked up a massive amount of streams on YouTube. Not only does the video convey a much needed message of acceptance, love, and freedom, but it accompanies a ravishing garage rock brawler from the Nashville based Ohio veterans. Kiss Like A Woman is a rowdy and exhilarating celebration of love, dusty yet full of life and zest. And it’s insanely catchy, too. The single is our first taste of a forthcoming project from the band. Snag the track, here.