Sweden's Isotope Soap are named after a song by Geza X, and with good reason: This 7" recalls the classic frantic sound of early synth-punk. For fans of The Units, Devo, The Residents, Screamers and Black Randy & Metrosquad.
Under his No Fun moniker Stephen Hodson creates a unique mixture of minimal wave, post-punk and synth-punk. If No Fun had showed up 30 years earlier, they would have made a cozy addition to a Messthetics compilation.
Besides Syndrome 81 here's another great band hailing from Brest, France. Litovsk brings to mind the sound and spirit of British wave bands from the 1980s. Melancholy-tinged punk tunes based on echoing riffs, brilliant melodies, driving bass lines and hard-hitting beats.Not unlike The Crisis, Blitz or The Mob.
Label: Deranged Year: 2013 Country: USA The one and only release from this Raleigh band and it's a true killer record. Good old hardcore for fans of Out Cold, Antidote, Government Warning or Negative Approach.
Another tape release from Detroit's Sick Llama. A raw and grotesque piece of electronics. They take the industrial sound of Throbbing Grsitle and merge it with their own unique style of repetitive pungent noise.
One of my favourite current NZ bands. The Trendees play rough art punk that is reminiscent of Swell Maps, Half Japanese. The Urinals and recent groups like Times New Viking, Eat Skull, Sic Alps or Tyvek.
Brilliant noise-pop from Saint Petersburg. Four tracks based on towering guitar noise and sweet vocal harmonies. It's impressive how Paper Wounds balance heaviness with lightness and beauty. For fans of Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine.
Hailing from Brisbane Wonderfuls play desperate minimal music. With song structures only
based on synths sounds and guitar lines Wonderfuls lead you in their very own
universe of auditory ideas. Weird stuff in a great and open-minded way!
UBIK is a new band from Melbourne featuring members of Masses and Red Red Kroovy. Their first demo offers five punk tunes made with stomping beats, simple guitar-melodies and well done multiple vocals parts. UBIK fuse influences of UK82 and anarchopunk to create their own unique sound. Highly recommended!
and ripping motorcharged punk from Singapore. Perfect guitar solos and the bass
totally drives it. This 7" features four tracks of insane Motörhead meets
d-beat rock 'n' roll. For fans of Inepsy, Genocide SS or Reign Of Bombs.
guitar-driven punkrock from Kansas City with tons of fantastic melodies. You get
four high-energy songs with a focus on the rough vocals. If you like Hüsker Dü
and "Mush" era Leatherface you won't be dissapointed here. This is
probably their best release so far.
On this LP Tape Rec from Rio De Janeiro recall the hissy rock of late 80s and early 90s SST releases. They nail down hook filled indie and
grunge, that finds a good balance between pop and noise. Super sweet meldodies are paired with layers of thrashing, noisy fuzz. The record is rounded off by a well done lo-fi production. Fans of Pavement, Dinosaur Jr. and Sonic Youth won't be dissappointed here.
Label: Crucificados/ Rawmantic Disasters/ Black Against Night/ Grind Your Mind
This is the debut full lenght from Macedonia's Disease. One look at the cover artwork and you know what you can expect here: in-your-face d-beat hardcore that's rooted
in the music of classic Japanese and Scandinavian bands like Disclose, Anti Cimex or Meanwhile. A noisy hardcore assault that sounds extremely
raw and ugly!