Rock

Warbly Jets – “Propaganda”

By Will Oliver, December 20th 2018

Los Angeles rockers Warbly Jets will return with new EP Propaganda on January 4 via Rebel Union Recordings. This winter has been a busy one for the L.A. group, whose single “Alive,” was just featured last month in the opening scene of Marvel’s Spider-Man game for PS4.

The Propaganda EP marks the kickoff of the next chapter for the American rockers who wrote, recorded, and produced every note of the EP themselves at Ultrasound Studios in downtown Los Angeles. Here’s what the had to say about that process:
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Bob Mould – “What Do You Want Me To Do”

By Will Oliver, December 2nd 2018

Former Hüsker Dü member Bob Mould will return with his new solo album Sunshine Rock, which will be released via Merge Records on February 8.

It’s a typically strong and fast-chugging rocker from Mould that he describes as “a quick take on shaky relationships, coincidental debauchery, and the emptiness that typically follows such follies.”

Find “What Do You Want Me To Do” available to stream below.
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Hussy – “Forever”

By Will Oliver, December 1st 2018

Last month we shared with you a song titled “Slayer” from an artist named Hussy, the South East London-based project of multi-instrumentalist Sophie Nicole Ellison, who records, layers, produces and plays all instrumentations herself at her home studio.

She’s returned with her deliciously fuzzy new offering “Forever.” She continues her trek towards creating this passionate and raw grunge-inspired rock that feels very 90s in the best way possible mixed with some of the new age explorations of a modern act like Warpaint.

Enjoy a stream of “Forever” posted below.
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Sam Fender – “That Sound”

By Will Oliver, November 4th 2018

Sam Fender is a UK-based singer who is preparing for the release of his debut EP Dead Boys on November 20 via Polydor Records.

Fender made it on the BBC Sound Of 2018 poll and has been on the road all year preparing for this moment. Right now that moment is the EP’s lead single “That Sound,” a larger-than-life anthem that is quite a statement from a new artist.

Find a stream of “That Sound” below and stay tuned for the EP later this month. You can also find his performance of song “Dead Boys” live on Jools Holland here.
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Keuning – “Prismism” and “Restless Legs”

By Will Oliver, November 4th 2018

The Killers guitarist Dave Keuning will release his debut album Prismism on January 25 2019. The album was written and recorded and his home studio in San Diego and was built from the hundreds of voice memos that he stockpiled while touring with The Killers for the past decade, soon evolving into songs of his own.

So far he’s released two songs from the album, the electro-tinted title track “Prismism” and the more Killers-esque “Restless Legs.” Both tracks showcase Keuning’s own voice as he seems to be having fun exploring some new avenues here.

Find the official music videos for both tracks posted below and catch his debut solo New York City peformance at Mercury Lounge on November 12. Tickets can be found here.
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together PANGEA – “Hi-Fi Television”

By Will Oliver, November 3rd 2018

California-based rockers together PANGEA returned with new EP Non Stop Paranoia in late October, which was released via Nettwerk Music Group.

The 5-song EP lasts a grand total of 12-minutes, with breezy rock songs such as the no-nonsense rock anthem “Hi-Fi Television,” which uses every bit of its near 2-minute running time to pack quite a punch.

The track is available to stream below and the EP can be bought from iTunes here.
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Self Help – “1,000,000 MPH”

By Will Oliver, September 9th 2018

Self Help is a punk rock group from Oxford, England who have caught my attention with their latest single “1,000,000 MPH.”

They waste no time setting the pace with some mean guitar riffs and a super-charged energy that comes absolutely racing out of the gate. It features some great garage rock elements at play along with some smartly crafted hooks that have some pop spirted thrown in with a side of aggression.

It’s the first single from their upcoming new EP Organic Noise Kitchen. Enjoy a stream of “1,000,000 MPH” below.
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Rude Dude and the Creek Freaks – “Dan Halen”

By Will Oliver, August 31st 2018 — with 1 comment

Only seconds into Rude Dude and the Creek Freaks rocking track “Dan Halen” does the groovy bassline signal that carnage is about to unfold and just seconds later the track lives up to its promise and unleashes a fist of fury.

“Dan Halen” is like a mix of Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, taking the best of this psych-rock fuzz and mixing it with a bit of scuzzy garage rock goodness that even has flashes of a bit of Black Sabbath. In other words, this track absolutely shreds.

It’s taken from their new self-titled album which is out now via Graveface Records and Curiosities.

Enjoy a stream below and find the whole album available to stream and purchase on their Bandcamp.
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Fresh – “Nighttime”

By Will Oliver, August 27th 2018

London indie punkers Fresh released their self-titled debut album last summer and have since returned with a new 7″ single featuring two tracks simply titled “Daytime” / “Nighttime” that will be released via Specialist Subject Records

Today we are focusing on the b-side “Nighttime” a punk rocker with some super sharp guitar licks and laid back vocals that definitely touch upon some easy-going British alt-punk that the band hone in on and work to their favor.

You can stream “Nighttime” below and find it available to buy over at their Bandcamp.
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Ceramic Animal – “Patiently 4 U”

By Will Oliver, August 10th 2018

Ceramic Animal are “a couple of nasty boys” from just outside of Philadelphia playing “psychedelic garage-yacht.” The band consists of brothers Warren (guitar and vocals) and Elliott Regan (keys and vocals) as well as Dallas Hosey (bass and vocals).

They recently released their sophomore The Horse earlier this month and today we’re focusing on album cut “Patiently 4 U,” a track with some good old fashion rock licks and soulful vocals that add up to total tasteful bliss.

Find a stream of “Patiently 4 U” below and you can find the whole album available to buy from the band right here.
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