The new single from Valencia’s Lisasinson Tú Y Yo (You and Me) is taken from their forthcoming mini-album Perdona Mamá. Whilst it still mixes riot grrrl and punk it’s the bands poppiest moment to date despite the words of contempt … Continue reading Lisasinson – Tú Y Yo
A bit later in the month (again!) here is a mix rounding up tracks featured on the blog this past month or so plus some that slipped through the net. Alongside the usual dose of indiepop, shoegaze and jangle-pop you … Continue reading Records I Like Mix March 2021
Bristol-based Grandmas House have impressed these ears with their first two digital singles and they maintain that benchmark on their third release. Both sides of this one consist of pulsating punk rock. The anthemic Always Happy has heavy basslines and … Continue reading Grandmas House – Always Happy
Girl Clout is a fiery and angry slab of riot grrrl anger dealing with the issue of being a woman in male-dominated spaces as well as the barriers that women STILL have to overcome in the music business. It’s a … Continue reading Fresh – Girl Clout
Three very different acts for today’s Trio…… Suffering For Kisses – Innocence It’s Christmas so this dose of post-punk miserablism is just the tonic. Tony D’Oporto words and deadpan vocals work well against the harmonic synths whilst the guitars add … Continue reading A Monday Trio
Ramonescore Radio presents... What the fuck is Twee? is a compilation rounding up what the label says are the best twee bands. To be honest Noise Pop would be a more accurate description and the compilation features bands that have … Continue reading Ramonescore Radio presents... What the fuck is Twee?
Spanish punk-pop band Aiko El Grupo will be releasing a mini-album via the Elefant Records New Adventures In Pop imprint on December 11th 2020. Titled Va Totalmente en Serio... it features 10 tracks (er is a 10 track release really … Continue reading Aiko El Grupo – Va Totalmente en Serio...
It’s a beautiful lockdown sunny bank holiday here in the UK as we commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. Given that reactionary politicians at home and abroad seem to peddle the same fascist policies as the people my grandfather … Continue reading Something For The Weekend – Three Punk/Post Punk Bands From Berlin
I don’t really write about or mention punk enough on these pages. But, this EP from German band Ataxie featuring three demos and one live track, will rectify that. Opener Jesus Christus is an addictive listen due to the voice of singer Lena. Angst, as the title suggests, is in your face whilst Einbetoniert again draws the listener in thanks to the guitars those vocals once more. The live track Friede durch Hass has me wanting to bag a flight across to Germany to go and see them but, in these times of lock-down, blasting this EP through my headphones … Continue reading Ataxie – Demo
Bristol’s Cosmit write that their brand of “High octane, scrappy brand of garage punk” is “inspired by Northern Soul, Motown and 1960’s pop groups”. With that description one really has to dive in and I cannot say I am disappointed. More punk-pop than garage, the band blast their way through the three songs on this, their debut EP in around six minutes. The songs are of love, unrequited or otherwise, as shouty vocals and loud, fuzzy guitars are the order of the day. I mean what’s not too like? Cosmit is available on 7″ vinyl and digital formats from Specialist … Continue reading Cosmit – Cosmit