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...
Seattle’s Chasity Belt have teamed up with Melbourne based label mates Loose Tooth to produce a split single that sees 50% of Bandcamp sales going to the “Australian wildfire relief efforts, specifically the Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities … Continue reading The “I Have Been Away Catch Up” Post #1
I posted about Boxcat’s debut single this time last year so it’s good to return to this Cardiff based band and their brand of punk rock a year later via their new EP Something. The aforementioned single was riot grrrl inspired but on the opening tracks here the band seem to have migrated over to a full on pop-punk sound. Not that is a bad thing as Ghost and Anti-Social Gathering demonstrate as the fuzzy guitars team up well with the joint female/male vocal passages. Got Money? with the opening reggae infused beats which gives way to power-pop guitars reminds me … Continue reading BoxCat – Something
The debut EP from Brisbane’s Blussh is a fast-paced, grunge and riot grrrl influenced EP. It’s not for the faint of heart as they come at you in droves with noisy and shouty tunes about sad girls, mental health and erm, a big dong – they are not short on humor and put-downs either. Not sure who Becky is but she had better shut up whilst I give this punk-pop frenzy another spin. That said it’s so loud I doubt I could hear her! Homepage Continue reading Blussh – Shut Up Becky!
This weeks pack of three looks (hears) at three releases that tagged themselves as punk derivatives. This Girl Will Self-Destruct – This Band Will Self-Destruct This Band Will Self-Destruct is the debut release from this new impressively named band who … Continue reading Something For The Weekend – Three Punk Derivatives
Eight is possibly the shortest song I have ever featured on these pages. However, what is there not to like over 47 seconds of catchy pop punk with a vocal style and delivery that embeds itself in your brain? Yep – as I thought. Nothing! Continue reading twompsax – eight
Untitled is taken from the forthcoming Dark Fruits EP that will be released in April via Delicious Clam Records. It’s a mixture of punk, pop and riot grrrl resulting in a raw sounding but powerful song. Excellent drums and shouty vocals too. If this is “just” the opening track the rest of the EP must be something else! The Dark Fruits EP will be available on 7″ vinyl and digital formats. You can pre-order from the label. Continue reading All Girls Arson Club – Untitled
Originally released digitally in 2017 Too Hot, and flip side Want You, by Melbourne’s Tight Knit now get the vinyl treatment they deserve courtesy of Glasgow’s Not Unloved Records. Too Hot is a garage/indiepop hybrid with more than a few nods in the direction of riot grrrl whilst I Want You has a catchy chorus that you could die for. Order the 7″ here. The original digital versions are still available on a pay what you want basis from the band. Facebook Continue reading Tight Knit – Too Hot
Punk Rock? Riot Grrrl? Whatever you call it this (debut?) single from Welsh pop punks BoxCat hits all the right spots with it’s mix of angst and noise. They also cover The Naked and Famous Punching In A Dream turning the electro pop of the original into a vintage sounding new wave/power pop effort. Great stuff! Continue reading BoxCat – Six-Thirty AM
If the 55 tracks in the Best of 2018 mixes/playlists were not enough I have compiled a track each from most of the releases featured on Records I Like in 2018 in a handy Spotify playlist. If you use Deezer don’t worry as here is a link to an almost identical playlist on that service. Have a great new year and I will “see” you all in 2019! Continue reading Records I Like 2018 – The Capsule!