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!
Brighton based DIY/punk-pop band Haters come out of retirement with an emotionally charged song about mental health, a subject which is close to my heart for a number of reasons. It’s not too hard to feel empathy with the song’s lyrics given how deeply and sincerely they are sung. It’s pretty moving stuff and you can get it from here. Facebook The song has also been released to raise funds for the Solidarity Not Silence campaign which has support from bands such as The Tuts. The campaign are a group of women who are fighting a claim of defamation made … Continue reading Haters – Lovesick
London based promoter and label Damnably are promoting an excellent gig featuring their artists at London’s Scala on Thursday 19th April. I am there with bells on. This weeks pack of three features a track from each band playing. Otoboke Beaver – anata watashi daita ato yome no meshi Japan’s Otoboke Beaver are headlining and anata watashi daita ato yome no meshi is their latest single (Feb 18). I like the bands brand of shouty garage punk and this single is no exception. You can buy the band’s music from here. Facebook Say Sue Me – After Falling Asleep After … Continue reading Something For The Weekend? Damnably Presents – Attyuuma (Blink Of An Eye) 2018 Tour
Bearcats deliver a catchy, sometimes sleazy (and with that title it could not be anything else) garage/riot grrrl crossover on Gutter Pussy which is worth every part of it’s 109 seconds. New to these ears are Horrible Adorable who give us a blend of rock n’ roll, surf pop and garage on Surf, Rock, Beach, Party, UFO which reminds me of the Fizzbombs around the time of their second single. Despite which side you prefer both tracks here are essential listening. Out now via Yr First Crush. Bearcats (Facebook) Horrible Adorable (Facebook) Continue reading Bearcats & Horrible/Adorable – Split