Virgin Kids: Garage Lo-fi Pop With a Dash of Punk

It’s ‘garage lo-fi pop with a dash of punk,’ says Asher Preston, lead vocalist and guitarist, Paul Rosser, bassist and backing vocals, and Sean Hughes, drums. The guys have just taken the big leap from the rehearsal into the recording studio. Meet Virgin Kids and be prepared to space out. For over a year now…

The Cavemen – Self-Titled (Dirty Water Records)

Artist: The Cavemen Album: S/T Release: April 25, 2016 Label: Dirty Water Records Bloody hell, these Auckland kids come with a bang! Listening to their debut self-titled album is like being in my own pit, surrounded by savage ghosts from former gigs. I can almost smell the sex, drugs and rock n roll infused sweat and…

Hipbone Slim & the Kneetremblers – Ugly Mobile (Dirty Water Records)

Artist: Hipbone Slim & The Kneetremblers Album: Ugly Mobile Released: 22nd April 2016 Label: Dirty Water Records Hipbone Slim & the Kneetremblers are probably the best at paying homage to the great pioneers of rock n roll that I have heard lately. Sir Bald Diddley, aka ‘Hipbone Slim,’ aka ‘the Bald Bomber’, leads the band. He…

The Dirty Coal Train – Super Scum (Groovie Records)

Band: The Dirty Coal Train Album: Super Scum  Label: Groovie Records Released: March, 2016 The Dirty Coal Train is brilliant and the new freakishly superb Super Scum is a goddamn fine exemplar of their fire. The Dirty Coal Train is a Portuguese garage punk band, however, to simply call it that doesn’t feel quite right.…

The Coathangers

Atlanta-based band, the Coathangers, were a band before they became musicians. All they wanted was to hang out, jam out some tunes and have fun while they were at it. So, ten years ago, a new exhilarating band was born, consisting of Julia Kugel (guitar/vocals), Meredith Franco (bass/vocals) and Stephanie Luke (drums/vocals). Growing from their…

Lucy and the Rats

  Lucy and the Rats—Lucy from the Ramones influenced pop punk trio, the Spazzys, is the ‘Lucy.’ The Spazzys have made headlines not only in Australia, where they come from, but across the globe. But she didn’t stop there! Artists of this calibre need constant challenges, and so do the rest of the band members.…

MFC Chicken – It’s MFC Chicken Time! (Dirty Water Records)

Artist: MFC Chicken Album: It’s … MFC Chicken Time! Label: Dirty Water Record Released: December 2015 It might be a master complot of these maniacs to make every living soul dance, but I gladly surrender. With that being said, their third album It’s… MFC Chicken Time! is yet again an extremely solid dance album. The…

The Arrogants – No Time To Wait (Dirty Water Records)

Artist: The Arrogants Album: No Time To Wait Label: Dirty Water Records Released: November  So, you’re telling me that this band is from this very present. Like, from the now? Hmm… Let’s just say I believe you. *wink* The Arrogants are five, allegedly from our lifetime, really cool French teenagers, who already supported such notables…

Raw Fun – Won’t be told (Dirty Water Records)

Artist: Raw Fun Album: Won’t Be Told  Label: Dirty Water Records Released: December 2015   Raw Fun, for me, embodies sixties rock ’n’ roll on speed. This depiction was my initial thought when I first heard them and I’m sticking to it. Now let me tell you, this sound makes me happy, very happy. Raw…