The US garage rock duo Bruiser Queen are working towards the release of the LP Heavy High.
In the interim various tracks are surfacing as standalone singles – the latest of which came out on the 29th of September – Sugar High.
The best way to get to grips with this is to find a candy-floss machine – spin sugar in dye and only thereafter hit play as the whirling guitar and heart pumping percussion skips through the room in a hyperactive trip to the verge of diabetic ketoacidosis as it slurs around the ears to the accompaniment of a beguiling vocal.
The Canadian garage rock duo Phono Pony release the four track EP Death By Blowfish on the 3rd of October.
Phono Pony – photo credit – Alex Charlebois
The first track to surface from the EP (which is available on bandcamp) – Vacant – threads flattened strings through the speakers with a bubbling percussion giving the track an uplifting tempo whilst the superlative vocal takes centre-stage.
The Australian garage-rocker Leroy Francis released the début single Carry Me on the 8th.
Leroy Francis – Carry Me – artwork
Mewling out of the speakers like a scalded-cat the blurry guitar is chased by a fiery drum-kit which batters the walls with pock-marks as the muzzled vocal spins though the ears. The extended notes held by the voice gives the impression of a track that is being played on a record player with a slipping belt-drive with, delighteldy, the song (which only lasts for two and one quarter minutes) resets the timing mechanism mid-way through.
Other than play Carry Me loudly my only thought is – when is the next track going to be released?
Unlike the previous article on the English garage-rock trio Johnny Kills which was a tad late… within the past three hours End Game surfaced.
Scything across the room like a number two razor-cut End Game slices all in its way as it burrs through the room in flurry of activity. The sounds compress and expand between busy scissoring and tempered trimming as smartly sheared percussion interacts with hyperventilating guitar as the fused bass maintains a steady current through which the strangulated vocal shimmers in and out of sight.
Suitably aligned at just under three minutes in duration it is not in any way possible that I wouldn’t recommend you taking a moment out of your day to take a listen.
As regular readers know I take particular delight in music which, to be fully enjoyed, needs to be played at full volume through as many speakers as are at disposal, particularly when there is distortion and it lasts less than three minutes – so it is with delight that I introduce Beach Riot. For reasons of my poor admin despite having exchanged numerous emails since early this year – I have managed to not get to them in any semblance of good order – finally – Slackers – which was released on the 12th.
One hundred and seventy one seconds of pounding rock’n’roll that strips away any loose plaster on the walls by a band you just know instinctively you want to go and party with and who I look forward to hearing more of, in short order.