Distractor – Falling Down The Stairs – Audio

Distractor is a new-wave outfit from the USA.



Three songs surfaced recently in which Distractor combine grungy instrumentation with expanding synthetics giving the material a retro-modernist feel in which the listener can allow their limbs to flex and relax without skipping a beat.

Falling Down The Stairs is of most furious construct and self-evidently my pick of the three. Highlighted by a vocal display that heads back to Magazine and how could I not be smitten?

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Destrends – Blackout – Audio

The Australian new-wave trio Destrends are planning to release the LP Lousy Lover towards the end of March.

Destrends - Blackout


First introduced in 2015, Destrends, have always been a trio to clear out the eardrums and Blackout is of similar vein.

A combination of instrumentation and guitar bursts through the speakers, prior to the distinctive vocal joining in, resultingly, dispersing the knots of introduction and creating spaces allowing Blackout to fill the room with their gothic architecture in a just under four and a half minutes track that highlights, once again Destrends is a band possessing considerable song-writing and delivery capability.

On the basis of Blackout, Lousy Lover, will be an EP to add to the collection.

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Satan Takes A Holiday – Ladder To Climb – Video

The Swedish new-wave trio Satan Takes A Holiday release the LP Aliens on the 24th.

Satan Takes A Holiday - Aliens - Vinyl and CD

Satan Takes A Holiday – Aliens – Vinyl and CD

From the eleven track album (available through Despotz Records) the third – Ladder To Climb is a just under three minutes, speaker bulging, ball of energy.

I look forward to hearing more from Satan Takes A Holiday in the near future.


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Recent Passings – I Write About The Dead – Audio

Recent Passings is the new-wave project of Pat Tintle from the USA.

Recent Passings

Recent Passings

As you, if you are a regular reader will know, bass strings stretching far below the fret-board always capture my attention as they thump around the room and Recent Passings  blow sublimely around the room.

One can’t help but think of early CBGBs on hitting play as the laid-back pacing, though distinctly firebrand of fulminating frustration pulses through the speakers as combinations of drums and instrumentation claw their way out of the speakers akin to a malcontented sprite, whilst the flatness of vocal captures the essence of the backdrop, leaving the listener saddened by the fact there are not more than three tracks to hear (available on bandcamp) and I, for one, certainly hope to hear more in short order.

By means of an introduction – I Write About The Dead.

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Destroy Boys – Methatonin – Audio

The US new wave trio Destroy Boys released the AA side single Methatonin​/​Gold Medal earlier in the month.

Destroy Boys

Destroy Boys

I am sure there is a reason I didn’t catch their earliest material though it is a reason I fail to recall.

With some delight I am able to correct that error with the Metathonin (available on bandcamp) and introduce a trio I aim to feature again in short order.


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