The US new-wave quartet The Fill Ins released the LP The Time Is Now on the 30th of June.
The Fill Ins
Whilst I do enjoy exploring music of differing genres; Regular readers will know I am always happiest in my own home territory of fulminating rock that sits within the three minute boundary and there is little chance I would pass on this album (available on bandcamp). A six track plus two revisions release that is all over within twenty three minutes. All you need to do is find your fourteen hole DMs – turn up the volume and pogo, though to be fair The Fill Ins are pretty snazzy rock’n’roll players too which you will discover having heard the complete LP.
My selection being the – atypical instrumental only – opener – Sinner’s Choice.
The Israeli new-wave duo Deaf Chonky are set to release the EP Silence Is Violence imminently.
As is fairly typical of this site, as you will know being a regular reader, the interest is in the genuine sound rather the the ironed out processes of the technicalities of mastering and – as raw as it comes – a live version – on its first public outing Frontline – replete with camera shake – misplaced lyric and unintended chord change –
…music as it should be heard…
all the no-nos those ‘more wise’ advise to avoid expressing to the wider world.
The Australian new-wave quartet Mount Defiance release the EP Yankee Flat on the 4th of August.
From the EP – Teamwork is a delightful combination of guitar strings that are slapping against the floor, muzzy-fuzzy garage and a superbly pitched vocal that sounds so begrudging in accompaniment you can feel the disdain of a teenage tantrum snapping around the room – whilst simultaneously delivered as music to enjoy whilst revelling in its cleverly placed sarcastic humour.
It is this juxtaposition that makes me urge you to grab hold of the release as soon as you are able – and – if you happen to be in Melbourne (Australia) on the 28th of July – you can get it more quickly than the rest of us at the launch show at The Workers Club in Brunswick Street.
Mount Defiance is a band I look forward to coming back to later in the year.
The Belarusian new-wave quartet Kreepy Krush released the EP Wasted on the 13th.
An intriguing duality of furious temper and laid-back guitar flows around the room as Kreepy Krush deliver a release that the listener finds themselves unaware that they are subconsciously joining in with the infectious songs.
My selection from the four track EP is the closer – Not Too Late.
The US based new wave outfit Basic Bitches released the LP City Slackers yesterday.
The heat of the fury can be felt as the music emerges through the speakers as snarling vocals and angry drums chase through the room. The low register of bass pounds in to the ears with guitar harrying the audience. That isn’t to say that it is all about rage as lyric can be sarcastic humour as well as insightful commentary of the world around.
Best not to play this before having an appraisal, unless the idea is to loose the job, as pent-up frustrations will inevitably spill-over. A band to play with volume turned up to fully submerge in to the music.
From the bakers dozen album (available on bandcamp) the opener – We All Moved To The City Now We Can’t Afford To Live.