New Year Ninety 2017 – 30 to 21

Although each year over 1 500 new bands are featured it is a fraction of the 300 plus bands a day who make an introduction and I would like to thank all musicians for doing what they do, whether in the New Year Ninety, ever featured or not – your creativity is appreciated – The New Year Ninety from 30 to 21…

Them Rumblin Bones - New Year Ninety 2017

Them Rumblin Bones

30. Hello Casanova (Northern Ireland)

I’ll Be Waiting is available on Amazon.*

29. Hidden Charms (England)

Cannonball is available on Amazon.*

28. Yes You Are (USA)

27. Temper Cartel (England)

26. Boom Child (Ireland)

25. Them Rumblin’ Bones (Australia)

Them Rumblin’ Bones is available on bandcamp

24. The Gloomies (USA)

Blackout – EP – The Gloomies is available on iTunes.*

23. Curse Of Lono (England)

22. The Cut Losses (Canada)

Lightning Dolphin – EP – The Cut Losses is available on iTunes.*

21. Sharn (New Zealand)

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Boom Child – The Super Edible EP – EP Review

The Irish good-time-rock trio Boom Child made available the five track digital EP – The Super Edible EP a couple of hours ago.

Boom Child - The Super Edible EP - CD

Boom Child – The Super Edible EP – CD

On Friday of last week they launched the physical version which also included three bonus tracks – making it an LP – of the conundrums of life – as of now you can only catch those CDs if you are purchasing from the Merchandise Stall at their gigs.

Opening with I WANT TO SHIFT YOUR SISTER – an insightful reflective of relationship values in 2016 in a thrusting rock’n’roll confrontation.

Next is Holiday and my pick of the release as angular spears of pulsing maths-rock strut around the room in just under three minutes of music in which to pogo whilst DM boots are tied with bondage straps.

Following on is Wreckin’ My Head which is well worth the purchase price of the release as the cascading guitars cross each other like plumes rising from a waterfall as each element collapses inside the other before emerging triumphantly, subsequently folding like wet cardboard inside the stream of sound. A superb number and one to keep as reference point.




The penultimate track K – Pop surfaces as it says on the tin – fleet of foot – whilst an ever evolving undertow of sludgy retro-merseybeat gives this a gravitational anchor.

The concluding track on the digital release – CHANGE 4 U slips between choke hold and kiss of life in a highly creative take on the social malaise of relationship mendacity of 2016.

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