The South African garage rocker Elle E releases the LP Etiquette on the 21st.
Casting a scornful look at the mores of societal construct Elle E delivers, in Etiquette (available on bandcamp), a sardonic, sarcastic, sideswipe at the self-satisfied smugness of suburban lifestyle.
A project that has build a momentum of its own without any initial expectation other than a means to exorcise frustrations with the world around, Elle E has found a ready and enthusiastic audience which can only be enhanced by the eight track album.
An LP I highly recommend grabbing hold of and enjoy from first note to last – making the opener – London Paris New York Berlin – which minds of The Chiffons, as good a place to start as any.
The Australian garage rock duo The Gooch Palms released their latest single Marfa Lights on the 30th of August.
The Gooch Palms
It is of little surprise their audience continues to burgeon as their good-time rock shimmers through the speakers and showers over the listener making the world seem a better place.
Securing both their own headline tours and support tours across Australia it is long over due their schedule was expanded to regular international appearances. The new single, Marfa Lights, with its buzzing static electricity can only but help to raise their profile further.
The Canadian garage rock project Billy Moon releases the LP Punk Songs on the 14th of September.
Wafts of ’70s new wave drift through the speaker in the fuzzy sounds of the first song to be revealed from the ten track LP – D.W.T.B.A. – on the basis of which mid-September seems an awfully long way off.
The Canadian garage-rock quartet The Flatliners release the three track single Mass Candescence on the 15th.
After fifteen years out and about with numerous releases and innumerable shows one could understand if The Flatliners sounded a little bored by it all – yet far from it – the newest single, as evidenced by the first song on the release – The Arousal Of Despair (available on vinyl via Dine Alone Records) – attests to a quartet who are as fresh and enthused as the day they started out.
Sure the garage may have smarter walls and a fancy roof with shinier cars in the driveway – but it is still a garage despite all that and the listener is soaked in the earthy grit of the music, not festooned by schmaltz.