The Kyoto (Japan) quartet of あっこりんりん (Accorinrin) (Vocal / Guitar), よよよしえ (Yoyoyoshie) (Guitar / Backing Vocals), ひろちゃん (Hiro-chan) (Bass / Backing Vocals) and ぽっぷ (Kahokiss) (Drums / Backing Vocals) who form the new wave band おとぼけビ～バ～ (Otoboke Beaver) release the LP ITEKOMA HITS on the 15th of March.
The fourteen track album (available on bandcamp) fizzes with an unbridled energy that covers the listener with a coat of bursting bubbles which launch them on to the dance-floor to pogo with the snarling snaps of the tracks.
あなたわたし抱いたあとよめのめし (You Are The One After Me – I Want Another) is the penultimate song.
The new wave trio of Julia Kugel (Vocals / Guitar), Meredith Franco (Vocals / Bass) and Stephanie Luke (Vocals / Drums) from Atlanta (USA) who form the band The Coathangers will be releasing the LP The Devil You Know on the 8th of March.
The eleven tracks on the album (available on bandcamp) open with – Bimbo – which sets the scene for a release in which all the listener will be asked to do, is tickle the speakers louder and clear some space to dance the night away to the infectious beat, intoxicating melodies and interweaving voices.
Consecutive features by bands from Washington D.C. (USA) is it something to antagonism about Trump in the White House I wonder? This time around the new-wave trio of Mary Timony, Laura Harris, Betsy Wright who form the band Ex Hex who will be releasing the LP It’s Real on the 22nd of March.
Other than suggesting to turn up the speakers and loose yourself in the retrospective warm brushes of the music, I merely add if the eighth track – Cosmic Cave – of the eleven on the LP (which is available on bandcamp) doesn’t have you swooning and join in with the invitation to ‘come on dance with me‘ then you are probably reading the wrong music review site.
The US new wave acts Kepi Ghoulie and The Copyrights have joined forces to release the LP Re-Animation Festival which comes out on the 8th.
A ten track album (available from Electric Pop Records) that harks back to unencumbered garage rock as the high octane free-spirited charge of swarming guitar, punch bass, snapping drums and infectious vocal surge in to the room filling the listener with a boost of enthusiastic energy to burn in a pogo.
You just know that 2019 is going to be tip-top year when the Turkish new-wave band Reptilians From Andromeda launch a new track within the first 48 hours of it beginning.
Surfaced yesterday was the song Doll Witch – as always turn up the speakers and let the windows-frames rattle to their own hearts content.
Pulsing bass-lines and bleeding guitar are harried by impatient drums while the signature vocals snarl in to ears – all for it to fall abruptly in to silence a margin over two minutes after commencing.
Is it too early to be starting the long-list for ‘Track of the year 2019’ – I wonder?