The US new wave trio Superbean released the LP Shit Show on the 8th.
A dozen track album (available on bandcamp) of ska and new wave infused songs that shake an enraged fist at the world around, while inviting the audience to join in with the party. With their frustrations not taking over the positive vibes of the music rather marrying in an addictive roughly thirty three minutes of high energy rock’n’roll.
The closer is the celtic-rock derived Satan, Lend Me A Dollar.
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The English new-wave band Queen Zee have become a regular feature on the site since their introduction early in the year.
Their latest single, Idle Crown, which was released towards the end of last month is another stormer of a track.
The pressure waves of Idle Crown are presented through a bass which takes greater prominence than previous songs giving it a more brooding presence while the fuzzing guitars are still prominent, by laying further back in the mix, Queen Zee (in their recently abbreviated name form) are able to create a song which has inbuilt power and although slower than other compositions is no less as fired up as anticipated to be in their material and a welcome different dimension to their creativity.
Idle Crown – Queen Zee is available on iTunes.*
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The Readers’ Selection for the Band Of the Month is rarely one from a previous Month, November being one of those rare occasions…
… The English newwave quartet The K’s, who featured in August, being the selection.
Equally as unusually I am only able to feature the same song as was the basis of the first article – Sarajevo – as there is nothing else around, though word does arrive of new material to soon surface.
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Fisk is a new-wave duo from the USA.
A spiced drum-kit piles raw chopped chilli across the room finding the listener squeezing eyes tightly shut whilst punching skywards in writhing delight as the accompanying vocals and guitar bustle through the speakers, a subsumed bass by guest artists such as CiCi Young affords the music a depth of resonance, that allows Fisk the opportunity to explore more complex avenues.
By way of an introduction to Fisk – the fourth track on their recent LP, Smile Drift (available on bandcamp), being the title song and resultant for the throbbing multifarious drum opening which minds of the best of any band with two drummers, though distilled by the singular kit of Brandon Jacobs.
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La Bête Blooms is an English new wave outfit.
La Bête Blooms – photo credit Rowan Allen
Juxtapositions of fuzzy comfort are riven with razor-blade edges as La Bête Blooms cast a wary eye at the the world around and best approached having cleared some space in which to flounder prior to hitting play.
The latest track, Saw You On The TV, combines both luscious harmonies and venomous bites with its ever shifting pace that compresses and expands across the room akin to a rattle-snake midway through sloughing its old skin, one moment calmly flexing glistening fresh scales, the next a wary jaw of needle sharp fangs.
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