New Year Ninety 2017 – 20 to 11

Now reaching the thick end of the New Year Ninety 2017 chart –  in to the top twenty countdown from 20 to 11.

I would like to make a special reference to my co-founding partner – Julie Norbury –  of the original site in the last decade – who died in 2011 – as always my inspiration for keeping writing music reviews.

Julie Norbury

Julie Norbury

20. Harry Howard And The NDE (Australia)

Pretty – Harry Howard and the NDE is available on iTunes.*

19. Kabreet (Syria)

18. V.I.S.-VOX (Macedonia)

Songs You’ve Always Wanted to Hear, But You Couldn’t Find! – V.I.S. Vox is available on iTunes.*

17. Love Ghost (USA)

16. Hunter & The Bear (England)

Won’t You Ever Come Home is available on Amazon.*

15. Shambolics (Scotland)

14. Dappled Cities (Australia)

Many Roads – Dappled Cities is available on iTunes.*

13. Levy & The Oaks (USA)

12. Thee Open Sex (USA)

Splits is available on Bandcamp

11. Jordana Lilly (USA)

Step into the Light – Jordana Lilly is available on iTunes.*

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New Year Ninety 2016 – 10 to 2

The New Year Ninety 2016 countdown from ten to two –

French Leave - New Year Ninety 2016

French Leave

10 – Irish Boxing (England)

9 – Developers (England)

1.4 – Ep – Developers is available on iTunes.*

8 – French Leave (England)

In Our Youth – EP – French Leave is available on iTunes.*

7 – Tablefox (New Zealand)

Objects – Tablefox is available on iTunes.*

6 – ShiShi (USA)

(Kindly ShiShi permitted me to use images of Julie to superimpose on the video)

4 – Tiger Love (England)

Summer Rain – Single – Tiger Love is available on iTunes.*

3 – Thee Open Sex (USA)

2- The Blue Collars (England)

New Year Ninety 2015 – 10 to 2

Starting the top ten of the New Year Ninety 2015 – from 10 to 2 ….

I wish you all the best for 2015 and do enjoy it, whatever you do with it.

Tim Whale

The Editor

10. Blaire Alise & The Bombshells (USA)

For My Darlin’ – Blaire Alise & The Bombshells is available on iTunes.*

9. Little Bastard (Australia)

Little Bastard – Little Bastard is available on iTunes.*

8. Spit Shake Sisters (England)

7. Vizija (Macedonia)

6. Tiger Love (England)

Pussy Cocaine – Single – Tiger Love is available on iTunes.*

5. The Hertz Complex (England)

A New Habit – EP – The Hertz Complex is available on iTunes.*

4. Jonathan (Croatia)

3. LaDiDa (Sweden)

Ladida – Ladida is available on iTunes.*

2. Thee Open Sex (USA)

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Thee Open Sex

From Bloomington in the USA emerge Miss Mess, John DawsonTyler DamonMike Anderson and Will Staler who coalesce to the stoner rock band Thee Open Sex.

Thee Open Sex - garage rock from the USA

Thee Open Sex

Pouring out the material, in the same vein as a bootlegger distils potato skins, Thee Open Sex deliver sounds of cloud which billow to the ceiling prior to descending on the audience.


Ever obfuscated behind claudication, nonetheless the ears capture the evocations. The simple structures are embellished with fractures which demand investigation as the quintet provide a sound-track of ever eviscerating profundity. Thee Open Sex are not seeking to repurpose fire, rather to add the the embers, which they achieve admirably with songs that excoriate the white hot logs in searing tracks which singe the ears.

Whilst striking the heart of the listener with vaguely directed darts, equally Thee Open Sex proffer a helping hand as their material swhirls in an ever unreachable tangents. I am somehow reminded of the legend of Excalibur, the more I listen, the more I hear an aural composite of The Lady Of The Lake.

I look forward to hearing an update to their eponymous seven track release of a year ago.

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