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Band of the Week: Morning Smoke

25 Nov

Brighton noise-pop quartet Morning Smoke are set to release their third single, ‘Soft Decay’ through Cannibal Hymns on 4th December.

The band have released an EP, ‘In Euphoria’ and two singles ‘Hunger’ and ‘Unknown’, since forming in 2013, and already gained support from Radio 1 and XFM. Still, ‘Soft Decay’ might be their most impressive statement yet. Underpinned by Isaac Ide and Christopher Shaw’s inventive bass and drums, Milo McNulty and Max Wright wring thick fogs of distortion from their guitars, as McNulty passionately howls his way through the track.

Recorded by Rory Atwell, who has previously worked with Parma Violets, The Vaccines and Yuck, ‘Soft Decay’ is the kind of infectious, disaffected anthem you thought bands had stopped writing since the nineties/

Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/morning-smoke.

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Band of the Week: Honeyblood

1 Feb

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Glasgow-based two-piece Shona McVicar (drums) and Stina Marie Claire Tweeddale (vocals/guitar) produce post-punk guitar gems. Recently profiled at DIY Magazine’s Hello 2014 – an annual collection of gigs from the coming year’s hottest up-and-coming artists – the sisters are about to embark on a US tour in February/March.

Listen here: http://cathrecords.bandcamp.com/album/no-spare-key.

Band of the Week: Cerebral Ballzy

23 Aug

These guys have apparently been around since 2008. Wuuuuuut?  With three London gigs under their belt this week and sets at the upcoming Leeds/Reading Festival, Cerebral Ballzy deliver powerful, thrashcore punk that fuels the moshers like kids on Coca-Cola.

— Victoria.

 

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Band of the Week: Bass Drum of Death

12 Aug

 

It’s okay. Throw your arms up in frustration. Kick your coffee off the table Jackie-Chan style. If you have been feeling this slow-burning, torrid sensation about the state of modern music, your pain is shared. Everything is so repetitive. It’s so hard to find a new, enticing sound. We need some hope.  Enter: Bass Drum of Death. Do you like grunge-type, garage rock, filled with heavy riffs? You, my friend, are in for a treat. Listen and weep, sisters.

 

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Band of the Week: Baby Strange

4 May

Three wee lads from Glaaaaasgow, capable of producing songs swaddled with dirty riffs and post-punk drum-lines. Praise from the NME, as well support slots for Iceage and Eagulls have brought Baby Strange to the music world’s attention. Tracks of note: ‘Pure Evil’ and ‘Want It/Need It’. Check out more below.

https://www.facebook.com/babystrangemusic

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Band of the Week: Filthy Boy

13 Feb

If I were born in Victorian times and got lost down a dingy South London alleyway, Paraic Morrissey (aka lead singer of Filthy Boy) is the kind of guy I would like to bump into. With a rough, libertarian-esque manner, he sings with deep vocals that are made for either telling you a bedtime story or whispering naughty gestures in your ear. The latter is a good thing really, because most of Filthy Boy’s music is about sex; from masochism to old-people getting dirty. Paraic himself admits that getting to play ‘Biggest Fan Ever’ to his schoolmates during their final year was a “good moment” because he “got to sing fuck me up the arse” on their school stage. Ironically, the song is a little spoken-word-esque at times: ‘You can be daddy and I can be mummy/ Let’s pretend we are married and you can tell me you love me/ I just made the dinner and you say it’s lovely/I say thank you honey and that’s when you fuck me. You fuck me hard.’  Their latest songs follow a similar, story-telling theme. ‘Let’s join up the beds/ Let me watch you undress and then fold up your clothes,’  he sings in ‘Jimmy Jammies’, an ode to an elderly couple enjoying a rare night of pleasure. It’s crude and sadistic, but upheld with such catchy and mature guitar melodies, it’s charming. And so English.

Originally formed in 2009, Filthy Boy (Paraic and Michael Morrissey, Harry Weskin and Benjamin Deschamps) are already well-known on the London gig circuit, having already played the likes of the Macbeth, Queen of Hoxton and Brixton Jamm to name a few. Since 2012, the band’s profile has gradually risen with mentions in the NME and by BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe. They’ve gone on to support TOY, The Vaccines, Zulu Winter and Palma Violets. Now signed to Stranger Records (the label behind Lana Del Ray and Bo Keeney) and managed by Oh Mercy (behind Death Rays of Ardilla) their debut album ‘Smile That Won’t Go Down’ is  forthcoming (April 2013).

Next Gig: Monday 4th March 2013 at the Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square, London, England.

 

 

http://www.facebook.com/FilthyBoyPage

http://www.myspace.com/filthyboymusic

Band of the Week: Greys

3 Feb

On their Facebook page, Greys are self-described as ‘a loud rock band from Toronto’. Indeed they are. Metal? Tick. Raging noise? Tick. Skate-punk? Tick. The Canadian foursome – made up of Shehzaad, Cam, Braeden and Colin – have had dalliances with a few record companies but their most recent collaboration is with Kind of Like Records, a Brooklyn-based label in the USA that tends to sign skate-punk/noise bands. Over 1000 likes and counting on Facebook. Sound like your kinda’ thing? Some (heavy) candy for your royal ears: