South London's Honkies Share 'Buzz Band' Ahead of Debut Album

After a change of line-ups, South London scuzz-fiends Honkies have returned with the blistering ‘Buzz Band’ following on from ‘Slugs’ which we featured a couple of months back. 

Akin to Black Lips, Fat White Family and Sleep Eaters, ‘Buzz Band’ is a 2-plus minute riot of explosive garage-rock blended with sleaze-filled country-rock.

Forming of Jim Sutcliffe (Guitar / Lead Vox), Callum Charman (Bass/Vox) Robin ‘Maddog’ McCready (Lead Guitar), Cat Rin (Synth/ Vox) and Alex ‘The Hairdresser’ Herd (Drums), the quintet are proving to be one of the capitals finest garage-rock bands right now. 

You can listen to ‘Buzz Band’ below ahead of the release of Honkies’ debut album out this summer and catch the band at the following live shows:

19.02 – The Talleyrand, Stockport
21.02 – Flying Duck, Glasgow
14.03 – Shacklewell Arms, London w/Sweaty Palms

Australian Psychedelic-Pop Outfit Sunfruits Share 'Above The Clouds' Ahead Of Debut EP

Hailing from Australia comes the sun-soaked psychedelic-pop quintet Sunfruits with ‘Above The Clouds’ the second single off of their forthcoming debut EP ‘Certified Organic’ out 11 February via Third Eye Stimuli Records (AUS) and Six Tonne De Chair Records (FRA).

‘Above The Clouds’ delves from crunching psychedelic-pop to 70’s funk and glam-filled disco that’s not too far sonically from fellow incredible Australian cosmonauts Nice Biscuit, Moses Gunn Collective and Babe Rainbow  for a 3 minute 53 second freakout.

Danceable, joyous fun – Sunfruits are the band that we need at the moment in this gloom-laden era.

Listen to ‘Above The Clouds below:

Melbourne Psychedelic-Rock Quartet BADGERS Share Video To 'Make It Rain'

There must be something in waters in Australia as it’s consistently exporting some of the finest psychedelic bands in the world today. The newest act that we have recently come across is Melbourne’s BADGERS who have just dropped the video to their debut single ‘Make It Rain’.

Fronted by vocalist/guitarist Michael Badger – producer/mixer who has worked with the likes of King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Amyl & The Sniffers, You Am I, SONS (Belgium) and more – along with Miranda Holt (drums), Eloise Thetford (guitar, vocals) and Dali Platt (bass, vocals), the quartet’s ‘Make It Rain’ is a vintage-tinged psychedelic, bluesy garage-rock sun-soaked party banger. 

In the vein of fellow Melbourne outfit The Murlocs as well as the likes of Natural Child, Night Beats and Dead Ghosts, BADGERS’ debut offering is scuzzy rock n’ roll brilliance that’s perfect listening for a summers day BBQ by the beach whilst drinking tinnies.

You can check out the video of ‘Make It Rain’ below:

Honkies Share Garage-Country Punk Banger ‘Slugs’

Hailing from South London come garage-country punk outfit Honkies who have been tearing up their native land for sometime sharing stages with the likes of black midi and Black Country New Road.

The quintet are out to make a name for themselves and have just dropped their newest offering ‘Slugs’. Coming in at just over 3 minutes, ‘Slugs’ is akin to the depraved, twisted sounds of the likes of Fat White Family and Black Lips. Disheveled, ramshackle-esque, beautifully abhorrent garage-rock, Honkies sound like a band on the verge of collapse.

On the single itself which will be available via 7″ vinyl 16 November, guitarist/lead vocalist Jim Sutcliffe explains “The lyrics are an ode to attending bad social functions for the sake of spending time with good people– mostly on cocaine.”  

Honkies will be taking their sludged out country-soaked garage-rock to a number of venues across London very soon.

November 16th – Sister Midnight Records (Release Show)
November 21st – Peckham Audio (supporting Sleep Eaters)
November 29th – Shacklewell Arms (supporting Ugly)
December 7th – Engine Rooms (DIY Thursdays)

Mystic Peach Share Psych/Grunge Soaked ‘The Eye And The Twitch’

Hailing from the south-coast city of Southampton come Mystic Peach. Not to be confused with an actual anthropomorphic fruit practicing mysticism, Mystic Peach are instead a trio that delve heavily into the realms of psychedelia, 90’s grunge, garage-rock and shoegaze.

 The Eye And The Twitch’ Mystic Peach’s follow up to the their debit single ‘Across The pond is a hybrid of the bands influences whilst unleashing Curt Gale’s angst intensity.

Capturing Mystic Peach’s visceral live show ‘Eye & The Twitch’ out now on Honeymooner Records is over 3 and a half minutes of smouldering psych meets grunge-rock showing why the band are one of the most exciting acts to come from the south-coast. 

Mystic Peach play a run of dates soon including supporting garage-rock legends Black Lips as well as SWN Festival. You can see the full run of dates below:
8th November – The Joiners, Southampton (w/ YAK)
10th November – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (w/ The Black Lips & Los Bitchos)
21st November – The Anvil, Bournemouth (w/ Crows)
14th December – The Loft, Southampton (Honeymooner’s All Day Affair)
20th December – Acapulco Bar & Eatery – Portsmouth

 

 

Moon Duo Share ‘Eternal Shore’

San Francisco psychedelic/krautrock cosmonauts Moon Duo have shared newest ‘’Eternal Shore’’ off of the upcoming  ‘Stars Are The Light’ which arrives at the end of the month on the always forward thinking Sacred Bones.

‘Eternal Shore’ itself is a groove-soaked odyssey with that classic, brisk celestial, stunning space-rock Moon Duo sound you know and love. 

Listen to the dreamy delight below and be prepared to lose your mind, body and soul to the space-rock explorers.

Pre-order ‘Stars Are The Light’ here.

Los Bitchos Share Pista (Great Start) Video

One of the most fun bands in the world being Los Bitchos have just dropped the video to their latest banger Pista (Great Start) which is out now and was produced by Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kaprano .

The multi-instrumental outfit consisting of  Serra Petale on lead guitar, Carolina Faruolo (guitar), Agustina Ruiz (keytar), Josefine Jonnson (bass), and Nic Crawshaw (drums / percussion) currently reside in London are the absolute perfect soundtrack to smashing the tinnies and tequila on the beach in this relentless heatwave where the quintet delve between cumbia, fuzz-filled psychedelia and garage-rock. 

In these times of division, Los Bitchos are the band that we all need so be sure to get involved in the fun-fuelled good times.

Los Bitchos’ Pista (Great Start) is available via digital as well as via 7” digital on one of Britain’s finest psychedelic and garage-rock promoters being Bad Vibrations and the wonderful outfit play a hometown headline show at The Lexington 25 September as well as supporting garage-rock god Ty Segall 12 October at The Oval Space.