The Armed is a very loud hardcore/noiserock/abitofeverything band that has been making awesome music since 2009. The very very mysterious band has had an ever-changing lineup (with lots of guest musicians) in their band and it is all very unclear who is a member while they have actors pretending to be bandmembers, fake names and what else more. They have already shared the first track ‘All Futures’ and now they have shared the second track and second really awesome video. Their upcoming album ‘Ultrapop’ will be released April 16. Enjoy lots of noises.
A month full of really good music compressed in bandcamp links specially to make your shit day feel better. I am getting real excited about the releases of 2021, we have only started and there are already a couple of really awesome releases and a crapload of upcoming ones. Brace yourselfes and tune in for greatness.
The French rockers Cabale released a new EP and it is quite powerfull noiserock and postpunk. The trio is made up of Rabih Gebeile (Mondo Cane, Murmuration, Backbone Party) on bass and vocals, Arthur Travert (Maud Octallinn, Sundown, Vodka Gun) on drums and Michel Malégeant (Moonman & The Unlikely Orchestra, Desmond Korma, Maps of Jupiter) on guitar . The album is released on Greed Recordings. Tune in a order the 6 strong tracks of the French noiserockers Cabale.
I added Cabale to the list ‘Psych and Noise in France’.
I kinda have to share this, these two bands really blew me away last year! Gulch was mty favourite metal release of last year, I really love their mix of hardcore, punk and metal and Sunami is just awesome with their epic hardcore riffs and their uplifting sound. So YAY, now they return together with a split albumwith each two really wild songs on it. Prepare to be destroyed!
This moment here right now is a very important moment in history. Forget about Covid, world war whatever, forget about Hedge Funds and Impeachments, forget about all that bullshit and let us come together for this important moment. Today we celebrate Pink Room, a band you all know and love and care for, their music has soothed our souls, brought us together and made us stronger. Their music has made us bigger Humans, better Humans, cuter Humans. And today I can announce with religious fever that Fuzzy Sun has the honor to premiere the video from the first track ‘Losing’ from the upcoming album by Pink Room. This first track shows a band that has grown over the years, their sound more powerful and more raw then before. Riffs, garagepunk and noise are all gorgeously produced and with their signature fuck off attitude that their sound has.
The new album is called ‘Putain Royale’ and will be out 12/03/2021 on ZOE ZOE RECORDS, ROCKERILL RECORDS & SIX TONNES DE CHAIR RECORDS. You can Pre-order their new album now on their official site. And check out the gorgeous merch too!
‘Losing’ is the perfect starter for your day, the track is in your face garagepunk by a band that is professionally certified at shredding your face off with noises. This is riff fueled anger for the whole family. Watch the lone partyanimal and vocalist of Pink Room celebrate in the new video. This clip was made by Jaak Segers who studied at the Kask and is now a self employed cameraman/director who has been doing a lot in the music scene and livestreamstuff. Make friends with Jaak on Instagram – @jaakisdenaam –
Check out ‘Losing’ now! and Buy the album
(If you are hungry for more Belgian heaviness after this you can always check The Big Belgian Noiserock List)
The New Yorkers Show Me The Body are back. They shared a new track from their upcoming EP ‘Survive’ wich will be released March 19. The track is again proof this band absolutely rules, making their hardcore punk a bit weirder and experimental give theis sound so much more extra kick. Tune in now and pre-order now.
Sens, France band, Johnny Mafia, comes back with a new single for their upcoming album out on Howlin’ Banana Records. Below is the video link for the single, “I’m Sentimental”, available on streaming services as well.
Three months ago we were blessed with K.G. and following that is the microtonal masterpiece, L.W. Featuring three previously released singles, “If Not Now, Then When?”, “O.N.E.”, and “Pleura”, the album is a total of nine songs.
My personal favorite is “K.G.L.W”, the last song on the album, and also the name of the title track on “K.G.”? Same name, H U G E difference in substance. The latter of the two is HEAVY
The album is available on bandcamp for $1 which will be donated to Greenfleet. Greenfleet plants native biodiverse forests in Australia and New Zealand to capture carbon emissions.
I think I have shared 90% of the stuff that has been released on God Unknown Records. The label was founded in 2013 by Jason Stöll wich we know from his own bands Sex Swing, Bonnacons of Doom, Twin Sister and Mugstar wich are all bands that fit perfectly on Fuzzy Sun thanks to their brutal and experimental sounds.
On the label you can find the Singles Club, wich are, in each volume, 10 x limited 7″ singles of the coolest bands, and you can buy them apart or in a complete box . The singles are truly a thing of beauty, they are gorgeously designed and I am now proud owner of the ‘Petbrick/USA NAILS’ split single and the ‘The Left Outsides/Mésange’ split single.
Next to the Singles Club there are some really gorgeous other releases too. I have shared music by White Hills, Klämp, Twin Sister, Rainbow Grave, Henge and more from the label. Quite clear I really love the label by now I guess.
Now this post is about the latest releases from the label that the world (you guys) need to know about if you don’t already. I wanted to start with the 7″ inch split single between The Left Outsides wich is a husband and wife duo based in London who make doomy, folky music and the Mésange who a collaboration between violinist Agathe Max (Kuro) and guitarist Luke Mawdsley (Cavalier Song) who make ethereal music.
This next one is finger licking brutal, this is the split between Petbrick (Sepultura founding drummer Iggor Cavalera’s new duo with Wayne Adams of Big Lad and Death Pedals) who made a recent very brutal full album and one of my favourites, the London noiserockers USA NAILS!
James Johnston and Steve Gullick have released ‘We Travel Time’ and is out as of today and available on vinyl. London based musician and painter James Johnston (Gallon Drunk) and Renowned photographer and musician Steve Gullick have made a gorgeous, deeply moving record with ‘We Travel Time’. Both these men have toured and played with a lot of artist and you can just hear the experience they have on this records, it is beautifully crafted and feels perfect in the first listen. The perfect balance between the vocals and the instruments make this a truly exceptional record.
Favourite track: When I’m Down
T. Gondii / Sex Howitzersis a split between to dutch Hardcore bands and it is quite awesome and also superfast. High quality hardcore punk. As i’ve been way into hardcore punk lately this is really spicing up my life. This is perfect music for the weekend to get in the modd. Play it at the family table to get everyone excited! Out also since today, what a feast!
The last release for now is an upcoming one that is going to be really awesome. One of the singles club with The experimental tribal noise artist Deaf Kids and the experamntalists Gum Takes Tooth. So pre-order the stuff, you are going to love it.
Grave Flowers Bongo Band is from LA and is going to release their new album ‘Strength of Spring’ on April 30 via Castle Face Records. The album is produced by Ty Segall and on the first single called ‘Smile’ the band shows their strength in making vintage sounding psychedelia. A really awesome first track, check out the video too.
I am totally losing myself in the hardcore punk genre. I feel another list coming a list with only brilliant hardcore punk. But not yet, first I want to share with you these hardcore punkers called Ardid. They released their s/t on February 18. Brutal, loud fast and filled with gorgeous guitar work.
The Cincinnati/Columbus no wave band Stella Research Committee is about to release a new album called ‘A Proposed Method for Determining Sanding Fitness’. The trio is made of Kevin Hall (wo plays in Fruit Looops), Tony Squeri and Lauri Reponen and they make this gorgeous noiserock/nowave that is really in your face and refreshing, it is loud, original and these first three tracks are really fun to listen too. This is music for the adventurous, for the people that seek sonic refreshment. Stella Research Commitee is choatic and heavy yet easy to listen, it feels like the criminal son of Girl Band and Sonic Youth that the whole family is trying to avoid.
This is an album I really look forward to hearing in full! The album will be released on March 12. Listen now to the first tracks.
FFO almost everything on Skin Graft Records.
I like splits, I do, and this time it is a really awesome split, it is a split between the Boston doom duo Greylock who makes really angry doom/sludge/evil music and covers a track from BEDTIMEMAGIC on this split. And believe it or not, BEDTIMEMAGIC is also a duo and makes this gorgeous fast paced noiserock. Make your day better with some agressive music. Be Cool and Buy it on Casette.
Cruel Nature Records is a gorgeous label, the stuff that oozes out of the holes of the label is always something special and I really like all the different kind of bands and experimental projects they have. I have shared a lot of the bands on the label and I check out each and every one and sometimes it broadens my view of the stuff I like. Now it seems like thay are really ready for 2021 becaus e they have already released some great stuff and now they have for new upcoming released. In this post I wanted to share them for you, so take your time and tune in.
Newcastle-upon-Tyne rockers Fast Blood released their first track called ‘You’ from their upcoming same titled EP. The punk track has a great melody, is an instant sing along and shows some expert songwriting from the band. The EP will be out on March 5.
MAbH (Mortuus Auris & the Black Hand)
Peter Taylor aka MabH has been making tons of music since 2008 and now he is going to release an new album called ‘Look Under’ on Cruel Nature on March 5. The first released track is called ‘The Breaking Ground’ and is a calming piece of ambient.
I have no idea how many projects, bands, albums or others stuff Aiden Baker has released, all iI know is that I have listen to a lot of his work for a long time and each time it is something complete different. This time the first track ‘Dance of the Entartet’ is a guitar driven track with some psychedelic synths mixed through. Very nice stuff, now I am really curious to hear more from this upcoming album ‘Stimmt’. Also out March 5.
Stuart Chalmers / Distant Animals
A collaboration between two experimental sound artists! And what do you get? A very trippy experimental soundtrack. They are going to release their live album also on March 5. Tune in now.
the legendary band Mainliner with original line up of Kawabata Makoto (motorpsycho guitar), Koji Shimura (drums) and Kawabe Taigen (bass/vocals) retuns after their album ‘Revelation Space’ in 2013. You probably know by now that I am an addict when it comes to Japanese noise and psych (you can check out my really really long list about all that stuff here) and Mainliner is somewhat one of my favourites. As expected all the tracks are about twinty minutes long and while a lot of music bores me when it is over eight minutes long, Mainliner does not. The album starts with ‘Blasphemy Hunter’ wich is an intense piece of heavy psych and doom with lots of wild guitar work mixed throughout the 20 minutes. The heavy repetitive riffs go perfect with the occult vocals creatic gorgeous space rock and the tracks ends with the obligatoire noisexplosion. ‘Hibernator’s Dream’ starts of with an eerie vibe, screeching guitars and lots of lovely feedback. Lots of experimental stuff on this trach that fits perfectly with the band. ‘Silver Guck’ is even more my cup of tea with the trippy vocals over the dense riffs that gives it an occult feeling. The album ends with the track ‘Dunamist Zero’ wich is again addictive trippy heavy psych. On this very long awaited new record Mainliner shows they are still at the top of their game. ‘Dual Myths’ is a true feast for the heavy psych/doom and noise fan. Buy it Now.
One of my favorite albums to come out of 2020, Moon Pussy’s self titled album immediately throws you into it’s thrashing whirlwind of sound that is Hurt Wrist. Culminating in an atmosphere of madness, the unhinged female vocals (reminiscent of Babes in Toyland) pair perfect with the sludgy sound that surrounds it. Abrasive and absolutely tight noise rock that any fan of the genre should give 20 minutes of their time to.
i came across Valse Noot while browsing on Bandcamp and thank god I found them. These four dudes from Brest make abbrasive noiserock. These are seven heavy, wild and chatic noiserock songs that will make feel any human better. Their new album ‘Utter Contempt’ is released on Vollmer Industries and is still available on Vinyl. I added Valse Noot on the list ‘Noise and Psyche in France’.
I honestly don’t know a lot of heavy bands from Korea, I even did a little research and did not find a lot of noiserock and the likes but what I did came across was Slant, a brutal hardcore band from Seoul. And they are about to release their new vinyl called ‘1집’. The first track is called ‘Enemy’ and is straight in your face punk. Can’t wait to hear more. The album will be out February 26 through Iron lung Records.
Khun Narin’s Electric Phin Band is a collective of interchanging musicians from Thailand. The members of the band range from high schoolers to older men. The band is led by Viroj Yakham, who formed the group in an effort to help unemployed teenagers from his home province Phetchabun, Thailand. They started by playing at different ceremonies and weddings. Viroj’s son, Sumet, would take video of their performances walking through their community or playing at local events. These videos caught the attention of the record label Innovative Leisure, who have signed artists such as BADBADNOTGOOD. Viroj in a short documentary made it clear that his band’s primary goal is to bring joy wherever they play. Short Doc Below!
They have released two full albums, the most recent being from 2016. They also toured and played numerous festivals around this time period. As a newcomer to their music, it seemed to me that they were inactive at the current moment. However, the strong community bonds this band created, intertwined with a diverse range of psychedelic sound, made me curious about the present condition and future of Khun Narin’s Electric Phin Band.
Here are some of my favorite songs, performances, and content I could find!
LIVE CONCERT LINK: https://www.bilibili.com/s/video/BV1E441167W2
Interview With Khun Narin’s Electric Phin Band:
I was able to obtain a Thai translator and connect with Sumet Yakham on Facebook. Before answering my questions he made sure to let me know he would respond after consulting with the rest of the band. Here is our quick correspondence about the future of the band. It is also noteworthy that he responded in English, I’m sure in an effort to accommodate me.
Interviewer: “Is the Khun Narin Electric Phin Band still playing music in Thailand and playing shows?”
Sumet: “We are still playing music in Thailand and playing shows. We faced Covid-19 affecting to cancel/postpone some shows.”
Interviewer: “Does the band plan on releasing any more music soon?”
Sumet: “We have a plan on releasing the third album with Innovative Leisure (IL) from USA.”
Interviewer: “How is your music received throughout Thailand? Have you experienced more appreciation for your music in Thailand or abroad?”
Sumet: “Our receive throughout Thailand is good. We have appreciation from abroad more than Thailand.”
Interviewer: “I understand that the band rotates members. How has the band helped your community?”
Sumet: “We encourage youth to show skills and have earnings.”
Interviewer: “What is the significance of the orange vests you wear when you play shows?”
Sumet: “This is our characteristic that similar to Cowboy shirt in USA.”
Interviewer: “What do you hope for the future of the band and for the future of your genre of music in Thailand?”
Sumet: “Our band will change with the times but still maintain the same style.”
I was extremely grateful to hear Sumet’s responses to my questions and I look forward to the new album. Check them out on Bandcamp, Spotify, Facebook, and YouTube!
Hooverii is back and in its final form it seems, the band is now a 6-headed band with a sound that evolved each release. Now they have shared the first track called ‘Control’ from their upcoming album ‘Water for the Frogs’ wich will be released on April 9. Tune in for some trippy sounds. Linktree link stuff, Buy it link stuff .
It is going to be released on Levitation, pre order the rainbow Vinyl, a real cutie.