I don’t think I posted the split of these two Ghentian bands yet. Both are excellent live bands and always bring heavy and weird music, both are on bandcamp and it is very worth your time to check out their catalogue. Both are on The Big Belgian Noiserock List.
The split Ep is called ‘TÜÜÜT’ and they just put it out on bandcamp, tune in for some weird stuff by Elefant and some heavy riffing by FOPAW.
The Belgian duo La Jungle released their album their new album ‘Fall of the Apex’ on May 21. The duo delivers a sound that ranges from krautrock to noiserock. The music is experimental but most of all it is full of energy, I had the luck seeing them live and they have an absolute wild show. Tune in for the fast paced new album ‘Fall off the Apex’.
This clip (like ‘Losing’ 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 –
A while ago we got the first video and single from the track ‘Losing’ which was a gorgeous kick in the face and the first track after the intro (by Nathan Roche) and it is a perfect start on ‘Putain Royale’, heavy garageriffs and some wild psychedelic solo work at the end of the track. On ‘Losing’ Cis Deman (Stake) and Bart Baele (Tubelight, Speedozer) are guests.
For ‘Stay White’ they change to a higher gear and go faster and wilder, a track filled with fast paced energy. By now everybody already understands that this album will be one intese chunk of energy. ‘Hail Satan’ may be the most accesible track, if you could call anything accesible on this album, the riff on ‘Hail Satan’ is catchy and the vocals screech their way into my brain. Tijl Van De Casteele from Whorses en Jonas Calu from Little Trouble Kids doig guest percussion on ‘Hail Satan’. Their is a clip coming for ‘Hail Satan’ and their will be a lot of fire in it which is cool because fire is cool.
There is no time for a breather (on the whole album) or a break to drink a hot cup of cacao because ‘Live Laugh Love’ is again fast, loud, and like almost all of their tracks it is adrenaline boosting (is that a word? it is now?). ‘All Breaks No Gas’ I heard the first time when I was on my bike and I was so pumped I almost drove in to a canal. As I am an excellent reviewer it is also time to talk about the drums so that the drummer did not think I forgot about him, on the whole album Jelle does some excellent drumming and with all his hittin and smashin he takes care of the relentless tempo and on the next track ‘Colin’ he brings some nice vibe with his woody drumsticks. ‘Skin’ (with guest vocals from Sam De Clercq van Brorlab) and ‘The Most Underrated Piece of Art is Power’ are catchy rocknroll tracks (but then very heavy) . The last track ‘Stay Black’ is with guest vocals by Ruben from Vonnis and may be the most brutal track on the album, a track filled with punk and hardcore.
The reason this album absolutely rules is because it is really fucking loud and heavy but at the same time it is catchy and fun. There is a perfect balance between noiserock and garagerock. I hate it when bands are superdark and really serious and Pink Room is the other way around, it is all about having a blast and that is what you hear throughout the whole album. Al the guest musicians on this album just make the whole shabang better, they give it an extra kick. This album feels like a destructive party, a party that ends in the gutter, broken and hurt but really happy.
I give this album four peacocks, two sparkling stars and a tornado 🦚🦚🦚🦚✨✨🌪️
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.
‘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 –
Somewhere in 2019 the Belgian noisepunkers It It anita released their album ‘Laurent’ wich was a really great album, so I am very pleased to share the new single from the upcoming album “Sauvé” due to be released on April 2, 2021.
The track is called ‘Ghost’ and is wild ride mixing intense punk and noiserock. It seems the band has gone a bit harder with this new track and this pleases me a lot. Same with their previous single ‘Cucaracha’, nthe band sounds a lot stronger and heavier. Really want to hear and have the new album. Tune in enjoy.
“Surreality Check” is the latest album by the Belgian trio Skiska Skooper. The album ended on my end of the year list and has some absolute killer songs. They made a couple of vids too wich are shared below. Now we can check out the new vid for ‘Heroin Shifter’ wich is the campfire vibe track of the album. Tune in and enjoy.
The new album from Belgian garagerockers Kookaburra starts with the lead single ‘Dacelo Novaguineae‘ wich is a gorgeous fuzzfest, fastpaced garagepunk riffs and catchy vocals give thsi album a really awesome start. The album continues with a mix of catchy, happy garagerock and heavy fuzzed out garage. ‘Dry Eyes/White Mice’ is a big step up in sounds and songbuilding for Kookaburra, on this album they show their strength and how versatile they can be. Not Really difficult to guess wich tracks are my favourite because like most times I chose the heavy ones. Recorded by Thomas Valkiers in the Hightime Studio and will be released on December 10, 2020 on Resurrection Records (US), Gazer Tapes and digitally through Wagonmaniac Music.
Somewhere in 2019 the Belgian noisepunkers It It anita released their album ‘Laurent’ wich was a really great album, so I am very pleased to share the new single from the upcoming album “Sauvé” due to be released on March 5, 2021.
The track is called ‘Cucaracha’ and is wild ride mixing intense punk and noiserock. It seems the band has gone a bit harder with this new track and this pleases me a lot.
Belgian Garagerockers Kookaburra are finally back with new music. Their upcoming album ‘Dry Eyes/White Mice’ out 10/12/’20 on Resurrection Records (US), Gazer Tapes and digitally through Wagonmaniac Music and they already shared the garagetrash track ‘Dacelo Novaguineae’ and now they shared the second one called ‘Thermodynamics’. The track is a fun and fuzzed out garagetrack , catchy and full of wild guitarwork. Two tracks in and this is sounding like a very promising album. This new Kookaburra is sounding better, harder and wilder.
I like nuts and I like garagepunk and I am from Belgium. So does this mean I like the band Nutshell? Yes it does! Nutshell are five humans making punk and garage with jolly vibes. There are three tracks and a new video up for a listen from their EP ‘Tidal Waves’ wich is out since July 24. The track ‘The Malthusian Trap’ is the heaviest of the tracks and is my favourite track.
Tune in, watch the video and move a bit to the sounds of Nutshell.
New Belgian Sludge/grunge stuff from the Ghentian band Doodseskader. First track ‘Lepers’ taken from their upcoming album “MMXX : Year Zero”. Tune in for some eerie sounding mix of grunge and crushing metal by the minds of Tim De Gieter (Amenra, Every Stranger Looks Like You,…) and Sigfried Burroughs (Kapitan Korsakov, The K., …).
Belgian Garagerockers Kookaburra are finally back with the annoucement of a new album and a new track to check out. The new track ‘Dacelo Novaguineae’ is taken from their upcoming album ‘Dry Eyes/White Mice’ and shows a very strong Kookaburra, stronger then ever.
From their previous, almost jolly, garagerock Kookaburra is now channeling Frankie and the Witch Fingers and Osees through their music yet still own their fuzzed out wild sound. Prepare for very fuzzed out garagepunk. Theire is a new player on the field and they are called Kookaburra. Recorded by Thomas Valkiers in the Hightime Studio and will be released on December 10, 2020 on Resurrection Records (US), Gazer Tapes and digitally through Wagonmaniac Music.
Life sucks, I think most of us can agree on that, but now and then sun shines through the clouds, a light descents and gives us purpose, gives meaning to all of us shitty humans.
This is one of those moments, this right here, that does not change a flying fuck.
But this new game is possible the coolest thing that will happen to you this year. Well, yeah, possibly. For those of you who do not know the Belgian band Pink Room, I will share you some links under the video game. A band reaching for the stars with their epic sounds, ready to take the world by force with their music and now with their game development.
I don’t know what is wrong with me, how is it possible that I never heard of a Belgian band this awesome? where have I been? What have I done? It does not matter, I found them now. These dudes make some really loud punk and noiserock infused loudness. Their latest release was on June 19 for Bandcamp day (donating their share of sales to NAACP Legal Defense Fund to support racial justice, equality and change.(www.naacpldf.org)
That release has a cover of Fucked Up and an original track. They have 2 more releases each two tracks long and very very awesome. Bodies is loud intens and all you need. I added them on The Big Belgian Noiserock List for obvious reasons.
The Belgian rockers Heisa are ready to release their album ‘joni’. This first full album will be out on May 15 through Mayway Records. The band has released three songs from that album wich show they havbe stepped up their game. The band is difficult to describe and that is their strength too, the music they make is heavy, very varied and atmospheric. Tune in and check them out.
This is just a really good dose of punk and riffs. The K. released their new album “Amputate Corporate Art” and impresses mostly with the heavy riffs while it stays easy to listen to. This album is very good produced. The K. finds the perfect balance between too heavy (if there is such a thing) and too poppy. Every track has a really catchy chorus and in your face guitars. This is a pretty damn impressive album that will scratch that itch from the punk and noise fan. Are they noiserock? not really I guess. Did I add them to The Big Belgian Noiserock List? Yes! why? Because they are pretty fucking great aren’t they?
Belgian noiserockers Hypochristmutreefuzz (try saying that three times in a row) rock the boat with their second full length album, called Hypnos. The tracks are nightmarish, the influence of American experimental hip hop band Death Grips is everywhere.
‘Hypnos’ is a concept album. All of the tracks are an attack on the senses, all of them short and concise. A couple of scary interludes knit the whole thing together. The mood is nightmarish and chaotic, like an old school horror movie. The influence of Death Grips is everywhere, but ‘Hypnos’ also has a definite nineties noiserock and industrial feel – to the point of being a bit nostalgic.
After an old fashioned intro, the first track is Hypochristmutreefuzz more or less like we know it: ‘Ding Dong’ sports an irregular riff with out-of-control screams and yells on top. Next up is the album’s single, ‘Ode to the night’. It’s a great track, but it could’ve been Death Grips just as well.
The rest of the album goes along similar lines. Interludes and audio fragments that feel somewhat dated, but set the mood, and tracks that yo-yo between nineties industrial and an ode to Death Grips. ‘Ghostess’ somewhat stands out, with a clear hook and melody.
‘Hypnos’ is at its best when you can yell along (terrified! terrified!) and when the typical Hypochristmutreefuzz-riffs join in. The songs with a Death Grips-feel are great and expertly executed, but the original is hard to beat.
Fake Indians are a band from Antwerp, Belgium. I have not seen them live yet and had not listened to their music, I don’t why I did not but it does not matter because I did now. I do not know much but what I do know is that Fake Indians are pretty much frikkin awesome. I know that their latest album “The Pest” was released February 29 because I read it on their bandcamp page. I do like this very much because of the level of rocknroll, heavy fuzz and punk atmosphere. “The Pest” is one of those albums that is impossible to pin down, to much energy, to much of a fuck you. I am very glad I finally listen to Fake Indians and I know you will be glad too. I hope to see them live soon, I even might drive to Antwerp.
I very much like the track “Terror Squad” but I don’t like the track “Cheyenne”.