I noticed their a quite a lot of bands that are difficult to find more about and a lot of them are these hardcore/noise/punk bands and I always like their sound. A sound that is very dirty, raw and loud. Silk Leash is a band like this, The Maryland hardcore/noisepunkers released two tracks and both are really loud and good.
Really happy to say here that the Manchester band Locean is back with a new album. The band released the absolutly gorgeous album ‘Chav Anglais’ last year end it ended on my favourite list of 2019.
Now after hearing the full album I am even more excited, This new album called ‘Top Ten Zen Meditations’ is a brilliant piece of experimental postpunk/noise whatever music.
The vocals, wich are really cool, belong to Lauren Bolger who does the vocals on two tracks of the Holy Scum EP’s too. The band has two drummers, Danny Watson and Ben Nield. Jefferson Templeon does Guitar, Mixing & Mastering. Then two bassist David McLean and Ash Reid. Keys are Marion Mucciante and the Vibe by Neil Francis.
I was patiently waiting on this album because it is the last one I really wanted to hear this year before the release of my EOTY list, wich will be out on 14th of December an wich Locean is a part of.
The album starts with the smooth track ‘Coca Cola’ wich brings you in this hypnotic vibe. The second one is ‘Clicking Fingers’ and is 8 minutes of refreshing experimental minimal eerie nowave that slowly builds to a noisefest. ‘Sppruce Bingsteen’ was the single they shared a while ago and builds further on the vibe of ‘Clicking Fingers’ but with an even more eerie vibe. ‘Twenty Zen’ makes you ascend to heaven. The the ten minute track ‘Officer’ is a gorgeous psych, really lovin the guitar and basslines here. ‘Forever Zen’ may be my favourite at the moment with the psychedelic atmosphere and screeching guiters that hit me right in the feels. More psychedelic guitarwork on ‘Looking for Melody’ and tha albums ends with the thirteen minute track ‘All Around Me’ that is meditive and magnificent.
I love experimental music and with this album Locean have proven them masters in mixing all different kinds of experimental genres in one hypnotic, wild ride. ‘Top Ten Zen Meditations’ is all about amosphere, feelings, and intensity but it is most of all a very layered album wich makes you discover new dimensions with each listen. A brilliant album!
JARS is an Russian three piece noisepunk/rock band. Their music is wild and frenzy, filled with anger. Their new album “III / ДЖРС III” features a new drummer and bassist and with this brand new line-up they have a more catchy punk sound but still dirty enough for the noiserockfan. The first track is called ‘Sick’ and you can listen to it here. Out on Forbidden Place Records and Pogorecords.
This is a dose of fast paced experimental screamo by Philadelphia terror Soul Glo. This whole Ep is an unhealthy mix of hardcore screamo, punk and rap and it is so much fun to listen to. Tune in to completely destroy every fibre in your body.
On the London La Vida Es Un Mus punk label comes the new EP by Nekra. The EP will be called ‘Royal Disrupter’ and will be released December 15. Tune in for some wild and loud punk.
The UK band Twisted Ankle deals in experimental punk that can sound jolly and fun but also in your face crushing punk. This album is an excellent album, it is fun but still tough enough to boast about it to your friends.
listen, yeah, listen to it and then buyt it, there are tracks on for every membe rof the family, you can’t miss.
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.
This Melbourne band cutters makes some absolutely delicious hardcore punk, it is loud, noisy and got this 80’s feel about it that makes it real gritty. Three fast paced tracks wich is too many but heavy fun anyhow. Tune in now.
The notoriously hard to google London band USA NAILS returns with their noisy postpunk after their latest full album ‘Life Cinema’ wich was released in 2019.And after their album they released a crapload of live sessions and mixtape wich are all up for a listen on their bandcamp page.
On october 23 the band released their new album ‘Character Stop’ wich is elekven tracks of furious and noisy punk, the band has a relentless pace in their music and sounds really noisy and succeeds at being catchy at the same time. This album is really heavy and really fun to listen to and I can recommend it for every situation. Me, I play it at every family dinner and I am still happy.
Favourite track: ‘No Pleasure’
Really happy to say here that the Manchester band Locean is back with now music. The band released the absolutly gorgeous album ‘Chav Anglais’ last year end it ended on my favourite list of 2019.
The vocals, wich are really cool, belong to Lauren Bolger who does the vocals on two tracks of the Holy Scum EP’s too. The band has two drummers, Danny Watson and Ben Nield, Jefferson Templeon Guitar, Mixing & Mastering, Two bassist David McLean and Ash Reid, Keys are Marion Mucciante and the Vibe by Neil Francis.
The first track is called ‘Sprucce Bingsteen’ and is taken from the upcoming album ‘Top Ten Zen Meditations’ wich will be released December 11 on Artificial Head Records.
The track is about 10 minutes long and all i can do is listen to it on repeat, I feel like this music perfectly fits for me, the music is unhinged and tense, loud and slightly distressing. The atmosphere is hypnotic and eerie and Lauren’s vocals give all this an extra kick.
Extremely curious to hear more, this one is going to end up really high at my end of the year list, already sure of that.
The notoriouslty hard to google band USA NAILS returns with their noisy postpunk after their latest full album ‘Life Cinema’ wich was released in 2019. And after their album they released a crapload of live sessions and mixtape wich are all up for a listen on their bandcamp page.
Now they are back with an upcoming album called ‘Character Stop’ wich will be released October 23. They have already shares the track ‘Revolution Worker’ and ‘I Don’t Know Anything’ with us and now it is time for the powerful track ‘Character Stop’. Tune in now.
This is a dose of fast paced experimental screamo by Philadelphia terror Soul Glo. Their first track is called ‘(Quietly) Do the Right Thing’ is only two minutes long but feels like a sledgehammer in your faced. Tune in for some pure destruction.
This Australian band makes some really gritty riff fueled punk. Spoonhead released their album ‘Pretty Pig’ on August 8 and is a really cool mix of hardcore punk and frikkin good thrashy metal riffs. Tune in and check them out.
The notoriouslty hard to google band USA NAILS returns with their noisy postpunk after their latest full album ‘Life Cinema’ wich was released in 2019. And after ther album they released a crapload of live sessions and mixtape wich are all up for a listen on their bandcamp page.
They have already given us the new track ‘Revolution Worker’ and now they are back with a new track called’I don’t Know Anything’.These two tracks is taken from their upcoming album ‘Character Stop’ wich will be released October 23.
On Fourth of September, Bandcamp Day, The new compilation album ‘Shut it Down: Benefit for the Movement for Black Lives’ was released. 100% of proceeds going towards The Movement For Black Lives. On the compilation we have 46 tracks and a great variaty of metal, punk and noiserock. Some of the artist deliverds brand new tracks and others unreleased tracks and demos and stuff.
Due to the many tracks and great artists ont his I can only say it is very, very awesome and it is a true delight to listen to everything and just enjoy the noise and riffs and certainly to get to know some new artists.
This is one you need in your collection. It is not a lot of money when you hear what you get for it. Tune in and buy it now.
The UK band released their new self titled EP and it is four tracks of high speed noise and fun. This band is loud and filled with energy, short tracks that are meant to kick you in the face. Tune in now.
Texas Metalpunk Expander released their new album ‘Neuropunk Boostergang’ and it is sure something, the album is made of 10 explosive riff feuled tracks with a agressive and energetic vibe. Balancing nice between thrash metal and noise punk is Expander, deliviring something fresh and loud for your ears. Released August 21. Listen now.
Pure Adult is a new York duo that makes refreshing and original experimental punk. They released their debut in 2019 and it ended on my end of the year list, I was mostly amazed by their succesful experimentation with noiserock, punk and, well, sounds. Now we get a new track called ‘Mise en Scene’ en I really hope this is just the beginning of more Pure Adult. Again a very experimental track that gets really filthy towards the end.
David Boring is named after the unlikely hero from Daniel Clowes’s cult classic graphic novel.
The band David Boring was form in Hong Kong 2013 and they released their debut “Unnatural Objects and Their Humans” in 2017. Now Damnably presents a new edition of the album with an updated track list especially for vinyl, remastered by Matthew Barnhart at Chicago Mastering Services.DAVID BORING is Laujan (vocal), Jason Cheung (guitar, vocal), Panicube (bass), Yat-Wa Cheng (guitar), and Stan Chik (drums, vocal).
The album is a mix of artpunk, postpunk and experimental stuff and is absolutely worth your time.
It had to grow a bit on me but I am a fan of Idles and I am looking forward to their new album ‘Ultra Mono’ wich will be released September 25 on Partisan Records. They have released two tracks already and now you get the video for their latest track ‘Model Village’. Check them out before the release.