Thursday, 24 September 2015

Figs In Wigs - Cilla Black Bean Sauce + tour deets

Pun-mongous Fungus
"The Queens of Pun" apparently! They have a show touring (and it does seem to be a show, rather than a gig)
Fig Dates:

24 Oct The Cube, Bristol 8pm

11 Nov Colchester Arts Centre 8pm
14 Nov Croydonites, Matthew Yard, Croydon 8pm
21 Nov Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate 8pm
25 Nov The Continental, Preston 8pm
26 Nov Live at LICA, Lancaster 7:30pm
27 Nov Live Art Bistro, Leeds 8pm

You can expect this sorta thing

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

The Shrine - Death To Invaders + album/ tour deets

Well The Shrine can do no wrong as far as I am concerned. I stumbled across them way back when Sir Chuck Dukowski had taken a shine to them and produced that incredible first single. The following demo was incredible - there was a period long ago when punk met hardcore met metal and it was a golden era when the great punk lie was thrown out of the window (together with all the dumb-arse journalists) and folk just ROCKED. We now know that it was the return of Proto. The Shrine mainline that era, that feeling, and they can fuckin' JAM. Finally we have a vid that does them justice...
I would just add that their beast of a drummer was a very talented singer-songwriter as well! I hope he's still doing that. Anyway the new album is 'Rare Breed' and is out 30th October in Europe but 15th January in N America! Apparently the American version will have additional are all 3 of their albums so far
They tour relentlessly so...
Some of those are with Clutch and Corrosion of Conformity, and yes that is a 5 day stint on Motorhead's motorboat!
Then it's over to Europe for this
and then back to the USA for this incredible package
Unfortunately Coolrunnings nabbed it first but if ever there was a band deserving of this album sleeve - it's The Shrine-

Sunday, 20 September 2015

The Groop - Alright

Brilliant 60's bongo-tastic garage-rocker, with a brain melter video - full screen let's frug!
excellent work by The RotatingChinmen

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

VLY - Circles + Album deets

Goosebump-inducing majesty from this new band (with a lot of previous form)
Their debut album, I / [TIME],  comes out this Friday on Laser's Edge Records, and I have been sat on the promo for ages - that's gonna change after I finish typing this!
You can pre-order here
Gigs to follow, and if they can pull this off live then we may have found a worthy new owner for Pink Floyd's light show!

Monday, 14 September 2015

Dirty Fences - Judy (don't go) + album + tour

Thought this was gonna be garage at first, but about 1 minute in it transmogrifies into a glam-anthem of immense proportions!
Their album came out in May on Slovenly Records and with this title there was no way they weren't gonna get posted
and they are on tour!

Connoisseur - Pot Hole + album

One minute of absolute JOY, and a great pay-off!
Their album
is just out on the wonderful
label and look how beautiful it is
1 gig

Lita Ford

In case you were wondering, this is the pic FB banned. Goodness knows what is wrong with those people.

Novecento - Tell Me Something

Just a lovely vid reminiscent of early 70's French Sci Fi

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Fumaca Preta - lots of info + vids

I stumbled over these guys back in 2012 and was hooked from the get-go. Their two singles ROCKED and FUNKED and GROOVED, and were rinsed in the radio show. They were based in Amsterdam back then, in a labour-of-love studio. Two guys who REALLY knew their grooves (heck their label was called Music with SOUL Records) and who'd persuaded a Portuguese maniac to do vocs. Then the visuals started to appear, and oh brother. Here they are rocking out in the broom-cupboard on Sun Ra's spaceship
Immense knowledge in the percussion. Proper rockin' the middle. Total belief out front - perfect!
Here they are out Booshing the Boosh; channeling King Khan's garageness; and with screams worthy of The Sonics!
Looks like they have blown up during my absence, which is great, so they're still playing festivals in the UK (and a little Europe) this month (with rave reviews in their wake)
Their first album was released last year on Soundway Records 
a taste?
Second album imminent

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Today Is The Day - Heathen + album + tour

It's the usual blackened spew we know & trust from Today Is The Day, but check out the vid!
Great work by Neil Barrett and Marcos Morales from Novel Concept TV Production methinks.
The latest TITD album 'Animal Mother' has been out for yonks on Southern Lord - it's huge!
They're currently touring with some seriously mouthwatering merch as well - 'porno reptile' -
Dates (with Abigail Williams)
9/09/2015 Fifth Quarter Lounge - Indianapolis, IN *TITD ONLY
9/11/2015 Metro Bar - Salt Lake City, UT
9/12/2015 Roxy Theater - Denver, CO
9/13/2015 Fubar - St. Louis, MO
9/14/2015 Vino's Brewery - Little Rock, AR
9/15/2015 The Social Room - Columbia, MO
9/16/2015 Hideout Bar - Appleton, WI
9/17/2015 Red Line Tap - Chicago, IL
9/18/2015 The Pike Room - Detroit, MI
9/19/2015 Frankie's - Toledo, OH
9/20/2015 The Foundry - Lakewood, OH
9/22/2015 Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY
9/23/2015 Hard Luck - Toronto, ON
9/24/2015 Maverick's - Ottawa, ON
9/25/2015 Ralph's Diner - Worcester, MA
9/26/2015 Brighton Bar - Long Branch, NJ
9/27/2015 Bowery Electric - Brooklyn, NY
9/28/2015 Club Orpheus - Baltimore, MD
9/29/2015 Ruffhouse Pub - Chesapeake, VA
9/30/2015 The DHP - Fayetteville, NC
10/01/2015 Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC
10/02/2015 Epic Problem - Tampa, FL
10/03/2015 O'Malley's - Margate, FL
10/04/2015 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
10/05/2015 Handlebar - Pensacola, FL
10/07/2015 Korova - San Antonio, TX
10/08/2015 Rail Club - Ft. Worth, TX
10/09/2015 Dirty Dog Bar - Austin, TX
10/10/2015 Rose Park Activity Bldg. - Abilene, TX
10/11/2015 Blu Phoneix Venue - Albuquerque, NM
10/13/2015 Joe's Grotto - Phoenix, AZ
10/14/2015 The Whiskey A Go Go - West Hollywood, CA
10/15/2015 LVCS - Las Vegas, NV
10/16/2015 DNA - Lounge San Francisco, CA
10/17/2015 Blackwater Bar - Portland, OR 
10/18/2015 Highline - Seattle, WA *TITD ONLY
10/22/2015 Grumpy's - Minneapolis, MN *TITD ONLY
10/25/2015 Trickshots - Clifton Park, NY *TITD ONLY
10/26/2015 Geno's Rock Club - Portland, ME *TITD ONLY

Death By Unga Bunga - Feel Alright/ Be Like You + EP Gig

A brilliant Norwegian garage rock outfit who lace their music with power-pop hooks. What I didn't realise is that they make great vids. How can it be that I missed this one
and here's a whole film dealt with in under 4 minutes - with a beauty of a song!
They have a single/ EP out 'Tell Me Why' on Jansen Plateproduksjon, and they are playing Gutterball 15 in Oslo this very weekend