Category Archives: garage rock

Hang on a Second – Them Dead Beats (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It may be a very simple idea, but as is often the case with simple ideas, it’s a good one, namely take the groove and grit of blues and give it the scuzzy garage rock treatment. It worked for their … Continue reading

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Only One – Billy Roberts and The Rough Riders (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Blurring lines and subverting expectation is the job of every musician worth his salt and the fact that Billy Roberts both obscures the distinction between alt-country and garage rock and does so from a whole different cultural heartland, shows that … Continue reading

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Crawling – Fennr Lane (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

In some ways Fennr Lane has restored my faith in rock music. Having been bombarded with metal so extreme that it sounds like the sounds like the heavy industry sector of the seventh circle of hell and would-be rock more … Continue reading

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A Big Bad Beautiful Noise – The Godfathers (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I remember watching The Godfathers at the infamous Marquee Club way back in the formative years of the band’s career (just don’t tell them that I had only gone along for the support act) and thinking at the time…blimey, they … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CLIV: Radio – Peter 118

Having been championed by tastemakers across the globe from Vive The Rock in the UK to LA’s KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer, it isn’t hard to see the appeal of Peter 118’s latest single. Peter Field takes the punk swagger of … Continue reading

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New Music of The Day – CXXXVI: Demons – The Black Jackals

Every band plunders from the past, of course they do, but it is how subtly you apply those influences which is the difference between being an innovative torch bearer or a pastiche ridden revivalist. And whilst The Black Jackals freely … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CXXVII: Castaway – The Franklys

If there is a better garage rock band operating on the circuit today then I’m yet to stumble across them and just like bands such as The Runaways back in the day and IDestroy at the moment, they capture all the … Continue reading

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Eat. Hate. Regurgitate. – Mannequin Death Squad (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It seems a difficult concept to get your head around but the wonderfully named Mannequin Death Squad seem to exist in a strange place, one where bubble-gum pop meets scuzzed-up garage punk. And if that is a sound that is … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CXIV : City – Hard Stairs

There are a number of bands coming through at the moment who have taken a sound more associated with the states, particularly the south and repackaged it with a slightly Anglicised accent…HipRoute, The Dustbowl Children, The Rosellys and Case Hardin all … Continue reading

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Black Bombers – Black Bombers (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There was just no way this one was not going to make the most resounding blip on my radar. Their cast list alone shows connections past and present to so many names which have steered my life along a certain … Continue reading

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