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Ampwrecked 13: New music for your ears

High Signs – A Much Larger Ocean (?) The sudden and shocking rasp of vocalist Sam Hargrove from Toronto’s High Signs is more than enough to wake you from a slumber. His cutting, Chuck Reagan-esque bark has the snarl of the Gainesville punker – ravaged and raw and suits their danceable post-punk shuffle to a tea. […]

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Ampwrecked 12: New Music For Your Ears

Mutoid Man – Melt Your Mind (Sargent House) It’s Mutoid Man! Twirling a guitar around your head, air-drumming until your wrists fall off; it’s all part of the experience spliced together by Koller, Brodsky and of course, the master that is Nick Cageao. Melt Your Mind is just over 2 minutes of speed-thrash-excellence, that’s hella melodic […]

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Ampwrecked 11: New Bands For Your Ears

 Mastodon – Show Yourself (Reprise) I don’t know about you, but I love that Brann Dailor is slowly becoming the frontman of Mastodon. Okay, so he’s not really, but ever since he started singing from Crack The Skye onwards, I’ve found their stuff utterly terrific. Remission/Leviathan purists are going to HATE this then, but fuck […]

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Ampwrecked: New tracks for your ears 10

  Darko – Hiraeth (Bird Attack/Lockjaw Records) We’ve talked a bit about Darko before on Keep It Fast, a band who stalwartly thunder through their own brand of melodic punk with frank and earnest pedal to the medal power. For those who love the turbo-charged energy of Gnarwolves, you’ll dig Hiraeth, a raucous, 2 minutes and […]

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Ampwrecked: New Tracks For Your Ears 9

Japandroids: Near To The Wild Heart Of Life (Anti-) Brimming with burning, zealous joy; Vancouver’s Japandroids punch some hearts with this new title track from their upcoming 2017 album, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life. As David Prowse’s drums build and build, you’re waiting for that explosion of power and it doesn’t disappoint in the […]