Ampwrecked 13: New music for your ears

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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. A Much Larger Ocean is …

Mutoid Man – War Moans

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Band: Mutoid Man Album: War Moans Label: Sargent House Release date: 2 June Sounds like: A bone chain bandaged around your mind in the afterlife. I’m not surprised to hear that Mutoid Man brew their own beer; 6.66% apparently. It’s the logical beverage to accompany anything surrounding them and their music -a bottle really should have been included with a …

’68 – Two Parts Viper

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Band: ’68Album: Two Parts ViperLabel: Cooking VinylRelease date: 2 JuneSounds like: Amps/drums/guitars/pushed to the limit. A ’68 Camaro launching itself into your face. “I could have been anyone from anywhere, but I chose to be me, right here.” When a man in a suit approaches you in a dream and tells you that you will fail if he (the man) …

The Korean Kontingent

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It has been an exciting year for South Korean music here in the UK. Oh, you didn’t know? Well, actually, that might sound a bit strange to most of you, since after all wasn’t the last Korean song to do well over here Psy’s Gangnam Style? Yeah, way back in 2012 everyone was doing that random horse style dance and …

Christian Fitness – Slap Bass Hunks

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Band: Christian FitnessAlbum: Slap Bass HunksLabel: PrescriptionsRelease date: 20 AprilSounds like: Beads. BEES? Beads. BEADS? Gob’s not on board. They don’t allow you to have bees in here.  “Nobody likes a snitch.” Staring at the cover of Slap Bass Hunks, (the fourth album from the ever-prolific Christian Fitness, aka, Andy Falkous) I’m convinced that it’s some kind of ‘Black Mirror’ …

USA Nails – Sell Sell Sell EP

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Band: USA NailsEP: Sell Sell SellLabel: Sad Tape RecordsRelease date: Out nowSounds like: NO FRILLZ/THRILLS/THRILLHO What do USA Nails minus the frills sound like? Well, USA Nails really, but fighting one of those dance DJ machines in hell. Recorded partly in a rehearsal room and partly in vocalist Steve Hodson’s home on a Yamaha MM30 cassette recorder; Sell Sell Sell is raw….just raw. …

Yagow – S/T

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Band: Yagow Album: S/T Label: CrazySane Records Release date: 16 June 2017 Sounds like: Space rock Staring at Yagow‘s album cover and you still won’t see a sailboat. This is less a magic eye and more of the opening of a portal to a new dimension. You see, this space-y trio from Saarbrücken, Germany, are the latest edition to CrazySane’s …

The Eddies Q&A Session

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The Eddies are a well established punk band from Dundee, supporting many well known punk bands throughout the years as well as headlining themselves. Here we ask a few questions about the band and what drives them on to deliver their own brand of punk tunes. Sounds: The Eddies always seem to get a crowd going with the songs they …

USA Nails – Shame Spiral

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Band: USA NailsAlbum: Shame SpiralLabel: Bigoût Records / Hominid SoundsRelease date: 16 JuneSounds like: A kitchen full of rats. R2 D2 flipping you off. A vinyl cassette covered in piss.  Immersing themselves almost completely in a different spectrum of reality, USA Nails (the family fun time band from London – as they like to call themselves) seem content to continue morphing …

Idles – Brutalism

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Band: Idles Album: Brutalism Label: Balley Records Release date: March Sounds like: Getting a medal. Rachel Khoo. Vomiting on art. Loss.   “GET ON YER BIKE SHE SAID! LET THEM EAT CAKE SHE SAID!” Subtlety doesn’t really exist to a band like Idles. Brutalism, their debut album, opens the door before you’ve had time to answer, staggers into your house, …