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 …

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’ …

The 50 Albums That Shaped Punk Rock

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Where does the story of punk rock begin? Wash away the blood and spit and piss and vinegar of half a century, and you’ll end up … well, nowhere in particular. You might land inside a cramped Midwestern garage with The Kingsmen’s “Louie Louie” crackling through the radio, in a gutted London loft reverberating with the clash of drum and …

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 …

Ampwrecked 12: New Music For Your Ears

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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 in places (seriously, a lot …

Guest Post: Jack Murray’s Top 10 albums of 2016

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Always on a quest to find out if they’re “doing the hits” or playing “This is a Call” or wondering when Jimmy Corkill and the Go-Go Sex Dolls are touring – Jack Murray chainsaws his way through the opposition (he had to split) to deliver his top 10 albums of 2016. You can find out what he had to say …

Lizard Hips’ Top 10 Albums of 2016

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I’m sure in many, many, MANY years, 2016 will be studied as the “what the fuck happened in THAT year?” as a history module. 2017 has got to be better, right? Thankfully, there was some good music this year, amongst all the badness (Ken McCray dying was a total bummer and you know, the other stuff) so, what better way than …

WHORES. – Gold

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Band: WHORES.Album: GoldLabel: eOneRelease date: Out nowSounds like: Blood pouring from the sky. A badly planned knife fight. Cars crashing over and over. “No you can’t come inside / We built these walls so we could hide.” You’re not ready for this. In fact, you were never ready at all. This is beyond your comprehension. WHORES. (as they like to stylise …

House Of Lightning – House of Lightning

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Band: House of Lightning Album: House of Lightning Label: None, self released (bandcamp) Release date: 1 December 2016 Sounds like: prog-stoner-punk-fusion of triumph  There seems to be a hydra-head mutation of bands from Miami, that all stem from one group: Floor, who, have spawned and tenuously connected lots of other bands together, namely  Torche, Cavity, Tilts, Riddle of Steel (any excuse to …