sliver of strings, a squeal of feed/back, pulsing drums, sheets of steely guitar and sonorous bass, and a rough, declamatory voice / from these primary components, the Leeds quintet unfurl their second album, The Moral Crossing, which adds more finesse, dynamic and colour to the commitment and energy shown on their debut. To capture the new sonic details of the band, lead singer and principal songwriter Craig Johnson, guitarists Michael Pedel and Gavin Cobb, bassist Daniel Sleight and drummer Liam Hilton decided to build their own studio space. The album was mixed in New York by Ben Greenberg *Sacred Bones label(. "We... + INFO
Big Ups blend punk, post-punk, metal, and indie rock into a salty mash that gets stuck to the roof of your mouth. At their brightest, they have been likened to The Descendents, but at their sludgiest, they call to mind bands like Pissed Jeans and The Jesus Lizard, albeit with an Albini-esque metallic clang. The record was recorded by Charles DeChants in the rock 'n' roll labyrinth known as Excello Recording in Brooklyn over three days. The album is one characterised by aggressive mood swings. The band slows their usual frantic pace on the burner "Wool" - a song about dealing with suffering. They toy with dynamics on w... + INFO
200 copies only!!! RIYL> The Au Pairs, The Stroppies. The Raincoats, Grauzone. Vinyl pressing of the Melbourne/based band-s debut cassette from 2018. Includes original 8 song tracklisting, plus one previously unreleased song, Successor Island. The four piece includes members of the Stroppies and is part of the Hobbie Galore label universe.
300 copies only. RIYL> Ought, Yung, Yo La Tengo, Sebadoh, Folk Implosion, Nap Eyes, Pavement. Brooch is the glimmering spinoff of a tour that Ben Stidworthy and Mikkel Holm SilkjÃ¦r did together with their bands, Montreal's Ought and Aarhus' Yung. Their first offering of two songs are like the people behind them> youthful and yet already wise, cold/hearty and yet with ripe with a primrose melodicism. "Blood Spitting" and "Broken Glass" are an expertly crafted pair of rock songs, but ones that maintain that burgeoning kind of playfulness that comes from a new collaboration. The tracks were recorded over two days in Aar... + INFO
With previous/ongoing experience in bands such Girls Names, September Girls, Sea Pinks and Logikparty, CRUISING began in 2013 as a side project for all four. Recorded in two days in a freezing railway arch studio (Dublins Guerilla Studios) in January 2015, and mixed at Belfasts Start Together, the self titled EP shows the band in various guises, morphing between popperd up Agit-Punk (the re-recorded You Made Me Do That, Woman), psyched out post-punk (Lifting), and riff driven bangers (Safe Corridor, Cutlass, The Spectacle).