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Archived Since:April 11, 2008

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Crime Pays

Salford Crime Wave From: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Salford Crime Wave are from Philadelphia and, I'm surely safe in assuming, are referencing the Montgomery County Salford rather than the Greater Manchester Salford. Although given the anglicised sound of the pumped up Get Well I could be wrong. Show More Summary

Punk in Drublic

Downtown Boys From: Providence, Rhode Island, United States I don't want to read too much into this but there could be a punk wind blowing in from across the Atlantic. After yesterday's post on Hard Left covering the Rich Kids new wave...Show More Summary

Future of the Left

Hard Left From: Oakland, California, United States Like the original wave of punks back in 1976 and 1977 Cali outlaws Hard Left don't spend months prevaricating over each note and drum beat. Less than two months after the release ofShow More Summary

Alf Service

alfie From: London, England alfie (not to be confused with the under achieving Manchester indie rockers from the late 1990s who disbanded before he was even born) is 20. According to his intriguing, and grammatically insouciant bio he...Show More Summary

New Stuff 27th July 2014

Here's some more great unheard, unheralded and downright unbelievable music that I've not had space for this week... Table Scraps - Bug Allah-Lahs - Had It All Modern Baseball - Rock Bottom Aztec Cormorant - And Lo Field Mouse - A Place You Return To In a Dream

Court In The Act

Courtship Ritual From: Brooklyn, New York Brooklyn duo Courtship Ritual's debut album Pith has been in circulation on cassette for a while. It's been one of music's best kept secrets until now. It's finally getting a digital releaseShow More Summary

Petting Sounds

Heavy Petting Zoo From : Swansea, Wales Crash from Welsh dark rockers Heavy Petting Zoo is the latest in a long line of storming singles from the Too Pure singles club. The single is much more nuanced, more complex than you'd expect from a band who share their name with the title of NOFX's sixth album. Show More Summary

Some Candy Talking

Candythief From: Edinburgh, Scotland Time in the Tin from Candythief, aka anglo-euro songwriter Diana de Cabarrus, sounds like a grown up Britpop stripped of all the laddish baggage. It's the kind of story telling, lightly psychedelic flavoured, subversive pop that Ray Davies would be proud to have written. Show More Summary

Crescendo Rising From: Los Angeles, California, United States Gatsby from LA quintet is the sound of Sarah Records on their summer holidays. Gatsby sounds like a sun kissed St Christopher, a sunbathing Sweetest Ache, a free and easy Field Mice. It jangles, it swoons, it swoops and it charms. This is pop music in it's purest form. Listen Visit - Facebook

Gold Standard

Gold Cult From: Chicago, Illinois, United States Gold Cult is the Chicago duo of Blaine Welsh (guitar/vocals) and Mikey Moran (bass/percussion/vocals) who are supplemented by various friends for live performances. Their latest single, the eerie, bordering on sinister, Round and Round is an understated work of genius. Show More Summary

Everything Including The Girl

Ummagma From: Whitehorse, Canada | Kremenets, Ukraine If you've always wondered what a dream pop version of Live and Let Die sounds like then I'm afraid you're going to be disappointed. Although the latest track from multinational duo Ummagma shares it's title with the Paul McCartney penned theme it isn't a cover. Show More Summary

New Stuff 20th July 2014

There is far too much great new music to fit into the blog each week so today I'm re-introducing my regular Sunday weekly round up of stuff that I couldn't quite fit onto the blog during the week. The name has changed from the Devil's Weekly Round-Up but it'll contain the usual mix of great unheard, unheralded or downright unbelievable music. Show More Summary

Dress Down

Dressmaker From: London, England I've been somewhat distracted by Glastonbury so haven't yet alerted you to the release of the debut ep from London's dressmaker, a band that I've been spouting lyrical about all year, The EP includes two tracks, The Future and Skeleton Girl, featured on the blog earlier this year. Show More Summary

The Mighty Quinn

A Band Called Quinn From: Glasgow, Scotland A Band Called Quinn first featured on the blog in almost 6 years ago (You'll Not See Nothing Like The Mighty Quinn). Back then their sound channeled Moloko and, at their smoothest, Sade. Since that first feature on the blog they've refined their sound. Show More Summary

Royals Blood

Blacklist Royals From: Nashville, Tennessee, United States Righteous Child from Nashville quartet Blacklist Royals starts off like a Strokes demo before hitting it's stride and metamorphosing into a kissing cousin of The Clash covering a Bruce Springsteen classic. Show More Summary

Fight For The Right...

Get Hot From: London, England Get Hot is a collaborative project formed by electronic producers FTSE and Jakwob. The initial fruits of this labour Party sounds like The Beastie Boys pillaging the Death From Above 1979 back catalogue....Show More Summary

Girl Power

Makthaverskan From: Gothenburg, Sweden In an era of music dominated by soporific sanitized "soul", manufactured reality TV pop and safe R&B marketed as edgy it's heartening to discover bands like Swedish punk quintet Makthaverskan (loosely translated as female with power). Show More Summary

God Save The Queen

Pony and Trap From: Harrogate, England It's a miserable and damp Thursday night and I find myself upstairs at the Old Queens Head in Islington taking a seat in a quaintly ramshackle room which has either been lovingly decorated to look authentically distressed or hasn't seen a paint brush since wattle and daub were the height of interior design. Show More Summary

Angels With Dirty Faces

Pale Angels From: New Jersey, United States Just Faces from New Jersey punk trio Pale Angels would sound perfect blasting from speakers around the Strummerville campfire on a clear Glastonbury evening. It's old school punk with more than a hint of a misspent youth learning all the chords to Janie Jones. Show More Summary

Glastonbury 2014 Retrospective - Sunday's Highlights and Lowlights

Sunday's Highlights 1. Darlia's explosive start to Sunday on the John Peel Stage Darlia blew away any cobwebs away with a blistering set to open the John Peel Stage ending with a burst of guitar focused anger that reaffirmed this year's Glastonbury as the most rock n roll for years. Show More Summary

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