The Erotics “Stuck Between Venus And Mars” EP

One year after “United We Can’t Stand”, The EROTICS are back with 6 brand new songs. While the EP cover reminds me a bit of the excellent “Where You Been” by DINOSAUR JR., opening song “Stop Drop and Roll” confirms that The EROTICS still play 80s influenced hard rock’n’roll. “This Is Why We Can’t Have…

The Connection “Wish You Success”

“Wish You Success” is the third full length album of The CONNECTION. The band mixes its American punk rock roots (“You Know”, “In The End”, “Mechanical Heart”) with excellent pop songwriting (“Checking”, “Color Me Unimpressed”, “What a Shame”), and their power pop rock’n’roll sometimes flirts with country music in “Wish You Success” or in “Thinking…

BBQT – All That Glitters…

“Let’s Go!”, BBQT’s debut album on No Front Teeth Records is a fine mix of 70s glitter rock and 77 punk rock’n’roll. We asked Gabbie Bam Bam a few questions about the band and the album. Once again, it seems like all that glitters rocks! When did you start BBQT? I started BBQT in 2010….

The Cheap Cassettes “Kiss The Ass Of My Heart” 7″

The CHEAP CASSETTES are from Seattle, but they don’t really sound like a grunge band. Opening song “Kiss The Ass Of My Heart” has this stylish romantic thing you could find in HANOÏ ROCKS, and “Black Leather Angel” reminds me of early/mid 00s glam punk, so you won’t be surprised to hear that former DIMESTORE…

Plastic Tears release new single and video

Helsinki glam punk rockers Plastic Tears premieres third single and video ‘Miss Stumbling Legs’ from the new ‘Angels With Attitude’ album on July 6th. The video was directed by Eco Inkinen and the storyline is based on the macabre lyrics. Mika ‘Posse’ Suihko does a brilliant lead acting role as a man who wakes up…

The Thick Un’s “Greasy Gambit”

The THICK UN’S is actually a one man project. Mark Kennedy recorded these 4 songs in a DIY, lo-fi way. His inspiration seems to be vintage sci-fi/horror movies and 70s psyche rock. “Savage Sea” is purposely out of tune, and “Winter Warfare” sounds a bit like BLACK SABBATH on acid! Things sometimes get very chaotic…

Criminal Kids “S/T” EP

The punk’n’roll scene has been quite quiet lately, and this can appear as surprising since bands like NASHVILLE PUSSY, SUPERSUCKERS or ELECTRIC FRANKENSTEIN were everywhere in the mid 00s. Hailing from Chicago, CRIMINAL KIDS is part of a new wave of American punk rock’n’roll bands although they actually started in 2008, but got back to…

Hey Honcho & The Aftermaths “Chico Purito!!”

The debut album of Spanish garage punk rock’n’rollers HEY HONCHO & THE AFTERMATHS on Hound Gawd! Records. While the band definitely sounds garage, there’s also some 77 punk influences in songs like “Sally Can’t Wait”, “Can’t Stand The Pain”, “Pick Up The Phone”, or “Dull Boy.” You’ll hear some catchy choruses (“Speak To Complain”, “Fair…

Pest Modern “Rock’n’Roll Station”

PEST MODERN originally started with a cover of VINCE TAYLOR‘s “Rock’n’Roll Station” by French visual artist Joël Hubaut and his son Emmanuel (Les TETINES NOIRES, LTNO, DEAD SEXY…) These 9 songs mix rock’n’roll with surrealist spoken words to create something that could be described as retrofuturist art’n’roll. While “Rabbits On The Moon” start in quite…

The Ringleaders “Bi-Coastal Blasphemy”

The RINGLEADERS consist of Larry May (CANDY SNATCHERS, BORN LOOSE), Hans Molnar (The HELLBENDERS), Mark Ho (HOLLYWOOD HATE), and Tim Bender (DEATH BY STEREO.) 11 tracks that aren’t too far from what BORN LOOSE do stylewise, a mix of ’77 punk and punk’n’roll. “Shine” is catchy enough to make you want to sing along, and…