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…

Brad Marino “Four Track Attack” EP

Brad Marino is the lead vocalist/guitar player of power pop band The CONNECTION. This 4 song EP sure also has a power pop flavour, but you’ll also find some glam rock’n’roll touches here and there. The interesting thing is that Brad played all the instruments on this solo EP! The songs are played with punk…

Wassup Rocker Radio Presents: Sick Sounds V/A

Wassup Rocker Radio/Alex Kish (Ohio) have decided to gather some of their favourite tracks on a free 32 song compilation.  This is a good idea to promote these underground bands as well as the radio! If you regularly read these pages, then you must be familiar with names like RAZORBATS, The CRAZY SQUEEZE, FAZ WALTZ,…

Idol Lips “Street Values”

Italian punk rock’n’rollers IDOL LIPS are back with a new album on German record label Wanda Records. Although the band still owes a lot to JOHNNY THUNDERS (“Too Loose”…), you’ll hear some obvious TURBONEGRO influences in “Don’t Need Your Love”, “Waiting To Die Around”, or “Too Loud For The Crowd”, and the band’s snotty spirit…

Plastic Tears “Angels With Attitude”

Trends come and go, and some bands just keep on doin’ their own thing. PLASTIC TEARS are one of them, playing their sleazy street rock’n’roll against all odds. Keep in mind that these guys formed in 1992 in Helsinki, Finland, and that even line-up problems haven’t managed to make them disappear. I remember first listening…

Norwood Park All Stars “N.P.A.S. DOS”

NORWOOD PARK ALL STARS are back with 13 new songs on this second album. If you haven’t heard about them before, this band is composed of members of various punk/glam bands from the North of Chicago (the 80s Norcore scene.) The first two songs (“Parting Seas” and “Double Talk”) have a little Jello Biafra feel…