Kevin K “and The CBGB Years”

The CBGB was KEVIN K‘s own rock’n’roll highschool, a classroom in which students would carefully study the RAMONES, the DEAD BOYS and the NEW YORK DOLLS. This is an 18 song live retrospective CD of Kevin (and his brother Alan) K’s years in New York City’s rock’n’roll temple, from 1984 to 1997. It starts with…

WolfWolf “The Cryptid Zoo”

WOLFWOLF ia a garage blues duo that sounds a bit like a Bavarian party from hell! You can hear some trashy guitars in their music and the atmosphere in these songs seems to be an illustration of these guy’s own universe in which you can find joyful things like blind butchers, grave diggers and hunters…

Gypsy Roller “S/T”

Opening song “Rock’n’Roll Stroller” sets the mood right from the start: 70s glam rock à la Gary Glitter! Lead vocalist/Lyricist Gil Soliz teamed up with Allen Davis who co-wrote, produced and engineered this second album. Bowie‘s shadow also wanders around these songs, especially in “Goodbye To Sorrows.” The atmosphere sometimes gets close to the best…

Born Loose “Torn Up Heart” 7″

One of the rawest bands around is back with two new songs on a nice looking piece of orange vinyl (although there’s three different versions available) and a cool old-school collage cover by Rock Rodine. If you’re not familiar with BORN LOOSE, maybe you remember singer Larry May’s former band CANDY SNATCHERS. Larry still has…

New King Pizza Records releases: The Mad Doctors and The Nuclears

Brooklyn’s King Pizza Records have two new releases out: The Mad Doctors “No Waves Just Sharks” Noisy garage rock with sci-fi surf influences (“The Ballad of Jort Dad”, “Dead Beach”) that sometimes have a bit of a MUDHONEY feel (“Springwater Super Wizard”, “Lords of Garbage.”) Garage rock’n’roll fans will love “Justin’s A Cop”, “She’s a…

Toward Space “The Bomb That Fell”

Opening song “The Bomb That Fell” put you straight into the band’s world made of crazy garage rock’n’roll and spooky atmospheres, something you don’t hear much these days when you think about it. “Black Cat” sounds more 90s grungy/noisy rock while “Night Sorrows” is straight punky power pop with a MISFITS/RAMONES touch. The mix of…

Jenkinses “Langered” EP

The JENKINSES from Brussels, Belgium describe themselves as “the best kept secret in rock’n’roll”, and they might be right! The band formed in 2013 with former NERVOUS SHAKES members and have been through different line-ups before offering us this 5 song EP. Opening song “Down” bring the NEW YORK DOLLS and The SEX PISTOLS to…

The Loose Lips “Get Loose…” EP

The LOOSE LIPS, from Long Island, NY are not the same band that released “Talkin’ Trash” in 1999 (LOOSE LIPS) on TKO Records, but they sure share some dirty, trashy rock’n’oll influences. “Heels” opens this 5 song EP in a NEW YORK DOLLS way, before a very British rock “Beautfiful Flower.” You can also hear…

Dead End “Suicide Notes”

French punk rock band DEAD END has been around for more than 20 years! Despite all those years and numerous line-up changes, Wattie (vocals/guitar) always managed to keep DEAD END alive and kicking. On this new album, you can obviously hear Wattie’s punk rock’n’roll roots in songs like “Autophobia”, “The Cheater”, “Loser”, or “Shout”, and…

Neon Animal “Bring Back Rock’n’Roll From The Dead”

Sadly, the London rock’n’roll scene has been deadly quiet these last years, and only past images of England’s capital remain exciting when its name comes to mind… Nervertheless, it would be sad to live in nostalgia, and that’s what NEON ANIMAL seem to have understood. Fronted by BUBBLEGUM SCREW lead singer Mark Thorn, the band…

Grand Royale “Breaking News”

Swedish rockers GRANDE ROYALE are back with a third album produced by Nicke Andersson (The HELLACOPTERS, IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC, ENTOMBED…), which only appears as logical since songs like “Brake Light”‘, or “Breaking News” sound quite similar to IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC and late HELLACOPTERS. GRANDE ROYALE shares a passion for 70s rock (especially early KISS), and…

The Erotics “United We Can’t Stand”

A new 8 song album by Albany (NY)’s sleaziest rock’n’roll band, The EROTICS. “Steroid and Cocaine” opens on a heavy rock note that will make you want to go for a furious headbanging session, before “Ain’t Talkin’ To You” takes you right into the US sleaze rock territory, where The EROTICS always excel. “Big Beautiful…