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…

The DeRellas “High Rise Supersize” 7″

While changing vocalist is always risky for a band, The DERELLAS welcome Joey DeRella (their third singer!), and reinforce their glam punk sound on this brand new flashy 7″ vinyl record… “High Rise Supersize” is a catchy poppy snotty glitter punk song in the vein of HANOÏ ROCKS and early MANICS (the guitars and energy…

Twin Guns “Imaginary World”

New York City’s best dark garage band TWIN GUNS are back with a fourth album. They still use a lot of reverb and still mix pych and surf rock influences to 60s and 70s rock’n’roll. Opening song “Imaginary World” puts you straight into this film noir atmoshere they like so much, while “100 Teenage Years”…

Broadway Lafayette “Subway Zydeco”

The band first started as a side project for Switzerland’s MAMA ROSIN, and Mick Collins (The DIRTBOMBS) joined them to record this album in New York. BROADWAY LAFAYETTE plays garage blues with strong cajun influences. I may not be the biggest accordion fan, but here, it fits the band’s music and spirit very well. At…

Hollywood Killerz “The Starving Sound”

Torino’s sleaziest killerz are back with a new 14 song digipack CD. The intro of “Mean Streets” and its STOOGES-esque guitar riff shows us from the start that the band still like their punk rock with a hard rock touch, or their hard rock with a punk rock touch?… If BACKYARD BABIES and MURDERDOLLS had…

The Irradiates “Lost Transmissions From The Remote Outpost”

10 previously unreleased, live, or rare songs by France’s best surf rock band The IRRADIATES. “All You Need Is… Transmutation” puts you right into the band’s vintage sci-fi world with some strident punked-up surf rock. “Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die” is a great song title, and no wonder that you can hear…

Badass Mother Fuzzers “Heartbreaker”

This French band has toured in the USA last year, and although I’ve never heard of them before, they seem to have played quite a lot so far since their 2015 live debut in New York. These three guys share influences such as The SONICS (“Dog On A Leash”) and you’ll also hear some speed-up…

The Laissez Fairs “Empire Of Mars”

The LAISSEZ FAIRS are not a British band from the 60s. They are actually from Las Vegas, NV and have just released a new album. While the mod influence is visible at first glance, you can also hear a strong psych one in the band’s music as soon as “High Horse” starts, reminding the hindu…