The Stick Arounds “Ways To Hang On”

"Ways To Hang On" is the second album of Michigan's THE STICK AROUNDS although the members of the band have been playing together for 8 years and played in many bands before. This is American melodic rock influenced by powerpop. You can hear some REPLACEMENTS influences, or even early REM ("Better Off Like This") and... Continue Reading →

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Sloks “Holy Motor”

"One Up" and "Rat" open this album in a very no wave way full of noise and repetitive beats, but the Italian power trio has its roots in primitive garage as you can hear in "Holy Motor." SLOKS tell us that "Jazz Is Dead" in a psychedelic chaotic celebration of noise, but also admit they... Continue Reading →

Smash Fashion “Rompus Pompous”

L.A. glittery rock'n'roll dandies SMASH FASHION set the goals high with their previous album "Big Cat Love." They are back with this new 11 song album in which the 60s and 70s influences you heard in their previous record are still obvious. Opening song "Can't Take You Anywhere" has a bit of CHEAP TRICK in... Continue Reading →

King Brothers “Wasteland”

Japan's KING BROTHERS have their own vision of garage rock'n'roll in which classic STONES guitar riffs and harp meet modern deconstructed drum beats. Known for their energetic live shows, the power trio managed to re-create this wild and furious atmosphere in songs like "No Want", "The Machine", or "Bang Blues" in order to give birth... Continue Reading →

Nicotine Pretty “Real Life Glories” EP

Although NICOTINE PRETTY released two singles before, "Real Life Glories" is their debut EP (co-produced by Glunk Records.) Opening song "ByGone Boy" offers us some fine glam punk rock'n'roll reminding a bit of early MANIC STREET PREACHERS while "This Ship Ain't Going Down" show us the snotty street punk side of NICOTINE PRETTY. The band... Continue Reading →

Lana Loveland “Strange Charms” 7″

FUZZTONES' organist LANA LOVELAND released her first solo "Order To Love" album in 2011 and is back with a brand new single. The band's line-up includes two FUZZTONES members: Rudi Protrudi on bass, and Lennny Silvar (lead guitar.) "Strange Charm" has this cryptic sexy 60s vibe you can also hear in The FUZZTONES, and Lana's... Continue Reading →

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