Jagger Holly/The Windowsill “Saving The Genre, And You Know It…” Split 10″

I haven't reviewed any split records in a while, so here's one of two punk rock bands, JAGGER HOLLY (US) and The WINDOWSILL 'The Netherlands.) JAGGER HOLLY plays pop punk the way it has to be played, short songs with sweet melodies, sometimes with a RAMONES touch ("Out Of Luck") and a bit of late... Continue Reading →

Frankie Delmane “Street Penetration”

Some of you probably know FRANKIE DELMANE from The CRAZY SQUEEZE but he has also been active in various rock'n'roll bands (including TEENAGE FRAMES) and as a solo artist. "Penetration Street" contains 18 songs from his 365 songs in 365 days project and offers us a wide variety of his musician and songwriter talents in... Continue Reading →

Richard Duguay “Bad JuJu”

Just one look at the cover makes you think that L.A rock'n'roller RICHARD DUGUAY has his own universe, which is a positive thing to start on. Opening song "Death Defy" is a mix of 70s and 80s hard rock and is the perfect anthem to make the listener ready for the rest of the album.... Continue Reading →

The Beatersband “Black Christmas” EP

The BEATERSBAND from Italy is back with a 4 song Christmas EP, opening with a RAMONES influenced 'Frosty The Snowman" before bringing their 60s powerpop influences back with "Black Christmas" (in which the vocals sound more like modern pop punk) and "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer.' "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" takes us back to... Continue Reading →

Suicide Bombers “Murder Couture”

Opening with an epic introduction of the band, this fourth album of Norway's SUICIDE BOMBERS looks as good as the previous ones, kind of ZODIAC MINDWARP meets SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK aesthetic including glossy and colourful pictures of the band dressed in Murder Couture...Then, the song "Murder Couture" offers us some anthemic heavy rock followed by... Continue Reading →

The Hallingtons “Hexed” EP

Norway might be famous for TURBONEGRO and black metal, but The HALLINGTONS are more influenced by American bands, especially the RAMONES ("Not My Deal") and pop punk (listen to the chorus in "Jesus Freak" or the song "Pretty Neat" that reminds me a bit of The GROOVIE GHOULIES.) There's more vocal harmonies in "The Witch"... Continue Reading →

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