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…

Guttercats “Follow Your Instinct”

Paris’ GUTTERCATS are back with a 4th album already. Opener “A Trip Down Memory Lane” displays more pop influences than in their previous works, although you still can hear the obvious GUN CLUB influence. The band also gets darker with “(Beyond The Limits) Before I Die”, the guitars still have this cowboy slide feel, and…

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…

Olowex “Discode” EP

Holeg Spies (French musician specialized in movie soundtracks) and electronic music producer Yannis Kamarinos joined forces and ideas in order to create cinematic music under the name OLOWEX, with the help of Thierry Jones (BAD LOSERS, The JONES.) Spies and Jones previously worked together in electro-industrial project KORE KOSMOU. The main track of this EP,…

Frozen Dead Kittens “Shelter In The Wild” EP

Despite their name, these three guys don’t play horror rock. FROZEN DEAD KITTENS started back in 2011 in France, and have released two EPs and one album (“Dirty Lovers Republic”) in 2013 so far. They’ve decided to get back to their rock’n’roll roots after their second guitar player left in 2014, and it seems like…

Cyclope Espion “Friday Night Epitath”

CYCLOPE ESPION is the project of Thomaxe, you might have read some of his articles/columns in various ‘zines, including ours, or if you’re lucky enough to live in New York City, then you might have seen him play in a rock’n’roll club with his bands, or jamming with local rock’n’rollers. Thomaxe was a French teacher…

The Zombie Dandies “Dandy’s Little Monsters”

French horror glam punk ZOMBIE DANDIES are back with a free downloadable album, and set the listener into their world right from the start with their cartoonish burlesque “Little Monsters Intro”, and the fun and pretty chaotic “Halloween Again.” Songs like “Killer Rabbit”, “Regenerate My Dead Pet”, “Brundlefly”, or “Dangerous Weirdo” reminds me of the…

Rakel Traxx “Dirty Dollz”

The South of France is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about glam metal, but RAKEL TRAXX has been around for a while now and these guys know what they’re talking about. Here they are again with 10 traxx full of heavy, sleazy rock’n’roll riffs, catchy choruses (“Can’ t You…

The Joystix/High-School Motherfuckers “Skulls Out!” Split CD

These two bands have been friends for quite some time now, so it isn’t very surprising to see them share this CD together. The JOYSTIX still know how to mix their old-school punk rock’n’roll influences to more modern, and melodic ones, and when they sing “I Don’t Believe In RnR (Anymore)”, it’s hard to believe…

Medicine Ball Caravan “Keep Goin’ ‘Til The Next Stop”

This second album is out 6 years after the band’ split! Singer Matt decided it would be a pity not to release these 8 songs, and had a few guests to help him and make it happen, including drummer Danny Fury (The LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH, KILL CITY DRAGONS, VAIN, TANGO PIRATES…) MEDICINE BALL…