Bambies “Summer Soon”

BAMBIES are a trio hailing from Montreal, Quebec in Canada. They are a trilingual, tri-national (Canada,France, Costa Rica) band influenced by 70s punk and powerpop. “Dirty Taint” takes us into the heart of the action with lots of youthful energy and a garage punk production. Songs like “Summer Soon” or “Stuck With You” stand somewhere the RAMONES and the EXPLODING HEARTS, and “Echo” and “Party” have a bit of NEW YORK DOLLS and BRIEFS thrown into them. The ’77 punk/powerpop influence can especially be heard in “Teen Engine” and in “Go Gore Boy” although a song like “Human Sake” has a big garage vibe. “Running Through The Night” is a well-crafted punk rock song and “RNR With You” offers us some crazy speed freak rock’n’roll moments. The vocals get a bit more melodic in the last song, “Moonies” and then you realize it’s already over. 12 songs you’ll love if you’re into 77 punk with a powerpop approach. /Laurent C.

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Jonesy “Record Store Day (Is For Losers)” Video Premiere

Montreal-based rock’n’rollers Jonesy are releasing a new video for their anti-Record Store Day song, to be featured on their upcoming album. Here’s their statement:

“ We only have despise for that ludicrous hypocritical farce that is record store day. Very few record stores don’t play that sell out game, and most of them survived the 90’s and early 00’s because of people who don’t even shop on that day. We wouldn’t care if it wasn’t for the consequences of the thing: big delays for music that actually matters in pressing plants (nope, your expensive U2 repress doesn’t matter), and ridiculous prices on both records and press orders. Not to mention all the idiots who are after pricey collectables instead of music. In other words, Record Store Day is for losers.”

The song is from the forthcoming Jonesy 2nd LP, to be released later this year on Dead Beat Records.

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Jonesy “S/T” 7″

These four young poets from Montreal, Canada are bringing us two songs on No Front Teeh Records: “I (Wanna) Bang You” and “I (Just Wanna) Cum On Your Face”, they sure wanna do things, but the RAMONES did too! You’ll find members of The SANGOMAS, CHEAP THRILLS and DAGGER EYES in JONESY, so you can only expect an orgy of power pop, bubblegum glam punk and sleazy rock’n’roll!
These two songs will make you think that it’s silly, but also that you need more of them! There are three editions of this 7″ (classic, photo sleeve on translucent film, and metallic gold), so you should be able to find one to your tastes./Laurent C.

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The Sick Things “We Got It Figured Out” Demo

You’ll find a couple of members of The SANGOMAS (Montreal, Canada) in The SICK THINGS, but the music of the band is definitely more power pop oriented.
“We Got It Figured Out” is as good as a STAR SPANGLES song, “Empty Castles” has a bit of BITERS in its guitar riffs and vocal harmonies, and “Dog Days” stands somewhere in between early BLACK CROWES and 70s KISS!
This is really good, you’ll even here a bit of SLADE in the vocals at times.
The SICK THINGS put Montreal on the map of modern glammy power pop with these 3 killer songs, and I’m sure we’ll hear about them again in a very near future!/Laurent C.

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The Sangomas “Giddyup & Destroy”

High energy Canadian punk’n’rollers The SANGOMAS are back with a full album. They still hit hard and fast with songs like “Executioner Style”, “Make Me Bad” (quite a catchy one!), or “Working Class Zero.” No time to waste, you’ll get these 13 songs right into your face!
Early HELLACOPTERS or MOTÖRHEAD seem to have influenced this gang a lot, but you’ll also get a bit of RADIO BIRDMAN traces in “Anglo”, some TURBONEGRO in “Sacrificial Black”, and a good dose of glammy hard rock’n’roll in “Animal Eyes.”
Remember, the scene in this music style was quite big in the early 2000s, and if you miss it, then you definitely should grab yourself a copy of this album./Laurent C.
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The Sangomas “Debut EP”

SangomasEPThe biography says that the band was born after a French Mexican guy and a South African guy met on a tour, and then decided to form the band in Montreal, Canada… Quite an interesting mix!
The guys quickly recorded 4 songs that are now featured on this debut EP. It sounds raw, fast, angry and snotty in a DEAD BOYS/BRIEFS way, with enough hooks to make you dance (“Chopping Heads”, “Bored”…) The SANGOMAS would have fit right into the Marseille scene (NEUROTIC OUTSIDERS, HATEPINKS…) in the early 00s, and will please every early HELLACOPTERS fan (when Dregen was in the band)… These 4 songs (downloadable for free on the band’s Bandcamp) are enough to make us want to listen to their future album!/Laurent C.
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