The Forty Nineteens “Good Fortune”

California has always been a good place for powerpop, and this is no exception. Opening song “And Such And Such” displays great songwriting skills from the start and reminds me a bit of DRAMARAMA. “Easy Come Easy Go” mixes 60s garage to 70s punk rock energy, a song like “Another Day” won’t have any problems…

V/A “We Weren’t Meant To Last” (Best of Norcore Compilation ’83-86)

The unusual format of this CD packaging makes it interesting from the start since it fits very well the comic book illustration cover art. It is a compilation of songs of the mid-80s Norwood Park (Chicago) glam/punk scene. BLUE EYED PASTIE WHITES opens the record with a great glam rock song “Coulda Woulda Shoulda”, followed…

The Sweet Things “Slather/Dustianne” 7″

New York City’s best new rock’n’roll band is back with two songs on a 7″ record released by Spaghetty Town Records. The great black and white photo on the cover brings the NEW YORK DOLLS to mind, but The SWEET THINGS actually dig their influences from even deeper, and from the best of The ROLLING…

The Phantoms “’65-’75” EP

San Diego rock’n’rollers The PHANTOMS offer us 5 covers from the 60s and 70s. The first one, BOWIE‘s “Drive-In Saturday” is very good, well they didn’t change much of it to make it their own, but covering BOWIE has never been the easiest thing to do, and they managed to do it right! JOHNNY KIDD…

The Judex releases new single “Kill White Lights”

New single from Philadelphia-based gritty Rock & Roll revivalists The Judex was recently released, mixed in NYC by the highly regarded Mark Plati (David Bowie, The Cure, Alain Bashung, Duncan Sheik). “Kill White Lights” is a brutal blend of pulp elements and 8mm energy, described by singer William as “a song about people who care…

Toward Space “Black Magic” Video Premiere

Music Video for “Black Magic” – Toward Space Spring 2017 album, “The Bomb That Fell”, recorded and produced at Sound of Music Studios by John Morand in Richmond, VA. Video directed and produced by Seyla Hossaini and John Morand. Singer/Bass player Seyla Hossaini says: ” had been obsessed with the occult as a child, I…

Rum Bar Records – See you at the bar!

We’ve been reviewing Rum Bar Records releases for a while now, so we thought it would be interesting to know more about Malibu Lou, the man behind it. Can you introduce yourself? When did you first get in touch with rock’n’roll? What was the first record you bought? Greetings Laurent and readers of Veglam, Malibu…

Jenkinses “Langered” EP

The JENKINSES from Brussels, Belgium describe themselves as “the best kept secret in rock’n’roll”, and they might be right! The band formed in 2013 with former NERVOUS SHAKES members and have been through different line-ups before offering us this 5 song EP. Opening song “Down” bring the NEW YORK DOLLS and The SEX PISTOLS to…

The Loose Lips “Get Loose…” EP

The LOOSE LIPS, from Long Island, NY are not the same band that released “Talkin’ Trash” in 1999 (LOOSE LIPS) on TKO Records, but they sure share some dirty, trashy rock’n’oll influences. “Heels” opens this 5 song EP in a NEW YORK DOLLS way, before a very British rock “Beautfiful Flower.” You can also hear…

Neon Animal “Bring Back Rock’n’Roll From The Dead”

Sadly, the London rock’n’roll scene has been deadly quiet these last years, and only past images of England’s capital remain exciting when its name comes to mind… Nervertheless, it would be sad to live in nostalgia, and that’s what NEON ANIMAL seem to have understood. Fronted by BUBBLEGUM SCREW lead singer Mark Thorn, the band…

The Sweet Things – Dirty New York Groove

The SWEET THINGS have just released a fantastic 7” on Spaghetty Town Records. If you miss hearing songs in the vein of IZZY STRADLIN, old STONES, or JOHNNY THUNDERS, then this is the right band for you! Your biography said the band got formed after some drinks, and no one could really remember meeting up,…