The Hangups “No Expectations” 7″

This is the second EP of this Swedish band. They play pop punk the way it used to sound on Lookout! Records in the early 00s, but this 7" is out on Monster Zero Records (based in Austria.) They don't try to change the world, or even the style, but they do it really well,... Continue Reading →

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Demons “Kiss Off”

DEMONS are no new-schoolers since they started around 1994/1995 in Sweden, when HELLACOPTERS, TURBONEGRO, BACKYARD BABIES and GLUECIFER were just starting to put rock'n'roll back on the map.They now have more than 20 releases in their bag (including 3 albums on Gearhead Records) and are offering us 12 new songs on Alaska Productions/God's Candy Records.... Continue Reading →

Ditches “The Taste” 7″

These guys could have chosen the easy way and play HELLACOPTERS influenced rock'n'roll since they are from Sweden, but they sound more like American powerpop on speed. "The Taste", "Tired Eyes" are less than two minutes, and they cover The Go-Go's "We Don't Get Along" in their own way and at their own speed! DITCHES... Continue Reading →

Grand Royale “Breaking News”

Swedish rockers GRANDE ROYALE are back with a third album produced by Nicke Andersson (The HELLACOPTERS, IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC, ENTOMBED...), which only appears as logical since songs like "Brake Light"', or "Breaking News" sound quite similar to IMPERIAL STATE ELECTRIC and late HELLACOPTERS. GRANDE ROYALE shares a passion for 70s rock (especially early KISS), and... Continue Reading →

VCPS “S/T”

After two albums under the name VIETCONG PORNSÜRFERS and quite a few European tours, the hard working Swedish band has decided to shorten their name to VCPS. This name change is also linked to a slight change of music direction, less high-energy punk rock'n'roll, more hard rock. While oprening song "Ain't Nothing For You" is... Continue Reading →

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