Destination Lonely “Nervous Breakdown”

French trio DESTINATION LONELY already has 3 albums out. This new one is out on Vooddo Rhythm Records and contains 17 songs including two covers: “I Want You” (The TROGGS) and “Ann” (The STOOGES) that fits well with the fuzzy garage music of the band. Songs range from 70s psych rock (“Out of Your Head”) to 60s influenced garage blues (“Day by Day”, “Cry”, “Follia.”) A name like MUDHONEY sometimes comes to mind when listening to “Nervous Breakdown” or “Trouble” and you’ll even get a bit of French pop with “Je M’en Vais” as well as some experimental touches in “Nervous Breakdown (Big Band)” and in “Schizo MF.” It might be a bit long, but if you’re looking for some raw garage rock that still gives enough space to melodies, then you should definitely check this album out! /Laurent C.

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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 surf rock touches in “Gotta Stop” and in “Don’t Give a Damn” that bring the DEAD KENNEDYS to mind. Songs like “Heartbreaker”, “Hey Hey Hey”, “Feel Alright”, or “Love” sound more punk rock’n’roll while “The Other Side” has a cool CRAMPS-esque atmosphere. You’ll also hear an obvious CLASH influence in “Well Well Well”, and a slight DOGS touch in “Shoot Me Down” or in “I Can’t See.” BADASS MOTHER FUZZERS have opened for bands like DR FEELGOOD and The REAL KIDS, so you’ll probably hear more about them soon. In the meantime, check out this album! /Laurent C.

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