Thee MVPs – New Four Song 7″

London sonic garage punks Thee MVPs have dropped a doozy on the esteemed Bachelor Records. The four track 7″ includes two originals and two covers. “ELH” is a punk cacophony of jangly guitars and crashing drums, while “Big Pussy” slips into a post-punky vibe with a catchy as hell sing-along chorus. The covers, well not much needs to be said about “Neat, Neat, Neat” by The Damned, “Lie Detector” by Billy Childish, although both are wicked...

East Nashville Duo Molly Rocket’s New Single Too Late

Nashville rockers Molly Rocket have a new single out, “Too Late” and it’s first-class all the way. This break-up melody draws you in with its carefree and easygoing opening and nails it down with that pure rock hook. Molly Rocket is Molly Balsam and Atticus Swartwood, described as a power piano pop-rock party in a bottle. Their East Nashville style is written all over this single. Facebook. Twitter. Instagram.

The Strand – Seconds Waiting: Album of the Week

This weeks’ Album of the Week is 34 years old, but it’s been on heavy rotation for the past couple of months. I just keep going back to it. Earlier this year DIG! Records reissued the 1983 debut album by Old Town, Virginia’s The Strand. “Seconds Waiting” was originally released by Wasp Records into relative obscurity but hopefully this release will change that because this is pretty much textbook perfect power pop. If you’re jonesing for Shoes, Kinks, or The...

Pink Fairies – I Wish I Was a Girl

With an opening line of “all the boys come out to see me”, a flamboyantly flaming moniker like the Pink Fairies, a song titled ‘I Wish I Was a Girl’ and a totally out there drummer going by the name of Twink, one may be forgiven for assuming that this already excellent gay, gay world we now live in has just gone full-blown tool shed stratospheric. Whether otherworldly homosexuality has actually occurred or not, I like to think that despite their hairy butchness and yob...

CLASSIC – DAVID BOWIE’s Single ‘LIFE ON MARS’ Released 44 Years Ago Today…

‘Life On Mars’ by DAVID BOWIE Artist: DAVID BOWIE Track: LIFE ON MARS Released : as a single 22 July 1973 – 44 years ago today Album: the awesome song was already on the legend’s 1971 Hunky Dory LP, but only came out as a single almost two years later reaching #3 on the British charts. Mick Rock filmed/directed the promo clip backstage at Earls Court Arena (London) on 12 May 1973. Note: still a stunning song and an outstanding vocal performance. Timeless gem. Top! DAVID...

Grinderman – ‘No Pussy Blues’

Nick Cave can pretty much get away with anything. So when he decided to grow a handlebar moustache and start a “side project” in which he would play guitar for the first time, backed by members of his regular band The Bad Seeds it may have seemed likely to become a misstep, but it worked gloriously. The band would perform as Grinderman and No Pussy Blues was their second single. No Pussy Blues is an adrenalized, psychedelic, garage-rock stomper in which Cave complains about the...