Let’s head into the weekend with some serious tunes from two kickass Bands, Twin Guns and Born Loose. . This isn’t some watered down sure to appeal to the hipsters bullshit. It’s in your face rock n roll and punk. Both Albums have recently been released by our friends at Hound Gawd Records .
The blank city has gone dark. The cold, killer moonlight casts severe shadows on our souls, and the sound of chaos, madness and melancholy is set to tribal beats and relentless agitation. The expressive, hard to define style of this music helps us get inside this world of instability, fear, and/or alienation. Dark alleys, stifling hot apartments, smoky clubs, roadside dives, and rainy highways prevail. The characters of these stories are often obsessed, desperate, paranoid or trapped. The ensuing struggle between good and evil, and the psychological or spiritual torment is what grips us and drives the story.
Twin Guns is Andrea Sicco on vocals/guitar and «Jungle Jim» Chandler on drums. Sicco was drawn to NYC from his homeland of Italy by The Velvet Underground and ’70s punk, bringing with him the aesthetic/sounds of ’60s Italian cinema. Jungle Jim came to NYC after a stint playing drums in The Cramps and recording and touring for years in Sub-Pop artists The Makers. Releasing their first two albums as a duo of guitar and drums only, they recruited femme fatale Kristin Fayne-Mulroy, a NYC native, in 2014 to play bass.
Twin Guns have been providing listeners with an «engaging journey into the heart of garage-punk darkness» for the past five years. Described as a reverberating sonic tornado that sucks up and spits out elements of ‘60s punk, biker instrumentals, spaghetti-westerns, surf-rock and psychedelia, Twin Guns creates a blend of dark, reverberated rock and roll that has landed them gigs with The Detroit Cobras, Kid Congo Powers, The Chrome Cranks and the legendary Dick Dale, as well as contemporary torch-carriers Acid Baby Jesus and Spindrift.
Together they create surf-rock meets Morricone to make Garage Noir.
The band have just finished recording new LP «The Last Picture Show», co-produced by Matt Verta-Ray (Heavy Trash, Speedball Baby) and mastered by Grammy-award-winning producer and engineer Michael Tudor.
If you have been wondering «Where have all the punk rock’n’roll bands gone?» then look no farther than Born Loose out of Brooklyn NYC. Featuring an all-star line up with Larry May (Candy Snatchers/The Crums), Suke (Snuka/Iron Prostate/Candy Snatchers), Shane Konen (Live Ones/Ghetto Ways) and Eric Robel (Heroin Sheiks/Nova Express).
This is over-the-top booze-fueled garage-punk not far from the Candy Snatchers. Born Loose brings the intensity of a car crash and the energy of real and raging rock’n’roll. This brand new killer recordings leave you ready to start a fight or lift a car. Larry May sings with passion like in the good old days, the guitar is crazily over the top and the meanest rhythm section pounds out the low end relentlessly.
If you are into Detroit Rock like the Stooges, MC5 or the New Bomb Turks this tunes will kick you in the ass.