There is not much info out there about Butchers Dog from Cincinnati, Ohio but their new EP ‘Age Of Inversion‘ is a raw and hostile outing. Five tracks of snarling metallic guttural d-beat with hints of Bl’ast! and GBH, but it can also ride shotgun with contemporaries like GEL and Scowl.
Out on Chicago’s Violent Pest Records. BUTCHERS DOG – Bandcamp.
Plastic Section was formed in Bangkok, Thailand, currently based in Melbourne, Australia. The trio plays revved-up rockabilly and wild rhythm and blues with nods to the guitar superstars of the golden age of rock and roll, Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochrane, Dick Dale, and Bo Diddley.
Heavy Cat is a project of Daniel Malone out of Los Angeles by the way of Cleveland. ‘Return of Heavy Cat‘ was released back in October and it is 10 ditties of fuzzed-out garage punk with hooks out the wazoo. This will hit you in the right spot if you dig the likes of Mike Krol, White Reaper, and Together Pangea, and who doesn’t?
Australian stalwarts Brat Farrar return, shedding a little of the drum machine garage punk vibe and dropping a perfect eerie synth-pop number. With members of Spooky Records, Sailors, Digger and The Pussycats, Brown Spirits and Blowers.
Richmond, Virginia’s Dazy (pretty much James Goodson) revives the revival and takes us back to the early 90s and the grungy power pop of Teenage Fanclub, Matthew Sweet, and Redd Kross. ‘Otherbody‘ is a superb companion to ‘Outofbody‘ which was released last fall on Lame-O Records. Get both!
Australian/Greek punks Frenzee blast out punk, grunge, and riot grrrl with a sonic metallic edge. Just check out ‘Frenzy‘ with its nod to French rockers Soggy. If you love Amyl and Motörhead.
Toilet Rats from Minneapolis play synthy post-punk power pop ditties conceived and delivered by Tommy Ratz aka Thomas Rehbein. The latest ‘IV‘ features pulsing electronics that morph into infectious melodies and hooks.