The Rachets (Ashbury Park, NJ) sound like a cross between The Clash, The ‘Mats and The Hold Steady. Which is fine with me!
Once upon a time, the visceral rock of the Velvets, Bowie & the Stooges was the definitive alternative pop and this is something Native Sun understands.
There is a pleasing new wave of music artists taking the bold step of making ‘real’ music again. The old-fashioned way, so to speak. Like Texas-based singer-songwriter Molly Burch.
Philly indie rockers Restorations return from a 4 year hiatus to deliver a powerful new album, LP5000.
Continuing our lookback at our publishing history with a decade-old review of Brass Bed!
BRASS BED Midnight Matinee (Self released)
I’m guessing that Brass Bed got their name from Dylan’s Lay Lady Lay but I could be wrong.
When Trump became President, there was lots of talk about how resistance to his administration would inspire loads of protest music similar to the 80s with Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. Has not quite panned out that way, so thank goodness for Seattle’s The Refusers!
White Denim are back with yet another collection of iconoclastic rock ‘n’ roll songs!
London rockers The Swagger release their new single “Heart ‘N’ Soul” which continues in the vein of their debut EP (2016) i.e. a ballsy amalgam of ’90s Britpop and ’00s garage-punk that deserves our attention!
After teasing a couple of excellent singles (“Ginger Ale” and “Baby” in particular), the debut EP of Vancouver’s Hotel Mira has dropped today.
Huxley Rittman is back with his merry band of Hitmen with the slinky blues-rock number, “Go Figure”.
A gorgeous country-inflected slow rocker from Fernando Perdomo featuring vocals from Pat Sansone (of Wilco, Autumn Defence fame).
Two experimental artrock bands get together to make sweet music together.
The Lemon Twigs (aka Brian and Michael D’Addario) recently announced that their second album, Go to School, would be released by 4AD on August 24th.
Vancouver-based trio Hotel Mira (fka JPNSGRLS) is building up nicely to the new EP with its latest single, “Ginger Ale”.
LA-based, indie rock outfit Harvey Trisdale recently shared their lead single “Baby” and announced their upcoming self-titled EP.
The Sleeves are back with a cracking new album! The Hong Kong – based quartet self-released their debut album Arcade Rock in 2011.
The follow-up Deliverance was recorded in Cambodia, mixed in Hong Kong and mastered at Air Studios in London.
Always a joy to discover a new artist that embraces the full potential of rock ‘n’ roll. On his new EP – Water Into Gold – Eric Frisch, digs deep into the well of country-folk goodness to deliver three gorgeous songs.
The Philly-based indie rock band Cold Fronts recently shared the music video for the title track off their sophomore album Fantasy Du Jour which came out April 20 through Sire Records. The video was produced and directed by Peter English.
It bears remembering during these times when everybody is smugly dismissing rock ‘n’ roll as a vital musical force that there are bands who demonstrate that this point of view is simply bullshit. Case in point – Lead Pony.
New song “Baby” ups the ante with a sophisticated arrangement that belies its melodic simplicity. Running gamut from funk to alt-rock to soul-pop, “Baby” is a triumph of determined songwriting without sacrificing an iota of hooky satisfaction.
The trio will be releasing a collection of six songs on August 17th. Can hardly wait!
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Love bands who put the quirky and offbeat back into rock ‘n’ roll, like Glasgow’s Peter Cat!
I mentioned new psych-rock outfit The Ego Ritual about a month ago over here. Continue reading “PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : THE EGO RITUAL – “CHAKRA MARACA””
You may laugh and scoff but I still believe in rock ‘n’ roll in whatever new forms it may take. So, here’s BATTS!