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Album Review: Descendents – 9th & Walnut

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Desperate Measures formed in Christchurch, New Zealand, way back in 1981, a bundle of angry, aggressive polemic, pissed off with politicians, fake news, and the unfairness of fucked-up society. Not much has changed, then, in the forty years since – apart from geography, the internet, and the odd line-up change along the way. With original …

“It’s difficult to imagine there being that many collections of short, fast, fun, straight-ahead punk songs released this year that are as enjoyable as this.”

Some records take a few spins to sink in. Like a good book or a good film, the true personality of the work exists in layers: sometimes they are layers of interpretation, other times they are simply layers of sound or images. Given that Daniel Murena is a soundtrack composer, it’s no surprise that his …

Is it a band, is it a group, is it a collective or an ensemble- no it’s the one and only Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp, the multi-European makers of the most essential music that may just have passed you by.Revolving around the mercurial bassist/composer Vincent Bertholet and emerging from the Geneva avant music scene …

Destructive, defiant, devious, and D-beat – Philadelphia’s Hallucination take a smashing first step with their self-titled EP consisting of five songs (including the 37 second intro track) that stake their claim in the mania of gutter punk. Sticking to the raw cohesion of destructive impulses with a slightly metallic underflow, it calls back to the …

Take a deep breath. Detroit rock ‘n’ rollers The Stools have put out a new EP, Carpool. And it’s gonna frighten, bully and finally batter you into submission. With four songs, all coming in under the two minute barrier, it’s like an assault driven by gravelly guitars, frenetic drumming, and shouted vocals that leave you, …

Through harrowing combinations of noise, doom, darkwave, industrial, and sludge metal, The Body has proven themselves as a well-equipped vacuum of all things dismal and horrific. A freshman listen of such tumultuous viscosity can prove the tenacity of one’s eardrums. Equated to be such heavy hitters, both in popularity and audio presentation, they’ve garnered a …

Emerging from Hobart at the very edge of the settled world, A. Swayze and the Ghosts (AS&TG) are loud, noisy, abrasive, shouty, opinionated and – did I say loud? They are also, somewhat antithetically, the purveyors of some of the greatest intelligent pop songs around. ‘Paid Salvation’, their new album is a triumph – full …

We’re late to the party (literally, this album has been out a couple of weeks already) but we’re happy to commit their third album ‘Love Your Work’ to review because, well, it’s so damn good. It’s the sound of new British music, cutting edge style – referencing Sleafords, Fontaine’s, Cabbage and Idles even, but wrapping …

Squid, the Brighton based, noisome post-punk band who recently released their Sludge/Broadcaster single, have today shared an EP of covers entitled Natural Resources. The EP includes Squid‘s take on the brilliantly bizarre Pigs (In There) by Robert Wyatt, which they initially premiered at End of the Road Festival 2019. It also sees them cover Steve …