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Nest Egg – “Dislocation” – a slice of psych Krautrock from North Carolina

Nest Egg – “Dislocation” – a slice of psych Krautrock from North Carolina

Ross McGibbon July 6, 2020 0

THE ACID TEST RECORDINGS & LITTLE CLOUD RECORDS 10th July 2020 This begins with that lock-step drum sound that is trademarked to Can but moves into garage distortion and drawling spaced vocals. That beat

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Spice – “Spice”   classic American alternative rock

Spice – “Spice” classic American alternative rock

Ross McGibbon July 6, 2020 0

DAIS RECORDS    17th July 2020 A classic slice of fuzzy emotional underground guitar rock. Elements of garage, fuzz and Fugazi blend with spikey pop-punk and big tunes, while urgency and propulsion characterise most of

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POTTERY – “WELCOME TO BOBBY’S MOTEL” – shift those feet, people!

POTTERY – “WELCOME TO BOBBY’S MOTEL” – shift those feet, people!

Ross McGibbon June 22, 2020 0

PARTISAN RECORDS      26th JUNE, 2020 Fantastically mixed bag of styles, veering from jangly indie funk to Devo weirdness to Talking Heads to Krautrock. You’ll have found it hard to miss the single, Texas Drums

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Hinds – “The Prettiest Curse” – is more great pop from the Madrid all-female band

Hinds – “The Prettiest Curse” – is more great pop from the Madrid all-female band

Ross McGibbon June 6, 2020 0

LUCKY NUMBER        5th June 2020 This delightfully playful album is what I expected from this Madrid-based band. At the end of 2018, on stage, they were clearly having fun with bite-size chunks of bouncy indie.

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Joe Louis Walker – Blues Comin’ On – classy blues- soul

Joe Louis Walker – Blues Comin’ On – classy blues- soul

Ross McGibbon May 21, 2020 0

Cleopatra Records 5th June 2020 I gave this a listen on the strength of the guests – Keb’ Mo’, Albert Lee (both Blues royalty), Jorma Kaukonen (Hot Tuna) and, erm, Charlie Harper from the

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Xibalba – ‘Anos En Infierno’ – perfectly hellish

Xibalba – ‘Anos En Infierno’ – perfectly hellish

Ross McGibbon May 21, 2020 0

SOUTHERN LORD     29th May 2020 Hoarsely shouty vocals buried in a torrent of speeding drums and doomy guitar. Normally the sort of thing I have limited time for but there is something exciting about this

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Guru Guru – “Live In China” – groovy Krautrock’n’roll from veteran hippies

Guru Guru – “Live In China” – groovy Krautrock’n’roll from veteran hippies

Ross McGibbon May 21, 2020 0

OUT NOW Mani Neumeier is the only member left from Guru Guru’s original line-up, yet this is still a collaborative project. He leads from the drums and takes the vocals but then, he has

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Mani Neumeier & Okinawa Friends – ‘Galapagos’ – coral percussion makes for relaxed hippy jamming heaven

Mani Neumeier & Okinawa Friends – ‘Galapagos’ – coral percussion makes for relaxed hippy jamming heaven

Ross McGibbon May 21, 2020 0

Cleopatra Records Mani Neumeier fronts the long-lasting proto-hippy German band, Guru Guru. With fifty years under their belt, a studio album last year and a live album this year, Mani is a busy man,

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Melenas – “Dias Raros” – jangly garage-pop full of dreams and fun

Melenas – “Dias Raros” – jangly garage-pop full of dreams and fun

Ross McGibbon May 10, 2020 0

TROUBLE IN MIND 8th May 2020 This album is the band’s first release on a non-Spanish label. Hailing from Pamplona, a town known for the spicier version of chorizo sausage and letting bulls chase

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Caspar Brotzmann Massaker – “Home” – terrifying ultra-heavy rock trio from the nineties

Caspar Brotzmann Massaker – “Home” – terrifying ultra-heavy rock trio from the nineties

Ross McGibbon April 27, 2020 0

SOUTHERN LORD 17th April 2020 Six months on from the screaming jazz feedback and heavy rock of the early nineties albums, “Der Abend Der Schwarzen Folklore” / “Koksofen” comes this reissue offering with ever

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