You weren't there. Pretend you were!
This is one of those obscure 90s indie rock bands that most people never heard of, me included. Bad Paintings has seen fit to compile various bits and pieces from their existence. And that's jolly good of them because this is wot indie rock is supposed to sound like, i.e. Dinosaur Jr and Archers of Loaf. Have a wobble, and if you think "shit, I wish indie rock was this good still in 2014", buy one.
Discos MMM and Rat Trap Records have co-released a 7" and tape from Bogota punx Secta Suicida. The band play stuff that's "as much inspired by the old sounds of classic Spanish punk, such as Commando 9mm, La Uvi and Larsen, as by the new sounds of punk today, such as Peligro Social."
Legendary British singer-songwriter Vashti Bunyan has revealed new track ‘Holy Smoke’ ahead of her new album ‘Heartleap’ – out 6 October (FatCat Records). And here it is...
This year will see yet another release from arch miserablists The Body. I would ordinarily make some snide comment about how prolific they are, but, heck, I can't when they're so good and when they plumb such hateful, negative depths. This time they'll be duking it out with fellow RI denizens Sandworm, who are new to me but apparently play "raw unapologetic punk-like black metal." The LP comes out on October 20th, and you can check out a Sandworm song from it below.
While I don't think we've ever reviewed them (for shame!) we don't half like a bit of Hookworms. They have a new LP coming out via Weird World on November 10, and you can pre-order it now. It should be good. They are also playing some gigs, which should also be good. Where and when:
Saturday 30th August Dorset End Of The Road Festival
Saturday 20th Sept Ardeche Heart OF Glass Festival
Saturday 25th October Birmingham All Year’s Leaving Festival, Hare & Hounds
Sunday 26th October Sheffield Queen’s Social Club
Monday 27th October Liverpool Music Week, Kazimier
Tuesday 28th October London Tuffnell Park Dome
Wednesday 29th October Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
Thursday 30th October Bristol Start The Bus
Friday 31st October Newcastle Cluny 2
Wednesday 19th Nov Leeds Brudenell Social Club (album launch party)
The debut LP from Wild Rocket, entitled 'Geomagnetic Hallucinations' is out now. The Dublin band play a blend of 'pounding space rock and psychedelic magic' and the album comes on vinyl or as a download.