SINGLE: PRETTY VICIOUS - BLISTER
Out this week, Pretty Vicious released their new track 'Blister', an energetic earworm with just as much swaggering attitude as their Cave Song EP.
Having toured extensively over the last year they have been firmly on our radar, we had a chat to them earlier this year when they told us about "new singles coming this year but really we don't kick everything off until 2017. That's when the album is coming and the majority of everything we're doing this year is the foundation for what we want to do next year" which is great to hear, bring on 2017.
ALBUM: SLOWCOACHES - NOTHING GIVES
The debut album from Slowcoaches, 'Nothing Gives' is out Dec 2nd and includes the refreshingly raw yet melodic 'Ex Head', one of our favourite tracks this year as well as recent singles '54' and 'Living Out'.
We caught up with Heather earlier this year who told us about their ethic, "we create throw away tunes for a rotten generation. We seek to destroy the idea of women musician as ‘novelty’. We reject the marriage of high fashion and music for profit. We exist to entertain ourselves and if anyone else enjoys that then they’re welcome to."
SINGLE: PISSED JEANS - THE BAR IS LOW
Pissed Jeans have released their snarling new track 'The Bar Is Low', singer Matt Korvette says it's about "how every guy seems to be revealing themselves as a shithead". The bass tone is awesome as ever, winding and swaggering around the gravelly vocal and general scuzzy-ass punk vibes. Somehow cleaner and refined it still retains that edge we love them for. Honestly, their bar is high.
We are excited to see what the new album 'Why Love Now?' brings, their 5th album, produced by no wave legend Lydia Lunch, along with Arthur Rizk is due for release on Feb 24th on Sub Pop.
SINGLE: BRUISING - I DON'T MIND
Bruising's new single ‘I Don’t Mind’ is out 2nd Dec via Beech Coma, they describe B-side as "one of the first songs we ever wrote together when we started the band ... The name of the track was a bit of an in joke that got out of hand, firmly tongue in cheek; Being aware the song sounded like it might be ripping off a whole bunch of other songs we just started calling it various plays on Rip Off, Ripped, RIP... The initial demo had the guitar running through a small clone pedal that made it sound like Nirvana, so the whole thing just snowballed into 'Rest In Peace Kurt Donald Cobain (1967 - 1994)'.'"
ALBUM: PETROL GIRLS - TALK OF VIOLENCE
Post hardcore feminist punks Petrol Girls debut album 'Talk of Violence' is out now and it's a corker. Stand out track at first listen was 'Touch Me Again', although each track is full of such dynamic passion that the whole album is a great listen.
Petrol Girls combine intricate hardcore noises with melodic breakdowns brilliantly, their intelligently spun lyrics are as poetic as they are cutting, "women with power ... sleep tight, sleep tight ... witches come out at night", can't wait to catch these guys live!