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.
One oldie and one newie from Cut The Cord That... Records: a reissue of Condominium's 'Warm Home' LP (horrible, great hc-cum-noise-rock, review somewhere on this site) and an LP from Hassler, a band featuring members of Brutal Knights, Toxic Holocaust, Career Suicide, Uranus and Chokehold which apparently sounds like "the missing link between Totalitär and Poison Idea."
Another horrible release from SuperFi Records. Here is what they (i.e. Kunal) have to say about it:
"Isolation Tank is a duo that make that powerviolence stuff but are head and shoulders above a lot of the generic, jokey slop being churned out at the moment. Jack and Sam actually utilise discernible, catchy riffs and lots of cool time changes that keep it interesting. Think Hatred Surge and Iron Lung.
Art Of Burning Water continue their mission to annoy all and sundry with their slightly faster take on their usual off-kilter noise-rock with definite hardcore leanings, like a sped up Keelhaul partying with Motorhead. Three short ones from them also."
Listen to it via the link below.
Sheesh, another awesome-sounding issue of Artcore. This one features a 7" ('American Dream' by LA punx Human Therapy, described as some sort of TSOL / Minutemen hybrid) and 36 pages of reading matter which includes bits on Zero Boys, Poison Idea, Static Shock and a whopping bit on Norwegian hardcore. Phwoar.