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RPM Online: Snakerattlers "All Heads Will Roll"

From the dark heart of Yorkshire, this is Snakerattlers’ second album, and I admit that this is my first encounter with their music. The duo are husband and wife, Dan and Naomi Gott, guitar/vocals and drums/vocals, and, unlike some other duos, they have the tunes to ensure that they are no novelty act. Yes, there are elements of The Cramps here and there; ‘Do The Rattle Rock’ and ‘Rattle Rock Stomp’. But, their approach has more in common with Dan Sartain; see ‘I’ll Destroy Your Soul’. ‘She’s Strange’ sways, makes your hips shake. In fact, you could dance to the whole album, should you feel inclined.

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Spin Magazine: Snakerattlers "All Heads Will Roll"

Opening with the Kill Bill-inspired “Aither’s Theme”, All Heads Will Roll has a slow beginning which feels quite cinematic. “Aither’s Theme” seamlessly bleeds into the almost sludgy title track. “All Heads Will Roll”, despite being based around a blues structure, is a gritty rocker which feels like the Sex Pistols doing ‘50s surf rock, and features call-and-response vocals that juxtapose Naomi’s soft, warm voice with Dan’s wrenching screams. Songs like “She’s Strange” and the shuffling “I’ll Destroy Your Soul” are more melodic, giving the duo a sense of versatility in tone. That being said, the blistering heaviness of “Rattle Rock Stomp” is truly a highlight among the 11 tracks.

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Midwest Record: The Chocolate Watchband "This Is My Voice"

Has the world changed that much in 50 years? These geezers and their associates still kick ass in the way that affirms their status as psych rock legends, but the sounds doesn’t seem as over powering as they once did. The kind of gang that’s mentioned in the same breath as either the Velvet Underground or the Stones, depending on which direction you are approaching them from, these are still sounds meant to angry up the blood of young bloods---and it does a fine job thereto. Wild stuff never meant to be tamed.

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Metronome Magazine: The Chocolate Watchband "This Is My Voice"

As a band with a legendary past, it’s not always easy to live up to expectation. The Chocolate Watchband, largely intact with only a new bass player, maneuver around this by at first doing what come naturally, 50 something years after their 1960s heyday. “Secret Rendezvous” is an uplifting anthem of sorts with the signature tambourine always present under the mix. The gritty voice and harp boosted country-western vibe underlines the present day social reality of “Judgement Day.”

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Shindig! Magazine: The Chocolate Watchband "This Is My Voice"

Iconic California psychedelic-punk legends THE CHOCOLATE WATCHBAND are touring to celebrate the release of their new album (soon to released by Dirty Water Records), led by founding and current members, vocalist David Aguilar and guitarist Tim Abbott, plus Gary Andrijasevich on drums. Second generation fans, guitarist Derek See and bassist Alec Palao (Grammy-nominated producer/ historian ), bring their enthusiasm and love for the music to the table to help weave their sound which both faithfully recreates the sonic energy and tone of the original recordings, as well as giving a rare edge to new material that is a logical progression to the bands legacy.

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Pittsburgh Music Magazine: The Chocolate Watchband "This Is My Voice"

The title track of The Chocolate Watchband’s upcoming release This Is My Voice is among many protest songs on the album. As a California psychedelic rock band formed in 1965, it’s not unfamiliar territory. While things have changed since the band was in their heyday, the sound of late ‘60s psychedelic rock is timeless (sitars included). This is the revival band you’ve been looking to add to your rotation.

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Metronome Magazine: Suicide Generation "Last Suicide"

These frenetic Spanish punks moved to London to further their careers and get closer to the edge since their first album. There appears to have been some line up changes since then. “Hypnotise Me” rolls over you like a bad rash of barely contained enthusiasm and desperation, as if singer Sebastian Melmoth can’t make up his mind if he wants to be Lux Interior or Iggy Pop.

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53rd & 3rd: Mark Sultan "Let Me Out"

If you haven’t heard Mark Sultan’s new album, Let Me Out, don’t worry, I gotchu! Here’s a taste with the opening cut, “Coffin Nails”. I know whatcha thinkin’, picking the opening cut sounds like some lazy writer shit, but hear me out, this album is not a bunch a cool tracks thrown together willy-nilly. No, no, no! Let Me Out is a moody, cinematic, psychedelic garage soul album that demands to be experienced in its entirety.

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Mowno.com: Johnny Mafia "Princes de l'Amour"

A l’automne 2016, les bourguignons de Johnny Mafia déboulaient avec leurs airs de rockeurs tout juste dépucelés et Michel Michel Michel, un excellent premier album à la ceinture malgré des références clairement évidentes les obligeant à prouver qu’ils n’étaient pas seulement là pour sucer la roue de leurs ainés californiens.

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