Time to meet your new favourite band and album, and the beginning of frequent visits to hospital A&E because of the twisted rhythmic effect on the body and the deranged dance-floor tempting offered. The culprits are UK provocateurs Oh! Gunquit and debut album Eat Yuppies and Dance.Read More
I was looking on this 'ere internet for some background on Oh! Gunquit when I saw that they were being described as 'Rumble-bop trash freak-a-billy' which is a bit of a gob full and not a genre I'd come across before. I decided to abort my mission and just put the damn record on and make my own mind up.Read More
Latino garage rock and roll anyone? Los Bengala come at it like a cat on a hot tin roof. The guitars are loud and raw and the drums are primal and bouncing with energy. Okay, the lyrics aren't in English but that isn't as much of a problem as I was expecting.Read More
The evening started off with a seemingly quiet bespectacled gentleman entering the stage, with organ music playing in the background. But this was no ordinary man - he was our Master of Ceremonies for the night - known as Rocking Reverend DJ Spencer, played by the agile Spencer Evoy from Canada. We later see him playing the saxophone and doing the splits at the same time! That is worth the ticket price alone!!Read More
This album by Oh! Gunquit begins with a drum beat at the beginning of "Sinkhole" that not only draws you in, but also gets you moving your head. When the rest of the instruments and the vocals come in, you realize that this band has a sound that is hard to classify. The female vocal part sounds a bit like Kate Pierson while the melody is a blend of surf and garage rock.Read More
Multinational London-based band MFC Chicken aptly describe their music as the stuff “the Sonics listened to”, and if you’re remotely interested in sax-flavoured ‘50s greaser grooves you’ll take this 45 like a rocker to a free vat of hair gel.Read More
If you believe the schtick about expat-Canadian vocalist-saxophonist Spencer Evoy meeting bassist Bret Bolton on a pilgrimage to Joe Meek’s former flat and recording studio, you’ll swallow the line that the band was named after a takeaway shop Bolton was living above. And that the pair met when Evoy was busking outside. Every band needs a back story. and it beats Mick and Keef telling record collection stories to each other on a train platform.Read More
Mike Stax, long-time singer for San Diego's long-running The Loons, is better known for Ugly Things, the magnificent magazine he runs, than his band. This double-headed taste of their forthcoming album suggests that needs to change.Read More
Considered the combination of The Beatles in 1964 with the Ramones 1977, Muck And The Mires are an original quartet from Boston who likes to create short songs that have the power of punk and garage, but also contain doses of powerpop, blues and are soulful.
For their latest LP, entitled Dial 'M' For Muck, they composed a dozen songs that keep the same style that has been touring the US and European. Already a few years ago were the winners by Little Steven Van Zandt (member of the E Street Band Bruce Springsteen and broadcaster Underground Garage radio show) looking more energetic group of underground rock country. If that was not enough, remember that they have shared the stage with the likes of Dick Dale, Dictators, Supersuckers, Ray Davies and MC5, among others, which allows us to understand a little of his sound.
With a peculiar history, the group was unintentionally. Around 2000, Muck (Evan Shore, former member of The Queers and The Voodoo Dolls) recorded a home demo under the name of Muck And The Mires, pretending to be a recording of the sixties lost in time, which immediately caught the attention of various labels, but ultimately those who were commissioned to edit Amp Records on CD and vinyl Soundflat Records. The album took the strange title of All Mucked Up - The Best of The Muck And The Mires, and to date many people think it is a greatest hits of an old band, when in fact it is the first material of an imaginary project . Given the expectations and good reception, Evan decided to recruit other musicians, now formally conceive Muck And The Mires.
Back to the present, which the quartet recorded this album released by the British label Dirty Water Records are issues that follow the structure of an average pop song, but with energy and euphoric screams that only rock can generate. There dotted fuzz guitars, hypnotic keyboard and a battery that always marks the same rate.
No false pretenses, they do not care about changing the world or implement a particular political ideology, all that matters is that you shake and perspire while enjoying any of his compositions, for surely they will do it onstage.
A huge joyful celebration of an eclectic mix of 1950s Rock 'n' Roll, Garage Rock, Soul, Blues and instrumental Surf music.Read More
Despite the name putting me off for some time I couldn't ignore the rave reviews this band were getting and this Dirty Water Records release certainly showed me what I've been missing.Read More
Like The Teamsters, this Danish outfit are working in a quite traditional genre but have the songs to make them stand out amongst a sea of forgettable Garage Rock bands and this impressive debut promises much more great music to come.Read More
‘Dial M For Muck’ is the latest from Boston’s garage rocker’s Much And The Mires. Teaming up with Kim Fowley of The Runaways and Jim Diamond of The White Stripes, the album features 12 songs reminiscent of The Beatles circa 1964 and the Ramones in 77.Read More
The Arrogants’ new EP is like a breath of fresh air in today's garage scene. At the average age of 18, the boys from Lille certainly know what garage is about, more than many other bands that have been on the scene for a while. They combine the youthful energyRead More
Boston, USA's MUCK AND THE MIRES embark on a nine-date Italian tour starting Friday 27 February in support of their new album on Dirty Water Records 'Dial "M" for Muck'.Read More
Two of Dirty Water Records' leading acts are touring Spain in February 2015. MFC Chicken and Dustaphonics both have extensive tours lined up starting Wednesday 4 February:
MFC Chicken Spanish tour 2015:Read More
Boston’s Muck and the Mires make rock with the same clatter and harmony that The Who, Kinks and Remains pioneered in the mid-’60s.Read More
Muck and the Mires are up next. They had their record release bash in Boston the prior night. I reviewed Muck and crew in BGN's 05/26/14 issue. Tonight they’re a blast. But, rather than say it all again, let’s talk about their new disk, Dial ‘M’ for Muck!Read More
Most famous amongst fans of our kind of music for his 1960s single 'The Trip', Fowley started out in Los Angeles in the late 1950s as part of The Argyles with their hit record 'Alley Oop'. From that point onwards, he was involved in musical projects too numerous to name ...Read More
Even though this Boston 4 piece operates since 2000, i have just found out about them through their previous album that came out on the British label Dirty Water Records. Just like the previous record, it is evident that this group borrows its influence from the bands of the British Invasion.Read More