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Bonz: Archie and the Bunkers "Archie and the Bunkers"

I do not know how old are the two young , but Emmett on drums that's really on it and Cullen anyway. That she's put her Vids under Creative Common Licence sympha and va that they produceeverything ourselves just fits perfectly to his garage punk. From Cleveland, Ohio the
influence of Jimmy Smith , Richard " Groove " Holmes come is simply not to be missed.

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Kids and Heroes: Archie and the Bunkers "Archie and the Bunkers"

Their eponymous debut prepares for October brotherly duo Archie And The Bunkers from Cleveland, Ohio. Their post-punk rock'n'roll , just played the drums and organ, in addition to a nice simplicity and beautiful goth atmosphere , and is one of the hot candidates to the discovery of the year. Incidentally, drummer and pianist have just 16 and 14 years.

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Joyzine UK: Archie and the Bunkers "Archie and the Bunkers"

Fresh faced Cleveland siblings Archie & The Bunkers have a wailing organ led rock & roll sound, backed up by singing drummer Emmett’s fervent vocal.  They showcase it perfectly on this track, taken from their self-titled debut album, out soon on the legendary garage rock imprint Dirty Water Records, which recalls the more outlandish reaches of The B-52s back catalogue.

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Classic Rock: Archie and the Bunkers "Archie and the Bunkers"

Forging ahead with their own genre, Hi-Fi Organ Punk - hmm, not quite as dramatic-sounding as 'black metal' - this snotty Ohio sibling duo are a half Damned-half Animals rock'n'roll mongrel. Sixteen-year-old singer/frontman Emmett could be a Jack White in-the-making. Watch this sports-jacketed, tapered-trousered space.

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westlife.northcoastnow.com: Archie and the Bunkers

Emmett and Cullen O’Connor may be teenagers, but there’s nothing “boy band” about their duo Archie and the Bunkers.

“We’re pretty loud and the organ is the only melodic instrument. It’s got that fast, heavy, raw edge to it,” explained drummer Emmett, 17, describing the band’s “Hi-Fi organ punk” sound during a recent interview with West Life at the family’s Rocky River home.

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jatstorey.com: The Kneejerk Reactions "The Indestructible Sounds of the ..."

Ever been struck with nostalgia for a time before you were born?  Possibly for a time that mostly pretty mythical anyway? No, I’m not talking about spicing up things in the boudoir by having a quick game of Guinevere and Sir Lances-a-Lot, I’m talking about The Indestructible Sounds Of the Kneejerk Reactions, an album that’s simultaneously from 2013 and fifty years before that.  So if you’ll just step this way into my time-travelling garage, folks.

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Fungal Punk: MFC Chicken "Solid Gravy!"

A right bunch of cheeky fuckers here with an album to completely break down any critical codswallop and to bring forth a fervent fever of gushing praise from even the most hard boiled reviewer. Make no mistake about it, these squawking sonic shits are good, darn good indeed and really excite with their innuendoed sax fuelled rock that has an obsession with the thrills of fast food chomping. Hailing from London these dudes really do need to spread their wings and drop some sonic shit on the heads of the unaware, here is my small attempt at provocating some flapping motions.

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Uber Rock: MFC Chicken "Solid Gravy!"

Sometimes you get a record to review and it just has you scratching your head wondering what the fuck have I just listened to. Well, lo and behold MFC Chicken has just done that as a chicken based album has just driven me cluckin' mad.
 
So with a retro swinging beat (well it is on Dirty Water Records after all) the music is delivered with aplomb and some of the sax playing is superb, but what's with the chicken based tunes, really?

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Word For Music: The Sons of Bido Lito "Avalanche"

After reading the name of the band you don’t know what to expect, but if you jump that hurdle, you’re in for some good music.

The Sons of Bido Lito serve up some scuzzy music which takes you all the way back to the sixties in places, as they Demand your attention with their attackive riff. The music video alone is eerie and psycadelic enough, but with the music, it’s hard to avoid.

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Cleveland.com: Archie and the Bunkers

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Emmett and Cullen O'Connor didn't really start out to be a duo when the brothers put together Archie and the Bunkers, one of the hottest new bands in Northeast Ohio.

Emmett, 17, plays drums and is the primary vocalist for the group. Cullen, 14, plays keyboards – specifically an organ. Hence, the band's sound is defined as "Hi-Fi Organ Punk.''

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Fungal Punk: Los Bengala "Incluso Festivos"

It goes without saying that when I am requested to review any produce from the Dirty Water Records stable I get slightly aroused.   The reason for this perverse reaction (of which I make no apology) is that, over the years, the label has given me untold delight with quality release after quality release.  In fact, along with Do The Dog Records, I would name these peddlers of noise as the very best labels to have tickled my tastebuds in recent times.

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Dynamite Magazine: Los Bengala "Incluso Festivos"

Los Bengala are probably not a classic rock'n'roll band: They are a duo from Northern Spain, which initially took place in the region soul and funk , but now obviously wanted to have a little fun. The label Dirty Water discovered the guitarist and the drummer on stage in London and was instantly in love with this snotty - trashy sound.

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RingMasterReview: The Sons of Bido Lito "Avalanche"

Some songs just frisk ears with their creative tenacity; finger the imagination and fondle the psyche with a tempting which almost seems like it has been engineered just to fit personal tastes. One such irresistible enticement for us is Avalanche, the new thrill laden single from UK garage/psych rockers The Sons of Bido Lito. The two track encounter is pure addiction on 7” vinyl courtesy of Dirty Water Records; a pair of songs which from different directions unite to create aural manna for swerving bodies and lusty thoughts.

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El Lado Oscuro de la Luna: Los Bengals "Incluso Festivos"

Garage feline? What's that cat's Garage? The answer lies in including holidays, Zaragoza debut tandem Los Bengala , which has already awakened us curiosity "coining a new genre" 10 songs of rock’n’roll, grungy, cool and garage-y where Guillermo Sinnerman and Borja Tellez (guitar and voice THE FAITH KEEPERS, respectively) take the nails, as they say, only rhythm and machete.

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Schwindy's Indie Music Spotlight: Los Bengala "Incluso Festivos"

One test for an album is whether you can get into it even when you don't understand any of the words. If you do, then you know the band is really on to something. On the new album Incluso Festivos Los Bengala can definitely draw you in even if you don't understand the Spanish lyrics.

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Pure Rawk: Los Bengala "Incluso Festivos"

Incluso Festivos is a great hidden gem of an album.  Los Bengala are unlikely to become household names in this country due to the language barrier, but they have a great sound with terrific, catchy choruses (even though I can’t understand the lyrics), big hooks, and excellent riffs.  There is a real summery quality to their music, and the Spanish twist that permeates every corner of this album is a welcome change of pace.  A fantastic surprise, and a genuinely excellent album. 5/5

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RingMasterReview: Los Bengala "Incluso Festivos"

If it is released by Dirty Water Records it is going to be worth checking out. That is a theory we have bred over time which once again is proven to be spot on as Spanish duo Los Bengala turn the day into one of devilish festivity with debut album Incluso Festivos. Seeded in garage rock but embracing many more prime flavours of rock ‘n’ roll, the ten track encounter is a perpetual feast of sound and fun.

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