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RingMaster Review: King Salami and the Cumberland 3 "Goin' Back To Wurstville"

If there is one band in this fast paced world which gives the body an even more intensive and thorough workout it is undoubtedly King Salami and the Cumberland 3. This is a band where an Automated External Defibrillator should always be on hand at every show they play, waiting and ready to revive the inevitable wasted bodies.  Now that need has been transferred to the band’s records. When playing all three of the band’s albums back to back, apart from a danger to health, it is a hard choice to say which is best, all in their openly individual ways an equal treat, but without doubt Goin’ Back To Wurstville is the most demanding and exciting for heart and limbs yet.

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SBP Promotions: King Salami and the Cumberland 3 "Goin' Back To Wurstville"

Runners-up? Runners-up, really? When last year the London rhythm’n’punk band appeared on the BBC as part of its search for Britain’s Best Part Time Band they should have been a shoo-in to win. Alas, terrible ska band Bombskare won. Which, on reflection, is probably for the best, because the band should first and foremost be known for the music and the shows, not winning some quickly thought-up show to fill the TV schedule of BBC Two. The band are a constant inspiration to all who come across them, working tirelessly to entertain us kick-seeking fools via many recordings and countless tours.

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Making Time: Les Grys-Grys "Left Unseen"

In the past Purple Weekend held in December I was frankly shocked, almost knocked out for several concerts with bands in grace, from folk psychedelic rock of The Ripe through the garage of The Loons until the power pop Kurt Baker Combo, and of course the R & B black and amphetamine Les Grys-Grys, the first concert I could see the festival and made only those moments of delight that seemed to transport me to a club of R & London B in 1964/65 deserved worth the trip and disbursement.
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Heatwave Magazine: The Arrogants "No Time To Wait"

So, you’re telling me that this band is from this very present. Like, from the now? Hmm… Let’s just say I believe you. *wink*

The Arrogants are five, allegedly from our lifetime, really cool French teenagers, who already supported such notables like The Pretty Things and Lenny Kravitz. Their album was produced by Healer Selecta (aka Yvan Serrano of The Dustaphonics), recorded at the studio of the National Belgian Corporation in just three days, and mastered by Pete Maher (The Killers, Rolling Stones, U2 and Jack White).

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Fungal Punk: Les Grys-Grys "Left Unseen"

This crew are from Montpelier in France and knock out a discordance that is alive and active with much youthful spunk and steaming perspiration.  It should be a common commodity but is sometimes lacking in the music scene and that just gets my goat up and clashing its head against the walls of half-heartedness.  The band started out with a set of covers but are slowly bubbling up with new self-made treats, two of which are found here.  Another brew to review, this time with two sonic slugs needed to hopefully give hint at what is on offer - gob open, throat ready for accepting - watch yer step ya nasty minded gits.

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RingMasterReview: Les Gry-Grys "Left Unseen"

Time to dig out those Go-go and Cuban heeled Chelsea boots or your brightest Winkle Pickers, French rockers Les Grys-Grys offer the perfect opportunity to give them a feverish work out with new single Left Unseen. Consisting of two tracks which whip up a frenzy for feet and a nostalgic appetite to get greedy with, the band confirm themselves as one of the exciting new faces on the garage rock scene.

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Pure Rawk: MFC Chicken "Solid Gravy!"

If you're one of those old-skool garage fans who are waiting for King Salami and the Cumberland Three to put out their next album then I think I may have just found a quick temporty fix for you while we wait.  Also on the Dirty Water label, there's more than a passing resemblence between MFC Chicken and the aforementioned King Salami and co.  Except instead of being fixated on sausages, these guys, as their name suggests (they're named after a takeaway over in Holloway), have a bit of an obessession with chicken.  Seriously, if someone hasn't tried to link the two bands up on a 'sausages 'n' chicken' tour already then the matter relly needs to be rectified asap.

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Vive le Rock: The Youth "Nothing But ..."

This Copenhagen four-piece strut their '60s garage blues brilliantly on a scorching debut album.  Crammed with snappy guitar breaks and solos, such as on opener 'Come On', there's an urgency permeating from their foot-tapping rhythms on 'Girls Like You', as their loose sounding grungy groovs grabs you via its appealing unpolished edginess, the gruff vocals complimenting perfectly their brash backbeat.

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Sentireascoltare: The Youth "Nothing But..."

Have you ever wondered if there will ever come a day when this thing called rock'n'roll begins to bore you? It's a legitimate question, when you think about it. Some say it has lost its way, that rock music now seems unoriginal and not representative of what once was its main point, its youthful energy. But then comes a disc from a rookie Danish quartet - called The Youth - and all these considerations are suddenly irrelevant. Revivalism, traditionalism, looking back at things past seem not only beautiful, but right.

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Retro Man Blog: The Dustaphonics "Big Smoke London Town"

The launch party for Graham Day & The Forefathers new album “Good Things” at 229 The Venue in London on October 31st is shaping up to be one hell of a Halloween night as The Dustaphonics have now been added to the line-up along with The Fallen Leaves. The Dustaphonics actually have a new record of their own to promote too, the fabulous “Big Smoke London Town” has just been released on Dirty Water Records and is fast becoming one of Retro Man Blog’s favourite albums of the year so far.

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Dig It!: MFC Chicken "Solid Gravy!"

The second delivery from these Londoners drive. by a singer and explosive saxophonist. They finally adopted a slogan-like self-awarded title: "Making the music the Sonics were listening to." It is a playground marked by Johnny & the Hurricanes and Little Richard wholesale, with a detour via a frantically plucked "Chicken Shack" by Amos Molburn.

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The RingMaster Review: The Youth "Nothing But ..."

Having been thrilled and seduced by the contagious revelry of their recent single Fancy You, the anticipation for the debut album from Danish rockers The Youth, was as excited as it has been for any release this year. Now that Nothing But… unveils its collection of flavoursome rock ‘n’ roll on Dirty Water Records, it has to be said that thoughts and hopes actually underestimated what was to come.

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