Kosheen – Harder They Fall

Slick and addictive, Kosheen has a terrifying talent for creating hook-laden tuneage of which this song surely doesn’t disappoint. Per Wikipedia, “The name Kosheen derives from the name of a North American Apache warrior, Cochise. When in Japan, it was discovered that a combination of the Japanese words for ‘old’ and ‘new’ would make ‘Kosheen’ in Japanese.” Alternatively known for her trip-hop and “hypnotic breakbeats“, this particular track … Continue reading Kosheen – Harder They Fall

Mindless Self Indulgence – Shut Me Up (Uncensored)

MSI has been around-the-block, bought the t-shirt, and worn it threadbare since the early days when they released their eponymous debut album back in 1995. They’re funny; it’s a perverse irreverent humor. They’re insanely creative and they’re outrageous. They don’t give a fuck about their critics and they love their fans (as they should). Yet, they’re also smart and knowing that money earned from CD … Continue reading Mindless Self Indulgence – Shut Me Up (Uncensored)

Velvet Kills – Faster Speed Faster

Genre defining, Portugal’s Velvet Kills are Su Eko on Vocals/Bass and Harris Iveson on Guitar/Synths, together creating a noise one could describe as synth-punk with erotic tendencies. Taken from their 2017 album “Mischievous Urges“, this opening track’s sound is almost tribal in tone, a slow, deliberate ancient pagan ritual — a soundtrack to Caligula. Their favorite sound descriptors given thus are “Avant-garde Punk”, “Synth-Glam” and “Electro-Sex-Rock”. “Create a … Continue reading Velvet Kills – Faster Speed Faster

O. Children – Ruins

Lead singer Tobi O’Kandi standing at a larger-than-life 6’8″ smoothly croons in characteristic baritone this one of a pair of minor hits from 2009/2010 (the other penned “Dead Disco Dancer“). Sadly, O’ Children (so named for a Nick Cave song) have since broken up with O’Kandi a now solo act. Interestingly, previous to O. Children, O’Kandi was paired with drummer Andi Sleath in the band … Continue reading O. Children – Ruins

Sure – Precious Words

Another incredible band from Paris, France, Sure is “…made to dance on the ruins of a world bleeding its sense out a little more each day.” Amen to that. This stream-of-bloody-consciousness song and video should serve to remind that angry high-energy music serves its own purpose. PIL frontman Johnny Rotten once said “anger is an energy” — indeed it is and it can be channeled … Continue reading Sure – Precious Words