Lonely Walk – PGL (Pretty Good Looking)

Another exceptional band from Bordeaux, France, Lonely Walk has been kicking around since releasing a number of EPs to critical acclaim between 2010 and 2014 (VIHS, NGHTMR, and BORE) culminating in their full-album release of TEEN in 2015 containing said track “PGL“. Hypnotic fringe-punk with late-seventies sensibilities might be an apt description for this track portraying the teen-angst of an askance view of someone or … Continue reading Lonely Walk – PGL (Pretty Good Looking)

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