Church of the Cosmic Skull
Nottingham supergroup featuring members of Dystopian Future Movies, Mammothwing, Iron Swan and Pilgrim Fathers, COTCS are a cornucopia of psych-prog-rock with a hefty dose of Jesus Christ Superstar thrown in. The album launch and their first ever gig takes place tongiht (16th September) at Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms.
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Main support act for COTCS tonight are…
A unique mixture of Medieval folk, prog, doom and psychedelia makes Crumbling Ghost one of the hardest bands to pigeonhole. See them for yourself tonight or catch them at one of their gigs around the country.
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Ten-year veterans of the stoner rock scene out of Dallas, Texas, Wo-Fat are coming right at you with a new album and the guaranteed-to-be-a-single, ‘Riff Born’.
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Jangly, wall-of-noise shoegazy-indie-pop with helium-enriched female vocals, from St Petersburg in Russia. Brilliant.
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Noisy, female-driven post-hardcore in the vein of Julie Christmas/Made Out Of Babies, Bruxa Maria’s music, like the masked, AK-toting revolutionary on the album cover is provocative and confrontational noise-rock. Took me a couple of listens, but it won me over.
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Starting out in life as a studio experiment when Alex Figueira, a Portuguese-Venezuelan producer and percussionist, and friends got together in his tiny studio in Amsterdam and ended up producing this LP which brings together elements of tropicalia, psychedelic rock, fuzz funk, musique concrete, acid house, radiophonic electronics, hair metal, voodoo and African, Brazilian and Latin rhythms.
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Smash Mouth Vs Specter
A long way from their nineties hits All Star and Monkees cover I’m A Believer, EDM track Love is a Soldier is more akin to something by the Dub Pistols or Fluke than the rap/ska/rock/pop crossover territory that Smash Mouth are used to.
All-girl alt.rock outfit from LA comprising of founders Emily Kokal (vocals, guitar), Theresa Wayman (vocals, guitar) and Jenny Lee Lindberg (bass, backing vocals), and Stella Mozgawa (drums). This is the new single taken from their forthcoming third album Heads Up.
More info: Twitter, Facebook and Warpaint.com.
Heavily featured here on DM, Die Antwoord have a new album, ‘MOUNT NINJI AND DA NICE TIME KID’ out now. Banana Brain is the first track lifted from it.
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Smashing the grid, an introduction to the band.
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Recorded by Ian Boult at Stuck on a Name studios just round the corner from my house in Nottingham is this thrashy skate-punk combo. Longest track: 1:53.
China Shop Bull
Political, ska-punk from Leeds UK, just back from playing the Freak Boutique stage at Boomtown Fair.
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The lastest video from Slaves is crackers “snapshot of the band’s daily lives in Tunbridge Wells and New Cross”, which apparently includes pub larks, pregnancy tests and having no cash in the bank. ‘Spit It Out’ is taken from the band’s upcoming second album ‘Take Control’ (featuring a guest appearance from Beastie Boy Mike D), out on September 30th.
The mighty Red Fang return with another album (out 14th October) and a new single complete with a Predator inspired music video.
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