Bold & Youth Of Today
In honour of the fact that Bold are playing a comeback show in the US tonight & their bezzie mates Youth Of Today are reforming for shows later in the year I thought I’d drop a track from each in here. Never got to see Youth Of Today but I saw Bold in Nottingham, then the (US) hardcore capital of the UK. The ‘scene’ was all centred around Selectadisc Record shop, sadly no...
With a bibbly bib bop doo aye aye.
The magnificent Mungo’s Hi Fi ft. Skweek a mouse - Di Cheeses (Dutty Diseases riddim) Free download if you fancy or just stream. Either way, give it a listen or you lose.
Divorce - Horseheads
Rumour had it that with the new singer Divorce had gone a bit gentler. Ha, take this guttural obnoxious racket, rumour, stick it in your pipe and yes, smoke it. They’re doing another tour in March and again skipping Bristol. The Buggers. This video was made by their guitararist, Vickie, ready for the release of their ‘Horseheads 7” next week, which you’ll be able to...
Allo Darlin' & Our Arthur @ The Fleece, 28th Feb
Pretty sure finding more contrasting gigs to my last two would be difficult. Following the battering at the hands of last Saturdays Fastcore fest at the Gryphon tonight was pretty much both ‘AntiFast’ & ‘AntiCore’. Bristol indie kids are a weird bunch. For a start they’re not kids. indie “middle aged & older“‘s more like. And they stand...
That New Melvins Video Released Yesterday
The Melvins will probably never stop ruling & here’s a video they dropped a couple of days ago to prove it:
Next Time You See...: February Fastcore Mini-fest... →
nexttimeyousee: Situation: I went with a few friends. Ed Eames was one of the promoters. Audience size: A high score of 83 in a room with an official capacity of 50. Shirts I saw: Zombified, Bolt Thrower, Stick to your guns, Maryland Deathfest, Eyehategod, Butthole Surfers, Iron Monkey, Iron Witch,…
Beartrap (US), Unsu (Fr), Witch Cult, Merciless...
bundling two shows into one pretty small venue (the gryphon, yer archetypal “room above a pub” type venue) & billed as a “fastcore fest” this was the sort of evening dreams are made of. oh, and broken bones, bloodied noses, knackered ankles, crook necks & lots & lots of sweat, yeah, the sort that drips off ceilings & prompts the venue owner to invest in a...
Klad Hest - Impaled Breath
One of the many incarnations of one of Bristols busiest & most talented ‘dudes about the local scene’ matt loveridge. Probably most famous for his role in the brilliant ‘wrongly described as a portishead spin-off’ BEAK> this is one of his solo platforms, the brilliant Klad Hest. It has something of the experimental chiptune sound about it, reminds me a bit of how...
Arabrot / Poino / Manatees @ Stag And Hounds. 23rd...
ÅRABROT - SOLARANUS from Fysisk Format on Vimeo. This was a quite astonishing gig. Apart from the fact that hardly anyone turned up it was one of the most amazing elemental sludgy experimental loud mangled thunderous majestic & near perfect examples of how noiserock should be performed that I’ve ever seen. Sorry y’all missed it dudes.
DUB FROM CREATION - CREATION REBEL
Adrian Sherwood’s production debut, Creation Rebel’s ‘Dub From Creation’ was, according to John Peel, the best dub record to come out of the UK. High praise.
Garage punk from Leeds on the New Heavy Sounds label. You can swipe yourselves a wee free download or just stream the bugger here:
HELEN MONEY - Political Song for Michael Jackson...
Woohoo, here’s a splendid cover version of the minutemen song this blog’s named after. Helen Money has apparently supported Shellac. Which makes sense.