“If this ain’t the best way to kick off this year’s noise then go back to your pram and your toys because Mumma, we’re spittin’ the rattle. It’s the rattle of new rock n’roll…”
So right here’s the best of 900+ submissions that filled up my inbox since August. From punk through to ‘tronica, glitch through to grunge, from sweet pop and sugared American roots right through to dirt-laden trash…
“As with all things The Men there’s one question: Which iteration is your most preferred? All you suckers for Nuggets and Pebbles and Sleaze are guaranteed to find sinew to chew on…”
“So now we got the gist and the feel of the grit and the grind and the squalor’s demeanour, go devour it and soak up the heat. It’s worth pushing the red on the temp…”
So here’s the best of a month so full of new music that the showcase comes in twice as long. Settle in, find your groove and get listening. ‘Cus right here are your summer essentials.
“It’s a slickly produced thump of tenderised carnality designed to entice mass engagement. Devour it, go get free and get hell bent. And if you can’t then be glad this can for us…”
“It’s dusty, calamitous, messy. It’s full of atonal pinches and squalor. Noise detracts from the tightness, manic vocals hide the quips, its immaturity masks all its know-how…”
“Defiantly oddball, endearingly goofy, grin pleasingly off-kilter cute… Welcome to the world of Gus Englehorn, where the main and only question that bites your ass urgently is ‘who the New-York-Fuck is Gus Englehorn’?”
This is music direct to your ears. A light shone on uncovered gems. Here’s the very best of 2021.
It’s a playlist for pummel and pleasure. An hour of new music hand crafted and sculpted like a C86 mixtape for lovers…