Scouse mental melters Mind Mountain are here to dissolve your senses and rattle the remains in the resulting cavity. God Unknown Records seem to appreciate this, so have gracefully married Californian psych noise purveryours with Liverpools fastest raising act. Let's hope they have kids. Details on the new 7" to be released soon.
Black Moth are back, just as a bitter, gnarled and full of sludgey riffs Black Moth are here to kick the shit out of you. Stream the new album before it's release next week over at Metal Hammer: http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/news/2014-09-08/exclusive-black-moth-condemned-to-hope-album-stream
AIR Award Nominees include DZ Deathrays, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, sleepmakeswaves & more!
So we hate award ceremonies as much as Godspeed You! Black Emporer do, which in part makes this article kinda pointless, none the less it's great to see smaller acts get a hat tip towards them and the Australian Independent Record Labels Association Award (trying saying that with a mouthful of marshmallows) is doing just that with nominee's including thrash pop kids DZ Deathrays, King Gizzard.., Violent Soho and sleepmakeswaves for the hard rock/punk award. Proving that down under really does have one the best scenes on the world stage. Total list of nominee's is as follows:
BEST INDEPENDENT HARD ROCK, HEAVY OR PUNK ALBUM
DZ Deathrays – Black Rat (I Oh You)
High Tension – Death Beat (Cooking Vinyl Australia)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Oddments (Flightless)
sleepmakeswaves – Love Of Cartography (Bird’s Robe Records)
Violent Soho – Hungry Ghost (I Oh You)
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard exploring DHS DZ Deathrays exploring a trampoline
Liverpool Music Week tickets go online today at 4:30pm with a chance to see to see Hookworms, Liars, Peaking Lights, Eagulls among others totally for free. The last batch of 100 sold out in 10 minutes. So be quick!
This years festival brings the likes of Mogwai, Caribou, The Black Lips and The War on Drugs to Liverpool, as ATP collaborates with local Liverpool promoters.
Tickets are available here: http://www.seetickets.com/tour/liverpool-music-week-2014
The Swedish psychonauts are back with more lo-fi psychedelic warped sounds than Sabbath playing in a black hole. New 7" 'Ego Trip' opens with the monstrous bassy riff of the title track, gnarled vocals, face melting drums, and psych driven synths that move freely in the mix. After turning your face into playdough, The trio take a different approach with 'Yer Doom' presenting us with something more a long the lines of old school psychedelia, garage rock or even country. Harmonica sings throughout the track dueting with the lifting organ. For a minute it feels like your at Woodstock and you've taken a lot of acid, yet this is still a Salem's Pot track and the distorted reverb laced vocals echo throughout amongst guitar riffs as soulful as they are rock n roll. This is one of the best 7"s to grace us in a long time.
Pick it up via Riding Easy Records: https://soundcloud.com/easyriderrecords
Salem's Pot will appear at next years Roadburn Festival
Fresh from supporting Black Sabbath and Soundgarden at Hyde Park, bassist Bill Gould confirmed with Rolling Stone a new album was on the way, with a new single 'Motherfucker' ready to drop this November. This doesn't come as a surprise as rumours have been circulating since the bands reformation in 2009 and return again in 2012. After tweets by the band, taken by fans as hints of new material, started to circulate it seemed certain a new album was imminent. What can we expect? well pretty much anything. In the recent years of returns of similar acts such as Soundgarden, Rage Against the Machine and System of a Down, we're still waiting to hear new material from any of them. Will this signal a return of huge 80's/90's rock? or will this fall flat, like so many of their piers have (no names mentioned). Adding new material to a legacy is a hard thing to do, 'Motherfucker' could be their making, or a turd stain on a wealth of material.
'Motherfucker' will be released as a vinyl 7" including a remix this november, Faith No More will also headline Soundwave 2015.
Let's not do the small talk here, Royal Blood have gone from strength to strength, their first big single 'Little Monster' hitting harder than popeye in whole foods, and normally that would be enough. Nope. After playing every major festival in the UK, appearing on Jools Hollands weekly collection of bands he's probably never heard of, and releasing catchy rock n roll tune after another. Royal Blood prove again like predicesors, The White Stripes and The Black Keys, that two really can be the magic number, less is more and you don't need a drum machine and a major contract to tickle the charts. Hoping for another run of sell out shows, Royal Blood are hitting the road this November with the equally impressive Turbowolf in full support.
Doom pioneers 'Earth' have been tearing the heavy music scene a new one since '89 and influencing nearly every sabbath-worship-tune down-turn up drone type act since then. Famously Sunn O))) , the god-fathers of drone, allegedly started as an Earth cover act as reported by The Needle Drop. If you're a fan of Sunn O))), Boris, Pelican or Russian Circles, don't be a dick and follow and the link http://earthsl.bandcamp.com/album/primitive-and-deadly