First things first This compilation is FREE! there you go click on the Red highlighted Bandcamp and away you go get it in MP3 or whatever and discover your new favourite band. Rum Bar Records ‘FREE Download’ Winter 2020 Sampler with brand new songs and singles from Rum Bar Records new releases, catalogue, upcoming projects family & friends. If you dig what you hear, pick up one of these bands fine releases on CD, Vinyl, and Digital formats.
I’ve said it before and I’ll happily say it again Rum Bar doesn’t do bad records and if they endorse a band then its for a good reason because that band has tunes (that’s a given) and they have the right attitude towards Rock and Roll. There are twenty-nine on offer here and we’ve covered most of them previously. The uptempo Doll’s licks of The Ratboys ‘SonicBoy’ opens up proceedings and sets the tone. The Heartdrops riff it up with ‘Coming Back’ with their street punk n roll offering. You’ve also got some quality power pop via The Connections and the barroom blues licks of the awesome Cheap Gunslingers.
The UK gets a look in with those purveyors of perfect power pop The Speedways who weigh in with the awesome ‘In Common With You’. Indonesian Junk are invited to the party but it’s not some macho frat house Rum Bar are running because Justine And The Unclean are in the house as is Spanking Charlene who’ve brought some quality harmonica honkin’ to the party.
It’s not compulsory to bring electric guitars either because The Laissez Fairs and Cromm Fallon shake it up with some acoustic. There’s some ’50s rockabilly courtesy of Jittery Jack & Amy Griffin. The variety and quality are exceptional sure you won’t like everything, but, Mono In Stereo rock up with their straight-up punk rock n roll with a melody that will have Misfits fans prick their ears up on ‘Fores’. To sign it off Watts drive their big assed rock and roll noise on ‘Flash Of White Light’. Hey, don’t take my ramblings as a given and if you think its too true to be real click the link and check it out. Hit up Malibu Lou and let him know you appreciate his hard work and keen ear because Rum Bar Records have delivered a winter warmer now go fill yer boots!
Author: Dom Daley