OK, so we’re flying into March 2020 already? Hell, this year is roaring for sure so this month Spotify playlist is as follows.

First up we have Sick Bags and the track ‘Boys Bleed Too’ from the awesome NFT/Spaghetty Town Records EP ‘Only Thee Young Die Good’ if you love a blast of Punk Rock with plenty of Roll and a howling attitude then check it out.

Next up we have the magnificent Jeff Dahl and ‘The Violence Squad’ taken from his recent album ‘Electric Junk’.  A sparkling track from an equally sparkling album  – Worthy of any Spotify playlist.

Green Day slipped a brand new album out there as well recently and it seems to have shaken a few as to their expectations for what a “punk Band” should sound like.  Well, ‘Stab You In The Heart’ sees the band rip it up old school and what an excellent job Butch Walker did on the production front.  We love it.

Deathtraps make a noise and we love that. With a brand new album out right about now we dig into their back catalogue and bring you the awesome ‘The Death Of Rock And Roll’ taken off their second album ‘Gotta Get Some’ but you can check out the review of the new album here.

With the brand new album scheduled for release in April we got excited that a new long-player from new yorks Wyldlife was on the way so we added the last single ‘Neon Nightmare’ Can’t wait for ‘The Year Of The Snake’ to drop as I think you’ll be hearing a lot more from these boys this year.

Another band I caught up with recently is Empty Suits and their EP that blew me away,  We recently welcomed Dave Prince to the team and he delivered a review of the brand new Brian Fallon album ‘Local Honey’ so here’s the mellow tune ‘I Don’t Mind’.

Ben reviewed the new offering from Stone Temple Pilots ‘Perdida‘ so we’ve included the track ‘Miles Away’.  Also with a new album coming out soon is Dirtbox Disco so here’s a reminder of what they were all about and with Spunk Volcano now handling the vocals you can find out soon enough but we’ve heard it and you have nothing to worry about.

Having just landed the support on the Status Quo winter tour of the UK Rich Ragany & The Digressions also released a video for the title track so we’ve added it to this months playlist.

Also heading out on tour this month are The Bar Stool Preachers so why not warm up to ‘8.6 Days (All The Broken Hearts)’.

Bang Records are releasing the ‘In Heat’ album by The Fuzztones as it was intended so of course, we’re reviewing that in the coming weeks. It would be rude not to include the title track off that.  Continuing along the Garage Rock line Thee Hypnotics are treading the boards again so here’s the classic ‘Shakedown’. 

Finally, for March, we’ve got the lead track off the Biff Byford solo album ‘Me And You’.  A true legend of hard rock Biff has decided than now was the right time for a solo album.  Good luck to him we all have a bit of Biff in our hearts of that there is no doubt.  Enjoy our mixed bag kids and we hope you find something you like.

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“Gun bible Flag – Gun Bible Flag – Gun Bible Flag”.  Man, it gets in your head and refuses to leave.  With a rough and raw sound and drums so live-sounding you think they’re in the room with you that they give this eight-track album plenty of Crash Bang Wallop, you want to get involved and rock out like a good un.then  Empty Suits have got that raw, primal fly by the seat of your pants rock and roll off to a tea and I love it.

There’s nothing big or clever here apart from some top tunes ranging from the borderline out of control to the cool laid back swagger of ‘Let Me In’.  You won’t get much of a clue from the artwork either but he’s a tidy bunny I guess but you wouldn’t know there lurks some bad assed Garage tunes hiding under the sleeve.  Songs about ‘Beaches’ ‘Kids’ and some ‘Apocalyptic Blues’.  Are there really only three of them kicking up the hornet’s nest? Wow, good effort guys especially on ‘Drop Em’ as it kicks and screams.

Theirs is a simple formula – write decent tunes strip your sound back to the MC5 and switch the tape machine onto record.  Hell yeah! for the likes of the ‘Apocalyptic Blues’ with its grinding lick as the song lurches from side to side and then just finishes leaving you wanting more for Gawd’s sake.

This bad boy was written and recorded in a small, dank basement in Boise, Idaho and oozes class. But it sounds like it was too but in a good way of keeping the band honest and hungry. I bet the only heat came from the thunder of the drums on tracks like ‘Rock and Roll’ and the hum of the tubes on the guitar amps oh and the devil’s breath because he sure must have been present at some point.  I love Rock and Roll and I love discovering new bands especially when they deliver top tunes.  Empty Suits add em to your list!



Author: Dom Daley