Armed with a venomous swagger The Heat Inc. release their debut single ‘Raptors’, a caustic slice of vitriolic rock’n’roll through Melted Dino Records.
On this scorching debut, The Heat Inc. have delivered a visceral thrill, with Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age) hailing ‘Raptors’ as “a perfect rock song.”.
Describing themselves as a “Rock and Roll band”, The Heat Inc. recorded ‘Raptors’ in the RYP Recordings Studio in North West London, with Michael Smith (Elvis Costello) producing.


So when I say I know rock ’n’ roll when I hear it, you best believe I know rock ’n’ roll when I hear it—and The Heat Inc. are good old-fashioned rock ’n’ roll, just like mother used to hate. You might have a good idea of how great The Heat Inc. sound—but don’t bother because The Heat Inc. are so cool they defy definition. There’s all kinds of heat. There’s the summer hot heat that’ll drive you crazy. There’s the in-ring heel heat that’ll get a wrestler over. And there’s the relentless hard heat that’ll track you down until you’re trapped. But ain’t none of them can compare to The Heat Inc you’re about to hear—and that’s not hyperbole, that’s a fact. Who you gonna believe, me or your own ears?”  exclaims Jeffrey Morgan – Creem journalist and biographer of Alice Cooper and Iggy & The Stooges.
The Heat Inc. is the suavest new band around and enough to make most God-fearing rockin’ rollers believe in miracles.
To purchase Raptors go to Bandcamp or Stream ‘Raptors’  Here
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Van Dammes, the garage punk miracle from Helsinki, just released a new music video for their guaranteed summer hit ‘Tax Free World’. The song, blessed with a killer chorus, is from their fourth record ‘Risky Business’. They might be a big noise outta Helsinki but they’re a new one on us here at RPM and they open our new feature ‘Introducing’. We loved the song and they had a video so we thought it deserved an introduction.


In the video, the band keeps rocking in the (tax) free world when it was still possible. The video features footage filmed in the band’s record label’s annual summer camp in the Canary Islands.
Also, Van Dammes have ended up as a victim of the coronavirus outbreak and needed to cancel their European tour, including a performance at the opening of the European football championship in Copenhagen. New dates are fortunately already planned for 2021.
The song and the whole record is released by German Rockstar Records,  ‘Risky Business’ came out at the beginning of 2019 and features six tracks including the one featured in the video above. According to the band’s statement, ”Tax-Free World’ is the best music that the Nordic countries can produce at the moment”. Who are we to disagree?
The band is a four-piece – Ilkka Hildén (bass guitar), Markus Kujawa (vocals, synth), Jussi Roine (drums), Juho Talja (vocals, guitar) and they play organ fueled snotty garage punk if you’re a fan of records put out by the likes of No Front Teeth then these might just be for you.  Go check em out and tell em RPM sent you.
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