Hot on the heels of Junes summer sizzlers we had a bunch of other contenders for inclusion.  So, it only seemed fair to reconvene the Singles Club this weekend and hit the 45 RPM switch and drop the needle for some new singles from the superb to the very good through the downright weird or catchy but none dull or not worth inclusion.  Welcome one and all round two of the June singles Club…

 

The Sensible Gray Cells – ‘So Long’ (Damaged Goods) This bad boy dropped out of nowhere.  I knew they were recording a follow up to the magnificent debut album and then a scuppered tour then this.  Fuckin’ champion it is too. A rollicking Who like anthem (handclaps as well) ‘So Long’ is a belter  Welcome back gents, I can’t wait to hear the album now.  In direct contrast, the humour of the characters involved asks a very pertinent question on the B Side and they’re right.  What is the fuckin point of any of em?  Never mind just Andrew.  Damned fans should be all over this and if its a good representation of the long-player then bring it on I can’t fuckin’ wait.  Facebook / Pre Orders Here

 

 

 

Chuck Norris Experiment / Sator – ‘Split’ (Ghost Highway Records)  Not heard from CNE in a while and I love a bit of Sator and what they offer so was pleased to see they did a split on the most excellent Ghost Highway Records.  Opening up is a right sharp shooting ‘Turning Me Inside Out’ from CNE.  Its tight, loud, and fast! everything you want from one of the finest Swedish exports currently making noise. Then a second more laid back groove as ‘One Hand On The Hip’ is a sleazy example of the versatility of the band who can easily excel in the full-tilt rockers as well as chilling with the acoustics and now it seems keeping it short and sweet as well. As for the Sator offering ‘Feathered Remedy’ is up first and the band give it some wellie and it sounds like a runaway steam train rattling down a hill with a great chorus. Wrapping up this bad boy is ‘A Song For You’ which is a glamorous romp in all its sub one minute glory.  Buy it before they’re all gone its a banger. CNE Facebook

 

 

Spaghetti & Mayer- ‘Shits Fucked’ (Acetate Records) Eddie Spaghetti & Frank Meyer from the awesome Supersuckers and Street Walkin’ Cheetahs respectively put on their shit kickers and kick some shit.  Its got a stolen Stooges riff, some rollicking’ barroom piano and a bunch of profanities what’s not to like?  It’s a veritable top rock n roll tune by numbers and hits the spot.  Only available from Acetate Records direct download it’s the best buck-fifty you’ll spend this pandemic that’s for sure.  Get on it kids and turn it up! Now, how about a whole long-player from the two imagine if that were a goer and it sounded as good as this track? Fuck me sideways I’ll take some of that

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Jerry Lehane – ‘Kiss My Tattoo’ (Rumbar Records) Taken from his EP Dogmatics man Jerry Lehane releases this mighty fine slice of energetic rock and roll with the emphasis on Rock! from the gutsy solo to the punchy tempo this is like listening to a gang of brothers cruising towards a rumble knowing they will get the job done.  Excellent single and well worth checking out. Get on it Here

 

 

 

 

 

Dirty Streets – ‘On The Way’ (Alive Records)  Like a throwback to a time when long hair and bellbottoms were the thang and three-piece bands were where it’s at.  Dirty Streets jam their thang and lean heavily on the dirty blues from Cream to Led Zep and the likes of Free especially on ‘Can’t Go Back’ from its classic guitar break its like Humble Pie and paul Kosoff never roamed the earth.  they hit their groove and stay on it.  from the hushed laid back summer tune ‘On The Way’ through the hedonistic rock out of ‘Can’t Go Back’ to the jig is up White boy blues of ‘Walk A Mile In My Shoes’ which for me is the pick of the three and quite reminiscent of a certain Georgia Brotherhood band who shook their money maker. The album is eagerly anticipated and is available next month.  Website /  Facebook

 

Brian Ray – ‘I Ain’t Superstitious’ / ‘Spell Breaker’ (Wicked Cool Records)  Gia Ciambotti take a bow lady.  Why did you ask? well take a listen to that voice she can sing the living hell out of that song.  whilst its a cover of a classic the vocals take it to another level.  that and the neon green and black splatter on that wax. The flip side features the Wicked Cool recording artist Michael Des Barres. Spell Breaker is a cool smouldering track again a great vocal performance from Des Barres on a slab of dark pop-rock with added sparkle on that production of the co written song between Barres and Ray.

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The Owen Guns – ‘Fuck Cyclists’ (Riot Records) Australian Hardcore Punk act THE OWEN GUNS have released their first single & video ‘F**k Cyclists’ for Riot Records (Part of the Golden Robot Global Entertainment Group).  ‘F**k Cyclists’ is a short blast of punk rock born out of the frustration of frequently being stuck behind cyclists on narrow country roads. Straight to the point, it pulls no punches.

THE OWEN GUNS would like to point out that they don’t condone acts of violence towards those Lycra clad irritants, no matter how tempting.

Stream/buy ‘F**k Cyclists’ HERE

The Rellies – ‘Isabella Is Annoying’ (Damaged Goods Records) The Rellies are brothers and songwriters Ryan (13yo) guitar and vocals and Riley (11yo) Bass and Vocals as well as Jarlath (11) on drums and Aiden (12) on guitar. All met in Sydney’s infamous suburb of Kings Cross. What were these young ones doing in such an area? Learning music of course – ha ha. The band has been playing together for around three years. Songwriters Ryan and Riley like to argue a lot at rehearsal but actually love nothing more than to grab their vintage guitars and play songs by their favourite band, The Beatles. Aiden & Jarlath seem happy to do whatever. The Rellies play a mix of indie, garage-punk and rock.

Their greatest achievement is becoming part of the Damaged Goods family and playing live at Sydney venues like The Oxford Arts Factory and El Rocco. Don’t question Damaged Goods Records for they’ve released Cyanide Pills and Thee Spivs previously so they know what they’re doing besides when this enters your head you’ll be annoying everyone you know with the sound of The Rellies.

Fur – ‘Grow Up’  Like a mash-up of Weezer, Green Day and the anti folk club ruled by the likes of Crazy & The Brains this is twisted pop at its finest.

Fontaines D.C. – ‘I Don’t Belong’ (Partisan Records) “I Don’t Belong” taken from the forthcoming album out 31st July on Partisan Records. Pre-order / Pre-save the album: Here

Jailbirds – Watery Grave’ (Golden Robot Records)  Drawing their influences from the obvious (Sabbath) and the not so obvious Jailbirds are loud and they play ROCK! They come from Canada and its big riffs, big vocals and big production on this new single.  Check out the video below.

Tom Wardle – ‘Secrets’  Power-Pop tastic.  Big hook, Big solos & bigger production but sadly no big hair. Tom had praise from high places Namely Rolling Stone Magazine for his last single ‘Jacqueline’ and on this evidence that’s not going to stop any time soon. This power-pop rocker just gets bigger as the song motors along.  The recipe isn’t a secret it’s just born out of hard work and talent (obviously) The only downside is the inspiration behind the song.  The least said about the tricky trees the better but at least Tom supports his local team which we can get behind. check out the video and

Dead Moon was formed in Portland, Oregon. They existed from 1987 to 2006, Featuring the talents of singer/guitarist Fred Cole,  bassist Kathleen “Toody” Cole, (Fred’s wife), and drummer Andrew Loomis. The Band toured Europe’s mainland which is where most of their support was to be fair.

They announced that they were breaking up with the last gig at the Vera club in Groningen late 2006. Fred and Toody owned and operated their own guitar shop, Tombstone Music, for 30 years and also ran the Tombstone General Store in Oregon for about eight years.

Sadly drummer, Andrew Loomis, died on March 8, 2016. at the young age of 54 then little over a year later Frontman Fred Cole died in the November 2017 at the age of 69 the band recorded just under a dozen albums as well as numerous live and compilation records and a heap of singles.

Nineteen of those tracks have lovingly been interpreted by the likes of The Hellacopters who do a stunning version of ‘Rescue’ to open up proceedings and take ownership doing a really neat Hellacopters job on owning the song. In fact of the bands I already knew well like Sator, Chuck Norris Experiment, “Demons”, Nomads, Lovesores, Marys Kids and King Mastino there were others I’ll hold my hands up to not being too familiar with and mixing up the bands is a great way to discover more ways to spend money on records.

 

As I disappear down the wormhole that is Dead Moon tribute album I’m not disappointed with the likes of Nomads who breath new life into the songs with passion and stunning interpretations of great tunes.  By the end of the record, I’ve come to the conclusion that maybe Dead Moon was one of those bands who were overlooked but clearly left something on a scene and have managed to have a chunk of their catalogue rediscovered by others who dare I say it made the tunes better!  There I’ve said it.

Side B featuring “Demons”, Fellow Portland rockers Lovesores, The Nomads, The Boatsmen and Monomen steal it on the line with the strongest performances (not that this is a competition I know that) but I love this group of songs and each performance is different and excellent.  There are one or two that didn’t sing to me like some of the others which I guess is natural some of the more Grunge interpretations maybe on side C like Dirty Coal Train and their take of ‘The 99’s’ reminds me of Sonic Youth but I loved La Secta and Buffalo with a dark garage take on ‘Dead In The Saddle’. The Brooms went psychedelic whilst Suicide Notes blew me away with ‘Johnny Got A Gun’ before King Mastino wrapped it all up nicely with a great ‘War Is Blind’.

If your not familiar with Dead Moon or any or many of these bands then I suggest you get involved quickly and check this out.  Ghost Highway always delivers quality and this is the latest in a long line and a wonderful journey of discovery it is too now we’ve given you the heads up what are you waiting for?  Get out of here!

 

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Chaputa! Records

With the Dahlmanns’ new swift, six song mini-album, I’ll get to the point as quickly as they do: ‘American Heartbeat’ is a brief shot of pure power-pop rock excellence. The idea behind the record is one of magical collaboration. Written and produced by Scandanavian rock ‘n’ roll dream team Bjorne Froberg (the Nomads) and Chips Kiesbye (Sator), the Dahlmanns are here giving it their own special delivery in one small, exciting package.

With the Sator vocalist and guitarist Chips Kiesbye behind the production work, the sound is predictably sharp and bold, perfectly capturing the lively edge of the songs and highlighting the pop sensibilities that are gloriously smothered all over them. The songs are expertly written and played, and are a must for anyone who loves their power pop just that bit punchy.

I have seen it written that they are a cross between the Ramones and the Go Go’s, and I can’t offer a better description than that. Here, rockers such as the roaring opener ‘Tomorrow Came Today’ and ‘Get it Right’ are destined to get your feet moving, while ‘I Know You Want Me Back’ and ‘It’s Still a Long Way Down’ add the extra bit of pop romanticism.

Either way, all six tracks bind together to produce a perfect Friday night album, and one which is a must-have for all fans of punk rock with a delightful power pop edge.

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Author : Craggy Collyde