Well, these are strange times and Rock and Roll won’t be clamped down even if we are.  Thanks to the magic of this here interweb we can still get our mitts on new music (gloved up of course) first up on this playlist is a right banger from Noo Yawk Citys Wyldlife . It’s recently been reviewed on RPM and I happen to agree with Ben when he claimed it could be a contender for record of the year. We have added ‘Sacre Bleu’ to our banging playlist.


Next up is a band from Sweden called Dictator Ship and Fraser covered this one and ‘Your Favourite’ is a great slice of scandiRock with ‘Eat The Poor’ making the cut in our Playlist.


Australia is quickly becoming the epicentre of Global Garage Rock and you sure can add The Chats to that list of fine Australian bands and with their recent record ‘High Risk Behaviour’ hitting the shelves we’ve included ‘ The Kids Need Guns’ to our playlist with its classic DC early days rawness and their snotty lyrics The Chats rightly are causing a stir around this globe all of their own.

It’s not all snotty records this month we did have some offerings from the Classic Rock and Grunge crossover of Buffalo Summer so included the excellent ‘Hit The Ground Running’ taken off their recently released album ‘Desolation Blue’ with some fine cool slide on the otherwise beefy riffs it’s a real tour de force from Soth Wales on this new album.


It might have been a lifetime ago that The Psychedelic Furs last released a new album but the wait is over and Made Of Rain is almost upon us.  We’ve included the first single taken from the record ‘You’ll Be Mine’.

Naked Six have a new album out and the lead track off that album is ’21st Century Brawl’ and that makes our playlist with its jarring poke before the album kicks off with some great tunes. Well worth investigating so let this opener suck you in but don’t forget to buckle up.

Ben found his stereo working overtime as The City Kids released ‘Things That Never Were’ so we’ve added ‘You Get Nothing’ To our playlist.

I know a girl, a girl called Party, Party Girl.  Bono sang that but the Dahlmanns sing ‘Party Girl’ which was released as part of a split with Tommy & The Rockets on Beluga Records a classic castanets clacking slice of power pop with saxophone and New Wave approved piano.

Then Comes Silence who we include ‘Devils’ from their most excellent ‘Machines’ album that was recently reviewed with some dark Goth undertones this has been on heavy rotation around some RPM circles as the corpse paint went on and certain writers were only venturing out after dark with this on their playlists.  Get on it kids.

If a bit of Goth isn’t your thang then why not grow out those sidies and  some facial hair and get on down with Rookie. We’ve got ourselves a ‘One Way Ticket’ to listen to this great playlist and ride out this Global pandemic.

As well as some awesome reviews April sees us bring some news that bands push out so why not include some of the movers and shakers who are busy this month either re arranging tours or putting the final touches on new releases. How about some Rock with American Jetset? ‘Gold & Nines’ is classic cock rock n roll so it makes the cut.  Our old friend Jizzy Pearl also announced that he has signed a new deal with Golden Robot Records so expect some new music and live shows soon. We head back to when he did the album ‘Just A Boy’ and include the cracker ‘Do You Wanna Get High’.

With everybody with a guitar and camera phone shooting home shows we have a few suggestions of who you could check out starting with Rich Ragany & The Digressions who bring ‘Later Than It Is’ to our playlist off the excellent debut album and rumour has it that recording has begun for the follow up which commenced before this lockdown but be sure we’ll bring you the news as and when. 

Another artist smashing the numbers watching his home broadcast is Mike Peters with his ‘Big Night In’ I’ve not tuned in yet but rest assured I will.  Heres one from his recent output ’13 Dead Raindeers’.  Another live streamer is Jesse Malin  who we also interviewed recently and who has a brand new single out sadly it’s not on this service yet so make do with a cut off his last album ‘Chemical Heart’.

There’s fifteen reasons to stay in and have RPM Playlist be your companion and while away the hours playing some quality rock and roll . Go on a journey of discovery and see where it takes you as you avoid the rocks on the choppy water of Rock and Roll 2020.



I have to admit to knowing bugger all about Dictator Ship apart from they’re Swedish (of course) and they play Action Rock. But this ain’t you’re usual foot-to-the-floor “Super Shitty…..” stuff, this is an altogether more soulful proposition with a cool 70’s Paul Rodgers meets David Coverdale (proper 70’s / early 80’s Cov) vocal vibe. Turned on? I am!


“Your Favourites” has a vintage lo-fi feel, just like the proper albums that you nicked out of your cool uncle’s stash of vinyl when you were a kid. So let me grab you by the hand and take you through “Your Favourites” and see if it does exactly what it says on the tin.


Kicking off with “ In the Heat of the Night”. As you listen, you can imagine the band huddled around a couple of live mikes in a secluded Swedish cabin blasting out their own brand of gutter-level Action-soul. The lead vocals sound shared across the band and together they produce one hell of a sweet sound. This bad boy has groove to spare.

Next up is “Savage”, which boasts a video all of its own. The music is frantic, but the cool vocals pull it all together sweetly. It’s MC5 meets Jesus Christ Superstar!

“Good Thing Gone Bad” is early Purple without the screaming and throbbing organ, while “ Just for Fun” has a fast and frantic hook that demands repeated plays. The guitar sounds proper live…. and it probably was.

“Eat the Poor” justifiably also gets a video of its own, all be it a static “picture of the cover” affair. Never the less, it’s a cool tune with an even cooler title. There’s a kind of familiarity to the hook, it swaggers along in an early ‘Snake kind of way. Your gonna tell me it’s a cover, aren’t you? It’s that good!

“Gunner Man” has its feet planted firmly in the twilight of the ’60s. Musically frantic but with a laid back verse vocal holding it down before an explosive chorus.


Closing out this seven-track soul sensation is “From the Womb to the Tomb” and it doesn’t let up or disappoint. Full on and butt-kicking. Your head can’t help but put a Hammond over the top of this bad boy and suddenly you’re mentally jamming with the band. Fuck this is good !!


I’d like to tell you to go out and buy this bad boy now but given the current circumstances, we find ourselves in, order it from one of these lovely internet fellas and let your brave postie do all the hard work.


Pre-order your physical copy here:Sweden / UK / Germany / USA


Author: Fraser Munro