Friday, 22 September 2017

Los Lunes - Bruce Campbell

 

  I'm pretty sure that this is the first appearance on Just Some Punk Songs of a band from Uruguay. Los Lunes are from Montevideo and seem to have been releasing music since 2013. That year saw a collection of demos plus a split ep with Mexican band Maledukados. In 2015 they released the Mondo Mongo ep and the following year came the Funcion Trasnoche (Function Afternoon?) single. They returned earlier this month with single Bruce Snider. It contains 2 new tracks, Your Girlfriend Looks Like Dee Snider/Bruce Campbell and the cover features an amalgamation of the faces of the Twisted Sister frontman with the Evil Dead actor. They name their influences as being The Ramones, Queers and Screeching Weasel and they sing about stuff like camp Crystal Lake and Revenge Of The Nerds. If this sounds like your kind of thing their music is available name your price on Bandcamp....  https://loslunespunkrock.bandcamp.com/

  They're a trio featuring Rodrigo Melian (guitar/vocals), Christian Amaro (drums) and Martin Napalm (bass/vocals).

  This is their new video, it's short and sweet and titled Bruce Campbell....

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Amyl and The Sniffers - 70's Street Munchies

 

  Amyl And The Sniffers are from St Kilda, Melbourne and despite only being together for around 18 months have already released a couple of very decent eps and are a band I'm excited to see how they progress.

  Their debut ep was Giddy Up and it features 4 tracks, my favourites being Mandalay and Stole My Push Bike. Ep2 is titled Big Attraction and came out last February. This time around there's 6 tracks and in my opinion it's a step up from the debut (good as that was). Both are name your price on Bandcamp so if you're a fan of female fronted punk that combines attitude, sexiness and fun then don't hesitate to check them out..... https://amylandthesniffers.bandcamp.com/

  The focal point of the band is frontwoman Amy Taylor but she's ably backed up by Dec Martens (guitar), Bryce Wilson (drums) and Fergus Romer (bass). Amy also features on a new video by Cosmic Psychos (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjC0pEl0kSE) and both bands will be gigging together in November (check dates here : https://www.facebook.com/amylandthesniffers/ .  Amyl And The Sniffers will also be supporting Foo Fighters and Weezer in Adelaide on January 23rd.

  On Tuesday's Just Some Punk Songs show, I played them and they went down a storm with the folk in the chatroom. They were just one of a number of hot new Australian punk bands on the show and if you want to have a listen it's saved here : https://www.mixcloud.com/mick-fletcher/just-some-punk-songs-190917/

  Not easy to pick a favourite song to highlight as Big Attraction contains a number of contenders for that honour but I'm going with 70's Street Munchies....

 

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

7 Years Bad Luck - No Control

 

  7 Years Bad Luck are a long running band from Austria (Saalfelden/Innsbruck) who's line up features Tambus (vocals/drums), Andy (vocals/bass) and Giorgio (guitar/vocals). They play catchy, melodic pop punk which should appeal to fans of The Descendents, Alkaline Trio, Jawbreaker, Screeching Weasel etc....

  Last month saw the release of their new album Great, Big, Nothing. It's available from Monster Zero Records and NoReason Records and you can also find it on Bandcamp :  https://7yearsbadluck.bandcamp.com/

  Below you'll find a video for the opening song on the album, it's called No Control.....

she slams the door and leaves you standing in the rain another night gone bad, to you it's all the same left your car running in the parking lot, better watch your step today, you're feeling old there's no control you're like a blur, don't have the time to make amends i guess it doesn't make a difference in the end you take one step forward, ten steps back, i'd laugh, but i have issues of my own there's no control and wherever you go you're always late you’re trying so hard to compensate no matter what you think no matter what you do your life is just a one man show your life is just a one man show this is your last chance to take control

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Vista Blue - Girl Who Can Curl



  Anyone who regularly visits this blog will be familiar with Nashville power pop outfit Vista Blue. They've featured plenty of times over the last few years and they return today with a song from a new split ep they've released on their own Radiant Radish label in collaboration with The Zambonis.

  Formed in 1991, The Zambonis always record songs about hockey whilst many of Vista Blue's are baseball themed, this time around though they're both taking on curling. The ep's called Songs About Curling and it's a celebration of the 2018 Winter Olympics. You can pre order the 7" vinyl here :  http://radiantradish.storenvy.com/products/21526454-the-zambonis-vista-blue-songs-about-curling-winter-olympics-split-7-inc

  Those who prefer digital should head this way.....  https://wearevistablue.bandcamp.com/album/the-zambonis-vista-blue-olympic-curling-split

  There's 2 songs from each band, The Zambonis take a laid back almost country approach with Sweep Me Over The Hogline whilst Curling Girl is not only the cutest girl in town but she likes both hockey and The Ramones. No wonder they love her! Vista Blue pick up the pace with the 60's smash hit that never was, Curling All Around The USA and they round off an excellent ep with the song you'll find below.

  If there's any bands around at the moment that are catchier than Vista Blue, please let me know. This is Girl Who Can Curl....

Monday, 18 September 2017

Fresh - Bible Camp

 

  Fresh are from London, they formed in 2015 and they're a bit punky, a bit indie, a bit bloody good. Some of their songs are acoustic, some are a little bit noisier than that. They write about subjects such as depression, sexuality, exams and bible camp! Their frontwoman, Kathryn Woods, has a great voice. So check them out.

  May 2015 saw them release debut ep, Gewingchum, whilst the follow up, These Things Are Not That Fun, appeared later that year. Now on Specialist Subject Records, they recently released their self titled debut album and it's been the subject of a number of very positive reviews. Deceptively sweet tunes with bite are very much order of the day, lend them your ears....  https://freshpunks.bandcamp.com/album/fresh

  This is the shortest song on the album (I'll play a longer one on tomorrow's Just Some Punk Songs show https://www.facebook.com/events/481375472230526/), it's called Bible Camp.....

Sunday, 17 September 2017

PedAgree Skum - Assisted Suicide



   PedAgree Skum are an old school punk band from Stoke On Trent who formed in 2010 when a couple of friends, Katie "Phoenix" Dodd (vocals) and Rich Gulag got together with a notebook, pen and an old acoustic guitar and started writing songs. Several line up changes later those 2 founder members remain, along with drummer Muff Hollis and Dayle Denton (bass).

  Their music is often political in content, their lyrics deal with issues such as greed, individuality, police brutality etc. Comparisons can be drawn with bands such as Zounds, Anthrax and Rudimentary Peni.

  They recently released a new single and you can find it, along with their earlier material, over on Bandcamp : https://pedagreeskum.bandcamp.com/ They've also contributed a song called Stronger to the Rebel Songs From A Prison Planet compilation. The comp features several bands that have appeared on this blog and is name your price here :  https://dannysyndromethemisanthropes.bandcamp.com/album/rebel-songs-from-a-prison-planet-3

  Is it right to set someone free when their body fails, when they're in constant pain and when their dignity is gone? Should people have the right to choose when they want their life to end? This is Assisted Suicide.....



Saturday, 16 September 2017

The Riptides - Beam Me Up



  The Riptides are the Canadian pop punk band from Ottawa who previously appeared on this blog with the rather wonderful Shit Outta Luck (http://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/the-riptides-shit-outta-luck.html). That classic slice of Ramones/Beach Boys inspired punk tunage was the closing track on their excellent 2009 album Tales From Planet Earth. Since then they've released a few eps, including splits with bands such as The Queers, The Dwarves, The Apers and The Connection. Now they return with a new 18 track album called Canadian Graffiti. You can get it on vinyl from Something To Do Records (https://somethingtodorecords.com/the-riptides) or it's available, along with their earlier stuff, over on Bandcamp : https://theriptides.bandcamp.com/album/canadian-graffiti

  Lining up with Andy Vandal (vocals), Bob Goblin (bass/vocals), Doug Vermin (guitar/vocals), Corey Omega (guitar/vocals) and Dan Lumley (drums) the band have made one of the best pop punk albums of 2017 (The gauntlet has been thrown down to The Lillingtons). It's been 8 years since Tales From Planet Earth but they haven't missed a beat, look up the word catchy in the dictionary and you'll find a picture of The Riptides!

  I could have pretty much highlighted any of the tracks but as someone's already stuck one up on Youtube (and as regular readers will have noticed, I'm a sucker for sci fi themed pop punk songs) I'll go with that. This is Beam Me Up....


beam me up
take me far from here
beam me up
my mission's no longer clear
'cause i don't wanna see you crying
as i head to outer space
but i just can't keep lying
and pretend i get this place, anymore

beam me up
get me off this rock
beam me up
i'll hang with mr spock
because everything they're saying
makes me want to shake my head
the politics they're playing
makes me fear the road ahead
beam me up and take me far from here
ooh baby, beam me up
and take me away from here

cause i don't want to see you crying
as i head to outer space
but i just can't keep lying
and pretend i get this place
beam me up and take me far from here
ooh baby, beam me up
and take me away from here......