Tuesday, 20 March 2018

The Lab Rats - Stop This War


How Long Do We Have To Fight?
  Now that I'm finally getting on top of the back log of songs I've had to post I can get round to one of my favourite releases of the year so far. The Lab Rats are a folk punk duo based in Manchester featuring Molly Yates (who's also a member of Liverpool ska punk band Bolshy) and Adam Mckeon (who's also a member of Manchester ska punk band Wadeye). I've played them on the Just Some Punk Songs show a couple of times and they've gone down a storm both times. One of the chatroom listeners described their mandolin led sound as being akin to a punky Fairport Convention.

  Forming in 2014 they've honed their sound with plenty of gigging (many of those gigs have seen them sharing a stage with fellow rabble rousers Oi Polloi) and they recently released their debut album, Utopia. You can grab a copy from Pumpkin Records or digitally from Bandcamp :


   For more info or news (or just to give them a like, check Facebook :   https://www.facebook.com/TheLabRatsUK/

  From Utopia, and highlighting both their knack of writing great songs and Molly's wonderful voice, this is Stop This War.....

Monday, 19 March 2018

The Young Rochelles - My Stomach Hates My Guts

  Ricky, Rookie, Rocky & Ray Jay are The Young Rochelles. They're from Long Beach, New York and they're a kick ass old school pop punk band. But if you're a regular visitor to Just Some Punk Songs you know all that. You probably also know they released a fun self titled debut album last December.....  https://theyoungrochelles.bandcamp.com/album/the-young-rochelles

  What you may have missed is the release of a new video for one of the songs from that album. Filmed by Bambi Guthrie it's a Pepto Bismaltastic tale of over long bathroom visits, Tum snorting and projectile vomit. It even has a tacked on blooper reel. The song's pretty darn catchy too.

  This is My Stomach Hates My Guts.....

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Brain Ape - Graphomania


  London scratch rockers Brain Ape are back with a new single. The trio that is Minky Tres-Vain (vocals/guitar), Sol Alex Albret (bass/vocals) and Jacob Powell (drums/vocals) have been melding together elements of punk, stoner rock and grunge since 2012 and are improving with every release. Debut album Dara O came out in 2014 and was followed last year by Auslander. The latter of those  was described as an album that you want to hurt your neck to and you can check it out here :  https://brainape.bandcamp.com/releases

  A slightly condensed version of a track from Auslander has been given a single release. It's a more considered track than much of their other output. Less shouty, more moody ominous rumbling...loudQUIETloud. The spirit of late 80's/early 90's Seattle runs through it. It's still nearly 6 minutes long but will keep your attention throughout.

  You can check out more info here : https://www.facebook.com/BrainApeMusic/

  I tried to decipher the lyrics and discover what the song is about and I got David Bowie's alienation from society and his obsessive impulse to write. No doubt I'm completely wrong so decide for yourselves. This is Graphomania..... 

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Crom/Dam - Black Nylons


  Chrom/Dam are a new Canadian "static-punk" band from Victoria, British Columbia who feature two members, Tiemen Kuipers and Shelby Rambo, of Line Traps (another Victoria band who featured on here a few years back  http://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/line-traps-mannequin.html).

  Their first release was a live demo which they released last October, 30 copies which they sold at their first 2 shows. Another limited release was January's VHS single which appears to have been limited to 8 copies! Now They're preparing to release a special lathe cut 7" of their new Black Nylons ep. There'll be 50 copies of this and it'll ship the first week in May. No idea if any are still available but if you like what you hear from them and you want a super limited edition slab of vinyl (plus isue 1 of their Chromosome Damage zine) then hurry over to Bandcamp (where the ep is already streaming)  https://cromdam.bandcamp.com/album/black-nylons-ep

  You can find more info on them on Facebook :   https://www.facebook.com/cromdam/

  This is the title track of the ep, Black Nylons....


Friday, 16 March 2018

Bug Central - Without (Reviewed By Shaun Morris)

  Bug Central are the long running 3 piece anarcho punk band from London who recently released a new ep on the excellent Grow Your Own Records. I've played a couple of songs from it on the show so I was pleased when Bamboo Vipers (https://www.facebook.com/BambooVipers/) frontman Shaun Morris asked if he could select it when I collared him to do one of the guest reviews. Before I hand over to him I'll just give a couple of links for Bug Central...



Bug Central's new 7" There's More of Us. This London band have been cranking it out now for over 20 years. Blending the sound of Cock Sparrer style streetpunk with an anarco/protest vibe, their new single gets straight to the point and doesn't mince it's words. Like this alot and will check out their other stuff.

    Yep, short but sweet and but hopefully enough to get you to want to check out the ep. This is my favourite track from it, it's called Without....

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Dirty Cheetah - I Need It

  Dirty Cheetah are a rockin' n rollin' 4 piece from Montreal who recently released their debut single. It's titled I Need It and it's available digitally now on Bandcamp : https://dirtycheetah.bandcamp.com/track/i-need-it

  The band line up with Pat Panic (lead vocals/guitar), Frank Letourneau (guitar/vocals), Don Lucas (bass/vocals) and Lynn Poulin (drums). Not always easy to tell on the evidence of one song but they sound to me as though they'll soon be registering on the radar of fans of budget rock and garage punk everywhere. Rumour has it there's more songs they're looking to release and future plans hopefully include a debut 7" on a UK label. Give them a like and keep up to date with any news....  https://www.facebook.com/DirtyCheetah/

  Don't talk to me, don't look at me, when you stay away from me, I'm not gonna be the one that'll make you feel alright.... I need you outta my head!

  This is I Need It.....

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Diamond in the Dirt - Hopeless

  Diamond In The Dirt are a 4 piece hardcore grunge-punk band from London who formed in 2015 and line up with Sunny (guitar/vocals), Sam Tids (guitar/ backing vocals), Aden Maine (bass/ backing vocals) and Billy Fuller (drums). They list amongst their influences the likes of Nirvana, Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes, CKY, Pulled Apart By Horses, Queens Of The Stone Age etc.

  They released their debut ep, Hopeless, in 2016 and you can check it out here :  https://diamondinthedirt.bandcamp.com/album/hopeless

  2017 proved to be a quiet year for them but they promise this year we'll be seeing a lot more of them. They've recently got a new website if you want to check for latest updates....  https://www.diamondinthedirtofficial.com/

  This is the title track of the ep, it's energetic, it's catchy and it'll make you want to smash things! I played it on last night's show and it went down a storm so I'll share it to a wider audience today. It's  called Hopeless....