Alpha Hopper – Last Chance Power Drive LP (Swimming Faith / Radical Empathy)

This material is, what I truly believe, a second full-length by this Buffalo, NY-based quartet. Despite being fully aware of all the activities surrounding Swimming Faith, this recording somehow went under the radar, but luckily, now I have a chance to write a couple of lines about it. For those who missed my previous reviews… Read More Alpha Hopper – Last Chance Power Drive LP (Swimming Faith / Radical Empathy)

Heavy Petter – Such A Drag LP (Reel Too Real Records)

Right with the initial beats of this vinyl release, I knew this band would be right up my alley. There’s something about their highly energetic drumming and abrasive guitars that appeal to my listening apparatus, so their music entirely worked out for me after the first spinning. Heavy Petter is a punk rock trio from… Read More Heavy Petter – Such A Drag LP (Reel Too Real Records)

INTERCONTINEN7AL – INTERCONTINEN7AL

We already witnessed how musicians are collaborating between each other during the pandemic but INTERCONTINEN7AL uplifts everything on an entirely another level by connecting musicians from all seven continents. INTERCONTINEN7AL features 22 musicians who collaborated using the BandLab application to deliver a full-length recording consisting of twelve profoundly detailed compositions. The best part about this… Read More INTERCONTINEN7AL – INTERCONTINEN7AL

Mad Mulligans – Who Are The Mad Mulligans? CD (Rotten Bastard Records / Dammit Records)

Who are the Mad Mulligans? The myth, the legend, or maybe working-class heroes whose bandmembers lurked on the local NYC streetpunk scene through various incarnations? To be more precise, it’s a brand new Oi! group based in NYC. Their debut album carries seven classic streetpunk tunes that will be right up your alley if you’re… Read More Mad Mulligans – Who Are The Mad Mulligans? CD (Rotten Bastard Records / Dammit Records)

Decent Criminal – Bliss LP (Bearded Punk Records / Wiretap Records)

Here’s another outstanding record from Bearded Punk Records archives and probably the most unusual one in their catalog. Being known for its melodic punk rock/skate punk/pop-punk aesthetics, this prolific Belgian record label made quite an experiment with this album but nailed it once again. Perhaps the Bliss LP by Decent Criminal strays from the label’s… Read More Decent Criminal – Bliss LP (Bearded Punk Records / Wiretap Records)

Bigg Men – Bigg Men CS (Home Mort Records)

Our devoted readers probably stumbled upon the releases published by Home Mort Records, a Sardinian record label highly dedicated to DIY ethics. For those who are unfamiliar with this independent record label, you may expect a comprehensive collection of various genres, such as crust punk, d-beat, melodic hardcore, powerviolence, post-punk, doom metal, doom rock, sludge,… Read More Bigg Men – Bigg Men CS (Home Mort Records)

The John Michie Collective – High Vibrations CD

The John Michie Collective is unquestionably a rare phenomenon on the indie rock scene. Powered by marvelous ideas, exceptional musicianship, and a perfect understanding of balance, John Michie proves that some musicians don’t need involvement with the entire band at all. Mix these crucial ingredients with tremendous songwriting, composing, producing skills, and you got yourself… Read More The John Michie Collective – High Vibrations CD

Chris Mayer & The Rockets – In One Room CD (Hicktown Records)

Springtime came earlier this year thanks to Chris Mayer & The Rockets. Their debut recording articulates with some positive vibrations, which introduce cheerful tones that resemble the music ideal for sunny seasons. The story behind this ear-appealing group is more than interesting. Chris Mayer felt the urge to start something more than another repetitious indie… Read More Chris Mayer & The Rockets – In One Room CD (Hicktown Records)