Sunday, 25 April 2010

DIVIDERS - Band of the Week

Ive been super slack with this blog lately but this post and upload will more than make up for it. Ive been waiting what seems like ages to hear some dividers and then they suddenly record an EP. Its fucking brilliant and im so stoked for them, on them and to see them one day. Dividers are four friends from Swansea who from a shared love of diy and get bent have formed a band and started playing some shows. This is a rad mix of get bent, some lifetime, bangers and clearly latterman influenced with some real good gruff vocals and yeah its just really really fucking good and super posi. if that sounds like your thing and it should be then download their first three track demo here: Gav kindly said i could do what i want with this so go nuts. The first press of physical copies has already sold out but keep an eye out for more. You can follow what they are doing on facebook.
Gav and Scott and Kat who is not in the band but is their manager also put rad diy shows on in swansea so check out whats coming up. See you at Deny Everything

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Post Shit Notes - Band of the Week

I use myspace to message bands for shows, a result of this is everyday i get a shit loads of friend requests from awful bands. I swore when i started 'this music is my life' that i would listen to every band i received a request from as you can find some unknown gems. Im so glad i followed through with this as Post Shit Notes are one of those hidden gems.
They Come from Guildford, Surrey and play fuzzy, fun, poppy garage punk and its fucking great. They Have nothing out yet but have three songs up for download which ive been listening to non stop for weeks. The best thing about Post Shit Notes, besides the name which is frankly genius, is the english swagger they have. This band would not be out of place in the late 70s playing with the Buzzcocks. Here are the three songs they have
Annoyingly they cant play any shows until after july as their singer/bassist is riding kangaroos in Australia. When he is backi will put em on.

Grazes - Band of the Week

Firstly, apologies to people who actually read this. Ive been super busy/slack but its Easter sunday and ive got nothing to do so here are some bands you should check out!
Grazes are the first band of hopefully many who messaged me and liked the blog and wanted me to upload their first release which came out only recently. From Sheffield they play Hardcore Punk that i cant put my finger on but its really good. Fast, growling and harsh vocals, riffz, some stomping parts and some great basslines. I cant say at all who i think they sound like but im sure you can. I need to either put this band on or go and see them soon. This is a shit post but im struggling to come up with what to say about Grazes so ill let their music do the talking: if you like this buy it HERE:
Thanks guys for putting me onto your band. Good stuff.