Tag: Garage Rock

Spielbergs – ‘Distant Star’ (EP review)

Spielbergs – ‘Distant Star’ (EP review)

Distant Star EP by Spielbergs “Have you recently had a close encounter… A close encounter with something very unusual?”, David Laughlin asks Roy Neary in Steven Spielberg’s classic, Close Encounters of a Third Kind. The film questioned whether we were alone in the universe and whether we could believe in “anomalies”. In a similar fashion, Spielbergs are asking us if we still believe in […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 26th

The Matinee ’18 April 26th

The Matinee ’18 April 26th features nine gems that will make you want to relive Thursday. From brooding spine-tinglers to moving dream-pop numbers to exhilarating neo-soul to rockers that welcome spring, we’re convinced today’s mini-playlist will impress if not dazzle you. audiobooks – “Gothenburg” (London, England) RIYL: Alice Glass, Zola Jesus, Esther Joy Some bands’ online success doesn’t always translate […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 19th

The Matinee ’18 April 19th

The Matinee ’18 April 19th edition is filled with mostly alumni, many of whom have released their first songs in a long time. The playlist, as such, is a cause for celebration, so gather your friends together and have a party. Another thing to note is that nine countries are represented. Consequently, this The Matinee is truly a global one. […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 5th

The Matinee ’18 April 5th

The Matinee ’18 April 5th features nine songs that will either take your breath away or melt your face – even if you cannot speak the language. There are artists and bands capturing the spirit and energy of bygone eras and others taking music to new places. Some of the songs will also entertain you for their lyrics while other […]

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The Matinee ’18 April 3rd

The Matinee ’18 April 3rd

The Matinee ’18 April 3rd is filled with fabulous storytellers and superb musicians. The nine songs will either crush your souls, make you laugh, entice you to take a long drive, or daydream about better days to come. Arctic Lake – “What You May Find” (London, England) RIYL: London Grammar, Portishead, Dahlia Sleeps Since debuting three years ago with the […]

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The Matinee ’18 March 23rd

The Matinee ’18 March 23rd

The Matinee ’18 March 23rd edition features some blistering, explosive songs and a few smooth, cool tracks. Let it be your soundtrack to the last day of the work week and the entry into a fantastic weekend. The Cavemen – “Janey” (Auckland, New Zealand) RIYL: The Stooges, Dead Kennedys, Buzzcocks If you ever get the chance to see New Zealand […]

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Acid Dad – ‘Acid Dad’ (album review)

Acid Dad – ‘Acid Dad’ (album review)

Through their first three years as Acid Dad, JP Basileo (bass), Sean Fahey (guitar/vocals), Vaughn Hunt (guitar/vocals), and Kevin Walker (drums) established themselves as one of New York City’s most exciting garage-punk outfits. Even without a full-length, they performed at the popular Northside Festival within a year of their formation, and they’ve drawn comparisons to Wavves, Fidlar, Twin Peaks, and […]

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Saturday Sampler March 17th

Saturday Sampler March 17th

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Strangely enough, the Saturday Sampler March 17th edition features no Irish music. Instead, these nine singles are the work of talents from England, Netherlands, USA, and Wales. Afterpartees – “Two Kinds of Lovers” (Horst, Netherlands) RIYL: Wilco, Pavement, Dinosaur Jr. Say hello to Afterpartees, a Dutch band we recently discovered even though they have been around since 2011. […]

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Hockey Dad – ‘Blend Inn’ (album review)

Hockey Dad – ‘Blend Inn’ (album review)

Blend Inn by Hockey Dad In 2016, Hockey Dad released one of the year’s most entertaining album with Boronia. It was surf-rock with a punk twist, and they brought the sweaty mosh pit to the sandy shores of their hometown Windang. Their sophomore effort, Blend Inn, retains their signature sound, but Zach Stephenson (guitar/vocals) and Billy Fleming (drums/vocals) strike a more […]

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Saturday Sampler February 10th

Saturday Sampler February 10th

The Saturday Sampler February 10th edition is like a day at the amusement park or Olympics. These nine songs will get your adrenaline flowing and make you scream while others let you catch your breath and lose yourself in the moment. We get things started with one of the nicest guys around.   Shakey Graves – “Kids These Days” (Austin, […]

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The Matinee ’18 February 1st

The Matinee ’18 February 1st

The Matinee ’18 February 1st edition kicks off the second month of the year with nine incredible songs. Some will take you back in time and relive the music of the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s. Others will take you to the future with their innovative approaches, blurring genres together to form music that can only be described as spectacularly […]

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The Matinee ’18 January 30th

The Matinee ’18 January 30th

From fiery rockers to groovy funk and disco-filled joyrides to gorgeous ballads, The Matinee ’18 January 30th will leave you in awe. Well, the music on the mini-playlist did leave us gasping at times. We hope you enjoy today’s selection of new music, which features some familiar names (or past alumni with new names).   ALCABEAN – “Still Remember” (Copenhagen, […]

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Dream Wife – ‘Dream Wife’ (album review)

Dream Wife – ‘Dream Wife’ (album review)

As festival lineups are revealed, a recurring pattern is evident – most of the bands and artists listed are men. Women and female-fronted bands make up less than half – or in some cases only a quarter – of the revealed performers. It’s a surprising development not only because we are currently experiencing one of the great social revolutions of […]

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QWAM – ‘Feed Me’ (EP review)

QWAM – ‘Feed Me’ (EP review)

Even punk bands can be “politically correct”. Well, to a certain extent that is. Take for example Brooklyn-based quartet, QWAM and the title of their debut EP, Feed Me, which easily could be called Fuck You since this mini-record’s five songs are are eight middle fingers raised against conformity and the establishment. The band’s attitude and focus shouldn’t be a […]

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Starcrawler – Omeara, London (photo review)

Starcrawler – Omeara, London (photo review)

Omeara is a sprawling arts venue near London Bridge. The building was renovated just over a year ago by Mumford and Sons‘ Ben Lovett (although I suspect he got some builders to help him). The main hall, which is currently hosting a series of sold-out gigs, is a throwback to days gone past. It looks like the ballroom of The […]

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The Matinee ’18 January 22nd

The Matinee ’18 January 22nd

The Matinee ’18 January 22nd includes 6 new tracks to kick off your week right. We have a nice mix of indie rock/synth pop today that will definitely give you energy for the start of your week. We hope you find your new favorite song or band today. Artists are representing Australia, the UK, and the US today. Bushes – […]

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The Matinee ’18 January 19th

The Matinee ’18 January 19th

The Matinee ’18 January 19th includes 9 awesome new tracks to get your weekend kicked off right. We have a nice mix of songs to fill anyone’s specific musical palate. Artists are representing Canada, France, the UK, the US, and Japan. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for our Saturday Sampler and of course our Mega Playlist on Sunday. The […]

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The Matinee ’18 January 11th – Part 1

The Matinee ’18 January 11th – Part 1

Due to the avalanche of new music that has arrived over the past 36 hours, we’ve opted to split the The Matinee ’18 January 11th edition into two parts, dividing the 16 songs alphabetically. Part 2 is available here. Without further delay, let’s get to the music. The Cavves – “Beaches” (Wichita, KS, USA) RIYL: Dick Diver, Wavves, The Regrettes […]

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The Matinee ’18 January 9th

The Matinee ’18 January 9th

Yesterday, Wendy shared six smooth and laid-back tunes to ease us into the new year. The Matinee ’18 January 9th edition, meanwhile, amps up the intensity somewhat to get the adrenaline flowing. There are a couple of songs that will help you relax, but they, too, will captivate you in different ways. Death By Unga Bunga – “Into The Night” […]

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Marcus’ top pix of 2017

Marcus’ top pix of 2017

2017 has been a crazy year for photographing bands. I’ve managed to get a whopping 277 of them in front of my camera. I also had some firsts – first time in a photo pit, first time shooting at a festival, first time a photo has been published, as well as my first of 40 articles for The Revue. I’ve […]

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