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Kent noise trio Punching Swans have just announced details of their new albums ‘FACES’ with the first track ‘BLOOD FACE’ released today. The new album will be released digitally, on 12” vinyl and CD via Skingasm Records on 26th October 2018.
The theme of the new album is typically dark and twisted (the band’s previous releases have tackled underwater monsters & an ostracised bird-man), as singer/guitarist Greg Webster describes…
“We never stop rehearsing - it’s a weekly thing and that means we’re always jamming and always recording” + various one-off headline and support shows with the likes of USA Nails, Slaves, Death Pedals and That Fucking Tank.
Influences range from The Fall, Sonic Youth, Bogshed and Mclusky through to John Carpenter, The League of Gentlemen and The Evil Dead films.
This Brighton based trio are set to release their new single ‘Heart Beat Like a Drum’ on the 17th of October- the first single to be released via New Moons, a new imprint of the Killing Moon Group.
Lazybones aka Candi, Joe and Sam, are one fuzzy bass guitar, amplified organ and drums, creating a trashy, unapologetic, to-the-point sound; comparable to the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Slaves, Idles and Royal Blood.
“Brighton’s Lazybones manage to make an almighty racket with that quite low key triptych. Hardly the holy trinity of instruments BUT in the right hands, anything is possible.” Gig Slutz
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The Wandle Years is the single and you can hear some real signature sounds in there from these guys, grizzly shouting question and answer vocals and pounding drums all gel together for an aural assault packed with dynamics and originality.
Miaow Mix has a bit of a 90’s sound to it coupled with what sounds like a vamped up XTC or Rocket From The Crypt.
For a three-piece band formed in Manchester, England in 2013, Sweet Deals on Surgery sure do make a sweet racket.The band constantly surprise and each track maintains a theme in terms of sound and delivery but each sounds very different. The ten tracks are closed out by the penultimate Speed Date Yr Way to Fame – a fast paced punk track that I liked very much and then, Take My Hand,
Punch Me in the Face. The final track simply rocks your socks off. It leaves you breathless and satisfied. Great album, clever, intricate, funny and different