RELEASES – „Brand-New“
THE ELECTRIC MESS – The Electric Mess V LP/CD
Too Far Speed Of Light
Bad Man Laserbrain
Last Call Before The World Bloes Up
Cesspool Strange Words
City Sun After The Money's Gone
New York City’s THE ELECTRIC MESS returns with a bang on their fifth album, „The Electric Mess V“.
Formed in 2007, the band is fueled by 60s garage, 70s punk and hard rock, psychedelia, and New Wave. They have toured throughout Europe and the States, putting on tight and electrifying live shows. Led by the chameleon-like front-woman, Esther Crow (vocals, rhythm guitar, percussion), with Oweinama Biu (keyboards, vocals), Dan Crow (guitar), Derek Davidson (bass), and Alan J. Camlet (drums, vocals), THE ELECTRIC MESS has taken their songwriting to the next level on this record, taking the listener on a melodious trip over the course of its 10 tracks, with all of their influences on display. It was recorded and mixed at Hoboken Recorders by Alan J. Camlet, and mastered by Jim
Side one opens with „Too Far,“ a fine slice of West Coast folk/psych, with layered guitars and soaring vocal harmonies, and the tough Brit-Invasion type R&B of „Bad Man,“ followed by the dark psych pop
of „Last Call,“ with its haunting choruses and break. The band adds synthesizer to the mix this time out, prominently featured on the New Wave garage punk rocker „Cesspool,“ and on „City Sun,“ the dystopian proto-punk ripper that closes side one. Side two opens with „Speed of Light,“ a space metal/punk barn burner that Hawkwind might have been proud to call their own, and the slow jam „Laserbrain,“ with acid fried guitars and swirling organs. „Before the World Blows Up“ is darker surf punk that asks a serious question for today, while „Strange Words“ is the angry love child of The Stooges and Blue Oyster Cult. The album closer, „After the Money’s Gone,“ is mellower psych-rock that darkens with time and repeat-listens and an apocalyptic outro.
„From harmony-laden hard folk to psych-pop, the ingredients of their sound lead to tracks like the Nederbeat soundalike „Last Call“ and then switch back to the punkier Johnny Thunders vibe of „Cesspool“. The band is certainly no one trick pony… If heavy psych/rock is your thang, check it out.“ (Shindig!)
„With three excellent songwriters, fierce playing, and urgent vocals, The Electric Mess are contemporary and forward looking, yet planted firmly in the great tradition of Nuggets styled garage rock.“ (Sal Maida, bassist, Sparks, Roxy Music, Cracker)
HIGH OCTANE BOYS – The Change I Need 7″
The Change I Need Down On Boring Street
HIGH OCTANE BOYS are currently the top 60´s garage rock band in Norway. The group, consisting of veterans from the Norwegian surf/garage scene, started off playing a rawer kind of instrumental rock that gradually turned into a wild mix of fuzz and farfisa with fantastic vocals.
When looking at their brand-new 45 “The Change I Need”, covered in a stylish 60s-styeartwork displaying their current line-up in outlines, it immediately becomes obvious what their music is all about and where the boys draw their inspiration from – namely all these fantastic 60s Garagepunk-pioneers such as THE MUSIC MACHINE, but also organ-driven fuzzy garage-revival-bands from the 80s till now.
“The Change I Need” will absolutely take you away – what a mighty sound with a heavy fuzzguitar, wild farfisa, a strong beat and vocals! This is downright fantastic songwriting reminding one of the likes of THE SATELLITERS.
But don’t be scared, the B-side “Down On Boring Street” does not at all take you to musical Boring Street, but it does just the opposite! It is a catchy Garage-dancer with a fine beat that you’ll find yourself playing repeatedly.
“The Change I Need” by HIGH OCTANE BOYS – a highly exciting must-have 7” for any lover of garagepunk-music!
THE SMOGGERS – Lo Que Daría Yo 7″
Lo Que Daría Yo Recuerdes Para Mí
Not long after the recent release of their sixth LP, the wild Spanish garagepunkcombo THE SMOGGERS present you with their latest single “Lo Que Daría Yo”. The 7” is a fantastic extra to perfectly complement the album musically. You get two fine Spanish garagepunk-tunes with a heavy dose of fuzz-guitar, screaming vocals, a crazy organ and a lot of wildness!
“Lo Que Daría Yo” is a highly addictive, honest garagepunk-song that has a lot of 80’s Garage-revival to it. And the flipside of the 45 is even wilder, starting off with a captivating fuzz-sound, which is followed by a catchy melody spiced up with hammond organ, a punkrock-harmonica and screaming vocals.
This 45 is ideal for spinning at maximum volume on your wildest garagepunkrockparties to set the dancefloor on fire!
THE MINNESOTA VOODOO MEN – Voodoo Stomp 7″
Voodoo Stomp Ikimochi
THE MINNESOTA VOODOO MEN formed in 1998 in Tachikawa near Fussa, the capital of garage rock/group sound in Japan. They have since not only developed a unique and absolutely fantastic lofi-garage-surf-beat-sound but also built their infamous reputation as mindblowing live-act while touring throughout Japan as well as all over Europe displaying crazy yet stylish Japanese “Merseybeatle” Ringo, wild drummer Pete and frantic guitarist Fabian playing his guitar virtuosically while hanging upside-down from the ceiling.
After their several first releases on Japanese labels and their LPs (“s/t” and “Shake Your Mind”) and lastly their 45 (“Don’t Come Around”) on Soundflat Records, this brand new 7” “Voodoo Stomp” is their first release since 2012 and it was definitely worth the wait! The title-song “Voodoo Stomp” is an extremely catchy, cool 60’s-beat-tune while the B-side is a live-recording of “Iikimochi”, a slightly calmer ballad. Both songs have Japanese lyrics and of course they have that raw Voodoomen-sound that we all love, containing Ringo’s rough
voice, a wild guitar and a stomping beat.
Finally here it is: a new piece of hit-vinyl by our favourite Japanese Garage/Beat/Surf’n’Rolltrio!!
THE BREADMAKERS – Same LP
Corner Of My Eye Monkey Do
Witchdoctor Blues Lakeside Drive
Storm Take The Lot
The Savage Girl You Know
Ain't Goin' Nowhere Swamped!
Goodtime Charlie Moonshine
Wailin‘ Rhythm’n’Blues ravers THE BREADMAKERS from Melbourne, Australia first formed back in 1989 and brought to us an explosive mixture of Garagerock Revival and rockin‘ Rhythm’n’Blues. Featuring members of SHUTDOWN 66, THE BO-WEEVILS and THE PURITANS, these boys have long gained cult status in the Garagepunk-scene
Now after a longer break they release their brand new LP on SOUNDFLAT RECORDS.
Starting of with the wild tune “Corner Of My Eye”, you get drawn to their catchy Garagepunk’n’Roll immediately. Expect a wild guitar, a bluesy harmonica, stomping beat, a screechy organ and some screaming vocals combined with haunting melodie Except for their version of “Ain’t Goin‘ Nowhere”, a heavy 60’s Garagefuzz-tune
originally by DANNY BURKE AND THE INVADERS and a wild finishing cover of the Aussie garage classic “Moonshine”, which is originally by THE MARKSMEN, the album contains only fantastic BREADMAKERS-originals that will capture you from beginning to end.
Amazing new hit-album by Garagerock-legends THE BREADMAKERS!
THE HIGHMARTS – Hey Boy 7″
Hey Boy Tallahassee Lassie
Formed in Tokyo in 2013, three young girls are continuing the tradition of Japanese garage rock. Taking inspiration from the 60s ‘Group Sound’ through to 70s punk, THE HIGHMARTS will outdo all the boys with their primitive fuzz guitar sound.
After their sold-out first CD “Early Recordings” on Sazanami Records and their fabulous debut 7” “I Want You Bad” on Radio Underground Records, they now serve us another brilliant 7” on Soundflat Records: “Hey Boy”, that does not only look great but it certainly also sounds it!
The title-song is a HIGHMARTS-original showing off a very authentic 60s-Garage-sound with a powerful guitar, a fantastic beat and Japanese vocals with great harmonies. It just makes you want to dance instantly!
The B-side is a coverversion of the Rock’n’Roll classic “Tallahassee Lassie” (Freddy Cannon), performed in a cool 60s-garage-girl-way that only leaves you longing for more!
Make sure you get yourselves this fantastic new 7” by Japanese newcomer Garage-girl-trio THE HIGHMARTS!!
THEE CHA CHA CHA’S – Runnin‘ Out Of Time 7″
Runnin' Out Of Time Cream Of The Crop
Stop Trying I Don't Believe You
THEE CHA CHA CHAS are a One-woman/One-man garagepunk-band from Melbourne, Australia that originally formed as a joke for a backyard battle of the bands in 2015… but the joke never stopped and we’re extremely glad it didn’t! This power-duo plays raw Garagebubblegum-punk with 60s roots and a high dose of wit, so they are an absolute blast to watch live! They already toured Australia and Europe and after their brilliant first single “Here Comes That Feeling” (ZENITH RECORDS) and their split-single with the BREADMAKERS
(FOLC RECORDS) the fiery two-piece now releases their next piece of vinyl on SOUNDFLAT RECORDS.
The EP includes 4 original tunes by the couple that one just has to fall in love with! The titlesong “Runnin‘ Out Of Time” is a fast, very catchy tune that is followed by a RAMONESque guitar on the second song “Stop Trying”. But the flip-side is no less powerful with the melodic “Cream Of The Crop” and the wild, very cool “I Don’t Believe You”.
This Australian duo is certainly one of a kind; whoever has seen and heard them live knows that they not only rock the stage but also have a fantastic, cool sound that makes you want more!
THE SMOGGERS – Get Stoned On Fuzz LP
Losing My Mind Radio Go
13 Women Crazy Land
Nunca Más I Wanna Love
No Reason Evelness
Nothing Is Ever Real I Know
Here comes the brand new and sixth LP by crazy Garagepunkers THE SMOGGERS – and as its title already promises, you can easily “GET STONED ON FUZZ“ while listening!
Starting off with a powerful Garagepunk-tune “Losing My Mind”, they added a brilliant coverversion of the BILL HALEY-classic “13 Women” next. With fuzzy guitars, screaming vocals by wild frontman Fernando and frantic hammond organ by the captivating Ana it more resembles the RENEGADESversion from 1966 or the FUZZTONES-version but with lots of Spanish wildness added. The heavy fuzz-guitar-sounds and sinister organ and background vocals in “Nunca Más” will absolutely blow your mind while the catchy “No Reason” will make you twist and shout along! “Nothing Is Ever Real” is a perfect Garage-dancer with a hint of dark psychedelia. If you’re not stoned on fuzz by now, better
move on to the B-side quickly as this fantastic Garagepunk-record will not let you down for a second!
You will go wild to “Radio Go” with heavy guitars and a punky attitude and happily move to “Crazy Land” with the Spanish boys and girl, being surrounded by a dark organ and manic vocals and laughs!
One hit chases the next, you find a great deal of MIRACLE WORKERS-influence in “I Wanna Love” and a hard beat, and cool harmonica in “Evelness”. Finally the dark “I Know” tops the album off nicely.
THE SMOGGERS have absolutely outdone themselves on this record with some fantastic songwriting and a perfect Garagepunk-sound that has a huge amount of power, tough attitude and a great deal
of 80s-Garage-Revival-influence in it!
VLAD AND THE IMPALERS – Serfs Up! 7″
Serfs Up! Sing Along With Creighton
GHOUL A GO-GO is an American TV-show based on the American tradition of the Horror Host of the 1950s and 60s á la Vampira and Zacherle. The show itself started in 2000 and ever since has not only
become a cult TV-show including a lot of musical gems (such as star appearances by HASIL ADKINS or The 5678’s), but the show also does many live-shows, hosting horror conventions, burlesque-shows and lots more.
This 7” features two brilliant songs recorded by VLAD AND THE IMPALERS – Mister Vlad Tsepis being one of the spooky hosts of the show and The Impalers, who might look and sound suspiciously
familiar when you compare them to our favourite German 60s-Garage-heroes THE SATELLITERS. You will dig the surfy sounds of the ghost guitars on the A-side “Serfs up” with spooky hammond organ,
ghoulish sounds and creepy laughs by Mister Vlad Tsepis himself!
The B-side is a sing-and-dance-along-tune featuring noises by the creepy Creighton and backing vocals by the Japanese girl-trio THE GO-DEVILS!
The fabulous cover artwork is made by Stephen Blickenstaff(, who famously did the CRAMPS cover artwork for “Bad Music For Bad People”) – to make sure this single not only sounds great but also
This single is an absolute must-have for anyone, who likes chilling 60s-horror-films and -shows, all fans of the GHOUL A GO-GO and of course anyone who likes some good 60s-dance-tunes!
LAS ASPIRADORAS – Analgesia Sedación Delirio LP
Vaya Chapa Corazón Roto
Amor De Madre Ya No Haces Gracia
Es Una Pena Analgesia, Sedación, Delirio
Bien Y Mal En La Oscuridad
Me Vendo Figurante De Bingo
Your favourite Spanish garagepunk-sensation LAS ASPIRADORAS serve yet another smashing LP! Their wild fuzz- and organdriven garagepunk with a lot of Spanish temper is what we know and love them for and is what you can also enjoy on their third album “Analgesia, Sedación, Delirio”.
“Mi Chica”, a Spanish, very garagey version of BUNKER HILLS “The Girl Can’t Dance”, and “Es Una Pena”, again a Spanish ASPIRADORAS-version of the 60s garage-classic “It’s A Cry’n Shame” by THE GENTLEMEN, mark the only coverversions among their own compositions. Go wild to “Vaya Chapa” with screaming vocals and a spooky organ, shout along to the title song “Analgesia, Sedación, Delirio” or dance to the wild and surfy “Figurante De Bingo”, in any case make sure to listen to this record at maximum volume as their sound is loud, punky and primitive – Spanish 60s Garage-punk at its very best!
Fantastically primitive, fuzz- and organdriven garagepunk with a wild, Spanish party atmosphere – what more can you possibly want!?