THE HIGHMARTS – Hey Boy 7″

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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″

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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

 
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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″

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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
looks it!

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

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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
Mi Chica


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!?

 

THE FUZZTONES / THE EMBROOKS – SFR Summerbash 2019 split7″

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The Fuzztones: The Embrooks:
Ward 81 (single versio) I Need You







This 45 was only for sale at the SUMMER BASH 2019: FUZZTONES/EMBROOKS – SUMMER BASH 2019 split-7″ – very limited!!!

Never released singleversion of the FUZZTONES hit WARD 81 and the unreleased version of the Kinks classic I NEED YOU by the EMBROOKS!

 

V/A – SOUNDFLAT RECORDS SUMMER BASH 2019 CD

The Fuzztones:           The Embrooks:
Alexander Going But Not Gone
Land Of Nod Human Living Vamire
This Game Called Girl I'm Coming Home
Invisible Riot On Kingsland Road

The Mergers: Tokyo Blues Breakers:
I'll Be A Better Man Knock Out My Love
End Of Season Yardbirds Is Playing At My House
One And Only It' A Mad Mad Mad World
Loved By You Lead Guitar Side Guitar

The Chickenbackers: Los Infartos: The Boneshakers:
Because I Was Blind Surf Dakota Shake Baby Shake
I Can't Make It The Man Who Lives There These Boots Are Made C'mon C'mon Karate Bilbao For Walking
Dancin' On The Roof Sadistic Soul

Here comes the 13 th edition of the Soundflat Records compilation CD – the “soundtrack” of our legendary annual label festival. Like every year, this CD contains songs (- partly previously unreleased!) by each of the bands playing at this wild festival in Cologne. This year the compilation features songs by THE FUZZTONES, THE EMBROOKS, THE MERGERS, TOKYO BLUES BREAKERS, THE CHICKENBACKERS, LOS
INFARTOS and the very first artist realeased by TOPSY-TURVY RECORDS, THE BONESHAKERS. This CD is a fantastic item for your personalcollection of Garage&Rock’n’Roll-memorabilia and souvenirs, but also a great selection of today’s 60’s Garage- and Beat-bands. A CD that shouldn’t be missing from your shelf!

FUZZTONES – The Gurus of Garage Grunge
The Fuzztones have certainly achieved legendary status as cult faves during their 39-year-career! Their fiery brand of GaragePsychPunk
predated the entire “Garage Revival” and has influenced hundreds of groups. IN FUZZ WE TRUST!

THE EMBROOKS – Loud UK-Garage-Psych-Beat
Garage, Mod psych, folk rock, hard-edged freakbeat … however you choose to define or label it, The Embrooks have “IT”!!!

THE MERGERS – Beat with a capital B Beat Beat Beat, Ladies and Gents! This 4-piece band combines elaborate songwriting and harmonies with the energy of a deafening jumbo jet!

TOKYO BLUES BREAKERS – Mad Garage-Punk with a crazy Japanese attitude The Tokyo Blues Breakers are three mad dogs that have time-warped from 1969! They break the Delta Blues, 60’s Garage, Motown and Punk and mix wild rhythms, runaway guitars and beautiful croaky voices!

THE CHICKENBACKERS – Merseybeat newcomers par excellence
You can hear it instantly, these boys just love 60’s music, Garage, R’n’R, Beat and Surf. They manage to mix all these genres playing old
school beat music with their secret weapon: a combination of vocal harmonies with a huge instrumental base.

LOS INFARTOS – Adrenaline Rock’n’Roll Garage-Punkers
Los Infartos from Italy play amazing adrenaline Rock&’n’Roll with fuzzy guitars and tight rhythms, crossed by psychedelia and punk-deriviations with a pure Garage Punk attitude!

THE BONESHAKERS – Driving acoustic Rockabilly-sound
The Boneshakers combine acoustic Rockabilly with Rock’n’Roll classics and oldschool R&B in a fresh way! Shake, Baby, Shake! They will definitely shake your bones.

 

THE CHICKENBACKERS – Yeh, Right, Yeah! LP

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Because I Was Blind C'mon C'mon
By Your Side I Would Be Happy
The Servant Why Do You Do It?
Hipsterboy Zoot Suit
Can't Get Your Lovin' Dancin' On The Roof
The Surfer Chicken The Chicken Pear
I Can't Make It I'm Gonna Get You Yet

THE CHICKENBACKERS nail that 60s Merseybeat-sound perfectly with their catchy melodies, tight surfy guitars and great harmonies! These newcomers from Madrid certainly have a lot to offer.

Their debut-album “Yeh Right, Yeah!” released by SOUNDFLAT RECORDS consists of fourteen fabulous tunes with true hit potential! If it is their own compositions such as “Because I Was Blind” or “Hipsterboy” or their fantastic cover versions of the HIGH NUMBERS‘ mod-anthem “Zoot Suit” or THE DIXIE CUPS‘ “I’m Gonna Get You Yet”, their sound will capture you and make you dance and shake right away!

You can hear it instantly, these boys just love 60’s music, Garage, R’n’R, Beat and Surf. They manage to mix all these genres playing old school beat music with their secret weapon: a combination of vocal harmonies with a huge instrumental base. THE CHICKENBACKERS will
surely make you shake your hips with their rhythm and beat sound!

 

LE CHIFFRE ORGAN-IZATION – Ritual In Soho 7″

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Ritual In Soho Funky Miracle







LE CHIFFRE ORGAN-IZATION is the instrumental equivalent and side-project of our favourite French gentlemen, the fabulous GENTLEMEN’S AGREEMENTS. This is 60s Mod/hammond-sound/Acid Jazz/Freakbeat from outta space! Fantastic jazzy organ sounds, a groovy beat, wild guitar, cool bassline and a touch of funk add up to an irresistible mixture that is the perfect soundtrack to a great 60s-dance-party!

Covered in stylish 60s artwork it perfectly matches its yellow vinyl-sibling not only musically but also visually.

The A-Side “Ritual In Soho” starts off with a cool, mystic bass and escalates into afiery hammond-explosion, leaving you with a fabulous 1960s-movie-soundtrackfeeling. The flipside of the 45, “Funky Miracle”, is indeed funky through and through and makes you wanna move instantly.

What an incredible instrumental surprise by these talented musicians! If you are into cool hammond-driven acid jazz/60s-beat/soul and like bands such as the Italian LINK QUARTET and, needless to say, THE GENTLEMEN’S AGREEMENTS, you will certainly fall in love with LE CHIFFRE ORGAN-IZATION!!

 

LE CHIFFRE ORGAN-IZATION – The Harlem Incident 7″

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The Harlem Incident Pork Belly Burnt Ends







LE CHIFFRE ORGAN-IZATION is the instrumental equivalent and side-project of our favourite French gentlemen, the fabulous GENTLEMEN’S AGREEMENTS. This is 60s Mod/hammond-sound/Acid Jazz/Freakbeat from outta space! Fantastic jazzy organ sounds, a groovy beat, wild guitar, cool bassline and a touch of funk add up to an irresistible mixture that is the perfect soundtrack to a great 60s-dance-party!

Covered in stylish 60s artwork it perfectly matches its blue vinyl-sibling not only musically but also visually.

Starting off with the raving A-side “The Harlem Incident”, these boys just seem to go wild on their instruments while producing a truly mindblowing sound with groovy organ, wild guitar and dynamic percussions. Yet the B-side “Pork Belly Burnt Ends” has no less to offer and will leave absolutely anyone in a funky dance-mood!

What an incredible instrumental surprise by these talented musicians! If you are into cool hammond-driven acid jazz/60s-beat/soul and like bands such as the Italian LINK QUARTET and, needless to say, THE GENTLEMEN’S AGREEMENTS, you will certainly fall in love with LE CHIFFRE ORGAN-IZATION!!

 

TOKYO BLUES BREAKERS – Same LP

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Lead Guitar Side Guita Yardbirds Is Playing At My House London Is Burning Blues Blues In 1969 Forever Young Blues Citroen Blues Go Blues Train Go Namiki Mata Au Hi Made (Lovers & Fools) This Is Radio One
Alcohol Land 5-4-3-2-1
Sha La La

Tokyo Blues Breakers are three mad dogs that have time-warped from 1969! They break the Delta blues, 60’s Garage, Motown, Punk – because they love them! Also, they love VOX and Rickenbacker and Theremin. (But they don’t break these. Because expensive!)
These guys are what you can call the forefront of the next Japanese garage scene!
Experience wild rhythms, runaway guitars and beautiful croaky voices from beginning till end.

Alongside songs like “Lead Guitar Side Guitar” with cheeky harmonica and a cool rhythm&beat and a heavy portion of Garagepunk Japanese-style you will find incredibly catchy and highly addictive tunes like “Yardbirds Is Playing At My House” that once you’ve heard them, you’ll catch yourself humming weeks later! The trio also included a
wild cover-version of MANFRED MANN’s “5-4-3-2-1” and a lo-fi pop-punky version of the hit-song/ballad “Mata Au Hi Made” by Japanese Tom Jones KIYOHIKO OZAKI that fit in with their original songs perfectly.

So get yourselves ready for a fantastic rocking debut by some truly wild Japanese!!

 

LET’S GO’S – Heibon Cherry LP

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Heibon Cherry                    Lovesong Nightmare 
Kaiju Let's Go's                  Highball 
Traveling Girl                     Can't Sit Still Anymore! 
Leather Boots                    Teenage Monster 
Wild Thing                         I Like Your Band 
Everyday People                1,2, BOMB! 
                                    

 

Imagine a female Garage-version of THE RAMONES, then add some crazy Japanese spirit and you’ll get THE LET’S GO’s!

The Tokyo-based girly power-trio was founded in 2006 and ever since has released 3 albums on CD, a couple of 7”es, appeared on a few Japanese compilations and played numerous unforgettable liveshows and tours throughout Japan. Their next stop is a US-tour this upcoming summer and their next  goal to conquer the world! Consequently, a release on SOUNDFLAT RECORDS seemed absolutely essential!

And here it comes, their brand-new album “HEIBON CHERRY” is full of pure energy with 12 rocking tunes to go wild to! Alongside wild punk-anthems like the title-song “HEIBON CHERRY” or “Lovesong Nightmare” the girls also added songs like “Traveling Girl”, that has a slightly calmer and catchy Japanese PopPunk-melody and thereby makes the album diverse and fun at the same time!

These girls seem to have punk’n’roll in their veins, not least because the band features GUITAR WOLF Seiji’s daughter. A power-record that needs to be listened to at maximum volume and certainly shouldn’t be missing on your Garagepunk-shelf!

So, 1, 2, 3 – LET’S GO!!

 

BAD BEATS – Off The Hook LP/CD

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What You Trying To Say      Off The Hook 
Ain't No Friend Of Mine       Friday Night 
Don't Mean Nothin             Come Back Home 
Too Bad                            Gooseback Machine 
The Way It Is                    Can't Understand 
Inside Looking Out            Waiting Around To Die 

 

Garage rock is alive and well in 2019. It lives in the alleys of East Vancouver, born and bred in the traditions of the Pacific Northwest and raised on Pebbles and Nuggets. Armed with a Fender Telecaster, an Acetone organ, and a soulful frontman whose harmonica work might send Little Walter to AA, it finds many new converts and takes no prisoners. It is THE BAD BEATS.

Following on the success of 2016’s “His Vengeful Hand”, incendiary local shows and a handful of recent tour dates on the other side of the Atlantic, THE BAD BEATS serve up a dozen high-octane blasts on their second SOUNDFLAT-release, mixed in mono for your lo-fi pleasure.

Eight blistering originals complement the four covers on “Off The Hook”, including THE ROLLING STONES‘ title track and a haunting version of the TOWNES VAN ZANDT ballad “Waiting Around To Die”. The lone instrumental, “Gooseback Machine” is a straight-up driving blues jam featuring a guest aappearance by Canadian ex-pat Spencer Evoy (MFC CHICKEN) on sax.

The album fills out with a sonic barrage of three-minute garage shock morsels guaranteed to keep your head bobbing and knee jerking. Hey Hey, My My, Garage Rock Will Never Die. Or is it, My My, Hey Hey, Garage Rock is Here to Stay? Either way, long live the BAD BEATS!

 

CAYMAN KINGS – Marigold Under Scales LP

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Pink & Blue                 Workplace Wellness 
Mercy Kill                   I Wish I Had More Time
Live In My Time          Less Yarns More Barns
Gorgeous Enough        Shaming Prince
Charles' Theory          Gore & Glory 


Finally the wait is over – the brand-new album “Marigold Under Scales” by the fabulous CAYMAN KINGS is here – and what a smashing hit-album it is!

The album is released on LP (SOUNDFLAT RECORDS) and CD / Digital Download (WTPS MUSIC) and it builds on its predecessor “Suffering Chelsea Boots” nicely, while the psychedelic influence is a little more distinct than before, not just through its trippy coverartwork.

Starting off directly with the wild “Pink & Blue” with its heavy organ, fuzzy guitars and vocal harmonies, one certainly cannot deny their 60s Garage/Freakbeat-influence while the boys remain true to their fresh, unique sound that by no means sounds old-fashioned.

If it is “Gorgeous Enough” or “Workplace Wellness” with more of a wild and fast Garagepunkattitude or “Live In My Time” with a touch of folky components – you simply get addicted to these catchy tunes with striking vocals, infectious rhythm and beat, wild guitars and raving organ.

Finally “Less Yarns More Barns” and “Gore & Glory” mark the more psychedelic tunes of the record with reverb, jazzy organ, a more symphonic, experimental composition up to oriental psychedelic elements.

An incredible new album by these wild French boys, which won’t leave your record player again easily!