Hawk Eyes – Advice

Advice by Hawk Eyes is a dark, brooding body of work. A concept piece offering guidance, corrupted narrators and bizarre tales of defiance, acceptance and grim determination.

Wizard Rifle – S/T

There’s a kind of unholy majesty about the songs on offer here – each of these five tracks feels expansive, monstrously heavy and crams so many ideas and twists within its layers.

Horseflies – Lucidity

Portsmouth’s Horseflies are made up from current and ex-members Deluxe Flamingos and Attack! Vipers! and have been kicking around since 2016, treating us to their noisy, discordant racket.

False Bliss – Ritual Terrains

What strikes you at first about Ritual Terrains is the fluidity of the music on offer – it seamlessly flows together as one orchestrated piece of work as tracks meld and reshape together as a cohesive body of sound.

USA/Mexico – Matamoros

The press release for USA/Mexico’s second album, Matamoros, features the words “once you’re comfortably settled in…” which I have to say is an odd turn of phrase, considering this is a turbulent and disturbing slab of vomit-inducing horror.

Sofy Major – Total Dump

It’s great when a band doesn’t take themselves seriously. France’s Sofy Major don’t really fit into the noise rock template – they’re more likely to flush it down the toilet than conform, which is refreshingly brilliant.

Ils – Pain Don’t Hurt

Ils (pronounced “ilz”) are a four piece from Portland, signed to French label Pogo Records and Pain Don’t Hurt is their first EP and it’s an ugly and disturbing racket. 

Ampwrecked 16: New Music For Your Ears

Happy New Year! We’ve been on holiday. Here’s some new music for you to absorb from Snapped Ankles, Heavy Lungs, USA/Mexico, The St. Pierre Snake Invasion and Tiny Moving Parts.