PABST – Skinwalker

From the label that brought you noise-grunge bastards HEADS. and the savage guitar/drum party jams of Closet Disco Queen, emerges more riotous, jet-fuelled sounds to get your ears around. PABST are three lads from Germany making the kind of teeth-shaking racket you would expect.

Night Owls – Informaldehyde

Night Owls are comprised of drummer and vocalist Will Pollard and guitarist Liam Waddell. There particular brand of poison? Well, I’m honestly not sure. If you were to ask them what they sounded like, they’d probably shrug and start chucking things at you until you eventually walked away, looking a bit lost and sheepish.

DTHPDL – The Future

‘Gin and Swearing’ is listed as the genre for DTHPDL’s new EP, The Future. We’re off to a strong start and I haven’t even pressed play yet. DTHPDL (pronounced ‘Deathpodal’) is four-piece band from Edinburgh, started by frontman Alistair J Chivers, with the help from D. MacDonald, Humdrum Jetset and Ross Taylor (on this recording).

Guest post: Jack Murray’s Top 10 Albums of 2015

Professional fruit-down-a-hole chucker (self-proclaimed), Evil Haircut (aka ‘Pumple’) and soon to be possible drummer of Top Fun (Top Gun tribute band), Jack Murray returns to our screens (this website) with his top 10 albums of 2015. Are you ready to party with the best of them?

Brawlers – Romantic Errors Of Our Youth

An autobiographical streak runs through Brawlers’ sound – from the brisk story-telling of Annabel to the girl-chasing bounce of Two Minutes and the drunken bar room chant of the album’s title track, hearts are very much being held up to your face, with the bloody viscera dripping all down your front.

Yearbook – Old bones

Two chords into this EP I went ‘oh yeh pop-punk/emo like that other song of theirs I could be anyone’ then the third chord came and shat on that hypothesis. It was discordant but not that heavy, what it really reminded me of was Inme, remember them?

Brawlers – I Am A Worthless Piece Of Shit

It’s scary how some things enter your consciousness so quickly. After only 2 playthroughs, the superbly titled I Am A Worthless Piece Of Shit has set up a permanent shop inside my head and is proving difficult to budge. Not that you’d want to, because this is fucking brilliant; from the jerking pop-rock of Mothers and Fathers to the anthemic rant-a-thon of the EP title track, this is an absolute blast from start to finish.

Cable35 – Fungus

Not the Cable who were in that Sprite advert. Cable35 are a ‘fungus rock’ power-trio from Malta, now relocated in lovely Sheffield. Those expecting another Arctic Monkeys, get out now. This has more in common with Sub Pop and plaid shirts..