Down I Go are back, and Aum Shinrikyo, their new album about the Japanese doomsday cult is their best yet. Read on to find out what we think…
Keep It Fast’s Top 10 Albums of 2021
It’s been another amazing year, and while I’ve not updated the blog in ages (big life happenings) these are my top 10 albums of 2021. Enjoy.
PABST / Autisti – Split 7″
Surely one of the best kept secrets in the underground music scene is CrazySane Records, right? This little Berlin-based label, run by Chris Breuer of ear-bothers HEADS. has been quietly releasing some great records, split 7″ and EPs over the last few months and slowly building up a name for themselves.
Closet Disco Queen – Sexy Audio Deviance for Punk Bums
Now, that’s a great EP title, seriously – well done the lads from La Chaux De Fonds. Closet Disco Queen are on some kind of bizarre quest to make sure you’re dripping in sweat. No, not through fear, but through their turbo-charged raw, untamed power.
Cotillion – Korean Fan Death
Cotillion are a two-or-three-piece band from New York via the Ukraine and really don’t take themselves too seriously – from the myth-taunting EP title, to the bizarre track names such as Saturday Morning Elevator Trouble and splintermezzo. Yeah, you’re in good hands.
Down I Go – You’re Lucky God, That I Cannot Reach You
Those familiar with Down I Go, will know that a Kickstarter campaign was put together by fellow/rival super-fan, Halldór Heiðar Bjarnason, who invited them out to his Icelandic fljótstunga travel farm to record a new album. You’re Lucky God, That I Cannot Reach You is the warped fruit of their labours and takes the weird metal-hardcore-jazz-harmony-happy-screaming mutation of Down I Go’s sound and amplifies it to the heavens…
Refused – Freedom
You’ve got to admire the guts of these Swedes. Returning/reforming back in 2012 for some shows, which from all accounts from everyone who was lucky enough to see them have been “the best band I’ve ever seen.” Then the announcement of going into the studio to record some more songs.
This is a Review of the Third Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank
The evolution of Adebisi Shank’s sound is a remarkable one. Starting off as a cross between OXES and Don Caballero, they’ve burst through the template of instrumental rock, morphing, re-shaping and transforming Their unique, eclectic style is not of this earth – space rock dementia; a star collapsing, 1,000 spaceships powering up at the same time.