The Austerity Program – Bible Songs 1

The Austerity Program continue their trend of uneasy listening with this caustic and bone-crushingly heavy barrage of uncomfortable and scorched noise rock.

USA Nails – Life Cinema

On Life Cinema, USA Nails  continue to hack, carve and flesh out this ghastly totem of their acerbic and unique sound.

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.

Sugar Horse – Druj

Describing themselves as a “decidedly average band” and everyone being the bassist from Iron Maiden, it’s fair to say obnoxious Birthday-ruiners, Sugar Horse are a great bunch of lads.

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. 

Irk – Recipes From The Bible

Deliciously uncomfortable seems to be Irk’s mantra and they manage this over the course of the 9 track slab of warped, snarling wreckage that is Recipes From The Bible.

Prayer Group – ICUP

Prayer Group are an excellently named noise bunch of lads from Richmond, Virginia. Why should you care? Read on to discover more.