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.

Charger – S/T

Charger seem to have one goal; to finish a song as quickly as possible and blast through into the next one.

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.

Dead River Kings – Hymns of Hope and Despair

Dead River Kings hail from River Tees in the North, but sound like they’ve more in common with Maryland southern-rock  and even elements of the sadly defunct-Bad Guys especially in the throaty vocal delivery and the truckload of riffs they drive up an dump on your porch. 

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.

Photo from Possan

Voodoo Person – RIP Keith Flint

It feels odd reporting this, as we don’t really do news stuff, but after discussion with my fellow Keep It Fast-er, we thought it would be only right to pay tribute to Keith Flint of The Prodigy, who sadly passed over the weekend.

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. 

Spielbergs -This Is Not The End

Norway’s Spielbergs are an interesting prospect. Their debut album, This Is Not The End, is an odd beast – with its The Hotelier meets American Football album cover