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

Pretty Cruel – Hometown Misery EP

Brisbane bruisers, Pretty Cruel (so nearly wrote vacant) cite Fugazi and Norma Jean as influences,  with nods to punk rock heroes The Bronx in their sound, which is fairly apparent on this brief but bludgeoning EP

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.

Lizard Hips – Top 10 Albums of 2018

Some surprises, some shocks, some “that’s shit mate, why’s that there?” are all present, probably. Or not. Enjoy, my top 10 albums of 2018.

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.

Idles – Joy As An Act Of Resistance

I’m not sure what the best part of Colossus is – I think it’s every single second that it rants, shouts and spits at you, even the moment where all you hear is ragged breathing.