Ampwrecked: New Tracks For Your Ears #7

On Ampwrecked: The Dillinger Escape Plan continue their unpredictability, Beach Slang and The Menzingers fly the flag for passionate punk rock, Red Fang are gloomy as hell, Every Time I Die are insane and Naked Giants just want to surf.

Britney – Britn3y

Not ones for conforming to naming stereotype, Edinburgh’s Britney are far removed from the pop princess. The arrangement of sounds (and that’s what I’m calling them) on Britn3y, that stretch over the brief and brutal 22 minute running time are truly maddening, destructive and horrifically chaotic.

Godhole Vs Crozier – Anthrophobia 7″

*Scratches head* best not to over-analyse this one. More of an artistic concept that actual music; this collaboration between Edinburgh destruction merchants Godhole and Vile Noise mastermind Crozier has crawled from the foetid and pungent streets to say hello.

Axis Of – The Mid Brae Inn

When Axis Of first burst on to the scene, they threw so many curve balls it was difficult to know exactly what or where their sound was going. Their debut album; the pulverising bruise that is Finding St. Kilda sounds like Florida dirt-merchants Torche exchanging the boom string for three chords and more amp-jumping.

Tilts – Cuatro Hombres

Tilts (big pinball fans) have been kicking around for a few years, having funded their first album (Self-Titled) through a Kickstarter campaign; decided to repeat this success with their second effort, Cuatro Hombres (Four Men) achieving well over what they needed – by $2,500 – top work guys! Cuatro Hombres is 10 tracks of bursting, vibrant, raucous, beer-can-smashing rock ‘n roll.

Brody Dalle/Darko/Girl Band – singles round-up

Rounding up the latest and new tracks that have hit my ears this week. Mrs Homme returns, whilst punk rockers Darko unintentionally reference Arrested Development and Girl Band throw another curve-ball of musical weirdness.