JONNY COLA & THE A GRADES
"“All The Young Dudes with the slick rhythms of Blondie, through an endearingly DIY filter... By the time the fuzzy solos are kicking in you'll be waving a feather boa over your head and grinning like a muppet.” (Artrocker)
“Visually exciting and highly invigorating.” (Pure Rawk)
"A monster beat, layered squalls of guitar, and a vocal at once rueful and exultant - 'It was the best I could do in the state I was in,' sings Beth Rettig on 'Confessions', as the guitar ties itself in frayed knots and the bassline strides nonchalantly past in its big boots. Blindness match dirty technology with a big rock racket, and in 'Confessions' - a song about emerging bloodied but unbowed from some unspecified trauma - they've created an anthem that grabs both regret and triumph by the scruff of their necks and sets them marching. Its insistent lope and swagger recalls - sorry, Blindness, I have to mention this - Robert Palmer's 'Addicted To Love'. I wonder if Blindness have ever heard the Ciccone Youth version, with Kim Gordon on vocals? But don't worry. You won't have to file Blindness under 'guilty pleasure'. Just 'Pleasure' will do. 'Broken' is all grinding bass and eruptions of volcanic guitar - that's Debbie Smith on guitar, ex-Curve, and her sheets of noise are instantly recognisable. 'No One Counts' is a bit of a ballad, but it's no shrinking violet. It's got a stuttering machine-beat, that untrammelled six-string overdrive, and plenty of the band's dirty cool. Dirt and coolness? Yes, that's the stuff we like." - Nemesis To Go
THE GALLON BELL
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followed by THE GUIDED MISSILE CLUB til 4am
Arcade Fire - The Beach Boys - Beastie Boys - The Beatles - Belle & Sebastian - Black Sabbath - Blondie - David Bowie - The Breeders - James Brown - Buzzcocks - The Byrds - Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - The Champs - Ray Charles - The Clash - Elvis Costello & The Attractions - The Cribs - The Cure - Devo - Dexy's Midnight Runners - Bo Diddley - Dinosaur Jr - Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Aretha Franklin - Franz Ferdinand - Marvin Gaye - Hot Chip - The Jam - Joy Division - The Kinks - The Knack - LCD Soundsystem - Little Richard - MC5 - MGMT - The Monks - Motörhead - My Bloody Valentine - Neu! - New Order - New York Dolls - Orange Juice - The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Wilson Pickett - Pixies - Elvis Presley - Prince - The Ramones - Otis Redding - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - The Rolling Stones - Roxy Music - Sam & Dave - The Smiths - Sonic Youth - The Sonics - Stereolab - The Stooges - The Stranglers - The Strokes - Talking Heads - The Teardrop Explodes - The Undertones - The Velvet Underground - Jackie Wilson - The Who - Stevie Wonder - Yo La Tengo