Garage-pop or punk-powerpop? Glow Kit don’t gamble on horses – the aesthetics here are dirty, catchy and hard-hitting. In a time when the term ‘pop music’ is luckily no longer a curse word among picky music lovers, we need musicians who know how to write a good pop song. No matter what genre or style this melody relates to! In this case, the Aarhus, Denmark duo devise a blend of garage rock / punk / power pop that draws on inspiration from musicians such as The Beat, Black Lips, the late Jay Reatard and others.
The band Guitar Wolf (ギターウルフ), founded in Nagasaki, Japan in 1987, are known for their piercing vocals and extremely loud style of garage punk that emphasized heavy distortion. They coined the phrase "Jett Rock 'n' Roll", a homage to rocker Joan Jett, which they also use to describe their musical style - an energetic cross between The Ramones, rockabilly, classic punk, and noise rock. The band star in cult classic zombie flick Wild Zero.
Dragster is the name of two different bands. One the project of singer-songwriter Deborah Cavallero and Sleater-Kinney's Lora MacFarlane. The music is jangly pop, reminiscent of Jenny Toomey's older work. Dragster are also a Punk n Roll 5 Piece from Coventry, UK. With fast pounding drums, smooth guitar riffs and a growl from frontwoman Fi that'll blow you away (www.myspace.com/dragstersuicide)
There are two bands calling themselves 'The Feelers.' The more established act is a New Zealand Rock band formed in the early 1990s in Christchurch by James Reid (singer/guitarist), Andy Lynch (lead guitar) Matt Short (Bass) and Hamish Gee (Drums). The Feelers got a record deal with Warner Music and released their first album, SuperSystem, in 1998. It was the second biggest selling album in New Zealand that year.
A band of Italian guys who dress up in sexy cop outfits and play great punk music. Just great.
2003 - Present Spawned from a garage punk night called ‘Bomp’ that was held in their home town of St Helier in Jersey Channel Islands. THE GAA GAA’S formed in 2003 fronted by Gavin Tate, singer/guitarist/synths. They started playing a sound that was somewhere between jazz meets punk inflicted blues. 2005 saw them relocate to Brighton/UK with additional members Jamey Exton (bass), Stewart Brown (drums) and a new sound.
A combustive mix of glam rock riffs, power pop melodies, and lots of punk energy, Cheap Time are the brainchild of Jeffrey Novak, a Tennessee native who began playing in punk bands in his teens. His groups include Jeffrey Novak's One Man Band and the ultra-raw Rat Traps; when the Rat Traps retired in 2006, Novak formed Cheap Time with Be Your Own Pet's Jemina Pearl on bass and Nathan Vasquez on drums.
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NEiLS CHiLDREN are an English three-piece garage punk outfit who formed in 1999 at Harlow College in Essex, where members John Linger (guitar/vocals), Brandon Jacobs (drums) and Tom Hawkins (bass/vocals) were then studying. The band's name came from Linger's obsession with 1960s proto-punk band John's Children; 'Neil' was the nickname of bassist Hawkins. Primarily playing freakbeat-inspired music, the band performed several gigs on the London Mod scene as well as performing in the Harlow Square Rock Contest.