Bitter Sweet Kicks are a self-described "dirty rock n' roll" band from Melbourne, Australia. Influenced by proto-punk (The Stooges) and old school rock music (New York Dolls, AC/DC), their sound is a mix of raucous rock rhythms and rollin' guitar licks. Helmed by the gravelly rasp of Jack Davies (vocals), the rest of the band is anchored by Johnny Kicks (Bass Guitar), Chris Taranto (Guitar), Brendan Charlie (Guitar) and Joe Cunliffe (Drums). http://www.myspace.com/bittersweetkicks
Formerly known as The Muslims, The Soft Pack are a garage punk band from San Diego, California. They have released one single and a 12" EP on 1928 Recordings under their previous name. They have not yet had an official release as The Soft Pack.
for the people in london : upcoming gig ! http://www.last.fm/event/1815048+The+Dead+Pirates+-+Alex+Dew++-+Royal+Zen http://www.myspace.com/lespiratesmorts
http://www.bangart.it/we-are-the/beast.html#mcbess we're based in london, check mcbess's twitter for gig announcements and events
we are looking for a london based promoter
more coming soon www.mcbess.com
The Hipshakes, The Last Next Big Thing from England according to Goner Records! Andrew, Daniel and Bruce bought instruments and formed The Hipshakes at the age of 16 and ‘learned’ to play them. Now, 6 years later they are here to unleash ‘songs’ on people. Having been cruelly rejected by most people in their own country they follow the footsteps of the Real Losers and Black Time, off their boring isle to more exciting locations around the Globe.
Andre Williams (born Zephire Andre Williams in Bessemer, Alabama, on November 1, 1936) is an American R&B and punk blues musician who started his career in the 1950s at Fortune Records in Detroit. Some sources believe that Williams is the long-lost brother of Screamin' Jay Hawkins, a blues musician whose song "I Put A Spell On You" landed on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll charts.
The 126.96.36.199's are a female, three-piece, japanese rock and roll band, whose music is reminiscent of American surf music and garage rock. The band formed in Tokyo, Japan in 1986. The band currently consists of founding members Yoshiko Fujiyama (vocals, guitar) and her sister Sachiko Fujiyama (drums) and long-time bassist Akiko Omo. The group have so named themselves because they do 1950's, 60's, 70's and 80's rock. They do many covers from American rock and roll records.
Dark Times is a punk band from Oslo, Norway. Member of the Black Hole Crew, together with Okkultokrati, Haust, White Juice and Blackest Woods. Releases:
Demo-tape on Ormeyngel Records and Sacred Tapes, January 2011.
Self-titled 7-inch on Sheep Chase Records, November 29th, 2011.
Girl Hate 7-inch on Fysisk Format, 2012 Bandcamp (free download)
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.
The Hatters, formed in the autumn of '08, are a seminal 3 piece garage punk band from Brighton, UK. They are a band with a sound, politics and a punk ethos that sets them apart from the rest. They’re based in Brighton and have been gigging regularly in the south east of the UK. They have now begun to firmly establish themselves as a raw and energetic live act within the Brighton live music scene. www.myspace.com/thehattersmusic