Aural Delights 138


  1. Wailin’ Storms – Down In South Texas – Shiver
  2. ZX+ – Mud and Rubble – Don’t Drink The Water
  3. Ion-Morph & U Bob – Evening Sunset – Evening Sunset
  4. Limbs – Pencil Shavings Pop – Pencil Shavings Pop
  5. The Things – Nobody Wonders – EP1
  6. Cottaging – Bermuda Comptroller – The Amyl Banshee EP
  7. Zx+ – Track 05 – Don’t Drink The Water
  8. The Bird and the Monkey – Eat Your Star – Bowery Burns
  9. The Permanent Smilers – Ghosts – Single
  10. John Cale – Dead or Alive – Honi Soit
  11. Jingo – Ghost In The Machine – Single
  12. The Madding Crowd – God’s Greatest Flaw – God’s Greatest Flaw
  13. The Things – 1000 Stars – EP1
  14. ZX+ – Pet Sematary – Don’t Drink The Water
  15. Limbs – Moonglade – Pencil Shavings Pop
  16. The Things – Can’t Seem To Make You Mine
  17. Radiohead – High And Dry – The Bends
  18. Dave Graney ‘n’ the Coral Snakes – World Full Of Daughters – At His Stone Beach
  19. Periscope – Rivers and Pharaohs – Single
  20. Waylon Thornton – Strange Looking Child – Single
  21. Deepshade – Haven’t Said A Word – Single
  22. The Things – Pieces of You – EP1


  1. Originally self-released on Bandcamp in 2014, Magic Bullet Records has reissued the album across all digital platforms leading into the autumn release of One Foot in the Flesh Grave, the bands debut full-length album. Originally formed in the unrelenting heat of Corpus Christi, Texas, Wailin’ Storms migrated east and ended up in Durham, North Carolina. Producing a mix of doom-punk and swampy rock with elements of their prior and current surroundings culminate into a unique and volatile brew, overridden with ominous vocal elements reminiscent of bluesy masters like Howlin’ Wolf and Samhain, and musically carved from the Southern American East Coast with emotive nods to Destruction Unit, Clockleaner, Unsane, and Pussy Galore. The band’s output is incessantly passionate and harrowing in its entirety; the songs, dark and gritty, with incisive guitar slicing through heavy, churning rhythms. Lead singer Justin Storms howls convincingly amongst the cacophony, belting along as if he’s looking to recruit others to join in with him at any moment. After two successful EPs — 2011’s Bone Colored Moon and 2014’s Shiver — the band began collaborating with members from various bands, including Bats and Mice, to release their debut LP, One Foot In The Flesh Grave.  Website and Bandcamp.
  2. As previously reviewed I am working my way through this fine album from Stephen Evans ZX+ Project
  3. A new collaboration from Ion-Morph due for release on German Shepherd Records on 24th July 2015
  4. New EP from the Bolton funsters – Bandcamp 
  5. The legendary Manchester garage psych band The Things return after a 30 year gap with a stunning slab of infectious sounds.
  6. Bandcamp
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  8. Brought to my attention by Dusty from West Coast Sick Line – Website
  9. Under the guise of The Permanent Smilers, Rich Lemongrower has written, recorded and overseen several albums in recent years. Despite there being no intention to fully release them, one still crept out to be featured prominently in The Sunday Telegraph supplement. Prior to that, in the early 1990’s, as the songwriter behind The Lemongrowers, he released two albums on the Norwich based Noisebox label. Both were very well received and national as well as international airplay followed, including several songs being aired by John Peel. More recently, Rich appeared several times on Channel M television in Manchester to perform a single. He ended up also reviewing the sport and even the papers! Again, the song was very well received, knocking the Manic Street Preachers off the top spot in the local charts. The Permanent Smilers are fronted by Rich Lemongrower, who writes the songs, sings them, and is responsible for guitars, keyboards and most of the percussion. Jonny Cole plays bass, and Pete Fraser drums. Dave Land (Starlight Express, Dame Shirley Bassey, amongst many others) guests on a number of tracks playing trumpet or flugelhorn. David Pye (Transgressive) completes the team by mixing the songs.
  10. Cale’s seventh solo album was released in 1981 and was his only release to chart in the United States.
  11. Hot off the back of their latest release, A.D.D, just a matter of weeks ago, Jingo are ready for round two with Ghost In The Machine, the next track to be lifted from their upcoming EP (25th September). A.D.D. delivered the lust, passion and unbridled enthusiasm that the band are quickly becoming renowned for. Recorded at the renowned Soup Studios (Daughter, Johnny Flynn, The Kills, The Maccabees, Roots Manuva) and mastered by Kevin Blackler (Johnny Cash, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Strokes, The Raconteurs, Prodigy). Jack Buckett and Joe Reeves met Katie (now) Buckett in Brooklyn, New York, before luring her back to the bright lights of East London. On returning to the big smoke, guitars in hand; Jingo, along with the new addition to the rhythm section, Chris Smith, have found themselves drawing influence from BRNS, Not Blood Paint, Interpol, Wolf Alice, Jeff Buckley and Prince to create their vivacious, driving sounds. In 2013 the band won the “Made in Shoreditch” competition that entitled them to two days recording time at the infamous Strongroom Studios (Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, Radiohead, British Sea Power, Primal Scream) – the end result of which was “When You Want Me: a single doused in originality that begs to be heard.
  12. From a new release on Bandcamp
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  17. I was working my way through the box set of Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom and this little beauty closed one of the shows and reminded me of the band at it’s creative peak. Often imitated but never bettered.
  18. Dave has The Coral Snakes back for a few gigs at the moment so I thought I would dig this one out.
  19. New single from the mighty Peri – available from Zozak Records
  20. Genuine North Florida rock n’ roll. Homemade, the way it should be. Bandcamp
  21. cHailing from Wigan in the North West of England, Deepshade are quickly making new friends with their formidable grungy alternative-rock sound that takes from the fundamental elements of Nirvana, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Alice In Chains, as well as incorporating The Doors and even Beck. The UK noise beasts are poised to nationally release their debut album ‘Everything Popular is Wrong’, which is out Friday 25th September through all stores. Formed in late 2013 by David Rybka (vocals/guitar), Tom Doherty (bass) and Paul Barlow (drums), the eclectic trio aspire to create a genuinely sonic experience that delivers something fresh to the British music scene. With an established loyal following throughout the North, cultivated by a flurry of explosive live shows, Deepshade have also gained airplay support from BBC Introducing and a plethora of alternative radio stations within the UK, EU and USA. In spite of being together for just short of eighteen months, the threesome have also been recognised by the broadsheet publication “The Guardian” as one of the ‘Hot Top Ten Unsigned British Bands To Check Out’.The off-kilter rockers have recently signed to UK label/management ‘Ambicon Music Group’ and earlier this year they released a free debut download single ‘Tattoo’, which garnered accolades from Krank TV and rock media worldwide. Deepshade now stride forward with their debut album “Everything Popular is Wrong”, recorded with producer John Kettle (Merry Hell, Moko, Tansads) and mastered by Fran Ashcroft (Spin Jupiter Spin, Gorillaz). The record is a call to arms for anyone who is absorbed by gritty rock akin to Kyuss and Led
    Zeppelin. Boasting ten colossal tracks, the album has some stellar highlights, from the opening snaring riff attack of ‘Time’, to the Nirvana/QOTSA-esque guile of ‘Lowlights’, through to the infectious angular assault of ‘Sad Sun’. With festival appearances and tours in the works, Deepshade are ready to take over
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