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Young Planetary Release New EP Via Hidden Home Records

Young Planetary IATNAYTSIdaho’s post hardcore punk quintet, Young Planetary, released their latest EP, I Am The Night And You’re The Sunrise, via Hidden Home Records at the end of last month. The EP is now available on CD and digital formats as well as being available for streaming and download via iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and most major digital platforms.

Young Planetary‘s Facebook page can be found here

You can stream and purchase I Am The Night And You’re The Sunrise here

Hands Off Gretel Announce UK Tour With Skating Polly

Skating Polly Hands Off Gretel Tour July 17Alternative new wave grunge band Hands Off Gretel from South Yorkshire, will support US band Skating Polly on six dates of their headline UK tour this July. The two bands, both heavily influenced by riot grrrl bands of the 90’s, first met when Lauren Tate from Hands off Gretel watched Skating Polly supporting Babes in Toyland in 2015 in Manchester. Following an exchange of CD’s at this gig, Hands off Gretel were invited to support Skating Polly in London in 2016 and played a sold out gig at the Lock Tavern.  Skating Polly return to the UK in July, to support Kate Nash on her European tour, inbetween these dates they will play a series of headline dates and have asked Hands Off Gretel to join them as special guest on their headline UK tour.

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Night Owls Release New Single ‘Out Of My Head’

Night Owls promo June 17Night Owls have announced their return with a brand new single, Out of My Head, that is now available via Till Deaf Do Us Party Records. The Night Owls have taken a leaf out of the shoegaze scene handbook for their new single, that sees them taking a doped up, dreamy and melodically obtuse approach to their raucous serrated grunge pop. The band will play a single launch show on the 24th June in Leeds at Hyde Park Book Club, with support coming from La Bête Blooms and Treeboy & Arc.

You can stream Out Of My Head here and view the Night Owls tour dates below

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Muskets Announce UK Tour With Weatherstate

Muskets Tour Aug 17Muskets found their birth in Brighton, UK where they quickly engaged in the city’s always growing music scene. Here, they connected with like-minded peers who held a shared DIY ethos and influence of grunge, punk and emo sounds. Now the band have announced a series of UK dates with Weatherstate that commence on August 11th at Southampton, The Joiners.

Muskets will be releasing a new single shortly, and a full album will follow later this year.

You can view the video for their last single, 17 Years, and Muskets tour dates, below Read More…

Sharkmuffin Tsuki

Sharkmuffin

Tsuki

Little Dickman Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

The core of Sharkmuffin is the New York duo of Tarra Thiessen and Natalie Kirch, along with other musicians who flesh out their line up for live shows, currently the line up is augmented by Drew Adler on drums and Chris Nunez on guitar, and has previously included Hole‘s Patty Schemel. The duo proudly integrate a wide range of influences into their sound, everything from The Ronettes to Nirvana is thrown into the melting pot to create a unique combination of styles, now Sharkmuffin have released their sophomore album, Tsuki, that follows on from their 2015 debut full length, ChartreuseTsuki is available via Little Dickman Records from today, the 5th May 2017, on celestial splatter vinyl and download formats.

Tsuki starts with a short introduction that contains some wise words on Grandmother Sharkmuffin Says, “don’t worry about shit but you go have a fun time”, following that piece of wisdom Sharkmuffin seem intent on following her advice. Space Glow kicks in and manages to embrace their broad influences with a short slice of lo-fi garage punk, but that’s not the end of the story. The attitude and delivery varies across the whole of Tsuki, whether it’s the full on fuzz of Stacey, the more sinister vibe of the innocent sounding Puppy Love, the dark undercurrent of I Wanna Be You, the unsettling mid way marker of Atama or the twisted sixties pop of Too Much Fun and unsettling psyche soundscape of Scully Is A Sharkmuffin, this is album that veers wildly across genre’s.

Grandmother Sharkmuffin clearly knows her stuff as Sharkmuffin have delivered an album that manages to embrace the swagger of garage punk, the attitude of the punk and the drive of grunge, which are all wrapped up in a twisted lo-fi pop sensibility. There is a heavy influence from the riot grrrl and grunge scenes, along with an ever pervading sway from the worlds of punk and garage, in short Tsuki is an incredibly original hybrid of pretty much everything from the headier side of the alternative scenes, not an easy trick to pull off but Sharkmuffin have done exactly that with an idiosyncratic and unpredictable album.

Tsuki can be ordered via Little Dickman Records here

Sharkmuffin‘s website can be found here

Daddy Issues Release Stream Of ‘I’m Not’ From Deep Dream LP

Daddy Issues Deep DreamNashville three piece indie grunge band Daddy Issues are bravely tackling the trauma of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse in their new single, I’m Not. Daddy Issues have released a stream of the new track that is taken from their debut LP, Deep Dream, which will be released on May 19th 2017 via Infinity Cat Records.

You can stream I’m Not via NPR here and pre-order Deep Dream here

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Daddy Issues To Release Debut Album ‘Deep Dream’

Daddy Issues Spring Tour 17Nashville indie grunge band Daddy Issues have announced the release of their debut album, Deep Dream, and they’ve shared a new track, In Your Head. Deep Dream will be released on May 19th via Infinity Cat. Daddy Issues are currently on tour with Tacocat and will swing through SXSW after a stop at Savannah Stopover, followed by a tour with Diet Cig. 

You can stream the track In Your Head via The Fader here and pre-order Deep Dream here

You can view Daddy Issues tour dates by clicking on the tour flyer

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Jake Clarke / Spur

Split

Disposition Collective
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

As with almost every split EP and album I’ve encountered this is a story of two very distinct halves, the first half dozen tracks feature the debut solo release by Philadelphia’s Jake Clarke, who is best known for the two albums that were recorded with Superheaven, whilst the flip side features fellow Pennsylvannians Spur, who bring their impressive shoegaze influenced dream punk sound to the split. This album will be released via the Disposition Collective on the 3rd February 2017, the vinyl edition, that will be issued on black and swirl variants, is now available for pre-order, and the digital version of the album will be available from the release date.

Jake Clarke‘s first solo effort continues where Superheaven left off, Get It Together kicks off Jake Clarke‘s half of the split, this track is the closest to his work with his former outfit as it’s a subdued grunge influenced number, after this things a mellower turn, and in the case of Part 2, a spacier more experimental approach is evident. This is Jake Clarke‘s first solo release and he has delivered a stripped down version of Superheaven‘s trademark sound, this is a much more sensitive recording than his fans will be used to, but it’s one that carries the same sensibilities as his former outfit.

Spur bring their indie influenced dream punk and they bring this release to life, there’s a clear influence from a broad range of styles, including shoegaze, emo, post hardcore and the indie scene of the late eighties on their side of the split, and it’s one certainly carries more energy than the subdued half dozen songs from their counterpart on this split. The stand out track on the album comes in the form of the much darker and heavier number, Freeze, along with this you get three breezy energetic indie influenced numbers and they close their side with the dark and dramatic piano led number, Moon.

With any split release you are going to find yourself falling for one half of the EP, for me Spur‘s contribution was one that had more of an appeal, but that’s not to dismiss Jake Clarke‘s contribution, as the two artists featured on this album do compliment each other nicely. Jake Clarke‘s debut solo release gives you an indication of the direction he’ll be headed in when his debut full length is released, and Superheaven fans will not be disappointed by the road he’s headed down. Spur have marked themselves as a band I’m going to be watching closely, the variation across their five tracks indicates they are no one trick indie pony, the contrast between the light energetic upbeat compositions and their darker fuzzier alter ego has certainly piqued my interest.

The Jake Clarke / Spur Split Album is available for pre-order here

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Late Night Flights

Jousthouse

Self Released
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Rating: 3/5

 
 

 

 

Minneapolis rockers Late Night Fights are a trio featuring Ryan ‘Guanz’ Guanzon, guitar and vocals, Shane ‘Train’ Peckham, bass, and Daniel ‘Sledgehammer’ Johnson, obviously the drummer, who self released their debut album, JoustHouse, earlier this month. This is a band that unashamedly draws heavily on it’s influences, these range from grunge and alternative to alt rock and post hardcore, which if nothing else guarantees that this will be a discordant and distorted debut. Jousthouse, delivers angst and melody that is more than a touch reminiscent of the Seattle grunge era, but it is delivered with a contemporary feel that keeps Late Night Flights from sounding like a complete anachronism.

Jousthouse kicks straight in with Nothing To Lose, this is a Queens Of The Stone Age influenced slice of alt rock that delivers a serious punch, it follows this up with three more heavy duty slabs of grunge infused guitar heavy rock, it’s not until you get to The Only One that they start to move away from the past, and stamp their own identity onto the album. The Only One heralded a change of direction, and after this the album moves into a somewhat a more melodic frame of mind with Ode To Owed, which acts a breakwater before the full tilt alt rock kicks back in for one last time with Break The Chains. This track signified the last rallying call as the album eases into a mellower, at least by Late Night Flights standards, end to the album that demonstrates they are by no means a one trick pony with a distortion pedal.

Jousthouse is an album that owes a hefty debt to nineties alt rock, it’s distorted riffs and gruff vocals vary across the album from the fist pumping and anthemic, to the dark and disaffected, at times the album veers so heavily into the territory of what came before it that it almost takes you back two decades. This is clearly an album that wears it’s influences on it’s sleeves, so much so that it verges on becoming somewhat derivative of the bands that inspired them, in particular Queens Of The Stone Age’s influence isn’t so much worn on the sleeve as tattooed into a sleeve. They manage to stay a step away from being a band that’s living in the past, but being only a step removed does mean that Late Night Flights stands in the shadow of grunge and alt rock, but if that’s an era that you treasure, then you may just have found your new favourite band.

Jousthouse can be pre-ordered via iTunes here and Amazon here

The Black Clouds Release ‘Photograph’ From Forthcoming LP

black-cloud-after-allJersey Rockers The Black Clouds will be releasing their third full length album, After All, on the 6th January 2017. The album is produced by the legendary Jack Endino, and also features a guest appearance by Mark Arm of Mudhoney
 
The Black Clouds have now released Photograph, the lead single from the album, for streaming, the track carries an authentic feel that pays homage to the 90s alt rock greats, but still carries its own uniqueness.
 
You can stream Photograph here
 
Kill The Ill

Brine

Kill The Ill

Inverted Kite Records
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

Brine are a post pop punk band that formed in 2014 in Seattle, the members of Brine have spent much of the last two decades playing together in various bands and projects, the quartet that make up Brine put together a new band, importantly with a new and distinct sound and style, immediately after the dissolution of their previous two projects. They put together their first demo in the summer of 2015, and they have now released their debut album, Kill The Ill, today, 2nd December, via Inverted Kite Records.  

There are so many influences that converge on Kill The Ill that it makes this a hard album to pin down, new wave and power pop are the overriding influences but there are hints of indie, post punk and grunge in Brine‘s DNA that gives them a unique hybrid of styles. Every track is delivered with a signature darkness that is reflected both lyrically and musically, Kill The Ill never quite meets the standard set by it’s superb title track, but that track set the bar for this album so high that it would be a difficult task for any band to better it, as good as the rest of the album is I implore you to give that track a listen at the very least.

The production on Kill The Ill is thankfully minimal, the light touch behind the mix gives Kill The Ill a glorious live feel that suits the material perfectly. Brine blend nuances of punk, new wave and alternative rock into their own unique style, there are echoes of the dark style of Alkaline Trio, and given that Matt Skiba has forsaken that band for arena tours with Blink 182, I would recommend their legion of fans investigate Brine, whilst they differ stylistically from that band they harbour the same darkness at their core, and they deliver it with style.

Kill The Ill can be ordered via Inverted Kite Records Bandcamp here

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Celeb Car Crash

People Are The Best Show

1981 Records
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

Celeb Car Crash are an Italian rock band that have now been with us for almost four years, they formed from the ashes of numerous Italian bands including KlogrLena’s Baedream, Violet Gibson, Waiting for Titor, Convergence, Octave and Opposite Sides. They released their debut album, Ambush!, only a few months after their formation and since that time they have released a number of EP’s and singles and toured Europe relentlessly, now they bring us their sophomore album, People Are The Best Show.

Let Me In, the first single from People Are The Best Show, opens the album in fine style, this is a serious high impact alt rock number that sounds like the best song Velvet Revolver never wrote. The eleven tracks that follow on from the impressive lead single all plough various furrows of the nineties alt rock and grunge scene, but it’s all done so well that I find myself not caring that People Are The Best Show is an unashamedly retro album. I can only think that the final track Nearly In Bloom is a tongue in cheek reference to the Nirvana song of the same name, and I can’t think of a better metaphor for this band. Had Celeb Car Crash been around a quarter of a century ago then they could have been one of the biggest bands on the planet, as it is they deserve to be better known across Europe, and beyond, as this is a fine album, albeit one that has one foot firmly planted in the past.

Like their fellow countrymen Guida this is a slab of rock music that harks back to previous decade, whilst Guida head back further in time for inspiration Celeb Car Crash are informed by the rock and grunge bands of the 1990’s and 2000’s. You can hear the influence of the likes of Alice in Chains, Faith No More, Foo Fighters, Metallica, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden in their sound, there’s nothing wrong with being retro if it’s done well, and believe me People Are The Best Show is done very well, if you have any love for any of the aforementioned bands that have influenced Celeb Car Crash then you’ll adore this album.

The Celeb Car Crash website, with links to purchase or stream the album, is here

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Greys

Warmer Shadow

Carpark Records / Buzz Records
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Rating: 2.5/5

 
 

 

 

What can you say about an album whose choice of cover art is the same as your great aunts choice of wallpaper? Warm Shadow is a strange beast of an album and is a companion piece to Greys’ acclaimed sophomore album, Outer Heaven, that was released back in April. Warm Shadow is comprised of original material by the band, as well as elements from the Outer Heaven recording sessions. The album was released via Bandcamp on October 5th, via Carpark Records and Buzz Records.

Warm Shadow is a sprawling experimental album that combines elements of garage, psychedelia, punk, and pretty much everything else that’s from the dark underbelly of the music world, to create an experimental soundscape. The album opens with Minus Team, this is a dark Sonic Youth inspired noisefest that opens proceedings nicely, UberEats starts as a piece of minimalist power pop, before exploding into fully fledged storm of grungy distortion that in turn abruptly turns into a surreal ending of tape loops and effects. I’d Hate To Be An Actress is a dark lo-fi slice of melancholy discord, and that’s only over the first three tracks. The album continues to change constantly, veering madly between styles and retaining a level of unpredictability that makes this a truly original and challenging album.

An album this varied and unusual is never going to be everyone’s cup of tea, it’s doubtful that even their die hard fans would admit to liking everything on this album, every single track is unique and unusual, and a lot more experimental than it’s sister album. Warm Shadow is the perfect companion to Outer Heaven, whilst that album could never be described as mainstream or in any way, shape or form pop, that is what it sounds like compared to Warm Shadow, this is the sound of a band exploring their dark and experimental side, and they do it well. For anyone who likes their albums to be unpredictable and mind expanding then this this is something you need to explore, for me it’s best enjoyed alongside Outer Heaven but it works equally well as a separate and dark entity. Warm Shadow will be available as a Pay What You Can download on Bandcamp through October 12th, and all proceeds during this time will be donated to Toronto non-profit SisteringSistering is a trans-inclusive agency supporting women from across Toronto who experience first hand the impact of marginalization and poverty. 

Warm Shadow can be downloaded here

Greys Release ‘Warm Shadow’ Companion LP To ‘Outer Heaven’

greys-warmer-shadowsAcclaimed Toronto noise rock band Greys surprised fans today with the release of Warm Shadow, a ten track companion album to their celebrated sophomore LP Outer Heaven, released earlier this year on Carpark Records and Buzz Records. Warm Shadow features the track Fresh Hell which Greys released earlier this month via Bandcamp. Warm Shadow will be available as a Pay What You Can download on Bandcamp through October 12th, and all proceeds during this time will be donated to Toronto non-profit SisteringSistering is a trans-inclusive agency supporting women from across Toronto who experience first hand the impact of marginalization and poverty. Greys will also embark on a slew of tour dates this fall, doing both headline shows and also supporting Bully, Japandroids and White Lung among others. A review of Warm Shadow will be published shortly on The Punk Site.

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Hands Off Gretel

Burn The Beauty Queen

Self Released
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Rating: 5/5

 
 

 

 

Hands Off Gretel were formed by Lauren Tate and Sean McAvinue prior to Hands Off Gretel bursting onto the UK alternative scene early last year when they released their debut EP, Be Mine. Their line up has been augmented with additions of Sam Hobbins, drums, and Joe Scotcher, bass, prior to Hands Off Gretel launching themselves into 2016 with unrestrained zeal. They have retained the DIY ethic and everything about Burn The Beauty Queen, from the artwork to the release of the album, has been done completely and uncompromisingly on their own terms.

Opening track Queen Of The Universe sends a serious message of intent and it builds you up ready for the punkier vibe of the single One Eyed Girl, the album continues to veer between slow burning dark menace and adrenalized numbers. For me Always Right is the stand out track from Burn The Beauty Queen, and is a serious contender for one of my favourite songs of the year, but that’s not to do the rest of the album a disservice, as there isn’t a single weak moment on Burn The Beauty Queen. This is a searing debut album and further proof that Hands Off Gretel are headed upwards and if this doesn’t happen then something is very wrong with the universe.

You can hear the incendiary tones of the likes of The Distillers and Hole in their DNA, along with the influence of the attitude from the riot grrrl movement and bands like L7 and Cay, a band that sadly lie largely forgotten in punks history. I was fortunate to catch Hands Off Gretel at this years Rebellion Festival and I was blown away by just how good they were live, Burn The Beauty Queen only serves to confirm my initial impression that Hands Off Gretel are one of the best new bands to have come from the UK in the last few years.

I can’t think of another debut album from 2016 that’s impressed me this much, Burn The Beauty Queen is an album that you need in your collection. It combines the attitude of punk and the riot grrrl movement but they have channelled that anger and energy to create a fuzz drenched classic that is quite simply one of the best albums I’ve heard this year.

Hands Off Gretel are on tour in the UK for the remainder of 2016 and their tour dates can be found here

You can purchase Burn The Beauty Queen directly from Hands Off Gretel here

Culture Abuse Release ‘Dream On’ Video And Announce US Tour

Culture AbuseSan Francisco’s rowdiest punks, Culture Abuse, have teamed with CLRVYNT to premiere their music video for Dream On one of the infectious blasts of fun from their debut full length, Peach, out now via 6131 Records. Culture Abuse is that rare band that can throw anything at the wall and make it stick, and Dream On is a perfect example of this ability. The song takes punk, hardcore, grunge, and garage, and blends them into the kind of a surprisingly cohesive mix that permeates Peach.

Peach is available now, and Culture Abuse have announced another lengthy run of tour dates to support the album. The band’s North American tour will see them playing shows with Touché Amoré, Tiny Moving Parts, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Creepoid, Drug Church, and many more. 

Peach can be purchased here and you can read The Punk Site review of the album here

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Idiot Genes Release ‘iScratch’ from ‘Oof Bonk’ LP

Idiot Genes OBIdiot Genes specialize in a raw and immature style of punk, balancing explosive grunge and heavily damaged garage rock with a reckless lack of sobriety. The Boston quartet are crude and ready for debauchery, and it’s safe to say they don’t take themselves too seriously in the process. Channelling their mayhem into a genuine studio recording for the first time.

Oof Bonk is due out on September 23rd via Midnight Werewolf Records

You can listen to iScratch here and pre-order Oof Bonk here

You can view Idiot Genes tour dates below Read More…

Idiot Genes New Booze Fueled LP Due Out September 23rd

Idiot Genes OBIdiot Genes specialize in a raw and immature style of punk, balancing explosive grunge and heavily damaged garage rock with a reckless lack of sobriety. The Boston quartet are crude and ready for debauchery, and it’s safe to say they don’t take themselves too seriously in the process. Channelling their mayhem into a genuine studio recording for the first time, Oof Bonk is the band’s latest album and it is due out September 23rd via Midnight Werewolf Records.

You can stream the track Winedust here

You can pre-order Oof Bonk here

Idiot Genes Announce Release Date For Debut Album ‘Oof Bonk’

Idiot Genes OBIdiot Genes specialize in a raw and immature style of punk, balancing explosive grunge and heavily damaged garage rock with a reckless lack of sobriety. The Boston quartet are crude and ready for debauchery, and it’s safe to say they don’t take themselves too seriously in the process. Channeling their mayhem into a genuine studio recording for the first time, Oof Bonk. Due out September 23rd via Midnight Werewolf Records, the record is focused on shattering the mundane and accepting the joys in a shitty existence.

You can the stream the track Junkin’ here  and Oof Bonk can be pre ordered here

Mudhoney Euro Tour

Mudhoney / Los Pepes

Gorilla, Manchester, UK

14th July 2016
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Rating: 4.5/5

 
 

 

 

Mudhoney BQ4A9475 Gorilla lies on the edge of Manchester’s city centre, from the front it appears to be a bar that serves a fine array of alcohol and food, but behind this façade lies a mid sized venue that resembles nothing less than an outsized air raid shelter, albeit a well appointed one that has an extensive range of alcohol for sale. Gorilla lies directly across the road from The Ritz, where Mudhoney played when they last visited Manchester, it seems to me that the more intimate setting for tonights concert is one that should suit both of the bands that are playing tonight perfectly.

Mudhoney BQ4A9367Due to the inevitably awful early evening Manchester traffic the opening act, Los Pepes, have already taken the stage by the time I arrive. The bass from their bone crunching punk ‘n roll immediately starts to rattle my ribcage and it is clear that the volume at Gorilla is reassuringly loud. Los Pepes play a pummelling brand of punk rock, they have been together for a few years and have toured extensively in Europe, but this is their proper first foray into the UK. The prestigious support slot for Mudhoney means they are playing to an appreciative and receptive audience, and they are a band I am left wanting to hear more from.

Mudhoney BQ4A9203I personally last saw Mudhoney live in the late eighties at an appearance at Reading Festival, for some reason my memory of the event is a bit hazy so I’m embracing the opportunity to re-acquaint myself with Mudhoney‘s brand of punk infused garage rock. As it approaches the time for them to take the stage the bar is five deep and the sold out Gorilla is packed to capacity. The temperature is steadily rising in the intimate venue and it keeps rising from the opening instrumental, Fuzzgun. Their trademark fuzz heavy riffs energise the mosh pit from the opening chords until the closing notes that mark the end of the relentless barrage of distortion.

Mudhoney BQ4A9582This is the kind of show that turns the clock back to when Mudhoney were at their critical and commercial peak, there is clearly a sizeable chuck of the audience who remember the era when Mudhoney was an essential part of the alternative scene, and was part of the soundtrack for an entire generation. The clubs and venues from that era are now largely a distant memory but Mudhoney seem to remain as vibrant and energising as ever, whilst they have a tried and trusted style and signature, it is one that has evolved over the years, but importantly it is one which has remained distincty and uniquely their own

Mudhoney BQ4A9529Inevitably the audience explodes into a frenzied mosh pit during Touch Me I’m Sick, pint glasses are launched skyward  from the sweaty and delirious crowd as their debut single from 1988 receives a frenetic outing. Mark Arm then ditches his guitar for the final stages of the set and he prowls the stage like a hybrid of Henry Rollins and Iggy Pop, stopping only to take hefty swigs from a bottle of wine. The enthusiastic crowd howls, stamps and claps for them to retake the stage and, after a brief hiatus, Mudhoney return for a fine encore that inevitably culminates in a stunning and frantic rendition of the classic In And Out Of Grace.

AMudhoney BQ4A9551 bra was thrown onstage during the set, much to the bemusement of Mark Arm, and one member of the audience will clearly be leaving the venue somewhat unsupported, this is not something that Mudhoney will ever have to worry about based on the reception from the enthusiastic Mancunians who were present for tonights concert. There are few bands that have managed to retain the energy levels that were on display during Mudhoney‘s set tonight, after nearly three decades and nine albums that is a testament to their unyielding commitment to remaining truly independent.

Mudhoney BQ4A9672Tonight has been a triumphant return to Manchester for Mudhoney, they played a career spanning set and it speaks volumes about the quality of their later material that it blends seamlessly alongside the established and well known crowd pleasers, this has been one of the loudest gigs I’ve encountered this year and despite it taking three days for my ears to stop ringing I have no complaints. The sweat and beer drenched crowd is herded out in the warm Manchester night and I am not alone in hoping that it’s not too long before Mudhoney return to my neck of the woods.

 

IMG_1352Photography is by Paul Husband, he is an award winning, published photographer based in Manchester, England, you can visit his website here

Set list photo courtesy of Marcelle Jones

You can visit Los Pepes bandcamp here and their facebook page is here 

You can visit Mudhoney‘s website here and the Sub Pop Records website here