Vive Le France! The Astro Zombies, everyone’s favourite Gallic rockabilly troubadours are back. Not only back, but back to the revolution and deadlier than Madam Guillotine. Not the revolution that saw aristocratic heads roll, but the evil wicked mean and nasty musical revolution of the 1980’s, psychobilly.
Que se passe-t-il?! I hear you cry, and quite right too, of course Bobby and the boys have been performing rabid psychobilly since 1996, their first album conceived in Paul Fenech’s very own studio. Mais méfiez-vous, for this album, the boys have gone way back to the roots, this is vieux école flavoured with garlic and cuisses de grenouilles. That’s not to say a history lesson, they’ve taken the excitement and flavour of early psycho, dragged its carcass to 2014, added red wine and their own surprises with twists to taste.
Frog Legs has all the ingredients to raise the roof of any party, it’s fast, it’s furious, it’s funny and it rocks like crazy. If there were a society for the protection of instruments the Gendarmes would soon be kicking down the Burgundy door the Zombies lurk behind. No mercy is shown to the poor battered double bass, drums and guitar for 12 rumbustious tracks.
These 12 tracks take you on a wild ride, from the delights of eating dismembered amphibians’ limbs and fishy fingers via the perils of reptilian men, monsters, zombies and crazy monkeys, all resulting in a pungent platter.
The Astro Zombies; unmistakably French, undoubtedly psychobilly and most definitely cooking on gas. Music with aroma. Merveilleux!
In the days before punk rock tunes became the stuff of new wave in discos, it once revelled with injection. It gave the youth of yesterday’s society a voice and an identity, a powerful will and a sense of pride. It could not be beaten down or subjected to. The assumption amongst punk rockers was that their music was an expression and rebellion against all things conservative. A time not so long ago when loud guitars and big choruses changed the world forever. A time when the change was heard from the terraces of football grounds and night clubs. Through this passion and punk-rock ethos often referred to as “rebel rousing” we come to a band that takes its name and identity from this very source: The Terraces
The honesty of working class life: unbridled football passion: street-life serenades written about suburban life: anthemic…
Captain Accident crashed on to the UK reggae scene back in 2009, and has been going from strength to strength ever since. What began as a bedroom project quickly turned in to a touring reggae machine! Since the launch of his debut album “Pick Up The Microphone” back in 2010, Captain Accident, along with his band of clumsy musicians – The Disasters, have been touring relentlessly around the UK and Europe, bringing his unique brand of lovers reggae / ska / soul to grateful crowds wherever they go.
Captain Accident’s debut album “Pick Up The Microphone” was released in Summer 2010 through Trench Foot Records. The album has received rave reviews from press and fans alike, as well as such big named DJs as Sir David “Ram Jam” Rodigan MBE. The eagerly anticipated follow-up, “Slippin’ Up”…
Captain Accident crashed on to the UK reggae scene back in 2009, and has been going from strength to strength ever since. What began as a bedroom project quickly turned in to a touring reggae machine! Since the launch of his début album “Pick Up The Microphone” back in 2010, Captain Accident, along with his band of clumsy musicians – The Disasters, have been touring relentlessly around the UK and Europe, bringing his unique brand of lovers reggae / ska / soul to grateful crowds wherever they go.
Captain Accident’s début album “Pick Up The Microphone” was released in Summer 2010 through Trench Foot Records. The album has received rave reviews from press and fans alike, as well as such big named DJs as Sir David “Ram Jam” Rodigan MBE. The eagerly anticipated follow-up, “Slippin’ Up” is…
My name is Simon Nott and I have been writing on a freelance basis since 1990s published nationally and internationally.
In 2011 I decided to use my knowledge and contacts and offer my services as a music publicist and it took off pretty much immediately. It has to be said that the bands and releases I have worked on have been far from mainstream and not the easiest to gain publicity for. That said I have been very pleased with the results I have achieved for many of my clients including reviews in several national monthly titles.
I target publications from the top glossies to the newest fanzines, student publications and local press from an ever-evolving list of contacts. I pride myself on contacting each editor and writer personally whenever possible and have subsequently built up some good working relationships with many…
As the Norwegian hard rockers Gluecifer decided to call it quits in 2005, songwriter and guitar player Captain Poon quickly announced he´d be back with a new band. Bloodlights, a name he developed from some peculiar “on the road blackouts” during endless touring with Gluecifer, released their self titled début early 2008.With his new band, the Captain took the step into the centre of the stage as both lead singer and guitar player, joined by guitarist Howie B. joined his left wing. After a couple changes in the rhythm section, drummer Woody Lee and newly recruited bass player Chis Banjo are now making the Bloodlights engine rock more steady than ever.After a hectic year of 2008 touring their début album, along with acts such as Monster Magnet, Millencollin, Die Toten Hosen and The Hellacopters, they went back in the studio to record their second album “Simple Pleasures” in 2009.Another stint of touring followed the release, and along with tons of European gigs Bloodlights also did their first shows in Japan. As they started the work on their third record, the process turned into a long and chaotic one. After having finished what was meant to be the bands third album in the summer of 2011 things started to stumble. Front-man Captain Poon felt the band needed a sharper edge and decided to scrap the whole record, and start over again with new songs and a new approach.”Tons of hard work and money spent couldn’t shake off my second thoughts. We needed a rougher output, and define what we wanted to sound like. It sucked making that decision back then, but I know we did the right thing” states Captain Poon. A good eighteen months later the band is finally ready to let go of “Stand Or Die”,. This time with a content that suits the title as well as the attitude of the band. The boys from Oslo are taking no prisoners this time as they are blasting out tracks like “10 Times” “Arms Around it” “Roll With Me” and “Sure Shot”Anyone who feared traditional rock music might gasp its final breath in 2013 have nothing to worry about with this third Bloodlights disc. From start to finish this record is sure to rattle your windows and make you sweat with its hot riffage while simultaneously pitchforking major melody into your brain socket. The kings have indeed returned.
Bloodlights – Stand Or Die 1. Roll With Me 3.23 2. Arms Around It 2.57 3. Shit For Gold 2.31 4. Sure Shot 3.31 5. 10 Times 2.12 6. Blackouts And Landmines 3.33 7. Stand Or Die 2.52 8. Time To Kill 3.23 9.I Got Mine 3.21 10.Dive Into The Void 3.42
Captain Poon – guitar / vocals Howie B. – guitar / backing-vocals Woodie Lee – drums Chris Banjo – bass / backing-vocals
Check out their brand new video clip ‘Arms Around It’ here.