Monday 15 April 2024

Radium Dolls - I Think Your Boyfriend Likes Me Too

  


  Quite often on a Monday morning, choosing which song I feature is very easy. I just go with the one that was most popular on last night's show. I think it's fair to say that this week it was this one.


  Radium Dolls (https://www.facebook.com/radiumdolls) are a quartet from Brisbane who introduced themselves in 2020 with the Bel-Haven ep. You can find that and a couple more early singles here :  https://radiumdolls.bandcamp.com/ 

  They returned last month with a debut album titled Legal Speed which is available on limited edition vinyl (https://f17f0d.myshopify.com/products/legal-speed-12-vinyl). You can check it out (along with their more recent singles) here : https://open.spotify.com/album/0K4RK13YfUVFmbOOPpiK96

  It's an album that mixes Aussie punk with alt rock and it features some very fine (and catchy) tunes just like this one. A real mean tune, this is I Think Your Boyfriend Likes Me Too... 


Friday 12 April 2024

Neon Kittens - Don't Get Me Started

  


  Maybe you remember New Years Eve 2023. It was the 10th anniversary of Just Some Punk Songs and it was the day I first featured a song by York band Neon Kittens (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100088163643448). I commented; "they're a band that are unlikely to ever be part of the mainstream, they very much dance to their own beat." 
  Well that sentiment is front and center of the opening track of the band's new album. These are the lyrics : 

Don't even get me started on that you might never get me to stop don't get me started on that oh boy, you'd better not we are so underground that it's insane no one listens to us no one knows our name don't even say that to me you know that just pisses me off I'm looking through windows, opening doors and now I just need to stop we are so, underground that it's just mad gonna dig down deeper than we ever have


It pretty much sums up what it's like being outside the mainstream and it's a fine start to a very fine album. 

  The album's titled It's a NO Thing! It's 14 tracks of spoken word quirkiness and it's available from Metal Postcard Records...


  Hopefully songs like this will lead to at least a few more people knowing their name, this is Don't Get Me Started... 

Monday 8 April 2024

The Pill - Worms (Guest Review By Ralph J Rivera)

  


  The Pill (https://www.facebook.com/ThePillOfficial/) from Frankfurt, Germany first appeared as a mystery. Out of nowhere their video for "Government Whore" dropped on Youtube. I was completely floored! Who were this band with this incredible singer. Try "Googling" The Pill LOL! Luckily a second video appeared for the song "Salaryman", just as blistering but with more structure. Now I did what I do best and dug deeper to find out they had an upcoming record coming out on "Sounds Of Subterrania" Records. https://shop.soundsofsubterrania.com/produkt/the-pill-hollywood-smile/

  Well yesterday it finally dropped and this is everything I thought it would be and more. Guitarists Phillip & Tobias, bassist Jan, drummer Sascha and the best female Punk singer in ages, the goddess Sam, have saved the world with this 10 song masterpiece called "Hollywood Smile". This my friends is why we still listen to Punk Rock.  



  They have a serious early Black Flag sound but with a more modern take on it. Kinda like another favorite band of mine The Side Eyes. Blasting right off with the opening cut "Switch" you're in for some Old School California Hardcore played by some German scene veterans.

  The 2 singles are included plus 8 new ones that slither around your brain and will have you shouting "I AM A GOD"!!! I am completely in love with their singer Sam who is like some broken fairy here to lure you into her world. Remember Katie Jane from "Daisy Chainsaw"? Yeah she's THAT kinda kool!

Since yesterday I've listened to this album six times already and this is hands down my pick for "Punk Rock Album Of The Year". I'd advise you to listen too :  https://thepill.bandcamp.com/album/hollywood-smile-2

  It's hard to pick a favorite song but for today I'm picking the rager "Worms". Pogo/Slam Accordingly!
 

Sunday 7 April 2024

Thought Control - Sick & Tired Of The Talking Heads

  


  Thought Control are a hardcore punk band from New Jersey who sprang to life in 2020 as the solo project of John K. He wrote and performed debut ep Shock To The System on his own but by 2022's PSYCHOS, MURDER, & RAPE RULE THE WORLD 7inch ep he'd recruited a full band line up. 

  You can check out those releases here : https://thoughtcontrol.bandcamp.com/ 

  The band are now back with a new 8 song ep (mini album?) on UK label Crew Cuts. It's titled Sick & Tired Of The Talking Heads and it takes no prisoners. It's tagged as "music to make you feel good about being pissed off to" and it's a blast. It's available on vinyl (250 x transparent yellow, 250 x black, 10 x test press) and digital download (although I'm assuming the price of the download will come down?)



  The band will be over in the UK for a few live dates later this month : 


  This is the title track... 

Saturday 6 April 2024

Jesse - Gone Fishing

    


  Can I take it as given that you all love Leatherface? Do we all agree that their 1991 album Mush is one of the greatest of all time? Good, then you'll also love today's song. 

  Jesse were a trio originally featuring Frankie Stubbs, Peter "Spud" Shields and Colin Cumpson (who was later replaced by Leighton Evans). They were active in the mid to late '90s and released a few eps and a self titled album on Rugger Bugger discs. 

  They don't get the recognition that Leatherface still do but they were bloody good and their reputation will only be enhanced by the new reissue of their complete discography on double vinyl lp by Little Rocket Records and Rad Girlfriend Records. I've long thought Frankie Stubbs was one of this country's greatest ever vocalists and this collection goes a long way towards proving that claim. 



  This song is a thing of beauty. It's called Gone Fishing...

LORD AND LADY MUCK AGAIN ESPECIALLY WANT ME TO BE LIKE OPEN SESAME A SEESAW OF A STINKING BORE THAT WILL CHANGE LIKE YOU CHANGE THAT DRESS HAVE I REALLY COME TO THIS? ARE YOU MISSING ME? WHILE YOU'RE KISSING THEM DO YOU SAY THE RIGHT NAME? WHEN THE DAY FINALLY ENDS DO YOU LIE AWAKE? WONDERING IF YOU'VE LOST A BEST FRIEND WHATEVER! I'VE GONE FISHING BUYING SECURITY THINGS SWEARING DOWN ON YOUR LOVED ONES AGAIN THEY SHOULD'VE DIED SOME TIME SINCE IS THERE NOTHING SACRED IN THIS SUPERFICIAL AND FABRICATED MORNING AFTER AT LEAST I'VE NOT COME TO THIS ARE YOU MISSING ME? WHILE YOU'RE KISSING THEM DO YOU SAY THE RIGHT NAME? WHEN THE DAY FINALLY ENDS DO YOU LIE AWAKE? WONDERING IF YOU'VE LOST A BEST FRIEND WHATEVER! I'VE GONE FISHING I'M DYING BECAUSE YOU WANT ME TO BE ANYTHING BUT ME I'M AT FAULT A LOT SO THERE'S ALWAYS HANDS TO WASH AT LEAST I'VE NOT COME TO THIS I'M AT FAULT A LOT

Friday 5 April 2024

No Matter - Wart Hog

  


  No Matter (https://www.facebook.com/nomatterband) are from Northern Ireland and they were previously on here a couple of years ago when I featured a track from their Bad Chemistry album (https://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.com/2022/07/no-matter-its-boring.html). 

  If you missed that album you can check it out here :                        https://nomatter1.bandcamp.com/album/bad-chemistry

  Today I'm posting one of the 2 songs they've contributed to a Ramones tribute compilation from Belfast's Time To Be Proud Records. The comp is titled Hey Ho Belfast Let's Go! and it also features a couple of tracks each from Goon Squad and Brian Young. You can find it here :  https://timetobeproudcompilations.bandcamp.com/album/hey-ho-belfast-lets-go-ramones-tribute



  Originally featuring on The Ramones 1984 album Too Tough To Die, this cover does the original proud. It's called Wart Hog... 

I shot some dope, I feel so sickIt's a sick world, sick, sick, sickDrugs and bitches and junkies and fagsArtificial phonies I hate it, hate it
Sick, sick, sick, it's the price I payIt's a sick world, what can I say?No such thing as an even breakThey steal, they cheat, they take-take-take
I want to puke, I can't sit stillJust shoot some dope and I feel illIt's a sick world, sick, sick, sickIt's a hopeless life, I hate it, hate it
It's a joke, it's a lie, it's a ripoff betIt's an outlaw life, we're a renegade bandDrugs and bitches and commies and queersArtificial phonies, I hate it, hate it

Monday 1 April 2024

CB KIddo - Running To you

  


  Some of you may remember Moncton garage punk outfit Phone Jerks. They featured on here a couple of times https://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.com/2019/10/phone-jerks-three-jobs.html  / https://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.com/2020/02/phone-jerks-out-of-gate.html

  Amongst their line up were Tyler Boots (aka TJ Cabot   https://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.com/2021/06/t-j-cabot-off-edge.html) and his wife Emily Williston. 

  Well, Emily is now back with a solo project called CB Kiddo. She released a Demo single a couple of weeks ago which I featured on last week's show (and which I was going to post on here but Josh over at Faster And Louder introduced us to first https://fasterandlouderblog.blogspot.com/2024/03/cb-kiddo.html).

  Anyway, patience is a virtue as Emily has just released a new single and if the demo was very good, this time around we're entering the realms of greatness.

  It's a couple of tracks of scuffed up catchy garage pop with one side being an original composition and the flip featuring a cover of The Forgotten Rebels' Tell Me You Love Me (it was on the band's 1982 album This Ain't Hollywood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqYXcWFh_g4). 

  I'll play the cover on next week's show but on here you're getting Running To You...