Fizzy Blood release new single Pink Magic.

Leeds fuzz-outfit Fizzy Blood are back with their latest single, Pink Magic.  Fresh from a tour supporting Spring King during January/February, the 5 piece band have carved out their musical direction with a pleasurable wrath of introspective themes and anthemic ambition. Pink Magic is a rich tapestry: flicks of gold harmonies, strokes of assertive drum rhythms, and gently coated in the quaint vocals from frontman Benji Inkley.

In comparison to previous tracks released, such as Haunted & ADHD; Pink Magic shows a pop sensibility within the groups brash-DIY style. It’s certainly gaining them attention as the track has been played by BBC Radio 1’s Dan Carter and Huw Stephens.

“Pink Magic is probably the easiest song we’ve ever written. It kind of just fell into our laps when together we were messing around with a Korg, we got a bit of a trance-like groove going and just decided to see how far we could take that before it became boring We never found the answer, instead we got Pink Magic.

The lead guitar part, which at the time I didn’t know was gonna become Pink Magic, came about when I was messing around with a musical phone in the call centre I worked in at the time. Each key was assigned adifferent pitch and pressing them in the order of a phone number pulled from the Hull phone book gives you the melody you hear in the intro​”
– Paul Howells, Guitar

An EP is soon to follow later this year on the bands record label, Killing Moon.

Catch Fizzy Blood live as they melt minds with their own brand of pop-punk meets succulent, synthy jams;

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Demob Happy ‘Holy Doom’ Review

Brighton-based Demob Happy return with 11 tracks overflowing with hip-thrusting grooves, sending even the most sensible of us into a sexually-carnivorous rage.

The album opens with ‘Liar in Your Head’, a riff-heavy/ooo-lah-lah melody, which sounds as if it were sculpted from clay by Josh Homme immediately after a worldwide orgy. It certainly sets the tempo of the album, and bolsters the bands perfected sound as a rejuvenated 3-piece. Arguably the leading single so far, ‘Be Your Man’ follows and delves deeper into the psych-sex dungeon, experimenting with 3 part harmonies, distortion fuzzier than the upper lip of Ron Swanson, and unrelenting pop-hooks.

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‘Be Your Man’ Music Video

The provocative lyrics in ‘I Wanna Leave (Alive),’ ooze confidently lustful conquests, and dark soul searching; the band’s harmony on the chorus excites you more than your mum watching 50 Shades of Grey. The next track, ‘Maker of Mine’, features octaves of orgasm from Adam Godfrey’s guitar.

Of course the single, ‘Holy Doom’ of, ‘Holy Doom’, begins with an ambient build-up, and a drum roll introduces a short but sweet guitar solo. The whole single entices you with its high-pitched vocals, and a psychedelic fuzz from the guitar increasing as the song continues.

Despite the line-up change, the band’s second studio album has gifted fans with something relatable, gratifying and set a precedent for what Demob are capable of. Holy Doom? Holy Damn, what an album.

Listen to the album on Spotify now.

Bristol post-punk ghouls, Heavy Lungs, reveal they Enjoy B&Q trips and niche rituals.

Introduce the Band: 
Danny Nedelko – Vocals, Anxiety, Smokes, Likes ICEAGE A LOT.
George Charles Garratt – Drums, Learned Doctor, Sheds Clothes, Loves A Giggle.
James Minchall – Bass, Beanies, Bears, Beetroots, Didn’t Know How To Spell Grapefruit until 2018.
Oliver Southgate – Guitar, Glasses, Road Rage, Thinks He’s In Blur.
Does the band have any rituals before playing a gig?
We are pretty niche on this one, the itinerary is as follows;
George must complete one crossword, one soduku, one word-search and read a Haynes manual for a WWII jeep cover to cover in under 8 minutes.
James must knit a beanie for every gig so that it is unique to his head shape and hair length that night.
Danny scales the walls of the venue in climbing gear and must reach the summit by soundcheck.

Old writes Frasier fan-fiction and drinks 18 gallons of tea.

Is there a strong DIY ethic within Heavy Lungs?
We love a trip to B&Q on a Sunday, who doesn’t?
What was the writing process for ‘Abstract Thoughts’ & who did you work with to produce the EP?
We wrote the EP last summer starting from some of Danny’s demoed basslines and lyrics, and completed it together by June/July. It was recorded and mixed at The Malthouse by Dom Mitchison in August who hates us the most because he knows every word to our songs. It was then mastered by Fluid Mastering in London.
Who did you work with for the Stutter music vid?
Elliot Pearce is a member of the Heavy Lungs fellowship. We raised him from a young hatch-ling and molded him into the warrior he is today. This was his first video and he knocked it out of the park.
How did you feel opening for fellow post-punk band IDLES?
They’re our mates so we see those clowns all the time.
What is in the pipeline for Heavy Lungs?
We can’t wait to sell out and have our own late night chat show; maybe some music at some point.
How would you describe your live shows for people who have yet to see you?
A love fest of Tinder dates and broken eardrums.
Listen to the haunting ‘Abstract Thoughts‘ EP on Bandcamp and keep up to date with them on their Facebook and Instagram.
Photo by Lindsay Melbourne

Funky, Fun and Free. The Orielles release their much anticipated Debut Album ‘Silver Dollar Moment’.

Last time we met Esme-Dee, Henry and Sidonie they graced the prestigious stage at The 100 Club in London. They hinted that their album was on the brink of completion, and after flooding the venue with their signature reverb/funk jams our palettes were craving for that release.

Months down the line, that day has finally come. ‘Silver Dollar Moment’ represents a new era for the band, seemingly abandoning the more basic surfy pop songs in favour of a sound filled with synths, cow bells and intensely funky rhythm sections. Esme-Dee pointed this out when we spoke in September, stating that “post-punk, funk and dancey stuff” has had an influence on their evolving sound.

The album opens with ‘Mango’ which still holds resonance to the bands surf roots, but bolsters this new fuller sound. The lyrics transport you to a sunny mind-set filled with palm trees and hippies as far as the eye can see.

The albums leading single, I Only Bought It For The Bottle, has been around for a few months and gave insight into the bands funk fetish. But I don’t think anyone could have predicted how juicy the outcome would be. Released on a cold English day, this album has the ability to take you away from normality, in a similar fashion that Manchester kings The Stone Roses Debut, painted a skeletal Manchester in 80’s indie, dance pop songs.

If you haven’t already, get grooving to Silver Dollar Moment at your nearest convenience.

TERRY TALKS: AUSTRALIAN PSYCH-ROCKERS REVEAL A LOVE FOR JIMI HENDRIX AND GOOD TOMATOES.

-Give us a history lesson of the band to the point you are at now.

We were all hanging out all the time anyway as Al and I were in a few other bands together, so we figured we might as well just start another band that includes our partners as they are much better at everything than anyone else we know. We had worked with Upset The Rhythm in the past and it was a pleasure so we made a record and sent it to them and they agreed it would do. We wanted to see a bit more of the UK and Europe so we then pressured UTR into booking a particularly difficult tour which excluded anywhere that might pay well tour or be unable to grow good tomatoes with the exception of Copenhagen, and then another record and another tour etc etc…

-What are the influences on your sound?

Living in the nasty colonial comedy/horrorshow that is Australia is probably #1 influential experience. After that Jimi Hendrix and Nina Simone.

-What were some of your experiences recording the Remember Terry Album?

We played 3 of the songs too fast on the day we were recording live drums and basic guitar tracks so we had to go back later and make them electronic songs. We spent way too much time doing too many overdubs  then of course had to scrap all of that nonsense. The room had very intense afternoon sun which always upped the stressed levels quite a bit at this time.

-Is there a DIY ethic within the band?

We do almost everything ourselves, not really out of some particularly righteous DIY morality but just because recording at home is cheap and easy. We are also precariously employed and would rather spend our hard earned cash on rent and Singapore noodles. There’s basically no difference in the quality of a song whether its recorded for a million bucks or a tenner, the songs just gotta be good. The things we can’t do can be outsourced to other precariously employed people, like mastering, pressing and printing.

-If you were a cover band, what band would you imitate?

ABBA.

-How does the song writing dynamic of the band work?

A bit of everything really, usually someone makes a demo then we all figure out bits and learn it at practice.

-All members are also involved in other projects, how do you find splitting the time and does it effect Terry?

Splitting ideas can be based on whichever band is actually active at the time if the song isn’t already obviously suited to one act. Suprisingly we dont have too much trouble with overlapping shows or tours, Some bands just deactivate occasionally like when someone heads off overseas to have a baby or something.

-What’s in the pipeline at the moment for Terry? Tour? Another EP? Another Album?

We just finished recording album number 3 and are currently booking US/EU tours which will hopefully line up with the albums release.

-Interests outside of music/pass times? Politics/sport/cooking?

Our lives outside music are best represented by this description of our activities today: Xanthe is currently compiling the class timetables for the Victorian College Of The Arts. Al is helping people move house or take their expired whitegoods to the tip. Amy is mixing up hundreds of litres of paint for someones house and after this interview i will photograph advertisement posters around the city to help an advertising company explain their relevance to another company that has paid them to do so. Later on we will probably all watch some winter olympics.

-What bands are you listening to at the moment?

The Green Child, EXEK, Primo, Heldon, Snake And Friends.

-What one thing could you not live without?

 Good tomatoes, if there were only bad ones I would be so disappointed i would just give up and die.

Go listen to Terry on their website and enjoy : https://terryhq.bandcamp.com/album/remember-terry

Shame Album Drop: Songs of Praise

An anticipated album from a band that’s shaping the modern British post-punk scene, bringing with it the old school guitar and vocal influences of the 70’s and 80’s such as The Clash, The Fall, and The Stranglers: Songs of Praise is a beautiful mix of British punk and modern post-punk.

‘Songs of Praise’ features singles such as ‘Gold Hole’, a bluesy punk rock track in which the guitars provoke a tone of West Coast post-punk/garage rock bands like FIDLAR and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – but with the grit of a South London punk band. Another single featured, released in 2016, is ‘The Lick’, where Josh Finerty’s bass line is an enticingly 80’s groove throughout – marking their influences from the golden years of British punk.

The five-piece’s latest single, ‘One Rizla’, will also be included. Charlie Steen’s lyrics joke about the music industry’s obsession with image and reputation, “My nails ain’t manicured/My voice ain’t the best you’ve heard/And you can choose to hate my words/But do I give a fuck”. The lyrics throughout the album may have tongue-in-cheek overtones, but they call out real issues and cut deep. In the song, ‘Tasteless’ – in which the riffs and licks of the guitars inspire head-banging throughout – it includes the lyrics, “Sodomy had a place in the past/But now it’s fashionable”, and talks about the tastelessness of celebrities, musicians and politicians who get called out for it, “internal crisis glued to an ego’s need”.

‘Songs of Praise’ is sure to be an explosive start to 2018, and makes us at GreatWave excited for more from Shame. The album can be found on bandcamp, Apple Music, and various record shops.

Demob Happy Announce Release of 2nd Album, ‘Holy Doom’

It’s as if Christmas came early this year; Newcastle-formed, Brighton-based trio Demob Happy have announced the release of their 2nd Studio Album ‘Holy Doom’ with SO Recordings for 23rd March 2018.

The title alone is at war with itself, contradicting the idea of pure, angelic holiness with the ashes of dark doom. From what has been released so far off the album, Demob Happy are blending these polar concepts into beautiful symphonies. The ‘Holy’ reflects the crisp, inter-twining vocals such as in ‘Dead Dreamers’; and the ‘Doom’? If you haven’t been forced into a scrunched face by the thick, fuzzy guitar solo in ‘Be Your Man’  then maybe you are truly rattled with a deep darkness. In the words of vocalist/bassist Matthew Marcantonio, “it’s about getting to know your duality, that there’s good and bad in you, and not hiding from either.  A spoonful of sugar is sickly, but with lemon it becomes bittersweet and something new altogether.”

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The 70’s-esque music video for ‘Be Your Man’, is the first off the new album; “We like old videos of bands on TV shows, they have this unorganised quality to them, before this standardised version of what a performer should do and how to act. It was looser and more care free, they took the piss out of it all,” states Marcantonio.

Here at Great Wave, March 2018 cannot come soon enough for the trio to release their punchiest collection yet. Pre-order the album here: https://demobhappy.lnk.to/HolyDoomPreOrder

‘Holy Doom’ Track-listing

1. Liar In Your Head
2. Be Your Man
3. Loosen It
4. Fake Satan
5. Runnin’ Around
6. I Wanna Leave (Alive)
7. Maker of Mine
8. Holy Doom
9. Spinning Out
10. Gods I’ve Seen
11. Fresh Outta Luck

Demob erupted onto the scene with the mouth-watering debut album ‘Dream Soda’ which spawned singles ‘Wash It Down’ & ‘Suffer You’ . They have kept busy since then performing at Reading & Leeds Festival, touring with Dinosaur Pile Up, a European tour with The Cribs set for December and Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes currently in the pipeline for March 2018.

Check out these dates here: http://www.demob-happy.com/