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Album Review: The Royal They (garage punk) – “Foreign Being”

The Royal They may not be tearing up the airwaves nationwide but New York knows it has a homegrown treasure going on in the Brooklyn based 3-piece, and in the immortal words of New York hip-hop legend Cam’Ron “you can fool the rest of the world, long as New York know.” The group has been packing rooms within northern Brooklyn’s DIY garage rock scene and they are primed to blast off into the general lexicon of rock ‘n roll due to their flawless mix of garage, punk, and indie to create a sound that is equal parts aggressive and angelic.

Their January 2018 release Foreign Being is a magnificent listen from start to finish. It comes on extremely abrasive with their tune “C.N.T.” a track that goes from dark and heavy too fast and loud. The group’s frontwoman and guitar player Michelle Hutt puts on quite a vocal performance on the album’s first track going high and loud without ever shrieking. “Sludgefucker” comes on next which keeps going with the fast and loud guitars, but the shift in vocal performance makes this tune come off a lot more in the vein of indie rock than punk. It really highlights the power of their lead singers voice to determine the overall direction of the group’s sound.

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The Royal They performing at Pet Rescue in Bushwick Brooklyn.

Not to take anything away from the other two fabulous musicians in the band Darrell Dumas and Rick Martinez on guitar and drums respectively because they both delivered spectacular performances on Foreign Being, but the voice on Hutt is truly transcendent.

The album’s third track “Flying Naked” is by far the longest, coming in at more than a minute longer than anything else on the record. The Royal They use all of that time to let the suspense and intrigue build before they tear it all down with one of their signature heavy breakdowns. “Pandemic” is another heavy and loud one but they never get so loud that Hutt’s voice isn’t the focus of the track. She really does have an incredible set of pipes to be able to wail over her exceptionally talented albeit heavy-handed band mates.

The record takes a distinctly indie turn following “Pandemic” as it goes into the significantly lighter tunes “Veritas,” “Needler,” and “Waiting Game.” They still bring the hard and heavy guitars and they start using feedback and fuzz almost like an instrument of its own. But the songs really allow the prettiness of Hutt’s voice to shine through in a way that the earlier tracks just did not.

“Say Less” is the album’s eighth song and for my money, it is the undeniable hit. Of every track on the record “Say Less” is the one that really allows all of the different influences that have affected The Royal They’s music to gel together to make for an outrageously raucous punk tune that still allows for Michelle’s gorgeous voice and the indie/pop punk aesthetic that keeps The Royal They from jumping headfirst into punk rock.

“Leech” comes on strong with a driving drum riff which breaks into a power cord laden anthem complete with call and response gang vocals. They follow that up with “Gullethead” and “Weekender” to round out what is a tremendous effort by a band on the rise in the Big Apple.

4.5/5 Stars

The Establishment (Garage Punk) release video for “Grey Day”

Dutch garage punks The Establishment have released a new video for their song “Grey Day.”

You can check it out below.

“Grey Day” comes from the bands’ upcoming album, Vicious Rumours, which is set to be released on May 1st via Spastic Fantastic Records, Aggrobeat Records and Darcy Trash Records.

Candy Ambulance (Grunge Punk, NY) Stream New EP “Spray”

Grunge punkers Candy Ambulance are allowing fans to stream their latest material. Their EP is entitled Spray and features six tracks with an unmistakably ’90s influence to them. In addition to the new music, Candy Ambulance will be hitting the road later this month and next.

You can check out both Spray and the full list of tour dates below.

The Female Troubles (Italy, Garage Punk) release “Leader Of The Gang Bang”

Italian garage punks The Female Troubles (who have no female members) have released their debut album. “The Leader of the Gang Bang” is out on single side vinyl via Surfin’ Ki Records and represents the band’s first full length output in their decade long existence.

You can have a listen below.

The Hip Priests stream EP “No Time (Like Right Now)”

UK garage punks The Hip Priests are now streaming their new EP “No Time (Like Right Now).”

The EP follows Those Fuckin’ Boys: Decade of Disdain which is a twenty-seven tracks of down and dirty, swinging, guitar driven honky-tonk, comprising of all the band’s singles, and various other special tracks which was released in April of 2017. 

Stream it below!

Chiller (Garage Punk) stream debut self-titled album

Canadian dark garage punk act Chiller (featuring members of Black Tower, Feral Trash, and Mother’s Children) are streaming their debut self-titled album in its entirety.

You can give it a listen below.

Chiller is set to be released on February 2nd via Dirt Cult Records.

The Nectars (Garage Punk) release video for debut single “Heaven”

New Jersey’s The Nectars have released a video for their debut single “Heaven“. The track was released as a single last month.

You can watch the video below.

Brunel (Noise Punk) and Lay It On The Line (Melodic Hardcore) detail South West UK tour

Plymouth, UK noise punks Brunel and London’s dual vocal melodic hardcore quintet Lay It On The Line embark on a run of dates in the South West of the UK at the end of the month. Brunel released their debut LP “Smash On” back in 2015, whilst Lay It On The Line released their debut full length “The Black Museum” last summer on Disconnect, Disconnect Records.

You can see details of the dates below, which begin in Plymouth on January 25th.

Free Music: Outtacontroller release new EP “No Echo”

Halifax power-pop/garage/punk/whatever you wanna call this band Outtacontroller have released a new EP titled No Echo. It’s got four songs on it and each one’s catchy in its own unique way.

You can check the EP out below, and download it for free on Bandcamp.

DS Exclusive: Narcos Family Band (Garage Punk) Premiered New EP “Pink Blues”

Philadelphia’s Narcos Family Band is the heaviest band you’ve never heard of. The abrasive seven-piece employs element s of punk, metal, hard rock, and garage to make for one of the most noticeable sounds of the new year. But why should I tell you about it when they can put it so much better Themselves:

“Narcos Family Band is the Philly Rock n Roll cult you’re already a part of. Rot-gut, dope-smoked, gutter-fuzzed Punk that makes people want to root through the trash in search of treasures unknown to humankind. Welcome to the Family.”

Their ridiculously heavy 4-song E.P. Pink Blues will be available for purchase and download on Dec. 31 but can be streamed right now exclusively at Dyingscene. And just click here here to get a pre-order of the limited edition pink and blue cassettes.

Full Throttle Baby release video for “Snap It”

French punks Full Throttle Baby have just released a new video for their track, “Snap It” which is off of their newly released album “Rock N’ Brawl.”

The video is a take on a high intensity drag race, complete with laughs and touches of cartoons.

Check out the new video below!

The Snarks stream new EP “Dickin’ Around with The Snarks”

Indiana Garage Punk act The Snarks are streaming their new EP on Bandcamp now.

This is the first release from The Snarks in over a year, with their last release “It’s Like Carpe YOLO, Man” which came out in February of 2016.

You can stream the EP here.

HiGH stream new album “Evil Gene”

New Orleans punks HiGH just released their new album Evil Gene through Wiretap Records. You can give the record a listen below, and grab the limited edition LP here.

The band will be playing some shows in support of the release soon; dates are below.

HiGH release music video for “Scotfree”

New Orleans-based, fuzz-punk three-piece HiGH have released a music video for their new song “Scotfree”. Watch it below.

The band recently signed to Wiretap Records and will releasing their new album “Evil Gene” on November 17th. You can check them out later this month when they play at The FEST, on Friday October 27th.

HiGH (grunge, LA) sign for Wiretap Records and stream single “Evil Gene”

New Orleans-based, fuzz-punk three-piece HiGH have announced that they have joined Wiretap Records. To celebrate the news, they’ve also released a new single entitled “Evil Gene”. The band will join the likes of Kamikaze Girls, and Wolves & Wolves & Wolves & Wolves at their new label.

HiGH also have an album that is due for release on November 17, 2017. This is also called Evil Gene. For those who can’t wait for next month, check out the first single and title track from it below.