Just over a year ago, Watts announced they were ‘All Done With Rock n’ Roll’. Despite some hefty rumours claiming there would be no more Watts studio recordings for a while, they’ve returned in double-quick time.
Recorded in a day during the summer of 2018, Indonesian Junk’s ‘Darkness Calling’ EP presents the sound of a band who’ve finally matured. They sounded incredibly ragged on their debut from just two years earlier; 2017’s follow up ‘Stars In The Night‘ was sharper in almost every respect but stlll hit and miss, but three of the four tracks on this third release make good on previous glimmers of hope and half-promises – musically, Indonesian Junk finally sound like heirs to the New York Dolls and Dictators legacies.
Last year, Justine & The Unclean released their debut album, ‘Get Unclean’. Although only half an hour long, the release showcased a variety of styles from hard rock to power pop, Phil Spector-ish flourishes and – perhaps most importantly – some of the best female fronted pop punk for a long while.
Various cult online music sites praised the album highly, so there was always a feeling they wouldn’t just be a one-shot deal.
They’re back with a new single, which they’re giving away for free!
Over the past couple of years, Rum Bar Records has delivered a truckload of great DIY music. We’ve seen great rock and releases from Watts, Kris Rodgers and K7s (featuring Kurt Baker). We’ve seen an equally impressive soul revue from Shanda & The Howlers.
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The hits keep coming… The label now has another free download for you in the shape of the new single from Duck & Cover ahead of the Summer release of their EP.
Mineappolis rockers The Right Here pay tribute to one of their favourite local venues in the new video for their single ‘Judge Me When I’m Sober’. The intimate and worn-in setting provides a great backdrop for the track, since the band come across like a hybrid of The Replacements and Gaslight Anthem, combined with the roughest edge of the much missed Uncle Tupelo.