The last few years have been very much a case of “onward and upward” for The Radio Buzzkills. The St. Louis pop-punkers released their EP ‘The Quick & The Cheap’ in April 2016 and just five months later plans were afoot for the band to share a stage with their hero and Screeching Weasel co-founder, John Jughead.
Their tenacious and never-say-die attitude led to the Buzzkills working with another of their heroes, Dave Parasite, on the first full length album the following year. Released early 2018, ‘Get Fired!’ was a masterpiece of pop punk. With a couple of Parasite co-writes and an amazing production job, The Buzzkills had made a classic record, their very own equivalent of Screeching Weasel’s ‘Anthem For A New Tomorrow’.
Van Morrison has been on somewhat of a creative role of late. He only released his last studio album ‘You’re Driving Me Crazy’ (a collaboration with jazz man Joey DeFrancesco in July, but it’s been confirmed he’ll release new studio material before the end of 2018.
Jazz legend – best known for being one third of the celebrated trio Medeski, Martin & Wood – will release a new album on November 9th.
The new record is said to be “a product of New Orleans” and takes in a variety of styles. A full press release can be read below. You can also listen to the pre-release track ‘Invincible Bubble’, a real tour de force of fusion, featuring fiery guitar work and storming organ solo.
It’s been eight years since their last album, but veteran goth/noise rockers Alien Sex Fiend are back. They’re ready to assault the world once more and will unleash a new album ‘Possessed’ this coming October.
On May 1st, Britpop legends Sleeper announced that after over two decades they would be returning to the studio. [Read our first news item on the new album here.]
Funded through Pledge Music, fans were given the opportunity to pledge for the album in a variety of formats.