Wassup Rocker Radio Mixtape #26


Hey guys! Wassup Rocker Radio Music Video Mixtape #26 begins with a video by Ecstatic Union with their song Illuminator! Up next is a member of Death From Above’s band called American Lips then The Jins and the end the mixtape is a video by PONY!


Wassup Rocker Radio Mixtape #24



Wassup Rockers?! This week we blast off with a brand new video from Detroit garage rockers Prude Boys! Up next is loud rockers Bottomfeeders with their video for their song called “Crust Fund!” We keep on ripping through the tape with another new song by a band called Distractor with their gross-out video for the song “Best Bug!” To end the tape is stoner garage rockers Cosmic Kahuna with their video for “Stay in the Garage!”


prudeDetroit Rock City’s Prude Boys are picking up steam. The Prudes are checking in with a brand new track, the sweet pop of “Talking To Myself“. This is a band honing their sound and and by playing around with the jangle pop of The Cure and The Vaselines, “Talking To Myself” is another feather in their cap.


Bottomfeeders is a stoner rock garage band from New Orleans! Sadly no one has written about them but their whole self titled album is amazing! Check it out!

distractorSometimes certain people impress you enough in many different ways. All of these guys in Distractor got some very good damn talent. And with this last band, I think they got a full fledged orchestra of digital sounds, ready to pound your senses with some good damn times.

cosmicAfter releasing 2 EPs, Cosmic Kahuna are set to release their debut album “Paintstripper”  through Suspect Records. Since their inception in late 2014 the Melbourne power trio have left an impression on audiences around the country with their extraordinary mix of punk rock attitude and heavy metal riffs seamlessly bound together by the true grit of Melbourne rock and roll. Coming October 2017 “Painstripper” is a slab of unreleased red-hot tunes ranging from fast and frantic bangers to trudging rhythmic grooves for fans of The Hard-Ons, Melvins, Motorhead and Powder Monkeys just to name a few. Cosmic Kahuna’s sound is not easily describable on paper which is a fact that they take pride in.
“Being hailed as surf-punk-thrash, this was a combination which sounded interesting, but that is an adjective at the total lower end of the scale to apply to these lads. The three-piece have an absolutely crunching sound, with screaming guitar riffs and a beastly beat in the drums.”- Silver Tiger Media
“Cosmic Kahuna seamlessly bridge the gap between old and new. Old punks eye up the new punks and ropes of dreadlocks stand side by side with short-back-and-sides clad in business shirts”- The Music.com.au

Wassup Rocker Radio Mixtape #23


The Velvet Hands from the U.K. starts out Wassup Rocker Radio Mixtape #23 with their video for Sick of Living! Followed up by L.A. rockers The Sold and Bones! Miami florida punks called Plastic Pinks take you to a strange fish store and to end the mixtape is Mind F*ck by Kaviar Special!

velvetThe Velvet Hands maybe still in their teens, but they sound like they’ve been mainlining the sacred canon of early Stones and late 70s power punk. There’s a point in the song “Sick of Living” that the lads shout “we’re having fun” (at least I hope that’s what they’re saying or this part doesn’t work). Anyway it’s clear after one listen to this young Cornwall/London quartet that they are living the dream. The Velvet Hands may be sick of living but not when they’re playing rock and roll. This is 1:42 of old-fashioned hooks, sneering vocals and punchy guitars. Comparisons to the Strokes are inevitable because, well any Stonesy sounding rock and roll band gets compared to the Strokes. Yet The Velvet Hands are The Velvet Hands and they certainly know how to play rock and roll. There is something, I dare say convincing about them. They remind me of the late-great Exploding Hearts and that is high praise indeed. Let’s just say if you like your tunes with a bit of sneer and a whole lot of rock and roll attitude, you’ll be into The Velvet Hands. [article from 50thirdand3rd.com]

maxresdefaultLegendary punk rock singer Billy Bones’ 40-year rampage through American music has been consistently vibrant and refreshingly creative. As vocalist for first-wave 1977 trailblazers the Skulls, Bones kicked a gaping hole through Southern California’s mellow, leafy rock ‘n’ roll convention and when he appears Saturday at Jimmy’s Place in Burbank, Bones will continue his remarkable evolution via a supercharged collaboration with youthful punk-blues band the Sold. They became The Sold and Bones! [article from LA Times]

image1-e1502077237931Lineup changes have brought a new, different energy to the band, and El Animal captures a broader and denser atmosphere which elevates their songs without overburdening them. Plastic Pinks have kept it in the family though, and the fresh recruits are all long-term friends, so perhaps that bond accounts for the seemingly effortless natural evolution of their style. Currently Plastic Pinks is June Summer on vocals, Augie Pink on rhythm guitar/backing vocals, Rod Woolf (also of Veiny Hands) on lead guitar/backing vocals, Dane Giordano on bass/backing vocals, and Trevor Mustoe on drums/backing vocals. [article from louderthanwar.com]


0002000009_10Kaviar Special are a rock n roll band from France. for a review checkout my friend Thibault’s blog Still in Rock

Wassup Rocker Radio Mixtape #22


This week’s Wassup Rocker Radio blasts off with The Sex Organs music video called “Orgasms!” Up next is UK punk rockers, Peter118 with their song called “Wasting!” The Flashers from France are next with their garage rock jam called “Fille Facile!” Ready for the fastest song of the mixtape? The Zipheads from U.K. take the cake with their hyper fast song called “No 2 Ways About it!” To close this week’s mixtape is a new song by a social media dark band called Gloria, their song is a psychedelic garage rock jam called “Beam Me Up!”

sex-organsThe Sex Organs have landed on your planet! They traveled light-years across the universe on a mission to planet Earth to bring YOU their special intergalactic brand of SEX AND ROLL!”

Peter118.jpgBrand new music video from UK Punk act, Peter118 for the song “Wasting”. The song will appear on the “In Stereo” split release with New Jersey’s own No Lost Cause due out September 4th on In Presence Records and Thumper Punk Records.

flashersThe Flashers are from France and are awesome. I can’t find any review about them. Maybe one day someone will write a great review about them.

The-Zipheads-400x267Who are The Zipheads? Way back in 2006 three young punk brothers from St Albans, a grim satellite town of London, discovered 50’s Rock’n’Roll and Rockabilly and The Zipheads were formed. Initially known as The Runaway Boys, a rock’n’roll revue band, they played every sweaty pub, town hall and social club in the South East bashing out 50’s classics with a punk sensibility and more than a nod to the pub rock scene of the 70’s.

gloria.jpgNot a lot is known about French band Gloria, and they seem to like it that way. Signed to the superb Paris-based label Howlin’ Banana Records, their debut single ‘Beam Me Up’ is the first taster from their full-length, Gloria In Excelsis Stereo.

Wassup Rocker Radio Mixtape #21


Wassup Rocker Radio Mixtape #21 begins with a wild paced video by U.K.’s punks, FREAK! Up next is Swedish garage rocker Ditches with their song X-Ray Eyes! After that is a brand new video from Lolipop records’ L.A. garage rock band called The Squids! To end the show is Finnish, I want to call them Finlandiers, Blue Eyed Sons with their killer song called Animals!

freak.jpgConnar Ridd goes by the name of Freak (he prefers to use all capitals, “nice and loud and bold”, so you can see him coming). You can certainly hear him a mile off, this 19-year-old one-man band whose bleepified, poppy but riff-heavy grunge’n’roll nods, on his debut EP, to Nirvana and Arctic Monkeys. It really is all him (live, two mates handle bass and drums). He then adds assorted effects, “keyboards in” the synth-bass parts, and does all the vocals: his studio bedroom set-up comprises a cheap laptop, Logic Pro, a midi keyboard off eBay and a microphone his parents bought him for Christmas.


ditches.jpgDitches are from Stockholm, Sweden. They are amazing. I sadly couldn’t find any reviews about them online. Go like their facebook page!

squids.jpgThe Squids craft these sweet and sugary garage pop nuggets with clean guitars and fluttering organs and deliver them as honestly as possible to the point where your heart melts. “Blondie” is the perfect example of their sun-drenched pop, boasting bubbly hand-claps, shimmering guitars and a tight rhythm section. The song changes gears about halfway through, setting us up with an invigorating build-up of punchy bass lines, rolling drums and blissful howling. It ends up revealing a twangy guitar solo to close out the track, which should leave your mouth watering for more of this deliciously uplifting garage pop.”  (Sampled from Styrofoam Drone)

blue eyedWe were very impressed by Blue Eyed Sons‘ music and their stage presence reminded us very much of the sixties and seventies rock sound. Bands like The DoorsLed Zeppelin and the like were never far from my mind. After the show I managed to have a talk with singer Joel Hellström to praise their show and he was so kind as to hand me their latest EP Animals (a.k.a. “London Sessions”). 


Wassup Rocker Radio Mixtape #20


Today’s Wassup Rocker Radio Mixtape #20 features a new video by U.K.’s The Surfing Magazines followed by garage poppers The Beaches from Toronto! Up next is a song from Haliax garage rockers The Orielles! And lastly a new video by Nashville rockers Tristen! Cool fact, one of the girls at the slumber party is Nikki from Those Darlins!

0010448368_10.jpgThe Surfing Magazines is a new project from familiar faces. Featuring two thirds of The Wave Pictures and one half of Slow Club, the band’s garage rock crunch matches the menace of Link Wray to some poignantly British songwriting.

TheBeaches_Money_cover_vfinal.jpgThe Beaches are back with a new single and it’s a banger! Money will be off the forthcoming debut album scheduled to be out this fall. These hardcore ladies are Death From Above 1979‘s special guests on their North American tour, so be sure to check them out when they come to a town near you.

theorielles-768x512.jpgThe Orielles are an indie band. But not in the derogatory “landfill” sense. They’re reclaiming the word, reminding us that “indie” used to be something to aspire to. In this, they’re quite noughties: they do the girl-group-go-garage-rock thing that was de rigueur a few years back, especially in Brooklyn, and there’s a chillwave glaze and surf-pop shimmer over some of their tracks. But they’re also quintessentially 80s indie. Their shambling jangles can be reminiscent of the maligned C86 scene but, on their more recent tracks, there is a rhythmic propulsion that marks them out as progeny of an earlier NME cassette compilation of alternative music: namely, Dancin’ Master, from 1981, which evinced the then-radical shift towards dub, disco and funk.

Tristen-GOT-SOME-art-no-text-web+(1).jpgTristen, who performs and records under her first name, was raised in Chicago but moved to Nashville a decade ago. There she met the guitarist and producer Hughen, and the pair was soon collaborating. They’ve made three albums of deeply catchy classic pop, with Tristen’s crystalline voice and empathetic, incisive lyrics at the center. The latest, Sneaker Waves, is her best yet – a meditation on the tragic habits and tender aspirations of people stumbling through the rapid changes of 21st century life.

Wassup Rocker Radio Mixtape #19


Lets kick things off with a incredible new video by the U.K. garage rock punk Bad Nerves with their song Radio Punk. Up next is a very catchy garage punk rock band from Glasgow called Catholic Action. Keeping this fun going is another new band called The Naturals, they’re a garagey power pop duo from the Newcastle England. To end the show is L.A. power pop rockers The Tearaways featuring Clem Burke of Blondie on the drums!


badnervesTaking influence from the likes of T-Rex, The Ramones and Big Star, Bad Nerves are controlled anthemic chaos. Sitting somewhere between Charlie Moon & The Moonhearts and Ty Segall, “Radio Punk” has all the hallmarks of a power pop jam but with a distinctive garage-rock feel. It is a very decisive track for a band in their formative stages, combining brash vocals with jagged guitar and a simplistic but incredibly effective backbeat. It has been a tough time for guitar bands of late but as Bad Nerves have demonstrated, a little rock and roll never hurt anyone. (Review sampled from DIYMAG)

catholic-action-8-600-1This is Catholic Action‘s first single since February’s Doing Well – one of best of songs the year so far, if you ask us – Propaganda is a notably different affair from the snappy, glam-pop sound which characterizes the band’s previous offerings, but is no less infectious. From the opening synth lines, the 80’s goth-pop influences -the Cure in particular – are immediately apparent with Chris McCrory’s vocal delivery taking on a more yearning, forlorn style than usual, but in typical Catholic Action style, it’s an instantly catchy and uplifting anthem for the summer days ahead. (Review sampled from poppedmusic uk)

320936_189597061111829_541453508_nThe Naturals are an Retro Rock Power Pop band from the Newcastle area consisting of brothers Aaron and Keiren Jolly. Their cleverly titled debut album We Are The Naturals and was entirely written, recorded and produced by the band themselves and has been released independently. Keep and eye out for this band if they tour to your town make sure to go see them!

19894655_10154695092573531_2595617513391112615_nThere’s been some real thought put into these songs providing variance and wit. The whole Tearaways album is a fun packed thing and when I bemoan the likes of Coldplay and their miserable sound it’s because of albums like this. Let it show that you are enjoying it and the listeners will too. This ticks all the boxes. The only thing that I’m not sure about is the title, something different, but a bit of a mouthful. – Don Valentine “Hear A Single” – Blogspot