Emerging out of the industrial wastelands of Ruhrpott (in late 2013) comes Psycho Farm Aka (PFK) an interesting and stout rockin' psychobilly outfit.These cats play old school psychobilly and aren't afraid to mix things up.Their debut album "Something Psychotic is proof of that.Instead of rushing out their debut affair, they took the time and delivered a killer disc with a refreshing flare.We get 13 tracks of kool old school psychobilly that border on neo- rockabilly at times.Add into the mix a little whack of the blues and the results will cure your ills.Sure we get some of the horror angle here but no two tracks sound alike and that makes for a better album.Highlights include: "Psychofarmaka",The Sin", "Warpath", Cut Across Shorty" and "U.F.O."
Tasmania is not a place one would associate with teddyboy rock n roll.However it's the home of the Raccoons a long standing and underrated teddyboy inspired rockabilly band.These cats have been kickin' around down under for more than a few years now. They managed too catch the ear of Raucous Records with their "tough wiry sound" and in 2014 they released the ep "Slowburn". In late 2016 the band unleashed their debut album "All Draped Up". Slowly but surely it has gained traction and rightfully so.This puppy nails it and comes in with 12 originals of teddyboy/rockabilly action that push the fold.From mid tempo burners to all out rockers this is one confident and kool ride.Highlights include: "Sirens And Chrome", "Backhander", "Snarlin' Darlings" and "On Your Bike"
Back in 2015 Sandy and The Wild Wombats firmly establish themselves with the release of their debut album "The Girl Can't Help It". Sure it was all covers but it was loaded with some freakin' sweet interpretations.It also helps that this is a stout outfit that knows how to deliver.This is rockabilly that has been described as dirty, wild, has an edge and is fronted by some smokin' hot vocals.Now the band's follow up album " Devoted To Rock'n'Roll" is here and man have they upped the anti.This puppy comes snarling in with 12 originals that with the exception of 1 ballad, really rock out . It's 50's rockabilly/ rock n roll that pushes into neo-rockabilly with shades of blues and country thrown' in too boot.There is also a hidden track that's a honky tonk number.Highlights include : "I Gotta Move", "Cure Your Ill", "Rockabilly Man, and "Hey Hey Hey".
Overall "Devoted To Rock 'n' Roll" is one impressive disc that is top shelf. It's fun, aggressive and packs a punch. If Sandy & The Wild Wombats weren't on your radar before they should be now .This is a damn good album by a band that's on a mission. Highly Recommended! https://www.facebook.com/sandyandthewildwombats/
Few surf band's have had the impact that Satan's Pilgrims have.This Portland outfit has and is hugely influential in the surf scene .So it is big news when they release a new record especially since it's been over 8 years since their last release of new music.That last outing of new material was 2009"s " Psychsploitation",which is considered to be a landmark surf album.Now in 2017 they have stepped out of the shadows with "Siniestro" and this puppy is freakin' sweet. This time out they get back to the basics: traditional surf with the right amount of aggression. We get 15 original tracks here that at times show restrain and still pack a punch.As in the past ,their 3 guitar attack gives the band a full crisp,surf sound that will color you impressed.Highlights include: "The Juggernaut", "Uphill Scramble","Short Sand Surf" and "Siniestro"
The Highliners have been at it off and on now for almost 33 years .In that time they achieved some major success and have developed a loyal and constantly growing fan base. With a few line up changes and other hiccups they have always been a pretty good rock n roll/psychobilly band .Hell just look at the current line up ,it's stacked with some serious pedigree : original member Luke Morgan, long time member Ginger Meadham and new comers Andy Kandil and Lilit Clockwork .The Highliners have always been stacked but the key to band's success is that they are and remain a fun band at heart with a great sense of humor .The term "funobilly"probably started with them.Their latest release "Action Man " bares that out in spades.This puppy is a blast of fresh air that clocks in at under 25 minutes of kool action.As usual it's a great mix of rock n roll, psychobilly, and punk.We get 10 tracks here, some of which are on the band's 2014 live recording "The Diablo Sessions" and 2013's "Gravedigger Stomp" ep( both on Diablo Records). Highlights include: "Baby Is A Psycho", "Minicab Minicab","Frank The Quiff" and "Cheapsuit Boogie"