King Khan & BBQ Show

King Khan & BBQ Show

King Khan & BBQ Show

(Berlin / Montreal, DE / CAN // In The Red Recordings)

A Canadian garage rock duo tangentially based out of Montreal, Quebec, the King Khan & BBQ Show mix doo wop, punk, soul, and who knows what else into a loose, wild sound that is drenched in pure raw energy. The duo at the heart of things is Mark Sultan (BBQ) and Blacksnake (King Khan), both former bandmates in fellow Montreal band Spaceshits, which disbanded in 1999. Sultan started a new band (Les Sexareenos) before going solo in 2002, playing gigs as a one-man band under the name BBQ. 

Blacksnake, meanwhile, had formed King Khan & His Shrines, and the two former bandmates met up and began writing songs together at Blacksnake’s home in Germany, venturing out to play the occasional show in Germany and Spain, with Blacksnake now billed as King Khan. A debut album by the duo, The King Khan & BBQ Show, was released in the United States on Goner Records and in Europe by Hazelwood Records in 2004. An international tour followed, with a second album, What’s for Dinner?, appearing on In the Red Records in 2006. A third album, Invisible Girl, emerged three years later in 2009, also on In the Red. In 2010 the band was selected by Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed to play as part of their curated festival Vivid Live, taking place at the Sydney Opera House in Australia. Following the show, the band announced a break-up, but were working on music together again by 2011. A few scant releases and semi-regular touring made up the majority of the band’s activity until the release of their fourth album, Bad News Boys, in early 2015.

We had to wait until 2022 to discover brand new single « Going Down » out via In The Red Recordings, just before touring in 2023.

 

Wireheads

Wireheads

Wireheads

(MELBOURNE, AUS // TENTH COURT RECORDS)

The gestalt rock and roll mutation that is Wireheads returns with their continued evolution of sonic mystery on their new album, Potentially Venus.

Since forming in Adelaide, South Australia 2013 Wireheads have established themselves as one of the most prolific indie-rock groups to arise from the Antipodes in recent times. Over six albums the band have created a genre melting mash of rock and roll, post punk, country and psychedelia, all bound together with melodic hooks and classic song writing.

After twice traveling to the USA to work with K Records owner and Beat Happening founder, Calvin Johnson (Big Issues 2015 & Lightning Ears 2017), Potentially Venus was recorded in Castlemaine, Australia at the all analogue Sound Recordings Studios. The self produced album picks up where the band left off, continuing to expand on their sonic palette and resulting in the most refined, inspired and profound Wireheads work to date.

 

Gyasi

Gyasi

GYASI

(Nashville, USA // Alive Naturalsound Records)

Pronounced Jah-see, Gyasi seems in many ways to come from another planet, and being raised in the woods of a West Virginia holler might as well be another planet in this day and age. He approaches his music as an all-encompassing art piece, using fashion, storytelling, and his guitar to create a world for his music. Inspired by a wide range of art and culture both past and present, his work is fueled by an undeniable passion to create music that brings rock n roll into the 21st century. Gyasi is a modern rock star like no other.

PASTE : “This man is an enigma to say the least, a glorious mixture of David Bowie and Marc Bolan with the slightest modern twist.”

 

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Stiff Richards

Stiff Richards

Stiff Richards

(Melbourne, AUS // Legless Records)

Discover Melbournes powerhouse scuzzy punk rock band who have created a buzz about town over the last few years.

A slice of raw rock & roll that doesn’t let up for a second over their 3x LPs. Stiff Richards is totally A-grade Aussie punk rock in the vein of the OnyasEddy Current Suppression RingAmyl & The Sniffers, etc. Explosive & exciting, the band has made a name for itself with their unforgettable live performances.

The band has released multiple pressings of all 3 albums through their own record label Legless Records which has lead to multiple sold out represses through Drunken Sailor in the UK and ETT Germany.

In response to the international demand, Stiff Richards are planning on bringing their explosive live performance to new shores with a 2022 EU Tour.

Chocolat Billy

Chocolat Billy

Chocolat Billy

(Bordeaux, FR // Les Potagers Natures)

Chocolat Billy played their first show opening for Eugene Chadbourne in 2002. After touring in multiple formations, the band took its final shape as a 4 piece; Ian Saboya and Mehdi Beneitez, Armelle Marcadé and Jonathan Burgun. The band sound is always exploring new boundaries; all instruments are shared, mistreated with howling distortion and caressed like a soft round bass. The result is the band’s very personal approach at the crossroads of many genres: rock, noise, experimental, pop, world music. Chocolat Billy’s songs are collectively written and leave open spaces for improvisation and elasticity, utterly present in their live shows (over 300 played so far). Their songs have been archived on three albums on their very own label Les Potagers Natures: « Mon père est ma mère » (2005), «Attraper N’anoun» (2007), «Jacques et ses diverses compagnes» (2012) and a live recording, «C’est quoi la première note ?» (2006). « Délicat Déni » is their fourth album and the first co-released with Kythibong Records.

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