Review: DEVIOUS ONES – Djarum Summers 7″

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DEVIOUS ONES
Djarum Summers 7″
No Front Teeth Records

Do your hear that clapping sound ? Do you smell the taste of blood ? Don´t worry, it´s not another AGNOSTIC FRONT record that I´m talking about, it´s just me spanking my own ass. Amado of the DEVIOUS ONES already got in touch with me many months and moons ago and though I´d already marked writing about them somewhere in the back of my unsorted mind I´ve always been unable to pull it off due to various circumstances and it fell through.
At least until now when Marco from NFT finally released this gem and sent it over forcing me to my long overdue contestation with the DEVIOUS ONES. Fortunately, as otherwise I would have regretted it.

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Review: RADIOHEARTS – Daytime Man EP

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RADIOHEARTS
Daytime Man EP
Wanda Records

The fifth round of the Long Beach “Hit after Hit” Popcorn Bag Wonders and once again the air is getting rarer for their opponents. Don´t ask me why I haven´t written about those blokes yet, maybe it´s because the almighty Lord Rutledge has already said everything great that is to say about them, maybe it´s just my general work flow modus of only posting reviews every two to four months but at least here it is, my five cent contribution to the musical industry.

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Buzz Of The Month: THE GIFT – Running Around This Town LP

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THE GIFT
Running Around This Town LP
Time For Action Records

Alright you Top Boys and Knuckle Girls, I really hope you didn´t set your TFA order yet after the triumphant cry for glory of the WEEKS yesterday because here´s another scorcher comin´ from the same label to whip out your wallet for.
In case you ever thought of Powerpop only being some lame kind of coitus backbeat or of Mod Revival only being fit for crumpled pedantic traditionalists blustering about the sewing patterns of their Button-Down Shirts while sipping on a cup of Earl Grey and nibbling on a piece of malt loaf, then you´ve finally found the definite antithesis to this proposition by means of THE GIFT from Nantes and their actual full-length.
Almost two years after the release of their Debut EP on Une Vie Pour Rien those guys, having emerged from the likes of PROTOKIDS, JANITORS, RUDES and HEADLINERS, are presenting  a record that simply has to be denominated as absolutely unrivalled in it´s sound and attitude, once again giving proof that the TFA commander-in-chief Micha repeatedly evinces the right intuition to find extraordinary bands for his label.

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