DigitalLeather Sorcerer CD

Goner Records

Starts outso damn hard and danceable and pounding and great with ”Simulator” that Ialmost fall out of my chair. Like a disco Lost Sounds. I’m thinkingDigital Leather is kind of garagerock’s Blade Runner. Electro but damn rockin’.Hard- and darksounding. Acover of ”Hologram” fits just perfectly. Half of the record is studiorecordingsand half is live, with pretty decent sound. You never know what you get withDL, it might be electro or it might be garage. On “Sorcerer” the two reallymeet and it’s really cool at times. The live part has it’s fair share of goodsongs like ”Black flowers from the future”, ”Dance till dead” and “She had acameltoe”. The studiopart is new stuff and with hits like “Simulator” and “Hologram”it’s a real winner. [TS]

EddyCurrent Suppression Ring Primary Colors CD

Goner Records

Aussiehit-sensation comes to Goner! Apparently the Australian version entered  the top 40 list in their home country. Drivenby a syntheziser keyboard but fairly heavy on the guitar too och kinda poppy,it’s still very Australian sounding.. Makes me think of bands like Victims,Saints, Fun Things even if it’s far from as punky. They might have most incommon with the Scientists without sounding at all like them. It’s hard todescribe, but there’s just something Australian about it. By now I’ve writtenAustralian about a hundred times so maybe it’s up to you to decide whether it’strue or not. [TS]

The GreatReuion Here I Come7”

Yakisakana Records

The GreatReunion is a funny name for this band consisting of two one-man bands, KingAutomatic and the Feeling of Love. A-side was a bit too fast and trashy butpretty cool. The b-side however is a cool, static Obliv-style pounder. [TS]

Jack ofHeart SanFrancisco 7”

Rob’s HouseRecords

Unbelievablygreat a-side! “San Francisco” is an insanely great, slow, greasy, moodystomper. Akin in style to Piero’s other band, the Demon’s Claws but holdingit’s own against them. This band also has Benji from the Creteens on guitar. “Ponytail#” on the b-side is a bit wimpy but pretty cool psychedelic pop nontheless. Ihave high hopes for the upcoming LP on In The Red next year. [TS]

Lover! Man in the Woods b/w Foxhole Madness 7”

Rob’s House

New and asalways, great Lover! single. Catchy and rockin’. Can’t complain at all aboutthis if Rich keeps writing such bubblegum hits as “Man in the Woods”. A bitdifferent that earlier and it seems Lover! might be maturing more and more into“it’s”own. “Foxhole Madness” is definitely a departure but still sounds a lotlike Lover!. Cool single. [TS]

Manikins CrocodilesCD

PTrash/Full Breach

Nyköping’spunkrock-kings are back. Catchy and poppy while upholding their rock ‘n’ rollof course. Twelve pretty great tracks with some having a kind of Reigning Soundfeel to them, which is probably the direction they’ve been moving towards thelast few years. There’s really a pretty distinct difference in sound comparingtheir earlier stuff to this. Which is cool. I really like this new record,there’s a bunch of songs that are great. [TS]

Quintron Too thirstyfor love CD


Haven’tbeen down with Quintron the last few years, the last stuff I heard was “Thesehands om mine” that’s just great. Seems he’s taken a leap since then whilemaintaining his gorgan/drumbuddy-sound. What used to be garagey has taken amore funky/danceable approach. He’s always been danceable but not quite like onsongs like “Waterfall” and “The boss wants to party with you”. Really,really good stuff. This one’s more of a whole than his earlier stuff. Organ-garage-funkout of New Orleans. How can you go wrong with that? That’s one cool genre! [TS]

SmithWesterns Irukandji 7”


Young kidsoutta Chicago, punky and arty. They sound a little like the Black Lips maybe..butartier and janglier. This single hasn’t won me over completely yet but I’llgive it a few more spins and I’ll give the Smith Westerns a few more shots toconvince me. [TS]

V/a Jack ofHeart / Tunnel of Love 7”


These two‘of’ bands fit nicely together. Trashy, over the top in the red lo-fi fromFrance and the USA. Tunnel of Love does a crazed out Surfin’ Bird and do areally nice original. Jack of Heart starts out very 60’s with a Back from theGrave-heavy guitarsound, then turns more and more into a snarling noisepoundera’la the Gories. Really cool stuff.  [TS]