ORGAN: Five music things – USA Nails have a Horror Show, Terms are getting ready, there’s a new Psychic Graveyard single, Italian two piece Kill Your Boyfriend, Brighton-based rock ‘n’ roll trio Tigercub and…

The editorial bit again and again, the introduction that heralds the latest Five Music Things thing and whatever the hell the five music thing is actually all about. Five? There’s something rather compelling about five. Cross-pollination? Five more? Do we need to do the editorial bit again? Is there another way? A better way? A cure for pulling cats out of hats? Is there a rhyme? Is there a reason? Was there ever a reason? What do reasons make? Five more, everything must go and same as last time (and the time before) five, and no, we never do and the proof of the pudding is in that proof reading. When we started this thing, oh never mind, it doesn’t matter and like we asked last time, does anyone bother reading the editorial? Does anyone ever actually look down the rabbit hole or is it all just method acting? We do listen to everything that comes in, we do it so you don’t have to, we are very (very) very very picky about what we actually post on these fractured pages or what gets played on the radio or what we hang in a gallery. Cut to the chase, never mind the editorial there’s loads of music further down the page, well five or so pieces of music that have come our way in the last few days and cut cut slash and cut to the damn chase, who needs an editorial or words or worms in general? Just facts and links then, here you go, play the music, grab your five, eat your greens, go eat some art, go eat some dirt and don’t forget the yellow trousers. Here we go, five (or so) more musical things in no particular order…

1: USA Nails – The “official music video” for “Horror Show” by the officially strangely named USA Nails, the same name as a dayglo nail bar just up the road from us here in Hackney and a track you can hear on the much trumpeted SkinGraft Records album “Sounds To Make You Shudder!” compilation – SkinGraft, surely one of the best labels on the planet, get ready to celebrate their 150th release with David Yow joining Yowie, USA Nails, with Scissor Girl Azita and Lovely Little Girls covering Celtic Frost – that’s released October 21, 2022. Bandcamp is your friend in terms of this one, Terms are on the album as well, ORGAN THING: An exclusive reveal of that new Terms track on that forthcoming SkinGraft compilation as well as news of the dynamic duo’s new album and some live dates at last…


2: Terms – we were just talking about them just up there just a minute ago, just, and justly, here they come, as if by magic, passing by on a sociam media feed and busy rehearsing for things to come. A new video or film of whatever we call these things these days. Do we need to give you link to that track we exclussively revealed again? Well why not? ORGAN THING: An exclusive reveal of that new Terms track on that forthcoming SkinGraft compilation as well as news of the dynamic duo’s new album and some live dates at last…


Hang on, stop press, there is absolutely no reason for this great version of a Geoff Mann song to be here in the middle of this page of new music. but it is. A Twelfth Night classic and some rare footlage of the late great one time Twelfth Night frontman (and alround nice man) Mr Mann perforning the rather special song…


“The brilliant and much missed Geoff Mann performing his self-penned Twelfth Night classic from the 1982 Fact & Fiction album. This very rare performance is from Stadthalle, Kleve, Germany on the 14th of September 1991”.

3: Kill Your Boyfriend – “Treviso-based Italian two piece Kill Your Boyfriend disclose the visualizer for “The Day The Music Died” on the day of the release of their fourth album ‘Voodoo‘ via Sister 9 Recordings (Europe), Little Cloud Records (North America) and Shyrec (Italy). Like the whole A-side of the record, the song takes inspiration from Micheal Ventura’s essay “Hear the Long Snake Moan”. It is part of an imagined necromantic ritual to revive the spirit of Rock & Roll, in this case referring to the tragic accident of February 3rd 1959, when Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and “The Big Bopper” were killed in a plane crash”. Here’s the video, the whole album is on Bandcamp, the whole album is rather relentlessly good actually…

4: Tigercub – “Brighton-based rock ‘n’ roll trio Tigercub have returned with their hard-hitting new single, The Perfume of Decay, The single marks Tigercub’s debut release for Loosegroove Records, the label co-founded by Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard, a longtime champion of the band.

They say comparison is the thief of joy,” says Tigercub’s 7-foot frontman Jamie Hall,“and nowhere is this more acutely felt than on the internet; the public ledger where I must amend my social cv daily, to portray my life to others in the most rose tinted & ineffable way possible. The reality couldn’t be further from the truth of course, beneath this facade I am crumbling, cascading into despair and at odds with my emotions. ‘The Perfume of Decay’ is my expression of this feeling, an argument between affectation and naturalness. It marks the beginning of a new era for us – this is Tigercub at its heaviest, its most accomplished, and most unapologetic.

“Jamie Hall is not only an incredible songwriter, singer, and fucking wicked guitarist,” says Stone Gossard,“but he also has a deep understanding of art and music history. This guy dabbles in it all — visual arts, digital media, world history. This band is generational, and Jamie’s a natural star. Loosegroove couldn’t be happier working with Tigercub.
Tigercub’s music has always sounded larger than life, occupying an extreme space within a diverse range of influences spanning Led Zeppelin and Slipknot to Sonic Youth and Frédéric Chopin. Hall and his two bandmates — drummer James Allix and bassist Jimi Wheelwright — made a spectacular debut with 2016’s Abstract Figures in the Dark, instantly earning praise for their dynamic songcraft and lacerating musical power. 2021’s acclaimed As Blue As Indigo saw Tigercub pushing the boundaries even further, broadening their massive sonic palette while incorporating a deeply personal introspection which explored topics including anxiety, depression, toxic masculinity, the death of Hall’s grandmother, and the recent suicide of a close friend. The album proved the band’s popular breakthrough, ascending to #11 on the UK’s Official Albums Chart, while drawing international applause as one of the most electrifying rock releases in recent memory, with hailing it as “shaped by a determination not to compromise, made with tenacity and pride, and finished with a caustic bite.” “This is an expansive and experimental record,” wrote Kerrang!,not just a twisting, twisted road through Hall’s own experiencesbut also a rebirth of a maverick rock ‘n’ roll poet.
As mind-bending and immediate on stage as in the studio, Tigercub celebrated As Blue As Indigo with a suitably epic live schedule, including a sold out UK headline tour, dates alongside longtime friends Royal Blood, and an inspirational North American run with Clutch and Eyehategod. This summer saw the band celebrating its signing to Loosegroove Records with show-stealing sets at the UK’s annual Reading and Leeds Festival as well as by joining Pearl Jam for their colossal two-night stand at London’s BST Hyde Park 2022.
Now, with “The Perfume of Decay,” Tigercub embark on the next stage of their amazing journey, confidently embracing all the contradictions, counterpoints, and catharsis of modern-day rock while heralding further new music in the weeks and months to come.
It’s all about opposites,” Jamie Hall says. “Sweet-and-salty popcorn tends to taste better than regular popcorn, even though those are two opposing forces. I wanted to nail that concept with our heavy guitars, softer-sung vocals, Can-style grooves, and a bit of shoegaze. Counterpoints can come together and make a powerful connection. I’ve crossed the threshold from my 20s to my 30s, so I’m getting older, but I’m also entering my prime. This record is a reflection of that.”

 5: Psychic Graveyard have a new single, it is the proper spirit of the age, “To commemorate their fall 2022 US tour with Melt Banana, Psychic Graveyard have put together a new single “Haunted By Your Bloodline”. Their unique brand of synth based noise rock has never sounded bigger or crisper. An in-your-face one-off to match their in-your-face live shows”.  Well they are sounding crisp, it is that locked on almost space rock buried deep in the headlines of the bloodlines or some kind of lines. You find this one on Bandcamp as well, it has been looking out for you, hiding in your sort code, all digitised and heart rate terrorise, they get better every time and they sounded damn fine first time, android replicas playing up again, it really is no joke, killing or otherwise… 


And, whoooo, this page is way to masculine, let go back to one of the pieces of music of the summer one more time

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