The Ganaschz

January 30, 2012

More garage duo action is served up by Australian outfit The Ganaschz on their self-titled EP released in the summer of 2011. Primitive no-filler punk in the same vein as Red Aunts, the band has a great femme screecher delivering the vocals that really makes ’em stand out. Add a production that’s noisy without ever resorting to being lo-fi, punchy delivery and a general sense of fun bringing to mind early The Donnas and you got yourself a winner!

Four songs in total of noisy swamp blues-influenced garage punk with a nice quality recording made to be cranked up loud. On the final track they even manage to get a slight bit of AC/DC thing going! Three EP’s so far, check ’em out!

Sample track:

Bandcamp: http://theganaschz.bandcamp.com/
Website: http://www.facebook.com/TheGanaschz

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Boom Chick

January 4, 2012

For a great slice of energetic lo-fi garage blues, check out Boom Chick‘s self-released debut offering Show Pony. Once again a duo, the guy/gal team Frank Hoier and Moselle Spiller manage to deliver a cool hybrid of modern garage punk with traditional swamp blues sounds. Unlike a lot of modern garage blues duos these days, these guys have a lot more in common with The Gories than The White Stripes, which is great ’cause there is a lot of carbon copies out there nowadays.

Recorded live to two-inch tape, the 2010 album has a nice raw production with just enough dirt to keep things interesting for an old garage hound like me, with some cool musicianship plus the occasional break from the traditional mold as added bonus. A 7″ single is due for release in February – check ’em out!

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Bandcamp: http://boomchickmusic.bandcamp.com/
Website: http://www.boomchickboomchick.com/