THE ROYAL PANICS
‘Listening to these tracks, we couldn’t help but be reminded of classic bands like The Young Fresh Fellows, The Cars, and Mott the Hoople. Hoy’s songs are built around groovy guitar riffs and the main emphasis is on making catchy tunes that just about anyone could enjoy. Recorded at California’s legendary Tiny Telephone studio, this self-titled debut blasts out of the gate with a solid lead. Greg’s got an excellent voice that’s a perfect fit for the tunes he writes. And Nicholson and Galway provide the super solid rhythms that drive these tracks.’ — babysue
ALVIE AND THE BREAKFAST PIGS
Rock n rollers Alvie & the Breakfast Pigs third EP, Plastic Surgery, is slated for release at the loved, but soon to be gentrified, Hemlock Tavern. It was recorded in their home city of San Francisco’s historic Hyde Street Studios, bunkered in the heart of the Tenderloin neighborhood. Appropriate, yes? Well, good. This record is seeping with snark and aggression, playfulness and annoyance, abdication and heroism. It’s the hurts-so-good breath after a pull of whiskey. It’s BDSM without a safe word. The Pigs will be touring in support of this album throughout September 2018, delivering mug-melting musics to cities in the western United States.
BLURRED OUT ‘are four weirdos from Oakland, CA who play reverb-drenched powerpop that combines the energy of 60s psychedelia with the spirit of 90s slacker rock.’