“Hey Bulldog are a great band, this sounds fantastic!” John Kennedy, Radio X Manchester Psychedelic Blues Rock trio Hey Bulldog are releasing a brand new Single "Stranger", on 21st April 2017, with live UK and EU dates to be announced for the rest of the year. The glam inspired riff driven garage rock track was recorded at Manchester’s Crack Studios and produced by guitarist and songwriter Rob Manton, teaming up once again with EMI producers Boe Weaver (Archie Bronson Outfit, Pete Molinari, Wolf People, Whyte Horses). "Stranger" follows "Divide and Conquer" which gained many plaudits and major radio support having been exclusively revealed on Radio X as John Kennedy’s Xposure Hot One, with additional plays from Steve Lamacq, Chris Hawkins BBC 6 Music, Indie 103 Los Angeles, and Charlie Ashcroft Amazing Radio.
Needle and the Pain Reaction is an energetic dark groovy sonic guitar grunge punk band from Gent, Belgium. More then 15 years active in the underground scene, they're known for their DIY approach, their strong live reputation, their legendary guerrilla concerts and European and Canadian tours. Their main influences are bands as The Jezus Lizard, Metz, Helmet, Afghan Wigs, TAD.
The Dirtiest is a Florence-based garage punk band with a 7" released by Slovenly Records. There’s a lot going on here — blown out guitar string drag, gun drums, stomping hand-claps all funnelled into a wind tunnel, with a weird air horn blaring from above, vocals howling from below, all together with some surprising twists & turns & breaks.
Rhys Bloodjoy — "a solo psychedelic explosion" — has been wowing audiences on the underground since emerging on the Manchester live scene in late 2014. Shrouded in mystery with his head hooded, Bloodjoy's one-guitar-sound combines heartfelt vocals, semi-controlled feedback and echo-drenched acoustic guitar loops and beats; a sound which has been described as "Hypnotic...mellow and intense at the same time", while his live performance has been dubbed as one that "quite easily blows most four and five piece epics bands off the stage." New EP out May 19th on Eggs in Aspic Records.