soundflat records - The I-94 Bar

Bad Reception - The Shook-Ups (Soundflat Records)

bad-receptionIf you're wondering how a Fairfisa-and-fuzz garage combo hails from a place like Wigan in darkest north-western England, you're not alone. Madchester, these guys are not. The Shook Ups sound more authentic than most of the '60s punkers from whom they derive their influences. In this case, that's a distinct plus.

Here Come - The High Learys (Off The Hip/Soundflat)

here-comes-the-high-learysFreakbeat doesn’t swing much more than than this. Perth’s High Learys are children of the ‘60s, metaphorically speaking, from their meticulously ruffled haircuts down to the pointy tips of their winkle-picker boots. If such retrofitting offends your sensibilities, leave now.